BREAKING NEWS: England World Cup winner and former Ireland manager Jack Charlton dies aged 85 

BREAKING NEWS: England World Cup winner and former Ireland manager Jack Charlton dies aged 85

England 1966 World Cup hero Jack Charlton has died at the age of 85.

The former defender, who played for Leeds United with distinction for 21 years and later managed the Republic of Ireland, passed away following a long-term illness.  

A statement from the Charlton family said: ‘Jack died peacefully on Friday 10 July at the age of 85.

‘He was at home in Northumberland, with his family by his side.

England’s 1966 World Cup-winning hero Jack Charlton (right) has died at the age of 85

Charlton spent his whole playing career at Leeds United and later managed Ireland

Charlton spent his whole playing career at Leeds United and later managed Ireland 

‘As well as a friend to many, he was a much-adored husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

‘We cannot express how proud we are of the extraordinary life he led and the pleasure he brought to so many people in different countries and from all walks of life.

‘He was a thoroughly honest, kind, funny and genuine man who always had time for people.

‘His loss will leave a huge hole in all our lives but we are thankful for a lifetime of happy memories.’

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Major iOS outage sees dozens of apps crash for frustrated Apple users

Major iOS outage sees dozens of apps crash for frustrated Apple users including Spotify, Facebook, TikTok, Tinder and Pinterest

Apple apps including Spotify and MailOnline are crashing on phones across the world amid the roll-out of the latest ioS software.

Mass outages have been reported with the popular music streaming service while iPhone users are also complaining about Facebook, Tik Tok and Pinterest not working.

The spike in complaints coincided with the beta launch of ioS 14, although it is not yet clear if downloading the new software triggered the crashes.

Experts pointed to a bug in Facebook’s software development kit (SDK) which is grinding mobile apps to a halt.

Facebook said this morning on its developer platform: ‘We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash.’ 

The Down Detector website which tracks reported issues for each major app logged a surge in over 12,000 complaints for Spotify today, with much of the outages concentrated in Europe

Mass outages have been reported with the popular music streaming service Spotify

Mass outages have been reported with the popular music streaming service Spotify

Spotify suggested it was experiencing a wide-spread outage and tweeted: ‘Something’s out of tune. We’re currently investigating, and we’ll keep you posted here!’

The Down Detector website which tracks reported issues for each major app logged a surge in over 12,000 complaints for Spotify today, with much of the outages concentrated in Europe.

Social media site Pinterest and dating apps Tinder and Bumble both also recorded an increase in issues. 

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Donald Trump’s disgraced fixer Michael Cohen is back in custody after breaking curfew at restaurant

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, was sent back to jail Thursday after he was caught having dinner at a Manhattan restaurant outside of his residence.

He has been taken back into federal custody, Reuters reported.

Cohen was seen at a sidewalk table outside Le Bilboquet, a French restaurant around the corner from his Park Avenue apartment, on Thursday with his wife Laura and another couple.

He was serving a three year sentence for crimes that included tax evasion, bank fraud and lying to Congress when he was released to home custody due to the coronavirus crisis.

Cohen was released from prison on May 20 due to the coronavirus, even after a judge had refused to reduce his sentence just two months earlier. 

On July 2 he tweeted that he is ‘close to completion’ of a book – then went out to dinner that night.

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer enjoyed a Thursday outing at a sidewalk table outside Le Bilboquet, a French restaurant in the Upper East Side

He was with his wife, Laura, and another couple and did not leave the establishment until 11.30pm

He was with his wife, Laura, and another couple and did not leave the establishment until 11.30pm

Cohen and his group were the last to leave the establishment

Cohen and his group were the last to leave the establishment

The meal broke his curfew conditions by being after dark; he was with his wife, Laura, and another couple and did not leave the establishment until 11.30pm, the New York Post reports. His group was the last to leave. 

While the Cohens were not wearing masks while they sat with the couple, they did put on masks before exchanging hugs with the other pair. 

According to an employee from eatery Avra Madison, located on East 60th Street, Cohen has also visited that restaurant. 

‘He’s nice, and used to come here all the time,’ the source said of the former lawyer’s visit from earlier in the week.

‘Ten months into his prison term, it’s time that Cohen accept the consequences of his criminal convictions for serious crimes that had far reaching institutional harms,’ Manhattan federal Judge William Pauley asserted. 

His sentence expires on November 22, 2021, according to the Bureau of Prisons website.  

Jeffrey K Levine, Cohen’s lawyer, defended his client’s outing and said Cohen ‘is currently on furlough.’

Levine added that his client ‘did not violate any of the terms and conditions of his release… and any assertion or suggestion to the contrary would be wholly inaccurate and untrue.’  

The 53-year-old was to sentenced to three years for a series of crimes but was released from prison on May 20 due to the coronavirus

The 53-year-old was to sentenced to three years for a series of crimes but was released from prison on May 20 due to the coronavirus 

While the Cohens were not wearing masks while they sat with the couple, they did put on masks before exchanging hugs with the other pair

 While the Cohens were not wearing masks while they sat with the couple, they did put on masks before exchanging hugs with the other pair

Cohen made his first remarks (pictured) in a tweet Thursday. 'I am so glad to be home and back with my family' he tweeted just after noon. The disgraced attorney disclosed that he is planning to speak out, but not at the moment

Cohen made his first remarks (pictured) in a tweet Thursday. ‘I am so glad to be home and back with my family’ he tweeted just after noon. The disgraced attorney disclosed that he is planning to speak out, but not at the moment

On the BOP form for furlough applications, inmates must provide a furlough address and declare by signature that ‘I am authorized to be only in the area of the destination shown above and at ordinary stopovers or points on a direct route to or from that destination.’  

There is an additional provision that states: ‘I will not leave the area of my furlough without permission, with exception of traveling to the furlough destination, and returning to the institution.’

Cameron Lindsay, an ex-BOP official and former warden, said Cohen’s little outside trip ‘doesn’t look right’ and could be considered a violation of the conditions.  

‘I find it unusual that he’s out to dinner,’ said Lindsay.

‘I don’t know that I ever remember furloughs being approved for social reasons.’

Following his release, Cohen made his first remarks in a tweet on May 21. ‘I am so glad to be home and back with my family’ he tweeted just after noon.

The disgraced attorney disclosed that he is planning to speak out.

‘There is so much I want to say and intend to say,’ he wrote. However, he adds, ‘Now is not the right time. Soon,’ and offers thanks to his supporters. 

Woman ‘armed with knife’ is shot by police in Liverpool

Woman ‘armed with knife’ is shot by officers in Liverpool leaving her with injuries to her ‘upper body’ as video emerges showing moment she was handcuffed and arrested while force refers incident to police watchdog

  • Merseyside Police said officers were called to reports of a woman carrying knife
  • Officers swooped on Cairns Street in the Toxteth area of the city at 1.50pm today
  • Resident Mohammad Shopon said he heard a band that ‘sounded like fireworks’
  • Merseyside Police referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct

A woman ‘armed with a knife’ has been taken to hospital after being shot by police in Liverpool.

Merseyside Police said officers were called to reports of a woman carrying a blade on Cairns Street in Toxteth at 1.50pm.

The woman was shot, suffering an injury to her upper body, and has been taken to hospital. Her condition is not yet known.

Footage showed officers pin the suspect to the ground and handcuff her as she screams out in pain.

Merseyside Police said officers were called to reports of a woman carrying a blade on Cairns Street in Toxteth at 1.50pm on Thursday

The woman was shot, suffering an injury to her upper body, and has been taken to hospital. Her condition is not yet known

The woman was shot, suffering an injury to her upper body, and has been taken to hospital. Her condition is not yet known

Witness Mohammad Shopon told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I was outside my house and I heard like a bang, it sounded like fireworks.

‘I walked a little bit further and I saw about seven or eight armed police officers in the street.

‘I didn’t see what happened but it looks serious. There are lots of rumours going around.’

Mohammad Shopon, who lives nearby, told the Liverpool Echo: 'I was outside my house and I heard like a bang, it sounded like fireworks'

Mohammad Shopon, who lives nearby, told the Liverpool Echo: ‘I was outside my house and I heard like a bang, it sounded like fireworks’

A police spokesman said: ‘Patrols attended the scene and a female was shot by police and suffered an injury to her upper body. The woman has been taken to hospital for treatment.

‘An investigation is underway and the area is currently cordoned off. The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.’

The force said officers were still dealing with the incident. Photos showed a number of police cars and an ambulance at the scene.

An ambulance spokesman added: ‘We were called to an incident on that street at 2pm.

‘We attended with a resource from our hazardous area response team, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance, advanced paramedic and tactical commander.

‘We have taken a patient to hospital but I’m afraid it’s a police incident so I can’t provide any further details.’

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Terror police arrest four men, aged 17, 27, 31 and 32, in east London and Leicestershire

Terror police arrest four men, aged 17, 27, 31 and 32, in east London and Leicestershire on suspicion of plotting attacks in UK

Four men have been arrested in London and Leicestershire on suspicion of plotting terror attacks, Scotland Yard has said. 

A 27-year-old was arrested at an address in East London, a 31-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested at another address in East London, and a 32-year-old was arrested in Leicestershire. 

Armed officers swooped on the two addresses in the capital, and while no shots were fired, the 27-year-old was bitten on the foot by a police dog and has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.  

Officers from East Midlands Counter Terrorism Policing and Leicestershire Police also assisted in the arrest in Leicestershire. No armed officers were present for that arrest. 

Officers are currently searching the three addresses, and a search is also underway at a fourth address in East London as part of the investigation.

All four men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000 and remain in police custody at this time.

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