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Dynamos coach Maruwa satisfied with point against Simba Bhora

By Sports Reporter DYNAMOS coach Hebert Maruwa was satisfied with his team’s performance in their goalless draw with newly promoted Simba Bhora at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday, saying they can build on the positive display. After winning their […]

Holly Bramley: Flowers and cards left in Bassingham for alleged murder victim

Nicholas Metson is charged with her murder Source link

Mnangagwa promises financial resources to local authorities to improve service delivery

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said central government is in the process of working on modalities to avail funds to local authorities for improved service delivery as councils have been struggling to provide services to people. Mnangagwa made […]

Jail for Great Denham man after ‘unprovoked’ attack left a man dead

Ferhan Khan of Cantley Road, Great Denham. Image: Bedfordshire Police A man from Great Denham has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for the manslaughter of Michael Havil after what has been called an ‘unprovoked’ attack. […]

Car tax to increase in line with inflation – see how much you'll pay

How much you have to pay depends on certain factors Source link

Heal Zimbabwe Trust launches #AsOne Campaign

  The launch, held in the form of a nhimbe in line with Heal Zimbabwe Trust’s tradition of using traditional and customary convening platforms was attended by local leaders of diverse political parties, traditional leaders and community leaders of Ward […]

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Zimbabwe imports most electricity from South Africa, Zambia

By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwe, facing perennial power shortages, received the bulk of its electricity imports from South Africa and Zambia in the fourth quarter of last year, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) said Friday. South Africa’s power utility Eskom […]

Proposed Lincolnshire energy park could power 190,000 homes

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Former care home to be demolished for new housing

There was no evidence to suggest the building was of any historic merit. Source link

Zimdancehall chanter in hot soup for singing profanities at school event

31st March 2023 Showbiz, Arts & Culture, Trending By Staff Reporter Zimdancehall chanter Ndunge Yut has issued a public apology after torching a storm, singing profanities to students at a school event last week. This follows a fierce uproar on […]

ZLHR condemns bulling and censorship of joutnalists

In what amounts to a bizarre act of extraordinary intimidation, onefaceless social media enthusiast, who identifies himself asTinoedzazvimwe1 on the micro-blogging website, Twitter, blatantlythreatened media practitioners and labelled them as “recklessjournalists” simply for reporting on the contents of acorruption-exposing documentary […]

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Bedford Flea returns for 2023 – bigger and better than ever

A bustling Bedford Flea on St Paul’s Square (image: Bedford Flea) The popular Bedford Flea, Affordable Art and Local Produce Market returns this weekend (Sunday 2 April) for the first of eight markets this year. Having supported over 100 local […]

A dunderhead leader believes what he can’t do is impossible for everyone else to accomplish!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana Quite frankly, I seriously doubt if there is anyone I frown upon more than someone who actually believes that his failure to achieve has a reasonable justification. There is nothing like that! Of course, no single person […]

BREAKING: Trump charged over hush money paid to porn star; becomes 1st ex-president charged with crime

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, prosecutors and defense lawyers said Thursday, making him the first former U.S. president to face a criminal charge and jolting his bid to retake the White […]

Tendekai Mawokomatanda: Teenager takes to his musical talents to New York’s historic Carnegie Hall

By Berndt Petersen UNITED STATES: An Atlanta teenager is taking his musical talents to one of the country’s most iconic music halls. Tendekai Mawokomatanda, 17, was selected to join Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Symphony Orchestra. He plays the double bass. While […]

Drone footage captures moment suspected drug driver arrested after being found hiding near fields in Skegness

Footage of the arrest was shared on Twitter by Lincolnshire Police’s drone team Source link

We Do Not Support Any Political Party In Zimbabwe – USA

This was stated by Robert Scott, the deputy assistant secretary for southern Africa, in an interview from Washington, DC, after the completion of his visit to Eswatini and Zimbabwe in early March. This year’s elections will see opposition leader Nelson Chamisa leading […]

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Moment suspected drink driver crashes through living room and runs away

The incident caused nearly £30,000 worth of damage Source link

Appeal for witnesses after man dies in collision at Cotton End

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses, following a fatal single-vehicle road traffic collision on the A600 near Cotton End, Bedford. On Wednesday, 29 March, at around 1.30pm, a blue Renault Twingo was travelling north towards Cotton End when it was […]

Premier African Minerals completes Zimbabwe lithium plant, production imminent

By Reuters HARARE: Premier African Minerals (PREM.L) said on Wednesday it had finished building a lithium processing plant at its Zulu mine in Zimbabwe and expected to start production of spodumene concentrate later this week. Spodumene is a lithium ore with […]

Three people hospitalised after serious two-vehicle crash

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Al Jazeera exposes Zimbabwe government’s gold smuggling ‘laundromat’

I cannot wrap my head around the idea that the president of a country, even one as corrupt, ruthless and incompetent as ours, can be implicated in turning the state into a laundromat for dirty money. My stomach is churning […]

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Zimbabwe’s sovereign credit risk profile improving: finance minister

30th March 2023 Business, Economy By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwe’s sovereign credit risk profile is improving as shown by a number of foreign banks that are extending loans to the country, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said Wednesday. He said Zimbabwe this […]

Lady Chevrons to tour Thailand for T20 series

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S national women’s cricket team will finally make a return to international cricket after a six months absence when they embark on their maiden bilateral tour against Thailand in Bangkok next month. While Zimbabwe’s leading female cricketers […]

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'Inhuman' and a 'missed opportunity' – residents call out asylum seeker plan for RAF Scampton

They do not buy the argument that it is in the national interest Source link

Government confirms RAF Scampton will be used to house asylum seekers

Robert Jenrick MP has officially confirmed the government’s plans following a month of speculation Source link

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Zimbabwe’s top lawyer unwavering in face of power

AFP Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has been arrested, beaten up and jailed for eight days a few years ago after helping a client who had been raided by police. Refusing to be intimidated, the 64-year-old is the go-to lawyer for many seeking justice […]

You’ll soon be spending time with Sikhala! – Mnangagwa spokesman threatens media arrests over Gold Mafia coverage

By Anna Chibamu PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson George Charamba  has warned that “there is a limit to provocation we can take”, raising the prospect of media arrests over the reporting of the Al Jazeera ‘Gold Mafia’ documentary series. The Qatar-based satellite channel […]

‘Mnangagwa is my partner, I went to prison to protect him’ claims gold smuggler Macmillan in Al Jazeera exposé

By Staff Reporter CONVICTED gold smuggler Ewan Macmillan has claimed in an audio snippet of Al Jazeera’s ‘Gold Mafia’ documentary that he allegedly spent 60 days in prison to protect his then ‘partner’ President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Qatar based news […]

Government set to confirm use of RAF Scampton to house asylum seekers, reports say

Immigration minister Robert Jenrick is expected to confirm that around 3,000 migrants will be transferred from hotels to two RAF bases Source link

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‘We will let you choose candidates’ says Chamisa

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa has described his party’s candidate selection mechanism as a ‘citizenocracy’ centred process that aligns with the requests of members. Chamisa, who has been criticized for lack of party […]

Man waved a meat cleaver at gran before knocking her unconscious in vile attack

Despite ‘richly deserving prison’ he has avoided time behind bars for now Source link

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Even ZANU PF supporters now thoroughly disgruntled with ruling establishment!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana   Of course, there can never be only one thing to be read from these internal processes – with somepeople, understandably, even coming up with contradictory conclusions. This is to be expected – taking into account the […]

Zimbabwe needs a second liberation – from the liberators themselves

It’s clear what is required: a second liberation from poverty, from the dead hand of government and from a predatory elite. This is an agenda to invest in basic services and to get the government and the economy working for […]

China Energy proposes $1bn floating solar farm In Zimbabwe

28th March 2023 Top Story Bloomberg More than 1.8 million photovoltaic panels installed over 146 modular floating units would be used for the Lake Kariba project. China Energy Engineering Group proposed building a 1,000-megawatt floating solar farm for Zimbabwe, a […]

Shanyai Football Tournament a success

27th March 2023 In Pictures By Staff Reporter RESORT town of Victoria Falls Friday came alive to sporting events as it hosted a football tourney which drew participants from Hwange, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls. The football tournament was sponsored by Shanyai World, Diaspora Insurance […]

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"Self absorbed and selfish": Man paid young girls to take clothes off and sexually abused them

He’s been jailed for nine years Source link

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Deal or No Deal to return on ITV with Stephen Mulhern as host

It will have brand new prize boxes as part of the re-launch Source link

Anger at gold corruption in Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

You can see the programme on: The story has been given widespread coverage, see for instance: For Vigil pictures check:  Please note: Vigil photos can only be downloaded from our Flickr website. Events and Notices: Next Vigil meeting outside the […]

Chinotimba, Nduma and 3 ministers fall in Zanu PF primaries

27th March 2023 News Headlines By Staff Reporter THREE ministers were among the big name losers as results started trickling from the Zanu PF primary elections held over the weekend. “Results have now started trickling in,” political commissar Mike Bimha […]

Chinotimba, Nduna and 3 ministers fall in Zanu PF primaries

27th March 2023 News Headlines By Staff Reporter THREE ministers were among the big name losers as results started trickling from the Zanu PF primary elections held over the weekend. “Results have now started trickling in,” political commissar Mike Bimha […]

What does the illicit flow of both USD cash and gold mean for ordinary Zimbabweans?

For years, hyperinflation has been the bane and bugbear of the besieged Zimbabwe economy. The Ango-Saxon world and its European kith and kin launched a concerted economic attack. The goal being to force Zimbabwe to its heel so it could […]

Clinical Dynamos maintain perfect start

By Sports Reporter HARARE giants Dynamos maintained their perfect start to the 2023 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season with a dominant 4-0 win at home against newly promoted Sheasham at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. The victory which […]

Lincoln murder investigation launched after concerns raised for woman's welfare

Police have been combing the Brassington area following the incident Source link

Major Lincolnshire road closed after vehicle catches fire

Police and firefighters were called to the scene Source link

Mr President, Please restrain your reckless and insulting Passion Java, he must be arrested

Emmerson Mnangagwa In case you have not yet seen the video of your beloved Passion Java bragging about his riches and golden jewelry, I am attaching the video for your viewing, and scorning the poorer Zimbabweans who cannot afford his […]

UK: Inspirational Zimbabwean student commuted from Yorkshire to Warrington for Masters

By Warrington Guardian CHESHIRE, England, – A UNIVERSITY of Chester student who relocated to the UK from Zimbabwe before commuting from West Yorkshire to campus has been praised for her perseverance and work supporting other students. Rindai Nyemba, who graduated […]

Government to confirm use of ferries and two military sites to house asylum seekers in coming week

The first migrants are set to move to the military bases within weeks, according to the BBC Source link

Kamala Harris Africa trip: Can US charm offensive woo continent from China?

By BBC Africa LONDON – First it was the US secretary of state who went on a trip to Africa, now it is the vice-president and later in the year the president himself is expected to come. This flurry of […]

Zimbabweans Fuming Over Smuggling of Gold Worth Billions Linked to Mnangagwa Inner Circle

Mnangagwa’s ambassador-at-large, Ubert Angel, boasted to the broadcaster’s undercover journalists and offered to use his diplomatic status to launder millions of U.S. dollars through a gold-smuggling scheme. He is quoted in the documentary saying, “You want gold, gold we can […]

Chaos mars Zanu PF primaries, voting process overflows to Sunday

By Darlington Gatsi ZANU PF’s rescheduled elections have been overlapped to Sunday as chaos marred the initial internal plebiscite as some registered members were turned away. Zanu PF held the primary elections Saturday to select members who will represent the […]

PSL Wrap: Bosso back on track, FC Platinum win again, as CAPS United drop points

By Sports Reporter HIGHLANDERS got their Premier Soccer League campaign back on track with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against army side Black Rhinos at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday while FC Platinum moved to the top of the table […]

Man dies after crash on A607 near Boothby Graffoe

Two vehicles were involved Source link

People urged not to eat semi-soft Baronet cheeses after listeria outbreak death

Officials have identified three cases potentially linked to a listeria outbreak and said one person has died. Source link

CANADA: Munya Mataruse tells his Zimbabwe-to-Yellowknife story at NACC

By YELLOWKNIFE – Musician Munya Mataruse will take to the stage at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) on Saturday to share songs and the story of his journey from Zimbabwe to Yellowknife. Mataruse grew up in a […]

Zimbabwe tobacco farmer offers lifeline to survivors of gender violence

25th March 2023 News Headlines By Reuters HARARE – As the sweltering morning sun beat down on them, about half a dozen young Zimbabwean women stacked green tobacco leaves into sheaves while another group, some with babies on their backs, […]

5G mast in busy link road would 'pose hazard for pedestrians'

The developer says it would improve the service to customers. Source link

Opposition rips into Gold Mafia scandal, says ‘fish rots from the head’

By Staff Reporter Opposition political parties have condemned the unprecedented levels of looting by individuals close to President Mnangagwa following the exposé of gold smuggling cartels and money laundering schemes by Al Jazeera. In a documentary, titled ‘The Laundry Service,’ the […]

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Zimbabwe currency (ZWD) plunges as US dollar shortage escalates; ZWD was being quoted at 1,400 against USD

By Zimbabwe’s economy is on the verge of collapse as the dollar shortage intensifies. The Zimbabwe dollar has plunged to a new low against the US dollar and analysts warn the situation could get worse in the near term. […]

Woman 'takes a gamble' and captures Northern Lights in Lincolnshire

A geomagnetic storm that left the sun caused the aurora to be seen again across parts of the UK Source link

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How a ‘Gold Mafia’ is looting Southern Africa, washing dirty cash

In exchange, launderers get clean, legitimate cash — from the sale of Zimbabwean gold — transferred to their bank accounts. One of the smuggling operations the I-Unit encountered was led by Uebert Angel, Zimbabwe’s ambassador-at-large to Europe and the Americas. […]

Water is a common good not a commodity: UN experts

GENEVA / NEW YORK  – Water should be managed as a common good not a commodity, UN experts* said today. They urged States to ensure that human rights and water defenders be placed at the core of the discussions during […]

Woes mount for pervert ex-CZI boss; loses property over judgement debt

By Staff Reporter IT NEVER rains but pours for former Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) chief executive Farai Bwatikona Zizhou who was ordered by the High Court to pay his ex-personal assistant Rita Marque Mbatha US$180 000 damages for sexual […]

Crash causes delays on busy road in Lincoln city centre

An eyewitness said police blocked the road Source link

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Local businesses invest in renewables to lower energy costs

Image: AquaSwitch A year ago, Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, setting off a series of events that caused the energy bills of Bedford’s businesses to rise to unprecedented levels. In response to sanctions, Russia severely restricted its usually cheap and […]

EXPLOSIVE!!! Al Jazeera exposes RBZ ‘role’ in gold, money laundering; Mnangagwa likely to feature in episode two 

By Leopold Munhende AL JAZEERA finally dropped its explosive documentary exposing how hundreds of millions worth of gold was being smuggled out to Dubai by a well knit circle of high ranking officials who include Ambassador at Large Uebert Angel […]

Grieving widow hugs and comforts driver who caused husband's death

She urged the judge to show leniency in an extraordinary act of compassion Source link

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Smallholder farmers count the cost of fertilizer price spike

By Reuters HARARE: Helplessly watching her maize turn yellow as she waited for free fertilizer from the government, Zimbabwean farmer Marian Kanenungo had nothing but makeshift compost from an anthill to help save her crop – and she had low […]

House severely smoke damaged after washing machine catches fire in Lincoln kitchen

Firefighters in breathing apparatus tackle the blaze caused by an electrical fault on the appliance Source link

US government’s human rights report on Zimbabwe highlights massive disregard by Zanu PF regime, repeat of 2018 ills

By Leopold Munhende A US Embassy report on Zimbabwe’s human rights situation has described government as not willing to reform, involved in massive disregard for basic tenets of democracy and continuously repeating mistakes highlighted by observers five years ago. The report, […]

Errors in voters’ roll could derail the election

Zimbabwe will hold harmonised elections in four months even though the country’s electoral commission (ZEC) has not released an electronic voters’ roll for scrutiny despite several court challenges. The ZEC’s actions are contrary to the country’s constitution in Section 21 […]

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Lincoln street 'was like downtown LA' when armed police turned up

Police have charged one man and arrested five more in connection with the incident Source link

Chinhoyi CCC activist found dead

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent CITIZENS’ Coalition for Change (CCC) member of Mashonaland West Provincial Council, Edeline Chivimbo Huchu has been found dead in her house in Chinhoyi’s Mtapa suburb under mysterious circumstances. Huchu is believed to have […]

Why local businesses must advertise with local media

Shop local buy local support local business graphic Image: Shutterstock/Igor Levin In today’s digital age, it may seem like local businesses can solely rely on social media advertising to attract new customers and keep old ones coming back. However, advertising […]

RAF Scampton asylum seekers plans – Have your say as tensions run high at public meeting

A meeting has been held over the issue as local people gave their thoughts on the current situation Source link

Special school could have been build in Central Bedfordshire years ago – but council turned it down

New school offered in 2016 – but turned down two years later, meeting told Source link

Is Hwange Unit 7 another huge big scam and con job?

Tendai Ruben Mbofana   Excuse me for my ignorance as far as these electrical engineering things are concerned – as my wife Tinta is the one sired by a former chief engineer at ZISCOSTEEL, and possibly this runs in her […]

Paidashe Mandivengerei appointed Deputy Editor

22nd March 2023 News Headlines By Staff Reporter Destiny Media Group (DMG) has appointed Paidashe Mandivengerei deputy editor of The appointment is effective from February 2023. DMG incorporates, Destiny TV and Destiny Content, operating in the United Kingdom […]

“State is fabricating evidence against me” – says Sikhala as he takes to the stand for first time

By Staff Reporter THE defence hearing for jailed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) vice national chairman, Job Sikhala commenced Tuesday with the MP taking to the witness stand. Sikhala is accused of disturbing police investigations by alleging that CCC activist […]

Armed police cordon off city street as four men arrested

There was a heavy police presence in the area Source link

Four cholera deaths reported in Masvingo and Mashonaland Central provinces

By Times Live Four cholera deaths have been recorded in Zimbabwe, with a total number of 21 confirmed cases and 173 suspected cases, the country’s ministry of health department announced on Monday. “We regret to report a cholera confirmed death […]

See yourself as a lord or lady of the manor? It could be a reality in Kempston

It dates back to 1854 Source link

Asylum seekers could be housed in shipping containers on RAF Scampton's runway

The idea has been branded ‘inhumane’ Source link

Woman killed after setting light to noisy neighbour’s flat in Redwood Grove, inquest heard

The flats at Redwood Grove, Bedford, following a major gas explosion. Image: Twitter/BFRS A woman was killed when she blew up the block of flats where she lived, an inquest heard today (Tuesday). Reena James, 43, caused an inferno after […]

Council gives £20k to minibus service in the north of Bedford

It’s due to be delivered in July Source link

A Death in Zimbabwe that changed Sharon Pincott’s life forever…

Images in accompanying photograph, in clockwise order – 1. Andy, in the year before his death. 2. I sometimes flew with Andy in the helicopter that eventually claimed his life. 3. While on frequent holidays to Hwange, I would also […]

Farm to Feast: Zim-born Mandipa eyes top spot in new series of BBC food show

By Belfast Live UK: Two amateur cooks are set to give some fabulous food produced in Northern Ireland a tasty international twist, inspired by their own home countries. Belfast-based Shubham Baviskar, who is from India and Mandipa ‘Mandi’ Dhliwayo, originally […]

Kempston butchers to close its doors for the final time after 91 years of serving the community

Clive Ashpole A family-run butcher in Kempston will close for the last time on Saturday (25 March) when its owner, Clive Ashpole retires. PJ Ashpole and Son has been trading on Bedford Road since 1932 when it was opened during […]

Councils need £14bn and 11 years to fix ‘international embarrassment’ of England’s pothole pandemic

100,000 miles of carriageway at risk of needing entirely rebuilt without better funding Source link

Row breaks out as tensions run high at public meeting discussing future of RAF Scampton

Hundreds attended the overcrowded meeting with many forced to stand outside Source link

Searches carried out and Bedford Prison on lock down after “gun smuggled in”

Prisoners have been confined to their cells and visits have been suspended at Bedford Prison following intelligence that a gun has been smuggled into the jail. The category B men’s prison is at the centre of an ongoing “intelligence-led” search, […]

Live as RAF Scampton's future and asylum seeker plans discussed at public meeting

Around 20,000 people have signed a petition to stop the plans Source link

South Africa’s EFF marches to demand Ramaphosa’s resignation

Reuters JOHANNESBURG, March 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters marched through South Africa’s cities on Monday, calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign over the lack of jobs and electricity, as security forces guarded malls and streets to prevent any […]

Bedford Elections: Experience in 'getting things done' in education sector will help in councillor role says LibDem candidate

John Manning has been selected by Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats to run alongside councillor Jon Abbot Source link

LEAKED- Another Prison Officer Clearly Says Sikhala Was Poisoned

Below is the full unedited letter by another Chikurubi Maximum Officer, who offloads damning allegations that the persecuted legislator Job Sikhala was poisoned while at the institution. The officer, whose name is withheld, and narrates in lengthy detail about Sikhala’s […]

The Chase 'Celebrity' Special slammed by viewers who 'have never heard of' contestants

Complaints start from the moment the line-up is announced Source link

Chiefs council president urges Chamisa-Mnangagwa talks; ‘have tea together, bring own tea leaves if worried about poisoning’

20th March 2023 Top Story By Staff Reporter CHIEF’S council president Fortune Charumbira has called for talks between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa. Speaking at the funeral in Masvingo of the mother […]

Chinese funding sows hope among Zimbabwe’s tobacco farmers

By Xinhua MARONDERA – It’s harvesting season, and tobacco farmer Ian Nhata is making final preparations before transporting his golden leaf to the market in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Nhata, a commercial farmer from Marondera, a farming area about […]

Live updates as Lincolnshire Police shut road after crash

The two-vehicle collision happened on the A57 at Broadholme to the junction of Ferry Lane and High Street Skellingthorpe Source link

UK: Zim family in mourning as teenage son, 17, stabbed to death at Leeds house party

By Agencies LEEDS: A murder probe has been launched after a 17-year-old boy, identified as Trust Junior Jordan Gangata, was stabbed to death in Leeds. Police were called to a house in Salisbury Grove, Armley at 2.48am on Sunday morning over […]

Petition set up by Lincoln's Labour candidate to stop RAF Scampton migrant plans

The Home Secretary has been approached for a comment Source link

Zimbabwean man found with 23 gold bars at airport fined R40,000 only

Tashinga Nyasha Masinire was arrested by members of the Hawks’ serious organised crime investigation unit, with the assistance of customs officials, after he landed from Zimbabwe in May 2021. According to Hawks Gauteng spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha, Masinire’s arrest came […]

Angry Zimbabweans storm consulate office in Cape Town over corruption

By Eyewitness News CAPE TOWN – The Helen Suzman Foundation said that it was concerned about the allegations of corruption at the Zimbabwe consulate office in Cape Town. Angry Zimbabwean citizens stormed the consulate office last Wednesday, accusing them of […]

Mnangagwa granted ‘Freedom’ of second Midlands city

By Staff Reporter President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been honoured in his hometown after being awarded the ‘Freedom of the City’ by Kwekwe City Council. Councillors recently resolved to give Mnangagwa the honour, becoming the second city in Midlands to do […]

DWP issues warning to not miss out on extra £201 a week

A Tweet was released last week by DWP Source link

Blow for Mwonzora as High Court blocks Mudzuri’s expulsion

By Staff Reporter THE High Court has blocked the expulsion of Elias Mudzuri and other MDC members who were suspended by their leader Douglas Mwonzora recently ruling that the law relied upon in doing this was constitutionally invalid. Justice Priscilla […]

Dynamos, FC Platinum make winning start as PSL season gets underway

 By Sports Reporter CHAMPIONS FC Platinum began their quest for an unprecedented fifth successive Premier Soccer League title on a winning note after coming from behind to edge new boys Simba Bhora at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday. Gifted […]

Pregnant Lincoln mum-of-three says she has been left without heating for almost a year

Alex Lake has been without heating and minimal hot water since June 2022 Source link


People often express their thanks for the ‘gift of life’ and clearly that is the greatest thing about us. We are alive. I am. One of the earliest experiences of a child is to smile; to recognise their mother, their […]

Bedford brothers jailed after pleading guilty to drug dealing

l-r Shabaz Miah and Shazad Miah. Image: Bedfordshire Police Two drug-dealing brothers from Bedford have been jailed for almost nine years after drugs and cash worth £30,000 were seized from one of their homes. Shabaz Miah, 29 and Shazad Miah, […]

UK-based Marula Mining set to tap into Zim’s Lithium resource

By Alois Vinga ENGLAND based mining investor, Marula Mining PLC – Haywards Heath has tabled plans to establish a new mining subsidiary in Zimbabwe which will focus on the fast growing battery metals sector. The mineral resource rich Southern Africa nation has […]

Illegal mining sinks Kwekwe as makorokoza dig under roads and buildings: Govt explores ways of avoiding total destruction

A school has been shut down in one of Zimbabwe’s oldest towns due to environmental degradation by artisanal and illegal miners who continue to dig tunnels under roads, schools, and buildings in the central business district. There are fears that […]

Mum of stabbed schoolgirl Lilia Valutyte 'really happy' with attendance at Boston public meeting

Several questions were put to public authorities on the safety of the town Source link

Cocaine and heroin dealing brothers from Bedford who used children as drug runners jailed

Large amounts of cocaine, heroin, and cannabis were seized by police Source link

West Burton A will close as planned at end of month

It was recently fired up during a cold snap Source link

Man arrested after suspected drug deal caught on CCTV in Bedford's Midland Road area

Suspected buyer was ‘very intoxicated’ say police Source link

Our agenda for a prosperous New Great Zimbabwe

By Nelson Chamisa In a few months, Zimbabweans head to the polls to decide on their future.There have been many elections before, all of which have not brought the change we desire. So, I understand why, for many of our […]

HSF Concerned About Allegations Of Corruption At Zimbabwe Consulate Office

Nicole Fritz Angry Zimbabwean citizens stormed the consulate office on Wednesday, accusing them of taking bribes in order to issue their identity documents, EWN reported on Wednesday. The Helen Suzman Foundation said that it was unfortunate that poor Zimbabweans had to be […]

University drug peddler escapes jail; tells court he sold weed to help with living and education costs

17th March 2023 Courts & Crime By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent A CHINHOYI University of Technology (CUT) student has been spared custodial sentence following his conviction for peddling dangerous drugs at campus. Rudairo Chifamba (25) appeared before Magistrate […]

High Court backs corporal punishment as mother cleared of murdering own son; 13-year-old died after being beaten for joining Nyau dancers

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge Justice Munamato Mutevedzi has cleared a Harare woman who was accused of murdering her13-year-old son during corporal punishment, ruling that there was nothing amiss with her conduct. The suspect, Yeukai Graham Mutero, was accused […]

'Dangerous' paedophile who raped children as young as seven jailed for 25 years

He also begged an online contact to send videos of him sexually abusing children Source link

In pictures – we tour the Viking Link converter station in Lincolnshire

The facility is part of a plan to transfer green electricity between Denmark and the UK. Source link

New pictures released as mum of Bedford teen missing for nearly 10 days begs him to get in touch

Police have urged people to check doorbell footage as concerns for his welfare grow Source link

Embarrassing! Mnangagwa deems local authorities mediocre; 69% perform unsatisfactorily

By Darlington Gatsi LOCAL councils headed by opposition parties performed below par in service delivery, a review carried by the Government has revealed. Last year President Mnangagwa introduced performance contracts to cabinet ministers and heads of public institutions including local authorities […]

Gang members jailed over 'torture and humiliation' at cuckooed flat in Bedford

“This is the brutal reality of the illegal drugs trade” Source link

ZANU PF grassroots supporters should rid party of political elite who have destroyed Zimbabwe

Tendai Ruben Mbofana In those lessons, my mind is always taken back to the time I also spent with my beloved late father, as he taught me many things. He was a fervent nationalist in his own right – having […]

County lines gang member jailed

Luton Crown Court. Image: Thomas Nugent/Geograph A Bedford County Line drug gang member was jailed for 8 years and 8 months yesterday (Wednesday). Shamadul Islam, 22, of Ampthill Road, Bedford was one of six men operating the ‘Ginge Line’ selling […]

A lot of citizens experiencing Zanu PF government’s splendid job – says Mthuli Ncube in rave review of own policies 

By Leopold Munhende  FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube reckons “a lot of Zimbabweans” are enjoying the fruits of economic developmental efforts by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. Ncube said this at Tuesday post-Cabinet Media Briefing after presenting the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) Performance Report […]

Stage adaptation of NoViolet Bulawayo’s ‘We Need New Names’ set for theatres across the UK

By A defiant and exuberant coming-of-age story follows a young girl from the playgrounds of Zimbabwe to an America that is not the utopia she imagined, in an adaptation of the novel by NoViolet Bulawayo. We Need New Names was […]

Brickhill, Wootton & Stewartby are the only places to record a rise in Covid

The rest of Bedford has had a huge drop in cases Source link

We visited the Viking Link converter station where electricity from Denmark will be sent around the UK

The two nations will be connected by the world’s longest sub-sea and onshore cable Source link

Man charged after alleged 'chainsaw attack' on residential street in Lincoln

The victim’s injuries are serious Source link

Zimbabwe-born alleged serial killer says SA cops planted evidence, forced confession

The statements – one taken down by a magistrate and another by a senior police officer after the pointing out of crime scenes – were a week ago ruled by Judge Gerrit Muller as admissible after a trial-within-a-trial. It contains […]

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary and breaching closure notice at this Bedford business

The incident happened last night (Tuesday) Source link

Politics in the Zim Zone

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Zimbabwe women’s hockey team eyes Junior Africa Cup final after Egypt win

By Darlington Gatsi  THE ZIMBABWE women’s junior hockey team has set sights on advancing to the finals of Africa cup in Egypt after they dismantled the hosts Monday. Zimbabwe shrugged off its disappointing performance against South Africa on the opening day of the […]

Artisanal miners write to Mnangagwa seeking approval to export minerals following blanket ban 

By Staff Reporter  ARTISANAL miners have written to President Emmerson Mnangagwa requesting a six-month suspension of government’s ban on the export of base minerals.  The request is mainly for lithium.  According to the letter signed by Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) […]

Conservative PCC criticises LibDems’ “misleading narratives” ahead of elections

PCC Festus Akinbusoye (image: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner) Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner has issued a “strong and robust” response to burglary solve rate claims published by local LibDems. Yesterday, the Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats said the Conservatives were “asleep at […]

Fancy a fixer-upper? Village property 20 minutes from Bedford goes under the hammer

It’s got a guide price of just £195,000 Source link

Tesco customers angered by 'crazy' amount taken from bank accounts at petrol stations

It is part of a new policy at UK forecourts Source link

JUST IN: Upper Six student commits suicide at ZRP High School

14th March 2023 News Headlines By Staff Reporter AN 18-year-old upper six student at Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) High School allegedly committed suicide Monday evening, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has revealed. Nyathi identified the student as Prince Tawonezvi […]

Supporting someone merely because he can remove Mnangagwa is dangerous for Zimbabwe!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana Have we ever wondered why there are some people who appear unable to sustain a relationship – who appear perennially divorcing! It could all be because they are always focused on doing away with the current spouse […]

Met Office warns of further snow for Lincolnshire and return of overnight frosts

The Met Office has now predicted that further wintry showers are possible Source link

Gary's victory – now the DG must give the licence payers the same freedom to turn off the BBC

BBC’s Match of The Day contained no pundits or commentators on Saturday as Gary Lineker’s colleagues showed solidarity Source link

Catholic bishops join calls for voter registration; warn against violence ahead of crunch elections

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe (CCJPZ), an entity of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC), is calling on citizens of the Southern African nation to register as voters to be able to exercise their “duty as responsible citizens” […]

Road to be closed for a month in Lincolnshire due to bridge repairs

A diversion route will be in place during the closure Source link

Arrested ZACC officer warned, granted $100k bail

By Staff Reporter SMART Mandofa, the Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZACC) officer who was arrested last week for abuse of office has been warned and granted ZW$100 000 bail by Harare magistrate Stanford Mambanje. Mundofa stands accused of criminal abuse of […]

Wanted burglars named by Bedfordshire Police

Elam Ibrahimad and Razvan (image: Bedfordshire Police) Bedfordshire Police has released images of two men wanted in connection to burglary. Elam Ibrahimad, 25, of Hollybush Lane, Welwyn Garden City, is being sought by officers in connection to a residential burglary […]

See how the other half lives with this £1.15m house in Bedford's Rothsay Gardens

It’s mahoosive Source link

New enviro-crime patrol team can issue hefty on-the-spot fines for fly-tipping and littering

The roll-out comes after more than 4,000 tickets were issued in one district since 2019 Source link

Junior doctors’ strike: Bedford Hospital says "choose services wisely"

Theatre recovery areas are currently being used to bed patients due to increased admissions Source link

“well, it’s a bit more complex than that….”

I take a deep breath (having been doing this for over 20 years it takes some control). ‘Well’, I say, ‘it’s a bit more complex than that; there are positive and negative outcomes, and things have changed over time.’ Usually […]

Ex-cop from Lincolnshire who was accused of 'transphobic' tweets to inform freedom of speech guidance

The Court of Appeal ruled his rights to freedom of expression were breached. Source link

FEATURE: Women farmers reap big benefits from tobacco as Zimbabwe’s auction season starts

By Xinhua HARARE: After a long journey from a farming region, Shylet Muzveba was waiting impatiently in a truck here to offload her bales at the Tobacco Auction Floors. She then breathed a great sigh of relief after finally arriving […]

President Masisi wants to scrap passport requirement for Zimbabweans entering Botswana

By Staff Reporter BOTSWANA President Mokgweetsi Masisi is flirting with a proposal to allow nationals of the two countries to use national identity cards (IDs) to enter either jurisdiction. Currently, citizens from both countries require valid passports for cross-border travel. […]

ZACC, police on collision course after anti-graft officer’s arrest

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and police are headed for an unprecedented clash over the arrest of Smart Mandofa, an investigating officer at the anti-graft body. Mandofa was arrested on allegations he had interacted with Gilad Shabtai, an […]

Ukranian woman living in Lincolnshire now has 'free life without attack and panic'

Inna Rengach left everything she knew behind, not knowing what the future would hold for herself or her daughter Source link

Grantham woman opens up on 'painful' battle with endometriosis and wants others to feel empowered

"I want more women to feel empowered and less afraid to stand up for themselves" Source link

SA rapper Costa Titch, 27, dead after collapsing on stage at Ultra music festival

By News24 JOHANNESBURG – South African rapper Costa Titch has died. He was 27 years old. According to reports, Costa collapsed on stage during his performance at the Ultra Music Festival at the Nasrec Expo Centre on Saturday, 11 March. […]

Zimbabwe’s central bank denies allegations of money laundering

RBZ boss John Mangudya Early this week, Reserve bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya revealed in a public statement that there were no sanctions on Zimbabwean exports and imports and that the apex bank was not part of Southern Africa’s […]

Global network names Eastern Highlands among world’s most underrated travel destinations

12th March 2023 In Pictures By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands has been named among the world’s most underrated travel destinations in the world by Time Out. The publication’s global network of travel writers and editors has selected 14 of […]

Naomi, 16, who went missing in Lincoln in early hours has now been found

Naomi was last seen around 2am on Friday near Lincoln hospital and could be in the Gainsborough or Monks Road area Source link

Police seize 187 cannabis plants and arrest man in Skegness

Police executed a warrant at an address in Skegness after receiving information from the public Source link

What balance and fairness can one truly give a wicked cruel government?

Tendai Ruben Mbofana   They view my writings as being too biased against the ruling establishment in the country – with very little attention given to the mess being created by the opposition in their misgovernance of urban areas. Indeed, […]

'Huge coincidence' surrounding RAF nurse who died 24 hours after tuberculosis diagnosis

She was initially taken to Lincoln County Hospital with an unknown illness Source link

Lincolnshire girl, 8, battling rare cancer places second at Crufts 2023

Freya took part with her pet dog Echo who encouraged her to go for walks after long spells in hospital Source link

'Selfless' dad-of-two with cancer had 'time of his life' at wedding party just days before dying

He had terminal cancer and his final wish was to get married to his partner Source link

Zimbabwean gospel star Everton Mlalazi shares much-needed message of hope with SA

Everton is married to Gamuchirai Mlalazi, and the couple is blessed with two daughters Natasha and Keisha, who are part of the reason he lives in hope. The singer quotes one of his favourite Bible scriptures from Psalm 23:4: “Even […]

A180 updates as serious crash involving car and lorry starts fire

Emergency services are on the scene – stay up to date with the latest development by following out live blog below Source link

The community herb garden on a Bedford roundabout that's free for everyone to use

It can offer people a place to relax, meet others and a chance to engage with nature Source link

Nengomasha appointed SRC director general

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S sports regulatory body, the Sports and Recreation Commission board has announced the appointment of Elleta Nengomasha as the body’s new director-general. The Sports Commission has been operating without a substantive director-general since the suspension of Prince […]

Disruption for motorists and residents as busy Skegness street set for month of repairs

It is the final set of improvements for the area following major reconstruction last year Source link

400 new homes could be built in Elstow

An application for a ‘screening opinion’ has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council Source link

Zimbabwe needs more liberation struggles for true freedom and liberty!

  Tendai Ruben Mbofana Well, it is not a deniable fact that, indeed, both the then ZANU and ZAPU brought the independence that we attained on 18th April 1980 from colonial rule. However, there is a need to make one […]

Live as snow falls over Lincolnshire and weather warnings issued

The Met Office warns heavy snow has the potential to cause disruption Source link

Zanu PF primaries dates set; polls to test new ZEC delimitation boundaries

10th March 2023 News Headlines By Staff Reporter ZANU PF first secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially announced the ruling party will hold primary elections next week in preparation for harmonised elections expected between July and August. Addressing an ordinary […]

Stop stealing from tobacco farmers, pay them adequately, timeously – warns VP Chiwenga

By Anna Chibamu VICE President Constantino Chiwenga has warned tobacco buyers and contractors from stealing from farmers who struggled to produce the gold leaf during a long and challenging production period. Officially opening the 2023 Tobacco Marketing Season at the […]

Police appeal to identify man seen at devastating fire near Skegness

12 guinea pigs died and a couple lost thousands of pounds worth of possessions. Source link

Fusion Lifestyle slammed as 'dreadful organisation' that has run Bedford leisure centres 'extremely poorly'

“Don’t use Fusion next time around” warns councillor Source link

A snake in the bath

At a loss as to how to proceed, once daylight comes, I call for help and, with one experienced in these matters, gingerly re-open the door. We search everywhere but the snake is no longer there. Now I have a […]

Lincolnshire girl, 8, with rare cancer says competing at Crufts is 'just about trying'

Freya is taking part with her pet dog Echo who encouraged her to go for walks after long spells in hospital. Source link

Group which owns Wagamama to close 35 restaurants but won’t say if Bedford is one of them

Fears that one of the largest units at Riverside North, Bedford could become empty have been raised after the owners of Wagamama said they were closing 35 restaurants. The Restaurant Group (TRG), which owns the chain alongside the Frankie & […]

Bedford early years practitioner hopes new book on diversity will go global

She already has a sequel in mind – and hopes her stories could one day reach the big screen Source link

Mr. President, Zimbabweans leaving country not because of good education system but your failed leadership!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana One can easily become reckless in his life decisions, or never able to address his own shortcomings – if he does not realize and admit where he lacks – but rather choosing to believe a reality that […]

LEEDS: ‘Lovable’ Zim-born nurse found dead after night shift with ‘profound and fatal’ level of alcohol in system; coroner stumped by mystery

The mysterious death of a popular Leeds mental-health nurse left a coroner admitting he is “stumped” by the tragedy By Yorkshire Evening Post Stephen Chidawa, known by many as ‘Stavo’, was found by his wife unresponsive in bed at their […]

The reasons eight councillors in Boston and East Lindsey had car parking fines cancelled

One mistake was due to a problem with a councillor’s email account Source link

International Women’s Day: Zimbabwean among 10 role models to watch in 2023

Along with WIEGO’s International Coordinator, Sally Roever, they were recognized for their work by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at Davos in January. Sibanda is also the President of the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations and StreetNet International, while Dave […]

Live updates as major Lincoln road closed after two pedestrians struck by car

Emergency services have closed Pelham Bridge in both directions following the incident. Source link

Bedford's Covid cases jump in Harpur and Goldington areas in just a week

They’ve also risen in five others parts of Bedford Source link

Banning of artists a new low for the Second Republic

The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition strongly condemns the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s (ZRP) recent actions of interfering with artistic performances as seen in the recent police interferences of shows by young popular musicians We specifically denounce the Police’s stoppage of Winky […]

Zimbabwe tobacco output expected to rise 8.5% in 2023

By Reuters HARARE: Zimbabwe’s tobacco production is expected to rise 8.5% year-on-year to 230 million kg in 2023 following good rains and as more farmers planted the crop, the industry regulator said on Wednesday. “It looks like we are going […]

51-year-old man convicted over fatal Palgrave Road stabbing

Frederico Saurini (image: Bedfordshire Police) A man who claimed to be defending the mother of his child has been convicted of a fatal stabbing that left the victim with a 20cm knife wound that passed all the way through his […]

Police escorting heavy load along main Lincolnshire roads

You may been stuck behind it Source link

Easter party to help Bedford mum pay for cancer care not available on the NHS

The event takes place next month Source link

Bona Mugabe seeks US$8,000 in monthly child support as marriage collapses

8th March 2023 News Headlines By Staff Reporter BONA Mugabe, daughter of former President Robert Mugabe, is claiming US$8,100 monthly in maintenance  from her husband Simbarashe Chikore as their marriage hits rocks. Mugabe filed for divorce Tuesday at the High Court […]

When Winky D’s fears came to pass as artistic freedom of expression was stifled

By Darlington Gatsi IT was on a Saturday evening with Damview in Chitungwiza providing a perfect scene for merry making. Multitudes of music revellers had thronged the luxury spot in Chitungwiza for a much anticipated date with Zimdancehall guru Winky D. This […]

Nicki Minaj launching new label at Republic Records

Bang Showbiz Nicki Minaj is launching her own record label. The rap legend has announced her new imprint on Republic Records. The roster will boast the likes of Nana Fofie, Tate Kobang, Rico Danna and London Hill. The name of the […]

Pharmacy chain offers stop smoking support this No Smoking Day

It’s one of the hardest things to do if you’ve been a lifelong smoker – quit! Source link

Road closed as emergency services attend person who fell in road

Traffic is reported to be building up Source link

Work starts on new crematorium – the first in Central Bedfordshire

It’s expected to open in spring 2024 Source link

Trio up for torturing woman for ‘stealing’ US$500

7th March 2023 Courts & Crime By Staff Reporter THREE suspects have been arrested for allegedly assaulting and injuring a 30-year-old Harare woman for stealing US$500. The trio of Kumbirai Philemon Zengeya (54), Tsitsi Sadomba (44) and Timothy Zengeya (23) […]

Four snow warnings in four days issued for Lincolnshire as 'heavy snow' expected by Met Office

Heavy snow has been forecast Source link

Customers urged to support All Ears when it repoens following renovations

All Ears (Google Streetview image capture October 2021) A much-loved family-run shop on Bedford High Street is urging customers to give their full support when they reopen after renovation work. All Ears has been part of the fabric of Bedford […]

Pressure group claims ZEC falsified constituency boundaries; used coordinates in Antarctica

By Staff Reporter PRESSURE group Team Pachedu has made startling claims that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) used non-existent coordinates, some of which point to areas in Antarctica in its final Delimitation Report. The report was gazetted by President Emmerson […]

What are the differences between rugby league and rugby union?

You can always enjoy online betting with on both variations of the sport. Both sports originated in England in the mid-19th century and were derived from the game of football. While there are many similarities between the two sports, […]

Makarati named new Dynamos captain

EXPERIENCED defender Frank Makarati has been named the new Dynamos captain ahead of the 2023 Premier Soccer League season which begins on March 18. The 28-year-old star takes over from fellow central defender Partson Jaure, who left the club when […]

Bedford restaurant hosts all female exhibition to mark International Women’s Day

Event features diverse range of art, photography and live performance Source link

Exercise Cobra Warrior: Special exclusive spectator event sells out in under an hour

Those who missed out said they were "gutted" Source link

Are today’s ‘Pan Africanists’ the most colonially-brainwashed?

Tendai Ruben Mbofana My crime? Merely criticizing the Zimbabwe regime’s very high propensity for greed and cruelty, through the plundering of our national resources – thereby, plunging millions of ordinary citizens into unimaginable poverty and suffering – whilst, savagely subjugating […]

Former RAF family homes 'sold' at starting prices of £120,000

They were were once part of the family accommodation at the former RAF Kirton in Lindsey base which closed in 2014 Source link


She then died and the father married another woman who had two daughters. Both the step-mother and her daughters made life miserable for Cinderella who used to go to her mother’s grave to cry and pray. The king decided to […]

Biggest loss in 90 years for Man U in 7-0 rout at Liverpool

By Associated Press LIVERPOOL: Liverpool brought Manchester United crashing down to earth with a stunning 7-0 rout at Anfield on Sunday in the visitors’ worst competitive defeat in more than 90 years. Only a week after winning the League Cup, […]

SA: Zim sangoma kidnapped and forced to say he is ‘a fake healer’; claims extortion and opens police case

By The Star Zimbabwe-born and South Africa-based traditional healer Khokhovula Gandabaloyi has opened a case of kidnapping and extortion against who he believes are people responsible for his kidnapping in January. He said he now feared for his life after […]

A16 traffic updates: Road to be 'closed for some time' following crash near Cowbit

The closure will affect traffic between Spalding and Crowland Source link

Fans stand with Winky D, call-out police, Zanu PF over Chitungwiza show shutdown

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWEANS took to social media to express their condemnation at the move by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)’s move to shut down Winky D’s performance in Chitungwiza on Saturday evening. Police officers, some in plain clothes, stormed […]

Breaking news: Police perform controlled explosion in Russell Park following ‘grenade’ discovery

Bedfordshire Police has warned people around Russell Park to prepare for a “loud noise” as they perform a controlled explosion of what they believe to be a grenade. The force made the announcement on its Facebook page at around 7.15pm […]

Controlled explosion will take place in Bedford after suspected grenade found in River Great Ouse

There will be a controlled explosion soon Source link

Statement from Harry and Meghan over King's coronation invite

They have not yet stated whether they will be attending the coronation or not Source link

Across Zimbabwe, British scones are the taste of home

By AFP HARARE – A sweet doughy treat from Britain has become a beloved part of Zimbabwe’s national cuisine, where despite the country’s colonial past, mothers and chefs alike now claim the pastry as their own. The scone, which Brits normally […]

Rare skin-blister illness caused by cats discovered in UK

It hasn’t been seen outside of South America before Source link

Opinion: When did it become normal to schedule our phone calls?

If you were born before 1995, the chances are that you remember the days when if you worked in an office you had your own dedicated desk, telephone, extension number and a plethora of post-it notes stuck on your PC […]

New US ambassador to make upcoming Zim elections a priority

By The United States foreign relations committee last week held confirmation hearings for President Joe Biden’s Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Rwanda and Niger ambassadorship nominees. The four countries are on the radar of the new US Africa strategy. Zimbabwe is expected […]

Government threatening future of over five million students says ARTUZ

By Reason Razao | Senior Reporter THE government is jeopardizing the future of over five million learners by continuing to ignore calls to raise salaries for teachers who have been reduced to paupers, the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe […]

Ex-Zim cricket star Moor signs Cricket Ireland contract

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe cricketer PJ Moor has signed a contract with Cricket Ireland ahead of the 2023 international season. Moor was on Friday named among the 27 Irish players that were given central contracts as he prepares to […]

Lincoln's award-winning buildings announced

Seven winners were picked from a final shortlist Source link

Johnny Depp visits antique centre in Lincolnshire leaving staff stunned

Staff members didn’t know he would be visiting until the last minute Source link

Yes indeed, Zimbabwe is led by ‘dunderheads’!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana There is usually the one who wants to gain fraudulently from a flawed system – and, of course, there has to be someone within that system willing, oftentimes through the abuse of office, to enable or facilitate […]

​Fresh fruit and veg shortages – when will scarcity end?

​I keep finding food shortages on fresh fruits and vegetables in my local supermarkets. What’s going on and when will it end? This question is one I’ve been asked many times in recent weeks. Source link

Mighty Warriors star Neshamba ventures into coaching, joins Real Betis Academy

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national women’s football team striker Rudo Neshamba has taken the first step towards a coaching career after joining Real Betis Academy Zimbabwe. The former Mighty Warriors captain, who was unveiled at the Harare-based academy, will head […]

Live: Crash on busy Grantham road sees car come off road and smash into house

Emergency services were called to part of the A607 on Friday night Source link

Crash caused major delays on busy Lincoln road

The road was partially blocked due to the accident Source link

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey says Bedford's mayor is doing a 'fantastic job' as he visits Stewartby

Bedford mayor Dave Hodgson hosted the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, at a Stewartby business Source link

So, in Zimbabwe, exposing corruption is ‘unpatriotic’!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana As it turns out, apparently there have been calls by some sycophantic ruling ZANU PF supporters – namely, ZBC presenter Godfrey Gweje, and former senior police officer Oliver Mandipaka – for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono to be arrested […]

Tommy Fury's awkward exchange on Good Morning Britain as he refuses to answer Susanna Reid's question

The boxer was quizzed by Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard following his victory over Jake Paul Source link

17 years for gang who beat Bedford man with metal bars

(l-r) Daniel Lazar Ioan Nusica Anna-Maria Spiridon Raducu Marian Visan. Image: Bedfordshire Police Four people have been jailed for a total of 17 years after they left a man needing two six-hour operations and 52 staples across his head Daniel […]

Zim writer and director gets ‘brilliant’ drama series on Australian public broadcaster

By C21Media Australian public broadcaster SBS has partnered with international distributor Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor content) on grity crime drama series Swift Street. The eight-part series, from Magpie Pictures, was written and created by Zimbabwe-born writer and director Tig Terera. […]

Tom Cruise speaks of ‘absolutely stunning’ SA during awards speech: ‘I am, because you are’

By Tom Cruise was honoured with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award by the Producers Guild of America on 26 February. Accepting the award, the actor stood up on stage and said: “My whole life, I wanted to make […]

What you didn’t know about the royal dog of choice – the Jack Russell

​Everyone knows Jack Russell’s. Famed for their on-screen roles in movies such as The Mask and the Oscar-winning The Artist, it’s not just Hollywood that are besotted with these little bundles of energy. Source link

Mai Titi in trouble over US$10k loan, using rented car as collateral

By Staff Reporter COMEDIENNE Felistas Murata popularly known as Mai Titi is in trouble after she failed to pay a US$10 000 debt and went on to surrender a hired motor vehicle as collateral. Mai Titi is facing fraud and […]

Attackers who assaulted man in Bedford with metal bars, brooms and a brick put behind bars

Witness was praised for submitting evidence to Bedfordshire Police Source link

Reckless drone pilot flew dangerously close to Hawker Hurricane from RAF Coningsby

There would have “without a doubt been fatalities” had the drone collided with the plane. Source link

Thai restaurant to close in Horncastle and be replaced by American mid-west eatery

The current owner has decided to ‘hang up the woks’ and make way for an American-themed restaurant Source link

Brewpoint to give away fivers as a “thank you” for brewery support

Image: Brewpoint Brewpoint, Bedford’s family-owned brewery, has just celebrated its 500th tour since opening in 2020 and now they’re celebrating by giving away £5 to Bedfordians if they book a tour themselves. The cash, in the form of vouchers to […]

Amazon centre in Milton Keynes delivers welcome support to Bedford homelessness charity

The charity aims to tackle homelessness and social exclusion in Bedford Source link

£175k of cannabis plants seized in Barkers Lane drugs bust

Detectives have urged people to be wary of bogus road and electrical works which could be linked to drugs gangs. The warning comes following Bedfordshire Police’s specialist Operation Costello organised crime team carrying out a warrant in Bedford this week. […]

Zimbabwe was colonized through a ‘mega deal’, and happening again with the Chinese and Belarusians

Tendai Ruben Mbofana   Yet, this could not be further from the truth. Let us not forget that there have been many forms under which several nations have come under the control of others – most notably, through what appeared […]

Questions raised over bail for Zim paedophile who fled before he could be jailed

By QUESTIONS have been raised over the court’s decision to grant bail to a paedophile found guilty of raping a young girl who “fled the country” before he could be jailed. Dubindlela Magonya, 23, of Sutton Road, Southend, was found […]

Power outages to persist as Hwange Power Station woes mount; govt clueless on when faults will be rectified

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWEANS should brace for more power outages as Hwange Power Station is using obsolete equipment which affects the national grid. Energy minister Soda Zhemu told Parliament Wednesday that equipment at the power station needed urgent replacement. Responding […]

Police say 'remains' have been found in search for baby of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon

A post mortem examination will be held in due course Source link

The pursuit of forex

Paul Bogaert, Paul Bogaert Source link

Central Beds Council issues warning over scam callers selling bogus repair plans for domestic appliances

Don’t be afraid to hang up, says council as it warns of scam Source link

Pervert banned from every UK McDonald’s toilet

Asere Shumba had two previous counts of voyeurism for which he was convicted after being caught filming women using the toilet A pervert has been banned from every McDonald’s toilet in the UK after being jailed for breaching his court […]

Live: A1 'blocked' after multi-vehicle crash at Newark as emergency services called

Traffic is moving very slowly as a result of the incident Source link

Have your say on new primary school at Wixams

The consultation closes later this month Source link

EU extends two sanctions measures; welcomes 2023 election invite but flags Motlanthe Commission failures

By UK Correspondent THE European Union (EU) has extended the two remaining sanctions measures against Zimbabwe and welcomed a planned invitation to observe this year’s crunch elections but expressed concern over the lack of Motlanthe Commission progress. In a statement […]

Gweru Town Clerk challenges suspension; argues councillors responsible for land servicing tenders under review

By Staff Reporter GWERU Town Clerk Vakayi Chikwekwe has challenged his suspension over a scandal that saw three companies in the Midlands town being awarded tenders to service council land. Chikwekwe was suspended without pay and benefits earlier this year […]

Courteney Cox gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and reacts to that Prince Harry book claim

CNN Courteney Cox got by with a little help from her “Friends,” but she’s not saying the same for getting high. The “Friends” actress received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, and her sitcom costars and […]

Emma Pattison: Headteacher's husband died of a "shotgun wound to the head"

George Pattison is believed to have murdered his wife and daughter Source link

Dozens of Bedford children had rotting teeth removed last year

There’s been an increase following the pandemic Source link

Bedfordshire PCC addresses lack of trust in policing

Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner said the force is working hard to improve the public’s confidence in policing. In January, the think tank More in Common published a report that it claimed outlined Britons’ attitudes on crime and policing. One […]

Bedfordshire police 'working hard' to improve trust in policing – but there's no quick fix

Policing will always attract people who want to abuse power says PCC Source link

PSMI Workers Camp At Parkview Hospital Over Salaries

PSMI workers who have not received salaries since November camped on Friday. The Zimbabwe Independent reports that poor management, and sub-economic subscriptions, are some of the factors causing the crisis that now threatens to ruin the mass market medical aid […]

Cables firm CAFCA explores lucrative export market

28th February 2023 Business By Alois Vinga LISTED cables manufacturer, CAFCA Limited is exporting its products to African countries in a development set to spur its foreign currency earnings. Presenting a trading update for the first quarter of 2023,CAFCA company secretary Caroline […]

Aslackby fire: multiple crews battling agricultural blaze on Milthorpe Lane – latest updates

Six appliances in attendance at the blaze at a farm on Milthorpe Lane Source link

VP Chiwenga endorses Montroux Charter on patient safety

By Alois Vinga VICE President Constantino Chiwenga endorsed the Montroux Charter on patient safety at a high-level health minister’s summit in Switzerland in a development expected to strengthen patient safety and eliminate preventable deaths in hospitals. The charter at the […]

33 million kids vaccinated against polio in Southern Africa

VOA MORE than 33 million children in several southern African countries have been vaccinated against polio, part of ongoing efforts to eradicate the infectious paralytic disease that has been largely contained in much of the world, the World Health Organization […]

Live the high life in this penthouse apartment in Bedford’s former County Court

It’s like a 5-star hotel Source link

Live as firefighters tackle incident in Coningsby

Firefighters from three stations are at the scene Source link

Moped rider taken to Bedford Hospital with life-changing injuries following collision

Police are appealing for any witnesses Source link

‘It’s been a difficult year to be displaced and abused publicly’ — Berita on walking away from her marriage

By TshisaLive Gugulethu “Berita” Khumalo has opened up about what made her walk away from her marriage to Nhlamulo “Nota” Baloyi. Since Berita revealed she separated from Nota and left their marital home in January 2021, her estranged husband has […]

Dancing on Ice's Holly Willoughby calls for medic over mid-dance horror injury

It was a double-elimination contest Source link

Man United targets more trophies after winning League Cup

By Associated Press LONDON: With a first trophy secured, thoughts now turn to what else a transformed Manchester United can achieve in a season that is shaping up nicely for manager Erik ten Hag. While a quadruple remains unlikely, United’s […]

Freed CCC activists accused of ‘threatening to kill’ Mwonzora summoned to court

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent FOUR Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) activists who allegedly threatened to kill MDC Alliance leader, Douglas Mwonzora, and were recently let off the hook after the State admitted its ill-preparedness to continue with […]

Couple transform home into public swimming pool due to lack of local facilities

They cater for all ages Source link

Biti’s bid to stop assault case thrown out

By Staff Reporter A HARARE magistrate Vongai Guuriro- Muchuchuti on Friday dismissed a request by lawmaker Tendai Biti, to have his assault trial stopped as he pursues its referral to the Constitutional Court. Biti, also Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) […]

The next frontier for Zimbabwe’s lithium

Lithium ore is found in abundance in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, although geologists insist the mineral is still largely unexplored in the region. However, controversy has surrounded the discoveries in Zimbabwe, with reports of leakages of the base mineral. Lithium […]

Five months of A1 disruption ahead as lane closures make way for essential maintenance work

A National Highways boss has warned to allow for extra travel time during the works Source link

Australia: Madanha honoured after Australia U-20s call-up

By CANBERRA – Panashe Madanha’s burgeoning career to date is the result of determination, hard work and possessing a calm temperament. The 18-year-old has impressed since rising through the ranks of Adelaide United’s youth system and into the first […]

As long as Zimbabweans believe flying on a airplane is an achievement then we’re going nowhere as a country!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana   As much as there is polarization in the political realm – there is also polarization in the economic space – where, those who feel they are financially secure, distance themselves from the struggle for a better […]

R20 000 bail for Zimbabwe-born Cape Town hotel manager who allegedly defrauded employer of over R1 million

26th February 2023 Courts & Crime By IOL News CAPE TOWN – A former hotel manager who faces an array of charges has been granted bail in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court. Tinomudashe Samuel Chitonga was granted R20 000 bail […]

Zimbabwe’s skills flight crisis: UK work visas up 1,500%

By NewZWire HARARE – The number of Zimbabweans granted work visas to work in the UK has gone up by 1,576% since 2019, showing the extent of Zimbabwe’s brain drain crisis. The number of Zimbabweans who were granted ‘Worker’ visas […]

Police provide update on Skegness protest over asylum seekers in hotels

Around 200 people marched through Skegness Source link

Vapostori For ED at the State House

Vapostori For ED told the President that they are keen to participate in programmes that develop the country and preserve its independence and sovereignty. They also requested that President Mnangagwa establishes a Ministry of Religion. 📸 Presidential Communications Post published in: […]

Lincoln Christmas Market cancellation decision to face greater scrutiny

The decision has already caused controversy Source link

Let the sun shine in – benefit from solar panel energy saving

​I’m wondering whether to get solar panels on my house, I face south west, what do you think? Follow @ouronehome & visit for more advice. Source link

UN chief: Russia brought ‘living hell’ to Ukrainians

By AFP UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine one year ago brought “hell” to the Ukrainian people. Guterres said around 17.6 million people, or 40 percent of the Ukrainian population, needs humanitarian assistance and protection, […]

U.S. dollar usage surge draws concern in Zimbabwe as local dollar slides

Xinhua Despite not being officially dollarized, the Zimbabwean economy has largely accepted the U.S. dollar as the medium of trade, as indicated by the growing trend towards U.S. dollar usage in domestic transactions. “So while we are still legally speaking […]

Zimbabwe’s tragedy is being led by a coward!

  During this visit to this captivating and awe-inspiring place – besides the immerse sorrow and heartbreak of losing such a beloved beautiful soul, who was more like a sister to me, as we grew up in the same home […]

Two Bedford restaurants and one takeaway need 'major improvement' after food hygiene visit

Is your favourite listed? Source link

Woman lived in fear of man who she says 'threatened to kill her'

"He was the sort of man that could drink a bottle of vodka a day" Source link

Flitwick cub completes every single activity badge as scout group looks forward to more fun

There’s lots of fun planned for the year ahead Source link

Man accused of murdering Kameron Campbell won’t offer any evidence in court

Kameron Campbell Image: Bedfordshire Police/Facebook The man accused of murdering Kameron Campbell in Bedford last summer will not be calling any evidence, his barrister said today (Friday). Kevin Dent KC told a jury at Luton Crown Court that Frederico Saurini […]

Zimbabwe must address the demands of the sanctions issue: Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina   Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said this in Harare today in the presence of President Mnangagwa and former Mozambican President, Joaquim Chissano. President Mnangagwa requested Dr. Akinwumi Adesina to help Zimbabwe with debt clearance. Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said Zimbabwe […]

Govt offers new terms for $3.5bn deal with white farmers

By Bloomberg News Zimbabwe has offered to settle a $3.5 billion land compensation deal over 10 years, the latest change to an agreement signed in 2020 with former White farmers ejected from properties more than two decades ago. The southern […]

'Wintry showers' to hit region as freezing temperatures return

Showers of snow, sleet or freezing rain are set to sweep the East Midlands over the weekend Source link

Zim diaspora group to host health and social care event in Kent

24th February 2023 Diaspora By Staff Reporter AN enterprising group of Zimbabweans living in the United Kingdom will be hosting a health and social care meet and greet in Kent early next month. The networking event in Kent will be one […]

Garan’anga impresses on UEFA Europa Conference League debut

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE youth international Munashe Garan’anga has been recognised by European football’s governing body UEFA following his solid display on his debut for Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol in the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off encounter last week. Playing […]

Arrest made after man spotted with bow and arrow near Grantham canal

A nearby school alerted parents of increased police presence in the area Source link

Merits of the regime

Paul Bogaert Source link

Lincoln's White Hart Hotel to close for three months for 'extensive refurbishment'

Bedrooms and function rooms will be revamped and a new bar is planned Source link

The Place wants you to support its crowdfunding campaign and become a Bedford youth arts champion

It’s hoping to raise £5k to help engage young people Source link

Police concerned for welfare of missing Bedford 13-year-old

Have you seen missing Grace? Source link

Criminals across east of England stripped of £5 million as police seize assets

Image: Shutterstock/Spectrumblue Drug dealers, fraudsters and a murderer are among those being forced to repay their illicitly earned cash and belongings, as specialist financial investigators continue to target the wealth of convicted criminals. Offenders across the east of England have […]

Wanted Mbare drug kingpin arrested 

23rd February 2023 Trending By Staff Reporter A suspected drug lord from Mbare, Simbarashe Chanachimwe popularly known as Dama has been arrested. Zimbabwe Republic Police  (ZRP) spokesperson Paul Nyathi confirmed Dama, also a music promoter was being sought by the […]

Nicola Bulley's family can plan for funeral after body released

Nicola Bulley was missing for three weeks before she was found in the River Wyre Source link

SA: Dismissed Zim lecturers refuse request to withdraw their court case

23rd February 2023 Diaspora By GroundUp SOUTH AFRICA: Four immigrant lecturers dismissed from Port Elizabeth TVET College have refused the college’s request that they withdraw their court case. On Wednesday the Labour Court in Gqeberha postponed the case to 14 […]

Ambulance workers in Beds and Herts set to join first strike over pay

UNISON Eastern announces strike action on March 8 Source link

Locals in Boston say behaviour can be 'intimidating' after dispersal order put in place

Police received reports of men verbally abusing and harassing others Source link

Mnangagwa set to host Zim creditors as AfDB boss jets in

By Alois Vinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to host the second structured dialogue platform with creditors and development partners Thursday to discuss an engagement plan for Zimbabwe’s arrears clearance and debt resolution process. Also expected to grace the occasion […]

Residents to pay more for city council services after near three per cent council tax rise agreed

Demand for services, inflation, fuel prices and staff pay mean the bill is going up Source link

Appeal following indecent exposure near bandstand in Bedford Park

The bandstand at Bedford Park Police are appealing for information after an incident of indecent exposure at a Bedford park. The incident happened close to the bandstand in Bedford Park, located near Park Avenue just before 11.30am last Thursday (16 […]

Fuel thefts spike on A421, Bedford drivers warned

Thieves are targeting parked HGVs Source link

Colin the 'hero' Lincolnshire rescue dog appears on Good Morning Britain after returning from Turkey

Colin the Collie and four Lincolnshire firefighters were part of the rescue efforts following the earthquakes in Turkey Source link

Zimbabwe to beef up security at border posts to stop inward smuggling of illegal drugs

22nd February 2023 News Headlines Xinhua Zimbabwe will beef up security at its ports of entry to ensure that drugs are not smuggled into the country and thus affect the livelihoods of youths, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Tuesday. Mnangagwa, who […]

Mnangagwa to sign law effectively banning NGOs in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa. PHOTO: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP President Emmerson Mnangwana is to enact a law effectively banning NGOs in his country. Almost 300 NGOs were deregistered in Zimbabwe in January. UN experts say the new law will restrict “civic space”, a […]

Eminem fighting to stop reality stars trademarking ‘Reasonably Shady’ podcast name

IOL Eminem is fighting to stop two reality stars trademarking their “Reasonably Shady” podcast name. The 50-year-old rapper, aka Slim Shady, has filed an “opposition” against Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon bid to own the title and believes it will damage […]

The Best Leisure Activities To Do At Home

Source: Pixabay   We’ve compiled a list of various things you can do at home, from gaming to cooking and some other leisure time activities. While some can be done alone, others might need the engagement of your family or […]

JUST IN: Zanu PF cleric Obadiah Musindo arrested, detained at Harare Central on allegations he stole US$6,000 worth of phones

21st February 2023 News Headlines By Staff Reporter ZANU PF-aligned preacher Obadiah Musindo has been arrested and is detained at Harare Central police station on allegations he stole US$5,900 worth of cellphones, has learnt. Musindo was arrested Monday. The […]

Train delays in Bedford and Luton after vehicle drives into bridge

Some services may be altered or delayed by up to 25 minutes Source link

Residents 'appalled' at plans for 'eyesore' 18-metre high 5G mast in residential area

"I don’t think any of us around here are going to be very happy with it" Source link

Flasher strikes leaving schoolchildren traumatised in Bedford Park

The incident happened Thursday morning Source link

Hospital Refuses To Discharge 10-Month-Old Zimbabwean Boy

The boy underwent a neck lump operation at the Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital where he was admitted on 7 February this year. The operation was performed on 9 February, and he was supposed to be discharged the next day. The […]

Mnangagwa finally gazettes controversial delimitation report 

By Staff Reporter HARARE: President Emmerson Mnangagwa has gazetted the constituency Delimitation Report by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), setting the stage for crunch elections expected later this year In an extraordinary government gazette of Monday February 20, 2023, Mnangagwa […]

We are doing our best – says Dinson Group in response to disgruntled workers at Manhidze site

By Staff Reporter DINSON Group, the Chinese company tasked with building Africa’s largest iron smelting company in Manhidze, has said it is trying its best to take care of its workers in response to reports they are disgruntled.  The group […]

Shadaya forced to calm fans baying for Hopewell’s blood after critique of Rihanna, ASAP Rocky tweet

 By Staff Reporter SHADAYA Knight had to calm his fans Monday after they launched scathing attacks on fellow Twitter favourite Hopewell Chin’ono (@daddyhope) whom they accused of inhibiting freedom of expression. The award winning Chin’ono had criticised Shadaya’s Rihanna tweet, […]

Lincoln Christmas Market scrapped after 40 years as council makes final decision

City of Lincoln Council has decided to replace the Christmas market with a wider events programme Source link

This rare house in Bedford's prestigious Park Avenue even has a secret garden

It also boasts an original Victorian conservatory Source link

Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 18th February 2023

As the 2023 elections in Zimbabwe approach, this becomes more essential as the violence of the Zanu PF regime against the opposition increases. To combat this, our partner organisation Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe is organising a walk on […]

Nicola Bulley: Former detective explains 'two possibilities' over why body has only just been found

Police recovered a body from the River Wyre on Sunday Source link

Boxer jailed for life for murder of Kamil Leszczynski after body found in Bedfordshire village

Life sentence: Lukasz Stachura (image: Bedfordshire Police) A boxer from Wellingborough will serve a minimum of 23 years behind bars after being convicted of the murder of Kamil Lesczynski, whose body was found in fields between Carlton and Turvey in […]

No, it's not a pig-ment of your imagination as Bedford's wooden pigs get revamp

They were probably cleaned with hogwash Source link

Heartbroken Nadia Nakai finally breaks her silence on AKA’s death

The music icon, who was gunned down on Friday, February 10, outside Durban restaurant Wish on Florida, was honoured with a public memorial service at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, February 17. The memorial was a celebration of his creative […]

Mutizwa inflicts more misery on Kaizer Chiefs in PSL thriller as stuttering season continues

By SA Media SOUHT AFRICA: It was the fourth league loss in six matches with Chiefs securing only four points from a possible 18 in the richest African national championship with a 15 million rand (775,000 euros) first prize. However, […]

Mnangagwa explains why he will “speedily” sign PVO Bill

By Africa-Press President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will “speedily” sign into law the Private Voluntary Organisation Bill (PVO) once it reaches his desk. Writing in his weekly column in the state run The Sunday Mail, Mnangagwa said no amount of […]

Police searching for Nicola Bulley confirm a body is found in river

Procedures to identify the body are on-going. Source link

Zimbabwean survivor recalls SA horror bus crash that claimed 21 lives, left more than 60 injured

By Pretoria News PRETORIA – One of the survivors of the bus crash that claimed at least 21 lives and left more than 60 people injured has described the accident as the “worst event” he has seen in his 59 […]

Live as 'abnormal load' crawls through Lincolnshire at just 15mph

The police are advising motorist to plan alternative routes Source link

VP Chiwenga attempted murder trial: Ailing ex-wife Mubaiwa vomits in court

By Staff Reporter THE trial in which vice president Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife Marry Mubaiwa is accused of attempting to kill the former defence forces chief failed to proceed before a Harare court last Friday. Mubaiwa, who is facing several […]

Kadewere opens scoring account on Spanish La Liga

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS striker Tinotenda Kadewere finally scored his first league goal for Spanish La Liga side Real Mallorca in his first league start to inspire his side to a comfortable 4-2 victory on Saturday. Kadewere repaid the faith […]

Political activist still on remand without trial eight years later

18th February 2023 Zimbabwe By Staff Reporter PRO-DEMOCRACY campaigner Tendai Lynette Mudehwe who was arrested after holding a protest against former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko’s lengthy stay in a five star hotel at taxpayers’ expense is yet to stand eight […]

Police issue photos of people they want to talk to after trouble outside LNER Stadium

There was a fight in Sincil Bank Source link

Zimbabwe opposition fears skewed election over crackdown, bias

By The East African HARARE – Fears are growing in Zimbabwe of another disputed poll, considering the ongoing political violence and a clampdown on the opposition. The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), which was formed a year ago, says police […]

New Epsom College head vows to honour predecessor Emma Pattison

Mrs Pattison grew up in Lincolnshire Source link

Floods continue to cause havoc for communities; six dead and dozens left homeless

By Agencies HARARE: At least 6 people have died and dozens were made homeless after severe weather in Zimbabwe in January and February 2023. Local media reported severe weather affected Manicaland, Masvingo, Matabeleland North and South, Mashonaland Central and the Midlands […]

Majority of micro finance institutions undercapitalised

By Alois Vinga THE majority of deposit taking microfinance institutions (DTMFIs) are struggling to fully capitalise in what could limit them from playing a meaningful role in economic development, latest data from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has revealed. […]

Boston United issue statement after reports of 'discriminatory behaviour' at the stadium

Perpetrators identified will face a stadium banning order Source link

Make a splash to show support for community swimming on Bedford’s Big Swim Day

Event is being held on February 24 Source link

Jail for man who robbed 96-year-old Bedford woman

Sabir Makein Image: Bedfordshire Police A man who took advantage of an elderly woman’s kindness by robbing her in her home has been sentenced to four years in prison. Sabir Makein, 37, of Park Road West, Bedford, snatched the victim’s […]

ZANU PF National political commissar on the run

Makumbe was issued a warrant of arrest last week by a Concession magistrate after he defaulted court. Allegations are that sometime in December last year Makumbe had a misunderstanding with an Assistant Inspector in Chiweshe over smooth flow of traffic […]

How to ensure a safe & secure online gambling experience?

Gambling has been around for centuries, but with the rise of the internet, online gambling has become more popular than ever. While online gambling can be a fun and exciting way to pass the time, it’s essential to ensure that […]

Takeaway owner fined thousands for 15 breaches of food safety and hygiene regulations

He had to pay nearly £10,000 in total Source link

Caledonia Mining reports fatality at Zimbabwe gold mine

17th February 2023 News Headlines By Staff Reporter & Reuters Caledonia Mining Corporation has reported a fatality at its Blanket gold mine in Gwanda after a blasting accident. The accident took place on Thursday afternoon and related to “secondary blasting”. “It […]

Man with torture wounds on his chest stirs anger in Uganda

By Associated Press KAMPALA: Rights activists and others are urging Ugandan authorities to restrain security agents accused of torture after a man who had been missing resurfaced with wounds on his chest. Eric Mwesigwa says he was tortured by security […]

'Porn baron', 80, jailed after masterminding illegal sex video empire

Barrie Templeman and his partner Diane Atkinson, 67, sold and advertised a huge quantity of black market material Source link

Weak Zim opposition not good for democracy

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa An incredible number of voters will take the latter. It is projected that turnout in the elections, to be held by August, will be a mere 35%? The electorate is disengaged and […]

Face of Spalding killer who tried to cover up murder by setting fire to bungalow

He faces life imprisonment Source link

Bedford Library to partially reopen tomorrow after water leak caused 'extensive damage'

The first floor will open on Friday (February 17) Source link

Mandava Stadium to host season opening Castle Challenge Cup

By Sports Reporter REIGNING Premier Soccer League champions FC Platinum and Chibuku Super Cup winners Bulawayo Chiefs will get the 2023 season underway when they face off in the Castle Challenge Cup at Mandava Stadium on March 11. The Castle […]

Food hub a 'marvellous thing' but 'sorry sign' for state of the country

It helps 80 people a week Source link

Central Beds Council the only top-tier local authority in the country not proposing a tax hike – so far

114 of 152 top tier authorities have published budget proposals – and Central Beds is the only one not proposing a tax hike Source link

US: Nyasha Tunduwani on forming non-profit that helps Black-owned tech companies grow

By Nyasha Tunduwani, founder of Seattle-based solution provider Real Impact Technology Consulting, was born and raised in Zimbabwe. Both of his parents were first-generation business owners. He remembers his father always had an element of technology no matter what […]

Minister berates ‘useless’ professors failing to write books; says US$ millions for literature development idle

By James Muonwa I Mashonaland West Correspondent HIGHER Education Minister, Amon Murwira has laid into university professors for failing to write relevant books and literature in order to realign curricula to proffer solutions to national challenges. Speaking during the official […]

Two men arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after armed police raid

A 32-year-old man and a 35-year-old man were both arrested and remain in police custody. Police officers, dog units and a drone were sent to the scene earlier today. Source link

Castle area one of five parts of Bedford to record a rise in Covid cases

But cases remain low Source link

Is this your bike? We’d like to help reunite it with its owner

Is this your blue Carrera mountain bike? It may have been stolen and we’d like to get it back to its owners. A nearly-new bike that appears to have been dumped on the banks of the River Great Ouse has […]

Teens arrested after Lincoln fight with 'bladed weapons' and a hammer organised on social media

A man has been charged Source link

Mthuli Ncube draws down IMF SDRs to set up US$10 million gold facility

By Alois Vinga FINANCE Minister, Mthuli Ncube has drawn down an International Monetary Fund (IMF) grant extended to Zimbabwe last year to set up a US$10 million gold facility in a bid to spur growth in the most lucrative economic […]

House prices in Bedford increase slightly

And it’s good news for owners of flats too Source link

Mwonzora recalls Mudzuri from Parliament

15th February 2023 News Headlines By Anna Chibamu MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora has recalled former Harare Mayor Elias Mudzuri from Senate. Deputy Senate president (Rtd) Brigadier Mike Nyambuya made the announcement Tuesday. “I have to inform the House that on […]

West Indies beat Zimbabwe inside 3 days to clinch series

15th February 2023 Cricket, Sport By Associated Press BULAWAYO: Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie’s six wickets helped West Indies defeat Zimbabwe by an innings and four runs inside three days to clinch the two-match test series 1-0 Tuesday. Motie, who took […]

CCC refutes Gokwe violence allegations, claims attempt to jail Chibaya

Fadzayi Mahere CCC and Zanu PF supporters clashed and according to the ruling party, two people identified as Shylet Hatina and Temba Motsi were injured. Zanu PF has accused CCC supporters for instigating the violence, an accusation the opposition’s Spokesperson […]

DWP cost of living payments: When next instalment of £900 benefit will be paid out

Three payments will be made throughout the year to help people with the cost of living Source link

ZEGU law faculty to participate in India’s largest moot court competition

By Reason Razao | Senior Reporter Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (Zegu) is set to represent Zimbabwe at the annual KK Luthra memorial moot court competitions after successfully completing the first round of qualifiers. The competition which will include  60 other participants […]

More and more adults in Bedford are STILL living with their parents

The rise is significant Source link

Jury told defendant said “I think I have stabbed him” in Palgrave Road murder trial

Kameron Campbell (image: sbna/Facebook) A man who had been fatally stabbed pushed his bike along a Bedford street before collapsing, a jury heard on Monday. Kameron Campbell, 26, had pulled a knife on a woman in Palgrave Road when her […]

Missing Nicola Bulley would have been 'shoved really hard' if she is in river, says expert

Forensic specialist Peter Faulding claims "to actually get into the river you would have to be pushed very hard, or knocked out and shoved in the river" Source link

Bedford Library forced to shut after "significant flooding"

Repairs are currently being done to make it safe Source link

Live as A15 closed due to overturned lorry

Avoid the area Source link

‘Never forget where you’re from’: Darlington Murasiranwa gives back to Zimbabwe community that raised him

By Benedict Rhodes I Darlington Murasiranwa had a year to remember both on and off the pitch in 2022.  On the pitch, the young goalkeeper’s FC Edmonton side battled week in and week out – not letting their well-documented […]

Man jailed for burglary at carpet shop

He stole a laptop and a van containing a satnav and tools Source link

Two 16-year-old boys arrested after reports of 'fighting'youths carrying knives in Lincoln

Investigations are ongoing after police said multiple reports were made of an altercation in a Lincoln residential street on Saturday afternoon Source link

Surely not: A bungalow for sale in Bedford's Castle quarter

Wait ’til you get a load of the kitchen Source link

Welcome changes to business rates will benefit town centre retail and hospitality sector

Shop and restaurant owners in Bedford will see their business rates reduced after the government chose not to increase rates by inflation. In what has been hailed as the first step towards business rate reform, rates for retail and hospitality […]

Bedford social worker to enter this year’s Love Island

But be warned, she’s a “bit of a tease” Source link

Modern democracy now outdated and in urgent need of reformation!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana For instance, I spend most of my time concerned about the welfare and well-being of ordinary Zimbabweans – specially those tormented by the sorrowful painful plight we find ourselves under – at the hands of a selfish […]

Munetsi continues to shine in France

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international Marshall Munetsi continued his fine season for Stade de Reims after scoring, ensuring his side bounced back from their midweek Cup exit to hammer Champagne region rivals ESTAC Troyes 4-0 at the Stade Auguste-Delaune on […]

A15 live updates as delays reported near Caenby Corner due to broken down vehicle

It is causing delays at the roundabout Source link

Death toll hits 33 000 in Turkey, Syria quake

13th February 2023 In Pictures By AFP The death toll from a catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria climbed to 33 000 on Sunday, with the United Nations warning that the final number may double. Officials and medics said 29 605 […]

Nakamba – “When I play I always give everything”

By LUTON: Marvelous Nakamba played the full 90 minutes for the first time since December 2021 and wants to continue ‘giving everything’ for the rest of the season. The midfielder helped Luton Town secure a good point on the […]

‘Millet is the new maize’ as food insecurity piles pressure

By Africanews JESTINA Nyamukunguvengu picks up a hoe and slices through the soil of her fields that are lush green with a pearl millet crop in Zimbabwe’s arid Rushinga district. While others in her Zimbabwean village agonise over a maize […]

Man who traded at Lincoln Christmas Market for 35 years says plans to scrap event are 'lunacy'

The plans will be discussed at an Executive meeting on February 20 Source link

We took £10 to Louth Market and loved what we found

The market has become an integral part of the town’s culture over the years Source link

MPs flag Cottco for paying farmers using groceries

Speaking in parliament this week, Kambuzuma legislator Willias Madzimure slammed Zimbabwean authorities for delaying payments to farmers who delivered produce to Cottco during the 2022 marketing season. “The issue of giving farmers groceries and sometimes equipment to use in the […]

MANHIZE: New Chinese steel plant accused of exploiting workers; staff claim they are paid $4 a day, get no time off and live in squalid conditions

In response to questions, Disco denied that it had ever barred workers from forming or joining unions of their choice. “A process to form a union, branch or representative council or organisation at our site would be the prerogative of […]

Namibia, Zimbabwe gear up to keep more profits from lithium boom

CAPE TOWN: Lithium-rich African countries, including Zimbabwe and Namibia, are trying to develop processing and refining industries to capture more of the profits of global demand for the battery material. As the auto industry shifts towards electric vehicles (EVs) – […]

Zimbabwe polls predict a Chamisa triumph over Mnangagwa

Results of an independent survey of Zimbabwean voters show that opposition leader Nelson Chamisa could defeat the incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in the national elections later this year. But many voters expressed concern about whether the election would be free […]

A leader who always gives reasons for his failures is himself an unmitigated failure!

Tendai Ruben Mbofana One may be a father or husband, mother or wife, or maybe a supervisor or manager at a company – to a corporate executive, or an entrepreneur. We also have those in traditional, local and national positions […]

Plans for solar farm to be built on 200-acre plot of agricultural land near Holbeach

The farm could create enough energy to power more than 14,000 homes Source link

SA GUN VIOLENCE: Police manhunt after popular rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes killed in Durban nightclub shooting

By Award-winning rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes has been shot and killed at a nightclub in Durban. Sources confirmed that Forbes and another man were killed on the popular Florida Road. What lead up to the incident is not yet clear. […]

Erosion is a big problem for coastal living home owners

​Q: I’m looking to buy a home by the seaside but the property is near a cliff and I’m worried about coastal erosion … should I be? Source link

CANADA: Family beams with pride as son leads team to 2 victories in 1 day

By April Hudson for CBC News It was a close game, but the N.W.T.’s junior male futsal team eked out a 2-1 win against Alaska at the Arctic Winter Games — and then went on to a sweeping 13-2 win […]

How well do you know Lincolnshire? Have a go at our landmarks quiz to find out

Our county is home to some stunning buildings and views Source link

Bedford opticians unveil new eyecare service just for children

New contact lenses and glasses help slow progression of short-sightedness Source link

55% drop in PCSOs on Bedfordshire streets

Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) Image: Shutterstock/ Juiced Up Media Home Office figures show the number of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on Bedfordshire streets has fallen by 55% since 2015. A total of 47 full-time equivalent PCSOs were employed […]

Police blocks CCC Mutare rally

10th February 2023 News Headlines, Trending By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has barred the main opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) rally scheduled for Saturday at Rowa Grounds in Mutare rural district. ZRP said the venue which CCC […]

ITV Loose Women's Denise Welch sparks backlash over slamming speculation about missing Nicola Bulley

The panellist was met with backlash from viewers as she hit out at "armchair detectives" Source link

Bedford records 55 Covid cases but no deaths this week

Nearly 70 people were admitted to hospital though Source link

UN troops kill eight civilians in DRC convoy attack, says governor

United Nations peacekeepers have killed eight civilians during an attack on their supply convoy in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a military governor said. The troops were firing “warning shots”, which also wounded 28 people in the […]

Jonathan Moyo scoffs at survey showing voters favour Chamisa over Mnangagwa; says it’s fatal desperation

By Staff Reporter EXILED former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has dismissed the recent survey by London based SABI Strategy Group showing opposition party leader Nelson Chamisa will defeat incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa in impending elections describing it as a ‘fatal […]

'Murmuration of starlings over Lincoln is beautiful – but the bird mess is a pain'

Cars, houses and gardens have been splattered Source link

Where are these fruits of independence Zimbabweans are supposed to be enjoying?

Tendai Ruben Mbofana   I find nothing more infuriating than coming across those in the country’s ruling elitist privileged clique making noise about ‘the fruits of our independence that we, the people of Zimbabwe, are supposed to treasure, protect, and […]

Helen’s Queen’s award was presented by King Charles

A former Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire who was awarded an honour by Queen Elizabeth, was presented with her medal by King Charles this week. Source link

Serious assault in Bedford leaves man injured

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information after an assault in Bedford on Worcester Road, near the parade of shops on Harrowden Road on Sunday night. At around 12.30pm on Sunday a man was approached by three men, and an altercation […]

Zimbabwe hold off late West Indies charge to draw first test

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Ted Vines' dad admits causing the 12-year-old's death by dangerous driving in Bardney

Paul Vines also admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving Source link

Beds Freemasons back appeal for survivors of devastating Turkey/Syria earthquake

Survivors of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria which has killed more than 16,000 people, will be receiving vital emergency supplies thanks to a grant from Bedfordshire Freemasons. Source link

Cement company consider sale PPC unit in Zimbabwe

A sale will help the company, founded in 1892, to focus on its South African operations, said the people, who asked not to be identified because discussions are at an early stage. Pricing negotiations are ongoing, and there is no […]

WORLD BANK: Zimbabwean economy to maintain modest growth in 2023

By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwe’s economy is projected to grow at a modest growth rate in 2023 against a weakening global economic growth outlook, according to the World Bank. Speaking at the Economic and Business Outlook Symposium, organized by the Confederation […]

Warren Hills Golf Club faces eviction after refusing to pay rentals for over 3 years

A HARARE property developer, Sunshine Development (Pvt) Ltd, has won a case in which it petitioned the High Court for an order to evict Warren Hills Golf Club from its Warren Park premises. The ruling follows refusal by the golf […]

Man arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence in Skegness

Investigations are ongoing Source link

Eight face domestic abuse charges in just 24 hours, say Bedfordshire Police

Four were remanded into custody Source link

PCC says Council Tax increase will pay for 17 new police officers

The maximum increase allowed for the policing precept part of council tax has been agreed by the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Panel. Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC), Festus Akinbusoye told the panel yesterday (Tuesday) that he has to ensure that […]

Iran exposes Zimbabwe’s lies about sanctions crippling economy

Tendai Ruben Mbofana Whilst Shava, with his colleagues in cabinet – ministers of information and industry, Monica Mutsvangwa, and Sekai Nzenza respectively – are taken around Iran’s success stories, I am hoping this finally lays bare a stark reality that […]

Live updates as roads cordoned off by police after 'suspicious device' found

Officers have warned members of the public to avoid the area Source link

Police stop this truck with 'insecure load' driving in Kempston

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Tagwirei, Mnangagwa’s son among travelling party as Zanu PF leader starts Equatorial Guinea State visit

By Staff Reporter CONTROVERSIAL business mogul Kuda Tagwirei and Emmerson Mnangagwa Junior are among the entourage accompanying President Mnangagwa in Equatorial Guinea. The State visit marks the second time Mnangagwa has made a trip to Equatorial Guinea as he scouts for business […]

High Court outlaws statutes protecting commercial property tenants in landmark ruling

By Staff Reporter THE law which protected tenants renting commercial properties has been overturned by the High Court in a landmark ruling which orders them to immediately vacate premises after expiry of contract. Previously, tenants were protected by Sections 22 and 23 of […]

Grieving fiancée of footballer Jordan Sinnott fighting to change law after birth certificate battle

Jordan Sinnott was left off the birth certificate after she found out she was pregnant just days after his funeral Source link

Police log record number of sexual offences in Bedford

Victim Support urged the police and CPS to “do better” Source link

Miraculous escape: Harare man survives suicide attempt after jump from building rooftop

7th February 2023 News Headlines, Trending By Staff Reporter AN unidentified man, Tuesday, survived a suicide attempt after jumping from the top of Tanganyika building in Harare. In a video that has since gone viral on social media,  the distressed […]

Fifth arrest this year in operation targeting criminal Bedford gang

Five people suspected of being involved in a criminal gang in Bedford have been arrested. The latest arrest came after officers stop and searched a man in his 20s in the Queens Park area of the town yesterday (Monday) and […]

'Hero' captain who saved lives when ship hit explosives dies aged 39

He died as a result of the explosion, which it is thought to have caused a huge physical and mental toll Source link

Keen birdwatchers at Ampthill care home join RSPB campaign

Residents threw their weight behind the science project Source link

South Africa’s biggest cement firm mulls sale of Zimbabwe unit

By Bloomberg News Unsolicited approaches made for Zimbabwe unit, company says PPC’s shares surge 18% on plan to sell Zimbabwe unit PPC Ltd., South Africa’s largest cement maker, is considering selling its Zimbabwe business for about $200 million, according to […]

CFI optimistic on inflation decline measures, posts 39,4% revenue increase

By Alois Vinga DIVERSIFIED conglomerate, CFI Holdings Limited has acknowledged that measures put in place by the government to contain inflationary pressures have managed to bring about relative stability on the back of a 39,4% revenue increase posted by the […]

Two members of same family arrested on suspicion of stealing different vans

The son arrived on the scene in a Ford Transit that he did not own just as his parent was failing a drug wipe Source link

Zimbabwean golfer Follett-Smith wins Cape Town Open to secure maiden Challenge Tour title

By Sports Reporter  ZIMBABWEAN professional golfer, Benjamin Follett-Smith, won his first title on Challenge Tour title with a second victory at the Cape Town Open after a dramatic final day at Royal Cape Golf Club on Sunday. The Challenge Tour […]

Cuteness alert – four rescued kinkajous given new home at Lincolnshire wildlife park

They live in a specially-built nocturnal house Source link

A507 Clophill to Beadlow reopens following 'complex to combat' warehouse fire

The investigation is ongoing Source link

Teenager rushed to hospital by air ambulance after motocross crash in Grantham

He was just one week away from taking his GCSEs Source link

Man City charged by Premier League for numerous alleged breaches of financial rules

Sky Sports Manchester City charged by Premier League with numerous alleged breaches of financial rules; Premier League has referred the case to an independent commission; Man City say there are “surprised by the issuing of these alleged breaches”, adding they […]

Dan Vajzovic selected as new DCC for Bedfordshire Police

DCC Dan Vajzovic (image: Bedfordshire Police) Dan Vajzovic, the former Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) of the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) has been confirmed as Bedfordshire Police’s new Deputy Chief Constable. DCC Vajzovic was selected to step into the […]

Plans rejected for tucked away village convenience store in 'dangerous' location

It was argued that the store would significantly increase noise and traffic Source link

a new geopolitics in Africa?

In exchange, Zimbabwe received $66m worth of agricultural equipment for the agricultural mechanisation programme, notably tractors made at the famous former Soviet plant in Belarus (check out this wonderful BBC Crossing Continents radio programme on the tractor factory). In the speeches that followed […]

Former homeless Zim mum now thriving as a university student in Bristol

By BBC News UNITED KINGDOM: A woman who became homeless with her baby daughter says finding education later in life helped her turn her life around. Cleopatra Kaviya, 38, lost her home after splitting with her partner while pregnant in […]

SA: Ramaphosa asks deputy who resigned to stay on ‘until modalities of departure finalised’

By President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya, on Sunday confirmed that Deputy President David Mabuza had been asked to remain in his position until modalities around his departure are finalised.  Magwenya confirmed for the first time that Mabuza had […]

'Hope drives us' – The Ukrainian musician defending her country while touring Europe

She wants to play a gig in Lincolnshire soon Source link

Israel’s ambassador to Zambia and Zimbabwe mugged on Lusaka street in front of her bodyguards

Car pulls up alongside Ofra Farhi as she’s crossing road; occupants grab her bag containing diplomatic passport, cellphone By The Times of Israel Israel’s ambassador to Zambia and the sub-region was mugged on a street in the African country’s capital […]

Jailed in January: The criminals who were put behind bars in Lincolnshire's courts

Dangerous drug dealers are among those jailed Source link

Comrade President – Are you aware Daniel Garwe has, on your behalf, declared CCC supporters are unwanted in Mashonaland East?

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses the media at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, March, 17, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi While publicly you have preached peace, we are no longer convinced that you are a man of peace. You […]

GOT YOUR BACK: Mliswa leaps to defence of Ginimbi’s Ex; denies socialite Zodwa Mkandla a drug dealer

By UK Correspondent  & Agencies Zimbabwe has long struggled with the problem of drug and substance abuse with experts noting that a deepening economic crisis and the attendant poverty and despair have resulted in increasing numbers of youths turning to […]

One of UK's oldest department stores Louth's Eve & Ranshaw closes for good

The current cost-of-living crisis was one factor that forced the business to close Source link

Surely, why study 10 subjects at school as if unsure of one’s goals in life?

Tendai Ruben Mbofana   This inevitably leads to the usual debate – is it really necessary for one to sit for, say, 20 subjects are Ordinary Level, or as happened recently, 10 at Advanced Level? On my first day of […]

West Indies bat first in opener, Ballance debuts for Zimbabwe

By Associated Press BULAWAYO: West Indies won the toss and will bat first in the opening test against Zimbabwe on Saturday. The teams will contest a two-match series, both in Bulawayo. West Indies selected left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie for the […]

Former homeless Skegness man plans to cross border into Ukraine with supplies

He says there’s a desperate need for tourniquets Source link

When is the next full moon? Dates for all full moons in 2023 and the meaning of their names

Here’s the full list of all full moons, ‘supermoons’ and lunar eclipses that will occur in 2023. Source link

Long-term agreements. Results of Lukashenko’s visit to UAE, Zimbabwe summarized

Why is cooperation with Africa important? In his public speeches during his stay in Zimbabwe Aleksandr Lukashenko repeatedly emphasized the significance and the role of the African continent for the entire world. The Belarusian leader said: “Africa woke up a […]

​Warning of risk of flooding for homes next to waterways

I bought a new house recently but am worried about flooding in the local area, how can I find out if my home is likely to flood? Source link

Ethiopia’s PM meets Tigray leaders for first time since war

By Associated Press NAIROBI: Ethiopia’s prime minister has met the leaders of rival Tigray forces for the first time since a devastating two-year conflict ended with a peace deal late last year. State media on Friday showed Prime Minister Abiy […]

Democratic capitalism is in crisis but Westminster politicians remain in denial – Stewart McDonald

Martin Wolf, the Financial Times columnist and high priest of globalisation, published his new book this week to rave reviews from Ben Bernanke, former chair of the US Federal Reserve, and Sir Angus Deaton, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize […]

Next Africa: Tractors and Sewing Machines Only Go So Far

By Bloomberg At the airport near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s premier tourist attraction, traditional dancers leaped and a crowd clad in ruling party regalia sang on Wednesday. They were waiting for Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, whose jet sat on the tarmac, […]

Vehicles targeted in spate of overnight burglaries in village

"Please be vigilant" Source link