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Massive fire engulfs warehouse in Brooklyn

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Massive fire engulfs warehouse in Brooklyn

Developing story, seen from the air

Developing story, seen from the air

By @ShaunyNews Via: http://nypost.com/2015/01/31/massive-fire-in-brooklyn-engulfs-warehouse/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Firefighters are trying to gain control of a massive fire engulfing a Williamsburg warehouse Saturday, as authorities fear the building might now collapse. The FDNY deployed a fire boat in the East River to battle the flames, which are sending plumes of thick smoke over the neighborhood.  Strong winds carried ash and soot that fell from above several blocks away from the waterfront blaze at North 11th Street. “I smelled this burning smell and I looked up and saw all of this smoke billowing,” said Heather Schmidt, 33, among the area residents with their scarves tightly wrapped around their faces to fend off the soot and smoke

fire fighters battling smoke and flames at a store facility in Brooklyn, New York
Via: a santos on You Tube

“I’m about a mile away and the smoke was very thick all the way back there,” said Manhattan Ave. resident Anthony Charles, 40, who was standing on the corner of North 11th St. and Wythe Ave. and flying a drone about 200 feet above trying to catch footage of the blaze. “It’s crazy,” he said. “I smelled the smoke at about 6:30 am.” No injuries have been reported yet, officials said.

http://news.info-pult.com/massive-fire-in-brooklyn-engulfs-warehouse/

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nbc-news/large-blaze-engulfs-brooklyn-warehouse-391806019789

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*Edited*False Alarm **POSSIBLE PLANE HIJACK IN PROCESS!

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*Edited*False Alarm **POSSIBLE PLANE HIJACK IN PROCESS!

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By @ShaunyNews

**EDIT**

Thankfully this was an error, everyone is ok

This flight landed safely and on time. Was an error on the plane:

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ALERT: WestJet Flight WA2154 sends hijack signal in-flight over Mexico; flight >departed Vancouver< for Puerto Vallarta< Flight #WS2154

Reported here https://twitter.com/flightradar24

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UK News: Crew Rescued After Car Carrier Runs Aground

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UK News: Crew Rescued After Car Carrier Runs Aground

All 25 crew are accounted for and are "safe and well" - but their cargo ship remains stuck in the Solent, listing at 45 degrees.

All 25 crew are accounted for and are “safe and well” – but their cargo ship remains stuck in the Solent, listing at 45 degrees

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews VIA http://news.sky.com/story/1401706/crew-rescued-after-car-carrier-runs-aground

It must be asked if there is something going on in Earth’s Oceans just now, since middle of 2014 and going into 2015 we have seen several events like this one. Thankfully all people on board are safe that is the main thing. There was another one I am hearing in the Northern tip of Scotland add that to the earlier this week, questions have to be asked

Lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter have rescued all 25 crew from the water and on board a car carrier which became grounded off the Isle of Wight. The Hoegh Osaka got into difficulty at Bramble Bank in the central Solent at around 9.20pm on Saturday and began listing. National Maritime Operations Centre commander Steve Carson said: “All of the crew have been accounted for and other than a couple of non life-threatening injuries, everyone is safe and well.” HM Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the search and rescue mission was co-ordinated by the National Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham.

Where it ran aground

Where it ran aground

It said three crew members who remained on board the cargo ship to assist with salvage operations have also been airlifted off the vessel. Four RNLI lifeboats from Calshot, Cowes and Yarmouth were involved in the rescue mission alongside the Solent Coastguard Helicopter, Southampton Patrol and four tug boats, two from Esso and two from Southampton Docks.  Maritime operations controller Andy Jenkins told Sky News this morning that the rescue was “not straight-forward by any means”. He added: “Due to the difficulty with the vessel in terms of the list, it was a difficult operation to achieve.” Lucy Morgan, a reporter at Isle of Wight Radio, said the 180-metre vessel is currently beached about three-quarters of the way from the Isle of Wight to the mainland. She told Sky News: “What we understand happened is that it ran aground at Bramble Bank.

The Hoegh Osaka Ship Beached at Bramble Bank in the Central Solent
Via BREAKING NEWS on You Tube

At low tide it becomes so low that at some times of the year people actually play cricket on Bramble Bank, and it seems to have become stuck in the middle of the Solent where it is now listing very badly to its starboard side. “This is the part of the Solent where Cowes Week runs… where a lot of boating takes place, so to see a cargo ship as big as this in this situation is extremely rare and very unusual.” Mr Jenkins said plans for salvaging the ship are being considered and the situation closely watched as daylight arrives. He added: “There’s a possibility the vessel can be re-floated but if that’s not the case (the authorities) will look at the best way to move the vessel safely.” He said the 51,000-tonne ship was listing at 45 degrees, describing the situation as “unusual” and “a difficult one to predict”. It is not yet clear how the cargo ship, which reportedly left Southampton on Saturday evening, managed to get into difficulty.

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BREAKING: #Ferguson Protesters CUFFED & MACED After Storming St. Louis Police Headquarters

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BREAKING: #Ferguson Protesters CUFFED & MACED After Storming St. Louis Police Headquarters

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ShaunBy @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com

Ferguson protesters stormed the police headquarters in down town St. Louis today. They were going to hold a sit-in protest for four-and-a-half hours until they were maced and cuffed. Police broke out the pepper spray. They have demands, I managed to get a few documents, more when I have it on this developing story

This photo was taken before they were maced and cuffed.

This photo was taken before they were maced and cuffed.

Protesters stormed the doors of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters Wednesday morning. Their plan is to occupy the department for four and a half hours. About 15 protesters were in the lobby and refused to leave until their demands were met. They also handed police an ‘Eviction Notice.’ The unhinged protesters taped demands on the police department windows.

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And they handed police an eviction notice.

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Strange Happenings Worldwide – Are we missing Terrorism stories?

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Strange Happenings Worldwide – Are we missing Terrorism stories?

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via various sources

I will let you understand how I am thinking here, or how I think when writing. I will give you a quick example of how my mind works. Just before the America elections I was sent a video from You Tube of Barack Obama voting. Right away I called “Something wrong” Watch the video and see if you see it

CHICAGO MAN TO OBAMA: ‘DON’T TOUCH MY GIRLFRIEND’ – OBAMA’S SECURITY DOES ‘NOTHING’

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/chicago-man-to-obama-dont-touch-my-girlfriend-obamas-security-does-nothing/

Now, months before, a woman drove her truck at the Whitehouse doors and she was shot in the head from a few feet away. Obama’s security detail were ALL OVER IT and dealt with it. So I am asking, why did ‘Mike’ in the video above get to point feet away and threaten the POTUS? This is the Woman who they shot http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/attempt-ram-white-house-gate-ends-conn-woman/story?id=20460948 and here is the video of her being shot, so I ask, was the Obama video staged to make him look like your “Average Joe” This is how my mind works. I see things in an instant I can turn the coin around and apply logic in an instant, video below, 30 seconds in DEAD! Why was Mike allowed to point so close?

Woman shot dead at White House gates

Before I write I must say ‘Rest in Peace’ to the 6 people of my kin who died in Glasgow and all over the World over the Festive period, it was sad, wrong and just heartbreaking. So, what is my main feelings here, I see a pattern emerging, lets see if anyone else can see it. I had this on my mind since the night this awful event happened and as events kept happening. On the same day a man drove his truck into a French Shopping Centre shouting  “God is great” in Arabic before driving into crowds of people on the pavement, but still French authorities say they are not treating this as a terrorist attack. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/breaking-10-injured-as-man-drives-van-into-christmas-fair-in-nantes-france/ Also here below, a few things don’t add up. Now I say above “Strange Happenings” I am asking, I am speculating, as a teller of news I have to tell the story I have been told, seen and heard. I may be right, I may be wrong, but why would the hold they identity of the Glasgow bin driver? I mean there has been other things similar happening all over the World for all of time and they always name the driver. So what gives here? The link below is from US outlet ‘Fox News’ so some of the info comes from credible places. Also there is info I can’t share for obvious reasons. The Glasgow incident occurred on the Anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing. It is highly unusual that the driver’s name is being kept secret; the authorities are well aware that rumours are circulating, and these rumours could easily be dispelled by releasing his name. B59zaoYCUAIomCmUnless he has an Islamic name, that is. Now by not naming the Glasgow 3, driver and 2  helpers, if we use logic would be un-named due to reasons for their safety right? I can get that and I even respect that, if that is the case. But what I am doing here is throwing many stories that have happened all over the World in the last week to 10 days, only in Glasgow do names not get a mention and the French driver was named. Is it so we are not to be scared by our Media? Why is it only American outlet Fox News who outed the driver in France for his Muslim links and perhaps terrorist attack? It has not been classed as a terror attack anywhere else, so I ask, what gives here? In Scotland WE KNOW THE MEDIA LIE AND TAKE SIDES! Keep this in mind, please

Police and rescue crews are seen near a Christmas market where a man drove a small van into a crowd, injuring ten people, including five seriously wounded, according to French media, in Nantes

Police and rescue crews are seen near a Christmas market where a man drove a small van into a crowd, injuring ten people, including five seriously wounded, according to French media, in Nantes

In the USA 2 Cops were gunned down in their own cars, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot officers in the head on Saturday the 20th. The Muslim NYPD  double cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley worked for a Muslim Brotherhood front group, according to his Facebook page, yet there is no mention of a terrorist attack, why?  https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/breaking-two-nypd-officers-shot-while-sitting-inside-squad-car-brooklyn/

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We are told that on his facebook page he was loyal to the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ Now go check for yourself, his Facebook is gone. I can take you back to the Boston Bombings, both of their Facebook pages stayed up for a few month, may still be there, Ismaaiyal’s has been deleted, all I could get was the screenshot above. Odd right? On December 28th a man killed a cop in St Louise in America. Again a quick look through the internet I see this lad is a Muslim also. I would ask anyone who can or is able, to look at all these events and see if you see something I can’t, sorry I mean don’t. http://illinoissocialmedialaw.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/pjnet-michael-savagethe-race-war.html That link is for the St Louise cop killer, he had images of people being beheaded on his Facebook wall.  I will show you just one like for like ‘Accident’ here http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/feb/28/selby-rail-crash-driver-fate The guy was names, shamed then jailed.

French driver reportedly heard yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ slams pedestrians, injures 13

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12/22/in-tense-france-driver-rampages-in-lyon-area-slamming-into-passersby/

Glasgow bin lorry crash: Driver identity protected

http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/glasgow-bin-lorry-crash-driver-identity-protected-1-3645006

So am I way off course or onto something? I believe something has happened, I am as sure as I can be, putting all these latest stories together that seem ‘Strange’. I won’t go further, it is just odd and unusual. Names are always given, or if not they kept from us 0.1% of the time, hardly ever. So have we just seen a Christmas Terrorist attack. There were more deaths. I could sit here all night, so I will link below all these ‘Strange’ deaths over and around the festive period. If you think I am onto something link away, if not, tell me, and tell me why. Now I am talking all over the World here, not just the USA or the UK. Anyone who knows me will know I never intend to offend. I am putting a puzzle together here. But I am seeing a few others doing the same thing, I thought I would research to see if they were right or there was anything to what they were saying, I found it to be worse.

Cheers.

Shaun

This is just breaking news! https://ca.news.yahoo.com/newsalert-edmonton-police-investigate-deaths-multiple-locations-171331132.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-asia-30491113

http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/12-people-killed-over-christmas-counting-period/38810/EJRq3z5JQ0CrTHGHuDdNgQ

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2014/12/24/paige-stalker-family-remembers-girl-smart/20880317/

http://www.itv.com/news/west/story/2014-12-17/delivery-driver-killed-by-his-own-van/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2887766/Kidnapped-priest-Mexico-dead.html

Go search for alone> https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Killings+and+deaths+December+2014&oq=Killings+and+deaths+December+2014&aqs=chrome..69i57.12311j1j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8#q=Murders+and+Killings+December+2014

 

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Air Asia Indonesia flight QZ8501 to Singapore missing

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Air Asia Indonesia flight QZ8501 to Singapore missing

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via Links below

Broke a few hours ago this.  An AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has gone missing. Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at 06:24 local time (23:24 GMT Saturday) over the Java Sea.

The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made. Bad weather was reported in the area, and an air search operation has now been suspended for the night. Planes from Indonesia and Singapore had been scouring an area of sea between Kalimantan (Borneo) and Java. Some boats were reported to be continuing to search as night fell.

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A few hours ago many of the relatives at the crisis centre in the airport still seemed calm – glued to their phones, perhaps trying to find any news of the plane or stay in touch with friends and loved ones But more than 12 hours since the plane took off they are looking increasingly worried. Officials still have no idea what happened to the aircraft. The governor of East Java, Soekarwo, the mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, and the chief executive of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, have come to talk to the relatives to assure them that all is being done to locate the missing Airbus.

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This has been a difficult year for aviation in Asia: Malaysia’s national carrier Malaysia Airlines has suffered two losses – flights MH370 and MH17. Flight MH370 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March with 239 passengers and crew. The wreckage, thought to be in southern Indian Ocean, has still not been located. MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July, killing all 298 on board. Flight QZ8501 was supposed to arrive early this morning. Hours later the families of the passengers gathered here have very little information. Airport officials are keeping them well away from the media and trying to make them comfortable. The scenes at Changi are reminiscent of those in Kuala Lumpur immediately after MH370 went missing in March: anxious relatives waiting for any news on their loves ones, a media frenzy, but no answers.

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There were 155 passengers on board, the company said in a statement:

  • 138 adults, 16 children and one infant
  • Most on board were Indonesian
  • Several were from other countries: one UK national, a Malaysian, a Singaporean and three South Koreans
  • The BBC understands that the British national is Chi-Man Choi
  • Two pilots and five crew were also on board – one French, the others Indonesian

The plane in question was delivered to AirAsia in 2008, has flown 13,600 times, covering 23,000 hours, and underwent its last maintenance on 16 November.

AirAsia has set up an emergency line for family or friends of those who may be on board. The number is +622 129 850 801.

Dozens of passengers’ relatives have been gathering at Juanda airport in Surabaya and Singapore’s Changi airport to hear news.

http://news.sky.com/story/1399016/search-resumes-for-missing-airasia-plane

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30614627

 

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Xbox, PlayStation networks down, hacking group claims credit

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Xbox, PlayStation networks down, hacking group claims credit

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/25/news/nation/xbox-playstation-networks-down-hacking-group-claims-credit/ #LizardSquad getting the blame for hacking

Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, the Internet services video gamers use to play online, were hit by connection failures on Christmas Day, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.

The group, which took credit for an attack on Sony earlier this year, said on its Twitter account that it was behind the attacks. The group said it would “stop hitting” the services if users called attention to the hack by retweeting its statements.

Thursday’s incidents are part of a series of escalating attacks against Sony. This month, a group called Guardians of Peace claimed responsibility for hacking into the Tokyo-based company’s servers, destroying data, exposing Hollywood secrets, and forcing Sony’s movie studio to cancel the nationwide theater release of “The Interview,” a comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Instead, Sony released the movie online and on the Xbox network. Both hacking groups had threatened further disruptions on Christmas Day.

Users are having difficulty signing into their online accounts and Xbox is working to fix the problem, according to an alert on Xbox Live’s website. The PlayStation Network, used to connect Sony’s gaming consoles, is experiencing similar issues.

“We are aware that some users are experiencing difficulty logging into the PSN,” Sony Computer Entertainment America said on its website. “We will update this article with any changes that occur in regards to this issue.”

An email and voicemail to David Dennis, a spokesman for Microsoft, weren’t immediately returned. Messages to Jennifer Clark and Sean Yoneda, representatives for Sony, weren’t immediately returned.

Last week, President Barack Obama blamed North Korea for orchestrating the attacks against Sony and vowed to respond. North Korea has said it doesn’t know the identity of the hackers claiming responsibility for breaking into Sony’s computer network. The country’s connection to the Internet was also disrupted earlier this week.

Sony Pictures released “The Interview” online Wednesday via Google’s YouTube video-streaming website, the Xbox video console and http://www.seetheinterview.com, a website sponsored by Sony. By streaming the comedy via the Web, Microsoft and Sony took the risk of provoking denial-of-service hacking attacks. The hacktivists had warned that they intended to target the companies with such incidents on Christmas Day.

Denial-of-service assaults can be difficult to deflect, even if a company has ample warning they are coming, because they are executed by thousands of hacked computers performing normal but database-intensive activities, such as performing searches or downloading videos, all at the same time.

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BREAKING: 10 injured as man drives van into Christmas fair in Nantes, France

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BREAKING: 10 injured as man drives van into Christmas fair in Nantes, France

Police and rescue crews are seen near a Christmas market where a man drove a small van into a crowd, injuring ten people, including five seriously wounded, according to French media, in Nantes

Police and rescue crews are seen near a Christmas market where a man drove a small van into a crowd, injuring ten people, including five seriously wounded, according to French media, in Nantes

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews http://rt.com/news/216827-france-lorry-crash-christmas/

On the same day a garbage truck went out of control 35 mile from my home and killed 4 people we have this breaking news from France. At least ten people were injured, two gravely, as a minivan crashed into a Christmas market in Nantes. The driver attempted to stab himself to death following the crash, a second such incident in the country over the last two days. Reports on the number of injured were conflicting with Le Figaro suggesting there are 17 casualties, while Focusur.fr reports at least 12 were injured and five are in serious condition.

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France: 10 injured as man drives van into Christmas fair
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A 37-year-old man “deliberately” drove the van into the market crowded with families and kids, according to local media. After that he attempted to take his life, stabbing himself in the chest several times. A source close to the investigation told AFP that the man was seriously injured but alive. He was taken to hospital. Witnesses told L’Express the man was shouting “Allahu Akbar”. Despite some media reports called the incident a “jihadist attack”, this has not been confirmed by officials. Local prosecutor Brigitte Lamy told journalists it was an “isolated case” and “not a terrorist act,” AP reported. Lamy said the driver was born in the western French city of Saintes, about 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Nantes, but did not disclose the man‘s identity.

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/12/22/uk-france-crash-idUKKBN0K01Q120141222

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/22/nantes-christmas-shoppers-hurtman–drives-van-into-crowd

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/eleven-hurt-as-man-drives-van-into-christmas-market-in-nantes-9941267.html

 

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(BREAKING) Glasgow Scotland: Bin Lorry Crashes Into Shoppers: Six Dead (Live Video)

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(BREAKING) Glasgow Scotland: Bin Lorry Crashes Into Shoppers: Six Dead (Live Video)

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 @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via http://news.sky.com/

I am hearing 2 kids and a baby, this is speculation in Twitter but people there are tweeting this. PLEASE BE WRONG!! Me and Dawn are in tears here, we are worried we have family there. This is George Square. Christmas for gods sake!!! Almost a YEAR TO THE DAY When the Helicopter fell on the pub killing my kin. I can’t believe what I am watching and hearing. Please God no babies… This is the biggest shopping centre in Scotland. Anyone with worry about a relative or loved one, call Police Scotland: 01786289070 There will be shoppers from all over the Northern part of Britain there

A bin lorry has smashed into a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Glasgow city centre, killing six people. The number of people injured in the accident is believed to be in double figures. The crowd were waiting to cross the road outside Queen Street station by the Millennium Hotel in the centre of the city and some people are thought to have been thrown up to 15 metres from the site of impact.  As many as six ambulances are at the scene, along with the police and fire service and pictures on social media show people being treated along the length of the street.

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A woman who witnessed the entire event told Sky News: “The only way the lorry stopped was actually hitting the building.” Sky correspondent James Matthews who is at the scene asked the witness to tell him about the people on the pavement who had been hit

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The distressed woman said: “I can’t, honestly I just can’t do that.” She went on to say: “When something is coming up behind them like that, how can they run out of the way? It’s such a horrific thing. There was noise and bangs and screams. “There was a baby in a buggy. There were actually two little kids. It was just horrific.” Sky’s James Matthews said: “There is no structural damage to the hotel. This is bang in the middle of Glasgow’s shopping area.

“The lorry collided with pedestrians before ramming into the hotel.” Police have declared the scene a major incident. A statement released by Police Scotland said: “About 2.30pm today, a Glasgow City Council bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street when it appeared to strike pedestrians outside the Gallery of Modern Art. “It continued to travel towards George Square, when it crashed at the Millennium Hotel on Queen Street at George Square. “There have been a number of fatalities and people injured. Emergency services are currently at the scene.”

Bin lorry crash

Police say the lorry travelled 300 metres from the moment of initial impact until it stopped. Lauren Gilmore, a shopper in George Square, said: “Just over a year ago, we had another tragedy in Glasgow – it was the helicopter crash. And now this has happened again just before Christmas.” Witness Connor Gillies a reporter with Radio Clyde told Sky News that the whole of Queen Street has been cordoned off and emergency services are arriving by the minute. Describing the scene on Twitter, Brett Molloy tweeted: “Christ something major has kicked off at Queen St.”

“Whole of George square is shut off, bodies on the road. Scary man. Horrible, horrible scenes. Even worse at this time of the year. City centre is an eerie, eerie place right now.” The Scottish Fire Service tweeted: “Firefighters are in attendance at a serious incident in Queen Street, Glasgow. Our crews are working alongside other emergency responders.” Janey Godley tweeted: “Utter horrific carnage people on ground getting triage street poles smashed into pavement emergency services all over it. “Local shop keeper says bin lorry and taxi involved & lorry mounted pavement #georgessquare

“I was at G square in immediate aftermath it’s not something I ever want to see again – wandered in with music on before tape went up.” Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I’m being kept fully briefed on the major incident in Glasgow. My thoughts are with the families of those involved and the emergency services.”Labour leader Ed Miliband said: “Terrible news from Glasgow – my thoughts are with all those affected by this horrific accident.” Allan Docherty, manager of a nearby JD Wetherspoon pub says police have emptied the premises ahead of potentially using it as a meeting place for families and friends of victims.

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy tweeted: “There is a major incident in Glasgow’s George Square. Multiple emergency services on the scene. Thoughts & prayers with everyone injured.”

Police have advised anyone who is in the centre of Glasgow this afternoon to contact friends or relatives to tell them they’re safe.

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BREAKING NEWS: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

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BREAKING NEWS: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

Actress Billie Whitelaw, pictured in the Krays, has died aged 82 at a nursing home in London

Actress Billie Whitelaw, pictured in the Krays, has died aged 82 at a nursing home in London

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2882881/Actress-Billie-Whitelaw-starred-Omen-Krays-Hot-Fuzz-dies-aged-82.html

Martin and Gary Kemp have led the tributes to their The Krays co-star Billie Whitelaw, who has died aged 82. The actress, who starred in The Omen and also worked alongside Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, won seven Bafta awards throughout her career and was made a CBE in 1991. Whitelaw, who was born in Coventry, died in the early hours of this morning at a nursing home in London, her son Matthew Muller said. 

‘I could not have asked for a more loving mum,’ he told the BBC. ‘She had an incredible career – but first and foremost she was my mum – and that’s who I will miss.’ The Krays co-stars Gary and Martin Kemp led the tributes, with Martin tweeting: ‘Desperately sad to hear the newsmy [sic] dear Billie Whitelaw an honour to get to know you on The Krays #RIPBillieWhitelaw’

'A perfect actress': Whitelaw (pictured in 2005) met Samuel Beckett in 1963, working with him until the playwright's death

‘A perfect actress’: Whitelaw (pictured in 2005) met Samuel Beckett in 1963, working with him until the playwright’s death

Gary added: ‘Deeply saddened that Billie Whitelaw has died. I’ll always remember her as a generous and towering actor, and ‘Mum’.’  Stars including actor Paddy Considine and Boy George also paid their respects on Twitter last night. Actor and comedian Reece Shearsmith said: ‘Goodbye Mrs Baylock. RIP the amazing Billie Whitelaw.’

After training at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Whitelaw made her stage debut when she was 18. Her first film roles came in The Sleeping Tiger, in 1954, followed by Carve Her Name With Pride and Hell Is a City.  She met Samuel Beckett in 1963, working with him until the playwright’s death. He called her ‘a perfect actress’. Before long she was a regular in British films, gaining international acclaim for her performance as Mrs Baylock, the evil guardian of Damien – a devil child – in The Omen in 1976. Whitelaw earned a Bafta for her performance – one of seven throughout her career in film and television. She went on to star in The Krays alongside Gary and Martin Kemp in 1990, and made a recent appearance in police comedy film Hot Fuzz in 2007.  In a 1996 interview, Whitelaw, who suffered from stage fright, said she was finished with acting

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Whitelaw earned a Bafta for her performance in The Omen – one of seven throughout her career in film and television

She said: ‘I’m not really interested in acting anymore. It’s not the centre of my life. I always thought it was a bit of a fibbertigibbety occupation.’ In an interview with the Independent in 1997 she revealed that she was not overly concerned about dying. ‘Oh, no. Death’s not one of those things that frighten the life out of me,’ she explained. ‘Getting up on stage with the curtain going up frightens me more.’ Whitelaw, who lived in Hampstead in her later years, was married to the actor Peter Vaughan from 1952 to 1966 and, until his death, to the writer and drama critic Robert Muller. She leaves behind Matthew, her only child.

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