Sittingbourne Man Guilty of Vicious Stabbing

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Sittingbourne teenager Johnny Jacob Brazil has been found guilty of a vicious knife attack that left a man fighting for his life.

The attack happened in Barnes Close Faversham, just before 9pm, on Saturday 1 August 2015 where Kent Police, who were responding to calls of a disturbance, found a man had been stabbed with a large kitchen knife. The victim, who is 25 years old, was then rushed by air ambulance to a London hospital and had to be kept in hospital for six days to be treated for his injuries.

The weapon, was later recovered in bushes on a rural road near Teynham.

19 year old Brazil was arrested and charged the next day with wounding with intent, threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place and two counts of common assault.  He denied all four charges but was found guilty of grievous bodily harm by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court . He was also found guilty of common assault after punching a 27-year-old man outside shops in Priory Row just minutes prior to the stabbing. He was found not guilty of the remaining charges.

Brazil is due to be sentenced on a later date due to be set.

Monday Matters Terry Wogan Tribute 01 February 2016

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On Monday Matters we pay tribute to broadcaster and entertainer Sir Terry Wogan who died aged 77. He was one of Britain’s national broadcasting treasures and had a career spanning 50 years, including TV chat shows, the Eurovision Song Contest, Children in Need, and of course his hugely successful and long-running Radio 2 breakfast show.

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Also in the show Jason talks live to reporter Bonnie Britain who was at the CoppaFeel! charity event which encourages us all to check our boobs regularly – that includes us men (some actually do have boobs too!!)

And in the final hour Jason chats to Nigel Boulton – former detective and original designer of the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) – which seeks to identify children and vulnerable adults at risk of abuse – including identifying children at risk of radicalisation.

Jason is joined by Kyra who provides the latest music news and some of Tels best quips from Eurovision and the feature group is the Steve Miller Band.

 

Learn How To Be A Fabulous Flirt

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We’ve all been there – an alarmingly attractive individual walks toward us in the street, you can see them giving you a look and you think, ‘Well, hello there!’. You feel a momentary flutter in your stomach as you anticipate a conversation and them asking for your number. And then the cold wind that follows in their wake hits you as they just keep on walking…

Were you reading the signals wrong? If not, what happened? Should you have gone up to him/her? But what on earth would you have said? Confusion reigns.

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Flirting expert, Jean Smith is hosting Fearless Flirting Tours of London. She will teach you how to flirt, and to approach anyone you want without fear, by arming you with top tips and techniques and a whole new way to view this flirting business.

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Jean will join me on my 106.9 SFM Saturday breakfast show on 6th February 2016 at 08:10 so we can learn how to be a fabulous flirt!

Flirting tours run monthly in London. The next tour date is 11th Feb at 5:30pm and 7:45pm.

Tours begin at the National Portrait Gallery and cost £39.

For more information you can visit the website: flirtology.co.uk

World Cancer Day 2016

 

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Today is World Cancer Day #WorldCancerDay #WeCanICan

But the good news is that it’s not taking as many of us as 10 years ago…

THE proportion of us dying from cancer has dropped by almost 10% in a decade, a report reveals today.

The study, by Cancer Research UK, shows that in 2013, 284 out of every 100,000 people in the UK died from cancer.

Ten years ago, it was 312 in every 100,000.

The trend is due to improvements in detection, diagnosis and treatments.

A breakdown of the sexes shows men’s death rates have fallen by 12% in the decade, while the drop among women is 8%.

Lung, bowel, breast and prostate cancer cause almost half of all cancer deaths – 46% – in the UK. The combined death rate for these four fell 11% in the past decade.

However, death rates have risen by a huge 60% over the past 10 years for liver cancer and by 8% for pancreatic cancer.

Because people are living longer, the total number of cancer deaths has increased. There were 162,000 deaths from the disease in 2012, compared with 155,000 in 2002.

Around 80% of cancer deaths occur in people aged 65 and over and more than half occur in those aged 75 and older.

Saturday Breakfast 30 January

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On the show for 30th January 2016.

Jason is joined with Kyra – taking your calls, emails and texts & Jan with the news.

Can you guess who the mystery male voice is on the show? In the 2nd part Feather and Dickie are reunited for a game of Play Your Celebrity Cards Right! Also, there is a Celebrity Big Brother Update following Friday’s eviction.

The final hour kicks off with Pick Of The Number One Pops – songs that were number one on the 30th January from 1963, 1973, 1983 & 1993.

Also Jason speaks to Jamie Wyver from the RSPB about their #BigGardenBirdwatch

K’S FIRST DEBUT LEAD ROLE DISABLED ACTRESS WINS L.A. MOVIE AWARDS AND JOINS OSCARS DIVERSITY DEBATE.

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With the lack of black actors causing boycotts at this year’s Oscars; criticism of leading men like Eddie Redmayne ‘cribbing up’ to play disabled characters (The Theory of Everything) and now Joseph Fines in the firing line for playing a bleached up Michael Jackson in a one-off Sky 1 comedy, a new British indie film promises to put diversity in the front row by casting a disabled actress in the lead role to reflect her real condition on screen.

Little Devil is a multiple award-winning British indie film that picked up gongs including ‘Best Lead Actress’ for its disabled star at the 2014 Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival. And now, taking advantage of the growing ‘on-the-go’ viewing habits of audiences, the movie gets its global release exclusively on-line via Distrify this February 2016.

Little Devil is saucy, character-driven feature film about a mischievous, sexually frustrated disabled girl who forms an unorthodox relationship with a troubled, gay male escort. But rather than being a victim of her condition, she uses her disability, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones), as a cunning advantage in achieving her hidden agenda.

The film stars newcomer, Sam Renke, from Leyland in Lancashire, who has Brittle Bones, and – to our knowledge – will be the first disabled actress to take on a debut lead role in a British independent movie – and win awards! Sam worked closely with the film’s writer, Abraham Papacosta, and its director, Max Barber, to base some of the plot on her real-life experiences of dating and sexual exploration from the perspective of someone with an abnormal condition, but with very normal sexual desires.

She comments: “I’m not a ‘sit at home’ type of girl, I’m very pro-active in raising awareness in what to me, is still a blinkered world at times. The shameful lack of diversity at the Oscars, again, means that all of us in a perceived ‘minority’ must make a noise and demand change. The world’s population is amazingly varied – something not reflected by The Academy and its white, wealthy, ageing heterosexual male members.”

Playing alongside her in the supporting role is black, British actor, DeObia Oparei who is currently making it big in Hollywood. Better known for his action movies: Doom, Thunderbirds & Dredd; more recently he appeared as Areo Hotach in Game of Thrones and he also features in this summer’s blockbuster sequel Independence Day: Resurgence.

Rust & Bone, The Sessions, Marnie’s Story, The Finishers are just a few of the notable movies putting disability in the forefront of cinema in the last few years. Little Devil is leading the way in raising awareness of Brittle Bones in a frank and entertaining way. It portrays the condition as anything but a disability – and it doesn’t need an able-bodied actress pretending to use a wheelchair to do it. Little Devil revolves around the theme of unconventional families and sets out to turn the notion of what constitutes sex and body-diversity on its head. The film is designed to be a poignant, but ultimately, uplifting tale and deliberately sets out to court controversy and debate with its frank scenes and radical casting.

The movie is directed and co-written by London based, first-time feature director, Max Barber, originally from Grays in Essex, who has a string of award-winning short films to his name released through Peccadillo Pictures in the UK and TLA Releasing in the USA. He’s best known for some of the TV shows he’s directed which include Geordie Shore, A Girls Guide to 21st Century Sex & Don’t Tell the Bride, so expect a fair sprinkle of outrageous behaviour and drunken shenanigans! However, Max promises the movie will certainly be a step away from his roots in television and will not skirt around the more weighty issues the film raises, choosing instead to bend convention, lay his characters bare, and apply his bold and colourful film-making style.

He comments: “Understandably big star names attract film finance and audiences, but unless you start giving bigger parts to actors who don’t fit the convention, then you won’t get new and diverse talent into the system. I deliberately cast a disabled, up-and-coming actress, Sam, in the lead role, to get people talking, and gave her a powerful and positive character, rather than the stereotype, freak, villain or victim.”

The trailer and film is available to be seen and for rental or download on Distrify.
https://distrify.com/videos/cx5W3j-little-devil