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Children have been forced to wear a hard hat while riding a donkey in a Nativity play, it has been reported. The so-called ‘elf and safety’ rules mean that rather than just a simple shawl, the child playing Mary will arrive in a hard hat, the Daily Mail reported.
The paper said the Bridge Church in Neath, near Swansea in South Wales - which is organising the performance - brought in the measure after the donkey’s owner insisted it must follow council guidelines.
Three previous Prime Ministers - Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - are to join current PM David Cameron at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela in South Africa tomorrow, Downing Street said.
Adebolajo says he became a Muslim at University. "My religion is everything" he says. Real success is if you make it to Paradise he says.
Adebolajo says both his parents are Christian and he used to go to Church every Sunday.
Adebolajo speaking about his affection for a Jehovah's Witness called Ron who used to teach him about the Bible every Saturday.
Adebolajo says one of his school friends became a soldier & died in Iraq "I hold Tony Blair responsible for his death" he says
Woolwich defendant Michael Adebolajo is in the witness box, about to give evidence. There are five security guards around him.
Michael Adebalajo tells the court he is married with six children and has a close relationship with family.
The Dalai Lama will not attend memorial services for fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
The Buddhist spiritual leader has twice been unable to obtain a visa.
His spokesman Tenzin Takhla gave no reason on Monday for the Dalai Lama's missing a memorial service in Johannesburg and funeral in Mandela's hometown.
Mr Takhla said only that "logistically it's impossible at this time."
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said that just before 2.20am, police were called by the fire service following a blaze at a house on Albert Road West, Heaton, Bolton.
– Police spokeman
A woman was taken to hospital but died a short time later of burns.
Following a search of the house, a further two bodies were discovered.
The flames have since been extinguished.
A joint investigation has now been launched A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said three fire crews were sent to the scene of the blaze at the semi-detached house following a call at 2.03am.
The fire was put out but its cause is not yet known, she added.to establish how the fire started and identify the bodies.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said three fire crews were sent to the scene of the blaze at the semi-detached house following a call at 2.03am.
The fire was put out but its cause is not yet known, she added.
An inquiry has been launched after three people died in a house fire.
Two bodies were recovered from the address in Heaton, Bolton, while a woman was taken to hospital but died a short time later from burns.
A joint investigation by Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been launched to find the cause of the blaze early today.