An online retailer has caused outrage by selling T-shirts of Jimmy Savile with sick slogans about child abuse.
The £21.15 clothing shows the grinning face of the paedophile monster next to deeply offensive messages. The grotesque shirts were discovered for sale on an online shop together with children's clothing where they are classed as 'art'.
They have horrified child abuse campaigners who called on the Redbubble website to immediately remove them.
It's truly disgusting that any human being could stoop that low and make money not only off him, but off his victims. They should stop selling them. They have a duty to the public, and if someone who has been abused sees this, it could have a devastating impact. What really makes me mad is that here we are, struggling for money to help his victims, and we have sick people cashing in on him. But these people selling them are just unbelievable, there's no other word for them.
Pauline's charity, based in Savile's self-confessed second home town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire was inundated with over 400 calls for help in the aftermath of the Savile revelations.
And, almost two years later, they are still struggling to secure the funding they need to help the victims.
Elsewhere on the internet a ghoulish trade in Savile memorabilia has sprung up since the abuse revelations came to light. Replica Savile shell-suits and Jim'll Fix It soap-on-a-ropes are among the goods on sale on eBay.
Souvenirs from Savile's funeral have also been sold with a badge and leaflet from the service selling for £51.
Redbubble, like other major websites from YouTube to Twitter which offer user generated content, reflects the content created by the Internet community. We don't arbitrarily censor this content but do apply our guidelines. We will ensure that the content on the site in relation to this situation complies with these guidelines.
Among other things these guidelines state: 'Work that glorifies or trivialises violence is not permitted. This includes graphic depictions of violence, works that trivialise violent acts, and work or behaviour where the intent of the artist is to incite hatred or violence.'
Plans to make a popular shopping street in Newcastle more "people friendly" have been announced by Newcastle City Council.
The council consulted businesses and local residents on two proposals - the above, and option 2 which involved keeping the two-way system with raised pavements costing £189,000.
In all 624 responses were received - of which 48% backed the first scheme which will cost £350,000 compared with 31% who backed the second scheme.
The council will now press ahead with a statutory consultation with emergency services, taxi firms and bus companies, and advertise traffic regulation orders to begin the legal process to make the traffic changes.
The cost of the scheme is being met by the Cycle City Ambition Fund, and work is expected to start in January 2015.
A series of changes are to be made to Acorn Road in Jesmond, including:
- Turning the street into one way for traffic
- Raising the road surface to the levels of footpaths making it easier for pushchairs
- Widening pavementsIntroducing a contra flow system for cyclists to enable them to pedal in both directions
- Reducing the speed limit to 20mph
- New public seating and landscaping improvements with a tree lined avenue
- Introducing smart traffic lights at the junction with Osborne Road
- Taken together the changes will improve traffic flows, make the road more attractive and safer for cyclists and people who shop in the area.
Thousands of motorists who were wrongly fined for crossing York's Lendal Bridge can apply for a full refund from today.
A government inspector ruled earlier this year that the council had no power to penalise motorists for crossing the bridge, after the introduction of controversial new restrictions.
Panel production at Washington's Nissan plant - the UK's biggest vehicle production factory - has been temporarily transferred.
There has been an over-run in scheduled maintenance work that has meant panel production has had to be transferred to a different press line.
Workers have been given the option of booking in lieu time or holidays until the work is completed, or carrying out other jobs at Nissan's plant on Wearside.
We can confirm the production schedule has been temporarily suspended at Sunderland Plant following scheduled maintenance work in our Press Shop.
Panel production is being transferred to an alternative press line for vehicle assembly to resume in the coming days.
Following the repair we will return to full production on both lines, so customers can be reassured there will be minimal impact on their orders.
Residents from Ryedale have the chance to raise concerns about crime and policing when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, visits Pickering later this week.
She is holding an open Q and A session, between 1pm-2pm on Friday 22 August at Pickering Memorial Hall.Members of the public can attend, listen to a talk by Julia Mulligan and have a chance to ask her any question they would like. An appointment based surgery will then take place between 2pm-3pm, at the same location, giving residents the opportunity to raise personal or private issues, good or bad, on a one on one basis. Surgeries are by appointment only. If you would like to book some time with Julia - or for further information about other Surgeries - please telephone 01423 569 562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartlepool's nuclear power station has been shut down and will remain closed for an estimated eight weeks while safety tests are carried out, after a defect was found at a similar plant in Lancashire.
EDF Energy, which runs both plants, said the tests were a precaution and no problems had been found so far with the plant in Hartlepool. Staff will continue to go into work but no electricity will be generated while the plant is shut down.
A defect was discovered in a boiler unit at the company's plant in Heysham, Lancashire, which has the same design at the 30-year-old power station in Hartlepool.