Family ordered to remove Arsenal shirt tribute from dad’s grave

first_imgAdvertisement Comment The grave also has beer can tributes (Picture: SWNS)Mrs Brown added: ‘My daughter made the cross and we had artificial flowers sprayed red and yellow for the Arsenal home and away shirt.‘Every time people went there they said how really nice and colourful it looked. They said it looked amazing.In a letter, she was told she must remove the Arsenal football shirt and the cross it is on, artificial flowers spelling out the words ‘dad’, ‘grandad’ and ‘husband’, and the two beers cans.She was told they were ‘not appropriate’ and do not ‘conform’ to cemetery rules.Mrs Brown said her son has written to her local MP regarding the incident.She said: ‘I am so emotional about it and find it deeply offensive the use of the word inappropriate.’More: UKScotland outlines tier system as millions face new restrictions across UKLondoners ‘should be paid a Universal Basic Income if circuit-breaker comes in’Queen criticised for not wearing face mask in first appearance since lockdownIn the same row is another grave which also has a football shirt on a cross along with an array of other personal tributes.In a statement, Exeter City Council added: ‘Everyone who comes to the cemetery comes to grieve. It is a really special place for so many people.‘Therefore we need to uphold some basic principles on behalf of everyone who considers it a sacred place.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Despite the difficulty in writing to someone who will be on a journey of grief, we have to do so for the benefit of others.’ Dee and Andrew Brown (Picture: SWNS)Mrs Brown, of Exeter, Devon, said: ‘He just absolutely loved Arsenal. He was a gunner in the army and Arsenal was his biggest passion.‘He had every shirt and my son turned them into pillows for us after he died.‘We wanted things on display that were a big part of life and it is not nice they are taking away what he loved.‘This has sent me right back again and brought up all the old heartache.Mrs Brown now faces a battle with Exeter City Council after she said she would not be removing the shirt.She described her husband, who died from cirrhosis of the liver, as a hardworking man who started drinking to block up some trauma from his childhood.He was well known for enjoying cans of John Smiths at family celebrations – and two cans of his favourite beer are also draped over the memorial.The couple married in 1982 and had four children and 12 grandchildren. Got a story for Metro.co.uk? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk. For more stories like this, check our news page. Family ordered to remove Arsenal shirt tribute from dad’s grave his family has been ordered to remove the tribute (Picture: SWNS)center_img Jimmy NsubugaFriday 28 Feb 2020 12:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link497Shares Andrew Brown’s grave disrupted by wind (Picture: SWNS) Andrew Brown’s tribute at his grave (Picture: SWNS)The family of a life-long Arsenal fan who died in 2018 have been told they are not allowed to leave a team jersey at his grave.Exeter City Council has ordered Andrew Brown’s relatives to remove a football shirt from his burial site.The father-of-four died aged 57 two years ago and loved ones celebrated his life with a shrine at his resting place.They installed a famous red and white football shirt taking centre stage hanging on a cross.ADVERTISEMENTBut following a recent inspection, his widow Dee Brown, 61, received a letter from the council ordering her to remove the personal tributes.AdvertisementAdvertisementShe has now been given two weeks before they are forcibly taken away. Advertisement Sign Up for News UpdatesGet your need-to-know latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and moreSign upNot convinced? Find out more »last_img read more

Albion renovated cottage has city skyline views

first_imgKick back and gaze out on the city with a glass of wine.“We love the view from the deck,” Mr Higgins said.“We like to sit back with a glass of wine, looking straight at the city.”Mr Higgins said the indoor-outdoor flow enabled easy entertaining.“We really wanted the kitchen to flow and connect with the external deck area,” he said.“The layout has been fantastic for entertaining when we have people over for things like Riverfire.” There is an in-built barbecue, sink and wine fridge on the balcony.At the rear of the second floor is an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, which flows out to the back deck.This area has an in-built barbecue, sink and wine fridge, and is Mr Higgins’ favourite space at the property. At the rear of the home is a plunge pool.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The residence includes a small part of the original cottage at the front of the property, before opening up to a large extension, both upstairs and down.There are two bedrooms on each floor, with a garage, bathroom, laundry and family room also downstairs.Upstairs is the main bedroom, and its ensuite which has a double vanity. The house at 33 Lever St, Albion, is for sale.THE ever evolving Albion has been the ideal place for Hunter and Sally Higgins to build their perfect family home.Mr Higgins said the recent boom in the suburb’s cafe culture and the upcoming train station upgrade made it an up and coming suburb.center_img The front of the house has the original cottage from the block.“Albion, I believe, is the next big growth precinct,” Mr Higgins said.“It has evolved with all the restaurants, coffee shops and microbreweries, and it’s only 4km from the city.“There’s a lot to happen in Albion in the near future.”With the added advantage of being in the prestigious Ascot State School catchment, it would be hard to beat the location of the house in the quiet Lever St. An indoor-outdoor flow was an important part of the home’s design.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Tornado Watch Monday Night Expires

first_imgUpdate (Tuesday 7:00 a.m.)Tornado watch has expired for the region.Showers and storms likely Tuesday with more rain in the forecast through Thursday.First Report ( Monday @ 7:19 p.m.)BATESVILLE, Ind. – A tornado watch has been issued for Decatur, Jennings and Rush counties until 1 a.m. Tuesday.Additional counties could see alerts as the evening progresses.Forecasters say a line of showers and storms are moving through the listening area. Rain is likely Tuesday with the high temperature reaching the upper 60’s.A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to form, but it also means that a few storms may be capable of producing a tornado.A tornado warning is issued when a tornado is either occurring or imminent based on radar.last_img read more

Garzón warns Spanish gambling that sweeping changes are imminent

first_img Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Spanish gambling incumbents have been put on alert, after Alberto Garzón – Spain’s new Consumer Affairs Minister -confirmed that he will announce new industry measures ‘within two to three weeks’.Garzón made his statement on Spanish broadcaster La Sexta’s weekend current affairs programme ‘El Objetivo’ underlining that new federal measures were needed to protect Spanish communities from ‘the extremes of gambling’.Since the start of 2020, Spanish incumbents have paid close attention to Garzon’s movements, as the Podemos party deputy has been appointed by newly installed PSOE-Podemos ‘socialist union’ coalition government, tasked with spearheading sweeping changes across land-based and online gambling verticals.In his interview, Garzón maintained that he believed gambling to be a ‘legal economic activity’ and even admitted to playing Spain’s ‘El Gordo’ Christmas Lottery.Nevertheless, Garzón stated that Spain’s current gambling laws had let down local communities dealing with problem gambling impacts as health and social issue.Leading Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry, which has been granted an expanded remit to oversee gambling regulations, Garzón underlined that government intervention was required to form ‘autonomous coordination’ on gambling standards and sector regulations.On gambling advertising, Garzón stated that Spain holds ‘virtually no regulation, leading to chaos’, creating an advertising marketplace ‘governed by the law of the jungle’.Taking government, the PSOE-Podemos coalition immediately confirmed the approval of Spain’s long-awaited Royal Decree on advertising, establishing a new code for gambling advertising.Furthermore, Garzón pointed Spain’s disjointed autonomous laws and penalties regulating land-based gambling establishments ‘which have allowed minors to enter premises without any consequences’.Speculation of further government enforcements is wide-ranging, with the PSOE-Podemos government citing that Spanish gambling is need of ‘comprehensive monitoring’.Having been allowed to review PSOE-Podemos ‘coalition programme’, newspaper El Pais reported that a government pact indicated that Spain would move to establish a ‘management fee’ on all licensed operators,  funding gambling addiction treatment by Spanish health networks.Further market developments saw FACUA, Spain’s independent consumer affairs agency, advise PSEO-Podemos to ‘replicate UK government safer gambling measures’ by urging coalition leadership to implement a ban on credit card transactions across all industry verticals.last_img read more

Netball Jamaica denies media lockout

first_imgPresident of Netball Jamaica Paula Daley-Morris said the Sunshine Girls will be staging a number of closed-door training sessions in coming weeks as they prepare for their three-test series against Barbados later this month. Daley-Morris made the announcement after the media was locked out of the team’s training session at the National Arena last Friday afternoon. This after the sending home three players last Wednesday for what the association describes as inappropriate behaviour. However, Daley-Morris said the move was not unusual, and the team had a close-door training session. “They had a closed-door training. It was not locked out,” said Daley-Morris. “They have a series coming up and she (Coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken) was working on her system. She’s a new coach and she’s trying to put her system in place. If the media had told us before, we would have let them in. It’s a closed-door training. She doesn’t need any spectators at this minute,” Daley-Morris said. COACHES FREE TO DO AS THEY WISH She added that coaches are at liberty to have closed-door sessions whenever they want. “If they (the media) went and they said we are working on systems and we don’t want anyone in there right now, coaches can do that. The media just popped up like that. It’s mischief. It’s total mischief someone is making, and it needs to stop,” she added. However, Allison-McCracken said she was very surprised by the move. “I don’t know anything about it, and if that’s the decision, it’s not necessarily my decision. I am led by Mr (Wayne) Lewis, and if they made the decision that they don’t want the press there, then that is their prerogative,” said Allison-McCracken. “This is my not area; my area is preparing the girls for competition,” she said. Lewis, who is Netball Jamaica’s communications director, said he was also surprised when told of what transpired. “I will investigate it and I will speak to the powers that be and find out exactly what transpired why that decision was made,” said Lewis. “We have no intentions of doing this because it must be a one-off situation, and I will find out exactly what transpired and motivate them to make that decision,” he said.last_img read more

Report Not One But Two New Nintendo Switch Models Coming Soon

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target Update: Japanese financial publication Nikkei recently provided more details on these potential upcoming Switch revisions. The smaller version is still on track for this year, probably launching right before this holiday (or June even!). And although it will be more focused on portable play you’ll still be able to dock it and play on a TV. However, Nintendo is apparently facing issues getting the more powerful unit to run efficiently. So don’t expect the next generation Switch until next year, putting it head-to-head with PlayStation 5.A new version of the Nintendo Switch always seemed inevitable. Nintendo rarely misses a chance to revise its hardware, especially its handheld hardware that makes up half of the console/handheld hybrid’s DNA. A new Switch model would also give the already popular device an extra boost of sales potential before having to compete against a next-generation Xbox and PlayStation 5.However, no one was entirely sure which direction a new Switch would go. Would it be a cheaper, handheld-only version to finally, fully replace the Nintendo 3DS? Or would it give the tablet a much-needed power boost to bring it at least somewhat closer to fellow current-gen consoles? Well according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, why not both?AdChoices广告According to WSJ’s sources, Nintendo is preparing two new versions of the Nintendo Switch either being announced this summer around E3 or straight-up launching around the time of the show. One would in fact be a cheaper handheld-focused version, perfect for upcoming pocket-friendly games like Pokemon Sword and Shield and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The other would include “enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers,” albeit not on the level of a PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One.But that still leaves a lot of questions. What features will the handheld version strip away? How much more powerful will the pro version be? Will old Joy-Con be compatible? Will we get a stylus for Super Mario Maker 2? Will certain third party games only run on the pro version? Will they improve the online? Fortunately, it seems like we won’t have to wait too much longer to get hands-on answers to these questions for ourselves.For more on Nintendo Switch here are some cool games to play right now, here’s our recent hands-on with Nintendo Labo VR Kit (which hopefully gets a screen resolution boost with a more powerful Switch), and here’s why the recent announcement of Cuphead on Switch teases a lovely ongoing Nintendo/Microsoft bromance.last_img read more