■ Life for Daesh supporter who urged attack on Prince George
A DAESH supporter who called for an attack on Prince George has been jailed for life with a minimum of 25 years.
Husnain Rashid, of Nelson, Lancashire, had maintained his innocence throughout proceedings at Woolwich Crown Court, but dramatically changed his plea at the end of the prosecution opening and admitted a string of terror offences.
The 32-year-old used a Telegram chat group to call on supporters on October 13 to target the four-year-old heir to the throne, who had started at Thomas’s Battersea, in south-west London, a month earlier.
He also posted suggestions of which British football stadiums terrorists could strike following the deadly attack outside Besiktas’s ground in Turkey, and plotted to inject ice cream with poison.
■ Women should ‘avoid using talc between their legs’
WOMEN should avoid using talcum powder on their genitals due to it posing an increased risk of ovarian cancer, a UK charity has warned after a pharmaceutical giant faced legal action in the United States.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7billion (£3.6 billion) to a group of 22 women who allege the company’s talcum powders caused their ovarian cancer.
Target Ovarian Cancer said it was important to note that the increased risk was ‘very small’.
The affected women claim that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products have been laced with cancer-causing asbestos ‘for decades’.
Johnson & Johnson has denied that its products contain asbestos and said it ‘remains confident’ that they do not cause ovarian cancer.
The company plans to appeal over the verdict.
■ History teacher at private school jailed for raping pupil
A HISTORY teacher at a top private school has been jailed for 17 years for raping one of his pupils, leaving her suffering a ‘ife sentence’ of suicidal thoughts and self-harming.
James Husband is the fifth Christ’s Hospital School teacher to be convicted of sexually abusing students over a period spanning more than 30 years and involving 22 victims.
The 68-year-old, of Wigginton in York, was last week convicted of one count of rape and five of indecently assaulting a girl as young as 14 between 1990 and 1993 while he was teaching at the prestigious West Sussex school.
Husband, known by his middle name Andrew, told the 16-year-old before the attack: ‘It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy.’
■ Downton Abbey movie in the works
IT’S OFFICIAL — Downton Abbey the movie is in the works with the original star cast of the TV series reuniting for the film.
Producers said that the ‘original principal cast’ from the period drama will return for the movie, to begin production later this summer.
Downton’s creator Julian Fellowes wrote the new screenplay and will also co-produce the hotly anticipated film.
The announcement has followed fevered speculation about when the ITV drama, starring Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Dame Maggie Smith, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter and others, would make it to the big-screen.
Dockery, who played Lady Mary Crawley, wrote on Instagram: ‘The secret’s out… Thrilled to announce that Downton Abbey is coming to the big screen.’