Museums, battlefields and at least 18 private citizens want to acquire statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee that sparked deadly Charlottesville Unite the Right rally
The statue, which was located in Market Street Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, was removed July 10 Its removal was confirmed 4 years after the city's council voted on the removal in February 2017, following a petition started by a high school student That decision that sparked the 'Unite the Right' where James Alex Fields, 24, intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people, killing Heather Heyer in 2017
Keith Lee returned to WWE television for the first time in five months on last week's episode of Monday Night Raw (July 19), but it's still unclear why the former NXT Champion was missing for so long. Reports have remained rather vague, but reputable sources have seemed to suggest that Lee's absence has been down to a medical issue as opposed to a problem with WWE creative, but specific details cannot be found as of right now.
THE family of a Trillick man who died unexpectedly just over two years ago have raised more than £1,000 to support other young people who are struggling with mental ill health. The Lee family held a charity car wash and raffle at their home on Saturday, July 3, in memory of their son and brother, Daniel.
AFTER a sixteen month hiatus, Harlow parkrun resumed on Saturday morning. It had been quite a wait, but despite the weather, 181 runners, joggers, walkers, strollers took part in the 5k journey round the town park. This would not have been possible without the core team that organises everything.
Garage-owner Lee Rodger, 46, was walking past a colleague who was working on a car last year when a metal fragment from a chisel shot up and lodged into his eyeball A garage owner who was instantly blinded when a 3.5mm piece of metal pierced his eye in a freak accident at work.
Letter: We must resist the cuts to school crossing patrols I read the recent consultation ‘Balancing the Budget’ from Hampshire County Council; the council says that it needs to save £80 million a year to balance its 2022-24 budget. On the block are a lot of services – sexual health, subsidised transport, adult social care to name a few - almost all affecting the vulnerable in society but the one that struck me as the most grossly irresponsible was a plan to completely axe School Crossing Patrols – more fondly known as Lollipop-crossings.
Matty Lee’s incredible journey from asking Tom Daley for his autograph aged nine to winning gold with him at Tokyo 2020
MATTY LEE has revealed that he asked Tom Daley for his autograph when he was just nine, before 14 years later going on to partner him to Olympic gold. Daley, 27, burst onto the scene aged just 14 at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. 6 6
What is about British Taekwondo and heartbreak? For a third successive night, the team experienced agony just when they looked destined for ecstasy. This time it was Bianca Walkden - ‘Queen B’ as she is known - on the receiving end of the cruellest of defeats, perhaps the most agonising of all.
Tokyo 2020 – 'I think his gold rubbed off on us' – Tom Daley reveals golden breakfast with Adam Peaty
Tom Daley revealed that he and synchronised partner Matty Lee had breakfast with Adam Peaty on the morning of their diving triumph. Taking to Instagram hours after his stunning victory alongside Lee, Daley joked that Peaty’s record-breaking gold earlier had “rubbed off” on the pair at breakfast.
Great Britain's Bianca Walkden suffered a last-gasp defeat to South Korea's Lee Da-bin in the Olympic taekwondo +67kg semi-final. The 29-year-old could still repeat the bronze she won in Rio four years ago and will fight again at 13:00 BST. Walkden had a two-point lead with three seconds left on the clock, but Lee landed a head kick with one second remaining to win 25-24.
Tokyo 2020: Bianca Walkden OUT of gold medal running after dramatic last second kick floors her taekwondo hopes
BIANCA WALKDEN will compete for taekwondo bronze after falling 25-24 to Korean pal Lee Dabin in the final second of her dramatic +67kg semi-final. A series of gam-jeoms ultimately proved costly for the 29-year-old, who saw her gold medal dream come to an end at the Makuhari Messe Event Hall after being caught by Lee with just milliseconds to go.
'Dad never saw me get married, have a child. He never got to teach me to drive, have a pint down the pub. I know he would be extremely proud of how I have become an Olympic champion' As Tom Daley clutched the Olympic gold medal he had just won his thoughts turned to the dad he had lost.
Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Matty Lee first met Tom Daley as a nine-year-old fan, as he begged the already famous athlete for an autograph. Now, a decade and a half later, Lee can now call his childhood role model not only his diving partner, but also his best friend.
All the hope, disappointment, despair and joy the British diver had endured these past 13 years were cleansed with Tokyo gold Two teardrops stood still for a moment and glistened on Tom Daley’s skin soon after he and Matty Lee had draped gold medals around each other’s necks.
Inspired by Olympic gold medal divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee? How you can learn to dive – at any age
Olympic gold medallists Tom Daley and Matty Lee started diving as children, but it’s never too late, says Lisa Salmon. If your best effort at diving to date has been an ungainly belly flop into a swimming pool on holiday, you’ll probably never reach the Olympic gold medal winning standards of Team GB divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee.
Lee Stephenson died aged just 34 and his heartbroken partner of 10 years, Elaine Daniels, has spoken of her gratitude to a passer-by who tried to save his life outside Morrisons in Newcastle The devastated partner of a doting dad who beat meningitis to be there for his little boy has paid an emotional tribute after he collapsed and died outside a supermarket.
Updated Around 25 firefighters tackled a fire in a coffee shop on Eltham High Street. Smoke was seen pouring out of Costa Coffee shortly before 1pm, as customers fled onto the street. Four crews from Eltham, Lee, Sidcup and Lewisham were able to bring the incident under control by 2.30pm.
A GARAGE owner was instantly blinded when a piece of metal flew into his eye while at work. Lee Rodger was walking past one of his colleagues, who was working on a car, when a 3.5mm fragment of metal from a chisel struck his right eye. Lee, who lives in Immingham, was told by doctors the split-second injury in March 2020 could mean his vision would be lost forever.
Matty Lee first met Tom Daley when he was just nine years old, pestering a boy who was already an A-lister for a photo. A decade and a half later, the pair are best mates and Olympic champions. Not only that, because of the Covid restrictions in place in Tokyo, Lee had the honour of placing Daley’s gold medal around his neck.
Daley won gold with Lee at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. New Olympic diving champion Tom Daley hopes his brilliant victory acts as an inspiration for the LGBT community. The 27-year-old won the synchronised 10m platform with Matty Lee in Tokyo on Monday. They beat China by just 1.23 points after a flawless performance left the Team GB pair with a top score of 471.81.