Collymore quits Twitter. But why do sports personalities attract online trolls?
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Collymore quits Twitter. But why do sports personalities attract online trolls?

In the last couple of weeks, footballers and Olympic athletes have come under attack from online trolls, often through Twitter.  Now, former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of not doing enough to combat abusive messages or taking action against those responsible. He’s even pulled the plug on his own Twitter account, deleting all but … Continue reading

Storms, floods, wind and snow: how to survive the winter weather
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Storms, floods, wind and snow: how to survive the winter weather

Britain’s bad weather caused misery for thousands of families and households over the Christmas period and into 2014. With the weather forecast to become even more extreme in the coming months and years, there are some things that everyone should be aware of, before the storms come and after. Already this winter, over 2,000 homes … Continue reading

Tweeting over sweet FA: Neil Warnock considers legal action
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Tweeting over sweet FA: Neil Warnock considers legal action

It has been suggested that Neil Warnock could take legal action after a series of critical and allegedly derogatory tweets were brought to his attention. The tweets were posted by Crystal Palace winger Jason Puncheon. Although now deleted, The Guardian has referred to them as “potentially libellous”. Warnock responded, insisting “if it’s been suggested that … Continue reading

Twitter hate pair imprisoned after pleading guilty to sending “menacing” tweets
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Twitter hate pair imprisoned after pleading guilty to sending “menacing” tweets

Isabella Sorley, 23, and John Nimmo, 25, have both been handed a prison sentence after sending tweets to journalist and equality campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez in July last year.  They pleaded guilty to sending by means of a public electronic communications network messages which were menacing in character, contrary to Section 127(1) (A) of the Communications … Continue reading

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Hospital worker faces dismissal for inappropriate tweeting as ‘Sir Cockhardt’

A hospital worker may be declared unfit to practise medicine after a series of messages sent through Twitter came to light. Paul Nam, under the pseudonym ‘Sir Cockhardt’, a former United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust worker, tweeted such comments as, “I was going to save the pubes from the first patient I shaved today and stick … Continue reading