After all, Jackie Weaver, star of a Handforth council meeting last year, had “no authority”, an inquest has found. Zoom meeting footage showed that Weaver was told by the council leader that he was the only one who could remove people from the congregation. “You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver,” he told her. “No authority at all.” An independent investigation has found that the muting of microphones and the removal of individual council members was done “without authority”. Weaver told the BBC she was “deeply saddened that it took so long and cost so much” to discover this.
Choirboy’s message found after 125 years
A message from a choirboy asking not to be forgotten has been found after lying undisturbed in a church pew for 125 years. The note, written by 13-year-old William Elliott on August 11, 1897, was hidden on the back of a choirboy’s bylaws at Sunderland Parish Church. “Whoever you are who finds this paper, do not tear or throw it away,” it read. “Remember me, W Elliott. I was the main actor in this choir. I love you if you love me.”
Politician confused with Will Smith
A Maryland politician has been mistaken for actor Will Smith after the actor punched Oscar presenter Chris Rock. The politician, also known as Will Smith, has received a spate of messages on Twitter since the headline-grabbing incident. “Why did you hit Chris Rock B****,” one asked. “I threw my remote control at my TV so my 5-year-old daughter wouldn’t see your violent behavior,” reads another post. The actor himself has apologized to Rock, saying his behavior was “unacceptable and inexcusable”.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/956258/jackie-weaver-did-indeed-have-no-authority Jackie Weaver actually had ‘no authority’