Following a Cambridge University student setting fire to a £20 note in front of a homeless man, a petition has been launched to have him expelled.
A SnapChat video has circulated, showing student Ronald Coyne struggling to set the note on fire while wearing a white bow tie and tails. The camera then panned across to the homeless man he was taunting.
Coyne, the communications officer of the University’s Conservative Association has been fired from his position following the outrage caused by his actions.
Additionally, a petition entitled “Remove Ronald Coyne from Cambridge University” has been launched, demanding his expulsion and that he be made to work at a homeless shelter.
Ronald’s mom, Sandra McLaughlin (46) has spoken about the incident, revealing that her son has previously volunteered at a homeless shelter for two years and “felt really bad about” setting the money on fire in front of the homeless man.
“I don’t recognise that behaviour in my son. I don’t really know why he’s done something so thoughtless and cruel. It’s completely out of character. He did two years of volunteering at a shelter homeless shop in Edinburgh. It’s very surprising. We’re just a normal family. We’re not toffs, he’s not a toff. He’s been a hard-working student who is very, very lucky and aware of the privilege he has to study at Cambridge.”
She continued, saying
“It’s been stressful. I’m starting to panic because I can’t get a hold of him. He spoke to us after the event and said he’d done something very stupid and felt really bad about it. He went out a few nights later around Cambridge with one of his friends to do the homeless run and give out tea, coffee and sandwiches to them. He’s obviously known what he’s done himself. It’s baffling. He wasn’t a wild teenager, he was in chess club at school.”
Can you believe it has been nearly 30 years since the classic love story “Dirty Dancing” first hit the big screen.
The now iconic movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey was originally a low-budget with no major stars in it. After its launch, people instantly fell in love with it and Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit.
Believe it or not, it was the first film to It was the first film to sell more than a million copies on VHS.
Not only that, the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet.
Below is a list of 12 facts you probably never knew about the movie.
Well before the days of Xbox and Playstation came Sega and Nintendo but we are going even further back here to the 80’s when computer gaming was in its infancy. The Commodore 64 was at the forefront of technology in the 80’s and if you were lucky enough to have one you may remember some of these games!
1. Bubble Bobble
A classic arcade game was brought into our front rooms in the 80’s. This game actually had 2 different endings depending on whether you were playing the single player or 2 player mode.
Anyone remember this great game? Did you manage to guide him back to bed without waking him up?
3. California Games
Surfing, skateboarding, roller skating, BMX. Which was your favourite?
Fast Food was one of the Dizzy series. Anyone remember any of the other titles featuring the little egg man?
Can you believe it has been 30 years since the release of the classic movie Top Gun?
The movie was based around the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School where the best of the best train to improve their elite flying skills. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) goes to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots. The main rival he comes across is of course Iceman (Val Kilmer). But Maverick isn’t only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he’s also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Yes we all loved Kelly!
There were very few boys who watched this movie who didn’t at one point wish they were a fighter jet pilot.
But how much do you remember about Top Gun? This little quiz has been designed to test your knowledge.
Good luck Goose!