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Camping, caravan & holidays: Scotland & north east beat south for last-minute summer stay

Although July and August promise the warmest temperatures in the North East and Scotland, with the average highs hitting 18 and 17 degrees Celsius respectively, the later months can offer decent weather too.

“September usually delivers some lovely weather, and a lot of our customers enjoy breaks well into Autumn,” he said.

“And with local indoor tourist attractions opening there are lots of things to do even on rainy days.”

However, while he acknowledges this isn’t an option for everyone, Mr Hodgson insists there are still ways to save during the busy summer months.

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North Korean defector hits out at woke brigade: ‘Even Kim isn’t this crazy!’

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Yeonmi Park, who escaped to China in 2007, went on to study at an American university and warned “North Korea is not even this crazy”. After reaching China, Ms Park and her sister fell into the hands of people traffickers, before she escaped again and crossed the Gobi Desert to Mongolia by foot.

From here she was able to move first to democratic South Korea, then to the United States.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph she said: “North Korea is not even this crazy. Especially comparing the woke culture.

“Before the class, in this 120-person lecture hall, the first thing they ask is give us your pronouns.

“And then some people are gender fluid. So that morning they might identify themselves as a girl but afternoon they be a boy.

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“North Korea is not even this crazy!” (Image: GETTY)

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Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea aged 13 (Image: EXPRESS )

“So instead of me trying to learn who this person as a character, all my energy is being spent on learning their pronouns so I don’t look like a bigot. Even North Korea don’t do this stuff.”

Ms Park went on to compare the principle of ‘white guilt’, which has become popular amongst sections of the academic left, to the North Korean regime’s deployment of collective guilt.

She said: “In North Korea there’s a thing called ‘guilt by association’.

“When I came [to the US] and spoke out against the dictator the family that I left behind, three generations of my family, were punished.

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After escaping North Korea and China Yeonmi Park studied at an American university (Image: GETTY)

“This collective guilt is the most inhumane thing. Individuals are responsible for their own behaviours.

“When I came to America there’s something called ‘white guilt’, and I was like ‘what do you mean by white guilt’, your ancestors might possibly have owned slaves therefore white people are guilty.

“This collective guilt is such a Marxist and Communist thing to do. You can never get over that – it’s not up to us choosing our ancestors.”

Ms Park has written a book, ‘In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom’, which covers her life in and escape from North Korea.

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‘Woke’ ideas have been gaining ground in western universities (Image: GETTY)

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North Korea is ruled as a communist dictatorship (Image: GETTY)

North Korea has been ruled as a communist dictatorship since its creation in 1948.

It is currently ruled by Kim Jong-un, grandson of founder Kim Il-sung.

Speaking to Express.co.uk in late 2020, Ms Park revealed how North Korean propaganda work.

The Kim family, who have controlled the country since 1948, are portrayed as like “almighty Gods” to the North Korean people.

Trade Unionist says he ‘loathes’ what woke culture stands for

She commented: “What the North Korean regime did was copy the Bible.

“In Christianity they say God knows what you think and Jesus died but his spirit lives with us forever.

“That’s what the regime told us – Kim Jong-il died, but his spirit lives forever.”

However Ms Park said the propaganda has been less effective with Kim Jong-un, who became leader in 2011.

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Ms Park said the Kim family are portrayed like “almighty Gods” to North Koreans (Image: GETTY)

She explained: “People genuinely believed they were Gods however after Kim Jong-un, the latest Kim, came in it’s been shifting way more.

“Outside information is going in and telling people actually Kims go to bathrooms, they cry, they are humans not Gods who can move the mountains and do miracles.

“More people in North Korea are realising the falsehood of this propaganda.”

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Ohio man’s rescue of mother and son, 10, at North Carolina beach caught on drone footage

An 18-year-old Ohio man was being praised for saving a mother and her 10-year-old son at a North Carolina beach over the Fourth of July weekend – in a rescue that was caught on video. 

Travis Shrout of Stow, near Cleveland, said he had swum out pretty far at Topsail Beach where his family was vacationing on July 3 when he noticed the woman and her son struggling in the water, FOX 8 of Cleveland reported. 

Shrout’s family had gotten out of the water but family friend Thad Unkefer wanted to test his drone’s tracking features, so Shrout decided to get back in, he told the station. 

Unkefer posted the video on YouTube after the rescue. 

“I thought I heard ‘Help!’ but it was such a weird situation. I said, ‘Are you alright?’ and she said, ‘No,'” Shrout told the Akron Beacon Journal about spotting the mother and her son. “I immediately started swimming out to her.” 

He told FOX 8 when he first started talking to the mother her son was right next to her but “by the time I got to her, he was sucked out probably 15 feet. It’s just crazy how fast that current was moving.”

He said his YMCA lifeguard training kicked in and he gave the mother the bodyboard he had been using while he went to get her son. No lifeguards were on the beach at the time, he said. 

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“I just started swimming as fast as I could out to the 10-year-old boy,” he told FOX 8. “He was going up and down in the water. He had probably gone down about four or five times.” 

Shrout told the boy to lean back while he got underneath and held up the boy’s body. Shrout quickly brought the boy back to his mother and the bodyboard. 

“There was a couple of waves that came over our heads and I didn’t know how many more of those waves were gonna come,” he told FOX 8. “They completely submerged all of us. So, that was kind of scary.”

At one point, he told them they should just hold onto the bodyboard and float because they didn’t seem to be getting much closer to shore. “We’re not in any immediate danger anymore. You know, we can get in,” Shrout said he told the pair. 

When they got closer to shore another man, Andrew Leonard, brought out a second bodyboard and helped pull them in, the Beacon Journal reported. 

“I was exhausted that last couple of meters in that push,” Shrout told FOX 8. “I don’t think I would have been able to bring them out without that.” 

He said he had already been swimming for one to two hours before the rescue.

“I was watching him, and I stood up to tell him to come in because he was getting too far out and I couldn’t figure out why he was swimming out so far,” his mother, Gretia Grayson Shrout, who was watching the scene from the shore, said. “Then I saw the splashing and we realized what was going on. Your instinct as a mom is to jump in and help your kid, but I know I’m not a strong enough swimmer to do that. I just had to watch. It was a completely helpless feeling.” 

 She told the Beacon Journal the rescued mother immediately gave Shrout a hug when they were on the shore. “She was crying and she said, ‘God put Travis there to save us because we were dying.’” 

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Shrout is expected to receive a proclamation from the Stow, Ohio, city council at the end of the month. 

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North Carolina sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in 2 months

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — North Carolina, like many other states across the country, is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

On Wednesday, the state recorded its highest number of new cases in nearly two months.

The 995 new positive cases Wednesday is more than twice as many as were recorded last Wednesday, and four times higher than two weeks ago.

The percentage of tests coming back positive rose to 5.5 percent, which is higher than the percent positive goal NCDHHS set back at the start of the pandemic.

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State metrics do not explicitly say if those new positive cases were among vaccinated or unvaccinated people, but nationally the director of the National Institutes of Health said unvaccinated people make up 99 percent of the new COVID-19 cases.

“If you’re on the fence about whether vaccination was going to help you, listen to those numbers. Unvaccinated people going into hospital and dying. Vaccinated people essentially not,” NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it expects to see COVID-19 hospital admissions to increase over the next four weeks. National COVID-19 hospitalizations had been declining for months.

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North Carolina will release updated COVID-19 metrics around noon Thursday.

In addition, the state continues to urge citizens to get vaccinated. As part of that push, the two winners in last week’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery drawing will be announced today.

Health Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen will introduce the $ 1 million winner and the student scholarship winner at 3 p.m. Thursday.

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Andrew Brown Jr. family files $30M federal lawsuit in North Carolina

The family of Andrew Brown Jr. – a Black man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies coming to serve search and arrest warrants at his home in Elizabeth City, N.C. – filed a $ 30 million federal lawsuit on Wednesday. 

The lawsuit filed at the federal courthouse in the Eastern District of North Carolina comes months after 42-year-old Brown was shot and killed by Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputies serving drug-related warrants at his home in Elizabeth City on April 21. 

Amid ongoing demonstrations at the time, Andrew Womble, the elected district attorney for North Carolina’s Judicial District 1, cleared the deputies of any wrongdoing in May, announcing that the shooting “while tragic, was justified” because Brown allegedly used his vehicle as a deadly weapon. 

Standing outside the courthouse Wednesday, civil rights attorney Bakari Sellers said the federal lawsuit was filed because the family didn’t believe they could get justice in the sheriff’s office or in state court. 

NORTH CAROLINA DA: ANDREW BROWN JR.’S DEATH ‘TRAGIC’ BUT ‘JUSTIFIED’

“We had to come where we believe Lady Justice is blind and will have all things be equal,” he said. “We stand in front of this federal courthouse because we believe this is where Andrew Brown will finally get justice because he did not get justice in life and so far hasn’t even gotten justice in death.” 

Harry Daniels, another lawyer representing the Brown family, listed Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten II and several deputies as defendants in the lawsuit. He also stressed that he would get all body camera footage of the shooting released despite past limits set by a state Superior Court judge. 

“Justice delayed will not be justice denied,” Daniels said. “Now that we have filed a federal lawsuit, let me be very clear in saying that I and this team have compulsory authority, federal subpoena authority, to get all the videos, all the tapes, all the recordings, all the records. And no district attorney, no county administrator and no state court can stop us from doing that because federal law trumps state law.”  

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The filing is the latest in a string of federal civil rights lawsuits in the wake of high-profile police shootings of Black people. The family of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis police custody last year, agreed to a $ 27 million settlement in March. In September, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, agreed to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $ 12 million and reform police practices.

Womble has said that Brown’s past involvement with law enforcement included multiple resisting arrest charges and convictions dating back to 1995. Investigators had used an informant to conduct controlled purchases of methamphetamine and cocaine from Brown on two separate occasions in March before obtaining the search and arrest warrants that ultimately resulted in his death. 

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Residents have routinely gathered in protest. One of the deputies who fired his gun at Brown’s car has resigned. The FBI also launched a civil rights investigation into the death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Record-breaking fish caught in North Carolina: ‘Looked like a whale in the back of the boat’

This is why it’s always a good idea to keep a biologist’s number in your phone.

A fisherman in North Carolina reeled in a massive 127-lb catfish during a recent trip. While actually catching the fish was hard, actually getting weighed on a certified scale by an official was almost as difficult.

Rocky Baker spoke with Fox News about catching the fish, which is in the process of being certified as a new state record.

Rocky Baker spoke with Fox News about catching the fish, which is in the process of being certified as a new state record.
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Rocky Baker spoke with Fox News about catching the fish, which is in the process of being certified as a new state record. According to Baker, a state biologist certified the weight and measurements and the paperwork is in the mail.

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Baker caught the fish while out on a trip on the Roanoke River with his buddy, Justin Clifton. According to Baker, if Clifton hadn’t been there, he never would’ve been able to get the record-breaking catfish into the boat.

The fish took the bait just after 9:30 pm on Saturday. Baker said he knew the fish was big, but it wasn’t until he got it into the boat that he realized it might be something special. According to him, it looked like a whale in the back of the boat.

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While a scale on the boat measured the fish weighing between 130 to 140 pounds, Baker took the fish to a nearby store, E-Z Bait and Tackle, which had a certified scale. 

Unfortunately, they didn’t arrive until about 1:30 a.m. The state biologist wasn’t able to make it to the store to certify the weight until 5:30 a.m.

Baker explained that he and Clifton spent the hours keeping the fish alive and as comfortable as it could be. While the official was slightly less than what Baker originally thought, it was still big enough to set a new state record.

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As for the fish, Baker released it back into the river after everything was finalized. The last he saw the fish, it was swimming back down to the bottom of the water.

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Why North Carolina is seeing an increase in wildlife sightings, explained

— If you’re looking to see some wildlife in the Triangle, you might only need to step out into your backyard. Sightings of bears, coyotes, deer, foxes, rabbits, raccoons are becoming more common, officials said.

It’s not odd to see baby bears in North Carolina cities in summer months, according to wildlife officials. The state’s black bear population has been increasing over the past several years in central North Carolina.

From May to July, bear cubs separate from their mothers and search for new homes.

“While the bears appear to be wandering aimlessly into places people think bears do not belong, they are not necessarily lost,” according to officials with the North Carolina Wildlife Commission.

A bear was found napping a tree above UNC Rex hospital on Tuesday, and residents reporting sighting a bear in the suburbs of North Hills in Raleigh in May.

There’s an explanation for why animals are showing up in suburban areas — food. Wildlife researchers say that people are feeding the creatures, leading to an increase in sightings.

These animals are finding gardens to munch on and taking shelter in backyards.

North Carolina State University Researchers said that animals and humans usually co-exist quite well in Triangle suburbs. Researchers found that wildlife was more prominent in suburban areas, versus rural ones.

Another animal commonly spotted in North Carolina is the white-tailed deer.

Our state’s deer population has been growing since the 1990s after conservation efforts. In cities, where hunting is less common, the deer population is growing. In May, a deer was found running through the streets of downtown Raleigh, even making its way into a gift shop.

Crashes with deer and other wildlife has been on the rise over the past several years as a result.

Officials say if you see any wildlife and i’ts not bothering you, leave it alone.

A look back at NC’s runaway animals

Animal control has been busy in North Carolina over the past several years. We’ve had our fair share of animals running away from their owners. Most recently, a pack of Wolf-German Shepherd hybrids escaped from their home in Orange County, and have yet to be found.

A venomous zebra cobra was set loose from a home in Raleigh, making national news. The cobra’s owner is now facing 40 charges related to housing snakes.

Famously in 2019, an emu was spotted in July running around in Orange County. Officials were not sure where it came from, though it is legal to own emus in the county.

A year before that, a runaway horse escaped from its owner in Wake Forest. In 2017, a small pig was spotted on Interstate 40 near Brier Creek was safely captured by officials.

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Habitat efforts look to benefit more than endangered species in North Dakota & Regional

Whooping cranes rank No. 1 among Karen Lonefight’s bird sightings.

The White Shield woman learned birding in Grand Forks and goes all over, collecting photographs and enjoying the wildlife. Also among her favorites are a hawk owl and a great gray owl, as well as piping plovers — a threatened species.

She was out near White Shield in the spring of 2019 and initially assumed the six tall birds she spotted in a field were sandhill cranes.

“As I got closer and I saw that they were white, I just kinda freaked out,” Lonefight said. She sat and watched, photographing the rare whoopers, an endangered species for decades.

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