Bernard Shaw, Icon Of TV News Journalism, Dies At 82

 Bernard Shaw, Icon Of TV News Journalism, Dies At 82

By Hamraz Ahmad

CNN’s Bernard Shaw, long regarded as the last neutral anchor in TV news,  has signed off at the age of 82. Of Shaw, Sen. John McCain famously said “I cannot tell you whether Bernie is a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or vegetarian.”

Now, 21 years after Shaw’s retirement from CNN in 2001,  the network is struggling to get back to those standards.

Shaw, the son of a house painter and a housekeeper in Chicago, was shaped by his father’s habit of bringing home four newspapers every day. The young Shaw devoured those papers, learning journalism at the dinner table. Born in May 1940, he grew up in a segregated city. He went on to  serve honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, at a time when wealthy Chicagoans were protesting the draft.

Soon he became one of the first African Americans to appear on national televsion news, starting his career at CBS and ABC. Shaw joined a brand-new cable network called CNN in 1980 and became Its first chief anchor. As CNN’s prominence grew, Shaw’s star rose.

Perhaps Shaw’s most memorable moment, In nationally broadcast news, was his 1988 confrontation with Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis, when he asked the death penalty opponent if he would favor the death penalty if his wife, Kitty, was raped or murdered.

In this composite image a comparison has been made between former US Presidential Candidates George Bush (L) and Michael Dukakis. In 1988 George H. W. Bush won the presidential election to become the President of the United States. *

Dukakis’s flat response made news and shifted votes. “No, I don’t, Bernard, and I think you know that I’ve opposed the death penalty during all of my life. I don’t see any evidence that it’s a deterrent and I think there are better and more effective ways to deal with violent crime.”

Dukakis lost to then-vice presIdent George H.W. Bush, winning only 111 out of 538 Electoral College votes cast in 1988.

In the wake of Dukakis’s defeat, some media critics criticized Shaw. He stood his ground.  He said that what he did was right and he would keep doing it. What really grabbed the viewers’ attention was Shaw’s confidence in his reporting and an unfettered stand on his convictions. Years later, Dukakis maintained  that he felt his response wasn’t all that bad.

Later, Shaw courted controversy again. After his 2001 retiremement from CNN he told an interviewerer that he supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq saying that there was a “despotic” leader of a “rogue state” who possessed weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He said the war was “vital for America’s security” and was consequently criticized by pacifist and leftist factions. He was also criticized for his one sided reporting of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

NEW YORK-SEPTEMBER 10: Anchorman Bernard Shaw attends the 23rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards on September 10, 2002 at the Mariott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

However, Shaw said he was against war on many occasions. “All of it can become very oppressive. It affects my mood swings strongly, because of war’s ugliness. War is death. You become overly saturated with the story.” he once told Philadelphia Inquirer’s Gail Shister.

In the current age of dueling claims of fake news and misinformation, Shaw always defended honest journalism.

Shaw received a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Felicia Hershenhorn Turns Entrepreneurial Drive Into A Sexual-Wellness Business 

Felicia Hershenhorn Turns Entrepreneurial Drive Into A Sexual-Wellness Business 

Runi CEO Felicia Hershenhorn surrounded by company models, hopes to promote a healthy approach to sex with her brand. (Alanka)

By Percy Lovell Crawford

MONTREAL — Often to be successful, you must step outside your comfort zone.

That’s exactly what Canadian Felicia Hershenhorn did when she left her job as an attorney.

Hershenhorn co-founded Imarais Beauty with popular model Sommer Ray. Still not content, the budding entrepreneur shifted her focus to sexual wellness. That idea spearheaded Runi, her sexual wellness and self-care brand growing in popularity and sales.

Runi, her childhood nickname, was a carefully thought-out brand name to get family and friends to believe in her.

Hershenhorn’s assertive business practices are a far cry from her youth as a rules follower. Zenger caught up with the young entrepreneur who wants to free sex education from shame.

Zenger: Why pick Runi as the company name?

Hershenhorn: It’s actually funny. I like to be shocking and out there. Because the company was sexual wellness, I knew people around me would ask: “What are you doing?” To give it my childhood nickname would give it a personal touch and let them know I was serious. The company is fun, exciting and sexy, but we do have a goal.

Zenger: Was becoming an entrepreneur a leap of faith, or just something you wanted to do?

Felicia Hershenhorn, who previously ran a beauty company, started Runi as a way of understanding sex and the importance of self-care. (Alanka)

Hershenhorn: I was always book-smart. I excelled in school. If you took me out of school and put me anywhere else, I was a fish out of water. I really like rules. My parents and my sister joked that I would always work for somebody, keeping other people in line. Being a lawyer was a natural progression. But when I became a lawyer, I thought: I’m too creative for this. I loved rules when I was younger, but then I got older and found my voice — and I wanted to use it.

A friend and I created Imarais. When that took off, I left my job as a lawyer. When I left Imarais, I was the CMO of Psychedelic Water. And that was amazing, but I had the idea for Runi in the back of my mind since leaving Imarais. I told the people at Psychedelic Water that I had this idea and had to run with it. One of the guys who got me involved with Psychedelic Water is one of my main Runi investors. I decided to go outside the box and do what no one expected me to do.

Zenger: Leaving a comfortable and successful career like being an attorney can be scary and intimidating. Did it feel that way at first?

Hershenhorn: It oscillated in the beginning. I knew that I had to be strong-minded, strong-willed and believe in myself in order to make anything work. When I was working for other people, I would see the difference in an idea that wasn’t successful, or a company that was successful. I worked for a real-estate development company as a lawyer, and learned it wasn’t the amount of money that you had, though that’s  important, and it wasn’t the tenacity. It was more about the people in the project believing in it.

All other things can come and go, but if I believe in myself, I have no choice but to do it. It’s about having a positive mindset. I wake up every day knowing I will make better decisions if I believe in myself.

When I started what I thought was my dream, a beauty company, I moved back home. I was 28, living in my parent’s basement, working on this company and everyone thinks I’m crazy because I left this job as a lawyer. I had a fantastic job, fantastic support system, and I left it all. I was like, “What am I doing?” Then I had that moment: “You have to prove yourself. Now is the time.” So I did.

Zenger: Is it important to have open dialogue about self-care and sexual pleasures?

Hershenhorn: Oh yeah! It’s one of the things at Runi that I’m really focused on: knowing what you want, and exactly how to get it. The problem is, we don’t know what we want. We feel ashamed to ask for it. That starts early on. Think about sex ed. Sex education in America is completely flawed. What they’re teaching and how they’re teaching. For example, if I read off the states that mandate sex-education, you would be floored. Sex-education is not federally mandated across the U.S.

Some states require it, and some states don’t. Even in those states that do require sex-education, it’s not required to be medically sound. To me, that’s insane. I’m not saying that Runi is going to come in and overhaul sex-education in America. We would love to work toward that, but we’re just one piece of the puzzle. Where Runi comes in is where the system fails.

Hopefully, we can make enough noise to peak people’s attention. Let’s go back to the sex-education programs in American schools. Not only do they need to be medically accurate, but a lot of them are abstinence-based and shame-based. I understand the concerns about teaching young kids about sex. It’s a scary topic. Not every parent is going to be happy with every conversation. It’s a tough subject. The problem is, when we don’t give good sex-education to kids, the natural desires they start to feel as teenagers become attached to shame.

Former attorney Felicia Hershenhorn once enforced the rules. Now, she appreciates pushing boundaries. (Alanka) 

You can scare somebody into not doing something for only so long. These are natural desires; they don’t go away. When you go the shame way, or abstinence-base way, you don’t discuss healthy relationships, and learning about your own body — what you like, what you don’t like. That’s what Runi is here to do.

We want to show people that, when you know what you want, you’re able to say, “Yes.” It’s directly correlated with your ability to say, yes, and your ability to say, no. When we open up dialogue about pressure, about what you want, you can say: This is a healthy relationship. This is a boundary line that I want drawn. You learn about yourself and other people. When you know what you want, it translates into other areas of your life. We say, from the bedroom to the boardroom, and beyond.

Zenger: Given the sensitive nature of your products, and the sensitive times we are in, are you toeing the line, or are you kicking the door down?

Hershenhorn: I’m always running to the next Runi idea. For me, the message about knowing what you want and how to get it is important. I’m willing to scream it from every rooftop. I know what it’s like to be the girl that’s 18, and doesn’t have a lot of friends. I wasn’t the cool girl, and I never felt empowered. I never had a voice. If you’re always told, this is how it should be and that doesn’t align with what you want, you’re going to feel flawed.

For me, Runi is much more than a product or brand. It’s a platform and a community. Not only to talk about pleasure in a sexual way, but anything users want, in a constructive and supportive way. Of course, because of what the product is and what the brand looks like, there are limitations. We do walk a fine line and stay within the boundaries.

I used to like rules because I wanted to stay within the boundaries. Now, whatever that boundary is, I want to push it.

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Second Chance: Chauncey Taylor Won’t Let His Past Derail His Future

Second Chance: Chauncey Taylor Won’t Let His Past Derail His Future

Chauncey Taylor poses with his book, “How Adversity Propelled Me to Change.” (Chauncey Taylor)

By Percy Lovell Crawford

NEW ORLEANS — Chauncey Taylor played a part in his life’s destruction. His foundation wasn’t the best, but he had a nurturing mother who tried to raise her son not to become a statistic.

He also turned his life around.

Now, Taylor is giving back to the New Orleans community where he was once a problem. Finding Jesus while in prison, he left with a changed mental focus. Taylor enrolled in college, where he is pursuing a degree in hopes of doing social work. He also does public-speaking engagements, using his story to educate and inspire others not to travel the same path — and if they do, that change is possible.

His book, “How Adversity Propelled Me to Change,” details his drug addiction and violent past.

Zenger talks to Chauncey Taylor about his shortcomings and his redemption.

Zenger: What was your childhood like?

Taylor: I grew up in a single-parent home. The challenging thing for me was being the only boy with four girls. A poverty-stricken neighborhood, low-income housing. I stayed in the 8th Ward for two years with my uncle, who took me in when my dad died. My mom moved in with a guy who she eventually married. I wasn’t vibing with him, so I moved out.

I got into it with this guy and got caught at school with a handgun. I got two years’ probation. The judge gave me probation because she said my mom was a good person. That’s how I knew God’s hands have been on my life. A lot of stuff I should have gotten, I didn’t. I only did a big prison stint because I pulled an incident off in the heat of passion. I got caught, and from that incident, I decided to leave that life alone.

After spending over 20 years in prison, Chauncey Taylor is now pursuing a degree to become a social worker and help others in his community. (Chauncey Taylor)

Currently, I claim a moral status. Having my priorities together and having myself in tune with the creator. I’m not perfect, but I’m better than what I was. I did attend Catholic school for a while. The handgun incident put me out of school for two years, but I got reinstated to a program the judge stipulated. I stayed in school for a year and a half, then I dropped out in 10th grade.

After that, I embraced the streets. I was turned on to the lifestyle of selling drugs, periodically doing drugs, smoking marijuana. I snorted cocaine, I snorted heroin a couple of times, but I didn’t like it.

I caught my first stint for getting caught with possession of crack cocaine. The detective planted it on me. I didn’t get busted with anything. He searched me, he didn’t find anything, and he planted the rock on me. This was two weeks after my 18th birthday.

He told me he knows I threw the drugs because he couldn’t find them. But he said if he checked my backseat and couldn’t find anything he would let me go. He found a baggie. Back in the ’90s, that’s how it was sold. He found one of those bags in the seat and charged me with paraphernalia. I said, “That’s not mine.” They took me down anyway, because I was on probation, and it was a violation. They just wanted me off the streets.

Zenger: How long was your probation?

Taylor: They imposed a three-year sentence. I had a five-year probation and a three-year suspended sentence hanging over my head. After that, I was drafted into the boot-camp program. When I was in boot camp, I stayed there for about a year and a half. The counselor got me back in court because I was doing good.

The judge said that I had served 85% of my time, and commended me on my efforts. But he couldn’t recommend that I be released. So, I did serve my full stint. I stayed on the streets for two years and then got back into a life of crime.

Zenger: Changing that lifestyle prompted you to write a book: “How Adversity Propelled Me to Change.”

Taylor: Yes! I feel everything happens for a reason. Adversity is the thing that propels us to change our lives. Now that I’ve changed my life, I’m seeking things for the betterment of myself. I still experience adversity, but these things help me develop character. When I have interviews with guys like you, I am able to conduct myself in a proper and professional manner.

Zenger: You seemed to be in and out of prison a lot. Overall, how long did you spend in there?

Taylor: About 20 years. I did 2 ½ and then 17 ½ (attempted murder). And I did about 90 days in juvenile [detention center]. I don’t have any regrets or bitterness from my past. As a reflection of my past, I use that to propel myself to become a better person in the future.

Zenger: What are your ultimate goals now?

Taylor: I want to give back. I want to use my story to enlighten and give other people a chance to receive things I never received: mentorship, inspiration, encouragement and motivation. We were given the opposite side of the game. You’re in the streets, this is what you do, you hustle to survive. Now that I’ve seen both sides of the fence, the grass isn’t greener on that side. I better stay on this side. My mom raised me to be a good guy. She was a very strict and caring person.

I always had the tools that taught me to do better. After receiving so much counsel over the years … I’m currently in school to be a social worker to help other people grow and shape their perceptions, based on a moral perspective.

I’ve had experience. I lost one of my best friends. I’m walking home with this guy, and he decides to do some crazy stuff, and he got smoked. That flipped my mind. He was able to run back to me and when he got to me, I seen the hole in his shirt. I’m like, “Dude shot you.” He said, “I’m not going to make it.” I lived two blocks away, so I told him, “Let’s try to get to my house.” He was like, “No man, just go home. I’m going to stay right here.” He was young. I was 15, and he was 13 going on 14. He was a wild lil dude. I used to keep him with me to keep him out of trouble.

He had two younger siblings. He moved out of his mom’s house because she was messing with a guy. Sometimes when women mess with men, they become insensitive to their kids. He felt like his mom was neglecting him, so he turned to the streets and started selling fake drugs. I did everything I could to stop it, but I couldn’t. Some things you can’t prevent. I became rebellious and was thinking retaliation.

But I feel good about what I’m pursuing now. I’m anxious to stand in front of a crowd of people and share my story.

Zenger: Any attempts on your life?

Taylor: I almost got killed three times, twice on the same block. For me to still be sane, is a miracle. I have a testimony to speak on. I’m motivated. My will to live is so strong. That’s why I’m pursuing this associate degree. I published a book; I want to open a nonprofit organization. I don’t have any intentions to mess up anymore. I’ve been home for three years and six months and that’s an accomplishment. I’m sober, I’m not getting high. I’ve been around some guys I was incarcerated with, and they all tell me I’ve changed. I realized I had to detach myself from certain people to accomplish my goals.

Sober and clean, Chauncey Taylor plans to make good of his new lease on life. (Chauncey Taylor) 

Zenger: What led to your change?

Taylor: Drugs! I came home with my foot on the ground running. I got a job, doing good, and listen… I got comfortable. I got my own apartment, and I got complacent in life. I started smoking and sipping a bit. All my bills paid, and I wanted to experiment again. One thing led to another. I went to sleep behind the wheel, had a couple of accidents, and next thing you know, I don’t have a vehicle, no place to stay. I got placed inside a rehabilitation center. That’s what did it. I was in a hotel for a week before I went to rehab.

I stayed in rehab for 90 days, and that’s where I actually decided to get myself together. After having a conversation with a guy named Robert, one of the counselors. He said: “Chauncey, when you speak in these meetings, the way you talk, you can be a counselor. You ever thought about going back to school and being a social worker?”

I said, “Rob, I never thought about it, but I wouldn’t mind doing it.” He told me to try it out. After I got out of rehab, I immediately enrolled in college, and started pursuing my degree in psychology, emphasizing social work. And that’s going well right now. I’m just starting to discover what true happiness is.

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TikToker Gives Selfless Homeless Man A Makeover And A Roof Over His Head To Start Over

TikToker Gives Selfless Homeless Man A Makeover And A Roof Over His Head To Start Over

Mounir, a homeless man who received a complete makeover, food and shelter by activist Mahmoud Itani, while has was filming a video in which he was giving out donations made by his followers, in Beirut, Lebanon. Undated photograph. (SWNS/Zenger)

By Simona Kitanovska

A TikToker gave a homeless man a complete makeover by shaving his beard, getting him access to a shower, and donating food and shelter.

Activist Mahmoud Itani, 35, met Mounir when filming a video in which he was giving out donations made by his followers.

Itani, who is based in Beirut, Lebanon, is a TikToker with more than 702,200 followers.

He spends his time going around the Lebanese capital, “spreading happiness” with the help of his followers.

Itani and Mounir’s relationship began when the Tiktoker tried to give him money donated by his followers as part of one of his charitable acts.

Unexpectedly, a tearful Mounir refused the gift, saying that others would need it more.

“It was one of the hardest moments for the entire channel, we didn’t expect for him to tell us to give the money to other people,” Itani said.

Mounir’s selfless reaction made the video go viral and it has now garnered more than 1.4 million likes on the social media platform TikTok.

Since then, the two have struck up a friendship, and Itani has been helping Mounir, who Itani thinks is 76, get his life back on track.

They have brought him clothes, taken him to shower, and are now even paying for his rent and electricity with donations.

Mounir, a homeless man who received a complete makeover, food and shelter by activist Mahmoud Itani, while has was filming a video in which he was giving out donations made by his followers, in Beirut, Lebanon. Undated photograph. (SWNS/Zenger)

He is receiving a total of $320 a month in support, both directly from the group and from sponsors they sourced, which pays for his costs completely.

Mounir was previously a driver in Kuwait, but, now in Lebanon, he has ended up on the streets.

Since becoming homeless, he also took a fall and broke his hip, making his situation even harder.

The group has also arranged for some of their contacts to sponsor the man’s medical care.

“He’s very happy, he looks very healthy, he looks very comfortable,” Itani said.

Itani founded PlanLB in 2021 alongside his friend Rafic Tannoun, and since then they have been receiving $500 from their fans a month.

This money may not seem like a lot, but it is enough to keep 10-15 people fed for a week in Lebanon, according to Mahmoud.

The group collects its donations entirely from individuals, viewers will donate money with a purpose in mind, and the group will video-call them while it is being spent or donated.

“Donations go directly to people in the videos, they open a video call and we show the money being received.

“Unlike other NGO’s where the money just disappears.

“Spreading happiness is our goal.

Mounir, a homeless man who received a complete makeover, food and shelter by activist Mahmoud Itani, while has was filming a video in which he was giving out donations made by his followers, in Beirut, Lebanon. Undated photograph. (SWNS/Zenger)

“[I want people to realize that] wake up guys, we’re in this together, there is hope in Lebanon.”

Itani’s TikTok page now has 700,000 followers and 16 million likes.

They are planning on expanding to the entirety of the Arabic-speaking region, as well as the United States and European Union, where they already have partners garnering donations.

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Japanese Children Walk Differently To Kids From Other Countries, According To Research

Japanese Children Walk Differently To Kids From Other Countries, According To Research

A new study found that Japanese children walk differently to kids from other countries as a result of their healthy diet. Undated photograph. (Simon Galloway, SWNS/Zenger)

By Simona Kitanovska

Japanese children walk differently to peers from other countries – because of their healthy diet, according to new research.

They are among the healthiest in the world – eating raw or just lightly cooked fresh ingredients. Fewer than one in five are overweight – and it shows in their gait.

The finding has implications for abnormalities like ‘intoeing’ and ‘outtoeing’ – where the feet are not aligned with the legs.

The study was published in the Scientific Reports journal.

Lead author Dr. Tadashi Ito, of Nagoya University, said: “We believe differences in lifestyle, build and cultural factors all affect Japanese children’s gait.

Children eat ice creams on July 22, 2018 in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)

“This is not likely to affect the health of Japanese children. But it does indicate characteristics different from those of children in other countries.”

Another significant reason could be school meals – an integral part of everyday life for Japanese children since 1889.

Rice balls and grilled fish were given to children living in poverty in remote communities in the north. The program was expanded in the aftermath of WWII.

They are made from local ingredients – such as baked cod with sweet corn and bok choy, served with minestrone soup and a carton of milk.

Dr. Ito and colleagues analyzed 3D data recorded by markers attached on the lower limbs of participants.

Gait is a complex, unconscious motor pattern, essential for most daily activities. It comprises a sequence of movements that involve the hip, knee, and foot.

From a medical point of view, it is critical to measuring quality of life and health. The forces involved help treat people with movement disorders.

The study was based on 424 students recruited from two primary schools. It found patterns differed by age.

There was an increase in cadence, the number of steps performed in one minute, among eleven and twelve-year-olds compared to six to eight-year-olds.

There was also a reduction in step and stride in the former group compared to those aged nine and ten. And they had less range of motion of the knee during the gait cycle.

As children aged, a higher ‘plantarflexion’ was observed – the motion when you point your toes at the start of the walking movement.

A bento box containing salmon over rice and salmon roe over rice from a convenience store or “konbini” is pictured on September 11, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Added Dr. Ito: “These results provide an important tool for assessing normal and pathological gait and can determine the effectiveness of orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation for gait disorders.”

Japan’s staple food is rice. The advantage of short-grain rice, preferably brown, or haiga partially milled rice, is it is water-rich when cooked, fluffy – and much lower in calorie density than bread or pasta.

All that belly-filling rice might also displace less healthy foods – reducing the overall number of calories eaten.

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Residents Of Luxury Neighborhood Outraged Over Abandoned House

Residents Of Luxury Neighborhood Outraged Over Abandoned House

Residents in a leafy village have been left outraged over an abandoned house that is home to squatters and has trees growing out of it in Mere, Cheshire, in northern England. Undated photograph. (Knutsford Guardian,SWNS/Zenger)

By Simona Kitanovska

Residents in a leafy village have been left outraged over an abandoned house that is home to squatters and has trees growing out of it.

The bungalow in Mere, Cheshire, in northern England, in the United Kingdom, has been empty for eight years and now the back of the house has collapsed, the roof is leaking, and two trees are growing out of the ruins.

The house’s windows are also smashed in and the garden is littered with the previous owner’s belongings.

It is in stark contrast to nearby properties in Chester Road, where houses on the street sell for an average price of 695,000 British pounds ($843,000).

Residents in a leafy village have been left outraged over an abandoned house that is home to squatters and has trees growing out of it in Mere, Cheshire, in northern England. Undated photograph. (Knutsford Guardian,SWNS/Zenger)

The cheapest house on sale in the area at the moment is a whopping 500,000 pounds ($606,000), while the most expensive is nearly 2.3 million pounds ($2.9 million).

The previous occupiers of the bungalow are believed to have been an elderly mother and her two children, who lived at the property from 1999 to 2014 and moved out of the area.

The bungalow is around half a mile from The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, where rooms start from around 160 pounds ($200) a night.

One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ““It is an eyesore, an absolute monstrosity.

“People don’t even know there is a house here, it is hidden by so many trees. You can’t even walk along the pavement because it is so overgrown.

“The property has already collapsed at the back. We’re worried about where it is going to fall next.

“It is now a danger and a health and fire hazard.”

It is believed that squatters have been residing in the property, as one neighbor saw lots of lights on, later went round and found loads of candles had been lit.

The neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said: “There is no gas or electricity, this is a fire risk. Neighbors put up fencing after they found a car parked outside.

“It is not acceptable. We shouldn’t have to put up with this.

“We just wish they would board it up, clear the site and make it safe.”

It looks like time has stood still in the house, there is a television in the corner with a remote balanced on top and pictures are still on the wall.

But sofas have been overturned and pots and pans are covered across the carpet.

The garden is covered in weeds, with a child’s bike left abandoned next to a barbecue.

Another resident fumed: “We just can’t understand why nothing is being done.

Residents in a leafy village have been left outraged over an abandoned house that is home to squatters and has trees growing out of it in Mere, Cheshire, in northern England. Undated photograph. (Knutsford Guardian,SWNS/Zenger)

“We have complained to Cheshire East Council.

“This could be a lovely family home.”

A spokesman for Cheshire East Council authority said: “The council is aware of the condition of this property.

“It is currently involved in a legal process aimed at resolving outstanding matters.

“Until these matters are resolved, there is no further comment the council can give at this time.”

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