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Wife whose husband, 29, slit her throat with a knife during drunken row about his son FORGIVES him

A wife whose husband slit her throat with a kitchen knife during a drunken row about his son has forgiven him and wants him to return home. 

Johnathan Thompson, 29, from Rochdale, ran a kitchen knife across the neck of his spouse Hayley and also choked her until she passed out after they rowed about contact arrangements for his young son, who is from a previous relationship. 

Afterwards, as blood poured from his wife’s throat, barman Thompson – who had been drinking for 12 hours beforehand – shouted ‘what have I done? I am a monster’ and then sank to his knees in tears. 

Following the attack, in February of this year, he then turned the knife on himself as police were called to the scene. He has now been jailed for 22 months for the attack. 

But his wife, who he married in 2018, continues to support him and

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Best knife sharpeners for 2020: Kitchen IQ, Chef’s Choice, AnySharp and more

I’ve used a number of chef’s knives over the years and come to appreciate each of them for their unique feel — the heavy-duty Wusthof (my first chef’s knife) is great for cutting squash, whereas I love my Mac knife for mincing veggies and herbs. But even a premium chef’s knife will dull over time, and $150 can feel like a waste when your Wusthof cuts as well as a $10 generic knife after only a month or two. Enter the knife sharpener.

Knife sharpeners are far less common in the average kitchen than many other tools, despite their value. Some professional chefs sharpen their knives daily, but even the casual cook will benefit immensely from sharpening their knives once a month.


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Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: Inside the White House’s plan to deploy ‘knife fighters’ to defend nominee

EXCLUSIVE: The White House is mounting an “offensive” communications strategy ahead of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s upcoming Senate confirmation fight, with aides describing an aggressive plan for “knife fighters” to “fiercely” defend the nominee ahead of what’s expected to be a heated battle on Capitol Hill.

Fox News has learned the White House has formed a team to handle what’s to come in the weeks ahead as Senate Republicans aim to get President Trump’s nominee confirmed to the high court before Election Day.


Senior White House officials told Fox News that the team is broken into two parts: one focused on communications and the other focused on guiding Barrett through the process on Capitol Hill.

Senior officials argued the team is “uniquely equipped” for the mission: The White House

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Woman tasered after brandishing kitchen knife at police in Newcastle home

A woman who had to be tasered when she brandished a kitchen knife at police inside her Newcastle home has avoided jail.

Shahida Hussain was under “extreme stress” having only recently moved to the UK from abroad when officers were called to a disturbance at the house she shares with her husband, in Fenham.

After initially refusing to let the constables in, the 47-year-old ran to he kitchen and pulled a knife from a drawer, a court heard.

Hussain then brandished the weapon at officers and only dropped it after they were forced to deploy a taser.

Now, Hussain, of Wingrove Gardens, in Fenham, has been fined and given a 12-month community order after she pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker during a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Ben Woodward, prosecuting, said police attended Hussain’s address on March 22 – the day before the national coronavirus lockdown –

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Knife Safety in the Kitchen

Most people do not know the proper way to handle a knife, whether it be in the kitchen or some other everyday use.

I have worked in a kitchen as a chef for 25 years now and it never ceases to amaze me how carelessly people handle a knife; one of the most used and dangerous tools in the kitchen. A knife is not a toy and it should not be used as one. Always respect a knife. It is also not a can, bottle or jar opener. It is also not a screwdriver, as this can cause damage to the tip of the blade and possibly slip and injure the user.

Always hold a knife in your dominant hand. If you are right-handed, hold the knife in your right hand. Likewise, if you are left-handed you would hold the knife in your left hand. You should always have the … Read More