Friday, 29 July 2005 00:00

Who Was Jack The Ripper?

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We all know the story but who was Jack The Ripper?

Friday, 29 July 2005 00:00

Jolly Jack

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The name 'Jack the Ripper' has become the most infamous in the annals of murder. Yet, the amazing fact is that his identity remains unproven today.
Monday, 03 October 2005 00:00

Jobling's Gibbet

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On June 11, 1832 , a group of striking miners, including William Jobling and Ralph Armstrong, were drinking in a pub called the Turners on the road between South Shields and Jarrow. Jobling and Armstrong who had been begging most of the day had been drinking heavily. A well known local magistrate, Nicholas Fairles, was passing when he was approached by Jobling, he asked the judge for money and was refused, by this time Armstrong was on the scene, Fairles was dragged from his horse and severely kicked and punched, he died of his wounds ten days later, giving him enough time to testify that although Jobling was present, he did not take part in the assault....