Dangerous new strain of cannabis wrecks lives of South African teens

first_imgMailOnline 22 April 2015The potent strain of cannabis is grown in Swaziland, one of South Africa’s poorest states, and is often mixed with heroin to produce a highly addictive drug known as nyope.It’s the most widely used illegal drug in the world, but does cannabis deserve its reputation as being one of the safest?Not if you take a look at South Africa, one of the UK’s biggest providers of high-strength cannabis, where a potent strain of the plant dubbed ‘swazi gold’ is wrecking havoc on its young population.As revealed in BBC’s Stacey Dooley Investigates, which aired last night, poverty-stricken grandmothers are growing it, drug mules are risking their lives to smuggle it out of the country, and what stays behind is ruining the lives of South Africa’s drug-addled teens.Swazi gold is grown in the tiny South African sovereign state of Swaziland, where the climate and nutrient-rich soil is perfect for growing marijuana.Farmers – many of them ‘Grannies’ whose children have died and who are now in charge of providing for their grandchildren –  have developed the potent strain through cross-pollination, and can now yield double the crop they once could annually.The result is cannabis which boasts a staggeringly high concentration of THC, the psychoactive agent which produces the high, which finds its way either to the streets of the UK, or the streets of Johannesburg and beyond.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3049069/Thought-cannabis-safe-Meet-South-African-teens-ravaged-dangerous-new-strain-known-swazi-gold-end-streets-Britain.htmllast_img read more

BUNCRANA MURDER: FRIENDS OF MURDER VICTIM FURIOUS AS TERRORISTS TAKE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS

first_imgFRIENDS and family of murder victim Andy Allen have hit out today at his murder with one describing it as “cold-blooded execution.”Mr Allen, described by one friend as a “devoted dad” was mercilessly murdered at a house in Buncrana last night.At least three gunmen burst into the property at Links View, Lisfannan, and shot Mr Allen a number of times. He died at the scene around 10.30pm, less than an hour after the shooting. “He was a decent fella who had his problems like lots of people,” said a close friend from the Top of the Hill in Derry’s Waterside.“It would be outrageous to forget he was a dad who loved his kids so much. These dissidents should not be judge and jury.”Another told donegaldaily.com by email: “I saw your reports and I want to say that Andy was a good guy and these scum had no right to shoot him down like a dog.“Who do they think they are? They are a bunch of cowards.” Another friend told us: “I’ve just found out on your website about Andy’s murder. It is disgusting. He wouldn’t hurt a fly; a great man who didn’t deserve to die. Simple.”There has been widespread condemnation of the killing from political leaders.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyBUNCRANA MURDER: FRIENDS OF MURDER VICTIM FURIOUS AS TERRORISTS TAKE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS was last modified: February 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BUNCRANA MURDER: FRIENDS OF MURDER VICTIM FURIOUS AS TERRORISTS TAKE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDSlast_img read more

Ulster Tyres ‘call and collect service’ – Have your tyres changed while you work!

first_imgHaving to wait until your next day off to get the car into the garage for tyre replacements can be inconvenient and your time can be put to better use doing other things  – but Ulster Tyres can help!So, with this in mind Ulster Tyres offer a call and collect service at no extra charge.You simply give Ulster Tyres a call. They’ll give you a price and arrange a time and place to collect the vehicle. They will then pick the vehicle up and take it back to the depot to carry out the work required.When the work is completed, you vehicle will be dropped back to you again.Ulster Tyres are happy to collect and deliver your vehicle from your place of work or home within a five mile radius of Letterkenny or Ballybofey/Stranorlar.You can contact Ulster Tyres, Letterkenny on 074 9121784, Ballybofey on 074 9131385/9131222 or check out their website http://ulstertyres.com Ulster Tyres ‘call and collect service’ – Have your tyres changed while you work! was last modified: August 17th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more