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How the world’s  biggest jet defied menace of Dennis

THE world’s largest passenger jet, an Etihad Airways A380, struggled to land at London’s Heathrow Airport on Saturday as it was hammered by strong winds at the height of Storm Dennis, which forced hundreds of flight cancellations But although its pilot had to battle Storm Dennis’ devastating crosswinds while landing the jet safely last Saturday, his extraordinary […]

Crash leaves toddler dead, and woman fights for life

A 21-MONTH-OLD toddler died last Sunday afternoon, in a crash between a car and a lorry in North Wales, and a woman was left fighting for her life. The collision occurred on the A55 in Anglesey, near Gwalchmai, and a spokesman for North Wales Police said the crash involved a Ford Mondeo and an HGV. The […]

Woman dies after being swept away by fierce flooding

A WOMAN aged 55, swept away by floodwater near Tenbury in Worcestershire last Sunday, was found dead the following day. A statement by the family of Yvonne Booth, from the Great Barr area of Birmingham, said: “Yvonne is a very much-loved member of our family, and we are all devastated by this news.” The Environment […]

School-uniform rip-offs will be thing of the past

HARD-UP parents in England have learned that the age-old, school ­uniform rip-off is about to fold. Labour MP Mike Amesbury, following a Sunday People newspaper campaign, will introduce a bill in Parliament this week, which is likely to become law by spring. Schools will be told they can specify basic items, such as trousers and shirts, but […]

Long-abandoned son discovers his Taiwanese family

A MAN from Taiwan, left stranded in Spain by his sailor father 38 years ago, will, after all this time, be reunited with his family before the new year. His father abandoned the 17-year-old after a quarrel and sailed away, leaving him ashore in Spain. The dad’s later efforts to find him and take him […]

No-one in the world can beat this brave girl’s rare condition

A TWO-YEAR-OLD tot from Leicester has been diagnosed with such a rare condition that she is the only person in the world carrying it. Isla Kilpatrick-Screaton suffers from a unique strand of mandibuloacral dysplasia, also known as “Benjamin Button disease”, because it causes rapid ageing of the cells. But when tests results showed a mutation […]

Dentist helped extract baby on historic street

A 22-YEAR-OLD woman has given birth in the middle of a street in Spain’s historic city of Lleida. The public delivery occurred when two members of the public, a waiter and a dentist assisted the woman as she went into labour on Calle Anselm Clava last Thursday evening. The events unravelled after the woman’s partner […]

The £4,300 taxi bill, which  made friendly Phil a hero

PHIL HAMILTON is a hard-working cabbie for the Belfast company 365 taxis, but passengers, apart from saying “thank you”, now press him for selfies. They even stop his wife in the supermarket to tell her he’s a “hero”. And it’s all because a good deed he performed for a pal went viral. The 43-year-old cabbie […]

A bargain village is  headache for seller

AN entire Welsh village, which has been on the market for the past three years, just won’t sell, even though it’s going for the same price as a London flat. The hamlet of Aberllefenni, south of Gwynedd, near Machynlleth, was put up for grabs by estate agent Dafydd Hardy for £1.5m, back in August 2016 . Sixteen homes and […]

Chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 in Dubai

GARY RHODES, the celebrity chef known for his spiky hair and passion for British cuisine, has died at the age of 59 while working in Dubai. A family statement said: “He died on Tuesday with his beloved wife Jennie by his side. The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, […]

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