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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, […]

Sex-rated sculptures are erected on beach

STATUES of figures, engaged in X-rated sexual acts, which include threesomes at an Alicante beach in Spain, have led to controversy among locals and expats. The so-called artwork, criticised as “bordering on pornographic”, has sparked many complaints, and one horrified British ex-pat, 73-year-old Dave Mills, said he could no longer take his grandchildren to the […]

Belgian’s suspected of killing expat pal

AN arrest has been made in Belgium following an investigation into the suspected murder of a retired expat, known as Ana. Her body was found in Tolox, inland of the Costa del Sol in the Malaga region, by her brother, who is one of her only living relatives. But he travelled to her farm-house there, […]

Man who delivered deadly lorry trailer facing death threats

  A MAN charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, after migrants were found dead inside a lorry in Essex, has been warned that his life is in “serious” danger. The sinister messages were received by Eamon Harrison and his family following the tragic discovery of dead Vietnamese men and women in the Waterglade Industrial Park, […]

Man punches crocodile, just to stay in one piece!

A MAN’S leg was savaged in Australia by a crocodile after he stepped on it, accidentally, believing it was a log. He had been out hunting in murky water near Minjilang, on Croker Island, near Darwin… at lunchtime! Elston Lami Lami, 42, had a near escape as the animal then went for his groin, shredding […]

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