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  • Countess of Wessex: My daughter’s battle helped me see the plight of so many children

    MARK KEHOE In an extraordinarily candid interview, Sophie shared her joy at 11-year-old Louise finally being able to see properly after having being born with what she described as a “profound” squint. She is now raising support for people across the world with eye problems, explaining: “There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see.” Lady Louise’s condition, strabismus, was a result of her premature birth in 2003. She was born by emergency caesarian section weighing 4lb 9oz. Sophie, who lost so much blood that she nearly died, delivered her daughter so fast that Prince Edward could not get there in time. Sophie explained: “Premature babies can often have q
  • Social housing for Eastern Europeans TREBLES as top nations living on UK handouts REVEALED

    GETTY Councils and housing associations let 9,128 homes to tenants from 'European Union accession countries' - all of which are in eastern Europe - during 2014/15. This staggering figure has rocketed from the 2,800 properties that were let just eight years ago in 2007/08. During this whopping increase, the percentage of social housing let to UK nationals over the same period fell from 94 per cent to 91 per cent. In 2007 this group consisted of those from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Bulgaria and Romania joined the list in 2008/09, while Croatia was added in 2014/15. Provisional figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government q
  • This University Challenge contestant stole the show with more than just his brains

    The Oxford University team member had us chuckling at our screens with his familiar looks and odd fears of the buzzer.

  • A battle of wills: mothers of dead soldiers taken to court

    They are united in grief. Two mothers whose lives fell apart when their eldest sons, both aged just 20, were killed on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The torment, however, continues for Lisa Billing and Sharon Leverett. For the two women have been dragged through the courts in bitter disputes over the eve-of-battle wills written by their soldier sons. When the young soldiers were killed in action, they left behind not only grieving mothers but grieving, pregnant girlfriends too. That has led to furious rows in the courts, over who should benefit from hundreds of thousands of pounds in payouts from the Government and from insurance policies. In both cases, The Telegraph understands, the dead q
  • Allardyce: I love winding up 'arrogant' Wenger

    Sam Allardyce says he relished beating Arsenal more than any other side and has criticised Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez.

  • How to Double Your Money Every Four Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Paramedic Rushes To Crash Scene In Her Wedding Dress Minutes After Getting Married

    A new bride who just happened to be a paramedic rushed to a crash scene in her wedding dress - just minutes after she got married. Sarah Ray had just got married in Clarksville, Tennessee, when she got a call telling her that her grandparents and father had just been in a car crash. Without hesitation, Sarah made her way to the scene of the crash to make sure everyone was OK - and her proud mum, Marcy Martin, captured the site of her daughter in her wedding gown at the side of the road.

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  • Can You See A Baby Here? You Might Be Psychotic

    What do you see if you stare at the picture?

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  • Families stuck as sales of best homes seize up under the weight of stamp duty

    The market in large family homes has slumped as a result of a surge in stamp duty costs, analysts believe. Estate agents say that the number of quality homes being sold in parts of Britain has fallen between 20 and 40 per cent compared to nine months ago. The worst hit areas are London and the South East, as well as country houses and properties in popular market towns, as buyers and sellers enter what one estate agent described a “Mexican standoff” over prices. The stamp duty regime was changed in December last year so it became cheaper to buy the average home but tens of thousands of pounds more expensive to buy larger homes. It is more costly to buy any home worth more than £937,500. Buying q
  • Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive is the sultry Emilia Clarke

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's most definitely Emilia Clarke's year.

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  • Aston Martin narrows down options for new plant location

    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - British luxury carmaker Aston Martin, which is planning to expand models and volumes, has narrowed down the options for where it will build a new plant, its boss told Reuters on Tuesday. CEO Andy Palmer said sales of its current line-up fell to 3,661 models in 2014 from around 4,200 in 2013 and that in 2015 the number would only be "slightly above" last year's levels. Palmer, appointed in September 2014, is trying to turn around the loss-making carmaker, which saw its sales dive after the 2007-8 financial crisis.

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  • Mum jailed for checking Facebook while her two-year-old son drowned

    A mum has been jailed after her toddler drowned while she was checking Facebook. Two-year-old Joshua Barnett was playing in their family garden in Beverley, East Yorkshire, on 17 March last year when he fell into a pond. Claire Barnett, 31, was inside her house looking at her phone at the time of Joshua’s death. When she realised what had happened she attempted to save him, but it was too late. She was criticised by a judge at Hull Crown Court for her ‘bad parenting’, and was told she would pose ‘very serious risks’ to any child she had responsibility for. The mum-of-four, who now lives in Nottingham, was interviewed by police and gave officers differing stories about what had happened. She had

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  • X Factor 2015: Tom Bleasby quits the show for 'personal reasons'

    X Factor contestant Tom Bleasby has sensationally withdrawn from the competition citing “personal reasons”.

  • Soap Scoop: Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks spoilers

    More: Soaps, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale Previous: POTD: Emmerdale's Jai Sharma tries to bribe Kirin Kotecha Next: EastEnders spoilers: Kathy Beale warns Ronnie about Dean's behaviour

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  • Evra still upset over Manchester United exit

    Patrice Evra has revealed that he is still angry about the way he left Manchester United for Juventus in July 2014.

  • Spooky Converted Church Complete With Graveyard Up For Sale As Family Home (11 photos)

    House-hunters with a taste for all things ghoulish have a rare chance to make their home in a Gothic church, which has its very own graveyard in the garden. The Grade II listed building, on the market for £450,000, has kept the original stained glass windows, elaborate octagonal church tower and even the ornate altar – now in the kitchen. In the garden there is the occassional gravestone, although prospective buyers are assured visiting mourners are rare. Inside the Lincolnshire property there are three bedrooms tucked under arching beams, a spiral staircase and original flooring.

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  • Veteran responds to parking bully who says he doesn't 'look handicapped'

    There are the rules of the road and then there are the rules of common courtesy. Sometimes, people go for the whole package and manage to do enough damage to cover both. Take for instance this angry road/parking rager who doesn't seem to understand that some problems are best confronted in person. After the enraged man witnessed what he assumed was a wrongfully parked car in a handicapped spot, he left the following note. First emerging on reddit by user Molochwalker28, the note quickly betrays the writer's short fuse in a few pointed words. The agro writer brings up that he consistently has seen the car being parked in a handicapped spot, emphasizing how the driver clearly doesn't have a handicapped

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  • Real Life Rapunzel Hasn’t Cut Her Hair For 35 YEARS

    Going to the hairdressers can sometimes be a chore but one woman doesn’t bother to get her hair cut at all - in fact, she hasn’t bothered in 35 YEARS. Gu Meiying, 59, has been growing her hair since she was 24-years-old and it has now grown to a staggering 2.52 metres in length.

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  • The government's immigration bill could destroy race relations in the UK

    A week after the home secretary told the Conservative party conference that the rate of UK immigration was damaging social cohesion, MPs will today consider a package of proposals so clumsy, counter-productive and divisive that they risk tearing it to shreds. The government has couched its noxious new immigration bill in terms of “tackling exploitation” and “protecting public services”. In fact, if implemented, its effect will be to facilitate discrimination, encourage aggressive enforcement and fundamentally damage race relations.

    Talking Politics
  • Singapore Airlines plane collapses at passenger gate

    Singapore Airlines suffered an embarrassing incident early Sunday when the nose landing gear of a plane retracted at the gate, leaving the front of the plane on the ground.

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  • PICTURE THIS: Who has qualified for the Euro 2016 finals (17 photos)

    We wrap up which countries have automatically qualified for the Euro 2016 finals in France.

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