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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
  • 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
  • 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.

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    X Factor contestant Tom Bleasby has sensationally withdrawn from the competition citing “personal reasons”.

  • 6 Simple Ways To Prevent Snoring While You Sleep (6 photos)

    Sleep is a very intimate experience, and when you love someone, you want to sleep next to them every night in order to strengthen your special bond. But when one person in the relationship snores, well, things can go sour fast. Before you know it, you’re tossing, turning, and sleeping in some very strange positions — which, as we know from this study on sleep positions with partners, can reveal quite a lot about the relationship. “Marital complaints about snoring are common, and they can have significant implications for each member of the couple as well as for their relationship as a whole,” writes Guy Winch Ph.D. inPsychology Today. He notes that disrupted sleep can also “hamper our moods and lead to irritability, anxiety, and even depression. As for our relationships, snoring often fosters deep resentments between partners that can erode their feelings for one another and damage their couplehood and their sex lives.” Thankfully, if you have this particular problem in your relationship, there are a few things you and your partner can do to try and fix the problem — and we’re not just talking ear plugs, either. After scrolling through these solutions, be sure to let us know in the comments below if you’ve ever snoozed with a snorer! By Elyse Wanshel, writer at More Stories From Make A Quick And Affordable Bed Bumper Using A Foam Roller Transform Your Outdoor Experience With These Incredible Camping Hammocks New Breathable Mattress Prevents SIDS During Sleep

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  • Couple have spent last three years living in these luxury houses - for FREE

    A British couple have spent the last three years living in luxury in France for free - looking after the homes of the wealthy. Steve Parry and Julie Dixon packed up their jobs, put their own home up for rent and decided to become full-time housesitters across the Channel. Since then they have stayed in 16 different properties from Brittany to Monaco, treating them as their own homes. Steve, 54, and Julie, 52, are now thought to be France's longest-running house sitters whose own home is not actually in the country.

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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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  • 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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  • Saudi Deal Dropped As Briton Faces Lashes

    The Government has withdrawn a bid for a contract with the Saudi justice system amid a row over the threatened thrashing of a British grandfather. The family of pensioner Karl Andree have been pleading with the UK Government to intervene because they fear the punishment could kill him. Mr Andree, 74, was sentenced to 12 months in jail by a Sharia court after police found home-made wine in the boot of his car in Jeddah last year.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • World Cup - Gareth Thomas: England's catastrophic mistake, and why Lancaster shouldn't pay for it

    Gareth Thomas takes a deeply critical look at the under-fire England rugby coach, but suggests that now is the not the time to show Stuart Lancaster the door.

  • OktoberFest London CANCELLED at last minute and beer lovers left 'hugely p***** off'

    OKTOBERFEST LONDON The booze-filled event, which is London's very own answer to Munich's annual OktoberFest, was called off today after organisers were unable to cope with the huge crowds of revellers that turned up for the opening night, according to reports. The announcement was made today by Tobacco Dock London in Canary Wharf, just 20 minutes before the first session was due to kick off there at 12pm. They tweeted: "Due to operational issues identified last night the decision has been made to cancel all further @OktoberFestLDN sessions. "All ticket holders should contact @OktoberFestLDN for refunds details will be posted on their website." Confirming the news, the official OktoberFest London q
  • Can You See A Baby Here? You Might Be Psychotic

    What do you see if you stare at the picture?

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  • Premier League - Paper Round: Rodgers lined up for surprise Prem switch

    Brendan Rodgers may have a new job before long, while the man who replaced him at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, already has his transfer targets lined up.

  • 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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  • Inmates May Have Survived 1962 Alcatraz Escape

    John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris managed to climb on to the roof of the prison in San Francisco Bay in June 1962, leaving papier-mache heads in their bunks complete with human hair from the prison barber shop. Alcatraz officials have long believed the three, who were serving time for bank robberies, drowned in the water after they disappeared. But the family of the brothers has begun co-operating with authorities more than 50 years after the escape attempt.

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Hollywood actor Randy Quaid and wife arrested trying to enter the USA

    Five years after a self-imposed exile in Canada, Independence Day actor Randy Quaid has been arrested along with his wife Evi and placed in custody as they were trying to cross the border from Quebec into the US state of Vermont. The Quaids had fled to Canada in 2010 after they were accused of doing more than $5,000 worth of damage to a property they owned in Santa Barbara. Randy is being held at the North West State Correctional Center and his wife at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in the locality.

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  • Clarkson Calls For All Bearded Men To Be Arrested... But Forgets One Important Fact

    Jeremy Clarkson has called for all men with beards to be arrested, despite having sported one himself only last year. The former ‘Top Gear’ host blasted fellas who grew their facial fuzz in his column in The Sun, but seemed to have forgotten his own beardy appearance in 2014. Jeremy Clarkson sporting a beard in July 2014 He ranted that people with beards couldn’t be trusted, writing: "It makes you look like you've got something to hide — a dodgy hard drive usually. Or a stash of disgusting magazines. Clarkson also sported some designer stubble back in March His (somewhat hypocritical) comments have drawn complaints from the Beard Liberation Front, whose leader told The Mirror: "Since Clarkson

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  • Non-Stop Flights Between The UK And Australia Are Just Two Years Away

    Speaking to Air Transport World, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said: “The 787- 9 has the range to operate such a route. The flight would eclipse the current world record – set, too, by Qantas – by more than an hour. Speaking to The Independent, aviation analyst John Strickland also added: “It’s technically possible but commercially questionable.

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