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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
  • 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
  • Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive

    The 28-year-old Londoner is best known as the white-haired Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons in the hit TV drama.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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”.

  • 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
  • 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.

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

    What do you see if you stare at the picture?

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  • 74-year-old British pensioner to be publicly flogged in Saudi Arabia for carrying alcohol

    A 74-year old British pensioner is due to receive 350 lashes after completing his one-year jail term in Saudi Arabia for illegally carrying alcohol in the ultraconservative Islamic kingdom. Karl Andree's family members claim that he could not survive the harsh punishment. A grandfather of seven, the pensioner was sentenced to 12 months in jail by the Shariah Court after home-made wine was found in his car in Jeddah in August 2014.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cameron's EU referendum unsettles some British expatriates in the Spanish sun

    By Sarah Young FUENGIROLA, Spain (Reuters) - For some sun-seeking Britons, a cloud has formed over the whitewashed villages, beach bars and golf courses of Spain - the risk that Britain will drop out of the European Union. Over the last three decades, hundreds of thousands of Britons have used the EU's right to free movement to settle in Spain, drawn by warmer weather, cheaper property and a new life. "It's very scary, I've been here 31 years," said Valerie Luber, 75, a retired British nanny, at a coffee morning held by British-run Age Care in Calahonda on Spain's southern Costa del Sol.

  • Victoria Beckham rocks androgynous look for German Vogue cover

    The former Spice Girl modelled some sharp, classic styles, with an androgynous theme.