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  • Doctor in disguise: the secret life of James Barry

    On 25 July 1865, during a heatwave, Dr James Barry died of dysentery in his London lodgings. A charwoman came in to ‘lay out’ the body. She had known the deceased gentleman: a strange-looking fellow, about five feet tall, slight and stooped and with a large nose and dyed red hair. But nothing had prepared her for what she found when she folded back the bedclothes. Barry’s whole body — ‘the genitals, the deflated breast and the hairless face’ — was unmistakably female. And as if that wasn’t shock enough, the charwoman’s eye was drawn to pronounced striations in the skin of the belly. As a mother of nine, she recognised them immediately as the marks of childbearing. James Barry was born Margaret

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  • Alex Jones: I don't regret leaving it late to start a family

    Presenter Alex Jones said starting a family can’t be rushed.

    SNAPPA Celebrity
  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana killed a star of the History channel reality series "Ice Road Truckers" who was planning to film a pilot episode of a show about recovering plane wrecks.

    Associated Press
  • 12-year-old trophy hunter vows to 'never stop' killing wild animals

    A 12-year-old trophy hunter who was photographed holding a giraffe's heart in her hand, has vowed to never stop killing wild animals. Aryanna Gourdin has responded with defiance to a public backlash after she posted images on her Facebook page which show her proudly posing alongside a string of animals and bragging about her kills. "First day in Africa was a huge success" and "Good times in Africa".

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  • Are You Being Served? remake panned by viewers

    The show starred Sherrie Hewson as Mrs Slocombe and John Challis as Captain Peacock.

    SNAPPA Celebrity
  • Formula 1 - Hamilton: Alonso not bluffing about walking away from F1

    Fernando Alonso's imminent retirement from Formula One is a real possibility, world champion Lewis Hamilton said.

    Reuters
  • Sturgeon branded anti-Armed Forces as Scot troops face tax bill FOUR TIMES that in England

    GETTY•IG Troops in Scotland face paying up to four times as much council tax as those living in England and Wales because of discrepancies in how council tax is calculated. Some are even being sent letters from sheriff officers threatening to freeze bank accounts and send out bailiffs if the money isn’t paid, according to ex-Royal Marine John McGlinchey. Serving and retired servicemen and women in most parts of the UK are eligible for a 50 per cent discount on the council tax for their family home when they are stationed abroad or in barracks elsewhere in the country.  But instead of a reduction, military personnel in Scotland are being forced to pay up to DOUBLE the council tax as farcical out-of-date

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  • Daybreak: What You Need to Know Today August 30

    August 30 -- Countdown's Anna Edwards and Manus cranny gives you the top stories on Daybreak, Bloomberg's new custom morning briefing. Details surrounding the huge tax bill face by Apple, Spain's confidence vote, Mondelez's abandoned plans to buy Hershey - and more, are available on {DAYB }.

    Bloomberg UK
  • Woman with HIV 'deliberately jabbed boy with needle after he flushed her drugs'

    A woman infected with HIV jabbed a 12-year-old boy with a hypodermic needle filled with her “body fluids” after he flushed her stash of drugs down the toilet. Jacqueline O’Neil, 32, pricked the youngster, who can’t be named for legal reasons, with the uncapped needle “culpably and recklessly”, a court heard. Dundee Sheriff Court heard the boy turned up at O’Neil’s address with one of her relatives, the Daily Record reported . The boy took the drugs and flushed them down the toilet before returning to the living room.

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  • Premier League - Battle of the Bosses: More woe for Klopp, as Wenger silences critics

    Graham Ruthven casts his eye over the winners and losers from the world of management this week.

    Eurosport
  • EastEnders Spoilers: The Week Ahead In Walford (5 photos)

    Ben and Jay are out for revenge and Denise is in for a big, big shock this week

    Katy Brent-Stacey
  • Is Tupac still alive? New selfie claims to 'prove' murdered rap icon is not dead

    Ever since his death in 1996, there have been theories that Tupac Shakur is actually alive and well, or hiding out in Cuba. Most of the claims of people spotting the star, or him being pictured, have turned out to be doctored photos or lookalikes - but now a YouTube video has emerged that claims to PROVE Tupac has been with us all along. The video, which has more than 1.3 million views, includes a selfie of a man wearing an bandanna who bears an uncanny resemblance to the fallen hip hop star. It is claimed the man is "Tupac guys 100% same eyebrows and lips". The subtitles in the video state the photo is a "selfie" taken in 2015 on a phone "made in 2011" – 11 years after his death. It does not

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  • VMAs 2016: Rihanna Banned Rita Ora From Coming Anywhere Near Her

    Yep, according to a mystery source the Bajan beauty banned Rita Ora from coming anywhere near her at last night’s event, telling MTV bosses to ensure that the former X Factor judge is kept away from her. Speaking to The Sun, an insider explained: “Rihanna is receiving the Video Vanguard Award and she wants the evening to be all about her. Last summer it was reported that 28-year-old Rihanna was furious with Rita because the Brit was recording a song with Ri’s ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • Spooked visitors to cemetery see body under 'shroud' WAVING at them

    Visitors to a cemetery were shocked when they thought they saw a body under a "shroud" WAVE at them - but all was not as it seemed. Jim Matthews, 47, was visiting the graveyard when he spotted the chilling sight and snapped a photo. The dad-of-three said: "Everyone was shuddering - you could see it was a body lying still under a blanket which looked just like a shroud.

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  • Hot Football Transfer Gossip: Chelsea ‘target Brozovic, Alonso’, Liverpool in ‘£30m Luan bid’, Arsenal ‘want £11m Almiron’

    With just two days left until you know what, the mad scramble for players is reaching its climax in a manner not dissimilar to Dale Winton’s Supermarket Sweep. Chelsea are instead loading up on quantity, with the Mail reporting that Antonio Conte is set to sign Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso and Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic for a combined £48m, despite having spent the summer chasing more prestigious players. Leicester have spotted a “two for one” deal at Sporting Lisbon, with the Guardian reporting that the Foxes are prepared to make a £50m double swoop for midfielder Adrien Silva and striker Islam Slimani.

    Kevin Darling 53 mins ago
  • European experts float post-Brexit 'partnership' with Britain

    A senior German lawmaker, an adviser to the French prime minister and a former deputy head of the Bank of England have proposed that a post-Brexit Britain form a new "continental partnership" with the EU. In a paper published on Monday by the Brussels-based Bruegel think-tank, five experts argue that Britain be given a say in the affairs of a more closely integrated European Union in return for contributing to shared security and budgets as well as accepting a degree of easy immigration for European workers. Both have a stake in economic and political stability in Europe," they wrote.

    Reuters
  • KFC's recipe: Has one of the biggest trade secrets in the world been revealed?

    The reporter was working on a story for the Tribune's travel section about Corbin, Kentucky, where the Colonel served his first fried chicken. At one point, Ledington pulled out a family scrapbook containing the last will and testament of Sanders' second wife, Claudia Ledington. On the back of the document is a handwritten list for a blend of 11 herbs and spices to be mixed with two cups of white flour. While Ledington initially told the reporter that it was the original recipe, he later said he didn't know for sure.

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  • Usain Bolt's girlfriend Kasi Bennett posts cryptic tweet as sprinter parties with women in London

    The "triple triple" Olympics gold medal-winner Usain Bolt had stirred quite a controversy because of his wild outings and parties with a bevy of women. Incidentally, during all these night-outs Bolt's girlfriend of two years, Kasi Bennett, was nowhere to be seen with the Olympian. If rumours are to be believed, the 26-year-old fashionista does not seem to have taken her celebrity boyfriend's antics all too well as she once again expressed dissatisfaction on social media with a cryptic post.

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  • Correction: Topless Women story

    HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about topless demonstrations, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the president of GoTopless. She is Nadine Gary, not Nadine Gray.

    Associated Press
  • Wingsuit jumper Armin Schmieder streams his own death through Facebook Live

    An Italian wingsuit jumper has live-streamed his own death on to Facebook after an adrenaline fuelled jump he had hoped to share with his fans took a deadly turn. Armin Schmieder, 28, an experienced sky diver who had been doing wingsuit jumps for more than a year, told his followers on social media before his last, fateful jump "today you fly with me". Soon after, the video, which was shown live on Facebook, went dark.

    International Business Times