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February 24th, 2017 by admin

A woman who tried to claim compensation from Ronnie Scott’s after she fell down the stairs has lost her case.

A judge told Eren Hussein, 52, that her weight, drunken state and carelesness in wearing high heels contributed to the fall.

She was at the world-famous club in Soho in 2012 when she fell down a flight of stairs, round a corner and down a second flight breaking her wrist and elbow.

Ms Hussein tried to claim thousands in damages, but the club was found not to have been responsible.

Judge Heather Baucher QC said Mrs Hussein was intoxicated, obese, wearing shoes with high platform heels, and not taking care by holding the bannister as she descended.

‘In her inebriated, obese state on three-inch platforms, that would be an obvious, simple step for anyone presented with what they saw as a hazard.’

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February 24th, 2017 by admin

A young mother has been killed after being blown into the road and hit by a road sweeper during Storm Doris.

The 32-year-old was reportedly on her way to pick up her children from a child minder when she was hit by the vehicle.

The incident happened on Beechcroft Road in Swindon at 4.30pm yesterday.

It comes after a 29-year-old woman was killed in Wolverhampton yesterday when she was hit by falling debris outside a Starbucks.

The woman was pushing an empty pushchair to pick up her young child from a nearby childminder when she was struck by the vehicle.

Devastated locals said the “wind took hold of her” and swept the empty pram into the path of the road cleaner.

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February 24th, 2017 by admin

Scotland Yard seized a record £73 million from convicted criminals last year, including nearly £1m in cash found in a black cab.

The Met said the total was the largest confiscated in London in a single year since the Proceeds of Crime Act came into force in 2002.

The largest single cash seizure came when officers stopped a taxi in east London and found a black holdall in the passenger section containing £943,000 in notes.

Detectives believe the cash was being moved around London by a criminal network.

In another case police issued a £6,328,119 confiscation order after two men were convicted for a money laundering operation linked to brothels across London.

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February 22nd, 2017 by admin

A mother and husband have made the heartbreaking decision to carry a terminally ill baby to full term – knowing that the child will only live a few hours.

Keri Young and husband Royce hope that Eva’s organs can save many lives through organ donation.

She suffers from anencephaly – which means she will be born without a fully developed brain.

The parents discovered that Eva had the condition at an ultrasound scan at 19 weeks – but opted not to induce birth, and continue with the pregnancy.

This is our daughter’s perfect heart. She has perfect feet and perfect hands. She has perfect kidneys, perfect lungs and a perfect liver. Sadly, she doesn’t have a perfect brain. We found out recently she has anencephaly and is terminal. Faced with terrible options we have decided to continue the pregnancy to full term so Eva, which literally means life, can grow strong and give life to multiple people through organ donation. This was not an easy decision. For the next 20 weeks I will feel her kick, have the hiccups and we’ll be able to hear her perfect heart beating all while knowing we’ll only get a few short hours with her when she’s born. As you might expect, we’re devastated but have an amazing support system with our family, friends, church and doctors. We’re choosing to try and see the positives in this situation and cherish our time with Eva, and be grateful for the impact she will have on the world in the short amount of time she’ll spend in it.

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February 21st, 2017 by admin

A new mother has said that she was told to go and breastfeed her 10-week-old son in the women’s toilets at a branch of Costa Coffee.

Hollie Dixon, from Brighouse, said that she was left embarrassed at following the incident in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

She said she has rarely been out on her own since giving birth to her son and this would have been the first time she had attempted to breastfeed in public.

‘I felt embarrassed and walked out,’ said Miss Dixon, who had already paid for a hot chocolate and a bottle of water.

‘I was already annoyed because when I entered with my pram as every single person watched me struggle as it wasn’t a automatic door and I was trying to get in. Then to be made to feel like that was just horrible. He wouldn’t like eating in a toilet so why should my baby.’

Miss Dixon had already placed her drinks order and was paying for them when she asked if they had a particular area where mothers could breastfeed.

She only went to Costa Coffee because Denzel was upset at the time and wanted feeding.

The member of staff responded by telling her to feed him in the women’s toilets.

‘I was told that Costa welcomes breastfeeding mothers and that is why I felt comfortable going in there and trying to feed in public. I heard Costa even had special areas or breastfeeding corners to help mothers have more privacy. I guess these areas must just be the toilets.’

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February 20th, 2017 by admin

A gang of beggars have been caught paying for parking and leaving a car for the day as they went on the scrounge around Cambridge.

They were pictured getting out of the Romania registered VW Passat car on Saturday morning before heading to the city’s shopping arcades.

They were then seen splitting up to beg for money in different parts of the city centre.

Locals are so fed up with them that some have questioned whether one of the group who walks with a crutch is actually disabled.

According to a witness they left their SatNav on its cradle and they paid for parking from 9am until 6pm – the maximum time allowed.

When one of them was approached he said he was Italian and he said ‘I do not speak English’, according to MailOnline.

Lisa Jay from the British Red Cross said: ‘I have seen the man with the stick try his luck with myself and others as they walk into the bank. I have previously told him as I walked into the supermarket “I have no change”.

 

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February 19th, 2017 by admin

The supermarket chain Morrisons has recalled a brand of meat because it could cause sickness and even meningitis.

They have recalled packets of 150g ready-to-eat peppered beef slices after the Food Standards Agency said they could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause flu-like symptoms and in some people can even cause meningitis.

The now-recalled sandwich meat has a use-by date of February 21.

The FSA said: ‘If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.’

No other Morrisons products are involved.

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February 19th, 2017 by admin

Jailed paedo Rolf Harris has said he will be dead within a year because prison is slowly killing him, according to reports.

The disgraced entertainer, 86, is said to have complained to inmates after learning that his retrial on three sex offence charges could mean another six years behind bars.

According to the Daily Star Sunday, he told inmates: “I will be dead within a year. If I get another jail sentence I will never see freedom again. It will be a death sentence.”

The sex beast, who is under close supervision at HMP Stafford, is understood to have become increasingly depressed and withdrawn.

Harris was due to be released from his five-year-and-nine-month sentence on July 18.

But he was told he will face a retrial on three sex offence charges and one new count on May 15 when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court last week.

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February 19th, 2017 by admin

Betty and Mark Moffatt won’t appear in the next series because Scarlett is too much of a star in her own right, according to the Sunday People.

She and her parents were fan favourites as they gave commentary on various TV shows from their sofa in Durham.

The 26-year-old has become hugely popular off the back of the Channel 4 series, going on to win I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! last year.

But ahead of the show’s return on Friday, a Channel 4 spokeswoman confirmed told the Sunday People: ‘The Moffatt family will not be appearing in this series.’

According to a TV insider, Channel 4 bosses aren’t convinced Betty and Mark will be as popular without their daughter.

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February 18th, 2017 by admin

Cheryl Prudham had said she was going to find a sperm donor to have another child after splitting from husband Robert last year.

The 34-year-old mum, who admits she is addicted to getting pregnant, claimed she found men too much hard work after her spouse of six years admitted cheating in a threesome involving his cousin.

But Cheryl has now confirmed she is expecting once again with new partner Lee Ball.

ryl are said to be “over the moon” (Photo: Facebook/Lee N Cheryl Ball)

The pair were pictured in a park together with Lee holding her bump.

A source told The Sun: “Both of them are over the moon.”

Lee, who already has a daughter, is reportedly jobless but “looking for work”.

Cheryl, who had six children by two different men before she doubled her brood with husband Rob, has hit the headlines across the country for her lavish lifestyle despite her bumper benefits claims.

When she and Rob were married, they reportedly brought in £60,000 a year between them and managed to dodge the £26,000 per year benefits cap.

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