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June 16th, 2017 by admin

A 19 year old man has reportedly had his throat and neck slit in a knife attack in Southall, west London.

Police officers were called to the scene on Southall Broadway following reports of a man being attacked just before 1pm today.

Witnesses reported seeing the man’s ‘throat and neck’ being slashed in the attack.

An investigation has now been launched into the attack, which is not thought to be terror-related.

The London Air Ambulance is currently at the scene and the main road remains closed off in both directions.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called to Southall Broadway, Ealing, at approximately 12:20hrs on 16 June to reports of a stabbing.

‘Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended the scene.

‘A male, aged in his late teens, was taken to a west London hospital.’

She added that they were waiting on news of the man’s condition and not arrests have been made as of yet.

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June 1st, 2017 by admin

The mother of the youngest person to die in the Manchester bombing has been taken off life support and told about her daughter’s death, a family friend has said.

Saffie Roussos, 8, from Leyland in Lancashire, was among the 22 people killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi at Manchester Arena.

She had been attending the Ariana Grande concert with her mum, Lisa, and older sister Ashlee Bromwich.

Lisa and Ashlee, who is in her 20s, were both taken to hospital.

In a post on Facebook group Leyland Memories, Mike Swanny said he could confirm the “amazing news” that Lisa Roussos was “awake and out of surgery”.

Mrs Roussos was apparently in a critical situation at first, but came off life support on Saturday.

Mr Swanny said she was “talking, and is fully aware of the situation”, adding that she was “now out of any danger”.

He added that Ms Bromwich was also improving and had been talking to her mum.

Mr Swanny finished by saying: “I hope this news will make everyone smile as this is the best news we’ve had through this tragedy.”


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June 1st, 2017 by admin

Former Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough, who played Alec Gilroy, has died aged 81.

In a statement his agent said he passed away after a short illness.

The actor appeared in the long-running ITV soap for more than 20 years and was best known for his tempestuous marriage to pub landlady Bet Lynch.

Barraclough appeared as a talent agent in Corrie in the early 1970s before becoming a regular face on the cobbles from 1986 until 1992.

He briefly reappeared back in the soap in 1995 then returned for a longer stint between 1996 and 1998.

His character left the soap after selling the Rovers to set up a wine bar in Brighton with granddaughter Vicky – the first wife of Steve McDonald.

Coronation Street paid tribute to Barraclough by posting an archive clip of him and on-screen wife Bet on Twitter.

It was captioned: “We are saddened to hear that Roy Barraclough has passed away.

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June 1st, 2017 by admin

A young mother claimed she has been receiving death threats after posting a ‘disrespectful’ rant that the homeless man who helped victims of the Manchester terror attack was given a house before she was.

Emily Walton, 22, saw red after learning that rough sleeper Stephen Jones was getting a roof put over his head as a thank you for cradling children injured in the suicide bombing last Monday evening.

The mother-of-one, who had been waiting for social housing for over a year, shared her anger on Facebook at the news of Mr Jones’ good fortune – but was surprised at the backlash.

Ms Walton wrote on May 24, just two days after 22 died in the attack: ‘F*** you world homeless man in Manchester offered a house and job for helping in terror attack and people like me and chaz cant get a place f*** you England.’

After a friend tried to point out that the man had risked his life to help injured children, Ms Walton responded that she ‘didn’t give a s***’ what he had done and that ‘he’s probably drugged up on heroin and still gets a place’.

Since posting the status, Ms Walton , from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, claimed she has received death threats and a torrent of online abuse and admits she regrets posting the comments.

Ms Walton, a mother-of-one said: ‘I wrote the status thinking nothing of it and it’s been shared. I wasn’t thinking anything at all when I posted it but everyone has been on my case.

‘We [have] got a house now, [but] they [only] told us the other day.

‘I was receiving death threats from people all over and they were offended by the status.

‘I told them they don’t even know me and they said ‘you don’t want to come up here, there’s loads of people after you.’

‘Of course, people have shared it and it’s gone worldwide now.

‘I don’t want people thinking that I’m the bad person. I posted it, not in a nasty way, but just as a status.

‘I just posted the status as a normal status on Facebook and I’m getting slandered left, right and centre. I wasn’t having a go at anyone on it, or slagging anyone off.

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May 30th, 2017 by admin

Olivia Newton-John has announced that her breast cancer has returned, forcing her to cancel her US and Canada tour.

The 68-year-old British-born singer was first treated for breast cancer in 1992, at the age of 43. She underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction.

Newton-John then became a high-profile campaigner for breast cancer research, working to raise awareness, writing a healthy eating book, and in 2008 building the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Newton-John moved to Melbourne with her family when she was six.

On Tuesday afternoon she announced that her cancer had returned, and had spread to her back.

She initially postponed the tour, two weeks ago, with what she thought was sciatica.

“Olivia Newton-John is reluctantly postponing her June US and Canadian concert tour dates,” read a message on her Facebook page.

“The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum.

“In addition to natural wellness therapies, Olivia will complete a short course of photon radiation therapy and is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows.”

The Grease star said that she had decided to cancel the tour on the advice of her doctors.

“I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” she said.

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May 30th, 2017 by admin

One of the eighteen women who was escorted off a flight at East Midlands Airport for wearing an offensive T-shirt has spoken about the incident.

The hen party arrived at East Midlands Airport this morning to catch their flight to Majorca where for four-day holiday.

They were wearing T-shirts with the words “bitches on tour” printed on the back and were told by staff to “either wear different attire or cover up the offensive language”.

The women then proceeded through security and onto their flight bound for Palma when their holiday came to an abrupt halt.

One member of the hen party was Lauren Clarke, 36, from Neville Holt, in Leicestershire, and she has described the moments which followed once they had taken their seats on the aircraft.

The mum-of-three said: “We sat in our seats and some of the group took their jackets off, the writing is on the back so we didn’t think it would be a problem whilst we were sitting down.

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May 30th, 2017 by admin

Eighteen women were escorted off a flight at East Midlands Airport for wearing offensive t-shirts this morning.

Warnings were handed to the passengers of a Jet2 flight to Palma, Majorca, at 9.27am but the women failed to change their t-shirts and were asked to step off the aircraft.

Police were called to the incident at East Midlands Airport, but no arrests were made.

A spokesman said “At check-in for our East Midlands to Majorca flight this morning, a group of passengers were reminded of our Onboard Together policy and told that they would not be permitted to fly with us whilst wearing t-shirts which displayed offensive language.

“Once in the cabin, and in the presence of families and young children, several members of the group decided to ignore these repeated warnings, at which point our crew took the decision to remove them from the flight.

“The flight has departed, and we apologise to all other customers for the delay and inconvenience that this caused at the start of their holiday.

“However, as a family friendly airline that carries millions of holidaymakers, including families with young children, we will not allow people on board if they are using or displaying offensive language, or if they fail to comply with the instructions of our crew.”

Jet2 has not revealed the type of language that appeared on the offensive t-shirts. The Post was contacted about the incident by someone close to the airport who said the passengers were women, but Jet2 would not confirm this.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes, who hosted the show in the 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 83.

Noakes was the BBC children’s show’s longest-serving presenter, appearing for more than 12 years, and was often seen with his dog Shep by his side.

A family statement said he had “endured and suffered from” Alzheimer’s disease.

“Whilst he will be greatly missed by his wife, family and many friends his release from continuing ill health must be counted as a blessing,” it said.

“His many escapades with his faithful companion Shep, during his time with Blue Peter, will live on in many peoples memories. That is how his family would like him remembered.”

Noakes joined the show at the end of 1965 after training as an engine fitter for the RAF, and stayed until 1978.

He became a favourite as the show’s action man, and continued to play on that image with several series of Go With Noakes, where he travelled around the UK with Shep alongside him.

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May 29th, 2017 by admin

Jacqueline Jossa’s wedding to former Towie star Dan Osborne is approaching and there’s no doubt the actress is going to look stunning in her dress after she shared a video of her toned body on Instagram.

In the video, Jacqueline is at a dance class with her two-year old daughter Ella. The adorable toddler moves to the music before pulling mum Jacqueline in to dance with her.

Jacqueline, 24, flaunts her trim body in a sports bra and matching leggings, showcasing a flat and toned stomach.

The EastEnders star shared the video on her Instagram with the caption: “Ella O owns the dance class! As usual my love my darling! I love you always and forever princess.”

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May 27th, 2017 by admin

A pair of thugs who broke every bone in a disabled grandmother’s face during a baseball bat attack have been jailed for a combined 37 years.

Barbara Dransfield, who has a prosthetic leg and uses a wheelchair, suffered horrific injuries when Nathan Clark and Stephen Mortin broke into her house in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

The gangsters had been looking for the 64-year-old’s son Daniel, 30, who owed them £100 for cannabis.

They sent him a series of threatening messages in the days leading up to the attack, with the final one four days before the assault reading: ‘My guys off to your mam’s now.’

Clark, 24, admitted conspiracy to rob and grievous bodily harm and was jailed for 19 years, while Mortin, 23, was convicted of the same offences after a trial and sentenced to 18 years.

Mrs Dransfield, whose injuries are still healing nearly a year on from the attack last July, sobbed as she spoke out about the incident following the court hearing.

She said: ‘That’s all they wanted, money, money, money. I kept saying I’ve got none but I was hit again and again.

‘The smaller one was baseball batting me and the other one threatened to slash me if I didn’t give him money because that’s all they were asking for, money.

‘Why did they do it when they knew I was disabled? It’s not as if I could fight back. I can’t accept my face because it’s still numb all over and I have been told it could take two to five years before I get the feeling back.’

She suffered a fractured skull, and her attackers added insult to injury when they made off with fishing tackle and a small amount of money.

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