Girl with cerebral palsy creates cartoon version of herself to explain condition to school friends

June 1, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Girl with cerebral palsy creates cartoon version of herself to explain condition to school friends

A teenager who has cerebral palsy has created a cartoon version of herself in an animation to help her classmates understand her condition. Tegan Vincent-Cooke, 14, believed a lack of awareness about the disability meant fellow pupils felt uncomfortable approaching her and were too shy to ask questions. She decided to turn the story into…

Incredible moment a brave female shopkeeper drags a knife-wielding armed robber and throws him out of her shop

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Incredible moment a brave female shopkeeper drags a knife-wielding armed robber and throws him out of her shop

The brave woman, in her 50s, was working behind the counter when hoodie-wearing Edward Stevenson pulled a blade on her. But instead of handing over cash the shop-owner grabbed him by the hands and dragged him round the store.

“I wouldn’t be here without them.” : Touching video of families describing how their lives were saved or changed by the service

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“I wouldn’t be here without them.” : Touching video of families describing how their lives were saved or changed by the service

The footage shows mums, dads and kids talking about how their lives have changed forever because of accidents which the emergency helicopters were sent to. One little boy Little Finlay Connor, six, was killed by an out-of-control bus while he held his mother Niki’s hand on the way to school.

Motocross rider, 16, lands sponsorship deal with Gypsumtools

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Motocross rider, 16, lands sponsorship deal with Gypsumtools

Thomas Simpson, 16, has winning events after competing regularly at events since the age of just seven. Gypusmtools will now sponsor the teenager for the 2015 season.

Positivity app the sends uplifting daily messages is recommended by the NHS

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Positivity app the sends uplifting daily messages is recommended by the NHS

365 Positivity was created by Ben Arogundade after he found that uplifting messages helped him when he was dealing with the pressure of caring for his dying mother.

June Brown raises awareness of dementia with ‘polka dot’ dress campaign

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June Brown raises awareness of dementia with ‘polka dot’ dress campaign

The actress, best known for her role as Dot Branning, is patron of the Society. Her late husband Robert Arnold had dementia.

Lived a remote existence : Woman turns 103 and reveals her secret is she’s never watched TV in her entire life

May 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Lived a remote existence : Woman turns 103 and reveals her secret is she’s never watched TV in her entire life

Gertrude ‘Topsy’ Hindley has missed some of the world’s most historic moments – because she’s never owned a TV. She missed Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the assassination of JFK, the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 9/11 attacks.

Teen cancer missed : Pretty 18-year-old died after doctors misdiagnosed her cancer and said weight loss was because she wanted to be a “stick insect.”

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Teen cancer missed : Pretty 18-year-old died after doctors misdiagnosed her cancer and said weight loss was because she wanted to be a “stick insect.”

Tragic Georgia Marrison started suffering from tiredness and persistent vomiting when she was studying for her A-level exams. The college student went to a walk-in centre with her mum but her weight loss was put down to severe anaemia – with one doctor even suggesting it was because she wanted thin.

Woman convicted of shoplifting at Waitrose after security spotted her because she did ‘not quite fit” with the supermarket’s ‘upper class and very well-dressed” clientele

May 29, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Woman convicted of shoplifting at Waitrose after security spotted her because she did ‘not quite fit” with the supermarket’s ‘upper class and very well-dressed” clientele

Kelly Pierson, who turned up to court in grubby clothes with a cigarette dangling from her lips, was described by one staff member as looking “a mess” and like a “typical drug user.” Team leader Mark Barnes said he was suspicious when he spotted Pierson pushing her trolley in the meat aisle at Waitrose’s store in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Taylor Swift is a ROBOT! The hilarious search suggestions from Google amusing Internet users

May 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Taylor Swift is a ROBOT! The hilarious search suggestions from Google amusing Internet users

The search engine automatically completes sentences in a drop down to predict what browsers are going to look for.

Magical send off : First full pagan funeral for centuries for a real-life white wizard Eron

May 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Magical send off : First full pagan funeral for centuries for a real-life white wizard Eron

Eron the Wizard – a former builder named Ian Wilson – died aged 63 earlier this month from cancer. He was convinced he had magical powers and was dedicated to wizardry, touring the UK and spreading his form of ‘magic’.

Mum believes she’s making her daughter a genius by breastfeeding her a aged

May 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Mum believes she’s making her daughter a genius by breastfeeding her a aged

Mum-of-two Miira Dawson breast feeds Tara – despite the youngster already going to primary school. Miira believes “noo noo” – the family term for breastfeeding – is the key to ”health and IQ benefits” and says she would carry on until she was TEN if she could.

Bricking it! Man cheats death when neighbour’s house crushes his car in freak accident

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Bricking it! Man cheats death when neighbour’s house crushes his car in freak accident

Eddie Hall, 68, had popped to his car which was parked on a driveway between his home and the property of his next door neighbour Brian Loveridge, 76. Seconds after climbing into the front seat, part of the gable end of Mr Loveridge’s semi-detached property collapsed sending tonnes of bricks onto Mr Hall’s blue Citroen.

3D printing boom in manufacturing will ‘bring lower prices for consumers’

May 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
3D printing boom in manufacturing will ‘bring lower prices for consumers’

Experts named three key sectors set to benefit from the additive print process – motoring, aviation, electronics and health care.

Online directory of London service providers set to shake-up marketplace

May 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Online directory of London service providers set to shake-up marketplace

The concept of automatically finding the best match for the consumer and tradesman will provide competition to traditional listings site.

Four-bed home overlooking 18th hole at the home of golf – St Andrews – sells for £2m in Scotland’s biggest sale this year

May 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Four-bed home overlooking 18th hole at the home of golf – St Andrews – sells for £2m in Scotland’s biggest sale this year

The Wynd on The Links road is described as an “impressive house with outstanding views over the world-famous Old Course”. It sits next to the narrow public road midway alongside the fairway – meaning there is no room to put a grandstand.

Butterfly boy – Two-year-old boy with a genetic condition nicknamed the Butterfly Disease has such delicate skin that he can’t wear shoes

May 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Butterfly boy – Two-year-old boy with a genetic condition nicknamed the Butterfly Disease has such delicate skin that he can’t wear shoes

Brave Jackson Rochford is left with painful blisters and his fragile flesh tears whenever he changes clothes or feels the slighest touch. The tot can’t wear jeans or any rough materials because they make his skin peel and chafe.