104-year-old war veteran gets coach named after him after regular travel to classical concerts

October 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
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Once a month Cecil Higgins catches the coach from Sheffield to Leeds with friends where they attend organ concerts

Crematorium to undergo £1.3million facelift – so it can accommodate obese bodies

October 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
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The move will include the installation of a larger cremator capable of handling ‘over-sized’ deceased

Miracle tot ‘rises from the dead’ moments before docs switch off life support

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
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The parents of three-year-old Dylan Askin said their final goodbyes to their son after being told he would never recover after his organs failed

Adorable bald hamster keeps warm in wooly jumper

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
This adorable bald hamster born without any hair is keeping warm - with her own wooly jumper. See SWNS story SWJUMPER. One-year-old Silky was taken to an animal shelter when her family moved home to a colder area and could no longer care for her. Staff noticed the shivering hamster huddled in the corner of her cage desperately trying to keep warm. Kind-hearted care technician Selene Mejia knitted Silky a 5cm long white wooly sweater complete with holes for her tiny paws. She's now looking for a new home after beating an eye infection and being put up for adoption at the Oregon Humane Society, in the U.S.

One-year-old Silky was taken to an animal shelter when her family moved

Injured pigeon nursed back to health by kind family now believes he’s one of their pets

October 24, 2016 | by | 1 Comment
Rachael Green who nursed a pigeon back to health after it fell from a tree

The bird, named Charlie, comes when he is called, has breakfast with the family and even likes to be stroked like a dog or cat

Young boy who lost four limbs to meningitis takes up martial arts!

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Marshall with family friend Colin Trevorrow (left) - Uknow man (right). See SWNS story SWLEGS. Inspirational Marshall Janson who had his legs and hands amputated after contracting meningitis is proving that his sporting skills don't just include playing football - he is also excelling at mixed martial arts.

Inspirational Marshall Janson had his legs and hands amputated as a baby

Artist creates series of stunningly lifelike origami animals

October 24, 2016 | by | 1 Comment
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Gonzalo Garcia spends hours making dogs, cats, birds of prey, saber tooth tigers, rhinos, lizards and even a T-Rex skeleton from paper

Family in race against time to raise £50,000 for operation to help nine-year-old walk

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Alfie Smith with his mum Annie Stalley. An appeal has been launched to raise £50,000 to help a schoolboy WALK. See ROSS PARRY story RPYWALK;  Little Alfie Smith suffers from cerebral palsy, it affects his movement in his arms and legs - preventing him from carrying out the simplest of tasks, such as brushing his teeth and getting himself ready.  The lack of spasticity in the nine-year-old's legs also leave him unable to walk.  Added to this, brave Alfie has to undergo an punishing physiotherapy regime, consisting if intense sessions three times a day, and twice a year has Botulinum injections to make it easier for his exercises to be carried out.  But there is now a glimmer of hope of the youngster's horizon that he may, one day, be able to walk.  Alfie's mum, Annie Stally has been told of an operation which would increase the spasticity of her son's muscles, and at this moment Alfie is an ideal candidate to undergo the selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery.

Little Alfie Smith suffers from cerebral palsy, it affects his movement in his arms and legs – preventing him from carrying out the simplest of tasks

16-year-old former national Thai boxing champion struck down by incurable illness

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Lindsey Wilkinson with her 16 year old daughter Laken

Laken Wilkinson, 16, was a big sports fan before she began to get inexplicable pains in her legs

Police trying to reunite tiny pony with owner after finding it in a skate park

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Pony found in Harlow, Essex. See Masons copy MNPONY: Police thought someone was foaling around yesterday (Mon) when they were called to reports of a stray pony trotting around a skate park. But officers found it was neigh joke after finding the tiny grey and white animal in Harlow, Essex. PC Josh Haase of Essex Police tweeted pictures of the pony in a bid to reunite it with its owners.

Officers found it was neigh joke after finding the tiny grey and white animal in Harlow, Essex

Tragic granny, 88, mowed down and killed by callous driver in hit-and-run horror

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Mary Elizabeth Humpherson, known to her friends as Betty.

An 88-year-old grandmother has been mowed down and killed by a callous hit-and-run driver.

Super slimmer mum loses 14 stone after getting stuck on child’s slide

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
FILE PICTURE COLLECT - Janine Furr pictured in Nottingham in Summer 2010.  A super-slimming mum who weighed the same as a baby ELEPHANT has lost a whopping 14 stone after turning down a gastric band. See NTI story NTISLIM;  Determined Janine Furr, 31, tipped the scales at a staggering 25st 7lbs (161.9kg) after years of gorging on takeaway food. The mum-of-three finally decided to lose weight after she got wedged in a children’s slide at a playground. Despite being offered a gastric band operation on the NHS, Janine decided to lose weight under her own steam and joined her local Weight Watchers group. Since 2011, Janine, from Nethertfield, Notts., has lost 14st 1lbs and dropped from a roly-poly size 30 to a svelte size 10.

Janine Furr has shed 14st and 1lb – dropping from a size 30 to a size 10

WATCH : Britain’s tidiest ghost caught on camera cleaning up haunted pub

October 24, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
James Stevens 39 next to the TV monitor where his staff saw the footage, James is the pub landlord at his property where a ghost has appeared to move and cleaning sign and mop from a back room near the toilets. The Chapel House, Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal, Dudley, West Midlands. October 23, 2016.  A spooked landlord reckons he has captured Britain's tidiest ghost on camera - cleaning up his haunted pub. See News Team story NTOGHOST; Eerie footage shows licensee Katie Ann Round, 31, placing an A-board and mop in the back room of the boozer after closing time last week. But after she left the room at The Chapel House in Dudley, West Mids., the yellow wet floor sign seems to move mysteriously and fold itself neatly on the floor. Then, as her fiance Ben Parkes, 35, enters the shot, the mop in the corner of the room is propelled across the nearby table. Katie and business partner James Stevens, 39, are now calling in paranormal investigators to try and shed some light on the ghostly goings-on.

Creepy CCTV appears to show a ‘ghost’ moving around a wet floor sign and a mop in a pub

Woman posed as good neighbour to steal cash from dementia sufferer

October 21, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
This is the shocking moment a woman brings an iced lolly to her neighbour with dementia - before stealing cash from her purse and stuffing it inside her bra. See NTI story NTITHIEF.  Amanda Donnelly, 55, pretended to be a good neighbour to Patricia Bent, 76, but abused the pensioner's trust to steal from her on four different occasions.  Mrs Bent's son Mark, 54, became suspicious after cash he gave to his mum each day for groceries started disappearing so he set up a secret camera hidden in a pill box.  Days later he caught Donnelly entering the back door of Mrs Bent's home in Syston, Leicester, with two strawberry lollipops.  After sitting down at the table, Donnelly is seen reaching into the pensioner's bag and rifling through it while she casually chats to Mrs Bent.  Moments later Mrs Bent leaves the room to answer the phone and Donnelly is seen stuffing the notes into her bra.  Donnelly, who lives opposite Mrs Bent's bungalow, then tells the pensioner she will see her the next day before leaving.  On Thursday (20/10) Donnelly admitted stealing a total of £70 from Mrs Bent on four different days when she appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court.

Amanda Donnelly, 55, pretended to be a good neighbour to Patricia Bent, 76, but abused the pensioner’s trust

WATCH : Bungling crooks take a tumble

October 21, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
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The video captures the moment one of the suspects fell flat on the floor as he strains to break the lock on the grey Suzuki DI650 motorbike

Family pays tribute to man who died 103 years to the minute after he was born

October 21, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
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Great-grandfather Jimmy Newell has died at the exact time and date as he was born – 103 years ago

Woman’s life SAVED thanks to painful gallstones

October 21, 2016 | by | 0 Comments
Hannah Humphrey and boyfriend Matt Debnam. A 25-year-old woman’s life was saved when she lost five stone and ended up with painful gallstones - which turned out to be hiding a rare cancerous TUMOUR. See SWNS story SWTUMOUR. Hannah Humphrey dropped from a size 18 to a size eight in 18 months after years of fat jibes by playground bullies. Formerly 17-and-a-half stone, she was over the moon with her new slender frame. But shedding the pounds so quickly left her in excruciating pain - which turned out to be caused by hundreds of GALLSTONES. Surgeons carried out a routine op to remove her gallbladder in early January and told Hannah that everything would be OK.

Hannah Humphrey : “When I remember that they saved my life, I realise they weren’t so bad after all”