A new memorial stone will be unveiled next week which will list the names of 70 babies who died at Bethany Home. The headstone is being organised by the Bethany Home Survivors Group and will be erected in Dublin’s Mount Jerome cemetery.A white dove will be released during the ceremony, at 4pm next Friday.Children from a number of other homes will also be remembered. … [Read more...] about 70 babies who died at Bethany Home to be remembered with new memorial stone
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It’s that time of year again. That’s right, it’s June which means it’s time to Go Bananas! Hundreds of children with disabilities in the North East need your help again to make their difficult lives a little bit easier. The Sunshine Fund’s annual month-long campaign begins Friday to raise funds to buy pricey specialist equipment for local children who really need it. Every day for the rest of June we’ll be running a story about the Go Bananas appeal. If you aren’t familiar with the charity, it dedicates time year-round to purchasing equipment for disabled kids when they can’t get it by any other means, such as on the NHS. But it can’t be done without your help. Due to more NHS cuts in our local areas, the fund is receiving an unprecedented demand for equipment and none of it comes cheap. These extraordinary kids go through life with tremendous difficulties and one piece of equipment could make a huge change to their lives and the … [Read more...] about It’s time to Go Bananas! These children need your help
JACQUELINE Jossa and Dan Osborne are living together again amid reports the pregnant actress wants to get back together following their split earlier this month. The Sun Online can now exclusively reveal that the former Towie star, 26, has moved back into the family home just a day after his 25-year-old pregnant wife was spotted with her wedding ring back on. Close friends of the couple have told The Sun Online that with just weeks to go before they become parents again they're hopeful the pair can now concentrate on getting back together. They said: "They're not currently back together but it is a step in the right direction. "He's moved back in primarily to care for the children, as well as Jacqueline, and they're getting on well. "We're all hoping they can sort out their problems." It comes just a day after Jacqueline hinted their romance could be back on when she was spotted wearing her wedding ring again for the first time in weeks. The former EastEnders star made no … [Read more...] about Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne living together again as he moves back into family home after split
A mother has told of how she had to drag her disabled daughter out of her burning house after a fire suddenly took hold in their kitchen. Tracy Brownridge, 47, and her children Josh, 22, Bethany, 20, and Olivia, 14, "have nothing left" after the blaze ripped through their home and killed four of their kittens, with the house so badly damaged it now has to be demolished. Tracy, who works as a childminder from home, was out with her two daughters before they returned home on Friday. But she said as she was walking inside with Bethany, who has double scoliosis of the spine and needs a wheelchair, her youngest child saw the kitchen ablaze. "Olivia had unlocked the front door and was just about to go into the kitchen and she shouted, 'Mum, mum the kitchen is on fire'," Tracy said. "I told her to get out and had to drag Bethany out of the house. Her wheelchair is like a foam material and that just went up." Tracy went back into the house to rescue two litters of kittens that had been born … [Read more...] about Mum drags daughter out of burning house as fire destroys home
JOHNNY Vegas is a household name thanks to his long career in comedy. But who is the woman in his life? And when was he married before? Here's what we know... Who is Johnny Vegas' wife Maria Dunphy? In April 2011, Johnny married Maria Dunphy in her mother's home town of Seville, Spain. The 41-year-old was born August 8, 1976 and is an Irish television producer, broadcaster and writer. Maria has written and produced fmany comedy shows including Podge & Rodge and Katherine Lynch's Wagon's Den. She has also worked with Dustin the Turkey and Zig and Zag. Maria has also written regular columns for The Dubliner magazine, the Irish Times, Image Magazine, the Irish Independent Insider Magazine and the Evening Herald. Do Maria and Johnny have children? The couple have one child together. In January 2015, Maria posted an image of her ultrasound announcing they were expecting a baby. They went on to have a son. More TV and showbiz a class act Corrie's Lucy Fallon … [Read more...] about Who is Johnny Vegas’ wife Maia Dunphy, do they have children, when was their wedding and who’s his first wife Kitty Donnelly?