A first-time mother has given birth to one of the UK's biggest babies without any pain relief - and the tot was two weeks early. Jessica Drake, 23, from Hull, welcomed 10lbs 10oz Lily-Grace with her partner Benjamin last month. Having planned a natural water birth, Jessica had to be transferred to the labour ward as the birth wasn't progressing as quickly as anticipated due to Lily-Grace becoming stuck. She was then too far along to be administered pain relief and had to have an assisted birth with ventouse delivery - also known as vacuum extraction. First-time mother Jessica Drake has given birth to one of the UK's biggest babies without any pain relief - and the tot was two weeks early Jessica welcomed 10lbs 10oz Lily-Grace with her partner Benjamin (pictured as a family) last month Speaking to Hull Live, Jessica admitted it was 'painful at the time' but she 'soon forgot about it'. She added that she and Benjamin had no idea how big their daughter was until she was … [Read more...] about First-time mother gives birth naturally to one of the UK’s biggest babies with NO pain relief – and the 10lbs 10oz tot was two weeks early
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Somebody in Britain could become £105 million richer with a £2 bet on the outcome of this week’s Millionaire jackpot. The jackpot has been rising for a couple of weeks now, gathering huge momentum and widespread interest as the jackpot figure climbed higher and higher. Now, excitement levels have peaked, with the grand prize topping an eye-watering amount of £98 million. You read that right – a massive ninety-eight million pounds! If somebody in Britain places a bet and correctly guesses the numbers on Friday night, they stand to become the recipient of one of the biggest online gambling payouts in history! With Lottoland, you can get 3 bets on tonight’s incredible £105 million Millionaire jackpot at a cost of only £2*. The regular cost of a single bet on Millionaire is £2. By getting 3 bets for only £2*, you’ll enjoy a 66% discount and the chance to enter 3 different selections , either by picking the … [Read more...] about Friday’s Millionaire jackpot reaches mammoth £105,000,000 – a £2 bet could make someone in Britain a multi-millionaire
The UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation is under way after the collapse of Monarch Airlines, with 110,000 customers to be brought home on specially chartered planes and a further 750,000 told that their bookings have been cancelled. The 4am announcement that Britain’s longest-surviving airline brand had been placed into administration meant many passengers arrived at airports on Monday morning, only to find their flights cancelled and holiday plans in tatters. Some were informed just minutes before they were due to board planes. About 2,100 Monarch employees face losing their jobs. Administrators and unions said they hoped many could be taken on by other airlines that are interested in buying up parts of Monarch’s business. The first of more than 700 flights home in a £60m operation for the Civil Aviation Authority landed on Monday at Gatwick airport, carrying Monarch customers from Ibiza. The regulator has chartered 34 planes, including from EasyJet and Qatar … [Read more...] about Monarch Airlines collapse: UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation under way
The United States has warned Britain that if it proceeds with a so-called digital tax on the likes of Amazon and Google, the country can kiss goodbye to a free trade deal, The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday. The newspaper said the threat has been communicated to the UK government "at multiple levels." Liam Fox, Britain's former international trade secretary, was reminded just last month that the trade deal was conditional on the withdrawal of the digital tax, the paper added. A wide-reaching trade deal with the world's largest economy is a key plank of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's post-Brexit vision for Britain. Read more: Angela Merkel invites Boris Johnson amid Brexit differences Watch video 02:20 Share Boris Johnson finds little support among UK leaders Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3ND7F Boris Johnson finds little support among UK leaders … [Read more...] about British-US free trade deal in jeopardy: report
Just 15 years ago, Gerhard Schröder became the first German chancellor to participate in a D-Day memorial service. It marked 60 years since Allied troops captured the beachhead to Europe, suffering heavy losses, to liberate the continent from Nazism. Ten years later, Angela Merkel was the second chancellor to attend the ceremony. Merkel will again be present for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary; it won't be in Normandy this time, but in the British city of Portsmouth, where a large number of the landing troops embarked on June 5, 1944. Read more: When the Polish were refugees in Africa These days, it is almost taken for granted that, whenever the victorious powers celebrate the last major turning point in the course of World War Two in Europe, high-ranking German officials will be in attendance. D-Day, the beginning of the end of the Nazis' hold on western Europe, is viewed in the same way as the German surrender on May 8, 1945: As Germany's then-President … [Read more...] about D-Day: Is joint commemoration possible?