PUBLISHED: 15:50 08 January 2010 | UPDATED: 09:27 02 June 2010 Tributes have been paid to mother-of-four Dolly Gregory, 32. TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Wisbech woman who was found murdered on New Year s Day. Mother-of-four Dolly Gregory, 32, who was born in Wisbech will be remembered as wonderful mum and a fun-loving, caring woman by her family and friends. She was fou TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Wisbech woman who was found murdered on New Year's Day.Mother-of-four Dolly Gregory, 32, who was born in Wisbech will be remembered as wonderful mum and a fun-loving, caring woman by her family and friends.She was found with serious head injuries at around 4.30am at her home in Welland Court, Grantham.She was pronounced dead at the scene and a 38-year-old man was taken to hospital with series head injuries he remains there under police guard.Ms Gregory was born in the Wisbech area and her parents still … [Read more...] about Loving tributes paid to young mum who was found murdered on New Year’s Day
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France’s Pacific territory of New Caledonia will become a “colony of China” if it votes for independence this year, a leader of the island state has warned. Philippe Gomès, the founder of the influential Caledonia Together party, issued the prediction amid rising concerns over Chinese expansionism in the region. A yes vote in this year’s historic referendum would leave it vulnerable, he warned. “New Caledonia is too small to be secure if it became independent…It would become a colony of China,” said Mr Gomès, a former president of the New Caledonia government and one of its two MPs in the French National Assembly. With a population of 270,000, the island nation lies 12,000 miles from Paris about 750 miles east of Australia. While small - around half the land mass of the Netherlands - it would be of interest to the Chinese as it is home to around a quarter of the world’s nickel deposits. The dramatic claim by Mr … [Read more...] about Independence from France would mean becoming ‘colony of China’, New Caledonia warned
A surrogate mother has given birth to a baby boy in China four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. The deceased couple was undergoing fertility treatments before the fatal accident in 2013. Their parents fought a drawn-out legal battle to gain access to the couple's fertilised embryos, kept in a hospital in the eastern city of Nanjing. The baby boy - nicknamed "Tiantian," or "sweet" in Mandarin - was born on December 9 to a Laotian surrogate, the Beijing News reported Tuesday. Surrogacy is illegal in China, forcing those who can afford it to look for potential options abroad. Laos has become the latest impoverished nation in Asia to witness a flourishing but legally opaque commercial surrogacy industry after countries like Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal outlawed the practice in recent years. "He's always smiling. His eyes are like my daughter's, but he looks more like his dad," new grandmother Hu Xingxian, told the state-run newspaper. … [Read more...] about Baby boy born in China four years after parents died in car crash
The son of a Chinese couple who died more than four years ago has been born to a surrogate mother, according to Chinese media. Shen Jie and Liu Xi had been married for two years when they decided to try in vitro fertilization. Five days before they were scheduled to transplant one of the fertilized embryos into Liu, the couple died in a car accident in March 2013 in the Chinese coastal province of Jiangsu. For the next three years, the parents of Shen and Liu fought for the rights to four frozen embryos left by their late children in a complicated and unprecedented legal case in China, according to the Beijing News. After several court battles, both sets of parents finally won custody of the embryos, and in January of 2017, with the help of an underground surrogacy agency, they drove to Laos to find a mother. Surrogacy is illegal in China. In December last year, Shen and Liu’s baby, a boy, was born in a hospital in Guangzhou. Liu’s mother gave him the name Tiantian, or … [Read more...] about Baby is born in China four years after parents died in car crash
‘We drove more than 2000 km from Beijing to Shenzhen and handed out over 10,000 questionnaires along the way,’ said Wei Wei, director of the Chinese labour NGO Little Bird, after a month-long roadtrip interviewing construction workers. That was three years ago. They had thousands of answers, confirming that, in construction, wages were withheld for months. Most workers didn’t receive monthly, or even half-yearly, payments and simply hoped to get paid by the end of the year, even though, by law, wages should be paid monthly. Since Little Bird was founded, nearly 20 years ago, its telephone hotline has helped more than 50,000 migrant workers, half of them employed in construction. But according to Wei Wei, the situation hasn’t improved much. Hundreds of thousands of workers aren’t paid in keeping with their proper wages, if they are paid at all. Half of all construction workers have been deprived of proper payment at least once in their lives, according to … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year, but where’s the money?