Relatives of a family of four missing in the New Zealand volcano disaster believe only one of them has survived. Anthony and Kristine Langford and their children Jesse, 19, and Winona, 17, set sail from Sydney last week on a Royal Caribbean cruise. The family trip to New Zealand was supposed to be a celebration of Mr Langford's 51st birthday but instead turned to unimaginable tragedy. Anthony (right) and Kristine (second from right) Langford and their children Jesse, 19, (left) and Winona, 17, (second from left) set sail from Sydney last week on a Royal Caribbean cruise Jesse (centre) was found in hospital, alive but with burns to 90 per cent of his body, but his parents (pictured with him) and little sister are believed to still be on the island Jesse was found in hospital, alive but with burns to 90 per cent of his body, but his parents and little sister are believed to still be on the island. Family who flew to New Zealand in a desperate search said they had found no trace of … [Read more...] about ‘We don’t believe they have survived’: Horrible ending for teenage student who escaped volcano eruption while his whole family were left behind to die as relatives lose hope
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When the men in black walked into her restaurant one Friday morning and sat at the round table in the corner, Brittany Porter knew exactly what they were. Pale, skittish, aggressively tattooed, they wore black T-shirts with a cryptic white logo over their hearts. One had a razor inked along his left jaw and two SS lightning bolts dripping next to his eye like a double set of tears. One wore a handgun on his hip. Porter went to the table, smiled and asked what they wanted. It was just after 8am. Two of the neo-Nazis ordered chicken nuggets. On Facebook the night before, Porter read about the group of racists who were coming to eastern Kentucky to hold a rally. They had chosen an economically struggling stretch of coal country with a population that was 98% white and that had voted 80% for Trump. In their propaganda videos, the neo-Nazi leaders had talked about the scourge of drug addiction in Pike County. At 30, Porter knew Pike County’s problems. She herself was a recovered … [Read more...] about Is there a neo-Nazi storm brewing in Trump country?
Learning of the death of one of your childhood heroes is always a sad experience, and it seems 2018 was a year when we had to say goodbye to too many of them. No matter your area of interest, we all would have keenly felt the loss of someone from the celebrity world last year - from political big-hitters like George H.W. Bush and Paddy Ashdown; to sporting stars Cyrille Regis and Eric Bristow; and icons of stage and screen from Stan Lee to June Whitfield, all will be greatly missed. And the losses have continued into 2019, with the sad news that we have already lost such much-loved people such as WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Albert Finney, and England goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks. Here's a look at those we've lost in 2019, who have and will continue to inspire generations for years to come. DECEMBER David Bellamy TV presenter and naturalist David Bellamy passed away on December 11 at the age of 86. Bellamy earned acclaim in the 80's for his TV nature shows, but also his … [Read more...] about Celebrity deaths in 2019: Famous faces lost this year from Gary Rhodes to Toni Morrison
I USED to lose my credit card twice a week. I couldn’t remember where I put my wallet, my car keys — I’d lose everything. Once I left my passport on top of a urinal at an Italian airport so I had to get smuggled into Croatia in the back of a van to film a TV show. And family members know never to buy me an expensive watch — I’m on my third this year. It’s not like I have a bad memory — I have a really good memory. I can remember people and places, I can read a passage for work and remember every fact and number in it.But for some reason I can’t remember simple things. It sounds kind of trivial but the consequences add up to something quite serious for your family — constant chaos. On top of that, I was going out too much and staying out too late. I’ve always enjoyed that side of my life but I was doing it too much. My party lifestyle also caused more annoyance, pain and chaos, especially when you’ve got two young kids … [Read more...] about ‘ADHD drove my need for stimulants’, says Richard Bacon
A dog which got stuck in a rabbit hole for TWO weeks, survived by eating slugs and drinking rain water. Yorkshire terrier Indy chased a rabbit into its burrow while out being walked by owner Giorgio Lamola, 50. The three year-old pooch became wedged in the tunnel and could not wriggle free. She was missing for two weeks before being sniffed out by another dog whose owner reunited Indy with Mr Lamola, of Formby, Merseyside, the Liverpool Echo reports. The businessman, who runs the Gusto Trattoria Italian restaurant in Southport, said: “It’s a miracle Indy is still alive.” Mr Lamola was walking the miniature mutt on National Trust land when she ran after a rabbit and vanished. A frantic search followed and worried residents even formed search parties. Mr Lamola said: “We were out picking blackberries and Indy was off the lead because she is well trained and usually comes straight away when you call her. “We went down a narrow path, she saw something – … [Read more...] about Dog gets stuck in rabbit hole for TWO WEEKS and survives by eating slugs and drinking rain water