On the day she disappeared in November 2017, teenager Gaia Pope had knocked on the door of the pensioner she had come to regard as her second grandmother. Rosemary Dinch used to collect Gaia and her twin sister, Maya, from their primary school in Swanage, Dorset, along with her grandson, Nathan. During the summer holidays she would take the children on trips to nearby Poole Park, buy them ice creams and watch over them while they played. But the moment she opened the door to 19-year-old Gaia on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, marked the beginning of a hellish ordeal for the frail 71-year-old and her family. For when Gaia went missing later that day — to be found, dead from hypothermia, on a remote clifftop 11 days later — Rosemary, her son, Paul Elsey, and grandson, Nathan Elsey, suddenly found themselves at the epicentre of Dorset Police's botched investigation. The events which followed were traumatic indeed. Hours of questioning, homes ransacked, humiliating and intimate … [Read more...] about Tragedy of the innocent grandmother driven to an early death after being wrongly accused over missing teenager Gaia Pope
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LEGENDARY singer Judith Durham died aged 79 following a long illness in August 2022. But who was she, and what was her cause of death? Here's all you need to know. Who was Judith Durham? Judith made her first recording at the age of just 19. She then rose to fame after joining folk-influenced pop group The Seekers in 1963. The four-piece become the first Aussie band to achieve chart success in the US and UK, selling a whopping 50 million records. The band's hits included: I'll Never Find Another You, The Carnival is Over, Georgy Girl, and A World of Our Own. What was Judith Durham's cause of death? Judith died following a long battle with lung disease. She died in Melbourne 's Alfred Hospital on the night of August 5, 2022, after suffering complications from her illness . READ MORE ON NEWS PUMP WARS Drivers spot garage selling fuel for MUCH cheaper than big name petrol stations PRECIOUS MEMORY There was … [Read more...] about What was Judith Durham’s cause of death and did she have children?
BEFORE the beloved BBC sitcom The Good Life went off the air 44 years ago it launched the careers of several TV stars — but where are they now? The Good Life ran from 1975 to 1978 and became one of the UK’s most popular television sitcoms. The BBC show launched the careers of stars like Felicity Kendal and Dame Penelope Keith, while propelling actors like Richard Briers and Paul Eddington further into the spotlight. Richard and Felicity played Tom and Barbara Good, the couple who gave the series its name. Stuffing a midlife crisis and wanting a big lifestyle change, he and Barbara decide to turn their suburban home into a self-sufficient allotment — much to the dismay of their wealthy neighbours Jerry and Margo Leadbetter (played by Paul and Penelope). After four years of suburban antics, The Good Life ended, and the cast went their separate ways. So, where did the stars of this fan-favourite comedy end up 44 years later? READ MORE ON THE SUN … [Read more...] about Where are the cast of The Good Life now? From tragic deaths to Strictly Come Dancing fame
STREET Outlaws: Fastest in America star Ryan Fellows died in a car crash on August 7, 2022. TMZ reported the crash occurred while Fellows was filming the Discovery show outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Who was Ryan Fellows? Ryan Fellows died in a fiery crash while racing against another driver in the 8th race out of nine that were scheduled for the night's show. He was driving a gold Nissan 240z at the time of the crash which comes a year after he was involved in a near crash that almost killed him. In a 2021 video from Fellows' Discovery Channel program, he had described himself as "a big drag racing guy," while behind the wheel of a 2016 Lamborghini Huracan. He said he had "put it on the street to see if [he] could drag with it." In the video, the Lamborghini, "almost crashed," but luckily Fellows "got it under control, and everyone was safe." Fellows lost the race but it showed the high risks involved in his profession. How did Ryan Fellows die? A source … [Read more...] about Who was Ryan Fellows and what was his cause of death?
At least 13 people have died this month in water-related incidents, as the sweltering UK heat drives more and more to seek refuge in sometimes perilous waters. Those who have come to tragic ends while splashing around in cooling bodies of water in July include victims of a range of ages, with the youngest being a 13-year-old boy and the oldest a pensioner in his 70s. Today, five people were pulled from the sea at Clacton Pier, Essex, after getting into difficulty - with one person still missing. It comes after five swimmers died on Monday, with the youngest being a 14-year-old boy who got into difficulty in the Thames in Richmond. Brian Sasu, 14, was with pals at Tagg’s Island in Hampton southwest London on Monday afternoon as temperatures reached 37C when he got into difficulty and went missing in the Thames. Brian Sasu, 14, who is pictured for the first time, was with pals at Tagg’s Island in Hampton south west London on Monday afternoon as temperatures reached 37C … [Read more...] about Heatwave death toll climbs to 13 as Britain swelters in scorching temperatures
Gordon Brown today offered his heartfelt condolences to the Conservative leader, David Cameron , as prime minister's questions was suspended as a mark of respect following the death of his son Ivan. The prime minister, whose first daughter, Jennifer, died shortly after her birth, described the death of a child as "an unbearable sorrow that no parent should have to endure". At noon, when PMQs normally takes place, Brown, William Hague, Vincent Cable, and the Speaker, Michael Martin, delivered short statements of condolence. The Commons sitting was then suspended for 25 minutes until normal business resumed. Brown opened his comments by paying tribute to three servicemen killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and then said the house would want to express its sorrow at the death of Ivan. "I know that, in an all too brief young life, he brought joy to all around him. And I know also that, for all the days of his life, he was surrounded by his family's love," he told the chamber. … [Read more...] about Gordon Brown cancels PMQs after death of David Cameron’s son
A man whose 2-year-old son died over the weekend at a budget motel plagued by a drumbeat of crime and safety incidents is accused of letting the toddler tumble down a flight of stairs, beating him with a belt and leaving him alone in a hotel room after he'd become unresponsive, police documents say. Anderson King, 25, was arrested on a count of second-degree cruelty to juveniles after his son, Kyland King, suffered fatal injuries at an Oyo Hotel on Gwenadele Ave. late Saturday, said Baton Rouge Police spokesman Lt. Don Coppola. Coppola said police responded to a local hospital on Sunday night, where the boy had died of his injuries. An autopsy performed Monday by East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark found that Kyland died by homicide from multiple blunt force injuries. The boy's death is the second this year at the sprawling motel complex near Airline Highway, which along with some other local budget motels became a hotbed of crime and drug use in recent years amid a … [Read more...] about Dad arrested in toddler’s motel killing beat him to death with belt, police documents show
Brazilian police said they arrested a German diplomat Saturday for allegedly killing his husband at their home in an upscale Rio de Janeiro neighborhood, then attempting to cover up the crime. Uwe Herbert Hahn, a German consul, told authorities his husband, Belgian national Walter Henri Maximilien Biot, had taken ill Friday night, collapsing and fatally hitting his head, police said. However, analysis of the body and the couple's apartment in the beach neighborhood of Ipanema found Biot had been severely beaten, they said. "The version of events given by the consul, that the victim suffered a fall, is incompatible with the conclusions of the forensics report," officer Camila Lourenco said in comments posted on social media by Rio de Janeiro's 14th police precinct. "It found various bruises, including on the torso, compatible with injuries inflicted by stomping, as well as lesions compatible with an attack with a cylindrical instrument," she added. "The cadaver is screaming … [Read more...] about German diplomat in Brazil arrested, accused of killing husband: “The cadaver is screaming out the circumstances of its death”
Bill Bailey has opened up about his grief after the death of his friend and fellow comedian Sean Lock, who he says he ‘misses’ greatly. Former 8 Out Of 10 Cats star Lock died on August 16, 2021 at the age of 58 following a private battle with cancer . Last week, Bailey, 57, began a 100-mile trek which will see him walk from Bude in Cornwall to Combe Martin in Devon – one of his and Lock’s favourite routes – in order to ‘celebrate his life while doing something he loved so much’. The group, including comedian Lee Mack, are raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support which provided care for Lock and his family during his time of poor health. So far, more than £105,000 has been raised in donations through a JustGiving page. Speaking as the trek continued on Monday morning, Bailey told Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley and Charlotte Hawkins: ‘I miss him all the time, everyday. ‘Grief is hard to pin down, it’s not something that’s an exact science, you … [Read more...] about Bill Bailey admits grief ‘ambushes’ him after friend Sean Lock’s death amid 100-mile hike for cancer charity
The home of a former TV star known as the "King of the Eccentrics" has been put up for auction - including the garden where his body is buried. Jake Mangle-Wurzel was a notorious hoarder who died with a large number of quirky items abandoned at his property. This included wacky inventions, torture devices and headless mannequins. Mangle-Wurzel died last year at the age of 83 after a short battle with skin cancer, and was laid to rest within the grounds of the home in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. He rose to fame in the 1980s and appeared on various television shows throughout the years, including a documentary about himself that aired in 2015. His house in Huddersfield has now gone up for auction for a guide price of about $90,000. Auction Manchester have said that the house needs "extensive rebuilding works and refurbishing throughout" and the photos prove this, showing trash throughout the property, including an old camper outside. Photos of the outside of … [Read more...] about “Death trap” home of notorious hoarder up for auction, includes his grave