A woman came home from life-changing surgery abroad to find her family home had been trashed. One of Jade Owen's younger family members had planned to have some friends over, but strangers arrived at the house when it was advertised on social media. Police were called when things got out of hand and the property was left in a devastating mess, Wales Online reports. Shocking photographs show rubbish strewn around, bin bags full of waste, and empty food packets and cans thrown around the garden. Jade, 20, was born with cerebral palsy, was in chronic pain and needed to use a wheelchair. Following a £37,000 donation from a mystery donor she was able to go to St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri, America, for an operation to improve muscle stiffness. Known as selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) the operation went really well and Jade is now able to sit without falling and walk with assistance. But when she and her family got back to their home in Bridgend, Wales, they were … [Read more...] about Woman returns from surgery to find house trashed after party advertised online
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News / UK and world by Press Association June 15, 2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Children and young people are being encouraged to spend longer online by “persuasive design” which should be considered a public health issue, a new report claims. The tactic, which encourages the extended use of apps and websites, is used to collect children’s data for commercial gain, but it has an impact on the child’s social, mental and physical development, according to The Disgruntled Childhood Report. The report, released today by the 5Rights Foundation, which advocates for children online, says unless action is taken the “creativity and development of a generation” is in danger of being stunted and sets out 24 recommendations to combat the problems experienced. The publication comes as the amount of time children spend on devices is already under scrutiny. At the E3 video gaming conference … [Read more...] about Children’s online time should be public health issue, says report
When puppy Joey arrived at his foster home after being given up by a farmer unimpressed with his herding skills he was too scared even to accept any food. Now the lovable pooch is looking for his forever home after loving volunteers have dedicated three months to gaining his trust. Moorlands Dog Rescue took in little Joey at the turn of the year after a volunteer spotted him for sale online for just £50. The group was concerned that pets priced for so little – or even offered for free – can fall into the wrong hands and be used as bait for dog fighting or be snapped up by dealers looking to turn a profit. Joey, described as an ‘Australian Herder’, needed expert help having lived in rural Wales with little interaction with the wider world. He was fostered by Sarah Turner-Holdcroft and husband Will Holdcroft, who set about building up his confidence. Sarah, aged 30, said: “He had been living outside on the side of a mountain in Wales since he was a pup. … [Read more...] about What a yappy ending! This dog video will melt your heart
THIS is the heart-stopping moment an angry bear attacked its tormentors after being chased by a snowmobile. The hungry animal, which had just woken from hibernation, is seen being badly baited by the riders as they skim across the snow in the remote Kuril Islands. After about 40 seconds of being pursued, the bear suddenly stops running on all fours and turns round, rising onto its hind legs. The animal towers over the snowmobile - baring its teeth and reading its claws. It rises on its hind legs, towering over the snowmobile - baring its teeth and readying its claws. The unnamed driver is just too quick and speeds away from a possibly fatal attack, but the incident has caused fury on the Pacific rim of Russia, where such bear chasing stunts can turn the animal into a future killer. Under Russian laws, police cannot act in this case because the joyriding snowmobilers - all locals - were unarmed, according to reports. But Danila Dudarev, local hunting official in the Kurils - north of … [Read more...] about Heart-stopping moment angry bear attacks its tormentors after being chased by a snowmobile
THE East End's most infamous criminals were ruthless gangsters who dominated London's underworld for twenty years. But who were Reggie and Ronnie Kray, what crimes did they commit and how did they end up dying? Here's the lowdown on the brutal masterminds... Who were the Kray twins and how did they spend their early life? The identical twins were born within ten minutes of each other on October 24, 1933. They were born in Hoxton and grew up in the East End with their brother Charles. Their father, also Charles, was a second-hand clothes dealer and went on the run to avoid military service. Their maternal grandfather Jimmy "Cannonball" Lee encouraged them to take up amateur boxing, a common pastime for working class boys in the area. Sibling rivalry spurred them on, and they reportedly never lost a match before turning professional at the age of 19. From the start the pair clashed with any authority - including the Army, which like their father they did their best to avoid. In 1951 they … [Read more...] about Who were the Kray twins Ronnie and Reggie, who plays them in Legend, how did the brothers die and were they married?