Everyone who lives in and around Stoke Gifford has most likely driven past Matt's Snax at least once over the years. Not only does the roadside van offer bargain food and drinks but it acts almost as a meeting point for the local community, with its owner always happy to have a chat with customers. And that owner is Matt Parsons - who this month is celebrating an impressive 20 years since serving his first ever bacon bap on Ratcliffe Drive, opposite Tesco Express. Reaching 20 years in any line of work is a commendable achievement and Matt thinks he has managed it thanks to his willingness to have a chat with customers. "The sociable aspect is definitely the best part of the job," said the 47-year-old Bristol City fan. "I'm football mad and being able to chat about the sport I love with people all day is great - even the Rovers fans - who I always have a bit of banter with. "Quite a lot of my customers are regulars which means I've built up a good relationship with them over the years … [Read more...] about The man who’s been running popular snack van for 20 years
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AUDIO of a 911 call has emerged that appears to deal how emergency services at Paris Jackson's California home on Saturday referred to a “psychiatric problem”. In the recording LA City Fire and EMS dispatch and responders can be heard discussing an incident at the 20-year-old's Hollywood address and at one point an “upgrade to emergency” was requested. An emergency team at the scene appear to deliver further instruction and one refers to a “possible VIP”. Another asks whether they should notify Battalion 5, a LA Fire Department Unit covering Hollywood and someone else responds “negative”. Paris has struggled with depression since her dad Michael's death in 2009 and reportedly attempted suicide back in 2013. Earlier she slammed a TMZ report which said she had tried to take her own life as a "direct response" to the recent child abuse allegations made against her father in the Leaving Neverland documentary. The actress tweeted in response … [Read more...] about Paris Jackson ‘suicide attempt’ 911 call reveals emergency services raced to deal with ‘VIP psychiatric problem’ at 20-year-old’s star’s LA mansion
AN OIL rig worker has been ordered to pay £20,000 in child support for a 13-year-old “daughter” he never knew existed. Ross Mclaughlan, 55, from Stockton-on-Tees, was shocked when he received a letter from the Child Maintenance Service informing him he was dad to a teenage girl, for whom he was financially responsible. Ross, who has never married, insists he has no recollection of the woman who claimed to be the mum of his daughter. Speaking to the Daily Mail he said: “I was so confused and didn’t recognise either the girl’s name or her mother’s, but told myself they’d either got the wrong Ross Mclaughlan, or that someone had targeted me as part of some scam. Either way I thought it would be easily cleared up. “But I was very wrong. It’s eight years since that letter arrived and, despite me never having seen or even spoken to the girl named in it, nor having any contact with her mother, I’ve had £10,000 deducted from … [Read more...] about Man, 55, ordered to pay £20k in child support for 13-year-old ‘daughter’ he never knew existed
THIS glamorous grandma looks so youthful that people often think she’s her 22-year-old daughter’s sister. By Christine Younan/Published 1st February 2019 YOUTHFUL: Becky Brown and Scarlett Saunders are often mistaken as sisters (Pic: KENNEDY NEWS AND MEDIA) Becky Brown is more than two decades older than her daughter Scarlett Saunders – but that doesn’t stop stranger mistaking them for siblings.The pair, from Basildon, Essex, are so close they even swap clothes as they both fit into a size 8.And Becky – who is 45 – simply credits good genes for her youthful appearance.She said: “People do say that Scarlett and I look alike. It’s very flattering.” Related Articles Mum shares secrets to her ageless appearance – can YOU guess her age? 'World's hottest gran' left furious as ANOTHER sexy snap is removed online Mum-of-two flaunts age-defying looks – you’ll NEVER guess how old she is “People do say that … [Read more...] about Grandma is often mistaken for her 22-year-old daughter’s sister – can YOU guess her age?
A dedicated boyfriend refused to leave his girlfriend's side when failed brain surgery left her in a vegetative state. Zhang Jiafeng's, who had dated Zhang Xiaoyu for a year, proved that the old adage that love can overcome anything. He took care of her in hospital day and night - even after doctors said she had little chance of regaining consciousness. Roughly two years later, with Jiafeng keeping a dedicated vigil at her bedside through, Xiaoyu showed signs of consciousness. The first thing she is believed to have said was her boyfriend's name. The couple got engaged two years later and are now living a happy, married life in their hometown in eastern China. The incredible story took place between 2008 and 2010 in the city of Bengbu in Anhui Province. But it only became known to the public last year when Jiafeng was awarded by the Chinese authority for his dedication towards his partner. According to Chinese media, Jiafeng and Xiaoyu were classmates in middle school and … [Read more...] about Boyfriend weds girlfriend he nursed from vegetative state for two years