Fantastic Fred Howe has had an “incredible year of adventures” thanks to the kindness of Mirror readers who helped him tick the experience off his wish list of things to see before he goes totally blind. Fred has scaled the Eiffel Tower, met Mickey Mouse, been a zookeeper for a day and a train driver for another, been for a jaunt in a limo with the Mayor of York, hunted for fossils and skied in the Austrian alps. He was joined on his adventures by mum Karen Newell, 47, dad Dave Howe, 46, and his 10-year-old sister Eva. Karen says: “For me this year was all about making memories together and with everyone’s help we sure did make a lot. I’m overwhelmed by the response.” Earlier this year we told how eight-year-old Fred was facing the “doomsday scenario” of losing his sight entirely due to a degenerative condition and wanted to see as many sights as he could before it happened. At their best, one eye can only perceive light and the other … [Read more...] about Mirror readers help boy, 8, tick off bucket list before he goes blind
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0 Have your say Marcelo Bielsa, equipped with his bucket and an unreadable gaze, is rapidly becoming the most recognisable man in Leeds. But who are the staff behind him in the dug-out and which coaches make up the substantial backroom team Bielsa has put together at Elland Road? Here is an overview of the hierarchy beneath him at Thorp Arch: Pablo Quiroga - assistantQuiroga, a fellow Argentinian who was born near Buenos Aires, has been a long-time ally of Bielsa’s in club football. Having worked with him first with Chile’s national team, he was part of Bielsa’s staff at Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Lille and a guaranteed inclusion in his corp at Leeds United. Now 36, Quiroga started out as a PE teacher and had only minor experience in amateur football before Bielsa first enlisted him as his “virtual blackboard”, to quote one South American journalist. His talent is in video analysis.Diego Reyes - assistantChilean Reyes, 37, is an … [Read more...] about Full list of Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa’s backroom staff at Elland Road
I've buzzed past the Colosseum on a Vespa, witnessed the Palio in Siena, swum in crystal-clear water off Sardinia. But it was the passeggiata in Siracusa that really brought it home, that made the word 'Italy' one of the few that can instantly erase lines from my forehead. It ain't perfect, of course. Driving in Italy is hairy; the difference between romance and real life in places like Naples and Sicily can be jarring, and tourist crowds are pushing Venice towards crisis. But who wants perfection? That would be boring - one thing Italy could never be. From David to the Dolomites, the Aeolian Islands to the Amalfi Coast, we've tried to capture its essence in our travel pages. Impossible? Absolutely. But it's the perfect excuse to go back... Buon viaggio! - Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Take a Fiat 500 tour in Rome Want to experience the iconic craziness of Italian driving while feeling like you’re starring a 1950s Cinecittà Studios movie? Make those dreams come true with a … [Read more...] about The Italian Bucket List: 25 things to do in Italy before you die!
Most families will have a trip to Walt Disney World at the top of their bucket list. After all, the fairy tale kingdom offers something for everyone from meet and greets with your favourite characters to thrilling rollercoasters. Then there are the themed lands, the Disney foodie treats and of course, a trip to the iconic castle. However, a trip to Florida doesn't come cheap, and it can be easy for your money to get lost in the midst of all the magic - but it doesn't have to be. We've searched out some of the top holiday package deals and offers on park tickets that make it easier to do Walt Disney World on a budget. Whether you're nabbing an early bird offer for summer holidays in 2018 and 2019 or trying to squeeze in an extra day at the parks during a planned holiday, this is your go-to money-saving guide for an unforgettable trip to Disneyworld Florida. Check out some of the best holiday package deals and cheap ticket offers we've discovered below... What's in the guide? Cheap … [Read more...] about Best holiday packages for cheap tickets to Walt Disney World Florida
Jessica Guynn USA TODAY Published 9:50 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO – From Donald Trump to Barack Obama, the bragging rights of Twitter's most powerful are about to get seriously humbled. As Twitter stops counting tens of millions of followers to crack down on fraudulent and suspicious activity, everyday folks will take a hit to their follower counts, a measure of online popularity and influence, too. But the accounts with tens of millions of followers, the ones that make mere mortals ooze buckets of digital envy, will be in for a world of hurt as Twitter deflates their follower counts. What that will mean for Trump, who has 53.4 million followers, and Obama, who has 104 million, remains to be seen. One thing is likely: a backlash is coming. Conservatives have complained for years that these kinds of purges unfairly target conservative voices who don't agree with the political views of Twitter's largely liberal staff. For Twitter, this … [Read more...] about Why Donald Trump and Barack Obama are about to lose a lot of Twitter followers