Billy Connolly says his Parkinson's is 'the first thing I think about when I wake up' as he revealed he is still adapting to life with the condition, and could even make a return to live stand-up. The comedian, 76, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 and announced his retirement from live performing five years later. During his glittering stand-up career, Sir Billy was famous for his energetic presence on stage. The comedian, 76, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 and announced his retirement from live performing five years later But Sir Billy, pictured performing in the 1980s said a come back is not entirely out of the question Symptoms of Parkinson's disease include decreased mobility and difficulty speaking, leaving him unable to perform as he had in his pomp. But Sir Billy - known as The Big Yin - said a come back is not entirely out of the question. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Actor Stephen Moore who played Kevin the teenager's dad... … [Read more...] about Billy Connolly says his Parkinson’s is the ‘first thing I think about when I wake up’ as he reveals how he is still adapting to life with the condition but says he could make a return to live stand-up
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‘How to talk about it? That’s been a struggle from the start.” Jeff Edwards, 58, pauses and shifts his weight in the armchair. We’re sitting in the front room of his house in Aberfan where for the past hour Jeff has been describing for me some of the difficulties experienced by the village in trying to negotiate the ongoing tightrope between memorial and healing, between sharing and silence, in the wake of the disaster that befell them 50 years ago. “Personally I found speaking about it better for me,” he continues, “in terms of my recovery. But other people, well, they just cannot speak about it at all.” It was the last Friday before half term – 21 October 1966 – and, like hundreds of other children across Aberfan, Jeff set off for school that day looking forward to the holiday ahead of him. School would finish early, at midday, after which lay the promise of a whole week of playing with his friends in the orchards and farmed … [Read more...] about Aberfan 50 years on: how best to remember the tragedy?
Aaron Dean, the white cop who shot dead a 28-year-old black woman through the window of her home while performing a wellness check on Saturday night, resigned on Monday as the Fort Worth Police Department prepared to fire him. Dean is seen during his graduation from the police academy in 2018 The white police officer who shot dead a 28-year-old black woman through the window of her home in Fort Worth while performing a wellness check has resigned. Fort Worth interim police chief Ed Kraus announced that Officer Aaron Dean tendered his resignation on Monday afternoon. Kraus said the department had been gearing up to terminate the officer's employment. Dean may still face criminal charges in the death of Atatiana Jefferson, as well as possible civil rights violations, and 'no longer has the protections of state civil service law', Kraus said. At the same Monday press conference, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price called Atatiana's killing … [Read more...] about White cop who shot dead 28-year-old black woman in her own home during a wellness check RESIGNS as victim’s family blasts Fort Worth police and calls for an independent probe
A retired black cop has said she is scared of being stopped by police because she doesn't trust her former colleagues at the Fort Worth Police Department, days after an officer fatally shot a black woman through a window in her home during a wellness check. Larhonda Young called for reform within the department on Monday, just as Officer Aaron Dean, 34, was charged with the murder of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson. 'As a black female, former police officer, I'm afraid when I get stopped,' Young told CBS News. 'Officers are shooting before assessing the situation. If that officer had simply knocked on the door, that young lady would be alive today.' Jefferson's death sparked outrage in the community that has seen seven police-on-civilian shootings since June. An attorney for the victim's family, Lee Merritt, said they were 'relieved' by Dean's arrest, but insisted that 'the city of Fort Worth has much work to do to reform a brutal culture of … [Read more...] about Retired black Fort Worth cop says she is ‘scared’ of being stopped by police because officers ‘shoot before thinking’ – as one of her former colleagues is charged with murder for killing a woman through her window
The Fort Worth police chief nearly broke down at a press conference about a white officer who is charged with murder for shooting dead a black woman through a window at her home. Interim Chief Ed Kraus addressed the media on Tuesday morning, the day after Officer Aaron Dean, 34, was arrested for killing Atatiana Jefferson. The 28-year-old's death sparked outrage in the community that has seen seven police-on-civilian shootings since June. Kraus expressed deep regret over the shooting on behalf of himself and his officers, insisting that it was 'not indicative of the work they do every day'. 'Human life is a precious thing, it should not have been taken from Ms Jefferson. This incident has eroded the trust we have built with our community. We must now work even harder to ensure that trust is restored,' he said. 'To the citizens and residents of our city, we understand your frustration and disappointment. I, too, am frustrated and disappointed in what … [Read more...] about Emotional Fort Worth police chief fights back tears after a white cop was charged with murder for killing a black woman because it has ‘eroded trust’ and insists ‘this isn’t indicative of the work we do every day’