Bride Orla with friends who also have cystic fibrosis (Image: Orla Walshe) Sign up for our news briefing, including a daily special Russia-Ukraine edition SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Orla, 34, and these friends were born with the life-threatening condition, which affects 10,600 people in the UK, and were facing desperate bids for survival. Incredibly, when this picture was taken in Dublin in April 2018, six of the eight had already had double lung transplants while the other two were waiting for donors. And the image is a treasured memory for Orla, from Ashbourne in County Meath, Ireland, as tragically three of her seven CF friends have since died after complications caused by the cruel genetic condition. Related articles … [Read more...] about Bravest wedding photo as beaming bride poses with seven other cystic fibrosis sufferers
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With the possibility that his Derby County side might yet be relegated from the Championship if the EFL gets its way, Wayne Rooney probably has more pressing things on his mind. But that does not mean we should not raise something with him. Something that has become increasingly disconcerting as we have watched him in his attempts to corral a faltering team from the technical area: what’s with the spitting Wayne? On Saturday, as he addressed the titanic loser-takes-absolutely-nothing confrontation with Sheffield Wednesday , there was barely a moment when the camera didn’t catch him gobbing on the Pride Park turf. Maybe it was an expression of nervous energy, maybe it was a habit left over from his playing days, but he was forever taking huge slugs from a bottle and then immediately regurgitating the lot. Frankly, there are camels with more decorum. What makes his practice all the more repulsive is this: Rooney is by no means alone in his managerial expurgation. Pep Guardiola … [Read more...] about Hate gob: Why managers who spit should be punished
THE EUROVISION final kicks off on Saturday night - and the UK is in with a real chance of winning. In recent years our entries haven’t had as much promise as Sam Ryder, who is second favourite to win the contest this weekend in Turin, Italy according to bookies. Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra are favourites to win Eurovision with their rousingly defiant tune Stefania. But Sam’s track Spaceman has drawn comparisons to Elton John and was written by Grammy-winning songwriter Amy Wadge . It’s a far cry from last year’s James Newman, who finished with an embarrassing nul points after waiting two years to get on stage. Last year James, 36, won a High Court case against ex-Voice contestant Kelly-Marie Smith, who claimed he'd copied one of her songs. READ MORE EUROVISION NUL PINTS Naughty Rylan Clark always takes UK Eurovision act out boozing before the show YOU'RE A VISION Strictly star will be the UK's unlikely … [Read more...] about Eurovision UK contestants where are they now – from Scooch star’s shock heart attack to Jemini singer’s tax fraud
The Rodwells’ plan to settle into Ramsay Street without any drama didn’t quite go as they’d hoped in Neighbours , as the truth about Hendrix Greyson’s (Benny Turland) condition was revealed. Hendrix, as viewers know, was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis , which is a disease that occurs when the lung tissue is damaged. In Hendrix’ case, the fire at the school, is responsible. His only treatment option is a lung transplant, which he’s struggled to get his head around, but his diagnosis has been difficult to process, given that the Rodwells have moved into Ramsay Street. Sadie Rodwell (Emerald Chan), as viewers will recall, lit the fire at the school under Aubrey’s orders. Her mum Wendy (Candice Leask) has been determined to make their move as seamless as possible, encouraging Sadie to make amends with everyone ahead of the barbecue she intended to throw. Hendrix, meanwhile, was all set for a day out at the cinema with Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone), but … [Read more...] about Neighbours spoilers: Rodwell family exit after Hendrix’s condition is revealed?