Published 4 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Three people were taken to hospital after a motorcycle collided with a pedestrian near Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium on Saturday. Avon and Somerset Constabulary said that Winterstoke Road was closed for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene. The road has since reopened. On Sunday the force launched a witness appeal and urged anyone with information, including dashcam footage, to contact it. The incident happened shortly before the Bristol Bears rugby union team - who share the stadium with the football club - played their home match again Stade Francais. Follow BBC West on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . Send your story ideas to: [email protected] Related Internet Links Avon and Somerset Police The BBC is not responsible for the content of … [Read more...] about Three hospitalised after crash near Ashton Gate stadium
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BBC presenter Deborah James was overjoyed to be able to walk for the first time after ‘nearly dying’ last week as she continues to battle cancer . The You, Me and the Big C podcast host was rushed to hospital earlier in January after an ‘acute medical emergency’. Deborah was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in December 2016 and has had as many as 17 tumours. In her latest Instagram post, the presenter is seen wearing a hospital gown and walking through the hallways unaided. At one point, she seemed to be in some discomfort and held her stomach but continued walking on as Whitney Houston’s song Step By Side played. The broadcaster explained in the caption: ‘Today I walked – it’s the first time in 9 days I’ve been able to try. It’s never been so hard to muster the strength and conviction to do so. I’ve had 4 operations this week (with more to come), am beyond shattered with a very weak body. But somehow my body is still ploughing on. Sometimes all we can do is take … [Read more...] about BBC’s You, Me and the Big C podcast host Deborah James walks for first time after ‘nearly dying’ amid cancer battle
HUMAN-animal hybrids could be used to grow lifesaving organs and replacement limbs - but some fear it may be scientists "playing God". History has been made as David Bennett, 57, from Maryland in the US, had a genetically-modified pig heart implanted into his chest. Bennett had terminal heart disease, and underwent the bizarre-sounding procedure as a last hope - and he is now doing well three days after the operation. And in the past scientists have used the techniques to splice human and monkey embryos together, transplant fetal organs into rats, and even grow human ears on mice. The idea of the strange experiments tests is for human-ready organs to be grow on mutant animals in lab conditions - helping to fill the transplant void left by organ shortages. So-called "chimera" embryos and the use of animal parts, known as xenotransplants, have been very controversial - with some feeling that scientists have crossed the line. Medical Daily asked in 2016 if the research … [Read more...] about Inside world of lab-grown human-animal hybrids for transplants using mutant embryos amid fears scientists ‘playing God’
NAZANIN Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in prison in Iran, her lawyer has said. The British-Iranian woman is also banned from leaving the country for one year. What is the latest on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe? Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in jail on charges of "propaganda activities against the regime" in Iran. Her lawyer Hojjat Kermani told Emtedad news website on Monday, April 26, 2021: "Nazanin Zaghari was sentenced to one year in prison and one year ban from leaving the country on charges of propaganda against the Islamic Republic." The lawyer said she had been accused of being involved in a demonstration in London 12 years ago and giving an interview to the BBC Persian Service, BBC News reports. Mr Kermani said he would appeal the new sentence within 21 days under Iranian law. Nazanin's husband Richard Ratcliffe described the sentence as "clearly a negotiating tactic" by Iranian authorities. He said his … [Read more...] about Who is Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and has she been released?
Published 2 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A full-time chaplain has been appointed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for the first time in its 200-year history. Reverend Tom Ebbens, who will be based in Cornwall, has been appointed to the position after a pilot project. He has previously worked in MCA operations centres and as a coastal officer, and will provide support for frontline staff. HM Coastguard celebrated its 200th birthday on Saturday. Mr Ebbens, 30, said he will offer to support to colleagues of any faith and none: "People have fears and concerns, worries and challenges and sometimes they need someone to walk with them in those dark moments, to listen, to share the hurt and support them through that difficult time," he said. "People will often say things to a chaplain that they wouldn't say to anyone else and that has got to be … [Read more...] about Coastguard appoints first ever full-time chaplain
A dog breeder fell victim to dognappers who stole four of their spaniels before going on to advertise them for sale. The breeder, based in south west England and known as ‘JP’, said the ordeal left her emotionally drained and her children scared to walk their pets. As it’s revealed that pet theft rose by 7.5% last year, JP explained the effect the theft of her beloved animals had on their family. She said: “Four of our cocker spaniels were stolen. Thieves had advertised all the dogs with puppies, whilst they had also removed the microchip and the tail from two of them. "After recovering three of the dogs, we have been left with a number of financial costs for legal advice as well as vet treatment for dental repair and behavioural issues caused by the trauma. “The effect on our family life has been immense, it has become so emotionally draining, so much so my partner has suffered with depression, whilst our children have detached themselves from the dogs as they get nervous … [Read more...] about Mum’s heartache after four spaniels stolen amid rise in dognapping cases
Corrie: Max asks Nick how cleaners get rid of murder evidence Don't miss the best Christmas TV specials and biggest new releases for 2022 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 Max (played by Paddy Bever) has found himself at the centre of a fair amount of drama on Coronation Street over the past six months and it doesn't seem like it's going to get any better for the youngster. During the latest instalment of the ITV soap, he faced a barrage of abuse from Amy (Elle Mulvaney) after her best friend Summer Spellman (Harriet Bibby) became a victim of upskirting. However, the Barlow girl should be careful as Max's temper could result in her death following yet another argument between the pair in future episodes. Related … [Read more...] about Coronation Street teenager Max Turner’s first victim unveiled as Amy Barlow?
TOWIE star Abigail Clarke said having a 'Brazilian butt lift' had made a 'big difference' to her confidence – as Brit plastic surgeons announced plans to ban the controversial op. The reality TV beauty admitted undergoing the procedure had been a 'painful experience'. But she loved the results and believed her bum boost had been worth it. Yesterday (Friday) the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – known as BAAPS – met to discuss outlawing the operations after one in 3,000 proved fatal. Brit mum-of-three Leah Cambridge, 29, died after developing a fat clot during surgery in Turkey last year (2018). But Abigail, 28, who jetted to the same country to have her’s in 2017, said instead of banning it in the UK medics should make it safer. She said: "I had a painful experience but it’s surgery and is always going to be painful. "You just have to do it in a safe way. "Put more regulations in place, make it better for surgeons, make sure they are qualified. "But … [Read more...] about TOWIE’s Abigail Clark says Brazilian butt lift boosted confidence amid op fears
As the Duke of York and Virginia Roberts Giuffre prepare for one of the most dramatic and high-profile cases in American legal history, their respective lawyers have drawn up a list of potential witnesses. Prince Andrew’s legal team has said it wants to call from Australia Ms Giuffre’s husband, Robert, as well as her psychologist Dr Judith Lightfoot. Meanwhile, Ms Giuffre’s team plans to call Robert Olney, the prince’s former equerry, and Shukri Walker, a woman who claims she saw the Duke in Tramp nightclub with the woman who became his accuser 20 years later. Here is an analysis of who each potential witness is, and what they could say. Robert Giuffre Twenty years ago at the age of just 19, Virginia Roberts met a martial arts tutor while she was studying massage techniques in Thailand. Impressed with the sheer physical prowess of Robert Giuffre - she later said he “was a really good fighter [who] looked really hot” - the couple were married in a Buddhist temple … [Read more...] about Prince Andrew: Four witnesses who could hold the key to sex abuse trial
Prince Andrew has been accused of "victim blaming" and "gaslighting" after his lawyers asked for Virginia Giuffre's mental health records - including confidential notes from her counselling sessions. The Duke of York's legal team want to question Ms Giuffre's psychologist Dr Judith Lightfoot about her "alleged emotional and psychological harm and damages". His lawyers have requested permission to inspect prescriptions written by Dr Lightfoot for Ms Giuffre - who has accused Andrew of sexual assault - as well as the expert's notes from their sessions together. They also want to quiz the psychologist on the "theory of false memories" and ask her questions about Ms Giuffre's "alleged childhood trauma and abuse". A source close to Prince Andrew told Sky News the duke's legal team is "perfectly entitled to test her claims". Advertisement 'It's the lowest of the low' Dr Charlotte Proudman, a barrister and Cambridge academic specialising in … [Read more...] about Prince Andrew accused of ‘victim blaming’ over demand for Virginia Giuffre’s mental health records