Heartbroken mother’s last tragic hours and final hug goodbye with dying five-year-old daughter

A five-year-old girl who fell ill at a Christmas party and given just hours to live has died after a special final few hours with her mother. Isla Wilkinson’s heart stopped beating after she woke on Tuesday with a temperature and a cough.  Her mother Alex Williams – a former St John’s volunteer – had to perform CPR until the ambulance arrived and medics managed to restart her heart at their home in Plains Farm, Sunderland, but she relapsed and spent her last hours at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. And as a…

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Dominatrix Labour councillor suspended for anti-Semitic slur

A Labour councillor who made headlines as a professional whip-cracking dominatrix has been suspended by her party for saying Zionists ‘quashed the truth about their collaboration with Nazis’. Margaret Corvid, a member of Plymouth City Council, is being investigated for anti-Semitism after allegations made against her in a blog post by researcher David Collier. Her comments were made in 2007 about a play called Perdition about Zionist-Nazi relations during the Second World War. Margaret Corvid (pictured), a member of Plymouth City Council, is being investigated for anti-Semitism after allegations made against her…

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Navy vet’s ashes destined for sunken Pearl Harbor battleship

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98 years old, marrying twice and outliving both wives. He worked for a refrigeration company for nearly four decades. This weekend, divers will place Bruner’s ashes inside the battleship’s wreckage, which sits in Pearl Harbor where it sank during the attack 78 years ago that thrust…

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Disabled people’s work is worth just as much as anyone else’s, Sally-Ann Hart

The more the Conservative government belittle us, the savvier we become and the harder we work (Picture: Sally-Ann Hart) According to the Conservative candidate for Hastings and Rye, Sally-Ann Hart, the minimum wage shouldn’t apply to those with learning disabilities. Why? Because ‘they don’t understand about money’. Her extraordinary claims were caught on camera during a local hustings event ahead of next week’s general election, after a member of the audience asked her why she had shared an article on her Facebook page arguing that people with learning disabilities should…

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Serial rapist Joseph McCann was given one of Britain’s first ASBOs as teenager

Joseph McCann was convicted at the Old Bailey of a two week raping spree (Picture: MEN/REX) Depraved sexual predator Joseph McCann lived a chaotic childhood, terrorising his neighbours with his two bothers, setting fire to cars and stealing at every opportunity. He and his siblings were pictured leaving court with grins on their faces when they were given the first ASBOs in 1999. Details of McCann’s long criminal history can now be reported after a jury at the Old Bailey convicted him yesterday of 37 charges against 11 women and…

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UK’s Johnson, Corbyn clash in final debate before election

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed Friday night in the last head-to-head debate before a general election in six days — an underpowered showdown that saw both men stick to well-worn phrases and promises about their plans for Brexit and Britain’s future. Johnson, a Conservative who supports Britain’s exit from the European Union, tried to portray Corbyn as a waffler with no firm Brexit stance who would plunge the United Kingdom into more uncertainty. Corbyn reminded viewers about the Conservative government’s spending…

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London fire chief Dany Cotton will be paid an extra £46,000

Dany Cotton (pictured) will continue to be paid £11,500 per month until the end of April despite her early resignation, it has been revealed London‘s fire chief will be paid an extra £46,000 after she steps down from her role four months earlier than planned at the end of December, it has been claimed.   Dany Cotton, the Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, had faced calls for her to quit the £240,000-per-year role amid harsh criticism of the service’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire. The capital’s first female fire…

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Six people rushed to hospital after brawl in Melbourne convention centre after a Fares Karam concert

Multiple people were stabbed after a man pulled out a giant kitchen knife during a violent brawl after a concert. Six people were rushed to hospital for stab wounds after a fight broke out at the La Mirage Reception and Convention Centre in Melbourne in the early hours of Saturday morning. The floor was covered in blood as the knife-wielding man lunged at several people in the group – leaving one fighting for his life. Three men had to undergo surgery and the 29-year-old man remains in a critical condition. …

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Festive drinkers get warmed up for Christmas with boozy night on the tiles in Birmingham

The office Christmas party season is upon us, and hundreds of workers in Birmingham were among those hitting the town last night to celebrate. Partygoers were seen dressed in stylish Christmas jumpers and other festive outfits as they made their way along Broad Street to late night events. Several nightclubs started the weekend with Christmas themed nights and Walkabout had a ‘Bad Santa’. Popworld were playing Christmas No.1 Hits throughout the night to get everyone into the swing, while Reflex held the Santa’s Grotto Weekender. But as the night wore…

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Ex-BBC editor accuses TV channels of ‘childish’ election bias and fuelling ‘generalised hostility’

Senior media figures including an ex-BBC editor have hit out at major broadcasters with claims of ‘childish’ election bias. After Boris Johnson rejected an appeal by Andrew Neil to submit to an interview, the presenter delivered a monologue hitting out at the Prime Minister for his failure to ‘sit down with us’, questioning how Mr Johnson hoped to face down world leaders if he was too frightened to be interviewed It comes after Channel 4 refused to let former Environment Secretary Michael Gove take Mr Johnson’s place in a climate…

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