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Homebase garden furniture randomly burst into flames and set house on fire, mum says

A mum has described the terrifying moment her new set of garden furniture burst into flames and set fire to her house. Kirsty Gawne, from Stockbridge Village near Liverpool, had spent around £400 on a set of outdoor rattan furniture from Homebase earlier this year. However, things went wrong on July 19 when she smelt […]

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Asda worker whose itchy mole became terminal skin cancer warns others of sun risks

An Asda employee diagnosed with terminal skin cancer has urged people to be more cautious when applying sun cream. Dom Edwards found an itchy mole on his back and, after seeking medical advice, the 52-year-old received a skin cancer diagnosis in 2009. Dom, a senior director for commercial produce at the supermarket chain, has since […]

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Abusive carer drew whiskers on disabled woman’s face and offered her dog biscuits

An abusive carer drew whiskers on a disabled woman and offered her dog biscuits, a court heard. Debra Ralph, 54, of Bolton, was supposed to be looking after the woman when she carried out the “wilful abuse”. She also “recklessly” drove with the woman, who had a mental age of four, on her knee, the […]

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Heartbroken mum’s warning after ‘cheeky’ boy, one, strangled to death by blind cord

The heartbroken mum of a one-year-old boy who died after getting caught in a blind cord has issued a stark warning to other parents. Kane Davidson was playing with his brother at home in Greenacres, Oldham, when he became trapped on January 28. The little tot sadly died later at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, report […]

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Man’s tattoo of late wife is only remaining picture of her after house went up in flames

A widower whose house burnt down has lost every photo of his late wife apart from the tattoo on his arm. Keith Gant’s home in Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, was destroyed by one of the many wildfires that raged across Britain on Tuesday. Mr Gant, 75, only realised his house was on fire when he heard the […]

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Rebecca Balding dead: Charmed and Soap star dies after secret cancer battle aged 73

Rebecca Balding, who starred in Soap and Charmed, has died aged 73. The actress passed away following a battle with ovarian cancer. Rebecca’s husband, James L Conway, confirmed her death to Deadline that she had died on July 18 in Park City, Utah. The actress was best known for her role in Soap, in which […]

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Pig farmer thought he’d got away with killing wife but one foolish mistake caught him

It only took one foolish mistake for the law to catch up with a “disgusting and repulsive” pig farmer who murdered his wife and hid her body for 37 years. Evil David Venables, 89, killed his spouse Brenda in May 1982 and then dumped her body in the underground septic tank at their farm in […]