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Iraq war veteran is GUILTY of murdering his Britain's Got Talent singer girlfriend

Daily Mail - 1 ora 50 min fa
Desmond Sylva, 41, repeatedly stabbed his girlfriend Simonne Kerr, 31, in the face and neck on August 15 last year.
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Mother-of-two, 41, was hit and killed by a skidding car as she jogged on an icy road, inquest hears 

Daily Mail - 1 ora 51 min fa
Claire Taylor was thrown more than 100 feet into a field when she was struck by an out-of-control vehicle in Great Bradley, Suffolk, on December 27, 2016.
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When backflips go wrong! Bungling acrobat breaks his neck in horrifying video

Daily Mail - 1 ora 51 min fa
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The man from Karnataka, India, failed to rotate his body all the way through the pivot which resulted in his folded neck being squashed between his body and the ground.
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Now ex-Labour HQ worker is SUSPENDED by his law firm employer over Hitler tweets

Daily Mail - 1 ora 54 min fa
A post by Aman Thakar about the Nazi leader was unearthed after he was exposed as a former Labour employee and the party's Southwark council candidate in 2018.
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Love Island’s Amber asks Michael to MOVE to Newcastle as sparks fly on their first date

The Sun - 1 ora 55 min fa

LOVE Island’s Amber Gill asks Michael Griffiths to move to Newcastle when they leave the villa.

The beautician, from Newcastle, and the firefighter, from Liverpool, enjoy their first date together in tonight’s episode of the ITV2 dating show, which sees them lay all of their cards on the table.

Amber Gill opens up about her feelings towards Michael as she asks him to move to Newcastle after the showITV

Amber, 21, lets her guard down and finally admits she has a real soft spot for Michael and can see them having a future together if he lived closer to her.

In a preview clip of tonight’s episode she says: “I do really like you. It’s working out really nicely now. If we stay the way that we are, I can see it lasting the duration and I can’t see why it wouldn’t work on the outside as well. I just feel like we’re compatible on another level.”

Michael replies: “It’s not that far from Liverpool to Newcastle anyway.”

But Amber insists the pair will not split their time between the two cities, and Michael will have to uproot to be with her in her home town.

Michael insists his family would love AmberITV The pair enjoy their first date in the villa in tonight’s episodeITV Amber and Michael enjoy a kiss on their dateITV

Amber adds: “You’d have to move to Newcastle.”

The duo also think their families would approve of one another.

Amber asked: “What do you think your family would think of me?”

To which Michael replied: “My family would love you. You’d fit right in. It would be like you’ve always been there.”

Amber and Michael are tipped to be the nation’s favourites to win Love IslandITV

Amber insists her relatives would think the same because of his “calm” personality.
She said: “They would love you. You’re calm. I feel like you calm me down a bit.”

Michael admitted he has noticed a softer side to Amber over the weeks.

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He gushed: “From getting to know you, I’ve just realised that me and you are so alike. It just felt so natural.

“I’ve noticed it over the last couple of days! You’ve been getting closer to me and wanting to be around me.

“I find myself wanting to be next to you, just so you know I’m there.”

Amber admitted they are on the same page, before they shared a kiss.

She said: “I’ve turned cuddly.  I feel shy that’s how I know I really like you.  I love spending all my time with you in the villa.”

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When is Brexit? Key dates in 2019 as UK prepares exit from the EU

The Sun - 1 ora 59 min fa

THE UK’S departure from the EU has been postponed meaning Brexiteers will have to wait until October 31 until our historic exit.

Here are some of key dates in the Brexit process.

Mrs May could barely complete her speech on the steps of Downing StreetMrs May could barely complete her speech on the steps of Downing StreetDan Charity - The Sun Key dates leading up to Brexit in 2019

On November 25, 2018, EU leaders agreed the UK’s Brexit deal at the Brussels summit.

The agreement on the UK’s withdrawal was considered to be the “best and only deal possible“.

On December 10, 2018, Theresa May scrapped the vote on her Brexit in the Commons as it was due to fall to a heavy defeat.

And on January 15 the Brexit vote failed by 432 votes to 202.

May now plans to go back to the Commons in early June to give MPs a fourth chance to vote on her Withdrawal Agreement (WA).
However MPs on all sides have said they will vote down May’s WA when it is brought before the House.

2019 29 March – Brexit Day
  • Britain had been due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.
  • However, after UK MPs rejected the withdrawal deal Mrs May had agreed with Brussels – EU leaders eventually agreed to a six-month extension to the exit process until October 31, 2019.
  • The UK can leave the EU before this date if a withdrawal agreement is ratified between Britain and Brussels before then.
9-26 May
  • The first EU Summit following Britain’s failure to leave on March 29 started on May 9 in Sibiu, Romania.
  • European Council President Donald Tusk said there is a one in three chance Brexit will be cancelled on May 10.
  • Brits went to the polls on May 23 to vote in the European elections.
  • Theresa May resigned on May 24.
  • Elections for the European Parliament in 27 EU countries happened during May 23-26.
  • Elections results on May 26 showed the Brexit Party won 29 seats, Labour had 10 and the Tories had a dismal four.
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Early June

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  • June 19-20 – MPs take part in ballots until only 2 candidates remain
  • June 22 – Tory party members vote between last two in a postal ballot

July

  • July 22 – Next PM is announced in the following week

31 October

  • Under the new extension to exit process, Britain should leave the EU on or before October 31.
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OAP who wheeled dog onto beach in buggy for final visit before he’s put down is fined £100 for breaching ban when he falls out

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A PENSIONER was left devastated after he wheeled his dog down to its favourite beach in a stroller for a final walk before it was put to sleep… only to be slapped with a ticket by an “over-zealous” warden.

Frank Ward was handed a fixed penalty charge notice after the council worker spotted him taking his beloved Old English Sheepdog Henry for a final walk in a dog wheelchair before he was put down.

Henry had been taken for one last walk in his stroller on the beach when his owner was hit with a ticketTriangle News An over-zealous council worker slapped pensioner Frank Ward with a £100 fineTriangle News

Henry was being carried in a pet stroller but Mr Ward, 73, hit a sand dune and it had tipped over, sending the old dog flying.

It was then that the council worker “appeared from nowhere” and gave the OAP the ticket for £100.

Elderly Henry had to be put down aged 10-and-a-half after suffering arthritis in his front legs and a hip displacement, leaving him unable to enjoy longer walks.

Animal lover Frank purchased a dog stroller two years ago so he could take Henry on walks but when the dog’s condition deteriorated in May, he became unable to stand and started wetting himself.

It was then that Mr Ward knew the time to say goodbye was near.

He decided to take the dog for a last trip to his favourite beach at Cleveleys, near Blackpool, Lancs, as he used to go there as a pup and it was his favourite walk.

However dogs are banned on the sands there between May 1 and September 30.

Even though Henry had clearly been in his stroller, a council enforcement officer nipped out to issue a ticket as soon as his paws touched the sand.

Mr Ward had travelled from his home in Doncaster with his former partner Sue Brown, who lives in Manchester, to make the trip on May 25 as Henry neared the end of his days.

The pair – now firm friends – had originally bought the dog together and still met up to take him for walkies.

Mr Ward said: “We took him to the vet, they wanted to give him pain killers, but I didn’t want that as I didn’t want him to be in pain. He was not going to have a full life.

“We decided we’d do one more walk and have him put down. We knew it was going to be his last walk.

“I took him down the ramp on his pushchair and I pushed him towards the sea, but we hit a sand bank and he fell out. He didn’t walk – he can’t walk.

“There were never plans to take him out of the stroller because he can’t move.

“They jumped out on me immediately. I’ve no idea where he appeared from.”

Mr Ward went on: “He said ‘I am so and so’. I told him he’d fallen out of the pushchair and it was obvious he couldn’t walk. But you can’t argue with them. They handed me a ticket for £100.”

Ms Brown wrote to Wyre Council, which oversees fines on that stretch of beach, to contest the fine, but was told it would stand.

She even sent a copy of Henry’s cremation certificate as the dog had been sent to his final resting place three days later.

They said as a goodwill gesture that they would extend the amount of time the pensioner had to pay the ticket by two-and-a-half months until August.

A council official said in their response: “I do sympathise with the situation Mr Ward has gone through.

“However we have to follow the law of the exclusion zone in which an offence was committed and in order to be fair and consistent the grounds of appeal has to be rejected.”

Mr Ward added: “I’m retired, a pensioner. It’s a lot of money to me. I haven’t paid it yet.”

Ms Brown, 58, said the ticket was unfair as the dog was in a stroller.

She said: “I emailed them and explained the situation. I sent a picture to them of Henry in his pushchair and a picture of him on the beach – all he did was sit there and look at the sea, he never used to cause a nuisance – and then I sent a picture of his cremation certificate to the council.

“I have it all on email and they just emailed me back and said they were sorry but they couldn’t bend the rules in any case. An offence had been committed, but as a bit of leeway they’d give us until August to pay.”

She added: “Henry loved going on the beach. We’ve had to go away because Frank is that upset.

“I just think they should have shown a bit of compassion. I know rules are rules – fair enough – but the beach was empty and there were two horses galloping along.

“I understand about dog fouling and I’m totally behind them on that, it’s disgusting, but we always pick up after him and it was just one last visit to the beach before he was put to sleep.”

During the dog ban period between May 1 and September 30 pups are banned from both Rossall Beach or Anchorsholme beach.

On-the-spot fixed penalty notices are issued by authorised enforcement officers of Wyre Council, and failure to pay can result in prosecution and a criminal conviction.

Councillor Rita Amos, councillor for the Cleveleys Park ward of Wyre Council said: “I know it sounds harsh, but you have to air on the side of caution.

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“If the dog was that ill, maybe it should have been strapped in like a person would have been. Rules are rules, unfortunately. I wouldn’t want to bend them myself.”

Last night the council agreed to waive the fine.

A spokeswoman told The Sun Online: “We are aware of the sad circumstances surrounding the health and subsequent death of Mr Ward’s dog and we pass on our sincere condolences.

“On review of the case, the ticket has been cancelled and no further action will be taken.”

Henry had to be put down after he developed arthritis in his front legsTriangle News The council initially refused to overturn the fineTriangle News Frank was given a £100 fixed penalty noticeTriangle News The Cleveleys beach had been Henry’s favourite for a good walkTriangle News Frank and Henry had been best friends for yearsTriangle News

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Iraq war veteran is found guilty of murdering BGT finalist nurse by stabbing her more than 70 times

The Sun - 2 ore 1 min fa

AN Iraq war veteran has been found guilty of murdering his BGT finalist girlfriend by stabbing her more than 70 times.

Desmond Sylva, 41, was convicted of brutally killing Simonne Kerr as she lay in bed, at the Old Bailey today.

Desmond Sylva has admitted manslaughter but denied murderPA:Press Association Simonne Kerr with son Kavele in 2015 – her boyfriend Desmond Sylva is now accused of killing her by stabbing her more than 70 timesPress Association Images

Jurors were told how after stabbing her he then washed the blood off, changed his clothes and draped the duvet cover over her body before calling both his brother and the 999 operator to tell them he had murdered his girlfriend.

But the former fusilier, who completed tours of Iraq and Kosovo over a decade until his discharge on medical grounds in 2012, later told jurors his depression impaired his self-control.

BRUTAL MURDER

The pair had recently rekindled a romantic relationship and Ms Kerr travelled from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital to Sylva’s flat.

They originally met on Tinder and jurors heard a slew of lewd texts Sylva sent the nurse during the course of it expressing his desire for sex.

Sylva downplayed them during his trial, claiming they were just platonic, and accused Ms Kerr of squeezing him for money for holidays and other luxuries as well as belittling him.

He insisted she had pulled a knife on him on the morning of August 15 last year because he was not giving her enough attention.

The war veteran said he could not remember what happened between disarming her and finding her lying dead on the floor.

But Oliver Glasgow QC, prosecuting, told jurors Sylva was desperate for sex and “when he did not get what he wanted he could not control his anger and he exploded”.

This was no loss of self-control brought about by his depression. This was anger that exploded out of him and which was vented on a defenceless woman

Oliver Glasgow QC

“Simonne Kerr did nothing to bring this attack upon herself,” he added.

“This was no loss of self-control brought about by his depression. This was anger that exploded out of him and which was vented on a defenceless woman.

“To use his own words, he murdered her.’

Sylva sat motionless in the dock as the guilty verdict was announced.

He admitted manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility but had denied murder.

Judge Wendy Joseph QC remanded him in custody ahead of sentence on Friday July 28.

Ms Kerr appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent as part of the choir B Positive, which was formed by NHS nurses and doctors to raise awareness for blood donations.

HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

Sylva’s history of violence goes back almost 20 years to when he was 22 and he stabbed himself in the neck, two years after he and other relatives moved to the UK from Jamaica.

He married in 2005, two years after enlisting in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and was admitted to a military psychiatric unit after taking an overdose in the aftermath of his marriage breaking down in 2010.

After undergoing treatment and medication for severe depression he was deemed fit to be released.

But three days later he tried to kill his own mother, Patricia King.
Sylva told jurors how his mental health deteriorated towards the end of 2017 after he stopped taking his antipsychotic medication.

He said he began suffering sleepless nights and cold sweats within three or four months which he put down to “flashbacks”.

“Sometimes I felt like I was in a warzone – like I was back in Iraq”, he told the court.

Sylva met Ms Kerr on Tinder at around the same time close to the turn of last year.

Jurors heard he took another overdose on August 9, less than a week before the murder, and was discharged the same day.

But he kept it secret from Ms Kerr, and was even ‘able to drag his mind out of the fog of his depression and back into the gutter’ by sending lewd messages barely 12 hours later.

SELF DEFENCE CLAIMS

Both he and Ms Kerr worked night shifts that evening and arranged for her to come to his flat after she finished at the hospital.

His account of what then happened seemed to change every time he was asked.

He told police she “get on my nerves man, trying to fight me and take my money so I had to defend myself”.

The court heard he told various psychiatrists she wanted sex and he was too tired and that she goaded him about being a good for nothing boyfriend.

Sylva told jurors he was exhausted and Ms Kerr got annoyed because “she wanted me to stay awake, to speak with her and to give her my full attention”.

He said he eventually “dozed off”, only to wake up to the sight of the nurse standing at the foot of his bed in just her underwear ‘waving’ a knife at him.

Sylva said: “To my knowledge she was just standing there with a knife.

“But after she was in front of me I don’t remember anything more from when she was on the floor.’”

Mr Glasgow told jurors that although reference to flashbacks, the battlefield and hyper-vigilance may appear attractive because Sylva is a war veteran, his mental condition was no defence to the “horrific” murder.

“He chose to pick up a knife and he chose to use it again and again to stab Simonne Kerr at a time when he was not acting in lawful self-defence and had no need at all to defend himself from her,” he added.

“His depression neither explains nor justifies his actions and what happened was that his anger got the better of him and he simply lost his temper.”

Simonne appeared on Britain’s Got Talent last year in the B Positive Choir – she was found her dead in August 2018Rex Features

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Schizophrenic says he deliberately shoved 91-year-old former Eurotunnel boss onto Tube tracks

Daily Mail - 2 ore 1 min fa
A court heard Paul Crossley, 47, admitted to detectives he chose his victim, Sir Robert Malpas, 91, because he looked old and less likely to be able to withstand his attack.
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Simonne Kerr murder: Iraq war veteran Desmond Sylva found guilty of killing Britain's Got Talent finalist

The Independent - 2 ore 3 min fa
Iraq war veteran Desmond Sylva has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering Britain's Got Talent finalist Simonne Kerr.
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Adorable otter mimics the movements of a playful young boy's soft toy

Daily Mail - 2 ore 4 min fa
A young animal enthusiast was overjoyed when an otter mimicked the movements of his stuffed toy as the child moved it around on the aquarium glass.
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BREAKING: Britain's Got Talent finalist Simonne Kerr murdered by Iraq war veteran

Daily Star - 2 ore 4 min fa


AN Iraq war veteran has been found guilty of murder Britain's Got Talent finalist Simonne Kerr.
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Arsenal striker Aubameyang ‘wanted by Man Utd in staggering £70m transfer’ as Solskjaer looks for Lukaku replacement

The Sun - 2 ore 5 min fa

ARSENAL striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being chased by Manchester United in a staggering £70million deal, according to reports.

TalkSPORT have revealed a very reliable source has told them Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to launch a first bid for the Gabon star, 29, to inject some raw pace to his team.

Man Utd are said to be considering a £70m bid for Arsenal ace AubameyangGetty

The Norwegian boss is less-than-thrilled with Romelu Lukaku – who looks set to join Inter Milan this summer.

Aubamayeng has just two years left to run on his current deal at the Gunners and could join Robin van Persie in swapping North London for Old Trafford.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Andy Goldstein claimed he had an insider who’d revealed Solskjaer’s interest.

Goldstein said: “I’ve got somebody on the inside… not at United, by the way.

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“He has a hit ratio, quite high, of 75 (per cent). He’s told me quite a few (over the years).

“He has told me that United are interested in signing Aubameyang.

“I’m being told £70m first offer. It’s crazy money for a 29-year-old.”

Goldstein also said he’s been led to believe Solskjaer will be ditching Lukaku – who’s been unimpressive since his £75m 2017 move.

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Speaking on talkSPORT, he continued: “Lukaku isn’t doing it for Solskjaer, I’m led to believe.”

Jason Cundy replied to the Aubameyang news, by adding: “Well that means Lukaku is moving on doesn’t it.”

Recent reports had suggested both Auba and strike-partner Alexandre Lacazette were set to pen fresh deals, in excess of £200,000-a-week.

But no contracts appear to have been tabled yet – with Aubameyang, who has been lapping up the Miami sun, far more likely to leave the club than Lacazette under Unai Emery’s leadership.

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Most bizarre motoring world records – from a 26-wheel limo to the fastest car in space

The Sun - 2 ore 5 min fa

SOME drivers will do almost anything to stand out on the road.

But these motoring enthusiasts have gone above and beyond to get their moment in the spotlight.

These motors are certain to gain your attention

From a 26-wheel limo to the fastest car in space, you’ll be amazed by these bizarre motoring Guinness World Records.

And they’re sure to turn heads out on the road.

So, do you think you could challenge any of them?

Longest car The longest car measures 100ft and has its own helipad

The Guinness World Record for the longest car was set at a whopping 100ft (30.5metres) back in 1986.

Built by American custom car specialist Jay Ohrberg, the impressive 26-wheeled limousine has its own helipad, king-sized water bed and a swimming pool with a diving board.

Despite making its way into the record books, the massive motor was abandoned and sold at salvage auction in 2012.

Fastest car in space The fastest car in space was launched by Space X last yearHandout - Getty

Tesla founder Elon Musk made headlines last year after launching his very own Tesla Roadster into space.

The vehicle was clocked travelling 7.24miles per second – the equivalent 24,942mph on Earth – making it the fastest car in space.

The Roadster was manned by a mannequin dressed in a full space suit for its inaugural flight, along with a copy of popular book A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Hairiest car The hairiest car is covered with 120kg of human hair

Owned by Maria Lucia Mugno, this Fiat 500 is covered with 120kgs of hair.

The Italian hairstylist spent more than £71,137 (€80,000) covering her car in human hair she had sourced from India.

Even more surprisingly, the mini vehicle is still roadworthy.

Longest custom banana car The Big Banana measures 22ft 10.5 inches and can seat four peopleCaters News Agency

UK-born Steve Braithwaite earned a world record for the longest custom banana car in 2011, after it was measured at a incredible 22ft and 10.5 inches (6.97m).

The motor, dubbed the Big Banana, also boasts a V8 engine and is capable of a top speed of 85mph.

Longest continuous car skid The longest car skid mark is six miles long

Teenagers across the country try to leave skids after getting their licence, but they have nothing on this Guinness World Record.

Professional driver Norman Craig Breedlove accidentally recorded the longest skid mark of six miles when his car went out of control in October 1964.

Largest car tyre track image The largest car tyre track image could be seen from space@HyundaiWorldwide/YouTube

With the help of 11 Hyundai Genesis vehicle, the largest image using car tyres spanned a whopping 5.5million square metres.

And the impressive feat, which resembled a handwritten message from a daughter to her astronaut father, was actually seen by him in space.

Tightest car parallel parking The tightest parallel park was recorded bu Uk driver Alastair MoffattPA:Press Association

Brits often boast about their ability to parallel park, but according to the Guinness World Records no one can do it better than Alastair Moffat.

The UK driver completed the tightest reverse park in 2015 when he backed a classic Mini into a space only 13.4inches larger than the width of the car.

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British Royal Air Force fighter pilot Andy Green wrote himself into history when he set a land-speed record of 763.035mph in 1997.

He was even driving so fast that the vehicle crossed the speed of sound and created a sonic boom.

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Mum shares photos of daughter’s hand, foot and mouth as docs say it’s ‘worst they’ve ever seen’

The Sun - 2 ore 5 min fa

WHEN mum Emma Reavley noticed red spots covering her daughter’s back she immediately assumed it was chickenpox.

Her four-year-old Evie had it three weeks earlier, so the mum-of-eight thought nothing more of it.

When little Emily Reavley was covered in red spots, mum Emma suspected it was chickenpoxKennedy News and Media But when the spots got worse and the toddler’s temperature soared, she was rushed to hospitalKennedy News and Media

But, as the spots began to spread across Emily’s body “before her eyes”, the 41-year-old began to worry.

By the next morning, the two-year-old’s whole body was covered in angry red sores, which had spread inside her mouth and down her throat.

It was then Emma realised something wasn’t right.

She and husband Shaun, 39, took their two-year-old daughter to the Urgent Care Centre in Hemel Hempstead, where doctors sent her home with antibiotic cream and chickenpox medication.

Within a few hours, Emily’s temperature had “skyrocketed” to 39C, so her parents rushed her to Watford General Hospital after ruling out measles and Scarlet fever.

There doctors diagnosed the toddler with the “most severe case” of hand, foot and mouth disease they had “ever seen” – and told the couple it was the third case they had seen that day.

The tot was allowed home but had to be quarantined for the next 14 days due to the highly contagious nature of the disease.

Now, Emma is sharing the photos of Emily’s blistered face and body, to warn other parents of how dangerous  HFMD can be.

Doctors at hospital immediately recognised she had hand, foot and mouth diseaseKennedy News and Media Mum Emma said medics told her it was one of the worst cases they had ever seenKennedy News and Media

The mum-of-eight, said: “Emily started getting a few spots on her neck and I thought it was chickenpox.

“It was just a few at first but it was like they were literally appearing before my eyes.

“I was looking at them and thinking they’re not chickenpox. Having so many children, I know what they look like.

Her whole body was covered and she had them in her mouth and down her throat

Emma Reavley

“As the day went on, the worse they were getting.

“Her whole body was covered and she had them in her mouth and down her throat.

“At the hospital, the doctors said it was the worst case of HFMD they’d ever seen.”

In order to contain the highly contagious bug, medics told Emma and Shaun they had to keep Emily inside for two weeks.

“She was watching everyone go out and play and she couldn’t go out,” Emma said.

“It was really upsetting for her, it was horrible.

Emily had to be kept inside for two weeks because the bug is so contagiousKennedy News and Media It took six weeks for her skin to clear, but mum Emma said she still has some scarsKennedy News and Media

“She was up one minute and the next she was slumped on the sofa crying.

“She would be sort of dancing around because her skin was so itchy but it was also hurting.

“She wanted to be held but if I tried to hold her, she’d be in pain from the blisters on her skin.

“She went off her food because of the ulcers in her throat.

“She was so cold she was shaking but her temperature was so high we couldn’t warm her up.

“It was horrible. It really was heartbreaking to see her like that. I don’t ever want to experience it again.”

COMMON BUT NASTY CHILDHOOD BUG

HAND, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood illness that can affect adults. It usually clears up by itself in 7 to 10 days.

The first signs of hand, foot and mouth disease can be a sore throat, a high temperature (above 38C), or not wanting to eat.

After a few days mouth ulcers and a rash will appear.

The symptoms are usually the same in adults and children, but they can be much worse in adults.

It’s possible to get hand, foot and mouth disease more than once.

Hand, foot and mouth disease has nothing to do with foot and mouth disease that affects farm animals.

You can’t take antibiotics or medicines to cure hand, foot and mouth disease – it has to run its course. It usually gets better in seven to 10 days.

While Emily was back to herself after five days, her blisters took six weeks to clear completely leaving her with some minor scarring.

Mum Emma said she is speaking out to warn other parents of how serious HFMD can be.

“I never knew it could be so extreme,” the 41-year-old added.

“More people need to be aware.

“It’s not just a case of a few spots on their hands, feet and mouth. Emily was particularly unlucky but it can spread and be so serious.

“I would tell any parent whose child has HFMD to follow doctors orders and keep them quarantined for two weeks because it is so contagious and it’s airborne.

“If you just take them to the park or for a walk around the block, they can pass it to another child without even touching them.

“That’s so unfair on that child and their parents who then need to experience it. It really has been horrible.”

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Consultant paediatrician Dr Ramesh Chaniyil from West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust, who manage the Urgent Care Centre in Hemel Hempstead, said: “We’re delighted to hear that Emily has made a full recovery.

“It can be very easy to miss Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in its early stages as the blisters can look similar to the blisters which appear with chicken pox.

“HFM is caused by a virus and the features of the disease vary from mild to severe.

“Generally HFM is self-resolving, meaning it will clear up in a few days and you can treat the symptoms with painkillers and by staying hydrated.

“Sometimes with HFM, mouth ulcers make it difficult for you to swallow and that’s when you need to attend hospital for assessment and possible treatment with intravenous fluids and painkillers. In hospital, children might also need to be treated with antibiotics for suspected bacterial infection.”

Emma said she wanted to share these photos of Emily to raise awareness among other parentsKennedy News and Media After Emily’s older sister Evie had chickenpox, their parents assumed Emily had caught it tooKennedy News and Media
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Love Island Ofcom complaints surge past 1,300 as fans fear for Lucie and beg bosses to pull her out of the villa

The Sun - 2 ore 6 min fa

TV watchdog Ofcom has revealed the number of complaints about this year’s Love Island has surged past 1,300 as fans fear for tearful Lucie.

Viewers today begged bosses to pull her out of the villa after watching her break down in tears when Joe was dumped from the island.

ITV Lucie has sparked fears over her mental health as she broke down about Joe’s dumping[/caption]

The number of complaints about surfer Lucie has now reached almost as many made about Maura’s “sexual harassment” of Tommy last week.

The first reached 684 after Lucie was left miserable about “controlling” Joe being sent home.

Meanwhile 686 furious fans called up the TV watchdog to moan about Maura’s behaviour on the ITV2 reality show.

An Ofcom spokesman told The Sun Online: “We will assess these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”

Love Island Ofcom complaints have soared as fans beg bosses to kick ‘controlling’ Joe out of the villaRex Features

The complaints began when Lucie cried during Sunday night’s show after Joe, 22, told her off for talking to boys in the villa.

He said: “I’m not happy with it. It’s strange. I think it’s time for you to get close with the girls.”

Joe then told some of his male pals in the villa: “I hope today is the day she woke up and she will change.”

Poor Lucie broke down in tears during a chat with Joe She came under fire for being friends with Tommy

ITV2 Joe has been accused of ‘gaslighting’ Lucie[/caption]

Some fans accused Joe of being “emotionally abusive” with Lucie – and begged bosses to remove her for own mental health.

One said: “They should remove that Girl #Lucie as quick as possible!!That baby girl ain’t ok she will mentally break down…REMOVE HER #loveisland.”

Another added: “Lucie could have a breakdown from this. My heart goes out to her. She clearly doesn’t have the strength to stay.

“Please will the producers step in and get her out, let’s not let this show mess another person up in the head #LoveIsland.”

Someone else said: “Lucie is so fragile! They need to remove her #LoveIsland.”

Another angry viewer said: “When will producers of reality tv realise that emotional torment is NOT entertainment? Lucie and Joe need protecting. Urgently. #LoveIsland.”

Rex Features Joe also complained that she was spending too much time with Tommy Fury[/caption]

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Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid blasted Joe over his actions, which he later apologised for.

Spokesman Adina Claire said: “Controlling behaviour is never acceptable, and with Love Island viewers complaining to Ofcom in record numbers about Joe’s possessive behaviour towards Lucie, more people are becoming aware of this and want to challenge it.

“Abusive relationships often start off with subtle signs of control, so it’s important that it is recognised at an early stage.

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Hope in search for alien life as scientists discover two Earth-like planets orbiting nearby star

The Sun - 2 ore 8 min fa

TWO newly found planets within our galaxy are now prime targets in our search for alien life.

The mystery worlds sit near one of our closest neighbouring stars, Teegarden, and both may have atmospheres capable of supporting living creatures.

Artist’s impression of Teegarden b and c. The solar system (inset) is about 12.5 light years awayUniversity of Göttingen

Despite sitting 12.5 light years from Earth, scientists said the planets – dubbed Teegarden b and c – echo worlds a little closer to home.

“The two planets resemble the inner planets of our solar system,” said lead scientist Dr Mathias Zechmeister, of the University of Göttingen in Germany.

“They are only slightly heavier than Earth and are located in the so-called habitable zone, where water can be present in liquid form.”

The astronomers suspect that the two planets could be part of a larger system around Teegarden – a small star that only shines half as bright as the Sun.

University of Göttingen Experts reckon the planets are so similar to Earth that they have an atmosphere and water at their surfaces (artist’s impression)[/caption]

They were found by an international group of scientists, who tracked the movement of the Teergarden star for three years.

Observations at Spain’s Calar Alto Observatory suggested the ball of hot gas was being tugged by the gravitational pull of two planets – Teergarden b and c.

Both worlds appear to be rocky and sit in the star’s habitable zone. Scientists think they have liquid water puddling and trickling on their surfaces.

The innermost of the two worlds has an average temperature of around 20C while the outer one is a little colder, sitting at roughly -47C.

“Both Teegarden’s planets are potentially habitable,” team member Dr Ignasi Ribas of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia, told National Geographic.

“We will eventually see if they are actually habitable and, perhaps, even inhabited.”

Both planets sit in their star’s habitable zone (artist’s impression)University of Göttingen

Teergarden’s proximity to Earth and its abundance of potential alien planets make it a prime candidate in our search for alien life.

It will likely be a prime target when Nasa’s successor to Hubble, the James Webb Telescope, launches in 2021.

The James Webb will scan distant planets for signs their atmospheres support life.

The research was published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

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And, here’s a list of asteroids that could crash into Earth – including one with a one in 16 chance.

Do you believe there is alien life out in the Universe? Let us know in the comments!

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3.40 Royal Ascot race result: Who won Prince of Wales’s Stakes 2019? Full result – how every horse finished

The Sun - 2 ore 8 min fa

CRYSTAL OCEAN ploughed through the rain and mud to win the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.

Sir Michael Stoute’s improving five-year-old finally bagged his Group 1 win under Frankie Dettori.

PA:Press Association Result of the 3.40 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes:
  • 1st Crystal Ocean 3-1
  • 2nd Magical 13-8f
  • 3rd Waldgeist 4-1
  • 4th Hunting Horn
  • 5th Sea of Class
  • 6th Deirdre
  • 7th Zabeel Prince
  • 8th Desert Encounter
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Queen looks unimpressed as she grapples with her umbrella at Ascot

Daily Mail - 2 ore 9 min fa
The Queen, 93, arrived for the second day of festivities at Royal Ascot in an open-top carriage alongside Prince Charles, 70, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 71,
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The best beach toys for kids to buy this summer

The Sun - 2 ore 11 min fa

ONCE the thrill of the sand and sea wears off, you’ll need some toys to keep your little ones entertained this summer.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some handy summer essentials for your next day out on the beach.

The best beach toys are sturdy, easy to pack and require no intricate set up.

If you have several kids, go for toys that encourage collaborate activity and imaginative play.

Of course, safety comes first when picking toys for your child, so make sure whatever you choose is suitable for their age.

Floats and dive rings are a lot of fun but remember to always keep an eye on your children whenever they’re playing in the water for extra safety.

While all of the toys in our round-up are suitable for the beach, some will also be the perfect accessory to take on a day out in the park or just to play in your back garden throughout the year (if the weather allows it).

Whether you need shade for the little one, or games to keep your kids entertained, make a trip to the beach a day to remember with the best beach toys you can pack.

Pink shark
  • Pink Shark Squirter, £8, from Mothercare – buy here

This pink shark squirter toy from Mothercare will bring some roleplay to your children’s day on the beach.

Buy two – they are also available in a crocodile design – and it will give your little ones an easy way to have outdoor water battles all day long.

Metal detector
  • Metal Detector, £10,  from Mothercare – buy here

Your little one can venture out into the garden or the beach with this fun metal detector.

It comes with an adjustable handle so children form 3 to 8 years old can play with it, whatever their height.

The detector will beep and vibrate to alert you, every time your child finds a hidden treasure so you can keep track of their finds.

Bucket set
  • Out and About Beach Bucket Set, £5, from The Entertainer – buy here

This sweet set of beach toys, which cost just £5, will help your child construct their beach sandcastles all summer long.

It includes a bucket, a spade, a fork, two animal moulds and even a watering can.

Perfect if you want to nurture your children’s imagination.

Beach ball
  • Inflatable 3D Pool Toy- Beach Ball, £3, from The Entertainer – buy here

This inflatable ball from The Entertainer will provide hours of fun for your littles ones, whether they’re playing on the beach, in the pool or in your garden.

Suitable for children aged 3 or older, they will love the cute pink flamingo hiding inside the ball.

It’s currently available for just £3 down from £6 – a 50 per cent discount.

Protection shelter
  • Monobeach Baby Beach Tent Pop Up Portable Shade Pool, £18.99, from Amazon – buy here  

Designed for children under 3 years old, this pop-up tent available on Amazon will be the perfect companion for your first day on the beach with your toddler.

The mini pool inside the tent can allow your baby to play in the water instead of going to the seaside, while you relax in the sun.

It comes in bag with handles and can folds into a good size and fit easily into your pram bag for travel.

The best thing? With a 50+ protection it will keep your little one safe from the sun’s harmful rays.

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