News archive from 4 August 2018

Cat saved owner’s life by not letting her fall asleep when she had a blood clot

Cat saved owner’s life by not letting her fall asleep when she had a blood clot

A cat that saved its owner’s life by keeping her awake during a blood clot episode has been posthumously crowned National Cat of the Year. Eight-year-old Theo, from Redditch, Worcestershire, died just one week before he was due to receive the award,...

Metro, 12:08 in Hot News
 
Student almost loses thumb after Coca Cola bottle explodes in his hand

Student almost loses thumb after Coca Cola bottle explodes in his hand

Warning: Graphic images A university student almost had his thumb blown off when a Coca Cola bottle exploded in his hand. Xiao Yuan, 20, said the plastic Coke bottle erupted and sliced him open when he tried to unscrew the cap. The student, from...

Metro, 12:08 in Hot News
 
Why have I been paid tax credits today? How the dates fall in August

Why have I been paid tax credits today? How the dates fall in August

Tax credits are an added bit of income for people with children or who are on low wages. You’re eligible if you have a child under 16) or under 20 in full time education), or have a job that pays you below a certain amount for under a certain amount...

Metro, 12:08 in Hot News
 

Tourists urged to stay indoors in holiday hotspots as European heatwave warnings continue

British holidaymakers are basking in record temperatures as they enjoy their summer holidays amid an extreme heatwave. Eight places in the centre, south and east of Portugal have broken their local temperature records as Europe swelters. On Thursday,...

 

Drivers targeted by 'Corsa cannibals' as Birmingham gripped by new crimewave

Motorists are being warned of a new crime trend in which particular cars are targeted by so-called 'Corsa Cannibals'. Thieves are said to be stripping bonnets from Vauxhall Corsas across the region - with Birmingham now gripped by the national...

 
How to wash your running kit

How to wash your running kit

Most runners have found themselves at the sink dealing ineffectually with muddy, sopping wet trainers and wondering if they dare machine-wash them. Can you do it – and what is the best way to tackle a “rainproof” jacket that is starting to whiff? I...

 

Raymond Blanc: three books that taught me how to cook

When I first arrived in Great Britain in 1972, I didn’t know how to cook and I didn’t speak much English either. So I turned to cookbooks and learned to do both, simultaneously. Today I have so many cookbooks, but those authors that immediately spring...

 
My life in sex: ‘While my husband was away on a business trip, I discovered casual sex’

My life in sex: ‘While my husband was away on a business trip, I discovered casual sex’

On the outside, I am a happily married, respectable, middle-aged woman. My husband is great – generous, good company, a wonderful father and grandfather. We have an enjoyable, comfortable life. He’s 12 years older than me, but that was never a...

 
Why is sepsis on the increase and how do you get it?

Why is sepsis on the increase and how do you get it?

A recent Coronation Street storyline has highlighted a health issue on the rise at the moment – sepsis. What started as a fall and a knee graze for Kevin Webster’s son, Jack, became sepsis and a leg amputation. Although Jack had complained of symptoms...

Metro, 15:47 in Hot News
 
Mum and son camp in park after turning down flat because their dog couldn’t stay

Mum and son camp in park after turning down flat because their dog couldn’t stay

A mum and her son have been living in a tent since turning down an offer of accommodation because their dog wasn’t allowed to live with them. Lynda Woolford, 68, and her son Stuart Dale, 31, have camped out in Brook Road Park, in Merstham, Surrey, for...

Metro, 15:47 in Hot News
 
Pageant mom buys daughter, 6, false teeth so she can compete with the perfect smile

Pageant mom buys daughter, 6, false teeth so she can compete with the perfect smile

A pageant mother has bought her six year-old daughter a set of false teeth so that she can compete in the contests with the perfect smile. Supportive Tori McCurry bought her daughter Presley the $135 composite clip-on, called a ‘flipper’, to help...

Metro, 15:47 in Hot News
 

Home Office labelled sexist over rules about children with different name to their parents

The Home Office has been branded ‘sexist’ for telling parents who do not share the same surname with their children to provide extra documentation to get through passport control faster.  In a tweet, the Home Office said: ‘If your family has different...

Metro, 15:47 in Hot News
 
Lethal ‘contaminated’ Ecstasy pills flood Brighton days before Pride

Lethal ‘contaminated’ Ecstasy pills flood Brighton days before Pride

A deadly batch of ‘contaminated’ Ecstasy pills has flooded a seaside resort days before its popular Pride event. Police have warned those attending Brighton Pride to avoid the ‘Chupa Chups’ pills, which they say are being sold by dealers in the area....

Metro, 15:47 in Hot News
 
Make no mistake: same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland will happen

Make no mistake: same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland will happen

Northern Ireland is now the only part of these Islands and Western Europe without same-sex marriage. Yet when the Northern Ireland Assembly was up and running, members voted in favour of same-sex marriage, only for it to be blocked by the DUP. The...

Metro, 15:47 in Hot News
 
Mother ‘receives letter from daughter who vanished five years ago’

Mother ‘receives letter from daughter who vanished five years ago’

The mother of a girl who went missing five years ago claims she has been in contact. Pam Massimiani is convinced her daughter Emily Wynell Paul has sent her a letter after disappearing from her home in Southport, Florida, United States, in April,...

Metro, 15:47 in Hot News
 


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