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Mother still cuddles her four-year-old son’s ashes a year after he died

Mother still cuddles her four-year-old son’s ashes a year after he died (Picture: Sherry Keane) A grieving mother takes her son’s ashes to bed ‘for a cuddle’ to help get through the tragedy of losing her child to meningitis. Sherry Keane, 24 of Bootle, Merseyside, said it was the thought of her son Jaydan lying in a cold wet grave that ...

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Manchester United and Real Madrid to reportedly announce James Rodriguez transfer this Sunday

James Rodriguez’s move to Manchester United will reportedly be announced on Sunday. (Reuters) Manchester United and Real Madrid will announce James Rodriguez’s transfer to Old Trafford this Sunday, according to reports in Colombia. Radio Caracol claims that an agreement between Rodriguez and United is already in place and the move will be made public on Sunday once Madrid’s final La ...

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Mother told baby would be stillborn but gets the best surprise when she goes into labour

Jesse’s parents had been told to plan for his funeral before he was born (Picture: PhotoFeatures.co.uk) A mum who was told to plan for her unborn child’s funeral when her waters broke at 20 weeks is now hugging her healthy baby boy. Tammy Smith, 26, was told she would likely have a stillbirth as the chances of a baby surviving at such an early ...

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Plane with family on board ‘vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle’

(Picture Getty) The U.S. Coast Guard is searching in the Bahamas for a small plane with four people on board – which vanished near the notorious ‘Bermuda Triangle’. Blade from wind turbine falls off the back of a transporter – and slices into passing lorr A Coast Guard statement says air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with ...

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Two found guilty of fraud after UK's longest criminal trial

A husband and wife have been found guilty of fraud after the longest trial in UK criminal history. Edwin McLaren, from Quarriers Village in Renfrewshire, was found guilty of property fraud totalling about £1.6m. The 52-year-old, who was said to be the “brains behind the scheme”, was convicted of 29 charges and his wife Lorraine of two. The trial at ...

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WW2 bomb detonated safely near M6 in Birmingham

A 250kg World War Two bomb that has shut a major route in Birmingham for two days has been detonated. The closure of the A38(M) Aston Expressway caused long delays for drivers, cancelled rail services and led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes. Residents slept in a gym overnight as a police cordon was put in place. Thirteen lorry ...

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Ian Brady's ashes 'not to be scattered at Saddleworth Moor'

Ian Brady’s body will not be released until assurances are made his ashes will not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor, a coroner has ruled. Brady, who tortured and killed five children with his lover Myra Hindley, died at Ashworth Hospital on Monday. The inquest heard he died from severe obstructive pulmonary disease. Senior coroner Christopher Sumner said he knew he ...

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Tata Steel offers to pump £550m into closed pension fund

Tata Steel UK has offered to pay £550m into its now-closed pension scheme and give the fund a 33% stake in its UK business. The former British Steel scheme was shut at the end of March as part of Tata’s plan to avoid going bust. Tata said the injection of new cash and assets had been drawn up after talks ...

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Election 2017: Business groups lambaste Labour Manifesto as unrealistic and 'knee-jerk'

Some of the UK’s pre-eminent business groups have criticised Labour’s election manifesto, dismissing certain policies as unrealistic and labelling others as knee-jerk reactions that don’t fully consider the challenges facing Britain as it begins the arduous process of disentangling from the EU. In the manifesto, published on Tuesday, Jeremy Corbyn’s party vows to introduce new taxes on the 2 per cent of ...

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Invasive 'alien' species represent a massive threat to our animals and plants, scientists caution

The world is being invaded by “alien” species that could cause huge problems, scientists have warned. Our rapidly changing world is bringing new types of invasive species that are able to trigger disruption – potentially including new kinds of diseases that could ravage animals and plants. “Our study found that environmental change, new biotechnology and even political instability are all ...

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