Perranporth swan killed in 'dog attack'

A swan made famous for parading her cygnets through a popular Cornish resort each year has been killed. The bird, thought to be nearly 20 years old, had been guarding her nest of six eggs in Perranporth when she was savaged by a dog, it is believed. ‘Mrs Swan’ and her mate ‘Mr Swan’ have been described as ‘big friends ...

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Bedridden Melanie Hartshorn flies to Spain for £80K operation

A disabled woman who collected her university degree on a stretcher is to undergo a life-changing operation after well-wishers raised £100,000. Melanie Hartshorn, 27, has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) which causes her skull to sink into her spine. Her condition is so severe that last year she had to complete her Newcastle University degree exams lying down. But now the money ...

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Drayton Manor death: Evha Jannath funeral held in Leicester

The funeral of an 11-year-old girl who died after falling from a theme park water ride has taken place. Evha Jannath was on a school trip when she fell from the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park on 9 May. Staffordshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating her death. More than 100 mourners attended a ...

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Manchester City vs West Brom: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on and where can I watch it?

Manchester City entertain West Bromwich Albion and will be looking to take a giant step towards qualification for next season’s Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s team will start Tuesday evening’s match in fourth place in the Premier League but will leapfrog Liverpool should they secure at least a draw against the Baggies. It has been a disappointing debut campaign in England for the ...

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Here's what will happen in the event of Queen Elizabeth's death

The Queen of England is quickly approaching her 91st birthday — and there’s been lots of talk about what will happen when she dies.  Her death might still be a ways off (her mother lived to be 101) or it could be imminent (she’s nearly a decade past the average life expectancy for UK women). Either way, the monarchy and ...

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Samsung Pay launches in the UK: Everything you need to know

Samsung Pay has launched in the UK, almost exactly a year after the arrival of Android Pay. The service allows you to pay for goods with a Samsung smartphone, though it’s only available on a selection of the South Korean firm’s current and former flagship smartphones at the moment. Unfortunately, the UK version is also missing some key features that ...

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Japan's sex problem could cause the population to fall by 40 million by 2065

Japan’s fertility problem hit a new low last year: 2016 was the first year since 1899 that fewer than one million babies were born in the country. New data suggests the trend isn’t poised to let up anytime soon. Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research predicts that the country’s current population of 127 million will decline by ...

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Japan's mouthwatering school lunch programme is a model for the rest of the world

Japanese school lunches aren’t synonymous with “mystery meat,” but rather, shokuiku. It means “food and nutrition education,” and it’s a vital part of the Japanese child’s early education. Beginning in elementary school, kids come to understand that what you put into your body matters a great deal in how you think and feel throughout the day — and how you ...

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Jose Mourinho eyeing positive attitude over points as he shifts Manchester United focus on to Europa League final

Jose Mourinho has declared ahead of Manchester United’s last two league fixtures of the season that he is no longer concerned about collecting points. It is now mathematically impossible for United to clinch a top four position and Mourinho, who has staked United’s season on next week’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm, said that a “positive attitude” is what ...

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It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia season 13 pushed back, says Kaitlin Olson

Thanks to Netflix, the 12th season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is finally available in the UK. However, fans hoping to watch more of The Gang’s shenanigans could be waiting longer than expected. Speaking to TV Guide, Kaitlin Olson — who plays Dee — revealed that busy schedules are preventing the main actors reprising their roles this coming year.  ...

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