Grandfather’s ashes set sail on 11,000-mile voyage from Australia to his home in England

Now, three months after his death, his family have helped to grant his wish. Born in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, Norman married his sweetheart Theodora in 1951 and started a family. They later embarked on a new challenge, emigrating to the Australian capital Canberra, where their family grew to six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. When Norman passed away ...

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Dad fights for life as police wait to quiz him over stab death of daughter Mylee, 8

ENTERPRISE/FACEBOOK Mylee and Bill Billingham were found by police called to a property in Brownhills on Saturday night His condition was believed to be critical and he was expected to undergo surgery for his wounds.  The pair were found by police called to a property in Brownhills, near Walsall, at 9.15pm on Saturday.  Floral tributes, notes and teddy bears have ...

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'It's pretty stupid' Nigel Farage clashes with Henry Bolton after refusal to step down

Mr Bolton refused to resign after a no-confidence motion by Ukip’s national executive committee (NEC).  During his LBC show, Nigel Farage put the Ukip leader on the spot about why he was refusing to resign as leader.  Farage asked whether Mr Bolton’s decision had been “a little bit selfish” and if it would ultimately damage the party.  Mr Bolton replied: ...

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SCOTLAND WEATHER WARNING: More landslides expected as train is derailed

The 6.03am train from Mallaig to Glasgow ran into a landslide at Arieniskill Bridge between Lochailort and Glenfinnan in Lochaber, a few miles from the famous viaduct which features in the Harry Potter movies. Only five passengers were on board and a spokesman for ScotRail Alliance confirmed that none of them was injured. As engineers arrived at the site yesterday, ...

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RAF jet declares mid-air 'EMERGENCY' over North Sea

The jet was identified by FlightEmergency.co.uk as Typhoon ZJ807 XXX0071.  The aircraft has issued a ‘Squawk 7700’, a general emergency alert.  Such alerts are usually issued as extra precautions due to minor issues discovered mid-flight.  After issuing the alert the plane began descending towards RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.  The exact cause of the emergency was not yet been specified.  The plane ...

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Shocking moment Labour Remainer brands leaving EU with no deal as 'SUICIDALl'

Dr Rupa Huq, the Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton, made the comment during a debate in Westminster Hall on a petition calling for an immediate exit from the EU.  Conservative MP Paul Scully was quick to point out exactly why people might support the petition, because of “disaffection” with politicians and how Brexit was unfolding. Speaking in the ...

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Yvette Copper's SHOCK CLAIM no-deal Brexit will make it EASIER for terrorists to attack UK

Ms Cooper, who is part of the National Security Strategy Joint Committee, claimed a no-deal Brexit would be “disastrous” for national security.  Speaking at the Institute for Government, she said: “Certainly if there is no deal that is disastrous I mean that is really serious. “So for example, on what basis is data going be legally shared between the EU ...

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Idle retirement is ‘bad for your brain’ warn researchers

A study of civil servants has revealed that short-term memory deteriorated nearly 40 per cent more quickly once people became pensioners. Even high-ranking civil servants with mentally demanding jobs saw their brain capacity plummet once they quit, researchers said. Their findings suggest that a busy high-flying career offers little protection against cognitive decline. Researchers from University College London and King’s ...

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YouTube vlogger sent bill for £4.6 MILLION by hotel after asking for free accommodation

Elle Darby asked Paul Stenson, who owns the White Moose Café and Charleville Lodge Hotel in Dublin, if he would give her free accommodation in exchange for being mentioned in her videos. Ms Darby, 22, emailed him suggesting they could “collaborate”, writing: “I would love to feature you in my Youtube videos/dedicated Instagram stories/posts to bring traffic to your hotel ...

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A 'talking stick' reportedly broke the stalemate over the government shutdown by preventing senators from shouting over each other during discussions

Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Manchin Drew Angerer/Getty Images A bipartisan group of roughly two dozen senators helped craft the funding deal to re-open the government on Monday. According to members, the group used a talking stick as a tool to facilitate their meetings. Only the senator holding the stick was allowed to talk, cutting down interruptions. An odd object ...

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