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Former colonel who beat PTSD tells veterans ‘there is hope’

Former colonel who beat PTSD tells veterans ‘there is hope’

by Philip Bradfield A former army officer who is thought to be the most senior person in his trade to disclose his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, has assured sufferers that “there is hope” and that he has been able to get his “normal” personality back. Fifty-three-year-old Col Philip Ingram, who is originally from […]

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British pensioner is hospitalised after being skewered by a flying beach umbrella

British pensioner is hospitalised after being skewered by a flying beach umbrella

A British pensioner is in hospital after being impaled by a beach umbrella. Margaret Reynolds, 67, was skewered by the spoke of a parasol after it was picked up by a gust of wind and flew across the beach. The Londoner, who was on holiday with family in the US, was freed by fire crews […]

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Poundworld to axe 40 more UK stores at a loss of 531 jobs – the full list of branches affected

Poundworld to axe 40 more UK stores at a loss of 531 jobs – the full list of branches affected

Discount goods retailer Poundworld is to close a further 40 stores across the UK, resulting 531 more job losses. You can view the list of stores affected below. The beleaguered retailer, which went into administration in June, said the stores would close on 24 July. The latest announcement brings the total number of Poundworld branches […]

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Criminals dupe businesses out of thousands with fake university orders

Criminals dupe businesses out of thousands with fake university orders

Action Fraud is warning businesses not to be duped by fake university orders after a business was conned out of a six figure sum. The con, known as European Distribution Fraud, happens when a company from overseas (normally Europe) delivers items to the UK but is not paid for the goods or shipping. In this […]

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Why Ryanair passengers were bleeding from the ears

Why Ryanair passengers were bleeding from the ears

Adam Taylor, Lancaster University A Ryanair flight from Dublin to Croatia had to make an emergency landing in Frankfurt recently after the cabin lost pressure. Following the ordeal, 33 passengers were treated in hospital, with some bleeding from their ears. So why did the sudden descent cause ears to bleed? Aircraft usually fly at an […]

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Having an early supper slashes the risk of breast and prostate cancer by a fifth

Having an early supper slashes the risk of breast and prostate cancer by a fifth

Raiding the fridge late at night could increase your risk of breast or prostate cancer, a new study has revealed. Having supper before 9pm or two hours before bed slashes the risk by a fifth compared to those who ate late, researchers found. Specifically going to bed on a full stomach or eating after 10pm […]

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Bacon, hams, salami, hot dogs, beef jerky and other processed meats may contribute to mania

Bacon, hams, salami, hot dogs, beef jerky and other processed meats may contribute to mania

Cured meats such as bacon, hams, salami, hot dogs, beef jerky and other processed meats may contribute to manic episodes similar to bipolar disorder, a new study found. Scientists blame the chemical preservative nitrate for triggering the manic episodes. They found people hospitalised for an episode had more than three times the odds of having […]

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WATCH: Crook’s attempt to steal a garden gnome goes hilariously wrong

WATCH: Crook’s attempt to steal a garden gnome goes hilariously wrong

This is the hilarious moment a crook was caught on camera stealing a 2ft tall GNOME – before falling head first through a fence as he tried to make his escape. Comical CCTV footage shows the man sneaking along a path at the side of a house before he reappears moments later carrying the garden […]

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Watch: This ‘priceless’ pair of wildcat kittens were rescued in the Scottish Highlands

Watch: This ‘priceless’ pair of wildcat kittens were rescued in the Scottish Highlands

Two orphaned Scottish wildcat kittens have been rescued by conservation group Wildcat Haven, and moved to a purpose-built rehabilitation and release centre in the West Highlands. They will be released back into the wild at the first opportunity and will provide a “priceless” addition to the wild population. While most wildcat sightings reported to Wildcat […]

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Why alcohol can lead veterans to make terrible decisions

Why alcohol can lead veterans to make terrible decisions

by Aasma Day “Suicide is often an impulsive act and that is more likely when someone is intoxicated.” Prof Neil Greenberg, professor of defence mental health at King’s College, London, says it is widely recognised that veterans are more likely to have alcohol difficulties. Read more: We’re failing our veterans by not recording suicides properly […]

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