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December 25, 2018 10:46 PM Pensioner wins $1m a day after his wife beats cancer

Harold McDowell said that he was "dumbfounded" by the win but that his wife's health meant more than the money. On Friday, doctors confirmed that his wife was cancer free, after multiple surgeries for liver cancer and hospital stays for colon cancer. Then on Saturday afternoon he won $1m (£790,000) at a casino in Atlantic City. Mr McDowell, 85, bet just $5 in a game of poker 77

December 21, 2018 9:46 AM Potatoes going to be crispy this year, say lying mums

Despite decades of soft, greasy potatoes, gullible families are still being conned into thinking this year they will receive a crunchy, yet still fluffy, miracle. Mum Carolyn Ryan said: “Every year I make outlandish claims about crispy edges and feathery light interiors, and every year it’s the same yellowish, oily, mediocre potatoes. “I can make them ‘crispy’ 56

December 6, 2018 12:11 PM Barnaby Joyce: Schools should keep right to expel transgender kids

Australia’s former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce is facing anger after suggesting faith schools should keep the right to discriminate against transgender children. The former leader of Australia’s Nationals made the comments as the country’s parliament debates plans to eliminate exemptions for faith schools that permit them to discriminate against 63

November 30, 2018 1:30 PM New Music Round-Up: Miley Cyrus, The 1975, Chance The Rapper & More!

December's just a day away and all of our favourite artists are already feeling very generous this festive season, with everyone and their aunt surprise-dropping tunes this week. ZAYN has released a new single from his just-announced 27-track (!!) album, Chance the Rapper has shared two new songs and two major collaborations are among the best of the year. Miley 107

November 13, 2018 10:53 PM Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

A rare pink diamond has fetched 50.3 million Swiss Francs ($50m; £38.5m) at auction, a record price per carat. Pink Legacy, weighing in at just under 19 carats, was bought by US brand Harry Winston at auction in Geneva. The price of around $2.6m per carat marked a world record for a pink diamond, according to the Europe head of auction house Christie's 60

October 22, 2018 5:44 PM Lil Wayne necklace helps art student pay university fees

An art student who made a solid gold necklace for Lil Wayne has said the sale helped pay for her course fees. Joy Bonfield-Colombara, 29, from south-east London, said she was struggling to pay her £9,500-a-year course fees at the prestigious Royal College of Art. But just as she was considering dropping out, she said she received an email from a friend 45

June 26, 2018 3:42 PM Suspect in Chicago diamond theft arrested at Miami airport

CHICAGO (AP) - A 67-year-old Florida man has been arrested in the theft of $170,000 worth of diamonds from a Chicago jewelry store. Chicago police say Tamaz Hubel of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, was taken into custody Sunday while trying to board a plane to France from Miami-Dade International Airport. Police say he's being held in Florida pending his extradition 29

June 13, 2018 2:15 PM Moneypenny’s brooch from two Bond films to be auctioned

In its 1969 appearance – in the only film to star Australian actor George Lazenby as 007 – the brooch can be seen as part of the outfit Moneypenny wears to Bond’s wedding to Countess Tracy di Vicenzo. She is again seen wearing it as she stars alongside Sir Roger Moore in Octopussy. During the scene Moneypenny attempts to wrestle Bond’s romantic attention 39

May 3, 2018 5:04 AM New hoardings go up as town centre masterplan progresses

BRANDED hoarding in Bank Street is the latest sign that Bolton's masterplan is moving forwards. Bank Street is part of the Church Wharf area of the plan which will include a residential neighbourhood with hundreds of homes and new public spaces. The transformation of the area is being led by developer Muse and is part of the council's billion-pound masterplan 28

April 16, 2018 11:18 AM Ivan Mauger, the 'Pele of speedway' with six world championships, dies aged 78 following battle with dementia

Speedway legend Ivan Mauger, who won six world championships during the 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 78. The New Zealander died at his home on Australia's Gold Coast having suffered with dementia. Mauger won world titles in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977 and 1979 when speedway was a lucrative sport, contested by professional clubs. He was runner up in 1971, 1973 and 1974 and finished 68