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August 16, 2018 3:46 PM What is sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease is the umbrella term for a group of inherited conditions that severely affect red blood cells. Around 15,000 people in the UK are sufferers and it is particularly common in people of African or Caribbean descent. Healthy red blood cells - produced by stem cells within bone marrow - are biconcaved discs that can bend and flex easily 6

August 16, 2018 2:12 PM Man clings to side of Genoa bridge for hours by thinking of his unborn child

A man who fell from Genoa bridge and managed to grab dangling wires thought of his unborn child as he waited to be rescued. His pregnant girlfriend, Giulia Organo, 28, said Gianluca Ardini, 29, held onto wires 65ft above the ground because thinking of their baby "gave him the strength to survive". Mr Ardini, who clung on with a dislocated shoulder, was driving 5

August 16, 2018 12:31 PM Is Caitlyn Jenner heading to the CBB house?

Caitlyn Jenner was spotted at Heathrow Airport this morning, ahead of tonight’s launch of Celebrity Big Brother: Eye of the Storm, according to The Sun newspaper. The former Olympian was reportedly offered £1 million to appear on CBB last year, but Caitlyn reportedly turned down the offer. A source said at the time: “The bookers know she’d be TV gold so they’re 5

August 16, 2018 7:47 AM Why A-levels are bullshit, by someone with a D and two Es

Let’s get one thing straight. A-levels do not prove you’re intelligent. There are many types of intelligence, such as ‘emotional intelligence’ or being intelligent at catching a ball. So with that myth demolished, let me move on. All A-levels prove is you can digest information and make a logical argument. But what use is that in the real world where 4

August 16, 2018 7:00 AM Exotic animals pay a visit to dementia centre

A HOST of exotic creatures paid a visit to a Rochford centre for people with young onset dementia. Members, staff and volunteers from Peaceful Place in Dalys Road spent the day with the animals from RC Exotics, an animal shelter on Canvey. The furry, and not so furry, visitors included a giant continental rabbit, puppies, baby rats, an African grey parrot 5

August 15, 2018 6:06 PM Measles outbreak sweeping the US, CDC reveals

Measles outbreak is sweeping the US: More than 100 people in 21 states have contracted the virus, CDC reveals, and most of them were not vaccinated More than 100 people from 21 states have contracted measles in a nationwide outbreak, the CDC has announced. The total number of cases per year in the US usually hovers around 100, aside from 2014 when an outbreak 4

August 15, 2018 3:33 PM Rampaging horse injures six at Pembrokeshire County Show

AT LEAST six people have been seriously injured at Pembrokeshire County Show in south-west Wales after a runaway horse bolted into a crowd. A witness said the out-of-control animal “went on a rampage” after breaking free from a show ring. Jonathan Twigg, who was at the show, told the BBC the horse had "bolted up the avenue through the crowds". He said: "A horse 7

August 15, 2018 1:05 PM Cole Sprouse’s Twitter Has Been Hacked And Lili Reinhart Couldn’t Be More Fuming

It’s not been the best 24 hours for Cole Spouse after it’s been revealed that someone managed to hack into his Twitter account and fire off a series of offensive messages. While the Riverdale actor hasn’t directly commented on the situation, girlfriend Lili Reinhart has come forward to share a brutal response to the person who tried to set up a fake meet-and-greet 7

August 15, 2018 12:48 PM Comedian stages ‘protest’ over new BBC show

Comedian Luke McQueen drummed up publicity for his new show, by asking viewers not to watch it. He staged a “protest” outside New Broadcasting House at the BBC’s plan to air the programme, which “did not go to plan”. McQueen quipped: “I am professional comedian Luke McQueen and I’m asking you not to watch The Luke McQueen Pilots! “I tried to make something 6

August 15, 2018 11:03 AM Calling all ex-pupils and staff of Commonweal School

A MAJOR reunion is being planned for ex-pupils and staff of one of Swindon’s best known schools. Town centre venue MECA will host the gathering of Commonweal old boys, old girls and teachers on Saturday, September 22, beginning at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £5, and any surplus funds will be divided between four good causes – Prospect Hospice, Commonweal 6