Britain was set for more snow to fall today as millions were warned to brace themselves for fresh disruption as snow overnight freezes over. Thundersnow storms battered large parts of northern Britain overnight with up to 23 cm of snow falling in some parts. And forecasters said that ice poses the major threat today, although some sleet and […]
Scroll down for video Stan Beaton (Picture: Youtube) This is Stan Beaton. He lost his wife Ruby 12 years ago. The 68-year-old retired forklift truck driver, from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, had kept a voicemail message of her voice on their phone since her death in 2003. But last month, due to work from his phoneline […]
The Da Vinci robot (Picture Da Vinci) A four-armed robot surgeon armed with scalpels has carried out colon surgery on a British patient in a technology breakthrough which could revolutionise the way serious illnesses are treated. The Da Vinci XI robot looks alarming, but is actually tiny – and ‘miniaturises’ the movements of the surgeon controlling […]
As the Ebola crisis in West Africa begins to ease, there is equal cause for hope and fear. The news that infections have slowed to fewer than 100 new cases per week is cause for optimism. At last, national governments and the World Health Organization have been able to talk of bringing the epidemic to […]
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Huffington Post UK is running a series of pieces looking at how we remember the Holocaust: The victims and perpetrators and the untold stories, on what’s likely to be one of the last major commemorations with living survivors. Coachloads of Holocaust survivors gathered at Auschwitz […]
Forgiveness is a complex term. To respond to harm with kindness must be one of the most difficult of human endeavours, and one which I believe relies upon a sustained belief in a shared humanity. 70 years ago the meaning of forgiveness changed. The liberation of Auschwitz on 27th January 1945 forced the world to […]
When we lose someone’s trust, we realize we have taken it for granted. And once lost, it is close to impossible to regain. Trust binds our world together. From the trust between family members, the trust between neighbours in a community, to the trust between customers and enterprises, and the trust between authorities and citizens. […]
FOUR thugs who “savagely” beat a university professor in his own home have today been jailed for a total of 64 years.
PARENTS have been urged to beware of fake Frozen dolls that could poison their children.
THE world’s oldest sisters have been celebrating after hitting a combined age of 386 – and have put their longevity down to staying cheerful.