Fiancee ‘tried to save’ lottery winner

The former taxi driver went out to get cigarettes but shortly afterwards Ms Nason noticed her car engine revving. Image copyright Anthony Devlin/Camelot Image caption Ms Ede bought the winning scratch card when she stopped for fuel in December 2017 “Mel obviously didn’t know she had this otherwise she would of sought medical advice. “It’s completely devastated so many of us and to be taken so suddenly and unexpectedly is heartbreaking.” Ms Ede’s funeral is due to take place on 30 May in Hull. Before scooping the jackpot, she was known for her TV appearances and posting videos of herself online, attracting thousands of social media followers.

The hidden clues to a rapper’s death

With three well-received albums and a growing fanbase, rapper Lumo was going places. That’s what his friends and family thought. But after a lads’ night playing video games, he left his bed in the middle of the night, ordered a taxi and got out of it on a Glasgow bridge. Just a few months after he had helped a mental health charity with a campaign about depression, he ended his life. His loved ones waited, and hoped, going to the river every day. Image caption Lumo (second left) with Deadsoundz The death of the rapper described by his peers as “a breath of fresh air” shocked the hip hop community, devastating his family and leaving the question why? And then …

‘I survived abuse – now I’m starting to date at 47’

“This is all new,” he says, betraying the nervousness he feels at putting himself out on the dating scene. According to his friends, Matt is a catch – a kind, attractive man who has had a successful career in theatre management since moving to London from his childhood home in the West Country. But, despite his confident appearance, Matt has struggled with intimacy his entire adult life. At 47, he is a still a virgin, though he is desperate to find a partner, settle down and start a family. Find out more Image caption Matt aged eight Image copyright BBCV School photographs from this time show the effect the abuse had on Matt’s childhood. A photo from before shows him …

Sally Rooney beats Obama to book award

The winners from each of the British Book Awards’ eight categories go forward for the overall best book of the year. Each category has its own judging panel. Rooney’s winning novel, which charts an on-off relationship between two college students, cements her meteoric rise. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Walliams is also a judge on Britain’s Got Talent The children’s illustrated and non-fiction category – newly introduced this year to reflect the growing importance of illustration in children’s books – went to You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed, illustrated by Toby Triumph. Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, expressed delight at the winners for showing off the “breadth and dynamism” of British talent. Related Topics Books Michelle Obama Original …

Archie Harrison: ‘Did they just say my name?’

Image copyright Archie Harrison Image caption Archie Harrison, left, said the name Archie is “not too common, a bit out there” He added: “It’s quite weird we share exactly the same name, no hyphen. It doesn’t happen to everyone. “Archie isn’t a common name. I have always been quite fond of the name so it’s nice to get some recognition.” Image copyright Jody Harrison Image caption Jody said her son Archie enjoyed finding out he has the same name as a royal Ms Harrison, 51, said she loves Prince Harry and thinks the matching name is “amazing”, adding: “I think it’s a great name, obviously. “He’s going to go into school tomorrow and tell the teacher, ‘just call me Prince …

Baker fired over royal baby chimp tweet

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDanny Baker explains what happened when his 5 Live bosses called him The BBC has sacked Danny Baker saying he showed a “serious error of judgement” over his tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby. The tweet, which he later deleted but which has been circulated on social media, showed an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption: “Royal Baby leaves hospital”. The BBC 5 Live presenter was accused of mocking the duchess’s racial heritage. Baker claimed it was a “stupid gag”. The 61-year-old presented a weekend show on the network. Report End of Twitter post by @prodnose Report End of Twitter …

Fans thought stand-up’s death ‘part of act’

“He was like his old self, his voice was loud. I was thinking ‘he’s having such a good gig’,” Mr Bird said. Mr Bird said Cognito had even joked about his health during his set, telling the audience: “Imagine if I died in front of you lot here.” It was Mr Bird who first went on-stage to check if his fellow comedian was ok. “Everyone in the crowd, me included, thought he was joking,” he said. “Even when I walked on-stage and touched his arm I was expecting him to say ‘boo’.” ‘Proper comic’ Once it became clear something was wrong, two off-duty A&E nurses and a police officer began chest compressions and an ambulance was called. Audience member John …

Funny local headlines turned into art

‘Sunburnt pig’ The 30-year-old graphic designer’s collection of amusing and sometimes baffling headlines grew since she moved back to Norwich a year ago. She said she “found comfort and joy in the local headlines and Norfolk humour”. The works on display include a cartoon of a distraught man, hungry for a tasty baked potato, asking: “Why has Spud-U-Like in Great Yarmouth shut?“ An incredibly detailed drawing depicts crowds gathering around a pig in a bikini, illustrating the headline “Sunburnt pig called Delilah wandered loose on Prince of Wales Road“. While an accusation about a home being turned into a Japanese restaurant also features. Image caption One headline from a neighbouring county states: “Nobody knows why one of Suffolk’s busiest bridges …

A different way to capture childhood on phones

Image caption R. D. Laing’s ‘Conversations with Children’ was a bestseller first published in 1978 In 2009 I acquired my first child and Steve Jobs’s third iPhone. So I was part of the first generation of parents to have easy access to a stills camera, video recorder, audio recorder and digital notepad all in one handy device. The early iPhones, having a fairly low resolution, didn’t capture video very well. But in any case, when my daughter started to speak her first words, I found that I had a strong impulse to write down what she said rather than film her – remembering Laing’s inspirational book. To begin with, I wrote her early words in an ornate, hardback book that …

CBBC star Mya-Lecia Naylor dies, aged 16

Tributes have been paid to the teenager, who starred as Fran in two series of Millie Inbetween, about two sisters whose parents have split up, and Mya in Almost Never, about a fictional boyband and rival girl group Girls Here First. She played the lead singer of the girl band, and said in a recent interview that she’d always wanted to sing as well as act. She also said she had some “amazing projects” coming up soon. Skip Instagram post by almostnevershow View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by almostnevershow Report Skip Instagram post by emilyatackofficial View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by emilyatackofficial Image Copyright emilyatackofficial emilyatackofficial Report End of Twitter …

Episodes star on playing a ‘relentless optimist’

“And there’s bits in there where she really moves you, there’s bits where it’s proper acting and I was massively surprised.” Haggard interjects with a jokey question: “Because she’s so c**p in everything else?! She’s the one that does the face in Episodes!” Akhtar laughs: “Yeah! She had five different faces in one scene.” Image caption The series follows Miri in her first few weeks out of prison Though they are very different characters, Haggard’s Miri has something in common with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag, as both shows feature complex female leads, struggling to put their past behind them. Back To Life also attracted the producers of that award-winning show and will be shown in Fleabag’s slot on BBC One from …

British band ‘killed by wrong-way driver’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBand killed in crash were ‘lovely, lovely men’ The crash that killed both members of British band Her’s and their tour manager was caused by a “wrong-way driver”, according to US authorities. Stephen Fitzpatrick, 24, and Audun Laading, 25, died in the collision in Arizona while travelling to a gig in California on Wednesday. Officials in Arizona said a Nissan pick-up had been “travelling eastbound on the westbound lane” of Interstate 10 before hitting the duo’s Ford van. There were no survivors. The band, whose members met as students at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), were driving about 350 miles from a performance in Phoenix, Arizona to Santa Ana in …

Upset over Nando’s cheeky local gong win

‘Like Boaty McBoatface’ Mark O’Rourke, who owns a group of local eateries, said it wasn’t fair to put local independents up against national chains. “Wherever you go in the country and go into a Wetherspoons or a Nando’s, it’s the same as the last one you went into,” he said. Mr O’Rourke, who runs We Don’t Give A Fork, Fino Tapas and the Otter’s Pocket in the city centre, was awarded multiple retailer of the year. However, he said his complaints were “not about me winning more awards” but about giving local businesses a chance. Report End of Twitter post by @No1_EC A spokesman for Preston BID, which organised the awards, said they were open to any business operating in …

Fruit squash police call ‘not 999 issue’

Skip Twitter post by @northumbriapol Please only call 999 in a genuine emergency. Calls like this take up our time when we could be helping someone at risk or preventing a crime from taking place. Remember you can also call 101 or use our website to report a crime#ProudtoProtect Read: https://t.co/hwTEKnx3jj pic.twitter.com/mV4oi1wgSr — Northumbria Police (@northumbriapol) March 26, 2019 Related Topics Morrisons Northumbria Police Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

8 things we learned at the Olivier Awards

Image copyright Getty Images Host Jason Manford may not be a West End star by trade – but he certainly embraced the theatrical theme with an impressive opening musical performance. Manford has fronted the Oliviers once before, in 2017. His best gags this year included: “A wonderful performance there from The King And I. Or, if you went to a normal school, Me And The King.” “In my experience, theatre ushers are the greatest actors in the West End. How they manage to keep a straight face when charging £35 for two drinks, a programme and a packet of Revels is beyond me.” “Between me and Sally Field, we’ve won two Oscars, a Golden Globe, and a Leicester Mercury Comedian …