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Mother who gambled money donated for son's cancer treatment avoids jail Toby was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday A mother who gambled away £100,000 donated for treatment for her seriously ill son has walked free from court after a judge accepted she had been under "extraordinary pressure". Nurse Stacey Worsley was given a suspended sentence at Leeds...
Which late UK MP has lost the title of world’s tallest politician? New York City councillor Robert Cornegy Jr, who is 6ft 10in, has taken the accolade. Sir Louis Gluckstein stands next to the Queen as she reviews renovations on the Royal Albert Hall (Archive/PA) A New York City councillor from Brooklyn has been named the tallest politician in the world. Robert Cornegy...
Relaxed Klopp smothering Tottenham with love Jurgen Klopp: ‘It is pretty easy to sit down and view Spurs games if you like watching good football’. Photo: AFP/Getty This is supposed to be the business end of the season, squeaky bum time in terms of the title race, yet Tottenham's visit to Anfield this afternoon may turn out to be more of...
Dad goes viral singing ‘beautiful’ Ave Maria for daughter at Disney World The video of Justin Gigliello’s performance has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times across social media. Justin Gigliello serenades his daughter and other guests at Disney World (Justin Gigliello/PA) A volunteer firefighter has received worldwide praise after a video of him singing Ave Maria for his daughter at Disney...
Retailers hit out at port's cut to cruise ship visitors Celebrity Eclipse arriving in Dublin Port in April of last year. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins Retailers have clashed with Dublin Port over plans to restrict cruise ship traffic due to capacity issues. As revealed in the Sunday Independent last month, Dublin Port is to greatly curtail cruise ships using its facilities and...
Portraits of the artists - the films that reveal the grubby reality of life as a troubled painter   Paint it black: Willem Defoe as Van GoghTimothy Spall in Mr TurnerSalma Hayek as Mexican painter Frida KahloAndrei Rublev Life rarely ran smoothly for Vincent van Gogh. Born in the Netherlands, son of a minister, he dabbled with art dealing, teaching and the...
Billy Keane: 'Infuriating, deafening clamour of the day leaves me pining for when I was the boy Buddha of John B's' Keane's Kingdom 'I was reared over a busy pub. We slept sound when there were 20 musicians going full belt underneath us' (stock photo) They're all at me and I'm at myself too. The man drilling a hole in the shop, just...

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