91-Year-Old Believed To Be UK’s Oldest Supermarket Worker

A dedicated pensioner has been named as Britain’s oldest supermarket worker – aged 91. Hardy Tom Brogan spends three mornings a week pushing trolleys at Asda and he has no intention of retiring. The great-granddad packed in work almost three decades ago at the age of 63 but he only managed 14 months of retirement before he was lured back to employment. He picked up a car parking attendant job at the Asda store in Wigan, Gtr Manc., over 20...

These are the people protecting freedom of expression across the world

Artists, writers, journalists and campaigners are among the candidates shortlisted for the 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. Drawn from more than 400 crowdsourced nominations, the shortlist celebrates the people fighting for freedom of expression against immense obstacles, with many of the 16 shortlisted nominees regularly targeted by authorities or by criminal and extremist groups for their work: some face regular death threats, others criminal prosecution or exile. Nominees include Pastor Evan Mawarire whose frustration with Zimbabwe’s government led...

‘Locked in’ Boy Who Learned To Speak With His Eyes Met His War Horse Author Hero

This is the moment a ‘locked in’ lad who learned to write using his EYES met his hero Michael Morpurgo – and the author agreed to champion the schoolboy’s own book. Jonathan Bryan, ten, was born with severe cerebral palsy after his mum Chantal was in a car crash while pregnant, leaving him unable to walk and speak. His family were told he had ‘profound and multiple learning disabilities’ and teachers did not teach him to read and write. But...

Young Boy Saved His Gran By Calling 999 When She Fell Down Flight Of Stairs

A grandmother has praised the quick-thinking efforts of her grandson after she fell down a flight of stairs in the early hours of the morning. Paula Robbins was at her daughter’s home when she plunged from the top to bottom and was unable to move. As she lay in agony on the hallway floor, Oscar, aged eight, heard her screams and leaped out of bed to help her. He grabbed his 61-year-old gran’s phone, dialled 999 and calmly answered the...

Adorable Pictures Show Proud Mother Giraffe Nursing Her One-Month Old Baby

This new mum sticks her neck out to care for her newborn baby giraffe, who proudly poses for the camera while being pictured for the first time. The month-old male can’t get enough of the attention as he’s groomed by mum Megara while onlookers admire him from outside their pen. The giraffe calf, who is yet to be named, was born at the Plackendael Zoo in Belgium last month. He already stands at 5ft 7″ tall and could reach a...

Super-Brainy Teen Creates Her Own Language With 1,500 Unique Words

A talented teenager has invented a brand new language with 1,500 unique words and a completely original script – at the age of 18. Multi-lingual Melissa May already speaks fluent German, French and Spanish and reads Portuguese, Norwegian, Italian, Swedish and Danish. She has dabbled in Latin and Old Norse, is learning Chinese and Dutch and has applied to study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge University. But not content with that the brainy student decided to invent her own...

Heartwarming Moment Stranded Dolphin Is Rescued By Kind-Hearted Passersby

This is the heartwarming moment a stranded dolphin was rescued by kind-hearted passersby after getting stranded. The poor creature was found trapped in a small rocky pool at picturesque Polpeor Cove at Lizard Point in Cornwall by a walker. Medics rushed to the scene to treat the young female before vets checked her over. The dolphin was given medication before being carried gently from the cove to a car parked on the headland, and was then driven around to nearby...

After Texan mosque is burnt down local Jews offer synagogue to Muslims

When you think the world has gone mad and hate seems to have overcome reason, this news should warm your heart. People from opposing faiths have come together to offer assistance to those in need. After a Texan mosque was hit by an arson attack, after Trump banned people from seven predominately Muslim countries entering the US, local Jewish people came to their aid. Jewish people in a small Texas city handed Muslim worshippers the keys to their synagogue after the...

Single mum goes from dinner lady to headteacher in nine years

A single mum-of-three who worked as a dinner lady at a primary school to make ends meet is celebrating after being promoted - to headteacher. Rosalind Brotherton took a job serving food to youngsters following the break-down of her marriage - but just nine years later she was running a school of her own. While working as a dinner lady at Swan Lane Frist School, she also studied for an Open University degree in History. After graduating in 2005, Mrs...

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