One of last British Prisoners of War to work on notorious ‘Burma Railway’ has died aged 97

Tributes have been paid to the 'remarkable' Alf Davey who spent three and a half years in Japanese captivity. Most of his time was spent doing forced labour on the 258 mile long railway line through near impossible terrain. Mr Davey spent his last 70 years in his home town of Blackburn, Lancs., after marrying his sweetheart Elsie Eaves whom he met on blind date. He had been in the town training before heading out to the Far East in...

Parents of a three-year-old boy fighting a rare form of cancer miss potentially lifesaving drug trial by 14 days 

The parents of a three-year-old boy fighting a rare form of cancer are devastated after he missed the deadline for a potentially lifesaving drug trial - by just 14 days. Little Oliver Welch was diagnosed with cancer of the specialised nerve cells known as neuroblastoma two weeks after the cut-off point for the US experiment. His father Mark Welch says the only way Oliver could now have the immunotherapy treatment is to foot the bill themselves - which could be...

Mother has expressed sympathy with the families of the two men convicted of killing her son

A devastated mother has expressed sympathy with the families of the two men convicted of killing her son, saying their lives were ruined too. Russell Robertson, 27, died after falling into the Forth and Clyde Canal following an altercation with two men on May 29 last year. Mark Munro, 31, and James Robertson, 27, were on trial accused of murdering Russell, but were convicted of the reduced charge of culpable homicide. Russell's mum, Margaret Girvan, told of her grief after...

Woman talks down man from jumping for Humber Bridge while on a first date

A heroic singleton talked a suicidal man out of jumping off a bridge - while on a FIRST DATE. Michelle Tock, 40, was enjoying a romantic stroll with a potential boyfriend when she spotted a man clinging to the railings of the 500ft-high Humber Bridge. She calmly engaged the man in conversation and kept him talking while her date discreetly dialled 999. They stayed with him for 35 minutes until officers arrived and talked him down from the precipice. [caption...

Heartless! Dumped dog abandoned twice in one day

A dumped dog was abandoned a second time by her cruel owner after she managed to find her way back home. The one-year-old brindle saluki was found tied up in a play park in Chessington by a women who took her home. But as she called the RSPCA the frightened pooch managed to escape from the garden. And a man later found the unloved dog now called Flo tied to a bus stop and this time the RSPCA managed to...

Loving father ties the knot early so dying son can be his best man

A doting dad is throwing a special early wedding so that his beloved terminally ill son gets the chance to be his best man. Lewis Jeynes, aged 13, suffers from a rare terminal disease and doctors didn't expect him to live beyond the age of 12. But his loving family are determined that Lewis be the best man at a special ceremony in Lewis' mum's garden. Lewis Jeynes with his mum Samantha Tolmie. A doting dad...

“Go out and learn basic life-support. Life is so, so short” – Heartbreaking viral plea of army medic who tries to save biker after crash

A former Army medic who tried to save a man's life after a road crash posted this emotional video moments later - begging people to learn CPR. Tearful Richard Howman, 41, was on his way to work when he came across a horror smash at a crossroads involving a motorcyclist and a tractor. He battled to save the life of dad-of-two Shaun Morgan as he lay in the road but tragically he motorcyclist died at the scene in Priddy, Somerset....

Terminally ill man attempts to complete bucket list of 50 countries

Terminally ill Ron Flewett is involved in a dramatic race against time – to complete his mind-boggling ‘bucket list’ of visiting 50 countries before he dies. Dad-of-two Ron, 56, and wife Maxine set themselves the globe-trotting goal after he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2014 and given three to five years to live. Incredibly, Ron has already splashed out around £20,000 clocking up ten of thousands of miles ticking off 33 countries, islands or territories including the...

Terminally Ill Five-Year-Old “Marries” Best Friend To Tick Off Bucket List

A terminally ill five-year-old girl has ticked her “dream wedding” off her bucket list after a touching ceremony with her best friend. Brave Eileidh Paterson, who has the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, made the list after being told her condition was terminal. Little Eileidh ranked marrying her best friend Harrison Grier, aged six, as the most important thing she had to do before she died. Hundreds of well-wishers attended their fairytale “wedding” on the weekend — with some guests travelling hundreds...

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