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SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Lily Lindquist (Picture: YouTube) When 17-year-old Lily Lindquist used her toilet and went to flush the chain – she was surprised to find it blocked. She called in her mother Marian, who produced a very robust plunger. It failed. Eventually the family, who live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were forced to call in professional help in the form of plumber Ailsa Scott. The toilet looked innocent enough (Picture: YouTube) Ailsa, who has been a plumber for 12 years, used an industrial unblocker to dislodge the clog and was shocked to discover… Read the full story Read more →
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(Picture: BBC) Here’s the very first snap of J. K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy as it gets adapted for the small screen. It won’t hit our TVs until next year, but who wants to wait until then to find out what’s going on? The BBC released the snap of character Shirley (Julie McKenzie) and Samantha (Keeley Hawes) looking less than happy with each other. The mother in law and daughter in law have little to be pally about, given that Samantha has lost interest in her husband, Shirley’s son and all hell is about to break loose. Not only that, […] Read more →
Should we be giving women shopping vouchers to encourage them to breastfeed? (Picture: Artem_Furman) We have one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world but I’m not sure mothers should effectively be paid to change this. That’s what’s happened in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, where some women were given shopping vouchers worth up to £200 in return for breastfeeding. This was a trial – a way to encourage more women to breastfeed – deemed so successful it may be extended to other parts of the country. But is this not putting even more pressure on women who have just […] Read more →
Ashya King was denied proton beam therapy in the UK Picture: CEN) The young brain tumour sufferer whose treatment sparked a row between his parents and UK officials was back on his feet yesterday, after treatment at a specialist Czech clinic. Although pictures from outside the hospital showed Ashya King in a wheelchair, the five-year-old is reported to have walked along a hospital corridor while his parents watched on. Brett King, 51, and Naghmeh King, 45, were thrown into a Spanish jail after they attempted to get Ashya proton therapy not normally available in the UK. Mr and Mrs King were thrown into a Spanish […] Read more →