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Man brutally killed with axe by cousin had told wife that day ‘he won’t hurt me’

A tree surgeon who killed his cousin with an axe in the street has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order. Ashley Rowen, 32, was twice previously sectioned under the

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Man in first UK Down’s Syndrome marriage dies of Covid with wife ‘totally lost’

The much-loved husband from the UK’s first couple with Down’s Syndrome to marry has died from Covid – just two weeks after contracting the virus. Tommy Pilling, 62, from Southend-on-Sea,

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Estate agent, 23, whose body washed up on beach identified from dental records

An estate agent whose body was washed up on a beach three weeks after she disappeared had to be identified from dental records, an inquest heard. Chelsie Dack, 23, went

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Family-of-eight left without central heating or hot water over New Year

A family of eight saw in the New Year with no central heating or hot water. Two days after Christmas Amanda Mathers called in Stoke-on-Trent council having smelt gas in

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Mum kept daughter, 12, in a wheelchair for six years with false medical claims

Mum kept her healthy daughter in a wheelchair for six years after falsely claiming she suffered from fits. The girl, who is now 12, underwent unnecessary ‘excessive’ medical treatment and

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Mum and baby nearly died after contracting deadly sepsis during labour

A mum and her baby came close to death after they contracted sepsis during a traumatic labour. Sophie Goudie, 21, and her son Ledwan contracted the deadly infection when the

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Meghan admits ‘unladylike’ habit after a few drinks – but she’s tried to stop

Meghan Markle is unlike any other member of the royal family, in that her pre-royal celebrity life means we know a lot more about her than her in-laws. As an

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