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– 28 December 2012
An Englishman has woken up after a stroke and started speaking fluent Welsh.
Alun Morgan (81) was evacuated to
Wales during the
Second World War and during his time there he never picked up the native tongue.
His wife Yvonne was the only person who could understand him and had to translate for doctors.
Doctors have diagnosed Mr Morgan with
aphasia, a form of brain damage that causes a shift in the language centre of the brain.
Aphasia can also result in a disorder known as Foreign Accent Syndrome, which causes a sudden change to speech so that a native speaker talks with a foreign accent.
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Pro-European demonstrators toppled the statue of Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union, from its plinth in central Kiev as record numbers flooded the city streets.
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Man of Steel star Amy Adams has revealed she would rather her daughter won a trophy at school than she scooped a prestigious award for her latest role.
The roar of high-performance car engines filled the air as thousands of fans, friends and car enthusiasts descended on a Los Angeles suburb to pay tribute to Paul Walker at the site where the Fast & Furious actor died in a fireball car crash.
Tinseltown film critics were split between space odyssey Gravity and futuristic romance Her, lending no more certainty to an awards season that has so far been full of contenders.
HE'S performed to thousands of fans all over the world, but Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones enjoyed his biggest ever date at his Irish wedding.
A scene has been filmed for tonight's episode of EastEnders to mark the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
AGAINST the all-white of her drawing room, Twink, wearing "vintage Lainey Keogh", as she tells me, glows like a dragonfly. There is something Scandinavian about the vivid blue of the knit against the various shades of white and off-white. In the background, twinkling lights strung across bare branches are a year-round thing rather than specifically Christmassy, but they nevertheless add seasonal atmosphere. Her seven dogs, of various sizes and breed, squabble for places beside her on the sofa. The house is very Twink – touches of whimsy, such as the Grecian-style drapery and statues, and quirky colours, but the structure and proportions are impressively large and solid.
NEVER let it be said that Keira Knightley has ideas above her station.
One Direction may sing the song "they don't know about us", but we're all a bit clearer after Niall Horan's mammy gave an interview this week.
WHEN Andy Warhol predicted that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, one wonders if he also foresaw that his name would be involved in the commemoration of Kim Kardashian.
It's great that American movie stars are coming to Ireland before the nation descends into darkness. It wouldn't do for them to return to the states to say that this country, like North Korea of an evening, is in the dark ages.