Tuesday 19 November 2019

In brief: Carer mum died, then daughter

A WOMAN who cared for her disabled daughter died in bed of natural causes, leaving her child to die from dehydration or a series of seizures, an inquest heard yesterday.

Polish-born Stefania Woolf (67), of Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, shunned all help in caring for Samantha (29), who suffered from epilepsy, cerebral palsy and brain damage.

Mexico drops jail term for adultery

THE Mexican Senate has repealed part of the Federal Criminal Code that made adultery an offence punishable by two years in prison.

Senators voted with 69 in favour and one abstention to get rid of a law they said was never enforced.

Dentist Khan wins book-title prize

A BOOK urging dentists to learn from a Mongol warrior has won the Diagram Prize for the year's oddest book title. 'Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way' by Michael R Young won the prize yesterday.

It beat finalists including '8th International Friction Stir Welding Symposium Proceedings' and 'The Italian's One-Night Love Child'.

BBC to axe 'My Family' this year

LONG-RUNNING sitcom hit 'My Family' is to be axed by the BBC after 11 years. The series has run for more than 100 episodes.

BBC1 controller Danny Cohen said: "We feel it's time to make room for new comedies on BBC1." The 11th series, to be screened this year, will be the final outing.

Boy's kidnapper jailed for 60 years

A PAKISTANI man has been jailed for 60 years for kidnapping a five-year-old tourist. The court also ordered that all property of the kidnapper, Imran Husain, be seized.

The boy, Sahil Saeed Naqqash, from Oldham, was kidnapped from his grandparents' house in central Pakistan in March 2010. He was released unharmed after two weeks.

Wife given life for milkshake murder

AN AMERICAN who drugged her husband with a milkshake and bludgeoned him to death more than seven years ago has been convicted of murder by a Hong Kong court.

It was her second trial in a case that grabbed attention with lurid details on the breakdown of a wealthy expatriate marriage in the former British colony. Nancy Kissel was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Irish Independent

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