Monday 16 September 2019

Jade was a victim of times -- Parky

Cancer victim Jade Goody came to represent "all that's paltry and wretched about Britain", TV presenter Michael Parkinson said yesterday.

The broadcaster -- writing in the 'Radio Times' -- also claimed she was "the perfect victim of our times". He wrote: "Jade Goody has her own place in the history of television and, while it's significant, it's nothing to be proud of. Her death is as sad as the death of any young person, but it's not the passing of a martyr or a saint or, God help us, Princess Di."

Suicide body up a tree for 30 years

The skeleton of a German retiree who tied himself to the top of a tree and shot himself to death nearly 30 years ago has been found by a hiker.

German police in the southern town of Landshut said that the 69-year-old man disappeared in 1980 and had been classified as missing.

Three crashes in hour for motorist

A German woman was involved in three car accidents in less than an hour that left a total of seven vehicles damaged, however she suffered only slight injuries.

The 69-year-old woman from Berlin first crashed into three cars while trying to pull out of a supermarket car park on the Baltic resort island of Usedom. Then, she accidentally stepped on the accelerator and sped across a lawn before crashing into a nearby house. The ambulance she was taken to hospital in was then hit by a truck.

Castro meets US politicians

A potential thaw in the relations between Cuba's Communist rulers and the Obama Administration was signalled when President Raul Castro held his first meeting with US politicians since coming to power last year.

Mr Castro (77) welcomed a delegation of seven Democrats from the congressional black caucus in the name of his ailing elder brother Fidel (82), a hate figure in the US for five decades, who was also at the meeting.

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