Mother left unable to eat or blink for FIVE WEEKS after stress triggered total facial paralysis

A mother-of-one couldn’t eat or blink for five weeks after a persistent cold and a build-up of stress combined to cause total facial paralysis.   Shayna Aldrich, 34, from New York, first noticed something was wrong in January. She had battled through a two-week virus over Thanksgiving, but then threw herself back into work, waitressing during … Read more

Woman, 42, says she’s ‘relieved’ after marble-sized brain tumor turned out to be a TAPEWORM

A New York woman says she is ‘relieved’ after what doctors believed to be a brain tumor turned out to be a parasite.  Last year, 42-year-old Rachel Palma began having trouble remembering words and was experiencing slight tremors in her hands. Doctor and doctor couldn’t figure out what was wrong, until surgeons at Mount Sinai … Read more

Dying man badly burned by a faulty defibrillator that set hospital floor on FIRE during botched CPR

Dying man ‘badly burned by sparks from a defibrillator’ that set hospital floor on FIRE as nurses tried and failed to resuscitate him Robert Allen, 70, was taken to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, in February needing CPR He found dead with burn marks on his shoulder and back when firefighters arrived  The defibrillator … Read more

Tiny kiosk on seaside pier in Wales has been named as one of Britain’s best traditional restaurants

Tiny kiosk on a seaside pier in Wales has been named as one of Britain’s best traditional restaurants Whistlestop on the Pier, on Bangor Pier, was a winner at the Welsh Food Awards The tiny seaside kiosk scooped the prize for traditional restaurant of the year  Signature dishes are seafood chowder, Menai Strait mussels and … Read more

The stunning winners of the BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition revealed 

It’s the natural world as you’ve never seen it before. From a gorilla embracing its caretaker to a forlorn koala in a fire ravaged forest – these are some of the stunning winning images in the annual BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition. Over 6,500 images were entered, from photographers around the world – all capturing … Read more

HAILSTONES shatter Airbus A380’s windscreen at 37,000 feet forcing the pilot to issue a mayday call 

HAILSTONES shatter an Airbus A380’s windscreen at 37,000ft, forcing the pilot to issue a mayday call The China Southern Airlines flight from Guangzhou Baiyun International was en-route to Beijing International The plane’s captain, He Xianghang issued a mayday call and rapidly descended down to 16,700 feet He managed to land the plane safely 90 minutes later despite … Read more

Benidorm to BAN boozy Brits as it ‘hands out a blacklist of unruly holidaymakers to bars and hotels’

Benidorm to BAN boozy Brits as it ‘hands out a blacklist of unruly holidaymakers to bars and hotels’ It comes after an increasing amount of complaints over drunken behaviour Last year popular Tiki Beach Bar was forced to close due to unruly drinkers The blacklist will show the name and nationality of known troublemakers  By … Read more