Two British tourists, one aged in his 70s, shot on Caribbean holiday island of Barbados


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Moment British woman in her 50s on holiday in Barbados was gunned down along with male tourist Woman and British man in his 70s were shot in island capital BridgetownHorrified tourists rushed to couple’s aid after hearing shots and screamsMale victim hit in his pelvis and woman received injury to her right thighPolice have not revealed names or what their current conditions are By David Harding PUBLISHED: 13:43 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 18 March 2013 Two Britons on a Caribbean cruise were recovering in hospital today after being shot by an armed robber during a stop over on the holiday island of Barbados. Horrified tourists rushed to the couple’s aid after hearing shots and screams in an area popular with holidaymakers on the outskirts of the island's usually safe capital, Bridgetown.

Queen Mary 2: Passengers sick with "norovirus" on Caribbean cruise


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More than 200 passengers on Queen Mary 2 fall sick with vomiting and diarrhea on exclusive Christmas Cruise – as those on SECOND liner become ill with 'norovirus'As many as 190 passengers and 31 crew members have become ill with unknown illness on cruise shipSymptoms – which include vomiting and diarrhea – are consistent with norovirus, a highly contagious disease spread through contaminated food and waterTicket for similar Caribbean cruise costs upwards of $4,7000 | UPDATED: 17:03 GMT, 29 December 2012 Hundreds of passengers hoping to enjoy a pampered Christmas cruise on the imposing Queen Mary 2 are instead below deck with an unknown illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Earlier this week, 189 passengers and 31 crew members had come down with symptoms, which are consistent with the norovirus, a highly-contagious virus that is easily passed from person to person through contaminated food or water.

Sir John Betjeman"s daughter drops a bomb on Nick Boles


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Betjeman girl drops a bomb on Boles… By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 20:47 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 21 December 2012 Minister with plans: Nick Boles wants to make building easier for developers Planning minister Nick Boles has been given a right kick up Santa’s chimney by the daughter of Sir John Betjeman

How dinosaurs were born to be big: Their biology "was skewed towards giant species"


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How dinosaurs were born to be big: Their biology 'was skewed towards giant species'Palaeontologists had thought size distribution among dinosaurs was similar to modern animalsNew findings shed light on the differences in life in the age of the dinosaurs and now | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 21 December 2012 The biology of dinosaurs explains why there were more giant species among the prehistoric animals than are found among modern vertebrates, a paper published yesterday claims. Researchers say that dinosaurs were not only the largest animals to roam the Earth – they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals. Their findings shed light on how different life was on Earth during the age of the dinosaurs.

Sophie Wessex"s daughter Lady Louise Windsor wears timeless "princess coat" to Ascot


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A coat that really lasts the ages: Sophie's daughter Lady Louise wears timeless regal garment that's been worn by every female Royal since a very young Queen | UPDATED: 20:29 GMT, 21 December 2012 In the fickle world of fashion few things remain unchanged over the years. But it seems female Royals down the ages have been able to count on one timeless garment when braving inclement weather on special occasions.

Start the day with an apple! Remarkable woman hits 107 and says fresh fruit is the secret to long life


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Can you believe she's 107 The incredible centenarian who looks better now than she did when she was 100Mary Snelling was born on December 17 1905 and married exactly a month before the Second World War startedThe pensioner says the first thing she does every day is eat an appleNever smoking and plenty of exercise has helped her too, she saysLong-life runs in the family as her sister Keeny lived to 102 | UPDATED: 02:28 GMT, 20 December 2012 Mary Snelling has celebrated her 107th birthday and swears the secret to long life is simple – just start the day by eating an apple. The extraordinary woman was born on December 17, 1905 – nine years before the Great War broke out in August 1914.

Alzheimers patient found alone in freezing weather 19 miles away from hospital after being discharged at 5am


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Alzheimer’s patient found alone in freezing weather 19 miles away from hospital after being discharged at 5am Michael Clement was missing for 23 hours after treatment for dehydrationHis family say he left the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London, alone at 5amHe was found 19 miles away when he knocked on a door in SuttonMr Clement told the homeowner: 'I'm cold, can I come in' | UPDATED: 18:14 GMT, 18 December 2012 Safe: Alzheimer's sufferer Michael Clement, 68, went missing for 23 hours after he was discharged from hospital in the early hours An Alzheimer's patient who was discharged from hospital at 5am in freezing temperatures was found when he knocked on a stranger's door 19 miles away and pleaded to come in from the cold. The family of Michael Clement, 68, who suffers severe Alzheimer's, have accused health staff of 'disgusting' incompetence after the pensioner went missing for 23 hours

Pair of Australian black swans that had been together for seven years reunited in Regent"s Park, London after being separated because of…


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No longer angry birds: Swans finally reunited after squabbling led to pair being separated Park staff forced to separate pair of Australian black swans last summerMale swan was seen looking for his partner and calling out for herStaff at Regent's Park, London, said their reintroduction was successful | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 15 December 2012 Lovebirds: Royal Parks staff release the pair of reunited Australian black swans on to Queen Mary's Gardens lake, in Regents Park, London After seven years together, their romance came to an abrupt end last summer when constant 'squabbling' meant they had to be separated. But a pair of swans is having another go at making love work, as they were released into Regent's Park together. It is well known that swans mate for life, but the pair of Australian black swans began to concern park staff with their feisty attitude towards each other

Oh, please! Don"t play the victim card, Mr Balls


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Oh, please! Don’t play the victim card, Mr Balls | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 7 December 2012 Mr Balls was on BBC radio yesterday morning discussing his terrible performance in the Commons December always brings us pantomime bullies who squeal blue murder and stamp their booties the moment they receive the tiniest come-uppance. Normally it is Cinderella’s ugly sisters or Captain Hook. This year, however, there was no need to go to your local playhouse’s production to witness the spectacle.

Architect Kate Boughton and her son Sam, 13, both killed after car she was driving skidded on a muddy road and collided head-on with tractor


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Architect and her son, 13, both killed after car skidded on a muddy road and struck tractor head-on in Valentine's Day tragedy Kate Boughton, 35, and her teenager son Sam both died after she lost control as a result of 'momentary oversteer' on family day outHerefordshire Fire and Rescue described the crash as one of the worst collisions it had ever seenMrs Boughton's two other young boys in the back seat survived | UPDATED: 17:24 GMT, 6 December 2012 An architect and her teenage son were killed in front of her two other boys when their car ploughed head-on into a tractor after it skidded on a muddy road, an inquest heard. Kate Boughton, 35, and her eldest son Sam, 13, died when their Vauxhall Corsa careered into the path of the tractor near Leominster, Herefordshire, on Valentine’s Day this year. Mrs Boughton was taking Sam and her other two other sons, Louis and Tom, for a half-term day out when the tragedy struck