The gurning exhibitionist: Fergie makes her presence known at Margaret Thatcher"s funeral

The gurning exhibitionist: Fergie makes her presence known at Margaret Thatcher's funeral Her friends say the former royal simply has an 'expressive' faceShe was also forced to deny texting at the end of the service By Rebecca English PUBLISHED: 23:11 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 03:47 GMT, 18 April 2013 She was a surprise addition to the guest list.

Dangerous bacterial meningitis outbreak in New York City with 22 people infected and 7 dead

Dangerous bacterial meningitis outbreak in New York City with 22 people infected and 7 dead By Damian Ghigliotty PUBLISHED: 22:55 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 25 March 2013 New York City has been hit with a bacterial meningitis outbreak with 22 people infected so far, according to city health officials who are urging promiscuous gay men to get vaccinated against infection. The dangerous strain of the disease which causes an inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord appears to be spreading through sexual encounters between men who meet up online and at bars and parties, according to a news release from the city’s health department. ‘Vaccination is the best defense,’ City Health Commissioner Dr

Gel manicures can increase the risk of SKIN CANCER as well as wrecking your nails

Gel manicures can increase the risk of SKIN CANCER as well as wreck your nails UV light from lamps used to set the gel manicures cause similar skin damage to sunbedsTreatment also causes nail to thin and hides infections Experts recommend to get nail treatment for special occasions and put on suncream beforehand By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:09 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 6 March 2013 They have been marketed as the most convenient way to have glossy, chip-free nails for weeks. But gel manicures could cause lasting damage to the nails and even increase the risk of skin cancer, dermatologists have warned.

Hillary Clinton will stay in hospital for New Year after blood clot is found following concussion

New fears for Hillary Clinton as doctors reveal blood clot is located between her brain and skullSecretary of state hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian hospital after follow-up exam found the clotWas treated for a concussion earlier this month after fainting while she battled a stomach virusDoctors expect a full recovery and say there has been no brain damage | UPDATED: 04:06 GMT, 1 January 2013 The blood clot that sent Hillary Clinton to the hospital on Sunday is located between her brain and her skull behind her right ear, it was revealed this afternoon. The Secretary of State's doctors say they found the clot in a large vein in her head – though it is in a blood vessel that runs across the surface of her brain and is not in the brain itself. Doctors said Clinton has suffered no brain damage or stroke and that she is expected to make a full recovery

Firefighter shooting: Town bids mournful goodbye to firefighters slain on Christmas Eve

Town bids mournful goodbye to second firefighter slain by deranged gunman who lured him to his death on Christmas EveMichael Chiapperini's widow, Kimberly, tells throng of mourners: 'Even though I’m surrounded by wonderful people, it’s incredibly lonely. My heart is broken'Chiapperini served West Webster, New York as a volunteer fire fighter and police lieutenant The father was killed by a 62-year-old ex-con who set his own home ablaze in order to lure emergency personnel into his assault rifle's line of fireFuneral of second fire fighter also killed in maniacal attack to be held Monday | UPDATED: 04:54 GMT, 1 January 2013 A second firefighter was laid to rest in Upstate New York on Monday, exactly one week after he and a close colleague were shot to death by a crazed gunman in a horrific Christmas Eve shooting. Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, who worked as a 911 dispatcher and volunteer firefighter, was remembered during a solemn ceremony at St Stanislau Church in Rochester

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot – three weeks after suffering concussion

Hillary Clinton rushed to hospital with blood clot just three weeks after suffering concussionSecretary of state hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian hospital after follow-up exam found the clotWas treated for a concussion earlier this month after fainting while she battled a stomach virusSpokesman would not indicate where the blood clot is located | UPDATED: 07:15 GMT, 31 December 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines said her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam on Sunday.

Americans pose by the Christmas tree with guns they got as gifts

Celebrating Christmas with a bang: Americans pose happily by the tree with guns they were given as gifts despite wake of deadly shootingsNumerous Americans take to social networking sites to display the guns they received as Christmas presents The AR-15 was used in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora Colorado, shootings as well as the deadly Christmas Eve ambush on Webster, New York, firefighters | UPDATED: 15:09 GMT, 26 December 2012 Santa Claus came to town – and he was packing heat – as numerous Americans were seen on social networks posing in front of their Christmas trees with the same assault rifle used by the gunmen in three recent bloody killings. Grinning from ear-to-ear, those who received AR-15 assault rifles took to sites like Twitter and Instagram, posting photos of themselves with their brand new toys. One Twitter user posted: 'I got just what I wanted.

Rupert Murdoch urges America to wake up as he joins gun control debate with tweet about New York firefighter killings

Rupert Murdoch urges America to ‘wake up’ as he joins gun control debate with tweet about New York firefighter killings | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 25 December 2012 Getting involved: Murdoch has made it clear that he is in favor of stricter gun control laws in the U.S. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch waded into the American gun control debate with a Twitter message on Christmas about the most recent shooting. 'NY Xmas ruined by lunatic shooting 4 firemen, killing two

Hundreds of well-wishers at Sandringham to wish Queen a merry Christmas as William wakes up to celebrate the day with the in-laws

Laughter, the perfect tonic: Two days after missing church with a cold, smiling Queen is back in fine form for Christmas service Queen, 86, looked radiant in Sandringham in turquoise Peter Enrione dressDuke and Duchess of Cambridge opted to spend day with Kate's parentsWilliam and Kate joined her family to attend St Mark’s Church in EnglefieldMedia were requested to 'respect their privacy' outside Berkshire service | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 26 December 2012 The Queen appeared to have made a remarkable recovery yesterday from the heavy cold which caused her to miss church on Sunday for the first time in living memory. She looked radiant in a bright turquoise Peter Enrione dress and matching wool coat with a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan

Worshipper leaves half a billion dollars in cheques at sacred Jerusalem"s Western Wall… but they"re expected to bounce

Worshipper leaves half a billion dollars in cheques at sacred Jerusalem's Western Wall… but they're expected to bounceEnvelope of 500 cheques found tucked in the holy wallThe $1m cheques are mostly Nigerian and are signedCheques found by man praying for financial security | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 22 December 2012 A worshiper found his prayers for financial security were answered at Jerusalem's sacred Western Wall. The man discovered an envelope containing $500m of cheques stuffed into one of its cracks of the holy landmark