British model, 25, comes face-to-face with the waiter who raped and stabbed her as he appears in court in Magaluf four years after attack Cheryl Maddison, 25, left Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, to start new lifeShe says the horrific assault only came to an end when she played deadShe strode into court in Majorca capital Palma to face attacker after 4 years Moroccan Mohamed Fadel El Anssari, 31, sat in dock with head in hands By Matt Blake PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 8 January 2013 Brave: Wearing a striking white blazer and black jeans, Miss Maddison strode confidently into the court in Majorcan capital Palma to face her attacker A British model who was stabbed, raped and left to die on a Spanish holiday island four years ago, today came face to face with her attacker for the first time since her assault. Cheryl Maddison, now 25, of Houghton Le Spring, Co Durham, was stabbed in the chest and abandoned in a pool of her own blood, weeks after she had moved to Magaluf, Majorca, to start a new life.
Why women really are seen as the fairer sex: We subconsciously associate female names with lighter colours Dutch researchers show volunteers names printed on grey backgroundThey picked out male names in black much quicker than those in whiteReverse true for female names By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 1 January 2013 They are often called the fairer sex and it seems the stereotype is hard to escape. Scientists have shown that we automatically link lighter or fairer colours with female names and qualities and darker shades with more masculine attributes.
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.