Husband from UK's first couple with Down's Syndrome to marry has died

Much-loved husband from UK’s first couple with Down’s Syndrome to get married dies aged 62 just two weeks after catching Covid – leaving his wife, 49, ‘completely lost’ without him Tommy Pilling, 62, from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, died from Covid, January 1 Tommy and wife Maryanne Pilling, 48, married in 1995 and were inseparable  They made history by being the UK’s

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From having sex to having a lie-in, 20 ways you can still have a Merry Christmas despite Covid misery

THIS Christmas might not be the most wonderful time of the year. Many of us may be feeling down, anxious or stressed – especially as the new Covid restrictions have cut us off from our loved ones. But there are still plenty of ways to get those happy endorphins going and enjoy some seasonal FUN. Psychologist and wellbeing expert Miriam

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Dad who crossed Irish sea from Scotland to Isle of Man to see girlfriend 'can't even swim' & had 10 mins of fuel left

A DAD who crossed the Irish sea from Scotland to the Isle of White on a jet ski to see his girlfriend “can’t even swim”, his family revealed today. Lovesick Dale McLaughlan, 28, had just ten minutes of fuel left when he arrived at the island's Ramsey harbour on Friday afternoon after a bonkers 4.5 hour trip. The Romeo roofer

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Jill Duggar wears pants from rebel cousin Amy's 'risque' clothing store as she flouts famous family's strict dress code

JILL Duggar flouted her family's strict dress code as she posed in a pair of pants from rebel cousin Amy's clothing store. The 29-year-old reality showed off her comfy new outfit to her 1.7m Instagram followers after a trip to the store. Over the last few years Jill has been distancing herself from parents Jim Bob and Michelle and their

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From the Archives, 1983: ASIS botches training drill at the Sheraton Hotel

First published in The Age on December 1, 1983 Anti-terrorist drill goes wrong – five held Victorian police arrested five heavily armed men in the city last night after an anti-terrorist operation went wrong at the Sheraton Hotel in Spring Street. Police last night released few details of the arrests, but one policeman said a man had told detectives that

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To save America from election 2020 we can’t just knock over the board game of life

There are reasons to believe that the 2020 presidential election is tearing our nation in two. And there are also reasons to believe that Americans hold the power to refuse the rupture and to seek alternatives to anger and frustration. When I contemplate the nation’s stalemate on winning and losing, my mind won’t stop circling back to a telling experience

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Mystery smoke spews from North Korea nuke plant crippled by typhoons sparking fears of Fukushima-style disaster

SMOKE has been spewing from a North Korean nuclear plant as it undergoes repairs after being damaged in a typhoon. Experts have warned the reactor could be another Fukushima-style disaster waiting to happen after satellite pictures showed it took a battering by storms. The Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre appeared to have been damaged after a dam which regulates water

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From Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg to Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton's biggest-ever F1 rivalries

LEWIS HAMILTON's career in Formula One has spanned 14 incredible years. During that time he has banged wheels with some of F1's best. From Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button to Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg, Hamilton has gone wheel-to-wheel with some impressive drivers. Here, SunSport looks at the six-time world champion's biggest rivals since he made his debut in 2007.

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