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Arthur Collins jailed for Dalston club acid attack

A man who threw acid across a packed London nightclub injuring 22 people has been jailed for 20 years. Arthur Collins, the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, threw the corrosive substance at revellers in Mangle E8 in Dalston on 17 April. The 25-year-old admitted throwing the liquid but had claimed he believed it was a date rape drug. He was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court to 20 years in prison with an extra five years on licence. Last month he was found guilty of five counts of…

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Gemma Collins says she ISN'T suing the BBC after fall

Media playback is unsupported on your device Gemma Collins has said she won’t sue the BBC after falling through a hole in the stage at Radio 1’s Teen Awards. The star of The Only Way Is Essex had originally said she would consult a lawyer after the accident last month and accused the BBC of negligence. But, she said: “I’m not going to sue the BBC,” adding: “I’d like to do Strictly Come Dancing.” She joked: “Everyone around me is on fall alert now. I’ve changed my shoes and gone…

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Treacher Collins syndrome: What you need to know

Now a feature-length film starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, “Wonder” is based on a children’s novel by R.J. Palacio and documents the story of a young boy with a genetic disorder called Treacher Collins syndrome. It’s a movie that may have many taking the opportunity learn more about the features and complications that go along with this condition. Below are answers to some of the more common questions about this disorder. What is Treacher Collins syndrome? Treacher Collins, also called mandibulofacial dysostocis, is a genetic condition that affects the…

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Gemma Collins 'consulting lawyer' over stage fall at Radio 1's Teen Awards

Gemma Collins has told The Sun that she’s consulting a lawyer over her fall on stage at Radio 1’s Teen Awards. In an interview with the newspaper, she claims the BBC hasn’t apologised or offered her compensation. The Radio 1 press office said the production company, which made the show, gave the reality star a full briefing before she went on stage. Speaking to Newsbeat immediately after the fall on Sunday, Gemma Collins said she was fine. https://twitter.com/BBCNewsbeat/status/922112955637956608 Although she escaped serious injury, she told the paper she’s been left…

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Gemma Collins 'feels like Bridget Jones' after falling at the Radio 1 Teen Awards

Gemma Collins has joked that she felt like Bridget Jones after slipping and falling through a trapdoor on stage at the Radio 1 Teen Awards. The Towie star was announcing Love Island as the winner of the best TV show prize when a hole opened up beside her to bring the winners up. Collins didn’t notice, slipped and fell into the hole. The stars of Love Island helped her up and she told the crowd at the SSE Arena, Wembley, that she was fine. https://twitter.com/enchantedsteph/status/922138336847908864 Gemma Collins said that the…

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FA bosses should consider resigning, says committee chairman Damian Collins

The four Football Association bosses who faced the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee on Wednesday should considering resigning over the Mark Sampson affair, according to panel chairman Damian Collins. FA chairman Greg Clarke, chief executive Martin Glenn, technical director Dan Ashworth and HR director Rachel Brace were interrogated by the 11 MPs on the panel for more than two very uncomfortable hours. From what checks were made on Sampson before he became England Women’s manager, to why the FA was withholding half of an £80,000 settlement from whistle-blower Eni…

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Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage. “What the president is doing is affecting people’s access and the cost of health care right now,” said Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who has cast pivotal votes on health care in the narrowly divided Senate. “This is not a bailout of the insurers. What this…

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