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Norwich snatch equaliser in dying seconds against Ipswich

Timm Klose’s header deep in to stoppage time for Norwich denied Ipswich a first East Anglian derby win since 2009 in a dramatic finish at Carrow Road. The visitors thought they had snatched victory in the penultimate minute of normal time as Luke Chambers headed in from a corner after a tense, even game. But Klose nodded in with effectively the final touch to earn Norwich a draw. Ipswich had controlled a goalless first half, before the Canaries responded with a brighter second-half display. Relive Norwich and Ipswich’s dramatic draw…

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Doctor shares dying children's wishes: 'Be kind and eat ice cream'

When a palliative paediatrician in South Africa saw too many negative stories appear on his Twitter feed, he decided to share some positive, inspiring thoughts of the terminally ill children in his care. Alastair McAlpine, from Cape Town, tweeted: “I asked some of my terminal paediatric palliative care patients what they had enjoyed in life, and what gave it meaning. Kids can be so wise, y’know. Here are some of the responses.” Mr McAlpine told the BBC he wanted to write something uplifting, and was overwhelmed when he saw hundreds…

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Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal

A terminally ill man who wants to be helped to die has been granted permission to take his case to appeal. Two judges from the Court of Appeal said there should be a full hearing of 68-year-old Noel Conway’s case. Mr Conway, a retired lecturer from Shropshire who has motor neurone disease, was too ill to attend court. Last October, the High Court rejected his challenge to the Suicide Act 1961 which he argues breaches his right to a “peaceful and dignified death”. Mr Conway wants a doctor to be…

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Modern Love: Getting Married Is Better Than Dying, Right?

Advertisement “Should we just get married?” Chris asked. “O.K.,” I said, then passed out from exhaustion. I didn’t know what was wrong with me; my body felt like it was shutting down. I needed to go to the hospital, but as a struggling actor who took on part-time jobs to pay the bills, I had no health insurance. Chris and I had been happy together for three years living in our separate New York City apartments. Neither of us was eager to get married. He was divorced and not ready…

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'Most vulnerable' dying in 'America's Finest City'

Christine Wade found a haven in the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot. It was, at least, far better than their previous home in the city, a shelter where rats ate through the family’s bags of clothes and chewed on 2-year-old Jaymason’s stroller. Roughly 50 of the encampment’s 200 residents were children, so Wade’s kids had plenty of playmates. “It’s peaceful here,” Wade, 31, who is eight months pregnant, said in an October interview. “There’s coffee first thing in the morning. We can hang…

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Mike Samwell death: Widow 'held dying husband's hand'

A widow sobbed as she told a court how she held her dying husband’s hand and told him she loved him after he was run over by car thieves. Mike Samwell, 35, had been woken in the early hours by a break-in at his home in Chorlton, Manchester, in April. The city’s crown court was told he ran out of the house and when his wife followed she found him on his back with tyre marks on his chest. Ryan Gibbons, who denies murder, is accused of running over him…

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The dying art of the great song intro

Great song intros, where a tune builds up before the vocal kicks in, are becoming an endangered species as fickle music fans skip tracks if they don’t get immediate gratification. That’s the view of the man who co-produced two Clean Bandit number ones this year, and it’s backed up by stats. The average intro time has dropped from more than 20 seconds to five seconds since the mid-1980s, research has found. Producer Mark Ralph said it is because the rise of streaming services means it’s now much easier to move…

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