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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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Louise and Jamie Redknapp granted divorce

Louise and Jamie Redknapp have been granted a divorce after 19 years of marriage. Strictly star and former pop singer Louise announced they had separated earlier this year, saying she felt like “a sort of Stepford wife”. She and the former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder have two sons – Charley, 13, and Beau, nine. The decree nisi was granted at a brief court hearing in central London on Friday. The Redknapps married in 1998 on a luxury 130ft yacht called Lady Tamara in Bermuda. Neither party was present at the…

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British actor Colin Firth granted Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

Rome: British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said. British media reported last year that Firth had applied to become Italian following the British referendum to quit the European Union. Colin Firth’s wife is Italian. Photo: Supplied “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King’s Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and has often declared his love for our land,” the Interior Ministry statement…

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OJ Simpson granted parole for Las Vegas robbery

O.J. Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in prison for a Las Vegas robbery, a group of four Nevada commissioners decided today. The imprisoned former NFL player could be released as early as Oct. 1. Simpson, 70, delivered a rambling account of the case to the parole board earlier today, maintaining that he didn’t intend to steal but “wish this would have never happened.” Simpson was at times jovial and combative with the members of the parole board, expressing his remorse and saying he’s humbled by his incarceration….

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News: Norwegian UK granted tentative US air carrier permit

Norwegian has confirmed its British subsidiary, Norwegian UK, has been given tentative approval by the United States department of transportation for a foreign air carrier permit. The approval reaffirms that the NUK application is in full compliance with the EU–US Open Skies Agreement. When finalised by the department of transportation, the permit will allow Norwegian’s UK subsidiary to operate low-cost flights between the US and Europe. Norwegian flies from five UK airports (Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast) carrying over five million UK passengers each year to more than 50…

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Afghan girl roboticists granted US visas

A group of Afghan school girls taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been granted visas to attend it, after their initial applications were denied, US media said. US President Donald Trump had urged authorities to rethink their decision, AP news agency said. A US travel ban is in place for six Muslim-majority countries, which does not include Afghanistan. Students from The Gambia earlier also had their visa rejection overturned. According to AP, Homeland Security Department spokesman David Lapan said the visas for the Afghan girls had…

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Rob Kardashian 'regrets' revenge porn, 'devastated' Blac Chyna is granted restraining order

The drama between reality television personalities Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna has made its way to the court system. A week after the reality television family member’s stunning social media meltdown – Kardashian posted nude photos of his ex-fiancee, accused her of drug use and published a video of her kissing another man – Blac Chyna was granted a temporary restraining order against him in a California court. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Parkour twins smash competition Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 01:26 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext slide…

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