The secret life of a female bodyguard

In her career she’s travelled the world staying in five- and six-star hotels, but says “after 12 to 16 hours of thinking on your feet, it’s not glamorous”. In addition to this, there is the toll on a bodyguard’s private life. “You might not go home for eight to 10 weeks.” Jacquie also specialises in the more dangerous end of the business – surveillance and rescue. Once she found herself begging on the streets of Iraq, disguised in a burka, as part of a mission to rescue oil workers. While the job is about preventing danger to the client by planning ahead to avoid potential risks, sometimes real life can be as dramatic as any film or TV script. Image …

MP cradles baby on Commons benches

Labour’s Harriet Harman, the Mother of the House as the longest-serving female MP, stroked Gabriel’s head after sitting next to Ms Swinson. Speaker John Bercow also shared a word with the mother and baby as they left. Ms Swinson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire, earlier warned the debate was “too little, too late” and went on to reference the debacle around her failed pairing with Tory chairman Brandon Lewis on key Brexit legislation. Related Topics House of Commons Jo Swinson Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

The teenager was found last week in a Syrian refugee camp by a reporter from the Times and on Wednesday told how she had escaped from Baghuz – IS’s last stronghold in eastern Syria. In the second instalment of her interview with the Times on Saturday, Ms Begum asked: “What do you think will happen to my child? “Because I don’t want it to be taken away from me, or at least if it is, to be given to my family.” She added she had been taken to hospital because of contractions after arriving at the camp, which meant she could give birth “any day”. Ms Begum told the newspaper she knew returning to the UK “wouldn’t be a quiet …

Hunted on TV: Could a reformed criminal win cash prize?

Spoiler warning: This contains details of the most recent episode of Hunted However, not all viewers were happy with Channel 4 giving someone with past convictions the opportunity to appear on TV and win a share of the £100,000 prize. After his first appearance on the show, when he was seen teaming up with his friend and drug addiction sponsor Paul James to begin a potential 25 days on the run together, some people took to social media to criticise Channel 4. Skip Twitter post by @Emma7887 Who invited the Kray twins onto the #Hunted ??? 41 criminal convictions 😲 — Emma Kinloch (@Emma7887) January 10, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @alishahitchcock Although these comments upset Nick, he …

Patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak

A spokesperson for the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust said it offered its “deepest condolences to the bereaved families” and “sincerely regret” that two of their seriously ill patients contracted listeria. The trust, which would not say when the deaths happened, said the sandwiches were from the patient menu. The first patient showed symptoms on 25 April while the most recent case was reported on 15 May, a PHE spokeswoman said. Aintree Hospital said: “Public health experts advised us of this supply chain issue on Friday 24 May and we immediately removed all products from this supplier.” What is listeria? Listeria is a bacterium which can cause a type of food poisoning called listeriosis. Normally, the symptoms are mild – …

Grange Hill ‘icon’ Zammo to join EastEnders

“I can’t say too much yet but watch this space. Top banana!” Image caption MacDonald (l) and Grange Hill cast members meet Nancy Reagan at the White House in 1986 The Grange Hill gang were then swiftly invited to the USA to perform the LaToya Jackson cover at the Yankee Stadium in New York. They were even praised by then US First Lady Nancy Reagan on a trip to the White House. After years out of the spotlight, MacDonald appeared in a child stars edition of Pointless Celebrities in 2008. Image caption MacDonald and co record Just Say No Training ground The fictional path from Northam to Walford has been a fairly well-trodden one for actors down the years, but …

Pregnant woman killed with crossbow

Police were called to the house on Applegarth Drive at 07:40 GMT on Monday where she was found with a wound to her abdomen. She was taken to hospital, and pronounced dead at 11:00. In tribute to his wife, Mr Muhammad told the Evening Standard: “She was a wonderful mother and wife. We were together seven years. I am heartbroken we were inseparable.” Image caption The Met Police said the newborn baby is in a “stable condition” Two police cars remain parked on the kerb outside the home where Sana Muhammad was injured on Monday. A bouquet of flowers has been left propped up against a bin and a police officer is standing at the entrance to the family home. …

The teenage Bradford ‘genius’ who told it like it was

The main character was called Andrea, who, like the writer herself, became pregnant at 15, had a miscarriage, moved in with a man who beat her, and moved to a refuge. Image copyright Hana Kovacs Image caption Gemma Dobson, John Askew and Alyce Liburd in Out of Joint’s 2019 production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too Dunbar wrote about what she knew. Rita, Sue and Bob Too, in which a married man lures his teenage babysitters into a casual love triangle, was partly inspired by her own life and partly by two raucous girls she overheard in the ladies’ toilet at Keighley Market. “It was written before the idea of grooming even existed in this country,” Holdsworth says. “The reality …

Hamleys pulls slime toy amid safety fears

Slime became one of 2017’s biggest crazes, with millions of people sharing pictures on Instagram and watching DIY slime-making videos on YouTube. But many of the toys use the mineral borax, which contains boron, to help create their stickiness. Over-exposure to boron can cause skin irritation, diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps. At very high levels it may also affect fertility or cause harm to unborn children in pregnant women. Examples of slimes tested by Which? The DIY Slime Kit, made by Essenson and available from Amazon, contained a purple slime that had four-and-half times the legal level of boron. HGL’s Ghostbusters slime, which can be bought in Smyths Toys Superstores, had more than three times the limit. Fun foam, made by …

Care home girl ‘married abuser at 15’

The woman said she was abused years before after being taken into the care of the city’s social services aged 13. She said it was then the grooming started, with men picking her and other girls up from the children’s home and plying them with alcohol before sexually abusing them. Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

Extreme allergies: ‘I couldn’t even eat an apple’

Image copyright Debbie Schmid Image caption Debbie says her whole family are happy to eat what she eats “I think there was a shift in hormones that created this change in my body… ongoing from that, each time I had it it got slightly worse. “I had only had one prawn… I started to develop a rash that literally worked its way up my body, I became very hot, I was quite disorientated, I felt very sick and then I became really cold,” she explains. “The last thing I remember of that particular event was just crawling into bed… I just felt like I needed to shut down.” After this “frightening” incident, Debbie was referred to a specialist clinic on …

IS teenage bride Begum gives birth

“It’s made me stronger, tougher. I married my husband. I wouldn’t have found someone like him back in the UK.” She continued: “I had my kids, I did have a good time there. “It’s just that then things got harder and I couldn’t take it anymore.” IS teen’s return to UK ‘could be prevented’ What can the UK do about the IS teenager? Trump tells allies to take back IS fighters Earlier, Mohammed Tasnime Akunjee, a lawyer for Ms Begum’s family, told Radio 4’s The World This Weekend: “They are obviously very happy and joyous that Shamima has successfully given birth and that she’s healthy.” But he added that following the reported death of Ms Begum’s other two children in …