Sheila Mercier, Emmerdale star and ‘beating heart of the show’, dies aged 100

Sheila Mercier, who played Annie Sugden in Emmerdale for more than 25 years, has died at the age of 100. ITV confirmed Mercier’s death in a statement on Friday night while her co-stars paid tribute to the “beating heart” of the show. “It’s always sad to hear of the death of an actor who played a […]

Two away fans arrested following homophobic abuse at Brighton’s loss to Wolves

Brighton have announced that two visiting supporters were arrested on suspicion of homophobic abuse during Sunday’s match with Wolves at the Amex Stadium. Two men, aged 46 and 48 from Bridgnorth in Shropshire, were ejected from the away section during the 2-2 draw and later arrested by Sussex Police outside the ground. They have since […]

Deaf baby girl’s joy as new hearing aids are turned on

A video of a father sharing the moment he turns on his daughter’s hearing aids in the morning has gone viral.  Paul Addison tweeted a video of Georgina, his four-month-old daughter, reacting to her mother’s voice. The young girl wears hearing aids in both ears after being diagnosed as severely deaf in September Mr Addison, from […]

Germany expels two Russian diplomats over assassination of Georgian man in Berlin

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied the Russian government had been involved in the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, hours before Germany expelled two Russian diplomats over what it said was Moscow’s refusal to cooperate in the investigation. The Kremlin denial came after a legal source on Tuesday said German federal prosecutors believed that Russian intelligence […]