THIS is the heartwarming moment that two younger paratroopers help a veteran from his wheelchair so he can stand to salute his fallen comrades. The footage was filmed in Manchester as locals gathered to pay their respects of Remembrance Sunday. Paratroopers Kieran Mcgurk and John Price are seen in the video walking towards The Cenotaph holding a wreath. They walk past a veteran in a wheelchair, and a woman asks him: "Granddad, do you want to stand up and do it?" The two men then kindly offer to help the vet get to his feet so he can stand and salute. He tells the men "God bless you" while others around him applaud. In London the Prince of Wales led the Royal Family's tributes to the nation's war dead on the centenary of the Armistice, as the Queen looked on from a nearby balcony. The event marks 100 years since the signing of the treaty which ended the battle on the Western Front of the First World War at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Charles laid a … [Read more...] about Heartwarming Remembrance Day moment two younger vets help paratrooper in wheelchair to his feet to salute fallen comrades
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THE Croydon Cat Killer was believed to have slaughtered and carefully decapitated hundreds of pet cats across London and the South East. Police hunting the "psychopath" serial killer feared they could go on to target humans — but after years of investigating experts came to a bombshell conclusion. Here's the latest. When did the Croydon Cat Killer myth begin? Despite earlier reports, an apparent pet murder spree began in Croydon, South London in October 2015. Dubbed the 'Croydon Cat Killer', the monster was initially believed to lure victims with food before bludgeoning them to death and then dissects them with a sharp knife. Other similar cat killers were later identified across London and the South East — and even as far away as Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and the Isle of Wight. Some experts believed the perpetrator could be carrying out pet murders for sexual gratification. Many of the corpses were found spread-eagled beneath their owners' … [Read more...] about Who is the Croydon Cat Killer, who do the police say was the killer and where and how many pets in London have been killed?
Anxiety, irritability, memory loss, cognitive problems, profound depression—often to the point of suicide. These have been the unwelcome symptoms ushering the return home for thousands of veterans since 9/11. In that time, more than 300,000 service members have been given a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, but scientists are now learning that some of those injuries are much more severe than they initially thought. As correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reports this week on 60 Minutes, some veterans' brains are affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, caused by repeated blows to the head. CTE is the same disease that's rocking the football world. Last summer, neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKee discovered CTE in the brains of 110 out of 111 deceased N.F.L. players, raising serious concerns for the men still playing the game. Now Dr. McKee is seeing similar patterns in deceased veterans who were subject to head trauma from combat blasts. Of the 125 veterans' brains she … [Read more...] about Scientists seek veterans to help treat CTE
A STUDENT killed herself after a plea for help following an earlier suicide bid went unanswered as welfare staff were striking, it was revealed. Caera Thacker, 19, died three months after telling advisers at the University of Liverpool she'd attempted to take her life with an overdose. An internal review shows that welfare staff failed to plan around strike action to ensure they could help students in crisis, the Huffington Post reports. It reveals how the first year philosophy student submitted a self-referral requesting help that went unanswered for more than a month. Weeks later she was found hanged. Caera's distraught family are now campaigning so that their daughter doesn't become "just another statistic". They were only told about Caera's first suicide attempt two days after her death on May 11. "We don't want the same things to happen again," said Caera's dad Iain. "Otherwise it might just go unnoticed and become just another statistic and nothing's improved." The … [Read more...] about Student, 19, ‘killed herself after a plea for help following an earlier suicide bid went unanswered as welfare staff were on strike’
Many of the people facing mandatory evacuations from the path of Hurricane Florence are agonizing about what to do for their pets."It is often a last-minute consideration," says Celene Albano with the Hurricane Pet Rescue non-profit. "So people take their pets without the right supplies or adequate plans which then creates big problems wherever they go. Or they abandon their animals which is even worse."Here are specific steps to consider to safely evacuate with your pets.RELATED: Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 3, still on path to deliver disaster for days in Carolinas Before you evacuate Check in with your vet: The veterinarian should be able to get you copies of your pet's records and proof of vaccinations. If your pet takes medication, make sure to get a two to three week supply. Check with your vet about enrolling your pet in a recovery database and getting your pet microchipped. Even if they have a microchip, your pet should also have a collar with a rabies … [Read more...] about What you should do with your pets during a hurricane