Mum finds girl, 6, rubbing talcum powder on her face to make herself white

A mixed-race little girl has started rubbing talcum powder on her cheeks to make herself white after a ‘bully’ allegedly told her to ‘bleach herself’. Jodie Ward, 27, from Hull in Yorkshire, says daughter Aeesha Ali, 6, is desperate to have lighter skin after she was ‘racially abused’ at school. She has accused staff at Dorchester …

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Son’s fury as he’s ordered to stop comforting mum at dad’s funeral due to virus rules

A grieving son was stopped from comforting his heartbroken mum at his dad’s funeral because of strict coronavirus rules.  Craig Bicknell, from Milton Keynes, moved his chair to comfort his mum during the service when a worker at the crematorium told him “move the chairs back”. Craig said his family were left “heartbroken” after losing Alan Wright …

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Government warned people are ‘far less likely’ to follow new lockdown rules

People are far less likely to follow new coronavirus restrictions as strictly as they did at the start of the pandemic, according to an expert in behavioural science. Months of feelings of distrust and unfairness have eroded the communal spirit felt across the country back in March, Dr Nilu Ahmed has said. ‘Vague rules and …

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Toddler taken to hospital after grandma feeds him hand sanitiser she thought was puree

A mum has warned parents after her toddler was mistakenly given hand sanitiser to eat by his grandmother who thought it was a snack due to the packaging. Nikki Teixeira’s 18-month-old son Logan “immediately turned red and started coughing” after consuming the Trolls germ killer before becoming drowsy. The concerned parent, of Manitoba, Canada, told …

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More than 1,000 pupils quarantined after coronavirus cases at 15 schools in Greater Manchester

This comes after Boris Johnson ordered areas in Greater Manchester back into partial lockdown in a bid to stop a second wave of coronavirus. In areas such as Bury, Trafford, Salford, Bolton and Rochdale people must only interact within their support bubble but schools remain open. Co-op Academy in Swinton was worst affected after positive cases …

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Kate Middleton’s family’s heartbreak as brother James shares disappointing news

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James has revealed he has been forced to cancel his wedding twice during the coronavirus lockdown.  Kate’s little brother was set to marry his French fiancée Alizee Thevenet this year after getting engaged in September 2019, but like thousands of couples up and down the country they had to put their plans …

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Birmingham stabbings witness describes horrific attack that left 1 dead and 7 injured

An witness to the Birmingham stabbings has today described the moment he saw a woman ‘stabbed in the neck’ during the horror attack – which left one dead, seven injured and police hunting for an on-the-run knifeman. Bar owner Savvas Sfrantziz says he saw the man, who he describes as ‘black, in his 20s and …

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UK forecast: Map shows 600 mile subtropical swell to hit UK with 24C temps

Maps have shown summer temperatures will remain as the country embraces autumn, with the mercury on track to increase by nearly 10C since September began. Brits have basked in temperatures exceeding 35C in more than three successive heatwaves this year, nearly matching annual records. But this month saw the mercury dip towards 15C and a …

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