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A young woman who kicked her boyfriend out of bed because his loud snores woke her up was horrified to discover that the noises were actually his dying breaths. 

Lisa Lee says she had been assured by medics that her partner Lewis Little, who suffered from a rare heart condition which causes an abnormal heartbeat, would live a 'long and healthy life'. 


Mr Little, 25, of Northumberland, was diagnosed as a 'low risk' sufferer only for his heart to stop in the middle of the night.

The snoring sound his partner heard was actually the air leaving his body and passing through the vocal chords.


The mother-of-one has now started a petition to get people with the rare condition fitted with an internal defibrillator (ICD), which restarts the heart and she believes would have saved his life. 

Miss Lee, also 25, said: 'We were told that Lewis would have a long, happy and healthy life - but he died one year after diagnosis.


'When we were in bed I just thought he was snoring, so I kicked him out of the bed and told him to shut up.

'But I felt that the sheets were wet and knew something was wrong. I turned the lights on and his face was purple - he wasn't breathing.

'I called an ambulance and it felt like it took forever. They pronounced him dead at the hospital.


'I later found out that the snoring sound was the air leaving his body. Losing Lewis has destroyed me and our son Tyler.

'I believe being fitted with an ICD would have saved my partner's life.

'I want people with the same condition to have the choice, low risk or high to have an ICD fitted.


'The syndrome is a silent killer - I just want to raise awareness of it and make sure something gets done.'

The couple, from Ashington, Northumberland, visited both the Wansbeck Hospital, in Ashington and the Freeman Hospital, in Newcastle, for regular check ups after learning about Lewis' condition, but say they were assured that he was 'low-risk'.

Mr Little, who worked as an agency worker, lived a completely normal and active life and was not prescribed any medication for the condition.

Miss Lee now worries that their two-year-old son Tyler may also have the hereditary condition and fears history may repeat itself.

The sales assistant said: 'I know I can't change what happened to my family, but I just want to save other families from going through the same grief because of Brugada.

'Lewis should have had the option to have an ICD fitted, but he wasn't 'high risk' enough.

'Things like this can't be categorised. Lewis was my soul mate. He would always say to me that he would propose - he had already picked out our wedding song.

'It has just put everything into perspective, life is so short and I feel like I was very naive to think that nothing like this would ever happen.'







Madonna just recently adopted twin girls from Malawi, but their biological father has made a shocking revelation by saying that the adoption was based on a lie. A heartbroken Adam Mwale has claimed that he has no idea the adoption was permanent. 


In an interview with Daily Mail, he says he was misled into believing his daughters' move to the U.S. would not be permanent. He could not believe the pop diva had taken his four-year-old daughters Esther and Stella away from Malawi forever as he was under the impression she was only fostering the twins. 


"I was told from the start that Esther and Stella were going to a rich woman's home abroad, that she would give them a good education, then return them to me, to live with me and help all of my family," he said. "Now you are telling me the adoption is permanent. That cannot be true - I don't want it to be true," he insisted. "I am their father and I will always be their father." 


Adam further denied he had "abandoned" the twin girls after their mother died in childbirth, branding the claims as "lies." Speaking up for the first time since Madonna began the process of adopting the twins, he said, "It was me who took the girls to the orphanage after Patricia died." 


"Everyone in the village knows I just wanted the best for them," the 40-year-old farmer shared, elaborating, "The orphanage boss told me it would be a wonderful chance for my little girls, and for their brother and sisters at home. 


"I was told to agree with everything in court. I did not believe I would never see my girls again," he added. "I was standing with my brother-in-law who signed the consent forms with me, and we just continued to believe that I would always be the twins' father and they would be coming home to me." 


Madonna previously denied rumors that she had applied to adopt two more children from Malawi, but she confirmed the news earlier this month. The "Hung Up" singer took to Instagram to reveal, "I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family." 


"I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time," she added. 





Barbados Pride are the 2017 West Indies Cricket Board Regional Super50 champions.

The Barbadians defeated Jamaica Scorpions by 59 runs in tonight's final played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Final scores: PRIDE 271 for nine off 50 overs (Shai Hope 101, Jason Holder 69, Kevin Stoute 41; Rovman Powell 2-27, Jason Campbell 2-35); SCORPIONS 212 all out in 44.3 overs. (Rovman Powell 65; Sulieman Benn three for 33.)

Mourners gathered to pay their respects to one of Britain's best-loved comedians today at the funeral of 'King of Comedy' Gorden Kaye.

The Allo Allo star -who was born Gordon but went by stage name Gorden after a typing error when joining actors' union Equity - died 'peacefully' last month in a care home aged 75, with tributes pouring in for the man better known as French cafe owner René Artois.

The service took place at Huddersfield Parish Church as dozens of mourners gathered to say farewell to the BAFTA-nominated actor, with his coffin decorated with pink and purple flowers.

They included ex-castmates Vicki Michelle, 66, who played on-screen lover Yvette, Sue Hodge, 59, who played cafe waitress Mimi, and Kim Hartman, 65, who played Private Helga on the long-running BBC comedy.

During the service, mourners heard how the once 'shy boy from Huddersfield' grew to become 'King Gordon' of TV comedy. But despite his fame, friends and family said he remained an 'introvert, shy and quiet'. 

Speaking ahead of the service, Michelle, who played Rene's lover on the show, said: 'It feels like the end of an era, but it's not because we're still going, but he was such a big part of our lives for such a long time.'

Asked what her fondest memory of the actor was, she said: 'We had so many memories but I think when he was being a bit of a prankster.'

And speaking after the service, Michelle added: 'He was definitely there looking at it, orchestrating it and he would have loved it.'

She added: 'It was 10 years we worked together. It's incredibly sad and really the end of an era because Allo Allo really was Rene.

'We have to remember Gordon for his great sense of humour and his role as Rene - which was a part of course written especially for him.

'Allo Allo is a timeless piece because it is set in wartime and that is why it broke so many records and grossed so many fans across the world.

'But ultimately is down to the fantastic writers who made it a laugh every three seconds, it was one, two, three.. bam, one, two, three.. bam.' 

Castmate Sue Hodge, who played waitress Mimi Labonq, said: 'I haven't actually got to grips with the fact he's not here.'

She added: 'I'm never ever going to forget him. He'll be with me forever.'

Gordon's cousin Sheila Shuttleworth had previously said the last two years of his life had 'not been the happiest' as he battled dementia - and 'didn't even recognise himself'. 

Kim Hartman, who played Private Helga Geerhart in the sitcom, said she had fond memories of his 'infectious laugh'.

She said: 'When something really tickled him he just had this incredible giggle. It was so infectious.'

Inside the church, friend Charles Garland told mourners: 'Throughout his career he transformed from a shy boy from Huddersfield into a mantle of a skilled actor and performer.

'He was a man from God's own country - Yorkshire. And would never forget his roots.' 

Former Coronation Street actor Ken Morley, who played General Leopold von Flockenstuffen in the sitcom, said: 'I am going to miss him.

'Between Gorden and myself it was like the War of the Roses because he was from Yorkshire and I was from Lancashire.'

He added: 'We had a laugh together, he was a very funny guy.'

The service, led by Rev Canon Simon Moor, started with Yorkshire folksong On Ilkla Moor Baht 'At.

Rev Moor told the congregation about Mr Kaye's childhood and early career.

He said: 'He accepted himself he was never really a scholar.

'Ironically his only real success at secondary school was in French.' 

He added: 'For all his fame he remained a shy and introvert man - but enjoyed his profession and his fame.' 

In a eulogy, friend and producer Charles Garland, who worked on 'Allo 'Allo, said Mr Kaye had appeared on programmes including Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Are You Being Served before he was given the role which made him famous.

He said: 'The part was written for him and, to be honest it was perfect casting.'

Mr Garland said Mr Kaye took up the role of Rene hundreds of times both on stage and off.

He said the 'shy boy from Huddersfield' was always hidden under the mantle of a 'skilled actor' and 'consummate professional'.

The producer said the last time he had seen Mr Kaye he asked how he felt after he said he didn't think he had long to live.

Mr Garland said: 'He said, and I quote this here word-for-word, 'Listen, if you are feeling downhearted I'm sorry to hear it, but you probably know somebody who is more downhearted than you are - go and cheer them up a bit, it's not that hard'.'

In another eulogy, comedian Keith Simmons said the star would always be known as 'King Gorden' to the Water Rats - a showbiz fraternity and charity which the star had been 'king' of in 1999.

He said: 'He was a lovely man and we had great times.' 

Tributes have poured in for Kaye since his death on January 23, with his former co-stars on the series quick to share their fond memories of him.

Michelle wrote on Twitter: 'So sad to hear news of Gorden Kaye. A brilliantly talented actor, consummate professional, loved the world over.

'There'll never be another René.'

Guy Siner, who played German Lieutenant Hubert Gruber, whose character had a not-so subtle attraction to René throughout the show, also took to Twitter to pay tribute to Kaye.

He said: 'I'm very sorry to hear of Gorden Kaye's death; he might not have been the easiest man in the world but to be fair we did do some pretty good work together. I'm proud of what we did. Who could ask for anything more?'

Hartman, whose character was Herr Flick's longtime love interest, added: 'I am devastated. Gorden was such a funny man and such a big part of my life.'

In his 1989 autobiography René and Me, Kaye described himself as a 'shy, gay and overweight boy' who found self-confidence and self-expression through acting. 

But he had rarely been seen onscreen following the end of the show, which he returned to in 1990 after he was seriously injured in a car accident.

He was left critically ill in hospital after a plank for an advertising board was blown through his car windscreen during the Burns' Day storm in January of that year.

The actor's last screen role was in BBC sketch show Revolver in 2004.

He began his professional career working for the Bolton Repertory Theatre.

'Allo 'Allo!, which made light of the Nazi occupation of France, ran on BBC One from 1982 to 1992. It was written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd.

As René, Kaye risked his neck to aid the resistance and stay out of trouble with the Nazis, with Carmen Silvera as his wife Edith.

Kaye and Silvera maintained a close relationship off-screen and he visited her in her west London retirement home days before her death in 2002 aged 80. 

Prior to Allo Allo, Kaye made appearances in a number of UK sitcoms including Till Death Us Do Part, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Are You Being Served?.

His first big television break came in ITV soap Coronation Street, where he played Elsie Tanner's nephew Bernard Butler.

Melania Trump is not happy with her life. The mother of one is reportedly struggling with the realities of her new role and not ready to have the responsibility as the new First Lady of the United States. Melania's family friend, stylist Phillip Bloch, spilled the beans to Us Weekly about the First Lady's struggle. 


"This life wasn't her dream. It was Donald [Donald Trump]'s," Bloch said, before adding, "Truthfully, it's a lot to cope with." Bloch later revealed that Melania had a hard time dealing with public backlashes, especially after Gigi Hadid impersonated her at the 2016 American Music Awards. 


A source close the family also said that the new FLOTUS "was horrified when the world made fun of her." Melania felt that "the entire world she used to enjoy is closed to her" after a lot of designers refused to dress her in their collection. Melania's dream to launch a broad-based commercial brand was also damaged due to a false publication by Daily Mail. She filed a lawsuit against the publication, but it led public to accuse her of intending to cash in on the presidency. Those things made Melania feel unhappy with her life as an alleged family source said, "Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up. She is miserable." 


Because of the hardships that she faced, Melania has been spending most of her time in her lavish apartment and hardly ever go out. Melania was last spotted in January when running errands. Apart from that, she only left her $100 million house to visit her other lavish house. Another source revealed that Melania didn't even take her son to school since she now has the Secret Service taking Barron to school and retrieving him. "She is staying hidden more," said Bloch. 


Melania recently drew criticism for seemingly ignoring her first lady duty to escort Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during her visit to the United States on Friday, February 3. Although the next day a smiling Melania appeared to accompany Akie while their husbands were busy chit-chatting about politics, that didn't stop the backlash. A source said, "Don't let her smile in those photos fool you. She hates this." 


Despite the reports, a source close to Melania denied the rumors. The source claimed that Melania "is very happy with her life and supporting her husband and family." 





They are some of the most talented and well-known men in the entertainment business. 

And on Wednesday, former Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited for a night out with pals Tom Hanks and Joe Walsh, as well as their respective wives.

The iconic band's drummer, 76, looked in high spirits as he emerged from the lavish Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica with the Eagles singer, with the rest of their A-list party hot on their heels. 

True to his name, Ringo donned an all-black ensemble which boasted a white star on it.

He flashed a peace sign as he kept his beautiful former Bond girl wife Barbara Bach close by. 

Joe was also dressed to impress in a chic great coat as he put a protective hand around his other half - Barbara's sister Marjorie Bach. 

Sir Paul was spotted without his wife Nancy Shevell as he quickly headed to his car and was chauffeured away. 

Joining the impressive line-up of pals was actor Tom who was suited and booted and added an element of geek chic with his specs. 

He seemed to have enjoyed his night as he sped off with stunning wife Rita.  

The Sully: Miracle On The Hudson actor has long been friends with the former Beatles bandmates and is seen with them on various occasions over the years.  

Meanwhile Tom is set to star in the The Circle, a new thriller featuring Emma Watson and is focused on Silicon Valley.

The film, which is adapted from author Dave Eggers' 2013 novel, tells the story of Mae Holland (Watson), who goes to work for a behemoth tech company whose eccentric founder Eamon Bailey is played by the multiple Oscar-winner Hanks. 

The Circle, also starring Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt and Bill Paxton, hits theaters April 28.

Meanwhile, in December Paul filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday against Sony/ATV over copyright ownership of the many hit songs he wrote with John Lennon as part of The Beatles.

The copyrights were famously bought by Michael Jackson in 1985 and then fully sold over to Sony/ATV following his death.

Paul has long wanted the copyrights, and the filing says he has sent notice to Sony/ATV saying that he will claim them back under a provision of U.S. copyright law that makes that possible after a certain time.

The first song eligible to be claimed back is Love Me Do, in October 2018. The rest of the catalog would follow in years after, ending in 2026. 


Mariah Carey made a triumphant return Wednesday to real-time television with a passionate performance of her new breakup song on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

It was the first live public performance for the 46-year-old pop star since her disastrous NYE appearance in Times Square that was cut short due to audio issues.

Mariah performed her breakup song 'I Don't' in a red gown with plunging neckline before a studio audience in Hollywood.

She belted out the song featuring rapper YG that first premiered last month on her E! docuseries Mariah's World amid her breakup from her former fiance, Australian billionaire James Packer.

YG hit the stage first looking sharp in a white jacket and matching trousers and was soon joined by Mariah who sparkled with her dangling hoop earrings, bracelets and necklace.

Mariah reached her signature high notes during her spirited performance and afterward gave a shout out to YG as she clapped and smiled.

The singer ended her NYE performance early after technical issues and then blamed Dick Clark Productions saying on social media, 'They foiled me'.

The production company quickly called such claims 'absurd'.

'As the premier producer of live television events for nearly 50 years, we pride ourselves on our reputation and long-standing relationships with artists,' it said.

'To suggest that dcp (Dick Clark Productions), as producer of music shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year's Rockin' Eve and Academy of Country Music Awards, would ever intentionally compromise the success of any artist is defamatory, outrageous and frankly absurd.'

Mariah and James in January 2016 announced their engagement, but called it off in October 2016.

Mariah's World documented the singer's 2016 European tour as well as the collapse of her relationship with James and beginning of her new love affair with backing dancer Bryan Tanaka.

The singer shared a Valentine's Day snap Tuesday of herself and Bryan, 33, holding champagne glasses while lounging in a hot tub.

She captioned the snap for her 5.3 million followers: 'Happy Valentine's Day!! #happy #moments #bubbles.'

Kimmel, 49, welcomed former Games Of Thrones star Pedro Pascal and ABC news anchor David Muir as guests on the show.

Mariah arrived at the chat show studio in a skintight blue mini-dress and left in an all-black ensemble of leggings, jacket and black heeled boots.

Kimmel announced that Mariah will be performing with Lionel Richie on March 15 in Baltimore, Maryland. 

It was a case of lucky seven for Ziggy Marley on Sunday when he added another Best Reggae Album Grammy to his collection at the 59th staging of the annual awards ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Marley got the gong over fellow Jamaicans Sly and Robbie (Reggae For Her — Sly and Robbie Presents Devin Di Dakta and JL) and Raging Fyah ( Everlasting), as well as California band Rebelution ( Falling Into Place), Hawaiian singer J Boog ( Rose Petals), and American band SOJA ( Live in Virginia).

The award, for the album Ziggy Marley, gave the 48-year-old singer his fourth nod in the category as a solo artist. Prior to that he had won in 2007 with Love Is My Religion; in 2014 with Ziggy Marley in Concert, and in 2015 with Fly Rasta.

Making up his record-breaking total are three wins with sibling group The Melody Makers, and one for Best Children’s Album in 2010.

Marley, the oldest son of reggae icon Bob Marley, was delighted with his latest win.

“Give thanks to the @RecordingAcad for the honor, my family, and all the artists keeping #reggae alive and well. LOVE #GRAMMYs #ziggymarley,” he tweeted.

The winning album was released last May by Tuff Gong Worldwide and debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. According to Neilsen SoundScan, it has sold over 13,000 copies to date.

American reggae artistes have regularly outsold their Jamaican counterparts in the United States for the past five years, however.

The trend continues with Rebelution’s Falling Into Place emerging as the most successful reggae album released in 2016 with sales of over 30,000 copies.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States nevertheless honours artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, “without regard to album sales or chart position.”

If any of the three US groups had won, they would have been the first Americans to bag the Best Reggae Album category.

The only non-Jamaicans ever to have won the award are British band Steel Pulse who did so in 1987 with Babylon The Bandit.

The Reggae Grammy awards were established in 1985 when Black Uhuru became the first winner.

Ziggy Marley was previously tied with his brother Stephen, who also had six wins (three times as a member of The Melody Makers). Bunny Wailer has received the award three times, and two-time recipients include Burning Spear, Damian Marley, and Shabba Ranks.

Morgan Heritage won last year’s Best Reggae Album Grammy with Strictly Roots.

Jamaica Scorpions smashed a historic 434-4 yesterday en route to a resounding 292-run victory over last season’s champions Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Regional Super50 day/night semi-final match at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.


Chadwick Walton and Jermaine Blackwood notched 117 and 108 not out, respectively, for maiden List A hundreds. Rovman Powell (95) and Steven Taylor (88) both narrowly missed the three-figure mark as the Red Force bowlers erred miserably in line and length.


Chasing a daunting 435 runs to stand a chance of returning to the final, the Red Force were tumbled over for 142 .


Jason Mohammed top-scored with 62 not out. Powell, the medium pace, showed up his more illustrious counterparts in the Red Force bowling line-up with 5-36 off eight overs. The Scorpions’ opening fast bowlers Jerome Taylor and Reynard Leveridge supported Powell with 3-27 and 2-31, respectively.

The Scorpions will face the winner of today’s semi-final between Barbados Pride and Leeward Islands Hurricanes for the title on Saturday.


The Scorpions’ 434 is a record in regional 50-over cricket and the ninth highest List A total of all time.


The Red Force won the toss and asked the Scorpions to take first strike on a docile batting pitch surrounded by mostly short boundaries. They were soon made to regret the decision as Walton and Steven Taylor added a boundary-laden 174 runs for the first wicket.


While the batting was jaw-dropping, the bowling was desperately poor as too many full tosses and half volleys were offered up.


A large number of those were sent crashing over the boundary ropes. To compound matters, some of the full tosses were so high they were called ‘no balls’ which resulted in free hits.

The Scorpions will face the winner of today’s semi-final between Barbados Pride and Leeward Islands Hurricanes for the title on Saturday.


The Scorpions’ 434 is a record in regional 50-over cricket and the ninth highest List A total of all time.


The Red Force won the toss and asked the Scorpions to take first strike on a docile batting pitch surrounded by mostly short boundaries. They were soon made to regret the decision as Walton and Steven Taylor added a boundary-laden 174 runs for the first wicket.


While the batting was jaw-dropping, the bowling was desperately poor as too many full tosses and half volleys were offered up.


A large number of those were sent crashing over the boundary ropes. To compound matters, some of the full tosses were so high they were called ‘no balls’ which resulted in free hits.


Even after both were dismissed, the momentum carried throughout.


Blackwood and Powell continued the carnage toward the latter part of the innings, adding a shocking 163 runs off 91 balls for the third wicket.


Powell, chasing the hundred near the end, was bowled by pacer Ravi Rampaul. He faced only 45 balls.


Rampaul took 2-83 off his allotted 10 overs.


Gabriel, the West Indies fast bowler, was very expensive, ending with 0-91 off nine overs.


The Red Force began frantically, but could not sustain the attacking approach against the incisive duo of Jerome Taylor and Leveridge.


Powell then entered the attack to wreck the lower and middle order.

At least five primary school students have tested positive for the HIV virus and several others have engaged in sexual activities “willingly” Parliamentarians in Trinidad and Tobago have been told.


Appearing before a Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament on Wednesday, officials from the Ministries of Education and Health confirmed that the five students, aged seven to 11, and including three girls were receiving treatment.


“They will remain in the system unless their health factors should warrant that they should be removed,” said Guidance Officer in Ministry of Education Darlene Smith, noting that the ministry believes in inclusive education and they should be treated in the same manner as other students.


Addressing the JSC on the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), specialist medical officer Dr Aruna Divakaruni said a significant number of school aged children had sought the services of the Queen’s Park Counselling Centre.

“Most of them are school children. They have older partners. Most of the time they are abused by stepfathers or a brother or cousin or somebody like that,” she said, adding “others [are] engaged in sexual activity willingly”.


The JSC was told that despite school children engaging in sexual activity and being at risk for various STDs, the Ministry of Health has been meeting resistance from schools and parents regarding the teaching of sexual education by qualified medical professionals.


 “Right now we don’t have that arrangement, but a few years back we honestly tried. We sent our trained doctors to schools to teach children, even to teach teachers and other staff members about STDs. I, myself, attended quite a few schools to teach them and to educate them to include awareness of STDs in children, but we faced a lot of resistance from the schools and teachers and even from parents of the children.”


Dr Divakaruni said many parents believed pupils were being educated “too much” about sex and STDs, which would encourage them to go out and engage in sexual activity.


She said efforts were also made to distribute condoms to pupils in order to encourage safe sex practices, but this too was met with resistance.


Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan said there has been consultation with stakeholders, including the National Parent-Teacher Association and the various denominational boards, and the level of resistance to sexual education is being “broken down”.


Seecharan said pupils are at present exposed to sexual education at both secondary and primary school levels.


“Within the curriculum, we have a health and family life education programme, and one of the modules within that deals with sexuality and sexual health education.  At the secondary level, it is implemented between Forms One to Three; at the primary school it is infused so age-appropriate strategies are used.”

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