A Newcastle man ran into his burning house on Tuesday to save his best friend – his dog Ditch. Mark Woodbury ducked down to shops for 10 minutes to get some supplies for a fishing trip, but when he returned home he noticed smoke billowing from a back window. “The first thing I thought of […]Read more "Man Runs Into Burning House To Save Pet Dog"
Heather McManamy, a cancer patient and mom, is determined to remain in her daughter’s memory — so determined that she’s filling out greeting cards for the 4-year-old’s future milestones. “I did them from when she’s older or younger — random encouragement, bad day, wedding, driver license, even first breakup,” McManamy, 35, of McFarland, Wisconsin, told […]Read more "Mother Dying With Cancer Writes Cards For Toddler’s Future Milestones"
The man called 911 to report trouble breathing, although in fact his plan was to commit suicide with a pistol and have paramedics find him. But when the fire-and-rescue truck arrived at his Leesburg apartment, he was still alive, holding his gun. The paramedics backed away and called the police. Sgt. Mark Davis and Officer […]Read more "Police Officer Convinces Suicidal Man To Reconsider"
It isn’t easy for Rhonda Thill to tell this story. It starts with her husband of 18 years, Randy Thill, killed one night last month in a motorcycle crash. But it’s the story’s ending Rhonda wants you to hear. “It means a lot,” she said. In the days following Randy’s death — when Rhonda received […]Read more "Bikers Find Missing Ring For Depressed Widow"
When Bruno Barba first saw Lola, he never could have guessed how much the young pig would affect him. “She’s changed my life so much and I just haven’t been able to look at anything the same anymore,” Bruno told The Dodo. Now the 16-year-old high school student is paying her back with the ultimate […]Read more "Boy Breaks Rules To Save The Life Of A Pig"
A woman who made millions out of coal mining investments is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after she spent her fortune adopting 75 orphans. Li Lijuan has spent the past 19 years using the money she made from her investments in the 1980s to house the abandoned children. The former garment business […]Read more "Millionaire Spends Fortune On Adopting Orphans"
A Jewish peer who fled occupied Austria as a child is funding the rescue of up to 2,000 Christians from Syria and Iraq as a way of showing his gratitude to the religion whose members saved him from the Nazis. Lord Weidenfeld says he has “a debt to repay” to Christians fleeing Isis, because the […]Read more "Jewish Peer Who Fled Nazis Is Rescuing Christians Fleeing Isis To Repay ‘Debt’"
Madeline Stuart, the courageous and inspiring teen model with Down syndrome whose story we first told here, has just landed her first major modeling contract. Manifesta, a U.S.-based women’s athletic-wear brand that targets women of all shapes, sizes and types, has taken on Stuart as one of their representatives. The match seems like one made […]Read more "Teen With Down Syndrome Lands Her First Modelling Contract"
Taylor Swift has surprised one of her young fans who was devastated when her diagnosis with leukaemia meant she would miss seeing the pop star in concert. Naomi Oakes, 11, has acute myelegenous leukaemia and is currently being treated in hospital in Arizona. After being told she could not leave the hospital for at least […]Read more "Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 To Fan Battling Leukemia"