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McCann's Couple Lose Court Appeal to Silence Cop who Claims they Covered up Daughter's Death Kate McCann and her husband Gerry McCann may now face a huge legal bill over the case against former police chief Goncalo Amaral

A well-placed source close to the case said the decision had gone against the McCanns and they would now face a massive legal bill.

The McCanns have lost their appeal to Portugal’s highest court over ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral’s book claiming they covered up their daughter’s death.

Portuguese Supreme Court judges met this morning in Lisbon to resolve the couple’s fight against a lower court’s decision last April to reverse their 2015 libel win against the former detective.

The hearing took place in private and an official public decision is not set to be sent to lawyers acting for the litigants until later in the week.

But well-placed sources close to the long-running case said this afternoon the decision had gone against the McCanns and they would now face a massive legal bill.

The McCanns will now have to pay him 500,000 Euros (£430,000) plus interest, and his legal costs.

Judges decided that Goncalo Amaral’s “right to freedom of expression” was worthy of greater protection under Portuguese law that the “right to honour” of the McCanns.

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Former police inspector Goncalo Amaral

The judges ruled Goncalo Amaral’s “exercise of his freedom of expression was not considered abusive” and “was within admissible limits in a democratic and open society, which excludes the illegality of possible damage to the honour of the McCanns.”

The decision is a major milestone in Gerry and Kate McCann’s eight-year fight over a book written by Amaral, who led the initial hunt when then-three-year-old Madeleine vanished from their Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007.

Kate and Gerry axed PR expert Clarence Mitchell after nine years last year as they faced uncertainty over the future of the £12 million British police investigation – codenamed Operation Grange – into the disappearance of their daughter.

Madeleine McCann in an Everton Football shirt.

Madeleine McCann

Amaral was ordered to pay Kate and Gerry 500,000 euros (£430,000) plus interest in damages after losing round one of their libel battle in April 2015 over his book ‘The Truth of the Lie.’

Appeal judges reversed the initial ruling by a court in Lisbon in April last year, siding with the former police chief and overturning a ban on his book.

The decision sparked a fresh appeal by the McCanns to the country’s highest law court, which was lodged last May but heard today.

The McCanns’ Portuguese lawyer Isabel Duarte was “out of her office” and not immediately available this afternoon to comment.

Speaking ahead of today’s hearing, a source close to the case said: “The Supreme Court judges can either confirm the first court’s decision that ruled in the McCanns’ favour or the Lisbon appeal court judgement that went in Goncalo Amaral’s favour.

“The ruling itself will take at least four or five days to come out officially but it’s possible there’ll be some unofficial guidance by the end of the day on what the ruling is.”

“My feeling is that Amaral cannot make another appeal if this goes against him as there is only the European courts and that’s too expensive and if it’s a decision based on the law and not the facts it’s difficult to go to the European court.

“The same would probably be true if the McCanns lost the case.”

Criticising the ruling in favour of the ex-police chief last year, which a friend of the McCanns said had left them “seething,” Isabel Duarte said: “This decision was an appreciation of the law and not the facts.

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“We can appeal to the Supreme Court which we will do as we have instructions from our clients.”

The judge who ruled in the McCanns’ favour in April 2015 said Amaral’s constitutional rights to freedom of speech and expression were conditioned by the fact he had been in charge of the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance until shortly before the publication of his book.

She concluded he played on his status as a long-serving police officer to present personal opinions and claims about the high-profile case as fact.

The appeal judges said Amaral’s right to express his opinions overruled any duty of confidentiality he had as an ex-police chief heading the Madeleine McCann investigation once the case files, made available on the Internet by Portuguese authorities, were put into the public domain.

Kate and Gerry McCann

Kate and Gerry McCann

Amaral is understood to have earned 400,000 euros (£344,000) from his book before it was banned and a subsequent TV documentary.

He claimed in the book Madeleine had died in their holiday flat and they had faked her abduction to cover up the tragedy.

The book was released just three days after Gerry and Kate were told their status as arguidos or persons of interest had been lifted on July 21 2008.

The McCanns told the Lisbon court staging the Amaral libel trial in the summer of 2014 they were left “devastated and crushed” by his allegations.

Kate, 48, from Rothley, Leics, said Madeleine’s twin siblings Sean and Amelie, now 12, knew about Amaral’s allegations.

She told the court in July 2014 after applying to make a statement: “I believe that’s what’s in Mr Amaral’s book and the documentary is very distressing to adults. To a child it could be very damaging.”

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Asked by the judge how she felt after reading the book, she said: “I was devastated. It made me feel quite desperate because of the injustice I felt towards my daughter and our family as a whole.

“It was very painful to read and I felt sad for Madeleine. I also felt anxious and fearful because of the damage I felt it was doing in Portugal.”

She went on to accuse Amaral of “consistently smearing” her and Gerry and claimed they feared the book may have stopped people coming forward with information about their daughter’s whereabouts.

The ex-police chief, removed as head of the investigation into Madeleine’s May 3 2007 disappearance after criticising British detectives, has always denied defamation and insisted what he wrote was based on case files which had already been made public.

Amaral’s lawyer Miguel Cruz Rodrigues claimed in court the McCanns had taken legal action against his client “to rid themselves of guilt for their negligent conduct” in leaving Madeleine and her siblings alone while they ate tapas with friends nearby.

He also claimed their lack of cooperation with the Portuguese police authorities had led to the archiving of the investigation in 2008.

Portuguese prosecutors reopened their probe into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in May 2014, and are now working in close coordination with Scotland Yard’s scaled-down Operation Grange probe into the youngster’s fate

Last year Kate and Gerry revealed they had told their twins “everything” about Madeleine’s disappearance and said the youngsters still remember her and talk about her often.

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Tracie Aldridge Sexually Assaulted with Sweeping Brush Live on Snapchat Tracie Aldridge

Brave Tracie Aldridge waived her right to anonymity, saying: “I’ve been betrayed by the system. Shoplifters get heavier sentences than they got”

A woman sexually assaulted with a sweeping brush while it was live streamed on Snapchat has spoken out after her abuser was jailed for only 12 months and his friend escaped prison.

Tracie Aldridge, then 19, slept right through her “humiliation” by Jordan Binnie, but woke the next day to find that footage of the outrage had been sent to her friends.

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Tracie Aldridge says the sentences for the two men are a “joke” after she was humiliated on social media

She waived her right to anonymity today after the sentences were handed down.

Binnie, 22, had been drinking all day, and continued into the night at the party in Raploch, Stirling

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Jordan Binnie outside court

Eventually everyone left apart from Binnie, Tracie, and Fraser Anderson, also 22.

Exhausted, Tracie “put her feet up” and fell asleep on a sofa, wearing a small pair of pyjama shorts, which Anderson moved to one side, allowing Binnie access to commit the assault.

Sarah Lumsden, prosecuting, told Falkirk Sheriff Court: “For an unknown reason Mr Binnie took a sweeping brush that was in the flat and approached her with it.

“Mr Anderson moved some of her clothing.”

Binnie then “moved the bush towards, and indeed did touch, her vagina”.

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Fraser Anderson arriving at court

Miss Lumsden said: “The complainer throughout this didn’t wake up, but the next morning she received a telephone call from a friend advising her that a social media message had been sent to some of her friends which included a video depicting this incident taking place.

“She had no memory of this. She didn’t known this had happened. This was how this came to light.

“She was, understandably, extremely distressed and humiliated, and the police were contacted.”

As part of the investigation, the broom handle was sent for forensic tests.

Miss Lumsden said: “A ‘hit’ was received some time later from the offending brush, which confirmed the presence of the DNA of the victim and Mr Binnie.”

Binnie, unemployed, of Johnston Avenue, Cornton, Stirling, pleaded guilty to sexual assault.

On a separate day, Anderson, a carpet fitter, of De Moray Court, also in Cornton, Stirling, appeared in court and admitted committing a breach of the peace by uploading mobile phone footage of the assault to Snapchat.

Tracie Aldridge

Tracie Aldridge

Both men then appeared together last Thursday and were sentenced.

When Binnie pleaded guilty, the court was told about Anderson moving Tracie’s pyjama shorts.

But when Anderson appeared a fortnight later, his plea made no mention of this,.

The Crown gave no further narration leaving the act in a sentencing limbo, something the court was told Anderson had done, but which he could not be punished for.

Tracie said later she felt “betrayed by the system”.

Virgil Crawford, defending, told the court that Anderson, a first offender, had simply been “a drunk man filming all night at a party” and uploading to Snapchat what was going on.

Mr Crawford claimed the video should have self-deleted in seconds, but someone else had saved and circulated it.

He added: “It is quite clear that very shortly after this incident Mr Anderson realised he had done wrong, but at the time he thought it was humorous and funny.”

Solicitor Frazer McCready, for Binnie, said: “This was a couple of daft boys, whilst intoxicated, doing something which they may have perceived to be funny at the time, but in the sober light of day it’s a serious offence.”

The incident happened on June 27, 2015. Sentencing took place after a series of delays and thirteen court appearances.

Binnie, who has a record for violence and was assessed by social workers as at risk of committing further violent offences, was jailed for 12 months and placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.

Anderson was ordered to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work.

Sheriff John Mundy told them: “I regard this as a despicable act on the part of both of you.”

Anderson was not even placed on the register, because he had pleaded guilty only to a breach of the peace.

It is not the first time that Sheriff Mundy has been involved in a “soft touch justice” row.

In 2014, he sparked fury after he let teenager Karl Henderson, then 17, off with an absolute discharge for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in a Denny High School stationery cupboard.

His decision was later overturned – the Crown appealed on grounds of undue leniency and the Court of Appeal ordered Henderson to be placed on supervision and the sex offenders’ register for a year.

In Tracie’s case, however, it is the Crown that is being blamed.

Tracie, now 21, waived her anonymity and said: “I’ve been through two years of hell.

“At the start the police told us it would go to the High Court and Binnie would be charged with rape with an object.

“Fraser Anderson could have stopped it, but instead he live-streamed it to Snapchat. Everybody who knows me in this area saw it.

“I’m waiving my anonymity because I’m so angry with the light sentences they got, but Fraser took my anonymity the minute he uploaded it to social media — and he got community service.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous. I just think it’s a joke.

“They ruined my life, I’ve had two years of torment, and my life’s never been the same since it happened. I had to give up my job as a school cleaner because of the stress of it.

“I’ve been betrayed by the system. Shoplifters get heavier sentences than they got.”

Her mother, Nicola, 46, added: “It’s absolutely atrocious. He did this to her with a brush, and the other guy filmed it.

“How can they get off so lightly? And why was Fraser Anderson not put on the sex offenders’ register when he filmed somebody, for fun, being sexually assaulted, and put it everywhere for everybody to see?

“That’s almost worse than what Binnie did.

“The police did a good job, but the Crown let Tracie down.”

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The new US President will be hosted by the Queen on his trip to the UK.

Brits are protesting in their hundreds of thousands against new US President Donald Trump coming to the UK, with a petition amassing more than a million signatures.

The billionaire businessman, who was sworn in as President on January 20, has already been invited on a state visit where he would be hosted by the Queen.

But there are some comments he has made in the past which could make his trip incredibly awkward – about Kate Middleton’s ‘nude’ sunbathing.

In 2012 the Duchess of Cambridge hit the headlines after paparazzi took photographs of her sunbathing topless on a private balcony while on holiday in France.

Kate and husband Prince William said they were “saddened” when French magazine Closer decided to publish the images. British publications did not follow suit.

Most people were disgusted that the Royal couple’s privacy had been invaded – but not Donald Trump.

Trump blamed Kate Middleton for sunbathing topless in the first place.

He tweeted at the time saying that Kate was “great” but “only had herself to blame”, adding, “who wouldn’t take Kate’s picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!”.

But there are some comments he has made in the past which could make his trip incredibly awkward – about Kate Middleton’s ‘nude’ sunbathing.

Kate and husband Prince William said they were “saddened” when French magazine Closer decided to publish the images. British publications did not follow suit.

Prince William (R) and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for pictures

Most people were disgusted that the Royal couple’s privacy had been invaded – but not Donald Trump.

Trump blamed Kate Middleton for sunbathing topless in the first place.

He tweeted at the time saying that Kate was “great” but “only had herself to blame”, adding, “who wouldn’t take Kate’s picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!”.

Others pointed out that he wouldn’t like it if someone took photographs of his wife in a private place while she wasn’t wearing clothes.

On January 7, just 13 days before Trump’s inauguration, one person responded: “this thing is now the saddest thing on earth”.

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'Gunman who Killed Six in Mosque Terror Attack' Revealed as Both Accused Shooters Identified Alexandre Bissonnette has been identified by Canadian media as one of the alleged gunmen

Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir have been named as the pair arrested by Canadian Police.

The alleged gunmen behind the Quebec mosque terror attack which killed six people have been identified.

Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir have been named as the pair arrested by Canadian police following the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centrre in the Sainte-Foy area last night.

Khadir was arrested near the mosque while Bissonnette was tracked down about 15 miles away, it was reported.

Sûreté du Québec spokeswoman Christine Coulombe told TVA: “There is nothing to suggest that there are other suspects.”

Alexandre Bissonnette

Alexandre Bissonnette

The suspects are residents of Quebec City, both attend a university in the city of Laval, and one is of Moroccan origin, reported French-language Radio-Canada.

A photo has been published on Canadian media of Bissonnette but Khadir has yet to be pictured.

The developments follow claims Bissonnette allegedly called police and confessed because he “felt bad”.

He was being hunted by when he reportedly made the call to emergency services just 20 minutes after the massacre in Quebec City.

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Police at the scene after shots were fired inside the mosque

He claimed to have been one of the gunmen involved in the ambush, where six people were killed and more than a dozen were injured.

Five people are considered to be in a critical condition.

The 27-year-old man told emergency services he “felt bad” due to his alleged role in the mass shooting and was threatening to kill himself, the French-language newspaper Le Soleil reported.

At the time the man was being pursued in his grey Mitsubishi car on the Felix-Leclerc motorway.

He pulled over alongside the St Lawrence River, near the bridge to Ile d’Orleans – around 12 miles from the mosque – and surrendered to heavily-armed tactical officers after they waited for him to exit his car.

He was armed with two weapons resembling AK-47s and at least one handgun, and there were fears the car was rigged with explosives, Le Soleil reported.

No explosives were found.

A number of raids were being carried out by police. One took place at a flat near the mosque.

Earlier, police had arrested the other suspect near the mosque in the Sainte-Foy area of Quebec City.

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A police officer stands guard outside the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre

Witnesses said two masked gunmen had stormed the mosque just before 8pm local time and shouted “Allahu Akbar” as they sprayed bullets at worshippers during Sunday night prayers.

Around 50 people were inside the building at the time, including children as young as three.

A witness who was nearly shot described the chaos, telling French-language Radio-Canada: “They started to fire, and as they shot they yelled, ‘Allahu Akbar’. The bullets hit people that were praying.

“People who were praying lost their lives. A bullet passed right over my head.

“There were even kids. There was even a three-year-old who was with his father.”

The victims were aged from around 35 to 70.

Following the two arrests police said they do not believe there are additional suspects, and it was too early to determine any motive for the violence.

The attack occurred in the men’s section of the mosque, while women and more children were upstairs.

It was condemned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “a terrorist attack on Muslims”.

Sgt. Christine Coulombe of Surete du Quebec, the provincial police force, said 39 people escaped the mosque unharmed.

Five of the wounded were in a critical condition in hospital, while at least 12 others suffered minor injuries.

The mosque’s president, Mohamed Yangui, who was not inside when the shooting occurred, said he got frantic calls from people at evening prayers.

He said: “Why is this happening here? This is barbaric.”

He told Canadian media that the mosque had not received any threats recently.

Trudeau offered his condolences to the shooting victims and their families, saying he reacted with “tremendous shock, sadness and anger”.

Canadian police officers respond to a shooting in a mosque at the Quebec City Islamic cultural center

Children as young as three were inside the mosque when shots rang out 

He added: “We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge.

“While authorities are still investigating and details continue to be confirmed, it is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence.

“Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear.

“Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country.

“Canadian law enforcement agencies will protect the rights of all Canadians, and will make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators of this act and all acts of intolerance.”

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard condemned the attack and urged Quebecers to unite against violence and stand in solidarity with the Muslim community.

He told reporters: “It’s a murderous act directed at a specific community.”

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Samuel Carvalho has an undiagnosed illness which means he collapses uncontrollably

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were shocked as a guest collapsed in the This Morning studio immediately after coming off air.

Samuel Carvalho has an undiagnosed illness which means he collapses constantly, and was introducing his dog – who also acts like a carer – Lola to the presenters and viewers.

And, after the interview, Phillip and Holly proved just how severe his guest’s case is, as they revealed he’d collapsed in the studio.

Coming back from the break, Phil said: “Sorry, we’re just a little shocked, as as soon as we came off air, Samuel said, ‘I’m shocked I managed to get through the interview without passing out.’

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby shocked as guest Samuel collapses in studio

Samuel Carvalho collapsed in the This Morning studio

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby shocked as guest Samuel collapses in studio

Phillip and Holly were shocked by what happened 

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby shocked as guest Samuel collapses in studio

They were both extremely concerned

“He’s fine, but as soon as he left our studio, he was flat out.

“I hope they find out what’s wrong with him.”

Samuel’s blackouts started eight years ago, when he would get three a year, but it got worse a year and a half ago when he started getting more than one a day.

The 22 year old can’t even leave his house alone, in case he falls into a road.

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Holly insisted he was fine 

Samuel Carvalho and Lola

But he revealed how Lola the dog helps give him a warning if he’s about to have a blackout and also acts as a paramedic.

He said: “If I’m sitting on floor, she’ll burrow under my knees so I don’t fall.

“If I’m upstairs, she’ll come to bottom of stairs and stare right at me, so I’m not out of her sight.

“If I collapse, she brings me round like a paramedic.

“She’ll put her paws on my shoulders and lick my face. She won’t leave me.”

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Teenage Brother of Leeds United Striker Shot Dead Outside Barber's Shop in Broad Daylight Attack Raheem Wilks

The victim has been named locally as 19-year-old Raheem Wilks, who is believed to be brother of Leeds United’s 18-year-old striker Mallik Wilks

The teenage brother of a Leeds United striker has been shot dead outside a city centre barber’s shop.

Police have launched a murder investigation after the man was killed at Too Sharp’s barber’s shop in Chapeltown, Leeds.

The victim has been named locally as 19-year-old Raheem Wilks, who is believed to be brother of Leeds United’s 18-year-old striker Mallik Wilks.

Police say they received a report of a man having been shot at the barber’s shop at 1.20pm yesterday.

Police and ambulance attended the scene and found the victim seriously injured.

The brother of Leeds United footballer Mallik Wilks, pictured, has been shot dead 

Raheem was taken to hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment but was pronounced dead last night.

Police are currently at the scene carrying out a forensic examination as enquiries continue.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Friends and family have taken to social media to pay tribute to Raheem following news of the incident.

Tracy Coley, who posted a video of photos of Raheem with one saying RIP son, said: “I have no words…. miss and love my baby soooooooo much RIP raheem (SIC).

Lutel James, former footballer and leader at Chapeltown Youth Development Centre, said: “God bless Raheem Wilks RIP I’m so upset emotionally distressed 1 of my young people shot dead in chapeltown in his heart 1pm day time the area of Chapeltown Youth-Development Centre (SIC)

Tayo Thornton posted: “Life’s too short, I’m so gutted to hear someone I’ve known since I was a little kid and grown up in chapeltown with gone. Mallik Wilks make your brother proud with your football and ranei and matayai also make your family and brother proud toorip raheem we are all very say to hear rest easy to all the loved ones of him aswell we all need to stay strong (SIC),”

While another user wrote: “My love goes out to Tracy and her family , so sorry to hear your loss , need anything am here R.i.p raheem xx”

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Spencer, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We have launched a murder investigation following this man’s death and are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Although our enquiries are still at a relatively early stage, we believe this has been a targeted attack on the victim. We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area yesterday and witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“We are not currently in a position to release the identity of the victim but his family have been informed and we have specially-trained family liaison officers deployed to support them at what is a very difficult time for them.

“We have been carrying out arrest enquiries with support from specialist firearms officers and that has led to the arrest of one man who is currently in custody on suspicion of murder.

“A post mortem examination is due to take place today to establish the cause of death.

“We recognise that an incident of this nature will cause understandable concern in the community and we are linking with key representatives in the community to keep them informed about the situation. Officers from the local neighbourhood team are maintaining an increased presence in the area to reassure residents.”

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20 Year Old Medical Student, Kills Herself by Overdosing on Diet Pills Bought Online from Abroad Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips, 20, from Truro – who studied at Southampton University – bought the weight loss pills from Turkey and was found at 6am lying on a grassy bank in Falmouth, Cornwall

A highly-intelligent medical student killed herself by overdosing on diet pills bought over the Internet from abroad, an inquest heard.

A coroner yesterday ruled that urgent action needs to be taken to stop people being able to buy such drugs so easily online.

An inquest in Truro, Cornwall, heard that Anna Phillips, 20, had bought the weight loss pills over the Internet from Turkey.

She was found lying semiconscious on a grassy bank at 6am in Falmouth, Cornwall, in June 2015.

The Southampton University medical school second year student was rushed to hospital where she later died from a heart attack.

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The inquest heard that Anna bought the diet pills over the Internet

Assistant coroner for Cornwall Andrew Cox said he was concerned at the apparent ease with which Anna had bought the drugs.

He is now set to write to the Government drawing attention to this case.

Anna, who achieved 11 A*s at GCSE at Truro High School for Girls, was highly intelligent, kind and caring, the hearing was told.

Her mother, Dr Penny Phillips, said after the inquest: “I am grateful to the coroner for his recommendations which I hope will result in saving future lives.

Anna was a high achiever who wanted to be a doctor

“Anna was a young woman who had her whole life ahead of her.

“She was training to be a doctor, in her second year of medical school at Southampton University when she experienced her first psychotic episode.

“Anna was described her friends as quirky, funny, inclusive, sensitive and just so damn clever. She was hugely caring and compassionate, and despite her own mental health problems, she showed a deep empathy towards others.”

The coroner said Anna ordered the drug that led to the fatal overdose and said he was sure she intended to take her own life.

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Surgeons have become the first in the world to save a patient’s life by removing both her lungs for six days before a transplant.

In a medical world first, doctors miraculously kept Melissa Benoit alive before her double lung operation by resorting to the unprecedented solution.

Melissa Benoit had both her lungs removed as she awaited a transplant

The cystic fibrosis sufferer had arrived at hospital with a severe lung infection and her family were told she had just hours to live.

Dr Niall Ferguson, of Toronto General Hospital in Canada, said: “It was a difficult discussion because when we’re talking about something that had never to our knowledge been done before, there were a lot of unknowns.”

Melissa with her daughter Olivia prior to a lung transplant

Flu had left the then 32-year-old patient fighting off respiratory failure.

Dr Ferguson said: “She got into a spiral from which her lungs were not going to recover. Her only hope of recovery was a lung transplant.”

To help her breathe and to gain more time, doctors put her on Extra-Corporeal Lung Support, a temporary life support medical device often used to help bridge patients waiting for a transplant.

The machine functions as the lungs normally do. It drains blood from the body, oxygenates it and removes the carbon dioxide, and then pumps the cleaned blood back into the patient.

For other patients waiting for a lung donor, this machine is enough to help them survive. Their lungs are kept in their body until new ones can be transplanted into them.

But in Melissa’s case, her condition worsened.

The infection took over her lungs, spilled into her bloodstream and caused septic shock. She would die if nothing was done.

One by one, Melissa’s organs began shutting down.

Doctors gathered together to discuss a bold solution they had been thinking about for years but never carried out – the removal of both her lungs in hopes of eliminating the source of the bacterial infection.

Melissa with her surgeons (from the left) Dr Shaf Keshavjee, Dr Marcelo Cypel and Dr Tom Waddell

There were many risks, from potential bleeding into the empty chest cavity to whether her blood pressure and oxygen levels could be sustained once her lungs were removed.

Dr Shaf Keshavjee, one of three surgeons who operated on Melissa, said: “What helped us is the fact that we knew it was a matter of hours before she would die.

“That gave us the courage to say, if we’re ever going to save this woman, we’re going to do it now.”

Melissa was so ill she had fallen unconscious.

So her husband Chris gave doctors the go-ahead, thinking of their then two-year-old daughter, Olivia.

Chris recalled: “It didn’t take very long for us to insist that Melissa would want to go right to the end and fight with experimental surgery.

“We needed this chance. Things were so bad for so long, we needed something to go right.”

In April last year, a team of 13 medics began a nine-hour surgery to remove Melissa’s lungs.

Dr Keshavjee said both lungs were swollen, filled with mucous, and as hard as a football.

He added: “Technically, it was difficult to get them out of her chest.”

Doctors in Canada saved her life by removing her lungs for six days

Incredibly, Melissa’s condition dramatically improved.

Dr Keshavjee said: “And literally within minutes – it was probably around 20 minutes after having taken those infected lungs out – her blood pressure normalised, and they could remove all the blood-pressure-supporting drugs and just leave her on the pumps that were providing the circulation.”

A small artificial lung was connected to Melissa’s heart, while other devices oxygenated and circulated her blood.

As they waited for donor lungs to become available, doctors wondered how long she could be supported like this.

Dr Keshavjee admitted: “We didn’t know if we’d get [them] in one day or one month.”

Six days later a pair of donor lungs became available and Melissa underwent a successful lung transplant.

Since then, her strength has steadily improved. Months in the hospital had initially left her without the ability to hold her head up, sit up or stand, but in the past month she has begun walking without a cane.

The ordeal also damaged her kidneys, but Melissa is soon hoping to be well enough to receive a kidney transplant from her mum.

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First Nude Restaurant Opened in Spain where Staffs Serve up an ‘Aphrodisiac Menu’ off their Bodies

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First Nude Restaurant Opened in Spain where Staffs Serve up an 'Aphrodisiac Menu' off their Bodies A couple hold hands over the table at the new nudist restaurant

Spain’s first naked restaurant will employ staff to serve up an “aphrodisiac menu” off their bodies.

Innato opened to the public in Tenerife this week, offering diners to eat some gourmet libido-boosting food while completely in the buff.

Owner Tony de Leonardis said the restaurant was inspired by pop-up nude eatery The Bunyadi , which came to London last summer.

The restaurant booked every one of its 46,000 places within weeks – and had a waiting list of of thousansds.

At Innato things will be a little more racy than its British counterpart as staff will strip-off and display the culinary delights on their bodies – with just vine leaves or cloths to keep their modesty.

Innato restaurant

Innato opened to the public in Tenerife this week 

Innato restaurant

Staff serve up food off their bodies

Diners will be asked to check in their phones at the door before they are led to a changing room to get into nothing but a bathrobe.

They are then taken to their table where they can dine in the buff, separated from other diners by bamboo partitions

A popular menu item is the “Happy Ending” – a dessert of drizzled melted chocolate and strawberries served on a naked model.

Innato restaurant

Innato was inspired by pop-up nude eatery The Bunyadi, which came to London last summer

Lollipop founder Seb Lyall said before it opened in June 2016: “We believe people should get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities: no chemicals, no artificial colours, no electricity, no gas, no phone and even no clothes if they wish to.

“The idea is to experience true liberation.”

“We have worked very hard to design a space where everything patrons interact with is bare and naked,” Seb continued.

“The use of natural bamboo partitions and candlelight has enabled to us to make the restaurant discreet.”

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Peter Andre’s wife Emily reveals the ‘terrifying’ moment doctors told her she may have been forced to have a hysterectomy at 27

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Peter Andre's wife Emily reveals the 'terrifying' moment doctors told her she may have been forced to have a hysterectomy at 27 PETER Andre with wife Emily

The mum-of-two describes the fear when she was told her life could have changed forever

PETER Andre’s wife Emily has revealed the terrifying moment a doctor told her that birth complications may have resulted in her having a hysterectomy.

The junior doctor, 27, felt “robbed” of a natural birth after having an emergency caesarean in November when baby Theo was breached.

But despite both Pete and Emily describing the birth as “traumatic,” Emily reveals the most terrifying moment was afterwards during a conversation with the obstetrician

Speaking to The Sun Online, Emily revealed: “There was a moment when the obstetrician said to me that one of the risks was there are times they have to perform a hysterectomy after the Caesarean if there is loads of bleeding.

“And I thought, ‘Oh my god I didn’t even think about that.’ You have to process the information and you have to go and have the C-section, obviously it’s very rare but you suddenly think, ‘Wow they might have to do that.’

“There was a point I remember thinking, ‘Wow this is a huge deal.’ I just remember looking at Pete across the room and we were like, ‘Oh my god’.”

Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh

Junior doctor Emily, 27, had a traumatic birth with Theo in November after he was breached

Pete, 42, praised his wife for remaining so calm during the “scariest thing” in their lives.

“I was worried seeing her go through something so traumatic and you’re not taking care, the doctor is,” he explained.

“The doctor’s there and the surgeon’s there and you’re leaving everything in their hands.

“But the baby was breached and the legs were down and had she gone into labour it would have been disastrous because of the cord, but yet Emily will always say millions of people go through worse.

“And it’s fine because I have Emily to say that. She never makes a big deal out of anything. And when you’re in that moment and have that fear, it’s the scariest thing in your life, but Emily is always so calm.”

Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh

Despite Theo’s birth putting the couple through the “scariest moment” of their lives, Emily is still keen to have more children

Despite what she went through, Emily tells The Sun Online she would still like to have more children.

She said: “The traumatic birth hasn’t put me off having another child. I was lucky with Amelia as the birth was quick, and when you see your baby and smell them it’s all worth it and you think, ‘I wanna do this again!’”

And although previously admitting he was keen to have another baby soon, Pete’s now feeling slightly different.

“I’m kinda cool just as I am at the moment. Amelia was so quiet, but Theo has a set of lungs and he’s not so chilled out!

“Now I’m like, ‘You know that thing about having loads of kids… let’s just practice for now!’”

The couple also have daughter Amelia, three, while Pete has two children from his marriage to Katie Price – Junior, 11, and nine-year-old Princess.

Pete’s says his parenting “superpower” is instilling good manners.

“Everyone always comments on how polite my children are,” said Pete.

“Obviously I don’t take 100 per cent credit, but my rule is as a dad that although my children want for nothing and I spoil them, they will never be brats.

“With manners I’m a little bit too strict, so my superpower would be raising polite, respectful and kind children.

“Junior had a talk at school about whose parents were the most strict, and I came up as the strictest dad and the second most fun one – I was gutted I wasn’t the first!”

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