A young woman was left just an hour from death after she was poisoned - by her hair dye. Gemma Williams suffered a bad reaction when she tried to dye her hair black, but the 24-year-old also went on to suffer septicaemia and was told by doctors that she would have been killed by the poison in her blood. The make-up and beauty artist has now vowed never to touch hair dye again, and has warned of the dangers.
David Repa recalls the shock he felt sitting down at a bank after selling his Vancouver business in 2013 and realizing for the first time how much of "a joke" his prospects were of owning a home in the city. Three years later, the man who co-founded a non-profit electronics-recycling centre and a computer-repair business is living in a spacious home he owns in Powell River. As soaring real estate prices expand up B.C.'s south coast, Powell River has become a refuge for residents of Greater Vancouver who want to make home ownership a reality.
President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be to produce the unity the party will need. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, criticized the contrarian House Freedom Caucus on Monday, a day after resigning from the hard-right group because it helped sink the Republican health care effort. "You can have your principles and then when it comes to voting, you have to compromise to get something passed," Poe said of the caucus, which has roughly three dozen members.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued his byelection campaign tour on Sunday, appearing in a Montreal riding on behalf of the political upstart who surprised the party with her nomination win. Trudeau spent about half an hour visiting small businesses in Stephane Dion's former riding of Saint-Laurent with Liberal candidate Emmanuella Lambropoulos. The 26-year-old high school teacher pulled off a stunning upset earlier this month when she won the nomination over a former provincial cabinet minister rumoured to be the party favourite.
Poetic police officers turned their warning over a seized car into a lecturing limerick, posting their amusing message on Twitter. The verse, tweeted by Lincolnshire Police Specials, was posted along with a picture of the retrieved Vauxhall Corsa as it was loaded onto the back of a recovery lorry. Last year the UK’s 1.5 millionth uninsured vehicle - also a Vauxhall Corsa - was seized in Haringey, North London.
Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to PC Keith Palmer after he was stabbed by terrorist Khalid Masood during Wednesday’s attack at the Palace of Westminster. Mr Ellwood, a former soldier himself, has been praised as a hero after his attempts to help the policeman, with pictures of him amid the chaos beamed across the world. The MP, who lost his own brother Jonathan during the 2002 Bali bombing, has already been appointed to the Privy Council in recognition of his role in responding to the shock attack, along with security minister Ben Wallace.
An amusing video has emerged of a bird frenetically knocking on a window. The footage, shot on Sunday in Chelyabinsk, Russia, shows the apparently hungry bird knocking on the window with its beak.