A 12-year-old British girl, who has used a wheelchair all her life, is set to become the first child with cerebral palsy to walk down the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Katie Renshaw who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 10 months old, has been given the incredible opportunity to model children’s clothes for top fashion label Lulu Et Gigi at the world-famous event. The schoolgirl, who has been receiving treatment from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool since she was a baby, was originally told by doctors she may never walk.
Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster crash survivor Vicky Balch, who lost her leg, has taken part in a modelling shoot to HIGHLIGHT her scars.
The 20-year-old former dancer had her scars painted GOLD for the Kintsugi shoot, which was organized by specialist model agency, Zebedee Management. Vicky, who had her right leg amputated at the knee after the crash in June 2015, wore a gold swimming costume for the shoot, which aimed to show that scars should highlight peoples’ beauty and uniqueness.
The photo shoot by Murat Ozkasim was based on the concept of Kintsugi, a traditional Japanese repair method, which celebrates each artefact’s unique history by emphasising its fractures and breaks instead of hiding or disguising them.
Passengers on a guided bus in Cambridgeshire had a miraculous escape after the bus exploded into flames following a collision with a car.
The passengers were quickly evacuated from the bus following the collision, which saw both the car and bus burnt to a shell after they burst into flames. Local residents report hearing “an explosion” and seeing plumes of black smoke billowing into the air after the bus and car collided near Longstanton.
The GRANDSON of vicious swan Mr Asbo is following in his grandfather’s footsteps after terrorising a baby GOSLING on the River Cam – as tourists looked on in horror.
The feathered fiend, who is now a fully-fledged swan, was spotted attacking the frightened baby Canada goose, who became separated from his parents and siblings. The savage swan, who was nicknamed Asbaby as a youngster when he pecked petrified punters on the famous Backs, appears to now be worse than ever.
Bond wannabe James Norton has been blasted for eating his LUNCH on a TOMB in the graveyard of an Anglo-Saxon church.
The actor was spotted using the tomb as a DINNER TABLE whilst filming the fourth series of ITV’s crime drama, Grantchester, in which he plays a vicar. Norton and fellow Grantchester clergymen Tom Brittney and Al Weaver were seen spreading out their picnic on the tomb in the graveyard of St Benet’s Church, which is the oldest building in Cambridge.
These stunning photos look as though they have been taken in the Netherlands but in fact they show Britain’s last remaining bulb fields bursting into colour before Easter.
The pictures show the beautiful blooms brightening up the countryside at family-run Belmont Nurseries near King’s Lynn in Norfolk. The tulips have flowered two weeks early this year due to the mix of warm and wet weather throughout the Spring. The vibrant fields are making their mark as the UK prepares for a warm and sunny Easter, with highs of 22C on Saturday, according to the Met Office.
A council has apologised for insulting residents in a Cambridgeshire city by calling them “WASTERS.”
Residents in Peterborough were furious after red stickers with a frown face emoji and the word "WASTER" were put on their black bins. The stickers were put on all black bins in Orton Malbourne and Sugar Way estate as part of a pilot scheme by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) to encourage people to recycle. But many residents complained the word “waster” was derogatory and insulting and said there were better ways to get people to recycle.
A man has attracted hundreds of fans from all over the world after posting more than 1000 pictures of his favourite BENCHES on Twitter.
Paul Griffiths, 58, from Hartlepool in County Durham, created his My Favourite Bench page three years ago and now has an incredible 5000 followers. Paul’s passion for benches began when his three boys were young and they used to make an annual family trip to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales and sit on the same bench to eat fish and chips and enjoy the views.
The first TOMATO plants are now being grown inside the biggest semi-closed GLASSHOUSE in the UK - which is the size of 11 football pitches.
A quarter of a MILLION tomato plants have just been placed inside the £15 MILLION glasshouse, which offers the most technologically advanced farming of its kind in the country. The huge state-of-the-art glasshouse at the Blakenham Nursery site at Bramford near Ipswich in Suffolk has been specially designed to use less gas energy and is set to produce 130 MILLION tomatoes a year.
Double rowing Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell has become the oldest rower ever to compete in the Boat Race after being picked for the Cambridge University team.
The 47-year-old looked thrilled as it was announced he would be part of the Light Blue team, competing in the famous Boat Race on the River Thames. Cracknell is now the oldest man ever to compete in the annual contest, beating Andy Probert, who was 38 when he coxed Cambridge in 1992 and Mike Wherley who rowed for Oxford at 36 in 2008.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was given special permission to SMOKE on stage during his concert in London this week.
The aged rocker was given special dispensation by the local council after he was spotted puffing on a cigarette during his performance at The London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford. The 74-year-old was cheered by the crowd of 70,000 as he lit up before his guitar solo – flouting the strict no smoking rule.
The Queen has been spotted driving with her SEATBELT on after she was criticised for not wearing it in the aftermath of Prince Philip's horror car crash.
She was spotted behind the wheel of her Range Rover as she drove out of the Sandringham estate. The Queen was wearing a headscarf and bright red lipstick and was accompanied by a companion and followed behind by her police protection officers. It comes after she was seen driving along a public road, less than 24 hours after Prince Philip's accident, without wearing a seatbelt as she headed home after visiting her stables.
A striking photo of a dolphin reflected in the sea has won an annual photo competition to celebrate British mammals.
The photo, taken by James West, from Hampshire, was among 350 amazing wildlife pictures snapped in the British Isles for the annual Mammal Photographer of the Year competition. James, who took the picture near the Cairns of Coll in Scotland, said the reflection added a different dimension to the picture.
“The sea was very calm and like a mirror. As I examined the shots afterwards, I could see not only a sharp photograph of the dolphin but also its reflection in the water, revealing a beautiful creature in motion with tremendous power and grace,” said James, from Chandler’s Ford.
A picture of LIGHTNING striking in Blackpool has come top in the annual Weather Photographer of the Year competition.
The photo entitled, Electric Blackpool, taken by Stephen Cheatley, beat more than 4,000 pictures in the contest, which show weather phenomena around the world. Other pictures show a double rainbow over the Grand Canyon, a late season dust storm in Arizona and a spectacular reflection bow in the Lofoten Islands in Norway.
The competition was organised by The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) in association with AccuWeather.
An amateur photographer has spent eight years walking the streets of Britain snapping candid pictures of colourful characters and now published a book featuring hundreds of his favourite images.
Paramedic Chris Porsz has walked hundreds of miles around 25 cities since 2010, taking quirky pictures of everyday life, from pensioners and party-goers to sellers and singers and buskers to bikers. The 65-year-old, who has dedicated hundreds of hours to his project, has now published a book, Streets of Britain, featuring more than 350 pictures from cities, such as Belfast and Birmingham, Cambridge and Cardiff and London and Lincoln.
A REPLACEMENT Land Rover has been delivered to the Duke of Edinburgh at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk – hours after his car was involved in a horror crash.
A black Land Rover Freelander was driven into Sandringham inside a delivery truck. The Land Rover is an exact replica of the one Prince Philip, 97, was driving in the crash, which also involved a Kia.
Armed police were on hand as the replacement vehicle was delivered to Sandringham, where Prince Phillip is now recovering.
The deputy mayor of a Fenland market town has married his young Filipino bride– believed to be four decades younger than him.
Kit Owen, 73, who has been mayor of March in Cambridgeshire five times, tied the knot with Aiza Bonus. The pensioner, whose former ITV Anglia beauty queen wife Beverly died suddenly a decade ago, beamed with happiness as he married Aiza at the registration office in March.
Councillor Owen, who is expected to become mayor again in May, was joined by a number of council colleagues and friends for the special occasion.