Let all banks share abandoned high street branches, says Ceeney

Natalie Ceeney, the country’s leading authority on the damage done to communities when banks and cash machines close, says the Government and regulator have just ‘months left’ to introduce rules that will safeguard nationwide access to cash. Failure to act swiftly, she says, will leave hundreds of communities up and down the country facing an … Read more

Heartbreaking moment abandoned migrant boy approaches U.S. Border Patrol officer for help

The heartbreaking moment a crying migrant child approached a U.S. Border Patrol officer near the Mexico-United States border in Texas and asked for help has been captured on video.  The boy can be seen walking towards the Border Patrol agent and asking for assistance because he had ben dumped near the Rio Grande. ‘It’s that I was coming … Read more

Dog who was cruelly abandoned to drown in a river finds a loving family after TV appeal 

A German Shepherd who nearly drowned after her owners tied her to a rock and threw her in the river has found a new home after months of recovering at an animal centre.  Bella, 11, was rescued from the River Trent in January last year by passer-by Jane Harper who saw her flailing in the … Read more

Dog rescue centre reveals coping with animals abandoned during lockdown has been ‘nightmare’

An animal rescue centre has revealed that the surge in abandoned dogs being taken to their centre because of lockdown has been a ‘nightmare’.   Sylvia Van Atta, co-founder of Many Tears, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, explained that the centre is struggling to survive because of the overwhelming number of animals who have been given up by … Read more

McMansion Ghost Town: Homes in former billion-dollar Missouri resort town have been left abandoned

When it was launched to great fanfare in 2006, investors were promised the new $1.6 billion Indian Ridge Resort Community in the Ozarks region of Missouri would feature a shopping mall, a 390-room hotel and the country’s second-largest indoor water park – and dozens of enormous, castle-like townhouses. But 15 years later, the 900-acre development … Read more

Urban explorer, 22, died falling through roof of abandoned Devon dairy building, inquest hears

Urban explorer, 22, plunged 20 feet to his death when he fell through roof of abandoned dairy building, inquest hears Ethan Bonnar, 22, suffered a traumatic brain injury after the fall in Totnes, Devon He had been reported missing but was found a day later in the disused building Student loved climbing and exploring abandoned … Read more

Oldest surviving inhabitant from Scottish island abandoned in 1962 turns 100

Oldest surviving inhabitant from remote Scottish island that was abandoned in 1962 after once thriving community dwindled to just 12 celebrates turning 100 Jean Robertson, who now lives in Thurso, was born on island of Stroma in 1921 Said secret to longevity included ‘watching quiz shows and doing crosswords’ The abandoned island of Stroma is located … Read more

Oldest surviving inhabitant from remote Scottish island that was abandoned in 1962

Oldest surviving inhabitant from remote Scottish island that was abandoned in 1962 after once thriving community dwindled to just 12 celebrates turning 100 Jean Robertson, who now lives in Thurso, was born on island of Stroma in 1921 Said secret to longevity included ‘watching quiz shows and doing crosswords’ The abandoned island of Stroma is located … Read more

Wuhan lab theory is ABANDONED by joint WHO-Beijing team

The theory that Covid-19 leaked from a Wuhan lab has been abandoned by WHO experts investigating the origins of the pandemic, a Chinese scientist says.  The joint WHO-Beijing panel is due to issue its politically sensitive report next week following a visit to Wuhan in January and February which raised further questions about China‘s transparency.   … Read more

Davina McCall, 53, recalls using drugs to ‘fill the hole’ from being abandoned by her mum

Davina McCall has recalled abusing drugs to ‘fill the hole’ left from being abandoned by her late mum Florence Kock. The presenter, 53, reflected on feeling ‘insecure and instable’ after her mother – who passed away in 2008 – told her she was going on holiday for two weeks, but didn’t return and left her with … Read more