Blind Date contestant TURNED DOWN Amanda Holden 30 years ago.. and then married her lookalike

It might have been 30 years ago but it is a moment Barnaby Hands’ friends will never let him forget – the time he turned down Amanda Holden on prime-time TV. Amanda was then a 19-year-old unknown drama student who signed up for Cilla Black’s Blind Date ‘for a laugh’. Now, as she is tipped … Read more

PIERS MORGAN: What next for the corporate woke warriors at United Airlines – blind pilots? 

What’s the first thing you think of when you get on a plane? Safety, right? I mean, there are lots of other things you might think of as you take your seat – the leg room, the food menu, whether the WiFi works, how unspeakably annoying the stranger sitting next to you might turn out … Read more

Robots: Scientists develop four-legged guide dog bot that can lead blind people around obstacles

Guide dogs could soon be replaced by ROBOTS: Scientists develop four-legged bot that can lead blind people around obstacles and through narrow passages The robotic assistant was developed by researchers from California in the US It guides its handler by means of a leash, similar to how a real guide dog works The setup has … Read more

Trendy flat-faced dogs are going blind because many can’t close their eyes, vets warn

With their bulging eyes and cute looks, flat-faced dogs have become fashionable. But breeds such as English and French bulldogs, pugs and boxers are going blind, with many not able to close their eyes, vets have warned.  They said over-breeding is leading to changes in skull shapes, making eyes protrude and leaving the surface too … Read more

AI-equipped backpack designed for the blind ‘speaks’ to provide users with directions

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a wearable AI engine that can help visually impaired people navigate the world around them. Housed in a backpack, the system detects traffic signs, crosswalks, curbs and other common challenges, using a camera inside a vest jacket. Users receive audio directions and advisories from a Bluetooth-enabled earphone, … Read more

Autistic girl who only eats Marmite and crisps goes blind after tests fail to spot deficiency

A 12-year-old girl with autism has gone blind after blood tests failed to pick up a vitamin A deficiency. Bella Mildon has the mental age of a one-year-old and like many children with autism will only eat certain foods, including Marmite sandwiches, crisps and water. Her parents took her to hospital four times in less … Read more

Demi Lovato still has ‘blind spots, hearing loss and tinnitus’ from her near-fatal overdose

Demi Lovato has revealed the physical impact of her 2018 drug overdose, telling People it was hard to tweeze her eyebrows or even see her own shoes while she was recovering. ‘The physical implications of what had happened were really difficult to adjust to,’ the pop star, 28, explain, opening up after the release of … Read more

Is the world ready for a vegan KitKat? Expert blind tests 10 chocolates and their non-milk versions 

Britain’s beloved chocolate bar, KitKat, is about to get the biggest shake up in its 90-year history. Owners Nestle are introducing a vegan version — out goes milk and in comes a rice-based formula. It’s a testament to just how many of us now want to eat vegan food for health and ethical reasons. But, … Read more

Demi Lovato says 2018 drug overdose left her legally blind … and she’s still unable to drive

Demi Lovato says 2018 drug overdose left her legally blind … and she’s still unable to drive due to blind spots By Reporter Published: 04:41 GMT, 17 March 2021 | Updated: 04:41 GMT, 17 March 2021 Demi Lovato said she’s legally blind as result of her 2018 drug overdose. The 28-year-old singer made the … Read more

The Voice: Nick Jonas gains former Apple Store worker Bradley Sinclair as blind auditions continue

Nick Jonas landed a former Apple Store worker for his team on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice as the blind auditions continued on the NBC singing competition show. The 28-year-old judge beat out Kelly Clarkson, 38, who turned her red chair first for Rockford, Michigan native Bradley Sinclair, 22, who currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. … Read more