Teenager films the ups and downs of building a rollercoaster ride in his backyard with 10ft drop

A thrillseeker has shared how he built his own rollercoaster in his back garden,  complete with a 10ft high drop. Ben Tolliday, 19, had the idea to construct and ride a single lane rollercoaster in March and it took three weeks to construct in his parents’ garden in Atlanta, Georgia. After several set backs, Ben … Read more

National Trust releases beavers into hidden valley on South Downs to ‘build dams and boost wildlife’

A pair of beavers have been released into a large enclosure in a hidden valley on the flanks of the South Downs to build dams and boost wildlife, the National Trust said. The male and female beaver have been introduced into a 15-hectare (37-acre) fenced area in the West Sussex valley, which was gifted to the … Read more

Pictured: Mother, 48, facing charge for killing her daughter with Down’s syndrome by neglect

Pictured: Mother, 48, facing charge for killing her daughter with Down’s syndrome by neglect after 24-year-old was found starved to death with horrendous scabies infection Deborah Leitch had Down’s Syndrome and was found dead at house in Blackpool Post mortem examination gave cause of death as severe emaciation and neglect Six people were arrested in … Read more

Pair charged with killing woman with Down’s syndrome by neglect after she was found starved to death

Pair are charged with killing woman, 24, with Down’s syndrome by neglect after she was found starved to death with horrendous scabies infection Deborah Leitch had Down’s Syndrome and was found dead at house in Blackpool Post mortem examination gave cause of death as severe emaciation and neglect Six people were arrested in connection to … Read more

Line Of Duty star Tommy Jessop was first professional actor with Down’s Syndrome to play Hamlet

Line Of Duty returned on Sunday night and marked the return of supporting character Terry Boyle, a man with Down’s syndrome who is ruthlessly exploited by an organised crime group.  Now at the centre of a high-profile murder investigation, Boyle was arrested and brought in for questioning by DCI Joanne Davidson and her team.   Actor … Read more

Line of Duty praised for casting actor with Down’s Syndrome despite criticism over ‘oddball’ line

A Down’s syndrome charity today praised Line of Duty for casting an actor with the condition after the show was criticised over a line calling him a ‘local oddball’. Viewers said the label given to Terry Boyle, played by Tommy Jessop, by Adrian Dunbar’s character Superintendent Ted Hastings was ‘disappointing’ and ‘appalling’. Others said the … Read more

Line of Duty is blasted for calling Down’s Syndrome character a ‘local oddball’

The BBC‘s new series of police drama Line of Duty has been criticised over a line in the script referring to a character with Down’s Syndrome as a ‘local oddball’. Viewers said the label given to Terry Boyle, played by Tommy Jessop, by Adrian Dunbar’s character Superintendent Ted Hastings was ‘disappointing’ and ‘appalling’. Others said the … Read more

Twin sisters are about to transform the way the world thinks about Down’s

During lockdown, Amber has continued going into school because she is more vulnerable, while Olivia has been learning at home. They are pictured together above aged 10 In the opening scene of Ian Davies’s lovingly made documentary Amber And Me, the viewer meets his twin daughters for the first time as they get ready for their … Read more

Prince Edward tells Sky News of ‘ups and downs’ of homeschooling his children

Prince Edward admits his children are ‘chalk and cheese’ when it comes to homeschooling and says that Lady Louise, 17, has ‘struggled’ while her younger brother thinks it’s ‘fantastic’ Prince Edward said two children have been ‘chalk and cheese’ at homeschooling The earl said that Lady Louise, 17, has ‘struggled a bit with the online … Read more

Sacha Baron Cohen downs an espresso in record time as he buys coffee

Sacha Baron Cohen downs an espresso in record time as he buys a take-away coffee for his wife Isla Fisher on her 45th birthday in Sydney By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:14 GMT, 3 February 2021 | Updated: 02:24 GMT, 3 February 2021 They’ve been married for over a decade but the chivalry … Read more