Mother in legal fight to save dead transgender daughter’s sperm

Image copyright Central Scotland News Agency Image caption Ellie Anderson had her sperm frozen at the age of 14 in the hope of one day becoming a parent A Scottish woman is preparing to take legal action to prevent fertility doctors from destroying her transgender daughter’s frozen sperm. Louise Anderson …

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Nearly 50,000 salmon escaped from storm-damaged fish farm

Image copyright Corin Smith Nearly 50,000 salmon escaped when a fish farm in Argyll broke free from its moorings, it has been revealed. The North Carradale farm, near Campbeltown, suffered damaged to four of its 10 fish pens during Storm Ellen. Owner Mowi said inspections by divers revealed the breakage …

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Young foster carer ‘youngest in Somerset’ at 21

Image caption Rachel James said there was “an opportunity and a need” for her to step forward A 21-year-old woman thought to be Somerset’s youngest foster carer has taken on a brother and sister under the age of two. Rachel James, from the Mendip area, took up the role after …

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Rock star Jack White’s auction to help John Peel Centre

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jack White from The White Stripes attended John Peel’s funeral in November 2004 Rock star Jack White is helping to raise funds for a music venue set up in memory of his early musical champion DJ John Peel. The ex-White Stripes frontman is auctioning …

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Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire woman, 75, ‘first positive test within UK’

Image copyright Radoslav Zilinsky/Getty Images Image caption Tests on samples showed the woman, 75, from Nottinghamshire, tested positive on 21 February The earliest known person to contract coronavirus within the UK has been identified, scientists believe. Analysis of samples by the University of Nottingham showed a 75-year-old woman, from Nottinghamshire, …

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Mayfair landlord Grosvenor extends dining in restaurants price cuts

One of London’s biggest commercial property owners is to subsidise discounted meals beyond the Treasury’s’ Eat Out to Assist ‘scheme in a bid to avoid a renewed depression in footfall.Sky Information has learnt that The Grosvenor Estate, which has property in a few of the resources’s most affluent postal codes, …

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DFS reports jump in sofa sales as shoppers sit it out

Image copyright Getty Images Sofa seller DFS says it has seen a surprise jump in sales as people splash out after spending more time at home in lockdown. The retailer reported that orders since the end of June were £100m higher than expected, having initially predicted demand would fall. Boss …

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Storm Francis: In pictures

.css-83cqas-RichTextContainer{color:#3F3F42;}.css-83cqas-RichTextContainer > *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Storm Francis has lashed the UK with heavy rain and strong gusts of more than 70mph. All pictures are subject to copyright.

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