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Woman, 94, dies after being hit by police van in Cardiff

Image caption The incident happened on Merthyr Road in Whitchurch A 94-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a police van. The woman was struck on Merthyr Road in Whitchurch, Cardiff, at 17:20 GMT on Saturday. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it was investigating the death following “a mandatory referral from South Wales Police”. It said the woman suffered injuries and was taken to hospital where she has since died. A spokesperson said the woman’s next of kin had been informed of her death. They…

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Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal

Vicky Phelan exposed the CervicalCheck screening scandal in Ireland, after discovering she was not told she had been given incorrect smear test results. She settled the case, with no admission of liability on the part of the laboratory or health services. But she refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement and it was discovered that hundreds of women could have benefitted from earlier treatment. Twenty women have since died. More information about smear tests is available. Narrated by Nuala McGovern. Filmed by Olivia Crellin. Produced by Georgina Pearce. BBC 100 Women…

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Bloxwich Christmas decorations woman stuck in ceiling

Image copyright West Midlands Fire Service Image caption Snow joke – Stacielea Doran was wearing a Mrs Potts onesie and Christmas socks when she fell A woman was left feeling a bit Claus-trophobic when she fell through the ceiling while getting her Christmas decorations from the loft. Stacielea Doran hopped into the loft at home in Bloxwich, but the ceiling gave way and trapped her mid-fall. She was left between floors with just the legs of her Beauty and the Beast onesie dangling into the room below. The 30-year-old said…

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The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

Image copyright IBM Image caption Chieko Asakawa received Japan’s Medal of Honour for her contribution to accessibility research An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she’s worked to create technology – now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) – to transform life for the visually impaired. “When I started out there was no assistive technology,” Japanese-born Dr Asakawa says. “I couldn’t read any information by myself. I couldn’t go anywhere by myself.” Those “painful experiences”…

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France fuel protests: 80-year-old woman killed in Marseille

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrance fuel protests: Who are the people in the yellow vests? An 80-year-old woman has died after being hit by a tear gas canister at her window during Saturday’s fuel protests in the French city of Marseille. The woman, who lived in an apartment near to where the protests were taking place, was hit in the face while closing the shutters. Protests over fuel tax have grown into general anger at higher living costs. The woman was taken to hospital, but died…

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Woman killed ‘leaning out of train window’ between Bath and Bristol

Image copyright Geography Photos/Getty Image caption The woman suffered serious head injuries on a Bristol Temple Meads-bound service A woman killed on a train may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head, police said. She died after sustaining serious head injuries on a Bristol Temple Meads-bound service, between Bath and Keynsham. Police said the woman’s death, at about 22:10 GMT on Saturday, was not being treated as suspicious. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed. A British Transport Police statement said:…

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Amy Gerard: Search for British woman missing in Tenerife

Image copyright Policia Nacional Image caption Policia Nacional said Amy Gerard was last seen outside the Molly Malone Irish bar Police in Tenerife are searching for a missing British woman who vanished from outside a bar. Amy Louise Gerard, 28, originally from Cleethorpes, was last seen outside Irish bar Molly Malone’s in Puerto de la Cruz in the early hours of Friday morning. Ms Gerard works at Tenerife’s Loro Parque marine theme park. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed it is assisting the family of a British woman in…

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NFL notebook: Video shows Chiefs’ Hunt shoving, kicking woman

Video released Friday by TMZ shows Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman during an offseason hotel disturbance in Cleveland. Nov 19, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws the ball Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (not pictured) for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The incident occurred at The Metropolitan at 3:22 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2018, and involved then-19-year-old Abigail…

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Woman slapped as purse stolen in street robbery

Police have released footage of the moment a woman was slapped in a “shocking” cashpoint robbery. The victim, in her early 40s, was hit several times and had her purse stolen in the attack at about 15.10 GMT on 28 November in Leytonstone Road, Newham. The victim did not require medical treatment, the Met Police said. The suspect is described as a black woman in her late teens. Det Insp Steve Bluemore, said: “This was a shocking attack in broad daylight and we know a number of people were passing…

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TMZ video shows Chiefs RB Hunt shoving, kicking woman

Video released Friday by TMZ shows Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman during an offseason hotel disturbance in Cleveland. FILE PHOTO: Nov 19, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates scoring in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports The incident occurred at The Metropolitan at 3:22 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2018, and involved then-19-year-old Abigail Ottinger from Berea, Ohio. ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported that…

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