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Alfie Evans parents last ditch appeal, and other stories

Severely ill Alfie Evans is held by his mother Kate James. Image: Alfies Army Official/Kate James

Severely ill child Alfie Evans’ case to face Court of Appeal

The parents of Alfie Evans are today making a final challenge against the High Court ruling on Monday, that prevents them from taking their child to Italy to seek further treatment.

The 23-month-year-old’s life support was withdrawn on Monday, however Alfie’s father has said that his son has since been breathing on his own.

Mr Evans was reported as saying: ‘Both Kate and I had to give him mouth to mouth resuscitation to keep him alive because his lips turned blue.’

A hearing is scheduled at the Court of Appeal this afternoon.

 

Liverpool fan critical after Anfield attack

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Two men from Rome, aged 25 and 26,  have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a Liverpool supporter was left in critical condition in an altercation between opposing fans.

The incident took place ahead of the Champions League semi-final at Anfield, which saw violence erupt outside the stadium.

Merseyside Police have confirmed the Liverpool fan is being treated for his injuries at Walton Neurological Centre.

The two men were among nine others, aged between 20 and 43 years, arrested on suspicion of various offences, including actual bodily harm, affray, and possession of offensive weapons.

 

 

Lucky Brit wins Euromillions jackpot

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A ticket holder from Britain has scooped the entire £121.3 million jackpot in Tuesday’s Euromillions draw.

This makes the lucky person the third biggest winner this country has ever seen.

However, Camelot has said that as of 8am today, no-one has yet come forward to claim the prize.

Andy Carter from the National Lottery, said:

Players are urged to check their tickets and, rest assured, we have plenty of champagne on ice ready to help The National Lottery’s newest multi-millionaire celebrate.

The winning main numbers from Tuesday’s draw were 20, 23, 28, 30, 44, and the lucky stars were 03, 07.

 

MPs backing Jamie Oliver’s junk food ad ban campaign

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MPs and Peers will gather outside parliament today in support of Jamie Oliver’s ‘Ad Enough’ campaign.

The effort aims to curtail junk food advertisements targeting children before the 9pm watershed.

Jamie Oliver has written to the government calling on Theresa May to introduce 13 measures that address the fact that one in three children leave primary school overweight.

Today’s event is the latest in a viral online campaign  tackling childhood obesity.

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