Cat hates owner’s mother, repeatedly attacks her

This cat has a seemingly irrational hatred towards his owner’s mother. Ever since he was first brought home, he has repeatedly attacked her as you can see in this video…

This cat hasn’t liked its owner’s mother from the very beginning. This hilarious occurrence happens every single time she comes to visit. Therefore, it’s clear that Snowflake here needs to be left in another room from now on! Whether the cat is threatened by the woman for invading her space or she is afraid of her because of something the woman has done in the past, this behavior should be stopped and remedied. We just hope that this is a unique situation.

It could be that the feline is actually intent on playing with the woman’s legs, but the “choreography” we see during these three and a half minutes could be an indication of something else. A cat attack can do enough damage to a person to put them in a hospital, so this is not something to entertain.

‘Hang Your Heads In Shame’ Mum Whose Son Took His Own Life Slams NHS Over Mental Health Care

A heartbroken mum has told NHS bosses to “hang their heads in shame” over mental health care.

Amanda McLaren’s son Dale Thomson took his own life after being discharged from Carseview psychiatric unit in Dundee.

At a heated meeting this week, she confronted NHS Tayside chairman Professor John Connell as Health ­Secretary Shona Robison looked on.

At the health board’s annual review, held in St Paul’s Academy in Dundee, Amanda said: “Mental health in Tayside is a disgrace.

“Have you been to Carseview and seen what goes on? You should hang your heads in shame.”

She said children and young people have to wait too long for help.

Challenging Connell directly, she added: “I would like to know what you would do if your child was sitting there crying or hurting itself?

Shona Robison addresses the body of the hall (Image: Cascade News)

“Do you think being seen in 18 weeks is good?”

In a 2015 Daily Record exposé called Save Our Sons, we told how Dale, 28, killed himself after being discharged from the Carseview Centre.

A fatal accident inquiry into Dale’s death was adjourned last week and will resume in September.

We told how health watchdogs raised concerns about the unit in a report in July 2014.

They highlighted a lack of beds and staff, high absence rates due to stress among the unit’s crisis team, patients being released too soon and internal concerns not being acted on.

Responding to the criticism, Connell said he regularly visited Carseview.

He added that 94 per cent of patients with mental health problems do not require inpatient care but there were issues “in relation to how NHS Tayside manage three inpatient sites”.

Robison, who chaired the meeting, said more psychiatric services should be delivered in the community through primary care.

Professor John Connell said he regularly visited Carseview (Image: Cascade News)

She said: “There will always be people who become unwell and need inpatient care but for those who don’t, what is important is ongoing support. There needs to be a shift of resources to develop these services, particularly in Angus. People need to see progress.”

Dundee-based Labour MSP Jenny Marra said similar claims had been made at the last annual review and demanded to know what is being done to find the additional savings needed.

Connell said providing safe patient care remains a priority and reducing spending was not like “turning off a tap”.

●The number of young people with mental health problems being treated in non-specialised wards has fallen by more than 40 per cent, from 135 to 71, the Mental Welfare Commission report has found.

 

Watch: Shock State Of Council House Offered To Mum And Kids – With Four-Letter Graffiti Sprayed On Walls


A MUM has revealed the shocking state of a property offered to her young family by Birmingham City Council – including four-letter graffiti sprayed on walls.

Dannii Canning, 26, hoped she’d found a dream home for her and children Hunter, six, and four-year-old Fienna when invited to look at the property in Trescott Road, Northfield .

Instead, she found wrecked doors, missing cupboards and carpets, holes in the ceiling, bare cables – and offensive graffiti including ‘t**t’ and ‘f***’ sprayed on the walls.

And she claimed when she stepped on wobbly floorboards, her foot plunged through.

Dannii said: “Even the council worker was shocked when he opened the door.

“He saw the swearing on the stairs and told me and my sister, Kelly, to wait why he checked out upstairs first.

“I fell through the floorboards and if my sister, hadn’t of caught me I would have fell on my face.”

She added: “The house was totally unlivable. I expected to replace some carpets or wallpaper, but nothing like that.

“I don’t want to test every floorboard to make sure my kids don’t fall through.”

Trescott Road property

Dannii had wanted to move to the three-bedroom property as she is currently living in two-bedroom home with her children in Kitts Green.

Her son, Hunter, has autism and needs more space than what is currently available.

Trescott Road property

She said: “They can’t expect someone to accept such a dump.

“If I’m fixing that house up then I can’t make sure my son has his routine.

“I can’t go from a liveable house to an absolute dump.”

Danni says she was stunned when her rejection of the dilapidated house was officially counted as one of her two ‘bids’ permitted under council policy.

However, that decision was overturned when she complained to the council.

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Miss Canning has not been penalised for refusing this property and is still entitled to two offers. She has not lost out on any bidding cycle.”

Veganism Could Feed The World With Zero Deforestation

There’s about to be a whole lot more mouths to feed.

By 2050, over two billion additional people will be crammed onto Earth, according to recent estimates.

Such a drastic increase could spell disaster on a number of fronts, and the United Nations has stepped in with a list of sustainable development goals. Key priorities include finding ways to end hunger, achieve food security, and promote sustainable agriculture.

new study, published in Nature Communications, has put hundreds of ideas on the table. The goal of the study, led by researchers at the Institute for Social Ecology in Vienna, was to find ways to meet the global food demand in the year 2050. And as if that wasn’t a big enough challenge, they set out to meet that demand without without sacrificing any forest — a zero deforestation plan.

“The preservation of the world’s remaining forest areas represents a central goal of climate and biodiversity protection,” explains Karlheinz Erb, one of the study’s authors, “but deforestation is frequently justified by the need for more agricultural land.”

Erb and his colleagues conducted comprehensive calculations to analyze the options, considering factors such as agricultural technology, various livestock systems, the extent of land as cropland or as grazing land, as well as human diets.

The researchers found that nearly two thirds of the scenarios would be feasible i.e. they are situations in which the “global food demand is matched by cropland supply, and livestock grazing intensity stays within ecological thresholds.”

Notably, they showed that human nutritional behavior was the single most important factor in determining which scenarios were feasible.

“If the world’s population followed a vegan diet, all combinations of parameters, even those with lowest yield levels and low cropland expansion, would be feasible,” says Erb. “With a vegetarian diet, 94 percent of all of our calculated scenarios would be feasible.”

On the other hand, preserving forests becomes increasingly difficult as more animal products are consumed. When researchers assumed a diet consisting mainly of meat, only 15 of the 500 original ideas permitted zero deforestation.

It wasn’t all bad news for livestock production. Livestock farming can allow the use of areas that are not suitable for growing crops, contributing to food availability. However, this benefit is lost if animals are fed with cropland products — a common source of animal feed.

All in all, it seems that there is hope for the world’s food supply, but it strongly depends on the world’s dietary choices. This research draws a map to help navigate the challenges of feeding a growing population while curbing deforestation — two goals that need not conflict.

Is Running The Best Type Of Exercise?

The question is often asked as to what is the best exercise for a person? The answers vary from person to person, depending on who you speak to. One thing is certain – running factors into this equation.

Taken from the Journal of Progress in Cardiovascular Disease, we find that runners live on average three years longer than non runners. Even if you drink, smoke and are overweight, if you run you will reduce the risk of dying early by up to 40{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949}. An hour of running will therefore increase your life expectancy by seven hours.

While running may not be the fountain of youth, so to speak, it has been shown to be more effective than walking, cycling or swimming. Even 5 – 10 minutes a day running will reduce the risk of heart disease, and early deaths in general. This is a whole lot less than the government recommendations which are about 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise. Most people – it was found – ignore this as they feel that it is too much.

Another point of view- as far as the best exercise goes – is that the exercise you actually do, is the best one! If you hate an exercise, and never do it, it makes no different whether it is good or bad. Running, however, is thought to be the best for a number of reasons.

Running reduces your risk of dying early by between 25{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} and 40{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949}. Photograph: Adam Hester/Getty Images/Blend Images

You can’t cheat at running! You have to do it, you can’t rely on machinery to help you. It is cheap, and it is easy. Simply put on a decent pair of running shoes and head out of the door.

Even jogging counts as ‘moderate exercise’ so even if you are just starting and can’t go much faster, that’s okay, it all counts.

According to Angelique Brellenthin of Iowa State University, it would take 105 minutes of walking to achieve the same benefits as a 25 minute run. Non runners are also twice as likely to die from strokes and sudden heart attacks.

One argument that is often brought up is that people who suffer from knee pain cannot run. It is possible to reduce knee pain by running on soft surfaces, avoiding hills, doing exercises to strengthen the knee muscles, and wearing good quality running shoes. There is no evidence, says Brellenthin, that running increases the risk of osteoarthritis of the knee.

As with any exercise, running should be built up slowly so as not to injure yourself. Do not be tempted to try a marathon before you are ready! Brellenthin goes on to say that you only need 30 – 60 minutes a week to start to see the results, and for it to be beneficial for your body.

Source: The Guardian

Tory VAT Hike Will Cost The Average Family £2,500 – And Poor Will Be Hit Hardest

Every Tory Prime Minister has increased VAT! This dates way back to 1973 when it was first introduced by Ted Heath. It seems that there may be yet another VAT increase on the cards.

The Prime Minister and her ministers seem to have avoided the question on the increase after Chancellor Philip Hammond mentioned it. He is considering a 2.5{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} flat rate increase, which will cost a two child family £450 a year.

It seems that this tax bombshell will come into effect if the Tories are re-elected in June. On the other hand, it appears that there will be a £70 billion tax cut for corporations and the higher income bracket.

Philip Hammond has said that he wants ‘flexibility’ on the issue (Photo: PA)

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon backed the plan to forget about the promise made by the party to not increase VAT, National Insurance contributions and Income Tax.

A VAT rise would primarily hit pensioners the worst. These people have worked all their lives and suffered years of real pay cuts. The higher income group will benefit with their tax relief.

A woman looks out from a residential development in the London borough of Tower Hamlets
Margaret Thatcher almost doubled VAT when she first took office (Photo: Getty Images)

“Everyone knows that VAT is the tax Tory Chancellors can’t resist hiking up. It’s the tax bombshell that the Tories are planning for low and middle earners if they are re-elected in June,” Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said.

“A Tory VAT rise would clobber pensioners, the worst-off and working people who have suffered years of real pay cuts, while the Tories’ super-rich mates and corporations enjoy tax giveaways of £70billion,” assistant general secretary Steve Turner said.

John Major took the tax rate up further to 17.5{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} (Photo: Getty Images)

At times it appears that the party does not care if it hurts the poor, as long as the high earners do not suffer. This Prime Minister is no different than the last one, with the same Tory agenda.

“A Tory government will hammer families with a VAT rise like every Tory PM has done since 1973,” Labour MP Wes Streeting, a member of the Commons treasury committee added.

“They don’t care that it clobbers the poorest hardest, that it hits people on middle incomes struggling to make ends meet, so long as they can keep on cutting taxes for the very wealthiest.”

“Theresa May is the same old Tory Prime Minister with the same old Tory agenda.”

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David Cameron claimed he would not increase the rate of VAT – before taking it up to 20{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} (Photo: Rex)

VAT was first introduced at a flat rate of 10{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949}, it was then cut to 8{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} by Labour, but it increased right up to 15{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} when Margaret Thatcher came into office.

Under John Major it rose again to 17.5{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949}, with yet another increase under David Cameron to 20{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} in 2011, despite all his promises that it would not be increased.

The Tory plans prove they’re still a party run for the rich (Photo: PA)

This increase would cost families at least £2,250 over the next five year Parliament– with inflation meaning the true figure is likely to be even higher, if it comes into force.

It seems that the best thing to do is to wait for the manifesto, which will show what the Tories plan to do next. It looks like it will be the hard working Brits who will ultimately pay for the hard Brexit. It would be good to know exactly what the public can expect before the next election.

Cats play in an alley between terraced houses in the Eastwood area of Rotherham
Every Tory Prime Minister has raised VAT since 1973 (Photo: Getty Images)

“He doesn’t want too many targets inside the manifesto that are too prescriptive, that don’t allow you, as the situation develops over the lifetime of the Parliament, the flexibility,” Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon backs Mr Hammond’s plan.

“The Tories are plotting a tax bombshell on hard-working Brits to pay for their hard Brexit,” Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland said.

“Hammond must come clean on what taxes he plans to raise before the election.”

Man Discovers Incredible Hidden Fortune Inside Tank He Bought For Just $38K

Nick Mead and Todd Chamberlain got more than they bargained for when they bought a tank on eBay. Nick, who runs Tanks-a-lot in Helmdon, Northants, bought the tank for a bargain at £30,000 [$38,000].

Nick was filming Todd as he fished around inside the tank. Both men were expecting Todd to pull out weapons of some sort, so imagine their surprise when he pulled out bars of gold instead! Bar after bar were pulled out, with excited Nick filming the whole thing.

“Well, it’s not guns that’s for sure,” Todd said.

“Is that what I think it is? How heavy is it? Seriously?! Is that gold? Oh god, that’s about five or six kilos. Wow, good here init [sic],” Nick exclaimed.

“See how many there are, find the rest! Yeehaah! What are we going to do with them? “

“Oh my God. I don’t believe it,  what do you reckon they’re worth? Where did they come from?  It could be Kuwaiti or Iraqi.”

“How many more are there? This is better than having puppies! Incredible.”

Todd Chamberlain proudly displays one of the glistening bars he had discovered in the old Iraqi tank at the Tanks-a-Lot site in Northamptonshire
As Mr Chamberlain pulled out bar after bar Nick Mead exclaimed 'It's better than having puppies.' But he later admitted on camera that the pair were unlikely to be able to keep the gold (pictured)
As Mr Chamberlain pulled out bar after bar Nick Mead exclaimed ‘It’s better than having puppies.’ But he later admitted on camera that the pair were unlikely to be able to keep the gold (pictured)

Of course, after all the excitement had died down, the question arose as to what they should do with all the bullion. They speculated on spending it on cars are other things, but they knew that they would not be allowed to keep it. Something about taking it down to ‘Cash Convertors’ one bar at a time, might just set alarm bells ringing!

“It’s not something I’d thought I’d be doing, finding b***** great bars of gold hidden in a tank. Absolutely incredible.”

“But, we’ve got to ring the police. I don’t know whether this is millions or hundred of thousands worth. But one thing is for certain, I don’t want it lying around my office.”

“We’ll get a receipt and hopefully, just hopefully, we’ll get to keep it. What’s the chance of us keeping it?”

Off camera, some one replies: “Absolutely zero.”

“We didn’t know what to do. You can’t exactly take five gold bullion bars down to Cash Converters without questions being asked, so we called the police,” shared Todd.

So after taking more pictures and the video of their find, they did the honourable thing and called the police. As Nick explained, the bullion was worth millions and he really did not want it lying around his office.

The Chinese-made T54 tank was sold on eBay for around £30,000 by Joe Hewes, pictured, who bought it 'ruined' and restored it
The Chinese-made T54 tank was sold on eBay for around £30,000 [$38,000] by Joe Hewes, pictured, who bought it ‘ruined’ and restored it
Despite missing out on the 'goldmine' sitting in the tank, Mr Hewes said he was not bitter but did expect a pint from Mr Mead 
Despite missing out on the ‘goldmine’ sitting in the tank, Mr Hewes said he was not bitter but did expect a pint from Mr Mead
Mr Mead phoned the police after finding the gold and it is now being kept in a safety deposit box in London
Mr Mead phoned the police after finding the gold and it is now being kept in a safety deposit box in London

It seems that the tank had in fact been already restored by the previous owner, but he had not even seen the gold stashed away inside. He had only replaced the tracks and the engine, not even looked inside. Nick, who has a collection of some 150 military vehicles, said that he had traded an army lorry and an Abbot self-propelled gun for the tank.

“It’s crazy and a great find so I hope they get to keep it,” said Joe Hewes who sold the tank to Nick.

“Everyone is thinking I should be devastated to have missed out on what could be a fortune but I’m not too upset because I made a fair bit of money on the tank anyway.”

“I haven’t been in touch with Nick but if he does get to keep some of the some of the money, I expect a pint!”

Pictured: Mr Chamberlain weighs the gold, which was later estimated to be worth around £2million
Pictured: Mr Chamberlain weighs the gold, which was later estimated to be worth around £2million ($2.5 million)
Nick Mead (pictured left) and mechanic Todd Chamberlain with the tank. They found the gold inside the diesel tank, which they had just removed
Nick Mead (pictured left) and mechanic Todd Chamberlain with the tank. They found the gold inside the diesel tank, which they had just removed

Judging by the weight of the bullion , they reckoned it was worth about £2 million ($2.5 million), although Nick doubted that they would even get a finders fee for handing it in.

“We know it is definitely an Iraqi tank and our theory is the gold is from Kuwait but we don’t know,” Nick said.

“When we found it, we were all laughing and joking and deciding what we were going to spend the money on.”

“My sister wanted a Land Rover and I would buy a Rolls Royce Phantom and chop the back off to make a pick-up truck.”

An Iraqi T-72 tank rumbles down a road near Baghdad in 2003, prior to the invasion by a US-led coalition. Many of Saddam Hussein's tanks were left behind in Kuwait after British and American forces liberated the country in 1991 (file picture)
An Iraqi T-72 tank rumbles down a road near Baghdad in 2003, prior to the invasion by a US-led coalition. Many of Saddam Hussein’s tanks were left behind in Kuwait after British and American forces liberated the country in 1991 (file picture)
Nick Mead (pictured) bought the tank after spotting it on eBay. He found the gold hidden inside the diesel tank
Nick Mead (pictured) bought the tank after spotting it on eBay. He found the gold hidden inside the diesel tank

The history of the tank is unclear, it is a Chinese copy of the Russian T54 design, built in the 1980’s, and had just 1507 miles on it. It may have been that the gold was stolen by Iraqi soldiers during the raid on Kuwait in 1990, but that remains to be proven.

“I saw it advertised and I had this idea of doing a ‘From Russia With Love’ experience where people would come and drive three Russian tanks,” Nick said.

“I always keep an eye on military vehicles on EBay, I check it once every three days. I often sell tanks on EBay and I buy from there too.”

“It is unusual to get one of these now, they range from around £10k [$12, 800] to £60k [$76, 700]. I did well buying it for £30k. [$38,000]”

Mr Mead bought the tank after trading it for an Army lorry and an Abbot self-propelled gun (pictured)
Mr Mead bought the tank after trading it for an Army lorry and an Abbot self-propelled gun (pictured)

After posting their find on a social media platform, Nick says they had some interesting comments, and even one reply from a person who said that he was a colonel in the British Army, and the tank belonged to him.

“It’s all very much up in the air at the moment,” Mr Mead said. “It’s very early days and I’m not sure what will happen yet.”

The police, after issuing a full receipt for it, now have the gold in a safe place. When asked about it, the Northants police said that due to ‘operational reasons’ they were unable to comment on the bullion.

“The chances of us keeping it are very slim,” Nick said.

“I’ve had quite a few strange phone calls.”

“I got a call from one person claiming to be a colonel in the British Army saying it was his.”

“It’s really good fun to have found it. It certainly is interesting.”

Source: Daily Mail

UK Mum Raises £7,328 (And Creates Global Outrage) With GoFundMe Campaign For Disney World Trip

A mum in the UK has caused outrage when she started a GoFundMe to raise money to take her daughters to Disney World in Florida. While similar GoFundMe projects have been started for children suffering from illness or those who have recently endured hardship, this one doesn’t seem to be quite the same. The mum’s justification is simply that she cannot afford to take them.

The outrage has now gone global, with parents and non-parents alike chiming in on whether or not this is a justifiable use of online fundraising.

Nikki Smith said she’d been “traumatized” by the abuse she’d endured on the internet after she launched the page, but now, just a couple months later, she’s managed to raise £7,328, or about $9,500.

After briefly taking the page down, Smith relaunched it in the hopes of taking her daughters, 10 and 12, on their dream vacation to Disney World. Having seen GoFundMe pages for boob jobs and new cars, Smith never expected to see such backlash for her page on the site.

Speaking about the trolls who came after her when the page was launched, Smith wrote,

I’m traumatized by the abuse and negativity I have received and only put this back up because a lot of people said I should. I won’t let anyone bully me into taking it down.

Online trolls are hurtful and cruel, I haven’t hurt anyone and I was only trying to fulfill my children’s dreams. Thank you to all who have been so kind to me.

Nikki Smith with her two children aged 10 and 12
Nikki Smith with her two children aged 10 and 12

Many people took Smith’s side, however, and now she’s smashed her original goal of raising £5,000 (about $6,100). She now has plenty of money to take her kids to Disney World.

Smith posted an update to the GoFundMe thanking everyone for their support and donations.

“I have been inundated with messages of support through email and Facebook, it’s crazy, I will keep everyone updated!!!” Smith wrote. “Thank you again to all of my supporters, we love you.”

Woman’s warning after surgery to remove four-inch sex toy stuck in her bottom

A 20 year old carer is recovering at home this week after visiting hospital for a bedroom mishap. The woman had been admitted to casualty and later required surgery to retrieve the foreign objects. She has issued a public warning after doctors informed her she could have been left requiring a colostomy bag had action not been taken soon enough.

Emily Georgia, 20, was enjoying bedroom fun with a male acquaintance when the stainless steel sex toy vanished after he got “excited” and pushed too hard on it.

After attempts to manually retrieve it failed, Emily says the man suggested leaving it to naturally work its way out – and then scarpered claiming he had work early the following morning.

A concerned friend rushed her to hospital, where doctors warned Emily that there was a risk of it perforating her bowel due to a sharp edge and she faced an hour-long surgery.

A wince-inducing x-ray shows just how dangerously high in Emily’s bowels that the sex toy had ventured.

The sex toy lodged in Emily's bottom after her embarrassing mishap
The sex toy lodged in Emily’s bottom after her embarrassing mishap

The carer is now speaking out to warn others that embarrassment shouldn’t stop those who find themselves in similar predicaments from seeking medical help urgently.

Emily from East Preston, West Sussex, said: “We were having a naughty night in last March and decided to use the toy – I’d never used one before.

“I think he got too excited and managed to push the end of it in too. It was a goner.

“I began to panic and told him I needed to go to hospital. He said it should come out naturally on the toilet and then he said ‘I’m really sorry I have work early in the morning’ and he shot off.

“My housemate didn’t believe me at first but when I began to get upset she realised I wasn’t taking the mickey.”

The pair rushed to Worthing Hospital and while at A&E Emily scribbled her predicament on a piece of paper and handed it to the receptionist.

Emily said: “I didn’t fancy saying it across the reception desk so asked for a pen and paper.

“The receptionist said it happens a lot more often than you think and said she’d heard worse.”

The four-inch stainless steel toy was returned to her as a keepsake by medical staff 
The four-inch stainless steel toy was returned to her as a keepsake by medical staff

Emily was assessed and then went for an x-ray which showed just high up the sex aid had gone.

Emily said: “I waited for three hours – by this point the pain started to kick in.

“It was already in my bowel bashing me about and because it’s made of stainless steel it felt really heavy and uncomfortable.

“I assumed they could get it out manually but it was only when I saw the x-ray did I realise they couldn’t and how dangerous it was.

“I’m petrified of needles so when they lay me down and a nurse put a line in I realised they needed to operate. I was terrified.”

As she was being wheeled to theatre the following day, doctors told Emily if they couldn’t extract it rectally they might have to go through the bowel and take some out which could mean at least six months with a colostomy bag.

The toy also had a fake sharp-edged gem on its base which doctors warned could have perforated her bowel.

Emily was so embarrassed she scribbled her predicament on a piece of paper and handed it to the receptionist
Emily was so embarrassed she scribbled her predicament on a piece of paper and handed it to the receptionist

Emily said: “Obviously when they said about the colostomy bag I was devastated – I’m only 20.

“I’m a carer and I’ve seen colostomy bags – they’re not pretty, I’ve never been so frightened.

“When they spoke about the gem and that it could perforate my bowel I was devastated that a night of fun could have killed me.”

On March 29 Emily underwent hour-long surgery which involved placing a camera inside her before manually extracting it.

Post-surgery nurses offered the toy as a keepsake which she accepted.

Emily said: “When I first woke up I wanted to go back to sleep as I didn’t want to look down at my tummy in case they had to cut me open to get to it.

An x-ray showing the sex toy and a zoomed in, close-up view of the device
An x-ray showing the sex toy and a zoomed in, close-up view of the device

“As they didn’t have to go through my stomach I’m guessing they managed to get it out the other way.”

She was discharged the following day and tentatively made her way home.

Emily now wants to raise awareness and urge anyone in a similar predicament to seek medical attention.

Emily said: “If anyone is in the same situation I would advise to obviously try and get it out yourself first but then definitely take yourself straight to the hospital if you can.

“It’s not as embarrassing as it seems – people at A&E see things like this all the time and will have seen far worse things up people’s rectums.

“The hospital staff were amazing – they were so funny and never once made me feel uncomfortable, that’s why I find it so easy to talk about.”

The hospital declined to comment.

Woman Shocked To Find Picture Of Her Dying Dad Used As Warning On Cigarette Packages

Mother-of-two Jodi Charles was shocked when she saw a picture of a man on a cigarette package. The 42 year old was horrified, to say the least, because she thought it was a picture of her father. Jodi says that she is 110{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} sure that the picture is of her father David who died in 2015.

“My friend who smokes tobacco came round on Tuesday and my 14-year-old daughter picked up the wrapper,” she said. “She ran into the room and said, ‘Look, it’s granddad!’”

“When I saw that photo, I just said, ‘Oh my God.’ I just knew without any doubt that it was dad. I was horrified.”

David was in intensive care at Basildon University Hospital where he passed away from bone marrow problems and septicaemia. While he was a smoker, this was not the reason for his death. Jodi believed that during the ten months he spent at the hospital, the picture was taken of her dad being hooked up to a life support machine.

“I cut my dad’s hair for 20 years, I know exactly how his hairline was, exactly where it sticks up a little,” she said. “I also cut his eyebrows and know all the tiny details of his face.”

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Jodi Charles is convinced that a photo shown on cigarette packets is of her father David Ross who died in 2015 following 10 months in a hospital in Essex

“The whole picture looks exactly like him. His eyes were puffed up when he was in intensive care and they are in the photo too.”

“I am 110 per cent sure it is him and that there is no way he gave permission for such a terrible picture to be used. It’s terribly upsetting.”

“This has been a horrendous time for us. Dad being ill took up my whole life and I am still grieving now – I will be forevermore.”

“As time goes on you learn to deal with it, but this has brought it all back. I’m distraught again.”

Both the EU commission and Basildon Hospital deny the picture is David Ross but Jodi says that even her daughter recognised the picture as her granddad. It is unthinkable that the picture should appear on the packet without permission, which Jodi says she never would have given.

“Any similarity is purely coincidental,” the Commission have said.

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Jodi says she is ‘110 per cent’ sure the photo is of her father David Ross, who passed away in 2015 aged 66 and would ‘no way’ have given his consent. The pair are pictured together above

The EU has said that it is not allowed to give out information about pictures as it has to protect the rights of the individuals it shows. It stated that any pictures they use, are only and ever used with the consent of the person. They would never use a picture without permission.

“We are very sorry for the distress caused to this young lady who believes that her father is depicted in this health warning,” a spokesperson said.

“However, having checked the details of her father against the identity of the person depicted, we can categorically state that the person in this picture is not David Ross.”

“May we take this opportunity to emphasise that all individuals depicted in the library of picture warnings were informed and gave their consent. Any similarity with other individuals is purely coincidental.”

“There are only two departments which take photos – communications, for charity events and that sort of thing, and medical photography,” a hospital spokeswoman added.

“Neither of those departments have forwarded any photos to the photo library.”

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Jodi remains convinced the photo is of her dad despite the denials and is demanding that the EU stops using the image – while threatening to ‘sue them’

Jodi feels that until she has proof that the picture is not her father, she will assume that someone took the shot and used it. She will then go ahead and start legal proceeding against the hospital and the cigarette company.

“If it isn’t him, I want proof of that, and of the fact that he signed to say that they could do this.,” she said.

“If they don’t give me that, I’m going to sue them. It is horrific to see my dad who has just passed away on a fag packet. It is morally wrong and extremely distressing for the whole family.”