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Koko the talking gorilla died in her sleep

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Koko the talking gorilla died in her sleep Every pet owner has said it: ‘I swear that animal understands every word!’ For Koko the gorilla, who lived in California with her devoted keeper, scientist Francine ‘Penny’ Patterson, that claim was literally true. Koko knew at least 1,000 words of American Sign Language (ASL) and appeared

GP at centre of Gosport scandal retired on healthy pension

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GP at centre of Gosport scandal retired on healthy pension From the moment of her birth, Jane Ann Barton was earmarked for special treatment by the medical establishment that would one day close ranks to protect her. When the future ‘Dr Opiate’ came into the world, in October 1948, the year the NHS was founded,

West London moped thugs each jailed for more than 20 years

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West London moped thugs each jailed for more than 20 years This is the moment two teenage thugs stole an iPhone from a charity worker before stabbing him to death during a four-hour rampage through London in which they knifed four of their nine robbery victims. Nathan Gilmaney, 19, and Troy Thomas, 18, tried to

Leslie Grantham who played Dirty Den in EastEnders has died aged 71

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Leslie Grantham who played Dirty Den in EastEnders has died aged 71 EastEnders stars have paid tribute to actor Leslie Grantham, who performances as ‘Dirty Den Watts’ captivated millions. The TV star, who had recently returned to the UK for treatment after living for some time in Bulgaria, passed away this morning aged 71, his

Bereaved Grenfell families mark first anniversary of tragedy 

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Bereaved Grenfell families mark first anniversary of tragedy  Adele and Stormzy today joined thousands of mourners to remember the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster as Britain fell silent on the first anniversary of the deadliest residential fire since the Blitz. The devastated west London community became a sea of green – the colour