A mother and father have been found dead beside their car as their three young sons sat unharmed inside the vehicle. Police are treating the deaths of Daniel Kelsey, 32, and Heather Kelsey, 30, as unexplained but non-suspicious.
Devastated friends said the Kelseys had been “doing great” recently and have been left utterly shocked by the tragedy. Officers in Florida had been alerted to their family car early on Saturday morning, after it was spotted parked on a highway with the hazard lights on.
When officers arrived, they found Daniel and Heather unconscious on an embankment by the side of the road. Three boys, ranging in age from eight months to four-years-old, were in the car unharmed. Their parents were rushed to hospital but could not be revived. A post-mortem is being carried out to establish the cause of death.
A disastrous ferry fire has claimed the lives of at least 23 people and 17 more are missing.
The Zahro Express was carrying more than 230 people off the coast of Indonesia when it burst into flames. It was sailing from the capital, Jakarta, to Tidung Island, a holiday hotspot, apparently to celebrate New Year’s Day.
But about 1.5km from Muara Angke port the fire broke out and thick smoke filled the cabin, causing many passengers to jump into the sea. Officials told the BBC that 194 people were rescued, while nine remain in hospital and 17 people are still unaccounted for.
A never-before-heard song written and recorded by George Michael before his death has been leaked on Twitter – by George’s own partner, Fadi Fawaz. The pop star, who died on Christmas Day 2016 of heart failure, had written and recorded This Kind Of Love in the 1990s, but the track had never seen the light of day because of legal red tape.
It had been produced in partnership with Elton John in 1991 and is thought to be included on George’s unreleased album Trojan Horse. Tweeting a link to the song, Fadi captioned it simply: “My Baby.”
Fadi, 43, was heartbroken to discover a lifeless George in bed at home on Sunday 25th December. He later told his followers: “ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning.. I will never stop missing you xx.”
Thousands of shoppers at a Southampton shopping centre have been evacuated after an alarm went off.
Eight fire engines are said to have rushed to WestQuay Centre after reports of smoke coming out of Pizza Express just before 1pm. One shopper described the scene as “utter chaos” as hundreds of people gathered outside the centre.
WestQuay wrote on social media at 1.22pm: “We’ve evacuated part of the centre as a precaution to a smoke alarm. The emergency services are attending to ensure safety for our customers.”
Hollywood actress Tricia Lynn McCauley has been found dead in her car in a suspected murder-carjacking. The 46-year-old actress had been missing since Christmas Day, and her worried family had alerted police.
Her body was found in her car today, and a man who was seen driving her Toyota around Washington DC has been arrested. According to TMZ, Tricia – who was in Step Up and The Paper Girl – had not turned up for Christmas dinner and was due to take a flight out of DC on Boxing Day, which she also missed.
The murder has some signs of a carjacking, but police have yet to confirm it, the website claimed. The man arrested allegedly robbed a drug store and attacked employees before Tricia went missing, it also reported, and he is now in custody. It’s thought he and Tricia were not known to each other.
Police are trying to identify a man whose dead body was found in an area of parkland on Christmas Day. The man is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s and has a far eastern appearance. Detectives do not know his name or how he died.
The grim discovery was made just before 9pm at Heanor Memorial Park in Derbyshire. A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Heanor yesterday.
“He appears to be in his late teens or early 20s and of far eastern appearance but his identity is unknown. A post-mortem examination will be held to determine the cause of his death.”
One man has died and another is fighting for his life in hospital after a horror Christmas attack. According to police, a lone attacker left one man dead and another with serious injuries. The two victims are said to be aged 43 and 50 and were walking a dog in the back garden of a block of flats in Glasgow.
The attacker is alleged to have said: “Scream all you like. Nobody can hear you. Shout it louder. Tell them you’re not coming back. Tell them you’ll not be back.” The 50-year-old man was taken to the city’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The second victim, 43, was seriously ill in Glasgow Royal Infirmary and later died from his injuries.
A witness told the Daily Record: “All hell was let loose. One of the neighbours was set upon and was screaming for his life. He was being attacked by a much bigger man. He was absolutely defenceless. It was sickening … He kept hitting the guy’s head off the ground.”
Corrie fans were in tears when Maria Connor bid an emotional farewell to her young son on Christmas Eve. The hairdresser, played by Samia Longchambon, said goodbye to Liam before she went to court to be sentenced, urging her little boy to remember the good times they’d had.Through tears, she handed him a snow globe and told him to think of her when she looked at it. Maria was later sentenced to 12 months behind bars, leaving little Liam in the care of Maria’s brother Kirk and leaving fans of the soap in tears, asking Corrie bosses how they could run such a sad storyline on Christmas Eve.
@angie_baby_ox wrote: “Oh no my heart is breaking watching poor Liam with the snow globe 😭 @itvcorrie #coronationstreet #freemaria #Corrie” while @grainnedoherty7 tweeted: “Seeing Liam with the snowglobe then Maria cry is so heartbreaking #Corrie”.
At the end of the episode Liam pulled out his snow globe and started to shake it furiously with tears in his eyes; the cameras then panned to Maria who was locked up in a cell.
Strong gales of up to 100mph are expected to wallop Britain with the arrival of the freak storm – with many predicting travel chaos at Christmas. And it’s beginning to look likely that another storm will strike in the aftermath of Storm Barbara as Storm Conor waits to disrupt Christmas Day.
Destruction and damage to property is expected throughout the lead-up to Christmas and may cause mass power cuts around the country. Storm chaos is expected to bring heavy gales and thundersnow to parts of the country, with the north-west UK and Scotland particularly affected.
The interaction of both storms could cause the two to merge into one when they come into close proximity. Meteorologists sometimes call the combining of two powerful cyclones the “Fujiwhara effect”. The UK coastguard have issued safety warnings ahead of the weekend asking people to prepare for terrible tidal conditions. An amber “be prepared” warning has been issued in many part of the country.
Coronation Street fans noticed something pretty strange in tonight’s episode. When Andy Carver paid Weatherfield villain Pat Phelan a visit in hospital, eagle-eyed viewers spotted something a little odd behind his bed. In the background, there were almost 20 electrical sockets on the wall.
The odd sight left those tuning in scratching their heads as they took to social media to poke fun at the strange set. Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “I’ve been in loads of hospitals in my time but I’ve never been to one that has as many plug sockets like behind Phelan in @itvcorrie #Corrie.”
Another then added: “Pat Phelen’s obviously not too badly injured. He only has one device plugged in to the 16 sockets behind his hospital bed #corrie.” Moments later, a different viewer tweeted: “Is that number of sockets standard in the NHS? #Corrie #WeatherfieldGeneral.”