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Actress Kathy Burke brands Prince Philip a 'selfish old c***' after car crash

Actress and comedienne Kathy Burke was angered by Prince Philip for getting behind-the-wheel at 97.The Duke of Edinburgh managed to escape injury after his Land Rover overturned in Norfolk yesterday.Prince Philip's car hit another vehicle, which was carrying two women and a baby.The Gimme Gimme Gimme star hit out at the royal on Twitter following his horror crash.Posting to her 197K followers, Kathy wrote: "Very pleased that the 9 month old innocent baby wasn't killed or injured by the 97-year-old selfish c***."One social networker wasn't happy with Kathy's comment and wrote: "Well that's just horrid. How could you assume it was some intentional act of malice? Horrible tweet!"The 54-year-old responded: "Where did I say that? I just pointed out that driving at 97-year's-old is a very selfis...
'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'

'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'

When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion after childbirth, she thought it was saving her life. But the infected blood could have killed her. There are thought to be thousands like her. They often feel overlooked in the wider NHS contaminated blood scandal."There are still people dying, not knowing they are infected," Jackie Britton, from Portsmouth, tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.She gave birth in 1983.Her baby daughter was fine but when Jackie started haemorrhaging she needed a blood transfusion.It would be another 29 years before she realised that that blood had been contaminated with hepatitis C, for which there was no blood screening at the time.The virus went undetected for years, slowly damaging Jack...