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Harry Potter’s Robbie Coltrane left wheelchair-bound after 'crippling' health problems

Harry Potter’s Robbie Coltrane left wheelchair-bound after 'crippling' health problems

Entertainment
Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has sparked concern among fans after he was spotted in a wheelchair this week.The 68-year-old actor, who played friendly half-human half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the hit saga, was seen at the Renaissance Hotel in London, where he was promoting Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike ride at Universal.According to The Sun, Robbie has been unable to walk due to a problem with his knee.A source told the publication: “Robbie has been in constant pain for years now, with his knee constantly deteriorating. Related Articles HEALTH PROBLEMS: Robbie Coltrane was seen using a wheelchair after crippling health issues (Pic: GETTY ) “It’s left him unable to walk without any assistance and he’s been given a wheelchair while he waits to have a spe...
Cheryl left FUMING after ex Liam Payne makes appearance on The Greatest Dancer

Cheryl left FUMING after ex Liam Payne makes appearance on The Greatest Dancer

Entertainment
Cheryl was left fuming on tonight’s episode of The Greatest Dancer.The songstress looked visibly shocked after her ex-boyfriend Liam Payne made a surprise appearance on the show.A dazzling performance from Frobacks saw the group inundated with messages of support from a number of celebrities, including Robbie Williams.Perrie Edwards also appeared on the screen behind the group to invite them to watch Little Mix perform. Related Articles But while the audience applauded the celebrity appearances, they were most definitely not prepared for what happened next.Suddenly, Liam 25, appeared on the screen via a FaceTime call, where he also left the guys an encouraging message.Her baby-daddy even asked Cheryl to hand over the phone to the dancers.“Chez, can you put Frobacks...
Brooklyn prisoners left in dark with little heat in cold weather

Brooklyn prisoners left in dark with little heat in cold weather

Business
Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A federal prison in Brooklyn, N.Y., reportedly has partial heat and electricity as the city's temperature dropped as low as 3 degrees Fahrenheit this week. Since Jan. 5, the Metropolitan Detention Center in the Sunset Park neighborhood has had limited electricity for the more than 1,600 inmates housed there, The New York Times reported. An electrical pane blew out last month, union leaders told the newspaper, and after it was repaired, it caught fire Sunday. A new electrical panel should be installed by Monday, said the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The heating issues, which started last week and were unrelated to the electrical problems, occurred last Saturday when units that draw water up from the boilers froze, according to union leaders who spoke to facilities workers. Ne...
Childcare: 'I left my job to spend time with my baby'

Childcare: 'I left my job to spend time with my baby'

Business
James Cornwell found it tough to return to work after his baby son was born. He and his wife had no family help and the baby kept him awake much of the night. When his firm refused to offer him more flexibility to help him cope, he quit. The struggle of juggling a job with family, whether that's kids or elderly relatives, is familiar to many of us.Some firms try to help. US bank Goldman Sachs, for example, recently said it would offer staff emergency nannies or carers. But should firms do more?Goldman's new policy allows UK staff 20 days of emergency "in-home" care, charged at £4 an hour, well below the market rate. Workers can use it to pay for an emergency nanny, to look after an ill child or to take care of an elderly relative who needs short-ter...
Brazil rushes to find doctors to fill 8,300 positions left by Cubans

Brazil rushes to find doctors to fill 8,300 positions left by Cubans

World
Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Brazilian Health Ministry said Friday it's holding meetings with the Pan American Health Organization on the exodus of thousands Cuban doctors and finding replacements. "By early next week we will complete work on a proposal to select professionals to cover 8,332 vacant posts to be left by Cuban doctors," the ministry said Friday. The selection of Brazilian professionals "in a first call" will be made this month, and they will be required to reach municipal areas "immediately after selection," it added. The announcement came hours after the first group of 196 Cuban doctors returned to Cuba on Thursday, said Granma, Cuba's official newspaper. The group was scheduled to leave, as they'd completed their service in Brazil, but another group scheduled to replace them "wil...