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'Evil' attacker jailed A WOMAN has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years in prison for throwing acid over her ex-partner in "an act of pure evil".

Berlinah Wallace, 48, poured sulphuric acid over the face of Mark van Dongen, 29, while he slept in her Bristol flat on September 23, 2015. He suffered 15 months of excruciating pain before dying by euthanasia in Belgium on January 2, 2017. Wallace was convicted of throwing a corrosive substance with intent after a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

PS20bn Brexit fear BUSINESSES could be left up to PS20bn worse off if the customs plan favoured by Brexiteers is implemented, the head of HM Revenue and Customs has warned.

modern technology to solve the Irish border question would leave firms facing huge charges for customs declarations and for EU "rules of origin", HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson told MPs.

The so-called "max fac" plan to use M&S profits plunge MARKS & SPENCER has seen full-year profits collapse as the high street giant counts the cost of a brutal store closure plan.

The retailer reported a 62.1% fall in pre-tax profit to PS66.8 million in the year to March 31 as it was dragged down by PS321.1 million in costs linked to store closures. The results come a day after M&S said it will shut more than 100 outlets by 2022 as it accelerates a transformation programme that will see thousands of jobs put at risk.

Kemp's Chicago role FORMER EastEnders star and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp is to play Billy Flynn in Chicago at London's Phoenix Theatre.

Kemp, left, will play the smooth-talking lawyer in the West End musical from July 2 until September 1.

Brits 'workaholics' TWO out of five workers only took half their annual leave in the past year, revealing the UK as a nation of workaholics, according to a new study.

Research by jobs site Glassdoor found that many of those who make sure they do have all their holidays regularly check emails or even work when they are supposed to be off.

A survey of 2,000 employees showed that almost one in eight only took a fifth of their eligible time off.


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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 24, 2018
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