DAILY STAR SUNDAY, April 24, 2011
FAMILY FEUD: Miley THE truce between pop princess Miley Cyrus and her dad has been blown apart over her bizarre “obsession” with Hollywood hellraiser Charlie Sheen. Miley, 18, spends hours exchanging messages with the actor, 45, who tweeted: “Always felt you were epic! Thanks for the love.” Miley replied: “I always felt the same way about you! You have taught me everything I know about winning. Duh!” Dad Billy Ray fears Sheen will be a bad influence.
Kidd: ‘I won’t quit, despite the cruellest cuts of all...’
RACE HERO: ■ Eddie battles on yesterday in the London Marathon, with the help of Sam
Picture: TERRY BRADFORD
EDDIE’S BENEFITS FURY
MARATHON hero Eddie Kidd faces losing his vital home care and benefits because of Government cutbacks.
The motorbike daredevil – paralysed and brain damaged when a stunt went wrong – needs 24-hour help from a team of carers.
Brave Eddie is now into the second week of his 26-mile London Marathon effort that will take a month at the rate of one mile a day. By the time he finishes, Eddie, 51, and wife Sam fear his care package and £1,300-a-month benefits will have been slashed. Eddie said: “I’m appalled. I need care. It is not fair on me or the hundreds of other disabled people who will be affected by cuts.” Former pin-up Sam, 42, from Brighton, said: “These are savage cuts. Losing the care would badly affect his recovery. “The same is happening to thousands of other people. Their families will take up the slack but it is hard. “Why don’t the council fat cats take a pay cut? “This will also mean Eddie cannot do a lot of his charity work as he needs someone with him all the time. “I do my best but I am 5ft 2in and I can’t lift him as he’s 5ft 11in and 15stone. “We need the 24-hour carers. He cannot be left alone and he’ll go into a home over
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my dead body.” An assessment of his care is being carried out by East Sussex County Council. A spokesman said: “We do not give details of individual social care cases but clients are regularly assessed to see what their care needs are. “We have to ensure our limited resources go as far as they can to meet a growing population of vulnerable and elderly adults in the county. “The assessment process ensures those with critical or substantial care needs get the support that is appropriate to their circumstances.” Today Eddie is in Charlton, south London, after completing around seven miles of the marathon. He said: “This is my greatest challenge yet and my motto is ‘Never give up’.” He is determined to finish the course and raise £50,000 for Children With Leukaemia. The world champ jumped the Great Wall of China in 1993, inset, was a body double for Timothy Dalton in Bond movie The Living Daylights and soared over 16 buses and 40 cars in front of millions. But he spent 40 days in a coma after a stunt went badly wrong in 1996. Fans along the marathon route have been cheering him on and have donated £350. To support Eddie go to virginmoney giving.com/EddieKidd
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, April 10, 2011
Daredevil training for
Intrepid Dave not mutt off ■ by JONATHAN CORKE BLINDED police officer David ■ Rathband’s bid to run next Sunday’s London Marathon was
almost ended by a dog. The traffic PC, who was gunned down by twisted Raoul Moat last July, has overcome breathing problems, agonising pain and sickness to train for the race. But a stray labrador almost scuppered the amazing feat by “taking him out” on a training run. Luckily, a friend managed to save him from a serious tumble. David, 43, is on regular pain relief and has had to learn new breathing techniques. But amazingly he has vowed to finish the race in a “decent time”. Close pal Robin Palmer said: “People think he’s crackers but David doesn’t see it that way. “He’s still poorly, has difficulties with his breathing and takes regular medication for pain but David is a very determined person and to him it’s just a challenge. “And David being David he wants to get round in a time people think is decent. “Luckily, the dog didn’t do any serious damage. But avoiding loose dogs has been another challenge, as well as learning to run with a guide. “It sounds straightforward but it isn’t. There’s also running in crowds – David’s hearing is very acute now so he’s had to learn how to run surrounded by others.” David, from Northumberland, was shot in the face by Moat, 37, as he sat in his patrol car in Newcastle upon Tyne. Running with him will be Robin, friend and guide Steve White and another police officer injured in service, PC Gareth Rees, 35. Gareth was told he would never walk again after his legs were smashed to pieces in an horrific collision with a car two years ago. “Repaired” with the use of metal pins, the Hertfordshire PC contacted David to suggest they do the race together. He said: “David is an absolute inspiration. To go through what he has gone through and try to stay positive the way he has.” They will raise funds for David’s Bluelamp Foundation, set up to help injured emergency workers. Donations can be made via justgiving.com/PC-David-Rathband
Picture: STEVE LAWRENCE
BRAVE: David, left, and Steve
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, April 10, 2011
the marathon with 3 bedroom sessions a week
IT’S READY EDDIE’S SACK RACE WHEEL ■ GUTS: Sam and Eddie
and, inset bottom, jumping the Great Wall
STRICKEN stuntman Eddie Kidd is training for the London Marathon by romping three times a week with his missus.
The 80s’ heart-throb was left brain damaged when a motorcycle leap went horrifically wrong 14 years ago.
But he has vowed to beat his disability and complete the gruelling 26-mile course using a specially-made walking frame. His former pin-up wife Sam Kirli says nothing holds back the 007 stunt double when they’re in the sack. Sam, 42, revealed: “Eddie may be paralysed but everything is fine in that department. “We are very loved-up.” They met 25 years ago and had a short fling before finally getting back together after a chance meeting at former Coronation Street star Chris Quinten’s 50th birthday in 2007. Eddie will shuffle along the race route at a rate of one mile a day, taking four weeks to cross the finishing line. Each step will be agony for the 51-yearold who was nearly killed during a £5,000 challenge to jump his motorbike over a speeding car at the Bulldog Bash rally in
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Warwickshire in 1996. He suffered serious head and pelvic injuries and doctors warned he could be in a coma for ten years. But he regained consciousness within six weeks of the accident. In his career, Eddie made 12,000 motorbike jumps, including soaring over 16 buses and 40 cars, crossing a 200ft ravine and even leaping the Great Wall of China. He starred in a Levi’s TV ad and stood in for Harrison Ford, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Douglas and Roger Moore in movies. The former world champ will start the marathon with the rest of the field at Blackheath on Sunday. He will be helped on his way by Sam and a team of carers, physios and friends. He hopes to raise £50,000 for the charity Children With Leukaemia. Along the route he will be joined by celeb pals Ray Winstone, boxer Michael Watson, ex-EastEnders Carol Harrison and John Altman, newsreader Angela Rippon and The Bill star Chris Ellison. His speech is slow and any movement is a huge effort but Eddie is relishing the task ahead. “This is my biggest challenge, even more difficult than when I jumped over the Great Wall of China,” he said at home near Brighton, East Sussex. “My motto is never give up. They said I’d never walk again, bugger that. I’ll do the marathon even if it kills me.” ● To support Eddie go to virgin moneygiving.com/ EddieKidd
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RIGHT ROYAL HANGOV UP FOR IT: ■ A reveller crowd surfs in
Kelvingrove, Glasgow, while, below right, Cardiff girls get into party mood as do Newcastle lasses, below left
FEELING HEAT: Gaddafi
Mad Dog begging for talks
OUR brave RAF boys have brought Gaddafi to his knees. Yesterday the Mad Dog dictator offered a ceasefire and agreed to talks if NATO stopped bombing him. He stopped short of resigning so NATO and the Libyan rebels turned down his offer. After weeks of Allied air strikes Gaddafi appears to be looking for a way out. “Let us negotiate with you, the countries that attack us. Let us negotiate,” Gaddafi said yesterday. NATO dismissed the offer and said air strikes on government forces in Libya will continue as long as civilians are threatened. “We need to see actions not words,” said an official. Yesterday NATO planes hit three targets close to the television building in Tripoli. Rebel spokesman Colonel Ahmed Bani said: “Gaddafi is playing dirty games. We don’t believe him and we don’t trust him.”
COURAGE: Eddie with Ray
Marathon Ed’s SOS massage
BRAVE Eddie Kidd needs a helping hand to finish his London Marathon. The motorbike daredevil, paralysed after a stunt accident, has managed six miles in two weeks using a walking frame. He was joined yesterday by Madness singer Suggs, Cash In The Attic’s John Cameron, EastEnder John Altman, comedian Joe Pasquale and actor Ray Winstone in Greenwich, south-east London. Eddie, 51, undaunted after a hamstring injury, appealed for a physio to volunteer for twice weekly massages on the 26-mile walk. His pin-up wife Sam, 42, and carers are helping but he is six days behind schedule. But Eddie, from Brighton, Sussex, said: “Rome wasn’t built in a day, I am determined to keep going.” The walk will take more than a month but he hopes to raise £50,000 for Children with Leukaemia.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, May 8, 2011
BB STAR’S HELL AS PSYCHO SET FOR RELEASE REUNITED: ■ Chanelle with Jack last week. Inset below, with son Blakely
Lost ring blow for hero Kidd EDDIE Kidd is appealing for help to find his wedding ring after losing it during his gruelling London marathon. The motorbike daredevil, who was paralysed in a stunt accident 15 years ago, has completed nine miles of the 26-mile course in three weeks, with the aid of a walking frame. Eddie, 51, is devastated by the loss of the £1,000 titanium ring decorated with a diamond and a motorbike chain design. It came off in Creek Road, Greenwich, south-east London, last Wednesday. “I feel sick, the ring has huge sentimental value,” said Eddie, from Brighton, Sussex. He and his wife Sam, 42, who were married last year, searched the area without success. “It would be wonderful if it turned up,” he added. Last week he was joined on the route by celebrity pals including actor Ray Winstone, who has paid for the couple to stay in a hotel each night so Eddie can rest properly. So far, Eddie has raised £21,000 for Children With Leukaemia and the Eddie Kidd Foundation and hopes to raise another £30,000. Despite losing almost a stone in weight he is determined to succeed. “I will finish no matter what, even if it kills me,” he said.
Chanelle in terror over mum’s killer ■ by SUSAN HILL
BIG Brother star Chanelle Hayes is living in fear after being told the man who murdered her mum could be out of prison within a month.
She was just six months old when Andrea Sinclair, who worked as a prostitute, was strangled and mutilated by one of her clients.
Now, Keith Pollard is set to get parole and Chanelle, 23, is terrified. The babe has a ten-month-old son, Blakely, by ex-boyfriend Middlesbrough footballer Matthew Bates, 24. A source close to Chanelle told the Daily Star Sunday: “She’s had to live with what happened to her mum ever since she discovered the horrific details and it’s something that haunts her every day. “She received a letter in the post last week saying Pollard was due for parole. Her heart sank as the enormity of what was happening started to hit her. “She telephoned the police liaison officer straightaway to find out more about when he was coming out and where he would be living. “The officer told her he may be out within a month. “She asked where he’s going to be living but they didn’t have that information. She’s distraught. She genuinely fears he’s going to come after her.” Chanelle, who was born in Styal prison, Cheshire, when her mum was jailed for prostitution, is considering moving in a bid to stop the convicted murderer from finding
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