An Anglesey man who started a religion inspired by the Star Wars films has seen it grow to 500,000 followers. Daniel Jones founded Jediism from his Holyhead home in 2007 with the aim of living by the philosophy of the mega-hit movie franchise - and credits it with helping his fight with autism. The 31-year-old said: “It’s about feeling the force, our connection to the universe. Like the Jedi knights we practise mindfulness, patience, and broaden our minds through reading and learning.
The latest Star Wars adventure has landed from a galaxy far, far away and is going global. But as youngsters dream of becoming legendary heroes such as Han Solo or Jedi knight Luke Skywalker for one man it is more serious than that. The mega-hit sci-fi series is a way of life for Daniel Jones. In fact, it is his religion. The 31-year-old started the Jediism religion which now has 500,000 members worldwide who live by philosophies inspired by Star Wars.
Every year little Thomas Edwards celebrates two very special days. The first is his birthday and the second is the date he was given a future after receiving a heart transplant. Four-year-old Thomas, from Burton, spent six months on a 'Berlin' mechanical heart which kept him alive until a heart donor could be found - just days before his second birthday in November 2015. Mum Emma Forrester, 43, said: "Every year we release balloons to remember the child who died to save Thomas.
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Selecting a term
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