George Michael was found dead at his riverside home on Christmas Day 2016. In the village of Goring, Oxfordshire, where he had lived for 17 years, he is still remembered not as a superstar but as a neighbour and friend. Here some people share their memories of meeting the star in their midst. Alison Clark's first encounter with the '80s icon was when she offered him a lick of her ice-cream after bumping into him during a walk along the River Thames.
CHATTY man Alan Carr posed for selfies and ate fish and chips on Bournemouth beach last week. The comedian was visiting the town with The Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding on Friday to shoot a segment for his new series. Accompanied by a representative of Bournemouth council's tourism team, the pair went to Harry Ramsden's on the seafront to order fish and chips, before enjoying their lunch at the end of the pier.
Former school teacher Jay Virdee has been diagnosed with a rare and incurable degenerative disease which is slowly turning her skin rock hard. The condition has encroached on every aspect of her life, and doctors have told her it could ultimately kill her. "My body is effectively turning itself into stone," says Ms Virdee. "I sometimes feel like I'm snapping when I reach out for things. "The pain shooting up my arm is always a reminder of what is happening to me."
@mellydailyecho@andym_echo@LauraMills6 This will be a huge loss to the paper - you’ve done some brilliant stuff over the years (your front page designs are the best in the business). All the best for the future Neil.
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