Helena Williams

Helena Williams is a freelance writer and producer. Her work has been published by the Independent, The Sunday Times, Reuters and Wired, among others. Her website is http://helenaewilliams.com

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Easter travel woe on the horizon with predictions of a 'hectic' holiday getaway

An estimated 16 million people are expected to take to the roads for the first bank holiday of 2015, with the risk of jams on major routes

Women’s charities have urged action after reports of a man abusing his wife by putting super glue on her vagina.

Women's charities urge action after 'horrific case of man who glued his wife's vagina shut'

The 40-year old woman from South Africa said she has been scarred for life and will never be able to have sex again

Nearly a quarter of students consider sex work, study finds

Some students are turning to the sex industry to cover basic living expenses and reduce debt, according to Swansea University research

Schiphol airport is running on emergency power after a

Amsterdam airport cancels all flights after major power outage

Schiphol airport was forced to divert flights, with more travel chaos reported in the area, after a "technical fault" at a high-voltage power station just outside the Dutch capital

Wrong kind of kitty litter blamed for $240m radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste dump

"Chemically incompatible" contents caused Drum 68660 to burst open, contaminating 21 people

Jewish leader warns that anti-Semitism in Europe is "like the 1930s"

World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder has said that European Jews "live in fear" once again amid a surge of anti-Semitism on the continent

Woman held in psychiatric ward after (correctly) saying Obama follows her on Twitter

Kam Brock filed a lawsuit against Harlem Hospital's psychiatric ward, before telling her Twitter followers #IMNOTCRAZY!

Ken Gregory was the victim of a horrific domestic abuse attack which left him with first and second degree burns to his back and scalp

Woman who tried to 'boil her husband' jailed for four years

The horrific domestic abuse attack left Ken Gregory with first and second degree burns

An engine on the Boeing 727 had failed, according to a Russian aviation source

UTair passenger plane flying over Russia requests emergency landing in St Petersburg

An engine on the Boeing 727 had failed, according to a Russian aviation source

Five reasons 'Crabzilla' is definitely not real

Leading invertebrate researcher says "a hoax is an understatement" of photograph appearing to show a colossal crustacean basking off the Kent coastline

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