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Donald Trump’s niece’s book will offer a ‘firsthand’ look at the ‘toxic family that made the president’, according to a new Amazon review. 

Mary Trump, 55, is to release ‘Too Much And Never Enough’ on August 11, weeks before the Republican National Convention. 

The book promises to address ‘the strange and harmful relationship’ between the president and his father’. The review adds: ‘She (Mary) describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse.’

Mary is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr, the President’s older brother, who drank himself to death in 1981 aged 43, reportedly under pressure to be like their father. Trump instead took over the family real estate business and became the alpha male.

The  Amazon description of the book states: ‘She (Mary) recounts in unsparing detail… the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.’

‘She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office’, it adds.     

Mary Trump, a 55-year-old professional coach, has written a book about her famous family

Mary Trump, a 55-year-old professional coach, has written a book about her famous family

In 2016 she went on a tweet-storm about how upset she was that her uncle Donald Trump won the presidency

In 2016 she went on a tweet-storm about how upset she was that her uncle Donald Trump won the presidency

Mary Trump, a 55-year-old professional coach, has written a book about her famous family and in 2016 went on a tweet-storm about how upset she was that her uncle Donald Trump won the presidency 

Donald Trump and his father Fred Trump Sr, who died in 1999 and left his son more than $413million. Mary is the eldest of Fred Trump's grandchildren

Donald Trump and his father Fred Trump Sr, who died in 1999 and left his son more than $413million. Mary is the eldest of Fred Trump's grandchildren

Donald Trump and his father Fred Trump Sr, who died in 1999 and left his son more than $413million. Mary is the eldest of Fred Trump’s grandchildren

Mary has already said his 2016 election was ‘the worst night of my life’ in a 3am tweet storm as the results came in.

She said the President’s victory was a ‘horrific wrong’ and lamented that ‘I grieve for our country’ over dozens of tweets.

Mary said it was the ‘Worst. Year. Ever’, tweeted ‘Seriously, f*** off 2016’ and said Trump won because ‘most Americans are hateful, selfish people who care about nothing outside of their own narrow interests’

But there was something that she did agree with the President on and tweeted that ‘James Comey should be in jail’.

The volume of tweets is also something that Mary shares with her uncle, although before his election she mostly tweeted about tennis and cats.

They serve as a warning to the President as it seems her book will not just be a tell-all – it will be a takedown. 

Mary wrote that her uncle Donald's election was 'the worst night of my life' in a 3am tweet storm as the results came in

Mary wrote that her uncle Donald's election was 'the worst night of my life' in a 3am tweet storm as the results came in

Mary wrote that her uncle Donald’s election was ‘the worst night of my life’ in a 3am tweet storm as the results came in

It's clear who Mary voted for in the 2016 election, as she called Hillary Clinton an 'extraordinary human being' on election night

It's clear who Mary voted for in the 2016 election, as she called Hillary Clinton an 'extraordinary human being' on election night

It’s clear who Mary voted for in the 2016 election, as she called Hillary Clinton an ‘extraordinary human being’ on election night 

Still upset about the election results, Mary tweeted 'Worst. Year. Ever.' on November 10, 2016

Still upset about the election results, Mary tweeted 'Worst. Year. Ever.' on November 10, 2016

Still upset about the election results, Mary tweeted ‘Worst. Year. Ever.’ on November 10, 2016

Trump is pictured on election night after claiming his victory which was the 'worst night my life' for his niece Mary

Trump is pictured on election night after claiming his victory which was the 'worst night my life' for his niece Mary

Trump is pictured on election night after claiming his victory which was the ‘worst night my life’ for his niece Mary 

The book will include ‘harrowing and salacious’ details about the Trump family including how Mary was the primary source for providing the President’s tax returns to the New York Times.

The resulting stories showed that the Trump family engaged in highly questionable tax avoidance strategies. 

Mary appears to be a staunch Democrat and recently changed her banner picture on her Twitter account to a photo of the street in Washington leading to the White House where city officials have written ‘Black Lives Matter’ in such large letters it can be seen from space.

In her bio she has written #blacklivesmatter, a gay pride flag and says she uses the pronouns ‘she/her/hers’.

Before the 2016 election Mary made her views very clear on Twitter and on November 2nd she tweeted: ‘Sarah Palin you are tragically past your sell-by date. Please, for the good of decent people everywhere, go away’.

On October 20 she wrote: ‘(Rudy) Giuliani (Trump’s former personal lawyer) is a horrible human being. Ashamed he was mayor of the world’s greatest city’

Addressing the links between Trump and Russia, Mary mused: ‘Does the first amendment extend to foreign nationals who are colluding with a hostile government to undermine US elections? Hmm’.

In her bio she has written #blacklivesmatter, a gay pride flag and says she uses the pronouns 'she/her/hers'

In her bio she has written #blacklivesmatter, a gay pride flag and says she uses the pronouns 'she/her/hers'

In her bio she has written #blacklivesmatter, a gay pride flag and says she uses the pronouns ‘she/her/hers’

Mary told David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of left-leaning news website Mother Jones, on election night: 'One of the worst nights of my life. Thank you for all of your good work'

Mary told David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of left-leaning news website Mother Jones, on election night: 'One of the worst nights of my life. Thank you for all of your good work'

Mary told David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of left-leaning news website Mother Jones, on election night: ‘One of the worst nights of my life. Thank you for all of your good work’

In a tweet to MSNBC host Joy Reid on election night, Mary wrote: 'Thank you so much for all of your good work. It helped keep me sane. But really one of the worst nights of my life'

In a tweet to MSNBC host Joy Reid on election night, Mary wrote: 'Thank you so much for all of your good work. It helped keep me sane. But really one of the worst nights of my life'

In a tweet to MSNBC host Joy Reid on election night, Mary wrote: ‘Thank you so much for all of your good work. It helped keep me sane. But really one of the worst nights of my life’

In her election night rant, Mary tweeted that 'James Comey should be in jail', apparently for reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and then closing it again days before the election

In her election night rant, Mary tweeted that 'James Comey should be in jail', apparently for reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and then closing it again days before the election

In her election night rant, Mary tweeted that ‘James Comey should be in jail’, apparently for reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and then closing it again days before the election

In her election night rant, Mary replied to black academic Marc Lamont Hill, saying: 'White people watched Donald Trump demonstrate no knowledge of the issues, lose the debates, and insult everyone. They still chose him'.  Another tweet said that 'white people suck'

In her election night rant, Mary replied to black academic Marc Lamont Hill, saying: 'White people watched Donald Trump demonstrate no knowledge of the issues, lose the debates, and insult everyone. They still chose him'.  Another tweet said that 'white people suck'

In her election night rant, Mary replied to black academic Marc Lamont Hill, saying: ‘White people watched Donald Trump demonstrate no knowledge of the issues, lose the debates, and insult everyone. They still chose him’.  Another tweet said that ‘white people suck’

Mary said it was the 'Worst. Year. Ever', and tweeted 'Seriously, f*** off 2016'

Mary said it was the 'Worst. Year. Ever', and tweeted 'Seriously, f*** off 2016'

Mary said it was the ‘Worst. Year. Ever’, and tweeted ‘Seriously, f*** off 2016’

Days after the election, Mary tweeted actress Debra Messing bashing anyone who didn't vote for Hillary Clinton

Days after the election, Mary tweeted actress Debra Messing bashing anyone who didn't vote for Hillary Clinton

Days after the election, Mary tweeted actress Debra Messing bashing anyone who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton 

The November 9th tweet storm began as the results showed that her uncle was achieving a shock victory.

As states like Florida declared for Trump, Mary tweeted that ‘James Comey should be in jail’, apparently for reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and then closing it again days before the election.

In response to a tweet by CNN reporter Joan Walsh saying she couldn’t stop crying, Mary said: ‘This is one of the worst nights of my life. What is wrong with this country? I fear the American experiment has failed’.

Another tweet said it was a ‘nightmare’ and in yet another Mary asked: ‘What has happened to our country’.

Fred Trump Jr (pictured), Donald's brother and Mary's father, died in 1981 after battling alcoholism

Fred Trump Jr (pictured), Donald's brother and Mary's father, died in 1981 after battling alcoholism

Fred Trump Jr (pictured), Donald’s brother and Mary’s father, died in 1981 after battling alcoholism

Replying to Joy Reid, the host of TV show The View, Mary said it was ‘utterly devastating’.

As the night of November 8th turned into the early hours of November 9th, Mary carried on tweeting.

She said: ‘We should be judged harshly. I just hope we do the work to right this horrific wrong. I grieve for our country’.

Another tweet said: ‘Hillary Clinton is an extraordinary human being and public servant. That she lost to this is unspeakable’.

There were more missives such as ‘what a tragedy. I feel like that lost my country tonight’.

Replying to black academic Marc Lamont Hill, Mary said: ‘White people watched Donald Trump demonstrate no knowledge of the issues, lose the debates, and insult everyone. They still chose him’.

Another tweet said that ‘white people suck’.

In response to tennis player Alize Cornet asking how Trump could be President, Mary wrote: ‘Because most Americans are hateful, selfish people who care about nothing outside of their own narrow interests. Devastating’.

The tirade went on and responding to a tweet from Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton, Mary said: ‘Unf***ingbelievable. So thought we were better than this’.

To another tweet from Reid, Mary said: ‘F*** it’.

In a second tweet to Reid Mary wrote: ‘Thank you so much for all of your good work. It helped keep me sane. But really one of the worst nights of my life’

Mary told David Corn, the Washington bureau chief of left-leaning news website Mother Jones: ‘One of the worst nights of my life. Thank you for all of your good work’.

Addressing the links between Trump and Russia, Mary mused: 'Does the first amendment extend to foreign nationals who are colluding with a hostile government to undermine US elections? Hmm'

Addressing the links between Trump and Russia, Mary mused: 'Does the first amendment extend to foreign nationals who are colluding with a hostile government to undermine US elections? Hmm'

Addressing the links between Trump and Russia, Mary mused: ‘Does the first amendment extend to foreign nationals who are colluding with a hostile government to undermine US elections? Hmm’

On October 20 she wrote: '(Rudy) Giuliani (Trump's former personal lawyer) is a horrible human being. Ashamed he was mayor of the world's greatest city'

On October 20 she wrote: '(Rudy) Giuliani (Trump's former personal lawyer) is a horrible human being. Ashamed he was mayor of the world's greatest city'

On October 20 she wrote: ‘(Rudy) Giuliani (Trump’s former personal lawyer) is a horrible human being. Ashamed he was mayor of the world’s greatest city’

Before the 2016 election Mary made her views very clear on Twitter and on November 2nd she tweeted: 'Sarah Palin you are tragically past your sell-by date. Please, for the good of decent people everywhere, go away'

Before the 2016 election Mary made her views very clear on Twitter and on November 2nd she tweeted: 'Sarah Palin you are tragically past your sell-by date. Please, for the good of decent people everywhere, go away'

Before the 2016 election Mary made her views very clear on Twitter and on November 2nd she tweeted: ‘Sarah Palin you are tragically past your sell-by date. Please, for the good of decent people everywhere, go away’

In 2018 Mary vented once more and in May tweeted: '#BanBumpStocks#BanAssaultWeapons'

In 2018 Mary vented once more and in May tweeted: '#BanBumpStocks#BanAssaultWeapons'

In 2018 Mary vented once more and in May tweeted: ‘#BanBumpStocks#BanAssaultWeapons’

Mary appears to be a staunch Democrat and tweeted her support of Hillary Clinton during the election, calling her an 'extraordinary human being'

Mary appears to be a staunch Democrat and tweeted her support of Hillary Clinton during the election, calling her an 'extraordinary human being'

Mary appears to be a staunch Democrat and tweeted her support of Hillary Clinton during the election, calling her an ‘extraordinary human being’

In the days after the election Mary’s shock was undiminished.

In response to a tweet about the KKK planning a victory parade she responded: ‘Horror. Unspeakable horror’.

When somebody raised the prospect of Michelle Obama running in 2020, Mary said: ‘We don’t deserve her’.

On November 10 another tweet said: ‘Seriously, f*** off 2016’. The same day she wrote: ‘Worst. Year. Ever’.

On Trump’s claims about Washington being a ‘rigged system’, Mary sarcastically said: ‘It’s rigged – unless I win’.

Mary’s support for Hillary Clinton became apparent too and she wrote: ‘Any so-called. progressive who didn’t vote for Hillary isn’t really a progressive. Just arrogant and selfish’.

Replying to a comment Reid Mary she said: ‘FBI, Comey, Wikileaks, Russia, obsession with emails, normalization of racism, sexual assault. Fair and square? No’.

In 2018 Mary vented once more and in May tweeted: ‘#BanBumpStocks#BanAssaultWeapons’

She also said that Stacey Abrams ‘legitimately won’ the race to be governor of Georgia in a controversial election.

The bad blood between Trump and his niece dates back 20 years to a fight over the will for Fred Trump Sr, the President’s father.

Trump’s three surviving siblings – Maryanne; Robert, now 72; and Elizabeth, now 74 – all agreed with Trump in an argument over Fred Sr’s will.

But Mary and her brother Fred III argued that the will was ‘procured by fraud and undue influence’, and that they should have had a larger share of the inheritance.

Mary and Fred III were then at loggerheads with their aunts and uncles – Trump and the other three – over care for Fred III’s son William, who was born with cerebral palsy.

Donald Trump posted a childhood photo on Instagram in 2014. From left to right: Donald, Fred Jr, Elizabeth, Maryanne and Robert. Trump's siblings rarely speak out about the president

Donald Trump posted a childhood photo on Instagram in 2014. From left to right: Donald, Fred Jr, Elizabeth, Maryanne and Robert. Trump's siblings rarely speak out about the president

Donald Trump posted a childhood photo on Instagram in 2014. From left to right: Donald, Fred Jr, Elizabeth, Maryanne and Robert. Trump’s siblings rarely speak out about the president

'My aunts and uncles should be ashamed of themselves,' Mary said, in a rare 2000 interview. 'I'm sure they are not.'  From left to right: Robert, Elizabeth, Fred Jr, Donald, Maryanne

'My aunts and uncles should be ashamed of themselves,' Mary said, in a rare 2000 interview. 'I'm sure they are not.'  From left to right: Robert, Elizabeth, Fred Jr, Donald, Maryanne

‘My aunts and uncles should be ashamed of themselves,’ Mary said, in a rare 2000 interview. ‘I’m sure they are not.’  From left to right: Robert, Elizabeth, Fred Jr, Donald, Maryanne

The rest of the family cut off medical support for William for, as Mary and Fred III saw it, payback for challenging the will.

‘My aunts and uncles should be ashamed of themselves,’ Mary said, in a rare 2000 interview. ‘I’m sure they are not.’

Mary appears to run a life coaching agency called Trump Coaching and on its website its services include helping people with mental health issues.

Her website says: ‘Are you depressed and feeling low? Finding the true meaning of your life? If yes then our life coaches can bring you out from such dwindling situations.

‘Our experts will provide you the much needed motivation and encouragement to stand above the crowd. Reach out to your goals in a completely different way and witness an interesting turn for your life’.

Among the services they offer is helping with excessive alcohol and the website says it is a ‘great way to cut down your consumption of empty calories’.

Another area of expertise is ‘Your Inner Game’ which is about overcoming ‘self-imposed obstacles’.

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Police close Swansea wedding party in Swansea as guests ignore coronavirus rules to swamp venue

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Police shut down a wedding reception after dozens of well wishers crammed into a Swansea restaurant.

The local authority has told the bar to close after a large number of people attended the celebration. 

Pictures from the night appear to show people not social distancing and crammed into Adelina’s Bar and Kitchen, Mumbles Road, last Thursday.

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Guests appeared to ignore social distancing at the wedding party

Officers were called to the scene and they forced everyone who was there to mark the joyous event to leave.

Swansea Council has now issued an immediate closure notice to the owners for failing to protect customers, according to Wales Online.

The venue now has a fortnight to put new measures in place including controlled use of toilets and two-metre social distancing.

A spokesperson for Adelina’s Bar and Kitchen told The Sun staff had become ‘overwhelmed’ by the situation. 

Staff at the restaurant say they only took a booking for 25 people for the wedding reception.

Staff at the restaurant claim that they were overrun at the event

Staff at the restaurant claim that they were overrun at the event

They claim to be unaware of bookings taken in other parts of the restaurant for the same party. 

They told The Sun: ‘We only had six members of staff on for the night, as things started to get slightly out of hand the staff got overwhelmed.

‘At this point the owner had been called who was on his way to ask everyone to leave.

‘Before the owner could arrive though the police had attended the scene.

‘We would like to thank all the police that attended that night and the council officers who came to the premises the next day.

‘We would also like to take this chance to apologise for what took place in our restaurant as it wasn’t our intention at all.

‘We will be putting in much more strict coronavirus prevention measures in place in the future.’

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: ‘South Wales Police responded to a report of a gathering at the Adelina’s Bar and Kitchen at approximately 7.10pm on Thursday.

‘Upon arrival officers found large number of people in attendance at a private function.

‘The function was shut down and all attendees ordered to leave.

‘Further enforcement action by South Wales Police and Swansea Council is currently being considered.’

Organisers of a wedding in Telford, Shropshire, have been fined £10,000 for breaching covid-19 rules.

Reports from West Mercia Police say that 120 people were celebrating at a party which they shut down at 5pm on Friday.

While Greater Manchester Police shut down a wedding with 70 guests on Friday night and they also handed out a £10,000 fie to the organisers.

Guests initially argued with the police over leaving the reception in Longsight, Manchester.

The Swansea wedding comes just days before Wales introduces new strict lock-down measures.

These will come into force from 6pm on Sunday in Cardiff and the county of Swansea.

While the town of Llanelli will face new restrictions from 6pm on Saturday.

Under the new rules people will only be able to meet people they do not live with outdoors for the time being.

They will not be able to leave the area without a reasonable excuse. Swansea recorded 28 new cases of coronavirus on Friday.

Councillor David Hopkins, cabinet member for delivery and operations and deputy leader of Swansea council, said: ‘We told businesses that we would take firm action if they failed to comply with Welsh Government rules.’

While revelers around the county enjoyed a last night on the town before the Government’s curfew bit.

Drinkers in Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester enjoyed a last pint before the curef imposed by the government bit.

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Sole survivor who JUMPED from crashing Ukrainian plane says it was like being ‘in a video game’

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A Ukrainian air force cadet today told how he was the miracle lone survivor in a plane crash in which 26 died when he felt he was ‘in a computer game’.

Vyacheslav Zolochevskyi stayed alive despite a fireball explosion when an Antonov An-26 military aircraft with a ‘faulty engine’ came down one mile short of its airfield.

New footage has emerged showing the moment the military craft slammed to earth and exploded into flames.

After the crash Zolochevskyi looked round to see his friend covered in flames and tried to put out the inferno.

Vyacheslav Zolochevskyi (pictured) is the lone survivor of the crash after an Antonov An-26 military aircraft with a 'faulty engine' came down one mile short of its airfield

Vyacheslav Zolochevskyi (pictured) is the lone survivor of the crash after an Antonov An-26 military aircraft with a ‘faulty engine’ came down one mile short of its airfield

Fellow cadet Nikolai Mikitchenko (pictured) died earlier today as he became the 25th victim of the air crash

Fellow cadet Nikolai Mikitchenko (pictured) died earlier today as he became the 25th victim of the air crash

Head of Kharkiv administration Oleksiy Kucher, who spoke to the cadet in hospital, said: ‘He said it was like a computer game, that when he got to his feet, he saw his friend burning.

‘And he was actually helping to put out the flames on this guy who was also brought into hospital.’

The cadet he tried to save – named Nikolai Mikitchenko died today, the 25th victim of the air crash.

Kucher said the miracle survivor – in his early 20s – ‘doesn’t remember everything, he lost consciousness at some point.

‘After he regained cam round…he began to put out the flames on his colleague.

‘He survived while being inside the plane. But physically he is in a satisfactory state.’

His mother Irina Zolochevskaya told how she feared he had died.

She said: ‘He is alive. He jumped [out of the plane], he managed to survive…

‘When I heard about the catastrophe, and read it was training flights for cadets, I didn’t know what to do.I was afraid that my son was gone too.’

Military doctor Eduard Khorshun said: ‘His condition is medium grave. There is no threat to life, his condition is stable.’

One of two military cadets who survived the tragic plane crash near Kharkiv in the Ukraine yesterday after they jumped out of the plummeting aircraft has died

One of two military cadets who survived the tragic plane crash near Kharkiv in the Ukraine yesterday after they jumped out of the plummeting aircraft has died

At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when a Ukranian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country

At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when a Ukranian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky (pictured), who arrived at the crash site, declared September 26 a national day of mourning for the victims of the crash

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky (pictured), who arrived at the crash site, declared September 26 a national day of mourning for the victims of the crash

Crash site: The remains of the Ukrainian military aircraft which crashed on Friday killing most of the passengers on board, some of which were cadets

Crash site: The remains of the Ukrainian military aircraft which crashed on Friday killing most of the passengers on board, some of which were cadets

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who arrived at the crash site, declared September 26 a national day of mourning for the victims of the crash.    

The transport plane was carrying a total of 28 passengers when it crashed and burst into flames in the town of Chuhuiv in Ukraine

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said: ‘Twenty-two people died, the search for two other people is continuing’.

The transport plane was carrying a total of 28 passengers when it crashed and burst into flames in the town of Chuhuiv in Ukraine

The transport plane was carrying a total of 28 passengers when it crashed and burst into flames in the town of Chuhuiv in Ukraine

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said: 'Twenty-two people died, the search for two other people is continuing'

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said: ‘Twenty-two people died, the search for two other people is continuing’

Wreckage of an AN-26 military plane seen after it crashed in the town of Chuguyiv after it crashed and burst into flames on Friday night

Wreckage of an AN-26 military plane seen after it crashed in the town of Chuguyiv after it crashed and burst into flames on Friday night

The transport plane was carrying a total of 28 passengers when it crashed, including 21 military students and seven crew, he said.

‘It’s a shock,’ he added. ‘At the moment it’s impossible to establish the cause’ of the crash.’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region on Saturday.

‘We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy,’ he wrote on Facebook.

Firefighters at the crash site of the Antonov An-26 plane on Friday night as they desperately tried to extinguish the flames

Firefighters at the crash site of the Antonov An-26 plane on Friday night as they desperately tried to extinguish the flames

It took firefighters about an hour to put the burning wreckage of the plane out

It took firefighters about an hour to put the burning wreckage of the plane out

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region on Saturday. 'We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy,' he wrote on Facebook

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would travel to the region on Saturday. ‘We are urgently creating a commission to investigate all the circumstances and causes of the tragedy,’ he wrote on Facebook

The Antonov-26 transport aircraft crashed at around 8:50 pm local time (5.50GMT), two kilometres from the Chuhuiv military air base, the emergency services said

The Antonov-26 transport aircraft crashed at around 8:50 pm local time (5.50GMT), two kilometres from the Chuhuiv military air base, the emergency services said 

The town of Chuhuiv is around 30 kilometers southeast of Kharkiv and 100 kilometres west of the front line with the pro-Russian separatists

The town of Chuhuiv is around 30 kilometers southeast of Kharkiv and 100 kilometres west of the front line with the pro-Russian separatists

Pictured is a Slovak AIrforce Antonov AN-26 troop carrier aircraft (the same type which crashed last night in Ukraine)

Pictured is a Slovak AIrforce Antonov AN-26 troop carrier aircraft (the same type which crashed last night in Ukraine)

The Antonov-26 transport aircraft crashed at around 8:50 pm local time (5.50GMT), two kilometres from the Chuhuiv military air base, the emergency services said.

The plane caught fire after the crash and was extinguished after one hour.

The town of Chuhuiv is around 30 kilometers southeast of Kharkiv and 100 kilometres west of the front line with the pro-Russian separatists. 

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PC Lianne Matthews, 38, (pictured) was killed by a train travelling 50mph near Caerphilly on February 3

PC Lianne Matthews, 38, (pictured) was killed by a train travelling 50mph near Caerphilly on February 3

A police officer who had been talked out of killing herself died after being hit by a train while her parents were still on the phone to her.

PC Lianne Matthews, 38, had climbed onto train tracks near Caerphilly on February 3 over fears she was about to lose her job.

The mother-of-three had been fined £1,000 and given a 20-month driving ban for drink-driving and being drunk in charge of a child.

However, after speaking with her parents on the phone, Mathews, based in Roath, Cardiff, ‘changed her mind’ and decided to return home to her children.

Still on the phone to Matthews, her parents heard the sound of an approaching train, an inquest in Newport heard. 

In a statement read to the court, sister, Heather Holsgrove said: ‘Lianne called my mother and was on loudspeaker as my mother wanted my father to hear.

‘She was crying and said ‘do you know what it feels like not wanting to be here?’.’

The hearing was told Lianne was declared dead 20 minutes after the impact and investigating officer DC Dilwyn Lewis said Lianne’s position on the track was not consistent with someone attempting suicide. 

He said: ‘If it was a deliberate act and it was intended then they would stand in front on the train facing away and the injuries would be more traumatic.

Matthews (pictured with partner Geraint Higgins) had climbed onto train tracks to kill herself over fears she was about to lose her job but after speaking with her parents on the phone she 'changed her mind'

Matthews (pictured with partner Geraint Higgins) had climbed onto train tracks to kill herself over fears she was about to lose her job but after speaking with her parents on the phone she ‘changed her mind’

‘I think Lianne at the time deliberately went onto the track but I think the contact with her mother caused her to change her mind and tried to get back up on the platform and then it was either mistiming or she was expecting the train to stop at the station.’

Andrew Lee had been driving the train and he said that he was travelling at 50mph and had been given the green light to pass through.

He said: ‘Suddenly I saw an image in front of me. I thought it was a young person with a backpack. 

‘I tried to apply the emergency brakes but couldn’t stop in time and came to a stop a few hundred metres down the track.’

Matthews had joined the police in 2006 but was facing a police misconduct hearing for ‘discreditable conduct’.

The hearing in Newport was told Lianne was declared dead 20 minutes after the impact

The hearing in Newport was told Lianne was declared dead 20 minutes after the impact

Her partner Geraint Higgins also serves as a detective in the same force. 

Higgins told the inquest that Matthews had not intended on killing herself and a mixture of alcohol and anxiety had taken her down onto the tracks.

Assistant coroner for Gwent Sarah le Fevre said that Matthews had climbed onto the tracks around 7.10pm before being hit by the train and was declared dead at 7.30pm.

At the time of her death South Wales Police said: ‘The officer’s family are currently being supported by specially-trained officers and our thoughts remain very much with them, her friends and colleagues who are grieving at this time.

‘The officer’s death is being investigated by British Transport Police.

‘She had been due to appear before a misconduct hearing in March to answer an allegation of discreditable conduct, following a conviction at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court on September 9.’

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