Inside Longyearbyen, the town where dying is ILLEGAL because it’s so cold corpses never rot… and scientists fear graveyards are still riddled with 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak virus

A FREEZING and remote town on a Norwegian island has banned dying over Spanish flu fears - because bodies never rot. Longyearbyen is a tiny coal-mining town of 2,000 residents in the remote Svalbard archipelago of Norway. It is the world’s most northern city and the ground is permanently frozen

French climber relives agonising decision to leave dying partner on Himalayan ’killer mountain’ after he went blind and suffered crippling frostbite

A FRENCH mountaineer who was pulled from Pakistan's "killer mountain" in a daring late-night rescue operation has told of her agony at leaving her stricken climbing partner behind. Speaking from hospital, Elisabeth Revol, 37, revealed rescuers urged her to abandon frostbite-ridden companion Tomek Mackiewicz, 43, as he lay bleeding

Boy born with rare ‘Butterfly disease’ that leaves him with no skin refuses surgery because he’s scared of dying on the operating table

A TEENAGER suffering with a life-threatening condition known as "butterfly disease" is refusing radical treatment - because he's afraid he'll die on the operating table. Jonathan Gionfriddo, from Stafford Springs, Massachusetts, endures crippling pain due to epidermolysis bullosa (EB), which causes his skin to fall apart from within. Doctors are urging

Amanda Barrie illness: Celebrity Big Brother mystery revealed

Amanda Barrie has entered the 21st series of Celebrity Big Brother [Channel 5] Amanda Barrie joined the likes of Ann Widdecombe, Malika Haqq and Ashley James as she entered the Celebrity Big Brother house for the 21st series.  The series, named The Year Of The Woman, has seen eight different

Strictly: Alexandra Burke wasn’t ‘mentally ready’ for show

Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke  [WENN] Only recently on Strictly Come Dancing, Alexandra Burke, who is partnered with Gorka Marquez, has been hit by a barrage of mean comments claiming her tears were "fake" after she got emotional on a number of occasions during her time on the show.  And following her landing in the bottom two