Entries by Sara C Nelson

EU Referendum: Leave Cornwall Demands Government Replaces EU Millions

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (14:20)

The leader of Cornwall Council has demanded the UK Government replaces the £60million a year of EU support it will lose as a result of the Brexit vote.

John Pollard issued an urgent statement amidst the news UK had voted to leave the EU.

He said: “Now that we...

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JK Rowling Among EU Referendum Remainers Proud To Be Part Of Nigel Farage’s #TheIndecentMinority

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (11:53)

Remain voters have adopted a hashtag describing themselves as #TheIndecentMinority as a badge of honour.

The term came about following a jubilant Nigel Farage’s declaration of Brexit as a “victory for ordinary, decent people”.

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Farage declared the UK a

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Frankie Boyle Sums Up Despair Of EU Remain Voters

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (10:45)

Frankie Boyle has fired off a series of withering tweets in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The comedian, who has previously lamented the performance and personality of politicians on both sides of the debate, began commenting as the results trickled in.

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Map Of EU Referendum Votes Shows How UK Voted For Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (09:43)

The UK has voted to leave the European Union in an historic vote which has divided the country.

Of a turnout of 72.2%, (33.6 million people) 51.9% voted...

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Loch Ness Monster: Beast Spotted Via Webcam From 4,000 Miles Away

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2016 | (15:34)

As far as Loch Ness Monster sightings go, this one has the unlikely honour of being made from 4,000 miles away – via a webcam.

Paranormal investigator Jim Winiski was making his habitual checks on the official Loch Ness live cam from the comfort of his Iowa...

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Uber Vs Black Cab Driver Trade Blows In Vicious London Street Fight

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2016 | (12:04)

An Uber driver and a man believed to be a black cab driver have been filmed trading blows in a busy King’s Cross Street.

Filmed by a passenger in a car behind the fight, the footage appears to reveal the Uber driver being punched repeatedly in the face.

The occupants in the car behind – also a black cab – can be heard crying out and pleading with the warring pair to “calm down” and “stop it”.

The incident was sparked by a minor prang between the vehicles and was filmed on Midland Road on Friday 17 June at around 7.30pm.

The drivers were eventually separated by a backpack wearing commuter.

An Uber spokesman told the Evening Standard: “We’ve had many reports in recent months from licensed drivers who use our app and have been on the receiving end of violent, threatening or intimidating behaviour from black cab drivers. It’s completely unacceptable and we take it very seriously.

“The Uber partner-driver in this video has spoken to the police about this incident and we will assist with the investigation.”

A spokesman for the Met said: "Officers attended and a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault. A 49-year-old man received facial injuries

“Both men were treated at a central London hospital for their injuries which were not serious. 

"The 34-year-old was taken to a central London police station and subsequently released on police bail. 

“He has since answered bail and been released with no further action taken.”

There is famously bad blood between black cab drivers and Uber, with cabbies arguing that the technology is threatening their livelihood. Claiming the app gives minicab drivers a “competitive advantage,” cabbies says they have seen takings drop by 30 percent since it launched. 

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UK Weather: Flood Warnings As Torrential Rain Falls On London

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2016 | (08:39)

  • One month of rain in mere hours 
  • 300 calls to London Fire Brigade in 90 minutes 
  • 22 flood warnings across the south east 
  • Fears EU Referendum voters will struggle to reach polling stations
  • ...
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Bollywood Star Salman Khan Says Filming Left Him ‘Like A Raped Woman’

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2016 | (13:52)

A Bollywood superstar has caused public uproar by claiming shooting his upcoming movie was so grueling he felt like a “raped woman”.

Salman Khan’s analogy struck a painful chord in India, where sexual violence against women is rampant.

The National Commission for Women this week demanded Khan apologise...

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach Joyride: Teens Ride Rollercoaster After Breaking In

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2016 | (12:35)

Two teenagers broke into Blackpool Pleasure Beach and enjoyed an early morning rollercoaster joyride.

The pair scaled a fence and managed to commandeer the park’s 82-year-old Blue Flyer rollercoaster for a 4am ride on Friday.

After half an hour on the ride, which can reach speeds of up...

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London Underground: Ten Most Overcrowded Tube Stations Revealed

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2016 | (10:22)

London’s most overcrowded Tube station has been revealed – with passengers being prevented from entering it more than 200 times in the past two years.

Commuters were barred from Oxford Circus station on an astonishing 219 occasions between March 2014 and February 2016.

Bank, Walthamstow Central and Holborn...

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Euros 2016: Football Fan Burned After Smuggling Flare Into Match Via His Rectum

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2016 | (10:06)

A football fan has been arrested after smuggling an 18cm long flare into a Euros 2016 game via his rectum.

The 18-year-old pulled the device out during Albania’s win over Romania and set it alight, managing to burn himself and two other fans.

Flares are banned from all stadiums...

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Jo Cox Memorial Fund: Tory Councillor Suspended Over Offensive Facebook Post

(0) Comments | Posted 21 June 2016 | (15:47)

A Conservative councillor has been suspended and faces expulsion over a post he made about a fundraising campaign to honour Labour MP Jo Cox.

A Facebook post made...

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Woman Mistakes Tesco Trolley Park For Bus Stop

(0) Comments | Posted 21 June 2016 | (12:50)

An elderly lady was spotted waiting for a bus at a Tesco trolley bay thinking it was a bus stop for more than 15 minutes – even leaning against a post and reading a book while she waited.

The hilarious image was caught on camera by Wayne Crossman as he...

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Glastonbury Festival: Man Dies After Catching Fire

(0) Comments | Posted 21 June 2016 | (11:01)

A man has died after suffering severe burns when he “caught fire” at the Glastonbury Festival site.

The man, in his 20s, was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he later died. 

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: "The man's family have been informed and...

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Video Shows Bank Employees Being Spanked And Shaved For ‘Poor Performance’

(0) Comments | Posted 21 June 2016 | (10:11)

Bank employees deemed to have performed poorly in their jobs have been filmed being spanked and having their heads shaved.

Footage shows eight employees of Changzhi Zhangze Rural Commercial Bank, in China’s northern Shanxi province, being smacked on the backside with what appears to be a thick wooden slab.

Motivational...

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Brussels Terror Alert: Man Held After Shopping Centre Bomb Threat

(0) Comments | Posted 21 June 2016 | (08:20)

Belgian authorities took a man into custody following a pre-dawn security alert at a major shopping center in downtown Brussels early on Tuesday morning.

The security operation followed an alert about a suspicious package. Belgium's Standaard newspaper reported that a man had called police threatening to blow himself up...

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UK Gun Laws 'Saved Tube Knife Attack From Turning Into Orlando Style Massacre'

(0) Comments | Posted 17 June 2016 | (14:15)

The victim of an Islamic State-inspired knife attack at a London Underground station has said his assault could have turned into the kind of massacre seen in Orlando if it was not for British gun control laws.

Lyle Zimmerman, 57, had his neck slashed with a rusty blade...

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EgyptAir Flight MS804: Second Flight Data Recorder Recovered

(0) Comments | Posted 17 June 2016 | (11:44)

The second flight data recorder of the crashed EgyptAir plane has been found and recovered from the Mediterranean. 

The Egyptian investigation committee said the vessel searching for the wreckage pulled the recorder from the Mediterranean Sea, a day after recovering the cockpit voice recorder. The two were tucked...

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ISIS Supporting Twitter Accounts Hacked With Rainbow LGBT Flags And Gay Porn After Orlando Shootings

(0) Comments | Posted 17 June 2016 | (08:35)

Twitter accounts associated with Islamic State (ISIS) have been given a colourful make-over by a member of the hactivist collective Anonymous.

Specifically, those accounts which ordinarily spew hatred and...

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The Russian Ultras Want To Be 'The Kings Of Europe' Says Ex-'Baby Squad' Football Hooligan Riaz Khan

(0) Comments | Posted 16 June 2016 | (16:32)

27 years ago Riaz Khan was a member of the notorious Leicester City hooligan firm, the Baby Squad.

The shy son of Afghani-Pakistani parents living in the Midlands, Khan's career in the football terraces began via the Young Trendy Squad (a subset of the Baby Squad), which celebrated the triumvirate...

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