Entries by Sara C Nelson

Alton Towers Rollercoaster Passengers Evacuated From TH13TEEN After Power Outage

(6) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (15:31)

Dozens of people have been evacuated from a rollercoaster at Alton Towers after a power outage caused the ride to halt midway.

Passengers were placed into safety harnesses and helped from the rollercoaster TH13TEEN in an operation on Friday afternoon at the Staffordshire theme park.

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Mystery Over Body Of Dead Girl, 4, Found In Plastic Bag In Boston Harbour

(5) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (13:01)

Police are appealing for help in identifying a young girl whose body was found in a plastic bag in a harbour in Boston.

A computer-generated image of the girl, believed to be aged around four is being circulated after the discovery of her body last week.

Suffolk County...

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Death Of Toddler Found Being Pushed In Playground Swing Ruled A Homicide

(21) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (09:09)

The death of a little boy whose body was found in a playground swing being pushed by his mother has been ruled a homicide.

Police were called after the child’s mother was observed pushing the three-year-old in the swing for two entire days in a Maryland Park...

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Minute's Silence For Tunisia Shooting Victims Is 'Bulls**t' Says Russell Brand

(203) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (12:41)

Russell Brand has described the scheduled minute's silence for the victims of the Tunisia massacre as “a minute of bullshit”.

So far 30 of the 38 who lost their lives at the beach resort of Sousse on Friday have been formally identified as British. Foreign...

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Paddy Power Invites Immigrants To Jump Into Lorry At Dover (But Only If They're Good At Sport)

(37) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (11:22)

Bookmaker Paddy Power has emblazoned an 18-wheeler truck with a controversial advertisement inviting immigrants to ‘jump in the back! (but only if you’re good at sport)'.

Athletes Andy Murray, Mo Farah, Raheem Sterling, Manu Tualagi and Eoin Morgan feature on the...

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Alton Towers Air Rollercoaster And Two Monorails Break Down In Record Heatwave

(21) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (08:50)

Alton Towers has suffered yet another embarrassing breakdown after dozens of rollercoaster fans were stranded in mid-air when a ride broke down on the hottest day of the year.

A technical failure occurred on the Air rollercoaster, leaving people dangling face down as temperatures climbed...

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Julie Burchill's Son Jack Landesman Takes His Own Life Aged 29

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (14:48)

Julie Burchill has revealed that her "beloved" 29-year-old son Jack Landesman has taken his own life.

The columnist urged her friends to “look after the people you love” as she shared the sad news in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

In the public post, Burchill wrote:

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Optical Illusion Somehow Transforms Sinister Photo Negative Into Beautiful Woman

(6) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (12:18)

Look carefully at this image – specifically the white dot on the woman’s nose.

After 15 seconds, glance quickly at the white space immediately next to her.

Do you see her? [N.B – like ‘the dress’ – not every one can…]

optical illusion

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Hottest Day Of The Year 2015 Just Became The Hottest July Day Ever Recorded In The UK

(2) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (08:46)

Hottest July day with 36.7C recorded at Heathrow
Hottest day in Britain since 2006
Urgent health warnings issued
Train cancellations and slow-downs
Wimbledon reduces capacity in roaring heat
UK hotter than Barcelona and Athens

Urgent health warnings have been issued...

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Weather Forecast To Hit 35C Wednesday As Heatwave Grips Britain

(3) Comments | Posted 30 June 2015 | (14:35)

28.1C (83F) recorded at London's Kew Gardens at 1pm
Wednesday could see mercury nudge 35C (95F)
Trains are being cancelled amid fears tracks could buckle

The sweaty embrace of Britain’s mini-heatwave has delivered the hottest day of the year – so far.

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Karen Danczuk's Very Public Split From Rochdale MP Husband Simon Turns Nasty

(21) Comments | Posted 30 June 2015 | (11:55)

The split between Simon and self proclaimed “selfie Queen” Karen Danczuk has turned nasty.

Rochdale Labour MP Simon, who on Monday told of his devastation at the end of his second marriage, a day later appeared to invite his Twitter followers to vote...

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Rob Lowe Owns Owen Jones In Bizarre Twitter Spat Over Greece Financial Crisis

(98) Comments | Posted 30 June 2015 | (10:28)

Left-wing polemicist and author Owen Jones has became embroiled in an unlikely Twitter spat with Hollywood behemoth Rob Lowe.

Musing on the Greek financial crisis, Lowe remarked: “One clue that the leader of Greece gives no f$$cks about his country defaulting: not wearing...

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Wimbledon 2015 Women Tennis Stars To Get #Heatwave Breaks – But Not The Men

(100) Comments | Posted 30 June 2015 | (08:25)

UPDATE: Tomorrow's Forecast Temperature Is Only 3C Off An All Time Record #Heatwave

As Britain is enveloped in the sweaty embrace of a heatwave it spells a difficult time for tennis players at Wimbledon.

Temperatures could soar to 35C and a health warning...

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JK Rowling Unhappy With David Cameron For 'Seeking To Dictate BBC Editorial Policy' Over Islamic State

(60) Comments | Posted 29 June 2015 | (17:03)

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has expressed unease at David Cameron’s critique of the BBC over the broadcaster’s use of the term ‘Islamic State’.

The Prime Minister says the term gives false credibility to the “poisonous death cult” which is “seducing”...

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Liam Broady Celebrates Wimbledon Victory Over Marinko Matosevic

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2015 | (16:33)

Liam Broady was the first British player to storm through to the second round of the Wimbledon tennis championships after coming from two sets down to beat Australian Marinko Matosevic.

Afterwards, the 21-year-old wildcard, from Stockport, received a message of support from Andy Murray...

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Kennington Flooding: Burst Water Main Leaves South London Street Underwater

(4) Comments | Posted 29 June 2015 | (11:46)

Homes have been flooded and a busy through road in south London was closed after a water main burst in Kennington on Monday morning.

Fire crews and Thames Water engineers were called to the scene in Kennington Park Road as flood waters rose to half-a-meter in depth.

The...

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UK Weather Forecasts Mini-Heatwave Which Will Leave Britain Hotter Than Hawaii

(13) Comments | Posted 29 June 2015 | (11:03)

Mercury could tickle 35°C in Greater London
'Level two' heatwave warning in place
Tennis fans take heed: Wimbledon is set for a scorcher
Young, old and chronic disease sufferers warned to take extra care
Fasting Muslims also urged...

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JK Rowling Has A Very Important Thing To Say About The New Harry Potter Play #CursedChild

(14) Comments | Posted 29 June 2015 | (10:20)

Harry Potter author JK Rowling would like you to know something about the Cursed Child play coming to the West End next year.

She would like you to be clear that it is definitively, absolutely, categorically, NOT a prequel.

Rowling’s frustration seemed to seep...

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Labour Candidate Amran Hussain Slammed For Taking Selfie At Scene Of Tunisia Beach Massacre

(120) Comments | Posted 29 June 2015 | (09:21)

A Labour general election candidate is under fire after he was pictured using a selfie stick at the scene of the beach massacre in Tunisia.

Amran Hussain, who stood for North East Hampshire constituency, was holidaying at a neighbouring hotel in the coastal town of...

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37 Dead In Terror Attacks On Tourist Hotels In Tunisia, Sousse

(186) Comments | Posted 26 June 2015 | (11:45)

• 37 dead in terror attacks on two luxury Tunisian hotels
• Six nationalities among the dead
• Local radio claims majority of dead are German and British
• One Irish woman believed to be one of those killed
• At least one...

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