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Virgin Galactic Team Offer 'Thoughts And Prayers' To Family: 'We Are Human And It Hurts'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 31 October 2014 | UK Tech
Virgin Galactic executives, officials and emergency responders have spoken of their sadness but defiance after a fatal Virgin Galactic space flight test. "We are human, and it hurts," said Mojave Air and Space Port CEO Stuart Witt, in confirming that one of the pilots had died in the incident at...

SpaceShipTwo Crash: Astronauts And Entrepreneurs Offer Condolences

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 31 October 2014 | UK Tech
Astronauts, officials and members of the private space community have offered their condolences to the families of two Virgin Galactic test pilots after a disastrous test flight on Friday. One of the pilots was killed in the crash while the other is said to be in a critical...

Ed Miliband Gives Money To A Beggar, Cue Serious Awkwardness

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 31 October 2014 | UK Politics
Ed Miliband stopped to give money to a beggar while out in Manchester today, but has provoked ridicule in a way that only the Labour leader can. Miliband's act of generosity in front of the cameras was bitterly undermined by his seriously awkward manner,...

Happy Halloween, Here Are 7 Horrifying Facts About Our Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 31 October 2014 | UK Politics
George Osborne is well recognised for ability to look scary, and some would say, rather evil. SEE ALSO: When Students Get Fancy Dress Costumes Really Very WrongSlutty Halloween: Why Can't Women Just Wear Normal Fancy Dress?From London pubs...

Eric Pickles Red-Faced As High Profile Land Scheme Fails To Attract Single Successful Bid

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 31 October 2014 | UK Politics
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is under fire after it emerged that a high profile scheme to release any unused public land to the public has failed to free up anything, despite being launched over three years ago. Launching the "Community Right to Reclaim Land" plan in...

Fiona Woolf Quits As Head Of Inquiry Into Historic Child Sex

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 31 October 2014 | UK
The head of the inquiry into historic child sex abuse is to step down after a barrage of criticism from victims. Fiona Woolf told the BBC that it has been clear to her for some time that she did not have the confidence of the victims and it was time...

Following A Nuclear Exchange Britain Should 'Recruit Psychopaths To Keep Order'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 31 October 2014 | UK
The British government looked at a proposal to recruit psychopaths to help keep order in the event of a devastating nuclear attack, recently released documents from official archives have revealed. Reported by the BBC, the files, which date from a secret Home Office exercise held in 1982,...

Rolf Harris Won't Get To Appeal His Sex Conviction

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | 31 October 2014 | UK
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris has lost the first round of his bid to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults. A spokesman for the Judicial Office confirmed today that a judge has refused his application for permission to appeal. But it is still open to...

The Scientific Explanation Why Scratching That Itch Will Make It Worse

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | 31 October 2014 | UK Lifestyle
It's the old wives tale that our mothers have been telling us for decades: if you scratch that itch, it'll only get worse. According to a new health study this could actually be true, as scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the maddening sensation....

Lidl Ties With Waitrose In BBC Good Food Christmas Taste Test

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | 31 October 2014 | UK Lifestyle
If you're doing Christmas on a budget this year then we have some excellent news for you: discount store Lidl has tied with 'posh nosh' specialist Waitrose in terms of how tasty their festive grub is. BBC Good Food compared more than 240 foods...

Celebrate Halloween With 19 Utterly Terrifying Pictures Of George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 31 October 2014 | UK Politics
With Halloween upon us, George Osborne will be glowering in the Treasury over the horrific state of the public finances as he works on his Autumn Statement. With borrowing still soaring, it's looking pretty gruesome for the Chancellor's austerity programme. But Osborne will be able to...

The OM/ONE Bluetooth Speaker Literally Floats In Mid-Air

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 31 October 2014 | UK Tech
Bluetooth speakers are almost entirely boring. Yes, they're neat if you've never owned one before. And yes they fulfil a useful function. But they're essentially a commodity item at this point, as cheap or as expensive as you want them to be, and most of the time indistinguishable except...

'Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless' Review: Run To The Beat

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 31 October 2014 | UK Tech
Beats' Powerbeats 2 Wireless earphones are out now for £169. Key Features: IPX4 water resistance Tangle-free wraparound cable Remote control Bluetooth 4 wireless Hard shell carrying case Lightweight (24 grams) The Pitch: "The next level of performance has arrived. Completely redesigned, Powerbeats² Wireless revolutionizes the workout experience. Inspired...

15 Iconic Screen Motorbikes, To Mark Kurt Russell Comedy Heist 'The Art Of The Steal'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | 31 October 2014 | UK Entertainment
This week sees the release of heist comedy caper 'The Art of the Steal', in which Kurt Russell plays a semi-reformed art thief and motorcycle daredevil. One of the film's highlights involves Russell's Crunch Calhoun (crazy name, crazy guy, etc) jumping his motorbike through a ring...

Nasa's 'Witch Head Nebula' Is Wonderfully Spooky

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 31 October 2014 | UK Tech
For all its Moon-walking, Space Station-building and planet discovering achievements, Nasa does have a habit of posting images of things in space that sort-of, but don't, look like other things. Except for this one. This picture of a star-forming nebula in deep space is nicknamed the...

The Week In Funny Pictures

Andrea Mann | 31 October 2014 | UK Comedy
We round up this week's silliest snaps, from politicians to popes... and pumpkins. SEE ALSO: The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

Tower Of London Poppies Draw Thousands In Glorious Display Of Respect For Those Lost In WW1

Charlotte Meredith | 31 October 2014 | UK
In a glorious display of respect, thousands have flocked to the capital's Tower Of London and queued for hours to honour those lost in World War One. The moat surrounding the iconic landmark has been turned into a flood of crimson as part of preparations for the commemoration of 100...

Thomas Cook Jet Forced To Return To Gatwick After Part Falls Off Wing

James Martin | 31 October 2014 | UK
A passenger jet was forced to return to Gatwick Airport part-way through its flight to Egypt after a part plunged to the ground. Thomas Cook Flight TCX1638 left the West Sussex airport at 9am with 237 passengers on board but had to turn back a short time into...

Alcoholic Drinks Labels Should Show Calorie Content, Say Health Experts

Brogan Driscoll | 31 October 2014 | UK Lifestyle
Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health organisation has said. Irresponsible drinking is causing an obesity epidemic and threatening public health, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) said. In...

Man Stabbed To Death In Fight On Middlesex University Campus

Lucy Sherriff | 31 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A 22-year-old man has been stabbed to death in a fight on a university campus. The victim, who is not believed to be a student, died after a fight at Middlesex University in north London shortly after 1am today. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died...
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