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  • Beware the baby-snatchers: how social services can ruin your family

    Baby George was born into a happy family. His mother and father love him dearly. He lives in a cottage in a pretty Sussex village, with a six-year-old sister who adores him, and his grandmother lives nearby. His parents both have good jobs and his nursery is filled with toys. By most measures, George has had a good start in life. It was only when his mother was diagnosed with post-natal depression that George’s prospects looked bleaker. Not because his caring mother was feeling blue, but because in this, paranoid, post-Baby P era, the authorities take no chances. The slightest whiff of a mother unable to cope, and they swoop down, ready to whisk the baby away. When Rosie first realised she was

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  • Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Stephanie Davis is the runner-up - and she's in love

    Celebrity Big Brother’s runner-up has emerged from the house to some cheers, but a few boos.

    SNAPPA
  • Woman dumped by millionaire gets revenge in a very smelly way

    A woman dumped by a millionaire racehorse owner after meeting him on Plenty of Fish took her revenge by filling his tot tub with dead mackerel. Zoe Jackson, 35, was left fuming after Gerard Brogan ended their three-month relationship. Jackson had decided to get her revenge by sneaking into his luxury home and dumping the fish guts in his hot tub.

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  • I withdrew £14,000 of premium bonds - and now NS&I wants it back

    John Craig spent the windfall NS&I said was his - but may now have to give the money back

    Telegraph
  • Liverpool Missed Out on Dele Alli After Owners Chose to Offer Just £4,000-a-Week

    ​Liverpool missed out on the signing of Tottenham wonderkid Dele Alli last year because the club's owners refused to pay the player any more than £4,000-a-week, according to the ​Metro. .@GlennHoddle hails @Dele_Alli's strike against @CPFC when comparing it to @vardy7's stunner. #FletchAndSav https://t.co/Dl4mVkZ1PQ — Fletch And Sav (@FletchAndSav) February 6, 2016 Alli joined Spurs last January but was loaned back out to former club MK Dons for the remainder of last season, but has taken the...

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  • Check out these glamorous mother-daughter duos... (9 photos)

    Star kids and their super glamorous mommies are always in the news for their sparkly appearances at promotional events, awards functions, celebrations, parties and what have you! Here’s a look at some of our famous mother-daughter duos who never fail to impress.

    Celebtalk
  • Beware Of The Bobbit Worm!

    Lorena Bobbitt was infamous in the '90s for the way she took revenge on her cheating husband's ... um … member. Turns out her legend lives on through a very precocious sea worm, known to attack with such speed that its prey sometimes gets sliced in half. Be very afraid.

    Great Big Story
  • Terry Wogan Funeral Details Confirmed

    Details of Sir Terry Wogan’s funeral have been confirmed, following his death on Sunday (31 January).

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  • Emmerdale set for new Dingle family member

    There’s be a new female cast member shaking up things in the Yorkshire Dales.

    SNAPPA
  • 2,000-year-old Roman roads discovered in northern England countryside

    Archaeologists have mapped hundreds of kilometres of Roman roads that have been lost for thousands of years. The roads were discovered using data from Environment Agency's laser mapping technology called LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). The roads helped Roman squads conquer and control a large region of northern England, including Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

    International Business Times
  • Is This Ancient Greek ‘Laptop’ Proof That Time Travel Is Real?

    A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop - complete with USB ports - has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. ‘I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,’ said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut. In the gallery’s description, the object is described as a ‘shallow chest’ - but conspiracy theorists are having none of that.

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Wife Who Crashed Her Own Funeral To Spite Murderous Husband Has One Inspirational Message

    Five days earlier, Noela had been visiting her native Burundi from Australia when she was taken by a group of masked men, who said her husband had ordered her death. Tied to a chair in a rural warehouse, Noela recalls the moment she heard her husband's voice echoing from one of the men's mobile phones. "Kill her," Noela recalls him saying.

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  • 19 Things You Didn’t Know Your Microwave Could Do

    The microwave is a college staple, always there to help you make the essentials: easy mac, mug cakes, and ramen. It helps you make your meals quickly and efficiently, but are you maximizing your microwave’s potential? These life hacks will help you realize all the things your microwave can do and help you cook your food more efficiently. 1. Soften […]

    Spoon University
  • Children Can Solve This Puzzle Instantly - But Adults Find It Hard

    A simple logic puzzle can bamboozle a lot of adults - but 80% of children can solve it near-instantly, National Geographic has said. National Geographic showed off the puzzle as part of its Brain Games TV series on YouTube - and claims that 80% of under-10s got it right instantly.

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Peter Andre and wife Emily bump into Ola and James Jordan on Dubai holiday

    No hard feelings here! Peter Andre and his wife Emily MacDonagh bumped into Ola and James Jordan during their sunshine break in Dubai this week, and it was clear the two couples have put any Strictly Come Dancing dramas well and truly behind them. The picture is further proof that Peter and James have moved on following their public spat last year during the latest series of Strictly. After Ola and her partner Iwan Thomas were the first to be voted off the show, James had insinuated that Peter was getting preferential treatment from BBC bosses.

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  • This tent has a shocking secret that could keep you alive in a storm

    Thunderstorms are beautiful when you are inside a sheltered area, but the experience can be terrifying when you are outside, especially if you are in an open area. To help outdoor enthusiasts find safety during a sudden storm, industrial design student Kama Jania from Finland’s Aalto University has created a new line of lightning-proof tents that were featured recently in Designboom. The new “Bolt” tent looks like any other tent you would see on the trail or at a campsite, but it has an internal design that separates it from your typical store-bought shelter. The aluminum poles can withstand up to 200 kiloamperes and are intended to route a direct lightning hit away from the people seeking refuge in the tent. An added waterproof groundsheet protects the occupant from ground-based step voltages, which occurs when the current from a lightning bolt radiates through the ground following a strike. Related: Beat the freeze with these gadgets and gear for winter camping Working with Professor Michał Kracik Ph.D. and physicists Konrad Sobolewski and Aleksander Bogucki, Jania tested the Bolt tents using both high voltage and high current generators. In the high-voltage tests, the tent was subjected to discharges produced by an impulse voltage generator. A simulated tourist head was placed inside the tent to measure the voltage that reached the occupant. While the high-voltage test measured occupant exposure, the current generator test was used to determine the tent’s durability. In these tests, a series of electrical discharges with various peak current values were aimed at the tent’s poles. The tents passed the testing phase with only minor scorching on the poles and some melting observed on the tent stakes due to the high temperatures from the simulated lightning strikes. As conceptualized, the Bolt has three different designs based on the size of the shelter needed for hiking or camping. The largest tent is the Bolt Half (1.2 kg/2.65 lb), a half-tent suitable for multi-day trips in areas with ledges or ridges. The Bolt One is a single-person tent that is roomy enough for overnight camping while the Bolt Air is an ultra lightweight pneumatic shelter for day trips where an overnight stay is not expected. Each tent is made of a waterproof and breathable fabric with a frame that is easy to setup. Like most tents, the outer skin uses clips to attach to an aluminum pole frame that almost self-assembles due to its unique pole locking mechanism. An added window and a spacious entrance add a bit of comfort the portable abodes. Related: Cozy up next to your neighbor with the pod tent Unfortunately, Jania has no plans to manufacture the lightning-proof tents and instead is looking for a commercial partner to carry on the idea. The innovative grad student also is working on other outdoor-related projects, including a water collector that gathers water from different atmospheric heights.

    Digital Trends
  • Blow for David Cameron as poll finds rise in Brexit support

    Proposals for reforming the European Union have failed to win over Britons with 45% intending to vote for the UK to leave, according to polling.

    Press Association
  • Did You Notice This 'Indiana Jones' Easter Egg in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'?

    The Nerdist scored a long and interesting interview with Star Wars: The Force Awakens supervising sound editor Matthew Wood and supervising sound editor and sound designer David Acord (also known as the voice of a meme-famous Stormtrooper), who are now Oscar-nominated for The Force Awakens‘ sound editing. Mild spoilers ahead, but you should have seen this movie by now.

    UPROXX
  • Microsoft Reveals Real Cost Of 'Free' Windows 10

    There really is no such thing as a free lunch...

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  • This Man Falling Asleep At Work Resulted In An Epic Photoshop Battle

    If you’ve ever wanted to sneak in an afternoon nap while you’re at work, you might want to avoid doing it where anyone will spot you.

    Yahoo News