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  • Alton Towers Victim's 'Inspirational' Picture

    A 17-year-old girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has posted an "inspirational" picture of her recovery. Leah Washington, from Barnsley, is seen surrounded by beaming friends and family just a month after suffering life-changing injuries. Miss Washington, who was sitting in the front row of the ride with her boyfriend Joe Pugh, 18,  could receive "several million pounds" in compensation, according to her lawyer.

    Sky News
  • Crackdown On Rich Council House Tenants

    Big earners living in council houses or flats and paying cheap subsidised rents are to lose the perk in a Budget crackdown this week. Sky News understands George Osborne will announce that anyone earning over £40,000 in London or £30,000 outside the capital will lose benefits and have to pay the full market rent. The crackdown, which will save taxpayers £250m a year, is aimed at the likes of Frank Dobson, who still lives in a council flat near the British Museum, despite serving as a Cabinet Minister under Tony Blair and earning a six-figure salary.

    Sky News
  • Tunisia: Tributes To Beach Massacre Dead

    The Queen, who was at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and Prime Minister David Cameron, who was in his constituency in Oxfordshire, joined millions of people across Britain as Big Ben chimed midday. Back in Britain, sporting events at Wimbledon and the Henley Regatta were delayed to allow fans, competitors and match officials to pay their respects. The football club's playing squad and manager Dean Smith stood shoulder-to-shoulder among flowers and scarves when a whistle blew to herald the start of the silence.

    Sky News
  • Israeli officer kills stone-throwing Palestinian youth in West Bank

    A senior Israeli army officer shot and killed a Palestinian youth who was throwing stones near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said. A Palestinian witness and an Israeli military spokeswoman said the Palestinian was among a group throwing stones at an army vehicle near Qalandiya, a major checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    Reuters
  • One Direction fans are mourning on Twitter over the disappearance of Harry Styles' bulge

    Apparently Harry Styles didn’t read the recent health warnings about wearing skinny jeans that are too tight and his little member has gone missing, according to 1D fans. Directioners took to Twitter to seek answers using the hashtag #HarrysFriendIsMissing

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  • Anger As Distressed Woman Taunted On M3 Bridge

    Police have condemned members of the public who taunted a distressed woman as she stood on a bridge over the M3 motorway. One driver in the traffic jam tweeted Surrey Police, saying: "Tell her to get on with it. The user added: "Surrey police, can't you rubber bullet the jumper on M3/A316 and get the traffic moving?

    Sky News
  • Football - Gerrard turned down European move

    The 35-year-old midfielder is set to be presented to his new club's fans at half-time of Saturday's Major League Soccer game against Toronto. Former England captain Gerrard is looking forward to a fresh start after admitting he wanted a new challenge. Gerrard has had to counter accusations he will have an easy life in MLS having played so long in the Premier League, but he is determined not to allow his personal standards to slip.

    PA Sport Report
  • Girls 'marry IS militants' in Syria

    The families of t wo east London schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) have lost hope that the teenagers will return after discovering they have been married off to militants. Police launched an international manhunt for the three Bethnal Green Academy pupils, Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, after they fled Britain in February to become so-called "jihadi brides". The families have confirmed that two of girls have since contacted them to reveal their marriages to what the teenagers called "approved" IS men.

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  • Darwen residents left stunned after seven-foot section cut out of back alley fence

    RESIDENTS in Darwen were left flabbergasted after a seven-foot section was cut out of a back alley fence.

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  • Greek referendum question not factually, legally correct - EU's Dombrovskis

    European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis told German newspaper Die Welt that the question Greeks are due to vote on in a referendum planned for Sunday was neither factually nor legally correct. "The suggestions of the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund which are to be voted on refer to a credit programme that has expired in the meantime," he said in an interview published on Friday.

    Reuters
  • Magic picture: Stare at dot on blue woman's face then see a stunning beauty appear in full

    The illusion is called "negative afterimage" and caused by cells located in the eyes, called ganglions. Dr Juno Kim from the University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science in Australia, said: "This information is relayed from the back of the eye to the brain via three opponent neuron channels.

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  • Australian Football Coach Stabbed To Death

    One of the biggest names in Aussie Rules football has been stabbed to death at his home - and his son arrested for murder. Phil Walsh, 55, who turned to coaching after a long playing career, was killed during a dispute that also left his wife injured. He was treated at the scene by paramedics, after police were called to his home in the Adelaide suburb of Somerton Park in the early hours.

    Sky News
  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($133), it was all too much and he collapsed in tears.

    AFP
  • Rihanna Seeks Revenge in Racy New Music Video

    Rihanna makes her directorial debut for her new music video Bitch Better have my money - and it is absolutely crazy.

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  • Max Clifford faces indecency charge

    Max Clifford has been charged with one count of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced. Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: "We have carefully considered the evidence gathered as part of Operation Yewtree in relation to Max Clifford, who was arrested at Littlehey Prison on March 12. "Having completed our review, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Clifford to be charged with one offence of indecent assault." Scotland Yard said Clifford is charged with one offence of indecent assault on a woman aged over 16.

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  • This Is How The Universe Could End, Scientists Believe

    Having a bit of a slump? Feeling like it’s all meaningless?Here’s something to put it all in perspective.Scientists at Vanderbilt University predict that when the universe ends, everything tears itself apart as the universe’s expansion spirals out of

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  • Ryanair to move Copenhagen-based aircraft after court ruling

    Ryanair will move its one Copenhagen-based aircraft out of the country following a court ruling that airport staff in the Danish capital had the right to refuse to service its flights, the Irish airline said on Friday. Europe's largest low-cost airline's policy of employing people in countries such as Denmark under the less generous terms of Ireland, rather than local rules, has incurred the anger of Danish labour unions. The unions demanded that Ryanair sign a Danish collective agreement with its locally-based pilots and cabin crew.

    Reuters
  • Europa League - Slaven Bilic: I meant no disrespect

    Having been appointed on June 9, Bilic watched from the stands with academy director Terry Westley overseeing a 3-0 first-leg victory as the Hammers got their season under way just 39 days after the end of the last campaign. Bilic, 46, was presented to a sold-out Upton Park before the game before moving to the directors' box having flown over from a training camp in Ireland with those senior players not involved in the Europa League fixture. Lusitans coach Xavi Roura was not happy with Bilic's decision not to take charge of West Ham - saying he was saddened that his counterpart was not on the bench - claiming the Croatian thought he was the 'Special One' and that Lusitans were "not important enough" for Bilic.

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  • Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

    Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. Douglas died of cancer at a motion picture industry retirement home in the Woodland Hills neighborhood, according to an obituary from Michael Douglas's production company, Furthur Films. It cited Diana Douglas's husband of fifteen years, Donald A. Webster of Washington, D.C.

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  • Darwen teacher banned from classroom after 'sexually motivated relationship' with 15-year-old pupil

    A TEACHER has been banned from the classroom after striking up an inappropriate relationship with a pupil. Reece Entwistle used his position to foster a "sexually motivated relationship" with a 15-year-old pupil, a disciplinary panel found. Entwistle, who taught at a Bolton secondary school, was suspended and later resigned. Police also investigated the relationship but Entwistle was cleared in court.

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