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  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said.

    Associated Press
  • The Welfare Cuts Explained In Seven Graphs

    George Osborne has to find a significant amount of savings and he will be looking to the welfare budget to do it. 1) The Government has said it is going to eliminate the deficit by 2018-19. 2) As the nation's housekeeper-in-chief, David Cameron says the country needs to live within its means.

    Sky News
  • Soap spoilers: EastEnders arrest, Corrie kiss, Emmerdale scam, Hollyoaks discovery

    EastEnders' couple Ian and Jane Beale will face their worst fears when the police arrive on Albert Square to arrest a new suspect in Lucy's murder case. With almost 15 months approaching since Lucy was murdered, Ian (Adam Woodyatt) and Jane will find themselves experiencing a new nightmare when the police believe they have found the culprit. The residents of Albert Square are shocked to wake to front page news revealing that there is a new suspect in Lucy's case and Ian, in particular, struggles to process the news. Feeling overwhelmed, Ian heads to the restaurant, but after a conversation with Sharon, decides to return home where he drops a bombshell on his family.

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  • Locals fury as wealthy Monaco gypsies ‘holiday’ at Welsh beauty spot leaving filth behind

    About 30 families have hitched their caravans to their BMW’s, Mercedes and Rolls Royces and made the trip from the French Riviera to Swansea for the past four years. To disgust of residents the well-heeled travellers pitch up at a local beauty spot popular with picnickers and sports teams and make it their summer home.

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  • Greece says made credit proposal based on last week plan

    ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek officials said on Tuesday they had submitted credit proposals to euro zone partners based on those it put forward last week, rejecting suggestions that Athens had not put forward new proposals for a euro summit. One senior euro zone official told Reuters as euro zone finance ministers were meeting in Brussels: "They (Greek officials) say they will submit a new request and outline of proposals, maybe tomorrow." A second euro zone official also said no formal proposal for credit had been submitted on Tuesday, adding: "If they really plan to present something formal tomorrow, they may not find anyone to read it." Asked about those comments, however, one Greek government official said: "Some are maintaining we don’t have proposals.

    Reuters
  • Wimbledon men - Kyrgios facing record £160,000 fine after Gasquet loss

    Media reports coming out of the All England club on Monday afternoon suggested that will not spare Kyrgios, who is facing a fine as large as £160,000 for bringing the sport into disrepute in losing a match watched by millions worldwide on television. France’s Gasquet, who reached the semi-finals in 2007, was not to be denied his progress and clinched the fourth set 8-6 in the tiebreak. To the disappointment of those bemoaning a lack of "characters" at Wimbledon, Kyrgios bowed out of the tournament with his usual mix of brilliance and belligerence.

    Reuters
  • Dad And Toddler Parade ISIS Flags Outside Houses Of Parliament

    A dad was stopped by police outside the Houses of Parliament after he was spotted waving the ISIS flag with his young daughter. The unidentified man made the provocative gesture on the weekend before the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in London. Police stopped and questioned the man - who was carrying the toddler waving the jihadist flag on his shoulders - as he walked past Big Ben.

    Yahoo News
  • NASA Probe Spots Weird 'Dotted Line' On Pluto - Then Signal Cuts Out

    A NASA probe sent back mystifying images of the surface of dwarf planet Pluto – then the signal cut out. The New Horizons probe is powered by a Star Trek-style ion drive – and has ‘slept’ for nine years on its journey to Pluto. Over the next few months, New Horizons is set to unlock the secrets of Pluto, a distant, icy world which has never been seen except as a distant dot in our telescopes.

    Rob Waugh
  • Council Spends Thousands On Prosecuting Man Who Accidentally Dropped Orange Peel

    A council has wasted thousands of pounds of taxpayers money on trying to prosecute a man who accidentally dropped a tiny piece of orange peel - and still picked it up. Now Broxbourne Council faces a bill of around £8,000 after losing the case against Luke, who decided to fight the case. Luke was given the fine in Hoddesdon, Herts in September last year by a worker from Kingdom, who are contracted by Broxbourne Council to monitor littering.

    Yahoo News
  • Abuse from parents who illegally parked on the school run drives lollipop man away

    ABUSIVE parents have driven away a primary school lollipop man. He had been working outside St Martin’s Primary and Nursery School in Brighton but has been redeployed following abuse after he asked parents not to park illegally. In recent weeks motorists have been spotted parking on the School ‘Keep Clear’ markings for up to 20 minutes and the details of six offenders have been passed on to police. The school has named and shamed offenders by listing the registration numbers of cars parking illegally outside the school in Hartington Road in their most recent newsletter.

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  • Carol Vorderman takes pole position in a racy outfit at the Grand Prix

    Carol Vorderman has been raiding the fountain of youth again as she stepped out looking half her age. Stunning Carol wore a tight grey dress and her hair tousled and blonde. The former Countdown presenter was at the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit. And now bleach blonde Carol Vorderman , who changed the colour of her tresses last year, has joked she has been inundated with "offers of fun" since dying her hair.

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  • Premier League - Still got it! Alan Shearer slams in stunning shot

    Will Shearer The former Blackburn and Newcastle legend was caught on camera by his son, Will, trying his luck with a long-range trickshot by the side of the pool in Florida. And it has to be said that the striker-turned-pundit showed top quality form

    Eurosport
  • The heroes of 7/7 (18 photos)

    Emergency services first responders pose for portraits ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when four suicide bombers struck transport system in central London on Thursday 7 July 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770 in simultaneous attacks. Metropolitan Police Constable Elizabeth Kenworthy was an off-duty PC travelling in the fourth carriage of the train that was blown up at Aldgate in the 7/7 bombings and is credited with saving two peoples lives. Police Sergeant Shane Joshua is pictured outside New Scotland Yard on June 24, 2015 in London, England.

    Yahoo News
  • Michael Buble & Luisana Lopilato are Expecting Their Second Child!

    Michael Buble and his wife Luisana Lopilato are expecting their second child together. 

    HollyScoop
  • Adam Hills' Epic Rant Against The Government Is Utterly Brutal

    Comedian Adam Hills launched an explosive and expletive-laden rant against the government on his show 'The Last Leg' last week. "Meanwhile how are the government dealing with the fact they're might not reach the legally binding target of fewer than one in 10 children in poverty in 2020? "Not only that but it's reported that they may also change the definition of poverty in order to lower the numbers of children in poverty. "You know that;s the problem with this country right now, you make a joke about politicians screwing children and people go 'ooh, you can't say that!'.

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  • Jeremy Kyle BLASTS Russell Brand for Tunisia attack comments

    Russell Brand has been BLASTED by Jeremy Kyle for his comments regarding the minute's silence to honour those killed in the Tunisia hotel massacre. The TV host has hit out at the controversial comedian and claimed his comments appeared desperate and disrespectful. Meanwhile, Brand has allegedly now said he would go to Syria if someone would buy him a first class ticket. The so-called comedian opened up his new stand-up show in London on Thursday addressing the comments he made about the Tunisia hotel attack, according to a new report.

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  • Nurses who left brain injury patient lying in own faeces keep jobs

    Two nurses who left a brain injury patient in urine-soaked sheets and ‘cleaned his feeding tubes with a pen’ have kept their jobs. Company director Grant Clarke, 45, suffered a massive brain haemorrhage in May 2012 and needed constant care at an NHS hospital rehab unit.

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  • Unintentionally, the Greeks have done themselves a favour. Soon, they will be out of the euro

    For a change, I find myself in some agreement with the French economist Thomas Piketty, at least in terms of what he has to say today on the Greek debt standoff , if very little else. This is what many Greeks, including apparently the Greek government, fail to understand, or rather refuse to acknowledge.

    Telegraph
  • Greece 'No' in referendum sends euro into tailspin

    Greece's government on Sunday looked to have won a 'No' it had been seeking in a referendum on bailout terms, but the euro immediately plummeted on fears the result could splinter the eurozone. An official tally of over half the ballots cast showed a resounding 61 percent of Greek voters had backed the government's 'No' in the plebiscite. France's President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to meet in Paris the same day to assess the result, the French presidency said.

    AFP
  • ‘Reserved for first class’ - On the hottest day of the year passenger told he cannot buy a bottle of water

    A PARCHED rail passenger enduring a trip to Brighton on the hottest day of the year was refused a bottle of water because it was “reserved for first class”. Desmond Nichols was told by a man pushing the customary drinks trolley that the last remaining bottles of the good stuff were not for passengers holding standard tickets. Mr Nichols, who used to live in Sussex but now resides in Florida, said: “The heat was suffocating. “I looked down on the three shelves of drinks on his trolley and there, on the bottom layer, were two bottles of water.

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