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  • 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The London Underground

    Mind the gap because your jaw is about to drop in it

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  • Police left baffled by mysterious markings on residents' walls

    DETECTIVES in a second Lancashire town are mystified by “suspicious markings” on resident’s walls.

    Lancashire Telegraph q
  • 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
  • Osborne says he has found 12 billion pounds of welfare cuts

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne on Sunday said he had found all 12 billion pounds of welfare cuts he needs as part of his plan to balance the budget by 2017/18, speaking ahead of his budget announcement on Wednesday. The budget is Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives' clearest chance in almost two decades to remould Britain into a low-tax, small-state economy after an unexpectedly decisive election victory. To meet his target, Osborne says he needs to cut the annual welfare bill by 12 billion pounds ($18.69 billion), make 13 billion pounds of departmental spending reductions, and to raise an extra 5 billion pounds by clamping down on tax evasion and avoidance.

    Reuters
  • Michael Buble’s Son Released from the Hospital Following Serious Burns

    Michael Buble’s son Noah has been released from the hospital after he suffered serious burns last week.

    HollyScoop
  • Tennis - Wimbledon 2015: Watson hurting but proud of Serena display

    The British number one famously had a poster of 20-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams on her bedroom wall, as she learned her trade at Nick Bollettieri's school of tennis hard knocks in Florida. Watson took the second with a break and then raced into a 3-0 advantage in the deciding set, only for the always combative Williams to win four games on the spin to reestablish control.

    Sportsbeat
  • 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
  • France rejects asylum request by Wikileaks founder Assange

    France swiftly rejected on Friday a request for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The founder of the transparency website had appealed directly to President Francois Hollande, days after Wikileaks published documents showing the United States had spied on successive French leaders, including Hollande himself. "My life is in danger," Assange wrote in a letter to the Socialist president which was published by Le Monde newspaper.

    Reuters
  • Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank

    Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years. It was the biggest mass arrest in one night since 2007 when Palestinians split after the Islamic militant group Hamas violently ousted forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas from Gaza, leaving him governing just parts of the West Bank. Hamas will continue attacks against Israelis in the West Bank, he said.

    Associated Press
  • Reddit In Chaos: Blackout After Worker Fired

    The unpaid moderators of some of link-sharing site Reddit's most-read sections have temporarily hidden them from public view. It comes after Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was dismissed in mysterious circumstances. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has now apologised to the Reddit community for the situation, and asked for moderators to end their protest.

    Sky News
  • 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
  • IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. The issue was referred to an Islamic court in the IS-held northern Syrian town of Manbij, which ordered that they be destroyed and the man be whipped. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday it was unclear if the busts were authentic or if the militants destroyed fake busts as a cover for the IS group's own antiquities smuggling.

    Associated Press
  • Nolan Sister: My benefit case hell

    Singer Linda Nolan has revealed she was "scared to death" at the prospect of appearing in court after she was accused of being a benefits cheat. The 56-year-old, who found fame with the Nolan Sisters in the 1970s, was given a caution by Blackpool Council for failing to disclose her earnings and for overpayment of housing and council tax benefits, and council tax reduction scheme savings.

    Press Association
  • 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

    SNAP.PA
  • 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.

    Press Association
  • Paddleboarders Surrounded By Great Whites And Yet Somehow Find It Hilarious

    A pair of paddleboarders on Sunset Beach in Orange County, Southern California have captured the terrifying moment they were surrounded by great white sharks. In the incredible GoPro footage, Joseph Truckles and Courtney Hemerick remain cool, calm and collected as they record the sharks both above and below the water as they swim beneath their paddleboards.

    The Huffington Post UK q
  • 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

    Rob Waugh
  • 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
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

    PA Sport