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  • Fire engine on 999 call STOPPED by lollipop man to let children cross

    The truck was responding to a call for help after a bonfire got out of control, but the man repeatedly blocked the emergency vehicle's path despite flashing blue lights indicating it was on its way to the incident. An investigation has been launched after the unidentified man ushered parents and children in front of the vehicle. Luton Council said it had request CCTV footage of the incident from the fire service. Eyewitness Jacqui Brittain, 60, told Luton News that the man had to be forcibly moved from the road by firefighters.

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  • Woman tells BBC's This World about life under the ISIS regime

    A woman who managed to escape the clutches of Islamic State has revealed how people are living in fear and suffering under the terror organisation. The woman, who did not want to be identified, told a BBC documentary that airs tonight that she has seen people killed in front of her for breaking the rules enforced by IS.

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  • Grandmother with infected tattoo is left with black hole in leg

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Sally Lutkin, 49, of Hull, East Yorkshire, underwent emergency surgery to stop the infection from a botched tattoo spreading to her bone.

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  • Police: Neglected woman, 82, dies after 6 months in chair

    The caregivers of an 82-year-old woman allowed her to sit in the same chair, not moving for six months, until she died earlier this year in a home that smelled so bad that some of the first firefighters on the scene set up a fan by the door, authorities said. Prosecutors are deciding whether to charge Barbara Beam's caregivers in her Jan. 2 death at her house in Greenville after the coroner's office ruled her death was homicide by neglect. The officer asked the sister about Beam's condition, and the sister said Beam "stays in the chair located in the bedroom and that she had not moved out of the chair for approximately six months," according to the report.

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  • Ancient 'Lost' Tribe On Mysterious Island Try To Kill All Visitors

    It sounds like the sort of mythical place Indiana Jones might visit  - a society which has lived on the same island for 60,000 years, uncontacted by modern man. When a helicopter swooped low across North Sentinel island in the wake of the 2004 tsunami, an islander ran out on the beach, aiming an arrow at the pilot. The Islands - located in the Bay of Bengal - are protected by law, although Survival International warn that some nearby fisherman have recently walked on the island.

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  • Everybody Loves Raymond Child Star Kills Himself

    Sawyer Sweeten - who played Ray Romano's on-screen son Geoffrey Barone - killed himself on Thursday morning while visiting family members in Brownwood, Texas. Patricia Heaton, who played the twins' mother Debra in the show, tweeted: "Sawyer Sweeten was a funny and exceptionally bright young man. Romano said in a statement to E! News: "I'm shocked, and terribly saddened, by the news about Sawyer.

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  • UK ticket in £36m lottery claim

    A UK ticket-holder has come forward to claim last night's EuroMillions jackpot of more than £36 million. It will not be revealed if the top prize was scooped by an individual or a syndicate - or where the ticket was purchased - unless the winner decides to go public. A National Lottery spokesman said: "We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come forward to claim this life-changing prize.

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  • Madeleine McCann latest: are police any closer to knowing the truth?

    Every possible theory has been explored since then: that Madeleine was abducted by a paedophile; that she was killed during a bungled burglary and her body dumped; that she was abducted by traffickers and sold to a childless couple; that she wandered out of the apartment and died in a tragic accident, and many more besides. To date, however, not one shred of proof of what happened to Madeleine has been unearthed. The question of what happened to Madeleine would become not only a personal tragedy for the McCann family, but a national obsession in the UK and in Portugal. Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, was on the penultimate day of her family holiday on the day she vanished.

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  • Top Gear producer: BBC has lost 'editorial genius' in Jeremy Clarkson

    Top Gear’s former executive producer has said the BBC has lost an “editorial genius” in Jeremy Clarkson, calling their decision to axe him from the show a “tragedy”. Andy Wilman, who has just quit the long-running series in the wake of Clarkson’s departure, has written an article for the latest issue of Top Gear magazine, telling the story of how the motor show came to be developed in its current form by the outspoken presenter. Wilman revealed that around 2001, the then controller of BBC Two, Jane Root, had decided to axe Top Gear, so Clarkson arranged to meet him to discuss his ideas to revive the show.

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  • Hundreds Evacuated As Chile's Calbuco Volcano Erupts For First Time In 43 Years (10 photos)

    Chile's Calbuco volcano has erupted for the first time in 43 years, leading authorities to order 1,500 people to leave the nearby town of Ensenada. The volcano, which has been inactive since 1972, spilled a huge ash cloud into the skies above southern Chile. Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky (Reuters) Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015 (ReutersSergio Candia) Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015.

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  • Mollie King: Simon Cowell Was Right Not To Put Me Through On The X Factor - EXCLUSIVE

    She may be one fifth of hugely successful girl band The Saturdays, but Mollie King has admitted that Simon Cowell made the right decision to let her go from The X Factor when she auditioned way back when.Speaking exclusively to Yahoo Celebrity, the 27

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  • Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano

    Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over. The newly discovered magma chamber — located 12 to 28 miles underground — is four times bigger than the previously known chamber above it, according to imaging by researchers at the University of Utah. Yellowstone, which spans parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, is among the world's largest supervolcanoes, with frequent earthquakes.

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  • Dog-fight trainers hit with huge fines after illegal terriers wearing electric shock collars put down

    THREE men who admitted a host of animal cruelty offences connected with dog fighting have been hit with huge fines. Darren Wheatcroft admitted trying to arrange a fight between illegal pit bull terrier-type dogs, while his son, Callan, and farmer Simon Whitworth pleaded guilty to training the animals for fighting. All three were handed suspended jail sentences and ordered to pay a total of £40,000 to the RSPCA. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how five illegal dogs wearing electrical shock collars were found covered with scars when the trio’s homes were raided last May.

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  • Migrants Walking To Europe Killed By Train

    Fourteen people have been killed after being hit by a train on a route used by migrants attempting to reach western Europe. Dozens of migrants from Somalia and Afghanistan were reportedly on the tracks in a canyon near the central Macedonian city of Veles as the train approached on Thursday night. They were hit by an international train travelling from the southern Macedonian border town of Gevgelija to the Serbian capital, Belgrade, the same route taken by migrants trying to get from Greece to Hungary.

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  • HOW TO BEAT EYE PROBLEMS: Eat these foods to boost your eyes

    There is little doubt that good diet plays a key role in eye health. Here, Sian Porter, a consultant dietitian, identifies the most important foods to include in your diet, and offers some ideas about you how to incorporate them with an appetising seven-day meal plan.

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  • Mad Max's Tom Hardy: My awkward meeting with Mel Gibson

    Tom Hardy has revealed how his meet-up with Mel Gibson didn’t quite turn out as he had hoped. The Child 44 star spoke with the 59-year-old actor to discuss Tom’s portrayal of Mad Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, a role Mel had played in the other

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  • Police prepare for planned A1 demo tonight

    POLICE say they are prepared for a planned demonstration on the A1 this evening. "Northumbria Police is aware a number of motorists are planning on holding a demonstration along the A1 this evening," a spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said. "Officers are working with the organisers to establish what their plans are, however, it's thought this will involve driving along the A1 between the Western bypass and Chester-le-Street at a slow speed.

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  • Bruce Jenner Stopped Gender Transition After Falling for Kris Jenner

    Bruce Jenner may have began his gender transition process back in the 80s but stopped after he fell in love with Kris Jenner.

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  • Teen On Trial: 'I Never Thought She Would Die'

    An 18-year-old man has admitted delivering the fatal blow that killed a young woman who was protecting two teenage girls in a German fast food restaurant. Speaking on the opening day of his trial the defendant, Sanel Masovic, said he felt "deeply sorry" for causing the death of 23-year-old German-Turkish student Tugce Albayrak.

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  • Echo readers side with Renault driver in our M58 road rage video

    A man in a Merecedes appears to zoom up the inside, left hand lane to undertake and nip in nearer to the merge signs but an incensed Renault driver pulls in front and refuses to let him past. There was a lively debate about the highway code on the original story with 94 posts and some people even resorting to diagrams to explain their position.

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