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  • Couple Release A Bit TOO Much Information On Their Facebook Engagement Photo

    A woman who was so deliriously happy at getting engaged to her boyfriend didn’t check the Facebook photo before posting it - and let something MAJOR slip.

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  • OktoberFest London Cancelled ‘30-Minutes’ Before Opening Due To 'Unforeseen Circumstances'

    Bad news for London-based lederhosen fans - the UK’s very own version of Oktoberfest has been binned at the last minute due to “operational issues”. Confusingly, the separate but very similarly named London Oktoberfest is going ahead as planned this afternoon in Canary Wharf. The axed event had promised four days of “everything that makes Oktoberfest, held in the wooden halls of Tobacco Dock.

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  • Daughter's dash to welcome home dad brings smiles to Army

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.

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  • These 'Cube’ Homes Stack to Form Pop-Up, Tiny Home Apartment Buildings That Help the Homeless (11 photos)

    The YMCA of London South West has developed what they call the Y:Cube, a simply-designed tiny house unit that can be assembled in a factory, transported to a construction site and then stacked together to create pop-up apartment buildings. (Watch a video of a demo cube being assembled below) The new design is being used for good reason: To fight homelessness in increasingly expensive London. Last month, the organization opened its first development in South West London, offering 36 apartments at 65 percent the average rent of the surrounding area. South West London has seen the largest increases in rent across the city, where rent prices surpassed 1,500 pounds (about $2,265) for the first time this summer, according to rental insurance company HomeLet’s rental index, a widely-cited report on rent in the nation. The building’s inexpensive rent is made possible by the inexpensive construction model: The units are assembled off-site in a factory in Derbyshire and then transported to London. Stacking and stringing the units together into a cohesive building took about five months, the YMCA says. Each 280-square foot unit is a rectangular box (so no, it’s not technically a cube) with room for one person in a studio layout. The kitchen is open to the living area and behind those is an open hallway that leads to the bedroom and bathroom. Every unit also comes with a deck in the front that is attached on site. All the services–gas, plumbing, electric–come pre-made in the cube, so the unit only has to be plugged in, so to speak. This allows more units to be added to a development, or the entire development to be disassembled and built somewhere else, according to the architects behind the project, according to the architects behind the project, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The building is already filled up with residents. Wendy Omollo, 24, is one of the first Y:Cube tenants to move into the site. She was previously homeless and slept rough on the streets in Kingston upon Thames, according to the YMCA. “By having my own space with my own front door I will regain my independence. But it’s not just that,” she says. “As the rent is affordable and I can stay for up to five years, I’ll also be able to save money for a deposit. Basically, when the time comes to move on from Y:Cube, I will be in a far better situation than today.” The YMCA has plans to expand the pilot program and build more of these throughout London, according to a press release. (All photos and video: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

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  • Rainbow UFO Is Seen ‘Watching’ Apollo Mission In New NASA Photos

    Is this an alien craft watching as astronauts walked on the moon in 1972?

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  • Security Accosts Shopper Who Carried Goods To Car In Basket To Avoid 5p Bag Charge

    The new carrier bag charge turned ugly this week after security guards accosted a shopper for using a basket to take groceries to her car. 

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  • Klopp: I don't want Ronaldo or Messi!

    Jurgen Klopp says he is happy with the Liverpool squad and has rejected suggestions of a potential rift concerning transfer policy.

  • Peter Andre Branded Liar Over Contract Row

    Peter Andre has been accused of lying about receiving death threats and branded "an extremely unsatisfactory witness" by a High Court judge. ITV2 has been ordered to pay a reality show producer damages of what could run into millions of pounds after a contract dispute involving the singer and reality TV star. Andre, who is currently competing on Strictly Come Dancing, claimed he felt physically threatened after his close friend and manager Claire Powell allegedly received death threats from Neville Hendricks after the end of their relationship.

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  • Man Divorces Wife On WhatsApp After Four Weeks Of Marriage

    The 21-year-old man used free messaging service WhatsApp to legally separate from his new wife - meaning he didn’t even have to pay anything to end their marriage. J Prameela Devi, a member of the state women’s commission adalat, told the Times of India: ‘He said she was like an apple and he had already tasted it. Islamic scholars are divided as to whether WhatsApp is actually a legal document, with some stating that the divorce should be carried out in person.

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  • Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards general killed in Syria - IRGC

    By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State fighters, the guards said in a statement on Friday. The Guards said General Hossein Hamedani was killed on Thursday night and that he had "played an important role ... reinforcing the front of Islamic resistance against the terrorists". Iran is the main regional ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has provided military and economic support during Syria's four-year-old civil war.

  • Stressed Mum Praises Waitrose For Letting Her Take Home Shopping For FREE

    A mother who was struggling with a poorly baby was reduced to tears when she was told by Waitrose she could take her shopping home for free after she forgot her purse. Joanna Johnson had headed out to the supermarket in Milton Keynes after her 16-month-old son Flynn had been crying all day, suffering from a cold and teething pain. Joanna wrote a post on the Waitress Facebook page, praising the store for helping her out when she was “totally at my wit’s end”.

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  • ‘The stupid thing of Dublin’ – How the German media reacted to last night’s humbling defeat

    A record German television audience of 11 million watched last night’s game and they were far from impressed.
  • Britain takes star baker in a headscarf to its heart

    LONDON (AP) — In sweet-toothed Britain, the hottest entertainment sensation is a televised baking contest in which amateur pastry chefs battle it out over cakes, tortes, trifles and flans. And in a country roiled by questions of immigration and identity, "The Great British Bake Off" has produced a new heroine — a headscarf-wearing Muslim woman who's a genius with sugar, eggs and flour.

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  • Cheating nightclub man says sorry but hits out at woman he kissed

    A man pictured kissing a girl he met on a night says he’s ‘ruined the best thing that has ever happened’ to him. Pippa McKinney, 22, posted an appeal on Facebook the morning after the night before in a bid to get in touch with Matty Steven as she’d taken his number down wrong. But it backfired when his girlfriend responded. Matty initially responded to claims he cheated by branding Pippa a ‘liar’. But now he’s come forward to repent. MORE: ‘Cheating’ nightclub man breaks silence after girlfriend responded to picture of him kissing girl Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, he said: ‘I hold my hands up. I’ve made a massive mistake. I’ve ruined the best thing that has ever happened to me. Not

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  • I'm too sexy for my dress: barely there gowns hit bridal

    Sexy in bridal gowns isn't new, but barely there looks have leaped off the backs of Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez and made their way from red carpet to wedding. What about scandalizing your ...

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  • ‘Electromagnetic Pulse’ Weapon Could Kill 90% Of America, Warns Presidential Candidate

    John McAfee warns that the cyber weapon could devastate America

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  • Airbus lodges patent for ‘stacked’ airline passenger seating

    French airplane maker Airbus has filed patents in Europe and the United States for split-level passenger seating configurations — an idea which has been likened to stacking passengers like blocks.

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  • Dog walkers could be slapped with £100 poo fine - even if their pet DOESN'T make a mess

    Daventry Council in Northamptonshire, which is introducing the measure from December 1, is thought to be the first in the country to trial the penalty for dog walkers in a bid to rid the streets of steaming mounds of excrement. Susie Rabin, head of campaigns at the charity, said: "The overwhelming majority of dog owners do pick up their dog's mess. Mike Warren, councillor for health issues, said: "We will be advising them to make sure they have extra poop bags with them at all times to ensure they have the means to pick up, regardless of how long they've been out and about with their pet. "These new powers are not intended to penalise the many responsible dog owners, who should be assured that our officers will be taking a common-sense approach on their patrols. q
  • Frankie Boyle Has An Utterly Brutal Assessment Of The Current State Of UK Politics

    Cutting comic Frankie Boyle has nailed this year’s party conferences in possibly his most astute column yet. In a Guardian roundup which expertly lampoons all three parties for their “strange, dull ceremonies”, Boyle’s interpretation of Britain’s political landscape is as biting as it is bleak. Frankie Boyle's sums up the Labour, Lib Dems and Tory conferences with aplomb Cementing his reputation as a political commentator, Boyle’s descriptions of the runners and riders are as insightful as they are hilarious, and prove no one is safe from his equal-opportunities acid tongue. Jeremy Corbyn Tom Watson Theresa May George Osborne David Cameron Boyle is rapidly gaining a reputation for his wry political

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  • Becky Watts: Neighbour Describes Unusual Noises

    A next door neighbour of the pair accused of murdering teenager Becky Watts has told a court she heard a series of unusual noises coming from their home. Sarah Webb told Bristol Crown Court that Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare seemed to have a half-hour long heated argument on the day before the 16-year-old vanished earlier this year. The next day she described hearing "lots of running up and down stairs, banging, scraping, doors slamming" at the home in Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol.

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