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  • Why Email's Days Are Numbered

    Sometimes it feels like they are all in your inbox! It delivers a message to an inbox where it can sit amongst a sea of others - the sender does not know if it has been read and the recipient has very little chance of putting the message into a context they can understand. The truth is that email actually constitutes a very poor medium for modern communication. The intensity, frequency and sheer number of conversations required these days means that email cannot cope with providing the context required for effective conversation.

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  • No one can believe what Katie Hopkins has said about migrants now

    Unsurprisingly it’s made a lot of people angry, including Piers Morgan, Russell Brand and Matt Lucas who all stepped in to say so on Twitter. Adding: “Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. This is how it went down on Twitter.

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  • Fish and chip shop owner 'gutted' at sign refusal

    A restaurant owner has vowed he will fight to keep a controversial new shop sign in place despite being refused planning permission. Martin Legg, owner of Smiths Fish and Chips in Epping High Street, received a letter on Monday (April 13) informing him that Epping Forest District Council had denied a planning application for the new sign. The large blue-and-white sign was installed in December, replacing one that had been in place since 1966 when Mr Legg’s grandfather opened the restaurant. Mr Legg had applied for retrospective permission after receiving a complaint about the size of the sign.

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  • Britney Spears calls weight critic 'f***ing a**hole' on stage

    Britney Spears was quick to hit back at a critic who labelled her a "fat b*tch" during one of her Las Vegas shows.

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  • 'Sky wouldn't let me leave until I had discussed my account for 90 minutes'

    Gavin Hackwood asked an online adviser to cancel his account - the transcript offers a fascinating insight ... One reader was made to conduct a 90-minute conversation with a Sky employee via online “chat” when he attempted to use the facility to cancel his contract. Telegraph Money has seen the transcript, which runs to almost 4,000 words.

    Telegraph
  • This 'UFO' Looks Too Real To Be True

    UFOs are seen everyday. They can range from being drones, to clever CGI tricks but every now and then, something comes along and has us stumped. Normally at this point we'd say 'experimental military aircraft' and then smugly close the case, but i...

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  • Cheryl Fernandez Versini Looks Gorgeous In No Make-Up Photo Shared By Husband Jean-Bernard

    Let's face it, we all have a major girlcrush on the total babe that is Cheryl Fernandez Versini, but you'd be lying if you said that you didn't secretly wish that she wasn't so gorgeous without her make-up and hairstyling team. It was proud husband Jean Bernard Fernandez Versini who brought this to our attention when he took to his Instagram account last night to share a snap of his glowing wife on a day out to see the lions.

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  • Chilean Government Confirms UFO Was 'Not Made By Man'

    Jose Lay of CEFAA said, 'People in that area are well aware of the existence presence of drones.  In a preliminary report based on image analysis in July 2014, CEFAA experts formally classified the object as unidentified, saying, 'Witnesses were left with the impression the object was being controlled.

    Rob Waugh
  • Sam Faiers: 'I Had To Dump Joey Essex For The Sake Of My Sanity'

    It's the juicy TOWIE goss that we have all been waiting for, and finally the time has come to see what Sam Faiers has to say about her ex, Joey Essex, in her tell-all autobiography - and trust us when we say that it's really not pretty... Headlines, Sam rants: "If delusion was an Olympic sport Joey would have a gold medal. The reality star goes on to claim that Essex boy Joe was "obsessed" with her cheating on him, saying of their four-year on/off relationship: "He could never keep anything private - not only with TOWIE viewers but with his whole family.

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  • 'It's them again', said pub customers who are becoming used to seeing travellers

    The continual reappearance of travellers near a beauty spot in Walton is causing increasing concern for a business owner in the area. An encampment set up a base in car parking spaces off Waterside Drive, outside Walton Casuals FC and near to the River Thames, on Monday (April 13). It followed a similar camp in the Halfway car park, in Hersham Road, which was vacated on April 1 after involvement from Elmbridge Borough Council and Surrey Police. Teresa De Santis, landlady of The Weir pub in Waterside Drive, is becoming used to the visitors.

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  • Hunt on for hijab-wearing woman over Walthamstow pensioner bank cash grab

    A CCTV image of a woman has been released after a pensioner's purse was stolen following a bank visit. 

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  • 'Chloe' Killing Accused Hid In Girl's Bedroom

    A man accused of kidnapping and murdering a nine-year-old girl in Calais was previously found hiding in another child's bedroom with a knife, it has emerged. Zbigniew Huminski was discovered crouched under a desk in a sleeping child's bedroom in 2009, six years before this week's horrific kidnap and killing. The Polish immigrant later told a psychologist in jail that he was "not like other people" and was assessed as a dangerous psychopath.

    Sky News
  • 10 Actors Who Were One Hit Wonders

    The phrase ‘one hit wonders’ is usually used in reference to the world of music, where an artist can capture lightning in a bottle and stumble upon an insanely catchy tune, release it to an adoring public, and then promptly disappear forever, having failed to replicate their impossible success. One hit wonders are a bit harder to come across in movies – if an actor is in a hit, you’ll find that doors seem to open automatically for them – but they are out there. It was the part of a lifetime, but for child actor Peter Ostrum, it was the only role he’d ever need.

    Yahoo Movies UK
  • New Search for ‘Power-Hungry’ Aliens Finds Weird Blips Outside Our Galaxy

    Astronomers are trialling a new technique which could find alien civilisations many times more advanced than our own - similar to the space-faring races seen in Star Trek and Star Wars. Instead of hunting planets which astronomers think might be suitable for life, the Penn State University team are looking for civilisations so hi-tech they are draining energy from their own stars. The theory is based on the idea that very advanced civilisations would need huge amounts of energy - and would build huge ‘spheres’ of solar panels around stars to capture it.

    Rob Waugh
  • Hubble Space Telescope: NASA Releases Stunning Images To Celebrate 25th Anniversary (8 photos)

    NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary with a variety of events highlighting its groundbreaking achievements and scientific contributions with activities running 20-26 April. This stunning gallery shows some of the 25 images chosen by the space agency to highlight Hubble's successful quarter century. Hubble, the world's first space telescope, was launched on April 24, 1990 aboard the space shuttle Discovery and is one of the most productive scientific instruments ever constructed.

    Yahoo News
  • Kim Jong-Un 'Climbs North Korea's Highest Peak'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has climbed the country's highest mountain, state-run media has reported. Photos were released of the smiling and windswept 32-year-old standing on snow-covered ground at the top of Mount Paektu, with the sun rising behind him. "Climbing Mount Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon," the Rodong newspaper quoted Mr Kim as saying.

    Sky News
  • ‘I found a live mouse in my Aldi loaf of bread’: Shopper’s horror find

    A shopper was given a shock after discovering a live mouse crawling around in a loaf of bread he bought from Aldi. Andrew Odell tweeted the company a picture of the rodent crawling around inside the packaging of his sliced white and said it was the first and last time he was going to shop at the supermarket. When Aldi replied he wrote that his heavily pregnant wife Claire had already been in touch and that the couple were 'extremely upset' about the incident.

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  • Lucy Spraggan Exposes Anti-EU UKIP Leader Nigel Farage At French Restaurant With German Wife - LOL

    X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan couldn't help but chuckle when she spied UKIP leader Nigel Farage enjoying a rather French lunch in a rather French cafe with his rather German wife earlier today. Taking to her social media page, the recently-engaged singer shared a snapshot of herself at the cafe, writing: "In the same French restaurant as @Nigel_Farage right now... Lucy clearly found the irony of the politician, who is famed for his strong, anti-Europe views, enjoying such a European-fuelled day absolutely hilair, but told The Mirror that she was resistant to "fuel his fire" by asking for a pic, so took a sneaky selfie instead.

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  • Bridge: No concerns about weight

    Popstar and Strictly finalist Frankie Bridge said she "couldn't care less" if she puts on weight following her second pregnancy - and said she hates the pressure on women to return to their pre-baby figure. The Saturdays singer, married to former England and Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge, said she loves juggling her career with her family life, and does not know how her second child will be delivered following a caesarean with first-born Parker.

    Press Association
  • How sleepy Finland could tear apart the euro project

    Finland is the unlikely stage for the latest turn in Greece’s interminable eurozone drama this weekend. With events having decamped temporarily to Washington DC , Athens will be keeping half an eye on developments in Helsinki, where the Nordic state of just 5.4m people heads for the polls on Sunday. In the five years since Greece’s financial woes were revealed to the world, it has been sleepy Finland which has emerged as the most trenchant critic of EU largesse to the indebted Mediterranean.

    Telegraph