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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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  • '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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  • Vote-swapping: A new way to kick the Tories out of power

    The basic idea behind VoteSwap relies on the old principle of tactical voting: that voters could be persuaded to choose a party other than the one they support in order to stop their political enemy from winning. In Scotland, such is the enmity provoked by the SNP surge that unionists are fostering a frenzy of tactical voting ahead of May 7th. Stopping David Cameron from spending the coming years in No 10 via tactical voting is a tough ask, though.

    Talking Politics
  • 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
  • '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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  • '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.

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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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  • Taylor Swift's Identical Twin Appeared In Old Japanese McDonalds' Advert And It's UNCANNY - Watch

    In a frankly uncanny re-discovered YouTube video from the good old days of 2006, you can see somebody who looks a whole lot like the superstar strike a load of poses before sitting down and magically pulling a Maccy D's hamburger out from behind her back. It's like that time Taylor saw the fan who looked like her on Tumblr and thought that it was her BUT SO MUCH BETTER. 1. Taylor Swift has a Robin-Sparkles-esque pre-fame past, that saw her secretly move to Japan and become the poster girl for hamburgers before she hit the big time.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • ‘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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  • Kate Middleton Pregnancy Outfits: Duchess Of Cambridge Baby Bump Style In Pictures (29 photos)

    K Mid’s maternity wardrobe may not be full of cutting-edge fashion, but the Duchess does know how to dress her bump with panache. She’s famous for recycling looks and mixing high street bargains with designer pieces that flatter her bump. From Jenny Packham

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  • Will the last person to leave Britain please turn out the lights

    Financial markets are in for a rude awakening come May 8. Unusually for those who trade in realism, the City has fallen victim to wishful thinking. What we are in fact going to get is a Labour minority government with support from the Scottish National Party on Alex Salmond’s suggested “confidence and supply” basis.

    Telegraph
  • Drink-driver banned after 'parking' car on two wheels against a van

    A drink-driver has been banned from the roads after leaving his car parked on two wheels - against a van. Daniel Hawkins was disqualified from driving for 40 months after officers arrested him following the incident in Plymouth in the early hours of March 29. After discovering the grey Vauxhall Astra up on two wheels, resting against a blue van, police quickly located the 29-year-old. He was found to have 65 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Almost twice the legal limit of 35. Hawkins pleaded guilty and, alongside he disqualification, was fined £200, ordered to pay court costs of £85 and the victim surcharge of £20.

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  • Ryan Gosling heading for Blade Runner role?

    Ryan Gosling could be a new Blade Runner – he is in talks to star in the sequel to the classic film. The Notebook star is negotiating turning action hero according to Variety, and would star alongside Harrison Ford if he signed up to the role. Harrison is returning as his original character Rick Deckard, but it’s unknown who Ryan is being lined up to play.

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