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Kosovan fans hold up England flags during God Save The Queen and chant players' names as thank you

Mail Online - 33 min 9 sec ago
Kosovo fans continued to show their appreciation to the visiting England fans and players by holding up the England flag as God Save The Queen was played out before their Euro 2020 qualifier.
Categories: UK News

Jailed in November: The faces and stories of 14 criminals now spending Christmas behind bars

This Is Total Essex - 45 min 57 sec ago
All of these criminals received jail sentences for their crimes this month
Categories: Essex News

Leaked Russian Interference Report Raises Questions About Brexit, UK Election Security

Slashdot - 58 min 45 sec ago
A report from the U.K. Parliament's intelligence committee concludes that "Russian interference may have had an impact on the Brexit referendum," reports the Times of London, adding that "the effect was 'unquantifiable.'" The Associated Press reports: The committee said British intelligence services failed to devote enough resources to counter the threat and highlighted the impact of articles posted by Russian new sites that were widely disseminated on social media, the newspaper reported... [Conservative Prime Minister Boris] Johnson's government has said it needs more time to review the security implications of the report, but it will be released after the election. Critics have alleged the report is being withheld because it shows Russians have made large donations to the Conservative Party, which is seeking to win a majority that would allow Johnson to push his Brexit deal through Parliament.... The House of Commons Intelligence and Security Committee began its investigation following allegations of Russian interference in both the 2016 U.S. election and the Brexit referendum earlier that year. The committee sent its report to Johnson for review on Oct. 17, saying it expected to "publish the report imminently." Committee Chairman Dominic Grieve has criticized Johnson's government for failing to release the document amid media reports it has already been cleared by British security services. The debate comes amid growing concerns about the security of elections fought in an increasingly digital world. Britain's election laws were written for a time when campaigns pushed mass-produced leaflets through mail slots, rather than flooding Facebook and Twitter accounts with individually targeted messages.

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Prince Harry arrives at the Royal Albert Hall for the inaugural OnSide Awards

Mail Online - 59 min 42 sec ago
Tonight's show in London's Royal Albert Hall is run by charity OnSide which develops 21st century youth facilities across the UK. Prince Harry wore navy trousers, a blue blazer and white shirt.
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Father, 39, spends £5,000 building two-storey Disney playhouse for his daughters

Mail Online - 1 hour 5 min ago
Richard Thornton lives with his wife and daughters in Great Barford, Bedfordshire. He built Snow White-style hideaway over summer which took more than 150 hours.
Categories: UK News

Boy collapses and dies after suffering an asthma attack at home

Mail Online - 1 hour 7 min ago
Owen Rodda, 16, and of Aberdare, Wales, died of an asthma attack at home on November 24, 2018. His devastated mother Christine says he was a 'class clown' and 'always there' to 'help anyone'.
Categories: UK News

Iceland frozen pizza that was covered in disgusting black MOULD

Mail Online - 1 hour 15 min ago
A mother from Whyteleafe, Surrey, had bought the £1 Iceland own-brand Deep Pan Double Pepperoni pizza from the Selsdon Iceland in South Croydon for her daughter's lunch on Friday 8.
Categories: UK News

Brexit Party election hopeful Michelle Dewberry sets out her dating demands on Tinder

Mail Online - 1 hour 16 min ago
On the profile the political hopeful, 39, describes herself as 'fun, intelligent and kind' and says she is excited to start the next chapter of her life and find someone 'awesome' to share it with.
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Chingford Cork Tree incident: Police make three arrests after stolen vehicle crashes into parked cars

This Is Total Essex - 1 hour 31 min ago
Officers were called to the retail park for something different altogether
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Will Electric Cars Last Longer Than Combustion-Engine Cars?

Slashdot - 1 hour 58 min ago
Long-time Slashdot reader jimminy_cricket shared Qz's report on some of "the highest-mileage Teslas in the world": Few have driven a Tesla to the point at which the vehicle really starts to show its age. But Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California composed of Teslas, was ticking the odometers of its cars well past 300,000 miles with no signs of slowing... These long days have pushed Tesla's engineering to the limit, making Tesloop an extreme testbed for the durability of Elon Musk's cars.Tesloop provided Quartz with five years of maintenance logs, where its vehicles racked up over more than 2.5 million miles, to understand how the electric vehicles (EV) are living up to the promise of cheaper vehicles with unprecedented durability compared to their conventional combustion-engine counterparts. The results reveal Tesla to be a company still ironing out bugs in its products, but one that pushes the limits of what vehicles can do. "When we first started our company, we predicted the drive train would practically last forever," Tesloop founder Haydn Sonnad told Quartz. "That's proven to be relatively true." He notes that every car except one, a vehicle taken out of service after a collision with a drunk driver, is still running. "The cars have never died of old age," he added.... [T]he implications could be huge. Every year, corporations and rental car companies add more than 12 million vehicles in Europe and North America to their fleets. Adding EVs to the mix could see those cars lasting five times longer -- costing a fraction of conventional cars over the same period -- while feeding a massive new stream of used electric cars into the marketplace.... One of the first surveys done on EVs came this March when New York City revealed its first lifetime analysis of fuel and maintenance costs for its light-passenger fleet. It found conventional vehicle maintenance was two to four times higher than the $386 spent on EVs. That's before gas... If EVs continued to perform well past this point, the economics of the car market could change. Lower fuel prices and more durable vehicles could, theoretically, push total cost of ownership below conventional vehicles. Several of the Teslas in their fleet have already driven nearly half a million miles.

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The driving laws you could be breaking because you didn't know them

This Is Total Essex - 2 hours 1 min ago
You could pay out a hefty fine if you commit any of these
Categories: Essex News

The 10 amazing Christmas markets just a Greater Anglia train journey away from Essex

This Is Total Essex - 2 hours 15 min ago
All of these events are easy to get to using the Greater Anglia train network
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Hilarious moment hapless punter slips on wet decking and spills two pints of beer all over himself

Mail Online - 2 hours 34 min ago
CCTV footage shows him climbing over the fence, before slipping on wet decking as his lager goes flying. He has now been barred by the Railway pub, in Accrington, Lancashire.
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Trawlerman and father, 24, hanged himself days after seeking help with his mental health

Mail Online - 2 hours 42 min ago
Dai Crofts, 24, from Wick in the Vale of Glamorgan hanged himself on January 10, having suffered for years following the death of his father who he found dead after suffering an overdose.
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Girl, 13, is fighting for her life in hospital after a machete-wielding gang stabbed her

Mail Online - 2 hours 48 min ago
The brutal attack happened at 9.15pm last night in Lisnaskea, Northern Ireland. Another woman, 41, was stabbed in the leg and an 11-month-old baby was left unharmed.
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Tobias Menzies reveals that his mother would not approve of his role in Netflix's The Crown

Mail Online - 2 hours 53 min ago
The 45-year-old, who was born in north London, stars alongside Olivia Colman in the latest series of the Netflix drama. He said his childhood was worlds away from the culture of that in the royal biopic.
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Researcher Finally Explains Why Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has 'Tiger Stripes'

Slashdot - 2 hours 58 min ago
In 2005, the Cassini space probe orbited Saturn's frozen moon Enceladus to photograph "enormous jets of water ice and vapor emanating from four parallel slashes near its south pole," reports Science. "Since then, researchers have detected organic molecules and hydrogen in the jets -- potential food for microbes -- making Enceladus one of the top destinations in the search for life elsewhere in the Solar System." But a new paper posted this week on the preprint server arXiv claims to finally understand the mystery of that moon's "tiger stripes": The stripes...are 130 kilometers long and are spaced roughly 35 kilometers apart -- rather large features on a moon only 500 kilometers in diameter. Nobody quite understood their origin, or why they were only seen at one pole... As it orbits around Saturn, Enceladus experiences gravitational tidal forces that squeeze and heat it. Cassini data had already shown that a liquid water ocean sits underneath the outer ice shell, which is thinnest at the north and south poles. According to the new study, led by Douglas Hemingway of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., as the moon cooled over time and some of the ocean water refroze, the new ice generated strain that built up in the surface until it broke. "It's like your pipes freezing on a cold day," says planetary scientist Francis Nimmo of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was not involved in the study... That first fissure, extending down to the ocean, allowed a geyser to spray snow on its two flanks. The weight of this extra material produced more strains. In their study, the researchers calculate that these forces should have cracked additional grooves on either side, roughly 35 kilometers from the original one... The moon's low gravity means that fractures can bust all the way through its outer shell and persist. On a more massive moon, the researchers say in their study, the weight of heavier ice would tend to squeeze cracks shut.

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David Tennant and Olivia Coleman crowned UK's hardest working actors

Mail Online - 3 hours 13 min ago
The study analysed one hundred British and TV stars who have either won or been nominated for a Bafta or National Television Award  in the last decade and looked at factors such as versatility.
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The 'handgun' found on lad who dropped litter in front of police in St Osyth

This Is Total Essex - 3 hours 13 min ago
The lad dropped litter and ran off
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First look at EastEnders' £87million set: Aerial photos show all-new Albert Square taking shape

Mail Online - 3 hours 22 min ago
The new set of EastEnders is finally beginning to take shape- four years after plans were submitted to replace the current one at London's Elstree Studios.
Categories: UK News


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