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25 awesome reasons why people should move to Essex

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:45
It's not fair we keep it to ourselves
Categories: Essex News

Tom Hanks describes his experience with coronavirus

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:41
Tom Hanks has described his experience of coronavirus after becoming one of the first high profile stars to test positive with the disease.
Categories: UK News

Trump supporters vandalize a city-sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural in California

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:40
Authorities in Martinez, California, are looking for an unidentified couple who defaced a city-sanctioned Black Lives Matter mural with black paint just hours after the artwork was completed
Categories: UK News

Baboons cradle their babies in their left arms just like humans do

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:36
French researchers studied 44 olive baboons and found that mothers hold their babies in their left arm around 67 per cent of the time, the same distribution as seen in humans.
Categories: UK News

Grandmother, 51, speaks of the 'horrific' abuse she was subjected to

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:32
Helen O'Donoghue, 51, was four when her father, James O'Reilly, 75, of Killeens, Ballynonty, Thurles, in County Tipperary Ireland, started molesting her and was raped by him aged eight.
Categories: UK News

If there's a lesson to be learned in these torrid times, it's that civilisation is fleeting – but Windows XP is eternal

The Register - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:30
Airport antics for a Microsoft OS well past its prime

Bork!Bork!Bork!  Welcome to a bork with a difference as we find an old friend still running even as the world around it has been put on hold.…

Categories: Technology

Sanitary towel brand Bodyform praised for 'breaking taboos' about the female body

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:29
Social media users from across the UK have praised sanitary towel brand Bodyform for 'breaking taboos' about women's experiences in a 'refreshing' new advert about the female body.
Categories: UK News

Life-long Tory voter Jeremy Clarkson says he could back Labour at next general election

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:27
The former Top Gear presenter said, although he had always voted for the Conservatives, he would consider backing Sir Keir Starmer. He slammed Boris for quoting Greek mythology.
Categories: UK News

Social media users share hilarious pranks they've played on their work colleagues

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:05
Social media users from around the world shared some hilarious examples of office pranksters in an online gallery collated by Shareably, including planting watercress on a keyboard.
Categories: UK News

Dermatologist reveals the WORST skincare trends

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 09:02
Dr Shah, from the US, posted a series of videos to his TikTok page, showing why those who want clear skin shouldn't fall for expensive skincare fads including using CBD oil.
Categories: UK News

County lines gangs disguised young drugs mules as nurses and Deliveroo workers

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:43
Liverpool drug barons masterminded a scheme where young runners would disguise as essential workers to smuggle hard drugs without arousing suspicion.
Categories: UK News

Essex man who went missing for 30 days is found over 200 miles away

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:42
Edward Jerram was found more than 200 miles away from his home in Essex
Categories: Essex News

Kate Garraway gives heartfelt update on husband Derek Draper

Chelmsford Weekly News - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:38
Kate Garraway has said she is 'keeping positive' about her husband Derek Draper after he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus.
Categories: Essex News

Kate Garraway gives heartfelt update on husband Derek Draper

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:38
Kate Garraway has said she is 'keeping positive' about her husband Derek Draper after he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus.
Categories: Essex News

Political Protests Are Now Happening in Videogames

Slashdot - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:34
Business Insider reports that some players are adapting their avatars in the game world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the real world: In "Animal Crossing: New Horizons," players are creating customized signs and clothing for their game characters that say "BLM" and depict symbols of "No justice, no peace...." Anyone with access to a Nintendo Online account can host an online protest in the game; one such virtual protest was held on June 7. As there's a limit of only eight players allowed to be on another player's island at a time, interested players were directed to a site which put folks in line to gain access. When the player's turn came, they were given a special code needed to enter the island. The protest host made customized signs, pillows, and memorial photos, and carved out a special path and area on their island to hold the sit-in protest. Players were encouraged to bring in-game currency (also known as bells) to the island, which would be converted into a charity donation by the host in the name of the player who contributed. This protest raised money for six different charities. including the NAACP, the National Bail Fund Network, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Meanwhile, Forbes reports: Roblox, a popular game among children and early teens that announced 100 million active players last year, has become a small-scale battleground in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. The BBC is reporting that hackers are taking over accounts to spread pro-Trump propaganda, dressing them up in red hats like Trump supporters and putting pro-Trump messages in profiles... There are ton of posts on social media from players who say that their accounts have been hacked, and Gamespot notes that since Roblox accounts are indexed by Google, it's easy to see a ton of accounts featuring the same message in the "about field": Ask your parents to vote for Trump this year!#Maga2020. A search on Google yields about 1,800 results... They also appear to be spamming friend requests and friend lists to send out pro-trump messages far beyond the single hacked account.

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Categories: Technology

British airline captain is accused of killing his baby daughter

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:26
Airbus 330 pilot Mohamed Barakat allegedly beat his young wife Madina Abdullayeva (pictured together)before fatally injuring his one-year-old child Sofia after an all-night drinking session in Almaty.
Categories: UK News

When a deleted master device file only takes 20 mins out of your maintenance window, but a whole year off your lifespan

The Register - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:15
In praise of UNIX and knowing when to deliberately drive a server off a cliff

Who, Me?  The weekend has been deleted. Pause a moment before you start your own workplace odyssey and enjoy another's trip to Oopsville courtesy of Who, Me?…

Categories: Technology

Mother-in-law slammed for asking to wear bride's wedding dress

Mail Online - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:00
An anonymous woman, who lives in Portugal, took to Facebook group 'That's It I'm Wedding Shaming ' to rant about her mother-in-law, who has asked to borrow her wedding dress on her own big day.
Categories: UK News

Essex is set for another heatwave this month with highs of 30C

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:00
Essex will be basking in the heat once again - but not before more rain and heavy winds
Categories: Essex News

Little ones spread joy and happiness across north Essex

Braintree and Witham Times - Mon, 2020-07-06 08:00
Big yawn - Airlie Elizabeth Sheila Price arrived by emergency C-section on May 13, weighing 9lb 13oz
Categories: Essex News

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