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Festive couple light up one of Britain's darkest villages by decorating 40-year-old Christmas tree

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:47
Avril and Christopher Rowlands lit up the Worcestershire village of Inkberrow, where the 17th-century pub is the inspiration for The Bull in series The Archers, with their 52ft fir on Sunday.
Categories: UK News

Football clubs force fans to take time off school to attend parties

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:46
Premier League clubs Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester and AFC Bournemouth are all holding their festive bashes for junior members in term time over the next two weeks.
Categories: UK News

Ad network ransomware crook to flog £5k Rolex after court confiscates £270k in ill-gotten gains

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:44
Next thing she's wearing my Casio

A jailed hacker who profited from the Angler Exploit Kit has been ordered to sell his £5,000 Rolex watch after the National Crime Agency (NCA) applied to confiscate £270,000 of criminal proceeds from him.…

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Children's football match turns into 20-strong mass brawl

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:40
Photos taken from the scene shows the 14-year-old St Joseph Youth's player with blood dripping from his nose, having reportedly been assaulted during the melee at Harrier Leys, in Bedford, Saturday.
Categories: UK News

British gardeners urged NOT to grow bamboo

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:40
The persistent plant, favoured by pandas and conjuring up images of idyllic gardens, led to one gardener in Reading having to excavate the entire garden to get rid of it.
Categories: UK News

NHS 111 worker admits 'number of mistakes' over call with girl's mother

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:38
Emma Turay, the mother of Shante Turay-Thomas, 18, of Wood Green, North London, rang the NHS non-emergency line 111 when her daughter started to get symptoms.
Categories: UK News

Passengers aboard Ovation of the Seas caught up in New Zealand's volcano tragedy describe horror

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:25
Australians are believed to be among the visitors on Whakaari from a nearby cruise ship, the Ovation of the Seas, which originated in Sydney.
Categories: UK News

Verizon Kills Email Accounts of Archivists Trying To Save Yahoo Groups History

Slashdot - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:23
An anonymous reader shares a report: Verizon, which bought Yahoo in 2017, has suspended email addresses of archivists who are trying to preserve 20 years of content that will be deleted permanently in a few weeks. As Verizon announced in October, the company intends to wipe all content from Yahoo Groups. As of December 14, all previously posted content on the site will be permanently removed. The mass deletion includes files, polls, links, photos, folders, database, calendar, attachments, conversations, email updates, message digests, and message histories that was uploaded to Yahoo servers since pre-Google 1990s. Verizon planned to allow users to download their own data from the site's privacy dashboard, but apparently it has a problem with the work of The Archive Team who wants to save content to upload it to the non-profit Internet Archive, which runs the popular Wayback Machine site. "Yahoo banned all the email addresses that the Archive Team volunteers had been using to join Yahoo Groups in order to download data," reported the Yahoo Groups Archive Team. "Verizon has also made it impossible for the Archive Team to continue using semi-automated scripts to join Yahoo Groups -- which means each group must be rejoined one by one, an impossible task (redo the work of the past four weeks over the next 10 days)."

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Driver stuck after more than a thousand geese queue to cross a road

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:19
Mr Yin, from China's Anhui Province, said he had stopped his car to let the animals pass, thinking there would only be a few of them. He ended up having to call his boss to apologise for being late.
Categories: UK News

'Boyfriend from hell' jailed for a year after attacking partner he met on Plenty Of Fish

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:18
Dennis Beastall (pictured), who has 75 previous convictions, was jailed for 12 months. He had been a 'boyfriend from hell' to Julie Emms after moving into her flat in Leicestershire.
Categories: UK News

Greta Thunberg tells the media to stop focusing on her and listen to other climate change activists

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:16
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, announced to 420 reporters at a UN climate summit in Madrid that she is tired of the relentless media attention she is getting.
Categories: UK News

Cyberflashing is on the RISE: Cases of women sent X-rated images is set to DOUBLE

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:11
Clare McGlynn, a professor of law at Durham University, spoke out against the practice in an interview with Sunday Times Style , arguing it is a 'breach of civil liberties'.
Categories: UK News

Norwegians have the best quality of life in the world, followed by Swiss and Irish, UN rankings say

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:11
The annual Human Development Index rankings are calculated by the United Nations using three categories: health, education and income.
Categories: UK News

Couple died holding hands after thieves caught them having sex in a car, shot and buried them alive

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:08
Gennady Andreev, 39, and his accomplice Ruslan Klemenchuk, 36, ambushed businessman Yury Beznischenko, 44, and his lover Alla Vitryak, 40, in a forest in Ukraine to steal their VW Touareg.
Categories: UK News

Group armed with 'baseball bats' brutally attack man walking with partner in Leigh-on-Sea

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:08
The victim also had a fractured eye socket and heavy swelling
Categories: Essex News

Outposts, Local Zone, Wavelength: It's a new era of distributed cloud, says AWS architect

The Register - Mon, 2019-12-09 15:08
Adrian Cockcroft talks to El Reg about cloud architecture – and why we need more chaos in our systems

re:Invent  The advent of Outposts, Local Zone and Wavelength - released at AWS' Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas - amounts to a "new platform" that is now distributed rather than centralised, a company veep has told The Reg.…

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WhatsApp to stop working on older smartphones in 2020

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 14:58
WhatsApp will no longer be supported on Windows phones from December 31, or on Android 2.3.7 and iPhone iOS 8 devices from February 2020.
Categories: UK News

Fairey Barracuda sea plane that crashed into Solent in 1943 batteries still work

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 14:58
The Royal Navy Fairey Barracuda sea plane was found by accident during a seabed survey of the Solent and was recovered from the waves in June this year.
Categories: UK News

I'm A Celebrity winner Jacqueline Jossa puts her wedding ring back ON

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 14:57
Jacqueline Jossa put her wedding ring back on in a defiant display on Monday after her husband Dan Osborne's alleged cheating scandal.
Categories: UK News

Ex-headmaster, 71, jailed for two years for stalking his teacher partner

Mail Online - Mon, 2019-12-09 14:45
Russell Hollins (pictured), 71, from Devon, was jailed for two years concurrently on both the stalking and non molestation breach charges and a restraining order made against the victim and her wider family.
Categories: UK News

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