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    BBC is mocked for 'ridiculous scaremongering' after it encouraged viewers to wipe down handles of supermarket trolleys

    The BBC has been accused of ‘ridiculous scaremongering’ after it encouraged viewers to use baby wipes to clean the handles of supermarket trolleys.During an investigation into bacteria on baskets and trolleys, footage was shown of someone cleaning a handle with a wet wipe.But the single-use cloths cause huge damage to beaches as well as clogging sewers.Presenter Kirstie Allsopp was among viewers who criticised Wednesday night’s programme.  Presenter Kirstie Allsopp was among viewers who criticised Wednesday night’s programme and its use of wipes BBC One’s Watchdog Live showed footage of trolleys covered with rubbish, including beer cans and food packaging. The programme’s ...

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    Police find body during search for missing mother-of-three, 28, as officers quiz 35-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder

    Hollie Kerrell, 28, was last seen at her home address in Knighton in Powys at around 10am on SundayMurder detectives have found a body in the search for a missing mother-of-three who vanished at the weekend.Hollie Kerrell, 28, disappeared on Sunday and police sparked a huge search to find her.A 35-year-old man was later arrested and is being quizzed on suspicion of murder after the disappearance.Married Hollie has not been seen since 10am on Sunday - and friends had appealed for her to come home.Dyfed Powys Police say a body has been found and Hollie's family have been informed ...

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    Thousands take to the streets in Spain after five men dubbed 'the Wolf Pack' are cleared of raping a teenager at the Pamplona bull run festival

    Thousands of protesters took to the streets across Spain after a court cleared five men of the gang rape of a teenager at the 2016 San Fermin bull-running festival in Pamplona.A court in the northern region of Navarra instead convicted the men, who had recorded video of the attack on their mobile phones and laughed about the incident afterwards on a Whatsapp group, with the lesser crime of sexual abuse.The five men, including a former policeman and a former soldier, and the victim, who was 18 at the time of the incident, were not present in court. One of the ...

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    The holidays are CRASHING! Coca-Cola truck overturns on the busy M62 spilling bottles of soft drink across the motorway

    A motorway had to be closed after a lorry overturned and scattered bottles ofCoca-Cola across several lanes.The accident happened at junction 28 of the M62 near Tingley, West Yorkshire. at around 11am today.The eastbound carriageway remained closed until approximately 2.15pm after the lorry and its cargo, which also included bottles of Schweppes lemonade, was cleared from the road. A truck lost its cargo of Coca-Cola on the M62 near Tingley, West Yorkshire earlier today The motorway was closed for several hours while workers cleared away the wrecked truckNobody was injured in the accident which caused tailbacks past the M1 junction ...

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    Photograph of California high school students praying before prom dinner sparks angry debate

    A photograph of a group of high school students praying before their prom dinner has sparked an angry debate on social media. The image was posted by Oakland journalist Frank Somerville who was sent it by one of the youngsters' mothers.He shared it in good humor and said it was 'really nice' to see young people behaving that way in public. 'It says a lot about young people these days,' he wrote.   Frank Somerville shared this photograph of a group of teenagers praying along with his opinion that it was 'really' nice to see on Facebook. It sparked a wild debate between ...

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    Thug 'BIT an inch-long chunk out of a policeman's ear and stamped on his face' after being stopped in drugs search on Halloween

    PC Andrew Burton lost  part ofhis lower left lobe after wrestling with Shyaon Francis, 23, on Halloween last yearA thug bit a chunk out of a police officer's ear and then stamped on his face during a stop and search on Halloween, a court heard today.Shayhon Francis, 23, allegedly spat out the 2cm by 1cm piece of PC Andrew Burton's lower left lobe after they wrestled on the floor.But Francis claimed he just 'nipped' the officer's ear because he was struggling to breathe after being pinned to the floor during an 'over aggressive' drugs search in Brixton, south London.He ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: 'It's sick': Girlfriend of monster who poured petrol over a Good Samaritan and turned her into human fireball is slammed by victim's family after they him blow her a kiss as he was jailed for 19 years

    The family of a Good Samaritan doused in petrol and turned her into a human fireball by a monster neighbour today slammed her attacker's girlfriend for standing by him.James Bowen blew a kiss in court to his lover Lauren Russell as he was jailed for 19 years for the sickening attempted murder of Kirsten Ashby, 27.Kirsten has been left with no finger tips, no ears, layers of her skin on her face melted away and her shoulder length brown her all burned away.As she lies in a hospital bed trying to rebuild her shattered life, Kirsten mother Lynn Ashby blasted ...

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    BBC withdraws Human Planet from streaming services after admitting it faked scene of tribesman harpooning a whale

    The BBC has withdrawn Human Planet from distribution after finding a second editorial breach in the programme.Earlier this month, the corporation admitted that a scene from the 2011 documentary showing tribal people living in treehouses had been faked by the programme's makers.The Corporation said that Human Planet had breached its 'editorial standards' by inaccurately portraying the lives of members of a community in Papa New Guinea. According to the BBC, the portrayal of this Indonesian whale hunter harpooning a whale does not accurately reflect what happened  The corporation said the overall sequence does accurately portray how the Lamerlan people hunt ...

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    'It was humiliating': Black men who had cops called on them at gym break silence

    Two black men who had the police called on them when they tried to use the gym have spoken out about the 'humiliating' experience.Long-time LA Fitness member Rachid Maiga, 27, had been visiting the Secaucus, New Jersey location, with friend Tshyrad Oates, 25,who was using a guest pass, when they were ordered to leave by a manager.When the pair refused, the white LA Fitness employee called the cops.'She's telling me I'm not a member. She's not asking me. She's telling me I'm not a member,' Maiga told NBC. 'I'm telling her that I AM a member, and she's like, 'If you ...

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    Harry Potter and the... disappointing drop in the housing market! Boy wizard's 'Privet Drive' suburban home sells for less than the £439,9509 price tag (and £200,000 lower than it sold for it 2016)

    The Privet Drive house from the Harry Potter blockbuster movie has been sold, although its fame did not help it sell for the asking price.The property was used in the first film of the multi-million pound movie franchise where Harry lived in a cupboard under the stairs of the boy wizard's dreadful aunt and uncle, the Dursleys. The Privet Drive house from the Harry Potter blockbuster movie has been sold - and the buys are said not not be massive fans of the boy wizard  The property in Picket Post Close was used in the first film of the multi-million ...

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    'Revenge is sweet’: Prince William threatens a traditional best man’s speech for brother Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle

    Prince William has warned his brother 'revenge is sweet' after he was announced as the best man at Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle.Wills, 35, will return the favour to Harry, 33, who was his own best man at his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011.In a video Prince William confirmed he is still considering what to pick for his new baby's name but said he was 'delighted' to have been asked to be best man.'It feels great,' he said. 'Thrilled and delighted obviously. Revenge is sweet.' In a statement released this morning, Kensington Palace said: 'Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke ...

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    Is this the strongest clue yet that Kate and Wills will name their new Royal Baby Prince ALBERT? Royal website makes hint as public desire for an answer reaches fever pitch with online demands

    The Royal Family's website has reserved a page for a Prince Albert, MailOnline can reveal, as the nation waits for William and Kate to announce his name.It may be the strongest clue yet that a name has been picked for their third child, three days after the couple carried him home to Kensington Palace, West London.A page at www.royal.uk/prince-albert reads Access Denied - which is the same message that greets visitors trying to visit a page on his brother Prince George. This is the message that greets visitors attempting to access a page on 'Prince Albert' - which could be ...

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    Britain's first polar bear cub in 25 years is named Hamish after public vote (but Beary McBearface wasn't on the ballot)

     The first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for 25 years has been named Hamish.The Highland Wildlife Park, near Kincraig, Scotland, asked the public to chose the name of the cute male cub which was born in December.A vote was launched on the park's Facebook page giving people the chance to chose from four possible names. The first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for 25 years has been named Hamish Una Richardson, head keeper responsible for carnivores at the park, said: 'It was very exciting to find out we have a little boy' ...

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    Majestic gates which guard entrance to Sir Winston Churchill's birthplace Blenheim Palace get £35,000 makeover with 6,000 leaves of pure gold

    The majestic gates which guard the entrance to Blenheim Palace, Sir Winston Churchill's birthplace, have been given a golden makeover.The imposing 20ft tall iron gates which were installed at the palace in 1852 have been painstakingly restored using over 6,000 leaves of pure gold.The £35,000 restoration was undertaken by gilder John Naysmith, of the Oxford Iron Company, who used high-pressure water jets to blast the old paint off the 17 tonne gates.  Gilder John Naysmith painstakingly stripped and re-painted the wrought iron and then applied 240 books of gold leaf to the Marlborough coat of arms and crest by hand ...

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    Daily Beast suspends Joy Reid's column as they investigate decade old homophobic comments made on her blog that she claims was hacked and did not author

    TV host Joy Reid's column with the Daily Beast has been out on 'pause' as they investigate her claims that her blog was hacked- as she alleges she did not author homophobic comments.  The website's executive editor Noah Shachtman released a statement to employees Wednesday on the company's decision to do their own internal investigation into the allegations.  'We're going to hit pause on Reid's columns,' wrote Shachtman in an email revealed by TheWrap. 'As you're well aware, support for LGBTQ rights and respect for human dignity are core to Daily Beast. So we're taking seriously the new allegations that one of our columnists, ...

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