Marine Le Pen Egged During French Presidential Election Campaign Appearance

Marine Le Pen has been egged during a public appearance on the French Presidential election campaign trail. The French National Front (FN) party candidate had arrived at Dol-de-Bretagne, France, and was surrounded by bodyguards, TV cameras and angry demonstrators. As she was talking to a man in the crowd eggs began to pour down on her and her entourage and she ...

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Facebook Is Now Used By A Quarter Of The World's Population

Facebook has reached an important, and somewhat terrifying milestone: It is used by more than a quarter of the planet’s population. Of the around 7 billion on planet Earth, 1.94 billion of them use Facebook every single month. Over 1.28 billion of those people use Facebook every single day and that figure is showing no sign of going down anytime ...

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'Strictly Come Dancing' Professional Natalie Lowe Quits After Seven Years

Natalie Lowe has announced her departure from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.  The professional dancer has decided she will not appear on the upcoming series, after seven years on the BBC ballroom show.  PA Wire/PA Images Natalie Lowe is leaving ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ In a statement, Natalie admitted it had been a difficult decision, as she also thanked the ‘Strictly’ team.  “This ...

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BBC Madeleine McCann Documentary Criticised For Preview Clip Of Bird Watchers

The BBC has been criticised by viewers after introducing a documentary on the search for Madeleine McCann with a clip of bird watchers using binoculars. The corporation carried the preview clip, known as an ‘ident’, prior to the Panorama special on the ten-year hunt for Maddie on Wednesday. BBC The bird watchers pick up binoculars and squint into the distance as ...

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‘The Chase’ Presenter Bradley Walsh Gets Mistaken For ‘Tipping Point’ Host By 84-Year-Old During ‘Tonight At The Palladium’

Bradley Walsh met his match during Wednesday night’s ‘Tonight At The Palladium’ when an audience member mistook him for Ben Shephard. Brad was left (almost) speechless after 84-year-old Jack told him he loved watching him on his daytime show. Except the show Jack mentioned was ‘Tipping Point’ – hosted by GMTV’s Ben – and not Bradley’s gameshow, ‘The Chase’. Jack ...

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Bristol University Students Protest Increasing Accommodation Costs With Rent Strike

Students at Bristol University are refusing to pay rent, claiming campus housing costs are excluding working class teens from the uni.  According to campaign group Bristol, Cut The Rent, the university has increased the cost of living in halls of residence by an average of 4.5% in the last year and is set to do so again by 3.5%.  “Bristol ...

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Manchester Police fined for lost victim interview DVDs

A police force has been fined £150,000 for losing DVDs containing footage of interviews with victims of violent or sexual crimes in the post. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) sent unencrypted DVDs, showing named victims talking openly, to the National Crime Agency but they were not received. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the force was “cavalier in its attitude to ...

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Leonard Farrar murder: Appeal after 2002 Leeds killing

Police investigating the murder of a retired merchant navy captain are making a fresh appeal for information 15 years on. Leonard Farrar, 71, was found stabbed to death at his home on Cardinal Road in Beeston, Leeds, on 4 May 2002. A number of appeals have been made by West Yorkshire Police but the killer has never been found. Detectives ...

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Man admits 1992 Nottingham bus stop kidnap and rape

A man has admitted the kidnap and rape of an 18-year-old university student 25 years ago. Christopher Scott, 64, had pleaded not guilty when he was charged last August. The woman was dragged from a Nottingham bus stop, leading to a high-profile investigation and the case featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch in 2008. Scott from Billesdon Drive, Heathfield, Nottingham, admitted ...

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Scooter death driver jailed for Grantham crash

A driver who killed a 17-year-old scooter rider by knocking him into the path of an oncoming lorry has been jailed. Kenneth Wallace, 53, drove at speeds of up to 99mph (159 km/h) before knocking Calum Warrilow from his bike on the A1 near Grantham on 13 September. Police said Wallace did not stop and help Calum, instead choosing to ...

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