BOXING DAY SALES: Thousands of UK shoppers queue up from midnight

Newcastle – VIJAY SHAH via ED RILEY and Mail Online/Daily Mail Today sees the launch of special Boxing Day sales promotions on high streets and shopping centres across the United Kingdom, with thousands of keen bargain hunters said to be queuing up outside shops from midnight in some places, reports the newspaper Daily Mail. Ahead of an expected bumper day of GBP 4.75 billion flowing through the tills of Britain’s retailers, reports came in from Newcastle and Birmingham of massive queues in the dead of night, when most people would be sleeping off their Christmas roast dinners. In the northern … Continue reading BOXING DAY SALES: Thousands of UK shoppers queue up from midnight

FOUR MONTHS OF SNOW?: UK may see harsh winter this December

London – VIJAY SHAH via CONNOR BOYD and Mail Online As autumn officially begins in the United Kingdom, the country has been warned that there is the chance of four months of snow, reports the newspaper Daily Mail. Experts say there could soon be the arrival of wintry conditions set to outclass even the ‘Beast of the East’ phenomenon that has gripped the nation in previous winters. In summer 2018, the country experienced a record-breaking heatwave that lasted three weeks and saw reservoirs and rivers dry out and hosepipe bans instated. Now this winter could see weather records being broken … Continue reading FOUR MONTHS OF SNOW?: UK may see harsh winter this December

BRADFORD SHOOTING: Man shot three times after Friday prayers

Bradford – VIJAY SHAH via CHARLIE MOORE, Daily Mail and MIB A man is in hospital in the northern English city of Bradford after been shot at three times after he left prayers at a mosque in the city, online British South Asian news site MeanwhileInBritain.com and national newspaper Daily Mail reported. The unidentified man had finished Muslim Friday (Juma’ah) prayers at the Jamia Abu Hanifa mosque in Hustler Street in the Barkerend district, central Bradford when assailants wearing balaclavas shot him just a hundred yards from the mosque. The gunshots terrified other worshippers at the mosque when the incident took place at … Continue reading BRADFORD SHOOTING: Man shot three times after Friday prayers

BATUCO ROBBERY: Yoga instructor kills two burglars in self-defence

Batuco, CHILE VIJAY SHAH via Associated Press and Daily Mail A Kundalini yoga instructor in Chile allegedly shot dead two burglars in her home after four men attacked the property to rob it, the Daily Mail newspaper reported via AP this Friday. Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, a convert to Sikhism from Texas, USA who has been living in Chile since 1979, was in her bedroom at the property in Batuco, 20 miles north of the Chilean capital Santiago, when four men broke into her home the previous Thursday. The 61-year-old, who is a martial arts expert and studied sociology in … Continue reading BATUCO ROBBERY: Yoga instructor kills two burglars in self-defence

‘FAKE TWO PENCE’ – Rare error coin earns charity £1350 at auction

Malmesbury, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via TheLADbible and Daily Mail Poppy Appeal collectors in the English city of Malmesbury in Wiltshire county found themselves a small windfall after a ‘fake’ coin that was deposited in one of their charity collection boxes turned out to be a rare minting error that sold for £1,350 at a recent auction. Volunteers working for the British Royal Legion were sifting through the takings from a street collection appeal for ex-service personnel when they stumbled across a 2-pence coin that was silver-coloured, instead of the usual copper. Convinced it was a badly-done fake or a … Continue reading ‘FAKE TWO PENCE’ – Rare error coin earns charity £1350 at auction

LUNCHTIME PUNISHMENT: Oregon schoolchild forced to eat behind screen for lateness

The parents of a six-year old American schoolchild are up in arms against the child’s school after teachers punished the boy for being late to lessons, by making him eat his lunch behind a cardboard screen while forced to sit on a separate table from other children. Hunter Cmelo’s parents, from Grant’s Pass in Oregon, were running late when they managed to take the first-grader to Lincoln Elementary School, the local primary school in the town. Teachers there punished Hunter by seating him on an unoccupied bench with a folded piece of cardboard shielding him from the eyes of his schoolmates. A set of polystyrene cups with the letter ‘D’ … Continue reading LUNCHTIME PUNISHMENT: Oregon schoolchild forced to eat behind screen for lateness

CHERNOBYL: Drone captures footage of city devastated by nuclear incident

In the first of its kind, a filmmaker from Devon in England used a drone to capture the remains of a city near Chernobyl, Ukraine which was left abandoned and radioactive after a nearby nuclear power plant exploded in 1986. Danny Cooke sent a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter equipped with a Canon 7D camera to capture still images of the city of Pripyat, which once had a population of 50,000, which fled the town after the disaster, which left radioactive fallout over much of Ukraine and Belarus. The quadcopter drone also had a GoPro camera fitted to capture moving images of the eerie and overgrown streets of the once bustling industrial town. A Geiger counter to measure the radiation levels of the area where … Continue reading CHERNOBYL: Drone captures footage of city devastated by nuclear incident

EAST DEVON ROMAN HOARD: Builder uncovers 20,000 ancient coins in field

A semi-retired builder searching for treasure in the east of the English county of Devon struck historical gold after recently uncovering a hidden hoard of around 20,000 coins dating from the Roman occupation of Britain, national newspaper the Daily Mail reports. The collection of coins, believed to be in the value of £100,000 (US $162,440) was chanced upon by builder and amateur metal detecting enthusiast Laurence Egerton in east Devon, an area in south-western England famed for its picturesque moors and fields. The hoard of Roman money is believed to be one of the largest hauls of historical coinage ever discovered in the U.K. Egerton, aged 51, was in a local field searching for … Continue reading EAST DEVON ROMAN HOARD: Builder uncovers 20,000 ancient coins in field