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Woman crushed by falling tree in Market Drayton

[ad_1] Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption The woman was trapped for more than 30-minutes when a tree fell on her An "elderly woman" suffered serious head injuries when a large tree fell on her, pinning her to the ground.Witnesses reported hearing a loud crack before a large part of the tree fell on her near the library in Frogmore Road, Market Drayton on Saturday morning.Shropshire Fire and Rescue
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A 300-year-old clock found on Derbyshire estate sells for £230k

[ad_1] Image copyright Hansons Auctioneers / National Portrait Gallery Image caption Thomas Tompion's bracket clocks are regarded by many as masterpieces A 300-year-old timepiece made by England's most famous clockmaker has sold at auction for hundreds of thousands of pounds. The bracket clock from 1690 was made by Thomas Tompion - named by the auctioneer as "Father Time".The clock had been found on the Belper estate of a man linked
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Pumpkin squashes UK record at Southampton festival

[ad_1] Image copyright Jubilee Sailing Trust Image caption Ian and Stuart Paton's pumpkin weighs a whopping 2,433.9lb Twin brothers have squashed their own record for the UK's heaviest pumpkin grown indoors.Ian and Stuart Paton, 57, broke their existing record with a giant 174 stone (1.103.9kg) vegetable at the Jubilee Sailing Trust Pumpkin Festival in Netley, Southampton, on Saturday.Their previous record of 162 stone (1.029kg) was set last year.The pair, who
Technology

UK seeks to secure smart home gadgets

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Web-connected security cameras are among many devices hijacked and use for cyber-attacks Makers of smart home devices are to be encouraged to make their gadgets secure against hack attacks. The UK has published a voluntary code of practice for manufacturers that shows how they can proof their creations against common attacks.It aims to stop gadgets being hijacked and used to mount cyber-attacks -
Cricket

Tahila stars as Australia drubs India

[ad_1] Tahlia McGrath’s gritty 58 helped Australia ‘A’ defeat India ‘A’ by 91 runs in the first match of the three-match ODI series, at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai on Monday.Winning the toss and opting to bat, Australia ‘A’ lost opener, Chloe Piparo early, but with McGrath and Heather Graham (48) steadying the ship, the Australian side bounced back. Riding on this partnership, it amassed 271-8. After McGrath’s exit, Naomi
Technology

Snapchat adds selfie filters for cats

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Snapchat can now add virtual bread to cats Snapchat's augmented-reality selfie filters now work on cats, the photo-sharing app has announced.Previously, its facial-recognition technology could apply the filters to only humans and some breeds of dog.Now, cat owners can use Snapchat's Lenses to decorate their pet with hats, glasses and slices of bread.The announcement came weeks after parent company Snap reported the number of
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Shashi Tharoor: ‘Remarks distorted,’ says Shashi Tharoor as BJP accuses Congress of working against Ram temple construction | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday claimed that his comments on Ram temple were distorted even as the BJP accused Congress of using its leaders to build a momentum against the construction of a temple in Ayodhya. BJP's attack came following Tharoor's reported remarks that no good Hindu would want the Ram temple to be built after demolishing somebody else's place of worship, a reference to razing
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Virat Kohli shares his success mantra: Focus and hard work | Cricket News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Having gone down 1-4 to the English in the Test series in England, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli steered the team back to winning ways, albeit at home, thanks to a dominant 2-0 series whitewash against a depleted West Indies team. This in fact was India's tenth straight series win on home soil. Virat's grit, determination and never say die attitude on the field is no secret
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Claire’s ‘considers UK store closures’

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy Accessories chain Claire's is reported to be considering closing some of its UK stores.The Press Association said the High Street chain was working with restructuring firm Alix Partners on "a number of options".The news comes just hours after Claire's US parent company emerged from chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A spokeswoman for Claire's said closing under performing stores was "part of normal business practice". The chain has