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Social media street signs pop up in Oxford

[ad_1] Fake signs like Facebook Row and Snapchat End are causing confusion around the streets of Oxford.The social media-inspired signage was installed by the same mysterious artist who put up Middle Earth and Narnia signs in nearby Didcot. Oxford City Council said the signs would be removed as they make the city hard to navigate. [ad_2] Source link
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Welsh Government under pressure over disabled grant cut

[ad_1] The Welsh Government is under pressure from Labour politicians to reconsider its decision to scrap a grant for disabled people.The £27m Welsh Independent Living Grant (WILG) is paid to around 1,300 people.That money has been passed to local councils who are now reassessing recipients.The government said WILG was a "two-tier system" and it was working with councils to "support independent living for all disabled people".Nathan Lee Davies is a
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Reading Snapchat row stabbing: Girl, 15, jailed

[ad_1] Image copyright Carl Court Image caption Social media app Snapchat was used to draw a crowd of young people to the fight, the court heard A 15-year-old who stabbed two other girls during a fight publicised on Snapchat has been jailed.A crowd of 40 youngsters looked on as the trio, who had used the messaging app to invite the onlookers, faced off in Reading last year.Using a blade taken
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UK ‘settles rendition case’ with former Libyan dissident

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The UK government has reached a settlement with former Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj over a long-running rendition case, the BBC understands.Mr Belhaj claims MI6 helped the US kidnap him in Thailand in 2004 to return him and his wife to Libya, where he says he was tortured.The attorney general will make a statement in Parliament on Thursday.The settlement terms are unknown but Mr Belhaj,
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‘Poster boy’ for Romanian migration died in car crash

[ad_1] Image caption Victor Spirescu had drunk alcohol and taken cocaine before the crash on 15 January A man dubbed the "poster boy" for Romanian migration to the UK died in a car crash after taking cocaine and driving in excess of 100mph while disqualified, an inquest has heard.Victor Spirescu was the first Romanian to arrive in the UK to work when EU regulations changed in 2014 and was met
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Crooked Devon undertaker kept hold of ashes

[ad_1] Image copyright Alison Clark Image caption Joan and Snowy Hook's ashes were left at Loveridge's premises despite pleas for them to be returned Bereaved families have been reunited with their loved ones' ashes which were stored by a crooked funeral director for up to 17 years.The ashes were kept at Robert Loveridge's premises in Teignmouth despite relatives' pleas to get them back, as first reported by Devon Live.Loveridge was
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Two guilty over girl’s bouncy castle death

[ad_1] Two fairground workers have been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a bouncy castle blew away with a young girl still inside.Summer Grant, seven, died in hospital after she was rescued from the inflatable in Harlow, Essex, on 26 March 2016. William Thurston, 29, and his wife Shelby, 26, were also convicted of health and safety breaches at Chelmsford Crown Court. They will be sentenced in June.
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Girl, 15, died after taking ecstasy on Caerphilly Mountain

[ad_1] Image copyright Family picture/BBC A 15-year-old girl died on a mountainside after taking ecstasy for the first time, an inquest has heard.Shauna Davies from Caerphilly collapsed while walking on a mountain track on Caerphilly Mountain minutes after taking the class A drug on 18 June.An inquest in Newport heard her friends gave her CPR and phoned 999 but she was pronounced dead at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.A conclusion
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Facebook and Twitter-inspired street signs in Oxford

[ad_1] Image caption About 20 signs have appeared in Oxford so far and the council claims they are making the city hard to navigate Fake signs like Facebook Row and Snapchat End are causing confusion around the streets of Oxford. The social media-inspired signage was installed by the same mysterious artist who put up Middle Earth and Narnia signs in nearby Didcot. The new signs include Twitter Lane, Emoji Alley,
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Why seagulls are not angry – just ‘misunderstood’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don't hate him - it could be the junk food making him aggressive Junk food, it seems, is not only bad for humans, it might also be making birds more aggressive.Gulls are being studied by a PhD student from the University of St Andrews to find out if living in the city is changing their behaviour.Academic Rebecca Lakin is studying the impact of