March 7, 2015

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Man arrested on roof of Houses of Parliament –
A 23-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and trespassing after a man spent several hours on the roof of Parliament. Negotiators were called to the scene after police were made aware of the incident at 21:15 GMT on Saturday. Scotland Yard said at this stage it was too early to know why the man had been on the roof. A man was detained at 05:00 GMT on Sunday and has been taken to a central London police station. [BBC]

#BlackOutDay a hit on social media –
#BlackOutDay launched as a social media campaign today celebrating black beauty and fighting against negative images and stereotypes perpetuated in the media. The campaign is supported by YouTube personality Frenchesca Ramsey. She said “”We’re asking black people to share pictures, videos and GIFs of themselves to celebrate our people coming from all different walks of life. It’s a celebration of black beauty and our individuality.” See Trending below [abc news]
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Parking’s fine for driver –
A driver who was trying to pay to park got a surprise £32 “windfall” when the ticket machine “cascaded” coins at her like a fruit machine jackpot payout. Stephanie Corder, from Rayleigh, Essex, was in the town’s Castle Road, where it costs £5 to park a car for a whole day. “I had to scoop the money up to stop it falling on the floor,” Ms Corder said. She took the cash to the police and Rochford District Council has rewarded her with a day’s free parking as a “little thank you” for her honesty. [BBC]

Video of the Day –

Mysteries – Newly Thrown from Kris Moyes on Vimeo.


January 20, 2017

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Donald Trump is sworn in as 45th President of the United States –
There is some dispute to the size of the inauguration crowd, starting an acrimonious war of words between the new president and the press.

The President and First Lady at the Liberty Ball on Inauguration Day

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How did The Mall in Washington fill up in 2009 compared to 2017 – Daily Mirror

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US Presidents 1 – 45 – source Wikipedia

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