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Woman falls 30ft down well while viewing house

Saturday  03:45,   25 february 2017
Sky News

An estate agent has been fined £200,000 after a woman fell 30ft down a well while viewing a house. The 39-year-old had to try to stay afloat in the water for an hour before she was rescued by firefighters.The victim and her husband were at an open[...]

Woman falls 30ft down well while viewing house

Saturday  03:45,   25 february 2017
Sky News

An estate agent has been fined £200,000 after a woman fell 30ft down a well while viewing a house. The 39-year-old had to try to stay afloat in the water for an hour before she was rescued by firefighters.The victim and her husband were at an open[...]

Two progressive activists were behind Trump Russian flag prank at CPAC

Saturday  03:25,   25 february 2017
The Hill

A progressive group called Americans Take Action was reportedly behind the Russian flags emblazoned with the word "Trump" that appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) during the president's speech[...]

Two progressive activists were behind Trump Russian flag prank at CPAC

Saturday  03:25,   25 february 2017
The Hill

A progressive group called Americans Take Action was reportedly behind the Russian flags emblazoned with the word "Trump" that appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) during the president's speech[...]

Unidentified sea creature washes up on beach

Friday  20:05,   24 february 2017
Sky News

The remains of a mysterious sea creature have washed up on the shore of the Philippines. The unidentified creature, measuring 6.3 metres long and two metres wide, was found on a beach in Barangay Poblacion, Cagadianao, on the Philippines' Dinagat[...]

Remains of missing Briton found down Crete well

Friday  20:05,   24 february 2017
Sky News

The remains of a British holidaymaker who went missing on Crete more than a decade ago have been found in a well on the island. Steven Cook, from Sandbach in Cheshire, had been on a night out with friends during his first trip abroad when he[...]

Farage hits out over Nuttall by-election campaign

Friday  20:05,   24 february 2017
Sky News

Nigel Farage has piled pressure on his successor over UKIP's defeat in Stoke-on-Trent Central, claiming he should have done better in the crunch by-election. The former UKIP leader said his party's messaging was too "mainstream" and its[...]

Blind Man Tasered By Police Who 'Mistook His Cane For A Gun'

Friday  20:05,   24 february 2017
Huffington Post UK

A blind man has been Tasered by police after his cane was mistaken for a[...]

CPAC attendees seen waving Russian flags

Friday  19:30,   24 february 2017
The Hill

It appeared to be a prank. The flags were quickly confiscated.It appeared to be a prank. CPAC workers quickly began to collect the flags after they were being[...]

Former Stephen Lawrence murder suspect jailed over drugs plot

Friday  18:55,   24 february 2017
Press Association

A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been jailed for more than six years over a £4 million drugs plot. Neil Acourt was arrested in relation the racist attack on the 18-year-old, who was stabbed to death by a gang of white men at a[...]

Former Stephen Lawrence murder suspect jailed over drugs plot

Friday  18:55,   24 february 2017
Press Association

A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been jailed for more than six years over a £4 million drugs plot. Neil Acourt was arrested in relation the racist attack on the 18-year-old, who was stabbed to death by a gang of white men at a[...]

Judge allows a second accuser to testify at Cosby sex assault trial

Friday  18:20,   24 february 2017
Reuters

A judge ruled on Friday that a second woman who said comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her would be allowed to testify at his upcoming trial in Pennsylvania on charges he sexually assaulted a former employee of Temple University. About 50 women [...]

Judge allows a second accuser to testify at Cosby sex assault trial

Friday  18:20,   24 february 2017
Reuters

A judge ruled on Friday that a second woman who said comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her would be allowed to testify at his upcoming trial in Pennsylvania on charges he sexually assaulted a former employee of Temple University. About 50 women [...]

Lizard conspiracist David Icke not wanted in Berlin

Friday  18:15,   24 february 2017
dw.com

British New Age conspiracist David Icke has had a second event in Germany cancelled after being dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism. Experts say conspiracy theorists should not be laughed off as harmless.The Maritim hotel in Berlin confirmed to[...]

The bizarre story of the 18th-century Frenchman who ate a quarter of a cow daily and never gained weight

Friday  16:45,   24 february 2017
Quartz

The professionals who win eating contests have nothing on the talents of Tarrare, a Frenchman in the 18th century. Tarrare—which could have been just a…Tarrare—which could have been just a nickname from the then-common French phrase “bom-bom[...]