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Lorry driver has been living inside to protect his wife and children from virus exposure

In a telling interview with Sky News, a Lorry driver is making headlines today after revealing that the next best place during isolation is in fact inside his Lorry. Sky News reports that  Ben McKeown has been living in his Lorry for the last 5 weeks to protect his children and wife from potential exposure to COVID-19. Ben McKeown has been living in his lorry for weeks to protect his family "I saw my partner Nicola but we made sure to keep the two-metre distance," Mr McKeown says. "It's a safety thing." How does he keep up with his family? Alike others making profound sacrifices at this difficult time --- McKeown told Sky News that he keeps up with his family by daily video calls.
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The latest royal wedding has been called off entirely

PEOPLE Magazine reports that Princess Beatrice and soon to be hubby Edward have reportedly cancelled their wedding. The magazine received a statement over the weekend confirming that the couple just couldn't make it happen at this time, given the current worldly circumstances. Cred: Royal Family There are no plans to switch venues or hold a bigger wedding. “They aren’t even thinking about their wedding at this time. “There will come a time to rearrange, but that’s not yet.” per the statement.
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UK #Coronavirus death toll rises by 881

The latest death toll is out in the United Kingdom. According to Sky News, another 881 people died from Wednesday to Thursday this week bringing the total death toll to more than 7.7k. The site also reports that more than 243,000 people have been tested in total as of this writing.
Shocking moment couple at Tesco is TACKLED to ground by police
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Shocking moment couple at Tesco is TACKLED to ground by police

While Tesco declined to comment on the video, it, has surfaced online and to multiple media outlets. Over the week,  a couple reportedly went to Tesco whereas they apparently wanted to buy a trolley full of bottles of water. Story correction: A previous  version of this story stated that Tesco has not commented on the situation. Tesco has now released a comment to The Daily News as they have to the Daily Mail and numerous outlets. The statement is as follows. Customers who wish to purchase in bulk are asked to order stock in advance of visiting their local Tesco.   The result?  According to witnesses; reports, and numerous other store employees -- particular clerks refused to sell the apparent water bottles. Instead, uh, they called local police  which then resulted in the situati...
Police confirm Leytonstone Tube Stabbing In London IS terrorist attack
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Police confirm Leytonstone Tube Stabbing In London IS terrorist attack

LONDON --  Police have confirmed to Daily News U.K that the stabbing that occurred at Leytonstone Station over the weekend is indeed being treated as a terrorist attack. The attack,  reportedly occurred around 7:49pm in the suburb of Leytonstone per Metropolitan Police. Metropolitan police say they are seriously investigating reports that say the knife-wielding assailant shouted "This is for Syria" before stabbing away inside of the station. One man, 56, was rushed to an East London hospital after suffering some pretty serious injuries -- he remains in stable condition. The attack has since spawned #YouAintNoMuslimBruv on social media sites like Twitter, showing, perhaps, solidarity and unity within Muslims in  London as a whole.  
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Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez reportedly engaged: Reports

Looks like J-Lo and A-Rod may soon be headed down the aisle.   J-Lo  suspiciously sent Instagram into over-drive last night after  deciding to post this photograph.  Although looking fabulous in a pink one-piece, ehum, it was in fact the enormous  engagement ring on her finger that's capturing a ton of attention. The two have been together for about 18 months, and, this would make J-Lo 's fourth marriage (if we counted correctly).
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Here’s some more on the latest Novichok poisoning in the UK

This week saw the second poisoning in less than four months using a deadly nerve agent out of Russia on British soil.  On Wednesday, British officials confirmed that two more people had been poisoned with the lethal nerve agent, and,   they were apparently poisoned in almost identical matters as Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Reports indicate that  Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess had apparently handled a contaminated item inside Queen Elizabeth 's Park in Salisbury.   That park has now been cordoned off pending a police and forensic investigation into how the nerve-agent got into the park, to begin with. Sturgess, a mum of 3, had reportedly been found first and was "foaming at the mouth like something straight out of a really bad zombie movie"  says one report.  Another notes that...
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Merseyside’s Property Market with Powerhouse Potential Gathers Full Momentum

Liverpool, a vibrant city with unparalleled opportunity, unprecedented levels of regeneration and unmissable investment opportunities. A region once associated with economic instability introduces an ambitious range of regeneration initiatives. Attracting keen investors from across the globe Liverpool’s resurgence proves to be a catalyst for change - a shining jewel amongst any investors’ crown. Leading the way in the Northern Powerhouse, Liverpool presents itself as not only a popular hub for attracting investment but also a financially logical one. The cosmopolitan city with an eclectic abundance of nightlife, world heritage sites, museums and art galleries is made up of small historic villages brought to life by developers keen to tap into Liverpool’s strong sense of heritage whilst...
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String of stabbings in London have police on edge

LONDON --  A bloodshed weekend in London has police questioning whether or not they may have a larger problem on their hands. According to police,  Hasan Ozcan was knifed down viciously screaming for his life on Saturday, before, having been left for dead near Abbey Road. Police confirmed to The Daily News that at least three more were knifed down and killed over the weekend. Youth worker Kwabena Nelson, 22 was stabbed and left for dead on his way home while walking home on Saturday. The Daily News would like to take a moment   to issue a warning to young men.   All of these men were targeted for whatever reason, although, they were all unusually men. If you are walking home alone; at night, or at odd hours -- please use caution and your mobile device to let others know where you are...
Girl, 14, raped in horrifying daytime attack
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Girl, 14, raped in horrifying daytime attack

LONDON --   Police are appealing to the public to help identify a rapist involved in the rape of a 14-year-old girl inside Avery Hill Park.  Avery Park located in Greenwhich, Southeast London has a secluded area.  That area, ehum,  is where police say the attack took place. A police spokesperson released this statement regarding the incident. "The attacker is described as a black male believed to be in his 20s, of slim build, with short black hair and a moustache. "He was wearing sand-coloured combat trousers, dark shoes which might have been blue, and a grey drawstring bag. "He was also wearing sunglasses with black, round lenses." If you or anyone you know has information regarding the man pictured above in the CCTV footage, please contact the Metropolitan police. W...
Extremely dangerous criminal accidentally gets released from prison
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Extremely dangerous criminal accidentally gets released from prison

British police are probably wishing court clerks paid a bit more attention. According to a red alert out from the Scotland Yard, a dangerous criminal in jail for nearly murdering someone .. er... is out roaming the streets of London.   Police confirmed that in September convicted assailant Ralston Dodd was hit with some pretty severe assault charges after nearly stabbing a student to death following an argument. Ralston Dodd, 25, nearly killed a student last year after  a dispute over an argument apparently got almost deadly. Police say that an error by court clerks who apparently misheard his conviction as nine months instead of nine years,  is, uh, the reason he's on the run. After release, Dodd,  skipped out entirely and has not been seen since.   A bench warrant for his arrest ha...
Here he here he  we thou Brits are a bunch of horn dogs
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Here he here he we thou Brits are a bunch of horn dogs

And sexually charged exhibitionists at that. According to The Daily Mirror, the top spots for dogging in the UK have been revealed (for the Americans that don't know what that is: its sex but in this case in a public place).  The Mirror rounded up a bunch of places that have been dubbed the top spots to get to dogging with strangers. As unusual as that seems,  it apparently isn't illegal (to the surprise of the author writing this article).  Lancashire is apparently among the top spots to find some strange encounters with strangers (one reader told me even same-sex couples frequent these spots). Several of the other spots include a car-park; a beach, and a city centre. Meanwhile police tell The Daily News that "dogging isn't necessarily illegal but only becomes a problem when others ...
Promising Oxbridge student, 22, dies during French holiday 
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Promising Oxbridge student, 22, dies during French holiday 

Certainly drugs and alcohol are never all the fun they've been chalked up to be.  And, one Matt Smith, 22, reportedly learned the hard way according to French police. Smith, 22, was apparently part of an annual ski trip involving about 3,000 students from two of the U.K's most elite universities.  Smith,  less than two days into the trip,  was found dead in his holiday apartment by his friends according to police. He was apparently found at Val Thorens, an upmarket ski resort.  
UK has rising and shocking number of youngsters sacrificing their childhoods for this reason
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UK has rising and shocking number of youngsters sacrificing their childhoods for this reason

According to the Carer's Trust Society, some large 700,000 youngsters across the U.K are 'giving up their youth and childhoods" to care for the mentally ill; troubled, and addicted family members.  The report, exclusively seen by the New Day newspaper, notes that the rising number of kids as young as 8 taking care of adult responsibilities -- is jaw dropping. Execs at the Trust society reportedly told the newspaper of the findings in "hope that the government intervenes".  “Children as young as five are caring for sisters, brothers and parents, cleaning them, giving them medicine and having to miss school. “This is not acceptable. The Government must take responsibility for funds and services reaching and helping them Carer's Trust Society to the New Day Newspaper in response to ...
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