Red Nose Day 2017 raises 71m for Comic Relief – BBC News

March 25, 2017

… sitcom car Share. Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton, Russell Brand, Emeli Sande, Romesh Ranganathan, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders also put in appearances in an attempt to persuade BBC viewers to part with their cash. Image caption Sir Lenny Henry and Jonathan Ross were among the presenters of the fundraiser Comic Relief has raised more than 1bn since it launched in 1985. The first Red Nose Day took place three years later. The charity says it uses the money to “tackle the …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

… Meichan. A 20-year-old student from the town of Ormskirk, near Liverpool, he stands with four friends, his phone in hand. Meichan, along with 15 others, has just left the Houses of Parliament, a stop on his college trip’s itinerary. Now he’s searching for his missing friends. “[It] sounded like a car backfiring,” he says of the bloody end to the attack. “Police began shouting and they started cordoning off the area.” As he speaks, the words seem to tumble …

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

… Factor” producers warn you never to try certain stunts at home — try the Nevis Highwire. Calm your nerves and hop onto a cable shuttle suspended 134 meters above the Nevis River. Once set, get your ankles harnessed and down you go to New Zealand’s scariest bungee jumping pod. To get to the jumping hole, jumpers ride in a six-person cable car then leap off the cage-like structure. 111 meters: Victoria Falls Bridge, Livingstone, Zambia/Zimbabwe Conquer your fears and jump over …

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Where is England’s steepest street? – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… “Snow is a right pain,” said Mrs Loney. “If you leave your car on the hill it’s stuck there until the snow goes.” She said the slope, which has steps and handrails at the bottom and top, had attracted a few daredevils. “Up and down we’ve had skiers, we had a unicyclist, lots of runners come and train here. “Pushing a double buggy up was a bit tricky for me but I’ve never been so fit in my life.” Additional reporting by Sue Paz, Jerry …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… the plane flew over Europe: Turkeys foreign minister had been in the Netherlands, the Turkish minister of families outside the door in the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam before reportedly being forced to spend about in her car, and others. This reminded me of how the Turk is a crucial character in the European psyche. While in Britain on my most recent trip, a local gentleman The Turk is a crucial character in the European psyche … the darkest fear of the European. Reading about how …

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11 Surprising Things You Can Donate To Goodwill

March 15, 2017

… your music to Goodwill. 7. Broken Christmas Lights Flickr / jinglejammer You can’t donate mattresses, because according to the law those need to be sanitized for resale, but you can donate your gently used sheets and towels, as long as they are not damaged or stained! 11. cars Wikimedia Commons / Karrmann If the car is working, it might be used for one of Goodwill’s many programs that drives folks around to various appointments. If the vehicle is kaput, …

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Driverless cars ‘could lead to complacency’ – BBC News

March 15, 2017

California mulls driver-free car tests Vehicles can be split into different levels of automation, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Level 0 is a vehicle with no automation, while level 5 is fully automated. There is a “very dangerous” problem that lies with vehicles on the midway point of this scale, peers on the Lords Science and Technology Committee said. Vehicles at level 3 still need a driver, but can shift critical operations …

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Cops Pull Over Suspected Drunk Driver, Then He Gets Out And Starts Juggling

March 11, 2017

Arkansas police noticed a man was driving with a brake light out andthe vehicle was going very slowly typically an indicator of drunk or impaired driving. Officers decided to pull him over, then they noticed something else a bit weird: his license plate read “JUGGLER.” The man was identified as 21-year-old Blayk Puckett, and he wasn’t drunk or impaired, just overly cautious. I was driving my car down the road and one of the campus police officers got right behind me. I …

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Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… evening after work, you’re very exhausted, and it started to catch up with her. I think her colleagues and her boss started to see there were changes, because we started getting phone calls from the army. One day she drove back on the Monday, having not slept for days, and smashed her car into the central reservation on the motorway. My husband and I realised that if we didn’t stop her, she would kill herself, or someone else. And when the army rang me in the week I said, …

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Geri Horner: Why my son is named after George Michael – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… sports car she bought with her first “fat pay cheque” from Virgin Records. Ahead of the broadcast this Saturday, the star sat down with BBC News to reflect on the decade that changed her life. Along the way, she reveals the creative tensions that split up the Spice Girls, her first meeting with George Michael and her time as a Turkish TV show hostess. Media captionGeri Horner recalls her first Spice Girls pay cheque What struck you most about the 1990s while making the documentary? …

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