August 2017 / 202 posts found

British Gas to raise electricity prices – BBC News

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The company said it would protect its most "vulnerable customers" against the rise and that British Gas would credit more than 200,000 people on the government's Warm Home Discount with 76. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCentrica boss says the price rise is partly down to government policy Centrica chief executive Iain Conn told the BBC's Today programme that wholesale costs had gone down and were not the reason for the price rise. "We have seen our wholesale costs fall by about 36 on the typical bill since the beginning of 2014 and that is not the [...]

This dog named Otis carried a bag of dog food through Hurricane Harvey

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Dogs and cars are making it through the hurricane. Image: DARREN ABATE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock A dog named Otis wasn't about to go hungry during Hurricane Harvey.  As the hurricane made landfall, a dog was spotted wandering around Sinton, Texas carrying a full bag of dog food.  The German shepherd mix wasn't a stray—he just got loose from a screen porch.  "I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn't around," his caretaker Salvador Segovia told the Houston Chronicle.  The dog belongs to Segovia's 5-year-old grandson, who had evacuated in anticipation of flooding. Otis is well-known in the town of [...]

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

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Barack Obama, you are missed. Image: isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit After a "Unite the Right" white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans. While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love. The first of Obama's three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of [...]

‘Game of Thrones’ actor who shot the dragon: I’m not too popular right now

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May thine aime be true Image: HBO Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, sellsword supreme, Tyrion's champion, Kingslayer saver, possible Dragonslayer, soon-to-be lord of the most lit castle in Westeros and the closest thing Game of Thrones has to Han Solo, is not very popular at the moment. (As a Lannister I am struggling to understand why, but your mileage may vary.) Jerome Flynn, the wolfish actor who plays the king of the mercenaries, told HBO's Making Game of Thrones that ever since he shot that contemptible lizard out of the sky in "The Spoils of War," he's not exactly being [...]

Ryan Lock death: Soldier ‘turned gun on himself’ while fighting IS – BBC News

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He sent them pictures and updates on the military training he was receiving, but never revealed he was involved in combat. But after losing contact with him last December, Mr Lock's father Jon Plater found images online of his son with an IS fighter standing over his body in the northern city of Raqqa - considered to be the terrorist group's de facto capital. Recording a narrative verdict, coroner David Horsley said Mr Lock sustained a leg wound that left him at risk of falling into the hands of a "cruel and ruthless" enemy.

Pumpkin Pie M&M’s are here to ruin the end of summer

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Look at this M&M's face. He is so confused. Why is he in pie? Say to goodbye to summer, and thank the brands. The assault on the end of summer has officially begun. Starbucks made a Pumpkin Spice Latte announcement on Thursday, and recently, people started noticing that pumpkin pie flavored M&M's have already hit the shelves. SEE ALSO: Starbucks just made a huge Pumpkin Spice Latte announcement While it may feel like summer outside, the barrage of pumpkin flavored and spiced food marks the beginning of the end. And it appears as if this happens earlier and earlier every [...]

Apology to Cardiff priests over stag party mix-up at pub – BBC News

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Image copyright Wales news service Image caption Six of the priests who were turned away from the pub Fr Doyle said the group stayed at the pub most of the afternoon chatting to customers. Mr Morgan said the priests were "all great sports and saw the funny side of the situation". A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Cardiff added: "We'd like to thank The City Arms for being good sports through all of this and their kind gesture to our seminarians."

Google Maps puts Outback Steakhouse in the center of a bizarre conspiracy theory

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Image: mike mozart / flickr The internet has way too much time on its hands. Twitter user @eatmyaesthetics rehashed truly bizarre findings concerning a bunch of Outback Steakhouse locations, which has placed the restaurant chain at the center of an internet conspiracy theory. SEE ALSO: Sorry everyone, but that shocking Amelia Earhart photo has been debunked twice Yup, same in Bay Area California. Illuminati Confirmed. pic.twitter.com/0mUJp1UtCz Errol Apparel (@ErrolApparel) July 29, 2017 Outback Steakhouse is slaughtering cows and sacrificing them to SATAN: a conspiracy theory pic.twitter.com/RQP8DWUvDt JUJU (@QueenIdle) July 28, 2017 NC in on it pic.twitter.com/Yam8sZ1eEt jules (@julesjune_) July 28, [...]

Charlie Gard parents ‘denied final wish’ for more time – BBC News

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In a statement, the hospital said it deeply regretted "that profound and heartfelt differences" between Charlie's doctors and parents have "had to be played out in court over such a protracted period". The story of Charlie Gard

‘Impressive’ Perseid meteor shower seen over UK – BBC News

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Image copyright @KeithTrueman Image caption BBC News website reader Keith Trueman captured the meteor shower against the background of the Milky Way on Exmoor Image copyright Michiko Smith Image caption Michiko Smith took a series of photos, including this one, from her back garden in Normanton, West Yorkshire Image copyright Darren Felgate Image caption Darren Felgate said this was taken from his back garden near the cricket ground in Scarborough He tweeted that the shower had been "impressive". Skip Twitter post by @Colly622 When you're watching a meteor shower over match of the day and the golf then you know [...]