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Day: August 10, 2018

Commuters create bridge of chairs to cross flood puddle
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Commuters create bridge of chairs to cross flood puddle

    A stubborn Pret a Manger worker grabbed back chairs from a branch of the restaurant which were being used as a makeshift bridge over a flood puddle outside Hammersmith tube station. Commuters were forced to use the chairs from Pret a Manger to make a route over the enormous puddle following torrential downpours in London on Thursday evening. She says: Sorry i've got to take these before shrugging at the visibly annoyed bystanders before removing the chairs. People can then be seen wading through the water. One woman is pictured walking through the water in bare feet. One onlooker dubbed the attempt to stay dry "the most British thing I've ever seen as people politely queued up to cross the make-shift path. Flash floods hit the capital after heavy downpours struck...
Indian family thrown off BA flight over crying child
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Indian family thrown off BA flight over crying child

    Indians are threatening to boycott British Airways after a family claimed they were thrown off one of its planes because their child was crying. The father, an Indian civil servant called AP Pathak, has accused the airline of racism as he claimed a crew member threatened to throw his three-year-old son out of the window if he did not stop crying. Mr Pathak said his family were offloaded, as well as another Indian family sitting behind them who had offered his son a biscuit. British Airways said the family were repeatedly asked to sit their child down and fasten his seatbelt, as it was stopping the plane from taking off. In a letter of complaint to India's aviation minister, Suresh Prabhu, Mr Pathak said he was subjected to humiliation and racial behaviour on the f...