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Day: November 24, 2019

Children among rescued migrants
Featured, United Kingdom

Children among rescued migrants

    Children are among 13 migrants rescued from a boat in the English Channel. The vessel was spotted attempting to cross shortly after 9.30am on Sunday. HM Coastguard and Border Force were deployed and met the boat near Folkestone and 13 individuals, including several children, were brought ashore. They were being transferred to a specialist unit for people wishing to claim asylum. The past year has seen a dramatic increase in attempted crossings by dinghies in the English Channel, prompting increased security along the French coast and efforts to return migrants to France. Smugglers have also used lorry trailers, including one where 39 Vietnamese people were found dead in Essex in October. On Wednesday, 16 people were found in a sealed trailer on a ferry sailing fr...
Dating terms you need to know for 2020
Featured, Life Style

Dating terms you need to know for 2020

    In recent months we’ve been introduced to dogfishing and paperclipping. But the bizarre new dating terms show no sign of stopping in the new year. Match-making app Plenty Of Fish have revealed the romantic pitfalls to beware come 2020. They include Fleabagging, inspired by Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s iconic character, where you consistently date people who are unsuitable for you. According to the dating site, 63 per cent of women have admitted to getting into this bad habit, while 38 per cent of men have been guilty. Then there’s Dial Toning which is similar to ghosting but actually very different. It’s where someone gives you their number to text them, but when you do, they never respond. Another cruel phenomenon - and one that is mostly affecting singletons in their...
Tower bridge closed as police rescue injured person
Featured, London

Tower bridge closed as police rescue injured person

    Tower Bridge is completely closed while police and firefighters deal with an injured person. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is at the scene and assisting paramedics. City of London Police said the bridge is closed in both directions whilst they deal with an accident. They are also urging drivers to avoid the area Transport for London (TfL) said Westbound traffic is slow and there are queues approaching Glamis Road. There is also congestion northbound with queues reaching the Bricklayers Arms Roundabout. One Twitter user said the bridge was on lock down. Tower Bridge on lockdown with multiple police, fire and ambulance crews on the scene. Boats are still passing through so appears to be road related.