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Glasgow bin lorry crash: Latest updates — The bin lorry mounted the pavement and crashed into the side of the Millennium Hotel in George Square this afternoon as a crowd waited to cross the road outside Queen Street Station

There is a melted snowman for sale on eBay — This might be the silliest eBay listing we've seen in a while. Yes, it's for a melted snowman. This poor snowman wasn't quite as lucky as Olaf from Frozen and evidently did not survive the spring. If only Elsa had been there to save him!

Executioner who killed Romanian dictator Ceausescu and ended his brutal regime speaks out — Paratrooper Ionel Boeru can vividly recall the day Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu died a quarter of a century ago - because he was the executioner. Boeru says it was the 29 bullets from his AK-47 rifle that killed the evil president and his ruthless wife Elena when they were lined up against a courtyard wall and executed by firing squad.
Dec 22, 2014

@andylines tracks down Ceausescu executioner in Romania 25 years on from collapse of the regime…

Dec 22, 2014

Great read by @AndyLines 25yrs after Nicolae & Elena Ceaușescu's execution by the man who fired the fatal shots.…

Pizza shop closed after customer films RATS tucking into cheesy treats — A takeaway has been closed by police after a would-be customer filmed a three hungry, huge rats chowing down on pizzas at the shop. Disgusted Evgeny Ivanov, 26, had gone to the fast-food outlet at a bus station in Nizhny Novogorad, Russia, when he spotted the helping themselves to the pizzas.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @DailyMirror: Pizza shop closed after customer films RATS tucking into cheesy treats

Downton the movie: Stars have confirmed the show could be on the big screen — Top TV drama Downton Abbey is set to be made into a movie. Stars of the ITV hit have confirmed that there have been discussions for the show to head to the big screen. Raquel Cassidy, who plays housemaid Phyllis Baxter, said: "There have been talks and there is definitely a possibility of a Downton film.

Home Office powerless as legal loophole leaves underage child brides free to join husbands in Britain — Child brides from overseas can legally enter Britain because of a legal loophole. If the girl is wed lawfully in her homeland her husband cannot be prosecuted under UK law, Theresa May's Home Office said.

ASMR videos: What are they and can they really give me a 'brain orgasm'? — A video of someone whispering, running their fingers over a brush and blowing smoke doesn't sound like a classic viral hit. Where are the cats? Where is the hilarious fail? Where is the thing that I would have NEVER GUESSED was going to happen next? It can't possibly be popular.

Five outstanding Christmas present ideas for the Arsenal fan in your life — Know a Gooner? Well if you've not bought them anything yet then we've just saved your Christmas Not to generalise, but if you know a Arsenal fan they are probably the sort of well-heeled middle-class gentleman that plays a bit of golf, and thus the easiest person to buy novelty gifts for.
Dec 22, 2014

The last one would be amazing, thanks - "Five outstanding Christmas present ideas for the Arsenal fan in your life"

Norfolk holiday park Potters Resort is a solid gold family holiday — Entertainment? Check. Accommodation? Check. Food? Check. Good old-fashioned family fun in modern comfort? Check. In short, I've ticked all the boxes for a staycation jackpot. What's all the fuss about? Well, there's the service, the staff, the activities for the children, the outstanding restaurant facilities, the gym, the classes, steam room, golf course - Potters Resort, in Hopton, just south of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, has it all.

Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out about slaughter of innocent kids' — British boxing star Amir Khan has admitted his life may be in danger after he spoke out against the Taliban on the eve of a trip to Pakistan. The Bolton fighter is an iconic sporting personality in Pakistan with both his parents coming from the sub-continent.
Dec 22, 2014

Boxing star Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out'

This adorable abandoned puppy who weighs less than a Toblerone was saved in time for Christmas. Hundreds of others won't be so lucky — There have been enough animals abandoned in the past five years to fill every seat in the Royal Albert Hall four times over, and Issey was one such puppy. She currently weighs just 200 grams, and was spotted in a CAR PARK by a member of the public in Cornwall.
Dec 22, 2014

Puppy weighs "less than a Toblerone". Odd frame of reference from my @ampp3d colleagues!…

Austin for England? We compare QPR hitman Charlie with his Three Lions rivals - and he comes out top! — QPR fought back from 2-0 down to stun West Brom on Saturday as Charlie Austin's remarkable season continued. The former Poole Town striker took home the match ball with a hat-trick at Loftus Road, ensuring his tally now stands at an excellent 11.

Is the Cristiano Ronaldo sculpture the most ridiculous football statue ever? — The unveiling of a new Cristiano Ronaldo statue yesterday has caused quite a stir. Yes, having a sculpture built in his honour by his hometown is a big deal for the Portuguese superstar. But the fuss over this new piece of art revolves around one very specific part of the statue.

See chill-seeking surfers ride whopping 40ft waves in icy ocean off coast of Russia — For most people, the idea of taking a dip in the sea in Russia in December is a definite no-no - but then these chill-seeking surfers aren't most people. Two brave surfers decided to take their boards for a ride off the coast of Vladivostok, despite an air temperature of a bitter -10C.
Dec 22, 2014

See chill-seeking surfers ride whopping 40ft waves in icy ocean off coast of Russia

Left back Ryan Bertrand is knocking on Hodgson's door — Arsenal - news, transfers, match reports Aston Villa - news, transfers, match reports Burnley - news, transfers, match reports Chelsea - news, transfers, match reports Crystal Palace - news, transfers, match reports Everton - news, transfers, match reports Hull City - news, transfers, match reports Leicester - news, transfers, match

Families fury as Iraq report WON'T be published until after the general election — The long-awaited Chilcot report into the Iraq War could be delayed by another year as key witnesses such as Tony Blair have "only recently" been warned of the contents. It has emerged Mr Blair and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw are among those who received advance copies from the inquiry team in "the last few weeks".

Dijon 'terror' attack: 11 injured as psychiatric patient drives into crowd 'shouting Islamic slogans' — Eleven people were injured in eastern France tonight after a known psychiatric patient drove into pedestrians while allegedly shouting Islamic slogans. Two of those hit by the driver, who was believed to be drunk, were in a 'very serious' condition in the city of Dijon, in the east of the country.

Tyne-Wear derby: Adam Johnson continues Pardew's dismal record as Black Cats stun St James' again — Adam Johnson picked up the ball 70 yards from the Newcastle goal and set off a move that made North-East derby history. With a few seconds of normal time to go, he wriggled and turned and surged past Moussa Sissoko. Despite carrying a hamstring injury, Johnson kept going past Paul Dummett, Newcastle defenders trailing in his wake.
Dec 22, 2014

Where the derby disaster leaves Pardew. Poyet's classy reaction #nufc #safc Match report here:

Son buys back hero dad's WW1 medals after destitute family forced to sell them — A won who played with his father's First World War medals as a boy has bought them back - 70 years after his destitute family was forced to sell them. James Roat, 73, would sit for hours on end with the three cherished medals in his hands whenever his dad Clifton was out of the house.
Dec 22, 2014

Son buys back hero dad's WW1 medals after destitute family forced to sell them…