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Flooding closes roads and schools

Eight schools were forced to shut due to impassable roads. They were: Blennerhasset Borrowdale Primary School Bridekirk Dovenby Primary School Ireby School Oughterside Primary School Richmond Hill School St Michael's Primary School Beacon Hill Community School Egremont Bridge in Egremont and Forge Bridge in Eskdale were both

Prison staff ‘attacked with pool balls’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmergency crews were seen arriving at the prison Staff were attacked with pool balls during a disturbance at a high-security prison, the BBC understands.A total of 81 inmates at HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire became violent,

‘Stranger Things’ is now a retro-style 8-bit mobile game

Image: netflixSmell that air? Feel that brisk breeze? Wearing a jacket? That's right, dummy. It's October. And since it's October, you want to watch horror movies, don't you? You know Netflix has a ton of random-ass horror movies just leaking out of its pores, but you've already seen the

Dover sole ‘jumps’ down angler’s throat

Image copyright Paul Southgate Image caption The man had been fishing at Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth Ambulance worker Matt Harrison said: "It was clear that we needed to get the fish out or this patient was not going to survive the short journey

Zuckerberg apologizes for his tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of Puerto Rico devastation

Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing today after his Facebook Live video discussing his company’s efforts to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery raised some serious eyebrows. Yesterday, Zuckerberg used the company’s VR app Spaces to tour through an NPR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico. Zuck’s cartoon avatar directed attention towards various features

Ninety children taken into care every day

Council bosses, who are responsible for child protection services, say it's the biggest rise in seven years.The Local Government Association, which is taking part in a conference on care services in Bournemouth, says it comes as children's services face a £2bn a year funding gap by 2020.'Immediate

Shocking End for U.S. World Cup Bid a Blow to Fox, Sponsors

The U.S. men’s soccer team was eliminated from World Cup qualifiers Tuesday, a shocking result that could leave sponsors and media partners in the lurch for millions of dollars.The U.S. fell 2-1 on the road to Trinidad & Tobago. That result, coupled with wins by Panama and Honduras, eliminated the