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This is what Heathrow would look like with a new runway

| blog, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, L&B World, UK | June 30, 2015

Embargoed to 0001 Wednesday July 1 Undated handout file photo issued by Heathrow Airport of of an aerial view of its planned third runway, as the long-awaited report into airport expansion is set to spark fresh controversy among politicians, protest groups and environmental campaigners. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 1, 2015. The Airports Commission has spent three years examining the merits of new runways and extra capacity, with the choice whittled down to three options - a third runway at Heathrow, extending an existing one, or building a second runway at Gatwick. See PA story AIR Runway. Photo credit should read: Heathrow Airport/PA Wire
Heathrow would look even more monstrous with an extra runway (Picture: Heathrow Airport/PA Wire)

Images of what Gatwick and Heathrow… Read the full story

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The majority of BBQs in the UK are cooked by men, but it’s the women who actually do the work

| blog, Food, L&B World, Summer, UK | June 30, 2015

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Mmmmmm (Picture: Getty)

As Britain basks in the warmth of a heat wave, it’s been revealed that male machismo is still ruling the BBQ grill – after 7 in 10 Brits revealed that a man took charge of the grill at the last BBQ they hosted.

The statistics, which were released ahead of Cancer Research’s BBQ campaign, found that 63 percent of Brits claim a woman will do most of the day-to-day cooking, but it’s the men who hog the spotlight at the BBQ (no surprises there then).

And a fifth of women even revealed that they felt pressured NOT to cook, despite 34 percent admitting that they’d like to.

But it’s the women who should take the real glory at a BBQ… Read the full story

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Bird has an badly timed meeting with Edinburgh Castle’s one o’clock gun

| blog, L&B World, UK | June 30, 2015

It’s fair to say most people know not to get too close to massive artillery guns while they are firing.

Sadly the birds remain ignorant of this fact, which is why Edinburgh castle almost inadvertently declared war on the avian kind recently.

Graham Anderson was visiting the famous Scottish landmark recently and was lucky enough to witness the firing of the one o’clock gun.

A bird with poor timing decided to fly over the battlements just as the gun was let off, scaring the life out of it.

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The guns do not fire real ammunition, otherwise the tourists would have witnessed their real power (and probably a bit of blood as well).

Thankfully the bird looks fine and even manages to fly away from the castle.

But will he be back for revenge? Only time will tell…

MORE: Here’s why you shouldn’t… Read the full story

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Facebook to introduce ‘photo editing’ (a bit like Snapchat then?)

| blog, L&B World, Tech | June 30, 2015

Cyrene Quiamco has become a prominent personality on a social media platform that is designed to make content disappear. Since joining Snapchat last year, Quiamco (who goes by "CyreneQ" across most social media) has amassed a following for her whimsical art - from celebrity portraits to collages of Disney characters - and interactive snaps. She engages her community with games, quizzes, and questions, transforming a series of short-lived snaps into a conversation.  She's also the creator of The11thSecond.com, a blog and community for Snapchat artists to share their work off the platform. This year Quiamco was nominated for a Shorty Award, which recognizes the best in social media.
Cyrene Quiamco has become minor celebrity due to her awesome Snapchat arts (Picture: Cyrene Quiamco)

Let’s be honest, Snapchat… Read the full story

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Amazon to offer deliveries within an hour in the UK (but you pay extra)

| Amazon, blog, L&B World, News | June 30, 2015

All this in just one hour... what a time to be alive (Picture: Amazon)
All this in just one hour… what a time to be alive (Picture: Amazon)

Amazon customers can now have their goods delivered within an hour – the first time the service has been offered outside the US.

People in parts of central London can take advantage of the super fast deliveries under Prime Now for an extra £6.99 on orders of more than £20. The cost comes in addition to their £60 annual Prime membership.

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The first jetpack you can actually buy is on sale next year (for £100,000)

| blog, L&B World, News | June 30, 2015

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We’ve been promised jetpacks for so long that one science writer actually wrote a book entitled, ‘Where’s My Jetpack?’

But next year, the first proper, commercially available goes on sale – sadly, for £100,000.

Up until now, jetpacks have existed, but they’ve been extremely expensive and difficult to fly – so only a handful of people ever have.

This one has an inbuilt ballistic parachute in case anything goes wrong, can fly at 45mph, for up to 30 minutes.

Pilots can reach heights of up to 3,000 feet – which isn’t exactly Iron Man territory – but should make for some interesting bank heists.

Makers Martin Aircraft say that the first buyers may be emergency workers.

‘I think the first responders will see that as a massive improvement to their capability,’ said Peter Coker, chief executive of Martin Aircraft, ‘Naturally for the ambulance service, getting to a point of… Read the full story

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Pictured: Two more men suspected of planning Tunisia gun attack

| blog, Islamic State (Isis), L&B World, Tunisia, World | June 30, 2015

Undated handout photo issued by the Tunisian Interior Ministry of Bin Abdallah (left) and Rafkhe Talari,  who are being sought by Tunisian authorities in connection with the terror attack in Sousse, Tunisia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday June 30, 2015. See PA story POLICE Tunisia. Photo credit should read: Tunisian Interior Ministry /PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Suspects Bin Abdallah (left) and Rafkhe Talari (Picture: PA)

Tunisian authorities suspect these two men could have helped plan the beach massacre which claimed the… Read the full story

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6 tips for a barbecue WITHOUT anyone getting the squirts

| blog, L&B World, News | June 30, 2015

 

Deadly pleasures (Picture  Getty)
Deadly pleasures (Picture Getty)

Summer is particularly bad for bouts of ‘the brown laser’, due to the terrifying dangers hidden inside the average barbecue.

Even ice cubes harbour risks – and most barbecue sausages are so deadly you might as well be passing around lit, fizzing sticks of dynamite.

Every year, a million of us get food poisoning, says the Food Standards Agency.

Thankfully, food safety experts have stepped in to ensure we can all eat without any fun danger whatsoever. Here’s some top tips.

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If you put ice cubes in the bottom of a cool box, they… Read the full story

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People are hot and confused over London’s new ‘WINDOWLESS’ buses

| blog, L&B World, UK | June 30, 2015

.. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Warming Images/REX Shutterstock (4441163a).. An ultra modern hybrid routemaster bus by St Pancras station in London, UK... VARIOUS .. ..
Didn’t fancy windows you can open then? (Picture: REX/Shuttershock)

The new London buses are great and all, but they appear to be missing something pretty important: WINDOWS WHICH OPEN.

Particularly noticeable now that temperatures have soared to groin-sweltering levels.

Just look at what these angry commuters have to say about it.

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Missing Blue Peter presenter John Noakes is found alive

| blog, L&B World, News | June 30, 2015

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX Shutterstock (813398ah)  John Noakes  National Television Awards, Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain - 29 Oct 2008  It was both triumph and disappointment for Doctor Who at last night's National Television Awards with David Tennant scooping a top award but also announcing his decision to quit the show. Tennant won the Outstanding Drama Performance, narrowly beating Catherine Tate, his companion in the BBC show, who had also been nominated in the category. However, in his acceptance speech, made via video, he announced his intention to leave the show. Doctor Who also won Most Popular Drama, beating Desperate Housewives, Shameless and The Bill. For the fourth consecutive year EastEnders was named Most Popular Serial Drama, and Ant and Dec were… <a href=Read the full story

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