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Sikh men remove their turbans to rescue drowning boys

| blog, India, L&B World, World | September 30, 2015

Sular Ghaat rescue
Inderpal Singh, left, and Kamaljit Singh, right (Picture: NDTV)

These two guys are absolute heroes.

The turban is an important symbol for Sikh people, and it takes a lot for a man to remove it.

But when it came down to it, Inderpal Singh and Kanwaljit Singh didn’t think twice about using theirs to save eight boys from drowning.

A crowd of people had been immersing an idol of Ganesha in a canal in Sangrur, in the northern Indian state of Punjab, as part of a religious festival.

But five young boys lost their footing and were swept into the water. Three other young men jumped in to try and save them, but they also got caught in the fast current.

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A homeless community could be jailed for setting up their own shelter

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

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Facebook pictures from open profile of The Ark an unofficial camp for the homeless which had its own TV, portable toilets, pirate DVDs and larder. The campers have been evicted amid violent scuffles following a legal battle funded by taxpayers. The camp - known as ''The Ark'' - had been home to up 30 vagrants after it was set up last April underneath a flyover opposite Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Ark in Manchester (Picture: Facebook)

A community of homeless people in Manchester is facing jail for setting up a makeshift shelter.

The Ark, a collection of tents under a flyover in the city centre, was set up by rough sleepers in the wake of shelter closures.

But Manchester city council is taking legal… Read the full story

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Quiz: Where exactly CAN you smoke in the UK?

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

Is this okay? (Photo Getty)
Is this okay? (Photo Getty)

The UK is to join Australia and Sweden in introducing a smoking ban in prisons.

The ban will be rolled out in January next year, and eventually all prisons in England and Wales will be smoke-free zones.

Prisons are just the most recent public area to have banned smoking. In the last eight years, places where you can smoke freely have become increasingly restricted.

So do you know where you currently can and can’t light up in this country? Take the quiz below to find out.

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Man beaten to death with bricks by Delhi mob ‘over rumours he ate beef’

| blog, Delhi, India, L&B World, World | September 30, 2015

Man killed by mob over rumours he ate beef
A mob reportedly descended on the house of Mohammad Ikhlaq (Picture: NDTV)

A man was beaten to death with bricks by a mob on the outskirts of Delhi allegedly following rumours that he had eaten beef.

An announcement was allegedly made at a temple on Monday that a calf had been slaughtered and its body had been found near a transformer. Cow-killing is historically a taboo subject in India because the animal is sacred in Hinduism, which is the dominant religion in the country. In some states, such as Uttar Pradesh, where the alleged incident took place, killing cows is illegal.

Following the alleged announcement, during which no names were given, an angry mob reportedly set out in search of… Read the full story

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Yet another crazy room for rent in London – this one’s a cupboard under the stairs for £500 a month

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

Cosy (Picture: Alex Lomax)
Cosy (Picture: Alex Lomax)

We all need a place to stay while we are waiting for our acceptance letter to Hogwarts, and this spot is perfect.

If you want to have the ‘boy who lived’ experience you might want to move into this charming little room.

This mattress in what looks like a cupboard (you can actually see the coats hanging up on the wall) was advertised for £500 a month (plus £60 bills) in Clapham, south London.

The advert says the room comes with a ‘bed’, and that the other flatmates are ‘not really looking for somebody that just wants to stay in their room’.

But all does not appear to be as it seems… it’s strange that the advert itself doesn’t have any pictures of the… Read the full story

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Woman raped with table leg over price of laptop row

| blog, L&B World, World | September 30, 2015

Ronald Ford and Shavontae Green
Ronald Ford and Shavontae Green

A couple have admitted to the kidnapping, torture and rape of a woman whose boyfriend purportedly owed them money.

Ronald Ford and Shavontae Green drove to the house of the victim’s boyfriend, who they claimed had not paid them the right amount for a laptop computer. When they arrived, they instead found the 38-year-old victim, who they beat and then kidnapped.

Back at their home they beat the woman more, forced her to perform a sex act on Ford, burned her with a cigarette butt, whipped her with a chain and sodomised her with a table leg broken off a table. They also poured boiling water over her shoulder and chest and bleached her genitals.

The couple were arrested… Read the full story

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Woman ‘accidentally sends Snapchat of her nipple to her boss, he replies’

| blog, L&B World, World | September 30, 2015

This is the saucy image (Picture: imgism.com)

Imagine the most embarrassing Snapchat message you could send to your boss. This is much worse than that.

A woman (somehow) accidentally sent this half-naked picture of herself to her superior, according to imgism.com.

The X-rated image came with the caption: ‘What ur missing this weekend :)’

MORE: There’s something wrong with this picture… but it’s not exactly as it seems

And his response (Picture: imgism.com)

But what was even more surprising was her boss’s polite reaction.

He responded with a note saying:… Read the full story

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Getting fleecy in here: Chris the Sheep claims World Record

| blog, Guinness World Records, L&B World, World | September 30, 2015

Chris the Sheep
Chris as he is now (Picture: RSPCA)

Chris the Merino sheep made headlines earlier this month after finally getting a haircut, having gone years avoiding the shears.

And now, three weeks later, he’s gone and done it: Chris is a record holder.

In this photo provided by the RSPCA/Australian Capital Territory, an overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland is prepared to be shorn in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. The wild, castrated merino ram named Chris, yielded 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool ó the equivalent of 30 sweaters ó and… <a href=Read the full story

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Escaped prisoner is caught out by hotel staff after listing his home on Facebook as ‘Strangeways’

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

Douglas Ward and lover Eileen. Escaped prisoner checks in to hotel Andy Dolan Story ****NO ONLINE USE BEFORE 10PM 29/09/2015
Douglas Ward and wife Eileen

A man who had absconded from an open prison was caught out after hotel staff where he was staying checked his Facebook profile.

Douglas Ward, 26, checked into the Cley Hall Hotel in Spalding, Lincolnshire, with his wife Eileen, 27, and even managed to bag a free night in the executive room.

However staff soon became suspicious of the pair’s behaviour.

After the manager of the Georgian property found Ward on Facebook, he saw pictures of the couple guzzling the mini-bar, and also that Ward has listed his currently living place as ‘Strangeways Prison’.

Douglas Ward and lover Eileen. Escaped prisoner checks in… <a href=Read the full story

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Quiz: How dull are you?

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

Pondering a life of boredom.... (Photo: Stokkete)
Pondering a life of boredom…. (Photo: Stokkete)

It’s official – the dullest men in Britain have been named.

A new book features 40 ‘boring Brits’, so named for their unusually mundane hobbies. From measuring mountains to collecting vacuums, these men specialise in yawn-inducing activities.

But are we all really living the YOLO life, or perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to judge?

Let’s be honest – we’ve all been guilty of saying no to a night out on a town in favour of some quality time on the sofa.

Find out for yourself just how dull you are with our quiz below.


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