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Animals left in pools of muddy water after devastating flash floods

| blog, Cannes, France, L&B World, Weather, World | October 5, 2015

Sea lions swim in a muddy and dirty water in the zoo of Marineland on October 5, 2015 in Antibes, southeastern France, after severe flooding. Violent storms and flooding along the French Riviera have killed at least 17 people and another four are still missing in what were described as "apocalyptic" scenes, local officials said on October 4. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENETJEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images
(Picture: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images)

This is the devastating scene at Europe’s biggest marine park – after flash floods left the attraction’s animals struggling to survive in mud-filled pools.

In the stark photos, the animals at Antibes Marineland can be seen swimming through the pools of muddy water – after floods tore through the French Riviera, leaving 17 people dead.

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Charging 5p for a carrier bag is a no-brainer, everybody calm down

| blog, L&B World, News | October 5, 2015

CFHJ53 LIDL ask customers to pay for plastic carriers bags if needed, here a bag is with goods to go through the till. UK.
Charging for carrier bags isn’t new for Lidl (Picture: Getty)

The government have finally brought in a charge for single use carrier bags – I couldn’t be more delighted. I’m completely baffled by the fuss that some people are making about the new 5p charge for the bags.

Surely it’s a no-brainer. Plastic bags are dreadful for the environment: sitting in landfill for years, littering our streets, causing harm to wildlife and their habitats and polluting our oceans.

According to the government 7.64 billion single-use plastic bags were given out by major supermarkets in England. That’s an awful lot of plastic just going to… Read the full story

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Mother feared £185,000 medical bill for daughter born premature on holiday

| blog, L&B World, World | October 5, 2015

Evie in an incubator (Picture: GoFundMe/Sharon Hall)
Evie in an incubator (Picture: GoFundMe/Sharon Halls)

A family feared being left with a possible £185,000 medical bill after a time difference threatened to invalidate their insurance claims.

Pregnant Sharon Halls was at a friends wedding in the Dominican Republic when she was taken to hospital with early contractions.

The 36-year-old was forced to seek private medical care due to the infection which brought on the contractions.

Baby Evie was born prematurely and being cared for at the hospital for $2,500 (£1,640) a day.

Sharon said medical insurance covered her if she gave birth within 29 weeks – she delivered after 28 weeks and six days at 10.45am.

However Sharon and her partner Daniel Compton feared that Infinity Insurance Solutions would not be able to cover any costs… Read the full story

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Mother feared £185,000 medical bill for daughter born premature on holiday

| blog, L&B World, World | October 5, 2015

Evie in an incubator (Picture: GoFundMe/Sharon Hall)
Evie in an incubator (Picture: GoFundMe/Sharon Halls)

A family feared being left with a possible £185,000 medical bill after a time difference threatened to invalidate their insurance claims.

Pregnant Sharon Halls was at a friends wedding in the Dominican Republic when she was taken to hospital with early contractions.

The 36-year-old was forced to seek private medical care due to the infection which brought on the contractions.

Baby Evie was born prematurely and being cared for at the hospital for $2,500 (£1,640) a day.

Sharon said medical insurance covered her if she gave birth within 29 weeks – she delivered after 28 weeks and six days at 10.45am.

However Sharon and her partner Daniel Compton feared that Infinity Insurance Solutions would not be able to cover any costs… Read the full story

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Ched Evans rape conviction referred to the Court of Appeal

| blog, Ched Evans, L&B World, News | October 5, 2015

Demotix 18th April 2012
(Picture: Demotix)

Ched Evans’s rape conviction is going to be reviewed by the Court of Appeal.

The 26-year-old footballer was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel near Rhyl, in Wales, in 2012.

He was sentenced to five years in prison, but was released last year after serving half.

However the Criminal Cases Review Commission referred his conviction after his lawyers lodged fresh evidence.

Ched Evans (Picture: AP)
Ched Evans (Picture: AP)

The former Sheffield United and Wales forward has always maintained his innocence.

Evans attempted to restart his football career after his… Read the full story

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Ched Evans rape conviction referred to the Court of Appeal

| blog, Ched Evans, L&B World, News | October 5, 2015

Demotix 18th April 2012
(Picture: Demotix)

Ched Evans’s rape conviction is going to be reviewed by the Court of Appeal.

The 26-year-old footballer was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel near Rhyl, in Wales, in 2012.

He was sentenced to five years in prison, but was released last year after serving half.

However the Criminal Cases Review Commission referred his conviction after his lawyers lodged fresh evidence.

Ched Evans (Picture: AP)
Ched Evans (Picture: AP)

The former Sheffield United and Wales forward has always maintained his innocence.

Evans attempted to restart his football career after his… Read the full story

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QUIZ: How much of a Londoner are you?

| blog, L&B World, World | October 5, 2015

Picture: Getty
(Picture: Getty)

London, The Big Smoke, The Great Wen.

It’s the city that takes half an hour to get anywhere and landlords have you bent over the backseat of an Uber.

But we love it. Everything about it. From the endless options of fun to the weird Walkie Talkie building that was burning stuff for a while.

So how much of a Londoner are you?

MORE: Quiz: Which of these foods contain more than your daily amount of sugar?

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Managers forced to flee from their staff after announcing job cuts

| blog, L&B World, World | October 5, 2015

Human Resources Assistant Manager of Air France Xavier Broseta, shirtless, tries to cross a fence, helped by security and police officers, after several hundred of employees invaded the offices of Air France, interrupting the meeting of the Central Committee (CCE) in Roissy-en-France, on October 5, 2015. Air France-KLM unveiled a revamped restructuring plan on October 5 that could lead to 2,900 job losses after pilots for the struggling airline refused to accept a proposal to work longer hours. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
Xavier Broseta, shirtless, tries to cross a fence, helped by security and police officers (Picture: Getty/AFP)

Air France managers were forced to flee a meeting about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room.

The senior members… Read the full story

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Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Nobel Prize winning scientists

| blog, L&B World, Science, World | October 5, 2015

(Picture: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
(Picture: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists for their pioneering work on parasitic diseases.

Irish scientist William C. Campbell and Japan’s Satoshi Omura won the prize for their development of a therapy against infection caused by roundworm parasites.

They shared the honour with Youyou Tu, the first Chinese medicine laureate – who discovered a novel therapy against malaria.

Here’s how they deservedly won their accolades.

Satoshi Omura

Satoshi Omura developed a pioneering treatment against parasitic worms (Picture: Kyodo/Reuters)
Satoshi Omura developed a pioneering… Read the full story

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