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It’s time TFL stopped picking on Uber – and black cabs caught up with the times

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

(Picture: Getty Images)

You’d have had to be living under a rock to have missed the ongoing spat between black cabbies and Uber – the taxi app which connects customers and nearby drivers using GPS technology, in the last couple of months.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore heated between the two opposing cab firms – TFL have recently proposed new laws intended to level the playing field between black cabs and Uber.

Existing plans already include an English test for all drivers, a map reading assessment, new training for private hire vehicles and a fixed landline, now TFL intend there to be a minimum waiting time of 5 minutes – even if the car is immediately available, car polling would be banned as… Read the full story

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It’s time TFL stopped picking on Uber – and black cabs caught up with the times

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

(Picture: Getty Images)

You’d have had to be living under a rock to have missed the ongoing spat between black cabbies and Uber – the taxi app which connects customers and nearby drivers using GPS technology, in the last couple of months.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore heated between the two opposing cab firms – TFL have recently proposed new laws intended to level the playing field between black cabs and Uber.

Existing plans already include an English test for all drivers, a map reading assessment, new training for private hire vehicles and a fixed landline, now TFL intend there to be a minimum waiting time of 5 minutes – even if the car is immediately available, car polling would be banned as… Read the full story

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Isis blow up Roman-era Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

| blog, Islamic State (Isis), L&B World, News, Syria, World | October 5, 2015

A priceless Roman arch is the latest monument to fall during Islamic State’s campaign of destruction in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

The extremist group, which has taken over swathes of Syria and Iraq, has been systematically blowing up the country’s heritage – and this weekend they targeted the famous Arch of Triumph.

(FILES) A file picture taken on June 19, 2010 shows the Arch of Triumph among the Roman ruins of Palmyra, 220 kms northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus. Islamic State extremists have blown up the famous Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, said an activist and monitoring group October 5, 2015, as the jihadists press their campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site. AFP PHOTO / FILESSTR/AFP/Getty Images
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82 ambulances called to Sports Direct headquarters in last two years

| blog, L&B World, Mike Ashley, UK | October 5, 2015

Sports Direct
A woman gave birth at the headquarters (Picture: Getty Images)

A large number of ambulances were called to Sports Direct’s headquarters to deal with ‘life threatening’ cases over the past two years.

Some workers at the warehouse in Shirebook, Derbyshire, may not have taken sick leave because they were afraid of getting sacked, according to BBC Inside Out.

Among the emergencies was a woman who gave birth in the toilet, a man suffering a stroke and a worker having convulsions.

The programme, which talked to several employees, revealed 82 ambulances were called to the distribution centre’s postcode between January 2013 and December 2014, with 36 of the cases deemed ‘life threatening’.

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‘I’m a straight 24-year-old male engaged to a wealthy older man, I’m in it for the money (and he knows)’

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

wolf of wall street money gif

A straight guy in his early twenties has revealed that he’s engaged to a wealthy gay man.

Posting a thread to Reddit, the man wrote: ‘I’m a straight 24-year-old male who is engaged to a wealthy 51-year-old man.

‘I’m in it for the money (and he knows that). I have no interest in a relationship with a woman, so I figure why not.’

He concludes his post with ‘AMA’ – which is internet speak for ask me anything, in case you didn’t know.

In poured the questions… and the Reddit users didn’t hold back.

When asked how he defined his sexuality, he said: ‘I consider myself straight. I just don’t make a huge deal of a dick going into an ass. Cause it’s really not that big of a deal. Not my choice of “fun”, but it’s not like it’s gonna be terrible and going in with that it’s going to… Read the full story

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These people are ridiculously excited about the opening of a new cash machine

| blog, L&B World, Money, Sweden, Weird, Youtube | October 5, 2015

IT’S CHRISTMAAAAAAAAAAS.

Well, it isn’t – but the reactions of the people in this Swedish village would lead you to think otherwise.

They’re just ridiculously excited about the fact that a new ATM machine has opened in their town.

Yep.

In the clip, the townsfolk of Skoghall have all congregated around the new machine – and it’s fair to say that excitement has reached fever pitch.

This dude even threw some sweets off a roof to celebrate (Picture: Badkarin/YouTube)Read the full story

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Just a microbat called Thelma eating some delicious worms

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

Having a tough start to the week? This video will make you feel better (unless you love worms).

Thelma is a lesser long-eared microbat, and as this video demonstrates, she loves munching down on worms.

Despite the fact that she is smaller than a human hand, her appetite clearly doesn’t match her size, and she gobbles down her breakfast like it’s her last meal.

Adorable, no?

And if you liked that, here are some more bats looking very un-vampire-like as they enjoy some grub.

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