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Weird ‘Michelin man’ is spotted walking on top of clouds near passenger jet

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

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What the hell? (Picture Nick O’ Donoghue)

Is this what goes on on top of the clouds when we’re not around? Cloud giants wandering around, bold as brass?

This chilling scenario could actually be true, after an Easyjet passenger captured a cloud man ambling along while on a flight from Austria to Gatwick.

Even more scarily, the creature resembles the Stay-Puft marshmallow man which wreaks havoc in New York at the end of Ghostbusters.

O Donoghue says, ‘I was flying back from a work ski trip in Austria, I was on the window seat with two work colleges beside me.

‘They were talking like crazy and I was gazing out the window, as you do. I… Read the full story

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11 pictures that will cheer you up on Blue Monday

| blog, Depression, Health, L&B World, UK | January 18, 2016

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Only a few hours left (Picture: Getty Images / METRO/MylesGoode)

Believe the hype: today is officially the most depressing day of the year…

Well, not really – but there’s no denying January can be particularly miserable.

Whether it’s getting dumped (welcome to break-up season), giving up the diet, the dark and freezing weather, having no money… Sorry, we didn’t mean to make you feel even worse.

Anyway, we’ve rounded up some emergency pictures to cheer everyone up, along with some helpful life advice.

1. Get involved

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Find something or someone you love, and don’t be afraid to show it. Others might not always understand – but you… Read the full story

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Belgian with ‘direct relationship’ to Paris attackers arrested in Morocco

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

26-year old Salah Abdeslam, who is wanted by police in connection with recent terror attacks in Paris, as a police investigation continues on Thursday, November 19, 2015. The notice, released on the Belgian Federal Police website warns anyone seeing Salah Abdeslam, should consider him dangerous. This undated file photo provided by the Belgian Federal Police. (Belgian Federal Police via AP)
The origins of Salah Abdeslam are currently unknown (Picture: AP)

A Belgian man who had a ‘direct relationship’ to the Paris attackers has been arrested in Morocco, according to the country’s interior ministry.

The ministry said in a statement that the man, who is of Moroccan descent, was arrested near Casablanca on Monday after… Read the full story

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Smartly dressed man climbed to top of hill in slip-on shoes then just lay down and died

| blog, L&B World, World | January 18, 2016

CCTV footage dated 11/12/15 of a mystery man at Manchester Piccadilly station, and who was later found dead at a remote moorland beauty spot. The white male aged between, 65 and 75, was found fully clothed by a cyclist on December 12 near a hill known as the Indian's Head, an outcrop near the top of Dovestones Reservoir near Oldham.
The mystery man captured on CCTV on the London underground (Picture: MEN)

Detectives are scratching their heads after a smartly-dressed pensioner wearing slip-on shoes walked up the Pennines and appeared to lay down and die.

The unidentified man, thought to be in his 70s, started his journey in London – taking a train to Manchester… Read the full story

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Sixth death at popular City restaurant as man falls from rooftop terrace

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

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The incident occurred just after 4pm on Sunday at Coq D’Argent (Picture: Chris Gascoigne/View Picture/REX/Shutterstock)

A man has died after falling from the rooftop of a popular city restaurant, making him the sixth to have died in nine years at the same location.

The 29-year-old man fell to his death from the rooftop terrace of Coq D’Argent on Queen Victoria Street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics were called to the restaurant just after 4pm on Sunday.

Police closed off the road to traffic… Read the full story

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Here’s why Blue Monday is actually a pretty bad idea

| blog, Blue Monday, Depression, Health, L&B World, Mental health, UK | January 18, 2016

'Blue Monday' can be any day of the year (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)
‘Blue Monday’ can be any day of the year (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

We’ve all heard that today is supposed to be the ‘most depressing day of the year’.

It’s been pumped out by PR firms for more than a decade, but is ‘Blue Monday’ actually just trivialising real mental health issues?

Mental health charity Mind have launched a counter campaign – #BlueAnyDay – to dispel the myth that there is one magical day of the year where we feel most depressed.

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Disturbing video shows the cruelty of making animals perform in circuses

| Animals, blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

If you were in any doubt that it’s cruel to keep animals in circuses, then this video should make up your mind.

A new video on Facebook shows the harsh realities of life for animals that are forced to perform for humans.

The footage, uploaded by Spanish animal rights group Asociación Animalista Libera, shows poodles being beaten as part of their training, and an ostrich being repeatedly whacked.

Read the full story

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Woman films ‘men asking her for sex and groping her’

| blog, L&B World, World | January 18, 2016

A woman has filmed the moment she was allegedly groped and propositioned by two men.

The smartphone footage from Stockholm, Sweden, showed her arguing with the men after they had apparently mistaken her for a prostitute.

They could be heard constantly asking her for sex as she kept on refusing during a walk in Södermanland County.

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Lots of people are quitting Facebook for 99 days this year – and most of them feel happier

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

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Forget Dry January, people are trying to quit something much harder than booze this January – Facebook.

The 99 Days project has seen its number of quitters triple this month – and its founder says that most people feel ‘happier’ after doing so.

Around a quarter of people who manage to quit Facebook for the full 99 days also quit for good, according to Merijn Straathof (the man behind 99 Days).

Data from the project will be used in university research projects at Leiden University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to work out why some people find Facebook so addictive – and what happens when you quit.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Straathof says, ‘We’re not saying everyone should. But for us the idea of not using Facebook was a very… Read the full story

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Men ‘plotted to murder police officer or soldier in drive-by scooter ISIS attack’, court hears

| blog, L&B World, World | January 18, 2016

Tarik Hassane, Suhaib Majeed, Nyall Hamlett and Nathan Cuffy in the dock at the Old Bailey where they are on trial for terrorist offences.
(L to R) Tarik Hassane, Suhaib Majeed, Nyall Hamlett and Nathan Cuffy in the dock at the Old Bailey (Picture: PA)

Four young men plotted to murder a police officer or soldier in one or more Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on the streets of London, a court has heard.

Nathan Cuffy, 26, Nyall Hamlett, 25, Suhaib Majeed, 21, and Tarik Hassane, 22, all from west London, are on trial for conspiracy to murder and preparation of terrorist acts. Some of them are also variously charged with firearms… Read the full story

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