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Biker gets a fright when he lifts his scooter seat and finds three COBRAS15s

Biker gets a fright when he lifts his scooter seat and finds three COBRAS

A biker was surprised when he opened the seat of his scooter and discovered three COBRAS. Goutham Kumar stopped to refuel when he found the two adults and their baby, believed to have slithered inside for warmth. He called a snake rescuer who filmed the reptiles before releasing them in a nearby forest, in Mysore in Karnataka, southern India.

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Published: October 23, 2018
Identical twins who were born girls are now brothers after they both came out as transgender1m37s

Identical twins who were born girls are now brothers after they both came out as transgender

Identical twins who were born girls have become brothers after they both came out as transgender and transitioned to male. Jack and Jace Grafe, 23, started life as Jaclyn and Jennifer in June 1995 and grew up in a conservative Christian home. They cried themselves to sleep as children and prayed to wake up as boys despite not understanding what it meant to be transgender.

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Published: October 23, 2018
Driver claims rural road is bumpiest in Britain1m02s

Driver claims rural road is bumpiest in Britain

A motorist has claimed a rural road in Cambridgeshire is one of the bumpiest in Britain as it causes motorists ‘near whiplash’. David Pilsworth believes in just one session his car hit at least 30 bumps, cracks and dips on the road which is about three miles long. The warehouse worker David, 24, believes the rural A1123 road in Cambridgeshire which connects Haddenham to Earith is "definitely one of the worst roads" he has ever driven on - even after the road was closed for five weeks for improvements. He says he is concerned the uneven surface could cause a serious accident to drivers.

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Published: October 23, 2018
RNLI rescue pooch struggling to swim to safety1m01s

RNLI rescue pooch struggling to swim to safety

This adorable video shows an RNLI crewman wading through high tide to rescue a Highland terrier - as the dog struggled to swim to safety after being cut off by the tide. Little Bella the terrier can be seen desperately paddling along the sea wall to keep herself afloat, as the RNLI lifeboat crew approached her on Saturday afternoon. Crew member David Ridout hopped out of the boat and had to wade through the water behind her to pluck her out and bring her back to dry land. The RNLI crew, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, were called after a passer-by on packed Weston beach spotted Bella trapped by the flooding tide.

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Published: October 23, 2018
Dramatic footage shows savage moment a leopard pounced on an antelope and mauled it to death1m01s

Dramatic footage shows savage moment a leopard pounced on an antelope and mauled it to death

This dramatic footage shows the savage moment a leopard pounced on an antelope and mauled it to death - just feet away from visitors in a safari lodge. The powerful predator can be seen prowling from behind a rock and creeping up on its oblivious prey at Idube Game Reserve in South Africa's Kruger National Park. As the leopard goes in for the kill the antelope senses danger and makes a break for freedom.

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Published: October 23, 2018
Bride ties the knot after another woman gave her the venue for free1m11s

Bride ties the knot after another woman gave her the venue for free

A bride tied the knot in front of her dying granddad after another woman gave her the venue for FREE after calling off her own big day. Halie Hipsher, 22, married Matthew Jones, 24, in a whirlwind wedding on Saturday thanks to the generous gift from former bride-to-be Kolbie Sanders, 24. Kolbie - who was Halie’s guest of honor - had been set to marry her fiancé Skylar Cotton, 25, but canceled their engagement just a week before the wedding. After announcing the decision on Facebook, she offered up her $3,500 slot at the Belle Vue wedding venue in Tyler, Texas, USA, to a lucky couple.

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Published: October 23, 2018
Couple try to unlock wrong car in supermarket39s

Couple try to unlock wrong car in supermarket

This is the hilarious moment a couple try to unlock a Mazda - while their identical vehicle is parked just a few feet behind them. The humorous scene unfolded outside a Morrisons store in Weymouth, Dorset on Sunday as the pair were returning with their trolley of shopping. Video footage shows the man and woman standing by a red Mazda, repeatedly trying to open the door. Behind their backs - just two spaces away - sits the exact same model of car.

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Published: October 23, 2018
Man comes up with a 'home-bru' version of Irn Bru55s

Man comes up with a 'home-bru' version of Irn Bru

An Irn Bru fanatic is calling on Scots to boycott the country's national soft drink in defiance of the Sugar Tax and make their own - following his step-by-step guide. Lee Callaghan, 49, has come up with a 'home-bru' version of the popular fizzy pop - which he creates in his kitchen. He remembers being just three-years-old when his gran would feed him ginger fizz in a baby bottle. Lee grew up rarely drinking any other soft drinks and was outraged when Barrs changed the recipe - calling it "a breach of civil liberties".

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Published: October 23, 2018
Bus driver reads newspaper behind the wheel during rush hour8s

Bus driver reads newspaper behind the wheel during rush hour

This is the shocking moment a bus driver was caught reading a newspaper while DRIVING. Passenger Callum Rosam, 28, filmed the driver as browsed the articles as he negotiated heavy traffic during rush hour today (Mon). MThe dozy driver was behind the wheel of the Arriva 85 double-decker bus on New Bridge Road, Whetstone, Leicester, while he casually flicked through the paper. In the eight-second clip the driver is seen looking down at the paper whilst steering and driving at 8.44am.

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Published: October 22, 2018
School becomes first in UK to build its own scooter park1m24s

School becomes first in UK to build its own scooter park

A school plagued by bad pupil behaviour has seen a drastic change in results after becoming the first in the UK to build its own SCOOTER race track. Pupils have been urged to use the specially designed track at break times in a bid to “burn off energy” following a spate of discipline problems. The school took the decision last year after Ofsted inspectors downgraded the 360-pupil, aged 7-11, from a ‘good’ rating to ‘requires improvement’. After securing £25,000 in grants, Wilnecote Junior School near Tamworth, Staffs., is the first in the UK to have its own scooter track.

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Published: October 22, 2018
Police use thermal drone to swoop on suspected deer poachers2m20s

Police use thermal drone to swoop on suspected deer poachers

This is the moment police used a drone's thermal camera to swoop on a group of deer poachers under the cover of darkness. The suspected illegal hunters were arrested after being found hiding in their car in woodland near Beckingham ,Notts., on Friday (19/10). Using the thermal imaging technology Lincolnshire Police were able to spot the group in the pitch black woods and close in on their target. In the footage an officer can be seen circling around the trees with a police dog before several cops close find the crooks within minutes of deploying the drone.

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Published: October 22, 2018
Mum finds bugs in breakfast Dunkin Donuts sandwich55s

Mum finds bugs in breakfast Dunkin Donuts sandwich

A mum-of-two captured the shocking moment she opened her sandwich from Dunkin’ Donuts to find it crawling with worms, flies and bugs. Krystle Platzer, 34, had stopped by a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru with her her son Gianni Calabrese, two, to buy the bacon egg and cheese croissant.The horrified mum was taking a bite when she got home when a worm fell from her mouth onto the wrapper.

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Published: October 22, 2018
Hospital installs speaker to shame smokers outside front entrance1m07s

Hospital installs speaker to shame smokers outside front entrance

Die-hard smokers puffing away near hospital buildings are being shamed into stubbing their fags out - by pre-recorded messages played on a speaker system. Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorks., is using the speakers to deter smokers from smoking directly under the windows of the maternity ward. Staff, visitors and patients can now push a blue button to activate one of nine pre-recorded messages, which are played via a loud speaker outside the hospital entrance where smoking is a prevalent problem. The messages include the voice of a child saying: "Please don't smoke outside our hospital.

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Published: October 22, 2018
Horrific moment shows snake preying on a rat as it dangles from an Air conditioner10s

Horrific moment shows snake preying on a rat as it dangles from an Air conditioner

This is the gruesome moment a snake pulls itself back up into a home air conditioning unit after it dropped down to snatch up a live rat. Shocked residents filmed the spectacle in a home in the southern port city of Gangzhou in China, and shows the rat snake dangling down from the wall mounted unit. The large reptile had struck and snared the rodent in its jaws before it calmly retracted back into its lair to enjoy the kill.

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Published: October 22, 2018
Gardener granddad threatened with arrest - for cutting back trees and weeds2m43s

Gardener granddad threatened with arrest - for cutting back trees and weeds

A green-fingered granddad has been ordered to stop cutting back trees and weeds at his local park - or he could be arrested. Do-gooder Alan Baines, 62, has spent the last 18 months picking up litter, trimming hedges and planting flowers at the once dilapidated park. Earlier this month he received an "aggressive" letter from Wigan Council ordering him to put his tools back in the shed or else they'd report him to police for criminal damage. Defiant Alan has refused the demand, saying that if he does then the park will become overgrown again and all his hard work will go to waste.

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Published: October 22, 2018
Hospital provides children with cars on the ward1m12s

Hospital provides children with cars on the ward

Poorly children in hospital can now swap wheelchairs for four wheels and DRIVE themselves to surgery - in these mini electric cars. The motorised vehicles are being used at a hospital in Leicester to make the journey into surgery a more positive experience. Kids booked in for operations can now drive themselves through the wards and corridors and arrive in theatre with a smile on their face. Bosses at the Leicester Royal Infirmary revved up their new fleet of model cars for the first time earlier this week.

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Published: October 19, 2018
Woman moves into church where generations of her family got married1m08s

Woman moves into church where generations of her family got married

A woman bought and moved into the church where generations of her family got married - and then tied the knot there herself. Amanda McFarlane, 55, wed husband Sandy, 63, in the same building where her mother, aunt, grandmother and great-great-grandmother all walked down the aisle. Their home 'Church House' was once a church where several of her ancestors got hitched but was converted into a dwelling in the 1980s. Amanda and Sandy bought the Grade C-listed house in 2004 and and quickly carried on the family tradition of holding weddings there when they wed three years later.

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Published: October 19, 2018
Biker almost crushed after huge branch falls from tree42s

Biker almost crushed after huge branch falls from tree

Jaw-dropping CCTV footage shows the moment a biker is almost crushed by a huge branch that falls from a tree. Remarkably the motorcyclist, in India, was able to walk away unhurt after being flung from his bike. The motorcyclist became buried under an enormous branch that fell from a tree above a busy highway in Hubli, Karnataka, October 18. The moment the huge branch came tumbling down was captured by a CCTV camera.

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Published: October 19, 2018
Man told police he would "convert to Muslim and blow up hospital"43s

Man told police he would "convert to Muslim and blow up hospital"

A car crash victim taken to hospital for checks told police: "I will convert to Muslim and blow this whole f***king place up", a court heard. Tree surgeon Simon Codd, 27, crashed his newly-bought Peugeot 307 after offering four people a lift home in Bristol. He was taken to the city's Southmead Hospital in handcuffs but complained they were too tight and became abusive in the waiting room. Codd was filmed telling officers: "I will convert to Muslim and blow this whole f***king place up."

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Published: October 19, 2018
Baby smiles for first time after undergoing surgery to rebuild mouth39s

Baby smiles for first time after undergoing surgery to rebuild mouth

A baby born with a cleft palate can smile properly for the first time after undergoing life-changing surgery to rebuild his mouth. Little six-month-old Cam Martin looks unrecognisable after a plastic surgeon spent five hours fixing his top lip and gum. Cam was born two minutes after his twin brother Jack on April 3 to parents Matt and Sara Martin. But unlike his sibling, Cam had a cleft palate, meaning his upper lip, the bones of his upper jaw and his gum, were split.

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Published: October 19, 2018
Woman furious after dashcam reveals mechanics speeding in her Porsche1m05s

Woman furious after dashcam reveals mechanics speeding in her Porsche

A woman who took her Porsche for a service checked her dashcam and discovered it was taken out for a spin - at speeds up to 89mph. Stunned Jane Symonds handed her sports car to Huw Lewis Tyres after it developed steering issues. When she picked up her Porsche Boxster, Mrs Symonds noticed a quarter of a tank of petrol had been used so she checked the dashcam footage. The dog coat saleswoman discovered the car had been taken out on the country roads of Lampeter in Wales with the dashcam showing it hit speeds of 89mph.

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Published: October 19, 2018
Transgender PCSO speaks out about vile abuse he suffered2m00s

Transgender PCSO speaks out about vile abuse he suffered

A transgender PCSO has bravely spoken of the vile abuse he suffered while transitioning to a boy in a bid to tackle hate crime - including having a ROCK smashed in his face. Connor Freel, 24, was born a girl but became a victim of cruel bullies at school after coming out as trans at 15-years-old. He would be physically and verbally abused in the corridors by other pupils and on one occasion had a rock thrown at his face from a moving car. Even when he left school, he would get attacked in the pub and was taunted by customers while working at McDonalds.

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Published: October 18, 2018
Bride-to-be donates her dream wedding to couple she's never met1m28s

Bride-to-be donates her dream wedding to couple she's never met

A bride-to-be who called off her engagement a week before the big day has donated her dream wedding to a couple she has never met. Kolbie Sanders, 24, turned heartbreak into generosity by offering up her $3,500 venue to strangers after she split with her fiance Skylar Cotton. The University of Texas at Tyler student told friends on Facebook that she had just 24 hours to find a couple prepared to get married at Belle Vue wedding venue in a week. She was inundated with messages from hundreds of husbands and brides-to-be desperate to win her big day.

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Published: October 18, 2018