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Incredible moment a set of triplets entered the world - in heartwarming footage captured by dad

Incredible moment a set of triplets entered the world - in heartwarming footage captured by dad

This is the incredible moment a set of triplets were born via c-section in a video captured by their proud dad. Mum Jessica Watts, 29, has released the video of her babies - Sonny, Sidney and Betsy - to mark their first birthday. Jessica and partner, Will Avery, 33, a welder, had hoped to add a single second child to their family - a little brother or sister for son, Billy, four.

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Published: March 22, 2019
Boffins have discovered a way for hives to communicate over hundreds of miles1m31s

Boffins have discovered a way for hives to communicate over hundreds of miles

Boffins have discovered a way for hives to communicate over hundreds of miles - by creating the world's first 'walkie talkies' for BEES. The tiny robot records the intricate method bees use to communicate with each other through a complex series of buzzing and dancing - and can replicate it or share with other machines. Their behaviour is so realistic it fools real bees into thinking they're part of the hive, and the wireless transmitter means that one robot in one hive can repeat a 'waggle dance' message to another hive hundreds of miles away. The Swiss team have also explored a similar concept with fish and are getting equally promising results - and can even send bee instructions to fish.

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Published: March 22, 2019
Entrepreneur has created Britain's first vegan vending machine1m07s

Entrepreneur has created Britain's first vegan vending machine

A primary school teacher has set up her own business creating Britain's first VEGAN vending machine. Remi Toth, 25, turned vegan two years ago and found that most supermarkets did not fill her need for quick, 'on-the-go' vegan snacks. So Remi took it upon herself to fill the gap in the market and started up her own line of vegan vending machines. Since December 2018, Remi has opened two of her vegan vending machines in Bristol, each with space for around 100 vegan snacks. Remi, who works as a one-to-one support teacher at a primary school in Filton, South Glos., said: "I wanted to create a place where people could go for a variety of choice.

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Published: March 22, 2019
Rescue dog is best buddies with an orphaned baby horse1m46s

Rescue dog is best buddies with an orphaned baby horse

This rescue dog has become a unlikely guardian angel - for an orphaned baby horse. Zip, a three-year-old Australian Cattle Dog, has become very protective of the 13-day-old foal, whose mother died shortly after she was born. “Zip is acting like the foal’s father, he is very loving towards the her,’ said Karla Swindle, 47, who runs a S & K Quarter Horses in Fayette, Alabama, USA. “He licks and nuzzles her and he stays by her side the whole time, making sure she’s OK, he even sleeps next to her at night.

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Published: March 22, 2019
Adorable baby goats who love nothing more than playing on the slide in their adventure playground

Adorable baby goats who love nothing more than playing on the slide in their adventure playground

These adorable baby pygmy goats love nothing more than kidding around and slipping down a SLIDE in their enclosure. Workers at Cannon Hall Farm realised the tiny goats were sneaking out of their pen - and through the llama and alpaca enclosures - to get to planks of wood to play on. So the family visitor attraction had joiners build an 'adventure playground' in their pen - complete with ramp slides for the miniature goats.

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Published: March 22, 2019
Britain's oldest goalkeeper still plays for his local club aged 791m49s

Britain's oldest goalkeeper still plays for his local club aged 79

Britain’s oldest goalkeeper is still playing the beautiful game for his local club – AGED 79. Colin Lee started playing football when he was six years old and has notched up hundreds of games throughout his 73 year career. The pensioner is secretary for eight teams in his home town of Northampton, including a veteran’s team which he also plays in most Saturdays. He was also awarded the Barclays Community Sports Award for his community football work. The Wolverhampton Wanderers fan said: “I’ve been told you have to be mad to be a goalie, so I guess I must be bordering on that as I’ve done it for so long.

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Published: March 22, 2019
Delivery driver run over by her own van after thief steals it32s

Delivery driver run over by her own van after thief steals it

This is the shocking moment a female delivery driver is run over by her own vehicle - after it was stolen while she was on her rounds. The woman was making deliveries when the yob jumped in her car and tried to drive away. She threw herself onto the bonnet of the Vauxhall Agila in a bid to stop him escaping, and CCTV footage shows her being carried along the road. But the thief refused to stop and weaved the car down the road, speeding up and throwing the woman to the ground when she finally lost her grip. The car appears to run over her lower half as it speeds around the corner and out of sight in Crabtree Road, Wigan, on March 9.

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Published: March 22, 2019
‘Thinnest dog ever seen alive’ who resorted to eating bits of glass and old batteries1m54s

‘Thinnest dog ever seen alive’ who resorted to eating bits of glass and old batteries

These shocking photos show the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ which resorted to eating bits of glass and old batteries because it abandoned and left starving. The dog, who has been named Eric by veterinary staff, was so emaciated that the pet’s ribs could be seen clearly poking through his fur and he could not stand or lift his head. He was found languishing in the garden of an empty council house in Accrington, Lancs., by a member of the public on Saturday, March 2.

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Published: March 21, 2019
Two men smash each others' cars in broad daylight using baseball bat and machete1m00s

Two men smash each others' cars in broad daylight using baseball bat and machete

A pair of raging thugs were caught on camera attacking each other's car - with a baseball bat and a machete. Terrified locals watched on as a raging man smashed another's car with a bat before being chased around the road by a fat man armed with a machete. The two motorists parked in the middle of a residential street and emerged shouting and screaming at each other after trying to "ram each other off the road." At first, the Audi driver was seen swinging his baseball bat at the black Mercedes, but a large man got out of that car and started chasing him - with a huge machete.

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Published: March 21, 2019
Friendly seal was caught on camera getting up close and personal with jet skiers1m57s

Friendly seal was caught on camera getting up close and personal with jet skiers

A fearless and friendly seal was caught on camera getting up close and personal with jet skiers and frolicking in the water. Gavin the seal popped his head out of the water and swam directly towards jet skier Chris Headon who was out "jumping waves" with a friend. The 50-year-old civil engineer has been doing water sports in the area for a decade and said seals usually avoid jet skiers.

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Published: March 21, 2019
Jockey Ruby Walsh drowns Cheltenham sorrows with karaoke session in the pub31s

Jockey Ruby Walsh drowns Cheltenham sorrows with karaoke session in the pub

This is the moment record-winning jockey Ruby Walsh sang away his sorrows after a disappointing week at Cheltenham - with a karaoke session in the pub. Walsh is the festival's most successful rider but this year didn't finish the prestigious Gold Cup - and suffered a tumble just metres from a win earlier in the week. But that didn't stop him joining racegoers in the pub after the Gold Cup , where he was spotted singing karaoke in a venue near the racecourse. With his arms around pals, he sang along to Irish folk song 'The Wild Rover'.

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Published: March 21, 2019
Scientists have developed organ-like robots based on biological cells3m01s

Scientists have developed organ-like robots based on biological cells

Scientists have developed 'single cell' robots that can work together to perform complex tasks - like organs. The robots are made up of computationally simple parts which, like cells within an organ, work together as a whole to get things done. They can pick up objects near to them, fluidly navigate around obstacles and squeeze through tight gaps. Researchers say the development presents a new way to think about robots, which are traditionally designed for one purpose, comprise many complex parts, and stop working when any part malfunctions.

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Published: March 21, 2019
Bears communicate by mimicking each other's facial expressions57s

Bears communicate by mimicking each other's facial expressions

Bears communicate by mimicking each other's facial expressions - just like humans, reveals new research. It's the first time the technique has been identified in the animal kingdom - outside primates. Other mammals might also be masters of this complex skill - and have a degree of social sensitivity. It casts doubt on humans and other apes' supremacy at this subtle form of interaction.

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Published: March 21, 2019
Shocking moment brazen thief steals iPad from charity cafe32s

Shocking moment brazen thief steals iPad from charity cafe

This is the moment a brazen thief repaid a charity cafe's kindness - by swiping a worker's ipad. A CCTV camera at the KindaKafe shop which offers free coffee to people in need caught the thankless man swiping the device as a member of staff made him a coffee. The perpetrator visited the cafe at around 1.30pm on Monday (March 18) and while the barista's back was turned he leaned over the counter and stuffed the device into a bag. The man, who came in to the cafe with another woman, quickly left unnoticed, with staff only realising the iPad had gone 45 minutes later. After hoping that with a little compassion the device would be returned, the cafe in Norwich, Norfolk, are now appealing to help find iPad.

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Published: March 21, 2019
Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams reveals how yoga has helped her adapt to life2m23s

Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams reveals how yoga has helped her adapt to life

Britain’s Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams has revealed how becoming a personal trainer at six months PREGNANT has helped her adapt to life after pro sport. Pictures show the heavily pregnant history maker practising yoga with her two-year-old son Oscar ahead of her first fitness workshop in May. Williams won the nation’s first solo gold medal for 30 years with victory in the women's skeleton at the 2010 Vancouver games. But the 36-year-old has been “living with pain every single day” since a crash in 2002 - and has found a new passion in personal training, yoga and meditation.

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Published: March 21, 2019
Persimmon Homes writes to homeowners telling them new-build properties may be fire risk3m05s

Persimmon Homes writes to homeowners telling them new-build properties may be fire risk

A controversial house-building firm that boasted £1bn profit off the back of the help-to-buy scheme has written to 1,000 residents - warning their properties may be a fire hazard. Persimmon Homes been accused of putting lives at risk by skimping on fire safety measures after contacting hundreds of people living in new builds. The homes may have been built without essential barriers to slow the spread of fires putting many lives could be at risk. The issue was first highlighted after a fire broke out and was able to spread from house to house on an estate in Exeter, Devon in April last year.

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Published: March 20, 2019
First stone circle created in UK over 3,000 years is re-aligned with the moon and stars45s

First stone circle created in UK over 3,000 years is re-aligned with the moon and stars

The first stone circle to be created in the UK in more than 3,000 years has been re-aligned with the moon and the stars - 40 years after it was first erected. The Sighthill Circle, which features 17 stones, has been relocated to a raised mound at the entrance of the community and was unveiled today (Wed) on the Spring equinox. Originally erected in 1979, the stones were visited by druids, pagans, Buddhists at key festivals such as midsummer, midwinter and the equinox. Council chiefs announced in 2012 the landmark circle would be moved as part of a multimillion pound regeneration project in the area.

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Published: March 20, 2019
Family of 9y.o girl is trying to raise £10K to buy her a device similar to one used by Hawking37s

Family of 9y.o girl is trying to raise £10K to buy her a device similar to one used by Hawking

The family of a nine-year-old girl who can only communicate with her EYES is trying to raise £10,000 to buy her a device similar to the one used by Stephen Hawking. Jessica Greenwood was born with cerebral palsy which has left her unable to walk, talk and feed herself and she has to use facial expressions to communicate. Her mum Claire, 33, said she is forced to try and guess how little Jessica is feeling and now wants to raise £10,000 to purchase the life-changing technology called Eye Gaze.

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Published: March 20, 2019
Cops hunting maniac driver who rammed Mercedes into police vehicle19s

Cops hunting maniac driver who rammed Mercedes into police vehicle

A maniac driver is on the run after deliberately ramming a £50,000 Mercedes car into the front of a police vehicle - before dramatically speeding off. Cops are hunting for the lunatic who failed to stop and instead reversed a grey Mercedes E220 Sport 20ft backwards into the front of their police car. The driver left two officers, who were in the police vehicle at the time, with neck and back injuries - they have since both been discharged from hospital. Police say they were originally suspicious of the Mercedes as they believed the car was stolen. But as they followed the vehicle, the driver failed to stop for officers and instead rammed into the police car.

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Published: March 20, 2019
Pregnant ‘sea cow’ that couldn’t have ultrasound because she was so fat gives birth to healthy baby58s

Pregnant ‘sea cow’ that couldn’t have ultrasound because she was so fat gives birth to healthy baby

A pregnant ‘sea cow’ that couldn’t have an ultrasound because she was so fat has delighted zookeepers after giving birth to a healthy baby. The Caribbean manatee carried her newborn calf for over a year, but keepers could not check on the first time mum's condition because she was too large to be scanned. Zookeepers at Royal Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands could only watch and wait for the five-and-a-half year old female to give birth because her size made an ultrasound out of the question. Marine biologists say a scan could have also caused the gentle ‘sea cow’ unnecessary stress.

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Published: March 20, 2019
Two former addicts turned fitness junkies tied the knot in a gym1m47s

Two former addicts turned fitness junkies tied the knot in a gym

Two former drug addicts turned fitness junkies tied the knot - in a GYM. Health fanatics Daniel Butler and Andi Nevue wed beside the treadmills at Crunch Fitness in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. The bride and groom even squeezed in a quick exercise session on their big day before heading to the Zumba room for the reception. Daniel, 33, a mechanic, and Andi, 36, a student, once battled a $200 a day crystal meth addiction and credit exercise with helping them turn their lives around. They have now been clean for almost two years.

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Published: March 20, 2019
Mum holding baby screamed from second floor window of burning building2m20s

Mum holding baby screamed from second floor window of burning building

This is the horrific moment a mum holding her young baby screamed from a second floor window of a burning building set alight by 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris. Local sources said the protesters - known as the gilets jaunes - targeted the banking agency Banque Tarneaud, which was directly beneath the trapped woman's home. A shocking video shows her screaming for help as the flames lick up the building, near the Champs-Elysées, Paris, on Saturday (March 16). Panicked bystanders can be seen pleading with the petrified woman and her nine-month-old baby to try to make an escape.

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Published: March 19, 2019
Postman who fraudulently claimed £30,000 disability benefits caught delivering letters33s

Postman who fraudulently claimed £30,000 disability benefits caught delivering letters

A crooked postman who pocketed more than £30,000 in disability benefits has been jailed after being caught delivering letters on his five-hour rounds. Anthony Linaker, 46, claimed he was bed-ridden due to bad hips which left him struggling to dress himself, get out of his chair or even go to the toilet without help. But a court heard how the benefits cheat had swindled a total of £33,087.55 in disability living allowance since 2012 while actively working as a postman. Investigators from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) filmed him in September 2016 walking several miles a day with ease on his rounds in Glosop, Derbys.

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Published: March 19, 2019
Woman who had cervix removed after battling cancer gives birth to ‘miracle baby’2m22s

Woman who had cervix removed after battling cancer gives birth to ‘miracle baby’

A woman who had her cervix removed after battling cancer has defied doctors by giving birth to a "miracle" baby. Fay Ricketts, 32, had surgery after developing cervical cancer at the age of 27, two years after having her first daughter. She was given the all-clear, and she and her husband Karl, 31, were later delighted to discover she had become pregnant. But medics said she would be unable to carry the baby, because without a cervix, the child would "fall out" when it became too big. The self-employed hair and beauty specialist was determined to continue with the pregnancy and doctors performed an unusual procedure to close the bottom of her womb.

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Published: March 19, 2019