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Monday, November 20, 2017

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How you can perfect the ‘dabbing’ move Tom Watson apparently tried at PMQs

The "dab" dance is a phenomenon that has caught on around the world. Sporting stars such as American quarterback Cam Newton, tennis player Victoria Azarenka and a host of English football players have adopted the move to celebrate their achievements.Now, it seems it has...

Police officer commandeers gritter lorry to find missing boy

A missing boy has been found thanks to a quick-thinking police officer who commandeered a gritter lorry to track him down. Paul Goodier acted quickly after the youngster's parents reported that their son had run away from them in Tiverton, Devon.Spotting a passing gritter truck,...

PICTURE: Cowes And East Cowes From Above

Cowes and East Cowes have been snapped from the sky. The National Police Air Support unit (NPAS) from Bournemouth - which covers the Isle of Wight - managed to capture this image of the two Island towns. The image was taken during a training exercise over the Isle...

Men and women ‘need different things’ to keep friendships alive

Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study. Whereas a good gossip on the phone is enough for women to stay close to each other, regular calls have absolutely no effect on men.According to psychologists at...

Ancient microbes found trapped in crystals in Mexican cave system

A population of microbes that are tens of thousands of years old has been discovered in a place called Hell. The extraordinary micro-organisms were found trapped in crystal in a volcanically heated Mexican cave system where temperatures reach 60C (140F).Some of them are believed to...

Isle Of Wight Festival By Royal Appointment?

Could there be a royal visitor at this year's Isle of Wight Festival? The man behind the Island's biggest music event has been snapped chatting to his Royal Highness, Prince Harry. In a photograph shared on Facebook by John Giddings's company, Solo Music Agency, the festival...

‘Confused’ car driver takes wrong turn down steps in central London

A "confused" driver who got lost and took a wrong turn in central London ended up careering down pedestrian steps. Pictures posted on social media showed the black Toyota wedged on a flight of stairs at Broadgate Circle near Liverpool Street station.Passersby posted on Twitter...

Hefner’s Playboy magazine brings back naked women to bare all once again

Playboy has announced it will bring back nudity, a year after it stopped printing pictures of naked women. The magazine, which broke taboos in the 1950s with its provocative centrefolds, dropped nudity in March 2016 in an effort to broaden its appeal online and in...

Newspaper apologises after using Baldwin SNL photo instead of Trump

A newspaper in the Dominican Republic has had to apologise to readers after it mistakenly used a photo of Alec Baldwin impersonating Donald Trump instead of the US President himself. The Hollywood actor, wearing a blond wig in his guise as the American leader on...

What makes women good dancers? Study finds it is all in the hips

Researchers may have discovered the secret to turning heads as a woman on the dance floor - and it turns out it is all in the hips. Scientists at Northumbria University used motion-capture technology to record the movements of young women dancing to a drum...