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The Only Way is Essex (Picture: Lime Pictures) Just like many other places around the country, Essex has its stereotypes. I am sure we have all heard of at least one or two. Here, I clear up some of the common misconceptions people make about folk from Essex. 1. Essex girls are easy Yep, that’s right, a bag of chips and a can of cider and we are anybody’s. Seriously, Essex is just the same as anywhere else in the country, and yes there are people who are more generous with their love than others. Most are not. 2. We […] Read more →
Tourists point out the hieroglyphic on columns in the Hypostyle Hall at the Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File) A suicide bomber has blown himself up at one of Egypt’s most famous tourists spots. Officials say there is no immediate word on casualties from the late morning attack. The bomber attacked the ancient temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city frequented… Read the full story Read more →
A 53-year-old man has been released from prison after 39 years after being wrongly convicted of the 1975 murder of a money order salesman. Ricky Jackson was found innocent after a key eyewitness recanted his statement saying he was present at the time of the murder of Harold Franks. Mr Jackson is the longest serving prisoner to be fully exonerated of his crimes in United States history according to a lawyer from the Ohio Innocence Project. The eyewitness, Eddie Vernon, was 12-years-old when the crime took place and his revised statement said he was on a school bus at the time. Jackson told reporters outside […] Read more →
Warning: Includes homophobic language The offending note by customers unhappy with a gay waiter in their vicinity (Picture: ABC 13) A restaurant has become embroiled in a homophobic controversy after its manager apologised to customers who wrote a note on a receipt stating ‘Don’t want to listen to a faggot through my whole meal.’ The note was aimed at 19-year-old waiter, Blake Butler, who was not only disgusted by the note but also by his manager’s reaction. He told ABC 13: ‘I just thought it was disgusting. ‘Instead of having my back and be like, you know, “That’s my employee. I can’t […] Read more →
He was the 1970s TV superhero who saved the lives of countless schoolchildren by teaching them the three pillars of the Green Cross Code: ‘Stop, Look, Listen.’ And now he’s making a comeback. Dave Prowse, the West Country actor who played The Green Cross Code man, has been brought back by insurer More Than, who got him to dust off his old green suit after it was reported that 10,384 pedestrians were hit by cars last year after stepping out without looking. Prowse wasn’t just the Green Cross Code man either – he also played Darth Vader in Star Wars – although the […] Read more →
The giant nugget weighs 6lbs (2.7kg) (Picture: AP) One of the largest gold nuggets ever found is to go up for sale for $350,000 (£218,000). The huge Butte Nugget, found on public land in Northern California’s historic Gold Country, weighed in at more than 6lbs (2.7kg). And the enormous nugget was displayed at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show in Fort Mason, where dealer Don Kagin said he expected it to fetch upwards of £218,000. ‘This one’s for real,’ he told SFGate. ‘Obviously we don’t want to get hoodwinked, so we have checked pretty thoroughly into it.’ Such was the buzz […] Read more →