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Norwich children’s birthday party disrupted by knife-wielding raiders

Image copyright Google Image caption Hunter Road is in the Catton Grove area of North Norwich Three knife-wielding masked raiders disrupted a children’s birthday party when they burst into a house demanding drugs. Police believe the men, who threatened people inside the house in Norwich, broke into the wrong address. Officers were called to the property in Hunter Road, Catton Grove, at about 18:50 GMT on Friday, Norfolk Police confirmed. No one was hurt, but a mobile phone was stolen, the force said. The men are described as black, about…

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Tintin marks 90th birthday with colonial controversy

FILE PHOTO: A Tintin balloon float is seen in Albertine Square during Balloon’s Day Parade in Brussels September 6, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Vidal BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Tintin will mark his 90th birthday this year with a return to controversy as his Belgian creator’s heirs release a new edition of “Tintin in the Congo”, a work from 1930 that draws accusations of racism. The boy reporter’s adventure in the then Belgian colony was among the first Tintin stories to be serialized by the artist Herge, and his widow’s firm is launching a…

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Michael Schumacher: Tributes paid to F1 legend on 50th birthday

Schumacher won a record seven F1 titles F1 legend Michael Schumacher “shaped and changed the sport forever” says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, as tributes are paid to the seven-time world champion on his 50th birthday. The German is the most successful F1 driver and won a record 91 Grands Prix. In 2013 he suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident and has not been seen in public since. “We are doing everything humanly possible to help him,” his family said in a statement on Wednesday. The former Ferrari driver…

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Michael Schumacher: Family to celebrate on 50th birthday

Schumacher won the last of his seven F1 championships in 2004 The family of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher say they will celebrate “his victories, his records and his jubilation” as he turns 50 on Thursday. The German suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013 and has not been seen in public since. The former Ferrari driver is being treated at his home in Switzerland, but little is known about his recovery. “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands,” his family…

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‘UK’s oldest twins’ turn 102: Stourport-on-Severn pair mark birthday

Image caption Twin sisters Phyllis Jones and Irene Crump turned 102 Reaching the grand old age of 102 is a good reason to celebrate, but for the “oldest twins in the UK” it was extra special as they marked their birthday together. Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones, from Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, said their longevity was down to “luck”. The twins were born on 20 November 1916 and shared their first job. Their family claims they are the oldest twins in the UK. Mrs Crump, speaking to BBC Hereford and Worcester, said:…

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UK’s Prince Charles parties as he celebrates 70th birthday

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Charles celebrates his 70th birthday on Wednesday by attending public and private parties, while his office has released new photographs of the heir to the British throne with his close family. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Charles, Prince of Wales stands during the honouring of the fallen heroes of the two World Wars in Abuja, Nigeria, November 8, 2018. Pius Utomi Ekpei/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo The Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, Charles was born at Buckingham Palace on Nov. 14, 1948, four years before his…

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Birthday blues for bitcoin as investors face year-on-year loss

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin was heading toward a year-on-year loss on Wednesday, its 10th birthday, the first loss since last year’s bull market, when the original and biggest digital coin muscled its way to worldwide attention with months of frenzied buying. FILE PHOTO: The screen of Southern California’s first two bitcoin-to-cash ATMs on its first day of operation, is seen in Locali Conscious Convenience store in Venice, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo By 1300 GMT, bitcoin BTC=BTSP was trading at $6,263 on the BitStamp exchange, leaving…

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Will Quince MP on marking stillborn son’s birthday

An MP told the Commons he would be marking what would have been the fourth birthday of his son, Robert, who was stillborn. Will Quince, who campaigns for better care for bereaved parents, said baby loss remained a “massive taboo” that needed to be broken. “We shouldn’t underestimate the importance of just talking about baby loss,” he said. The Conservative MP for Colchester was speaking in a special debate to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. Source link

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Will Smith bungee jumps out of helicopter for 50th birthday

Image copyright Will Smith/YouTube Will Smith has celebrated turning 50 in style. Bungee jumping probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but at least he won’t forget his big day in a hurry. And this wasn’t a standard bungee jump, the star decided to do it out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, watched by his family and friends. Will shared the moment on his YouTube channel and once he’d made the jump but was still dangling he said: “It goes from pure terror to pure bliss.” Image copyright Will…

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