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Person rescued after car crashes into Bexhill cafe

Image copyright Keith Linstead Image caption The car crashed backwards into the cafe A person has been freed from the wreckage of a car after it ploughed into the front of a cafe. The vehicle reversed into Jempson’s Cafe in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, trapping an occupant. Western Road was closed eastbound between Sackville Road and Devonshire Road while firefighters released the person, who was treated by paramedics. A building inspector has been called to the scene to assess the damage, which cafe staff said was considerable. The Jempson’s Twitter account…

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Fairouz Cafe brings Levantine nostalgia to southern Iraq

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Mohammed Abdul Ameer’s nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basra’s first mixed-gender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein, and themed in honor of the Lebanese singer Fairouz. An Iraqi woman reads a book at a cafe called Fayruz Cafe after the famous female Lebanese singer Fayruz, in Basra, Iraq December 29, 2018. Picture taken December 29, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani The southern Iraqi city, the home of Abdul Ameer’s father, has since Saddam was toppled in…

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Japanese cafe uses robots controlled by paralysed people

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The robots served drinks and cleared tables in the cafe A cafe staffed by robot waiters controlled remotely by paralysed people has opened in Tokyo, Japan. A total of 10 people with a variety of conditions that restrict their movement have helped control robots in the Dawn Ver cafe. The robot’s controllers earned 1,000 yen (£7) per hour – the standard rate of pay for waiting staff in Japan. It is hoped the project will give more independence to people with disabilities. The OriHime-D robots…

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Libertines frontman Pete Doherty wins cafe breakfast fame

Image copyright Dalby Cafe Image caption The huge breakfast comes on a serving platter Libertines frontman Pete Doherty will have his name inscribed on a wall of fame in a Margate cafe after scoffing a “mega breakfast” to claim it for free. He put away the feast inside 20 minutes to beat the challenge set by cafe owner Mark Ezekiel. The fry-up included four bacon rashers, four eggs, four sausages, a burger and chips, plus plenty of trimmings. The “Can’t Stand Me Now” singer is well-known in the Kent town…

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