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Woman, 94, dies after being hit by police van in Cardiff

Image caption The incident happened on Merthyr Road in Whitchurch A 94-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a police van. The woman was struck on Merthyr Road in Whitchurch, Cardiff, at 17:20 GMT on Saturday. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it was investigating the death following “a mandatory referral from South Wales Police”. It said the woman suffered injuries and was taken to hospital where she has since died. A spokesperson said the woman’s next of kin had been informed of her death. They…

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Teenage dancer’s alopecia wig routine is online hit

A teenage dancer with alopecia has posted a special routine online encouraging people to “enjoy whatever you love doing”. Josie Sanders, 16, from Shobrooke, Devon, loves dancing, but thought she would have to quit when her wig kept falling off. Instead, she and her dance teacher came up with a video to inspire others “to be themselves”. The film of her routine – set to This is Me from hit musical The Greatest Showman – has had a big response. Source link

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Mexico 1971: When women’s football hit the big time

Image copyright Ritzau/PA Images Image caption Action from the 1971 women’s final between Mexico and Denmark in front of 110,000 fans It was short lived…. but for three memorable weeks in the summer of 1971 women’s football flared brightly like a comet, before crashing back down to earth again. Just 14 months after Brazil had crushed Italy in the 1970 men’s final in Mexico City, football fever was once again sweeping the host nation, but this time for an unofficial women’s World Cup. And it wasn’t just fans who were…

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How Bet365’s Denise Coates hit her own jackpot

Image copyright PA Image caption The usually low-profile Denise Coates was appointed CBE for services to the community and business in 2012 Denise Coates, the billionaire boss of Bet365, added another £265m to her wealth this week after the company her family founded racked up another year of bumper profits. She’s been called Britain’s most successful woman with a fortune Forbes magazine puts in the region of £4bn. Most strikingly she has made that largely herself. Bet365 is Stoke-on-Trent’s largest private sector employer. It offers its 35 million worldwide customers…

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California fire conspiracies a hit on YouTube

Image copyright EPA Conspiracy videos suggesting that the California wildfires were lit by government laser beams have clocked up millions of views on YouTube. News site Motherboard found conspiracy theories and fake news topped search results and suggestions, when looking for clips of the California wildfires. It said YouTube had “not adequately stopped these conspiracy theories from blossoming on its platform”. YouTube said it has made a long-term commitment to tackle misinformation. At least 80 people have died in the fires which swept across the state of California in November.…

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Tesla cuts China car prices to absorb hit from trade war tariffs

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is cutting the price of its Model X and Model S cars in China, the U.S. firm said on Thursday, in a shift in strategy that will see it take more of a hit from tariffs linked to a biting trade war between China and the United States. FILE PHOTO: A man finishes charging his Tesla car at a charging point outside Tesla China headquarters in Beijing, China July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo The electric carmaker, led by billionaire CEO Elon Musk, said…

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What would happen if a solar storm hit Earth?

Image copyright Getty Images A violent storm on the Sun could cripple communications on Earth and cause huge economic damage, scientists have warned. Why are solar storms such a threat? In 1972, dozens of sea mines off the coast of Vietnam mysteriously exploded. It was recently confirmed the cause was solar storms, which can significantly disrupt the Earth’s magnetic field. Today, the effects of a similar event could be much more serious – disrupting the technology we rely on for everything from satellites to power grids. The cost to the…

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Child’s note tells driver bus hit his parked car

Image copyright @Andrew_Sipowicz Image caption Andrew Sipowicz pointed out the child’s drawing of the bus was not to scale A college student’s “shout-out” to a child who left a note on his damaged car, telling him a school bus driver was to blame, has been widely shared on Twitter. Andrew Sipowicz, from Buffalo, New York, found the handwritten note on his vehicle, which read “Bus 449 hit your car”, alongside a drawing. After he shared the note on social media, its author’s sixth grade teacher recognised the handwriting and got…

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