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Aer Lingus Regional’s service to Dublin ‘takes off’

    Aer Lingus Regional’s service to Dublin ‘takes off’ Airline expects to carry 70,000 passengers on new route in 2015. Leeds Bradford key addition to Aer Lingus Regional route network as airline serves 13 major UK cities and are on track to carry 1.31million passengers in 2014. Airline reports strong growth in connections from UK to North America via Dublin Airport Leeds Bradford recorded the highest level of demand for connections to the US (via Dublin) out of all regions served by Aer Lingus Regional last week Aer Lingus…

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Angry mob hacks off alleged rapist’s genitals with meat cleaver after dragging him into butchers

A man accused of trying to rape a teenage girl is in a critical condition after locals hacked off his genitals with a meat cleaver in a butcher shop. After hearing terrified screams, an angry mob took the law into its own hands and dragged Suresh Kumar, 40, into a butchers in the city of Ganganagar, India. He was found down an alley, pinning the terrified girl against a wall. Following a community meeting, the vigilantes decided to drag him to a local butcher’s shop where they beat him with…

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Paedophiles who download images ‘won’t all be charged’

Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says. Keith Bristow said expecting all the estimated 50,000 people in the UK who have accessed abuse images to be brought to justice was “not realistic”. He said police would have to focus on those who posed most risk. Labour called it “disgraceful”, adding that the NCA was not fit for dealing with the problem. The Home Office said all crimes should be investigated. ‘Uncomfortable’ Some 660 arrests were made during a recent…

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Sightings of a ‘beast’ in Wallsend: What is this animal spotted in a Tyneside park?

Is it a dog, a badger or an old fox? Well, experts think this may be the first sighting of a raccoon roaming free on Tyneside. The furry mammal, usually found in North America, was spotted by a surprised jogger in Wallsend on Friday morning. Wildlife experts believe it is the first recorded sighting of the wild beast in the area. Tom Hughes, 22, was running through the grounds of Wallsend Hall at around 7am when something caught his eye. He said: “I was running along and came across this…

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Statement On The Investigation Into Complaints About A Speech By MP George Galloway.

Chief Superintendent Paul Money, Leeds District Commander, said: “West Yorkshire Police received a number of complaints about the content of a speech made by Bradford MP George Galloway on August 2 this year. “A full investigation has been carried out which included Mr Galloway being voluntarily interviewed under caution. “A file was submitted to The Crown Prosecution Service for advice on whether any offences had been committed and they have now concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support any charges. “West Yorkshire Police always takes complaints of hate offences…

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MAIN HOON DEEWANI

 SYRENE ARTISTE What is your full name? Syrene is my stage name which is inspired by my daughter’s second name Sireen and my marvel comic alter ego Syren. Where were you born? The city of Nottingham When did you first want to become a singer? I can’t remember when I wanted to become a singer.  I have always been a singer and a dancer for as long as I can remember.  It was later on in life that I thought of sharing it with the rest of the world. Who was your…

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MUMBAI, INDIA THE CITY OF DREAMS

MUMBAI, INDIA THE CITY OF DREAMS Location: West coast of Maharashtra, Deccan region of India Area: 603 sq. km Attractions: Gateway of India, Bombay High Court, Marine Drive, Film City, Chowpatty Beach Languages Spoken: English, Urdu, Marathi and Hindi Major Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christians and Zoroastrians Many people travel to Mumbai for many different reasons. Whether you want to experience a cultural cocktail of diversity or visit in the hope of making it as a Bollywood star, Mumbai truly is the city of dreams. The centre of the world’s…

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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

BLACK BULL For many of us British folk residing in the north, who have throughout our lives become accustomed to the grey skies, dark nights and above average seasonal rainfall year in year out, we can only dream of moving to a warmer and sunnier climate, somewhere more exotic and serene in the world. If one had the choice, where would you move if money was not an option? New York, Mumbai, Sydney, or maybe the west coast of the USA? How about Washington D.C, the capital the United States…

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