EVERY year newspapers have a go at tricking the public with fake stories for April Fool's Day, so keep your eyes peeled and don't believe everything you hear. You might have thought the there were some peculiar items in the news today, or perhaps you were savvy enough to spot the date on the calendar and realise the silly stories are fake. Brexit has been the butt of many of the jokes, with some outlets fooling readers with their lie about the UK having to pull out of Eurovision once we've left the bloc. One newspaper even tried to convince readers April Fool's jokes had been banned to avoid Brexit-fuelled confusion - let's hope you didn't fall for that one. Plus, a Welsh town has been 'promised a 100ft Hollywood-style sign' in one hilarious April Fool. Here's a round up of today's best fake news so far.The BBC is launching a 'skip the sex' button for more prudish viewers Do you find yourself cringing at the telly when a sex scene comes on? Well fear no more as BBC iPlayer launches a … [Read more...] about The best April Fool’s Day stories you may have fallen for in the news today
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Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle Published 8:08 am CDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touchdown in the Eagle Lake area on Wednesday evening. Surveyors were checking Thursday morning whether more tornadoes touched down in the area. >>> Pineapple express, haboob and other strange weather terms less The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touchdown in the Eagle Lake area on Wednesday evening. Surveyors were checking Thursday morning whether more tornadoes touched down in the area. >>> ... more Photo: Facebook UNIQUE WEATHER TERMSAlberta Clipper: A low-pressure system that generally originates in the Canadian province of Alberta, pictured above. It doesn't bring heavy snow, but does send temperatures plummetting and brings gusty wind less UNIQUE WEATHER TERMS Alberta Clipper: A low-pressure system that generally … [Read more...] about Weather service confirms Halloween tornado touchdown in the Houston area
A vampire spotted in North London, black-eyed ghost children in The Midlands and police attacked by a werewolf in Essex. These spooky headlines all sound like they could be taken from the plot of a horror film, but in fact they’re just some of the scariest true horror stories to have taken place in Britain. Here, Sun Online takes a look at Britain's most frightening TRUE spooky stories.Black-eyed ghost girl of Cannock Chase On 18 February 1969, Cannock Chase murderer Raymond Leslie Morris was sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of seven-year-old Christine Darby. Though not proved, it's widely thought the corpses of Margaret Reynolds, 6, and Diana Joy Tift, 5, in January 1966 were also linked to the predator. All three bodies were found within a mile of each other in the Staffordshire woodland. And in the very the same area, there have been numerous sightings of the black-eyed ghost of a young girl, leading many to suspect that it might be the spirit of one of … [Read more...] about A headless horseman, a vampire in a London graveyard and black-eyed children in The Midlands: the UK’s scariest real life horror stories
BRITAIN is set to bask in a 23C Indian Summer as we enter into the Autumn - a U-turn after Storm Bronagh and Storm Ali battered the country with high winds and heavy rain. Here's what you need to know about the Indian Summer which could see the country basking in temperatures hotter than Greece. What is an Indian Summer? An 'Indian Summer' means a period of unseasonably warm, dry and calm weather which can make for an Autumnal heatwave. According to the BBC, highs of 27-29C have happened before in late September. The mercury has soared to 30C on several occasions during the last week of the month, while the highest October temperature ever recorded in the UK was 29.4C in the small market town of March, Cambridgeshire, on the first day of the month in 1985. An Indian Summer is usually followed by a period of colder weather or frost in the late Autumn. Where did the phrase come from? The term Indian summer reached England in the 19th century, during the heyday of the British Raj in … [Read more...] about What is an Indian Summer, why did it get the name and are we due to have one in the UK?
More than 100 constituencies which backed Leave in the 2016 referendum would now vote to remain in the European Union, according to new analysis of polling. The findings suggested that most seats in England, Scotland and Wales now contain a majority of voters who want to stay in the EU. Among constituencies found to have made the swtich were arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson's Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Michael Gove's Surrey Heath and the seats of pro-Brexit Labour MPs Frank Field in Birkenhead and Graham Stringer in Blackley and Broughton. The analysis, obtained by The Observer, suggested the development was driven by growing doubts about the case for Brexit particularly among Labour voters in the north of England and Wales. The findings will heap pressure on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to reconsider the party's refusal to give its backing to a second referendum on EU membership. Even though polls regularly report a strong lead for Remain among Labour voters, a majority of the party's … [Read more...] about More than 100 seats which backed Leave ‘now want to stay in the EU’