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Norfolk’s ‘shanty towns’: Locals fury as warning issued over pop-up holiday parks

Norfolk is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and is already a favourite of the Royal Family. However, one councillor has said too much tourism could cause “deprivation”. Michael de Whalley, a member of West Norfolk Council, expressed fears about tourism at a recent council meeting. He said: “We have had concerns about holiday park […]

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Cardiff docks on lockdown: Locals told to close all doors and windows by emergency service

Emergency services have rushed the scene of an incident at Cardiff Bay. South Wales Police has warned the public to avoid the Alexandra Dock while they deal with the incident. The cause of the incident is understood to be a gas leak. Police are also asking people not to contact their control room in relation […]

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‘Unprecedented’ flooding conditions force Yellowstone National Park to close all entrances and leave locals trapped

The park announced Monday afternoon that all park entrances were closed to visitors, citing “record flooding events” and a forecast of more rain to come. “Our first priority has been to evacuate the northern section of the park where we have multiple road and bridge failures, mudslides and other issues,” Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly said […]

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Cornwall earthquake terrifies locals as tremor ‘felt like hand grenade had gone off’

The tremor happened at Constantine, near Falmouth, over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend. Data from the British Geological Survey (BGS) showed the microseism was a shallow earthquake, as it occurred at a depth of 5km. Shallow quakes tend to lead to more intense shocks than deep ones.  The seism had a magnitude of 0.1 – equivalent to a hand […]

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Locals forced to step in and save Abbey from arson attack despite fire station yards away

The blaze broke out after rubbish outside Malmesbury Abbey, in Wiltshire, was torched on Friday, June 3. Firefighters rushed to the scene from a station in Chippenham 10 miles away because the local, on-call fire station was unable to crew an appliance due to a lack of retained firefighters. Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Andy Cole […]

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Shropshire earthquake: ‘Felt the whole hotel shake!’ Locals rocked by 3.8 magnitude tremor

The British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed the earthquake struck the West Midlands county at 3.36pm. It has a shallow depth of 8km. The Volcano Discovery website has also received reports from more than 1,000 people who said they felt the tremor. Impacted areas also include Shrewsbury, Telford, Gloucestershire, Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. The British Geological Survey […]

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Locals stunned by group of ‘spooky’ horses loose on housing estate

Residents of Priest Meadow Close, Astwood Bank, Redditch, were woken on a sleepy Sunday morning, May 29, to the sound of horse hooves trotting along the road. Six of the animals were spotted wandering freely among homes and cars on the estate after they broke loose from a nearby field. The horses were captured on […]

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Automotive

Tourist ignores parking advice from locals and instantly regrets it

With summer fast approaching motorists will start looking for heatwave getaways. However, not being familiar with the locations drivers plan to visit may have some disadvantages. One motorist has found out about it the hard way. A tourist visiting Borth Y Gest in Gwynedd, North Wales decided to beat the parking queues by parking in […]

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‘Great sports’ Charles and Camilla knock back pints in Canada leaving locals ecstatic

After popping into the local lakeside watering hole, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall poured a couple of pints of the 2,000 year old Iceberg beer to cheers from delighted locals. They also tried the beer themselves with the Duchess proclaiming that it was “very good.” There was also a table set […]

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Entertainment

Netflix loss in subscribers: locals share if they kept their account or not

(WWLP) – Netflix suffered a loss in subscribers that attributed to increased prices and competition, content quality, password sharing by members, and inflation. Netflix may soon crack down on password sharing, executives hint 22News asked locals if they decided to keep or delete their Netflix account after the recent membership fee increase of more than […]