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Met Police: London Sees 138% Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents
Offbeat  (tags: UK, anti-Semitism, crime, ethics, safety, society, religion, Judaism, Jews, protection, world )

- 16 hours ago -
London has seen a sharp increase in racist and religiously motivated hate crimes over the past year, while anti-Semitic crimes have increased a whopping 138% in all of London, with that number tripling in certain boroughs where there is a minimal Jewish
UK: Politicians Urge Ban on the Term Islamic State
Offbeat  (tags: PC, Islam, religion of war, UK, government, society, world )

- 16 hours ago -
O Muslims, Islam was never for a day the religion of peace. Islam is the religion of war... Mohammed was ordered to wage war until Allah is worshipped alone... He himself left to fight and took part in dozens of battles. He never for a day grew tired o
Crown Jewels to Leave London for the First Time
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- 18 hours ago -
A top secret operation is underway in London, to smuggle to Crown Jewels out of the capital.
Twice the Size of Buckingham Palace and FIVE Miles of Corridors: House Once Owned By the Aristocrat Who Inspired Jane Austen
Offbeat  (tags: colin firth, Jane Austen, mr darcy, mansion, biggest, history, rooms, marble, england, uk )

- 1 day ago -
Britain's largest private home and the former residence of the man who inspired Jane Austen's legendary character Mr Darcy has gone up for sale for £8million.
Hats Off for Henley! The Regatta With the World's Strictest Dress Code Returns
Offbeat  (tags: Henleys, regatta, England, suits, dress code, attire, England, UK )

- 1 day ago -
It's one of the most prestigious events of the summer season and is almost as famous for the legions of men who arrive wearing jaunty striped blazers as it is for boats.
Spectacular Display of Overnight Lightning Puts a Pause on the Heatwave But It'Ll Be Back Up Above 30C By This Afternoon
Offbeat  (tags: weather, storm, thunder, lightening, uk, heatwave )

- 2 days ago -
Spectacular displays of lightning and thunderstorms triggered by the heatwave battered Britain overnight - but the scorching weather is set to continue today with temperatures reaching up to 30C.
They're BARD! Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon Birthplace Prohibits Tourists From Using Selfie Sticks for Fear of Damage
Offbeat  (tags: stratford upon avon, somerset, shakespeare, bard, england, uk, poet, selfie, birthplace, history )

- 2 days ago -
Tourists who visit William Shakespeare's birthplace will have to take photographs the old fashioned way as the location becomes the latest place to ban selfie sticks over fears of damaging artefacts.
The UK's 10 Best SECRET Beaches Revealed
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- 2 days ago -
There's no better place to take advantage of the sun than at some of Britain's best beaches.
The Queen and Family Who Lost Three Loved Ones Join Minute's Silence for 30 UK Victims of Tunisian Massacre
Offbeat  (tags: Queen, family, UK, grief, silence, minute, Tunisia, shot )

- 2 days ago -
The families of those killed in the Tunisia terror attacks have been joined the Queen, the Prime Minister and millions of members of the public in a minute's silence to remember those killed on the beach at Sousse.
The Plymouth Puma? Mystery of the 'Big Cat' Photographed on the Outskirts of the Devon City
Offbeat  (tags: puma, big cats, devon, plymouth, england, uk, photos )

- 3 days ago -
Scampering through a field in Plymouth, this mysterious animal has sparked rumours as to what exactly it could be.
Heatwave UK: Hottest Day in a Decade - as It Happened
Offbeat  (tags: weather, heatwave, health warning, Environment, pollution, animals, travel, UK )

- 3 days ago -
UK weather reaches extreme levels today sparking several health warnings. But how long will the heatwave last?
Globetrotting Aussie Cat Found in Ireland Is Spending His Last Days in a Cat Shelter After Being Diagnosed With Kidney Failure
Offbeat  (tags: Cat, globe trotting, Ozzie, UK, Australia, shelter, sad news )

- 4 days ago -
A globetrotting cat who rose to social media stardom after he made his way from Australia to Northern Ireland following a stop-off in London may only have days to live.
Experts Warn Sweltering Britons to Take Care as Temperatures Soar to 95F Tomorrow
Offbeat  (tags: weather, england, uk, britain, heatwave, safety )

- 4 days ago -
People up and down the country are being urged to stay out of the sun at peak times and keep themselves hydrated as temperatures continue to soar - with the mercury expected to hit 35C (95F) tomorrow making it the hottest day in nine years.
Town Smashes More Than 600 Birds' Eggs in Bid to Wipe Out Hordes of Seagulls Which Are Causing Mayhem
Offbeat  (tags: devizes, seagulls, eggs, uk, animal cruelty )

- 5 days ago -
A town popular with tourists has taken to smashing birds' eggs in a bid to quell the numbers of seagulls causing misery to locals and visitors.
Britain Is Scorched on Hottest July 1 Ever as Heat Nudging 97F Already Claims One Life...While the North Faces Thunderstorms and
Offbeat  (tags: weather, UK, heatwave, hot, tropical, thunderstorms )

- 5 days ago -
Britons up and down the country are struggling in unbearable heat and officials are urging people to stay out of the sun as temperatures continue to head towards a stifling 36C (97F).

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