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France beefs up security following attacks

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced that up to 300 soldiers would be deployed around the country to ensure security following three attacks over as many days.<p>"The number of patrols will be increased during this (Christmas) period. Two hundred to 300 soldiers will be deployed in the …

Billy Corgan disses ‘derivative’ Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters

Smashing Pumpkins frontman goes on the offensive during album promo<p>Bill Corgan has dismissed fellow rockers Pearl Jam as “derivative” and Foo …

Up to 17,000 people without power as 'weather bomb' hits Britain | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 17,000 residents in the west of Scotland were left without power on Wednesday morning as a “weather bomb” of wet and windy conditions battered parts of Britain with gusts expected to reach up to 80 miles per hour (130 km/h).<p>People watch waves crash against the harbour wall …

UK supermarkets cut petrol price as oil barrel value plunges

Plunging world oil prices have prompted leading supermarkets to cut the cost of their fuel.<p>First, Asda announced it was knocking 2p a litre off its petrol and diesel from Saturday.<p>Then Tesco said it was cutting its petrol and diesel by 2p a litre from Friday.<p>This was followed by Morrisons saying it …

Introducing the snackflap. Hey, don’t knocker it – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 4:10 pm, November 27, 2014 in Fun London, News<p>Ever feel like ordering food for delivery is just too damned inconvenient? That having to put …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Increased terror threat is stretching resources, says Met police chief

Security services have foiled four or five terrorist plots this year and the threat is increasing, Britain’s top policeman has said.<p>Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said the heightened threat was putting pressure on resources and hinted that he expects the government to …