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Police abandon aerosol CS gas sprays in favour of ‘roll-ons’

'get your arms up!'After protests from environmentalists, Gloucestershire Police are to stop using CS gas sprays on violent suspects and will carry a deodorant-style roll-on version instead.

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Posted: Jun 10th, 2014
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M25 appears in court accused of endangering motorists

Several of the UK’s busiest motorways and A-roads are to be prosecuted for putting drivers’ lives in danger. Following a survey which declared more than half the nation’s roads ‘unsafe’, several roads have been charged with using excessive bends and failing to provide motorists with adequate braking distances.

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Posted: Nov 30th, 2009
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Scientists find fifth razor blade lasts longer than the others

The last razor blade in a pack of five lasts up to five times longer than all the others, researchers have found.

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Posted: Sep 25th, 2009
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Man arrested after answering airport check-in questions honestly

A man was detained at Stansted Airport yesterday on suspicion of being a terrorist after he answered routine security questions about his baggage without looking suspicious.

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Posted: Sep 23rd, 2009
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Britain’s missing bees found working in Vietnam sweatshops

Undercover researchers from Amnesty have discovered Britain’s millions of missing bees, working around-the-clock in Vietnam to produce souvenir honey for the 2012 Olympic Games. Attempts to rescue them floundered, however, as the bees turned on their would-be saviours. ‘The conditions are fiercely hot, sticky, overcrowded and airless,’ said a spokesbee, ‘We love it.’

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Posted: Sep 15th, 2009
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