Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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Elderly woman finds £5 note worth £50,000, donates the money to young people

Added: 21.02.2017 4:31 | 4 views | 0 comments

Finding out that the fiver in your wallet is worth thousands of pounds is a dream-come-true for some — but not everyone. A Northern Irish woman who discovered a rare £5 note worth £50,000 ($62,317) has given the note to charity because she says she has no use for the money.  SEE ALSO: Some lucky duck got a £5 note 'worth £50,000' in a Christmas card The note is one of just four ultra-rare notes worth £50,000 in circulation in the UK. The note — which is engraved with a special Jane Austen inscription — is the third one to be snapped up, leaving just one left. The woman who discovered the note contacted the gallery founded by Graham Short — the artist who engraved the notes — stating her wish to donate the note to charity. "£5 note enclosed, I don't need it at my time of life. Please use it to help young people," reads the letter sent to the gallery by the donor, who prefers to remain anonymous.  Image: graham short "The lady who found the note has surprised us all by sending it to the gallery and asking that it be used to help young people," reads a blog post on Short's website.  According to the post, the proceeds from the note will be donated to children's charity Children in Need.   "Currently contacting outlets connected to Children in Need to try and give this to a good cause so we honour the request of the lucky woman who originally discovered the note," ontinues. BONUS: This keychain can take away that annoying jingle your keys make

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Taro Yoko and Yosuke Saito explains the game length variance of Nier Automata

Added: 21.02.2017 3:41 | 4 views | 0 comments

Taro Yoko and Yosuke Saito have clarified some of the confusion over the game length of Nier Automata.

Tags: UK
From: n4g.com

Skylanders Trap Team Packs from $2 + pickup at Walmart

Added: 21.02.2017 2:16 | 4 views | 0 comments

Walmart continues to discount a selection of Skylanders Trap Team packs, with deals starting at $1.93. Opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $5.99 shipping fee. That's tied with our mention from last week, which saw many of these items at all-time lows. (It's a savings of at least $3 on many packs compared to other stores.)

From: dealnews.com

Leprosy strain genotyped from medieval pilgrim at UK burial site

Added: 21.02.2017 2:14 | 3 views | 0 comments

Leprosy is a bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. It has afflicted humans for thousands of years, reaching epidemic levels during the Middle Ages, and people continue to be affected by the disease today. However, the genetic origins of the disease are not well understood.

Tags: UK, USA, Bacteria
From: www.heritagedaily.com

Duke-Syracuse Preview

Added: 21.02.2017 2:10 | 12 views | 0 comments

The Duke Blue Devils and Syracuse Orange will make Division I men's college basketball history Wednesday night when two coaches with 1,000 career wins face each other for the first time.

Tags: UK, Basketball
From: www.foxsports.com

Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing amongst university students - but manyunaware of its harms

Added: 21.02.2017 2:08 | 3 views | 0 comments

Shisha tobacco smoking is increasing among university students in the UK and worldwide with many feeling it's more socially acceptable and less harmful than cigarette smoking - according to a study...

From: www.medicalnewstoday.com

Abortion care in the UK is heading towards a crisis, warns expert

Added: 21.02.2017 2:07 | 3 views | 0 comments

The law is now widely seen as not fit for purpose.Abortion care in the UK is "heading towards a crisis" and reform of the law is just one of the many obstacles that needs to be overcome, argues...

Tags: UK, ISIS
From: www.medicalnewstoday.com

Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

Added: 21.02.2017 2:02 | 5 views | 0 comments

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who for years fended off Western criticism and skillfully defended Moscow's actions in Ukraine and Syria, died Monday in New York. Churkin collapsed while at work at the Russian mission to the United Nations Monday morning and was rushed to a Manhattan hospital, apparently suffering from heart problems, diplomatic sources said. In a statement, the foreign ministry in Moscow described him as an "outstanding diplomat." There was no information on the cause of death.

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Christmas weather in the UK

Added: 21.02.2017 2:01 | 5 views | 0 comments

What is a white Christmas and how does this year's Christmas look?

Tags: UK
From: www.weathercast.co.uk

2000 AD Prog #2019

Added: 21.02.2017 1:55 | 4 views | 0 comments

Blazing SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! 2000 AD Prog #2019 with stories by Michael Carroll, Dan Abnett, Kek-W & Ian Edington.

Tags: UK
From: www.cbr.com

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