Video PUBLISHED: 19:46 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:23 02 March 2018 Peter Walsh Picture of snow-covered A140. PIC: Norfolk Police Twitter Archant Motorists are being warned to only travel if absolutely necessary tonight with gusting winds creating snow drifts and impassable roads, particularly in rural areas. Snow and stranded vehicles in Hempnall. Photo: Zak Nelson Drivers stranded in the severe weather conditions are being urged to call police on 101 or 999 if they feel in danger. It comes after several people had to be rescued after becoming stranded in snowdrifts caused by strong winds in areas across the county. Police officers working with partner agencies and volunteers have gone to the aid of several motorists stranded in the treacherous conditions. Norfolk County Council said they will be out gritting and ploughing into this evening and overnight. A140 closed because of the weather. PIC: Norfolk Police Twitter. But with strong winds, lots of laying snow still … [Read more...] about Call us if you are in danger
Dropped phone in water still works
Getting the right technology gifts for your family can make you into a gifting hero . But you need to pick carefully to get it right. Knowing your family’s favourite hobbies can be a great way to identify some tech additions that will be welcomed from under the Christmas tree. Whether it’s cycling, movies, music or running that your loved ones are into, spend some time checking what kit they already have and you have the makings of a perfect present. Here are some tech gift ideas to take the hobbies of your family to the next level. Hobbyist Runner Gifts If you have a runner in the family, there’s a host of running technology gifts to choose from. As always, it’s worth checking what gadgets and kit they already have so you’re not replicating anything. A good running watch is essential and can help track performance to help runners train more effectively. The Garmin watches have been popular with the running fans in my family. These not only offer great … [Read more...] about Top tech gifts for runners, gamers and phone addicts – Christmas presents to suit the whole family and their hobbies
IN CHILLING detail, British glamour model Chloe Ayling has told how she was drugged and kidnapped in Milan by a gang who wanted to auction her as a sex slave on the Dark Web.The 20-year-old was only freed from her terrifying ordeal when her captors realised she had a baby son at home in Coulsdon, South London.The mum-of-one was lured to Italy with promises of a photoshoot which turned out to be fake before being allegedly snatched by an infamous sex trafficking gang, known as Black Death.Miss Ayling claims she was drugged and stuffed inside a bag before being auctioned on the Dark Web for £270,000.She was released after six days when Polish-born Lukasz Herba, 30, who lives in Oldbury, West Mids, took her the British consulate. Here Miss Ayling reveals what really happened to her as she gives her chilling testimony to Italian cops in this 3,500-word statement...To understand the events I need to make clear a shoot was arranged in Paris.I don't remember the exact day … [Read more...] about Chloe Ayling’s chilling testimony to Italian police revealed in FULL as she exposes Black Death kidnap plot
Apple said the iPhone 7 was so waterproof it would survive a plunge into a swimming pool.So we decided to test out the claims by dropping it into a toilet - something few readers will want to do with their £599 smartphone.Strictly, the new iPhone is actually water-resistant NOT waterproof.It's IP67 rated, which means you'll be able to take a shower with no problem, but probably wouldn't want to to take it with you on a deep dive.We dunked the phone into a toilet here at News UK headquarters, in London Bridge, and it lived to tell the tale.When we rescued it from its yucky resting place, the device was still functioning and even managed to record footage of its unfortunate fate.We gave it a quick towel dry and the phone appeared to be working perfectly.But then the worst part of the test happened: we received a call and had to answer a £599 phone that had just been thrown into the toilet.So we can confirm that Apple is telling the truth about its water-resistant … [Read more...] about Is the iPhone 7 waterproof? We tested Apple’s claims by dropping the gadget down a TOILET
AN ice fisher in Siberia put his water-resistant iPhone to the ultimate test after submerging it in a deep ice hole for 13 hours.And after the mishap, stunned onlookers couldn't believe their eyes when a diver fished the iPhone 7 Plus out of the freezing water - and it was still switched on.The Russian fisherman from Yakutsk - the world's coldest city - had been angling all night in temperatures of minus 36C .It is so cold there that the fish pulled out of the water freeze soon after being stuck in the ice.At some point, his phone slipped into the ice hole inside a plywood hut which locals use to protect them from frostbite.Next day he got his diver friend Fedor to retrieve the mobile, which was at a depth of around four feet.He surfaced telling his friend: "You've got a missed call."And according to the Siberian Times, in 13 hours underwater the phone's battery had only gone down from 35% to 19%.It's n0t the first time a fisherman has dropped his iPhone to find it still works after … [Read more...] about Fisherman drops iPhone 7 into an icy Siberian river… only to find it STILL working 13 hours later with missed call notifications
A WOMAN who lost her iPhone in the sea got it back a month later — and it still worked.Stacey Sarre, 47, dropped it on a beach and it was swept away.But the iPhone 5S was found buried in sand by Mihal Stratulat with his metal detector.He dried it out and it flickered to life two days later.He was able to see who it belonged to and called Stacey.The phone is in full working order despite a month in the water off Gorey beach on Jersey.The mum of two said: "I lost it while walking my dog. I was wearing my husband's jumper and it has really big pockets.“I didn’t realise I had dropped it.“A woman let me use her phone to track it and I saw it was out at sea."The water was up to my knees and I thought 'I'm not going out to get it'."The phone's GPS tracker showed it was coming in and out with the waves - so Stacey threw in the towel on her search.Stacey believed the phone was gone forever and bought a new one — then Mihal called.His wife has told him to bin the … [Read more...] about Mum who lost her iPhone at sea gets it back a month later… and it STILL WORKS
SIX British war heroes rotting in an Indian prison for a crime they did not commit begged yesterday: “Please help us, we’re desperate.”The ex-soldiers, with a combined 74 years of service, were jailed in January after being detained as they protected ships from Somali pirates. Indian officials accused them of im- porting guns for jihadists, even when told their weapons were legally held.They are now serving five years in Chennai. Ex-Para Nick Dunn pleaded: “We need help. Without our military training, we’d have fallen apart.”One of six ex-soldiers wrongly jailed in India urged the UK Government to stand by them yesterday — “as we stood by Queen and Country when we served”.Nick Dunn, who fought militants in Iraq and Afghanistan while proudly wearing the uniform of 1 Para, was caged with five pals over gun-running claims.But the Brits insist they … [Read more...] about British war veterans rotting in tough Indian prison for crimes they did not commit beg for Government to help them
During my 20-odd years in Germany, I have often struggled to understand why it seems so normal for people to drink alcohol - usually beer - so early in the morning. When I first moved to the country in 1992 - I have come and gone a few times - I worked as a night porter in a small hotel. The owners were an oldish married couple who lived out of town. They would arrive each morning to relieve me at about 6.30 a.m., and when it was just the husband, the first thing he would do was head for the fridge behind a counter in the breakfast area, pull out a cold bottle of König's Pilsner, crack it open, take a refreshing swig and proclaim, "Ah, the sweet water of Cologne!" I was shocked. But I needn't have been. He was so normal (ordinary?) in every other way. Occasionally I found it difficult to sleep after a shift. A friend of the family, whose own son was an alcoholic living in a care home, suggested I try drinking a can of beer when I got home. It would help, she said, but, … [Read more...] about Beer before work: Why is it so normal in Germany to drink alcohol in the morning?
In Libya's western Nafusa Mountains, the city of Az Zintan is ground zero for the rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi's regime. For three months, Gadhafi forces used Grad rockets to crush the opposition in the town only about 100 miles (161 kilometers) south of Tripoli. That was up until a few weeks ago, when rebels won several key positions down in the valley and pushed loyalists away. Zintan was abandoned during the shelling, with many families taking shelter in nearby caves which were once dwellings. Now, they are returning to the town. One now sees scenes in like a crowd of children and teenagers enjoying an impromptu street fair. On the edge of the fair, Deutsche Welle spoke with a man in his early thirties who had brought his nephew to the street party. Mohamed - who asked that his real name not be used - had been working on his PhD in the United Kingdom for four years. He dropped out in spring, only two months away from graduation. "I couldn't just watch from there what … [Read more...] about Families reunite in Libyan town after surviving rocket attacks
Jörg Feddern’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing for weeks. He’s an oil expert at Greenpeace Germany, and he and his colleagues around the world currently have their work cut out. Just about a month ago, 28 eight of their activists and two freelance journalists were detained aboard a Greenpeace ship while demonstrating against oil exploration in the Arctic. They’re now sitting behind bars in Russia, with some being held in very poor conditions, says Feddern. Greenpeace is working round the clock to secure their release. It all began on September 18 when the activists on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise tried to board an oil platform to protest the first Russian drilling mission in Arctic waters. But the demonstration was short-lived: Russian military swooped in and stormed the ship, and all 30 were initially charged with piracy. Russia has since changed the charges to hooliganism, which carries a maximum penalty of 7 years. "The accusations are completely … [Read more...] about Do spectacular environmental protests work?