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British-born man told to leave country in Home Office blunder – BBC News

Home Office officials had failed to establish that his maternal grandmother was British, and his mother had dual nationality. Mr Ridge said the letter, received on 17 August, appeared to have been prompted after he passed a UK driving test earlier this year. It warned Mr Ridge he was at risk of losing his driving licence and advised him to “take steps to leave the UK immediately” or face possible prosecution, a fine of up to £5,000 and six months imprisonment. Mr Ridge, who works as a welder, said it…

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Another ‘Game of Thrones’ finale clue fuels the \

"You can call me Bran"Image: HBO Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Proceed at your own risk. Okay, while many of us probably spent the closing moments of the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale thinking “GROSS, DANY IS JON’S AUNT” or “HOLY CRAP THE ICE DRAGON DESTROYED THE WALL,” those sneaky, sneaky writers slapped us in the face with a pretty big hint that there’s truth to the “Bran is also the Night King” theory. How anyone can spot these things when SERIOUSLY AN ICE DRAGON JUST HURLED…

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VOTE: Would You Rock The New Vagina Manicure Trend??

There’s a new trend in nail art, and it’s making quite the statement! The artists (Asa Bree and Sarah Kane) at Finger Bang salon in Portland are getting a lot of attention with their very vivid manicures decorated with 3D vaginas. And they’re so realistic! We’ve been seeing them pop up more and more on Instagram, so it’s clear clients are looking for nail art that grabs back! Just ch-ch-check out Gracie J‘s white vulva mani (below): Setting trends and nailing it #TBT 💁🏾💅🏽 . . . . . ….

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How to watch the eclipse without fancy glasses

A rare solar eclipse is right around the corner on Aug. 21, and the good people at NASA are doing all they can to ensure that anyone who wants to can safely watch it. The agency made a short video explaining a simple DIY way to make your own eclipse viewing device out of an empty cereal box using nothing but scissors, paper, tape and aluminum foil. Pay attention though, the method is a little different than you might expect. To see the eclipse using this device, your back will…

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10 Tweets About Jon Snow’s Butt To Get You Through Monday

This post contains spoilers from the season finale. The last  season finale we’ll ever see aired last night, and just about every single scene had people fans losing it. I don’t think I’ve yelled so much at a TV since the Red Wedding, but this time I was screaming with glee because of all the sh*t that went down. Little Finger. Sansa and Arya. Gilly being right. Rhaegar and Lyanna’s wedding. Jaime leaving Cersei. . (I’m not going to talk about the last scene because it’s still a fresh wound.) Never have I…

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Harvey’s death toll climbs in Texas; at least 23 killed

Crews in Texas have found the bodies of 23 victims of Harvey’s wrath, and warned on Wednesday that the number of dead would almost certainly soar as water levels across much of the Houston area start to recede. Authorities say a married couple who drove their pickup truck into Harvey’s floodwaters drowned after the current from a nearby creek swept them away. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Maj. Chad Norvell says the couple was on the phone with 911 asking for help when the line went silent. When officers found the…

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5 Things To Understand About Modern Hate Groups

Here’s a popular right-wing meme that got spread around before the attack in Charlottesville: So, here’s what I want to ask anyone sharing that (or wearing it on a t-shirt — yes, they sell them): When we replace the stick figures with actual bleeding humans, does that change how you feel about it at all? (WARNING: Graphic fucking video): It’s not a rhetorical question. I think the answer to that will decide what happens next. 3 Penis Tropes In Hollywood That You Never Noticed Racism, likewise, is based on a…

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Houston dam begins to overspill as Harvey triggers unprecedented impact

We have never faced this before, we have uncertainty in how the water is going to react official says, as water levels in reservoirs threaten monitoring equipment A vital dam in suburban Houston that protects the central city began overspilling on Tuesday, and officials said the rainfall from Harvey is so unprecedented they do not know what

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