• Coffee shops on the march as pubs decline, town centre data shows – BBC News
  • Funerals paid for by crowdfunding are on the rise – BBC News
  • Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore & More Celebs To Lead Anti-Trump Rally
  • The top 10 classic cars to buy in 2017
  • Pound falls ahead of Theresa May Brexit speech – BBC News

Coffee shops on the march as pubs decline, town centre data shows – BBC News

The figures – which do not include Northern Ireland – exclude shops and were collated by people walking up and down the country’s high streets. Click to see content: nightlife_birmingham The largest growth areas included lounge bars (116%), cake makers (51%), juice bars (46%) and speciality restaurants. There was also a 31% increase in the number of coffee shops. Comedy clubs (-33%), snooker halls (-34%), internet cafes (-41%) and bingo…

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Funerals paid for by crowdfunding are on the rise – BBC News

This is more than four times as many for the same period in 2015. Click to see content: justgivingfunerals_birmingham For more stories from the BBC England Data Unit see our Pinterest board. The rise has been put down to a combination of the increasing cost of funerals and the general rise in the use of online crowdfunding. Charles Wells, chief operations officer for JustGiving, said: “Thinking about the costs of…

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Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore & More Celebs To Lead Anti-Trump Rally

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, among other high-profile figures, will lead an anti-Donald Trump rally on the eve of the president-elects inauguration, The Associated Press reports. On Saturday, Moore announced the news on Twitter, encouraging his followers to come to the event. According to his tweet, the rally will take place right in front of Trump International Hotel. We are sending…

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The top 10 classic cars to buy in 2017

1970 Plymouth Superbird  (Hagerty) As we kick off the new year, it’s a good time to look ahead at what’s to come. Hagerty, the largest insurance provider for vintage cars in the United States, is doing that for the collector market. Hagerty knows its classic cars. The insurance company tracks collector car sales and is host to a large network of classic car owners; they use that information to produce the “Hagerty…

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Pound falls ahead of Theresa May Brexit speech – BBC News

It comes as US President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview with The Times that the fall in the pound was “great” for British business. Single market or customs union deal? Trump: UK doing great after Brexit vote Mr Trump suggested his Scottish golf course in Turnberry had benefited from the fall in the value of sterling, and that “business is unbelievable in a lot of parts in the UK”….

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WWE Hall Of Famer Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Dies

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Superfly Snuka, who made a name for himself both in and out of the ring, died on Sunday, his family announced. He was 73. He was brought home from the hospital Sunday morning to be with his family shortly before his death, the familys attorney, Robert Kirwan, told The Huffington Post. I LOVE YOU DAD #FOREVERMYDAD #RestWell #FamiliesAreForever #BestDad #SnukaLegacy A photo posted by SaronaSnuka…

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The view from Obama’s train to Washington

(CNN)Eight years ago, Barack Obama boarded a train headed for Washington, where three days later he would be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. “As I prepare to leave for Washington, on a trip that you made possible, know that I will not be traveling alone,” Obama told supporters that morning before his departure. “I’ll be taking with me some of the men and women I…

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Army, local police probe recent mystery deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers

Sgt. Alex Mathew Dean Taylor, 23, was found dead at his job at Fort Hood in Texas.  (U.S. Army) The Army and local police are investigating the deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers who have died on and off the large Texas base in the past three months under mysterious circumstances, according to reports. The most recent death involved Sgt. Alex Taylor, 23, of Texas City, Texas, who was found…

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Beijing’s smog: A tale of two cities

Beijing (CNN)The first thing Jiang Wang does when she wakes up in the morning is check on her daughter to make sure she’s breathing clean air. Next, it’s time to start making breakfast. She’s already made sure all the groceries come from an organic farm. She’ll wash her produce with tap water filtered through a separate treatment system under her sink. But that water isn’t for drinking — there’s imported…

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Wagoneer ho! Jeep confirms return of legendary SUV

1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer  (Jeep) Isnt life Grand? It is for classic SUV lovers. Hot on the heels of Fords announcement at the Detroit Auto Show that its bringing back the Bronco, Jeep confirmed plans to introduce new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. Unlike the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which uses a car-like unibody, the Wagoneers will be body-on-frame trucks and built in the Michigan assembly plant that currently produces…

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Protesters Shut Down UC-Davis Event Featuring Milo Yiannopoulos, ‘Pharma Bro’

Protesters successfully shut down a University of California, Davis event Friday night headlined by infamous online harassers Milo Yiannopoulos and pharma bro Martin Shkreli. Yiannopoulos, a conservative writer for Breitbart News whose online harassing of actor Leslie Jones got him banned from Twitterin July, was speaking as part of his university tour, dubbed The Dangerous Faggot Tour, according to The Washington Post. He had previously announced that Shkreli who was…

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Racing legend Stirling Moss hospitalized with chest infection

(CNN)British motor racing legend Stirling Moss is stable in hospital after being admitted with a serious chest infection late last month, a statement posted on his website Saturday revealed. The 87-year-old, who is widely considered one of the greatest drivers never to win an Formula One title, was taken ill on December 22 in Singapore. Stirling Moss: A history of Silverstone “Stirling is in good spirits and only upset about…

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Box Office Disaster Three Opening Duds Are Creating A Brutal Three-Day Weekend In Theaters!

It may be a three-day weekend, but the box office isn’t going to catch a break, thanks to three opening weekend duds! In fact, that 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend might go down as something of a historically bad one for the movie industry — with Silence, Live By Night, and Monster Trucks all bombing in their opener! What gives?! Martin Scorsese‘s new release Silence (pictured above) may…

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Celine Dion Shares Heartbreaking Video Montage Of Her And Ren Anglil One Year After His Death

This is so sweet — and sad. On Saturday, Celine Dion continued her drive to share important and special family photos and videos by showcasing a rare montage of images in a video posted to her Facebook page. Video: Celine Pays Holiday Tribute To Late Husband Ren! Of course, this just so happened to be exactly one year after her husband Ren Anglil passed away from cancer. Here’s the full,…

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How Daimler Built the Worlds First Self-Driving Semi

Christian Urban waves his hands to make a point, then looks at his nails and cracks wise about needing a manicure. He regularly touches his chin and his knees as he talks. There’s nothing terribly unusual about this, but for the fact Urban is at the wheel of a 40-ton semi rolling down the I-15 highway outside Las Vegasat 60 mph, and he’s not steering. Or even paying much attention….

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Lego Batman gets a life-sized car to match his heroic ego

Image: chevrolet via twitter The Lego Batman Movie is just weeks away, and to add hype to what already looks like an epic movie, a life-sized Lego Batmobile has been unveiled. Chevrolet revealed the creation on Saturday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. SEE ALSO: Lego Boost is robot building for the rest of us At roughly 17 feet long, the Lego model was created by students…

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Young Joe Biden was a dapper man indeed

Before he was young at heart, Vice President Joe Biden was regular young. And, just like present-day Joe Biden, he was a dapper man indeed. Like most photos of Joe Biden, the below throwback shot eventually gained meme status after Biden posted it to Instagram in 2014. SEE ALSO: #TBT: 13 politicians you didn’t know were super HOT back in the day More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP…

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Federal circuit reopens Apple-Samsung patent case

(Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto) Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Sipa USA Samsung’s long battle with Apple has entered a pivotal new phase. A patent case between the two tech rivals was reopened late Thursday evening, Law 360 reports. The major outstanding question is how much Samsung will have to pay Apple for infringing on the iPhone’s design. SEE ALSO: Apple might depend on a rival for the next iPhone’s display This case has…

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Korean engineers aim for their car to be fully driverless in the next decade

Image: elaine ramirez/mashable While Uber and Tesla grab headlines in self-driving car tech, Korean engineers are building an autonomous vehicle that is planned for roadworthiness by the middle of this year. A team at the Seoul National University have been building their self-driving car cleverly named SNUber for the past couple of years. While it’s been available for use on campus via an app, the team is ready to test…

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The best business structures for a first-time founder

Image: getty images For first-time founders, theres a lot of new territory to navigate. Pretty quickly, you need to figure out product-market fit, customer acquisition costs, and a realistic business model. You need to add to your team and make your first big hires. And you need to understand important legal matters like intellectual property, ownership percentage, and business structures. In this article, well cover the most common legal business…

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Monster Throws Puppy Away Like Garbage, Then Police Find His Face On The Security Tape

There are so many dogs in the world with all the love in their hearts to give, but nobody to love them back. It’s a really tragic imbalance, because dogs are just full of unconditional love to the point that their affection actually improves the health of the humans around them but too many of them have nobody to shower with kisses and tail wags. That certainly seems to be…

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Betting firms face shake-up to UK horse racing levy – BBC News

‘Significant hurdle’ All operators which take bets on British racing from customers based in Britain would have to pay 10% of the gross profits above the first 500,000, the government said. But the plans were subject to passing European Union state aid rules, it added. It is these rules which could hold up the government and delay the reforms beyond its April target, gambling operators said. “There is a passing…

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Tractor-trailer clips snowplow, sending it into Utah canyon

(CNN)Dashcam video released by the Utah Department of Transportation shows a tractor-trailer clipping a state snowplow on a highway, sending the plow careening over the edge of the road and into the Spanish Fork Canyon. The plow driver, identified by UDOT as Terry Jacobson, survived the Thursday crash and is hospitalized with serious injuries in Provo’s Utah Valley Hospital. He has been with the department for more than 23 years….

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Vagina necklaces that are almost as popular as real vaginas

One of Fitzgerald’s yoni pendant designs Image: mullum_moonflower/instagram Vaginas are great, but traditionally theyve been rather difficult to display for all to see. That all changed last week when Etsy seller Mullummoonflowers debuted a line of glittery, rainbow-colored yoni necklaces on Etsy that became such a hit that they broke her shop. Emily Fitzgerald, the artist behind the Etsy store Moonflower Creations, created a range of designs a veritable panoply…

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CVS slashes prices for generic EpiPen substitute while insurers start to drop the real one

A generic version of the EpiPen is upending how the device is sold and covered. Image: drew angerer/Getty Images The introduction of a generic version of the life-saving and expensive EpiPen was heralded as a long overdue fix. But the move is now causing some insurance companies to change how they approach coverage of the allergy tool. The insurer Cigna on Thursday said the company would no longer cover the…

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Man And His Wife Have 14 Pets, But She Has No Clue He Is Hiding One More Secret Fur-Baby

Now and then, we all run into problems that are just too tricky to solve without help. Getting another point of view can be a huge help in these moments, and that’s the purpose of my weeklyAsk Beccaadvice column. Here, no problem is too big or too small to talk out! Last week,thetopics included a 15-year “dry spell,” a best friend’s cancer diagnosis, and an unpleasant future son-in-law. This week,…

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This Pharmacy Chain Now Stocks An EpiPen Rival That’s 83 Percent Less

Families who rely on an epinephrine auto-injector to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions now have a more cost-effective option. People who qualify can get the CVS auto-injector price reduced even further if they use a coupon from Impax Laboratories (the creator of Adrenaclick), which offers a $100 discount per packfor up to three packs. Five months ago, there was uproar over EpiPens 500 percent price hike, when it rose from $100…

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