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Cliff Collapse On Popular Zante Beach Leaves Several Injured

A cliff collapse in Zante has left seven injured in after rocks crashed onto a beach packed with Brits abroad. Shocking video has emegred of a landslide taking place down on holiday goers at Vabaggio on the Greek island. Terrified tourists can be seen fleeing in panic as the rocks crash down from above. ‘There

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A cliff collapse in Zante has left seven injured in after rocks crashed onto a beach packed with Brits abroad.

Shocking video has emegred of a landslide taking place down on holiday goers at Vabaggio on the Greek island.

Terrified tourists can be seen fleeing in panic as the rocks crash down from above.

‘There was a rumble and a rock fell,’ an eyewitness told ANA as per The Sun. ‘Followed by a larger rock and then another.’

Rescuers are believed to be searching to see if there are any undiscovered victims trapped beneath the rocks.

A fire brigade official said:

So far, we haven’t found any trapped people but we will continue searching.

The video shows a wall of rock peeling from the cliff and crashing down on beachgoers below.

A few small boats managed to overturn thanks to the force of the landslide causing high waves in the sea.

Famous for its beaches, Zante, short for Zakynthos, is a popular destination with British citizens  looking for a good time. Navagio (also known the Shipwreck Beach), is accessible only by boat. Other beaches on offer include Gerakas, Kalamaki, Porto Zoro, Banana and more.

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War Memorial Vandalised Days After It’s Unveiled

memorialA memorial of a Sikh soldier has been vandalised just days after its unveiling. The Lions of Great War statue in Smethwick, Birmingham, was erected in honour of thousands of Indian soldiers who were killed in both world wars. The 10ft-high bronze statue, commissioned by Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, was unveiled on Sunday November

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A memorial of a Sikh soldier has been vandalised just days after its unveiling.

The Lions of Great War statue in Smethwick, Birmingham, was erected in honour of thousands of Indian soldiers who were killed in both world wars.

The 10ft-high bronze statue, commissioned by Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick, was unveiled on Sunday November 4, one week before the centenary of the armistice.

It is the first full statue of a South Asian First World War soldier in the UK, honouring the sacrifices made by South Asian service personnel of all faiths from the Indian subcontinent who fought for Britain.

According to Sandwell council, ahead of the unveiling Jatinder Singh, president of the temple, said:

The memorial opposite Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick will honour the sacrifice of all those brave men who travelled thousands of miles to fight for a country that wasn’t their own.

These men volunteered to serve and fought to defend the freedoms we enjoy today. The memorial will ensure that this part is never forgotten. So I am delighted Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick is commissioning the statue and will ensure its success.

On November 4, he added:

I’m absolutely so proud.

The contribution of Sikhs and of all other faiths that came over from South Asia is immeasurable.

Sandwell Council leader Councillor Steve Eling said of the memorial:

I am very proud that Smethwick – a place where many people from the Indian subcontinent have made their home – is paying such a striking tribute to the very important role played by South Asian service personnel during times of conflict.

I hope this contributes to the growing recognition of the sacrifices that servicemen from Commonwealth countries have made for our country.

By Friday, November 9, the words ‘sepoys no more’ and ‘1 jarnoi’ had been spray painted on the memorial, while ‘of the Great War’ had been crossed out.

‘Sepoys’ refers to Indian soldiers serving in British or other European armies. According to The Sun, it has been suggested that ‘jarnoi’ may be a reference to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a controversial figure in Indian history who some believed to be a terrorist who wanted to create a Sikh state.

Bhindranwale was killed in 1984 in a gun battle with the Indian army.

West Midlands Police, who are investigating the vandalism, are treating it as as racially aggravated criminal damage.

Sergeant Bill Gill, from the Smethwick Neighbourhood Team, said:

We understand that this attack has caused a lot of concern in the community, and we are working to understand the reasons behind it and identify whoever is responsible.

Officers had already planned to be at the remembrance event which is happening tomorrow at the statue.

I’d urge anyone with concerns to speak to the officers attending the event.

The police are investigating CCTV footage and working with management at the temple to find out who is responsible for the vandalism.

West Midlands Police are encouraging anyone with information to get in touch. You can contact police directly on Live Chat via the website between 8am and midnight, via 101 any time of day, or via Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.

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Incredibly Rare Silver Fox Spotted In UK For First Time In 25 Years

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The first silver fox seen in 25 years is being looked after by the RSPCA after being captured in a UK garden. 

And no it wasn’t Robert DeNiro, George Clooney or any other person you know who’s got grey hair. It was a real fox, with silver, black, and white fur.

Now we’ve got that sh*t and obvious joke out of the way (not that it’ll stop you making the joke in the comments) we can continue.

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The extremely rare animal was caught lurking about a garden in Alsager, Cheshire, and has been nicknamed ‘Shadow’ because of his striking dark fur.

According to folklore, the silver fox is a harbinger of doom to all who see it or at least that’s what The Sun claims. When I googled it I couldn’t find anything specific about silver foxes being particularly portentous.

Instead, I found a lot of stories from Native American mythology about the silver fox creating the world and I prefer that to tabloid doom-mongering.

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Anyway, Shadow is in good health, he was captured safely, and the RSPCA is hoping they will be able to reunite him with his owner in due course – yes, Shadow may in fact not be wild.

Amanda Lovett, a Former RSPCA inspector, who runs a pet boarding house helped to capture Shadow.

She said:

I was alerted to a post on a local Facebook group and it would seem the fox had been in the garden for most of the day. This was on Saturday, one of the biggest nights for fireworks, and we knew we had to get the fox to safety.

I managed to safely catch the fox with a grasper and put him in a cat box before taking him to Stapeley Grange, who kindly stayed open later so he could be admitted.

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Following his capture, Shadow was taken to the Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich where he was inspected by medical staff.

Vets at the centre found that Shadow was in good health, if a little overweight, with a healthy appetite. They added that it’s likely that Shadow was being kept as a pet and he has either escaped or he has been dumped by his owners.

Manager of Stapeley Grange Lee Stewart said:

He is the first silver fox we have ever had here at Stapeley Grange, in nearly 25 years we have been open.

He is an impressive-looking animal and it has been interesting to us all to have such a rare admission.

Vets at the centre confirmed that Shadow was not chipped and if no owner can be traced the charity will attempt to place Shadow with a specialist owner who will know how to look after this majestic beast.

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Aldi Is Selling Giant 1kg Jars Of Nutella For Just £3.99

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First, they brought you inexpensive inflatable jacuzzis, then they delivered every affordable alcohol imaginable, but Aldi have outdone themselves with this newest deal!

Yes, it’s that time again when we here at UNILAD stop with the banter for a minute to deliver you, our dear reader, some savvy consumer advice because we know even the maddest of lads looks after his bottom line.

So here’s the question. How much would do you think you’d have to pay to own a kilogram of Nutella? I know what you’re thinking that would cost thousands of pounds surely?

Well, maybe? I don’t know, I’m not an economist or a supermarket buyer for that fact, but I do know (for the record I don’t) that it would cost in excess of five pounds.

Which is why it’s so impressive that the absolute nutters running Aldi have put a finger up to Mr Nutella himself, told him and his corporate suits to jog on, and put a kilogram on sale for a super low price.

How low? Well, you read the headline so you obviously know but, just in case you’re the charitable soul who clicks on links with the word ‘Aldi’ in them without reading the full headline, I’ll tell you.

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Aldi is selling 1kg tubs of delicious chocolatey Nutella with no superficial damage to the box for the low, low, low, low, low, low price of just £3.99.

If you want to get in on this absolutely bargain basement deal (and who wouldn’t) you’ll have to move fast because HotUK Deals, who spotted this ruddy bargain, claim the deal will only last as long as stocks last.

That does make sense to be fair because shops often struggle to sell stock they don’t have. I worked in TESCO for a time and I remember the heartbreak of having to tell a woman we didn’t stock individual bags of Hot and Spicy Monster Munch. The poor dear left in tears.

Anyway back to Nutella, it’s been a crazy year for the price of the popular hazelnut treat. In France, there were literal riots because a supermarket was selling it for 70 per cent off, whereas in Liechtenstein there weren’t riots over Nutella.

Interestingly here in the UK, a place I’ve always considered the spiritual home of Nutella for my own personal reasons, the price of Nutella went up despite the cost of Hazelnuts going down.

This sparked outrage from concerned chocoholics…probably. I don’t know any and didn’t try to find any to speak to because it’s Sunday and who can be arsed today?

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The only answer to the rising price of Nutella is obvious. It’s a conspiracy by the suits involved with ‘Big Chocolate spread’ to force the hazelnut loving citizens of the UK off Nutella and onto alternatives like Meridian Cocoa & Hazelnut Butter.

The advantage of some alternate spreads is that they aren’t literally more than 50 per cent sugar and don’t contain any of that nasty palm oil Nutella does.

Which is nice.

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