Friday, 14 November 2014

The Daily: 14 November

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Written by Sophie Dyer
Sir Bruce Forsyth to make Strictly comeback for Children in Need
The legendary host is set to make a television comeback to Strictly Come Dancing for a Children in Need special. The appeal show, which will air tonight, will see 86 year-old Bruce reunited with fellow TV present Tess Daley. This will be Bruce’s first appearance at Strictly since he left the show earlier this year before Claudia Winkleman taking his place. Shortly after Sir Bruce quit the weekly show that he presented for a decade, he was quoted saying “I couldn’t get enough fun out of doing it”.

Coffee can reduce the risk of diabetes
Research by The Institute For Scientific Information on Coffee has revealed that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes by 25%. Coffee’s health benefits could be related to improved glucose, energy metabolism and protection against insulin resistance. The type of coffee is also important, experts claim, with decaffeinated and filtered coffee offering the most protection against the disease. Such findings are released to mark World Diabetes Day with the disease affecting over 3 million people in the UK.

Parking ticket issued to woman during two minute silence
A woman who stopped her car to participate in two minute silence on Armistice Day was given a parking ticket. Anna Whitworth pulled over onto a quiet side street in Kensington and stood by her car to pay her respects when Big Ben struck 11am. Despite silence being observed, a traffic warden continued to issue Ms Whitworth, 67, with a fine for parking on double-yellow lines. She had stopped the car to remember her great uncle who died during the First World War and others who had lost their lives.

Salisbury among top 10 cities to visit in the world
The city in the county of Wiltshire has been placed in the top 10 list for 2015, released by Lonely Planet. Salisbury was the only place in the UK to be recognized as a top 10 cities to visit in the world. The city, which featured 7th  place on the list, boasts an variety of top restaurants and nightclubs. Furthermore, Salisbury symbolises a traditional English city that is rich in history, including holding a copy of the Magna Carter in its cathedral.

Fines for photographing the Eiffel Tower at night
Tourists who take photos of the Eiffel Tower during the evening hours and share on social media could face fines, according to recent reports. This is because the tower illuminated at night actually constitutes a piece of artwork is under copyright law. Thus, it is technically illegal to post such photos on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The tower was built in 1889 and is the most-visited paid-for monument in the world.



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