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UK Prime Minister announces plan to scrap Human Rights Act.

Photos emerge from inside the incredible new ‘Harry Potter’ theme parkAny doubt that Harry Potter fandom was alive and well disappeared with the announcement of new spinoff films but if any doubts lingered, they were dashed this week when fans couldn’t help but express their excitement over the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.
A preview event is being held at the park this week, meaning pictures are also surfacing on social media showing what fans can expect when the park opens. These sneak peeks show the park’s decor, the working Hogwarts Express train that will connect the two parks, various merchandise, and delicious Potter-themed food, all stoking the fire of the fandom.
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Photos emerge from inside the incredible new ‘Harry Potter’ theme parkAny doubt that Harry Potter fandom was alive and well disappeared with the announcement of new spinoff films but if any doubts lingered, they were dashed this week when fans couldn’t help but express their excitement over the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.

A preview event is being held at the park this week, meaning pictures are also surfacing on social media showing what fans can expect when the park opens. These sneak peeks show the park’s decor, the working Hogwarts Express train that will connect the two parks, various merchandise, and delicious Potter-themed food, all stoking the fire of the fandom.

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The UK's new "porn filters" are already causing nothing but trouble. Here's how to bypass them.

A modern-day Professor Moriarty has stolen the crowned jewels of England—only this treasure is virtual, and Sherlock probably wouldn’t waste his time on this one. 

Keiron Belmont, 19, was brought before a U.K. court after logging into his friend’s computer and giving away over six years’ worth of virtual money from the online role-playing game Runescape.


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A modern-day Professor Moriarty has stolen the crowned jewels of England—only this treasure is virtual, and Sherlock probably wouldn’t waste his time on this one.

Keiron Belmont, 19, was brought before a U.K. court after logging into his friend’s computer and giving away over six years’ worth of virtual money from the online role-playing game Runescape.

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Connor’s Day: 1,200 drivers participate in car show for young boy with leukemia

“losing my son please help.”

Five words with no mistaken identity. Scott Harrison was a man on a mission in August. The Huddersfield, England, man posted his desperate plea to the online auto forum at ScoobyNet.

“i cant believe i’m about to say this but here goes,” he wrote. “i have just been informed that my 11 year old son has around 4 weeks to live.”

He said that his son, Connor, had lived with leukemia since the time he’d turned two, and when he beat it at 10, he learned that he’d developed a cancerous brain tumor.

“They operated and removed it and we thought all was well until Friday when we were given the news [that] it had returned in 2 places and there is nothing more they can do to help,” Harrison wrote. “We are totally devastated and have to try to make the most of our time left with our little boy.”

Harrison had a plan. An owner of a Subaru dealership, he’d raised his son to be an auto enthusiast of the first degree. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t drive: Connor loved cars. He loved looking at them. He loved riding in them.

So Connor’s dad set out to throw him his own little car show, to be held at Fred Lawton’s Meltham Mills Industrial Estate Sept. 8 at 1pm.
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Connor’s Day: 1,200 drivers participate in car show for young boy with leukemia

“losing my son please help.”

Five words with no mistaken identity. Scott Harrison was a man on a mission in August. The Huddersfield, England, man posted his desperate plea to the online auto forum at ScoobyNet.

“i cant believe i’m about to say this but here goes,” he wrote. “i have just been informed that my 11 year old son has around 4 weeks to live.”

He said that his son, Connor, had lived with leukemia since the time he’d turned two, and when he beat it at 10, he learned that he’d developed a cancerous brain tumor.

“They operated and removed it and we thought all was well until Friday when we were given the news [that] it had returned in 2 places and there is nothing more they can do to help,” Harrison wrote. “We are totally devastated and have to try to make the most of our time left with our little boy.”

Harrison had a plan. An owner of a Subaru dealership, he’d raised his son to be an auto enthusiast of the first degree. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t drive: Connor loved cars. He loved looking at them. He loved riding in them.

So Connor’s dad set out to throw him his own little car show, to be held at Fred Lawton’s Meltham Mills Industrial Estate Sept. 8 at 1pm.
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