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First picture of smiling schoolboy Adrian Elms before his journey to becoming murderous terrorist Khalid Masood

After growing up in a sleepy Sussex village he was jailed for attacking two men in separate knife attacks before killing four in Westminster terror attack on Wednesday

This is the first photograph of London terror attacker Khalid Masood – pictured as a football-loving teenager – who went from Middle England schoolboy to serial killer on the streets of London.

It also emerged today that the killer behind Wednesday’s attack on Westminster had a traditional upbringing in the leafy Home Counties, where he spent much of his life.

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Celebrities react to the terror attack at westminster in london

London was struck by tragedy yesterday after what’s being treated as a terrorist attack left at least four dead and 20 injured. The victims included people from all over the world with 12 Britons, three French children, two Romanians, four South Koreans, two Greeks and one person each from Germany, Italy, the US, Ireland, China and Poland all hurt during the incident.

At around 2.40pm, a man in a 4×4 ploughed through pedestrians walking along the pavement of Westminster bridge before proceeding to the entrance of the Houses of Parliament, where he stabbed and killed police officer Keith Palmer. The attacker was then shot by another officer on the scene, and it is understood that he died shortly after.

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Parliament in lockdown: Police open fire outside Westminster and shoot knife-wielding man amid reports of explosion and ‘at least 12 pedestrians mowed down on bridge’

  • Four-wheel drive car said to have driven over Westminster Bridge knocking down pedestrians this afternoon
  • ‘Asian’ knifeman then got into the grounds of Parliament where he reportedly stabbed a police officer
  • The ‘middle-aged’ attacker was then shot by armed officers as the area was cleared by emergency services
  • Parliament was suspended and the Prime Minister was rushed from the scene in an unmarked police car

A knifeman was shot by armed police in the grounds of Parliament today after pedestrians were mowed down in a terror attack on Westminster Bridge.

The area was closed off and an air ambulance was seen landing as police sealed the area

More than 12 people are said to have been hit by a car on the central London bridge after a vehicle described as a ‘4×4’ drove into pedestrians and cyclists.

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Meghan Markle May Quit Acting Soon Because Duh

Everyone keeps saying that Prince Hot Ginge and Meghan Markle are going to get engaged by the end of the summer, and no, that high-pitched wail that just stabbed your eardrums wasn’t from me loudly crying while thinking about the day that I’ll watch my beautiful(ly delusional) dreams go up in flames as I burn the assless cropped tuxedo I was planning to wear during my wedding to PHG.

If Meghan Markle becomes Duchess Meghan, she’ll be way too busy waving and smiling alongside Duchess Kate at the opening of whatever to do acting stuff. But a source tells E! News that Meghan would’ve probably quit acting even if she wasn’t with PHG. Uh huh…

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Sculptural treehouses form invisible city by shuster moseley

sculptural treehouses form invisible city by shuster moseley

envisioned by its designers claudia moseley and edward shuster as a ‘a conceptual matryoshka doll of culture-within-nature-within-culture’, ‘the invisible city‘ is a series of treehouses arranged around the boating lake in london’s regent’s park. 

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geometric ‘peace pods’ suspend participants in nature

designed with jerry tate architects, the project creates individual sanctuaries that both reveal and strengthen relationships between nature, society and culture.

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the treehouses are arranged around the boating lake in london’s regent’s park

the project is comprised of three giant pavilions that are capable of hosting large audiences and a diverse range of art forms. ‘the aerial arena’ is a giant timber structure found at the center point of the site. wrapped in a transparent skin, it can hold 100 seated attendees.

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the project is currently seeking funding on kickstarter, with the campaign ending on march 28th, 2014

‘the hive gallery’ is completely suspended from the branches of its tree offering its occupants a new perspective on the world below.

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the pavilions offer views across the water

the final typology are ‘peace pods’, geometric hubs that suspend participants in nature, creating intimate spaces for contemplation and conversation.

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wrapped in a transparent skin, the ‘aerial arena’ can hold 100 seated attendees

through intervening with the existing city the scheme redefines the relationship between nature and culture and celebrates the value and importance of public external space within the urban fabric.

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‘the hive gallery’ offers its occupants a new perspective on the world below

the project, which has won the support of helena bonham carter and tim burton, is currently seeking funding on kickstarter, with the campaign ending on march 28th, 2014. 100% of the funds generated will be used towards the construction and production of the scheme.

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the giant timber structure found at the heart of the site

the scheme intends to facilitate a network of collaborators, allowing a range of people to become involved in the project’s realization, curating a series of cultural exchanges that reflect the network of ideas generated throughout the campaign.

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the pods create intimate spaces for contemplation and conversation

The cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road was shot 45 years ago today

Forty-five years ago, the iconic Beatles album cover for Abbey Road was taken. 

The shot itself took a mere ten minutes and only took six frames but it is arguably the most iconic album cover of all time.

At any one time you are bound to find four people in Abbey Road, north London, standing on the zebra crossing with a fifth person taking a photograph of them.

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Kremlin critic in coma was ‘poisoned by undefined substance’

A prominent Kremlin critic and Russian opposition figure who has been in a coma since last week has been diagnosed with “acute poisoning by an undefined substance”, his wife has said.

Vladimir Kara-Murza, 35, who works for Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia foundation, had been in Russia to screen a documentary film about his friend Boris Nemtsov, the opposition leader and former deputy prime minister who was gunned down near the Kremlin in 2015.

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