How Stonehenge’s ‘bluestones’ were quarried in 3000 BC | Daily Mail Online

The bluestones were sliced off Carn Goedog and Craig Rhos-y-felin in the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire, west Wales which provided natural, vertical pillars.

The research also claims it is possible a prototype of Stonehenge was originally built at Waun Mawn, situated only 1.86 miles (3km) from the rocky outcrops they were mined form.

They were likely used to build a simple circle structure before being disassembled and transported on the mammoth journey to where they now stand.

Previous studies have claimed cows and other large livestock may have assisted the Neolithic individuals in moving the rocks.

The reasons behind this move remain unknown and was likely fraught with logistical difficulties that have baffled scientists and historians for centuries.

Source: How Stonehenge’s ‘bluestones’ were quarried in 3000 BC | Daily Mail Online

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The Crop Circle Mystery: A Closer Look

This massive 780-foot (238 meters) crop circle appeared in 2001 in the remote area of Milk Hill in Wiltshire, England. The elaborate design is composed of 409 circles that form a pattern called a double, or six-sided, triskelion, which is a motif consisting of three interlocking spirals. Credit: Handy Marks | public domain

Crop circles — strange patterns that appear mysteriously overnight in farmers’ fields—provoke puzzlement, delight and intrigue among the press and public alike. The circles are mostly found in the United Kingdom, but have spread to dozens of countries around the world in past decades. The mystery has inspired countless books, blogs, fan groups, researchers (dubbed “cereologists”) and even Hollywood films.

Despite having been studied for decades, the question remains: Who — or what — is making them?

Many people believe that crop circles have been reported for centuries, a claim repeated in many books and websites devoted to the mystery. Their primary piece of evidence is a woodcut from 1678 that appears to show a field of oat stalks laid out in a circle.

Many who favor an extraterrestrial explanation claim that aliens physically make the patterns themselves from spaceships; others suggest that they do it using invisible energy beams from space, saving them the trip down here. Still others believe that it is human, not extraterrestrial, thought and intelligence that is behind the patterns — not in the form of hoaxers but some sort of global psychic power that manifests itself in wheat and other crops.

Source: The Crop Circle Mystery: A Closer Look

Man shouts ‘Allah’ in stabbing spree at Manchester

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A man allegedly stabbed three people while yelling “Allah” at a train station in Manchester, England on Monday, reports said.

The suspect attacked two passengers and one police officer during the New Year’s Eve stabbing in the Northwestern English city, according to Agence France Presse.

Source: Man shouts ‘Allah’ in stabbing spree at Manchester

Meghan Markle’s half sister reportedly turned away from Kensington Palace | Fox News

Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha Markle made a surprise visit to Kensington Palace on Monday.

In recently released photos, the 53-year-old writer and a male companion hand over a letter to palace security. However, she was ultimately unable to gain entry. But, on Sunday, Samantha teased her Twitter followers, writing, “Everybody would love to know what’s in that letter.”

Princess Eugenie’s Wedding Cake Has One Surprising Similarity to Meghan Markle’s

Samantha, who recently changed her last name from Grant to Markle, was also spotted happily buying party masks from a London street vendor featuring Meghan and Prince Harry’s faces that same day. She made her way about the city in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis.

Source: Meghan Markle’s half sister reportedly turned away from Kensington Palace | Fox News

Police chase drama amid firearm fears – BBC News

Officers received a report of a man in a car with a firearm outside a bar in Glasgow’s Paisley Road West

The drama unfolded after police received a report of man in a blue Vauxhall Astra with what appeared to be a firearm.

He was spotted outside the Union Bar in Paisley Road West at about 21:00.

When police later stopped a similar vehicle being driven erratically on Skipness Drive, its occupants fled and the officers gave chase on foot.

Police Scotland said a number or roads in the surrounding area and the Clyde Tunnel were closed in connection with the incident.

Source: Police chase drama amid firearm fears – BBC News

Heathrow Airport passport queues reach 2.5 hours – BBC News

Delays at Heathrow Airport passport control left passengers queuing for up to two and a half hours last month, figures show.

On 30 of 31 days in July, the border force missed its target of a 45-minute wait or less for 95% of visitors from outside the European Economic Area.

Virgin Atlantic, which obtained the data, said passengers were “frustrated”.

The government said it would send 200 extra staff to Heathrow this summer.

According to the data, the longest immigration queues were on 6 July when travellers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) – an area made up of 31 European countries – had to wait in line for up to two hours and 36 minutes.

Source: Heathrow Airport passport queues reach 2.5 hours – BBC News

How 3,000 teenagers are trying to combat London’s knife crime – BBC News

After Jake O’Neill’s friend was stabbed to death, he tried to divert teenagers away from crime.

On Saturday, 3,000 people – mostly teenage boys – rode through the capital, pulling tricks and stopping the traffic.

Jake, 19 – also known as Jake 100 – set up the Bikestormz project with his friend Mac after his best friend’s older brother was stabbed to death.

“I quite literally want people to put their knives down and pick their bikes up,” Jake told the BBC.

“Hence the slogan Knives Down, Bikes Up.”

Source: How 3,000 teenagers are trying to combat London’s knife crime – BBC News

Three arrested after 3-year-old’s face burned in acid attack – NY Daily News

Police in West Mercia put out a picture of three suspects at a Home Bargains in the western city Worcester on Saturday, when the young boy was hospitalized with serious burns to his face and arms.

No mention was made of the motive that made the three men allegedly attack the child.

Source: Three arrested after 3-year-old’s face burned in acid attack – NY Daily News

Two British Citizens Poisoned With Nerve Agent That Struck Down Ex-Russian Spy | HuffPost

AMESBURY, England, July 4 (Reuters) – Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday.

The pair, a local 44-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, were hospitalized after being found unwell on Saturday in Amesbury, just miles away from Salisbury where ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked in March.

Source: Two British Citizens Poisoned With Nerve Agent That Struck Down Ex-Russian Spy | HuffPost