DEVASTATED music fans have been left stranded in Newquay after Boardmasters festival was dramatically cancelled with just 12 hours' notice due to a severe weather forecast. Festival-goers told how they had driven the length of the country and forked out hundreds of pounds only to find it had been cancelled once they had arrived in Cornwall. Around 50,000 revellers were set to attend the five-day event to see headliners the Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine, and Foals. However organisers sensationally pulled the plug late on Tuesday night after the Met Office warned of wild weather, including heavy rain and high winds - leaving fans devastated. Many music fans are now stuck in Newquay with nowhere to stay, with hotels and campsites booked up at the height of the Summer holidays. Although the music acts were not due to start until Friday, the festival's gates were due to open today.Were you set to attend Boardmasters? If so how were you affected? Please call 0207 782 4331 or email … [Read more...] about Boardmasters fans stranded in Newquay after travelling 350 miles and ‘spending £700’ only for festival to be cancelled at 11th hour
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A 26-year-old who appeared on a reality TV show when she married a man 35 years older than her has been elected as a Tory MP. After winning the Bishop Auckland seat - which has been held by Labour since 1935 - Dehenna Davison paid an emotional tribute to her late father, who was killed by a single blow to the head when she was 13. She will be familiar to reality TV enthusiasts, having featured on Channel 4 show Bride and Prejudice last year. Ms Davison was a politics student at Hull University when she met local Conservative councillor John Fareham, who was 59 when the programme aired. The couple appeared on the show in a bid to convince her grandfather Paul - who was just eight years older than her groom - that they were a good match. Her victory was a major breakthrough by Boris Johnson's Tories into Labour's northern heartlands. Their romance blossomed when they were out campaigning in Kingston upon Hull North, where she stood as a candidate in 2015. They were brought closer … [Read more...] about Reality TV star, 26, who married man 35 years her senior is elected as Tory MP
Source: Simon Hayhurst/Flickr Status quo bias is a cognitive bias that explains our preference for familiarity. Many of us tend to resist change and prefer the current state of affairs. How powerful is this cognitive bias? Consider this thought experiment from the renowned philosopher, Robert Nozick: "Suppose there was an experience machine that would give you any experience you desired. Super-duper neuropsychologists could stimulate your brain so that you would think and feel like you were writing a great novel, or making a friend, or reading an interesting book. All the time you would be floating in a tank, with electrodes attached to your brain. Of course, while in the tank you won't know that you're there; you'll think that it's all actually happening. Would you plug into this machine for life?" For most of us, our intuition is to say no. We might say something like, “There is more to life than pleasure," and cite the importance of our relationships with … [Read more...] about How Powerful Is Status Quo Bias?
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Harford County Public Library celebrates Black History Month in February with six events at library locations throughout the county. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Iota Nu Chapter, will make its annual book presentation to Harford County Public Library on Saturday, February 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Havre de Grace Library, 120 North Union Avenue. This year's book is "Gentlemen's Guide to Tailored Clothing Style," and the author, Charles P. Summers, will speak at the dedication. "African American Genealogy: Beyond the Basics" is the topic of a discussion that takes place Monday, February 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Library, 629 Edgewood Road. Designed for genealogists with experience, this session will explore the library's digital resources, popular genealogy databases such as Ancestry.com, independent record repositories such as the Freedmen's Bureau, and federal and state government websites. There will also be a discussion of how slave narratives, census records, … [Read more...] about Harford County Public Library Hosts Black History Month Events