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Tiny London flat with kitchen, washing machine and toilet under the bed is going for more than £800pm

This is mental…




Agents in London are renting a ‘studio flat’ in London where the washing machine, toilet and kitchen are fitted under the bed. 

Everyone has heard about ridiculous London flats before, but this might just take the top spot – some people are describing it as worse than a prison cell.

The flat has everything you need including kitchenette, shower, toilet, washing machine, sofa and bed, but it’s all in one small – tiny! – room.

To save space the bed has been turned into what is essentially a bunk bed, although the listing describes it as ‘mezzanine’.


That means you’ll be trotting up and down a ladder to get to bed each night, at least it might keep you young, eh!

The bad news doesn’t stop there, unfortunately. The only-big-enough-for-a-child room comes with a hefty price tag due to its location.

Like most flats in London it is ‘just minutes away’ from a ‘really important tube stop’. In this case it’s Mornington Crescent Station – ever heard of it? Me neither. 

The flat is also close to Camden Market and St Pancras Station, which means you can get to Paris pretty easily and escape the prison cell.


The flat doesn’t come with bills included so Zoopla have estimated the total monthly cost at £831. But that doesn’t include council tax – which on average is an additional £1,500 a year – or your food bills either. 

The flat has divided the opinions of people online with some people explaining that it’s actually a bargain. One user explains that she doesn’t have ‘a kitchen nor living room’, making Northerners everywhere scratch their head in despair. 

On the other side is someone Tweeting a picture of ‘German prison cells’ which are ‘more hospitable than this’.

What do you think, is it actually a clever use of space and a bargain, or is it just plain daft? (I bet you’re all glad you live in Manchester now).

In a plot twist, the listing has now been taken down, so maybe it is a desirable piece of real estate after all…

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Morrisons shoppers upset over ‘intimidating’ Union Jack packaging in the supermarket




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Morrisons use of the Union Jack flag on British products has kicked off a debate online.

It was sparked when a shopper posted a picture of the Union Jack branding on the supermarket’s eggs and butter.

Pictures of the products were posted to Twitter, with the customer writing: “Just back from a trip to Morrisons. Is it just me, or have their butter and eggs always been this… patriotic?”

The post sparked a debate and divided opinion in the comments, with some saying they will boycott the items while others argued it was just marking them as being British products.

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Someone replied to the tweet to say: “Very upset by porridge I saw in Morrisons. This flagging everything is very unpleasant and quite intimidating.”

A second added: “Retaliate. I’m no longer buying anything packaged as such. Hurt them through their bank accounts.”

While another replied: “Won’t be buying eggs from Morrisons.”

Some people were confused as to why people were so offended by the Union flag being on British products.

One person said: “I can’t believe you all get triggered over the fact it’s showing we have British products in our stores. You should be proud that it’s cut down on air miles and transport costs and in turn is helpful for the environment. No, you’d rather moan about the national flag.”

A second asked: “They also have the French flag on Brie and Camembert cheeses and the Italian flag on a number of meats. Should we remove them as well? Or is it just because it is the British flag?”

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Handbag thief faceplants into ‘one way’ sign after stealing £760 Moschino bag in the city centre

That’s gotta hurt…



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A man trying to make a swift getaway from police ended up getting more than he bargained for.

The suspect ended up with a sore head after smashing into a ‘one way’ sign after his concentration slipped.

The 33-year-old male was attempting to give Greater Manchester Police the slip after stealing a £760 Moschino bag in the city centre.

While he was making off from officers he looked behind him and ended up faceplanting straight into the sign.

He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody to recover from a ‘sore head’.

GMP took to Twitter and Facebook yesterday to share the news, saying that ‘all signs suggest he’ll make a full recovery’.

GMP City Centre wrote: “One way to custody… A 33yr old male stole a £760 Moschino hand bag. Whilst making off from officers, he looked behind him & then faceplanted straight into a One Way road sign.

“Male now in custody recovering from a sore head, all signs suggest he’ll make a full recovery!”


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Police at the Arndale as huge queues form on first day of non-essential shops reopening

Are you heading out to the shops today?



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Today, Monday April 12th, sees stage two of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown come into effect.

As part of this second stage, pubs, bars and restaurants can reopen for outdoor drinking and dining, while places like gyms, salons and hairdressers can also welcome people back.

Non-essential retail can also throw open its doors once again, meaning shops in places like the city centre, Arndale and Trafford Centre can reopen from today.

Huge queues have been forming as people are keen to return to shops after lockdown, with large gatherings of people spotted at the Arndale.

Photos and videos have been posted to social media showing people trying to get in the shopping centre from Market Street, with the Arndale opening at 8am today.

Sean Hansford posted a video to Twitter showing a large group being dispersed from the entrance to the Arndale, with very little social distancing happening.

A security guard asks them to move away and to social distance, but the group initially just congregates nearby.

Later videos show a more orderly queue going down Market Street after Covid marshals managed to organise shoppers, with police also spotted assisting with the queues.

Large queues were also spotted at Primark over at the Trafford Centre, as the popular budget retailer reopened its doors.

Will you be heading out shopping today, or are you waiting until things calm down a bit?

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