Hard as nails

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Tough as nails. This guy did an outstanding job against scumbags with sledgehammers intent on robbing a jewellery store in London.

A security guard described ‘a solid egg’ by a colleague appeared bloodied outside a London jewellers today after defending the shop against masked raiders with bats and sledgehammers.

The man, known only as Johnny, held the door of royal jeweller William & Son in Mayfair against eight men as they smashed in the bullet-proof glass leaving him with blood running down his face.

According to witness Laurence Davis, who owns specialist tobacconist Sautter cigars across the street, the attack went on for five minutes before the raiders gave up and left empty-handed.    Read more »

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Face of the day

Today’s face of the day is Kevin Hague, the new co-leader of the Green Party.
I did a little research and judging by this image he is going to be as focused on Cameron as his predecessor, Russell, ‘ Who are you texting? ‘ Norman.

Feral and proud.

THE ONGOING MO': Green Party MP Kevin Hague enlisted in Movember to help change the face of men’s health. Hague has said he’s keeping the mo for another month as he also grows a Decembeard to raise awareness of bowel cancer. – Stuff

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Friday nightCap

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Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

It’s logical: Kim Cattrall, while filming Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country, posed for photos on the Enterprise bridge wearing nothing but Vulcan ears. Fearing harm to the franchise, Leonard Nimoy had the photos destroyed. (source)   Read more »

Inside a camera at 10,000 fps

Daily Roundup

An outstanding effort, three carparks taken by one car…with an assist from the car on the left.

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Will there be other resignations inside National?

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Going into his third term John Key has to be very careful he isn’t painted into a corner as being arrogant and out of touch.

After not acting decisively over Mike Sabin, who was allowed to linger, Key is likely to be accused of having low ethical standards.    Read more »

The coming selection in Northland

The predictable demise of Northland MP Mike Sabin means a very blue seat is up for selection.

The majority is 9300, and Labour’s candidate, Willow-Jean Prime, has just had a baby, so is not expected to run again.

When Sabin won in 2011 there was considerable interest in the selection, with a good number of candidates putting their names forward. Some of these are expected to be contenders again.

Grant McCullum: Long time National Board member and perceived front runner in the last selection. Withdrew due to issues with a tricky missus. Inside word is she has just got more tricky over the years so McCullum will struggle to get approval to run.   Read more »