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Banksy shares photo of new bike tyre hula-hoop street art

Banksy shares photo of new bike tyre hula-hoop street art

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Banksy appears to have confirmed being behind a new artwork that has appeared on a wall in Nottingham, depicting a young girl using a bike tyre as a hula-hoop.Residents in the area of Lenton had been speculating about the design, which appeared on the side of the AVI hair and beauty salon there earlier this week. An actual bike, minus one wheel, is locked to a post in front of the graffiti. On Saturday, the mysterious street artist posted two pictures of the mural on the official Banksy Instagram account. A photograph also appeared on the Banksy website.Crowds have reportedly been gathering at the site in recent days, according to the Nottingham Post.Responding to the photographs, which have been left uncaptioned, on Instagram, one user said: "Well that Beauty Salon just went up a few mill...
Simon Cowell issues ‘good advice’ on riding electric bike after breaking his back

Simon Cowell issues ‘good advice’ on riding electric bike after breaking his back

Entertainment
Simon Cowell has thanked medics following surgery on his broken back after he fell while testing a new electric bike.The entertainment mogul was taken to hospital where he had an operation on Saturday night, which involved a number of procedures including having a metal rod put in his back. Cowell is understood to have been with his six-year-old son Eric at the time of the fall at his house in Malibu. Image: Cowell's partner, Lauren Silverman, accompanied him to the hospital In a post to his 11.3 million Twitter followers following his surgery, Cowell wrote: "Some good advice... If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time."I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind m...
‘Fix your bike’ vouchers launch, as doctors to prescribe bikes on NHS

‘Fix your bike’ vouchers launch, as doctors to prescribe bikes on NHS

Business
A government scheme offering £50 bike repair vouchers will launch in England on Tuesday as part of plans to boost cycling and walking.An initial 50,000 vouchers will be made available online later in the day on a first-come, first-served basis.The prime minister also announced that bikes will be made available on the NHS as part of the strategy.But Labour said many of the government's proposals were taking too long to come into effect.It comes after the government launched its obesity strategy on Monday.GPs in areas of England with poor health will be encouraged to prescribe cycling, with patients able to access bikes through their local surgery.Recent Public Health England research found that being overweight or obese puts people at greater risk of serio
With a bike and loudspeakers, London vicar spreads the word

With a bike and loudspeakers, London vicar spreads the word

World
The vicar of an Anglican church in London's fashionable Notting Hill district isn’t one to let a public health lockdown get in between him and the Easter message of hopeBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressApril 12, 2020, 10:00 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- Pat Allerton, the vicar of an Anglican church in London's fashionable Notting Hill district, isn't one to let a nationwide lockdown get in between him and a message of hope. Armed with two loudspeakers, Allerton left his vicarage at St. Peter's church and got on his bicycle to deliver his Easter Sunday sermon on the area's backstreets. Allerton, like other Church of England clergy members, has had to be ingenious at finding ways to spread the word during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. T
4 children killed in crash between train, bike

4 children killed in crash between train, bike

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Four children were killed and two other people were critically injured Thursday after a train slammed into an electric cargo bike in the Netherlands. Police said the accident happened on a railway line in the town of Oss, 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of Amsterdam, at a rail crossing close to the town's railway station. The crossing has warning lights, and red and white barriers to keep pedestrians off tracks when trains pass. Police said the electric bike belonged to a children's day care center and was taking children to school when the collision happened. Investigations were underway to establish the cause. The two critically injured victims were taken to a local hospital. Oss mayor Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans said local authorities "stand with the families, the school, the day care...