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The unspoken terror of loneliness in London’s Metropolitan Police Departments

The unspoken terror of loneliness in London’s Metropolitan Police Departments

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In one of the world’s most powerful cities, the police administration is, according to one MET officer, “silently suffering from an epidemic of loneliness.” Police officer coming out of the Supreme Court after finishing a 48-hour workday. Image source: Sneha Chakraborty London’s bustling streets are now silent. Illuminating light from inside the stores is off. The empty underground stations and parking lots are filled by the faint echo of a patrol car, flashing blue strides of light in the dark of night. The police officer, in his fluorescent vest, is finishing his final routine inspection of the area, is thinking about how he misses dropping off his son to school because of the late hours. Like him, and many other policemen, the proud responsibility of keeping London safe is costin
Heaviest storm in Icelandic history

Heaviest storm in Icelandic history

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A bombogenisis (fast evolving) cyclone hit Iceland last night, causing damage throughout the country and cutting off the island. Up to 118 mph was the predicted wind speed by forecasts along with heavy snowfall. The air pressure dropped from 1005 hPa to 980 in only 19 hours before the storm hit the country. The weather alert was set to yellow, orange and even red. It was the first time in Icelandic history that a weather warning of the highest level was released since the new weather alert system had been introduced several years ago. The red alert affected the region of the Westfjords, a very exposed area in the northwest of Iceland, where the storm was suspected to be the worst. People in the whole country were advised to stay home. Forecasters especially recommended to avoi...