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October 22, 2018 12:01 PM Remainer celebrities funded buses for the London march

EUROPHILE celebrities and politicians banded together to fund bus travel for thousands of campaigners who descended on London at the weekend in a bid to stop Brexit. TV cook Delia Smith, Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart and Tony Blair’s former spokesman Alastair Campbell were among the famous names who donated £1,000 each to help protestors get to the capital 7

October 22, 2018 10:57 AM Spondon Post Office blown up by cash machine raiders

Raiders have blasted open the front of a post office in a bid to steal a cash machine. Debris was strewn outside the Post Office in Chapel Street, Spondon, Derby, after the explosion at about 04:45 BST. Residents were woken by a "terrifying", "loud, subsonic bang". Nobody was thought to have been injured. Police said residents in a flat above had been evacuated 6

October 18, 2018 10:24 AM Police officer run over in Blackley during van chase

Two teenage girls are among four people arrested after a police officer was run over during a police chase. The officer, 43, suffered leg injuries when he was hit by a van being pursued by officers at 07:30 BST in Blackley New Road, Blackley, Manchester. He had been responding to a disturbance at a nearby flat when a man fled in a black Citroen Berlingo 8

October 18, 2018 8:42 AM In pictures: 'Eye of Istanbul' photographer Ara Guler dies at 90

One of Turkey's best known photojournalists, Ara Guler, has died at the age of 90. Nicknamed The Eye of Istanbul, Ara Guler chronicled the city with melancholic black-and-white pictures taken mostly with a Leica camera. He died in hospital in Istanbul on Wednesday after suffering heart failure, Anadolu news agency said. Guler, who was born to ethnic 10

October 18, 2018 6:32 AM Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion 'turns down' Valletta contract

Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC, as he continues his pursuit to become a professional footballer. The winner of eight Olympic sprinting titles, who retired from athletics in 2017, is currently on trial at Australia's Central Coast Mariners. Bolt, 32, scored two goals in a recent pre-season friendly but has not been offered 8

October 17, 2018 6:41 PM Boxing champion Saul Alvarez signs 'richest sports contract ever'

The mega-money deal makes Saul "Canelo" Alvarez the highest-paid athlete in the world, says his promoter. It makes the middleweight world champion the highest paid sportsperson in the world, according to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya. Alarez, 28, has agreed the five-year-deal with sports streaming service DAZN. It will offer fans a monthly subscription 4

October 17, 2018 1:39 PM Hate preacher Anjem Choudhary 'faces financial RUIN as UN freezes assets'

ANJEM Choudary could face financial ruin when hit by an asset freeze as part of a strict supervision regime following his release from prison later this week. Police and MI5 are expected to be among a host of agencies involved in monitoring the 51-year-old hate preacher in the community. His name has also been added to a United Nations sanctions list, which 5

October 17, 2018 11:14 AM Where are house prices rising the fastest?

House prices are rising the fastest in the East Midlands, increasing by 6.5% in the year to August, according to official statistics. Wales also showed a significant rise - up by 6.2% over the same period, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, a "sustained slowdown" in the south and east of England has pulled back house price 7

October 17, 2018 9:12 AM Italy DOES NOT benefit from being in EU: 56% of Italians believe Italy is BETTER without

TENSIONS between Italy and the EU may result in a new revolt as only 44 percent of Italian people now believe Italy has benefited from its membership to the Brussels bloc, the latest European Commission poll has revealed. The Commission's Eurobarometer poll revealed Italy is now at bottom of the list of countries who believe the EU has been beneficial 6

October 16, 2018 11:23 PM Nehanda, the Shona spirit medium that inspired Mugabe

Nehanda Nyakasikana was a Shona spirit medium who led the fight against the British colonisers in what is now Zimbabwe in the 19th Century. She took her name from the spirit which possessed her and it gave her great status among her people. She became a spiritual, political and military leader of the Shona people. She refused to convert to Christianity 7