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January 15, 2018 5:08 PM How salmonella destroyed the mighty Aztecs: Ancient teeth reveal how nearly ALL of Mexico was once wiped out by one of the most devastating food poisoning epidemics in human history

It has been described as one of the most devastating epidemics in human history - and now scientists have discovered what caused it. An outbreak of a mystery disease in 1576, and second wave in 1576, killed around seven million to 17 million people and helped destroy the mighty Aztec Empire. Known to the locals as cocoliztli, the symptoms of the disease 10

January 15, 2018 2:15 AM Weather warnings as Arctic winds, hail and snow set to sweep across Britain

Up to 20cm of snow is possible on high ground, with ice, strong winds and power cuts also possible, according to weather warnings. A yellow weather warning has been issued for snow and ice from Monday afternoon through to Wednesday evening. The warning covers Northern Ireland, most of Scotland and the far north of England, where Met Office spokeswoman 5

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Britain braces for POLAR BLAST: Met Office issues UK snow and ice warnings for THIS WEEK

PEOPLE across the UK can expect a very chilly start to the week as a “polar maritime air mass” whips through the country, prompting the Met Office to issue snow and ice warnings. A yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for northern parts of the UK from Monday with frequent and heavy hail and snow showers set to affect millions of people, with those 12

January 12, 2018 5:06 PM USDA raises corn harvest view; trims soy production

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday boosted its estimate of domestic corn production due to a record yield that stemmed from bumper harvests in major growing states such as Illinois as well as some of the smaller production areas. USDA also trimmed its view of soybean production, although the 2017 crop remained at record 5

January 11, 2018 6:29 PM Tottenham to host first NFL London game of 2018 in October as London mayor Sadiq Khan tours new £750m stadium with Daniel Levy

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy showed London mayor Sadiq Khan around their new stadium on the day it was announced that White Hart Lane will host the first NFL London game of 2018. Oakland Raiders will take on Seattle Seahawks on October 14 at the 62,000-seater stadium, with the NFL announcing a further two matches to be played at Wembley at the end of October 12 1

January 11, 2018 3:28 PM Man, 24, dies within an hour after deadly brown snake bit him as he tried to protect his beloved pet

A man has tragically died attempting to save his pet from a deadly eastern brown snake. The 24-year-old from Tamworth was attempting to ward the creature away from his companion when the snake bit him. He was rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening but died within an hour of the bite. The incident is believed to have occurred in the man's home on Cole Road just before 1

January 11, 2018 1:00 PM Order to stop rising anti-social behaviour

Police are clamping down on a group of yobs that are terrorising a town centre by throwing eggs and intimidating shoppers. Officers put in place a 48-hour dispersal order in the centre of Leigh at 4.30pm on Tuesday after a group of youths had been causing a nuisance for two days running. The yobs had been gathering in groups, shouting at members of the public 4

January 11, 2018 12:06 PM Council could invest in more teams to clear up mess

BASILDON Council will discuss proposals to invest £150,000 to create two new teams to tidy up unkempt areas across the borough. In July last year, the council agreed to increase the amount of Pride Teams it has from one to three. The teams have since been hard at work clearing undergrowth from footpaths, removing dumped litter from wooded areas and enhancing 3

January 10, 2018 3:15 PM A19 improvement works to start soon

City of York Council is carrying out the work at the Crockey Hill junction with Wheldrake Lane from Sunday, January 14, and will run until May 4, but the council said no work will take place over the Easter weekend. An extra southbound lane will be built on the approach to, and through the junction in an attempt to improve rush-hour congestion heading 7

January 10, 2018 3:00 PM New North Yorkshire road safety survey

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan has announced a new survey to find out how the public want North Yorkshire’s roads to be policed this year, four years on from the last survey. The announcement is part of a report before tomorrow’s Police and Crime Panel meeting, which stated the average number of traffic violations on the regions roads had dropped 6