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January 15, 2019 7:47 PM China GROWING COTTON on Moon in LANDMARK mission to cultivate LIFE in space

CHINA has started growing crops on the moon in a landmark mission, making it the first country to cultivate agriculture in space. The description reads: "After experimenting under the moon's high vacuum, large temperature difference, strong radiation and harsh conditions, mankind has grown the first plant sprout, realising man's first moon-based biological 393

January 11, 2019 10:55 PM Lithuania court hands down landmark ruling about gay couples

The highest court in Lithuania has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be given residency permits. In a momentous ruling on Friday (January 11), the court denounced the practice of denying residency permits to gay spouses as discriminatory and against human dignity, according to AFP. “The refusal to issue permits cannot be based only on gender 120

January 11, 2019 2:18 PM MAPPED: Do YOU live in Britain’s worst burglary hotspot? Top 20 revealed

THE UK’S worst areas for burglaries have been revealed in new analysis that found break ins are up 16 percent. The small town of Henley-in-Arden, in Warwickshire, is confirmed to be the UK’s top burglary claims hotspot, according to analysis of more than 2.5 million home insurance quotes from January 2017 to December 2018. MoneySuperMarket analysed home insurance 127

January 11, 2019 6:41 AM FLU OUTBREAK: Cases of flu DOUBLE as illness kills DOZENS in the last three months

FLU cases have doubled within a week in the UK according to figures released by Public Health England (PHE), and the death toll over the past three months has surpassed 40. Nearly two million people are showing flu-like symptoms as rates hit their worst level since this year’s monitoring began in September. Figures released by Public Health England show an increase 114

January 10, 2019 10:47 PM MACRON WARNING: Italy leader threatens EU split by DEFYING France to meet 'yellow vests'

ITALY’S deputy leader has pledged to meet with leaders of the ‘yellow vest’ movement in France despite being warned to stay out of French affairs. Luigi Di Maio said he hoped the talks would pave the way to involving the anti-establishment protestors in his vision for a populist wave in the upcoming European Parliament elections. The deputy prime minister 98

January 9, 2019 10:16 PM Oops! Meghan Markle named to take over THIS patronage from Queen in huge blunder

MEGHAN Markle has been named as patron of the National Theatre in a press release that was quickly taken down - it comes after royal insiders revealed the Duchess of Sussex would be taking over the role from the Queen. Meghan Markle is set to take over from the Queen as patron of the National Theatre, in a press release that was published by mistake 131

January 8, 2019 5:55 PM Heathrow DRONE chaos: Is YOUR flight cancelled? What's happening at Heathrow?

HEATHROW AIRPORT have suspended flights following reported drone sightings, but is your flight cancelled? What is happening at Heathrow Airport? Flights from London's Heathrow airport were halted on Tuesday after the airport said there had been sightings of a drone flown near Britain's busiest air hub. A statement from Heathrow Airport said: "We are responding 105

January 7, 2019 2:53 PM Monkey fever SPREADS: Six people die and 15 infected by deadly viral infection

INDIA is currently reeling from an outbreak of Monkey Fever, forcing officials to close a nearby nature reserve. Indian health are currently battling the deadly outbreak with six people already dead from the disease. Monkey Fever, otherwise known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), has broken out in the area of Karnataka, a state in India. The rare disease 118

January 4, 2019 12:25 AM Top boss pay overtakes staff in three days, report says

In the first three days of 2019 top bosses will have earned more than the typical worker will earn all year, according to a report. The average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive is £1,020 an hour, research from the High Pay Centre and HR industry body the CIPD has found. By "Fat Cat Friday" bosses will have earned more than the typical annual UK salary 97

January 4, 2019 12:14 AM A teacher's story: Eat. Sleep. Teach. Repeat

A teacher has told the BBC she considered driving her car into a tree to avoid going back to the classroom. The woman, who is based in Hampshire but did not want to be named, said she wanted to speak out to raise awareness about the levels of stress in the profession. Over two-thirds of teachers say their job has adversely affected their mental health 63