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February 20, 2017 6:17 PM Moment one of Britain's leading horse trainers took her Shetland Ponies to meet their relatives on the Scottish islands aboard a tiny BOAT

This is the moment one of Britain's leading horse trainers took her ponies to meet their relatives on the Shetland Islands - on a tiny boat. Emma Massingale, 34, accompanied Albert and Ernie back to their native roots as part of her latest equestrian challenge. During the month-long adventure the ponies travelled around the rugged islands with Emma, running 19

February 20, 2017 2:41 PM Royal St George's to host The Open in 2020 for the 15th time in its history

The R&A has announced that the 2020 Open Championship will be played at Royal St George's, the scene of Darren Clarke's memorable victory in 2011. Royal St George's, which voted in March 2015 to admit women members, will stage the Open for the 15th time and the first since Clarke held off the challenge of Phil Mickelson and new world No 1 Dustin Johnson 23

February 20, 2017 1:42 PM Pensions minister: DB green paper to prevent future BHS cases

Pensions minister Richard Harrington has told New Model Adviser® he is ‘hopeful’ the defined benefit (DB) green paper will lead to a system which can avoid cases like BHS. Earlier today the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released a green paper on DB schemes which addressed the pressing concerns which the system faces. The paper said that in cases 27

February 20, 2017 4:00 AM Brexit: Lords to begin debating bill to trigger Article 50

Peers are to begin debating the bill paving the way for the start of Brexit. MPs agreed the proposed law unchanged, authorising Theresa May to inform the EU of the UK's intention to leave. But the government does not have a majority in the House of Lords and eight amendments have been tabled by Labour's front bench. Opposition and crossbench peers are seeking 24

February 19, 2017 10:49 PM You picked the wrong car! P-Plater challenges another driver to a drag race from the lights – but quickly regrets his decision

A novice driver tried to challenge a fellow motorist to a race on a western Sydney road. But the p-plater didn't realise the other car was an unmarked police vehicle. The p-plater was caught on camera as he set off at high speed as the lights turned green. The car to his left followed suit - but then pulled a fast one on the wannabe race driver by turning 16

February 19, 2017 6:30 PM Kraft Heinz drops Unilever takeover bid

Kraft Heinz has said it has dropped its plan to buy Anglo-Dutch rival Unilever. Marmite-maker Unilever rejected the US food giant's bid on Friday, saying it saw "no merit, either financial or strategic" in Kraft's offer, worth about $143bn (£115bn). "Unilever and Kraft Heinz hold each other in high regard," the companies said in a joint statement 32

February 19, 2017 5:57 PM Iraqi forces launch offensive to drive IS from western Mosul

HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a major air-and-ground offensive Sunday to retake western Mosul from Islamic State militants and drive the extremist group from its last major urban bastion in Iraq. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's second-largest city, and plumes of smoke rose into the sky early 25

February 19, 2017 12:12 PM Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul

HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (AP) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city. The battle for western Mosul promises to be the most daunting yet, as the half of the city west of the Tigris 26

February 19, 2017 10:37 AM Iraq Starts Offensive to Retake Western Mosul From ISIS

The operation took longer than expected and cost countless lives, but much of the city’s infrastructure was preserved, and daily life has already returned. That is in contrast to the operations to take back other cities from ISIS, including Ramadi and Sinjar, which were laid waste by airstrikes. More than a year since it was freed, not even the mayor 32

February 19, 2017 7:18 AM Chen holds on to lead to win 4 Continents figure skating

PYEONCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Nathan Chen held off a challenge by Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to win the Four Continents, a figure skating test event for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The American champion, 17, was first after the short program and second in Sunday's free skate at the Gangneung Ice Arena for a total of 307.46 points. Hanyu, third after 15