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January 15, 2019 5:13 PM Boreham Wood FC's 'weird' 1,400-word Brexit post

A football club's decision to post a 1,400-word article about Brexit has been called "weird", "embarrassing" and "slightly random". Non-league side Boreham Wood posted an article entitled "MPs do your duty" on its website on Tuesday ahead of a Parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal. However, others were in favour, and one said they "now support Boreham 399

January 14, 2019 2:38 PM Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people on Sunday. He was hospitalised for serious abdominal injuries and underwent five hours of surgery. A 27-year-old with a criminal record has been arrested over the attack. Police 115

January 13, 2019 1:08 PM Mayor of Cambridge dies during scuba-diving holiday

The mayor of Cambridge has died suddenly while on a scuba-diving holiday with his wife in South Africa. Nigel Gawthrope, 61, collapsed on Friday after surfacing from a dive and feeling unwell. The exact cause of his death is unknown. The city councillor was a popular local figure and had been eight months into his term of office. Council leader Lewis 145

January 13, 2019 8:33 AM Cesare Battisti: Italian ex-militant arrested in Bolivia

A former communist militant who Brazil's new president had vowed to extradite has been detained in Bolivia, a Brazilian official said. Italian Cesare Battisti is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he denies committing. Battisti spent years in Brazil as a refugee, backed by former left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva 135

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 123

January 11, 2019 10:21 PM Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl falls off stage at Vegas show after chugging beer

It is not the first time the Foo Fighters star has taken a tumble, after he fell and broke his leg in Gothenburg in 2015. It is not the first time the flamboyant musician has taken a tumble: he fell and broke his leg during a gig in Gothenburg in 2015, and then appeared to do the same, in the same city, earlier this year. Playing the band's first gig of 2019, Grohl 121

January 11, 2019 10:05 PM Atlantis UNCOVERED? Huge '8,000-year-old ancient city' discovered on British coast

THE Lost City of Atlantis may have been uncovered by oil company divers in the North Sea, it was revealed in a new documentary. “Many are now claiming it was the heart of Europe, dating back some 8,000 years. Organised by Dr Richard Bates of the Department of Earth Sciences at St Andrew's, the Drowned Landscapes exhibit revealed the human story behind 122

January 10, 2019 9:33 PM FA Continental Tyres League Cup: Manchester City Women 7-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Women

Manchester City Women scored four goals in the last 10 minutes as they thrashed Brighton to reach the semi-finals of the FA Continental Tyres League Cup. Nikita Parris chipped in to put City ahead but Danielle Buet levelled from the spot after Karen Bardsley's foul. Lauren Hemp and Caroline Weir scored either side of half-time as the hosts led 3-1 going 113

January 10, 2019 7:45 PM Manchester Pride adopts Pride flag with black and brown stripes

Manchester Pride has chosen an official flag which includes black and brown stripes alongside the original rainbow. The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival will use a design with eight stripes which was originally flown outside Philadelphia’s City Hall in 2017, instead of Gilbert Baker‘s classic flag. Mark Fletcher, the chief executive of Manchester Pride 112

January 10, 2019 3:14 PM Phil the pheasant a 'terror' to Norwich residents

A pheasant has staked his claim to a quiet street on a city housing estate. Named Phil by residents of Costessey in Norwich, he considers the area his territory and guards it fiercely. "Pheasants, like many wild animals are a territorial species and males will defend their territory - particularly during the mating season," the RSPCA said. It added 96