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February 20, 2018 12:40 AM Cyclone Gita update: Devastating winds cause EVACUATIONS and road closures in New Zealand

Cyclone Gita is likely to make landfall in the upper South Island/Cook Strait area. Cyclone Gita hit the Pacific island nations of Fiji and Tonga last week, packing winds up to 275 kph (171 mph) and causing widespread destruction and flooding. The cyclone had since been downgraded to a storm, but forecasters warned it was still likely to wreak havoc 10

February 19, 2018 4:01 PM Hospital patients on the brink of death are to be offered 'compassion' signs to give them dignity and respect

Hospital patients just hours or days from death are to be offered 'compassion' signs near their beds to alert staff and visitors. The scheme to give them peace, dignity and respect has been devised by the east Kent hospitals trust and the Pilgrim's Hospice. They say it will provide more comfort and solace to people receiving end-of-life care and their 8

February 19, 2018 10:30 AM May gives speech about what she would do if she was prime minister


THERESA May has given a keynote speech outlining what she would do about something if she was the prime minister of Britain. The current leader of the Conservative Party set out her ideas on changing the price of something which, she promised, would be put into practice if she were ever to hold office. Julian Cook, professor of politics at Reading University 2

February 19, 2018 12:02 AM Fern Britton: I had no idea what Phillip Schofield had been paid

Fern Britton has rubbished historic suggestions that she quit This Morning over an alleged pay gap dispute involving Phillip Schofield. She presented the ITV daily programme for 10 years until 2009, but reports at the time alleged she and Schofield parted company following rumours of him being paid more for their other programme on the channel, All Star Mr & Mrs. Britton 6

February 16, 2018 5:42 PM When It Comes To ESA, I'm Another Person That's Been Failed By The System

I need my daughters’ help to cut up my food and get out of the bath, but my disability benefits assessment says the fact that I can hold a cup of water counts as evidence that I’m fit for work. The government must take notice of the latest recommendations on how these benefits are assessed. Over the last year, my life has changed beyond recognition 8

February 15, 2018 4:58 AM Labor MP calls for climate change action

Queensland Labor MP Cynthia Lui has called for more to be done about climate change in her maiden speech to Queensland parliament on Thursday. Ms Lui is the first Torres Strait Islander to sit as an MP in any Australian parliament after last November being elected as the member for Cook, which takes in Cape York and Torres Strait. In an emotional address

February 14, 2018 2:22 PM Barcelona provide £135m striker Ousmane Dembele 'with his own chef, security and doctor' as they attempt to help him settle in Spain

Barcelona's attempts to help big money signing Ousmane Dembele settle in Spain have extended to them providing for his every need - including his own chef. Dembele moved to the Nou Camp from Borussia Dortmund in the summer for a fee that could rise to £135m, supposedly as a replacement for Neymar. However a serious thigh injury soon after required surgery 7

February 14, 2018 12:50 PM Three York attractions have bagged national tourism accolades

THREE York tourist attractions have scored prestigious accolades from the country's tourism board. The Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Dungeons have all got ‘attractions accolades’ by Visit England, who today announced winners in the 2017 scheme. Andrew Stokes, VisitEngland's director said: "These attractions offer

February 14, 2018 8:05 AM Valentine's Day meal deals from high street chains contains as much salt as SIX Big Mac burgers or eight portions of fries

Many loving couples will choose to celebrate St Valentine's Day with a romantic meal at home tonight. Restaurants will be crowded or too expensive and the cold drizzle forecast across most of Britain offers little encouragement to venture out on a weekday evening. But there's a price to pay if you indulge in a Valentine's Day 'dine in' meal deal from one of the high street 9

February 13, 2018 8:20 AM Simple pancake recipe anyone can make

Here is a simple three-two-one recipe even the most reluctant cook can follow. Heat a small amount of oil or butter in a pan, just enough to coat the bottom so the pancakes don't stick. Pour a thin layer of your batter mix into the pan and cook until the underside of the pancake is golden brown. You could add a little butter to the mixture, or even use self raising