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December 24, 2018 5:49 PM Donald Trump compares Federal Reserve to bad golfer as US stocks dive in shutdown chaos

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has blasted America’s independent central bank and compared the Federal Reserve to a “powerful golfer who can’t score”. The president is annoyed over the Fed’s decision to raise its short-term rate four times this year in a bid to prevent the economy from overheating. President Trump wrote on Twitter: “The only problem our economy 125

December 22, 2018 3:45 PM Seal pup found in Terrington St Clement back garden

A three-week-old seal pup was found in a back garden four miles (6.4km) away from the sea. It said it believed the pup travelled up a drainage system in the hope of finding water or food. Animal collection officer Naemi Kilbey said she was grateful the "incredibly feisty little fella" was found, otherwise he may have died from starvation. The seal pup was taken 69

December 9, 2018 9:07 AM Feeding our old folks on the cheap in hospitals

The alarming figures have led to fears that thousands of Scotland’s most vulnerable people may not be getting enough nutrition. Orchard View in Greenock, a 42-bed facility for older people suffering from dementia that was opened last year at a cost of £7million, spent £2.50 per patient each day. Several other mental hospitals run by Greater Glasgow and Clyde 50

November 11, 2018 3:53 PM 'I've had enough of this S**T!' Salvini RAGES at Malta and France in major threat to EU

Italy's Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister said he was "fed up" with the rest of Europe "treating Italy like a refugee camp". On Saturday, Mr Salvini alleged the Maltese authorities gave fuel and a compass to a boat of 13 migrants to help them reach Lampedusa instead of welcoming them to their country as obliged by European agreements. On Sunday 50

October 19, 2018 3:49 AM Jo Brand on Strictly, strippers and... staying safe

Jo Brand is a woman with staying power - she's been on our radar for the best part of three decades and the media have cast her as everything from man-hater to national treasure during that time. We asked Brand about that moment, the #MeToo backlash, Strictly Come Dancing - and if it's OK to ogle men in wet shirts. "I was surprised [by the reaction] 86

October 9, 2018 10:11 PM 'What would Brenda from Bristol think?' Raab TEARS into calls for second Brexit referendum

BREXIT Secretary Dominic Raab delivered a sharp swipe at both the Labour Party and the SNP, accusing them of "political opportunism" over referendum calls as he spoke to the House of Commons today. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab ridiculed what he called the “political opportunism” of the Labour Party and the SNP as he took a question from Conservative 41

September 29, 2018 11:18 PM Teachers ‘bullying’ right-wing pupils as leftist union ideology infiltrates schools

CHILDREN of Right-wing politicians are being bullied by teachers and ostracised by classmates because trade unions have an iron grip on schools, it is claimed. It has strengthened calls for more free schools to stop youngsters being drip-fed socialist views in the classroom. “She turned to the class which is particularly ethnically diverse and said, ‘This 43

September 23, 2018 11:57 AM Jeremy Corbyn REFUSES to answer this KEY question over second Brexit referendum vote

LABOUR Leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to say how he would vote in the event of a second referendum. The Labour party leadership will come under intense pressure from party activists to commit to a second referendum vote at the Labour Party conference this weekend. Mr Corbyn declined to say whether we would vote to remain or to leave the EU in the event 36

September 22, 2018 10:55 PM Lord Lawson LAMBASTS Remoaner Philip Hammond over ‘DOOM AND GLOOM’ Brexit forecasts

FORMER Chancellor Lord Lawson has attacked Philip Hammond over the Treasury’s “doom and gloom” Brexit forecasts, after separate analyses predicted the UK economy will benefit from “strong positive growth”. Nigel Lawson, who served under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, said it was “puzzling” that the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts use “the same model 137

September 6, 2018 12:07 PM Cécile Djunga: Belgian forecaster hits out at race insults

Cécile Djunga has been presenting the weather on Belgian public TV for a year, and after being subjected to a stream of racist comments she has decided to fight back. In a five-minute appeal on Facebook, Ms Djunga says one viewer rang into work to complain she was "too black and all people could see were my clothes". Its head, Jean-Paul Philippot, told Belgian 40