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July 17, 2018 9:40 AM Georges Lemaître: Who was priest who proposed Big Bang theory celebrated by Google Doodle?

You have no doubt heard of the Big Bang theory, but less people will have heard of its theorist, George Lemaitre. The hypothesis has had a monumental influence on on understanding of astrophysics. Today Google Doodle are celebrating the man who proposed the universe began from a single primordial atom, the “Cosmic Egg”. Click yourself onto the Google 8

July 17, 2018 12:03 AM Sheeran tops charts with £80m in a year

ED Sheeran is the world’s highest-earning solo musician, taking home more than £80million in the past 12 months. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter came ninth overall in a list of the world’s best-paid celebrities. According to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, he jumped 62 places from last year and is now ahead of solo musicians such as Taylor Swift and Beyonce 8

July 13, 2018 10:55 AM Salvator Kola and Xhovan Pepaj jailed for cannabis factory in Northfleet, Gravesend

Two men have been jailed after the discovery of more than 70 cannabis plants. Salvator Kola, 44, of Mitchell Avenue in Northfleet and Xhovan Pepaj, 21, of no fixed abode, were sentenced to a combined total of four and a half years at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday. Pepaj was spotted at the address on Friday, June 1, and believed to be a burglar by an off-duty 14

July 12, 2018 11:42 PM 'See you in court,' Nova Scotia lotto win aunt tells nephew

A Canadian woman's first act upon winning the lottery was to threaten to sue her nephew for his half of the C$1.2m ($912,000; £690,000) win. "See you in court," Barbara Reddick told Tyrone MacInnis as they both posed with the giant novelty cheque in Nova Scotia province. Both their names were on the winning ticket from Wednesday night's "Chase the Ace" draw. But Ms Reddick 9

July 12, 2018 2:58 PM BBC axes Daily Politics show as part of changes to political output

BBC show Daily Politics is being scrapped to make way for a new programme. The move was announced as part of changes to the broadcaster’s political and parliamentary output. Daily Politics, on BBC2, which first aired in 2003, will be replaced by Politics Live, which will air from Monday to Friday. The new programme will be presented four days a week by Jo Coburn 7

July 12, 2018 1:14 PM Joseph Lungu in hospital after freak accident when mother's car rolls over his leg in Wordsworth Close, Chatham

A father has told of the shocking moment a boy's mother realised he was injured in a freak accident. Samuel Lungu's son Joseph, four, was miraculously saved by his mother as she realised she couldn't stop the car after parking it on their driveway in Wordsworth Close, Walderslade, yesterday after as shopping trip. Her three children had been getting 8

July 12, 2018 12:31 PM HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS IN THE ARCTIC?

The pristine waters of the Arctic are turning into a floating rubbish dump – posing a threat to marine life, scientists warn. One of the densest areas of plastic rubbish anywhere in the world’s seas has been discovered north of Norway and Russia. Miles from civilisation, the amount of plastic waste in the Barents Sea – on the margins of the Arctic Ocean 13

July 11, 2018 7:15 PM World Cup 2018: England knocked out after semi-final loss to Croatia

Kieran Trippier put England ahead but goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic sealed Croatia's place in the final. Kieran Trippier put the Three Lions ahead but goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic sealed Croatia's place in Sunday's final against France. England took the lead in the 5th minute with a stunning free kick from Kieran Trippier 9

July 11, 2018 2:07 PM Murder inquiry as mother and four-year-old son die in house fire

The bodies are found a day and a half after a fire at a home in Eastbourne, which police are treating as arson. The bodies were discovered in a first floor bedroom at about midday on Wednesday - a day and a half after the house in Croxden Way, Eastbourne was set on fire at 1am on Tuesday. Sussex Police said they are treating the deaths of the previously 6

July 10, 2018 4:00 AM Jamie Paul Cudine jailed for raping young woman

A MAN who objects when “things are not going the way he wants them to go” has been jailed for raping a young woman. In a victim personal statement, the undergraduate said the actions of Jamie Paul Cudine, 31, had changed her permanently and left her with nightmares and other psychological effects. A jury at York Crown Court heard they first met through 8