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June 2, 2015 11:01 PM Beatles stamps the most popular special collection released by Royal Mail in last ten years

Plaque to be placed on post box outside Metropolitan Cathedral marking 50 years of special stamps A special stamp collection featuring The Beatles’ classic album sleeves remains the most popular of the last decade. The 2007 stamp issue honoured ten of the band’s most iconic album covers including Abbey Road, Revolver, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts 37

May 29, 2015 7:13 PM Ginsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says young women should fight for things they care about, but do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause. The 82-year-old justice, speaking Friday at a luncheon at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute, also recounted her work as a lawyer and judge on landmark cases 22

May 28, 2015 1:51 PM Chip manufacturer Avago buys rival Broadcom for $37bn

Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn (£24bn). Between them, the two firms employ more than 20,000 staff worldwide with combined annual sales of £15bn (£10bn). Avago, based in both the US and Singapore, said the deal was a "landmark" transaction. "The combination 24

May 23, 2015 2:58 AM France: Eiffel Tower closed after workers protest against pickpockets

The Eiffel Tower was temporarily closed on 22 May when workers walked off to protest against the lack of protection for visitors and staff from pickpockets. The Parisian monument was reopened in the late after with workers reaching a temporary agreement with management to keep the monument open through the long weekend, the New York Times reported 24

May 22, 2015 10:02 AM Cab driver jailed for Iraq bomb murder

A London cab driver has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 38 years for the murder of a US soldier in a roadside bombing in Iraq in 2007. Anis Sardar, 38, from Wembley, built bombs as part of a conspiracy to kill Americans fighting in the country. One caused the death of 34-year-old Sergeant First Class Randy Johnson, of 2nd Stryker Cavalry 25

May 22, 2015 9:25 AM Eden Hazard to miss first Chelsea match of the season... because of tooth surgery

The 24-year-old, who has won the PFA, FWA and Premier League player of the year awards this season, needed emergency dental surgery on Thursday because of severe tooth ache. The Belgian's thrilling performances and 14 league goals played a key role in Jose Mourinho's side being crowned champions but he was unable to attend the FWA awards gala. Speaking 28

May 22, 2015 1:54 AM US beats Cuba 9-4 in wrestling exhibition in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. beat Cuba 9-4 in a wrestling exhibition in Times Square on Thursday night. Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs beat Luis Quintana Martinez by technical fall at 163 pounds to wrap up the event, which benefits youth wrestling organization Beat the Streets. This is the sixth straight year top American wrestlers have taken part in the fundraiser 28

May 21, 2015 10:42 AM OECD Sees Continued Rise in Growth-Harming Inequality

Two-fifths of the population of developed countries have gained little in recent decades, research body says Two-fifths of the population of developed countries have gained little over recent decades, driving a rise in income inequality that is damaging economic growth and that can only be reversed through a wide range of government measures, including 22

May 20, 2015 12:40 PM SSE to close Ferrybridge power station following fire

Ferrybridge power station, a familiar landmark for motorists at the junction of the A1 and the M62, will close next year after 50 years providing energy to the north of England, following a fire that caused millions of pounds of damage. SSE, the operator of the coal-fired station, which this morning said that it had lost 500,000 customers in the year to March 24

May 13, 2015 4:10 PM Cornish bed and breakfast wins the AA Award for Friendliest B&B

The Old Railway Yard in Lanner Hill, Cornwall won at the AA B&B Awards. At a glitzy awards ceremony held at The Landmark London Hotel in London, The Old Railway Yard, near Redruth, walked away with the award for the Friendliest B&B, sponsored by eviivo. Built on the site of a former blacksmith's the owners Graham Collier and Suzanne Wilson take pride 29 1