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January 15, 2019 11:27 AM Marks & Spencer to close 17 stores

M&S has already outlined plans to close 100 stores by 2022 as it hopes to move at least a third of its clothing and homes sales online. Of these, 30 have already closed and 25 have been announced including Tuesday's list. The latest 17 stores to close are: Ashford, Barrow, Bedford, Boston, Buxton, Cwmbran, Deal, Felixstowe, Huddersfield, Hull, Junction 395

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 14, 2019 1:19 PM 15 killed as Iranian military plane making emergency landing crashes into house

The plane carrying 16 people was making an emergency landing when it overshot a runway and crashed into a house. The plane was carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan when it crashed near the capital Tehran, army spokesman Amir Taghikhani told state television. He said 16 people were on board - 14 military personnel and two civilians. The sole survivor 147

January 14, 2019 10:16 AM Malaysian police seize 600kg of crystal meth in huge drugs bust

The latest find comes a few weeks after another police operation turned up 1.2 tonnes of crystal meth. Nearly 600kg (1,300lbs) of mostly crystal meth was found over the weekend, most of it in a container truck in the northern state of Perak, police said. The seizures come a month after police got a record bust of 1.2 tonnes of crystal meth, known locally 124

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 143

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 134

January 12, 2019 7:03 PM Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain

Nigerian Presidential campaign frontrunner Atiku Abubakar is expected in London next week to talk about future free trade deals with Britain after Brexit. Atiku Abubakar said trade deal with Nigeria unrealistic with country as poorest in the world (Image: getty) The Federal Government, the Nigerian Election Commission (INEC), and local and State officials 129

January 12, 2019 11:09 AM 'Brexit a pain in the a**!' Irish farmers plead EU to give into UK to avoid sector WIPEOUT

IRISH farmers have pleaded the European Commission to "step in" to avoid a no deal Brexit with the United Kingdom in fear trade tariffs could "wipe out" the Irish beef sector. Concerns are rising in Ireland about the potential risk of a no deal Brexit to the local farming industry. Theresa May is forecast to suffer a humiliating loss in Parliament as only 206 MPs are expected 122

January 11, 2019 3:10 AM Craig McLachlan: Actor charged with assault and sex offences

Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with one count of common assault and eight counts of indecent assault by police. The former Neighbours star, 53, was charged by a police sex crime unit in Melbourne. A spokesman for Mr McLachlan told local media: "Craig is innocent of these charges which will be vigorously defended." McLachlan is a veteran 115

January 9, 2019 2:35 PM Buyer 'willing to pay £100,000 for Port Talbot Banksy'

Someone is willing to pay about £100,000 for the Banksy on a garage in Port Talbot, an art dealer has said. Garage owner Ian Lewis has received several approaches from private collectors hoping to buy the piece. Art dealer and Banksy expert John Brandler said his client would offer a six-figure sum "because it fits nicely into his collection". Mr Lewis 118