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January 14, 2019 10:37 PM May's deal would 'DASH Global Britain' warns Fabricant in latest blow to PM

TORY MP Michael Fabricant has lashed out at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement, insisting the UK's future as a global trading hub would be "dashed" under her deal. Mr Fabricant said Sir Lockwood Smith, who was New Zealand’s High Commissioner until 2017, was also dismissive of Mrs May's Brexit deal. Mr Smith said it would be "difficult" 116

January 2, 2019 12:39 PM EU accused of favouritism after ignoring Macron's 'BRUTAL' treatment of 'Yellow Vests'

EUROPEAN Union bosses have been accused of ignoring Emmanuel Macron’s “brutal” handling of the so-called ‘Yellow Vest’ demonstrations sweeping France. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieck claims France has received beneficial treatment from Brussels after deploying tens of thousands of police officers to quash the growing movement. Paris suffered 115

November 7, 2018 1:38 AM Democrats set to GAIN House seat in Florida

THE DEMOCRATS have picked up a seat in Florida in the Miami-area 27th district with former health and human services secretary Donna Shalala finishing ahead of Republican Cuban-American and former journalist Maria Elvira Salazar, it has been projected. House Majority PAC Executive Director Charlie Kelly said: “Donna Shalala has a distinguished record 63

June 20, 2018 8:49 PM Melbourne considering closing CBD streets

The city of Melbourne is considering restricting vehicles in the CBD, lowering the speed limit and increasing parking fees for on-street parking in a bid to force cars out of the city centre. Two discussion papers are expected to be released on Thursday outlining the radical plan to encourage a pedestrian thoroughfare, The Herald Sun reports. A 30km/h speed 23

April 26, 2018 3:34 AM These standing seats are the plane travel of the grim future

No worries if you didn’t book a seat on your budget airline and don’t fancy the scramble to get one. This is the Skyrider 2.0 saddle seat, positioned by Italy’s Aviointeriors at “the new frontier of low-cost tickets”. The new frontier looks a lot like standing. On the plus side, travellers sat on something that looks like those plastic mantlepieces you get to ‘rest’ 76

January 21, 2018 6:43 PM Dog rescued after fall down steep cliff on Devon beach

Coastguards have repeated their warnings about keeping dogs on leads Coastguards have rescued a dog which went over steep cliffs in a Devon resort. Rescue teams from Torbay and Berry Head Coastguard had to set up a cliff rescue after the spaniel went over the cliff at Roundham Head on Torquay seafront. A Torbay Coastguard spokesman said: “They were able to see and hear the dog from their 119

January 19, 2018 1:31 PM Plumlife Homes launches new affordable housing in Radcliffe

Plumlife Homes, which prides itself on delivering affordable housing, has launched The Larks in Radcliffe. A total of 14 two- and three-bedroom homes are available with Help to Buy schemes. This government-backed initiatives aim to give people the chance to get onto the property ladder by lowering the deposit required by lenders and keeping monthly repayments 33

January 8, 2018 2:33 AM SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission

SpaceX on Sunday blasted off a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature -- and the agency behind it -- remains a mystery. "Three, two, one, ignition and liftoff," said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched under cover of darkness from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 8:00 pm (0100 GMT Monday). The launch was initially 47

January 2, 2018 7:34 AM BP expects U.S. earnings uplift from tax reform

Jan 2 (Reuters) - British energy company BP expects a positive impact on future post-tax earnings from the United States after the changes to U.S. corporate taxes, it said on Tuesday. The company said that the lowering of the U.S. corporate income tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent requires revaluation of BP's U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities 32

November 20, 2017 6:00 PM Silverlink road closures set to take place this week

Tyneside motorists are facing more road closures this week around the Silverlink roundabout on the A19. Major roadworks have been ongoing for several months as part of a £75m package of upgrades being carried out by Highways England. The central focus of the project, which is due for completion in March 2019, is the construction of a triple-decker roundabout 28