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July 21, 2018 8:00 AM Three peaks challenge helps hospice

A TECHNOLOGY company has raised £13,000 for Havens Hospice after taking on the national Three Peaks Challenge. 16 staff members from Utilize Plc climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in less than 24 hours, in support of the hospice which has been named as their charity partner for the next three years. Guy Hocking, group managing director for the company 7

July 20, 2018 4:00 PM Gun ownership rises in Essex despite controls

THE number of legally held guns in Essex has increased by 20 per cent over the last decade. Latest figures from the Home Office show there were 20,201 licensed firearms in the county, up from 15,780 in 2009. It means there are 1,121 firearms for every 100,000 people in Essex, the highest rate for the last decade. There were also a further 50,182 licensed 6

July 20, 2018 7:33 AM Ireland threatens to BLOCK UK planes in revenge for Brexit

JACOB Rees-Mogg has branded Leo Varadkar an “airhead” after the Irish Prime Minister threatened to ban British planes from the skies above his country. Mr Varadkar issued the warning as a fresh row threatened to overshadow Theresa May’s 24-hour visit to Northern Ireland. He said the flight-ban would be a tit-for-tat response if Mrs May blocked Irish 6

July 19, 2018 12:42 PM Comcast drops bid for 21st Century Fox assets to focus on Sky takeover

There is a further twist in the Sky takeover saga as Comcast signals its war chest in now firmly parked in London. Comcast launched a $65bn (£50bn) offer for Fox's entertainment assets at the end of June, which include Hollywood's fourth-largest movie studio, US cable networks including FX and National Geographic, as well as international pay television 7

July 16, 2018 7:33 AM Donald Tusk TROLLS Trump calling him 'fake news' after President brands EU his 'foe'

EUROPEAN Council leader Donald Tusk has accused Donald Trump of spreading "fake news" after the US leader said the EU was Washington's "foe". Mr Tusk fired back at Mr Trump in the diplomatic spat last night, insisting Brussels is "best friends" with the United States. The Polish official tweeted: "America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading 8

July 11, 2018 11:15 AM BBC pay: On-air salaries revealed 2017-18 FULL LIST

BBC pay packets have been revealed for 2017-2018. Speaking at a press conference, BBC Director-General Tony Hall said: "It's not a 60/40 gender pay gap, I'm saying that of the figures of men versus women, who are now paid over £150,000 a year, you've got 60% men and 40% women. "I'm focusing on that because these things take time and to begin to change 10

July 11, 2018 10:43 AM Man who likes to point out that football originated in China told to shut up

A MAN who enjoys saying that strictly speaking football’s ‘home’ is in China has been politely asked to shut the fuck up. Nathan Muir is contradicting anyone who claims that football is on the verge of coming home by referring to Zuqiu, the version of the game invented in Han China over two thousand years ago. He said: “When I hear someone say that football 8

July 6, 2018 4:00 AM 550 new homes planned for York

YORK council bosses have drawn up plans for hundreds of new homes on the authority’s land across the city. Former school sites at Lowfields and Burnholme are in line for development, along with old schools and care homes, a disused car park and council owned land elsewhere in the city. According to a report prepared for councillors next week, if the authority 21

July 5, 2018 9:46 AM Thank god all our life stress is over forever, say A-Level students

Optimistic 18-year-olds are unaware that university will bring crippling debts, social anxiety and career pressure, and that is just the beginning. Bright-eyed 18-year-old Tom Logan said: “I’m totally relieved to have finished my A-Levels. Nothing’s ever going to be as stressful as remembering quotes by Polonius. “I’m off to uni in September, so all I need to do now is chill 37

July 5, 2018 4:58 AM ‘BONKERS’ new EU law could be passed TODAY limiting FREEDOM of SPEECH and banning memes

THE EUROPEAN Union could be about to pass a law which will dramatically curb freedom of speech online by passing a law which could “ban memes”, limit the sharing of news articles, and lead to mass surveillance. Today the European Parliament will be asked to decide if it will overturn a decision made by only 14 MEPs to censor the internet for every EU citizen 28