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November 18, 2018 12:24 AM 'Stolen friend': Rapa Nui seek return of moai statue

Prominent among the eclectic hoard of treasures in London's British Museum is the imposing figure of Hoa Hakananai'a, a four-tonne basalt statue from the Chilean Pacific territory of Rapa Nui - named Easter Island by European explorers. The statues, known as moai, were carved by the island's indigenous Rapa Nui people to embody the spirit of a prominent 9

November 17, 2018 5:24 PM Flu jabs shortage: Tens of thousands vulnerable people are missing out

FLU jabs are still not available on the NHS for tens of thousands who need them, a survey claims. This year's main version of the jab, adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV), is heralded as the best protection yet. The flu vaccine is available on the NHS to everyone over 65, pregnant women and those with related medical conditions. But aTIV - trade name FLUAD 6

November 17, 2018 2:22 PM Richard Baker dead: How did he die? What was BBC News veteran's cause of death?

RICHARD BAKER, BBC News legend and veteran broadcaster, died aged 93 earlier today, but what was the cause of death? Four years later, the broadcaster introduced the first ever BBC News bulletin on TV, which was read by John Snagge. From then on, he became a household name presenting the news alongside Kenneth Kendall and Robert Dougall. Richard’s career 10

November 14, 2018 7:00 PM The Apprentice winner James White suffers £30K LOSS after joining forces with Lord Sugar

THE APPRENTICE winner James White’s company, Right Time Recruitment, reportedly showed a £30,000 loss in the first six months after he joined forces with Lord Sugar. The publication said the move could potentially have seen the protégé lose his investment if it was found he had taken funding from Right Time. According to The Sun, Lord Sugar said James 6

November 14, 2018 1:47 PM Briton spared jail for spraying 'Scouser Lee' on Thai gate

A British tourist who spray-painted his name on a Thai landmark has been spared jail. Lee Furlong admitted defacing Tha Phae Gate in the city of Chiang Mai, police said, an offence which could have seen him imprisoned for 10 years. But the 23-year-old from Liverpool was instead fined 200,000 Thai baht (£4,700). Mr Furlong admitted to the crime, and claimed 7

November 12, 2018 12:06 PM National Action trial: Three guilty of neo-Nazi group membership

A couple who named their baby after Adolf Hitler have been found guilty of being members of a banned terrorist group. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, along with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, from Leicester, were charged with being in National Action. Birmingham Crown Court heard the couple gave their child the middle name Adolf in honour 7

November 10, 2018 8:20 AM Are you reading a proper book?

YOU’RE reading a book, which is good and you are deservedly congratulating yourself. Mostly As: Well done! You are reading a proper book, the kind that gets reviewed in Sunday papers. Make sure to mention it to everyone you meet or there will be no point. Mostly Bs: You are reading a silly made-up book full of nonsense, like an IT worker would read. You have shamed 7

November 10, 2018 12:09 AM Leicester City fans in '5,000-1' walk for helicopter crash victims

Thousands of Leicester City fans are set to join a memorial walk in honour of those killed in the helicopter crash outside the club's stadium. Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who died when the aircraft came down on 27 October. Fans will march from Jubilee Square to the King Power Stadium before the Foxes play Burnley. The idea for the memorial 9

November 8, 2018 11:01 PM PayPal bans Tommy Robinson from its platform

The online payment system said it sought to balance freedom of expression with principles of respect and diversity. The online payments system said its services cannot be used to "promote hate, violence, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory". Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was banned from Twitter in March and online petitions 9

November 8, 2018 12:28 PM Oritse Williams: JLS star denies rape charge as trial is announced for next year

ORITSE WILLIAMS, who rose to fame in boyband JLS, attended Wolverhampton Crown Court for a plea hearing today, after he was granted unconditional bail last month. “The matter is in the hands of the police and it would be totally wrong for us to comment any further.” Today, he attended court and spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and nationality 12