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August 15, 2017 12:53 PM How rail fare increase could cost some North East commuters an extra £150 a year

The increase will be the highest in five years as regulated tickets see an increase of 3.6%. It is effectively a cap and train operators do not have to put prices up that amount. Regulated fares make up almost half of all tickets and include season tickets and standard returns. Here we explain the increase and how it will affect passengers in the North 6

August 15, 2017 8:37 AM Usual dicks making idiotic fuss over maintenance of large bell

THE maintenance of a large bell in central London has caused uproar among the usual dicks. The people who are in charge of the bell said it was old and needed work done to it causing the usual dicks to describe it as a national disgrace while running around and flapping their arms. One of the media dicks said: “The bell is the most important thing in Britain 3

August 15, 2017 4:05 AM Tributes paid to musician who played with Buddy Holly

Ronnie Keene, 91, from Worthing, played with the rock ’n’ roll singer at the height of his career. Ronnie was born in London in June 1926, moving to Worthing in 1939 where his parents had a grocery store in South Farm Road. An only-child, he developed a passion for music from an early age, learning to play piano at the age of seven. He was then called 2

August 15, 2017 12:46 AM Binge-watching Netflix could make you feel like a ZOMBIE: New research links the trend to a rise in insomnia and fatigue

Binge-watching TV can make you feel like a zombie, according to a recent study. Researchers at the University of Michigan and the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research in Belgium found that higher binge-viewing frequency leads to poorer sleep quality, more fatigue and increased insomnia. The researchers found the negative symptoms are associated 9

August 14, 2017 4:07 PM Merck CEO resigns from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism. Frazier, who is African-American, is the only CEO so far to leave one of Trump's advisory councils because of his reaction to the violence in Virginia 16

August 14, 2017 11:14 AM Jeremy Corbyn is 'very confident' Labour will continue to gain more support in Reading

The Labour Party is now looking to win the Reading West parliamentary seat off MP Alok Sharma Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is "very confident" that The Labour Party can keep gaining support in Reading. Mr Corbyn was adamant that his party will win over more voters in the Reading, when he paid a surprise visit to the town on Monday, August 14. A surge 11

August 14, 2017 9:29 AM Checkatrade set for 20th birthday

WHEN entrepreneur Kevin Byrne first formed Checkatrade in 1998, little did he know the impact the company would have on the UK trading industry. In the wake of a tornado which devastated his hometown of Selsey, he noticed that there had been an increase in the amount of rogue traders in the area. So he created Checkatrade as a place where people could 9

August 13, 2017 4:00 PM Experts on hand at military roadshow

PEOPLE had a chance to ask about family military heirlooms, such as medals and photographs of relatives who served in the forces, when the York Army Museum held a military memorabilia roadshow on Saturday. The museum in Tower Street, which receives daily inquiries from the public on such matters, had experts from the museum team, National Army Museum

August 13, 2017 10:25 AM In pictures: Sky lights up at night as Perseid meteors visit Earth

Skygazers were treated to a spectacular display of celestial fireworks overnight as the Earth flew through a cloud of cometary dust. The Perseid meteors, shed by comet Swift-Tuttle, stage their show every August and are among the brightest of all shooting stars. A clear sky gave most parts of the UK an opportunity to spot the meteors, said Met Office 5

August 12, 2017 6:09 PM UKIP's Mike Hookem quits role over Anne Marie Waters leadership bid

A senior UKIP MEP has resigned as deputy whip in the European Parliament over support within the party for an anti-Islam campaigner. Anne Marie Waters, who founded the Sharia Watch pressure group and has called Islam "evil", has been allowed to stand in UKIP's leadership election. Mike Hookem said he was not prepared to "turn a blind eye" to extremism 5