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October 17, 2018 7:52 PM BREXIT BETRAYAL: May considers EU plot to keep UK locked to Brussels for three years

THERESA May is considering plans that would ensure Britain would remain a European Union ‘rule-taker’ for up to three years after Brexit, according to the bloc’s officials. The Prime Minister refused to rule out proposals the so-called transition period could be extended beyond 21 months during a number of crunch Brexit meetings in Brussels. The plan would 5

October 17, 2018 1:39 PM Hate preacher Anjem Choudhary 'faces financial RUIN as UN freezes assets'

ANJEM Choudary could face financial ruin when hit by an asset freeze as part of a strict supervision regime following his release from prison later this week. Police and MI5 are expected to be among a host of agencies involved in monitoring the 51-year-old hate preacher in the community. His name has also been added to a United Nations sanctions list, which 5

October 17, 2018 6:38 AM 'Get the flu jab NOW' Scots warned as winter death toll SOARS

HEALTH chiefs have urged Scots to get the flu jab after it emerged the number of winter deaths is at its highest level in almost 20 years. Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, said: “Every year in Scotland, around two-thirds of people who get severe flu and need intensive care treatment have a health condition such as chronic lung or heart 5

October 16, 2018 1:28 PM France flooding: Villegailhenc 'like a WAR ZONE'

AT LEAST 11 people have died after flash floods hit southern France over the weekend as the worst hit area of Villegailhenc was described as being "a war zone". Several months’ worth of rain fell in only a few hours over the weekend in Aude, a region in the southwest of France. One river rose by more than eight metres (26ft) in five hours. Nine of the 11 deaths 7

October 16, 2018 7:55 AM Three dead in HUGE crash as caravan with ‘foreign plates’ driven WRONG WAY on motorway

SHOCKING footage shows a car with "foreign plates" tow a caravan down the wrong side of the motorway - taken moments before crashing into two vehicles and killing three people on the M40, South Oxfordshire. A car with "foreign number plates" has crashed after towing a caravan down the wrong side of the motorway. Three people were killed as the car ploughed 6

October 15, 2018 11:09 PM Matthew Hedges: Durham student charged with UAE spying

A British student has been charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates, officials have said. The UAE government said on Monday that Matthew Hedges was accused of "spying for and on behalf of a foreign state". The 31-year-old was detained at the airport as he was leaving the country following a research trip. Mr Hedges was said to have been interviewing 7

October 15, 2018 3:13 PM Billy Vunipola: Saracens forward out of England's autumn internationals

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola will miss England's autumn internationals after breaking his left arm in their Champions Cup victory over Glasgow Warriors on Sunday. The 25-year-old needs surgery and will be out of action for up to 12 weeks. He recently returned to action after fracturing his right arm during England's summer tour of South Africa 9

October 15, 2018 2:50 PM Driver stopped in car with three tyres on M60 near Bury

A drug-driver was arrested after his car was stopped on a busy motorway with only three tyres. Worried motorists called police after seeing the red Citroen travelling on a bare wheel rim on the M60 near Bury, Greater Manchester. Police said they had "never seen a car in a worse condition on a motorway" and that it was "beyond belief" it had been driven 12

October 15, 2018 2:04 PM Earthquakes today: MASSIVE magnitude 5 quakes hit Alaska and Russia

EARTHQUAKES are once again rocketing around the planet today, breaching the infamous Ring of Fire and straying far into the Pacific Ocean - with the USGS even warning people could die after one strong earthquake hit Alaska today. Russia and the USA have been under a spell of dangerous high-magnitude activity today, as populous mainland areas were hit by tremors 6

October 15, 2018 12:03 PM Claire's 'considers UK store closures'

Accessories chain Claire's is reported to be considering closing some of its UK stores. The Press Association said the High Street chain was talking to restructuring firms about "a number of options". The chain has more than 370 stores in the UK, according to its most recent accounts. A spokeswoman for Claire's said closing underperforming stores was "part 7