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October 18, 2018 9:29 PM Farage reveals KEY reason why Theresa May would want to extend Brexit transition period

NIGEL Farage speculated Prime Minister Theresa May is extending the Brexit transition period to secure a deal that will keep the UK tied to the customs union. Nigel Farage revealed the UK coud be heading for a Norway-styled exit. “He said he could see what’s happening here with all the different delays, opting in to stay part of the customs union for years 31

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 71

October 15, 2018 2:21 PM Manchester United shares rise amid Saudi prince takeover talk

It claimed the prince was interested in supporting the purchase of a major stake worth about £3bn or a full takeover. The paper said he was keen to take on the spending power of fierce local Premier League rivals Manchester City, owned by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour for the past decade. The Glazer family, which has controlled United since 2005, was yet to comment 88

October 7, 2018 11:12 PM After 70 years, who are the Palestinian refugees?

Donald Trump says he has a peace plan that will solve the Arab-Israeli conflict for good, he calls it the "deal of the century". But Palestinian refugees living in neighbouring countries fear they are not going to be part of it – particularly those in Lebanon. With restricted work and property rights, there are few options for them outside returning 31

October 5, 2018 1:04 PM Holiday HELL as Thomas Cook axes passenger compensation in no-deal Brexit

BRITISH holidaymakers travelling with Thomas Cook would receive no extra compensation expenses if flights are grounded post-Brexit. “We clarified our terms and conditions to highlight that if customers could no longer fly, we would of course ensure that the cost of tickets, or package holidays, were reimbursed.” The spokesman added: “If a customer was on a holiday 34

October 3, 2018 3:57 AM Emmerdale: All-female cast in International Women's Day episode

Emmerdale is to feature only female cast members in a special episode on International Women's Day next year. The one-off special of the ITV soap will also be produced, written and directed by females and there will be "almost an entirely female crew". Emmerdale's executive producer Jane Hudson said it will be screened on 8 March in recognition of the global 39

October 2, 2018 9:04 AM END OF EURO? ’We will not backtrack by a MILLIMETRE!’ Italy vows defiance against EU

ITALY’S populist government will not “backtrack by a millimetre” on its deficit targets, the country’s deputy prime minister said, in clear defiance to the pressure from Brussels where officials fear this move will be “the end of the euro”. The leader of the anti-establishment party, the Five Star Movement (M5S), snubbed the European Union’s demands 51

September 30, 2018 8:56 AM Tom Daley says feeling ‘different’ over sexuality powered his success

Olympic medalist Tom Daley has revealed his sexuality made him feel inferior and different from his peers growing up—but that ultimately provided the motivation that helped him succeed. Daley, the 24-year-old British diver who has won two bronze Olympic medals, was a guest on the BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs programme on Sunday. During the conversation 88

September 28, 2018 10:14 AM Italian court recognises US adoption by lesbian couple

An Italian court has ruled that an Italian-American woman’s US adoption of her wife’s biological child is valid in Italy, after being initially rejected by the Bologna City Council and Italy’s Interior Ministry. The couple, who have two children conceived through artificial insemination, are each the biological parent of one child and the adoptive parent 78

September 26, 2018 7:08 AM Threat to the 'black Christ of Alabama' church window

One of the civil rights movement’s most iconic pieces of art in the US is under threat. Not only is this stained glass window in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the first depictions of a black Christ in the deep South - it was created for the church by a Welsh artist, with donations from children across Wales. The city was the centre of several demonstrations 32