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January 15, 2019 7:47 PM China GROWING COTTON on Moon in LANDMARK mission to cultivate LIFE in space

CHINA has started growing crops on the moon in a landmark mission, making it the first country to cultivate agriculture in space. The description reads: "After experimenting under the moon's high vacuum, large temperature difference, strong radiation and harsh conditions, mankind has grown the first plant sprout, realising man's first moon-based biological 394

January 15, 2019 9:14 AM ‘Nutjob’ neighbours with Brexit stockpile now seem wise and useful

A COUPLE stockpiling food and medicine for post-Brexit Britain are looking less like paranoid nutjobs and more like useful people to be friends with. Martin Bishop initially dismissed his next door neighbours as ‘total crackpots’ when they started filling their garden shed with tins of chickpeas, but now views them as people of immense wisdom and foresight 132

January 9, 2019 2:44 PM Macron MUST ‘LISTEN’ French humiliation as GERMANY makes shock yellow vests intervention

SENIOR German conservative Manfred Weber has urged French President Emmanuel Macron to “listen” to anti-establishment protesters, stressing that European citizens should play a key role in shaping government policy. The yellow vest crisis – which started as a protest against fuel tax hikes and morphed into an anti-Macron rebellion – could mark a shift 134

January 9, 2019 11:28 AM Chloe Madeley: 'You're making me angry' Star's dad Richard talked BREXIT on her wedding

CHLOE MADELEY, who is the daughter of TV presenter Richard Madeley, 62, admitted she was left angry by her father after he discussed Brexit on her wedding day. Chloe Madeley, 31, tied the knot with rugby star James Haskell, 33, back in December, but revealed it wasn’t all plain sailing. Speaking on Lorraine, she spilled: “We [Chloe and Richard] had a moment 108

January 9, 2019 7:54 AM Simona Halep: World number one loses to Ashleigh Barty at Sydney International

World number one Simona Halep's first match in more than three months ended in defeat by Australia's Ashleigh Barty at the Sydney International. The Romanian, who cut short her 2018 season with a back injury, was beaten 6-4 6-4 by the world number 15 in the second round after a first-round bye. French Open champion Halep, 27, who was runner-up at last year's 117

January 9, 2019 5:44 AM Fukubukuro: Why Japan goes crazy for 'lucky bags'

They're called Fukubukuro - and at the start of each New Year, thousands of people in Japan queue up for hours to get their hands on them. Fukubukuro - or lucky bags - are essentially mystery goodie bags that contain anything from clothes to food, depending on the store selling them. They started out as a way for Japanese department stores to get rid of old stock 110

January 8, 2019 10:11 AM M58 traffic: M58 CLOSED after ‘horrendous accident’

The M58 was initially closed between junctions 3 and 4, with Skelmersdale Police urging motorists to avoid the area. The closure was later extended to junction 5 after a second accident. Highways England said on Twitter: "The M58 is closed in both directions, J3 - J4, near Skelmersdale, while the emergency services deal with a serious collision. Early 104

January 5, 2019 7:58 PM Liverpool 'lacked class' in Nathaniel Clyne move

Liverpool have been accused of showing "a lack of class" over defender Nathaniel Clyne's move to Bournemouth by Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock. Clyne, 27, made his professional debut in 2008 under then Crystal Palace boss Warnock, who had expected him to join Cardiff this month. "I was disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne, having known the player and giving 66

January 4, 2019 10:23 PM Escape room fire kills five teenagers in Poland

Five teenage girls have died after a fire broke out while they were playing an escape game in northern Poland. A 25-year-old man was seriously injured in the blaze which started at around 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT) in the city of Koszalin on Friday. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but officials are carrying out safety checks on every escape 75

January 4, 2019 3:20 PM Europe rubella outbreak: Alert as 12 workers at slaughterhouse in Spain catch disease

TWELVE workers from a slaughterhouse in Spain have contracted rubella, sparking fears the deadly disease could be on the rise in Europe. Twelve people working at the slaughterhouse in Zaragoza have been diagnosed with the disease, which spreads in coughs and sneezes. And more people are feared to be infected, due to the long period of up to three weeks 122