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November 1, 2018 12:10 PM BREXIT FURY: Portugal prepares to SIDELINE Barnier and negotiate OWN deal with Britain

PORTUGAL has begged the European Union to seal a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom as Lisbon fears the country’s economy would be devastated by a no-deal divorce. Portuguese foreign minister Augusto Santos Silva accused the EU of leaving his country in limbo because negotiators have failed to secure a timely Brexit deal. He suggests the lengthy negotiations 9

October 21, 2018 11:04 PM Battle of Britain II – David Davis THREATENS EU with NO-FLY zone in MILITANT Brexit attack

DAVID Davis has sparked another “Battle of Britain” as he threatens a no-fly zone for EU planes in UK airspace in a shock move. The former-Brexit Secretary is set to adopt an even more militant attitude towards Brussels as he lashed out at Theresa May and called for a change in tactics to a more uncompromising approach in Brexit negotiations. He hit out for Mrs May’s 11

October 9, 2018 11:58 PM Labour SNUB Union Flag at Royal Welsh Show

A BITTER argument broke out in a Welsh Assembly Committee after Lesley Griffiths, a Labour member of the assembly, said she did not want to see the Union Flag at the Royal Welsh Show. Ms Griffiths, who is the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, clashed with Andrew RT Davies on the other side of the floor, when she said she was annoyed 8

October 8, 2018 11:03 PM UK film and TV sees record investment

The British Film Institute (BFI) says the UK film and TV industry generated a record £7.9bn in 2016, helped by government tax reliefs. A BFI-commissioned report found that £632m in tax relief prompted additional spending of more than £3bn on the creation of films, high-end television, such as The Crown, and computer games. It said HM Revenue and Customs 8

September 21, 2018 12:09 PM Petition calls for M25 'give peas a chance' graffiti return

A petition has called for a "comforting" piece of road graffiti on the M25 to be reinstated and protected. Road users say it was "an iconic part of modern British history" but has been replaced by "give Helch a break!!!". A spokesman for Network Rail, which owns the bridge, said: "While we sympathise with requests to reinstate this much-loved graffiti 25

August 30, 2018 9:29 AM Prayoon Yomyiam: Google Doodle remembers the Thai singer on what would have been her 85th birthday

Prayoon Yomyiam: Google Doodle remembers the Thai singer on what would have been her 85th birthday Prayoon Yomyiam, the legendary Thai singer, has been honoured in the Google Doodle on what would have been her 85th birthday. Also affectionately known as Mae Prayoon, or Mother Prayoon, she began singing at the age of 15 in a style that is traditional 44

August 27, 2018 12:24 PM Greece holiday nightmare as island left without power for DAYS cutting off WATER

HOLIDAYMAKERS on the Greek island of Hydra have been left stranded since Sunday after a power outage caused an island-wide blackout, resulting in water shortages and a damaging impact on the island’s tourism and trade industry. Visitors to the popular Greek destination island have been stuck since the power outage struck on Sunday night, leaving many without 29

August 23, 2018 12:27 PM Spain holiday protest BACKFIRES as tourists TAKE ON ‘shameless’ demonstrators

CAMPAIGNERS fighting "mass tourism" in Majorca found THEMSELVES in need of police protection after an angry confrontation with holidaymakers on one of the island's busiest beaches. But the demonstration, watched by dozens of families on the beach during one of the busiest weeks of the summer, turned nasty as tourists turned the tables, swearing and shouting 12

August 22, 2018 6:25 AM In need of a laugh? Don't miss these top comedy shows coming to a venue near you

GET your laughing gear around another season of comedy in Dorset. Here is a round-up of shows not to miss in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. 1. First up Ross Noble brings his show El Hablador to the Pavilion on September 16 at 8pm. Tickets £26.50. 2. The League of Gentlemen return to the stage for their first tour in more than 12 years at the BIC on September 12

July 30, 2018 11:24 PM Trekking to Everest: 'Challenging but rewarding!'

Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain is notorious for its harsh climbing conditions and treacherous weather. Climbing to the top can cost up to $100,000 and you need significant mountaineering experience and fitness. For those unable to climb Everest, the trek to its base camp is increasingly popular. Adventure tourism in the region has reached 18