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December 5, 2018 3:22 PM Trans cop attempts suicide after being harassed by colleagues

A trans police officer in India has attempted suicide after allegedly being harassed by three of her colleagues. The 22-year-old cop, known only as R Nasriya, said in a video posted on WhatsApp that she had been bullied for being trans by her co-workers at the police force in the town of Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, reports Hindustan Times. Nasriya, who consumed 64

December 5, 2018 5:34 AM Tsunami alert after New Caledonia quake

A 7.5 magnitude quake has struck close to New Caledonia in the Pacific, with a tsunami alert issued for coasts within 1,000km (620 miles). The quake struck at a depth of 10km at 04:18 GMT, with its epicentre 168km east-south-east of Tadine, a town on one of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands. New Caledonia is part of the Pacific's "Ring of Fire", where 138

December 3, 2018 5:13 PM Mike Ashley calls for online tax to save the High Street

Mike Ashley has called for a new tax on online retailers to help revive ailing town centres. The Sports Direct owner told MPs that the "internet is killing the High Street". His answer is taxing all retailers that make more than 20% of their turnover online - and not just online-only operators. Mr Ashley said a tax would hit his own £400m online operation 97

November 29, 2018 3:03 PM St Andrew's Day: When was St Andrew first recognised as patron saint of Scotland?

ST ANDREW'S DAY is a national festival celebrated by the people of Scotland and other Christian nations - but when was St Andrew first recognised as Scotland's patron saint? The annual holiday of St Andrew’s falls on November 30 and is marked by a bank holiday in Scotland, where schools and businesses shut for the day. St Andrew is regarded as the first 45

November 29, 2018 11:08 AM Britain’s nastiest towns get festive visit from the Pepsi Max Cherry truck

NASTY towns across Britain are being subjected to a Christmas visit from the Pepsi Max Cherry truck. The truck is stopping in communities that have fewer than three places to buy books, an out-of-town McDonalds, one independent mobile phone shop and, inexplicably, a thriving amateur dramatics scene. Families in towns including Tiverton, Greenock, Merthyr 49

November 29, 2018 1:15 AM Waterstones: Normal People by Sally Rooney named book of the year

Sally Rooney's novel Normal People, which has won rave reviews and a deal to become a BBC drama, has been named the best book of 2018 by Waterstones. The novel tells the intimate story of an on-off relationship between two school friends in a small Irish town after the financial crisis. Waterstones said the book confirmed the 27-year-old author as "one of the outstanding 60

November 26, 2018 2:47 PM Pointy hat or a green parking cone? Town's 'tree' is ridiculed

A GREEN cone with a silver star on top in a small market town could be one of Britain's worst Christmas trees. The tree was reportedly put up by Northallerton Business Improvement District, an organisation set up to cheer up the town's shopping area. Northallerton Town Council denied responsibility for the structure erected in front of its headquarters 46

November 26, 2018 2:14 PM Beth Morgan in pictures: ‘Axed’ Coronation Street star spills out of tiny plunging look

BETH MORGAN, who previously starred in ITV soap Coronation Street, braved the cold last night in a barely-there outfit for a night out with friends in Manchester. Beth Morgan hit the town with her fiends last night for a girls night out in Manchester. The former Coronation Street star, who briefly played Bethany Platt’s lap dancing friend, was pictured 32

November 26, 2018 4:52 AM Needle found in strawberry punnet in New Zealand supermarket

A needle was found inside a punnet of strawberries on sale in a New Zealand supermarket, the second such incident in recent months. The strawberries were bought at a Fresh Choice supermarket in Geraldine, a town on the South Island. It comes after a nationwide scare in Australia which saw almost 200 reports of needle-contaminated strawberries. An Australian 53

November 25, 2018 8:33 PM Trump CLOSES US border checkpoint at Tijuana as migrant caravan BREAKS THROUGH fence

THE US border has been closed between San Diego and Tijuana with riot police swooping after the migrant caravan saw scores of people rush to the checkpoint. “In addition, northbound vehicle traffic processing at San Ysidro is currently suspended. “Pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry are also suspended at both the East and West facility 45