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June 22, 2017 11:49 AM First passengers travel on Elizabeth line train ahead of Crossrail launch

The trains boast walk-through carriages, air conditioning, free wifi and space for up to 1,500 passengers. The inaugural service went from London Liverpool Street to Shenfield, Essex, travelling on the existing TfL Rail route. The Elizabeth line, also known as Crossrail, opens in stages from December next year. The fleet of 66 trains have walk-through 19

June 17, 2017 11:06 AM The Shields Ferry won't be running on Saturday evening

Nexus says a replacement bus service will run between North Shields and South Shields after the ferry crossings stop at 4.30pm The Shields Ferry will be suspended on Saturday afternoon, with passengers having to use replacement buses instead of the boat crossing. Nexus blamed “an unforeseen resource issue” and says the crossings will be stopped after 34

May 17, 2017 5:00 AM International Museum Day: Five family friendly Teesside museums that don't cost the earth

Delve in to these museum delights for a family day out A family of four will cough up almost as much as the cost of a weekly food shop to visit some of the country’s leading museums, according to new research. Ahead of International Museum Day – which takes place on Thursday – a study from Voucherbox revealed parents with two children can sometimes pay more to take them on an educational 23

May 1, 2017 1:56 PM Israel says Hamas trying to fool the world with new policy paper

JERUSALEM, May 1 (Reuters) - Israel said Hamas was trying to delude the world by issuing a new policy document on Monday that purportedly softens the Palestinian Islamist group's policy towards Israel. "Hamas is attempting to fool the world but it will not succeed," said David Keyes, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "They build terror 19

April 26, 2017 1:45 PM Inside the secret tunnels built by North Korea to 'smuggle an army across the border'

STUNNING footage takes viewers inside a secretive maze of tunnels built underneath the tense militarised border between North Korea and South Korea. Since 1974, South Korea has discovered four secret tunnels built between the two nations by North Korea. While North Korean officials declared the tunnels to be innocuous mining shafts, it is widely accepted 20

April 11, 2017 10:32 PM Red card for the doctor! Young Delhi footballer back on the operating table after hospital gave him the all clear to play despite 'botched' surgery to fix ruptured knee ligament

A promising young footballer who was all set to play for Delhi has instead found himself in hospital after earlier surgery at a private hospital 'failed'. Tanuj Bhatia, 23, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee six months ago and joined the football team on the advice of his doctor, but now claims that he wasn't given the right treatment 22

April 6, 2017 9:36 AM Inside the secret labyrinth of WW2 tunnels known as the Great North Road dug a mile under the Rock of Gibraltar to protect the Allies with 'streets' named after English towns so British troops could find their way around

These are the secret World War Two tunnels dug into the Rock of Gibraltar to protect the Allies - and with 'streets' named after English towns so British troops could find their way around. Named the Great North Road and built in 1940, the mile-long complex was built deep inside the Rock to protect soldiers and equipment from Luftwaffe bombing raids 89

April 4, 2017 11:11 AM True cost of Philippines gold-mining: Poverty-stricken workers risk health for precious metal

Miners sift through hundreds of kilos of sand and clay, gathering roughly a quarter of a gram of gold dust. For decades, local residents in the mining town of Paracale, south of Manila, have worked in dangerous conditions, scavenging under the earth and diving into tunnels filled with mud in their search for gold. Getty Images photographer Jes Aznar 28

April 3, 2017 7:45 AM Gibraltar monkey feels more European

A MEMBER of Gibraltar’s monkey population feels more European than British, he has confirmed. Barbary macaque Wayne Hayes said that although he has never visited Britain it sounds horrible: “I understand the British basically live in underground tunnels that connect to big office buildings. It rains there constantly and the trees do not bear fruit 62

April 3, 2017 5:24 AM Sometimes life just goes down the drain: Hapless raccoon is rescued after getting its head stuck in sewer grate in Canada

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Welland, Ontario, was contacted by a girl who spotted the raccoon's head poking out of the grate. The furry creature was caught on camera by SPCA officials wiggling its tiny legs out of the square hole. When SPCA officials arrived at the scene, they found the adult animal distressed and struggling 22