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‘Glorious’ hole in the wall becomes unexpected tourist attraction

The hole is located on Bath Street, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire (Picture: TripAdvisor) This ‘glorious’ hole has been ranked as one of the leading sites in a Derbyshire town. The opening near a Natwest cash machine on Bath Street, in Ilkeston, has come fourth in a TripAdvisor list of the top attractions in the area. Internet …

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Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

I recently attended a conference at Clare College, Cambridge, organised by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, considering the role of the Commonwealth in 2019 – its challenges and opportunities. The Commonwealth still struggles to an extent to articulate its role and significance in international relations. One session, which included myself as …

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Three Britons among 176 killed as plane crashes in Iran – Channel 4 News

8 Jan 2020 Three Britons are known to be among the 176 people who died when an Ukrainian International Airlines plane came down shortly after taking off from Tehran airport. Three Britons are known to be among the 176 people who died when an Ukrainian International Airlines plane came down shortly after taking off from …

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#Brexit – ‘We are ready to start the next phase, to defend and promote Europe’s interests’ #EUCO

  The decisive victory by the British Conservatives in yesterday’s general election was widely and enthusiastically welcomed by European leaders attending today’s (13 December) European Council. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said that they welcomed the certainty that the election provided and said that it had been difficult when things had been agreed in Brussels, …

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Europe replicated in #Huawei City, #China

Google was forced to suspend Huawei’s Android license earlier this year after the Chinese firm was added to the US government’s Entity List, which prevents American companies from doing business with them. It stems from fears that Huawei devices and services are being used by the Chinese government as secret surveillance tools, however no evidence …

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Racism in key Brexit Party campaign – Channel 4 News

Undercover filming inside Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party reveals racism and bigotry from two officials fighting for key Hartlepool seat – A Brexit Party councillor boasted he tried to bury a pig’s head under a mosque, and said Muslims were “outbreeding us” and bring down house prices because they “live like animals”– He used offensive slurs …

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‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

European Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and …

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Man guilty of sex attacks on women and children – Channel 4 News

It took the jury foreman seven-and-a-half minutes to deliver the verdicts. Serial sex attacker Joseph McCann was guilty of 37 charges. His youngest victim was just 11 years old. McCann kidnapped, assaulted and raped women and children in terrifying attacks across England over a two week period. But 34-year-old McCann was released in error without …

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The mystery of Farhad Azima: middleman or confidence man?

I don’t often find myself loitering outside of court buildings but I couldn’t resist wandering down to the U.K. High Court a few weeks back because I’ve become besotted by a most unusual man and I wanted to catch sight of him to see if he actually exists, so bizarre is his story – writes …

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