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New Mantel novel gets publication date

“When I began work on my Thomas Cromwell books back in 2005, I had high hopes, but it took time to feel out the full scope of the material. I didn’t know at first I would write a trilogy, but gradually I realised the richness and fascination of this extraordinary life,” said Mantel. Skip Twitter […]

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Family’s offer to ‘support’ McKee killer

More than 160 walkers took part in the 70-mile (110km) walk, setting off from Belfast on Saturday and arrived in Derry city centre earlier on Monday evening. Image copyright Liam McBurney/PA Image caption Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody and Lyra McKee’s partner Sara Canning were among 300 walkers on the final leg of Lyra’s Walk […]

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History of Britain’s lidos celebrated

Image copyright Historic Pools of Britain Image caption The art deco Saltdean Lido in East Sussex was built between 1937 and 1938 and is one of only two grade II* listed lidos in the UK Image copyright Historic Pools of Britain Image caption Jubilee Park was saved from closure by the parish council and has […]

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Is Brexit to blame for the UK’s Eurovision flop?

Skip Twitter post by @yvetteshapiro Poor #michaelrice A great young talent, lovely guy, better song than the dross that won #Eurovision But after 3 years of Brexit farce, Europe thoroughly despises the UK & the country was always coming last. — Yvette Shapiro (@yvetteshapiro) May 18, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @SarinaKiayani Image […]

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Tenants ‘overlooked’ in railway arches sale

“That was a major dereliction of duty by both Network Rail and the government,” she said. Blackstone and Telereal have taken on Network Rail’s existing lease agreements, meaning tenants’ contractual obligations are unchanged. But National Rail has always set rents based on market conditions and the new owners plan to continue this practice. Prior to […]

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Did heading a ball lead to player deaths?

Chalmers, who has died at the age of 83, was part of the Celtic team that defeated Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon to become the first British club to lift the famous European trophy. The Scotland forward spent 12 seasons at the Glasgow club, scoring 236 goals. Image copyright SNS Image caption Lisbon Lion Jim […]

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Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

‘Authentic’ influence Those pupils who had careers sessions with employers, and had seen the direct implications of their exams, were slightly more likely to exceed predicted GCSE grades, says the study. Low achievers were particularly likely to be motivated, with a 9% increase in their revision hours. How do career dreams really work out? Children […]

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LGBT workplace harassment ‘widespread’

Are you being sexually harassed at work? When does flirting become sexual harassment? According to the survey, of the 68% who said they had experienced sexual harassment, 66% did not tell their employer, sometimes because they were afraid of being “outed” at work. The figure of 68% for LGBT people in the TUC’s survey compares […]

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New inquest into girl’s ‘pollution’ death

“The past six years of not knowing why my beautiful, bright and bubbly daughter died has been difficult for me and my family, but I hope the new inquest will answer whether air pollution took her away from us,” she said. “If it is proved that pollution killed Ella then the government will be forced […]

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Nurse is ‘denied record over dress’

She told Guinness World Records that she wanted to challenge the record and sent in photos of her in the uniform, so officials could track her during the race. But she was told she would not be eligible for a record if she ran in her scrubs because they did not “meet the criteria”. An […]

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