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Travel disrupted as UK remains in icy grip
Dec13

Travel disrupted as UK remains in icy grip

How cold is it where you are? Why does snow close so many schools? Schools in Wales shut again as snow turns to ice Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos Uber taxi snow quote ‘outrageous’ It said the chance of ice was highest across parts of Scotland and northern England where rain might fall onto frozen surfaces. Those areas were also likely to see a few centimetres of fresh snow on high ground. Image copyright PA Image...

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Heavy snowfalls hit parts of UK
Dec12

Heavy snowfalls hit parts of UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionScenes of fun and frustration over wintry showers Heavy snow has led to power cuts and disrupted air, rail and road travel in many parts of the UK. The deepest snow recorded was 30cm (12in) in Sennybridge, near Brecon, while High Wycombe saw 17cm. Snow is forecast to remain in Northern Ireland and Scotland but give way to icy conditions overnight elsewhere. Met Office yellow...

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Daughter Tells Dad About Her Sexist School Policy, So He Shuts It Down In Best Way Possible
Dec12

Daughter Tells Dad About Her Sexist School Policy, So He Shuts It Down In Best Way Possible

According to Dubbo West Public School’s latest newsletter, ahead of the its self-proclaimed Boy’s And Girl’s Day, girls will be “treated to fabulous hair and light make-up,” while boys will be “going to Bunnings [hardware store], activities and a BBQ lunch.” Though a Department of Education spokesperson has stated that any student can choose either activity, Ruby’s father told us that...

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‘Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesign
Dec11

‘Addis has run out of space’: Ethiopia’s radical redesign

As Addis Ababa creaks under the weight of a mushrooming populace, sub-Saharan Africas largest housing project is under way. But who benefits? Wrapped in a white shawl and sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat, Haile stares out at his cattle as they graze in a rocky patch of grass. My family and I have been here since I was a child, he says, nodding at the small, rickety houses to his right. But we will have to leave soon. In the distance...

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Trump risks ‘destroying peace hopes of Israelis and Palestinians’
Dec11

Trump risks ‘destroying peace hopes of Israelis and Palestinians’

UN secretary general, pope and regional leaders react to US presidents speech Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has drawn an angry and despairing response from global and regional leaders who warned it would destroy the peace process, strengthen extremists and weaken the standing of the US in the world. In an address to reporters moments after the US president had finished speaking, the UN secretary...

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Sir Elton John ‘in shock’ as mother dies
Dec11

Sir Elton John ‘in shock’ as mother dies

Skip Instagram post by eltonjohn So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton A post shared by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on Dec 4, 2017 at 1:39am PST Report Although his father – a flight lieutenant in the RAF – was a trumpeter in his spare time, it was his mother who ignited his love of pop...

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