Sport 

Sports Personality of the Year 2017 LIVE: Latest updates from BBC SPOTY

This year’s gala night, featuring performances from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Rag’n’Bone man, is set to take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The glitzy evening has previously been held in arenas up and down the country including Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. Anthony Joshua is a massive favourite to take top honours but four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is not expected to be far behind – a public vote will decided the overall winner of the biggest prize. But there are a number of awards…

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Technology 

‘Game of Thrones’ final season is ‘bigger than it’s ever been’ – CNET

Kit Harington says the reality that “Game of Thrones” is ending is sinking in. HBO Jon Snow may know nothing, but the actor who plays him, Kit Harington, knows plenty. Harington spoke with Time magazine Friday about filming the final season of “Game of Thrones” and promises the show will go out with a bang.  “It’s just bigger than it’s ever been!” he said of the HBO hit, noting that he will return to Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week for more filming. “I don’t know how I’m going to feel…

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Top Stories World 

‘How will this work?’ EU needs MORE TIME for Brexit, Austrian Chancellor warns

Christian Kern, who will leave office in the coming weeks, said he thinks the six-month timeframe given by Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker will not be enough time to negotiate the finer points. Mr Juncker said today the EU expects to begin talks on trade in March 2018, and could conclude these by October. But speaking at today’s European Council Mr Kern said member states are not happy about the Brexit timetable.  Mr Kern said: “I believe the schedule is incredibly ambitious. How this is supposed to work within six…

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Entertainment 

Star Wars 8 DELETED SCENES extended cut BAD NEWS: Knights of Ren? Snoke back story?

The Last Jedi has received an unexpectedly negative reaction from many fans after its release this week. Anticipation was sky high and Disney was backing Rian Johnson as the director to reinvigorate the franchise and move it forward into new trilogies. Instead, fan comments have slammed Episode 8, particularly its treatment of Luke and Snoke. Johnson’s original cut was reported to be over three hours and there was hope that the Blu-ray would restore scenes and address the flaws fans have found with the theatrical version. There were also reports…

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Top Stories World 

‘Even school children can understand!’ Austrian leader says HUGE Brexit ‘riddles’ remain

Mr Kern, who has called for Brexit to be reversed because it creates too many challenges for the EU and UK, highlighted the Irish border issue as a major sticking point. He said: “To be frank, there are still some tasks left over from the first phase, for example the Irish border. “Logically speaking if there can’t be border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland and there can be no checks between Northern Ireland and the UK but between the UK and Europe, then I believe even our primary school…

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Top Stories World 

EU leadership challenge: Watch out Merkel, Italy wants to LEAD Europe

The fight among European neighbours has been brewing for more than four years since Italy began to take more of a lead in the European Council. And as all 28 EU leaders, including Theresa May, arrived in Brussels for a summit meeting today, one MP praised the Italian Prime Minister for his “strong leadership”.  Laura Garavini, an MP from the Democratic Party told The Italian Network: “There has been a strong presence of Italy for the last four years at the European Council thanks to Italian Prime minister Paolo Gentiloni.”…

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Science 

U.K. Lawmakers Have Given Parliament Veto Power on the Brexit Deal

(LONDON) — British lawmakers delivered a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans Wednesday by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement the government reaches with the European Union. The House of Commons voted 309-305 to give lawmakers what is essentially a veto on the terms of Brexit, a challenge to May’s fragile authority amid the already strained disentanglement process. The vote came on the eve of a major E.U. summit. A dozen lawmakers from the prime minister’s governing Conservative Party sided with the opposition to insist…

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Lifestyle 

Housing Market Stabilises in November as the North CONTINUES to outstrip London

Whilst momentum may have subdued, the pragmatic view is that, given the interest rate rise at the beginning of last month, ongoing consumer demand means that the market has flattened rather than dropped in many areas, both in terms of prices to buy but also the cost of rents.  The RICS report differs to other industry indices, as its content is based on a monthly survey to which Surveyors provide responses indicating what they are observing in their local area, rather than hard data.  As such, the results are seen…

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Top Stories World 

Austrian MEPs demand CRACKDOWN on Britain and Ireland over EU ’tax dodge’

Othmar Karas, leader of Austrian People’s Party delegation at the European Parliament in Strasbourg wants to make sure European Union member states linked to alleged cases of tax fraud highlighted in the Panama Papers are named and shamed. He said the EU was losing a billion euros every year through tax dodges and claimed Britain, Ireland, Malta and the Netherlands were the worst offenders. Mr Karas repeated his call again for the lifting of unanimity in tax matters. He said: “We lack a common European tax policy, which would help…

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Entertainment 

Peter Kay tickets: What do to now the tour has been cancelled? How to get a refund

Fans who have got tickets for the tour will be refunded from the original point of purchase. This means you need to contact the ticket seller.  Contact ticket sellers such TicketMaster, Amazon Tickets or Gigs and Tours to make sure you get a refund for the tickets.  Peter Kay has said he is “very sorry” that he has been forced to cancel the tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances.” TicketMaster told fans not to worry and said they did not need to take any action in order to get the…

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