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‘No line!’ Thornberry fails to defend Labour’s Brexit policy… because there isn’t one

Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry was grilled over what the opposition to Theresa May’s Government actually wants from the split from the European Union – and they still do not have an answer. Ms Thornberry, who is also shadow First Secretary of State, was unable to give an answer to Robert Peston on his ITV news show over how Labour would deliver Brexit. Mr Corbyn’s supporters refer to him as a “prime minister in waiting” suggesting the May administration will soon fall, and that the party will take…

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Science 

Northern Lights UK: Is the breathtaking Aurora Borealis still visible TONIGHT?

A powerful solar storm erupting from the heart of the solar system triggered last night one of the most beautiful spectacles of nature. The Aurora Borealis as seen in the Northern Hemisphere, is a rare occurrence caused by the dance of electrically charged particles in the atmosphere.  The interplay of plasma released above the magnetic north pole leads to various hues of green, blue, yellow, red and violet to paint the sky. Last night was the first time since November 2017 that Briton were given the chance to see the…

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Northern Lights UK tonight: Where can you see the Aurora Borealis? What time? How to watch

An increase in solar winds caused by a solar flare on the sun means lucky stargazers in Britain will have the first chance to see the Aurora Borealis since November 2017. AuroraWatch UK tweeted: “We’ve seen a sudden (though relatively modest) jump in the solar wind speed and density which suggests the anticipated CME has arrived! Fingers crossed that conditions continue to build for UK #aurora this evening.” CME (coronal mass ejection) is a release of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun’s aura, which is carried through a stream…

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Lifestyle 

Village of the Year: House prices £66,000 below UK average – would YOU live here?

Broughshane in Northern Ireland has been crowned Village of the Year 2018 by Channel 4. The average house prices come in at just £160,000 – £66,000 below the UK average of £225,956. The village, located in County Antim, Northern Ireland, has a population of 2,851 people. Its motto is ‘People, Plants and Pride growing together’, and is known for its wildlife.  It also has a local pub, called The Thatch Inn, which is a grade B+ listed building, and a local Masonic Lodge. The village beat 75 other villages in…

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Gerry Adams takes parting shot at UK – Brexit has BOOSTED United Ireland campaign

PA / GETTY Gerry Adams has hit out at the UK, claiming Brexit has led to a boost in the United Ireland campaign Mr Adams said Brexit posed huge economic and social problems for Ireland, but also highlighted the push for the reunification of the island, which was partitioned in 1922.  He said despite Brexit’s many problems, the divorce could inadvertently lead to the break-up of the UK by boosting Irish unity.  The Sinn Fein leader, who will step down tomorrow after three-and-a-half decades at the forefront of Irish politics,…

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This doesn’t help the little guy! Trader reveals why Germans are furious at EU trade deal

GETTY CETA is a trade deal between the EU and Canada The warning comes as the UK points to the bloc’s Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) deal as a potential blueprint for a future deal with Canada post-Brexit, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he is ready and waiting to trade freely with the UK.  But Thilo Bode, executive director of Foodwatch International, said Germans do not support CETA because rather than serving the general interest, it serves the “interests of large corporations”.  He said: “The EU’s trade agreements…

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House prices UK: Flat start to 2018 but will the market pick up?

GETTY The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reported a flat January But is this just a short-term blip or are we set for a slow 2018? According to the report released this morning by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the overall numbers of buyers and sellers dropped in January on the numbers reported in December, whilst the prediction by many Surveyors in terms of house prices is also suggesting that the market will remain flat at a headline level, although more modest growth is forecast in the longer…

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After decades of violence, can Colombia's FARC rebels gain voter trust?

Valentina Beltrán spent the past 24 years working with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) as a guerrilla fighter, an educator, and a communications specialist. Today, she’s running for office, one of dozens of FARC candidates for Colombia’s Congress. It’s a controversial part of the peace process that has some hopeful for reconciliation with the rebel group, and others feeling betrayed by the government for granting them this opportunity.  On a recent Thursday Ms. Beltrán walked down a leafy pedestrian street downtown the capital, Bogotá, handing out flyers emblazoned with the…

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Brexit deal could CRASH over Ireland border – Dublin warns ‘clock is ticking’

The EU is due to publish a legal text of December’s Brexit divorce agreement that will say how Northern Ireland should “align” with the union’s single market.  Negotiators see the Ireland border issue as the biggest risk in talks before a March EU summit.  A senior Irish government official told the Daily Telegraph: “Like the UK, we have consistently said that it is our preference to resolve these issues through the wider future relationship agreement between the EU and the UK. “However, in case this is not possible, we must…

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Kate Middleton has a different name when she visits Scotland and Northern Ireland

Kate Middleton, 36, gained the title Duchess of Cambridge upon marrying Prince William, 35, who is also known as the Duke of Cambridge.  Her title may change if Charles becomes king, as William and Kate will take on his former title, which will make Kate ‘Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales’.  But to make matters more confusing, the Duchess has more than one name already.  Senior married members of the royal family also have regional titles, which at the moment includes Kate, Prince William and Prince Charles, 69.  When…

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