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Man accused of killing backpacker is jeered Ms Millane (22) died while travelling in New Zealand and her body was found in bushland on Sunday afternoon, about 30 feet from a highway outside the New Zealand city. Photo: Lucie Blackman Trust /PA Wire The man accused of killing British backpacker Grace Millane was jeered as he appeared in a packed Auckland...
£20m boost for England’s creative industries The industries contribute more than £100 billion to the UK economy. England’s creative industries have been handed a £20m boost (Stefan Rousseau/PA) England’s creative industries have been handed a £20 million boost, the Government has announced. The package, which will help sectors including fashion, broadcast and video games, is designed to support an industry that contributes more than £100...
Poundland bucks high street woes to end year on a strong note Parent firm Pepkor Europe said the performance from its 840 Poundland stores across the UK helped contribute to a 12.9% jump in group-wide sales. The owner of Poundland has cheered ‘strong’ sales growth as the rollout of PepandCo fashion outlets helped the budget chain shrug off wider high street...
Laura Larkin: 'Amid political chaos in UK, we need clear idea of what'll happen at home'   The Taoiseach says an election in summer 2020 would bring stability. Photo: Caroline Quinn As all eyes remain glued to the chaos in the UK over the coming weeks, it is time for political leaders here to put their money where their mouth is in...
British schoolgirls and teacher sexually assaulted at gunpoint British schoolgirls and their teacher were reportedly sexually assaulted at gunpoint on a visit to Ghana. British schoolgirls and their teacher were reportedly sexually assaulted at gunpoint on a visit to Ghana. The teenagers were attacked in their accommodation by a man armed with a rifle while volunteering in the West African nation, according...
European shares attempt to rebound following slump as trade war fears heighten Irish Stock Exchange sees sharp increase Hong Kong stocks closed lower on Friday Arrested Huawei exec set to appear in court (stock picture) European shares attempted on Friday to recoup losses sustained during the previous session's global selloff but lacked thrust from Wall Street and Asian markets for a...
Melting ice art installation aims to show reality of climate change The blocks will show how the environment impacts the ice in real time. Ice Watch has created from 24 blocks of ice (Matt Alexander/PA) A new public art installation made up of melting ice blocks which aims to show the reality of climate change has been unveiled in London. Ice Watch, by...
Letters to the Editor: 'Jack Frost nipping at your nose.... hang on, is that gender stereotyping?' Jingle Bells: The only crime of Christmas songs is that they were not written yesterday In light of the recent spate of political correctness being applied to several Christmas songs whose only crime was that they were not written yesterday, I attach notes on perhaps...

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Beyoncé performs at lavish A-list wedding for India's richest family Beyoncé performed all her top hits at the pre-wedding event. Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage Beyoncé performed at the opening of a star-studded wedding as celebrations kicked off for the nuptials of the daughter of India's richest man. Scores of high-profile figures, including Hillary Clinton, landed in over 100 chartered aircraft at a sleepy...
Merkel protégé Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds her as German CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Angela Merkel. Photo: Reuters Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor. Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, is Merkel's protege and was the continuity candidate favoured by the party elite....

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