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Meghan has made Harry less popular, says Farage

Image copyright EPA He said he hoped the Queen would live a “very, very long time” to prevent the Prince of Wales becoming king. “When it comes to her son, when it comes to Charlie Boy and climate change, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear,” he said. “Her mother, Her Royal Highness the Queen’s mother was a slightly overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker who lived to 101 years old. “All I can say is Charlie Boy is now in his 70s… may the Queen live a very, very long time.” Mr…

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Police warn people mocking wanted man’s hair

One contributor joked that police should look in Edinburgh, which hosts the fringe festival, while another said officers were “combing the area”. Fugitive unhappy with police mugshot posts his own On Monday, Gwent Police said: “We’re really grateful to everyone who is assisting us in locating Jermaine Taylor, and we must admit a few of these comments have made us laugh. “However, when the line is crossed from being funny to abusive, we do have to make sure we are responsible and remind people to be careful about what they…

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University bans hamburgers ‘to help environment’

And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change. Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock. The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore. Related Topics New Cross Sustainability Food Plastic pollution Meat Climate change Goldsmiths, University of London Plastic Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-49321560

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Why do Welsh place names appear around the world?

Image caption This map shows just a few of the Welsh place names around the world The story involves a Welshman who played a major role in extending the American Civil War and a Swansea businessman who built a copper smelting plant in the Arizonan desert. Dr Matthews said the biggest wave of Welsh emigration came in the late 19th Century. Image copyright Gethin Matthews Image caption Swansea appears across the USA and Australia, including here in Tasmania Many of these places were likely given their names during the first…

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Mother jailed for life for murder of daughters

“These were blameless young children who were plainly vulnerable and ought to have been able to rely on their mother to protect and nurture them,” she said. “Instead you took their young lives away.” Image copyright West Mercia Police/Facebook Image caption Doctors “could not find any natural reason” for the deaths of Lexi and Scarlett, prosecutors said In a victim impact statement, the children’s father, Chris Draper, said he was “broken”. “Why did Louise do something so evil to our beautiful daughters? You are their mother, the person supposed to…

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Brits abroad: Which footballers have been a hit?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gareth Bale has been a Real Madrid player since 2013 One of his main criticisms off the pitch has been his apparent failure to learn Spanish, choosing to speak English in press conferences. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption He wasn’t a prolific Spanish speaker, but David Beckham was a hit with Real fans anyway Perhaps Britain’s greatest export to Europe was David Beckham. The former Real Madrid midfielder joined the team in 2003 and won over fans through the sheer amount of effort he…

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‘Feral’ gang jailed for attacking delivery drivers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCCTV footage shows the gang waiting for delivery drivers with knives A “feral” gang ordered takeaways with false names and then lay in wait to rob delivery drivers, a court heard. Two members also went on to attack a taxi driver and tried to destroy CCTV evidence. Tamika Rosser, 18, Jack Delaney, 19, and Adrian O’Neil, 20, all admitted robbery and other offences. At Swansea Crown Court, O’Neil was jailed for four years, while Rosser and Delaney were both jailed for two…

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We should be in every school in the UK, PC says

As a safer schools officer, PC Stenner teaches students about a range of issues that might affect them, including online and social media safety. But it is the issue of knife crime and its far-reaching effects that often particularly resonates with students. “We go through the legal consequences, the practical things that can go wrong, even if they don’t intend to use the weapon, and the serious injuries that have been caused,” PC Stenner says. “In Nottinghamshire, we have parents of children who have been victims of knife crime –…

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Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm opened

Construction started in May 2016 and SSE said it was completed on time and £100m under budget. Big, but how big? ‘Truly staggering’ Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said the scale of the project was “truly staggering”. “Scotland has a quarter of Europe’s offshore wind resource and Beatrice represents one of the first steps in tapping it,” she said. “As our offshore wind projects continue to build out we’ll see the environmental and economic benefits of offshore wind grow across Scotland, with jobs and investment transforming communities, as…

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New office to improve support for veterans

The MP for Plymouth – a veteran himself – will work alongside Oliver Dowden, a Cabinet Office minister with specific responsibility for veterans. Their aim is to better co-ordinate the work of Whitehall departments, local authorities and charities to address veterans’ needs. PM accused of ‘throwing veterans to the wolves’ Extend legal protection to veterans, say MPs What happened on Bloody Sunday? Mel Waters, CEO of charity Help for Heroes, welcomed the announcement. “Help for Heroes intends to work closely with the new Office of Veterans Affairs to ensure that…

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Sex and nudity spice up Jane Austen drama

Twenty-four years on, the first episode of ITV’s Sanditon ups the ante considerably by having three of its male leads take a naked seaside skinny-dip. Image copyright ITV Image caption Anne Reid says it was a refreshing change to play “a lady in charge” ITV’s eight-part drama takes these chapters as a starting point before spiralling off in directions that are all its writers’ invention. “I suspect the purists will hate it but we’re in the entertainment business,” shrugs the actress Anne Reid, who plays the formidable widow Lady Denham.…

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More than 140 million old 1 coins still missing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA brief history of decimal coins There were about 1.7 billion round £1 coins in circulation at the start of the six-month transition period in March 2017. A Royal Mint official said: “Our communications campaign encouraged the return of old £1 coins when legal tender was removed. “The small proportion of coins not returned can continue to be deposited into a customer’s account at most high street banks in the UK.” They added: “We expect there to be some returns for a…

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