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Homes left teetering on cliff edge by Beast from the East torn down

CLIFFTOP homes ravaged by the Beast from the East along a British coastline are being torn down. Devastated families are having to standby and watch as diggers rip into the remains of their chalets wiped out by the severe storms last week. Demolition of f

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When are the Easter 2018 holidays and what are the summer term dates? UK school calendar in full

THE Easter holidays for 2018 are nearly here, so parents are planning trips away as well as of course the traditional Easter egg hunt. Here is all the info you need to know for the 2018 school year… What date is Easter 2018? The term dates vary from

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When is Easter 2018, why do the dates change every year and how is it decided?

THE Easter holiday dates change each year, so it is important to keep track – especially as careful diary planning can often secure you extra time away from the office. While the dates for Christmas and Valentine’s Day are fixed and easy to remember


Canada: more arrests as protest against oil pipeline expansion heats up

Two federal MPs among more than 100 people arrested challenging 1,000km line from Alberta’s tar sands to the Pacific coastOne of Romilly Cavanaugh’s first jobs was an environmental engineering position at the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which carries cru

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When do the clocks go forward, what date do they change back in 2018 and what exactly is British Summer Time?

TWICE each year our clocks change by one hour – with people either gaining or losing an hour of sleep. The changes allow for longer daylight hours in the summer and a whole hour extra in bed when autumn arrives. But just what is the real reason for

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When do the clocks go forward in 2018, why do we have British Summer Time and what’s Daylight Saving?

EACH and every year we put our clocks an hour forward in March and then back in October as British Summer Time (BST) starts and finishes. Even though everyone tries to remember to set their alarms correctly, it always catches people out. So here is our ha


Two men rescued from capsized ship after 50 hours in air pocket

Divers find sailors in ship's engine room after hearing knocking sounds


The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson review – a magical YA debut

Two factions battle for survival in this complex and slippery tale of ancient spells cast in contemporary IrelandThe Wren Hunt occupies an eerie, in-between place, where fantasy and reality meet in a contemporary Ireland infused with ancient magic. Two ri


Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for Jamaican Easter buns

These raisin-studded buns are packed with spice and make a welcome Easter alternative to chocolateIn 1592, Queen Elizabeth forbade bakeries in England to make any spiced buns except for burials, Easter Friday or at Christmas. Some say she did so because t

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Why does the Boat Race only include Oxford and Cambridge and which of the two universities has won the most races?

THE world-famous Oxford vs Cambridge boat race has been an annual event since 1856, watched by the nation, eager to see who will win. Only the first and second world wars have prevented the two rivals going head-to-head down the River Thames – here&

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What is the Easter 2018 UK weather forecast and will snow make the bank holiday weekend a White Easter?

EASTER is nearly here and many Brits are counting down the days to the long weekend and a well-earned few days off work. Since the weather can really affect how you spend your free time, here is what we know about how the bank holiday is shaping up to hel


Santander is set to launch an international money transfer app with Ripple

Santander UK CEO: "This spring, if not one beats us to it, we will be the first large retail bank to carry out cross-border payments at scale with blockchain technology." Consumer app in partnership with Ripple set to be launched to customers in Spain, Br

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