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Sterling edges higher as Brexit remains in focus The British currency rose 0.3% versus the US dollar to 1.289 at the London market close. The pound was trading higher (PA) The pound moved higher on Tuesday as currency traders reacted to Theresa May’s latest Brexit speech, anticipating an extension to the Article 50 process. Sterling rose 0.3% versus the US dollar to 1.289...
Photos of murdered schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail shown to jury Alesha MacPhail Photo: Facebook Images of a murdered schoolgirl's body lying in woods have been shown to a jury as the trial's first witness gave evidence. Alesha MacPhail, six, was found dead near the house where she was staying on the Isle of Bute last summer. A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for...
Burglar who cut himself during break-in tried to wash blood off with Pepsi William Trotter broke into Pizza Hut in Sunderland. A burglar who cut himself breaking into a Pizza Hut returned to the scene of the crime to try to wash away the trail of blood with a bottle of Pepsi. CCTV video images showed hooded William Trotter, 37, smash into...
Minister for Health apologises to Dail over children’s hospital overspend Simon Harris apologised for information he gave about the costs, admitting he should have answered it ‘more fully’. The new National Children’s Hospital at St James Hospital in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA) The Minister for Health has “sincerely” apologised over an answer he gave to the Dail about the overspend at the National...
Asia stocks ease on anxiety over trade, growth risks Stock image Asian stocks lost ground on Friday as investors worried about a broadening global economic slowdown, with sentiment not helped by the absence of any positive signs for a resolution in the US-China trade row. Safe-haven government bonds benefited in the face of growing anxiety over the global outlook, with German and...
Middle-lane hogger filmed by police for three miles Motorist on M6 Toll is reported for careless driving after failing to move over. (Central Motorway Police Group) A driver has been caught on police dashcam hogging the middle lane of a motorway for three miles. Posted on Twitter by the Central Motorway Police Group, which covers the Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Police areas,...
Watch: The late Gordon Banks will be forever remembered for the 'greatest ever save' to deny Pele Gordon Banks denies Pele in 1970File photo dated 21-01-2018 of Gordon Banks during his speech at the Football Writers Association Tribute Night at The Savoy, London. John Walton/PA Wire.File photo dated 27-10-2015 of Former Stoke City goalkeeper Gordon Banks. David Davies/PA Wire.File photo...
Trump: Having a pet dog would feel ‘a little phoney’ He will break a long tradition of presidential pet ownership if he remains animal-free. Donald Trump (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Donald Trump is not hiding the fact he is not a dog person. The president appeared impressed while describing the drug-detecting abilities of German shepherds that work for the US Secret Service, but...
Cows found living with rotting carcasses in Tyrone, court told Stock photo A judge has expressed "deep concern" about the state of a farm in County Tyrone where carcasses were found lying amongst livestock. William Ronald Armstrong (60), of Gorey Road, Cabragh, admitted 16 offences during March and April 2018, involving eight counts of animal welfare breaches, three of failing to ensure...
Call for banks to cut mortgage rates as new figures reveal expense of Ireland's home loans Borrowers here are paying €150 more a month on average than rest of Eurozone Stock: Getty Images Banks have been called on to cut their mortgage rates after new figures again showed this country has some of the most expensive home loans in Europe. The call came...

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