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What botched White Paper translations say about Brexit priorities

The Government has been widely ridiculed for its botched translations of Theresa May’s Brexit White Paper on a future trade relationship with the EU. The executive summary of the so-called “Chequers’ plan” has been hastily translated into 22 European...

today, 14:31 in Politics
 

Who was William Wallace and what was his role in the Battle of Falkirk?

One of the major battles in Scotland’s struggle for independence was fought 720 years ago this weekend, on 22 July 1298. Here is everything you need to know about William Wallace and his role in the Battle of Falkirk.  Who was William Wallace? William...

today, 14:31 in Politics
 

Boater accidentally drains Kennet and Avon Canal

A canal boater accidentally completely drained a section of the Kennet and Avon Canal, in Wiltshire, by leaving all the lock gates open. A spokesman for the Canal and River Trust told the BBC the action was not malicious but the boater had been...

today, 14:31 in Auto
 

Seven best outdoor cinemas in London and the UK

Celebrate the summer heat with a unique cinema experience: watch new and classic films on rooftops, castle gardens and even on water. Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House One of the capital’s ultimate outdoor film destinations, Film4 Summer Screen...

today, 14:31 in Auto
 

UK energy price cap approved by MPs

Millions of British homes are in line for lower gas and electricity bills this winter after parliament approved a law capping energy tariffs. The energy regulator Ofgem is now required to cap standard variable tariffs offered by the ‘big six’ energy...

today, 14:30 in Business
 

What is a currency war and could Trump trigger one?

As the US-China trade war continues to undermine global economic confidence, Donald Trump sparked new fears among investors last night by threatening a currency war with Beijing. The Chinese yuan weakened by nearly 1% against the dollar yesterday and...

today, 14:30 in Business
 

German Grand Prix pits Vettel against Mercedes

Sunday’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim could divide the nation, with local boy Sebastian Vettel pitted against domestic manufacturer Mercedes in the battle for F1 supremacy. Vettel, who drives for Ferrari, leads the drivers’ championship by eight...

yesterday, 19:01 in Sport
 

Lewis Hamilton signs £40m-a-year Mercedes contract

Lewis Hamilton has signed a new deal with F1 team Mercedes reported to be worth a staggering £40m a year. “The 33-year-old Englishman’s new contract cements his status as Britain’s biggest sporting earner as well as the best-paid driver in Formula 1...

yesterday, 19:01 in Sport
 

Premier League transfer news: Lewandowski, Malcom, Ospina

Man Utd want Lewandowski After a frustrating summer in the transfer market Manchester United are lining up deals for Bayern Munich stars Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara. The German side are open to selling the pair, reports The Independent,...

yesterday, 19:01 in Sport
 

Chelsea transfer news: £89m for Higuain and Rugani

Chelsea close to £89m swoop Roman Abramovich has flown to Italy to help Chelsea secure the signings of Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani from Juventus in a deal worth £89m, reports the Daily Mail. “The Russian tycoon, who does not currently have a UK...

yesterday, 19:01 in Sport
 

Oxlade-Chamberlain return next season would be a ‘bonus’

Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the whole of next season as a result of the knee injury he sustained in the Champions League semi-final against Roma in April. He was carried off early in the first leg at Anfield...

yesterday, 19:01 in Sport
 

Bentley's Stefan Sielaff: Driving force

For me, this car is all about beauty, which, of course, is something very subjective. But it also comes down to our instincts – as a designer, and as a driver, you feel immediately whether something is right or wrong. What I tried to achieve with the...

yesterday, 18:59 in Auto
 

Will new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab take a different approach with the EU?

The UK’s new Brexit secretary is heading to Brussels today for his first series of talks with the EU’s chief negotiator. Former housing minister Dominic Raab was appointed to the role last week following the shock resignation of David Davis, who...

yesterday, 17:26 in Politics
 

Israel’s ‘nation state’ law: what it is and why critics are outraged

Israel’s parliament has today passed a controversial new law that redefines the country as the “nation state” of the Jewish people, sparking outrage among its Palestinian citizens. The Bill, which passed by 62 votes to 55, cites the expansion of...

yesterday, 17:26 in Politics
 

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 gets a Lego recreation

The Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond in Goldfinger has been given an overhaul by Lego.  The buildable classic sports car, which hit the shops yesterday, is around an eighth of the size of the original and is made up of 1,290 pieces, Evo...

yesterday, 17:19 in Auto
 


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