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Almost all English local authorities 'plan council tax hikes to avoid financial disaster'

Almost all local authorities in England are set to raise council tax and charges amid concerns over their financial stability, a survey …

George Soros, the man who 'broke the Bank of England', backing secret plot to thwart Brexit

George Soros, the billionaire known as the man who “broke the Bank of England”, is backing a campaign to overturn Brexit, the Telegraph can disclose.<p>The investor is one of three senior figures linked to the Remain-supporting campaign group Best for Britain who plan to launch a nationwide …

Bank of England

Horrific animal suffering revealed at farm used by producer of Spanish sausages sold in Morrisons and on Amazon UK

Horrific conditions of animal suffering have been revealed at a farm that supplied a brand of Spanish sausages that were sold in Morrisons and on …

Sausages

Watch What Happens When a Polar Bear Plays With a Dog

This unlikely story of bear-meets-dog appears to have ended on playful terms.<p>When veterinary nurse Brittany Semeniuk went to Manitoba, Canada, in November, she and her vet partner were looking to photograph polar bears. They visited a place called Mile 5 Sanctuary, outside the town of …

Wildlife

Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles admits he dated her mother because he thought she was white

Music manager says his experience with colourism led him to his now ex-wife.<p>Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles has revealed that colourism attracted him …

Coach of 'too British' youth footy team in Spain says they were banned from league because other clubs were 'jealous of our success'

<b>AN expat football club was banned from competing against local Spanish sides because they were too good, their Brit coach has said.</b><p>Matt Gore set up …

Spanish La Liga

Food packaging chemical BPA 'found in digestive system of 86% of teenagers'

The University of Exeter research looked at Bisphenol A (BPA), which makes plastics flexible but strong.<p>Some studies have suggested that the chemical …

Breast Cancer

France jails Islamic scholar on rape charge, judicial source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Islamic scholar and TV analyst Tariq Ramadan has been arrested in Paris and charged with rape, a judicial source told CNN.<p>Ramadan, 55, was arrested on Wednesday, charged Friday and will remain in custody in France until his next hearing, the source said.<p>The arrest of the Oxford University …

What's in a Lichen? How Scientists Got It Wrong for 150 Years

Biology

As a scientist I'm certain Stephen Hawking is wrong. You can't explain the universe without God

By<p>There's no denying that Stephen Hawking is intellectually bold as well as physically heroic. And in his latest book, the renowned physicist mounts …

Killer whale learns to imitate human speech in world first

A killer whale has been taught by scientists to copy human speech.<p>The researchers were studying a 14-year-old female killer whale named Wikie, who …

Dialects

Illegal immigrant caught by paedo vigilantes trying to lure schoolgirl, 12, with a burger faces deportation

A CHILD sex predator faces deportation after he was exposed by paedophile hunters for attempting to meet what he thought was a 12-year-old schoolgirl.<p>…

Crime

Met Police Commissioner accused of calling for 'more black boys to be locked up' to combat knife crime epidemic

Cressida Dick has been accused of calling for “more black boys” to be locked up after suggesting that harsher jail terms should use to deter …

Crime

Inside London slum house where shameless landlord crammed FORTY people and had bunk beds in garden shed

TAKE a look inside the London slum house where shameless landlords crammed FORTY people - leaving some sleeping in the garden shed next to sacks of …

Housing

UK growth better than expected in fourth quarter

Britain's performance in the October-December period was an improvement on the 0.4% rate seen in the previous quarter but still meant that for the …

Religion isn’t the enemy of science: it’s been inspiring scientists for centuries

Take notice of any debate in the media and you’ll see that science and religion are, and always were, at loggerheads. Science is about evidence-based …

Gun and knife offences fuel 14% rise in crime

Forces recorded 37,443 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the year ending September 2017 - a 21% increase compared with the same …

The number of people in work surges to a new high of 32.2 million

The number of people in work in Britain has surged to a new record high of 32.2million, official figures reveal today.<p>More people in jobs will fuel …

Ancient supercontinent? Evidence suggests Australian town was part of North America 1.7bn years ago

During a global continental reorganisation phase, the landmass broke away and collided with Northern Australia's Mount Isa region.<p>Researchers have …

Dead Sea Scroll text finally decoded by archaeologists piecing tiny fragments together

Archaeologists have claimed to decode one of the last few remaining obscure parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls.<p>Sixty tiny fragments of the ancient text …

Archaeology

Montego Bay: Tourists in Jamaica warned to 'stay in hotels' as state of public emergency declared

Jamaica in January is full of appeal, with the tourist hub of Montego Bay (26C, sun) more enticing than Morecambe Bay (5C, rain).<p>But the Foreign …

Caribbean

String of brutal rapes shocks India

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> Five alleged rapes, mostly of minors, within five days in the northern Indian state of Haryana, has forced the issue of sexual violence back onto India's national agenda, provoking widespread condemnation.<p>Last Friday evening, the half-naked body of a 15-year-old girl was found …

Scientists Discover For The First Time That A Simple Cell Contains 42 Million Protein Molecules

A study reveals for the first time how many molecules of each protein are there in a cell.<p>A cell is known as the fundamental building block of all …

Antarctica: Can Ancient Flood in Bible’s Book of Genesis Explain Mysterious Fossilized Forest?

<i>Updated</i> | A fossilized Antarctic forest, older than the dinosaurs, might hold evidence of the legendary biblical flood from the tale of Noah’s …

Three arrested on suspicion of murdering elderly neighbours in Buckinghamshire village almost 18 months apart

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the deaths of two elderly neighbours in a quiet village almost 18 months apart.<p>Former public school teacher and university lecturer, Peter Farquhar, 69, was thought to have died suddenly in his sleep in October 2015.<p>But last summer …

North Somerset Council accused of burial ground cover-up

A council has been accused of a cover-up after keeping an ancient early Christian graveyard "hush hush".<p>The site in Somerset, which contains around 300 graves along with evidence of a "horse burial", was discovered last year during the development of land for housing in the village of Yatton.<p>Yet …

Star footballer Jermain Defoe claims veganism is his top fitness secret...so it could be time to ditch the bacon butties

ENGLAND footballer Jermain Defoe shared the secret to his incredible fitness... giving up meat and dairy.<p>The Bournemouth striker confessed that he …

Jermain Defoe

UK-India deal will mean criminals and illegal immigrants face swift removal under landmark deal

THOUSANDS of foreign crooks and illegal immigrants will be deported more swiftly under a landmark deal.<p>Britain has struck a new agreement with India …

Illegal Immigration

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The unforgettable moment Prince Charles walked Meghan Markle down the aisle<p>Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles arrive to royal wedding<p>Prince Harry, …

Chinese Police Blow up Christian Megachurch With Dynamite

Chinese authorities used dynamite this week to destroy a well-known Christian megachurch in the northern part of the communist country.<p>The decision …