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NEW RUSSIAN LAB BRIEFLY KNOCKS SPACE STATION OUT OF POSITION

Communications with ground controllers also blipped out twice for a few minutes. A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position. For 47 minutes, the space station lost control of its orientation when the Russian lab accidentally fired its thrusters after docking, pushing the complex from its normal configuration. The station’s positioning is key for getting power from solar panels and communications. Communications with […]

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24-YEAR-OLD PLEADS GUILTY TO CHRIS WHITTY ASSAULT

A 24-year-old man has admitted assaulting England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty in a central London park. A 24-year-old man has admitted assaulting England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty in a central London park. An investigation was launched after Prof Whitty was accosted in St James’s Park at around 7.20pm on Sunday June 27. Lewis Hughes, from Romford in Essex, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by […]

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UK SHOULD ‘MATCH US COMMITMENT’ TO RESETTLE AFGHAN INTERPRETERS

Sir Keir Starmer has urged the Government to follow the lead of the US by speeding up efforts to resettle Afghan interpreters who supported British forces. The Labour leader added the UK had a “moral duty” to help the interpreters, who may be in danger from the Taliban if they stay in Afghanistan. The first flight evacuating Afghan interpreters to the US arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on Friday […]

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CORNWALL BRACES FOR 75MPH WIND GUSTS AS STORM EVERT APPROACHES UK

Winds of up to 75mph are set to lash parts of the South West as Storm Evert hits the UK on Thursday and Friday. The Met Office said the newly named storm will bring “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain”. Warnings are in place for parts of the south of England and Wales, with warnings of possible damage to infrastructure and travel disruption. Coastal gales and rain are set to […]

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FRANCE ‘AMBER PLUS’ BECAUSE OF VARIANT ON ISLAND 6,000 MILES FROM PARIS – RAAB

Holidaymakers returning from France are being required to self-isolate because of high cases of a coronavirus variant on an island 6,000 miles from Paris, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has revealed. Holidaymakers returning from France are being required to self-isolate because of high cases of a coronavirus variant on an island 6,000 miles from Paris, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has revealed. Mr Raab told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme that […]

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UK ‘TO HIT 40C ON REGULAR BASIS EVEN IF GLOBAL WARMING IS LIMITED TO 1.5C’

Leading meteorologists say 'what we regard as normal is changing' British summers are likely to regularly see temperatures of above 40C even if humanity manages to limit global warming to 1.5C, the UK’s leading meteorologists have warned. The UK is already seeing increasingly extreme weather, with 2020 the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest year on record – the first ever to fall into the top 10 for all […]

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CHARLES AND PM TO ATTEND DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR NEW UK POLICE MEMORIAL

The Prince of Wales will lead the nation during a dedication ceremony for the new UK Police Memorial honouring all fallen officers and staff. Charles will unveil a plaque dedicating the monument in Staffordshire, and after giving a brief speech will lay the first wreath at the memorial commemorating the courage and sacrifice of all those from across the police service. The UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum […]

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OLYMPIAN SIMONE BILES PRAISED FOR SPEAKING OPENLY ON MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has been praised for speaking openly about the importance of looking after her mental health It comes amid a call for people facing “perfect storms” of pressure to be supported whether in daily life or top-level sport. The gold medal-winning US athlete has withdrawn from Thursday’s women’s all-around final, having pulled out after one rotation of the women’s team final on Tuesday in Tokyo, citing mental […]

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40-YEAR-OLD SLICE OF CHARLES AND DIANA’S WEDDING CAKE FOR SALE

A slice of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s wedding cake is up for sale – 40 years after Charles and Diana tied the knot. The anniversary of their fairy-tale royal nuptials, when the heir to the throne married shy 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer in the grand St Paul’s Cathedral on July 29 1981, falls on Thursday. But their relationship was not too last, and far from reaching their ruby […]

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POLICE WARNING AFTER SIX PEOPLE DIE IN SCOTLAND’S WATERS IN JUST OVER 24 HOURS

Police are urging people to “exercise extreme caution” when swimming in lochs and rivers after six people – including four young boys – died in a series of tragic incidents. The youngest victim was a boy of nine, while a seven-year-old boy is also fighting for his life after they both got into difficulty in the water near to Pulpit Rock at Loch Lomond, south of Ardlui, on Saturday evening. […]

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