Hinkley Point: UK approves nuclear plant deal

Hinkley Point: UK approves nuclear plant deal

Hinkley Point: UK approves nuclear plant deal 49 minutes ago From the BBC section on Business   Image copyrightPAImage captionArtist’s impression of Hinkley Point C building proposals The government has given the go ahead for a new £18bn nuclear power station in the UK after imposing “significant new safeguards” to protect national security. The new plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is being financed by the French and the Chinese. In exchange, China wants to use…

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New taxation rules come into force for watching BBC iPlayer

New taxation rules come into force for watching BBC iPlayer

TV licence iPlayer rules come into force TV viewers are being reminded that all users of the iPlayer must now own a TV licence, regardless of whether or not they watch programmes live. Getty Images The new rules, which will close the so-called “iPlayer loophole”, have come into effect this morning. Previously, only viewers who were watching shows as they were being broadcast required a licence. That meant it was legal to watch content after broadcast via…

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Scarborough hit hardest by ‘gull muggings’ – report

Scarborough hit hardest by ‘gull muggings’ – report

Scarborough hit hardest by ‘gull muggings’ – report Posted at09:10 A total of 22 people say they’ve been the victim of so-called “gull muggings” in North Yorkshire’s seaside towns this summer – with Scarborough hardest hit. Thinkstock New figures show 19 of the 22 reported “muggings” by seagulls between March and August this year took place in Scarborough. The figures are contained in a report due to go before Scarborough councillors next week. The report also shows: A further two reports of “gull muggings” came…

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UK net migration remains close to record levels

UK net migration remains close to record levels

From the BBC section on UK Politics Image copyrightPA Net migration to the UK was 327,000 for the year to March, according to Office for National Statistics estimates. The figures – covering the period before Britain voted to leave the EU – are down slightly on record levels of 336,000. Net migration is the difference between the number of people coming to the UK for at least a year and those leaving. The figure for net…

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English actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81

English actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81

13 August 2016 From the BBC section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright GETTY IMAGES English actor Kenny Baker, who starred as R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, has died aged 81 after a long illness, his niece has confirmed. Baker made his name as the robot in the first Star Wars film in 1977 alongside Anthony Daniels’s C-3PO character. Star Wars creator George Lucas paid tribute to a “real gentleman” and Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker in…

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Theresa May urged to trigger Article 50 ASAP amid fears it can be REVERSED

Theresa May urged to trigger Article 50 ASAP amid fears it can be REVERSED

THERESA MAY has been urged to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as soon as possible amid fears it could be REVERSED at a later date by pro-EU MPs. By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter PUBLISHED: 04:04, Fri, Aug 12, 2016 | UPDATED: 08:31, Fri, Aug 12, 2016 Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has told Theresa May to trigger Article 50 early next year The Prime Minister, who has vowed not to invoke the legal mechanism…

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Thailand Bomb Attacks Prompts Warning To British Tourists To ‘Exercise Extreme Caution’ And Avoid Non-Essential Travel

Thailand Bomb Attacks Prompts Warning To British Tourists To ‘Exercise Extreme Caution’ And Avoid Non-Essential Travel

Four dead and dozens injured after blasts. 12/08/2016 11:58 Steven Hopkins News Reporter Britons are being warned to “exercise extreme caution” in Thailand after a wave of co-ordinated explosions left at least four people dead and dozens injured. The Foreign Office updated its travel advice on Friday following multiple blasts in Hua Hin, Trang and Surat Thani, and was “urgently clarifying” reports of a further explosion in Phuket. The advice was echoed by several governments,…

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Body Found Under Tree Near Speakers’ Corner In Hyde Park

Body Found Under Tree Near Speakers’ Corner In Hyde Park

Police have set up a cordon following what an officer at the scene called an “unexplained death”.  SKY News 09:36, UK, Friday 12 August 2016 The scene in Hyde Park, London, after a body was discovered Police are treating as suspicious the discovery of a body under a tree near Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. Police have set up a large cordon following what an officer at the scene called an “unexplained death”. A member…

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Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe ‘to move back to prison

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe ‘to move back to prison

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe ‘to move back to prison Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Sutcliffe was moved to Broadmoor in 1984 BBC NEWS The Yorkshire Ripper is expected to move out of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and into a prison after medical experts ruled him mentally fit, BBC News understands. A health tribunal has found Peter Sutcliffe no longer needs any treatment for any mental disorder. In 1981 he was convicted of 13 murders…

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There was fury at Holyrood when union flags were removed from the canteen after protests from Nationalists.

There was fury at Holyrood when union flags were removed from the canteen after protests from Nationalists.

The miniature flags had initially been put out as table decorations on Thursday as part of an Olympic Games-inspired barbecue to mark the last day of parliamentary business before the summer recess. They formed the centrepiece of decorations which also included red, white and blue balloons and cut-out Olympic torches on the walls. However, the use of the union flags upset some SNP MSPs, who want to see Scotland become independent of the United Kingdom,…

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