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Is December 21st really the shortest day of the year throughout the UK?

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Is December 21st really the shortest day of the year throughout the UK?

Today is December 21st, the date of this year’s winter solstice and popularly known as the shortest day of the year. The December solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees – this is the same for everyone in the world no matter where you

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Deep-sea fisherman shows off some of his terrifying catches

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Deep-sea fisherman shows off some of his terrifying catches

A Russian trawlerman named Roman Fedortsov has been sharing images of some of the fascinating, peculiar and occasionally nightmarish creatures from the depths that have been turning up in his fishing nets. Fedortsov’s trawler operates out of the port city of Murmansk in north west Russia, and

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Plane crash kills five shortly after takeoff in Colombia

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Plane crash kills five shortly after takeoff in Colombia

A cargo plane has crashed shortly after takeoff killing five people and injuring one onboard. The Boeing 727 crashed in a field near in Puerto Cerrano, Colombia. It was en route to the capital, Bogota. Video block text

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‘A wasp attacked me!’ The 10 most unusual excuses for filing a late tax return revealed

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‘A wasp attacked me!’ The 10 most unusual excuses for filing a late tax return revealed

Paperwork being burnt in a yacht fire and a wasp attack both made the list of the top ten excuses for failing to file a tax return on time this year, HMRC has revealed.  Self-assessment returns must be made by the end of October if they are submitted on paper, while online forms can be […]

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Conservative club to admit women after 134 years – and the first female member will be the stewardess who has worked there for four decades 

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Conservative club to admit women after 134 years – and the first female member will be the stewardess who has worked there for four decades 

A Conservative club has agreed to admit women after 134 years with its first female member set to be a stewardess who has worked there for more than four decades. The Oxton Conservative Club in Birkenhead told Eileen Newsham she had been awarded the honour at a surprise birthday party on Sunday.

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Dangerous high-speed police chase crosses US state lines

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Dangerous high-speed police chase crosses US state lines

A man is in custody after a dangerous high-speed chase crossed state lines in the USA and lasted nearly two hours.  Video block text

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Majority think 2017 will be a bad year for the EU and Jeremy Corbyn, poll shows

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Majority think 2017 will be a bad year for the EU and Jeremy Corbyn, poll shows

The British public think that 2017 will be a tough year for the EU and Jeremy Corbyn, new polling reveals. Just one in five think that the European project and the Labour leader will enjoy a successful 2017, according to an Ipsos MORI poll. This compares poorly to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

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Cat found covered in ice recovers in heroic train worker’s arms

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Cat found covered in ice recovers in heroic train worker’s arms

When a train worker in Canada heard a sad, pained cry coming from under the frozen engines of a vehicle he was inspecting, he knew he had to do something. In the freezing conditions, it would be difficult to survive trapped in the small space, and at first he thought the train had hit someone.

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Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice

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Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice

An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink algae and spidery starfish. The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) took footage on a camera attached to a Remotely Operated

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Body of Russian ambassador returns to Moscow

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Body of Russian ambassador returns to Moscow

The plane carrying the body of Andrei Karlov, the murdered Russian ambassador to Turkey, arrived in Moscow on Tuesday evening.  Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu accompanied Karlov’s wife and mother down the steps of the plane. Karlov’s wife, Marina

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