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Yoga in India, juggling in Africa… How else is the EU spending Britain’s foreign aid budget?

British taxpayer contributions to the European Union’s collective foreign-aid budget were up by £177 million ($ 234 million) last year. Much of it was spent on vital and worthy causes. Other projects, however, seem a little spurious. Yoga, anyone? Receipts published on Thursday contain details of projects co-funded with UK cash, including coconut picking in the Caribbean, yoga classes in ...

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New kind of politics, huh? Theresa May’s husband linked to Paradise Papers

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 10:24 Theresa May’s husband has been linked to the Paradise Papers after his company was accused of arranging investments in tax havens. Thousands of documents have exposed how Britain’s mega rich invest their money abroad to legally avoid paying hefty tax bills. Although not illegal, they are depriving the Treasury of juicy tax revenues at ...

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Overcoming his shyNESS? Loch Ness monster ‘sighted 8 times’ in 2017

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 21:16 More people claim to have caught a glimpse of the legendary Loch Ness monster in 2017 than in any other year this century. Up to eight official sightings of the fabled creature were recorded in Scotland’s most famous waterway this year alone. The most recent sighting came in early November when genetic scientist Dr. ...

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‘Racially marred’: Liverpool students call for PM William Gladstone’s name to be removed from halls

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 21:20 Students at the University of Liverpool are calling for the name of former British Prime Minister William Gladstone to be removed from a residence hall as they say he fell short of wholeheartedly fighting for the abolition of slavery. The issue will be debated at the end of the month. Students are calling for ...

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Erectile dysfunction pills are now the top party drug for British millennials

Coke, MDMA, speed… Viagra? This is now the standard pitch of UK drug dealers as more and more young people are buying the erectile dysfunction pills on the black market for recreational use on a night out. The black market has seen a boom in Viagra sales as the pills become an integral “part of the party.” According to Sky ...

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Twitter strips Tommy Robinson & other far-right users of coveted blue tick

Prominent members of the far right including former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson have been stripped of their blue-tick verification badge on Twitter. Robinson tweeted the “quisling elite censor us because they know they can’t refute us.” Twitter announced new guidelines for blue ticks, saying users can lose their status if they “promote hate,” harass or threaten people ...

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Tory austerity is ‘economic murder’ linked to 120,000 deaths – study

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 12:55 Tory austerity policies may actually be killing people, according to a landmark study. The government has been accused of “economic murder” after researchers linked hundreds of thousands of deaths to cuts to public services that began seven years ago. According to joint research between Oxford, Cambridge and University College London, there have been 120,000 ...

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Missing British explorer spotted ‘alive and well’… but ‘not out of danger’ yet

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 11:59 British explorer Benedict Allen has been found “alive and well” by chiefs in Papua New Guinea. He had reportedly been caught up in tribal fighting in an attempt to reach a remote village and has requested rescue. Allen had been missing in the remote villages of Papua New Guinea after being dropped off by ...

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Last bodies removed from Grenfell Tower wreckage, final death toll 71 – police

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 11:26 Police have put the final death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire at 71. All bodies are now believed to have been recovered and identified after five months of thorough investigation. Among the victims of the blaze on June 14 was stillborn baby Logan Gomes, while the oldest identified was an 84-year-old woman. Read ...

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Pedophile dwarf spared prison because he would have a ‘very hard time’

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 09:38 A pedophile dwarf who groomed two minors through Facebook has avoided going to prison because he would have a “very hard time.” Bryan Anthony Bowen, 26, had asked the girls for naked photos and sex. Bowen, of Welshpool, Powys, contacted the children, aged 13 and 15, online. In one message to the older girl, ...

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