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Fiona Ness: 'Allow yourself a smile at the fall of Trudeau'   Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Chris Young/AP) There's inglorious pleasure to be had in witnessing the shine being knocked off Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. When the six-foot-two, eyes of blue, baby-balancing PM came to power in 2015, promising a transparent, liberal and feminist agenda, I disliked him immediately. He...
Bupa profit declines after selling UK care homes and challenges in Australia The healthcare firm also warned of continued economic and political headwinds in key markets. Bupa said conditions would continue to be ‘challenging’ in a number of its key markets (Bupa/PA) Healthcare group Bupa posted a 19% fall in profits last year after it sold part of its UK elderly care...
Woman who called 999 more than 850 times cost UK taxpayers €25,000, court told Tracey Ford called 999 more than 850 times without giving a reason Stock image A timewaster who dialled 999 more than 850 times without giving a reason has cost taxpayers at least £22,000 (€25,000). Tracey Ford, 48, verbally abused call-takers at the East of England Ambulance Service and Essex...
Clan Des Obeaux can provide high five for Nicholls Beaming: Paul Nicholls celebrates with Bryony Frost after her victory aboard Frodon. Photo: Matthew Childs/Reuters Clan Des Obeaux, the fast-rising star of the steeplechasing ranks, can scale the biggest peak today and provide a resurgent Paul Nicholls with a fifth Magners Gold Cup to go with those won by See More Business,...
Indian Ocean science mission recovers key underwater drone The mission is on an unprecedented exploration of the Indian Ocean to document changes taking place beneath the waves. Submersibles being sent to recover a remotely operated vehicle which was lost (David Keyton/AP) A British-led marine scientific mission off the Seychelles has succeeded in retrieving a key underwater drone from the sea bed, where...
MP mocked for saying all knives should be fitted with GPS Twitter users suggested the Conservative MP should also track spatulas and teaspoons. MP Scott Mann has been mocked online after he suggested fitting all knives sold in the UK with GPS tracking to help cut down violent crime. The Conservative, who represents North Cornwall, wrote on Twitter: “Every knife sold in...
Jennifer Rubin: 'Biden offers much more than Trump - he's offering the American Dream'    Biden: “In America, everybody gets a shot.” Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque Speaking at a firefighters' conference, former US vice president Joe Biden didn't leave much doubt he'll be running for president. "I appreciate the energy you showed when I got up here. Save it a little longer, I may...
‘Unique’ wind gifts goal to non-league side and causes chaos for corner taker For AFC Fylde the windy conditions were both a blessing and a curse. (AFC Fylde) Strong winds created a goal and caused havoc with corners as two National League clubs had to play in what they described as “unique” conditions. Video shows the moment AFC Fylde pulled ahead in their...
Third straight gain for US markets as healthcare firms lead rally The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 148.23 points to 25,702.89. A batch of economic reports helped drive the latest rally (Martin Keene/PA) Healthcare and technology companies powered stocks broadly higher on Wall Street on Wednesday, giving the market its third straight gain. Boeing briefly dipped, but finished slightly higher, after the US...
Why the consumer is king for sheep farmers The demand from export markets for leaner cuts will present challenges and opportunities for Irish sheep farmers Brendan Joyce, vice president, of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmer's Association on his farm at Maam Cross, Co. Galway. Photo: Keith Heneghan The sheep industry must follow the consumer trend towards healthy eating by delivering lambs...

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