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Saturday’s jackpot to reach £5 million after no one wins mid-week Lotto draw

Thursday  08:35,   22 february 2018
Press Association

Saturday’s jackpot will be an estimated £5.2 million as no one picked the winning numbers for the mid-week draw.No one picked the winning numbers of 53, 35, 25, 29, 30 and 14, and no one chose five of the numbers or the bonus ball of[...]

Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides

Thursday  07:18,   22 february 2018
The Washington Post

This latest temperature spike is another striking indicator of the Arctic's rapidly changing climate.On Monday and Tuesday, the northernmost weather station in the world, Cape Morris Jesup at the northern tip of Greenland, experienced more[...]

'I hear you': Trump uses a CUE-CARD to remind himself to be sympathetic as he meets survivors of Florida school massacre

Thursday  07:18,   22 february 2018
Daily Mail

During his meeting with survivors and parents of the Parkland school massacre at the White House on Wednesday, Trump carried a cue card reminding him to say: 'I hear you.'A photo from the event shows Trump holding what appears to be a piece[...]

Man who died in Yellowstone fall was hunting for treasure millionaire says he buried

Thursday  07:15,   22 february 2018
The Washington Post

At least four people have died searching for a chest of gold and jewels hidden by an eccentric millionaire.Park workers mounted a massive search operation. Eight hiking teams, four horse teams, five dog teams and a helicopter fanned[...]

US evangelist Reverend Billy Graham dies aged 99

Thursday  02:17,   22 february 2018
Sky News

<p>The firebrand preacher pioneered the use of prime-time telecasts, radio shows and satellite TV links in 70 years in the pulpit.</p>US evangelist Reverend Billy Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99, a spokesman has[...]

Trump says arming teachers could prevent school massacres

Thursday  02:15,   22 february 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres such as last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school. Trump voiced support for the idea during an emotional White House meeting with[...]

Ivanka Trump plans to focus on U.S. athletes, not North Korea, during trip to Winter Olympics

Thursday  01:01,   22 february 2018
The Washington Post

The president's daughter was involved with the effort to bring the 2028 Summer Games to Los Angeles and was described by White House officials as a “winter sports enthusiast."Instead, Trump plans to cheer on American athletes, attend[...]

Trump hosting "listening session" amid pressure to act on shootings

Wednesday  19:35,   21 february 2018
CBS News

The White House session will take place with students, parents and teachers from Parkland, Newtown and Columbine communities are expected to attend the event at the White House late Wednesday afternoon. The session is just one of several events the [...]

Has Giza pyramids mystery finally been solved?

Wednesday  18:55,   21 february 2018
Sky News

Archaeologists have long wondered how the ancient Egyptians aligned the corners of the pyramids of Giza along the cardinal points so accurately.  But now an electrical engineer with an interest in archaeology thinks he has the answer.The[...]

National Farmers’ Union elects first female president

Wednesday  17:58,   21 february 2018
Press Association

Minette Batters has become the first woman to head up the UK’s leading farming body, which has more than 50,000 members. © Press Association Minette Batters who has been elected by the National Farmers Union as the first female[...]

Billy Graham; preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99

Wednesday  17:05,   21 february 2018

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Lengthy tailbacks on M20 after collision follows discovery of body

Wednesday  15:41,   21 february 2018
Press Association

The first carriageway was closed on Tuesday night after a body was found, before a five-vehicle collision closed the other side on Wednesday morning.Officers were called to the London-bound carriageway between junctions 10 and nine, near Ashford,[...]

Husband of jailed charity worker appeals to Iranian minister for help

Wednesday  15:10,   21 february 2018
Press Association

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen, is serving a five-year prison sentence after being convicted of spying charges in 2016. © Press Association Undated family handout file photo of jailed British mother Nazanin[...]

Corbyn demands damages from Tory MP over spy claim

Wednesday  15:10,   21 february 2018
Sky News

Jeremy Corbyn has demanded an apology and a donation to charity from a Conservative MP who claimed the Labour leader sold British secrets to "communist spies".Ben Bradley, a Tory party vice-chairman, made the claim in a Twitter message[...]

Swinney: Hardline Brexit puts Scotland’s ‘hard-won’ devolution in danger

Wednesday  14:08,   21 february 2018
Press Association

Deputy First Minister John Swinney spoke out ahead of talks with the UK Government in a bid to break the deadlock over the EU Withdrawal Bill.Tories pushing for a hard Brexit are putting devolution in Scotland at risk, the country’s Deputy First[...]