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The town that became Scotland’s chilli capital

Image copyright Langholm Chilli Club It all began as a joke but now Mark Hodgson can’t even pop to the shops without having to discuss chillies with people in the street. The small southerly town of Langholm is laying claim to the title “chilli capital of Scotland” and Mark is ...

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Rod Rosenstein denies voicing plot to remove Trump

Image copyright AFP Image caption Rod Rosenstein: “There is no basis to invoke the 25th amendment” US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has denied a report that he discussed invoking a constitutional clause to oust President Donald Trump. America’s second most senior law official said it was “inaccurate and factually ...

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Petition calls for M25 ‘give peas a chance’ graffiti return

Image copyright TOM MCCUSKER/Rhodri Tippett Image caption The original “give peas a chance” graffiti has been replaced with “give Helch a break!!!” A petition has called for a “comforting” piece of road graffiti on the M25 to be reinstated and protected. A bridge between junctions 16 and 17 in Buckinghamshire ...

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Lake Victoria, Tanzania ferry disaster death toll doubles

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 86 people have known to have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. It is feared that more than 200 people may have drowned. Recovery efforts have resumed ...

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Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension

Rusada’s suspension was imposed in November 2015 A decision to lift the suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency has been labelled “the greatest treachery against clean athletes”. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has ended a three-year suspension which followed a major scandal over alleged state-sponsored doping. Leading athletes and anti-doping bodies ...

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‘£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts’ ahead in England

Image copyright Getty Images Council bosses in England say the “worst is yet to come” in cuts to services, as the government further reduces local authority funding. The County Council Network predicts “unpalatable cutbacks” next year as the councils identify at least £1bn savings to plug a £1.5bn shortfall by ...

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