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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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Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making “potentially misleading claims” in their advertising. The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any “verifiable” evidence. The Advertising Standards Authority ...

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Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered – BBC News

Image copyright LSE Library Image caption Annie Kenney (left), with Christabel Pankhurst, was worried about her family’s reaction to her jailing A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie ...

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