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BBC | An artist's paintings of East End London are finally gaining recognition


Doreen Fletcher started painting scenes of East End London in 1983 but gave up in 2004 after being discouraged by a lack of recognition. A chance encounter with London blogger The Gentle Author helped bring her East End paintings to…

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Posted by: Neda on: 23/01/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

Dyson Shifts HQ to Singapore as Asia Fuels Electric Car Dreams


Jim Rowan, Dyson’s CEO, said the move to Singapore was not due to tax or fears of Brexit, but to the shift in the importance of the region to the company. Read more 

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Posted by: Neda on: 23/01/2019 in: Manufacturing, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Icy conditions cause travel disruption in parts of UK


Icy conditions have caused travel disruption to some parts of the country following snowfall across the UK. The worst-affected area was north-west England, where flights and rail services have been hit by delays and cancellations. A Met Office yellow warning for ice…

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Posted by: Neda on: 23/01/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Boo the Pomeranian dog dies 'from a broken heart'


His owners say he had shown signs of heart problems ever since his "best friend" - a dog called Buddy - died in 2017. "We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us," they wrote on his official Facebook…

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Posted by: Neda on: 21/01/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Chris Evans launches new Virgin Radio breakfast show


Chris Evans said it was "so great to be back on Virgin" as he launched his new breakfast radio show. It's his first since he exited BBC Radio 2 on Christmas Eve after nine years of fronting the breakfast show there. "I…

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Posted by: Neda on: 21/01/2019 in: General News & Updates, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | In pictures: 'Super blood wolf moon'


Stargazers have been scanning the skies for sightings of a highly unusual lunar eclipse, which began on Sunday night. During the spectacle, known as a "super blood wolf moon", the moon appears to glow red while seeming brighter and closer…

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Posted by: Neda on: 21/01/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Black Friday steals Christmas shoppers


UK retail sales fell by more than expected in December after consumers brought forward their Christmas shopping to November, the Office for National Statistics has said. Sales volumes fell by 0.9%, more than the 0.8% forecast by economists. It comes after…

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Posted by: Neda on: 18/01/2019 in: European, General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Mary Poppins Returns: Can tuppence really save the day?


Mary Poppins Returns has taken more than $250m since it opened just after Christmas. But apart from confirming that dancing cartoon penguins are still amusing, what message is the audience left with, once they've watched the brolly-brandishing nanny float away again into…

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Posted by: Neda on: 18/01/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave


Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since Saturday, causing wildlife deaths, bushfires and an increase in hospital admissions. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology…

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Posted by: Neda on: 18/01/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News

BBC | The girl who escaped Islamic State group and is fighting back with boxing


Seventeen-year-old Hussna has always loved sport. Growing up, boxing was her favourite, and she idolised former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Life was simple in her small village in Sinjar, Iraq, 80 miles west of Mosul. She was studying in secondary…

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Posted by: Neda on: 17/01/2019 in: General News & Updates, Overseas, UK, Europe & World News
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