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Fuel leak halts Nasas second attempt to launch moon rocket

Nasa’s new moon rocket has sprung another dangerous fuel leak, forcing launch controllers to call off their second attempt to send a crew capsule into lunar orbit with test dummies. The first attempt earlier in the week was also marred by escaping hydrogen, but those leaks were elsewhere on the 322ft (98-metre) rocket, the most powerful ever built by Nasa. Launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson and her team tried to plug Saturday’s […]

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Waitrose admits to land deals blocking rivals opening nearby shops

Waitrose has admitted to signing deals with landlords halting other supermarkets from opening nearby for a decade, following a probe by the UK competition watchdog. The supermarket, which is owned by the John Lewis Partnership, has said it has re-written property deals for numerous sites to allay competition concerns. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it found the land agreements breached competition laws between 2010 and 2019. It came […]

todaySeptember 2, 2022 13

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Extinction Rebellion activists superglue themselves in Commons chamber

Climate activists have superglued themselves around the Speaker’s chair in the House of Commons chamber. Extinction Rebellion said its supporters have launched a protest in Parliament in support of a “Citizens’ Assembly” to help deliver change. The campaign group posted a photo on Twitter showing three members hand in hand in front of the seat, with two other members holding up signs. One read “Let the people decide” and the […]

todaySeptember 2, 2022 13

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New PM must deal with toxic Westminster culture says union chief

The new prime minister must deal with the “toxic” culture in Westminster, a public services union boss has said, after fresh allegations of sexual misconduct at the heart of Government emerged. Mike Clancy, general secretary of Prospect, a trade union representing civil servants and parliamentary staff, said he hopes that either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will address issues of inappropriate behaviour and sexual abuse in the corridors of power […]

todaySeptember 2, 2022 13

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Second chartered ship to house Ukrainian refugees arrives in Glasgow

The MS Ambition has been chartered by the Scottish Government to provide accommodation for up to 1,750 people A second cruise ship which will house Ukrainian refugees has arrived in Glasgow. The MS Ambition has been chartered by the Scottish Government to provide accommodation for up to 1,750 people in 714 cabins. Another cruise ship called MS Victoria is currently being used to house hundreds of Ukrainians in Leith, Edinburgh. […]

todaySeptember 1, 2022 18

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Stop Sizewell C protesters lined road as Boris Johnson visited nuclear site

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said dozens of Stop Sizewell C protesters, who gathered outside the nuclear site where he delivered his final policy speech before leaving office, were “wrong”. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said dozens of Stop Sizewell C protesters, who gathered outside the nuclear site where he delivered his final policy speech before leaving office, were “wrong”. But the executive director of the Stop Sizewell C campaign group described […]

todaySeptember 1, 2022 18

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Oldest surviving veteran of The Royal Scots dies aged 104

The oldest veteran of the Royal Scots regiment who fought in Dunkirk has died aged 104. The oldest veteran of the Royal Scots regiment who fought in rearguard defence during the Dunkirk evacuations, evaded a German massacre in 1940 and survived five years as a prisoner of war has died aged 104. Major John Errington, born on August 12 1918 at his family home in Beeslack, east of Penicuik, fought […]

todaySeptember 1, 2022 18

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Queen to appoint new prime minister at Balmoral for first time in her reign

The 96 year old monarch will hold an audience with Boris Johnson and either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak in Scotland next Tuesday The Queen is to remain in Scotland to appoint a new prime minister at Balmoral for the first time in her reign. The 96-year-old monarch, who has faced ongoing mobility issues, traditionally holds audiences with outgoing and incoming premiers at Buckingham Palace. But Boris Johnson, who will […]

todayAugust 31, 2022 14

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Lindsay Lohan recreates London family photo 20 years on from The Parent Trap

Lindsay Lohan has recreated a family photo taken in London more than 20 years ago while filming her first film, The Parent Trap. The actress, 36, shared two pictures of herself posing with younger brother Dakota Lohan in Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament. In the older photo, she carries her smiling baby brother and in the most recent he carries her. “Now and Then. #TheParentTrap #bffs,” Lohan captioned […]

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