• Catalan separatists transferred to Madrid as key trial nears

    Catalan separatists transferred to Madrid as key trial nears

    • February 1, 2019

    Spanish authorities were transferring nine politicians and activists from prisons in Catalonia to the country’s capital, Madrid, on Friday, ahead of a high-stakes trial for their role in an attempt to break Spain’s territorial unity. There is no date set for the first hearing, but Judge Manuel Marchena ordered that the separatists be moved closer

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  • Third of businesses ‘could shift operations abroad because of Brexit’

    Third of businesses ‘could shift operations abroad because of Brexit’

    • February 1, 2019

    Almost a third of British businesses could be forced to shift operations abroad because of Brexit, according to research among company directors. A survey of 1,200 senior businessmen and women by the Institute of Directors found that 16% already had relocation plans while a further 13% were actively considering doing so. More large companies had

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  • What to do if you see someone sleeping rough in the cold weather in the UK

    What to do if you see someone sleeping rough in the cold weather in the UK

    • January 31, 2019

    By Stephen Jones, Press Association Special measures are in place to ensure that people sleeping rough are given shelter overnight, as temperatures drop below freezing. This means that alerting authorities to anyone seen sleeping outside could have an immediate impact and may even save their life during the potentially lethal conditions. Here’s what to do

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  • Sweetshop owners face gobstopping dilemma amid Brexit impasse

    Sweetshop owners face gobstopping dilemma amid Brexit impasse

    • January 31, 2019

    By Mstyslav Chernov and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press German gummy bears, chocolate and liquorice are popular sweets in Britain, but aficionados there might have to start stockpiling before the country leaves the European Union. German sweet retailers are worried that exporting products to the United Kingdom will become as slow as molasses after Brexit day

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  • Coroner rules inquests into 1974 Guildford pub bombings should resume

    Coroner rules inquests into 1974 Guildford pub bombings should resume

    • January 31, 2019

    By Ryan Hooper, Press Association The inquests into the 1974 Guildford pub bombings are to resume more than 40 years since they were suspended, after a coroner ruled that the public were “entitled” to have the incident explored “untainted”. Surrey Coroner Richard Travers said he felt the core issues of how, when and where the

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  • Plastic found in 100% of marine mammals from British waters examined by experts

    Plastic found in 100% of marine mammals from British waters examined by experts

    • January 31, 2019

    By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent A study of dolphins, seals and whales washed up on British shores found plastic in the digestive system of every one. Scientists examined 50 animals from 10 different species that had died from a variety of causes. All of them had “microplastic” particles, less than five millimetres

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