• Spanish police seize 6,000lb of marijuana heading to UK and Netherlands

    Spanish police seize 6,000lb of marijuana heading to UK and Netherlands

    • January 11, 2019

    By Associated Press Reporters Spanish police say they have seized 2,700kg (6,000lb) of marijuana bound for the UK and the Netherlands. The Interior Ministry said Civil Guard officers in Barcelona arrested 25 people in the operation, which the ministry said was the largest seizure of marijuana in Spain. The statement said the marijuana was grown

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  • Tory MP calling for second referendum says Brexit would be ‘national suicide’

    Tory MP calling for second referendum says Brexit would be ‘national suicide’

    • January 11, 2019

    By Joe Gammie, Press Association Politicians have a duty to prevent the country committing national suicide in relation to Brexit, a pro-EU Conservative MP has said. Former attorney general Dominic Grieve told a packed hall that once Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is defeated in the Commons next week the only option is a second

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  • Dozens of tennis players face match-fixing probe by Spanish police

    Dozens of tennis players face match-fixing probe by Spanish police

    • January 10, 2019

    By Associated Press Reporter Spanish police have revealed they are investigating 28 professional tennis players over alleged match-fixing Authorities did not reveal the names of those under investigation but said one player competed in last year’s US Open. Police said an Armenian organised group allegedly bribed athletes for betting purposes. A total of 15 people

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  • MPs demand ‘minister for hunger’ to be named to tackle UK malnutrition ‘scandal’

    MPs demand ‘minister for hunger’ to be named to tackle UK malnutrition ‘scandal’

    • January 10, 2019

    By David Wilcock, Press Association Political Correspondent MPs have demanded a “minister for hunger” be appointed by the Government to tackle the “scandal” of hunger and malnutrition affecting millions, including children, in the UK. The Environmental Audit Committee said it was “concerned that an item as significant as hunger and food insecurity in the UK

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  • UK study finds evidence of drug abuse behaviour in excessive social media users

    UK study finds evidence of drug abuse behaviour in excessive social media users

    • January 10, 2019

    By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent A link has been found between excessive use of social media and behaviour seen in drug addicts. US scientists conducting a gambling experiment found that the worst performers tended to be those hooked on social media sites such as Facebook. Precisely the same trend has been seen

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  • F-35 lightning stealth fighter jets ready to be deployed on operations

    F-35 lightning stealth fighter jets ready to be deployed on operations

    • January 10, 2019

    By Sam Russell, Press Association The UK’s F-35 Lightning stealth fighter jets are ready to be deployed on operations for the first time, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The first of the multimillion-pound aircraft touched down at RAF Marham in Norfolk in June 2018. Mr Williamson, speaking at the airbase on Thursday, said that

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