• Big names from science in the running for new face of £50 note

    Big names from science in the running for new face of £50 note

    • November 26, 2018

    By Ravender Sembhy, Press Association City Editor Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace and Rosalind Franklin have all made an initial list of nominations to be the new face of the £50 note. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced earlier this year that the new polymer note will celebrate British achievement in science. A long list

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  • Hard border cannot be avoided through wishful thinking – Leo Varadkar

    Hard border cannot be avoided through wishful thinking – Leo Varadkar

    • November 26, 2018

    By Cate McCurry, Press Association A hard border on the island of Ireland cannot be avoided through goodwill and wishful thinking, the Irish premier has said. Leo Varadkar said the current draft Brexit deal on the table is the only way of preventing a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Taosieach

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  • UK stands firm with Gibraltar as EU approves Brexit divorce deal

    UK stands firm with Gibraltar as EU approves Brexit divorce deal

    • November 26, 2018

    The UK and Gibraltar governments presented a firm, united stance yesterday as the EU rubber-stamped the Brexit divorce deal, insisting Gibraltar would be included in any negotiations for a future trade deal with the EU despite Spanish claims to the contrary – and dismissing Madrid’s plans to put joint sovereignty back on the table. After

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  • Sydney and Pyramids showcased in first images from ‘eye in the sky’

    Sydney and Pyramids showcased in first images from ‘eye in the sky’

    • November 23, 2018

    By Rick Goodman, Press Association The Great Pyramids and Sydney Harbour at night have been captured in the debut images released by the first all-British radar satellite. Launched into orbit in September, the NovaSAR spacecraft can take pictures of the Earth’s surface in all weather conditions including heavy cloud, day or night. The satellite, which

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  • Soldier’s First World War letters to be sold at auction

    Soldier’s First World War letters to be sold at auction

    • November 23, 2018

    By Sam Russell, Press Association Page 1: 11:48 An English soldier’s letters to his family sent during the First World War, including one written the day after peace broke out, will be sold at auction. Bombardier Frank Cooling from Hopton in Suffolk, where his family ran a grocery shop, wrote from France and Belgium on

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  • May’s deal worse than staying in EU, says Raab

    May’s deal worse than staying in EU, says Raab

    • November 23, 2018

    By Shaun Connolly and David Hughes, Press Association Political Staff Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has hit out at Theresa May’s withdrawal deal, branding it worse than remaining in the EU. The prominent Leave backer said the agreement would see the UK bound by rules it had no control over. Asked if the PM’s deal

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