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Royal Parks to fight ‘harmful’ London Holocaust memorial saying it will spoil ‘relaxed’ location

By ethan / February 10, 2019

A charity that manages eight landmark London green spaces has challenged the government over plans to construct a £50 million Holocaust memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament. In a letter to the Westminster planning team that is currently examining the application, Royal Parks complained of the “significant harmful impacts” of […]

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Number of stabbing homicides in England and Wales at highest level ever recorded

By ethan / February 9, 2019

Knife homicides in England and Wales hit a record high during the 12 months up to March 2018, with the deaths “destroying lives and shattering communities.” 285 killings were committed, the biggest number since records began. The report, released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), shows that homicides caused by a knife or sharp […]

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‘Don’t want to see you again’: Calais port boss bans UK transport secretary amid no-deal Brexit row

By ethan / February 6, 2019

UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been banned from the port of Calais, after its chief accused him of showing “disrespect” for not being open about his post-Brexit plan to “reduce activity” at the French harbour. The port’s chairman, Jean-Marc Puissesseau, told the Telegraph that the transport minister had given him no warning about UK […]

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Grave of Karl Marx smashed with hammer in ‘appalling’ attack

By ethan / February 5, 2019

The tomb of iconic German philosopher Karl Marx, a grave visited by tens of thousands each year, will allegedly “never be the same again,” after it was vandalized in a suspected hammer attack. Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust have published an image on social media showing the damaged marble plaque which honors Marx and some […]

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Russia about to invade Sweden? UK newspaper seems to think so

By ethan / February 4, 2019

Sweden’s first batch of new conscripts since the country brought back the military draft in 2017 have begun training exercises to fend off an invasion from Russia, in news that might come as a surprise to, well…Russia. Sweden’s first new conscripts “prepare to repel Russian invaders,” claims a sensational headline in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper […]

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