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There are 5 things that could cause undecided voters to back Brexit — not one of them is immigration

Thursday  16:20,   02 june 2016
msn

The latest polls on Britain's referendum over whether the country should stay or leave the European Union show a vastly mixed picture of what the result could possibly be. This week, we've had one poll that showed support for a Brexit — Britain[...]

This Woman Is Walking 600 Miles To Ask Diplomats To End The Syrian War

Thursday  16:20,   02 june 2016
huffingtonpost

One woman is so desperate to see Syria's war end, she is walking across Europe to ask diplomats to make it happen. Katherine Davies is trekking 600 miles from London to Geneva to encourage diplomats to come up with a solution for peace and to[...]

Evidence Of Giant Asteroid Found In Australia

Thursday  16:20,   02 june 2016
news.sky

Scientists believe they have found evidence of a giant asteroid that smashed into the Earth almost four billion years ago. Tiny glass beads, called spherules, have been found in the country's remote north-west and were formed by vaporised material[...]

Harmony of the Seas arrives in Southampton ahead of maiden voyage

Thursday  16:20,   02 june 2016
pressassociation

The world’s largest cruise ship has arrived at Southampton ahead of its maiden voyage. The 1,188ft long Harmony of the Seas cost one billion US dollars (£695 million), can carry 6,780 guests and 2,100 crew, and took more than two-and-a-half years to [...]

Supermarket forced to scrap prosecco discount deal

Thursday  16:15,   02 june 2016
pressassociation

A supermarket has been forced to scrap a discount deal on prosecco after shoppers rushed to buy bottles for £2.63 each. Customers who combined three Sainsbury's deals were able to take advantage of the bargain on the grocer's highly-rated Taste the[...]

Ex-PM Aide Avoids Jail Over Indecent Images

Thursday  16:15,   02 june 2016
news.sky

Patrick Rock, a former aide to David Cameron, has been given a two-year conditional discharge for making indecent images of children. The 65-year-old walked free from Southwark Crown Court after being convicted of downloading pictures of[...]

Boost for shoppers as price of groceries continues to fall

Thursday  16:15,   02 june 2016
pressassociation

The cost of a basket of groceries has continued to drop, with shoppers enjoying another month of discounts on popular items, figures show. A basket of 35 items cost £82.59 in May, down from £86.60 this time last year - setting another lowest price[...]

Top 15 Smartphones In The World Today

Thursday  16:10,   02 june 2016
forbes

Not all smartphones are created equalThe best smartphones in the world today? Try these 15 out for[...]

Children's Voices – Syrian refugees' hopes and memories

Thursday  13:00,   02 june 2016
msn

<p>A series of portraits of children in the tent settlements by AP photographer Muhammed Muheisen.</p> "I used to go to the school back in Hama," Rakan Raslan (above left), 11, said of his hometown in western Syria. "I used to have friends[...]

Lee Rigby image found on Tube knifeman's phone, court told

Thursday  07:45,   02 june 2016
pressassociation

Images of murdered soldier Lee Rigby and British Islamic State executioner Jihadi John were among extremist material found on a Tube station knife attacker's phone, a jury has heard.Muhiddin Mire, 30, went on a rampage with the blade at[...]

Drug-driving arrests soar to nearly 8,000

Wednesday  16:05,   01 june 2016
pressassociation

Nearly 8,000 people were arrested for drug-driving in England and Wales in the last year, new data shows. The statistics come after regulations were introduced last year to crack down on motorists who drive under the influence of drugs.According to[...]

New Inquests Into 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings

Wednesday  16:05,   01 june 2016
news.sky

<p>A coroner says there is evidence supporting claims the state had advance warnings of the attacks which killed 21 people.</p>Louise Hunt's decision follows years of campaigning by relatives of those killed in the twin[...]

'Legal high' drug Spice taken by third of prisoners over last month, poll says

Wednesday  16:05,   01 june 2016
pressassociation

One in three prisoners said they had taken drugs formerly known as "legal highs" in the last month, a poll found. Of 625 respondents, 33% of inmates reported having used Spice - a synthetic substance which mimics the effects of cannabis -[...]

Young Britons Are Helping Fuel The Comeback Of A More Dangerous Ecstasy

Tuesday  18:36,   31 may 2016
huffingtonpost.co.uk

The "sophisticated" marketing of ecstasy is behind a rapid rise in its use by young Europeans, a report has found. Tactics such as branding, shapes, colours and even the use of superhero logos have coincided with an explosion in its use,[...]

Battle of Jutland centenary marked in cathedral service

Tuesday  18:35,   31 may 2016
pressassociation

The centenary of the biggest naval battle of the First World War has been marked with a service which paid tribute to the thousands of sailors who lost their lives. David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon and the Princess Royal joined descendants of those[...]