• Amazon plans 5,000 new posts in UK – BBC News
  • Donald Trump: MPs debate president’s state visit to UK – BBC News
  • Areas of oil and gas off Scotland ‘may have been missed’ – BBC News
  • Holyrood committee to review ‘hedge rage’ legislation – BBC News
  • Single malt Scotch whisky exports top 1bn for first time – BBC News

Amazon plans 5,000 new posts in UK – BBC News

The company is opening three new warehouses, or what it calls “fulfilment centres”, in Tilbury, Doncaster and Daventry. The extra warehouse space will be used to cope with existing growth and to speed-up deliveries. It will also handle deliveries for third-party retailers, who sell through Amazon’s website and use Amazon for deliveries. Growth in those third-party sellers has been particularly rapid. Related Topics Retailing More From this publisher : HERE…

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Donald Trump: MPs debate president’s state visit to UK – BBC News

What is a state visit? The politics behind the pomp Controversial state visits The debate at Westminster Hall on Monday evening will be opened by petitions committee member MP Paul Flynn, with a response by Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan for the government. The petitions were titled Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom (1.85 million signatures) and Donald Trump should make a State Visit…

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Areas of oil and gas off Scotland ‘may have been missed’ – BBC News

But after studying new seismic data, geologists say past drilling has essentially been concentrated in the wrong areas. ‘Volcanic intrusions’ Geologist Dr Nick Schofield said: “The Rockall Basin is one of the most challenging environments on earth when it comes to hydrocarbon explorations, but our analysis has revealed that one of the barriers to success may have been a misunderstanding of the subsurface geology. “By analysing seismic data, and using…

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Holyrood committee to review ‘hedge rage’ legislation – BBC News

It came into force in 2014, defining a “high edge” as a row of two or more evergreen or semi-evergreen trees or shrubs which rises to more than two metres above ground level and forms a barrier to light. The law allows people to apply to their local authority for a “high hedge notice” if their neighbours’ hedge “adversely affects the enjoyment” of their home to an unreasonable extent. Councils…

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Single malt Scotch whisky exports top 1bn for first time – BBC News

British exports of gin, meanwhile, rose by 13% last year, as it enjoyed a boom in variety and interest, rising to 474m worth. The return to growth for Scotch whisky has been driven by the success of single malts appealing to luxury and prestige markets. New features These have to be made at one distillery, from malted barley, and matured for at least three years in traditional casks. They are…

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Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel – BBC News

Image copyright BBC/Dan Beecham Image caption A walrus mother and pup appear in the series, resting on an iceberg in the Arctic The BBC said the crew caught unusual examples of marine behaviour on camera, such as a coral grouper and reef octopus with sophisticated hunting techniques, a giant trevally fish that catches birds in flight, and a dive with a sperm whale mother and her calf. It said the…

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How climate activist Ma Jun went from China’s enemy to ally

Beijing (CNN)Ma Jun, perhaps China’s best-known environmentalist, thinks US President Donald Trump needs to visit China. Trump is promising to reduce energy regulations, eliminate the carbon reducing Climate Action Plan, and has called climate change a hoax. The Trump White House has also removed mentions of Climate Change on its website and issued a gag order to federal agencies — prompting some national parks twitter accounts to “go rogue.” China-U.S….

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14 times footballers were the funniest people on Twitter

Victor Wanyama is just one of the many footballers with excellent Twitter feeds. Image: Garcia/BPI/REX/Shutterstock/twitter LONDON Footballers are an interesting bunch on Twitter. More often than not they’ll tweet about sport, but every now and again they completely take us by surprise. SEE ALSO: Father sneakily names daughter after favourite football team, wife finds out 2 years later From unexpected celebrity encounters to blunt admissions of vehicular rabbit-slaughter, we’ve rounded…

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Young Couple Wins Free Reception, But Boyfriend Is Put In Hospice Care Days Before Wedding

There’s nothing worse than finding out the news of a loved one beingterminally ill, and that you onlyhave a short period of time with them left. But it’s all about making the best of a bad situation and believing that anything is possible with a little bit of hope. On February 14, 2017, Like our Page Share on Facebook Share on Facebook More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAutopixar…

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Prison officers in 31 jails set for pay rises of up to 5,000 – BBC News

The pay increase applies to “band 3” staff, who make up the majority of front-line officers. Falling numbers Prisons in London and the south-east, including Wormwood Scrubs, Pentonville, Belmarsh and Whitemoor, were chosen as they find it harder to recruit. Click to see content: prison_staff_fall The Ministry of Justice said “thousands” of employees would benefit. The 12m package is an attempt to boost falling prison officer numbers. On Thursday, it…

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Business rates: Sainsbury’s boss urges ‘fundamental reform’ – BBC News

There is a similar debate taking place in Scotland and Wales where rates are also being reassessed after April. Reality Check: Are there more winners than losers on business rates? Mr Coupe, the boss of the UK’s second-largest supermarket chain, urged the government to undertake a wide-ranging review of the way businesses are taxed, highlighting changes in retailing culture. Mr Coupe said: “The way it currently stands, there is an…

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Donald Trump Appears To Make Up Sweden Terror Attack

PresidentDonald Trumpfalsely suggested at a Florida rally Saturday that Sweden had suffered a terror attack the previous night. You look at whats happening in Germany, you look at whats happening last night in Sweden, Trump told a large crowd of supporters in a hangar at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden, he added. They took in large numbers. Theyre having problems like they never thought possible….

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13-Year-Old ‘Spider Boy’ Breaks World Contortion Record

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy has twisted his way into the record books. Last week, Mohammed Alsheikh of Gaza broke the world record for most full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute,according to Guinness World Records. around his seemingly elastic body 38 times during his record attempt in Amman, Jordan. via GIPHY Alsheikh smashed the , set earlier this month by circus performer fastest time to travel 20…

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Outdoor Gear Show Folds Its Tents Over Utah’s Attacks On Public Lands

The state of Utah just let a very big fish off its hook. The decision was announced Thursday after officials ofOutdoor Retailer, the Outdoor Industry Association, Patagonia, The North Face and REI participated in what clearly proved to be a fruitless teleconference with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. In its own announcement, theOutdoor Industry Association, one of several sponsors of the biannual event in Salt Lake, said it is clear the…

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Here’s Another Staggering Cost Of Trump’s Border Wall

Much has been made of the monetary cost of PresidentDonald Trumps proposed border wall. Trump himself has cited wildly differingestimates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently said that the wall would cost $12 billion to $15 billion. Some experts have cited numbers far higher. The political blowback could be significant. Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto has already canceled a meeting with Trump over the wall, calling it a sign…

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Jewish reporter still hopeful about Trump after clash over the rise of anti-Semitism

(CNN)A Jewish reporter who was called a liar and told to sit down by President Donald Trump after he asked about the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States says he is still hopeful. “The Trump campaign and transition and now administration have been extremely forthcoming in reaching out to the orthodox Jewish community,” Jake Turx, a reporter with Ami Magazine told CNN’s John Berman on “Anderson Cooper 360.” “I…

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EPA criticizes EPA in news release hailing Pruitt’s confirmation

Washington (CNN)The Environmental Protection Agency welcomed its new leader with an unusual news release Friday that occasionally took aim at itself. Scott Pruitt, who has questioned human connectivity to climate change, was confirmed by the Senate Friday in a partisan vote. Pruitt himself has sued the agency repeatedly as Oklahoma attorney general for what he saw as regulatory overreach. Pruitt is not alone in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet as an…

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones cast in Disney’s live-action “Lion King”

(CNN)Donald Glover is going to be the mane event in Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” And he’ll be joined by an actor whose voice is as legendary as they come. Glover has been cast as Simba in the studio’s new take on the 1994 animated classic. James Earl Jones has also come aboard the project. He will play Mufasa, reprising the role he previously voiced.

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Police conduct cross-country search for young mother’s remains

(CNN)A purple suitcase may be a crucial clue as law enforcement officers conduct a multistate search for a young woman’s remains, police in Boulder, Colorado, said Friday. Investigators believe Adam Densmore killed Ashley Mead, the mother of his 13-month-old daughter, in Boulder and drove a circuitous route to Oklahoma in a 2001 Volvo station wagon with the child and Mead’s body inside, Boulder police public information officer Shannon Cordingly said….

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Defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby dismissed

(CNN)A federal judge in Massachusetts dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by Katherine McKee, an actress who claimed he raped her in 1974, according to court documents. McKee’s sexual assault allegation first appeared in a New York Daily News article in 2014. After the article was published, Cosby wrote a letter to the paper denying the claim. His lawyer asked the paper to retract the article, according to Cosby…

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K-pop’s growing pains: Why Asia’s biggest bands are splitting up

(CNN)Is K-pop past its prime? Or just having growing pains? Seven South Korean pop groups have split up in the last 12 months — two since the beginning of 2017 — raising questions about the future of the manufactured and wildly popular music genre, which has taken Asia by storm. Mega group Wonder Girls released their final single last Friday. The decade-old group was the first K-pop act to enter…

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Trump voters applaud press conference

(CNN)While the establishment politicians and the left scoff at President Trump’s Thursday press conference, Trump voters celebrate a victorious display of confidence. After a week of rampant speculation about selective leaks from the intelligence community, Trump boldly took to the East Room podium to address a room full of inquisitive journalists. Undeterred by critical reporting, Trump did not cower behind a press secretary with carefully crafted words, as most politicians…

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Hispanic Caucus members rejected from meeting with ICE

Washington (CNN)A meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement intended to mollify lawmakers who are concerned one week after a round-up of nearly 700 undocumented immigrants had the opposite effect Thursday, as organizers expelled rank-and-file members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The Democratic lawmakers decried the Trump administration and Republicans for keeping the caucus out of the meeting after they were canceled on earlier in the week. The topic of the…

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Cummings: Trump made up a story about me

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump claimed earlier Thursday that Rep. Elijah Cummings canceled a meeting with him because it would be “bad politically.” But the Maryland Democrat insisted to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that never happened. The dispute began during Thursday’s news conference, when Trump asked reporter April Ryan if she would set up a meeting between him and the Congressional Black Caucus. Trump then said Cummings was “all excited” to meet…

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DACA: 10 questions on program that protects ‘Dreamers’

(CNN)Could former President Barack Obama’s signature immigration measure be headed for the chopping block? It’s a key question that’s been looming since President Donald Trump took office. But so far, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — which Obama created with an executive order in 2012 — remains in place. Debate over the issue surged again this week after the arrest of a 23-year-old man in Washington state who…

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