• Kate Middleton's pregnant style file: we chart the Duchess of Cambridge's maternity wardrobe
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    Evening Standard

    Kate Middleton's pregnant style file: we chart the Duchess of Cambridge's maternity wardrobe

    When they announced their third pregnancy via an official statement from Kensington Palace in September, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge caught the fashion world somewhat off-guard. International fashion weeks were imminent but there was now a whole other wardrobe to consider. Kate, who is now in third trimester kept her wardrobe relatively muted at the start of her pregnancy, but has now begun to inject bright hues back into her wardrobe.

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    "Dogs can't vote": Germany's SPD embarrassed by new canine member

    Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were forced on Tuesday to declare that a three-year old dog called Lima would not be allowed to vote with party members on a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives, despite joining the party. The top-selling Bild daily splashed a photo of a floppy eared, brown and white dog wearing a red scarf, the SPD's colour, on Tuesday under the headline: "This dog can vote on the grand coalition". Bild reported how Lima had received a party card after the newspaper made an application on the dog's behalf to become a party member on Feb. 6.

  • Electric Cars In The UK Could Get A 'Superfast' Charging Network
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    Electric Cars In The UK Could Get A 'Superfast' Charging Network

    The National Grid has proposed a new ‘superfast’ charging network that would see 90% of all electric car owners within just 50-miles of a charging station.

  • Family of 'Swedish Schindler' can't see his files: Russian court
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    Family of 'Swedish Schindler' can't see his files: Russian court |

    A Moscow court on Tuesday upheld the Russian security service's refusal to open the files of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg -- who saved thousands of Jews during World War II -- to his family.

  • 3-D-Printed Smartphone Microscope Could Prevent Disease in Developing Countries
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    Newsweek

    3-D-Printed Smartphone Microscope Could Prevent Disease in Developing Countries

    A 3-D-printed device that transforms a smartphone into a fully operational microscope could help diagnose diseases in developing countries. Researchers from Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) developed the clip-on microscope for use in remote areas, where standard microscopes are impractical or unavailable. Unlike other smartphone microscopes developed in the past, the CNBP’s device requires no external power or light source to function.

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    Wigan and Manchester City charged with failing to control players as FA launches crowd trouble investigation

    Manchester City and Wigan have been charged with failing to control their players following Fabian Delph's dismissal in Monday's FA Cup match, and the clubs have been asked for their observations on crowd trouble at the end of the game, the Football Association said. A statement released by the FA on Twitter read: "Both Wigan Athletic and Manchester City have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to the dismissal of Fabian Delph during last night’s Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie.

  • In rural Germany, 'mobile banking' means a bank on a truck
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    In rural Germany, 'mobile banking' means a bank on a truck

    As German bank branches disappear from rural northern Bavaria, the term mobile banking means bank managers getting behind the wheel to deliver cash machines and other services by truck to remote village populations.

  • Chanel and Farfetch team up to boost the fashion house's tech offering
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    Chanel and Farfetch team up to boost the fashion house's tech offering

    French couture house Chanel has gone over all digital with a minority stake in online retailer Farfetch. The two companies did not disclose the price of the stake, however, they said it was part of a collaboration to develop digital services. Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s fashion president, said there will be digital innovations between the two companies going forward.

  • Yellowstone Supervolcano Earthquake Swarm Hits 200 Shakes in Less Than Two Weeks
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    Newsweek

    Yellowstone Supervolcano Earthquake Swarm Hits 200 Shakes in Less Than Two Weeks

    Yellowstone National Park saw more than 200 measurable tremors in the week and a half between February 8 and February 18, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Since USGS commented about the new swarm on February 18, activity has died down a little. "It's slowly petering out, although these things wax and wane, so it's a bit difficult to say that it's ending," Michael Poland, the scientist in charge of the USGS's Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, told Newsweek.

  • UK should demand cost pledge for new runway - airline bosses
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    Reuters

    UK should demand cost pledge for new runway - airline bosses

    British lawmakers should force Heathrow to promise not to raise passenger charges before they give the airport the green light to build a new runway, airline bosses said on Tuesday. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said that the government aims to give the formal go-ahead to a new runway at Europe's busiest airport in the first half of 2018 subject to consultation work and securing the backing of parliament. Heathrow has pledged to keep down costs but the bosses of British Airways owner IAG and Virgin Atlantic said that the government should demand a guarantee that the airport would not become more expensive as it gets bigger.

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    Hundreds of KFC stores still shut in chicken delivery fiasco

    KFC still had hundreds of restaurants closed on Tuesday, warning it expected disruption to last at least a few more days after "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor meant it ran out of chicken. The fast-food chain's website said in a mid-morning update that just over 250 of its nearly 900 restaurants in the UK and Ireland were open, compared to about 320 the evening before. KFC has said it is working "flat out" to reopen branches after problems with deliveries forced closures from Friday.

  • Petro: What is Venezuela's new bitcoin alternative and why is it so controversial?
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    The Independent

    Petro: What is Venezuela's new bitcoin alternative and why is it so controversial?

    Venezuela has developed a brand new cryptocurrency, called petro. The government of the crisis-hit country says it was created in order to help overcome financial sanctions imposed by the US and the EU. The Venezuelan government is officially launching the pre-sale of the cryptocurrency today.

  • Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered: esoteric code reveals ancient priestly calendar
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    The Conversation

    Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered: esoteric code reveals ancient priestly calendar

    Painstaking reconstruction of fragments of text has revealed the working draft of an ancient Jewish calendar and priestly duty schedule.

  • Pitch is bringing alfresco dining to Stratford in time for summer
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    Pitch is bringing alfresco dining to Stratford in time for summer

    Pitch Stratford is set to reopen its drinking terrace and street food set-up on March 29 this year, filling weekends with fun, food and sunshine (hopefully) until Autumn 2018. Settle in for summer in pyramid shaped booths under an Eighties/Nineties styled canopy at this outdoor terrace that forms part of multi-faceted venue ZAPSpace. Open from Friday to Sunday, Pitch Stratford will host themed party nights, Prosecco-filled brunches, family-friendly street food events and even outdoor cinema screenings on its 196 inch HD screen.

  • UK regulator warns lawmakers over post-Brexit market rules
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    Reuters

    UK regulator warns lawmakers over post-Brexit market rules

    Britain should not force its regulators into trade-offs between market stability and helping London remain a leading global financial centre after the country leaves the European Union, a top regulator said on Tuesday. Charles Randell, who becomes chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in April, told lawmakers the watchdog's predecessor agency floundered after being forced to balance market soundness with maintaining competitiveness. "We ended up with a system called lite-touch, and I am absolutely determined we don't repeat that mistake," Randell told parliament's Treasury Select Committee.

  • 12-year-old girl assaulted for her iPhone as warning issued over children carrying expensive technology
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    The Telegraph

    12-year-old girl assaulted for her iPhone as warning issued over children carrying expensive technology

    12-year-old girl assaulted for her iPhone as warning issued over children carrying expensive technology

  • Couple who scooped £18m Lottery jackpot: We played the Lottery for our daughters
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    Couple who scooped £18m Lottery jackpot: We played the Lottery for our daughters

    Dennis and Shirley Banfield and their daughters, Tina Burgess, 54, and Karen Maddock, 51, will split the windfall three ways, with each sister taking a third and their parents sharing theirs. Mr and Mrs Banfield purchased a ticket at their local newsagent in Bristol opting for one line of lucky dip numbers for the Lotto on Saturday night. The lucky couple said they will be splitting their millions with their two daughters and would be spending their share on helping people, a new car and a Mulberry handbag.

  • No-one Should Suffer In Silence, Scared Of The Shame Of Debt And The Stigma Of Mental Illness
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    No-one Should Suffer In Silence, Scared Of The Shame Of Debt And The Stigma Of Mental Illness

    There is a clear link between problem debt and mental ill-health.

  • Former soldier with a grudge against dogwalkers 'murdered' complete stranger, court hears
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    The Telegraph

    Former soldier with a grudge against dogwalkers 'murdered' complete stranger, court hears

    Former soldier with a grudge against dogwalkers 'murdered' complete stranger, court hears

  • London Beer Week 2018: How to find the best pints in the capital
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    Evening Standard

    London Beer Week 2018: How to find the best pints in the capital

    Spring is on the way, it’s starting to get (slightly) warmer outside and Dry January is a very distant memory by now. In news sure to delight ale fans across the city, London Beer Week is celebrating London’s great pubs and breweries by putting on a great range of boozy events between March 12 and March 18. “Founded on values of inclusively and discovery, London Beer Week is the ultimate celebration of beer in the capital,” London Beer Week director Ali Dedianko told the Standard.

  • Oregon Children Missing Vaccines Will Be Sent Home From School Tomorrow
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    Newsweek

    Oregon Children Missing Vaccines Will Be Sent Home From School Tomorrow

    Updated | Oregon children who aren’t up-to-date on their vaccines will be sent home from school starting tomorrow. Required vaccinations include those for whooping cough, polio, chicken pox and measles, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s website. Local health authorities sent letters to parents two weeks ago notifying them if their child was behind on their shots.

  • Loose Women’s Angela McLean forced to apologise after guest swears live on air
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    Loose Women’s Angela McLean forced to apologise after guest swears live on air

    Loose Women host Angela McLean was forced to apologise after guest swore live on air. During Tuesday’s episode of the panel show, model Rain Dove was discussing his gender-fluid identity, when he used the word 's***'. McLean asked: "When you first became aware of being gender-fluid, what were people's initial reactions?

  • Second children's hospital poised to reverse decision and keep Presidents Club funds
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    The Telegraph

    Second children's hospital poised to reverse decision and keep Presidents Club funds

    Second children's hospital poised to reverse decision and keep Presidents Club funds

  • Latvia bars central bank boss from work amid bribery allegations
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    AFP

    Latvia bars central bank boss from work amid bribery allegations

    Latvian anti-corruption authorities on Tuesday barred central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics from carrying out his duties after he refused to resign over allegations that he accepted a 100,000-euro bribe.

  • Met admits police spy’s role in mass release of mink by protesters
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    The Guardian

    Met admits police spy’s role in mass release of mink by protesters

    Up to 5,000 mink were freed, many of which were later killed by farmers and residents. Police have apologised after admitting that one of their undercover officers helped to release thousands of mink into the countryside, wreaking havoc in the New Forest. The undercover officer, Christine Green, was pretending to be an animal rights activist when she took part in a raid in Hampshire to release up to 6,000 mink from a farm in 1998.

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