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Hunt makes millions from sale of Hotcourses

0SHARESShare Tweet Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has become one of the UK’s richest politicians after selling Hotcourses, his privately owned business. The firm, which runs websites listing courses for students around the world, is being bought for £30m by the Australian firm IDP Education. Mr Hunt owns a 48% stake in Hotcourses, which is therefore valued at just over £14m. ...

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Piccadilly Circus goes dark

0SHARESShare Tweet The iconic billboard lights at Piccadilly Circus have been switched off for renovations and will stay off until autumn. The billboard, which has displayed electrical advertisements for more than a century, went dark at 08:30 GMT for work to take place. Related Comments comments0SHARESShare Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Rolf Harris: Blind woman 'felt utterly trapped' by entertainer

0SHARESShare Tweet A blind, disabled woman felt “utterly trapped” by Rolf Harris as he groped her, a court has heard. The woman alleges the former TV star and artist assaulted her at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in 1977. The trial heard how the woman had felt “absolutely invaded” after he spread his hands over her body. Mr Harris, appearing ...

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Frances Cappuccini Caesarean death caused by hospital failures

0SHARESShare Tweet The death of a woman following childbirth was a result of “failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment”, a coroner has ruled. Frances Cappuccini suffered a fatal haemorrhage at Tunbridge Wells Hospital after an emergency Caesarean in 2012. The 30-year-old suffered heaving bleeding after having her second son Giacomo at the hospital near Pembury. At Gravesend Old Town Hall coroner ...

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Stormont crisis: Deadline passes for future of executive

0SHARESShare Tweet An election in Northern Ireland looks inevitable after Sinn Féin refused to nominate a deputy first minister to replace Martin McGuinness. He quit last week when DUP leader Arlene Foster refused to stand aside as first minister while a botched energy scheme was investigated. Because they hold a joint office, the resignation automatically put the DUP leader out ...

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Egypt court upholds ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia

0SHARESShare Tweet A top Egyptian court has upheld a ruling halting a plan to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The High Administrative Court rejected an appeal by the government against a lower court’s decision to stop it handing over Tiran and Sanafir. Cheers erupted as the judge delivered the verdict, saying the government had failed to provide ...

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'Anne Frank link' unearthed at Sobibor camp

0SHARESShare Tweet Researchers excavating the site of the Nazi death camp at Sobibor have discovered a pendant nearly identical to one owned by Anne Frank. Experts from Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial team believe the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn, who may have known the famous diarist. Like Frank, Cohn was born in Frankfurt in 1929. Yad Vashem traced her ...

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Popular porn sites blocked in Philippines

0SHARESShare Tweet Popular pornography websites XVideos, Redtube and Pornhub have been blocked by two ISPs in the Philippines. Customers of Smart and Sun Cellular said they could no longer access the sites on portable devices or desktop computers. Instead, users see a message saying the sites have been blocked because of anti-child-pornography laws. The Philippines government has not given any ...

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Trump-Lewis row: Democrat inauguration boycott grows

0SHARESShare Tweet The number of Democratic members of Congress saying they will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday has increased to 26. Many have cited as a reason the president-elect’s recent attack on civil rights icon and fellow congressman John Lewis. Mr Trump lashed out at Mr Lewis on Twitter on Friday after Mr Lewis said he was not a ...

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Deadly shooting at BPM music festival

0SHARESShare Tweet A gunman has killed at least four people at a club hosting an electronic music festival in the Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen, the organisers say. People attending the BPM festival’s closing night at the Blue Parrot club said they had heard shots and saw bodies lying on the ground. At least 12 people were injured. Reports ...

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