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Cultural Battlefield

André Wilkins is the director of the European Cultural Foundation, an organisation created after the Second World War to help heal the continent's wounds.

Under Wilkins the foundation has stepped up grant-making to arts and media aiming to strengthen democracy at another pivotal

today 08:23
One luggage mistake travellers make that increases risk of theft and damage
TRAVELLING with bags comes with its own set of problems that can arise. One baggage handler has revealed the common mistake many travellers make that could actually increase their chances of luggage-related woes.
today 08:08
Brexit LIVE: Boris’ 2020 Brexit promise drives Remainer out – delighting Leave voters
REMAINER David Gauke, a former Tory Cabinet minister, has announced he is standing as an independent in the general election as he warned the UK is on track for a “very hard Brexit” if the Conservatives win a majority at the election.
today 08:08
Windows 10 November 2019 Update has arrived and here's how to get it
MICROSOFT has finally released its feverishly anticipated November 2019 Update and here's how to get it on your PC.
today 07:05
YouTube is getting a dramatic new design…with more adverts than every before
YOUTUBE is getting a flash new look on desktop computers that will introduce Shopping adverts to the video on-demand service for the first time, Google has announced. Brands will be able to flog their wares in the home feed, or in search results when you’re trawling for something to watch.
today 06:02
Celtic Boys' Club paedophile Frank Cairney slammed for 'cynical' use of justice system after latest freedom bid

Celtic Boys’ Club paedophile Frank Cairney’s “cynical” use of the justice system has been slammed by one of his victims.

The evil beast is to make his latest bid for freedom on tomorrow at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh.

He is appealing his convictions despite the

today 05:11
Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton shocks in stunning outfit in rare London appearance
KATE’s sister Pippa Middleton turned heads this week as she stunned in her daringly red outfit at the launch event for Spencer Matthew’s new drinks label.
today 04:59
Meghan Markle outrage: Stella McCartney in U-turn after deleting 'shocking' Instagram post
MEGHAN MARKLE has unwittingly been drawn into a social media controversy, after a photograph of her attending the Remembrance Memorial Service was posted to Instagram by Stella McCartney.
today 03:56
Trump approval ratings soar in major blow for Democrats as poll shows US back President
DONALD Trump continues to defy his detractors and political opponents, as polls show the US President’s approval rates rising, despite the ongoing impeachment process.
today 02:53
Churches robbed in major crimewave: Gangs target gravestones and lead roofs
A SHOCKING crimewave is hitting rural communities as organised gangs target churches. Rising metal prices and high insurance premiums have made them easy pickings for thieves intent on systematically stripping them of the lead in their roofs.
today 00:47
Boris lets rip at 'self-obsessed Remainers' blocking Brexit in major election speech
BORIS Johnson will today promise that delivering Brexit at last can “unleash Britain’s potential” to build a new era of prosperity and innovation.
today 00:47
Incestuous mum shared chilling Facebook post just weeks before murdering her own children

A mum who brutally murdered two of her children with her half-brother and father to all her children, shared a chilling Facebook post weeks before the killing.

Sarah Barrass, 35, and Brandon Machin, 39, were both sentenced to life behind bars with a minimum term of 35 years during a

yesterday 21:50
Best supplements for cholesterol: Three supplements to reduce the risk of high cholesterol
BEST supplements for cholesterol: Having high cholesterol is a ticking time bomb due to it’s major risk of potentially fatal complications. Thankfully, there are supplements one can take to help reduce their cholesterol levels and as such reduce their risk of serious medical conditions. What are the best supplements to take to help lower cholesterol?
yesterday 21:38
Heart attack: The biggest signs you could be having a silent heart attack - what are they?
HEART attack is an urgent medical condition that could lead to death. Spotting signs of the deadly condition can make all the difference. These are the major signs that could mean a silent heart attack.
yesterday 20:35
UK Conservative Party hit by cyber attack ahead of election: two sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s governing Conservative Party was hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday which tried to force its website offline, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The attack began shortly before 1600 GMT and lasted for less than an hour without managing

yesterday 19:59
Life on Venus? Bizarre photos of 'mushrooms' prove alien life is real - shock study claims
A SCIENTIST claiming to have found "speculative" evidence of mushrooms growing on Venus has astonishingly proposed alien life could also be lurking on Mars.
yesterday 19:32
Gold Digger on BBC cast: Who is in the cast of Gold Digger?
GOLD DIGGER starts tonight and it looks like viewers are in for another classic BBC One drama. But who is in the cast?
yesterday 18:29
Black Friday 2019: Disney sale - best buy deals include 24 percent off toys
BLACK FRIDAY 2019 is kicking off. Disney has released its sale, and parents will no doubt take the opportunity to buy cheaper toys before Christmas.
yesterday 18:29
Hackers hit Labour Party with back-to-back cyberattacks

LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers attacked Britain’s opposition Labour Party for the second time in two days on Tuesday, sources told Reuters, flooding its web services with malicious traffic in an attempt to force them offline just weeks ahead of a national election.

The party said

yesterday 17:53
Catalan MEP is 'elected', court advisor says

The advocate general of the EU Court of Justice's (CJEU) said on Tuesday (12 November) that the jailed former Catalan politician Oriol Junqueras is indeed an elected MEP - in a boost to the cause of several such jailed pro-independence MEPs.

In an advisory opinion, Maciej Szpunar said it

yesterday 17:41
Universe shock: ‘Hidden communication’ link between galaxies billions of light-years apart
SCIENTISTS have been left stunned after finding galaxies millions of light-years away from each other rotating in the same direction and at the same speed, suggesting they are connected in some way.
yesterday 17:26
Brexiteers celebrate as Emily Thornberry predicted to lose seat ‘Karma of highest order!’
VOTERS have reacted to the news Labour MP and arch-Remainer Emily Thornberry is set to lose her seat to the Lib Dems, with Brexiteers calling the shock prediction “Karma of the highest order”.
yesterday 17:26
'Aren't you just telling people to vote Labour' Gina Miller squirms amid tactical vote bid
GINA MILLER squirmed on BBC’s Politics Live as host Jo Coburn grilled her over her tactical voting plans, uncovering a huge flaw.
yesterday 17:26
Pro-Israeli group scores own goal on EU retail labels

Wine or food made by Israeli settlers on occupied land must be so labelled in European shops so that people can avoid buying it if they want to, the EU court has ruled.

The verdict, published on Tuesday (12 November), is likely to boost enforcement of EU guidelines on the subject first

yesterday 16:38
Corbyn facing fresh Brexit crisis as 116 Labour candidates vow to fight to Remain in EU
JEREMY CORBYN could be facing another Brexit crisis after 116 Labour Party candidates signed a general election pledge saying they will campaign to Remain in the European Union if elected as an MP.
yesterday 16:23
Hackers attempt to take down UK Labour Party's web services ahead of election

LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers attacked Britain’s opposition Labour Party, bombarding its web services with malicious traffic in an attempt to force them offline just weeks ahead of a national election, party and security officials said on Tuesday,

“We have experienced a

yesterday 15:47
New commissioners clear 'conflict of interests' hurdle

All three new commissioner-designates were given the green light by the European Parliament's legal affairs committee on Tuesday (12 November), which is responsible for checking possible conflicts of interests.

However, France's nominee Thierry Breton only narrowly passed this initial

yesterday 15:35
Royal scare: Prince Harry's terrifying 'brush with death' in Afghanistan revealed
PRINCE HARRY once had a “brush with death” when he was on tour with the Army in Afghanistan which left the young royal feeling “rather shaken” as a result, according to unearthed reports.
yesterday 15:20
Prince Charles birthday: Will Charles be the oldest king EVER to take the throne?
PRINCE CHARLES will celebrate his 71st birthday on Thursday. So will he be the oldest king to take the throne when he takes over from the Queen?
yesterday 15:20
UK snow warning: Polar vortex at record strength as UK prepares for snow dump
BRITAIN will be ravaged with wintry weather this week amid a polar vortex bringing more showers through jet stream winds.
yesterday 15:20
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Dear President Macron, being a migrant is not a crime

President Emmanuel Macron,

I am writing to convey my intense shock and horror at the wilful, remorseless neglect of universal human rights, the frank disregard for humanity and the wanton abuse of European law at your country's border with Italy.

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today 08:23
Nationalists as much as threat to EU arts as resources

Europe's cultural narrative is increasingly dominated by the continent's new authoritarians.

Hungary under its autocratic prime minister Viktor Orbán spends around three times as much on culture as any other EU country compared to the size of its economy.

Small monthly

today 08:23
A magical Santa parade is happening in Hull this weekend

The Santa's Arrival Parade will make its way through the city centre to Princes Quay, where there is an enchanted Christmas grotto

Santa is heading to Hull on Sunday, when his parade sets out across town for a magical family event.

Starting at 11am from Hull New Theatre, Santa's

today 08:23
Friends reunion special talks are happening - Oh My God!

All the key stars and the show creators are now in discussion

Talks are reported to be under way in a move that could see a reunion special of the hit TV comedy series Friends.

All the key stars are reported to be involved in the talks along with the shows creators and

today 08:23
Romanian allowed into UK despite two killings murdered man within days of arriving

A Romanian double killer has been jailed for at least 30 years after he murdered a man within days of arriving in the UK.

Dumitru Palazu, 48, had only just been released from prison for his second killing when he headed to England and stabbed countryman Alexandru Constantinescu at a

today 08:08
Paedophile caught working as elf at children’s Christmas event

A paedophile who went to prison for having child abuse images was caught working as an elf at a pub’s Christmas event.

Robert Checkley, 31, was on the sex offenders register and subject to a sexual harm prevention order meaning he should not have taken on a job likely to put him in

today 08:08
Driver who killed best friend by crushing skull under car is spared jail

A driver has been spared jail for killing his friend by crushing his skull when a prank went wrong.

Harrison Walker, 19, was given a suspended sentence despite a judge acknowledging that he felt more sorry for himself than anyone else following the fatality.

He put Garret Hurst’s

today 08:08
Star Wars plot CHANGED: New version sparks fan frenzy with THIS story alteration
STAR WARS fans have gone wild online after discovering a change to the plot of A New Hope in the version unveiled on Disney+.
today 08:08
Apple Watch update: Apple's next wearable could extend its lead over the Galaxy Watch
APPLE Watch Series 6 isn't expected to be unveiled until September next year but rumours about the device are already surfacing, the latest of which suggests Apple's new wearable could extend its already gigantic lead over Samsung's Galaxy Watch.
today 08:08
BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of Arctic freeze as temperatures plummet to sub-zero
BRITONS are bracing for sub-zero temperatures after many in the UK woke up with widespread frost while others remain affected by severe flooding, BBC's Carol Kirkwood warned.
today 08:08
Emmerdale spoilers: Arthur Thomas infuriates viewers as they spot filming blunder
EMMERDALE aired a double bill tonight, and amongst the instalment was scenes with Arthur Thomas and Archie Sharma. Together, with their parents they went on a picnic, but those watching at home noticed a filming blunder. Did you spot it?
today 08:08
World War 3: Russia submarines launch underwater warfare in Scottish waters - Moscow says
RUSSIAN nuclear fast attack submarines have twice staged underwater ‘duels’ while also testing NATO defences between Scotland, Iceland and Greenland in the Atlantic, say reports in Moscow.
today 08:08
Hull Live: Breaking news, traffic and travel from Hull and East Yorkshire on November 13

If it is happening in our city, you'll hear about it here first

Welcome to today's live news blog where you will find all the latest news, traffic, travel, sport and weather updates for Hull and East Yorkshire on Wednesday, November 13.

If it is happening in our city, you will

today 07:20
Asda is selling limited edition Baileys chocolate reindeer bars

The boozy chocolates are new for Christmas 2019 and will only be available for a few weeks

Baileys fans should get themselves down to their nearest Asda for a very special treat.

The Irish cream liqueur maker is selling boozy chocolate reindeer exclusively at the

today 07:20
Asda is selling limited edition Baileys chocolate reindeer bars

The boozy chocolates are new for Christmas 2019 and will only be available for a few weeks

Baileys fans should get themselves down to their nearest Asda for a very special treat.

The Irish cream liqueur maker is selling boozy chocolate reindeer exclusively at the

today 07:20
How eight men fell for flirty messages online and then blackmailed by conman posing as woman

Conman from Cleethorpes posed as a woman on chatrooms and apps like Craigslist, Facebook and Whatsapp

Information about how a man posed as a woman online to trick men and extort them from money has emerged.

Paul Snelson, from Cleethorpes, used a cruel and cunning sting to fool his

today 07:20
How eight men fell for flirty messages online and then blackmailed by conman posing as woman

Conman from Cleethorpes posed as a woman on chatrooms and apps like Craigslist, Facebook and Whatsapp

Information about how a man posed as a woman online to trick men and extort them from money has emerged.

Paul Snelson, from Cleethorpes, used a cruel and cunning sting to fool his

today 07:20
Royal Mail releases final posting dates for Christmas 2019

The postal company is urging customers to 'beat the festive rush'

Royal Mail is advising its customers to ‘beat the festive rush’ and get letters and parcels sent before the final posting dates.

Christmas time at Royal Mail is sure to be the busiest time of the year, and the

today 07:20
Latest news from Great Britain
today 08:23 Dear President Macron, being a migrant is not a crime
today 08:23 Nationalists as much as threat to EU arts as resources
today 08:23 Cultural Battlefield
today 08:23 A magical Santa parade is happening in Hull this weekend
today 08:23 Friends reunion special talks are happening - Oh My God!
today 08:08 Romanian allowed into UK despite two killings murdered man within days of arriving
today 08:08 Paedophile caught working as elf at children’s Christmas event
today 08:08 Driver who killed best friend by crushing skull under car is spared jail
today 08:08 Star Wars plot CHANGED: New version sparks fan frenzy with THIS story alteration
today 08:08 Apple Watch update: Apple's next wearable could extend its lead over the Galaxy Watch
today 08:08 BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of Arctic freeze as temperatures plummet to sub-zero
today 08:08 Emmerdale spoilers: Arthur Thomas infuriates viewers as they spot filming blunder
today 08:08 World War 3: Russia submarines launch underwater warfare in Scottish waters - Moscow says
today 08:08 One luggage mistake travellers make that increases risk of theft and damage
today 08:08 Brexit LIVE: Boris’ 2020 Brexit promise drives Remainer out – delighting Leave voters
today 07:20 Money Minute Wednesday 13 November: UK inflation and house prices
today 07:20 Hull Live: Breaking news, traffic and travel from Hull and East Yorkshire on November 13
today 07:20 Asda is selling limited edition Baileys chocolate reindeer bars
today 07:20 Asda is selling limited edition Baileys chocolate reindeer bars
today 07:20 How eight men fell for flirty messages online and then blackmailed by conman posing as woman
today 07:20 How eight men fell for flirty messages online and then blackmailed by conman posing as woman
today 07:20 Royal Mail releases final posting dates for Christmas 2019
today 07:20 Royal Mail releases final posting dates for Christmas 2019
today 07:05 Pictured: Primark security guard who got shoplifters to perform sex acts for his silence
today 07:05 City worker fined for tirade at woman eating boiled eggs on commuter train
today 07:05 Currys Black Friday 2019: First deals revealed as huge savings start early
today 07:05 OnePlus 8 Pro could ditch an annoying 7 Pro feature in favour of a Samsung S10 trick
today 07:05 BT v Sky v Virgin Media - These lower prices and FREE gifts won't be around for long
today 07:05 Camilla health latest: Why is Camilla not going to India with Charles? Is it her health?
today 07:05 Revealed: The reason why Princess Beatrice has never worn a tiara during royal life
today 07:05 The heartbreaking way Prince William will 'keep Diana's work alive' in sombre appearance
today 07:05 Motorola Razr 2019 with retro design and futuristic folding screen could launch TODAY
today 07:05 Windows 10 November 2019 Update has arrived and here's how to get it
today 06:02 Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order release date: What time is launch on PS4 and Xbox One?
today 06:02 WhatsApp ban: Why your group chats could be removed from the chat app
today 06:02 Katya Jones: Strictly star deleted her Twitter account after Mike Bushell online backlash
today 06:02 Meghan Markle pregnant? Fans convinced Duchess is set for new baby after huge clue dropped
today 06:02 How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry helped William be 'more affectionate' with wife Kate
today 06:02 YouTube is getting a dramatic new design…with more adverts than every before
today 05:14 From Hull City cult hero to Leicester City wilderness, what became of Eldin Jakupovic?
today 05:14 From Hull City cult hero to Leicester City wilderness, what became of Eldin Jakupovic?
today 05:14 The incredible Hull charity that is transforming lives every day
today 05:14 The incredible Hull charity that is transforming lives every day
today 05:14 Man accused of murdering Mia Gregson says he 'won't comment on who killed her'
today 05:14 I begged my lovely son Ronald to open his eyes. But he has been taken from me
today 05:14 Man left covered in blood after being stabbed in east Hull street by thug on vodka binge
today 05:14 Man left covered in blood after being stabbed in east Hull street by thug on vodka binge
today 05:11 Lewis Ferguson's Dad reacts to Rangers 'interest' as speculation over Aberdeen future continues
today 05:11 Tragedy as mum who went missing is found dead two days after being traced 'safe and well'
today 05:11 Scots tycoon slated foul-mouthed email from US firm that bought his £36m travel empire
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In the UK today we get the latest news on inflation. The Bank of England is tasked with trying to maintain inflation in a range of 1% to 3% a year. Currently, the Bank is having no trouble meeting its target. In

today 07:20
Several security experts have questioned whether it was as complex as the party first made out.
yesterday 20:50
Palestinians call on the football stars to cancel their international friendly in Tel Aviv
yesterday 19:32
A pair of surveys have shown the Tory lead cut to six points. But don't get too excited just yet.
yesterday 18:44
A serious cyberattack has happened on a political party – an argument over how Labour describes it is pointless. 
yesterday 16:38

The Rotterdam-based Van der Vorm family is one of the world’s richest clans, but if it is known at all, it is renowned for its silence. A canny bet on spectacles provided its latest multibillion-dollar windfall. 

“The highest form of bliss is living with some kind of folly,” the

yesterday 16:38
He knows the British people have changed their minds on Brexit. And what’s more, Boris Johnson knows it, too.
yesterday 15:35
There must come a point when even the horrors of the world wars will be so far in the past that commemorating them feels like an affectation.
yesterday 15:35
The ensemble merges choral music and electronica to create a sound that throbs with the rage of Brexit Britain.
yesterday 15:35
The boom in jobs and working hours reflects the fact that our living standards are worse than expected.
yesterday 15:35
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