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Bosnian city popular with tourists awash with rubbish amid landfill protest
Uncollected rubbish is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar – one of the Balkan nation’s main tourist destinations – since residents began blocking access to the city’s sole landfill. ...
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Floating hotel’s crew celebrate top traveller rating

A floating hotel by the team behind the Royal Yacht Britannia has been named the best in Edinburgh by a travel website just six months after it opened.

Fingal, based at Leith, picked up the number one hotel spot on TripAdvisor within the last week.

The rating – achieved after ...

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Drugs laws must be changed to allow safe consumption rooms, says minister

Scotland’s public health minister has urged the UK Government to change drugs laws after visiting a medically supervised safer drug consumption facility in Paris.

Plans to set up a similar space in Glasgow have been under discussion for a number of years, with the Scottish ...

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Hyponatraemia whistleblower was failed, inquiry says

The wrong conclusions were reached following an investigation into how a whistleblower’s hyponatraemia concerns were handled by officials, an inquiry said.

Chairman Sir John O’Hara QC scrutinised the deaths of five children from the condition last year and heavily criticised a ...

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BBC director-general: We took on over 75s TV licences at height of austerity

BBC bosses have said shouldering the cost of over 75s licence fees stemmed from Conservative austerity.

Director-general Lord Tony Hall claims that cuts and an incoming Tory government lie behind the BBC decision to take on the expensive concession, which would have cost the broadcaster ...

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Live coverage: Second vote in Tory leadership race

Conservative MPs have voted in the second bout of the contest to select Britain’s next prime minister.

Candidates need to gain at least 33 votes from MPs to remain in the race to reach the final run-off, which will see some 160,000 Tory members select the next leader. The results ...

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UK set to host key international climate talks

The UK looks set to host major international climate talks in 2020 – after reaching a deal with Italy over rival bids to hold the UN meeting.

Under the proposal, the Foreign Office said the UK will host the “Cop26” meeting, which is due to be in Europe next November, ...

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'Space Chase' is the theme for this year's Summer Reading Challenge

CHESHIRE East libraries are looking forward to celebrating the 20th annual Summer Reading Challenge which begins on Saturday July 6.

The theme this year is ‘Space Chase’ – an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. As ...

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Stewart ‘hopeful’ of remaining in Tory leadership race

Rory Stewart said he was “never confident” but “always hopeful” as he battled to remain in the contest to be the next prime minister.

As Tory MPs vote for the second time, candidates need to secure 33 votes to survive, and Mr Stewart said he believed he had that ...

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Scotland making slow progress towards cycling target, MSPs told

The Scottish Transport Secretary has said the Government is expected to miss a target for 10% of everyday journeys to be made by bike by 2020.

Michael Matheson said cyclists currently make up around 4% of these trips.

Addressing MSPs in the Holyrood chamber, he acknowledged the slow ...

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Family day out for Queen on first day of Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot was a family day out for the Queen who was joined by her children and grandchildren for an afternoon out at the races.

Despite the rain, thousands of racegoers were treated to the sight of the head of state and senior royals processing in carriages along the famous Berkshire ...

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Nigel Farage milkshake protester ordered to pay compensation

A man who threw milkshake over Nigel Farage has been ordered to pay the Brexit Party leader compensation following the “act of crass stupidity”.

Paul Crowther, whose “politically motivated” act cost him his job and led to threats being made to his family, was told ...

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Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells himself as rebel for 2020 re-election bid

As he mounts his bid for re-election, US President Donald Trump is offering himself as the outsider once again – but it is a much more awkward pitch to make from inside the Oval Office.

Mr Trump is set to formally announce his 2020 bid at a rally in Orlando, Florida, where advisers ...

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Merkel ‘doing very well’ after visibly shaking at Berlin ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly had not drunk enough water.

Mrs Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain ...

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Online fundraiser launched to help cover Farage milkshake attacker’s costs

An online fundraiser has been set up to help the man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage cover his compensation and court costs.

The GoFundMe page was set up to raise the £520 Paul Crowther has been ordered to pay, and within three hours had almost reached its ...

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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after crash at Tour de Suisse

British rider Geraint Thomas has been taken to hospital for assessment following a crash which has forced him to pull out of the Tour de Suisse.

The Welshman came off his bike around 30 kilometres from the end of stage four of the race and received medical attention at the side of the ...

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Caster Semenya: IAAF used me as ‘human guinea pig’ for testosterone limit
Caster Semenya has accused world athletics’ governing body the IAAF of using her as “a human guinea pig” to test its testosterone limit for intersex athletes and said it can never be allowed to happen again. ...
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Cheshire East councillors make the case for better buses

BETTER buses are likely to be at the top of the agenda when councillors are given the chance to overhaul the borough’s transport plan.

Cheshire East Council had been close to adopting its local transport plan for up to 2023 under the previous Conservative administration, ...

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Volunteers give Winsford Town Park a spring clean

VOLUNTEERS are giving the Town Park a spring clean.

Friends of Winsford Town Park will be doing light weeding in the prairie area around the eight Salt Stacks, which has annual weed coming through.

This area is planted with ornamental grasses, purple loosestrife, and ...

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Christmas lights events on sale...and times are ALREADY selling out

IT'S the most wonderful time of the year...but we don't normally have to start thinking about it in June.

That's the situation facing many families this year as tickets for popular festive events at Dunham Massey and Chester Zoo have already gone on sale.

And it seems ...

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Italian woman who was Europe’s oldest person dies aged 116

A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died.

Italian news agency ANSA said Giuseppina Robucci died on Tuesday in the southern Italian town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20 1903.

She ...

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