London news: Huge fire rips through pub as firefighters rush to scene | UK | News

Up to ten fire engines and 72 firefighters are at the scene at The Somers Town Coffee House pub near St Pancras International train station near Kings Cross. Frightening pictures show huge plumes of smoke climbing from the historic watering hole’s burning roof. Charlton Street has been closed off as three ambulances raced to get to the scene. The London Fire Brigade confirmed half of the roof and part of the first floor is on fire. Corin Faife, who was at the pub watching the World Cup when the fire…

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China blasts US for ‘paranoid delusions’ as Trump warns of more tariff hikes | World | News

Earlier this week, the US President threatened to hit $200 billion of Chinese imports with 10 percent tariffs if China retaliates against the previous targeting of $50 million in imports. On Thursday, China’s Commerce Ministry accused the US of being “capricious” over bilateral trade issues and warned that the interests of its workers and farmers would be impacted by Washington’s penchant for brandishing “big sticks”. Now the Chinese media have rounded on Mr Trump, with the official Chine Daily writing in an editorial that the US had failed to understand…

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Macron and Merkel’s €25BILLLION Eurozone budget mocked by the Dutch | Politics | News

Wopke Hoestra laughed off France and Germany’s joint crusade for a multi-billion euro debt relief that would be paid for by the EU’s 28 member states by asking the rhetorical question “What do we need it for?”. He added: “For me this is a solution without a problem.” Mr Hoestra went on to say the EU had other issues it should devote itself to before adding “but that’s not part of it”, referring to Mr Macron’s budget proposal which after much pleading was given the nod by bosom buddy Ms…

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London travel chaos: Gatwick Express services SUSPENDED after ‘person hit by train’ | UK | News

Reports confirm that all trains between London Victoria station and Brighton station are cancelled. The cancelled trains include services on the Gatwick Express and Southern operator routes. The cancellation of late night services could spell disaster for those commuting between the two cities – plus holidaymakers and travellers heading towards Gatwick Airport. Reports claim that the cancellation are due to a person being hit by a train between East Croydon Station and Gatwick Airport on Friday evening. More to follow. This is a breaking news story. Refresh the page for…

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Christians are MOST persecuted religion in the world – reveals new report | World | News

The Pew Research Centre Report, which analysed religious freedom in 198 countries and territories, revealed religious antagonism saw its biggest surge in over a decade in 2016, with Christians and Muslims – followers of the world’s two biggest religions – ranking as the top victims of political restrictions and social hostility. Christians reported incidents of harassment in more places around the world than any other tradition – 144 countries in 2016 compared to 128 countries in 2015 and 108 in 2014. Incidents included discrimination, verbal assault, physical attacks, arrests and…

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Rees-Mogg slaps down calls for second Brexit vote ahead of mass protests in London | Politics | News

The Brexiteer marked the second anniversary of Britain’s vote to leave Brussels by slapping down pleas for a so-called ‘People’s Vote’ which would see the UK go to the ballot box again. Mr Rees-Mogg said there was no need for a second referendum vote and added chances of a bad deal which had left Britain in a “semi-vassal” state are now low, The Sun reports. The firebrand backbencher, who chairs the European Research Group of Tory Brexiteers, said this was helped by the fact Theresa May failed to secure a…

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BBC News: Hilarious moment Simon McCoy interviews Basil Brush | UK | News

BBC News host Simon McCoy interviewed Basil Brush who was celebrating turning 50. Basil Brush joked that Mr McCoy had spent a career in Star Trek and as a jockey during the interview. The fox said: “Can I say, the honour though, Mr McCoy is all mine. “I have been a big fan of your since Star Trek, I thought you were excellent in that, and now you have got a great career as a news caster.” The BBC News host stepped in saying “that wasn’t me” before the showbiz legend…

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BREXIT SHOCK: Poll says two-thirds would rather LEAVE Customs Union than avoid hard border | Politics | News

Titled “Brexit, the Border and Union”, and conducted by the Conservative peer Lord Michael Ashcroft, the poll shows six out of 10 people questioned “would not mind either way” if Northern Ireland voted to leave the UK. The Conservative claims, of those polled, there is hope that people will “come to their senses” once the full impact of the UK’s exit from the EU becomes clear ahead of the leave date of March 19. The poll states: “Three quarters of Leave voters in Britain – and a majority of remainers…

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Hillary Clinton: Brexit must not UNDERMINE peace protest in Northern Ireland | World | News

The former Democrat contender for President was visiting Trinity College in Dublin, where she was picking up an honorary degree. Speaking to students, Mrs Clinton, whose husband Bill was a former US President, spoke of the 1998 Good Friday agreement with mostly ended the bloodshed in Northern Ireland. The pair were the first presidential couple to visit the country in 1995 before the Good Friday Agreement was signed, which helped to end three decades of violence in the country and the rest of the UK. She said the Good Friday…

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Sky News suffers MAJOR blunder as camera bizarrely zooms in on reporter | UK | News

The Sky News correspondent, Gillian Joseph was delivering her segment before there was a major error with the camera. Ms Joseph was delivering a piece on the Windrush anniversary, marking 70 years since the arrival of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship to the UK. The Sky News presenter, Samantha Washington, said: “We are going to go live now to our presenter Gillian Joseph who is in Tilbury for us. “Which saw the arrival 70 years ago of the Windrush generation.” The host then awkwardly looked into the corner…

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