Hosepipe ban UK: Is your area affected? | UK | News

Farmers have warned of a shortage of lettuce and other vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower due to the stress of the heatwave. They have also warned that if no rain falls over the next few weeks, there could be problems with the wheat and barley harvests. Water firms have been taking strain, pumping millions of litres of water into their systems. Water company Seven Trent Water’s reservoir levels were down to 88 percent last week, down from 97 percent in April. A Severn Trent spokesperson said: “We’re set for…

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Antarctica Google mystery: 14 mile structure buried in ice on Google Earth | World | News

Spotted on the Google Earth map, the white blur deep in the barren continent has provoked speculation it could be a secret research station hidden by a government or a UFO buried in the ice. YouTube user Wowforreel has highlighted it in a video and shows how you can find it yourself on the web app Google Earth. Describing the visual as a “patchy mass”, he says: “Antarctica is crawling with weirdness.” He then points to the giant 14.5 miles by 4.5 miles area of bright white saying: “This thing…

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DUP leader calls for bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland | UK | News

Speaking at an Orange parade in Fife, Mrs Foster said there was “growing support” for the idea. She was the main speaker at the Cowdenbeath event, which was organised by the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland. In 2015, the DUP proposed a feasibility study into creating a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland. Mrs Foster said: “The connection between our two countries has always been special.” “What better way to cement that relationship than through a bridge? “Amongst all the nasty and abusive comments made about the Orange wouldn’t it…

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Fortnite Rocket Launch: Crack in the sky emerges as missile fails to land on the map | Gaming | Entertainment

Epic Games decided to do something a little different today by giving fans the chance to watch an in-game event live. While some may have missed out because of waiting in queue errors and other problems, a large group of players managed to tune in. Players flocked to Twitch and booted up their own copies of Fortnite to watch the rocket launch live. And by the way people are talking about it online, it had its desired effect. Players were left with more question than answers by today’s event. WHERE…

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‘While Rome talks, Sagunto falls’ European Parliament president warns of EU COLLAPSE over | World | News

The Italian politician quoted an arcane passage from 3rd century Roman historian Livy and said “While Rome talks, Sagunto falls” – which most commentators took to mean that while the EU keeps talking about migration without solving the issue the EU is facing collapse. The fall of Saguntum by Hannibal was in the third century and triggered the Punic Wars.  Tajani’s high-brow outburst came as the 28 member states worked through-the-night on the biggest issue that has split the bloc since the 2015-2016 refugee crisis.  Italy’s new hardline Prime Minister…

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health news Boob-job ban NHS scraps unnecessary minor operations budget | UK | News

It said the proposals will ensure procedures, such as those for carpal tunnel, haemorrhoids and varicose veins, will only take place where there is good reason to do so. Alternative treatments such as injections, changes of diet or physiotherapy will be effective in the majority of cases, NHS England said. National medical director Professor Stephen Powis said: “If we want the very best clinical care for our patients, we need to stop putting them through treatments where risks and harms outweigh the benefits. “By reducing unnecessary or risky procedures for…

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Merkel strikes ‘RAPID migrant’ return deals with 14 countries | Politics | News

The agreement came as Germany, Spain and Greece reached a trilateral migration deal of “reciprocal cooperation”, along with a wider EU migration agreement. The wider EU migration agreement aims to minimise the “secondary movements” of migrants, who register in one EU country and then cross into another. The German Chancellor struck the deals with Hungary, Belgium, France, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia and Luxembourg, according to DPA. Asylum seekers whose “first entry into the European Union was Spain” will be returned by…

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Yanis Varoufakis calls EU migration deal a failure and accuses Merkel of LYING to Germans | World | News

Leading critic of the EU Yanis Varoufakis ripped into the much-lauded agreement struck at the European Council summit in Brussels yesterday. The deal, which was agreed in the early hours of yesterday morning, was praised as a major success by leaders of European countries. The deal was reached after marathon talks at the summit and will see secure centres for migrants set up in EU states to process asylum claims. Despite this, there were no details on which countries might set up the secure centres or take in refugees. In a…

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celebrity traveller Curtis Stigers | Travel News | Travel

What is your most memorable holiday? I grew up with a single mum so we didn’t have holidays. But once a year my aunt and uncle would take me to Payette Lake, in McCall, Idaho, and I’d get to be one of the rich folk. It’s the most beautiful lake – carved out by a 1,000ft-high glacier 10,000 years ago – and surrounded by beaches, lush forests and incredible mountains. Every year from the age of nine I’d waterski, take boats out on the lake and, as I got older,…

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Brexit news: Expert claims May has made THIS same mistake Cameron made | UK | News

David Cameron’s demands to the European Union before the 2016 EU referendum were not accepted by Brussels. Author Nina Schick told BBC’s Newsnight that Theresa May was using trying to use similar tactics to which the former Prime Minister had used in his negotiations. She said: “That has often been Britain’s tactic coming into the negotiations. “They were often saying we are going to use the ‘divide’ method, and ‘Theresa May is embarking soon on a 10-day tour of Europe in order to pick one European partner off the other.…

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