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January 04, 2018

Smoking may limit the bodys ability to fight skin cancer

Cancer Research UK publishes a report on the link between smoking cigarettes and the survival rates of melanoma skin cancer. .

Wolves Palace and Swansea reach the FA Cup last eight

Wolves impressive season continued as they moved into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory at Championship Bristol City..

Labour MP Paul Flynn dies

Tributes have been paid to Labour MP for Newport West Paul Flynn, whos died at the age of 84. .

Brexit airbags being tested by business with 40 days to exit day KPMG

With just 40 days until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, businesses are testing their emergency Brexit preparations to ensure they have enough cash and staff in the event of a disorderly exit, KPMG said..

IS caliphate on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges UK Europe to do more

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic States last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of "100 percent victory"..

Man City end Newports Cup dream to reach quarter finals

Manchester City endured some anxious moments but escaped from fourth-tier Newport County with their FA Cup hopes intact as Phil Foden scored twice in an ultimately comfortable 4-1 fifth-round victory on Saturday..

PM May to hold Brexit talks with EUs Juncker urges party unity

Theresa May is to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week, her office said on Saturday, following this weeks symbolic defeat in parliament which was widely interpreted as undermining her negotiating strength with the EU..

Flybmi goes into administration blaming Brexit

British regional airline Flybmi has gone into administration and has cancelled all flights with immediate effect, the company said in a statement on Saturday, blaming Brexit uncertainty as one of the reasons for its collapse..

Man charged with the murder of three pensioners in Exeter

A 27-year-old man has been charged with the murders of three elderly men in Exeter. .

Thousands gather for funeral of Emiliano Sala

A wake and funeral is being held for Emiliano Sala, the Cardiff City footballer who died when the light aircraft he was travelling on crashed into the English Channel close to Guernsey last month..

Uber announce nearly 40 billion pounds in total bookings for 2018

Uber had 39 billion pounds in total bookings for its ride-service and food-delivery businesses last year..

Watford first team through to this years FA Cup quarter final

Watford were made to sweat to beat Championship side Queens Park Rangers 1-0 and book their spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in four seasons..

Five die after shooting in Illinois

A gunman opened fire at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers before he was slain by police,.

Trump says hell declare emergency on US Mexico border

President Donald Trump on Friday announced he would declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his promised border wall without approval from Congress..

US targeted UK rapper 21 Savage for his lyrics lawyer says

A lawyer for rap artist 21 Savage said on Friday the entertainer was in part detained by U.S. immigration officials because he is a celebrity who has been outspoken about family-separation security issues at the U.S.-Mexico border..

Newport boss aiming to pull off historic FA Cup upset against Man City

Newport County have an opportunity to cause the biggest upset in FA Cup history by beating Premier League champions Manchester City in the fifth round at Rodney Parade on Saturday, according to manager Michael Flynn..

Dubai Airport says flights delayed due to drone activity statement

Flights at Dubai International Airport have been delayed due to suspected drone activity, a spokesperson said..

Trump vows emergency declaration over wall funding in the US

President Donald Trump has vowed to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a battle with Congress over constitutional powers..

More Brexit embarrassment for May as parliament defeats her again

Theresa May suffered a defeat on her Brexit strategy on Thursday that undermined her pledge to European Union leaders to get her divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions..

Snap election to be called in Spain

Spains Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is expected to call a snap general election following a cabinet meeting on Friday morning, after parliament rejected his 2019 budget this week in a stinging blow to his minority government..

Third suspect in Skripal poisoning is Russian GRU agent Bellingcat

A third man suspected of involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in England last year is a high-ranking Russian military intelligence agent, the investigative website Bellingcat said on Thursday..

Pound falls on fears govt will suffer another Brexit defeat

Sterling fell to one-month lows on Thursday as investors worried the British government will lose a vote on Brexit, hindering Prime Minister Theresa Mays ability to renegotiate and win approval for her European Union withdrawal agreement..

Laptop for him vacuum for her HSBC draws ire with Valentine offer

A Valentines day special deal for HSBC staff in Hong Kong offering discounted laptops for him but vacuum cleaners and kitchen appliances for her has angered staff over the sexist implications of the campaign..

No further action to be taken after crash near Sandringham

The CPS says a prosecution after a crash involving Prince Philip isnt in the public interest .

Airbus to scrap the A380 superjumbo as sales slump

Europes Airbus is scrapping production of the A380 superjumbo, with lacklustre sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner..

Tottenham in box seat but still have wort to do in Champions League

Tottenham still have work to do to reach the next round of the Champions League despite a convincing 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in their last-16 first leg, according coach Mauricio Pochettino..

Experts encourage us to know our blood pressure like we do our bank PIN numbers

Experts say knowing our blood pressure could prevent thousands of heart attacks .

Calls for Brexit to be delayed ahead of latest MP vote

More than 40 former British ambassadors have called on Theresa May to extend Britains stay in the European Union..

More than three quarters of police officers suffered from anxiety or stress in last year

The Police Federations released findings of a survey of more than 18-thousand officers in England and Wales.

New standards to protect children from irresponsible gambling ads

New rules are to be introduced aimed at protecting younger people from irresponsible gambling.

PM calls for more time to find Brexit Deal

Theresa May has told MPs to hold their nerve over Brexit and give her more time to negotiate a deal acceptable to both the European Union and the British parliament..

Tributes paid after death of Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper who helped England win the World Cup in 1966, has died at the age of 81..

Hundreds more cash machines closing down per month

Some 488 cashpoints per month were closed in the UK between June and December last year..

Ramsey to become the highest paid player in British history

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is leaving the club after 11 seasons to join Juventus as it confirmed the Welshman had signed a four-year contract..

May to ask MPs to hold their nerve over Brexit

Theresa May says MPs must hold their nerve over Brexit to force the European Union to accept changes to the divorce deal that would pave the way for an orderly exit..

UK economy at weakest since 2012 as Brexit global worries bite

Britains economy slowed sharply in late 2018, pushing annual growth to a six-year low as worries about Brexit hammered business investment and a weakening global economy weighed on trade, data showed on Monday..

Britain and Switzerland to sign post Brexit trade agreement

Britain and Switzerland have signed an agreement to continue trading on preferential terms after Brexit, the British trade department said, protecting a trade relationship worth 32 billion pounds.

Scholes named Oldham manager

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been appointed Oldham Athletic manager on a one-and-a-half-year contract, the English League Two club said on Monday..

Brexit Britain should be ready to use hard power defence minister

Britain should be ready to use military force to support its global interests after Brexit, defence minister Gavin Williamson will say on Monday, adding that the boundaries between peace and war are becoming blurred..

Aguero hat trick sees City hit Chelsea for six

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero struck his second hat-trick in a week as the champions destroyed Chelsea in a 6-0 win at The Etihad..

May rejects a Customs Union compromise

Theresa May has rejected the idea of targeting a customs union with the EU, pouring cold water on hopes from some that she could shift her Brexit policy..

Kacey Musgraves wins best album at the Grammys

Kacey Musgraves won album of the year for "Golden Hour" at the Grammys, while "This is America" by Childish Gambino won both record and song of the year..

The Favourite dominates the Baftas as Roma takes the top prize

The Favourite was the biggest winner at the BAFTAs taking seven awards, but Roma picked up the Best Film prize..

May to promise more Brexit debates in push for more negotiating time

British Prime Minister Theresa May will later this week pledge to give parliament another chance to voice their opinions on Brexit by Feb. 27, as she tries to buy more time to negotiate a new deal with the European Union..

Man dies following fatal London stabbing

Police say roads have been closed in East Dulwich, after a man believed to be in his thirties was pronounced dead at 3:04am this morning..

Southampton fans face ban for Sala taunts

Two Southampton supporters could be banned from the club after taunting Cardiff City fans about the death of striker Emiliano Sala, Southampton said on Saturday..

US Sen Warren launches 2020 campaign sounds note of economic equality

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, struggling to move past criticism over her claims of Native American heritage, aimed for a fresh start on Saturday with the formal launch of her 2020 presidential campaign, saying that she is fighting for all Americans..

Prince Philip gives up driving licence after crash

Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after a crash last month..

Beckham to be honoured with statue in LA

Former England captain David Beckham will become the first Major League Soccer player honoured with a statue, which will be unveiled outside LA Galaxys stadium prior to their season opener on March 2, the team said on Friday..

Hospital admissions for youths assaulted with sharp objects up almost 60

NHS England says that teenagers accounted for more than 1,000 admissions to hospitals, as a result of assaults where knives or sharp objects were involved..