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Brexit continues to divide the nation 18 months on from the EU referendum. So, in the spirit of the season, we decided to arrange a Christmas truce between Leavers and Remainers. Could they see the other side’s point of view, even for a second? Remainers – one good thing about Brexit Image copyright Getty Images […]

Image copyright Manchester Opera House Image caption The theatre said there was no intention to offend A mum has called for a “lewd and offensive” pantomime starring the Krankies and former Doctor Who star John Barrowman to be axed. Natalie Wood has made an official complaint about Dick Whittington at Manchester Opera House, saying it […]

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Image copyright Beijing News Image caption A video of the “fake” exhibition has been viewed more than three million times Visitors hoping to see an exhibition displaying thousands of “dancing butterflies” in China last weekend were left disappointed after realising they had bought tickets to see plastic butterflies attached to sticks instead. According to the […]

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Image caption The image was created by the test crew of an Airbus A380 An Airbus pilot in Germany has delivered an early festive present by tracing the outline of an enormous Christmas tree during a test flight. The crew, which was testing an Airbus A380, produced a colourful image clearly rendered on the flight […]

Image copyright Thinkstock Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in England are dropping further behind their classmates in national primary school tests, statistics show. The gap between SEN pupils and their peers has risen from 48 percentage points in 2016 to 52 this year. The figures are revealed in school league tables, published by the […]

I almost started crying – Malan on Ashes century England batsman Dawid Malan was “almost in tears” after reaching a maiden Test century on the first day of the third Ashes Test in Perth. Malan struck an unbeaten 110 to take England, who must avoid defeat to remain in the series, to 305-4 at the […]

Image copyright Jack Taylor A large proportion of the people living in buildings close to Grenfell Tower show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), six months after the tragedy, which killed 71 people, the NHS says. Caused by very stressful or distressing events, PTSD can lead to nightmares and flashbacks, with sufferers often feeling isolated, […]

Image copyright Disney Image caption Disney chief executive Bob Iger and Rupert Murdoch Walt Disney says it is to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for $52.4bn (£39bn). The deal includes Fox’s 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced. Fox’s remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, […]


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