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Day: December 2, 2016

Theresa May banned from end of year dinner with EU leaders at major Brussels summit next week
ENGLISH, Europe

Theresa May banned from end of year dinner with EU leaders at major Brussels summit next week

    Theresa May has not been invited to a traditional annual end of year dinner with other European Union leaders at a major Brussels summit next week because Britain is leaving the EU. The regular summit of European Union leaders will last only one day and will end with a dinner where Mrs May is not invited, the indicative programme of the meeting showed on Thursday. At her last summit in October Mrs May and the other 27 leaders had dined on pan-fried scallops, lamb with roast fig, and iced vanilla parfait. However next week Donald Tusk, the European Council president, invited leaders for a shorter one-day meeting to be held in Brussels. The meeting will start in the morning and is expected to end in the late afternoon. Leaders of the remaining 27 EU countries will continue t...
Rare new fivers worth £50k up for grabs in Willy-Wonka style challenge
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Rare new fivers worth £50k up for grabs in Willy-Wonka style challenge

    The rare note ENGRAVED bank notes worth as much as £50,000 are to be circulated in a Willy Wonka-style challenge by a Scottish art gallery. Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new ‘plastic’ £5 notes, next to the images of Sir Winston Churchill and Big Ben. The design was created by artist Graham Short, who famously engraved the words of the Lord’s Prayer on to the head of a pin, and were made in partnership with the THH Gallery, based in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. The new Bank of England notes are to be put into public circulation in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland tomorrow (3 December) . On each of the notes, Short has engraved a 5mm portrait of Austen encircled by a famous quote on the transparent section to the right of Big Ben. © Daily...
MP Goldsmith’s by election defeat is a Tory disaster
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

MP Goldsmith’s by election defeat is a Tory disaster

    The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. In a vast college sports hall in south-west London, Theresa May's worst week as Prime Minister has gone from bad to truly terrible. Even though he wasn't officially a Conservative candidate, Zac Goldsmith's defeat by the Liberal Democrats is a disaster for the Tories. The defeat - in a by-election the Lib Dems turned into a referendum on Brexit - capped a horrible week for Mrs May, with a Brexit embarrassment every day. • On Monday, notes carried by an aide to Tory MP Mark Field were photographed and revealed a "have cake and eat it" strategy; • On Tuesday, a brusque letter from Donald Tusk to MPs on ex-pats and EU citizens in the UK said ...
Fears toxic cloud could drift across Europe after explosion at Italian plant
ENGLISH, Europe

Fears toxic cloud could drift across Europe after explosion at Italian plant

    An oil refinery in Italy has been rocked by a massive explosion. The plant in the town of Sannazzaro dei Burgondi, north of Milan, is engulfed in flames. A huge cloud of black smoke that can been seen miles away has covered the area. Italian emergency services have ordered local residents to stay inside their home. The Italian Department of Civil Protection in the province of Alessandria said in a statement "The fire occurred inside refinery Italian ENI energy company occurred around 15:40 (local time), causing a large fireball of tens of meters." ENI, Italy's biggest refiner, said in a statement the fire had started at around 4.00 pm in the so-called EST plant at the refinery. The cause was still unknown. The fire is currently being extinguished, Eni said. Traders said th...
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit issue 1m EU citizens in Britain could be at risk of deportation

    The government has been warned that up to 1 million EU citizens living in the UK could be at risk of deportation if it does not come up with a simple way of recognising their status in the country. The 3 Million, a grassroots group lobbying for the rights of non-British citizens who have made the UK their home, has told the home secretary it would take the Home Office 47 years to process applications from EU citizens for permanent residency (PR). “We are people with families, children, friends and work colleagues, and we are rightly worried about a very uncertain future,” said Nicolas Hatton, chair of the 3 Million, in his letter to Amber Rudd. Related: EU citizens in Britain post Brexit vote: ‘I feel betrayed, not at home, sad’ “EU citizens have been feeling very anxious ...