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Day: December 9, 2016

Demolition crew destroy wrong house while owner is out at work
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Demolition crew destroy wrong house while owner is out at work

    Steve Ballas, a businessman, said he received a call from a friend on Wednesday informing him that his three-bedroom suburban house was being demolished. “I thought he was joking at first,” he told Fairfax Media. “Then I realised he wasn’t and I ran out ... leaving a work colleague in charge.” The mix-up occurred because Mr Ballas’s house was incorrectly numbered as 200 Marion Street in the Sydney suburb of Bankstown, even though his street number is 198. Adding to the confusion, his neighbour was incorrectly numbered as 202. The property before it was demolished “The owner of the [demolition] company was on another job and raced over here when he heard, he was speechless," Mr Ballas said. "He was looking at it and looking at me and I just said there's nothing you can do…n...
Brexit challenger hits back at Leave voters
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit challenger hits back at Leave voters

    The businesswoman spearheading the Brexit legal challenge has told impatient Leave voters they should "go and knock on Number 10". Gina Miller, an investment manager and philanthropist, has become the figurehead of the legal challenge which argues Theresa May should not be able to trigger Article 50 to begin Brexit proceedings without a vote by MPs. On 3 November, the High Court ruled in favour of Mrs Miller and the Government appealed, sending the case to the Supreme Court. The country's top judges have spent the past four days hearing arguments from both sides and a final decision is expected in January. Ms Miller, 51, spoke to Sky's Political Editor Faisal Islam after the conclusion of the Supreme Court hearing on Thursday evening. When asked what she would say to the 5...
People are absolutely convinced Theresa May’s Christmas card has a horrifying hidden message
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

People are absolutely convinced Theresa May’s Christmas card has a horrifying hidden message

    Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen three pictures by schoolchildren from her Maidenhead constituency for her Christmas cards – and these are the lucky winners. The colourful designs drawn by five-year-old Isabelle Milnes, 11-year-old Jade Winsor and 11-year-old Sophie Brazil – all show 10 Downing Street decked out for the festive season.
Touching letter from Princess Diana shows how selfless she was
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Touching letter from Princess Diana shows how selfless she was

    A touching letter from Princess Diana sent the year she divorced Prince Charles is up for auction. In the handwritten letter sent to Spinal Research charity worker Simon Barnes, the princess revealed she was looking forward to seeing the back of of 1996. But Diana showed she was always thinking of others, telling her friend: "I hope 1997 will be a happy year for you." The letter is being sold online with Boston-based RR Auction. In the letter dated December 21st 1996, Diana wrote: Thank you so much for thinking of me at Christmas time After all the changes that have taken place this year it’s marvellous of you to be so thoughtful. I hope 1997 will be a happy year for you—personally I can’t wait to get out of this one! 1996 was the year Charles and Diana divorced, having an...
Child could see flaws in Government Brexit case
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Child could see flaws in Government Brexit case

    A child of six could see the flaws in the Government's legal argument in the Brexit case, the Supreme Court has been told. The High Court ruled last month that Article 50 cannot be triggered without a Westminster vote. The Government is appealing that decision at the Supreme Court, arguing the Prime Minister can use prerogative powers to start Brexit. On the fourth and final day of the legal challenge, the 11 judges heard from the Scottish and Welsh governments. Richard Gordon QC said the Welsh Assembly was not trying to stall Brexit. But he said Mrs May bypassing MPs to start Brexit would establish "a new constitutional order". He told the court "a child of six" could see the "flaw" in the Government's legal case. © Getty Businesswoman Gina Miller arrives at the Supreme C...