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Day: January 5, 2017

Meghan Markle’s father said to be proud of her relationship with Harry
America, ENGLISH

Meghan Markle’s father said to be proud of her relationship with Harry

    Prince Harry has met his girlfriend Meghan Markle’s father, who is said to be proud of the relationship, according to reports. The actress’s older brother revealed the meeting between the 32-year-old royal and Thomas Markle, a 72-year-old former lighting director, took place during one of Harry’s visits to Toronto, Canada. Thomas Markle Jr told DailyMail.com: “My dad knew about (the relationship) from the start. He first met Prince Harry about six months ago out in Toronto. He goes once every couple of months (Meghan and Thomas Markle Sr) are very close and they stay in close contact. He’s pretty happy about Harry and he’s extremely proud of her. They have an amazing relationship, they’re very close and they always have been. However Mr Markle said he was not sure whether ...
The anatomy of a Brexit transition deal
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The anatomy of a Brexit transition deal

    According to his colleagues, Britain’s departing EU ambassador had “his hair on fire” since the summer about one particular issue: the importance of a transitional deal for Brexit — and the risks of leaving the EU without one. Sir Ivan Rogers warning to Downing Street, leaked in December, that the EU expects a full UK trade deal to take until the early to mid-2020s seemed stark. By Brussels standards, however, it was one of the more uncontroversial aspects of his advice. More significant was his assessment that British political imperatives to control borders and leave the jurisdiction of European courts required the UK to go for a hard Brexit deal, leaving the UK outside the customs union and the single market. Given this reality, the most valuable outcome of Article 50 t...
Severe weather warning across parts of UK as temperatures drop
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Severe weather warning across parts of UK as temperatures drop

    A severe weather warning is in place across parts of the country, telling people to be aware of icy conditions. It comes as icy patches were likely to form on Wednesday night, particularly in areas that saw showers. Clear spells on Wednesday night meant a chance of temperatures dropping below freezing, allowing the ice to form. The Met Office warning, in place until 10am on Thursday, highlights the dangers of untreated surfaces such as pavements, cycle paths and some minor roads. It is in place for Yorkshire and Humber, the East Midlands and the east of England. Charles Powell from the Met Office said: Temperatures will be getting lowish, with some dropping below freezing. The icy conditions are likely to be seen in the east where some showers are expected. But the cloud m...
Inside £59 Million wedding that cost more than Kate and William
Asia, ENGLISH

Inside £59 Million wedding that cost more than Kate and William

    At a cost of £59 MILLION, the Hindu wedding of Brahmani Reddy and her fiancé Rajeev Reddy is thought to have cost MORE than Kate and Wills', which is thought to have cost 'just' £20 million. Former politician-turned-mining mogul Gali Janardhan Reddy has picked up the tab for the five-day celebration that has welcomed a staggering 50,000 guests and employed some 3,000 security. A host of Bollywood stars are also expected to perform at the ceremony which began on 17th at the sprawling Bangalore Palace in southern India. Gold-plated invitations with LCD screens showing video of the soon-to-be happy couple were sent out to guests. According to reports in India, the short video showed the bride wearing a series of fancy dresses while the groom was flanked by five white horses. ...
Nosey police horse seen boarding bus in Islington after passenger taken ill
ENGLISH, London

Nosey police horse seen boarding bus in Islington after passenger taken ill

    A police horse named Invictor standing outside a number 43 bus on Upper Street in Islington. Bemused passers-by stopped in their tracks when they saw a police horse looking as though he was about to get on a double-decker bus after a passenger collapsed. Cheeky Invictor was nosing around as an ambulance attended the number 43 bus in Upper Street in Islington, north London, on Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police said Invictor was showing he’s a team playe as he stood on the pavement outside Sainsbury’s and peered inside the bus. He was accompanying Pc Dan Smith. A London Ambulance spokesman said: We were called at 11.18am to reports of an unwell person on Upper Street. We sent an ambulance. We treated a man at the scene but did not take anyone to hospital.