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Day: November 27, 2018

No-meal Brexit: Family stockpiles essentials in case of no deal with EU
Featured, United Kingdom

No-meal Brexit: Family stockpiles essentials in case of no deal with EU

    Nevine Mann, 36, and her husband Richard, 37, claim they have enough essentials to keep them going for four months after the UK leaves the European Union. The couple, of Illogan, Cornwall, have stockpiled chickpeas, kidney beans, tuna, pasta, rice, couscous, chopped tomatoes, sterilised milk, tinned corn, beans, paracetamol and ibuprofen. They have also bought mountains of aspirin, juice, hand soap, Calpol, dried milk, honey, tea, coffee, porridge oats, raisins, bread, flour, yeast and Marmite. The pair, who have three children, started buying extras on their weekly shopping trip when the Brexit negotiations began. Mrs Mann, a former midwife, said: A little while ago we were aware that Brexit was in the offing, and it seemed like there would be issues with securin...
Harry tells of his complete joy during tour of Zambia
Africa world, Featured

Harry tells of his complete joy during tour of Zambia

    The Duke of Sussex has spoken of his complete joy at seeing the work of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in Zambia, labelling it a global movement for good, led by the youth of today. Harry, who is in the southern African country on a two-day trip without the Duchess of Sussex, passed on greetings from Meghan, who is expecting their first child. He told members of the alumnae network of the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed): I know my wife, Meghan sends her very best wishes to you all. Harry also said he and the duchess had been inspired by their recent trip to Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand and Australia, saying: My wife and I met so many young people who were quite literally changing the lives of their communities with innovative, creative ideas and quality leadersh...
Tunisians protest Saudi crown prince’s visit over Khashoggi
Arab world, Featured

Tunisians protest Saudi crown prince’s visit over Khashoggi

    Hundreds of Tunisians staged the first protests of the Arab world against Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince on Tuesday, denouncing the kingdom's de facto ruler as a murderer involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The protests were a rare occurrence for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who faces no overt criticism at home and who received a lavish reception earlier in his tour in visits to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Since the 2011 Arab spring uprising, which unseated entrenched rulers in the region and triggered turmoil, Tunisia has undergone a democratic transition and is one of the few Arab countries to allow protests. Hundreds of protesters marched through the central Habib Bourguiba avenue in Tunis, scene of the mass protests th...
Virgin Trains slammed for £338 open return from London to Manchester
Featured, United Kingdom

Virgin Trains slammed for £338 open return from London to Manchester

    A Sky News correspondent has branded Virgin Trains a national disgrace for charging more than £300 for an open return from London to Manchester. Sports broadcaster Martha Kelner blasted the rail operator over the £338 standard class ticket in a tweet on Monday. She wrote: Just bought London to Manchester open day return. £338. That’s a national disgrace @VirginTrains. Ms Kelner's claim prompted a huge response online, gaining more than 8,500 likes and a thousand comments as frustrated rail passengers said it was cheaper to fly to countries around the world than purchase the ticket. A spokesman for Virgin Trains said: The vast majority of our customers pay far less than Martha, with fares between London and Manchester starting at £23. Martha could have booked ...