Election 2019: why is Hartlepool the Brexit party’s top target? – podcast

Hartlepool has been held by Labour for 55 years, including for more than a decade by the arch-Blairite Peter Mandelson. In 2016, 70% of voters in the north-east town chose to leave the EU and the council is dominated by the Brexit party. It tops the target list of Nigel Farage’s party, whose chair, Richard […]

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Algeria jails 22 protesters over Berber flags : International de

Twenty-two Algerian demonstrators were handed one-year jail sentences on Tuesday for “undermining national unity” by bearing the Berber minority’s flag during anti-regime protests, a prisoners’ rights group said. The CNLD committee said on its Facebook page that a court in the capital’s Sidi Mhamed district had sentenced the accused to 12 months in prison – […]

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Fatal motorcycle crash, Bucca

A single vehicle crash at Bucca yesterday claimed the life of a 22-year-old local man. The man was riding a motorcycle on Smiths Crossing Road around 1pm on Saturday, November 16 when he lost control and crashed. Emergency Services attended however the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit […]

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Biden, Warren absence at California gathering irks top Dems : International de

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The decisions by Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to skip a weekend gathering of thousands of fervent California Democrats less than three months before voting begins have frustrated and puzzled some party leaders. But they have offered a chance for their rivals to capitalize on the absence of two front-runners at […]

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National awards for parliament’s annexe

The Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe has won three National Architecture Awards for 2019. The awards include The David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture and national awards in urban design and public architecture. The Annexe was designed by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design, and the project was managed by the Department of Parliamentary Services. […]

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Rajapaksas eye comeback in tense Sri Lanka election : International de

COLOMBO: Sri Lankans voted Saturday for a new president in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, loved for crushing the Tamil Tigers but loathed for alleged war crimes, corruption and cosying up to China. Despite 85,000 police on duty in an island that emerged from civil war only a decade ago and […]

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Expert travel tips: Five things to know about swimming with whales

Carmen Ellis.  Working in the zoo industry, Carmen Ellis wanted to help people connect and respect animals in their natural environment. Then, 12 years ago, Carmen, from the NSW Central Coast, volunteered to go swimming with whales in Vava’u, Tonga, and was hooked. She now runs whale swimming tours in Tonga, French Polynesia, Norway and, […]

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16-year-old suspected gunman, who killed 2 classmates, wounded 3, dies : International de

A teenage boy who killed two classmates and wounded three others at a southern California high school on his birthday before shooting himself in the head died on Friday of his wounds in hospital, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office said. “Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, 16, a Junior at Saugus High School, was being treated for […]

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From LA to Sacramento, Luke Walton Is Still Proving His Worth as NBA Head Coach

Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press LOS ANGELES — It’s easy to criticize Luke Walton as an NBA head coach. In three seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, he managed just 98 wins against 148 losses. A slow start to his first year with the Sacramento Kings hasn’t helped Walton’s case. While the team has begun showing signs […]

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Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress : International de

WASHINGTON – He was proud of his reputation as a practitioner of political dirty tricks and frequently boasted about the extent of his contacts and the depth of his insider information. Now Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, faces a prison sentence for a collection of crimes that essentially amounts […]

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Meghalaya stun Mumbai in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Nov 15, 2019 Saurabh Somani Close Saurabh Somani is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo A star-studded Mumbai suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Meghalaya in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, going down by six wickets against a team that came into being only last season. Meghalaya, who have been a mid-table Plate League […]

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DRC leader hopes to eradicate Ebola in his country by December : International de

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has voiced hope that the Ebola epidemic in his country would be stamped out by the end of the year. “We believe that by the end of the year we will have eradicated the disease entirely,” Tshisekedi said during a visit to Berlin. The epidemic began in August […]

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Anna and Josh Thought They Had “No Chance” of Winning Love Island

Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham were undoubtedly the golden couple of this season of Love Island Australia. Although they might not have been on the show from the very beginning, their sweet love story shone through and they were ultimately crowned season two’s winners. Below, the lovebirds chat the lack of drama in the villa, […]

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Deafheaven Is the Artist of the Decade

The 2010s were the decade where it felt like time sped up. As we reach a major mile marker during one of the most confounding periods in cultural and political history, we’re looking back at the artists, albums, and trends that best marked the changes over the past 10 years. Picking one singular artist of […]

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Taliban moves Australian Timothy Weeks and American Kevin King to new place as prisoner exchange is postponed : International de

Updated November 16, 2019 00:52:27 Photo: Timothy Weeks (left and his colleague Kevin King were kidnapped at gunpoint by the Taliban in 2016. (Supplied: YouTube A plan to swap two Western hostages with three Taliban prisoners has been postponed, according to an Afghan government official. Key points: Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid blamed the US for […]

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Anna and Josh Are the Winners of Love Island!

It’s official! Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham are the winners of Love Island Australia season two. After six jam-packed weeks, the loved-up pair took out the title over second place finishers Cartier Surjan and Matt Zukowski. Their win hardly comes as a surprise as us Love Island devotees, considering they were by the longest-standing couple […]

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Climbing mountains to support ACT disability services

A world champion and a new cycling enthusiast will be riding alongside each other in a gruelling adventure to raise money for respite and other support services for people with disabilities in the ACT region. Brett Bellchambers and Karen Hosking will be part of the 24-strong team from the Department of Human Services in the […]

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Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt Have Made Their Relationship Insta Official

While we couldn’t wait to find out exactly who Angie Kent chose on tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette, it’s safe to say we were just as looking forward to seeing her and her brand new boyfriend make their Instagram debut. Much to our relief, we didn’t have to wait long to have our feeds blessed […]

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Simplifying forms for aged care services

Every year the department processes over 180,000 means assessment forms for Australians seeking help with the cost of aged care. The Aged Care Forms Taskforce brought together consumer groups, aged care providers, peak bodies, financial advisors and partner agencies to make the process easier for older Australians and their families. Led by the department, the […]

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Holed up in university, Hong Kong protesters issue demands : International de

HONG KONG – Protesters who have barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university partially cleared a road they were blocking and demanded that the government commit to holding local elections on Nov. 24. One lane of the Tolo Highway was cleared in both directions Friday morning, but the road remained closed after workers sent to […]

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No special treatment for Behrouz Boochani, says New Zealand

New Zealand’s immigration service has said the Kurdish Iranian asylum seeker and journalist Behrouz Boochani will not get special treatment if he overstays his visitor visa. Boochani arrived in Christchurch on Friday to attend a literary festival after leaving his Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The office of the prime […]

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Egypt rejects UN expert report labeling Morsi death ‘arbitrary killing’ : International de

An Egyptian government minister slammed a UN expert who warned that former president Mohammed Morsi’s death in June could amount to a “state-sanctioned arbitrary killing”, but said Cairo was investigating. “The former president (Morsi died in the courtroom in front of everybody,” Egyptian Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan told AFP, rejecting a statement issued […]

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It’s Safe to Say Love Island’s Anna and Josh Are Simply Smitten With Each Other

Although the second season of Love Island Australia has seen plenty of breakups and fallouts, some lucky contestants managed to experience some good ol’ fashioned romance too. Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham are undisputedly this year’s golden couple, and not to mention the longest-running pairing still in the villa. While we may not yet know […]

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