• Two Hartlepool parks honoured with Green Flag status
Two Hartlepool parks honoured with Green Flag status

In total, 183 parks and green spaces in Wales have met the high standard needed to receive the coveted Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award. "It is pleasing to see the number of Green Flag Awards in Scotland increasing year on year". "This shows how continued excellent partnership working, with the emphasis on the involvement of the...

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  • Series of events to celebrate the work of Jane Austen
Series of events to celebrate the work of Jane Austen

The coin will initially only be available in tills at key locations in the Winchester and Basingstoke areas that have connections with Austen , including Winchester Cathedral and the Jane Austen House Museum . Reprinting those notes using new materials would mean incurring those costs again, while the destruction of those notes would cost a furth...

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  • South Korea Proposes Military Talks with North Korea to Ease Tensions
South Korea Proposes Military Talks with North Korea to Ease Tensions

The proposed talks - which would be held Friday in the border town of Panmunjom , if accepted - would be the first face-to-face meeting between the two sides since 2015. Seoul's Red Cross says it wants separate talks at the border village on August 1 to discuss family reunions, with possible reunions over the Chuseok holiday, which falls in Octob...

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  • Family Of Woman Killed By Officer Seeking Answers
Family Of Woman Killed By Officer Seeking Answers

Her stepson, Zac Damond , 22, said in a video posted to Facebook that Ruszczyk had called police after hearing a noise near her house. A source with knowledge of the incident told KSTP that officer Noor was allegedly sitting in the passenger seat of his vehicle when he shot Damond .

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  • Giving back on Mandela Day in Alberton and the South
Giving back on Mandela Day in Alberton and the South

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, worldwide peacemaker, politician, philanthropist and former President of South Africa . The book " Mandela's Last Years " was released ahead of Mandela Day on Tuesday, an annual day to honour his memory. "Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years".

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  • Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists pending trial
Turkish court jails 6 human rights activists pending trial

The activists, including Amnesty International's Turkey director Idil Eser , were detained earlier this month at a hotel on Buyukada island off Istanbul and questioned by anti-terrorism police. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said this month that the activists were detained on a tip-off they were working against the government, comparing them to th...

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  • UAE Hacked Qatar Government, Social Media Websites
UAE Hacked Qatar Government, Social Media Websites

The United Arab Emirates was not responsible for an alleged hack of Qatari websites which helped spark a month-long diplomatic rift with Doha, the UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Monday. The agency claimed it had been hacked. The remarks posted on Qatari government news websites criticised attempts to isolate Iran. On June...

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  • What's the deal with China's censorship of Winnie the Pooh?
What's the deal with China's censorship of Winnie the Pooh?

A set of gifs of the character were also removed from WeChat, a popular social messaging app. That longtime meme is being blamed for the censoring in the absence of an official explanation. As did images of Winnie popping his head out of his vehicle - after the president popped his head similarly through the roof of his limousine during an inspec...

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  • UAE: Story About Hacking Qatar 'Not True'
UAE: Story About Hacking Qatar 'Not True'

USA intelligence agencies declined to comment on the Post's article, but the UAE's ambassador insisted that it "had no role whatsoever in the alleged hacking". The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, responds. It is not clear if the UAE government's intelligence agencies carried out the hack or hired contractors to do so...

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  • Sheriff shuns PDP caucus meeting
Sheriff shuns PDP caucus meeting

The Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Ayodele Fayose , also appealed to members to go back to their states and regain the confidence of their constituencies ahead of the 2019 general elections. He made the statement at the meeting of the National Expanded Caucus of the party in Abuja Monday night. " So many people including non-politicians we...

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  • OR mother arrested after using auto to tow kids in plastic wagon
OR mother arrested after using auto to tow kids in plastic wagon

According to Springfield Police Department, Donohue attached a the plastic wagon to the rear of her auto with a tie-down rope and drove to a roundabout circle, where she made laps around the roundabout until citizens stepped in. Police say Donohue told them she didn't know why it was such a big deal, and she just wanted to show the children a good ...

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  • Iran says independence vote will isolate, weaken Kurdistan
Iran says independence vote will isolate, weaken Kurdistan

He made his comments in a meeting with members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), including Kosrat Rasul and Mala Bakhtiar. Shamkhani further noted that certain regional and extra-regional countries sought to undermine Iraq and big countries in the Middle East, stressing that such arrogant plots should be thwarted by remaining vigilant ...

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  • Mariah Carey Drama Series Based On Her Life In Works At Starz
Mariah Carey Drama Series Based On Her Life In Works At Starz

Starz is now developing the project, which is set in 1989 and follows a biracial 16-year-old girl with dreams of becoming a famous singer. It's reported that Ratner will also be the executive producer and the program will air on United States network Starz .

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  • Cheeky monkey plunges Zambia's tourist capital into power outage
Cheeky monkey plunges Zambia's tourist capital into power outage

A representative from the country's electricity company ZESCO confirmed the incident, uncovering that the primate has since been handed back to the Zambia Wildlife Authority as it undergoes treatment at a local hospital. Miraculously, the baboon survived the shock - but it's now in ZAWA's Intensive Care Unit. "It is an animal, we can not prosecute ...

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  • A cloudy, hot and humid Sunday with a 60% rain chance
A cloudy, hot and humid Sunday with a 60% rain chance

Come Wednesday we are in a bit of a lull, look for mostly sunny skies and expect another hot day. Temperatures on Tuesday ahead of the front reach the mid-80s to low 90s. The latest Drought Monitor from Thursday , July 11, showed that Alabama was very close to being 100 percent drought free. A few lingering showers or storms are possible d...

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  • Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North
Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

South Korea offered Monday to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s. Washington has also been pushing to impose fresh sanctions on Pyongyang by drawing up a U.N. Security Council resolution and targeting foreign firms doing business with the North.

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  • Middlesbrough pay club-record fee to land Forest hitman
Middlesbrough pay club-record fee to land Forest hitman

While the club have opted against disclosing the fee paid, reports emerged recently claiming that Boro were willing to part with £15m. On joining Boro, Assombalonga said "I can't wait to get started and train with the boys. Assombalonga became an instant hit at The City Ground with the striker netting 15 goals in 31 appearances in all competition...

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  • Temps ease slightly before another wave of intense heat arrives
Temps ease slightly before another wave of intense heat arrives

The timing of the front will be key on storm chances and how hot it will get but think the chance for storms will be late Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Today . Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Readings are in the upper 80s to lower 90s. There's no break from the humidity either! It was is quiet on the storm-front toda...

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  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)

After having $0.30 EPS previously, UFP Technologies, Inc.'s analysts see -3.33% EPS growth. About 6.44M shares traded. (NASDAQ:MKTX) has risen 40.00% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, June 10. The firm earned "Mkt Perform" rating on Thursday, October 13 by FBR Capital.

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  • Duterte wants 6 more months of martial law - Sotto
Duterte wants 6 more months of martial law - Sotto

The Philippine National Police and Armed Forces are both recommending the president extend martial law on the island of Mindanao, the scene of fierce government fighting against ISIL-linked militants for almost two months. Should Duterte want it extended, he must secure the approval of Congress, which is composed mostly of his allies. In what wa...

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