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Watch – Hero litter picker collects 42 tonnes of rubbish to keep Britain tidy

A litter picker who is walking across the UK on a five-year mission to Keep Britain Tidy has collected around 42 TONNES of rubbish - in 6,000 BAGS. Wayne Dixon's remarkable quest has taken him through outlying parts of Scotland and along the coast of Wales with his dog. The 45-year-old has clocked over 2,000 miles - walking between counties carrying a 60lb kit bag and living off £50 a week, He carries a tent, sleeping bag, waterproofs, a stove...

The true story behind the Muslim foster care case

Why let a lie get in the way of a good story? This seems to be the case in the reporting of a Muslim foster carer hitting the front pages of the rightwing press. The Times could find itself in hot water this week after publishing several false claims in its sensationalised report of the Muslim foster care case. Bank Holiday Monday saw the News UK title run a front-page story about a Christian child who had been "forced" into...

Attempt to cycle across Channel refused permission to land by French

A father and son's bid to become the first in 50 years to cycle across the English Channel failed when the French REFUSED them permission to land. Andy Lang, 50, and son Bradley, 22, decided to undertake the 24-mile journey to raise money for Cancer Research following the death of friend Dominic Donoghue. They built their own tandem 'Seabike' and tested it off the Devon coast it before setting off from Dover on Monday. But halfway across, after 12 miles...

Can Bitcoin Be Called Money?

Bitcoin has gained much media attention over recent months. The original cryptocurrency brand has come a long way in less than a decade. Launching at a price of just six cents, the electronic asset is now worth more than $3500 per token. Earlier this month, Bitcoin touched new highs of over $4000. With the current crypto mania well under way, many new potential investors and speculators are now taking to this virtual currency in a desperate search for yield. This...

Education: The cost of going private

Parents on an average UK salary would need to hand over 39 per cent of their earnings to pay the average annual day fee of over £13,000, new research has revealed. The total cost of private school education from Reception to Year 13 has risen to an average of £152,906 over the last five years, an increase of over 20 per cent overall. The rapid rise is nine percentage points higher than the increase in the Retail Price Index (12...

Brexit has made England an increasingly “hostile and divided” nation

Brexit has made England an increasingly "hostile and divided" nation, according to the Fear and HOPE 2017 report. The study revealed that despite the nation becoming more open and tolerant as a whole, responses to Brexit have left Britain more divided. A quarter of English people think Islam is a dangerous religion that incites violence, with 52 per cent saying that Islam poses a threat to the West and 42 per cent saying that they are more suspicious of Muslims as a result...

Trump pardons Arpaio: This is his human rights record

President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio on Friday despite the Arizona sheriff having a human records history that would make the most brutal dictators blush. Arpaio was a vocal proponent of Trump's candidacy during his presidential campaign, and used his national notoriety to advocate for Trump's similarly aggressive stance on border security and deportations. In a brief statement released late Friday evening, the White House praised Arpaio's career, saying he gave "50 years of admirable service" to the United States. Arpaio...

Is Edinburgh Fringe truly fringe or is it “white boys in skinny jeans and posh voices”?

Edinburgh Fringe is in on the brink of a revolt because it’s becoming too exclusive and MAINSTREAM.   A group of comedians have joined forces to speak out about the festival which they believe to be catering for “white boys in skinny jeans and posh voices”.   The so-called “Whitehallisation”of the arts festival - dubbed after renowned posh boy Jack Whitehall - has led to established acts dominating the scene and pushing up-and-coming talent out to the fringe of the...

“Significant” Police investigation into Tory breaches of electoral laws in June

Police have confirmed they are carrying out a “significant” investigation into possible Conservative breaches of electoral laws during June’s election. The potential misuse of a call centre to campaign in marginal constituencies was revealed by a Channel 4 News undercover investigation. The Conservative Party has denied these allegations. But South Wales Police have confirmed that they are carrying out an investigation of "scale and significance" into the whether the party acted illegally by misusing a call centre in Wales to...

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