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LAND ROVER : Dog shows off farming skills while skillfully driving master’s TRACTOR

This is the hilarious moment a clever dog shows off his farming skills - skillfully driving his master's tractor. Rambo the Golden Retriever has drawn a stream of visitors to his home where he can often be seen riding on a red Massey Ferguson tractor wearing in hi-viz vest. The six-year-old dog, father of four puppies, has helped his master mow lawns, plough fields, cut down corn, and trim hedges. Rambo the Golden Retriever who loves driving tractors. Rambo's owner,...

Jacob Rees-Mogg is in line for a huge personal windfall when Britain exits the single market

The political motives for an exit from the single market were laid bare today after it was revealed that a prominent Brexiteer is also a major shareholder of an emerging markets investment firm. Jacob Rees-Mogg is a long-term backer of investment management firm Somerset Capital, which has "9.6 billion dollars" under management according to its website. The Leading Brexiteer recently ridiculed the idea of the UK staying in the single market and customs union after Brexit, joining other Eurosceptics calling for a...

Taylor review “like putting out forest fires with water a pistol”

Big change is needed, change that is backed up by law and proper penalties for breaking those laws, says union. GMB, Britain’s general union, has branded the Government’s response to the Taylor Review as ‘trying to put out a forest fire with a water pistol.’ The long-awaited review to Matthew Taylor’s review of modern working practices was finally published today. Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said: “This report looks like a consummate guide to tinkering around the edges - like...

Not in the festive spirit! Man fined for helping homeless person on Xmas Day

A kind hearted man who stopped his car at a bus stop on xmas day to help someone sleeping rough was slapped with a fine by the council.  Lee Williamson, of Evington, Leicester, said he stopped to give a homeless man a blanket, hat, gloves, scarf, food, and chat to him. He later received a £70 fine, despite there being no buses on December 25. He has no plans to pay the fine and is willing to go to court...

Court turns down Julian Assange’s attempt to have arrest warrant revoked

Julian Assange has lost his attempt to have his UK arrest warrant revoked. Lawyers for the Wikileaks founder had argued that the arrest warrant had "lost its purpose" after Swedish extradition claims over sexual assault allegations were dropped. The UK warrant was issued in 2012 after he was said to have breached bail conditions by seeking asylum in Ecuador's embassy in London where he has since lived. But senior district judge and chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot has told Westminster Magistrates’...

Photographer spends two weeks befriending ‘Dalmatian Pelicans’ to get incredible close-up pictures of pre-historic looking birds

A British photographer spent two weeks befriending huge ‘Dalmatian Pelicans’ to get these incredible close-up pictures of the pre-historic looking birds. Sean Weekly, 28, snapped the “charismatic” troupe of the largest members of the pelican family in a pristine lake surrounded by the stunning snow-capped mountains. Mr Weekly, from Sittingbourne, Kent, braved freezing temperatures on a boat every morning to take these beautiful shots of the birds soaring above Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece. He would take close-up shots of...

Martial arts expert ‘in the white shirt’ accused of punching a female protester at Jacob Rees-Mogg event says he feared for MP’s safety due to lack of security

The ‘man in the white shirt’ accused of punching a female protester at a Jacob Rees-Mogg speech said he stepped in to protect the MP due to a lack of security. Paul Townsley, 55, was attending the event with his son, a sixth form student. He said his reaction was prompted by a lack of security and during the break in he feared for an attack on Mr Rees Mogg in the wake of Jo Cox’s murder. Mr Townsley said:...

Labour will take no lessons from a system that “checks your purse before it checks your pulse” 

Labour will take no lessons from Donald Trump who wants to deny healthcare to millions in America with a system that checks your purse before it checks your pulse, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said today. In a speech to parliament the Labour MP referenced protests this weekend that saw thousands of Brits take to the street in protest of a health system that is crumbling at the seams. He said: "The NHS model isn't broke, but it does need more funding"....

Centre for Brexit Studies statement completely debunks government’s position on customs union

A statement released by the Centre for Brexit Studies has today completely ridiculed Theresa May's position on the customs union. The Prime Minister has ruled out a customs union with the EU in what has been described as a significant departure from previous policy. Whilst previous policy effectively ruled out membership of the European Union Customs Union (EUCU), it did not rule out membership of a customs union with the EU. Indeed, during Theresa May’s speech of 17th January 2017 when...

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