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UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously

LONDON — British authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people. A general view of graffiti on a wall in Bristol. PA Wire/PA Images New guidelines issued Monday outline a ...

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The best boutique B&Bs in the UK under £100 a night

As August gets set to turn into September, our thoughts migrate from salty, sun-drenched holidays to cosy autumn staycations. Of escaping the chaos of the city for one of two nights or rural bliss, where four poster beds, freestanding baths and pub grub awaits. So you scroll through Instagram and find a few that you like and the excitement builds ...

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Would you live in a home the size of a Tube carriage?

Image copyright Zoopla Image caption Flats measuring 22 sq m – smaller than the average Travelodge hotel room – are on sale in Leicester The UK has seen a sharp rise in homes little bigger than a budget hotel room, according to consumer group Which?. The number of newly built micro-homes, which are smaller than 37 sq m – the ...

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UK supermarket may have infected thousands with Hepatitis E virus from sausages and pork of EU pigs

A UK supermarket may have unintentionally infected thousands of people with the Hepatitis E virus transmitted through sausages and pork products from Europe, health experts have warned. Imported pork infects between 150,000 and 200,000 British people a year with the virus, the new research claims, and the products mainly come from Holland and Germany. It is thought the infection could ...

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Overcast skies threaten to block views of partial solar eclipse in UK – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Overcast skies threaten to block views of partial solar eclipse in UKTelegraph.co.ukGloomy skies are set to stop Britons seeing a partial solar eclipse this evening, forecasters have warned. Just before sunset the moon will appear to take a “bite” out of the sun in a phenomenon lasting roughly 40 minutes. The mid-point will occur at … and more »

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Man wearing suicide belt shot down in Barcelona suburb Subirats | World | News

Police confirmed a man behaving suspiciously had been killed in Subirats, 30k, from Barcelona, at around 5:05pm local time (5:05pm UK time). Mossos d’Esquadra, the region’s police force, tweeted: “The suspect is wearing an explosive belt of attached to his body. The individual has been shot dead.” The force had earlier said a police operation was in place after receiving ...

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How to view today’s solar eclipse from the UK | Science

With moon about to pass in front of the sun, blocking its rays from falling on the US in a total solar eclipse, it is not only stargazers in America who might want to reach for their protective glasses – a partial eclipse is expected to be visible elsewhere, including the UK. While viewers in Hopkinsville, Kentucky will see the ...

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UK calls on EU to prevent leaks of sensitive information after Brexit | World news

The UK has called on the European Union to prevent sensitive government information leaking out after Brexit, in a tit-for-tat proposal that underlines the increasing distrust between London and Brussels. In the latest in a series of position papers outlining the two sides’ legal obligations upon separation, British officials have demanded that any information marked classified before Britain leaves the ...

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