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Henry Bolton Could Survive As Ukip Leader Because Party Can't Afford Contest To Replace Him

Henry Bolton could survive being ousted as Ukip leader because the party cannot afford to hold a contest to replace him. HuffPost UK has learned Ukip’s finances are in such a state that it would struggle to stump up the cash for what would be its fourth leadership contest in 15 months. A well-placed source said a fresh leadership election ...

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Anthony Small, Former Boxer Charged, With Terror Offence

British boxing champion-turned Muslim convert Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging terrorism, police said. The 36-year-old, from south east London, is accused of encouraging acts of terrorism after posting a video on social media in September 2016, according to Scotland Yard. He is due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. Small reached the height of ...

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NASA Is Testing A Mini Nuclear Reactor To Power Astronauts On Mars

NASA has confirmed that some initial tests on a revolutionary new nuclear power system designed for Mars were successful, paving the way for a full-scale test of the system in March. Called Kilopower, it is in effect a miniature version of the fission reactors that we see powering thousands of homes around the world today. Unlike those large vast complex ...

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What do the aubergine and peach emoji mean?

(Picture: Metro.co.uk) Emoji have become a modern day staple of social media and messaging apps. With hundreds of different emoji to choose from it’s hard to keep up with what constitutes good social media etiquette. Emoji can be fun and innocent, but some like the aubergine and peach can have sexual connotations, with people using them for the purposes of ...

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Brothers To Row The Atlantic On Vegan Diet To Prove You Don't Need Meat To Achieve Great Things

We’ve launched Gym Buddies, an online fitness community to help you make lasting changes towards a healthier lifestyle. Sign up for daily motivation straight to your inbox, whether complete beginner or seasoned pro looking for a new challenge. Two brothers are set to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to prove extreme challenges can be achieved on a vegan diet. Jude Massey, 18, ...

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What Shocked Me Most About Taking Up Cycling Was The Support I Received From Strangers

When I proudly announced around Christmas time that I was committing to riding my bike in the new year, I didn’t find it unusual that my friends and family were fully supportive. What I did find unusual, however, was what happened when I wrote about my cycling journey and shared it online. Within hours, I received a stream of tweets ...

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When A Girl I Cared For Died, I Couldn't Let Her Brother Move Away Without Something To Remember Her By

I supported foster carers with a little girl named Sarah, who was four years old. Her younger brother was three and in a separate foster placement. Sarah had a brain tumour and was nearing the end of her life when her foster family was referred to Rainbow Trust. The foster carers wanted me to take her out and let her ...

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January Sparks Increased Loneliness Among Elderly: Here's How To Help

“I go into a cafe, but people don’t always speak to you. People don’t see you, because you’re old.” Chitra, 76, is just one of thousands of elderly people in the UK who feel lonely. Social isolation can be devastating at any time of the year, but new data from Contact the Elderly suggests the loneliness epidemic is particularly acute ...

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Facebook To Investigate Whether Russia Swayed Brexit Vote

Facebook is to expand its investigation into whether Russian agents attempted to influence the Brexit vote, it has emerged. The social media giant confirmed the probe in a a letter to Damian Collins, chair of the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, which is currently holding an inquiry into fake news. Facebook’s head of policy in the ...

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Scientists Watch DNA Being Read In World First

Scientists have unveiled some astonishing pictures of DNA code actually being read and “transcribed” in real-time. This is the first time ever that we’ve been able to watch this process and by understanding its intricacies, scientists believe it could lead to “new ways to tackle cancer.” Alessandro Vannini/Jeroen Claus Phospho Biomedical Animation The imagery shows the RNA Polymerase III as a ...

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