April the giraffe rakes in cash for small zoo after becoming viral sensation

April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.  Owners of the for-profit Animal Adventure Park won’t say exactly how much they’ve pulled in from all April-related ventures, but ...

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Mental health charities see surge in calls after Prince Harry opens up about mother's death

Mental health charities have seen a surge in the number of people contacting them after Prince Harry revealed his personal struggles over the death of his mother.  The Prince spoke about the difficulties he faced dealing with the incident in an interview with The Daily Telegraph and revealed he had sought professional help.  Charities have since reported an increase in the number ...

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Controversial Fed Cup tie leaves bad blood between Great Britain and Romania

Great Britain’s Fed Cup play-off against Romania ended with the hosts victorious but bad blood between the teams after a turbulent weekend. Victories for Simona Halep over Johanna Konta and Irina-Camelia Begu against Heather Watson clinched the tie for Romania before Laura Robson and Jocelyn Rae won a consolation doubles rubber to make the final score 3-2. But this is ...

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Talks due in bid to resolve Southern rail row with RMT

Talks are due to begin later between Southern rail and the RMT union in an ongoing dispute over driver-only operated trains. The two sides have been in dispute since last April. The year-long row is over Southern giving drivers responsibility for operating the doors, and changing the role of guards to on-board supervisors. The rail firm, which is also in ...

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Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales

Tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales. Under new guidelines, fines for drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. The Sentencing Council said it wanted a “clear increase in penalty” as ...

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Croydon tram crash: Drivers 'fell asleep' on fatal line

Media playback is unsupported on your device Four drivers have admitted falling asleep while operating trams in Croydon, where seven people were killed after a tram derailed in November 2016. Drivers said a safety device, known as “a dead man’s handle”, failed to activate and stop their trams. Tram Operations Ltd, which runs the line, said driver fatigue was monitored ...

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Bananarama set to return for huge UK tour after almost 30 years

Bananarama were hugely popular during the 1980s (Picture: Getty) 80s pop legends Bananarama have announced that they are set to reunite for their first UK tour in 29 years. The trio, comprised of Keren Woodward, Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey, sold 40 million records at the height of their fame, before Fahey acrimoniously left the group in 1988 to form ...

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Here’s how you can get free cake every single day this week in London

Mmmm, cake (Picture: Bill’s) Have you ever had a moment where, a couple of hours after lunch, you really, really feel like a slice of cake? It’s like your stomach is calling to you, after the healthy salad you stuffed it with, for something that’s a bit more indulgent. Gin festival Junipalooza is back in London on World Gin Day ...

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Sherlock’s Andrew Scott to star in BBC’s Gay Britannia season

Andrew Scott is starring in Gay Britannia season on the BBC (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage) The BBC will show a season of programmes to mark the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act 1967. Everyone is still perving hard over James Norton’s vicar on Grantchester Gay Britannia includes dramas, documentaries and radio programmes to mark the half century since the act, which ...

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Everyone is still perving hard over James Norton’s vicar on Grantchester

James Norton’s popular vicar Sidney is back for a new series of Grantchester (Picture: ITV) Grantchester left fans hot under the (dog) collar as it returned for a third series. Sherlock’s Andrew Scott to star in BBC’s Gay Britannia season Vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton) and copper Geordie Keating (Robson Green) were back together for a new episode. The crime-solving ...

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