Didcot Power Station collapse: Clearing site 'could take two years'

Demolition of the decommissioned Didcot Power station has been set back at least two years after a collapse that left four dead, the BBC has been told. It is a year since Ken Cresswell, 57, John Shaw, 61, Michael Collings, 53, and Christopher Huxtable, 34, were killed when the boiler house came down. Relatives are due to visit the site ...

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Parish council tax bills rise despite squeeze

Villagers paying council tax are seeing their parish bills rise at a higher rate than the share they pay to larger authorities. BBC News analysed the bills of more than 8,500 town and parish councils from 2013-14 to 2016-17. Parish councillors say they are being asked to take on more responsibilities as their larger local authority counterparts make cuts. The ...

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Frustrated Jorge Sampaoli rues missed chances after Sevilla allow Leicester to score a precious away goal

A frustrated Jorge Sampaoli said Leicester City did “very little but succeeded”, as he felt his Sevilla side should have won by much more than 2-1 in what had mostly been a commanding performance during their Champions League last-16 first leg meeting at the Sanchez Pizjuan. The home had been close to completely dominant, creating a flurry of chances and ...

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Already a part of the furniture, James Ward-Prowse eyes his place in Southampton history in EFL Cup Final

From times of anguish, to Premier League, Europa League football, and now the potential of a first piece of silverware in 41 years. Southampton’s journey from the depths of League One to an EFL Cup final against Manchester United has been nothing short of extraordinary, and one player – their longest-serving player – has endured the turbulent ride with them. Typically such ...

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Champions League has opened up for Manchester City, insists Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure said that Manchester City feel that the Champions League is opening up, as they aim for a place in the quarter-finals of the competition. City’s remarkable 5-3 defeat of Monaco means that they just have to avoid a two-goal defeat at the Stade Louis II to progress to the last eight. With Barcelona losing 4-0 at Paris Saint ...

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Brit Awards 2017: Familiar cast of UK musicians leaves show feeling increasingly irrelevant

After the #BritsSoWhite storm in 2016 many people thought this year’s awards ceremony would step up its game and begin representing all aspects of British music. But from the moment the late David Bowie was awarded the prize for Best British Male it became clear that nothing much has changed. Bowie’s award was collected by Michael C Hall of Six ...

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Breitbart: inside the far-right news network in bed with the Trump presidency

A few days after Stephen Bannon was named chief strategist in President Donald Trump’s White House, one of his best-known proteges praised him on British television. “I am a gay Jew and he made me a star,” Milo Yiannopoulos, the frequently profane Breitbart.com columnist – now ex-columnist – and cyber provocateur, told a Channel 4 interviewer in November. While Bannon ...

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Donald Trump's new travel ban 'delayed until next week'

Donald Trump’s new travel ban has been delayed until next week, a White House official has said. The new executive order, replacing the directive suspending access to the US to citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries, was expected this week but will now be issued “sometime next week”, said the official. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has called the revised ...

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No, resellers aren't breaking into MTA machines to steal Supreme MetroCards

The MTA’s new Supreme-branded MetroCard launched this week at select stations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, and the exclusive drop is causing a bit of frenzy for New Yorkers. According to a report from the website Mass Appeal, potential resellers broke into an MTA machine on Tuesday night to steal the coveted MetroCards. The report cited a Reddit post in a ...

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Four in 10 European doctors working in Britain 'considering leaving because of Brexit'

Four in every 10 European doctors working in Britain are considering leaving the UK following the Brexit vote, a new survey has found. The British Medical Association (BMA) polled 1,193 doctors from the European Economic Area working in the UK and found 42 per cent are thinking of leaving the country, with a further 23 per cent unsure. Among NHS staff in ...

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