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Two people dead after train hits car at level crossing in Horsham

Two people have died after a car was hit by a train at a level crossing in Sussex. Emergency services were called to the incident at Barns Green Level crossing in Horsham at around 8.45am on Saturday morning. British Transport Police said two people had been pronounced dead at the scene. A BTP spokesman said: “Officers from BTP attended alongside colleagues from Sussex ...

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Donald Trump's national security adviser says FBI indictments show Russian meddling in US election is undeniable

Donald Trump’s national security adviser has said there is undeniable proof of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference after 13 Russians were charged by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, HR McMaster said: “With the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible.” His pronouncement came in answer to a question from a Russian delegate shortly ...

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Elise LeGrow review, Le Café de la Danse, Paris: Impressive interpretations of classic soul and R&B

Canadian singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow lit up the back streets of the Bastille in Paris on Monday, bringing the sound of the iconic Chess Records to the packed Café de la Danse. As record labels go, they don’t come much bigger than Chicago’s Chess Records: home to the likes of Etta James, Chuck Berry, Bo Didley and Muddy Waters, their role in ...

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Haiti's president says Oxfam abuse 'tip of iceberg' as he points finger at Medecins Sans Frontieres

Haiti’s president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an “iceberg” and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organisations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake. “The Oxfam case is the visible part of the iceberg,” President Jovenel Moise said in a phone interview ...

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Swiss train travellers call for half-price railcard to be abolished – even though fares put UK's in the shade

Switzerland claims to have the “densest public transport network in the world”. But it comes at a price: rail fares are even higher than those in Britain. The one-hour, 75-mile journey from the capital, Bern, to the largest city, Zurich, costs 51 Swiss francs (£40) for the cheapest walk-up fare. That is more expensive than even the most expensive Anytime tickets travelling ...

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Lizzy Yarnold takes historic gold to retain Winter Olympics skeleton title as Laura Deas claims bronze

Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold has won a gold medal in the women’s skeleton at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, with team-mate Laura Deas taking bronze. Yarnold, who clocked in at 3:27.28, also becomes the first ever British athlete to successfully defend their Winter Olympics title, after she won gold in Sochi four years ago. She is Team GB’s first gold medallist at ...

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30-person brawl that broke out on Carnival Cruise liner captured on video

Passengers experienced the cruise from hell after several fights broke out on board the Melbourne-bound Carnival Legend. The 10-day cruise to the South Pacific was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Eden, New South Wales, on 16 February for 23 members of a Melbourne family to be removed following the brawl. Other passengers caught the violence on camera, with ...

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Urban greenhouses for every space, from rooftops to tiny balconies

High on a roof in the shadow of the BT Tower is not the first place you’d expect to spot a greenhouse, but squint as you walk along Great Titchfield Street and you might catch the glint of Wendy Shillam’s little glass paradise.  Squeezed in among the chimney pots on her 16ftx23ft rooftop, the organic veg grower picks tomatoes right ...

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London Fashion Week: Five shows to see, from Burberry to JW Anderson

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, the well-heeled style mavens and fashion editors are descending upon London for its biannual, five-day showcase of next season’s collections. Running from 16 to 20 February, the line-up looks set to deliver a parade of cutting-edge creativity, from both homegrown and international talents.  And, despite the fact that some big names ...

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London Fashion Week: Day one highlights, from Mulberry to Richard Malone

London Fashion Week officially declared its doors open today with an impressive set of shows that left us wanting more. With the next five days set to showcase an array of home-grown and international talent, today’s line-up was dominated by young designers looking to make their mark on the industry. Here are the highlights from day one of the biannual showcase. ...

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