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Brexit and calling another country home

The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit means the rights of UK citizens living in EU countries are still to be guaranteed. Instead of waiting to see what’s in store, an increasing number of British people abroad are applying for citizenship in the European country where they live and work. Germany was the place that welcomed most new citizens from the UK in the year following the referendum. BBC Scotland’s The Nine met some of them in Berlin. Video journalist: Fabian Chaundy Source link

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Oak tree collapses on home near Crawley in high winds

Image copyright Jeremy Clayden Image caption The man was in the back bedroom when the tree fell down at about 07:30 GMT and caused him a minor head injury A man has been hurt by a large oak tree that crashed on to the roof of a two-storey house in high winds. A branch from the mature tree drove into one of the windows of the family home in Chetwood Road, near Crawley, where a couple and their child live. West Sussex Fire and Rescue said a man suffered a…

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Home births: Community midwives trial ‘delivery bags’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women may feel more relaxed and better able to cope with giving birth at home, the NHS says Midwives are trialling “delivery bags” to promote safe births at home. Hywel Dda health board is the only one in Wales selected for the Baby Lifeline trial due to its home birth rate and the large area it covers. In 2017, 3.9% of births in the board area were at home, compared to the Wales average of 2.4% (770 of 32,236 births). Powys’ rate was 8%.…

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NHL roundup: Wild snap Lightning’s home win streak

Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves and Jason Zucker scored a hat trick as the visiting Wild cooled off Tampa Bay in a 3-0 win on Thursday, breaking the Lightning’s eight-game home winning streak. Mar 7, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) follows the puck in the corner during the first period against the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Dubnyk recorded his second shutout this season and the 31st of his career and improved to 6-0-1 in his last…

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Nut allergy woman returns to Essex home after five years

Image copyright Amy May Trust Image caption Amy May Shead is now back home with her parents Roger and Sue A woman who suffered a severe allergic reaction to nuts during a holiday to Hungary has returned to her family home after five years in care. Amy May Shead, 31, suffered anaphylactic shock from a single bite of a chicken meal on a trip with friends to Budapest in 2014. She will now receive 24-hour care in a specially-adapted annex of her parents’ home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Her mother Sue…

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US police detain black man picking up rubbish outside home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionColorado police confront man picking up trash on his lawn Police in the US state of Colorado have launched an internal probe after an officer detained a black man holding a rubbish picker in front of his building, US reports say. Footage showed the man asking an officer why he had drawn his gun. “I don’t have a weapon! This is a bucket! This is a clamp!” he says in the video taken by a neighbour. Police in Boulder said an officer…

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Windrush scandal: MPs say Home Office complacent over failings

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“My whole life sunk down to my feet” – Windrush migrant Michael Braithwaite The Home Office has been accused of “complacency” and shirking its responsibility in response to the Windrush scandal. A report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the department had failed to “take ownership” of problems it had created. The scandal involved wrongful detentions and deportations of some members of the Windrush generation. The Home Office said it was determined to “right the wrongs” experienced. PAC chairwoman Meg…

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New York family beach home turns into ‘ice house’

Image copyright Maureen Whelan Image caption A family summer house on the shores of Lake Ontario, US, has been completely covered in ice Turbulent waves and high winds have turned a family beach home into an “ice house” at Ramona Beach, in Pulaski, New York. Maureen Whelan’s family has used the house for the past 85 years, but none of them has ever seen anything like this before. Maureen shares the house with her brother and sister, and together they have been trying to chip the ice off the roof.…

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From birth to death: an archive of vanishing African rituals seeks a home

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Whirling masked spirits clad in raffia and laughing children daubed with clay dance across the pages of “African Twilight”, the latest book by two photographers documenting rapidly vanishing rituals across the continent. Models wait behind the scenes before a fashion show featuring African fashion and culture during a gala marking the launch of a book called “African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent” at the African Heritage House in Nairobi, Kenya March 3, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have traversed…

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The prince, the oligarch and the stately home

Image caption Dumfries House In 2007 the Prince of Wales personally intervened in a last-minute bid to stop the sale of Dumfries House, a stately Ayrshire home with a precious collection of Chippendale furniture. He wanted to stop the house and its contents being separated and sold off by their then owner, the Marquess of Bute. He described how late in the day it was, telling a 2012 ITV documentary filmed at Dumfries House: “You know [the furnishings] were all in packing cases, all in lorries, everything, the labels on,…

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