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Brexit could be lost if deal rejected, Jeremy Hunt says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionForeign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells Andrew Marr the Conservative party is “in very perilous waters” Conservative MPs should back Theresa May’s deal this week or risk losing Brexit altogether, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned. There was “wind in the sails” of those opposing Brexit and the consequences for the party will be “devastating”, if it is not delivered, he said. MPs will vote again on the deal on Tuesday, after rejecting it in January. Labour’s John McDonnell said it looked like…

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Police dog finds lost lamb stuck in old tree stump

Image copyright @NSPoliceDogs Image caption The lamb was found by a police dog in a hole lot of trouble in the tree stump A lamb that had been missing from a farm for a week was found stuck in an old tree stump – by a police dog. German shepherd Harry was out for a morning run with handler PC Dave Carter near Norwich on Friday. “PD Harry located a stuck lamb this morning on his leg stretch!! Missing for nearly a week, well done Harry,” PC Carter wrote on…

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Effie’s wedding lost photos mystery solved

Image caption The old photo of Effie’s wedding was left behind at a department store in Glasgow Two weeks ago police in Glasgow issued an unusual lost property appeal. A collection of old photos, perhaps treasured family memorabilia, had been found at a department store. Solving the mystery revealed an unexpected link to one of the darkest moments in the history of the BBC. There were a few clues. A sepia-tinted wedding photo, a group of smiling guests, women in wide-brimmed hats and a young boy in a kilt. It…

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Brexit Britain will be ‘lost in space’

Image copyright NASA Image caption Planet satellites launch from the space station: The firm has some 150 operational spacecraft One of the UK most successful space entrepreneurs has launched a withering attack on Brexit, labelling it “galactic scale stupidity”. Will Marshall’s Planet company operates the world’s largest satellite imaging network, with 150 spacecraft able to fully picture Earth on a daily basis. He warns EU withdrawal will do immense harm to Britain’s space industry. The UK will be “lost in space”, he says. The UK Space Agency responded by saying…

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Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Image copyright Facebook/Quadriga Image caption Gerald Cotten When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the world’s biggest online cryptocurrency exchanges – MtGox – unexpectedly shut down after losing 850,000 Bitcoins valued at the time at nearly $0.4bn (£0.3bn). Its meltdown shook investors in the volatile emerging marketplace – but the…

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The mother who lost her daughter over an EpiPen

“Three cars showed up in the early hours of the morning and the police were banging on my door,” Anna says. It was June 2015 when Anna’s two-year-old daughter was taken away by social workers from Southampton City Council. “I didn’t know what was going on,” she said. “Then the police said I was being arrested for child neglect.” Anna, not her real name, is originally from Africa and was then a single mother. Her daughter has allergies and in an incident a few weeks before she was taken away…

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Technology 

Amazon’s NY exit spurs reactions on money saved and jobs lost

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s decision on Thursday to scrap its proposal to locate a second headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City ignited a sea of dueling reactions on Twitter, with some calling it a victory for working people while others said it meant that fewer people would work. Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against Amazon in the Long Island City section of the Queens borough of New York, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Some people who praised the pullout included references to the…

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Sick of Valentine’s? Museum adds woes of war to litany of lost love

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Fed up of red roses, choking on chocolates? Then ditch the Valentine’s Day delirium for a dose of reality at Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships – expanded this year with bonds severed by war and all set to tour in Brexit-riven Britain. The Museum of Broken Relationships in the old town of the Croatian capital has exerted a strange pull since 2006 on tourists looking for a more offbeat experience. Its exhibits are donated by ordinary people who want to share what went wrong in their love…

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Search for Shackleton’s lost Endurance ship called off

Image copyright F.HURLEY/SPRI Image caption The Endurance’s ill-fated voyage marked the end of the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration The attempt this week to find Sir Ernest Shackleton’s missing ship, the Endurance, has ended – without success. A UK-led expedition to the Weddell Sea sent a sub to the ocean floor to look for the sunken polar yacht, but this robot was itself lost in the process. The team has now withdrawn from the area because of deteriorating weather and ice conditions. Shackleton and his crew were forced to give…

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Endurance: Search for Shackleton’s lost ship begins

Image copyright RGS Image caption Endurance just before it sank: Crushed at the stern, it went down bow first Antarctic scientists seeking to locate the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, the Endurance, have arrived at the search site. The team broke through thick pack ice on Sunday to reach the vessel’s last known position in the Weddell Sea. Robotic submersibles will now spend the next few days scouring the ocean floor for the maritime icon. Shackleton and his crew had to abandon Endurance in 1915 when it was…

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