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Stephen Barclay ‘hasn’t spoken to EU about delaying Brexit’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Stephen Barclay and Amber Rudd head in to the first cabinet meeting of the new year The Brexit Secretary has cast doubt on claims UK and EU officials are talking about delaying Brexit if MPs reject Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement. Stephen Barclay said the UK remained committed to leaving on 29 March. According to the Telegraph UK officials had been “putting out feelers” about extending Article 50, the mechanism taking the UK out of the EU. Mr Barclay said he had not spoken to the…

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Rake attacker Stephen Leonard revealed as 1979 child killer

Image caption Lorraine Holt was murdered in 1979 and her father Jim Holt (right) has only one colour photograph of her A man who nearly decapitated a dementia sufferer in a row over garden tools is a child killer who was released from prison in 2017, the BBC can reveal. Stephen Chafer was 17 when he sexually assaulted and stabbed to death three-year-old Lorraine Holt in Derby. He was released in 2002, returned to prison in 2013 for arson – but then released again on licence in 2017. Now known…

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Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys named Wales assistants

Stephen Jones (right) joined Wayne Pivac at Scarlets for the start of the 2015-16 season Former Wales internationals Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys have been appointed assistant coaches as part of incoming head coach Wayne Pivac’s team. Scarlets backs coach Jones and Glasgow Warriors forwards coach Humphreys will start after the 2019 World Cup. Pivac will take over from Warren Gatland as Wales head coach after the tournament in Japan. Current skills coach Neil Jenkins and head of physical performance Paul Stridgeon will stay in their jobs. “We are bringing…

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Liverpool 3-1 Man Utd: No playmaker, no problem for Reds – Stephen Warnock analysis

Fabinho could not even get in the Liverpool team until a few weeks ago, but his performance in Sunday’s win over Manchester United was a demonstration of his growing influence on Jurgen Klopp’s side. I see his role for the Premier League leaders as being a specialist position, and it is one he does extremely well. The Brazil midfielder sees passes and reads play very well, which is why he is very good at using his long legs to make interceptions. He is not afraid to put his foot in…

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SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies aged 57

Image copyright Getty Images SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg has died at the age of 57. The news was confirmed by Nickelodeon, which has broadcast the hugely popular cartoon series since 1999. In a statement, the company said Hillenburg’s cause of death was motor neurone disease (also known as ALS) – a condition he revealed he had been diagnosed with in March last year. As well as creating the character, Hillenburg also directed 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. “We are sad to share the news of the passing of Stephen…

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Stephen Hawking’s thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

FILE PHOTO: Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a motorised wheelchair belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost 300,000 pounds ($391,740.00) while a dissertation raised nearly twice that at a sale to raise money for charity. Famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe, Hawking died…

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Stephen Hawking’s thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

FILE PHOTO: Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a motorised wheelchair belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost 300,000 pounds ($391,740.00) while a dissertation raised nearly twice that at a sale to raise money for charity. Famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe, Hawking died…

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Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Image copyright Christie’s Image caption A copy of Prof Hawking’s best-selling book, signed with a thumbprint, was among the items up for sale Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965 PhD thesis, have raised more than £1.8m at auction. A total of 22 items owned by the Cambridge physicist, who died in March, were auctioned by Christie’s. The copy of his thesis titled Properties of Expanding Universes – one of only five – was sold for £584,750 An early wheelchair raised £296,750 for charity and…

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Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair heading for auction

LONDON (Reuters) – From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed for auction, offering fans of the late British physicist famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe a chance to buy some of his possessions. Known for his acclaimed research on black holes, the wheelchair-bound Hawking, who suffered from motor neurone disease and used an electronic voice synthesizer, died in March at the age of 76. “On the Shoulders of Giants”, which also features documents penned by Isaac…

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Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair heading for auction

Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a jacket belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed for auction, offering fans of the late British physicist famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe a chance to buy some of his possessions. Known for his acclaimed research on black holes,…

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