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NatWest announces bank closures in Stamford and Oundle

NatWest announces bank closures in Stamford and Oundle The Whitby branch on Baxtergate will close its doors on May 17 2018. The decision by the state-backed lender will see a total of 62 RBS branches and 197 NatWest outlets closed by mid-2018, with 1,000 staff affected. These include full Financial Health Checks, opening personal accounts and discussing their short-term borrowing needs. Customers can pay money in, take money out, check balances and ... [Full Article...]

Thursday Weather: Another Cooler Day

Thursday Weather: Another Cooler Day We may be a touch cooler than Saturday thanks to the colder start, but middle 40s and upper 40s still look like a reasonable target on Sunday afternoon. Rain chances will increase after midnight EST. TUESDAY: Cloudy skies and rain showers develop, with a high of 57 degrees. A cold front passing through the area Wednesday will play a role in our weather. [Full Article...]

MPs: Technology can not prevent the return of Irish border checks

MPs: Technology can not prevent the return of Irish border checks But the DUP have made clear that they would regard such convergence as tantamount to keeping Northern Ireland within the EU customs union, thus creating a new unofficial border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. The paper said agreement on Ireland would pave the way for a quick "standstill" transition deal to be agreed in January so long term trade talks can finally start. [Full Article...]

President Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians from Libya

President Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians from Libya The migrant crisis in Libya has sparked worldwide outrage following a recent report from CNN exposing black Africans being sold into slavery in the north African country. "It shows also that government is pro-active on the welfare of Nigerians at home and in the diaspora", he said. The House mandated its Committees on Human Rights, and Foreign Affairs to interface with the Ministry of Foreign ... [Full Article...]

White House Plans To Fire Tillerson, Replace Him With CIA's Pompeo

White House Plans To Fire Tillerson, Replace Him With CIA's Pompeo Anything, they say, would be better than this. President Donald Trump smiles at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after he was sworn in in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , Feb. He has seemed fine with implementing Trump's proposal to cut the department's budget by roughly a third - which even many leading Republican lawmakers oppose - and has been pursuing a plan to "redesign" ... [Full Article...]

BJP leading in 12 mayoral seats, BSP close 2nd

BJP leading in 12 mayoral seats, BSP close 2nd In Allahabad Muncipal Corporation, BJP's Abhilasha Gupta was leading with a few hundred votes while in the state capital Lucknow , Sanyukta Bhatia of the BJP was leading over her nearest SP rival. Elaborate security arrangements have been made at counting centers. Central paramilitary forces have been deployed around the counting centres. Final results will be communicated to the candidates t... [Full Article...]

College basketball: No. 3 Michigan State dismantles No. 5 Irish

College basketball: No. 3 Michigan State dismantles No. 5 Irish The Irish were 6-0 coming into Thursday's game, but on two separate occasions this season they have down by 16 points and 20 points in games. Notre Dame came within seven after a Farrell jumper cut the Spartan lead to 53-46 with 13:07 left, but Michigan State continued to answer everything the Irish threw at them. [Full Article...]

University hostel under attack in northwest Pakistan

University hostel under attack in northwest Pakistan A report in Dawn said three burqa-clad men entered the directorate and started firing. A police sub-inspector, a constable and two others were among those who sustained injured, said The Express Tribune report. A journalist and a university security guard are said to be among the injured. The injured were rushed to Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar . The protesters were demanding Hamid'... [Full Article...]

Japan emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

Japan emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the Imperial Palace to attend a meeting of the Imperial Household Council in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. The emperor is a ceremonial but revered figure in Japan's constitutional monarchy. Some anxious that changing the rule to allow any emperor to abdicate could put Japan's future monarchs at risk of being subject to political manipulation. [Full Article...]

Ex-Egypt premier Ahmed Shafiq to run in 2018 presidential poll: aides

Ex-Egypt premier Ahmed Shafiq to run in 2018 presidential poll: aides Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum (WYF) that the presidential elections will be held in April 2018. After allegedly failing to convince them, Shafiq "prepared" a statement to Reuters, declaring his intentions to run for Egypt's presidency, the source said. [Full Article...]

Families searching for missing girls from Beaumont, Orange

Families searching for missing girls from Beaumont, Orange The note did not say how the teen was getting there or who she would be with, according to the sheriff's office. Heaven Ray Cox was last seen five days ago in Texas and is thought to have gone to meet a "predator" from California. The family claims the man told her that he would be in San Antonio for Thanksgiving and would pick her up. Previously, Tammy wrote that Heaven suffers from bipolar... [Full Article...]

Conyers has been admitted to the hospital, aide says

Conyers has been admitted to the hospital, aide says Conyers, 88, vehemently denied the allegations against him and refused to resign, according to a statement issued by his office. Brown alleges she was sacked because she rejected Conyers' sexual advances. I will share with her that which is a matter of public record, and explain to her that Congressman Conyers is the reason we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. [Full Article...]

Former UT coach Lane Kiffin trolls Tennessee fans in coaching search

Former UT coach Lane Kiffin trolls Tennessee fans in coaching search The search is now dragging on as fans wait to see where the Vols will look next, but Finebaum believes Tennessee should offer Lane Kiffin. Former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin couldn't resist a few jabs via Twitter with his former employer. [Full Article...]

Jury acquits Mexican immigrant in San Francisco murder of Kathryn Steinle

Jury acquits Mexican immigrant in San Francisco murder of Kathryn Steinle The jury of six men and six women started deliberations last Tuesday and considered dueling arguments that Garcia Zarate was either a hapless, homeless man who killed Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer intent on playing a sick game. [Full Article...]

Trump expected in Utah to announce national monument changes

Trump expected in Utah to announce national monument changes President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the Beehive State, Monday, December 4 . While administration officials have not announced how much Trump plans to reduce either monument, they have privately indicated he intends to shave hundreds of thousands of acres off both. [Full Article...]

Trump considers recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Trump considers recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital On Thursday, two officials told the Associated Press Trump was considering declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital city following a Monday meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis - in which it was made clear by the politicians that an embassy move could threaten the safety of American diplomats in the region. [Full Article...]

Man United legend compares Jesse Lingard to Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Man United legend compares Jesse Lingard to Henrikh Mkhitaryan Goals by Troy Deeney , with a penalty, and Abdoulaye Doucoure brought Watford back into the game, only for Lingard to have the final say. Victory also came at the cost of an injury to United holding midfielder Nemanja Matic, who gingerly made his exit early in the second period. [Full Article...]

Team of staunch conservative allies defends Roy Moore in Alabama

Team of staunch conservative allies defends Roy Moore in Alabama On Wednesday night, Moore spoke from the pulpit of Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Alabama during which he claimed liberals, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, and socialists conspired to fabricate the sexual harassment accusations launched against him. [Full Article...]

Argentina ends rescue for 44 submariners

Argentina ends rescue for 44 submariners The fire or smoke was put out and the vessel was told to continue on its way using alternate batteries. The Argentine navy has said it has abandoned attempts to rescue 44 crew members on board a submarine that disappeared two weeks ago. The German-built ARA San Juan was commissioned in 1985 and was most recently refitted in 2014. By Monday, aircraft and ships from 18 countries looking for th... [Full Article...]

Penis-Free Detroit Politician Touts Her Lack of Penis in Campaign Ad

Penis-Free Detroit Politician Touts Her Lack of Penis in Campaign Ad The ad comes after a flurry of high-profile sexual harassment accusations, including ones aimed at United States politicians: Sen. The now-viral ad features headlines about accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore , journalist Charlie Rose and President Trump - before Nessel vows that she won't have the same problems as these and other accused pervs. [Full Article...]


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