‘Reconstruction’ begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea

Scientists to create 3D map of submerged Mesolithic landscape of Doggerland Lost at the bottom of the North Sea virtually eight millennia ago, a vast land area between England and southern Scandinavia which was home to thousands of stone age settlers is about to be rediscovered. Marine experts, scientists and archaeologists have spent the past […]

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Hammond cautions Johnson and Hunt over spending promises

Chancellor says no-deal Brexit would drain 26 bn that contenders claim could be a war chest Philip Hammond has warned the two Conservative leadership candidates that their spending plans cannot be funded if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. The chancellor cast doubt over Boris Johnson’s and Jeremy Hunt’s plans in […]

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UK government backs creation of Antarctic wildlife reserve

Reserve to cover 1.8 m km will protect penguins, leopard seals, orca and blue whales The UK government has thrown its weight behind the proposed establishment of the world’s biggest environmental sanctuary, encompassing a huge swathe of the Antarctic ocean. The massive 1.8 m sq km reserve- five times the size of Germany- would ban […]

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Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5 m users without permission

Company says it has stopped employing password verification feature that collected data Facebook has admitted to “unintentionally” uploading the address volumes of 1.5 million users without consent, and says it will delete the collected data and apprise those affected. The discovery follows criticism of Facebook by security experts for a feature that asked new users […]

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Haggis, whisky … double beds: the new romance of the sleeper develop

The revamped service from London to Scotland hopes to revive the luxury and glamour of overnight develop travel On Sunday evening, the longest passenger train on Britain’s mainland rail network will pull out of Euston and head for the Scottish Lowlands. Several hundred clients, in 16 coaches, will be transported overnight with eight carriages arriving […]

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Hooligan Brexiters now offer a mad, dystopian future nobody voted for | Simon Jenkins

A hard Brexit would necessitate years of chaos. But no bargain would be far worse, whatever Dominic Raab says, writes Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins I was awakened by the bedside radio coming to life, leaving me briefly lost between a bad dream and reality. Two BBC World Service reporters were calmly discussing a nation gone […]

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Brexit: EU to have power to punish UK at will during transition

Exclusive: Brussels could impose sanctions if it believes law contravened, leaked document says Brexit Brexit: EU to have power to punish UK at will during transition Exclusive: Brussels could impose sanctions if it believes law infringed, leaked document says Daniel Boffey in Strasbourg Tue 6 Feb 2018 12. 49 EST Last modified on Tue 6 […]

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Brexit: EU’ would block trade deal if Britain reneged on bill’

UK must honour its debts before starting to negotiate trade deal, say Brussels sources The European Union would refuse to negotiate a trade deal with the UK if both governments reneged on the Brexit bill, EU sources have said. At the G7 summit in Biarritz, Boris Johnson said it was a” simple statement of reality” […]

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Found: British writer of 50-year-old message in a bottle that washed up in Australia

South Australian man and his son discovered the bottle, which was dropped from an ocean liner by 13 -year-old Paul Gilmore in 1969 The British author of a message in a bottle that recently washed up on the South Australian coast after more than half a century has been discovered- and he is currently out […]

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Why won’t the remain parties work together for the EU elections? | Polly Toynbee

If the Lib Dems, Greens and Change UK formed a single pro-Europe grouping theyd do far better, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee European elections take place on 23 May, almost certainly. For this great chance to summon the pro-EU, pro-referendum vote, give thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the unbelievably useful moronics of […]

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