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Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits.

Tue 14 Aug 2018, 12:24 pm by papa_umau

Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits in 2016-17 without fans at games

Half of Premier League clubs could have played in empty stadiums and still made a pre-tax profit in the first season of the current broadcast deal, BBC research has found.

In 2016-17, during which clubs benefited from a record £8.3bn in global TV revenue, matchday income contributed less than 20p in every £1 …

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Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In.

Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:10 pm by papa_umau

Ticketmaster is closing its secondary ticketing websites Seatwave and Get Me In, in a bid to combat touts.

The sites, which allow you to offload unwanted tickets, have frequently been exploited by so-called "professional sellers" who hike up the prices.

"We know that fans are tired of seeing others snap up tickets just to resell for a profit on secondary websites, so we have taken action," said …

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Skeletal 'beests' walk the shoreline.

Wed 08 Aug 2018, 11:05 am by papa_umau

"Strandbeests" or "beach animals" are made from PVC tube and are powered by the wind.

Creator Theo Jansen uploads videos of his creations to YouTube, attracting fans worldwide including the US space agency Nasa.

Have a look at these varied "animals" as they walk along a shore without any aid. HERE

When I saw these creations "walking" along a beach by the aid of wind I was …

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Nuclear warhead plant could be sut down.

Sun 05 Aug 2018, 11:34 am by Angie baby

UK nuclear warhead plant warned: ‘Improve safety or shut down’ .

Safety fears may halt the assembly of Britain’s nuclear warheads unless sweeping improvements are made soon, it has emerged.

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has ordered immediate safety changes to be made at the UK’s nuclear warhead assembly facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Burghfield, in Berkshire, its annual …

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Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off.

Tue 24 Jul 2018, 11:59 am by papa_umau

The home of the Red Arrows air display team is to be sold off, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.

RAF Scampton, which was also home to 617 Squadron as they prepared for the Dambusters mission in World War Two, has housed the Red Arrows since 2000.

Six hundred people currently work at the site near Lincoln.

The MoD, which wants to save £3bn by 2040, is also closing RAF Linton-on-Ouse …

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Swansea Bay tidal lagoon rejection decision criticised.

Tue 26 Jun 2018, 1:18 pm by papa_umau

A decision by the UK government not to back the world's first tidal power lagoon could have been made 18 months ago, according to the man who led an independent review into the plans.

Charles Hendry backed the £1.3bn Swansea Bay project in his government-commissioned review of January 2017.

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said on Monday it was not value for money, but developers reject …

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Acid attack on three-year-old boy: Three men arrested.

Mon 23 Jul 2018, 12:25 pm by papa_umau

Three men have been arrested after a three-year-old was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack.

The boy was in a pushchair when he was "deliberately attacked" at Home Bargains in Worcester at 14:15 BST on Saturday.

West Mercia Police said the men, aged 22, 25 and 26, were arrested in London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Doctors discharged the boy from …

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Sir Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court.

Wed 18 Jul 2018, 11:15 am by papa_umau

Sir Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home.

High Court judge Mr Justice Mann awarded an initial £210,000 in damages.

The singer claimed the BBC's reporting of the 2014 raid, which was part of an investigation into historical child sex allegations, was a "serious invasion" of privacy. He was never arrested or charged.

The BBC said …

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Migration figures: Record number of EU citizens emigrate from UK.

Mon 16 Jul 2018, 11:56 am by papa_umau

The number of EU citizens who emigrated from the UK last year is the highest on record, the Office for National Statistics has said.

A total of 139,000 left the country in 2017. The only other year when the EU emigration figures came close was in 2008, when the figure was 134,000.

Net long-term migration to the UK from the EU was 101,000 last year, the lowest estimate in five years.

The ONS …

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