The Northern Echo
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A MAYOR who swapped the comfort of his office for the freezing streets of Redcar over Christmas has now made his way into the recording studio to sing on a charity single.
The Herald - Small Medium Business
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UK retail sales fell at the fastest rate in nearly five years last month, as shoppers spent less on clothing, footwear and household goods in the run-up to Christmas.
ZDNet UK
2 hours
After a drop in activity over Christmas, the most prolific ransomware of 2016 appears to be gearing up for 2017.
Den of Geek
2 hours
Specific details are understandably thin on the ground at this point, but we know that these nine new episodes will be set in the autumn of 1984, roughly nine months after the season one Christmas-set finale. And it's exciting to know that some fans' theories have been right on the money. If you've posted theories of you're own online, maybe you're one of them... Stranger Things season 2 production Executive producer Shawn Levy has recently being chatting about the show's second run on Southern California Public Radio ( Collider heard the interview and promptly reported about it online). Asked about the pressure of putting season 2 together, here's what Levy said... "Yes, the pressure is on. It would be so blatantly disingenuous of me to say differently. It’s scary to have people love something this much. It becomes impossible to banish all thoughts of not wanting to disappoint.
Cotswold Journal
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Bristol Post
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TRAVEL: Sophie Prideaux unwinds after the festive season at a hotel and spa tucked away in the Cornish countryside...After the madness of Christmas and New Year, we all need a bit of downtime. And there is no better place to recoup and refresh than the rural coastline of Cornwall.And nothing says downtime like a spa weekend in the comfortable luxury of the four-star Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate. Set in 43 acres of land just outside of St Austell, The Cornwall is the perfect place to escape it...
Evening Standard - Sport
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Daily Mail - Home
3 hours
Remain campaigners predicted an immediate recession if Britain backed Brexit but instead the new data is the latest to show a buoyant economy.
Daily Express - Finance
4 hours
HALFORDS cheered investors with bumper festive sales and a special dividend, but warned that bike price rises are “inevitable” after a fall in the value of the pound.
Know Your Mobile
4 hours
Alex Mott 20/01/2017 - 9:24am Amazon has just initiated a pretty sweet deal. Basically, it’s knocking £10 off the price of EVERYTHING for 24 hours Everyone knows January is the most depressing month of the year. Christmas is over, you’re back at work, and the unsightly amount of cheese you ate is still having an effect on your waistline. Retailers know all this, and that’s why the January sales are here offering everyone some fantastic discounts on the best products. There’s one retailer in particular though, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to give something back to their customers. Amazon has always been our go-to place for the best deals when it comes to technology. As I’m sure you’ll have noticed, we provide Amazon links to all the products we can - with everything from coffee machines to selfie sticks available from their market place.
Daily Mail - Entertainment
5 hours
The show, a huge coup for the NT, will be directed by John Tiffany, whose stage hits include Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, and will open in the National’s Lyttelton auditorium in December.
Lincolnshire Echo
5 hours
Greengrocers in Lincolnshire are losing out after the price of some vegetables has increased threefold. Courgettes, broccoli, spinach, salad and lettuce have all trebled in price since Christmas. The vegetables are not grown in the UK at this time of year and they have to be imported. But bad weather in Spain has had a knock on effect on the UK. Heather Tate, who runs Heather's Fruit Shop and Florist, is having to pay triple what she was at Christmas for certain vegetables. READ MORE:...
Lincolnshire Echo
8 hours
Greengrocers in Lincolnshire are losing out after the price of some vegetables has increased threefold. Courgettes, broccoli, spinach, salad and lettuce have all trebled in price since Christmas. The vegetables are not grown in the UK at this time of year and they have to be imported. But bad weather in Spain has had a knock on effect on the UK. Heather Tate, who runs Heather's Fruit Shop and Florist, is having to pay triple what she was at Christmas for certain vegetables. READ MORE:...
TIME - Global Spin
12 hours
Crews were working through the night and were still hopeful of finding survivors, he said, though he acknowledged the prospects were dimming with the passage of time. Video shot by rescuers showed huge piles of filthy snow and debris piled inside hotel corridors, stairwells and the indoor pool area. There was no sound except for the steps of the cameraman. The largest wall of snow was in the pool area, where plastic lounge chairs were flipped over and Christmas decorations dangled from the ceiling. The bar area appeared flooded, with nearby cracked skylights covered with snow outside. Heavy equipment snowplows and other earthmoving equipment were struggling to reach the area and only 25 vehicles had arrived, along with 135 rescue workers, said Civil Protection operations chief Titi Postiglione. She said the risk of further avalanches was slowing the delicate work.
Daily Mail - Money
13 hours
Royal Mail shares slumped 6 per cent after it revealed that its letters business had struggled in the run-up to Christmas.
Expert Reviews
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Alex Mott 8 hours 13 min ago Everyone knows January is the most depressing month of the year. Christmas is over, you’re back at work, and the unsightly amount of cheese you ate is still having an effect on your waistline. Retailers know all this, and that’s why the January sales are here offering everyone some fantastic discounts on the best products. There’s one retailer in particular though, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to give something back to their customers. Amazon has always been our go-to place for the best deals when it comes to technology. As I’m sure you’ll have noticed, we provide Amazon links to all the products we can - with everything from coffee machines to selfie sticks available from their market place. And after a nationwide poll of consumers ranked Amazon.co.uk as the number one site for customer satisfaction in the UK, they’re offering £10 off selected orders over £50.
PC Pro
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Alex Mott 7 hours 57 min ago Deals Everyone knows January is the most depressing month of the year. Christmas is over, you’re back at work, and the unsightly amount of cheese you ate is still having an effect on your waistline. Retailers know all this, and that’s why the January sales are here offering everyone some fantastic discounts on the best products. There’s one retailer in particular, though, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to give something back to their customers. Amazon has always been our go-to place for the best deals when it comes to technology. As I’m sure you’ll have noticed, we provide Amazon links to all the products we can – with everything from laptops to drones available from their online store. And after a nationwide poll of consumers ranked Amazon.co.uk as the number-one site for customer satisfaction in the UK, they’re offering £10 off selected orders over £50.
Derby Telegraph
14 hours
Rams fan, Ian Hayes, looks ahead to Derby County's clash with Reading at Pride Park on Saturday... The New Year hasn't been a good re-start to the season and Rams fans everywhere are asking will this be another case of déjà vu for a season that peaked at Christmas time and then fell away? Two new signings during the transfer window have met with differing opinions from many fans. Defensive midfielder Julien De Sart impressed on his first outing for the Rams in the much needed...
The Herald - Sport
14 hours
David Brophy is constantly reciting the oft-repeated mantra ‘one fight at a time’ to himself but, despite the repetition, it remains easier said than done for the 26-year-old to look no further than his next fight. Tonight Brophy will take on Kiril Psonko from Lithuania at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow but it is his next fight, which was announced just last week, that could really propel the Caldercruix fighter into the big time. On March 17, Brophy will take on the Australian Zac Dunn in Melbourne for the Commonwealth super-middle weight title but, despite the scale of this fight, the Scot is cognisant of just how vital it is for him to remain focused on tonight. He even sacrificed his Christmas dinner a few weeks ago to ensure he was in the best shape possible. “I’m feeling good and I trained right through Christmas and New Year and that kept the weight off,” Brophy said.
Daily Mail - Australia
14 hours
Perth man Zim Wither (pictured) wants to find the Good Samaritan who handed in over $2,000 in cash after he accidentally left it in an ANZ Bank ATM only days before Christmas.
The Sun Daily - Sport
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Vice News YouTube
15 hours
Birds are rapidly losing habitat, and their flight patterns can reveal large-scale changes in our planet’s health. But there are only two ongoing studies of the migration of American birds, one from the U.S. Geological Survey and another done by Audubon Society volunteers. “The birds are like a barometer,” Brooklyn Bird Club member Paul Keim told VICE News correspondent Mary H.K. Choi in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. “Much like the honeybees, much like frogs, the birds are telling us that environmentally the earth is changing.” Keim is part of a nationwide effort coordinated by the Audubon Society. From Dec. 14 to Jan. 5, tens of thousands of volunteers participate in the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. Last year, they clocked 60 million. The data set they create is vital for American ornithologists, supporting more than 200 peer-reviewed articles.
The Huffington Post
16 hours
" Ironically, Trump's nuclear tweet and the senator's diagnosis were made during this past holiday season, when we replayed the words of the Prophet Isaiah, "For unto us a Child is born, a Son is given...and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God...Prince of Peace." On that prophecy of a Divine Child who will grow into a messiah, a savior, an avatar, we light the Christmas Tree and Menorah candles, or, moving towards the Ganges, shoot off fireworks for Diwali . According to Luke, Jesus was such a child, a penniless prince born in a stable, whose birth was announced by angels; whose Star guided three kings to a stable. He's the brilliant bar mitzvah student who confounds the rabbis in the Temple. And according to one of the non-canonical apocrypha, he's the toddler who shapes birds out of clay which then take off in flight. In India that Child is Krishna, beloved of the Gopi cowgirls; a naughty avatar of Vishnu who was suspected of stealing milk by his mother Devaki.
ThinkGeek
16 hours
Dearest friends, as anyone can see. It's plain to see that Jack and Sally (and Zero!) are simply meant to be... because it says so on the front of this spookily adorable ladies' tee! The perfect gift for your dearest friend, from Halloween Town to Valentine Town. $19.99