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Zehnder’s Snowfest Offers World Class Snow & Ice Sculpting Competition and a Winter Wonderland of Family Fun January 23 – 28, 2019

FRANKENMUTH, Mich, Jan. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just ninety miles north of Detroit, the popular Bavarian-themed village of Frankenmuth will host a spectacular showcase of snow and ice sculptures for the annual Zehnder’s Snowfest.  Celebrating its 28th year, from January 23 through January 28, more than 100,000 visitors are expected to watch the progress and vote for the top artistic efforts of carving teams from around the country.


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Syria conflict: Pompeo 'optimistic' on deal to protect Kurds

The US secretary of state steps up diplomatic efforts with Turkey to protect Kurdish allies in Syria.

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Colombia: Missing Farc leader Iván Márquez re-appears on video

The former rebel commander went into hiding more than six months ago fearing reprisals.

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Zehnder’s Snowfest Offers World Class Snow & Ice Sculpting Competition and a Winter Wonderland of Family Fun January 23 – 28, 2019

FRANKENMUTH, Mich, Jan. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just ninety miles north of Detroit, the popular Bavarian-themed village of Frankenmuth will host a spectacular showcase of snow and ice sculptures for the annual Zehnder’s Snowfest.  Celebrating its 28th year, from January 23 through January 28, more than 100,000 visitors are expected to watch the progress and vote for the top artistic efforts of carving teams from around the country.


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Brexit: PM warns of 'catastrophic breach of trust'

Theresa May pleads with MPs to back her deal agreed with the EU in Tuesday's crunch Commons vote.

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Scotland's prisons 'bursting at seams' as many over capacity

HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow was operating at 139% capacity in December, while HMP Inverness was at 137%.

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Public 'turning blind eye' to street drug dealing

Police want the public to report sightings and those under the influence of drugs.

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Kentucky’s Bolton Holds Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

23-Year FLW Tour Veteran Closes In on First Win in Texas Shoot-Out 23-Year FLW Tour Veteran Closes In on First Win in Texas Shoot-Out

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Catfishing: What happens when someone steals your identity?

How confident do you feel your social media identity isn't being stolen by strangers?

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The woman who spends her nights on a London bus

Carol says she feels lonely staying at home so instead she spends every night on public transport.

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YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout

Meet the social media superstars who are increasingly suffering from mental health problems.

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The women fighting fast fashion waste

Claire and Emily run a hub that empowers people to turn their old clothes into new ones.

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The Maasai 'Olympics' helping to save lions' lives

The Maasai Olympic Games aim to convince young Maasai men to play sport, instead of hunting lions.

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Women's rights in Saudi Arabia: 'I escaped to seek a better life'

Salwa, 24, tells the BBC that she ran away from her family in Saudi Arabia to seek a better life.

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Blue Whale: What is the truth behind an online 'suicide challenge'?

The global online game that was blamed for numerous suicides.

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The European capital cobbled with Jewish gravestones

Each year millions of visitors walk through the cobbled streets of Prague's Old Town. Few know what lies beneath their feet.

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Christmas: How shops fared in four charts

We take a look at how the retail sector did overall over the festive period in four charts.

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Reality Check: How safe is it to live in China?

China says it has low rates of violent crime, but can its statistics be trusted?

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Croydon warehouse fire: How it feels to lose everything

A homeless family and a fashion designer are among those who lost items in a fire at a self-storage unit.

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The People's Friend: 150 years without upsetting or offending

Its founding statement stated it would contain nothing with the "slightest tendency to corrupt morals".

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Gambling addiction: Flaws exposed in online self-exclusion scheme

BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates finds people can continue gambling online despite signing up to national scheme.

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Airlander 10: World's longest aircraft grounded

Airlander 10, which collapsed in November 2017, will not fly again, but a new model is planned.

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The Papers: Brexit 'coup', and talk of Tory split

The papers again focus on Tuesday's Brexit vote in the Commons and divisions in the Conservative Party.

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Man held after boy, 11, dies in Manchester hit-and-run

The 31-year-old attended a police station and was arrested after the hit-and-run collision in Manchester.

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Gilets Jaunes stage ninth round of protests in France

Thousands turn out across France for new "yellow vests" protests, with dozens of arrests.

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Willian's superb strike for Chelsea leaves Newcastle in relegation zone

Chelsea move one point behind third-placed Tottenham with a victory over a Newcastle side who are now in the relegation zone.

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Edinburgh claim historic win in Toulon to close on last-eight spot

Edinburgh have one foot in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals after scoring three tries in a historic victory in Toulon.

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Prison sentences: Charities and probation staff union welcome proposals

A plan to scrap shorter sentences will only work if probation services get more funding, union says.

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BDO World Championships: Mikuru Suzuki beats England's Lorraine Winstanley

Japan's Mikuru Suzuki beats England's Lorraine Winstanley 3-0 in the BDO Women's World Championship final.

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Ulster beat Racing to close on last-eight place

Ulster take a huge step towards earning a European Champions Cup quarter-final berth by defeating Racing 26-22 in Belfast.

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Trump Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow - NYT

The FBI investigated whether Mr Trump was a national security threat, the New York Times reports.

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US Democrats Castro and Gabbard make bids for presidency

Julian Castro and Tulsi Gabbard say they will challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

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Brit Awards: Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Jorja Smith and George Ezra lead nominations

Female artists including Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa and Jorja Smith lead the field for the 2019 Brits.

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Who are the real UK yellow vest protesters?

Anti-austerity and pro-Brexit protesters are battling over the mantle of the French gilets jaunes.

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Salah penalty edges leaders Liverpool past Brighton

Liverpool move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League as Mohamed Salah's penalty earns victory at Brighton.

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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

Rahaf al-Qunun is granted asylum after fleeing her family in a drama that captured world headlines.

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Brexit: British people have a right to vote on PM's deal, says Lord Hattersley

A People's Vote event is held in Sheffield, as an anti-austerity rally takes place in central London.

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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

Rahaf al-Qunun is granted asylum after fleeing her family in a drama that captured world headlines.

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England's Hull completes wire-to-wire victory in Abu Dhabi

England's Charley Hull wins the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi to claim her second victory on the Ladies European Tour.

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Actress Rania Youssef facing jail term over revealing dress

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef is set to appear in court after being accused of "inciting debauchery".

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West Ham teenager Rice gives Hammers rare win over Arsenal

Nineteen-year-old Declan Rice scores the winner as West Ham dent Arsenal's top-four hopes with victory at London Stadium.

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Bielsa has broken football's 'moral code' - Keown on Leeds 'spygate' affair

Martin Keown says Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has "broken the moral code" of the sport, after he admitted sending a member of staff to spy on opponents Derby in training.

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Spektr-R: Russia's only space telescope 'not responding'

Spektr-R has stopped receiving commands from Earth, Russian astrophysicists say.

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Brixton Hill 'hit-and-run' crash victim dies

Police hunt a driver after the woman, aged in her early 20s, died at the scene in Brixton Hill.

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Norwich children's birthday party disrupted by knife-wielding raiders

Three men, who forced their way into a house in Norwich, targeted the wrong address, police believe.

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Terence Crawford v Amir Khan: Briton agrees shot at WBO world welterweight champion

Amir Khan agrees to face undefeated WBO world welterweight champion Terence Crawford in the US in April.

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Protester held over Parliament incidents

Protester James Goddard is arrested in connection with incidents in Westminster earlier this week.

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Greggs: How its vegan sausage roll stormed social media

Shares in the bakery chain Greggs bucked the retail gloom this week thanks to good numbers and marketing.

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Pandya and Rahul banned by India following comments about women

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are suspended by India's cricket board after their comments about women on a television show.

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'Why Fabregas was a pioneer, not just an assist machine'

Jermaine Jenas explains how hard it was to stop Cesc Fabregas at his peak, why the Spaniard was the first of his kind in the Premier League and what made him so annoying to play against.

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Trump-Russia: FBI probed whether Trump was working for Moscow - NYT

The FBI investigated whether Mr Trump was a national security threat, a US newspaper reports.

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Good Samaritan Sunderland handed Dakar stage win after helping stricken rival

British motorcyclist Sam Sunderland is promoted to fifth-stage winner on the Dakar Rally after stopping mid-race to help a hurt rider.

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'Suffering' Murray has made right decision - Nadal

Andy Murray's impending retirement was a decision he had to take because he is "suffering", says long-time rival Rafael Nadal.

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Leeds 'to remind Bielsa of club's integrity' after 'spy' row with Derby

Marcelo Bielsa will be "reminded of the integrity" of Leeds after sending a staff member to Derby's training ground.

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Rohit century in vain as Australia win opening ODI against India

Australia win the first match of the three-match one-day series against India in Sydney by 34 runs, despite a century from Rohit Sharma.

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Concerns Norwich house is operating as 'restaurant'

The seven-bedroom house has an illuminated sign above the front door.

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Powerful blast shakes street in centre of Paris

Frefighters tackle a blaze in a city centre business with reports of a number of casualties.

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Britain's Norrie beaten by Sandgren in first ATP final

British number two Cameron Norrie loses in his first ATP final, beaten 6-4 6-2 by Tennys Sandgren at the Auckland International in New Zealand.

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Bridgend Ford: Electric cars idea to keep plant jobs

More than half of Bridgend Ford's workforce is set to be cut as two contracts come to an end.

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Port Talbot Banksy owner 'should cut it down'

A man who sold a Banksy to save his youth club says a Port Talbot steelworker must protect his work.

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Serena Guthrie column: England Quad Series win can set tone for World Cup

In her second BBC Sport column, captain Serena Guthrie says England need to win the Quad Series, which starts this week, to lay down a World Cup marker.

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Sharm el-Sheikh: UK should end flight ban - Egyptian ambassador

The Egyptian ambassador says the country's airports have been upgraded after working with the British.

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Cash-strapped councils look for tourist tax powers

Bath and Scottish Highlands are among local authorities looking to introduce new levies to balance their books

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Murray retirement is sad but he wouldn't want to be making up the numbers - Henman

Andy Murray will not have wanted "to be making up the numbers" as he contemplated his future, says his former Davis Cup team-mate Tim Henman.

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Blocking Brexit could cause far-right surge - Grayling

Not leaving the EU could end centuries of "moderate" politics in the UK, the transport secretary says.

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How a sculptor's artwork slowly poisoned her

Gillian Genser worked on a sculpture for 15 years. Little did she know, she was being poisoned by it

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US partial government shutdown becomes longest on record

The partial shutdown enters its 22nd day leaving tens of thousands of federal staff without salaries.

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US partial government shutdown becomes longest on record

The partial shutdown enters its 22nd day leaving tens of thousands of federal staff without salaries.

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Ministers consider ending jail terms of six months or less

The government says sentences of six months or less are ineffective at cutting reoffending.

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German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast

Shifting sands expose the hull of the UC-61 which was stranded off Wissant, near Calais, in July 1917.

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Modernist ruin is an 'albatross around our neck' says church

The Catholic Church says it is stuck in a Catch-22 and cannot even give away the A-listed building.

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On the run for six months

Jack Shepherd has been on the run for six months - what does an international manhunt involve?

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FOP: Instagram and my one-in-a-million illness

Zoe Buxton is a fashion and lifestyle blogger whose body is slowly turning to bone.

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Would you give bats a home in your fridge?

Zoologists in Belarus are helping the flying mammal to get some sleep during hibernation season.

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Andy Murray: Why I say he's Britain's greatest sportsman

Newsbeat's Simon Mundie makes the case for why the tennis star is the best British man in sport.

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The puzzle of how many Brits abroad there really are

The phrase "Brits abroad" conjures up images of retirees in the sun, but the reality is complex.

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Art of the Deal: How Trump's own book explains his battle for the border wall

How the US president is failing to follow advice on negotiating that he laid out in Art of the Deal.

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Mary Poppins Returns: Can tuppence really save the day?

The latest Mary Poppins film has been a hit at the box office but what money lessons can we take from the film franchise?

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How is Dublin preparing for a possible no-deal Brexit?

The Irish government wants its close relationship with the UK to continue after Brexit.

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Is R Kelly's music being shut down after new abuse claims?

We examine whether fresh abuse claims against the RnB star will have a lasting impact on his music.

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How to fix some of your own broken gadgets

As the EU offers a "right of repair", here's how you can give your appliances a new lease of life.

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Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Photographs show piles of clinical waste following the collapse of processing firm HES in North Lanarkshire.

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Art of the Deal: How Trump's own book explains his battle for the border wall

How the US president is failing to follow advice on negotiating that he laid out in Art of the Deal.

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'Missing' sailor Robin Davie sends radio message

Robin Davie had not made any contact in six days but now is expected to arrive in Cornwall on Saturday.

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Florida pardons wrongly accused Groveland Four after 70 years

Four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager in 1949 are granted pardons by the state.

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YouGov survey: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'

Some passive aggressive phrases - like "with the greatest respect" - could get lost in translation.

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Jayme Closs: What we know so far

The 13-year-old has been found alive in rural Wisconsin months after her parents were murdered.

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US driver in 'Bird Box blindfold' crashes in Utah

Utah police warn against trying an online challenge inspired by the Netflix horror film.

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Boy chases puppy-thief in CCTV footage

Oliwier Pater was playing with his Jack Russell Mela when it was snatched by an older boy who ran off.

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US driver in 'Bird Box blindfold' crashes in Utah

Utah police warn against trying an online challenge inspired by the Netflix horror film.

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Republican Steve King in white supremacy furore

Republicans have condemned Iowa's Steve King over comments suggesting support for white nationalism.

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The Papers: Brexit fears, and short prison terms 'end'

Different warnings over Brexit feature on Saturday's front pages, along with pictures of Andy Murray after he revealed his career may be over.

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Man charged over online 'pick up' videos

Police charge a 37-year-old man in connection with online videos teaching men how to pick up women in the street.

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Winter likely to finish off some energy firms, analysts say

Customers could see their tariffs rise if they are bounced to a new energy supplier.

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YouGov survey: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'

Some passive aggressive phrases - like "with the greatest respect" - could get lost in translation.

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Zoe Ball on choosing her first song for Radio 2 Breakfast Show

The new Radio 2 early host reveals which famous guests she has lined up for the first show on Monday.

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US shutdown bites as federal workers miss payday

About a quarter of the federal government is without funding, meaning thousands have not been paid.

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How a sculptor's artwork slowly poisoned her

Gillian Genser worked on a sculpture for 15 years. Little did she know, she was being poisoned by it.

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US shutdown: Thousands of federal employees miss payday

About a quarter of the federal government is without funding, meaning thousands have not been paid.

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US shutdown: 'I don't need a wall, I want money to plant crops'

With the US Department of Agriculture a casualty of the shutdown, farmers like this one are feeling the pain.

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Your pictures on the theme of 'inspiration'

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "inspiration".

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Texas Republicans fail to oust Muslim official over religion

Some Republicans accused their Muslim colleague of being more loyal to Islam than the US constitution.

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Royal Marsden's leading cancer expert Martin Gore dies

The Royal Marsden's Martin Gore is called an "inspiration" after his death at the age of 67.

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Plaid Cymru assembly member Steffan Lewis dies aged 34

Mr Lewis, who was one of Wales youngest AMs, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2017.

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Plaid Cymru rising star who worked on through cancer

Steffan Lewis had a big impact on Welsh politics in a promising career cut short by cancer.

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Hippo sculpture stolen from Chilstone ornament makers

Police say they hope witnesses saw the "distinctive" bronze sculpture being transported from its home.

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Criticism over Ringwood Megahome property competition

Entrants are angry the top prize was a substitute £110k after not enough £25 tickets were sold.

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Chinese Peppa Pig fans wish to meet Queen

An episode of Peppa Pig inspired the two girls to ask the British Embassy to help them meet the Queen.

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Ford: 1,000 Bridgend job losses by 2021 outlined to unions

Around 370 job losses at Ford in Bridgend are being looked for in a first phase, the BBC understands

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Louise Redknapp pulls out of musical after fall

The ex-Strictly star and singer was set to star in Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5, but will miss two months.

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Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid

Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, fled her family and barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok.

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Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid

Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, fled her family and barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok.

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Suspect named over missing US 13-year-old

A suspect is in custody in the case of Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped after her parents' murder.

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Prep: The battle to access 'game-changing' HIV drug

Many at high risk have struggled to get hold of Prep, which can help prevent people from contracting HIV.

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Jayme Closs: Suspect named in kidnapping and murder case

A suspect is in custody in the case of Jayme Closs, who was kidnapped after her parent's murder.

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Speeding M62 driver told police he wanted a kebab

The man, who was stopped on the M62, tells police he "wanted to get a kebab from Manchester".

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Google's parent company Alphabet sued over sexual misconduct policy

Google shareholders want the firm to change the way it deals with allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Andy Murray: Women praise tennis star for role in fighting sexism

From calling out journalists, to employing a female coach, Murray's support for women wins him many fans.

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Deadly Cuba bus crash 'carrying tourists'

The bus was carrying many foreign tourists when it crashed in the east of the country, reports say.

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Burst pipe causes '60ft water fountain' in Milton Keynes

Dramatic video shows the leak in the middle of a residential street in Milton Keynes.

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Wet wipes to get 'Fine to Flush' logo to tackle fatbergs

The "Fine to Flush" standard on wet wipes has been launched to help tackle blocked sewers.

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US government shutdown leaves websites insecure

The partial US government shutdown has led to many website security certificates not being renewed.

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Universal credit shake-up announced by Amber Rudd