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Unseen Worzel Gummidge pilot found

Unseen Worzel Gummidge pilot found

An unseen animated episode of popular TV show Worzel Gummidge has been unearthed. The original ITV show ran for four series from 1979, featuring Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee as talking scarecrow Worzel and Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally. It was filmed in Hampshire. A producer found an unbroadcast animated […]

Deepcut: Pte Geoff Gray‘s mother claims son ‘murdered‘

Deepcut: Pte Geoff Gray‘s mother claims son ‘murdered‘

The family of a 17-year-old soldier found shot dead at Deepcut barracks have made fresh claims they believe he was murdered. Pte Geoff Gray‘s mother also voiced doubts a second inquest due to begin in Surrey would bring any answers. Diane Gray said witnesses asked for by the family would […]

Syria war: Jihadist takeover in rebel-held Idlib sparks alarm

Syria war: Jihadist takeover in rebel-held Idlib sparks alarm

The Islamic State group may have lost all its territory in Syria but a rival jihadist group has been making gains in the last remaining opposition stronghold in the north of the country – and it has got residents nervous. In a dramatic takeover last month, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) […]

Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit stables in Morocco

Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit stables in Morocco

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited one of Morocco‘s most prestigious equestrian clubs on the final day of their tour of the country. The couple visited the Royal Moroccan Equestrian Club Dar Essalam in Rabat to see how horses and ponies were used to support children with special […]

Dubai-bound plane ‘hijacker‘ had toy gun

Dubai-bound plane ‘hijacker‘ had toy gun

A passenger who took a crew member hostage and threatened to storm the cockpit on a flight from Dhaka in Bangladesh was carrying a toy gun. The 25-year-old man was shot dead by police after an emergency landing. All 148 passengers and crew on board Birman Airlines flight BG147 disembarked […]

UK to ban Hezbollah as terrorist group

UK to ban Hezbollah as terrorist group

The UK Parliament is set to pass new rules classifying Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Parts of the Lebanese organisation have been proscribed since 2001, with its military wing banned since 2008. UK authorities say they are no longer able to distinguish between the group‘s military and political wings. The […]

Yemen crisis: UN to make record aid appeal

Yemen crisis: UN to make record aid appeal

A summit opening shortly at the UN in Geneva hopes to raise $4.2bn (£3.2bn) to fund humanitarian operations in Yemen, where a years-long war has left the country on the brink of famine. It is the largest single country appeal ever made by the UN, which plans to help 19 […]

Investment scam targets Instagram users

Investment scam targets Instagram users

Victims aged in their 20s have each lost an average of £8,900 after falling for investment scams that appear on image-sharing platform Instagram. Action Fraud, a UK police-led awareness centre, said there had been a surge in activity in recent months by fraudsters posting about get-rich-quick schemes. Victims are promised […]

Franchises booming in Nevada, report finds

Franchises booming in Nevada, report finds

Haley Austin, right, and Nathan Cameron make sandwiches for customers while working at Capriotti‘s Sandwich Shop in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal) owner Michael Solomon poses for a portrait inside Capriotti‘s Sandwich Shop in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Capriotti‘s […]

Gaming regulators to take up Wynn sexual harassment complaint

Gaming regulators to take up Wynn sexual harassment complaint

Steve Wynn delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center in Boston in January 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) It’s the million-dollar question. How much, if anything, will Wynn Resorts Ltd. be fined by regulators when the Nevada Gaming Commission meets in a special session […]