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Hotel to operate on battery power in Edinburgh

[ad_1] Image copyright Premier Inn An Edinburgh hotel is claimed to be the first in the UK to be powered by battery.The Gyle Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park has installed a five-tonne battery.It will charge from the national grid in off-peak periods and power the 200-room site for several hours each day.The 3m3 lithium ion battery will save the hotel £20,000 a year on its energy bill. It is able
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Royal Navy sent ‘to prevent migrant crossings’ in Channel

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption HMS Mersey was seen leaving Portsmouth harbour on Thursday afternoon A Royal Navy patrol ship has been sent to the English Channel to deter migrant crossings, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said HMS Mersey would "help prevent migrants from making the dangerous journey".The UK Border Force and French authorities are already patrolling the water - now, following a Home Office
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Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions close gap on leaders to four points

[ad_1] Leroy Sane's winner came eight minutes after Roberto Firmino's equaliserManchester City reignited the Premier League title race as they ended Liverpool's 20-game unbeaten start to the season to reduce their lead at the top of the table to four points.Pep Guardiola's hosts knew nothing less than a win at Etihad Stadium would do on a night riddled with tension that produced a game that was frenetic if not a
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Taunton Library drag queen children’s story event sparks outrage

[ad_1] Image copyright Drag Queen Story Time Image caption Drag Queen Story Time has toured the UK for two years An event at which a drag artist will read stories to children has sparked outrage on social media.Alyssa Van Delle has been invited to Taunton Library in February as part of LGBTQ+ History Month.The performer will read from children's books that cover LGBT themes or challenge traditional fairy tales.Event organiser
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Chelsea fan fined and banned for three years for homophobic chant at Brighton

[ad_1] Chelsea won the match at the Amex 2-1A Chelsea fan has been fined £965 and banned from attending football matches for three years after being found guilty of homophobic chants.George Bradley, 20, pleaded guilty to the offence of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.It happened last month during Chelsea's game with Brighton at the Amex Stadium.Brighton said: "We would remind all
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Waitrose Food vegan row: William Sitwell joins Telegraph

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images William Sitwell, who quit as Waitrose Food magazine editor after an email exchange in which he suggested a series on "killing vegans", has become a Daily Telegraph restaurant critic.He had apologised in October for his "ill-judged joke" in response to a pitch by a freelance journalist.Sitwell, who posed with a carrot in a publicity shot for the Telegraph, said he was "very happy" to be
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Men jailed after streaming joyride in bus

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair were arrested after their Facebook video was posted Two men who live streamed themselves joyriding in a bus have each been jailed for four weeks.James Jones and Johnathan Huckerby made off in the vehicle in Shepshed, Leicestershire, after the driver had stopped for a break.Magistrates heard that while police were searching for them, on the evening of 3 December,
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Army campaign targets ‘snowflake’ millennials

[ad_1] The Army has unveiled its latest recruitment campaign - with posters targeting 'snowflakes', 'millennials' and 'selfie addicts'. But how does it compare with previous recruitment drives? Image copyright MoD/Crown Copyright/PA The new designs, which will feature on billboards around the UK, aim to "look beyond the stereotypes" and highlight the potential in young people, including qualities such as confidence, focus and drive.The posters are part of the Army's This