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Blackpool Pleasure Beach offer for smoking mums-to-be

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women will receive vouchers accepted by Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as well by many high street shops Pregnant women are to be given incentives including theme park vouchers in a scheme which aims to encourage them to quit smoking.The project is part of a wider drive to reduce smoking in Blackpool, and has been backed by councillors.It will see support workers monitoring women's carbon
Football

FIFA’s World Cup legacy in Russia should be measured by the people not the politics

[ad_1] ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn reflects on how Vladimir Putin used the World Cup as part of his geopolitical strategy. MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- In this line of work, you're taught to be cynical and contrarian. So when Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President, says "Today I am a happy man ... as far as I am concerned, we all fell in love with Russia," you want to blow holes in
Business

Farnborough Airshow: Aircraft sales to hit $6.3tn on China trade

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images China will pass the US as the biggest air travel market within 10-15 years, driving a big rise in aircraft sales, the world's largest jet maker says. Boeing's latest global industry report predicts airlines will need 42,700 aircraft over the next 20 years, up 3% on last year's forecast.Boeing valued the sales at $6.3 trillion (£4.8tn) at today's pricesThe closely-watched report was unveiled on day
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Tears don’t reflect helplessness, never said Congress troubling me: Kumaraswamy | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After his emotional speech at a JD(S) event fuelled speculation about strain in ties with ally Congress, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said he had shed tears not out of "helplessness" and asserted that he did not speak anything against the Congress. Kumaraswamy said there was nothing wrong in being emotional at a party event which was like a "family function" for him and accused
Football

Nigeria ambassador vows to get stranded Super Eagles fans home

[ad_1] Nigeria's ambassador to Russia, Professor Stephen Davies Ugbah, has vowed to make sure the fans stranded in Moscow after the World Cup are seen safely home. Two batches of Nigerians, stranded after being scammed by fraudsters and unethical travel agents, have already left for home on the margins of the World Cup final. About 60 of the approximately 250 visitors were flown home in two groups over the weekend
UK News

BAME children’s books characters ‘too oppressed’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The were 9,115 children's books printed in the UK in 2017 Ethnic minority characters should be used in a wider variety of children's books and not regularly fighting oppression, a study has found.Almost 400 books featuring black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) characters were reviewed by the Centre for Literacy and Primary Education (CLPE).More than half of these were set in "contemporary realistic"
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Magaluf: Thomas Channon ‘fell over wall’ to his death

[ad_1] Image copyright Family photo Image caption Tom Channon (left) with brothers Harry (middle) and James (right) A teenager on holiday in Spain was killed in a 70ft plunge after falling over a knee-high wall, the worker who found his body has said.Thomas Channon, 18, from Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, died at the Eden Roc complex in Magaluf on Thursday. He was found by a gardener at the apartments, but
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Harry and Meghan visit Mandela exhibition in London

[ad_1] Image copyright Ronald Grant Image caption The exhibition is being held at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been visiting an exhibition charting the life and career of Nelson Mandela.The exhibition at London's Southbank Centre is being staged in the centenary year of his birth.It traces Mr Mandela's career from activist to president through six themes: character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator and