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© Reuters. Investing.com - The pound dropped on Monday following reports that Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will...
Bupa profit declines after selling UK care homes and challenges in Australia The healthcare firm also warned of continued economic and political headwinds in key markets. Bupa said conditions would continue to be ‘challenging’ in a number of its key markets (Bupa/PA) Healthcare group Bupa posted a 19% fall in profits last year after it sold part of its UK elderly care...
Goat elected mayor of US town soils carpet at swearing-in ceremony Lincoln the Nubian goat won a hard-fought campaign against 15 other pets, including a gerbil called Crystal. Lincoln was dressed in a sash reading Mayor for the ceremony (ArisSu/Getty) The US town of Fair Haven, Vermont, has elected a three-year-old goat as its honorary mayor. Lincoln the Nubian goat was sworn into...
From 'Bosco' to 'Playback': RTÉ's Marian retires Marian Richardson speaking at her retirement party at the RTÉ Radio Centre yesterday. Picture: Steve Humphreys RTÉ presenter and producer Marian Richardson has retired after a career spanning four decades at the State broadcaster. Ms Richardson, who presented children's favourite 'Bosco' and produced and presented 'Playback' on RTÉ Radio One, had become one of the...
‘Unique’ wind gifts goal to non-league side and causes chaos for corner taker For AFC Fylde the windy conditions were both a blessing and a curse. (AFC Fylde) Strong winds created a goal and caused havoc with corners as two National League clubs had to play in what they described as “unique” conditions. Video shows the moment AFC Fylde pulled ahead in their...
Why the consumer is king for sheep farmers The demand from export markets for leaner cuts will present challenges and opportunities for Irish sheep farmers Brendan Joyce, vice president, of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmer's Association on his farm at Maam Cross, Co. Galway. Photo: Keith Heneghan The sheep industry must follow the consumer trend towards healthy eating by delivering lambs...
MP mocked for saying all knives should be fitted with GPS Twitter users suggested the Conservative MP should also track spatulas and teaspoons. MP Scott Mann has been mocked online after he suggested fitting all knives sold in the UK with GPS tracking to help cut down violent crime. The Conservative, who represents North Cornwall, wrote on Twitter: “Every knife sold in...
Festival winner Walsh takes aim at BHA's crackdown Jumping to it: Derek O’Connor steers the Ted Walsh-trained Any Second Now over the last fence to win The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images It's not often, if ever, that a trainer makes reference to Peppa Pig after enjoying Festival success but Ted...
Trump meets Varadkar: US President says he intends to visit Ireland this year, criticises May's handling of Brexit Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting President Donald Trump at the White House Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said he intends to visit Ireland this year. Mr Trump is meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office this afternoon where Brexit...
© Reuters. Investing.com - The dollar slipped lower against a currency basket on Monday, while the euro pushed higher...

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