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When to take your Christmas tree and decorations down: Twelfth Night and Epiphany traditions explained

LifestyleChristmas If you’re superstitious and want to avoid a bout of bad luck, then pack away the baubles on either 5 or 6 January Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 8:32 am Updated Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 8:34 amWe tend to take…

Australia fires cause thousands to flee New South Wales as state of emergency called

The latest headlines in your inbox Thousands of people are fleeing a massive “tourist leave zone” in Australia as they were warned devastating bushfires are likely to worsen and a state of emergency was called. New South Wales (NSW) premier Gladys Berejiklian…

One-in-a-million ‘albino’ lobster captured by surprised fishermen in Yorkshire

One-in-a-million white ‘albino’ lobster captured by a surprised fisherman in Yorkshire is being displayed by the National Trust before being released back to sea in 2020 Rare lobster found near Scarborough and donated to the National Trust It has a genetic…

NASA imagery shows Mauritius blanketed by tropical storm Calvinia 

NASA satellite imagery shows Mauritius engulfed by tropical cyclone ‘Calvinia’ that closed the island’s main airport and stock exchange Tropical storm triggered a class three warning, closing Mauritius airspace Calvinia’s centre was just east of the island on Monday, covering it…

Nick Gordon death: Ex-fiancé of Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown dies on New Year’s day

The latest headlines in your inbox Nick Gordon, the ex-fiancé of Whitney Houston’s late daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died aged 30. His death comes nearly five years after Brown, 22, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown,…

Your morning briefing: What you should know for Thursday, January 2

The latest headlines in your inbox   Rail fare hikes prelude to ‘another decade of misery’ for commuters Rail passengers face what is being dubbed “another decade of misery”  as fares are hiked by an average of 2.7 per cent…

How dinosaurs paved the way for human evolution by developing a higher metabolism

Dinosaurs ‘SHRANK’ in size and developed higher metabolisms – paving the way for warm-blooded mammals, scientists claim Dinosaurs shrank while adapting to have higher metabolism, researchers sayMetabolic rates rose from early Jurassic period, around 180 million years ago They had to…

Abolishing BBC licence fee will narrow range of programmes, Michael Grade warns

NewsMedia Netflix-style subscription would force the BBC to succumb to commercial pressures warns former Chairman Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 12:04 am TV executive Michael Grade warns the Government against abolishing the licence fee (Photo: Getty) Replacing the licence fee with…

Rail fare increase 2020: here’s how much train ticket prices will rise, and the lines and routes worst affected

NewsConsumer The price increases come despite fewer than two-thirds of trains being on time last year Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 12:04 am Fares went up by 2.7 per cent across the board. (Getty) Rail fares have gone up again for…

One-fifth of all mammals living in Australia are MICROBATS, a tiny species of bat that live on moths

One-fifth of all mammals in Australia are MICROBATS, a tiny species of bat that measure between one- and six-inches and lives on a diet of mosquitoes, moths, and weevils A report from the Australian bush claim that one in five…

Visitors moan the Tower of London is not suitable for kids due to its bloody past – The Sun

VISITORS have moaned that the Tower of London is not suitable for kids due to its bloody past. The easily-offended “snowflakes” have even accused its Yeomen Warders — also known as Beefeaters — of being sexist. 4 Visitors have moaned…

Music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music now account for 80 PERCENT of the market

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music now account for 80 PERCENT of the US music market Streaming grew from seven percent to 80 percent of the industry in the 2010sThere are currently 61 million paid music streaming subscribers in…