Tag Archives: The Independant

We could take a leaf out of Trump's book and shut down the UK Government too, but would anyone even notice?

For the half century or so since Britain chose to look across the Atlantic rather than the Channel for inspiration, we have had to endure every American fad from the Pet Rock to blind worship of the unfettered free market. Every fad, that is, except for the only one we could actually use.  I refer, of course, to the US ...

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Eight killer arm workouts you can do virtually anywhere

Having strong arms is no easy feat.  From your triceps to your palms, there’s a lot of muscles to put to work.  Now that we’ve tackled stretching and leg exercises, we asked New York University physical-therapy professor Marilyn Moffat, who also wrote the book Age Defying Fitness, to help guide these tips. To keep things simple, she gave us the best ...

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Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur LIVE! Premier League team news and buildup ahead of kick-off

It’s Southampton against Tottenham and the battle of the Mauricios as Pellegrino welcomes Pochettino to St Mary’s. Southampton are on a terrible run without a win in 10 league games and Pellegrino will be desperate to end the slump, especially with a manager like Marco Silva back on the market.  Spurs are in a good moment, having won four and drawn ...

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Eleven etiquette rules to remember next time you fly

Unless you’re fortunate enough to be flying in a first class suite, air travel can often be a stressful and exhausting experience.  However, for those of us who can’t afford a luxurious upgrade, there are a few basic etiquette rules that can improve the comfort of your journey. Follow them and your next flight might just be pleasant — as ...

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Kabul attack latest: 14 foreign nationals and four Afghans dead after Taliban assault on Intercontinental Hotel

Fourteen foreign nationals and four Afghans were killed when the Taliban attacked Kabul‘s Intercontinental Hotel overnight on Saturday, Afghanistan‘s interior ministry said. The number of casualties is expected to rise following a 13-hour siege that ended on Sunday. “Eleven of the 14 foreigners killed were employees of KamAir, a private Afghan airline,” said ministry spokesman NajobDanish. KamAir also announced some of its ...

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Two rescued by helicopter after spending night on Scottish mountain

Two climbers have been rescued by helicopter after spending the night without shelter at 3000 feet.  The pair were climbing Bidean Nam Bain in Glencoe, Scotland, when they became stranded. Attempts to rescue them the night before had to be called off due to harsh weather conditions. Video captured the moments a coastguard crew came to the rescue, air-lifting them from the mountain. Reuse content Click here to ...

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Two thirds of people believe Brexit going badly ahead of next round of talks, poll shows

Theresa May still has a long way to go before convincing people she is making a success of Brexit, with a new poll indicating almost two thirds of the public believe talks are going badly. The exclusive survey for The Independent by BMG Research found that less than a quarter of people think negotiations are going well. Almost a third ...

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Why we shouldn't be concerned that the Y chromosome is becoming extinct

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few other genes and is the only chromosome not necessary for life. Women, ...

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Marilyn Jean Hartman, known as 'serial stowaway', outwits airport security and flies to London

Marilyn Jean Hartman is infamous. For years, law enforcement agencies in several states have known her for her seemingly endless and bizarre habit of getting on planes without a ticket, a boarding pass or a passport. The 66-year-old with short, white-blonde hair was caught trying to get to Hawaii at least once in 2014. She made it to Los Angeles ...

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Turpin family: Police may bring in dogs to search for bodies in house where children 'tortured' by parents, reports say

Detectives investigating the case of the 13 siblings found locked up in a house in California, may “send cadaver dogs” to see if there was anyone else in the house who may have died, reports have suggested.   Crime Watch Daily, a syndicated news show broadcast in multiple states across America, also reported that investigators were considering carrying out DNA tests on ...

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