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Clouds parting after storm appear to show God-like man looking down on Norfolk — The picture was taken by interim company finance director Mr Jeremy Fletcher, 56 He was stood on the beach at Snettisham looking out to The Wash - a wide estuary between Norfolk and Lincolnshire By Tara Brady Norfolk laid claim to be 'God's own county' yesterday after an extraordinary photograph of a man with a white beard in the clouds apparently peering over the area emerged.

House of Lords leader Lady Stowell snubs David Cameron's salary offer — Lady Stowell refused top up from Tory coffers to avoid 'conflict of interest' Opposition peers said downgrade had showed 'contempt' for her role Her role loses full cabinet membership to make space for William Hague Lords expected to back motion condemning downgrade from Cabinet By James Chapman The new leader of the House of Lords last night rejected David Cameron's offer to top up her salary using Conservative Party cash amid a growing row over her downgraded status in Cabinet.
Jul 23, 2014

What a farce RT@jameschappers: Pressure on Hague to accept downgrade in status as @tinastowell rejects salary top-up…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @jameschappers: Pressure on Hague to accept downgrade in status as Lords leader @tinastowell rejects party salary top-up…

Jul 23, 2014

Pressure on Hague to accept downgrade in status as Lords leader @tinastowell rejects party salary top-up…

Putin's cronies to be named and shamed by Saturday as EU turns the screw with travel bans and asset freezes — EU ambassadors to agree list of targets at meeting in Brussels tomorrow Crackdown will be rushed into law before list is made public at the weekend Includes those who bankroll Putin regime or benefi from proximity to it Economic sanctions on defence, energy and finance markets also planned Van Rompuy to order emergency meeting of EU leaders within days By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor Vladimir Putin's billionaire cronies will be hit by EU sanctions by the weekend under plans being rushed through in Brussels to increase pressure on the Russian President.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @MattChorley: Putin's cronies to be named and shamed by Saturday as EU turns the screw with travel bans and asset freezes

Jul 23, 2014

Putin's cronies to be named and shamed by Saturday as EU turns the screw with travel bans and asset freezes

S Club 7 reunion rumours tease fans with special meet-up — By Daily Mail Reporter They shot to fame back in the nineties as S Club 7, when they had a huge army of teenage fans from all over the world. And now it appears as if the famous pop group, consisting of Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens, are set to get back together after holding a meeting this week.

Jason Statham competed in diving at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland — Actor represented England in New Zealand in 1990 Statham has since gone on to become a worldwide movie star 46-year-old has appeared in a number of films including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Italian Job, Snatch and Mean Machine 2014 Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow on Wednesday By Mike Dawes Jason Statham is a Hollywood star who has appeared in a number of blockbuster films, but he didn't start off as an actor.

Photographer captures moment a swallow 'choir' receive their supper — Group of swallow chicks photographed waiting in 'choir' formation for their meal at Little Crosby Village, Merseyside Photographer Steve Ward got up at 6am and spent three hours waiting for chicks to appear on the barn door In the end he left the site 'a happy man knowing I had captured some great shots and memories to cherish forever' By Corey Charlton This swallow 'choir' pictured during feeding time certainly look as if they're singing for their supper.

MI5 launch spy-in-the-sky UK manhunt for British Taliban who fought in Afghanistan — By Jason Lewis, Mail on Sunday Security Editor MI5 is using a fleet of sophisticated surveillance aircraft to search for unidentified Britons who fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. The manhunt has been ordered because it is feared the committed and highly trained fighters may have returned home to plot terror attacks in the UK.

15 secret rules of working in Disney's Magic Kingdoms — By Daily Mail Reporter It may seem to some as something of a dream job - working alongside childhood heroes such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. But in order to get, and keep, a job as character at a Disney park or resort, employees must abide by a number of strict rules, ranging from the obvious to the bizarre.
Jul 23, 2014

10 secret rules of working in Disney's theme parks

Is Hamas using human shields in Gaza? UN finds TWO stashes of rockets hidden in empty school next to makeshift housing for 3,000 displaced Palestinians | Mail Online — Second such discovery at a vacant U.N. school in Gaza in a week, the U.N.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @MailOnline: UN finds rockets in vacant school next to shelters for displaced Palestinians

Pensions hit by controversial changes slipped in by Government before summer break — Currently pensioners get extra ten per cent on unclaimed State pensions But Pensions Minister Steve Webb has revealed plans to slash the bonus Move will hit everybody who reaches State pension age from April 2016 The changes were sneaked out by Government before its summer break By Becky Barrow And Ruth Lythe The impact of the technical change is eye-watering for future generations of pensioners who want to defer their State pension in order to receive a higher amount in the future.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @beckymbarrow: An attack on future pensioners: why your State pension was yesdy made much less valuable (if you want to defer it)

It pays to be beautiful: From the classroom to the boardroom, how appearance affects our careers, success and salary — Economist Daniel Hamermesh calculates that attractive people earn an average of $230,000 more in one lifetime A woman's salary typically decreases as her BMI increases Good looking politicians have better election odds, and more attractive NFL players earn more By Annabel Fenwick Elliott In Vox's video, which illustrates the findings, advantages begin flooding during infancy, when we receive more attention from both strangers and our own parents the 'cuter' we are.
Jul 23, 2014

Attractive people make about $230k more in a career and more is expected from good looking kids in school.…

It's the Iced Crusader! Canadian iceberg resembles Batman — A Canadian iceberg whose profile physically resembles that of superhero Batman has emerged online The iceberg resembles Batman wearing his pointed cowl as he stares out at the water The photo was taken by Mike Parsons in Little Bay, Newfoundland By Zoe Szathmary A Canadian iceberg whose profile physically resembles that of superhero Batman has emerged online.

Key areas call over severe weather — By Press Association Picking out key transport links to protect in the event of extreme weather is the best way forward, says a Government-commissioned report. Protecting all parts of the transport network in the face of all types of severe conditions "would be unaffordable", the report said.
Jul 23, 2014

Our Press Association story on Govt-commissioned report on best way for transport to cope with severe weather…

What you need to do to join the pensions revolution — A pension Passport which allows savers to make their own decisions about how to spend their nest eggs could soon become a reality. Money Mail has been campaigning for retiring workers to be given this single document which would contain vital details about their personal circumstances and different pension pots.
Jul 23, 2014

Why we need a pensions passport - our fight continues (I'm going keep pushing on this one...)…

Going, going, gone! A small town loses THREE banks in a year — By Holly Black One year ago there were four banks on the High Street in the north Essex town of Brightlingsea. By this autumn only one will remain. First Nationwide shut, then NatWest said it would leave, and now Barclays has followed suit. The closures are threatening to bring this thriving community to its knees.
Jul 23, 2014

Here's part one of our series looking at the future of bank branches and how we use them:…

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