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Gang jailed for elaborate £1.5m gold bullion sting

Officers suspected similar scams had been carried out across Europe in which businesses had been conned out of jewellery and gold bullion worth millions of pounds. At Manchester Crown Court, Luigi Arcuri, 73, Nikolic Giuliano, 37 and Antonino …

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'Ryanair gets you nearly there, we get you really there': Aer Lingus makes a …

In not-so-subtle posts on the social networking site, the two carriers reignited their feud by posting tweets concerning their operation at Dublin Airport. Ryanair, run by Michael O'Leary, shared a photo of two of its staff by an advertising banner in …

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Sea turtle photobombs group in the Philippines at just the right moment

… Travel guide loses licence after berating Chinese tourists for not spending enough money at jewellery shop on coach tour; From poor fishing villages and empty stretches of sand to skyscrapers and packed beaches: How the world's mega-resorts evolved …

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Skara Brae a 'sacred sauna' not a village, former head of Glasgow Museums …

The art critic, writer and curator compares the site to other stone sties in Turkey – Gobkeli Tepe – and the island of Gozo – Ggantija. He said the buildings would have been for the culture, which is believed to have had no writing, a "temple of …

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Hatton Garden raid: The secrets of London's diamond quarter

The row of unassuming shops and traders that make up London's jewellery quarter in the area known as Hatton Garden have long been the subject of secretive and seductive stories about underground passageways leading to gold stores and highly secure …

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Racist mob terrorise Asian family inside their Edinburgh home

Neighbours described the terrifying moment the gang – who hid their faces with scarves – set on two teenagers in the Drylaw area of Edinburgh. The 18-year-old victims were subjected to sickening racial abuse and pelted with stones, forcing them to take …

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FTSE CLOSE: Footsie stays weak on grim European data

On the second line, explorer Cairn Energy jumped 9.5 per cent or 17.2p to 197.1p after it made a significant oil discovery off the coast of Senegal. …. to pressure Vodafone to take seriously prospect of £120bn mega-deal to tie up with John Malone's …

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Brothel queen given £1M spanking: 'Madam Moneybags' forced to hand over …

It was a humiliating fall for a woman who lavished herself with designer shoes, handbags and jewellery. Paterson's ex-lover and business partner Robert Munro was also handed a confiscation order at the High Court in Edinburgh. And the police officers …

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College student Nadia sparkles in gem contest

Lecturer Kathryn Williamson said, “This is a great achievement for students who have only been learning the art of jewellery making for one year – the competition was of a very high standard. Entering competitions such as this gives our students …

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Miley the miracle cat recovers after eight-storey fall from …

MILEY the miracle cat has dumbfounded vets by somehow surviving a plunge from an eighth floor balcony.

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Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: as it happened, January 9

19.33 A gunman who has taken two hostages in a jewellery store robbery in the southern French city of Montpellier is not linked to the hostage dramas in Paris. "It was a robbery, it has nothing to do with what is happening in Paris," prosecutor …

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Memorial tour of Turkey's Gallipoli to remember heroes slain 100 years ago

If a golf course were to be created in Hell it might resemble the now serene landscape of Gallipoli, where the blood of thousands was spilled a century ago in one of World War I's most spectacular Allied failures. An eerie serenity pervades the rolling …

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Swiss resort of Zermatt bans tourist selfies with St Bernards

A picture posing with a St Bernard dog in front of the snowy peak of the Matterhorn must top the list for the ultimate Swiss souvenir. But that iconic photo opportunity has been consigned to history after a Swiss town bans selfies with the giant rescue …

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Crying toddler removed from Transavia Airlines flight and met by police

A crying 19-month-old girl was removed from a plane and met by police after she was accused of causing a security breach. As the aircraft taxied on the runway at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, bound for Luton, Sarina Aziz became agitated after cabin …

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Hatton Garden raid: CCTV images of 'audacious' raid released

CCTV images showing burglars pulling off the "audacious" Hatton Garden jewellery heist have been released. The images show three men outside Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd in central London, Scotland Yard said. Contents of 72 safety deposit boxes …

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Scottish referendum votes put up for sale on eBay

For many people in Scotland, the looming question of independence inspires strong feelings either towards or against breaking away. But as millions prepare to cast their 'yes' or 'no' vote, some, it seems, are willing to give up their chance for a say …

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Cairn Energy lays off 40% of staff following India tax dispute

LONDON: Scottish oil and gas explorer, Cairn Energy plc has sacked nearly 40% of its employees as it faces capital constraints on not being able to sell $1 billion worth of stake, following a tax dispute in India. Cairn has laid off 100 employees …

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Dog warden's mixed views on dog cruelty in Wyre Forest and charity efforts

Minnie Mouse, a Cairn Cross, had a completely matted and filthy coat, which took three people to clip off, when she was found in Stourport in January. She had …. Full time Sales assistant/ Jeweller We are looking for forward thinking individuals to …

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Theft at Supervalu

Hanley is facing charges of no insurance and no NCT however those matters were adjourned to March 10 as he his claiming to have been covered on a fleet policy. Speeding fine. A man who was speeding at the N11 Killadreenan on June 24 tried to pay the …

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Congress to renew faith in Nehru on November 14

NEW DELHI: In the heart of the government that started with a virtual war on Nehru, Congress would on November 14 gather to a take a pledge and reaffirm its faith in the Nehruvian vision, a plan aimed to get even with the rival which turned the first …

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Edinburgh 'madam' Margaret Paterson to hand back £1m

Paterson's assets included a property portfolio in Edinburgh, bank accounts, handbags, shoes and jewellery including designer makes such as Prada and £210,571 of seized cash. Her former co-accused Robert Munro also appeared in the dock to … to …

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The dark world of kidney trafficking | Hibe Online

On the other side, desperately poor people are offering their kidneys for sale and, as Shaun Swingler finds out for Health24, the only winners are the scammers in the middle. It's easy to think of the illegal organ trade as …

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I Love a Lassie launches new collection into Historic Scotland

Professional Jeweller. 10 New Articles today. May 19, 2015. Portcullis PS · I Love a Lassie launches new collection into Historic Scotland · inside-vault-3. Scotland Yard admits Hatton Garden alarm failings · hole.

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The wheelie bin jewel thieves

The men reached the fire exit through an alley that leads from a side street in Hatton Garden, London's famous jewellery quarter. But the alley itself is protected by a metal gate and the raiders would have needed a key to get through that, too. Police …

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Paris double hostage crisis results in separate bloody sieges as terrorists …

Having sheltered overnight from the rain and bitter temperatures in their hijacked Renault Clio, Said and Cherif Kouachi remained hidden in the woodland 50 miles east of Paris, but daylight would surely reveal them. By the end of the day the terrorists …

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Thieves swipe €5m jewellery in carjacking outside Paris

In 2010, armed thieves stopped a vehicle at almost exactly the same spot carrying Christina Chernovetska, daughter of the then-mayor of Kiev, swiping jewellery worth €4.5 million. According to Le Figaro, carjackers around Paris generally attack using …

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The world's best road voted to be in Portugal's wine region

There are few things as thrilling as accelerating past breathtaking countryside views, and now we know where to find the most thrilling stretch of tarmac possible. The N-222 road from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal has been awarded the prestigious …

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Floortje sees islands in a different light

Self-taught photographer Floortje Robertson with her exhibited work in the Peerie Shop this week. Photo: Shetnews/Neil Riddell A HIGHLY accomplished exhibition featuring striking images of the coastal landscape in Shetland, the Western Isles and …

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Gillian Anderson brings daughter Piper to Olivier Awards

The actress oozed elegance on the red carpet in this strapless lace dress with sheer overlay, which she accessorized with simple diamond jewellery to let the frock do the talking. This is the LBD folks – but not like we know it. Given a romantic rework …

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Cairn India gets $3.3 billion tax demand days after ex-parent contests own bill

Cairn India received the order three days after Cairn Energy Plc (CNE.L), its former parent, said that it had filed a formal dispute against a $1.6 billion demand from the Indian tax department related to the same transaction. Cairn Energy sold its …

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Xana Doyle death crash: Driver Sakhawat Ali admits causing death by …

A young driver has admitted causing the death of a popular teenage girl when he crashed a stolen car while over the drink-drive limit and high on cocaine and cannabis. Sakhawat Ali, 23, is accused of driving at “excessive speed” during the crash that …

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Silver coins, axe heads and a gold ring – just some of the priceless Medieval …

Eight discoveries from the Late Bronze Age (around 1000-800 BC), the Middle Ages (from the 5th to the 15th centuries) and the Tudor period (16th century) were declared treasures by Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan. Among the finds was a medieval …

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Pensioner battered to death with hammer because neighbour thought he was …

A mentally ill man suffering delusions battered his neighbour to death with a claw hammer believing his victim was involved in modern-day witchcraft. Enid Hatch found her beloved husband Fred, 76, lying in a pool of blood with massive head injuries in …

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'It's the not knowing that kills you': Lost Shih Tzu's heartbroken owner …

The heartbroken owner of a lost Shih Tzu has issued an emotional appeal calling on the public to help find her prized pooch, which has already received the backing of the First Minister. Gemma Bowen, 31, says she has handed out around 600 posters and …

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Brewin Dolphin hits £1bn for first time in history

Financial Times: George Osborne is gearing up for a new Treasury study of the economics of British membership of a reformed EU, in a re-run of his contentious series of analysis papers on Scottish independence. Financial Times: US Senator … Financial …

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