Future of Northern Irish racecourse Down Royal thrown into doubt

The current management team at the Northern Irish racecourse announced on Wednesday their intention to cease operations at the end of 2018. The Down Royal Corporation of Horse Breeders (DRCHB) has held racing at the venue for more than 300 years, but their current lease is due to end on 31 December. Dublin-based Merrion Property Group purchased the track in […]

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First police dog on scene of Manchester terror attack is honoured with medal

Police Dog (PD) Mojo will receive the PDSA Order of Merit at a ceremony later this month for his heroics during the Manchester Arena bombing on 22 May 2017. On the day of the attack Mojo and his handler PC Phil Healy had returned home after an early shift with the British Transport Police. Later that evening, news came through […]

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Taking the M out of the DMZ: Koreas to make border safe for tourism

Seoul: Officials from North and South Korea and the United Nations have begun talks to turn a border village into an unarmed neutral enclave where military guards and tourists from both sides would move freely across the demarcation line. A South Korean soldier stands guard inside the Demilitarized Zone.Credit:AP The village of Panmunjom, also known as the Joint Security Area, lies […]

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Every bottle of wine should cost 5p more to pay for the cost of treating alcoholics on the NHS, MPs demand

Health groups and MPs say that Brits should pay one per cent more for a tipple to help alcoholics with their treatment. That could mean an extra 3p on the average pint of beer – and would raise £100million a year to improve service and slash NHS. Campaigners say this could help reduce the £17billion NHS bill that the forecast […]

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Survivors of 7 victims to share $500G from sale of killer's property, reports say

Todd Kohlhepp is serving prison time after pleading guilty to seven murders. (State of South Carolina) Money from the sale of a South Carolina property where three people were murdered will go to family members of the victims, Spartanburg County records indicate. Todd Kohlhepp, who buried three of his seven murder victims on his 96-acre tract in Woodruff, won’t receive a […]

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Aaron Ramsey pulls out of Wales squad to face Ireland with wife due to give birth to twins

The Football Association of Wales have cited family reasons, with his wife due to give birth to twins. It is another blow for boss Ryan Giggs, who is already without talisman Gareth Bale. The Real Madrid superstar failed to recover from a tight groin and also missed the 4-1 friendly hammering by Spain last Thursday. But the loss of Ramsey, […]

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