Tourism crackdown: Bangkok’s red light district ‘to be remodelled on Cotswolds’

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha wants to remodel Rattanakosin Island on the village of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire. The island in the Thai capital has been used by prostitutes for many years but now authorities are hoping that a gentrification of the area with CCTV will monitor the offenders. The Bangkok Post has reported that canals have been dredged and floating water […]

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Margaret Thatcher’s dementia made her think she was still PM – years after resigning

Her old press secretary Sir Bernard Ingham said she mistook his visits for political planning.  He made the revelation on the final episode of BBC2 documentary Thatcher: A Very British Revolution, screened on Monday.  Sir Ingham said: “When she, poor lass, acquired dementia it was as though nothing had changed from Number 10. “When I went to see her she’d say, ‘Will you […]

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Macron loses grip on EU power as key ally quits vital Brussels leadership race

Nathalie Loiseau, the French President’s most senior politician in Brussels, has pulled out of the race to lead the European Parliament’s liberal bloc. The Renew Europe group, which is home to Mr Macron’s MEPs, was key in Paris’ strategy to take control of the Brussels decision-making process. La Republique En Marche yesterday confirmed Ms Loiseau, the former French Europe minister, […]

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Chernobyl bombshell: Radioactive metal from exclusion zone could be ‘used in phones today’

The catastrophic accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred on April 26, 1986, in the No. 4 nuclear reactor close to the city of Pripyat, in north Ukraine. The event saw 400 times more radioactive material than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki sent into the sky and land in the surrounding area, covering everything in its way. Locals were evacuated and told to pack enough […]

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Hong Kong protests: Shock video shows demonstrators breaking into Legislative Council

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests turned to violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature before tempers flared, some charging police with umbrellas. Police warned them back, saying: “We will use force.” The protestors, many of whom had only the […]

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