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Image copyright other One of Britain’s biggest electronics retailers is in talks with potential buyers amid reports it is seeking to head off the threat of administration. Maplin, which has more than 200 stores and 2,500 staff, hopes to strike a deal this week, the company said. News of a…

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The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old. The practice of covertly photographing under the skirts of women is not recognised as a specific offence. There have been just 11 charges related to upskirting since 2015, a…

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Britain will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech. David Davis will say fears about a “race to the bottom” in workers’ rights and environmental standards are “based on…

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Elizabeth Swaney catches moderate air during her not-so-impressive Olympic run.Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images By Keith Wagstaff2018-02-19 22:37:40 UTC The Winter Olympics have been full of mind-blowing feats of athleticism and artistry.  This is not one of them.  Elizabeth Swaney made her Olympic debut in the freeski halfpipe on Monday. It…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAhead of presenting the Brit Awards, Jack Whitehall reveals how his preparation is going. He’s had his own Netflix stand-up special, chat show and a host of notable acting roles. Now Jack Whitehall is taking on a new challenge – hosting this…

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Image copyright DJI Image caption A DJI Phantom drone is believed to have been involved in the incident Investigations have been launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone. A trainee had been practising hovering about 15m (50ft) above trees on Daniel Island, South Carolina,…

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Image copyright Sumitomo Forestry A Japanese company is planning to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Sumitomo Forestry said 10% of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel, combined with about 180,000 cubic metres of indigenous wood, enough to build about 8,000 homes,…

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The Cease and Desist enamel pin—a hauntingly familiar soup can mounted on hauntingly familiar robot legs—is $7 on Kickstarter. CEASE and DESIST will be Packaged Action Figure Style. With very thick Archivist Backing Cards and Custom Sized Miniature Blisters holding the pin in place. The Enamel Pins…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s review will consider the cost of tuition fees and repaying student debt The prime minister is to call for better value for students in England, admitting they face “one of the most expensive systems of university tuition in the world”. Theresa May will…

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