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Crocodiles, a puma and an elephant are being kept 'as pets' in Wales

A puma is being kept in Swansea. Born Free’s Dr Chris Draper said: “The keeping of wild animals as pets is a growing concern. “The widespread use of the internet has made it easier than ever to ‘order’ or purchase a wild animal without clarification as to where it has come from or how it should be cared for.

Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

CANBERRA, Australia – When Abdul Aziz reached Australia’s Christmas Island aboard a smuggler’s boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed. Australia drew a line in the sand on July 19 of that year to stem a....

Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

Australia drew a line in the sand on July 19 of that year to stem a rising tide of asylum seekers brought by people smugglers on long and treacherous ocean voyages. No refugees who attempted to reach its shores by boat from that date forward would be allowed to make Australia their home.

'No child should have to go through what he has been through'

A Laois family has launched a GoFundMe page to help their young son in his life-threatening cancer battle. Portarlington mother Charlotte Kelly launched the GoFundMe page this week for her five-year-old son Rían Mirza who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Christmas in Spring

3 MONTHS AGO
What kind of influence should my husband’s conservative religious family have in our household and traditions? I am agnostic and my husband (yay!) is now an atheist. He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness within his conservative family and followed the...

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What are the problems with the London Ambulance Service?

38 MINS AGO

Hospital capacity, roadworks and queuing before making it into A&E are just some of the problems facing the ambulance service, according to Londoners. Earlier today the London Assembly Health Committee met members of the public to discuss issues ...

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This Disney Princess Changed My Daughter's Life

5 HOURS AGO

"Mom!" My 3-year-old shrieked. "She looks just like me! She's a princess and she looks like me! Look! " The excitement emanating from her voice was nothing like I had heard before.

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Tim Burton's the Nightmare Before Christmas Comes to the Auditorium on Halloween

14 HOURS AGO

Jack Skellington and the residents of Halloween Town pay a visit to Chicago onOctober 31, 2018, when Disney in Concert: Tim Burton 's The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to the Auditorium Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27 at noon and w...

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Popular Branston pensioner and the person behind 'Derek's Tree' named 'Volunteer of the Year'

17 HOURS AGO

A pensioner who has brought Christmas magic to thousands of children in the Burton and South Derbyshire area for more than 20 years has been crowned Volunteer of the Year. When Derek Liddle launched his community project "Derek's Tree" from his B...

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Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Bruce Willis finally has an answer.

1 DAY AGO

Bruce Willis ha s set the hand grenade among the Nakatomi Plaza terrorists by confirming Die Hard is not - repeat, not - a Christmas movie, Speaking at a Comedy Central Roast in his honour, timed to coincided with the 30th anniversary of Die Hard ...

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It's Hot This Summer, but That's No Excuse for Violating Animal Cruelty Laws

1 DAY AGO

The heat of summer is upon us, and out pets. During these dog days of summer, you might be tempted to take Fido out with you to run your next errand, especially if he's giving you those lonely puppy dog eyes.

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Flat Is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision Begins August 10

1 DAY AGO

Flat Is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision will take place August 10-16 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. "Picture what your kids can do with the new PXL 2000."

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An Old-School Tradition

4 MONTHS AGO
First-grade Christmas wreaths, crafted 34 years apart.

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Six Months Until Christmas

24 DAYS AGO
Happy Leon Day Greetings from the North Pole! You’d think that up at the North Pole we go a little nuts for Leon Day. And it is true. We do! Elves love the idea of celebrating the halfway mark toRead...

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Seven Months Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Howdy! Tell all your friends – only 7 months now remain until Christmas! Can you believe it? We can’t. In fact, some are starting to feel a little anxious about that. You see, next week we start...

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Eight Months Until Christmas

2 MONTHS AGO
Greetings! Welcome to what we call the “bottom of the year”. We don’t know why it is but every year at this time and for the next six to eight weeks or so things kind of slow down for usRead...

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9 Months Until Christmas

3 MONTHS AGO
Goodness gracious! Another month has gone by and now there are only nine months left until Christmas. And I’ve got news! You would not believe how fast the walls went up on Santa’s new...

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10 Months Until Christmas

4 MONTHS AGO
Hi everyone! Today marks the ten month mark to Christmas and you wouldn’t believe how busy things are here at the North Pole. Santa’s new workshop plans have created a big hole in the...

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11 Months Until Christmas

5 MONTHS AGO
Hi ho! Just 11 months from today…it’s Christmas Eve! Think about it: in just 11 months we’ll be live on the radio, tracking Santa all over again. I was in a meeting this week and we...

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All Play and No Work for Santa

5 MONTHS AGO
The month of January seems silly to some. Gone are the days of anticipation for Christmas and with that it seems Santa and the North Pole are forgotten. After the brief post-Christmas rush of thank...

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Crocodiles, a puma and an elephant are being kept 'as pets' in Wales

2 HOURS AGO
A puma is being kept in Swansea. Born Free’s Dr Chris Draper said: “The keeping of wild animals as pets is a growing concern. “The widespread use of the internet has made it easier than ever to ‘order’ or purchase a wild animal without clarification ...

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Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

2 HOURS AGO
CANBERRA, Australia – When Abdul Aziz reached Australia’s Christmas Island aboard a smuggler’s boat in 2013, he had no idea that weeks earlier his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed. Australia drew a line i...

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Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

2 HOURS AGO
Australia drew a line in the sand on July 19 of that year to stem a rising tide of asylum seekers brought by people smugglers on long and treacherous ocean voyages. No refugees who attempted to reach its shores by boat from that date forward would be...

Read more...

'No child should have to go through what he has been through'

2 HOURS AGO
A Laois family has launched a GoFundMe page to help their young son in his life-threatening cancer battle. Portarlington mother Charlotte Kelly launched the GoFundMe page this week for her five-year-old son Rían Mirza who was recently diagnosed with ...

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The deal is today for one day only

2 HOURS AGO
Boots have created a new beauty deal in time for summer. The offer means No7 fans can save almost 70 on the brand products, starting today, with 99 worth of products available for just 30. Boots’ flagship beauty and skincare brand No7 has regular fla...

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Alex Bregman becoming well-versed in role of humble hero

2 HOURS AGO
If you've kept track of former LSU baseball star and Houston Astros starting third baseman Alex Bregman, you already know no moment is too big for him. So, when first-time All-Star Bregman stepped to the plate with the 89 th annual MLB All-Star game...

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Coronation Street and EastEnders 'blamed for TV ratings decline'

2 HOURS AGO
There was a time when 30 million viewers tuned in to see Den Watts serve his wife Angie with divorce papers on morning. Christmas But it now appears TV's mainstay soaps are to blame to an overall decline in TV viewership, according a new report publi...

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