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Jeffrey Hill
EM Normandie, Le Havre, France
Interests: Cycling, watching movies, listening to podcasts, blogging
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BACKGROUND During the latest stage of their tour of Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka William and Kate) visited the Sydney Royal Easter Show, where they were treated to sheep-shearing display. The Duchess of Cambridge got her own... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The English Blog
Thousands of Christians flock to Jerusalem's Old City, following the footsteps of Jesus to where they believe he was crucified over 2,000 years ago - at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Jillian Kitchener reports. TRANSCRIPT They're tracing the steps... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND The hunt for a runaway 6ft bird capable of disembowelling a man with a flick of its six inch claws is centred on a Home Counties golf course. The rhea, which is on the loose after escaping from its... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The English Blog
Britain's troubled Co-operative Group is preparing to cash in on nearly 18,000 acres of farmland in one of the biggest UK land sales in decades. As Ivor Bennett reports, the market timing couldn't be better, with farmland prices soaring over... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The English Blog
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Barack Obama's most influential adviser during two presidential victories has been hired to advise Labour on its 2015 election campaign, ensuring that Ed Miliband will put inequality and the break between family finances and economic growth at the centre of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND A London hairdresser, who used a photo of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to attract customers having a "bad hair day", was visited by embassy officials who demanded its removal because it was "disrespectful" to their supreme leader. Mo... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Blog
There is little users can do to hide from the latest internet bug - a flaw in a security system used by the majority of web sites. Bobbi Rebell reports. TRANSCRIPT REPORTER: A new threat to passwords and everything they... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Blog
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Britain’s biggest cancer killers could stop being death sentences within 10 years thanks to a ­revolutionary form of treatment. The breakthrough marks a new era of research into personalised medicines that could reduce the disease to a chronic illness –... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Blog
Germany presents its economic outlook as recovery begins to take hold in the euro zone. But as Ivor Bennett reports there are obstacles ahead - not least the crisis in Ukraine. TRANSCRIPT REPORTER: The stern face says it all. Germany's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND House prices are now rising "strongly" across most parts of the UK after official figures showed values leapt 9.1% year-on-year to a new average high of £253,000. The report said that the majority of the country is now seeing... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
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The shocking scale of food poverty in Britain is exposed today by new figures showing record numbers of people are reliant on handouts because of punitive benefits sanctions. More than 900,000 people were given emergency food in the past year,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
It will soon be Easter, so here's an Easter-themed crossword for you or your students to do. You can download a PDF version (with solution) here, and access an alternative web-based version here, just in case the one below doesn't... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND GP surgeries will begin offering out-of-hours appointments and consultations via Skype in a radical shakeup to be announced tomorrow. More than 1,000 surgeries will be told to offer evening and weekend appointments - aimed at those who cannot take... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
Easter's around the corner and it's not just the big brands ready to cash in. As Hayley Platt reports a group of young Togolese entrepreneurs are on a mission to create Africa's own world class chocolate brand, using only local... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
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Scottish independence would damage “the very heart” of Britain’s maritime defence forces, the First Sea Lord has warned. Writing for The Telegraph, Admiral Sir George Zambellas says a “yes” vote in September’s referendum would “weaken” the effectiveness of the Royal... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND Global greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade were the "highest in human history", according to the world's leading scientific body for the assessment of climate change. Without further action, temperatures will increase by about 4 to 5C, compared... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The English Blog
The dramatic saga of the Co-op continues to unfold as the Co-op Bank reports a £1.3 billion loss and apologises to customers - but says it can raise funds to help fill a hole in its finances. David Pollard reports.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The English Blog
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This giant rat could be the shape of things to come. Experts believe it is just part of a growing plague of mutant rodents who are gorging on discarded fast food and houshold waste. But there is virtually nothing they... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The English Blog
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BACKGROUND With just five months to go until Scotland goes to the polls in the referendum on independence, support for the Yes campaign has reportedly closed the gap on unionists and could have taken the lead “by July”. According to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The English Blog
A protest organized by France's far-left brings thousands to the streets of Paris to criticize President François Hollande's economic policies. Gavino Garay reports. TRANSCRIPT REPORTER: Thousands of far-left opposition protesters take to the streets in Paris. They've had it with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The English Blog
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David Cameron's commitment to the green agenda will come under the fiercest scrutiny yet this week when top climate-change experts will warn that only greater use of renewable energy – including windfarms – can prevent a global catastrophe. Full story... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The English Blog
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© Chappatte in The International New York Times BACKGROUND The European Commission is stepping up its efforts to help Ukraine's interim government, following Ukraine's recent political agreement with the European Union and an outline agreement with the International Monetary Fund... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The English Blog
A Fabergé egg, once belonging to Alexander III, is on show for the first time in London after disappearing from public view over a hundred years ago. Jeanne Yurman reports. TRANSCRIPT REPORTER: It's the furthest thing from a chocolate bunny... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The English Blog
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Two new underwater signals have been detected in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. The sounds, which could be from the black box of the plane, raise fresh hopes after a search for signals previously detected remained futile... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The English Blog