Craftsmen to help UNESCO rebuild old Aleppo Play

Craftsmen to help UNESCO rebuild old Aleppo

The United Nations cultural body UNESCO have said that the Old City of Aleppo could be rebuilt, despite the damage from years of Civil War. Aleppos Old City is one of the oldest in the Middle East, and its hoped with the creation of a school for craftsmen that the area can be revived. Aug 4, 2017
Carnival float in Düsseldorf shows Donald Trump assaulting Statue of Liberty Play

Carnival float in Düsseldorf shows Donald Trump assaulting Statue of Liberty

A float at Germanys Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) carnival in Düsseldorf on Monday, 27 February, depicts the new American president sexually assaulting the Statue of Liberty. The traditional parade uses political satire for decoration, with Donald Trump, Brexit, Germanys upcoming election and the rise of populism being targeted. Feb 28, 2017
Southern rail boss apologises for Christmas travel chaos amid RMT and Aslef strikes Play

Southern rail boss apologises for Christmas travel chaos amid RMT and Aslef strikes

One of the bosses of GTR, who run under-fire rail company Southern, has apologised for the travel chaos commuters will face throughout December. The RMT and Aslef unions have called for a number of strikes across the month over a long-running dispute about the changing role of conductors on trains. Alex Foulds, the deputy chief operating officer for GTR, also called the Southern service very poor and said it was not good enough. Dec 6, 2016
Inside the worlds biggest Lego store, which has just opened in London Play

Inside the worlds biggest Lego store, which has just opened in London

Fans queued up outside the world’s largest Lego store for its opening in London’s Leicester Square on 12 November. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was presented with a Lego model of the London skyline at the opening as well as a mosaic portrait of his face. The store wants to offer interactive experiences for children and adults. Customers can create their very own Lego portrait after having their face scanned Nov 18, 2016
Sold-out Battle of Hastings re-enactment goes off with a bang Play

Sold-out Battle of Hastings re-enactment goes off with a bang

Thousands re-enacted the Battle of Hastings on its 950th anniversary. The sold-out event celebrated the 1066 victory of William the Conqueror over Anglo-Saxon King Harold.The annual event, held on the site of the original clash at Battle, near Hastings, drew an especially large crowd - thanks to high levels of interest in the anniversary year. Oct 15, 2016
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UK storms cause flash flooding and travel delays

Heavy downpours across the UK have caused flash flooding and disrupted commuters on 15 September. The video shows two cars trapped under a railway bridge at Ruslip Manor in London, and the weather has also caused a train to become derailed near Watford Junction after rainfall had caused a landslide. Sep 16, 2016
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Dust devils spotted at Burning Man festival

Dust devils swirled in the desert surrounding Nevada’s Burning Man music festival in Black Rock Desert which came to an end on 5 September after a week of celebrations that began on 28 August. Sep 9, 2016
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