Europe 22 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46964805 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The Vatican's Swiss Guard have swapped their ancient metal helmets for ones made by 3D printer.The papal protection force donned their … [Read more...] about Pope’s Swiss guard don 3D-printed helmets
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Hundreds do their bit for Children In Need Thousands of pounds were raised for BBC Children In Need by supporters in east Beds who staged a series of messy, wacky and lively events.At Stratton Upper School in Biggleswade teachers and the student president were gunged from head to toe during a fundraising day on Friday.So far a magnificent 1,655 has been raised with more to come.Retained firefighters in Sandy hit the streets on Saturday for their annual collection in the town centre and despite the wet weather raised 1,683.90.At St Mary's Lower School in Stotfold four brave teachers were blindfolded and plunged their bare feet into all sorts of messy things chosen by the pupils.The mystery foods included spaghetti and rice but helped the school collect 260 for children's charities. A special assembly was held where pupils stuck to this year's Step To It theme by performing a dance routine and were invited to come to school wearing unusual footwear.Line dancers in Shefford collected 220 … [Read more...] about Taking the gunge for charity
0 Have your say Why bother? It’s a question Valeria Sykes has been asked many times since buying Grantley Hall, a dilapidated mid-18th century mansion that screamed “money pit”. Why bother with all that work? Why bother spending a small fortune? Why bother investing a huge amount of time and energy on such a tough project when you’re past retirement age and entitled to take it easy? Valeria, 75, made the snap decision to buy the hall just over three years ago when she and her partner, Colin Little, spotted the Grade II-star listed property while driving past it one afternoon.“I’d attended a decoupage course there many years ago and so I knew it was a lovely building. “I said, ‘It would be wonderful to have afternoon tea there’ and then we drove on a bit and my mind went racing. “I had this vision of it as a first-class hotel and I turned to Colin and said, ‘I’m going to … [Read more...] about Valeria Sykes aims to turn Grantley Hall into the best country house hotel and spa in the north of England. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.
NASA has released its most detailed image yet of the mysterious space rock Ultima Thule. The snap taken by its New Horizons probe is the first 3D rendering of the rust-coloured object, detailing its snowman-like shape in exquisite detail. When viewed through 3D glasses, the stereo image shows the various nooks and crannies of Ultima for the first time. A separate snap, released by Queen guitarist and former astrophysicist Dr Brian May, lets people view the image without 3D glasses. It works like a Magic Eye illusion, meaning you have to cross your eyes until the two images of the object overlap. New Horizons is now three million miles deeper into the Kuiper Belt than it was at the time of its flyby on New Year's Day. It spent several hours collecting data which scientists will unravel over the next 20 months. "The first exploration of a small Kuiper Belt object and the most distant exploration of any world in history is now history, but almost all of the data analysis lies in the … [Read more...] about Nasa releases first 3D image of ‘snowman’ dwarf planet Ultima Thule
THESE are the first pictures of the middle-aged couple Gatwick Grinches arrested over the drone chaos that ruined Christmas for 140,000 passengers. Elaine Kirk, 54, and Paul Gait, 47, from Crawley, were named locally as the two people currently being quizzed by cops after another day of travel chaos brought the airport to a standstill. The couple were arrested at 10pm yesterday after cops swooped on their home, which less than five miles from Gatwick Airport. Sussex Police said today: "A 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, both from Crawley, were arrested in the town on suspicion of disrupting services of civil aviation aerodrome to endanger or likely to endanger safety of operations or persons." Christmas chaos at Gatwick, what we know so far... The Christmas getaway hell saw 1,000 flights cancelled or diverted - affecting 140,000 passengers - since Wednesday night. And travellers are now being warned to expect a fourth day of chaos as Britain's second biggest airport … [Read more...] about Gatwick live updates: First pictures of man, 47, and woman, 54, arrested over drone chaos that ruined Christmas for 140,000 passengers