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President Trump, don't worry about cancelling on us – we didn't want you to come anyway. Yours sincerely, London

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I can just imagine Trump surveying the London edition of Monopoly and scattering his counters across the table in fury at the realisation that Mayfair, not Vauxhall, features on the board

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-visit-london-cancelled-us-embassy-theresa-may-a8156191.html

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Europe battered by 100mph winds as Storm Eleanor strikes

Several injured, power supplies cut and transport disrupted as storm moves across Ireland, UK and on to mainland Europe

Storm Eleanor has hit Europe, with winds of up to 100mph (160km/h) affecting the UK and other countries, injuring people, leaving thousands of homes without power and bringing transport links to a halt.

At least four people were injured by falling trees in England and Wales and France’s interior ministry said nine people were hurt there. There were also power cuts and flight cancellations in western Europe.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/03/storm-eleanor-batters-britain-100mph-winds-transport-disruption

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The incredible true story of when WWI stopped for enemy armies to celebrate Christmas together

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Catalonia secessionist parties set for majority after 90% of votes counted – live

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Unionist Citizens party on course to become largest party but unable to form government

‘I voted with my conscience’: Catalans more resigned than expectant

All you need to know about the Catalonia election

10.49pm GMT

Marta Rovira of the pro-independence ERC has also said that the republic “has beaten article 155”,. She called on Mariano Rajoy to withdraw the controversial constitutional measure, release the imprisoned pro-independence politicians and sit down at the negotiating table.

Citizens have voted for the republic! We want to congratulate Citizens for their performance, and JuntsxCat for being the first pro-independence party. Now we have to reopen Parliament and respect the democratic mandate.

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10.42pm GMT

Another JuntsxCat politician, Eduard Pujol, declares that article 155 – which allowed Madrid to take control of Catalonia – is now “dead and buried. The polls have buried it.”

Eduard Pujol, de Junts Per Catalunya: “El 155 ha quedado muerto y enterrado, las urnas lo han enterrado” https://t.co/HviBVENMRx https://t.co/VfU8Gggq58

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/dec/21/catalonia-voters-results-regional-election-spain-live

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Royalty & Church of England should split when Prince Charles is crowned king, say secularists

Preview The coronation of Prince Charles should kick start a serious discussion about the royal dynasty and religion, the National Secularist Society (NSS) has said. The group wants the crown and Church of England to officially sever ties.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/uk/412770-prince-charles-church-secular/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS