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Del Boy steps in to save Nelson Mandela house from demolition

The Only Fools and Horses hero wants the real-life block of flats that was home to the show's colourful characters to be listed and preserved.The building, Harlech Tower in Ealing, west London, is set to be knocked down and turned into a £1billion flats complex. Sir David agrees with outraged fans of the BBC sitcom who say the piece of British TV history should be saved from the diggers.He said: "Of course I do [want it listed], but they're not going to listen to me are they? What a shame."It was probably of its time, that's why we used it, it was great."There are plans for 1,950 homes to be initially built on the site, with more than 3,000 more planned.Meanwhile, the 78-year-old actor revealed he was prepared to reprise his role as the cheeky wheeler-dealer for a new Only Fools musi...
Analysts: Site demolition no guarantee of North Korea denuclearization

Analysts: Site demolition no guarantee of North Korea denuclearization

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- North Korea's dismantlement of its nuclear site in Punggye-ri is symbolic, but ultimately does not guarantee the regime will end nuclear testing or comply with U.S. calls for denuclearization, U.S. and South Korean analysts say. Frank Aum, a senior North Korea expert at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, told UPI in a recent phone interview North Korea's demolition event, scheduled for Thursday, leaves options open for Pyongyang. "By closing down that test site, it doesn't prevent North Korea from conducting additional tests because there are other tunnels and pristine rock within that mountain complex that are still usable for tests," Aum said. But Aum, a former senior advisor on North Korea at the Pentagon, said the offer to dismantle the site...