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Del Boy steps in to save Nelson Mandela house from demolition

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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...
US House challenges Trump on shutdown

US House challenges Trump on shutdown

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to end a partial government shutdown - but the move looks certain to be vetoed by President Donald Trump.Mr Trump has said he will reject any measure that does not provide funding for his proposed US-Mexico border wall.New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has branded the wall "an immorality".The measures also require the approval of the Republican-run Senate - but senators have already ruled this out.Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans there would not back measures that Mr Trump did not support and called the Democrats' move a "total nonstarter" and a "political sideshow". The impact of the government shutdown How women are ...
House price growth slowest for almost six years, says Nationwide

House price growth slowest for almost six years, says Nationwide

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UK house prices grew at an annual pace of 0.5% in December, the Nationwide building society has said, the slowest annual rate since February 2013.The lender says uncertainty over the economic outlook appears to be undermining confidence in the market.London and surrounding areas saw a small fall in house prices in 2018.Northern Ireland saw the biggest house price rises, up 5.8%. Prices in Wales climbed 4%, in Scotland they were up 0.9% and in England they rose 0.7%.December's growth rate, based on its own mortgage data, was a marked slowdown from the annual pace of 1.9% recorded by the Nationwide in November. The Nationwide's chief economist, Robert Gardner, told the BBC the severity of the slowdown was unexpected: "It is a little bit surprising that house price growth has slowed as much ...
Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump.A Democratic majority in the lower chamber for the first time in eight years will restrict his ability to steer his programme through Congress.But Mr Trump's Republicans are set to strengthen their grip on the Senate.Tuesday's vote was seen as a referendum on a polarising president, even though he is not up for re-election till 2020.The election confirms a historical trend for the party that is not in the White House to make gains in the mid-terms. Media playback is unsupported on your device House Democratic leader Nan...
Trump's stunned silence as Kanye rants in White House

Trump's stunned silence as Kanye rants in White House

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Kanye West appeared to stun Donald Trump into silence as he delivered an expletive-filled rant at the White House. Meeting the president in front of reporters and photographers in the Oval Office, the superstar rapper gave Mr Trump little chance to speak as he made a wide-ranging, off-the-cuff address.He sported a "Make America Great Again" hat - popularised during the president's campaign in 2016 - and revealed that his friends had tried to scare him into not wearing it.Nevertheless, he said he had "enough balls to put on this hat" as it made him feel like "superman", adding: "People expect that if you're black, you have to be Democrat." Image: Kanye West shows Donald Trump his mobile phone in the Oval Office Speaking...