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Corrie’s Kevin Webster looks a long way from the cobbles in dapper Cheltenham Races get-up

Entertainment
Coronation Street’s Kevin Webster is famous for his signature dark blue boiler suit. Michael Le Vell, the actor who plays him, is rarely seen wearing anything else. But when the 54-year-old arrived at the Cheltenham races on Friday wearing a sophisticated suit, he was barely recognisable. The actor was joined by his co-star Alan Halsall, who most will know as the character Tyrone Dobbs. The two looked fantastic in their formalwear, leaving the streets of Corrie behind them.Michael opted for a three-piece suit made from a checkered grey wool, with a long black overcoat. He allowed his salt and pepper beard to grow out, giving off a very dapper impression altogether. The dad-of-two paired the outfit with a peach striped tie and a traditional tweed paddy ca...
Brexit Article 50: Tusk to ask EU to consider long extension

Brexit Article 50: Tusk to ask EU to consider long extension

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device European Council President Donald Tusk has said he will appeal to EU leaders "to be open to a long extension" of the Brexit deadline, if the UK needs to rethink its strategy and get consensus.His intervention came as UK MPs voted to seek a delay of the 29 March deadline to leave the EU.EU leaders meet in Brussels on 21 March and they would have the final say.Prime Minister Theresa May has said that if her Brexit deal is not approved a longer extension may be necessary.After two resounding defeats in the House of Commons, she will make another attempt by 20 March to push through her Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.Brexit delay: What just happened?MPs backed a government motion on Thursday to extend ...
New primitive arthropod species found in cave long buried beneath ice

New primitive arthropod species found in cave long buried beneath ice

Science
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a primitive arthropod species inside a pair of limestone caves on Canada's Vancouver Island. Until deglaciation began some 18,000 years ago, the island and caves were buried beneath ice. As such, the species, Haplocampa wagnelli, presence within the caves presents two interesting possibilities. Perhaps the cave-dwelling dipluran's discovery proves terrestrial arthropods survived in deep subterranean habitats during the Last Glacial Maximum, which peaked around 26,000 years ago. It's also possible the newly discovered species diverged from its Asian relatives and migrated to Vancouver Island during deglaciation. Most cave-dwelling campodeid diplurans, a family of hexapods, featured an elongated body and appendages. But Haplocampa wagnelli isn't al...
After survival and escape, missing teen now faces long road to recovery, experts say

After survival and escape, missing teen now faces long road to recovery, experts say

Health
To the joy of her family and supporters throughout the country, Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who has been missing since Oct. 15, was found alive Thursday night. Three months ago, she was declared missing after her parents were shot and killed in their home in Barron, Wisconsin. But Thursday night, she approached a dog walker on the street in the small town of Gordon, about 70 miles and an hour away from her home, asking for help. A suspect, James Thomas Patterson, in a nearby house was taken into custody shortly after police arrived on the scene. The next day, he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and kidnapping, authorities said. The teenage girl is currently stable and being treated at a hospital before being reunited with the rest of her family. Closs ...
Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Technology
More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter. His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by right-wing extremists and police had warned the noted physicist that his life could be in danger too. So Einstein fled Berlin and went into hiding in northern Germany. It was during this hiatus that he penned a handwritten letter to his beloved younger sister, Maja, warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis ultimately rose to power, forcing Einstein to flee his native Germany for good. "Out here, nobody knows where I am, and I'm believed to be missing,"...