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Sponsored walk to support Cumbrian man's slag bank cross 03:16:47Cache

By Jenny Barwise Last updated at 11:41, Friday, 15 August 2014 Campaigners have organised a sponsored walk to show the public support for a tribute cross placed on top of Workington’s slag banks. Peter Nelson near the cross Since Peter Nelson put up the 9ft cross nearly a month ago in memory of his wife Angela it has been a major talking point in the town.

Club des Chefs des Chefs members won't say, but we've had a look at our world leaders' eating habits

cityam.com2014-07-09 14:46:45Cache

Every year, a select group of people get together to swap state secrets. I’m not talking about the nuclear codes, trade agreements or defence budgets. These are secrets of a more intimate kind: how does Obama like his steak? What does the queen have for breakfast? Does Angela Merkel prefer ketchup or mayo? Club des Chefs des Chefs, the world’s most exclusive gastronomic society, has a simple membership criteria: you must be the personal chef for a head of state.

German ministers urge swift answers to US double-agent reports 15:31:47Cache

"If reports are correct, we are not talking here about small potatoes," Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a tweet, following reports of US spying that have sparked anger in Germany after revelations the NSA allegedly tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone.The US ambassador, who was called to a meeting at the foreign ministry late on Friday, had been told Washington is expected to shed light on the reports "as quickly as possible," he added.