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Huawei 5G: the spy who bugged me and mystery of the cash wads, solved

FROM the UK warned using Huawei 5G would be "madness", to the village who solved the mystery of anonymous bundles of cash, This Reporter brings you the news headlines on Tuesday 14th January 2020.

The US has warned Britain that including Huawei's equipment in future 5G mobile networks would be "nothing short of madness". This comes amid fears the Chinese telecoms firm would compromise the UK's personal data, secret information and the like.
Senior Washington officials have repeatedly stated the US would reassess intelligence sharing with the UK if they start using the Chinese technology. Despite this, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still seriously considering using the contentious equipment and as recently as this morning on BBC Breakfast blustered to Huawei's critics: "well show me an alternative then".
The Queen has given her "reluctant blessing" for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step away from their lives as senior royals following an historic meeting at her Sandringham estate with Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, with Meghan dropping in, and out thanks to buffering, on Skype.
In an official statement the Queen made it clear she had wanted the couple to remain as full-time working royals but gave her support to "a period of transition" in which they would split their time between the UK and Canada.
She added there were "complex matters still to resolve" and "more work to be done" but whether Her Majesty was happy striking such a conciliatory tone about the matter, This Reporter cannot conjecture but perhaps hangs, on what brooch she was wearing.
Five Labour MPs have made it through to the next round of the Labour leadership contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn. They are Keir Starmer, the current runaway favourite, Rebecca Long-Bailey (with or without the hyphen, she says it need-not-matter), Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips and by the skin of her teeth, Emily Thornberry. Who at the 11th hour still didn't have the requisite nominations until fellow contender Clive Lewis stepped down chivalrously and his supporters transferred his votes onto her.
The contenders will have to pass a second hurdle of gaining nominations from at least 33 constituency parties but what everyone is really talking about is whether Helen Fielding was thinking of Keir Starmer when she penned the character Mark Darcy for "Bridget Jones".
And finally, the six-year long mystery of why wads of cash have been appearing upon the streets of the village of Blackhall Colliery in County Durham has finally been solved. Two good Samaritans came forward to the police as secret benefactors following worldwide speculation of the origin of the money, saying they had come into a "surprise windfall" and wanted to help out those in need.
The pit village had made the headlines worldwide after the bundles of cash, amounting to £26,000 in total, began appearing strewn across the pavements in 2014, leaving detectives scratching their noggins. Speculation was rife, with theories including a drug dealer seeking to get rid of their ill-gotten gains, a vulnerable pensioner being exploited. But no, it was just someone being kind.

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