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Spectacular Kelpies sculpture unveiled in Falkirk

Dramatic sculptures celebrating Scotland's horse-powered heritage have been unveiled in Falkirk.

The Kelpies sculpture was designed by Andy Scott
The Kelpies sculpture was designed by Andy Scott Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The colossal 30-metre high Kelpie sculptures tower above the Forth & Clyde canal to form a gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland.

The Kelpies are 30 meteres high and weigh over 300 tonnes each
The Kelpies are 30 meteres high and weigh over 300 tonnes each Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Each Kelpie weights over 300 tonnes, and were sculpted by Andy Scott.

Tweets show St Pancras 'chaos' after Eurostar delays

Travelers at St Pancras station have posted pictures of the scene on Twitter, with some describing the situation with the hashtag #chaos.

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Love @eurostar -this disruption not their fault. But transport police don't know where Q starts @ #stpancras! #chaos http://t.co/chfcN2esG2

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Eurostar told ITV News that customers have a choice of re-booking and getting compensation, or of a full refund, as well as being reimbursed for reasonable resulting accommodation costs.

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Long queues at St Pancras after 'severe' Eurostar delays

Hundreds of travelers are queuing and waiting at St Pancras after severe delays meant a backlog of Eurostar services.

A fatality in the Lille region and infrastructure problems in the Eurotunnel mean few customers will be able to travel today, a spokesperson for Eurostar told ITV News.

Video footage shows the scenes at St Pancras, where some queues appear to stretch much of the length of the station.

Garcia Marquez: Bout of pneumonia prior to death

March 6, 2014 file photo, Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Credit: AP Photo

Known affectionately to friends and fans as 'Gabo', Garcia Marquez had just returned from hospital after suffering a bout of pneumonia, doctors have said.

Although "One Hundred Years of Solitude" was his most popular creation, other classics from Garcia Marquez included "Autumn of the Patriarch", "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Chronicle of a Death Foretold".

More: Marquez 'Death of the greatest Colombian of all time'

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, has announced she is expecting her first baby.

Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first baby
Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first baby Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

According to US media, she revealed her pregnancy during a joint event with her mother Hillary, saying she was "very excited" that her first child was due to arrive later this year.

Marquez: 'Death of the greatest Colombian of all time'

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has said on Twitter:

'One thousand years of solitude and sadness at the death of the greatest Colombian of all time'

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Mil años de soledad y tristeza por la muerte del más grande colombiano de todos los tiempos! Solidaridad y condolencias a la Gaba y familia

Translation: The Giants never die

More: Marquez 'out sold everything in Spanish but the Bible'

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Marquez 'out sold everything in Spanish but the Bible'

Colombian Nobel prize writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez waves. Credit: Reuters

The works of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died today at his home in Mexico, outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.

Marquez was widely considered to be the greatest Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, and was often compared to literary giants like Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

His epic 1967 novel One Hundred Years Of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.

More: Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at home in Mexico

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at home in Mexico

Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico City. Credit: Reuters\Edgard Garrido

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at his home in Mexico at the age of 87, a source close to his family has confirmed.

The Colombian writer's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.

More: Marquez 'outsold everything in Spanish but the Bible'

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