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Can EU citizens vote in the General Election?
Just who is eligible?
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Robert Pattinson’s The Batman finally has a working title after months of mystery
Filming starts in 2020.
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Iceland is selling a GIANT one metre Olaf toy from Frozen for just £20
Stocks are predicted to sell fast so you better get a move on
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Jennifer Aniston breaks down in tears while helping a family in need on The Ellen Show
Who's cutting onions up in here?
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From Booths to Greggs: six food heroes that shaped the decade
Food culture in the UK has shifted radically in the past 10 years, and these people and companies had a huge hand in itAt the end of any decade, it is customary to reflect on what changed within it and who was responsible. This can be a vexed and controversial enterprise when you’re thinking about politics and trying to argue that it was all, say, Sarah Palin’s fault, but it needn’t tear us apart if we’re talking about food.The obvious place to start is with restaurants. The London-based foodie/entrepreneur Jonathan Downey recently listed 12 of his heroes, including Dishoom (delicious), Viajante (totally rad) and Bao (testament to the enduring, universal love of anything at all when it’s stuffed in a tiny bap). Continue reading...
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Hate baby showers and dinner parties? Sarah Knight wants you to say no
The sweary self-help guru behind a string of bestsellers explains her evangelical faith in turning down everything from lunch to loveFuck seems to have been the word we’ve all needed to hear. As in, stop giving a fuck, calm the fuck down, say “fuck, no”: all sentiments at the heart of every self-help book published since the genre exploded. But where these books were once determinedly optimistic and outwardly focused on goals such as making money and influencing people, they now assume the voice of your bluntest friend, one who is not afraid to curse while telling you how it is.Self-help has turned sweary, and no one has made being blue a bigger part of their brand than Sarah Knight, author of the five “No Fucks Given Guides”, most recently Fuck No!. The series, which started with the 2015 bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, has sold more than 2m copies worldwide and ushered in a new wave of tough-love tomes, such as The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson and Gary John Bishop’s Unfuck Yourself – each bestsellers themselves. Continue reading...
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Michael Gove misspells the word strong in his campaign leaflets
Stong and stable.
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Woman forced to work in ISIS schools
Ayat, 27, said she tried to instruct children in her home in eastern Syria after 'ISIL closed the schools and turned them into training centres for fighters'.
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Sky Brown, the 11-year-old Olympic hopeful: 'I want to push boundaries for girls'
Skateboarder could become GB’s youngest summer Olympian. She talks falling, food and hopes for the future“Woah, did you see how high she went? That was four or five feet!” exclaims one of the kids at the Huntington Beach skatepark in California as Sky Brown launches herself into the air and performs a frontside grab.She soars above the head of her younger brother, Ocean, who’s watching from the rim, and bails out of the landing at the last minute, dropping more than 10 feet into a concrete bowl before grinding safely to a halt on her knee-pads. Continue reading...
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Granit Xhaka out and Nicolas Pepe an injury doubt for Arsenal vs Man City
Very mixed news on the fitness front.
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Best Harry Potter gifts in the UK: from Pandora to Primark, the magical Christmas gifts for kids and adults
Prepare to be spellbound
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Lisa Smith: IS-accused further remanded in custody
Ex-Irish Defence Forces member is charged with membership of the group calling itself Islamic State.
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Worker at £1,200-a-month nursery is guilty of assaulting child she was trying to get to sleep
Amina Sharmin, 33, was working at the Bright Horizons Fulham Day Nursery and Preschool. The parents of a child in her care became concerned when they noticed bruising.
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Liverpool owner Mike Gordon on board plane that skidded off runway at John Lennon Airport
One of Liverpool Football Club's owners, Mike Gordon, was on board a private jet that skidded off a runway at Liverpool Airport in the early hours of Wednesday morning, it has been confirmed.
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Tata's Orb steel plant in Newport has two potential buyers
Tata previously said it was shutting the steelworks, putting up to 380 jobs at risk.
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Lawn Tennis Association forced to pay out over 'porn star' slur
Charles Jude, who had been recently appointed general manager of the NTA, in Roehampton, made the alleged quip at a leaving drinks held for the employee who had been made redundant.
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More than 600 Christmas presents stolen from Santa's grotto
The gifts were being stored overnight after the event was cancelled due to bad weather
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The women who were attacked on a bus and fought back: ‘We have a profound bond’
Chris and Melania were punched in a homophobic assault. The experience was an awakening to the awful prevalence of this hate crime‘Honestly, the worst thing about it has been the media coverage,” says 30-year-old Chris, an American living in London. In May, Chris – whose surname she prefers to withhold – was on a date with Melania Geymonat Ramirez, now aged 29, when they were the victims of a homophobic attack on a London bus. You will have seen the photo of the two, bloodied and in shock; it made headlines around the world. But for Chris, the worst was still to follow.“It became such a sensationalised story,” she says. Chris wrote a piece for the Guardian in June, in an attempt to correct some of the errors – such as how the headlines about them being a lesbian couple were wrong, because she is bisexual. It was of little use. “The narrative became pretty distorted of what actually happened.” Continue reading...
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Christmas breakfast: a recipe for eggs royale | Felicity Cloake’s masterclass
Start Christmas in the best possible way with a sumptuous, hollandaise-smothered egg on a muffin with smoked salmon, ham or spinachAlso try: Tom Hunt’s kedgereeEggs royale – a decadent pile of salmon, eggs and a criminally rich sauce atop a fluffy muffin – is my dream breakfast on 25 December, even if in reality the big day tends to start with chaos and a hurried slice of toast. If you have fewer children and dogs in residence, however, enjoy an extra dollop of sauce with your eggs royale – and benedict or florentine for me, too. It is Christmas, after all.Prep 5 minCook 20 minServes 4 Continue reading...
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Secret Cinema announces Dirty Dancing as 2020 summer production: How to get tickets
Secret Cinema has announced details of its upcoming summer screening, and film fans could be having the time of their life in the capital next year.
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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hails Mohamed Salah determination after 'magnificent' goal in Salzburg
Jordan Henderson paid tribute to Mohamed Salah's persistence after the forward produced a "magnificent" finish to help Liverpool secure their place in the Champions League knockout stages.
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Bring on Barcelona! Chelsea fear no one in Champions League last 16, says Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham says Chelsea fear no one in the Champions League knock-out stages and that he would relish a tie with five-time winners Barcelona.
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The 18 best Christmas songs, ranked: From Last Christmas to Santa Baby
It's the most wonderful time of the year. As Christmas approaches, we pick the classic songs you need on your festive playlist
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EastEnders' guilty Louise struggles with conscience after deadly Keanu twist
EastEnders' traumatic Christmas Day events will leave some residents struggling, as a cover-up begins
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Man whose farts 'can kill mosquitoes six metres away hired to create new repellent'
Joe Rwamirama, 48, from Kampala, Uganda claims that his farts can kill mosquitoes up to six metres away, and that he’s been hired by a manufacturing company to help develop a new repellent
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Doorman faces jail for murder of British doctor and his fiancée
A former doorman is facing jail today for the brutal murder of a London-born doctor and his fiancée in a suspected jewellery raid on their Boston home.
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Strictly’s Anton Du Beke has some weird commands for Emma Barton in microphone reveal
Nothing gets past the microphones!
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'It's like Bashir is still here': Inside war-ravaged Darfur where deadly violence is killing the revolution
A Nation on the Edge: Despite an uprising which ousted Omar Bashir and a ceasefire in place, little has changed in Sudan's troubled western region
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Ex-Miss Teen GB turned jihadi wife, 21, denies sending £35 to terror cell 
Amaani Noor, 21, from Liverpool, fell in love with a jihadi called Hakim My Love after he messaged her on her 20th birthday and had tickets booked to Turkey so she could head to Syria to see him.
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Eddie Howe admits he is helpless to prevent transfer of Chelsea target Nathan Ake
Defender Ake was sold to Bournemouth by Chelsea in 2017, but has a clause in his contract which allows him to leave the club if they receive an offer of £40 million
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How to talk to your partner about an unplanned pregnancy
It's a difficult conversation.
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Premier League star Jordon Ibe is accused of leaving the scene after crashing his £130,000 Bentley into a coffee shop, a court heard today.
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Tour firm that organised doomed New Zealand volcano trip facing million-pound bill
White Island Tours, the firm that helped organise the New Zealand volcano trip, is facing millions of pounds in penalties after the country's health and safety regulator said it is investigating.
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Remember when... Tiger Woods chipped in on 16th hole at 2005 Masters
Sight of Nike's swoosh falling into the hole after 1.8 seconds remains one of the most iconic images in sport
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Attackers battered man to death with saucepan so hard the handle broke off
Scott McKay died of serious head injuries nine days after the attack took place.
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Garth Crooks picks between Trent Alexander-Arnold and Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Trent Alexander-Arnold has the third most assists of any player in the Premier League this season, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka has made the third most amount of tackles
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'The best decision I ever made': the upside of being a football referee
Who would be a referee? Anyone who wants to travel, meet people and stay involved in the game they loveBy Sam Phipps for Nutmeg magazineDoug Prentice started refereeing in the public parks of Edinburgh in 1977 and had seven seasons on the Scottish senior list from 1986 until 1992. His family is steeped in football. His father John played for Hearts and Rangers, among others, and was the Scotland manager in 1966 when they drew 1-1 with Brazil – Pelé and all. Doug’s brother Alan played for Meadowbank and Hamilton. “I wanted to be involved in the game but wasn’t good enough as a player,” he says. So he took up refereeing. “It has been so fulfilling, the best decision I’ve ever made, and I’ve made friendships around the world that still flourish today.”Prentice emigrated to Brisbane almost three decades ago and he still referees today, aged 62. He is into his tenth season as a referee assessor on the A-League, the highest level of the men’s game in Australia. He has almost learned to be philosophical about the downsides of officiating. “Abuse of referees at all levels has been going on since the game started,” he says. “I think some people go to games specifically for that purpose. Sometimes it’s the parents of the younger team players who are the worst – I have seen them going daft, screaming and writhing around on the ground. It is not just our sport either. In Australia, they love their rugby league but it has the same issues.” Continue reading...
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Khloe Kardashian 'secretly rekindles romance with Tristan Thompson' after cheat bombshell
Khloe Kardashian has already spilled the beans to her family and allows ex Tristan Thompson to spend nights at her place when he's in town, say sources
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FactCheck: three Conservative pledges that take us back to 2010
The Conservative manifesto pledges extra cash for schools, more police officers and a boost in defence spending. FactCheck takes a look.
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The Londoner: Vandals make election mark
Artist wants Margaret Thatcher's bust back | Why James Blunt wears a dog tag | Tom Hollander channels Dylan Thomas | Michael Heseltine predicts second referendum | Michael Gove's leaflet gaffe
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Phil Jones' Man Utd future after being dropped from matchday squad
Jones, 27, has not been part of Solskjaer's first-team line-up since enduring a miserable performance in the 3-3 draw at Sheffield United last month
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Martin Lewis explains why you might need to buy all your holiday money today
By Thursday you might have missed out on the chance of a great rate on your euros, dollars and lira financial expert Martin Lewis has warned. And buying the right way now means there's almost no downside
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BREAKING Four rushed to hospital and children treated after carbon monoxide leak at flats
We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
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Jose Mourinho must lean on Tottenham youngsters more often to prove he is changed man
Jose Mourinho's happy facade slipped briefly when asked if criticism of his handling of young players was fair ahead of Tottenham's Champions League dead-rubber against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
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What happens if no party gets a majority in the General Election?
It's the stuff of every politician's nightmares - if no single part gets a majority once the votes are added up
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Clodagh McKenna's cinnamon and ginger infused cranberry sauce
A classic Christmas sauce with a bit of fire and spice
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Frank Lampard identifies 'five Chelsea transfer targets' for £150m January spree
Chelsea's transfer ban has been lifted in time for the club to make signings next month, and boss Lampard has admitted strengthening in the forward areas is a priority
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