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Millionaire's plans for Grade II listed Victorian orphanage cause fury
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Apple Music: How to see what you listened to in 2020 as Spotify reveals its ‘Wrapped’ feature
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Care homes may not be able to receive first vaccine, Boris Johnson warns
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Gallery of American criminals from the 1940s revealed in police mug shots up for auction 
The sorry faces of America's long forgotten ne'er do wells captured in captivating police mugs shots from the 1940s are up for auction in Cirencester, near Oxford.
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Food For London Now: Stars bring Christmas cheer at carol concert raising money to feed those in need
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jack Whitehall, Cressida Bonas and Craig David were among stars of a carol concert to raise money for our Christmas appeal. They took part in the Fayre of St James’s concert last night for our appeal partner, The Felix Project. It was held virtually for the first time because of the pandemic.
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Knifeman stabs two people in a shop before fleeing in the Netherlands 
Two people are said to have been injured in a stabbing on Wednesday inside a shop in The Hague, and have both been taken to hospital by ambulance.
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'You couldn't be bothered!' Boris Johnson shames Keir Starmer over Covid bill 'no show'
BORIS JOHNSON ridiculed Sir Keir Starmer over his demands for additional financial help for business after Labour's failure to "show up" in Parliament to back the latest coronavirus bill.
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Champions League rookie Caoimhin Kelleher hoping to keep Liverpool goalkeeper shirt
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Manchester United’s FA Cup draw vs Watford
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Driver gets 100 penalty points after setting off 32 speed cameras in one trip
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Paul McCartney reflects on killing of John Lennon, 40 years on: ‘I can’t get over the senseless act’
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Passenger planes ground in India after massive swarm of bees land on them
A flight from Kolkata to Delhi was delayed by an hour on Sunday after a swarm of bees landed on the aircraft's side, before the swarm returned and landed on another plane on Monday morning.
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Pfizer vaccine isn’t a British victory, says German ambassador as Alok Sharma hails UK
"I really don't think this is a national story"
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Calls for teachers to be on priority list for Covid-19 vaccine
Education leaders say teachers are among the front line workers who should get it first
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How did Covid REALLY spread around the world? Coronavirus found in US blood samples from December
A US study has dealt a killer blow to claims that the coronavirus emerged from a livestock market in Wuhan last winter, as global evidence proves the virus had spread across the world before then.
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Coronavirus vaccine guidance for children and parents as UK approves Pfizer jab
UK Government advisers have released a priority list setting out who should receive a Covid-19 vaccine first after Britain became the first country to approve Pfizer's jab for emergency use
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Will people in Tier 3 get the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine first?
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation have confirmed a priority list
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Professional cleaner reveals why you should NEVER use bleach
Kacie, from Melbourne , has shared a series of videos on TikTok revealing she uses washing up liquid for most tasks, including cleaning the shower, window and mirrors.
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Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker asks Europe to provide 'safe haven'
A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who is visiting Denmark is urging European nations to allow protesters in Hong Kong “a safe haven.”
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Ed Miliband: Sir Philip Green must cover Arcadia pension shortfall
Ed Miliband told Sir Philip Green he 'owes a moral responsibility' to Arcadia Group workers to cover a shortfall in the company's pension scheme after the firm collapsed into administration.
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How will Brexit impact Premier League transfers? The new points system and how it works
International appearances and club achievements both play their part in the new scoring system which prospective signings from abroad must pass from 1 January
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KFC fan buys 20 Zinger Tower Burgers for 50p each after spotting app glitch
An error on the KFC app saw customers able to pick up burgers for just 50p a piece - and it's fair to say people were keen to take advantage of the offer
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Lee Bowyer hails fans return as Charlton prepare to lead the way in London
Eight months after the game closed its doors, football fans will return to grounds across the country on Wednesday night.
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Covid has shown me what lies beyond boredom: post-boredom | Joel Golby
What are we going to do when all our former comforts induce juddering flashbacks to lockdown? I have already started practising my small talk for Christmas. “Good, thanks. You?” I keep saying into a mirror, fully aware that in the past eight months I have more or less completely lost the ability to make conversation with humans. “What did I do with the time? Wow, the year has gone so quickly, hasn’t it?”At this point I pause meaningfully because I know I have about two minutes of material to stretch over a five-day festive period with fewer people than usual, so I really need to make it last. “Let’s see, umm … got really into jigsaws for a bit. Rearranged the spare room into an office. Learned to make this one really good curry recipe from the BBC website. Uh … got 11 solo wins and about 24 duo wins on Fortnite.” Is that good?, they’ll ask, and I’ll have to admit that no, not particularly. “It’s a game for 12-year-olds that I play compulsively,” I’ll explain. “Every day I log in and let adolescents embarrass me in an online world that allows them to dance joyously on the remains of my corpse.” Oh, they’ll say. I think there’s something – I think there’s something happening in the other room. I really ought to… Continue reading...
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'Miracle' baby 'just 18 months younger than her mum' thanks to frozen embryo
"Miracle" Molly Everette Gibson was born using an embryo frozen in October 1992, less than two years after her mother Tina arrived in April 1991
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Man ‘sexually attacked teen in churchyard’ then calmly walked away
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Queen heartbreak as another Christmas tradition at royal palace is shattered
QUEEN ELIZABETH II has cancelled the cherished gift-giving ceremony that has been taking place at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle for decades, it has been claimed.
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Manchester United academy has planned for Brexit transfer rule change
Changes to rules on transfers are coming into effect for Premier League clubs and it will prompt a rethink from Man Utd and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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Former Real Housewives star expecting first baby with footballer husband
Nermina Pieters-Mekic and her footballer husband Erik have announced the happy news a year after a devastating miscarriage
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Covid jab 'can't be delivered to care homes' in Wales for 'practical' reasons
The Welsh government say the need to store the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at extremely low temperatures means they won't be able to send it to care homes
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First-time mum dies from blood clot hours after giving birth to son
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I’m A Celebrity 2020: Mo Farah screams after a leaf falls on him in hysterical Bushtucker Trial clip
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Work-from-holiday properties inspired by the UK’s most famous authors and artists
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Drinkers hit pubs for early morning pints to celebrate end of lockdown
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The Reader: Ripping up cycle lanes is putting lives at risk
How ironic it is that at the first day of a landmark inquest into the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, a nine-year-old girl who died of a severe asthma attack, Kensington and Chelsea council have chosen to rip up newly built cycle lanes.  
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UK coronavirus live: Johnson facing Starmer at PMQs; care homes may not get vaccine first, says JCVI chief
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Aston Martin in row over 'sockpuppet PR firm' pushing anti-electric vehicle study
Report disputing green benefits of EVs attributed to company registered to wife of carmaker’s directorAston Martin is at the centre of a climate lobbying controversy after a study co-commissioned by the company that cast doubt on the green credentials of electric vehicles was found to have been attributed to a PR company registered to the wife of a director at the luxury carmaker.The study, which has since been widely debunked by experts, was presented as “groundbreaking” third-party research and appeared to show that electric cars would have to travel as far as 50,000 miles before matching the carbon footprint of a petrol model. Continue reading...
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Americans demand Pfizer vaccine which is still a week away from FDA approval after UK decision
US regulators are coming under fire for not moving faster in approving the jabs, with Donald Trump heaping pressure on the Food and Drug Administration.
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Voice note emerges providing insight on Marcelo Bielsa's view on Diego Maradona
It has been a week since the sad news of the passing of Maradona and Bielsa has clearly been greatly affected by the death of his compatriot
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London woman 'discovered her brother, 25, stabbed to death and their mother tied up with duct tape'
Suvenca Martis, 31, is charged with murdering Richard Obi, 25, whose body was found by his sister on the Rockingham Estate, Elephant and Castle, on November 17.
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Rio Ferdinand claims Jurgen Klopp is copying 'controlling' Sir Alex tactic
Liverpool battled to a Champions League victory over Ajax on Tuesday night - and Rio Ferdinand has compared Jurgen Klopp's recent tactics to Sir Alex Ferguson
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Netflix’s Trial 4 reminds me why I may never be able to forgive black people’s oppressors
Shows like this make me feel defeated and hateful, wondering if there will ever be a time where systemic injustices are a thing of the past. News, Sport, Showbiz,...
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Lone cyclist stabbed after being confronted by bike thugs in Walthamstow
A cyclist was stabbed in the shoulder after being targeted by a thugs who demanded he hand over money.
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