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Love Island 2021: Hugo Hammond’s luck could be turning as he ‘gets a snog’
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It's the end of an era.
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Ostrich-inspired two legged robot Cassie crosses 5km running milestone
Robot taught itself to run using machine learning algorithm that helps it stay upright while moving
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Shocking simulation reveals how athletes face heatstroke and exhaustion at the Tokyo Olympic Games
The effects of the hot, humid conditions on a male athlete competing in the 10,000m race at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium were simulated by experts at Swedish technology company Hexagon.
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Three party girls, 21, APOLOGISE to Wayne Rooney after posing next to him as he slept in hotel chair
Three party girls who posed semi-naked in a Manchester hotel room with a sleeping Wayne Rooney have issued an apology to the footballer.
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Test and Trace told man details of positive 'contact' in 'serious data breach'
Callum Bushell, 24, accused the NHS of a worrying security lapse after they reportedly freely handed over the full name of the positive 'contact' in a phone call
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Macron: France owes 'debt' to Polynesians over nuclear tests
President Emmanuel Macron has reasserted France’s presence in the Pacific on a visit to French Polynesia aimed in part at countering growing Chinese dominance in the region
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Deaf woman wins legal challenge against government over lack of sign language interpreters at Covid briefings
Mr Justice Fordham said the absence of any British sign language interpretation for “data briefings” on September 21 2020, and October 12 2020, constituted “discrimination” against Ms Rowley.
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Hazard risks wrath of Ancelotti after returning to Real Madrid 'out of shape'
The former Chelsea and Belgium star has frustrated new Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, after returning from his summer break lacking match fitness
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Middle-aged stars experience ‘midlife crisis’ when their rotation rate slows down, says study
At about the age of the Sun, magnetic field generation mechanism of stars may become ‘sub-critical or less efficient.’
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Charlotte Dujardin’s journey from sporting unknown to Olympic great
The British rider has enjoyed remarkable success in her sporting career.
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Conor McGregor's long history of deleted tweets after latest tirade
Conor McGregor has a history of going on tweet-and-delete sprees that often make the headlines for the wrong reasons.
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England will allow fully-jabbed US and EU travellers to enter without quarantine
Ministers have signed off plans to reopen England's borders to arrivals from Europe and the US
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Martin Lewis' MoneySavingExpert travel warning as millions jet off for summer
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'Absolute scandal' as council facing £22m blackhole amid funding 'uncertainty'
"Year after year we are being slapped in the face with more and more cuts. When does it end?”
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Thousands bid for chance to win rejected table with penis shaped knot
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Love Island's Shaughna tells girls not to cry if boys recouple in Casa Amor
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Royal Yacht successor could cost £250m, says Defence Secretary
Ben Wallace will ‘aim to commission’ the new national flagship for £250m.
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New billboard campaign calls for end to the monarchy
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Can nuclear power save the planet?
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We simulated Man United's 2021/22 season without Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has rejected Manchester United's recent contract offer and could leave the club this summer, with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain interested in the French World Cup winner.
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Manchester City urged to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham instead of Harry Kane by Trevor Sinclair
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Cabinet split grows over China’s role in UK’s electric car industry
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Queen faces heartbreaking 'hard' time on summer holiday away from Windsor
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Paris Hilton fans bemused by ‘chaotic’ trailer for new Netflix series Cooking With Paris
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Chelsea offer Kurt Zouma to Sevilla in bid to sign Jules Kounde
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iPhone 13 and new iPads could be difficult to buy because of global chip shortage, Apple warns
Upcoming iPhones and iPads could be difficult to buy amid a global chip shortage, Apple has warned.
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Apple, Microsoft and Google report record pandemic-related profits
The three tech companies combined reported profits of $56.8 billion, double what they reported the year before.
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Martinez has already made feelings clear about his future amid Arsenal link
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The £2m Marble Arch Mound is a Westminster Folly
For an attraction designed to entice us back onto London’s best-known shopping artery, the Marble Arch Mound has failed spectacularly - yet, is anyone surprised? Despite visions of Arthur’s Seat-style majesty and appealing CGI projections (they always are), reality has, predictably, not lived up to expectation.
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Ruby Rose hospitalised with surgery complications after being turned away amid Covid-19 pandemic
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Janet Street-Porter makes savage dig at 'unfit' Piers Morgan over Simone Biles
Loose Women panelist Janet Street-Porter suggested that those being highly critical about Olympians and the position that they had come in their events 'should get a life'
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Emma Roberts thanks the gays for turning her into a meme
Emma is revelling in going viral after 30.
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A look at Charlotte Dujardin’s spectacular Olympics success story
Dujardin surpassed rower Dame Katherine Grainger and tennis player Kitty Godfree to become Britain’s most-decorated female Olympian on Wednesday.
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Mum issues warning to beachgoers after venomous fish turns her foot purple
Ceri Durrant, 45, was returning to the shore after swimming in the sea at Pentewan Beach off the Cornish coast when she stepped on a weever, leaving her in such pain she said she would have rathered endure childbirth again
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Top 10 stories about bored teenagers | John Patrick McHugh
Writers from Alice Munro to JD Salinger capture the restless ennui and dangerous passions of the do-nothing years before adulthood sets in Returning to carefree adolescence might sound like an exciting and sexy proposition – parties, kissing, no hangovers, no debt – but wasn’t most of that time spent in utter boredom? Wasn’t being a teenager tedious with brief, if intense, highs? The rules, the expectations, the parents, the fact you’re not a child and not yet an adult, the constant sensation that you are always missing out on something.As I recall, those pimply years comprised extended periods of school and do-nothing days with the occasional freezing night spent watching older lads talk to girls. But I’d argue it was within that tiresome fug that the lasting stuff occurred, and many of our treasured teenage memories resulted from nothing particularly exciting happening: bored, you did something mad with your mates. Or you did something mad to yourself. Or you sent something mad to somebody else in a hope they might feel the same. Or you let a horse into a house party. Continue reading...
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PIERS MORGAN: Sorry Simone, but you can't boast about being the GOAT and then selfishly quit
Simone Biles made a big mistake. But rather than dust herself down and battle on for Gold, as she did in 2018, she did something which absolutely staggered me. She quit.
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Haaland sent transfer plea by Silva's son amid Chelsea and Man Utd interest
Manchester United and Chelsea are desperate to sign Erling Haaland in the transfer window but Borussia Dortmund are determined to keep hold of the striker this summer
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Voters reject Trump-endorsed Republican in Texas special election
• Jake Ellzey defeats fellow Republican for vacant House seat• Susan Wright hoped to succeed husband who died of Covid-19Jake Ellzey of Texas won a US House seat on Tuesday night over a fellow Republican rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office.Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Susan Wright, the widow of the late Representative Ron Wright, in a special congressional election runoff near Dallas is likely to be celebrated by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP. Trump backed Wright from the start and had made one last attempt to give her a boost with a telephone rally on Monday night. Continue reading...
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Regional pronunciation could be wiped out in 45 years, according to new study
‘Hoddy-doddy’ has gone, ‘farm’ is changing and ‘backend’ could have had its autumn in the north as the way we speak alters.
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Charles hails ‘sacrifice’ of police service at dedication of national memorial
The Prince of Wales expressed thanks on behalf of the nation to those who ‘laid down their lives to keep us safe’.
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Jose Mourinho drops hint over Granit Xhaka transfer on Instagram
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Fully vaccinated travellers from US and EU will be exempt from quarantine rules, UK ministers decide
Restrictions on travel to Britain from other countries are set to be loosened
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