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Elton John defends Meghan Markle and Prince Harry over private jet trip to south of France
The singer says he funded the royal couple’s trip to Nice, France.
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Third of Brits admit discriminating because of age in report backed by Carol Vorderman
The Ageist Britain Report surveyed 4,000 adults in the UK and also revealed those in their 30s are most guilty of using ageist language. The workplace is where most are likely to experience ageism.
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Mario Balotelli eyes up Euro 2020 spot after returning to Serie A to sign for Brescia
The controversial ex-Manchester City and Liverpool striker is confident he can return to international football
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Boxer Thomas Tommy Gun Jenkins jailed for eight months for assaulting Josie Gibson Big Brother star
Josie Gibson (pictured outside court), 34, who won the final edition of the reality show in 2010, was struck by Thomas 'Tommy Gun' Jenkins in the back of a taxi in Bristol on December 31 2017.
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Man who died after being hit by a car in Stockport was a father-of-two from Brinnington
Leslie Mark Carroll has been described by his wife as a loving husband, father and brother
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Manchester Pride 2019 weather forecast: Will the sun shine or will rain bring the chance of more rainbows?
The four-day event will take place across the bank holiday weekend from Friday August 23 to Monday August 26 with plenty of love at its heart
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Footage shows a traveller swimming in a natural pool at the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia
Bridget Thackwray discovered this phenomenon at the Danakil Depression - an eye-popping geological wonder in Ethiopia.
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Is US capitalism really abandoning the 'greed is good' mantra? | Larry Elliott
The US roundtablers’ pledge is woolly. So it’s baby steps for now to stop Capitol Hill forcing more drastic changesMilton Friedman will be spinning in his grave at the heresy perpetrated by the US Business Roundtable. For the thick end of five decades US capitalism has been run along Friedmanite lines – namely that business are there to make money for their shareholders. No charitable giving; no diversity awareness. No green audits. Just making money. Period.Now some of the highest paid on the planet have appeared to ditch the idea of shareholder primacy. Sure, they say, shareholders matter but so do a range of other stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Workers must be treated with dignity and respect. Businesses will be run sustainably in order to protect the environment. Continue reading...
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Celebs Go Dating's Jermaine and Alice get filthy as she sucks his finger and gropes him
The married pair were given homework by the experts to practise flirting and seemed to get x-rated pretty quickly
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Celebs Go Dating's Demi calls out Megan for being jealous as she flirts with date
The girls were all taken on a speed dating evening where they had to pick one guy to take on a proper date
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Grey’s Anatomy star Loretta Devine has a theory on why she was killed off
She could be on to something.
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Spiders are getting more aggressive in response to hurricanes
Researchers from McMaster University examined female colonies of the spider known as Anelosimus studiosus, which lives along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States and Mexico.
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What time does Manchester Pride start and finish? The timings for all six events
The open and closing times for all six events taking place across Manchester Pride this bank holiday including the Parade and Gay Village Party
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Two medical journals retract 15 Chinese studies amid fears they used organs from executed prisoners 
Two journals withdrew publications after it became 'clear with hindsight' that deceased donors were prisoners. It comes after researchers highlighted 400 concerning papers from China.
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British Steel's Turkish rescuer plans to move chemical firm out of UK
Ankara’s military pension fund Oyak to move its Tyneside factory amid Brexit alarmThe Turkish firm poised to buy British Steel recently announced plans to move a chemicals factory it owns from Tyneside to Europe, after sounding the alarm about Brexit uncertainty.Chemson, a Wallsend-based firm that makes additives used in the production of PVC plastic, said last week it would cease production at the site by the end of September. Continue reading...
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Wayne Rooney's lookalike sons pose up for adorable family photo
The footballer's sons looked adorable - and just like him - as they sat together for a cute family snap
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Prince Andrew urged to tell all he knows about Jeffrey Epstein
Lawyer for abuse victim asks prince to support investigation into late financier’s crimesPrince Andrew should give sworn testimony on “everything he knows” about his friend Jeffrey Epstein after saying he was appalled by the disgraced financier’s sex crimes, lawyers for some of Epstein’s victims said on Monday.Representatives of women including Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who was pictured with Andrew in a now-notorious photograph and alleges she was made to have sex with him, urged the prince to help them secure justice for the women Epstein had abused. Continue reading...
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Rami Malek admits ‘latching onto happiness’ with Lucy Boynton after finding love on Bohemian Rhapsody
The Oscar-winning actor rarely speaks out on their romance.
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Romelu Lukaku flooding Alexis Sanchez with messages urging Man Utd forward to join Inter
Will Sanchez follow Lukaku to Inter?
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Donald Trump’s ‘peace agreement’ is a betrayal of Afghanistan and its people | Simon Tisdall
This cut-and-run policy will leave the country trapped in a conflict with the Taliban and fail the casualties of warIf Donald Trump has his way a “peace agreement” in Afghanistan will be finalised in the coming days. It’s a sure bet the US president will claim noisy, personal credit for ending one of America’s longest wars. Knowing him, he may even hail it as the “deal of the century” – despite having already accorded that boastful accolade to his failed North Korea summitry. But the world, as always, should beware a Trump bearing gifts.It will deliver what candidate Trump most wants – a path home for 14,000 American troops before next year’s US election Continue reading...
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Monster ‘Pac-Man’ black hole caught feasting on the corpse of a dead star
Astronomers pick up 'ripples in space and time from a cataclysmic event' that took place 8,550 million trillion kilometres away from Earth.
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Dunelm launch half price sale on hundreds of home and furniture items
The popular homeware chain is slashing the price of household essentials in its end of season discounting
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Man charged with murder after woman's body found at a house in Cheshire
Matthew Bolland, 43, of Wilmslow, is due to appear before magistrates on Tuesday
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Prince Harry and Meghan branded 'hypocrites' for urging people to 'do your little bit of good'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have attracted more criticism for their recent trips on private jets after sharing an 'inspiring' quote on their Instagram page urging people to 'do your little bit of good'.
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Daniel Pantaleo: Police officer fired over chokehold death of Eric Garner
The New York Police Department has announced that Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer filmed choking Eric Garner to death in 2014, has been fired.
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Meghan Markle and Harry post most personal Instagram post yet amid holiday criticism
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a sweet quote on their Instagram page SussexRoyal to the delight of fans around the world
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Amanda Holden beats Carol Vorderman and Holly Willoughby to win Rear Of The Year
Mum-of-two Amanda, 48, has been crowned the owner of Britain's best bum
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Manny Pacquiao responds to leaked video about rematch with Floyd Mayweather
Footage surfaced on Monday which suggested talks had resumed over a second Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight
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Star Wars 9 theory 'reveals' shock Anakin Skywalker return
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker could be about to deliver the comeback of the century
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Ryanair strikes update: Airline seeks injunction to prevent pilots strike
Pilots for the budget airline announced earlier this month that they would join strike action on August 22 and 23
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National Grid chief gets £1m pay rise for 'strong performance'
Windfall payout for John Pettigrew revealed days after UK’s worst blackout in a decadeLess than two weeks after Britain’s biggest blackout in a decade National Grid has revealed that it handed its chief executive a £1m pay rise over the last financial year to reward his “strong performance.”.The company’s annual report, published on Monday, shows that John Pettigrew was paid £4.56m for the last financial year, up from £3.65m the year before, for delivering value to shareholders. Continue reading...
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Five reasons we secretly love meetings
British workers waste hours a week in meetings, according to a new survey. But it’s still often best to get together in personPeople love to hate meetings. A new survey by a design company called Moo has found that British workers spend 4.1 hours a week in them, and about a third of this is wasted – most often waiting for someone to arrive. “Too many meetings” was also the most commonly cited waste of time in a survey by salary.com last year. This may be true, but it doesn’t mean all meetings should be cancelled. Other studies have found many good reasons to keep them. Such as: Continue reading...
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Greater Manchester Police unit warns new computer system is stopping it from doing 90pc of its work
The Judicial Processing Unit, which issues summonses to suspects and sends details through to court, emailed officers last week warning of 'extreme challenges' in dealing with the new 'iOPS' system. One cop predicted a 'massive drop-off' in court cases as a result
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Vincent Kompany slammed after atrocious start as Anderlecht manager: "He thinks he's God!"
The ex-Manchester City defender has received heavy criticism following the poor form of his team
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South Africa gets go-ahead to increase black rhino trophy hunting
Conservations groups split on impact of move agreed at international wildlife summitSouth Africa has won permission to almost double the number of black rhinos that can be killed as trophies after arguing that the money raised will support conservation of the critically endangered species.The decision was made at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) after receiving support from some African nations and opposition from others. Continue reading...
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Baby born on coastguard helicopter celebrates first birthday with crew
Torran MacDonald’s mother gave birth while being flown to hospital from the Isles of ScillyA baby born mid-flight on a search and rescue helicopter over the Cornish coast has celebrated his first birthday with the crew that helped deliver him.Torran MacDonald arrived two weeks earlier than expected in August last year after his mother, Alicia, went into labour while officiating at a friend’s wedding in the Isles of Scilly. Continue reading...
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Tourists face six years in Italian jail for stealing 40kg of sand from a Sardinian beach 
Two French tourists caught leaving Sardinia with 40kg of sand could face a six-year prison sentence. The country's strict sand laws are in response to tourists taking tons out of the country.
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With Kabul wedding attack, Isis aims to erode Taliban supremacy
As the US and Taliban negotiate peace, Isis sees an chance to sow fresh chaos in Afghanistan Even by the bloody standards of Afghanistan, it was a brutal attack: a suicide bomber at a wedding celebration, detonating his device as children danced and the happy couple completed their marriage rituals. In an instant more than 60 of the 1,000 guests were dead, hundreds injured.Few events are so joyous and optimistic as a wedding. So why would a terrorist group – even one as brutal as the Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility – want to attack one? Continue reading...
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Drunk schoolboys cause £30k of damage to model railway - but parents have to pay fine
The youths broke into the hall to play football in the middle of the night, and destroyed locomotives and displays including one which had taken 36 years to build
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