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Caroline Flack’s ex-fiancé Andrew Brady ‘texted Lewis Burton after her arrest’: ‘I know what it’s like’
Andrew was engaged to Caroline last year.
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Love Island vs WWE: Epic crossover as villa boys meet NXT UK stars at SPOTY
Imagine if they all got in the ring.
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Tory MP suggests 'insurance system' to fund social care after Conservative election victory
Senior figure's comments follow Boris Johnson's failure to offer detailed policy plan
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9 best 2020 planners to make this year the best yet
Get it down on paper with one of these nifty tools, and you're far more likely to get it done
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Caroline Flack still ‘positive’ she’ll host Winter Love Island despite assault arrest: ‘She thinks charges will be dropped’
Caroline Flack faces court just two weeks before Winter Love Island's launch.
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Alter Bridge review – holy mountain of noise from hard rock's nice guys
Manchester ArenaThe band who rose from the ashes of Creed pack a bombastic, bludgeoning noise – but are best when they allow their songs space to breatheFlorida rockers Alter Bridge are masters of the epic and bombastic. Their drums erupt like walls of cannons. Choruses stretch to the back of the arena and beyond. Guitars are played hard by men with legs apart; wailing solos come along as reliably as buses.Two decades ago, in a previous incarnation, Creed, they were one of the biggest bands on the planet. Albums such as 1999’s Human Clay and 2001’s Weathered went multi-platinum on the back of radio-friendly rock anthems such as My Sacrifice and With Arms Wide Open. When that band fell apart in 2004 amid vocalist Scott Stapp’s drug abuse and undiagnosed bipolar disorder, guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and bass player Brian Marshall added new vocalist Myles Kennedy and regrouped as Alter Bridge, and gradually hauled themselves back to playing vast arenas. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson needs to turbocharge the North to keep his new friends
In SO many ways, Boris Johnson is the quintessential British prime minister. Like 27 of his 54 predecessors, he studied at Oxford. Like 19 of his 54 predecessors, he was educated at Eton. Yet in one fundamental way — at least compared with previous leaders of the Conservative Party — he is the exception. In last week's general election, he led his party to victory in constituencies, often former coal-mining communities, that had never before voted Conservative. From Bolsover to Bassetlaw and from Don Valley to Durham North West, a sea of Labour red has turned Tory blue.
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Billy Connolly recalls final conversation with ‘haggard’ Robin Williams days before tragic death
The pair were great friends for a number of years before Williams' death in 2014.
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Leaving politics was gut-wrenching enough without being booted out of the Tory MPs WhatsApp group
There's nothing as ex as an ex-MP. When the election was called, I decided to hang up my boots. It brought to a close a political career that started after university, reached a nadir in 1997 when as a Conservative candidate I turned a Labour majority of 5,000 in Bristol into a Labour majority of 17,000, and reached a peak when I was lucky enough to represent Wantage and Didcot in Parliament for 14 years.
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Rail firm hits out at Greta Thunberg over picture of her sitting on train floor
The Swedish climate activist got into a row with a German rail company after sharing a photo of herself surrounded by luggage, looking out of a window on an ‘overcrowded’ train.
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Teenager, 19, accused of murdering 20-year-old Keeley Bunker is now also charged with her RAPE
Wesley Streete has now also been accused of raping Keeley Bunker (pictured). The body of the 20-year-old was found in a pond in Staffordshire in September.
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Singleton, 32, married herself in Las Vegas after being dumped a week before Christmas
Sandra Blanco, 32, from London, who was dumped by her fiancé after six weeks of planning their wedding, explained how marrying herself at The Little Vegas Chapel helped her to gain closure.
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Hallmark reverses 'wrong decision' to pull ads with same-sex brides
Decision to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola launched a storm of protest and calls to #BoycottHallmarkChannelThe Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a “wrong decision” said on Sunday it would reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples it pulled following a complaint from a conservative group.The decision by Crown Media, Hallmark’s parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar launched a storm of protest. Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner criticized the move and the hashtag #BoycottHallmarkChannel was trending on Twitter at one point. Continue reading...
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Mother, 30, is fighting for life after being stabbed at her home in Ireland
Nadine Lott (pictured) was attacked by a knifeman in the early hours of Saturday morning while her six-year-old daughter was asleep at the flat in Arklow, County Wicklow.
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The NHS helped win the Tories this election – now they've got to deliver
The big challenge for the government remains that no quick fix is available
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Why volunteering for older people at the loneliest time of year is the best Christmas present you can give
Around 200,000 older people will spend the festive period alone. As a volunteer, I know that meaningful conversation and regular support goes a long way
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Rob Howley suspended for 18 months after breaching World Rugby betting regulations
Former Wales backs coach was charged with making 364 bets over a four-year period
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Driving home for Christmas? Find out which days to avoid the busiest roads
This is Money has teamed up with the AA to identify which routes will be worst impacted on the busiest days from Thursday 19 December to a week later on Boxing Day.
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Carving Easter Island heads in the same quarry turned the land into an oasis
Soils in the quarry were already thought to be the richest on the entire Polynesian island thanks to a fresh water supply and was enriched by nutrients unearthed by mining of the bedrock.
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Keith Flint honoured with extravagant Christmas lights display timed to Prodigy bangers
This is impressive.
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Public support for nationalisation increased while Jeremy Corbyn was Labour leader, poll finds
Study finds that 'political consensus' has emerged on public ownership
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Dominic Cummings seeks to launch MoD spending review
Johnson’s top aide concerned department wasting billions on misjudged procurementDominic Cummings is seeking to launch a review of Ministry of Defence spending and strategy next year, after concerns that the department has been wasting billions on misjudged procurement.The anticipated review from Boris Johnson’s most influential aide comes amid expectations of a wider revamp of Whitehall operations and after he singled out the £6.2bn decision to build two new aircraft carriers as continuing to “squander billions of pounds”. Continue reading...
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Taxi driver seriously hurt in horrific crash - this is all that was left of his car
A man in his 40s was cut free by firefighters after being hit by a motorist who then fled the scene
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Devastated Michael Smith reacts to shock PDC World Darts Championship exit to Luke Woodhouse
Huge win for the debutant
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Have you got what it takes to beat a Chaser? ITV are looking for The Chase contestants
You could land a spot on the telly playing against a Chaser to take home thousands of pounds of cash!
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Brexit talks 'must be more transparent', says former head of Foreign Office
A former head of the Foreign Office today urged Boris Johnson to open up the next round of Brexit negotiations to businesses.
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Man in court accused of murder of boy, 15, in Ashley
Alex Rodda, 15, was found dead near woodland on Friday morning in Ashley, Cheshire.
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Fight begins to reclaim Labour from Left wing as modernisers back Jeremy Corbyn critic Lisa Nandy
Labour modernisers rallied behind Jeremy Corbyn critic Lisa Nandy today as the race to find a new party leader gathered pace.
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Driver 'blows up' car with 'excessive' use of air freshener
The man sprayed the aerosol inside his car before lighting up but failed to wind down any windows.
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Boris win triggers multi-million pound property deals across London
A six-bedroom duplex penthouse in Belgravia was sold for £65 million just hours after the Tory majority was confirmed.
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Ferne McCann shares a glimpse of her stunning new house with fans
The former TOWIE star teased a video of her pad's interior on a new Instagram account
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Royal Mail post dates for Christmas – the deadlines to know this week
You've for just over a week left for UK post.
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Tamara Ecclestone gets biblical after £50 million of jewellery is stolen from mansion
An £80,000 Cartier bangle was amongst the items taken in the raid.
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Widow and children of a banker who died in private hospital error win £2.1m payout
Robert Entenman, who lived in Chislehurst, Kent, died following the operation after a nurse made a 'tragic error' that led to his death.
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Your 'fresh' Christmas dinner turkey could be a month old by December 25
A large number of 'fresh' turkeys in supermarkets were slaughtered last month and have been kept at sub-zero temperatures - they can even cost as much as 72 per cent more than frozen ones
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Virgil Abloh has designed a Leonardo da Vinci-themed Off-White collection for the Louvre
The Parisian museum has tapped the multi-hyphenate
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'Abusive' husband, 28, admits killing Gretna Green wife, 30
Shaun Dyson tearfully told a court that he was 'broken and ashamed' following the death of Lucy-Anne Rushton at their home in Andover, Hampshire, who was allegedly stamped to death.
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Europa League draw in full: Man Utd, Arsenal and more have round of 32 fixtures decided
British clubs Manchester United, Arsenal, Wolves, Rangers and Celtic are all still involved in the Europa League and know their first opponents in the knockout stage
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Manchester United Europa League draw 2019: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to play Club Brugge
The Red Devils have been revitalised in recent weeks and are favourites in this competition
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Europa League round of 32 draw: Arsenal vs Olympiacos; Man Utd vs Club Brugge
Wolves face La Liga side Espanyol.
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Council to investigate Winter Funland seating collapse that left families 'screaming and crying' in panic
Event bosses say 'all correct procedures' were followed after the incident
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New Year home sellers set to pile in following post-election boom
The property market is expected to pick up but there are no signs homes will become more affordable.
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‘Fit and healthy’ hotel worker died weeks after mole was diagnosed as cancer
He initially had the growth removed and was told it was a benign skin lesion.
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Why most airline passengers can manage in economy – even on long-haul flights
Plane Talk: Each first class seat takes up 5.7 times the space allocated to the average economy passenger
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Tottenham finally in tune with Jose Mourinho as they move on from Mauricio Pochettino
From the knee slide to the slide tackles, Tottenham were treated to their first taste of classic Jose Mourinho in yesterday's 2-1 win at Wolves.
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Emma Watson leaves copies of Little Women by London monuments to women
Emma Watson has made a feminist statement to mark the release of her new film, Little Women .
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Manchester United drawn vs Club Brugge in Europa League last 32
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man Utd have found out who they will be facing in the first Europa League knockout stage round.
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