Dan Burn bemused that Brighton’s penalty claim was turned down at Norwich

The Seagulls extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches.
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Residents stunned as extraordinarily fat bear captured staggering past camera
A whopping black bear was seen waddling past a nature trail camera in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota, with its belly so large it was almost touching the ground
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British Independent Film Awards 2021: Rocks stars Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali reunite in backstage photobooth pics
They starred alongside each other in the hit Netflix film.
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‘It’s fantastic’: Melanie Sykes says she is ‘celebrating’ her autism diagnosis
‘There’s nothing wrong with autistic people; we just think and access the world differently,’ says the presenter
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CBI revises next year’s economic growth forecast down to 5.1%
Accountant KPMG is even gloomier, predicting 2.6% growth if social distancing rules are imposedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEconomic forecasters have slashed expectations for Britain’s recovery and said further pain could follow, depending on the severity of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and government action to avoid a “cliff edge” for business investment.The Confederation of British Industry, the UK’s leading business lobby group, said in June that it expected the economy to expand by 8.2%. Continue reading...
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Covid not over and next pandemic could be more lethal, says Oxford jab creator
Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says this will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoodsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic that has so far killed more than 5 million people worldwide is far from over and the next one could be even more lethal, the creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has said.As fears grow over the threat posed by the highly mutated Omicron variant, detected in more than 30 countries, Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert cautioned that while it was increasingly obvious that “this pandemic is not done with us”, the next one could be worse. Continue reading...
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Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans
Campaigners say government going backwards by targeting ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs with tough criminal sanctionsMiddle-class drug users are to be targeted as part of a 10-year strategy to be announced by Boris Johnson’s government with a heavy focus on war-on-drugs-era punishment.So-called ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs face losing their passports or driving licences under proposals designed to target wealthy professionals who the government will argue are driving exploitative practices with their demand.Contacting clients based on drug dealers’ seized phones with a range of messages to discourage their drug use and direct them to getting support.A commitment to dismantling more than 2,000 county lines and making thousands more arrests.Investing up to £145m in the county lines programme, targeting the road and rail networks and protecting those exploited and supporting them to rebuild their lives.Expanding drug testing on arrest – supporting police forces to test more individuals.Developing out-of-court disposal projects to ensure those who misuse drugs face tougher consequences.The largest ever single increase in investment in treatment and recovery, which is understood to be made available to 50 local authorities. Continue reading...
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UK gender pay gap unaffected by government policy over past 25 years
Report find women are less likely to be in paid work, work eight fewer hours and paid 19% less an hour on average than menGovernment policies have made almost no difference to the gender pay gap for the last 25 years, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.On average, working-age women in the UK earned 40% less a week and £3.10 less an hour than men in 2019. Continue reading...
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Tesco could face empty shelves over pay dispute, Unite union says
Logistics workers vote for pre-Christmas strike at four UK depots unless firm raises offer to keep up with inflationStrike action at Tesco could lead to empty shelves in the run-up to Christmas, the Unite trade union has said, after its members voted to walk out unless they are offered a pay deal that keeps pace with inflation.The supermarket chain has offered staff a pay rise of 4%, which Unite has said is “offensive” given that the retail price index rate of inflation stands at 6%. The offer is also below the more commonly used consumer price index, which is at a 10-year high of 4.2%. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson cracks down on 'county lines' drug gangs with driving licence promise
Prime Minister and Home Secretary Priti today pledge to dismantle 2,000 more county lines - where city-based drug gangs sell to users in towns and more rural areas using local dealers
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Mikel Arteta makes offer to Yaya Toure as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's woes continue
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has offered a former Premier League midfielder who he worked with closely under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City the chance coach his side
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Hundreds of thousands of Christmas workers 'do not qualify for sick pay'
The Trades Union Congress raised the alarm amid fears of a new pingdemic as staff are forced to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone suffering from coronavirus Omnicron strain
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Boosting town and city links would 'bolster levelling-up pledge and lift pay'
A study by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership think tank lays out how devolution and giving more powers to Metro Mayors could deliver benefits across the region
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Michael Sheen sold his houses for charity and turned himself into a ‘not-for-profit actor’
The star became involved in charitable projects in his Welsh hometown in 2011.
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This is why we need to criminalise cyberflashing
Nearly half of young adult women have been sent unwanted, graphic images of men, and making it illegal will help victims
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Ex-foreign minister to run in Venezuelan election do over
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has named a former foreign minister as his party’s candidate for a special gubernatorial election in the home state of his predecessor and mentor, Hugo Chávez
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Martha De Laurentiis dead: Hannibal and Red Dragon producer dies aged 67
Martha De Laurentiis, best known for being the producer on the TV adaptation of Hannibal has died after a battle with cancer according to Bryan Fuller
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Doug Moran prize 2021: judges pick three $100,000 winners in unprecedented decision – in pictures
For the first time in its 33-year history, Australia’s richest art prize has been awarded to three artists, after its judges – artist Tim Storrier, Daniel Thomas of the Art Gallery of South Australia, and Doug Moran’s son Peter Moran – were split down the middle. The portrait prize, which skipped a year last year, invites original works from Australian artists ‘capturing Australians from all walks of life’, with the prizewinner usually taking home $150,000. This year the three winning artists got $100,000 each: they were Michael Vale for a self-portrait; Vincent Fantauzzo for a painting of his ‘muse’ and wife, actor Asher Keddie, and Andrew Greensmith for his portrait of twin survivors of Auschwitz, Annetta Able and the late Stephanie Heller.The Doug Moran prize-winners and full list of 30 finalists are viewable in an online gallery. Below is just a selection Continue reading...
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Family's heartbreak as hero dad-of-3 who helped families during lockdown dies suddenly
During lockdown, Ed Djemal, 51, pitched in to keep his local community in Chipstead supplied with essentials at a time when supermarkets up and down the country were at breaking point
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Kim Kardashian faces Photoshop scandal as fans accuse her of having odd armpits
Reality regular Kim Kardashian has come under fire after fans reckon she's photoshopped her armpits in her latest Insta pics in which she poses in a Balenciaga gown and a pair of leggings
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I’m A Celebrity 2021: Adam Woodyatt in tears as he thanks campmate for experience
The EastEnders star called the show a 'massive turnaround'.
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Coronation Street's Roy Cropper 'to make dramatic return' for explosive Christmas storyline
Corrie fans were left devastated last month when Roy left Weatherfield after struggling to come to terms with Natasha Blakeman's death
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‘If it’s up to me, it will definitely happen!’ – Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech reveals dream to return to Ajax
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Gambia President Barrow wins re-election in post-Jammeh vote
Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has secured his re-election with a comfortable margin over his opposition in a vote that set the bar for a new chapter in the small West African nation’s democracy
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Anti-racist protesters attacked as French far-right candidate Zemmour launches presidential campaign
Former TV pundit with multiple hate crime convictions formally declared his candidacy last week
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Darren Gough confirmed as Yorkshire's new director of cricket after racism scandal
The former England fast bowler, as revealed by Sportsmail on Saturday , is to become director of cricket at the county he served with such distinction in two spells at the club.
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China’s Zhao Xintong beats Luca Brecel to claim UK Snooker Championship
The 24-year-old beats the Belgian 10-5 at the York BarbicanChina now holds two of three ‘triple crown’ snooker titlesZhao Xintong compleed a 10-5 win over Luca Brecel to claim the UK Championship crown in York. The manner of his win over Brecel suggested many more major titles could flow his way.Zhao’s victory means China currently holds two of three ‘triple crown’ titles, after Yan Bingtao’s Masters triumph last year - and hinted at a seismic shift in the sport’s balance of power. Zhao and Brecel had ripped up the established order in their respective semi-finals, Brecel beating Kyren Wilson, while Zhaos has beaten Barry Hawkins. Continue reading...
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Grenfell storm overshadows Lewis Hamilton victory as pressure mounts after he wins in Saudi Arabia
The world Formula One champion has disowned his team Mercedes' sponsorship deal with Kingspan, but the firm's logo was still emblazoned on his car during the race.
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Max Verstappen hit with additional penalty after Lewis Hamilton collision
Lewis Hamilton took victory in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after a clash with Max Verstappen - and his title rival has been handed an additional 10-second penalty for the crash
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It's the last dance for Dan and the Strictly sex bomb he calls 'amazing', writes ALISON BOSHOFF 
ALISON BOSHOFF: Dan Walker, 44, the BBC Breakfast host known for his gentlemanly demeanour, unshakeable niceness and strong Christian faith, was voted off after a tepid tango.
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Call to give UK's only giant pandas 'political asylum' over fears they will be killed
Yang Guang and Tian Tian arrived at Edinburgh Zoo in 2011 as part of a conservation breeding programme and the 10-year lease has just come to an end, sparking fears over what will happen next
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How care-crisis homes made Saudis millions
A company run by Saudi Olympic showjumper Kamal Bahamdan owns HC-One - which, with 265 facilities and bed capacity of 16,116 in England, is the country's largest care home operator.
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Significant outbreak of Covid-19 linked to music event
NHS Highland said a ‘small number’ of the cases were the omicron variant.
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Kate Garraway in tears as dad chokes up praising her strength in caring for husband Derek Draper as he recovers from Covid
'You’re not going to be defeated.'
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Juan Cuadrado scores direct from a corner as Juventus beat Genoa
Juve remain seven points off Champions League qualification in Serie A.
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US embassy officials in Uganda had their phones hacked with Israeli spyware, reports say
It is not known who is behind the alleged hack
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50 houses evacuated in Derby as man arrested on suspicion of making explosives
No indication of terrorism, say Derbyshire police, nor of when residents will be allowed back homeA man has been arrested on suspicion of making or possessing an explosive substance in Derby, as more than 50 houses were evacuated in the area.The man remains in police custody, but there is no indication it is a terror-related incident, Derbyshire police said. The military is at the scene after officers carried out a warrant in King Alfred Street, Normanton, at about 11.30am on Sunday. Continue reading...
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Prince Harry throws his own father under the bus
REBECCA ENGLISH: Both William and Harry have historically accused Charles of being a 'laissez-faire' father - one more preoccupied with weighty affairs of state than bedtime stories.
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Bank of England to loosen mortgage lending rules - new housing bubble warning
THE BANK OF ENGLAND is preparing to loosen mortgage lending rules, causing economists to warn of a new housing bubble.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Daniel sacked and arrested over Summer ‘affair’?
Daniel could lose everything.
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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after tower block stabbing
A man reportedly ran into a Greggs near a tower block of flats in Walker, Newcastle and said that someone had been stabbed and needed urgent help, witnesses near the scene said
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‘Alternative Mueller report’ prepared by team investigating Trump could be released by Justice Department
Report could contain new information not included in Mueller’s final report to Congress
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I'm A Celeb's Ant and Dec mock Boris Johnson's secret lockdown Christmas parties
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly had the I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! crew in stitches as they teased the Prime Minister over his dodgy Downing Street parties
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British teenager ‘very, very lucky’ to survive attack by 10ft crocodile
Amelie Osborn-Smith, 18, was left fighting for her life after the croc dragged her into a death roll near the Victoria Falls in Zambia.
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Grieving mum shows son's blood stained jacket in campaign to stop knife and gun crime
Paula Ogungboro, from Toxteth, Liverpool, suffered huge grief when her 25-year-old son Eugene was shot dead with a sawn-off shotgun
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Belgian police fire water cannon at anti-lockdown protests
Two officers and four protesters hospitalised, and 20 people arrested, after clashes in BrusselsBelgian police have fired water cannon and used teargas to disperse protesters opposed to compulsory health measures against the coronavirus pandemic.About 8,000 people marched through Brussels towards the headquarters of the European Union, chanting “freedom” and letting off fireworks. Continue reading...
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Lewis Hamilton feared Max Verstappen may put him out of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
The pair head into next weekend’s final round in Abu Dhabi level on points.
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