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A wedding ring has been found in a ballot box in at the count in Trafford
No images are being shared of the ring, as council officials want the owner to be able to describe it in order to claim it.
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Harvey Weinstein undergoes three-hour back surgery following $25m payout to accusers
He was using a walking frame.
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Ronnie O’Sullivan dreading Mark Selby Scottish Open clash: ‘I can’t be doing with it, I’ll crack’
'Eurgh I've got to play Selby haven't I?'
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Conservatives win Blyth Valley from Labour in dramatic result that marks party's first ever victory in constituency
Follow our live updates here See every result as they come in
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Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey are favourites to be next Labour leader
Both Mr Starmer and Ms Long-Bailey are at 3/1 to become leader if Mr Corbyn steps down as expected with Yvette Cooper in second position at 8/1, according to Ladbrokes.
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What Boris Johnson's Britain will be like: Brexit and tax freeze
Launching his manifesto in Telford last month, Boris Johnson (pictured) promised to open a 'new chapter' for the country and the exit poll suggests that voters have welcomed his plans.
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A Friday 13th post-election asteroid is heading for Earth, Nasa reveals
The rock is big enough to wipe out a city, so we're very pleased to pass on good news about its predicted trajectory.
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Election results: what time will result come in your area?
THE election result will soon be announced and Britons will find out who will run the country over the next five years. What time will the result come in your area?
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Boys born at full-term with a low birth weight '55% more likely to be infertile in adulthood'
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark found boys born at full term weighing less than 6lbs 9oz were 55 per cent more likely to have fertility issues compared to heavier babies.
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Takumi Minamino to Liverpool transfer latest: What we know so far about talks over RB Salzburg forward
Liverpool boast one of the top front lines in world football, but Jurgen Klopp could be about to boost his options further during the transfer window with Takumi Minamino.
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Boys born underweight 'more likely to have infertility problems'
Experts say men have a higher risk of reproduction issues if born below average sizeBaby boys born small for their gestational age have a greater chance of infertility as adults than those born at an average weight, research suggests.About one in seven heterosexual couples in the UK experience infertility, meaning a year or more of trying for a baby without conceiving, figures show. Continue reading...
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Mark Francois compares Labour to fall of Berlin Wall - and Andrew Neil loses his mind
The Brexiteer was being interviewed as part of the BBC's General Election coverage and following the devastating exit poll that predicts a huge Tory majority
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Garth - 13th December 2019
Garth is the Mirror’s time-travelling comic strip superhero. The strip originally ran from 1943 to 1997. Due to public demand, reprints of classic stories began in 2011
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Perishers - 13th December 2019
Perishers originally ran from 1959 to 2006. The strip is still so popular today that we decided to reprint the best of the strips by Maurice Dodd and Dennis Collins
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The Gag Vault - 13th December 2019
Get your daily dose of 'The Gag Vault'
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Andy Capp - 13th December 2019
Andy Capp has been a favourite part of the Daily Mirror since 1957. Enjoy the adventures of Andy Capp and wife Flo every day
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Stormzy: Heavy Is the Head review – a bright light on the dark side of fame | Alexis Petridis' album of the week
(#Merky/Atlantic UK)He’s become so famous that even the Archbishop of Canterbury loves him – but this brilliant second album shows how difficult Stormzy finds stardom“When Banksy put the vest on me,” says Stormzy, a matter of minutes in to his second album, “it felt like God was testing me.” It’s the second time he’s mentioned his headlining appearance at this year’s Glastonbury in as many tracks, but who can blame him? A risky but ultimately triumphant, even epochal performance, it served to underline Stormzy’s unique position among his UK rap peers.Britain is currently teeming with fantastic MCs, but Stormzy is the only one your dad knows the name of. In the two years since the release of his debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer, he has become a boundary-crossing figure in British cultural life. Not only is he able to take a single as uncommercial as the dark, minimal Vossi Bop to No 1, but he has translated his commercial success into roles as a philanthropist, publisher and activist with enough clout to have his opinions raised by those interviewing the prime minister. He has attracted praise not just from the usual sources but from the vice-chancellor of Cambridge University and the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has said he prepares for officiating major events by listening to Stormzy’s 2017 single Blinded By Your Grace: neither are figures noted for their in-depth knowledge of freestyles, diss tracks and Lord of the Mics clashes. Continue reading...
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13 terrible things that have happened on Friday 13th
From some terrible people being born to deadly storms and  planes vanishing from thin air, it's not surprising that its reputation as an unlucky date has stuck around. 
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Royal glee: Kate stuns royal fans by posting ‘wonderful’ insight into Royal event
KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William delighted Royal fans on Thursday by giving them an insight the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace.
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BBC’s Katya Adler says EU leaders cheered at exit poll 'goodbye to our British friends!'
BBC EUROPE Editor Katya Adler revealed on tonight’s live coverage of the exit poll results that EU leaders “welcomed” the Conservative majority.
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Election 2019: New MPs offered counselling to deal with abuse as threats rise
NEWLY elected MPs will be offered professional counselling to help deal with abuse from the public as part of their Commons induction. They will take part in a security and wellbeing induction session for the first time following a surge in abuse and threats against politicians.
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'The best man I know': Sarah Ferguson calls Prince Andrew's Epstein allegations 'nonsense'
'He is the best man I know. It's just incredible what he has done for Britain,' says Duchess of York
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Black Christmas review – woke slasher remake is an unholy, unscary mess
The second attempt to resurrect the 1974 campus-set horror is a well-intentioned yet ultimately unconvincing modernisationThere’s a curious dichotomy within slasher movies, a subgenre that both punishes and rewards its female characters. While many of the women are being slaughtered, in variously graphic ways, a storied tradition of “final girls” are being empowered, surviving and ultimately triumphing over masked killers. At times, there has even been room for knife-edge commentary on the extreme dangers of misogyny and slut-shaming, most memorably in the crowd-pleasing finale of Scream where two women bring down a pair of murderous incels. But there remains an understandably conflicted relationship between gender and slashers which makes the arrival of one aiming to do something with this seem like an enticing proposition. Related: The woke undead: how zombie movies are taking on racial politics Continue reading...
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Dan Osborne spotted with arms round Roman Kemp's girlfriend behind Jacqueline's back
I'm A Celebrity viewers saw Dan Osborne hugging Anne-Sophie Flury after discovering his wife was in the top two on tonight's Coming Out Show
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Exit poll predicts Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson will lose seat to SNP
The MP for Dunbartonshire East became the leader of the Liberal Democrats in July this year
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Election results map: How did YOUR constituency vote? Who is your MP?
POLLS have closed and the exit poll predicts an overall Conservative majority of 86 in the 2019 general election. Find out how your constituency voted and who your MP is here.
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Win a Nintendo Switch console with Overwatch game and Switch case
Enter for your chance to win Overwatch, a Nintendo Switch and Overwatch case courtesy of Blizzard
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Pep Guardiola has release clause in Man City contract as Mauricio Pochettino lined-up as contingency plan
Could Pep be on his way?
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Hollyoaks spoilers: Gregory Finnegan and Jude Monk McGowan reveal future for James Nightingale and Liam Donovan after steamy kiss
James and Liam found themselves unable to resist the chemistry between them, but is romance on the cards for the pair?
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New Zealand eruption: Police launch risky operation to recover bodies after White Island volcano disaster
Eight military specialists touch down to find victims of catastrophe
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Here’s everything coming to Netflix in January 2020, from Sex Education season two to Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina season three
Netflix are spoiling us this January.
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Pellegrini believes he has backing of West Ham players and board ahead of do-or-die match with Southampton
Manuel Pellegrini is confident he retains the backing of the West Ham board heading into a crucial match with Southampton on Saturday.
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CORGI sniffs out Russian drug hauls after being recommended for the job by its proud owner
Ryzhy was initially a pet for policewoman Olga Chumarova from Nizhny Novgorod, but she recommended it when there was an opening for a special task dog at her police force.
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General election 2019: Blyth Valley falls to Conservatives
Ian Levy got 17,440 votes to win the seat which has been held by Labour since it was created in 1950.
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Jo Swinson could lose her seat to SNP as Lib Dems take a hammering
Ms Swinson has only a 5 per cent chance of winning her Dunbartonshire East seat, a BBC exit poll predicts.
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Jo Swinson horror: Lib Dem leader set to LOSE seat to SNP shock exit poll predicts
JO SWINSON, the leader of the Lib Dems, is set for a shock night after the latest exit poll predicted she would lose her seat in Scotland.
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Pep Guardiola's Man City 'break clause' that could see him leave in the summer
Mauricio Pochettino being eyed as replacement if Guardiola decides to quit at end of the season - although club are confident manager will stay
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Turnpike Lane shooting: Man shot inside takeaway a week after boy, 17, gunned down
The man was reportedly shot inside a Roosters Piri Piri takeaway in Turnpike Lane, North London. He has been rushed to hospital with non life threatening injuries.
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Hugh Grant looks unimpressed as he checks phone amid exit poll announcement
'There goes the neighbourhood.'
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Boris Johnson may be prime minister for a long time - but he is likely to be the last PM of a united kingdom
Johnson could be in No 10 for two terms, but the the fact the SNP are likely to gain seats will put the uinion at risk
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Momentum you can F*** off!Labour voters savage Corbynista Marxists for DESTROYING party
LABOUR voters have SAVAGED the party's hard-left pro-Marxist Momentum group for destroying their party and leaving Jeremy Corbyn on target for the worst election results since 1935.
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I’m A Celebrity fans finally ‘forgive’ James Haskell for bullying claims after he greets Caitlyn Jenner in jungle
Fans have taken social media to share their thoughts.
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Mother of SIXTEEN shares her 'stress-free' tips that will help to make your festive period a breeze
As the mother of 16 children in 'Australia's biggest family', Jeni Bonnell knows a thing or two about organisation. And now, the mum from Queensland has shared her festive tips.
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Bercow ridicules Tory minister on live TV over post-Brexit trade deal with US: 'Are those pigs I see flying?'
Former Speaker pours doubt on government plans
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These are the seats that Labour could lose in Greater Manchester
The exit poll has provided constituency-by-constituency predictions - and a string of heartland Labour seats here are forecast to be under threat from the Tories
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General election 2019 latest: Nigel Farage says he stopped hung parliament by making Brexit Party candidates stand down
Nigel Farage has claimed his decision to stand down candidates in Tory-held seats stopped a hung Parliament.
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