French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy found guilty of illegal campaign financing

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been found guilty of illegally financing his unsuccessful 2012 leadership bid, seven months after also being found guilty in a corruption probe.
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Cristiano Ronaldo's 'four-word blast' at Man Utd in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intervention
Manchester United found themselves 2-0 down to Atalanta at half-time of their Champions League clash, leading to Ronaldo and Fernandes stepping in to help boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Green homes: How each EPC band adds £14k to a home
Sellers could add up to £55,000 to the price of their home by boosting the rating on their property's Energy Performance Certificate from a D, E or F to a C.
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Frightfully chic: Don't turn your home into a horror show at Halloween
Searches for Halloween-related products are up 235 per cent on 2020, according to arts and crafts retailer Hobbycraft.
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Brexit LIVE: Rishi Sunak urged to finally rip up 'unfair double tax forced on UK by EU'
RISHI SUNAK has been urged by Brexiteers to scrap VAT which was "forced on the UK by the EU" ahead of next week's spending review.
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Sellers reduce property asking prices by £11K on average
The capital's SW3 postcode, which includes Chelsea and parts of Knightsbridge, saw the biggest average monetary reductions.
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Jailed Salford gangster One Punch Doyle is 'being punished' for penning a memoir about his life and crimes from behind bars
Paul Doyle, 63, has been moved from an open to a closed prison where his privileges have been removed and he is 'on segregation'.
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Xavi makes Barcelona job vow as Ronald Koeman replacement as he reiterates credentials
Barcelona could axe Ronald Koeman if results do not improve as they prepare to face Real Madrid this weekend in El Clasico while Xavi Hernandez has long been tipped to take over
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Royal Family LIVE: Kate & William may overshadow Harry's book with 'high profile' US tour
KATE and Prince William may tour the US next year as Prince Harry releases his memoirs, according to a royal expert.
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'He's supposed to check guns. He's responsible for what happened': Audio of 911 Rust calls released
Audio recordings from the 911 calls made from the set of Rust have shown panicked attempts to get ambulances on the scene. A cinematographer was killed and the film's director injured.
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Alec Baldwin was told loaded gun was safe to use
Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded gun by an assistant director who told him it was safe to use moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, according to court documents.
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Emile Smith Rowe reveals three standout leaders in the Arsenal team after Aston Villa win
'We are such a strong team.'
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Inside Strictly's Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec's marriage and their family home
Strictly pro dancers Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec, who have been together since 2009, tied the knot in 2017 with not one, but three incredible weddings ceremonies in London, Florida and Slovenia
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Boxing tonight: TV channel, live stream, start time and fight card
A huge American fight night takes place tonight as Jamel Herring defends his WBO junior welterweight belt against Shakur Stevenson in Georgia
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Mum of baby who had stroke at birth fundraising for his life-changing treatment
Sarah Cowan, 34, give birth to her first child Joshua in June 2020 through an emergency caesarean - but the delivery became traumatic when three doctors struggled to get him out
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Jurgen Klopp weighs in Ronaldo vs Salah debate ahead of showdown
The Liverpool manager praised his star striker ahead of their clash with Manchester United
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Queen 'sends message she is not stepping down' after snubbing Oldie of Year award
The Queen politely turned down the Oldie of the Year award saying "you are as old as you feel" and royal biographer Angela Levin believes that was intended to show she has no plans to stop doing her duty just yet
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The 11 best chocolate advent calendars for December 2021
Haters will say it’s too early. They are wrong.
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Chris Paul reaches 20,000 points as the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers
Two of the home side’s most important players were involved in a courtside altercation with each other.
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Guest horrified by 'blood stains' and 'mouldy' shower in 'disgusting' hotel room
The guest at the Greene King-owned Lea Gate Hotel in Preston, Lancashire, also complained about a "damp" smell lingering in the room and a "very slippery" shower
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When is US Grand Prix qualifying and which TV channel is it on?
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Things to do with kids in Manchester this October half term 2021
There's lots of spooky fun for families over the school break
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Prince William’s climate crusade proves ‘the future of the monarchy is in safe hands’
PRINCE WILLIAM'S recent crusade against climate change, is proof that "the future of the monarchy is in safe hands", a royal expert has said.
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Ex-council house had ten offers from people who have never seen it - and 100 people wanting to visit, within 48 hours of going on sale
'Lack of stock is driving up prices'
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I paid £299 to stay at the Britannia Hotel in a bedroom with no window - and I've never felt so ripped off in my life
A whopping £299 to stay in a bedroom without a window. And a queue for an HOUR just to even check in.
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'I bought six essential household products from B&M, Quality Save, Home Bargains, Wilko and Poundstretcher - here's who was cheapest'
We compared the prices at B&M, Quality Save, Home Bargains, Wilko and Poundstretcher
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Social media racism reports to police soar 144% as bigots given 'freedom to hate'
A Mirror investigation found that 23 police forces in England and Wales received a combined 1,394 allegations of racism relating to social media last year - but only a fraction lead to arrest or charges
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Greater Manchester to get £1 billion transport boost in government 'levelling-up' package
The Chancellor will make an announcement on the funding in next week's Budget
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The Titan arum flower has what gruesome nickname? The Saturday quiz
From Blue Book to Black Forest, test your knowledge with the Saturday quiz1 Which conflict was sparked by a row over rifle cartridges? 2 Where was the Chirp font introduced in August? 3 Reggaeton music originated on which island? 4 Florence Lawrence was claimed to be the first what? 5 The Titan arum flower has what gruesome nickname? 6 Which country dropped “Trans” from its name in 1949? 7 Which novelist was Europe’s top student debater? 8 What knowledge is contained in the Blue Book? What links: 9 To be cognizant; Japanese theatre; handless villain? 10 Qibla; mihrab; minbar; minaret? 11 Bilgewater; Ixtal; Noxus; Piltover; the Void? 12 Judith Sheindlin; Julius O’Riordan; Robert Rinder? 13 Bayonne; Black Forest; Speck; York? 14 In Another Land (bassist); Happy and You Got the Silver (guitarist)? 15 Denali; Kosciuszko; Kilimanjaro; Elbrus; Vinson? Continue reading...
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Why does Pisa’s tower lean, and why do horses wear shoes? Try our kids’ quiz
Five multiple-choice questions – set by children – to test your knowledge, and a chance to submit your own junior brain-teasers for future quizzesSubmit a question• Molly Oldfield hosts Everything Under the Sun, a weekly podcast answering children’s questions, out now as a book. Does your child have a question? Submit one here Continue reading...
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American Express to raise credit card interest rates by more than 2%
Experts say move by Amex from February could encourage other providers to follow suitAmerican Express is to increase the interest rates it charges UK consumers’ credit cards from February.The company said the increase in the rate by 2.3 percentage points – from 22.2% to 24.5% – was because of the rising costs of providing loyalty programmes, rewards and benefits to its customers. Continue reading...
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Government pledges £65m to help vulnerable renters in arrears in England
Landlord and homelessness organisations say funding not enough to cover estimated £300m in Covid rent debtsVulnerable renters who have fallen into arrears during the pandemic will be helped with a £65m support package this winter, the government has announced.Councils in England will be able to use the funding to support low-income earners who are behind on their rent, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) said. Continue reading...
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UK drivers told to shop around as petrol prices head to new highs
Supermarket fuel can be up to 5p a litre cheaper for petrol and up to 6p lower for diesel, says AAMotorists are being advised to shop around for fuel before filling up this weekend as the soaring cost of car ownership heaps fresh pain on squeezed household finances.With experts predicting that fuel price records set nearly a decade ago will be eclipsed in the coming days, the AA said supermarket forecourts could offer big savings. Continue reading...
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Dining across the divide: ‘If I’d had more time, I think I could have shifted him’
They feel the same about the Tories, but not about Brexit – can two strangers find common ground over dinner?• Click here if you’d like to dine across the divideDavid, 73, StockportOccupation Semi-retired musician and former music college principal Continue reading...
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‘You can sense Selim the Grim’s anger’: portraits of Ottoman sultans go on show
Set of six copies of portraits first produced in 1579 in Venice are going up for auction in London next weekThey were powerful rulers of perhaps the mightiest empire the world has ever seen, and their portraits oiled the wheels of diplomacy. Six sultans of the Ottoman empire, which spanned more than six centuries and dominated a great swathe of the world, gaze out beneath magnificent, bulbous turbans, a symbol of their wealth and status.An original set of 14 portraits was produced in Venice in 1579, and copies were made later. The only surviving intact set is in Munich, but a set of six goes on display at Christie’s in London this weekend before being sold at auction on 28 October. Continue reading...
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‘We need him to deliver’: Biden faces wrath of disappointed supporters
The US president hopes to be a transformational figure like FDR but inaction on voting rights, the climate crisis and social policy has fuelled frustrationWhen Joe Biden huddled with a group of historians in March, the conversation revolved around thinking big like one of his predecessors, Franklin Roosevelt, architect of the New Deal. Biden, it seemed, wanted to join him in the first rank of transformational US presidents.Six months later, a very different gathering took place this week outside the White House gates. Five young climate activists, holding signs and sitting on folding chairs, began an indefinite hunger strike. It was a visceral expression of disgust at what they see as Biden’s willingness to think small and break his promises. Continue reading...
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English local health chiefs urge extra Covid measures in break from guidance
At least a dozen officials have called for further precautions in their areas as government holds off on plan BLocal public health chiefs in England are breaking from the government’s official guidance and recommending so-called plan B protective measures to combat a surge in coronavirus cases.At least a dozen directors of public health (DPHs) have called on residents in their areas to readopt protective measures such as mask-wearing and working from home. Continue reading...
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Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris accord, admits Sharma
Summit president says 2015 global emissions agreement a ‘framework’ but rules were left for future talksAchieving a global climate deal in Glasgow in the next three weeks will be harder than signing the Paris agreement of 2015, the UK president-designate of the Cop26 talks has said.Alok Sharma, the cabinet minister in charge of the UK-hosted talks, just over a week away, said the task would be to get nearly 200 countries to implement stringent cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions, in line with holding global temperature increases to within 1.5C of pre-industrial levels – a goal fast receding as global carbon output continues to climb. Continue reading...
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‘Victimised for leaving a rich man’: star fund manager’s bitter break-up
Millionaire stockpicker Terry Smith is battling his former partner of 13 years in the courts of MauritiusHe is one of the City of London’s most successful investors, with a fortune estimated at £300m, a luxury yacht and a collection of beautiful homes. But the star fund manager Terry Smith has hit heavy weather in the tropical paradise of Mauritius, from where he runs his business.Since February, Smith has been locked in an acrimonious public legal battle with his former partner of 13 years. He has launched a barrage of court cases and complaints against Teresa de Freitas, covering at least eight separate matters ranging from alleged embezzlement from a joint account, to disputes over cars and household items. She has retaliated with at least four claims of her own. Continue reading...
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Party tights: one of fashion’s favourite trends is making a comeback
Adele, Tracee Ellis Ross, Naomi Campbell and Cardi B have all given their endorsement recently Little could we have guessed that when Adele announced her return to the charts this autumn that she would be bringing back one of fashion’s favourite trends with her – party tights.In the singer’s international Vogue shoot styled by editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, the star is pictured wearing not one, but two pairs of jazzy hosiery: a polka-dot and fishnet double whammy. Continue reading...
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Cheers to that: Five sustainable spirit brands for guilt-free drinking
The climate crisis is seeping into every aspect of our lives. From locally sourced ingredients to distilleries run on bio-energy, Jo Aspin rounds up the spirit brands using trailblazing techniques to minimise their impact
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A three-course menu to celebrate autumn
Savour the season’s deeper flavours and colour palette with David Tanis’ October menu
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Mission Kitchen – where future food stars are made
Susan Low speaks to the founders of the new space in Vauxhall about why and how they’re finding, funding and fostering new food talent
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‘We are writing our own food history as we speak’: What does New Zealand cuisine really mean?
It’s a question I’m often asking myself and being asked. And so I decided to find out, writes Molly Codyre
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Emmerdale spoilers: Gabby risks death as she fights back at Kim
Huge mistake, Gabby.
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Who is Graeme Jones? Newcastle caretaker boss taking the reins from Steve Bruce
Newcastle axed Steve Bruce on Wednesday and his assistant Graeme Jones, who was a part of England's Euro 2020 efforts, will step up for the clash against Crystal Palace
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5 moments you may have forgotten 10 years on from Man City's derby humiliation of Man Utd
Ten years ago, Manchester United were humiliated by their bitter rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford - and a lot has changed at the two club's since then...
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'Dear Melanie - husband's new phone habit makes me think he's cheating. Am I right?'
This week Notebook columnist Melanie Blake advises a reader whose husband has dramatically changed his behaviour in the last three months...
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What channel is Chelsea v Norwich City? Kick-off time, TV and live stream details
Chelsea are still top of the Premier League after beating Brentford last weekend, and they have a chance to put more pressure on their title rivals by beating the division's bottom side
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