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Sick! festival review – a funny, heartfelt poke at the biggest taboos
Various venues, ManchesterFrom dance to comedy to video, this series of events confronts illness, grief and death with uplifting candourThe title of Candoco Dance Company’s show, Let’s Talk About Dis, might as well be the strapline for Manchester’s Sick! festival. The three-week series of events themed around mental and physical health frames itself as a public conversation. It’s an opportunity, through art, to talk about illness, disability and death – things that usually languish in agonised or embarrassed silence.Candoco want to talk about what it is to be a company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. What does it mean when we’re invited to look at this range of different bodies on stage, and how can we discuss that? Made with Hetain Patel in 2014 and reiterated with different groups of dancers, Let’s Talk About Dis plays humorously with candour, awkwardness and polite concealment. In a short series of sketches, the show scratches away at assumptions and identity, while the performers confound typical expectations of what dancing bodies can or should do. A wheelchair gracefully spins, pivots and tilts; a pair of crutches become surprisingly agile extra limbs. Continue reading...
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Rory McIlroy breathes sigh of relief after making BMW PGA Championship cut
• McIlroy seals weekend spot with nerveless putt on 18th• Willett and Rahm lead the way on 11 under parIt was always likely to come down to this. Rory McIlroy’s playing of the final two holes of the Wentworth west course in three over par on Thursday left him embroiled in a second day battle just to make the BMW PGA Championship cut. McIlroy duly reached the 17th tee needing to play the last two holes of his second round in level to take his place in Saturday’s draw. A chip in from behind the 16th green meant McIlroy just needed two, error-free holes; five-five would suffice.The four-times major winner delivered a straightforward par on 17 before carving an approach to the last right. A chip from a treacherous position left McIlroy with two putts from 40ft to make the cut. He left the first 6ft short, proving how a sense of drama is never far from this golfer’s scene. McIlroy converted confidently from there; his 69 and one over par aggregate means 36 more holes. Continue reading...
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Student who killed herself was ‘failed’ by mental health services
19-year-old Ceara Thacker was found hanged in her halls of residence at the University of LiverpoolThe parents of a University of Liverpool student found hanged at her halls of residence have claimed she was “failed” by mental health services. Ceara Thacker, 19, was found dead in her room in the university’s Brownlow Hill accommodation on 11 May last year. Continue reading...
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Trump denies Hillary Clinton claim he sought foreign help for 2020 election
Speculation Ukraine was asked for information to damage BidenTrump ‘asked a foreign power to help him win an election. Again’Donald Trump on Friday denied an accusation from his political rival Hillary Clinton that he sought help from a foreign government to help his bid for re-election – a potential replay of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.The White House was rocked this week by a whistleblower’s complaint that included a private conversation between the US president and a foreign leader. Some of the allegations appear to centre on Ukraine, according to reports in the Washington Post and the New York Times. Related: Pelosi: whistleblower complaint raises 'urgent concerns for national security' – live Continue reading...
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Where the main parties are struggling to hold onto their seats because of Brexit
An election may not have been called yet, but on the streets of Britain the political parties appear to be gearing up for one. And because of Brexit, new battle lines are being drawn. Our Political Correspondent Liz Bates has been to Grimsby and Cheltenham where politics has polarised the public, leaving the two main…
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Jessica Jaymes’ Instagram account ‘deactivated’ days after she dies age 43
The adult film star’s final post had been sent on 11 September.
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The murky final days of the mysterious hacker who turned in Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning
Many assumed Lamo's death came as the result of suicide or murder, but now, for the first time, his tragic final days have been retraced by NPR, revealing a tragic life riddled by failing health.
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Manchester United open contract talks with Angel Gomes amid Barcelona interest
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Donald Trump talks gibberish about nuclear weapons then announces trip to Mars
Donald Trump appeared to be trying to say that the United States' nuclear arsenal was in 'tippy top' shape
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Mother speaks out after her son's murder charges against PC Harper are dropped
Jed Foster, 20, was arrested and charged with the murder of the officer in Berkshire last month. But prosecutors yesterday dropped the charges and his mother today posted a heartfelt message.
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Dawn French and Jameela Jamil hit out at anti-aging company promoting 'cleavage pillow'
Dawn French and Jameela Jamil have hit out against Barcelona-based brand Sleep & Glow for selling a 'pillow bra' designed to 'fight skin creases and cleavage wrinkles when sleeping on the side'.
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Cat catches burglar after scratching him and collecting DNA evidence from blood
The pet, named Toothless, scratched criminal Connor Gorton's face, causing blood to spatter the walls of the home in Burnley, Lancashire
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Police storm Cheetham Hill street following reports of gunman opening fire
A witness reported hearing two gunshots
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Robbie Williams must use HAND TOOLS to dig new basement and swimming pool after five-year battle
Planning documents say nothing other than hand tools weighing no more than nine kgs should be used during the works. Robbie has been locked in the bitter dispute over his home in west London.
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UK weather to be hotter than Turkey with 27C scorcher this weekend in last taste of summer
SUMMER will deliver one last hurrah on Saturday before 80F sunshine gives way to 10 days of wind and rain.
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Man who went to Arabian Nights party says Justin Trudeau's blackface costume 'stood out'
Roger Husband spoke to Global News to defend Trudeau's costume but say it 'stood out' against those of the students he was teaching at West Point Grey Academy.
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Facebook suspends thousands of apps after Cambridge Analytica data scandal
We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story
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'15 years of age... with knives, fighting over something probably insignificant': PCSO's powerful warning after young lad stabbed at south Manchester park
'If yesterday went horribly wrong, as we know it can, the park could have been the site of a memorial today'
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Southampton v Bournemouth: Premier League – live!
Premier League updates from the 8pm BST kick-off Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendAnd you can get in touch with Rob here 7.04pm BST Southampton (4-2-2-2) Gunn; Cedric, Bednarek, Vestegaard, Danso; Romeu, Hojbjerg; Ward-Prowse, Boufal; Adams, Redmond.Substitutes: McCarthy, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Long, Ings.Bournemouth (4-2-3-1) Ramsdale; Stacey, S Cook, Ake, Rico; Billing, Lerma; H Wilson, Solanke, King; C Wilson.Substitutes: Boruc, Simpson, Mepham, Surman, Ibe, L Cook, Fraser. 5.21pm BST Hello and welcome to live coverage of Southampton v Bournemouth from St Mary’s. The New Forest derby, as this is apparently known, is a bit of a newfangled rivalry. The two teams met only twice between 1960 and 2010, and overall this is only their 30th match. Bournemouth, in fact, have never won away to Southampton – not at St Mary’s, not at the Dell, not even when they were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic. The last eight meetings between these sides have occurred in the Premier League, though; and with Portsmouth still recovering from their big crash a decade ago, these two are fighting for supremacy on the south coast. Continue reading...
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Student, 19, found hanged after 'unacceptable' wait for mental health appointment
The family of University of Liverpool student Ceara Thacker was not informed she had taken an overdose three months before her death, an inquest heard
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Liverpool and Man City are in a two-horse race for title - but one thing splits them
ROBBIE SAVAGE: Liverpool and Manchester City are already in a two-horse race - but the Reds have the edge
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Daniel Dubois is a real heavyweight prospect but isn't ready for Tyson Fury just yet
BARRY MCGUIGAN: Daniel Dubois takes on Ebenezer Tetteh for the Commonwealth title next Friday but already has Fury in his sights
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Dimitar Berbatov believes Pep Guardiola will enjoy defensive challenge at Man City
Manchester City currently only have one fit centre-back due to injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones.
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Saudi-led forces launch airstrikes on Yemen city Hodeidah
Houthi rebels say attacks on four sites violate ceasefire agreement Saudi-led forces have launched airstrikes north of the Yemen port city of Hodeidah, claiming they were targeting Houthi rebels’ capacity to mount remote-controlled assaults on shipping in the Red Sea.The Houthi rebels, battling Saudi support for the UN-recognised Yemen government for the past five years, claimed the airstrikes on four sites were in violation of the ceasefire agreement signed in December 2018 in Stockholm. A Houthi military spokesman described the assault as a serious escalation and a reprisal for the Houthi-claimed assault on Saudi oil installations last weekend. Continue reading...
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'I saw someone being battered in the street by racist thugs screaming at him to speak English... when I tried to help, I was knocked out cold'
"'One of the men said to me ‘you want to be next?’"
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Chelsea star Danny Drinkwater caught headbutting man in club
He was reportedly trying to hit on another footballer's girlfriend
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Is Bethany Platt leaving Coronation Street?
Actress Lucy Fallon has revealed the truth.
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Antarctic glaciers are moving towards the sea '100 percent' faster than previously thought 
Scientists discovered that meltwater is causing some glaciers to move at speeds 100 percent faster than average -- up to 400 meters per year -- for a period of several days multiple times per year.
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Prince Andrew accuser says she was just 17 when pair had sex as Epstein scandal continues
JEFFREY EPSTEIN victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre has described in detail her claims made against Prince Andrew, alleging the Queen’s son gave her vodka at a London nightclub when she was just 17 before they had sex at Ghislaine Maxwell’s townhouse later that night.
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Mother outraged after school moves her autistic son’s desk into toilet
Lucas Goodwin was left too scared to return to school after teachers found a bizarre solution to his mother's request for a quiet workspace
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Jeremy Corbyn rules out forming a coalition government if he fails to win the next general election
Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out forming a coalition government after the next general election should Labour fail to win an outright majority.
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EastEnders reveals date drama for Ballum as Ben Mitchell's decision upsets Callum Highway
EastEnders fans are desperate for Ben Mitchell and Callum Highway to get together, but there could be drama ahead
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Martin Rowson on the climate crisis and Brexit – cartoon
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No deal Brexit closer than ever as EU brands Boris Johnson's proposals 'unsatisfactory'
HOPES of a Brexit deal have been dealt a blow after a leaked European Commission memo suggested draft plans submitted by the UK Government fail to offer an acceptable alternative to the backstop plan for the Irish border.
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Ethics watchdog issues unprecedented warning to Government over 'tone' of debate
A letter from the Commissioner for Standards in Public Live warns democracy is 'under threat' if politicians can't speak their mind without fear
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Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West 'receive a warning on animal harassment' after antelope video
The media personality, 38, and her husband, 42, were given a warning for a video in which the rapper could be seen driving alongside American antelope in Wyoming, TMZ reported on Friday.
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Wrightbus: Growing fears for future of Ballymena company
North Antrim MP Ian Paisley said he understands talks have failed to reach a conclusion.
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EuroMillions results LIVE: Lottery numbers for Friday 20th £167m draw
What are tonight's Euro lotto results? Here are the numbers for the £167m draw, plus the Lucky Stars, Thunderball and Millionaire Maker codes for Friday, September 20
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Naby Keita returns to Liverpool training after injury as talented youngster joins first team
Leighton Clarkson joined the Liverpool first team as Jurgen Klopp put them through their paces in the sun on Friday
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Imelda's toll in Texas: Flooding and fears about a bridge
At least two dead as hundreds of homes flooded and thousands left without power
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The Guardian view on transport emissions: the trouble with planes and automobiles | Editorial
The headline figure of a 44% cut in the UK’s total emissions conceals a multitude of failures, with motor traffic and aviation high on the listIf the success of an event like Friday’s school strike can be measured, it is in the extent to which it changes the climate of opinion. Individuals, unions and other organisations that took part in the strike must play their part in reducing emissions. But when it comes to limiting global heating, governments have far more levers than anyone else. Global cooperation by politicians is essential to tackling the climate emergency. Since states are the world’s most powerful organisations, many of the solutions will inevitably be national.In terms of their current and historic carbon emissions, and efforts to reduce them, there are huge differences between countries. There is no one-size-fits-all model of decarbonisation. In the UK, like everywhere else, progress is nowhere near fast enough. Carbon dioxide emissions have been falling for six years, and are at their lowest level since the reign of Queen Victoria. A law passed in June commits the government to reduce them to net zero by 2050, with any residual greenhouse gas pollution offset by emissions-reduction schemes. Continue reading...
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