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Queen Elizabeth II used to play ‘spitting game’ at Frogmore with Princess Margaret
THE QUEEN took part in a "spitting competition" with her sister Princess Margaret when the pair were growing up according to a new book.
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Enola Holmes review: Millie Bobby Brown is a young heroine to inspire the next generation
<p>The actor, who’s normally confined to scowling and flipping cars on Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’, gets to be witty, candid, and confident </p>
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One in three adults to download long-awaited NHS coronavirus app
<p>Take up of 15 per cent expected to affect ‘R’ rate   </p>
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Skunk Anansie: ‘Every black woman with an opinion is an “angry black woman” – that is how they are portrayed’
<p>In an interview with the Nineties rock band, singer Skin tells Ed Power about the Stormzy beef that wasn’t, being excluded from the Britpop set and why racism doesn’t date</p>
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Taiwan: China's military flew planes toward island on 3 days
Taiwan said China sent two military surveillance planes toward the island for the past three days and it tracked them and dispatched patrols in response
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Giants beat Rockies 7-2 to take lead in NL wild-card race
Mauricio Dubón hit a three-run homer off reliever Yency Almonte in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Wednesday night to move barely in front in a crowded NL wild-card race
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Coronavirus: Ministers to discuss imposing hospitality curfew
Pubs and restaurants in the UK must close at 22:00 BST and in the Republic of Ireland it is 23:30.
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Amnesty: Migrants face 'vicious cycle of cruelty' in Libya
Amnesty International says thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have been forcefully disappeared after being taken out of unofficial detention centers run by militias allied with the U.N.-supported government in the capital, Tripoli
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Katie Price defends Carl Woods saying her family 'hated all her ex boyfriends'
Katie Price has hit out at her ex boyfriends and husbands, including Peter Andre, by saying that her family despised how she was treated by them all
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Two dead as high-speed police chase in Salford ends with crash
Two men have died and three people have been taken to hospital after a crash following a police chase in Salford.
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Zayn Malik, 27, and Gigi Hadid, 25, welcome baby girl
Congratulations!
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Opal Tometi, co-founder of Black Lives Matter: 'I do this because we deserve to live'
Seven years ago Tometi helped to create what is possibly the biggest protest movement in US history. She explains what the critics of BLM get wrong, how her family’s story made her an activist and why she is certain the movement will succeedMaybe Opal Tometi is not the image of a great US civil rights leader that lives in your head. For a start, she is not an austere man in a dark suit, but a 36-year-old woman in pilates gear, who laughs often and generously. She doesn’t need the sonorous tones of a Southern Baptist preacher to make her point – she has social media – and with Nigerian-born parents her ancestors were not among those enslaved and transported across the Atlantic several centuries ago. Yet, as one of the three founders of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi has helped to reignite the civil rights movement.BLM was formed in 2013 when Oakland-based organiser Alicia Garza felt moved to respond to the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman had the year before shot dead an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida, and Garza posted an impassioned message on Facebook. Patrisse Cullors shared the post with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, and an inspired Tometi built the BlackLivesMatter.com website, choosing yellow and black as its signature colours. And with that a movement was born. Continue reading...
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10,000 more deaths than usual occurred in UK homes since June
Excess deaths in private homes prompts fears people are avoiding hospitals due to CovidSome 10,000 more deaths than usual have occurred in peoples’ private homes since mid June, long after the peak in Covid deaths, prompting fears that people may still be avoiding health services and delaying sending their loved ones to care homes.It brings to more than 30,000 the total number of excess deaths happening in people’s homes across the UK since the start of the pandemic. Continue reading...
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Why Manchester United might be waiting to bid for Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho is Man United's priority target in this transfer market but the club have not even bid for him more than eight weeks into the window.
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The Man City youngsters set to face Bournemouth - five things to watch out for
Pep Guardiola has warned he will have to play the kids in Carabao Cup - but who will he select?
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Liverpool predicted XI vs Lincoln in Carabao Cup as quartet set for first starts
The third-round trip to the Imps hands Reds boss Jurgen Klopp the chance to name a heavily-rotated team which is likely to include academy starlets and new signings
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Dismay over Breonna Taylor spills into America's streets
Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death has poured into America’s streets
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A's beat Dodgers 6-4 on Laureano's 9th-inning homer
Ramon Laureano broke a ninth-inning tie with a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night in a matchup of West division champions
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Meghan Markle greets TV guest with special connection to Archie in ANOTHER star appearance
MEGHAN Markle has made her second television appearance in one week, this time speaking out in support of an America's Got Talent contestant who shares the same name as her son Archie.
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Salford crash: Two dead and three injured as high speed police chase goes HORRIBLY wrong
A POLICE chase in Salford has resulted in a crash with two people dead and three others sustaining serious injuries.
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Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks
An Associated Press investigation into the invisible workforce of millions of laborers toiling in the palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia found many of them suffering from various forms of exploitation — the most serious including child labor, outright slavery and allegations of rape
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Sir Harold Evans, trail-blazing newspaper editor, dies aged 92
Legendary British-American media figure was behind major investigations including exposure of thalidomide scandalSir Harold Evans, the legendary editor whose 70-year career as a hard-driving investigative journalist, magazine founder, book publisher and author made him one of the most influential media figures of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 92.Evans died of congestive heart failure in New York, according to his wife Tina Brown. Continue reading...
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Piers Morgan calls out Harry and Meghan for equality talk – ‘Elitist privileged beings!’
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been criticised by Piers Morgan after becoming increasingly vocal about the US' upcoming presidential election.
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Two dead after car collides into two vehicles during high speed police chase
Police spotted a car driving at speed in Frederick Road, Salford, on Wednesday evening with the pursued vehicle then colliding with two others
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Gigi Hadid is 'so in love' with daughter as she shares new pic of baby
Model Gigi Hadid has shared her first photo of her baby daughter after boyfriend Zayn Malik welcomed her to the world with a sweet snap
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Charlie Edwards warns he is a &apos;different animal&apos; at bantamweight but remains realistic over title hopes
Charlie Edwards says he is a 'completely different animal' fighting at bantamweight as he prepares for his meeting with Kyle Williams on Saturday.
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NASA appeals to extra funding to avoid China gaining HUGE strategic advantage
CHINA could gain strategic advantage in space if the US does not maintain a presence in Earth's orbit once the International Space Station is withdrawn, Nasa chief Jim Bridenstine has warned.
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GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight
President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters
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Progressives pledge to keep pushing Biden to expand court
Since Joe Biden ran away with the Democratic presidential nomination in March, leading progressives have accepted him — sometimes grudgingly — as their party’s leader
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Pompeo shatters diplomatic norms with political appearances
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is ignoring criticism and forging ahead with events that have overtly political overtones ahead of the presidential election
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Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke
Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions
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Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes
Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of coronavirus continues to recede
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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Thursday, September 24
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Exclusive: Andy Cole pinpoints why Man United have struggled in transfer window
Much of the Man United fan anger has been directed at Ed Woodward and the Glazers with only Donny van de Beek signed so far.
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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcome &apos;healthy and beautiful&apos; daughter
Zayn Malik has announced he and Gigi Hadid have welcomed a "healthy & beautiful" daughter.
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UK weather forecast: Gale force Atlantic winds bring ‘FIRST FROST’ as temperatures plummet
BRITAIN will be hit by strong gale force winds and heavy rain on Thursday as temperatures continue to drop.
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Two men killed in Salford crash during police pursuit
Police had been pursing a speeding car when it crashed with two other vehicles in Salford.
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Tottenham fans excited after transfer chief Steve Hitchen is &apos;spotted in Italy&apos; amid Milan Skriniar links
Tottenham fans are growing increasingly excited after the club's technical performance director was reportedly spotted in Italy amid talks they are closing in on a deal to sign Milan Skriniar.
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Island of Niue considers travelling forward in time to catch up with New Zealand
Pacific nation has strong links to New Zealand, but languishes a day behind it as a result of the somewhat arbitrary international datelineSome on Niue want to travel through time.The lone Pacific island, one of the smallest nations on Earth, is considering jumping west across the international dateline, to come forward in time, almost a full day. Continue reading...
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Dolly Parton sets record straight on tattoo rumours and insists all her ink is ‘tasteful’
The country music legend opens up about her 'tasteful' inking.
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He's a Herro: Heat top Celtics, move a game from NBA Finals
Tyler Herro — still just 20 years old — scored a Heat rookie-record 37 points, Jimmy Butler had 24 and Miami beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals
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Liverpool transfer round-up as Jurgen Klopp's Reds end Ismaila Sarr interest
Al the latest transfer news as Liverpool prepare for a Carabao Cup meeting with Lincoln City on Thursday before continuing their title defence against Arsenal on Monday.
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Andy Cole questions Manchester United defensive transfer search
Man Utd spent big on Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the 2019 summer transfer window but have been heavily linked with defenders this year.
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