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New Zealand speaker Trevor Mallard holds MP Tamati Coffey’s baby during debate
The speaker said 'today a VIP took the chair with me'.
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Tom Holland’s dad believes deal will be made between Sony and Disney over Spider-Man’s future
Tom Holland has yet to comment on the news Spider-Man is exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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How many episodes of Deep Water are left and when is the finale?
It's a big hit so far.
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Best Results Day memes for GCSE results today
We need memes and we need them now - it is GCSE Results Day 2019 and only a social media share can do the job
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Thursday briefing: Brexit bullying blights school life
‘A group followed me around chanting “Ukip”’ … enduring mystery of Robert Maxwell’s death … and what next for Spider-Man?Hello, I’m Warren Murray, your news point-person this morning. Continue reading...
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Jamie Foxx denies romance with 21-year-old singer amid Katie Holmes split
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are thought to have split after six years.
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Meghan Markle instagram video shows her work with charity for getting women into work
The Duchess of Sussex posted the video of her latest collaboration with a charity that helps vulnerable women get back into work.
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South Korea concerned over food safety at Olympics with events slated for Fukushima
Talks to take place over food provision at Tokyo GamesFukushima to host baseball and softball games next yearSouth Korea is considering making its own arrangements to feed its athletes at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, citing concerns over the safety of food from Fukushima, media reports said.In addition, South Korean sports authorities have requested that international groups be permitted to monitor radiation levels during the 2020 Games. Continue reading...
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Couple get married again after husband with dementia forgot first wedding
Bill Duncan forgot that Anne was his wife and became convinced that she was his new girlfriend.
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The devastating blow the Queen once dealt to Tony Blair in a private meeting revealed
QUEEN ELIZABETH has seen 14 Prime Ministers enter office during her time as the Head of State.
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UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs
Scathing report says Tory governments have held back progress on clean energy goalsThe government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, MPs have saidIn a scathing parliamentary report, the cross-party science and technology select committee said recent Conservative governments have promised more but done less on the climate crisis, which has left several gaping policy holes that need to be filled. Continue reading...
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Justin Trudeau: the rise and fall of a political brand
Thanks to his clever use of social media, he was dubbed the first prime minister of the Instagram age – but after four years in power, cracks in his image have started to show. By Ashifa KassamOn the last night of March 2012, Justin Trudeau climbed into a boxing ring in downtown Ottawa, the Canadian capital, intent on rescuing his public image. He was clad in a lustrous red robe, the colour of the Liberal party, for which he was then a junior member of parliament. In the opposite corner, wearing Tory blue, was a young aboriginal leader and Conservative senator named Patrick Brazeau, who is a former navy reservist and a second-degree black belt in karate. Bookies had given the lanky Trudeau, a former high school teacher, three-to-one odds against.The televised match was ostensibly a fundraiser for cancer research, but in Ottawa it became a sensation – a display of partisan pageantry rarely seen in the staid world of Canadian politics, where “bland works” had been the watchword of one long-serving provincial premier. The fight’s symbolism was lost on no one: in recent years, the Conservatives had battered the Liberals, turning a narrow lead in the 2006 election into a majority government by 2011. The Liberal party, which had governed Canada for much of the 20th century, had been reduced to a historically low number of seats. Continue reading...
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I want Tesco's packaging overhaul to plug into a new national framework | Dave Lewis
CEO says retailer has recycling targets for itself and its suppliers but wider collaboration is neededTesco promises to ban brands that use excessive packagingIt’s almost two years since the television series Blue Planet II ignited a long overdue debate which captured the nation’s attention, pricked our collective conscience and brought a focus to tackling the problem of plastic. The proliferation of plastic in society remains a challenge, and something everyone involved in the consumer goods industry must tackle. But plastic is part of a bigger packaging conundrum, one that we need to address in full.And as we move into the second phase of our packaging plan, that’s what we are trying to do. Continue reading...
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My best shot: Rena Effendi on haymaking in Transylvania
‘The light was soft … They were so graceful. They are the last peasants, the last of their kind’In 2012, I travelled to Transylvania to document what is effectively the last remaining bucolic landscape of Europe. England, for example, has lost most of its hay meadows because of large-scale agriculture, but in Romania this kind of small-scale sustainable way of farming persists. It survived the Ceaușescu regime. It survived the EU. Today, however, it is a vanishing way of life as young people increasingly choose to migrate to western Europe in search of work and faster money. I spent three weeks in Maramureş in the northern Carpathian mountains, exploring life in six tiny hamlets, each with no more than 500 inhabitants. It was August, the height of the haymaking season. Families worked in the fields from dawn to dusk. These women were from a village called Breb. I saw their haystacks from the road as my translator and I drove past. I shouted “stop!” and ran out of the car towards them. They smiled at me, but we didn’t talk, they just carried on with what they were doing. It was late in the day, and they were getting ready to go home. The women wear trousers to make hay because the wind blows their skirts up. Here, they were putting their headscarves and their traditional skirts back on. Then they gathered their baskets, in which they’d brought their lunch, and walked back to the village. I followed. The light was very soft, and the shadows long.Cutting hay and stacking it is physically demanding, I tried doing it myself and failed miserably Continue reading...
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Far-right violence is on the rise. Where is the outrage? | Owen Jones
Politicians and media outlets seem happy to fuel the hate-filled ideologies of a once-despised and tiny minorityMohammed Saleem was murdered by a terrorist, and yet you’ve probably never even heard of him. It was April 2013, and the 82-year-old was walking home from evening prayers at a mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham. A Ukrainian neo-Nazi terrorist – who had bombed three mosques – stabbed him three times from behind. “He was a very beautiful, educated man who empowered all of his five daughters – and his sons as well – to pursue education, and loved and appreciated everything Britain gave him,” says Maz Saleem, his daughter. “I’ve spent six years tirelessly campaigning for him to be recognised in a mainstream platform.”(July 22, 2011)  Utøya island and in Oslo, Norway Continue reading...
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Python wars: the snake epidemic eating away at Florida
There are tens of thousands of pythons in the Florida wild, attacking animals and damaging ecosystems – and the quest to stop them has become a collective crusadeOn a Thursday afternoon in St Petersburg, Florida, Beth Koehler crouches over a cairn terrier named Ginger, trimming intently as fur collects around her feet. On Koehler’s arm is a scratch – red, jagged and freshly acquired, though not in the way one might expect of a dog groomer.“There was no way I could pin the head,” Koehler says, referring to the snake that was partly responsible. She had grabbed hold however she could, which made it “pissed”: “It decided to coil up and just throw itself at me.” Startled, Koehler had fallen backwards, cutting herself on a vine – an injury far preferable to the bite of a Burmese python. Continue reading...
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Tesco promises to ban brands that use excessive packaging
Chief executive says hard-to-recycle plastic on own-brand products will be eliminatedI want packaging overhaul to plug into national frameworkTesco has pledged to step up its efforts in the battle against single-use plastic with measures that include banning brands using excessive packaging from Britain’s largest supermarket chain.Dave Lewis, Tesco’s chief executive, said the company would “reserve the right not to list” products with too much non-recyclable packaging from next year onwards, in an article published on theguardian.com. Continue reading...
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The mystery of the influencer and the Instagrammed motorcycle accident
Photos of Tiffany Mitchell’s accident were suspiciously beautiful, and even showed an artfully positioned water bottleTiffany Mitchell, a Nashville-based influencer, was riding her motorcycle when she misjudged a curve and went off the road. Motorcycle accidents are rarely pretty, but this one was beautiful. By incredible luck the only injuries Mitchell appeared to sustain were aesthetically-pleasing grease smudges on her arm. A handsome man was on hand to tend to Mitchell and the entire scene was bathed in soft light, captured on camera and posted on Instagram.When Mitchell first documented her accident, on 31 July, her followers were largely sympathetic. But then doubt started to set in. Why were Mitchell’s injuries so minor? Why had her helmet been removed straightaway when protocol dictates that, in most circumstances, it should stay on? Why had everything been professionally photographed? And, most suspiciously, why was there an artfully positioned bottle of Smartwater in one of the photographs? Was this horrible accident actually a deliberately staged advert? Continue reading...
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California arms traffickers used Snapchat to market illegal weapons
Recent investigations show that in the Bay Area, social media is playing a significant role in firearms salesOne post showed the man walking through a home brandishing a gun with a high-capacity magazine and tapping an unidentified woman on her buttocks with the barrel. In another, he waved a pistol loaded with a 50-round drum magazine in the air while driving a car.They’re two of several Snapchat posts by Anthony Reed, a 22-year-old Nevada resident who prosecutors allege used the social media platform to market weapons in California. Continue reading...
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The murky life and death of Robert Maxwell – and how it shaped his daughter Ghislaine
Was it murder? Suicide? Or just an accident? Almost 30 years before Jeffrey Epstein’s demise, Ghislaine Maxwell was caught up in another shocking and scandal-ridden mysteryAt one time, everyone knew where to find Ghislaine Maxwell. The former aide-de-camp of the disgraced, now deceased, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was a fixture in Manhattan’s most fashionable salons. With an impressive list of contacts, including Prince Andrew and Chelsea Clinton, she was a regular at fundraisers, book launches and society weddings.The last place anyone would have expected to see her was a Los Angeles shopping mall, where the 57-year-old was photographed in a burger joint last week, just days after Epstein’s suicide in a New York jail, where he was being held on charges of sex trafficking underage girls. Continue reading...
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Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea 'join race' for £90m-rated Kai Havertz
The Leverkusen midfielder is at the centre of a transfer war as the race for his signature hots up
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What the new Manchester United transfer list could look like
Man Utd want to sell three players before the European transfer window closes and how their squad looks next season already seems clear.
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Pep Guardiola must avoid third consecutive Man City surprise at Bournemouth
Manchester City head to Bournemouth this weekend and their last two trips proved pivotal in the title race.
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Art, aura and the doomed search for the perfect selfie | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
The cultural critic, Walter Benjamin, would not have approved of the modern way of viewing a Van Gogh or a Da VinciI went to the final day of the Van Gogh exhibition at Tate Britain. It was completely sold out – Van Gogh is about as blockbuster as a show gets. Yet what I found myself gawping at was not the art, but the vast numbers of people crowded around the paintings, looking at the art only through the medium of their phone screens.Visitors jostled for advantage on the approach to the most famous paintings, snapped the canvas (or had their photo snapped in front of it) and swiftly moved on. I watched this happen over and over again, bemused and a little bit baffled. Meanwhile, visitors to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris have complained that they are given barely a minute with the painting before being obliged to shift, despite queuing for hours. If you’ve been, you’ll know this modestly sized Da Vinci is constantly surrounded by a vast ring of tourist paparazzi. Again, no one’s really looking. Or at least, not in the way people used to. Continue reading...
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Jamie Oliver breaks down in tears talking to staff at collapsed restaurant chain
Jamie Oliver's restaurants closed suddenly after falling into financial ruin earlier this year
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Floyd Mayweather's dad "pretty sure" rematch with Manny Pacquaio will happen
Mayweather Snr trained his son for the 2015 bout with Pacquiao and backed his boy to beat him again
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Quentin Tarantino expecting to become dad for first time at 56 with wife Daniella
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino once said he was "too busy" with work to start a family
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GSCE results day 2019: Esther McVey urges students to become bricklayers in surprise move
THE HOUSING minister Esther McVey has today called on pupils receiving their GCSE results to consider becoming brickies.
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UK weather forecast: Met Office health warnings for 33C bank holiday heatweave
The Met Office and Public Health England say there is a 70 per cent chance of heatwave conditions between Saturday and Tuesday
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Jeffrey Epstein buried in unmarked tomb next to parents with all names wiped off
Jeffrey Epstein has reportedly been entombed at the IJ Morris Star of David cemetery in Florida, US, next to his parents
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Teachers failing to protect young eastern Europeans from racism post Brexit vote, researchers say
Student told to f*** off back to country after being followed by chanting group in school
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Can Spider-Man survive outside of the Marvel universe?
Disney and Sony have split over their web-slinging arrangement which could lead to disaster for Spidey or an intriguing new opportunityIs the Marvel Cinematic Universe going to have to say goodbye to its friendly neighborhood Spider-Man? Marvel and Sony discussions on how to share the webslinger’s universe have reached an impasse, meaning Spider-Man is barred from rejoining the Avengers. While there are arguments on both sides as to who is at fault, the stand-off raises an interesting question: if the two companies part ways, can Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters (SUMC) survive without any involvement from Kevin Feige? Related: Spider-Man out of Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney split with Sony Continue reading...
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Royal shock: The surprising celebrity relative Meghan Markle didn't know she had revealed
MEGHAN MARKLE, Duchess of Sussex, met a distant relative after a surprise visit earlier this summer.
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Chislehurst crash: Man, 25, fights for life after 'high-speed' sports car smash
An F Type Jaguar and Audi A5 were allegedly travelling at speed before one hit a lamppost and the other ploughed into a metal bollard
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World health chiefs call for more studies on microplastics in drinking water
'Research gap must be filled but meanwhile governments and businesses must urgently reduce plastic production'
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Real Madrid 'weighing up Bruno Fernandes bid' after stars failed Man Utd transfer
The 24-year-old midfielder was subject from a bid from Tottenham on deadline day but it did not meet Sporting's asking price
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Revealed: Why crowds ‘groaned’ at Prince Charles during shock appearance with Diana
PRINCE CHARLES left crowds “groaning” during a visit to Wales in October 1980.
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Can you pass this GCSE maths test?
Think you're still a big smarty-pants?
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What time are GCSE results 2019 released?
Nerve-raking mornings all round.
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GCSE Results Day 2019: LIVE updates as pupils learn fate under tough new exams
Thousands of school pupils are anxiously waiting to learn their marks after the first year of the Government's tough, more exam-focused regime
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Johnson and Macron to hold ‘frank’ Brexit talks in Paris
French observers fear Britain’s PM is setting up France to take blame over no-deal departureEmmanuel Macron will hold a friendly but “frank” working lunch with Boris Johnson on Thursday after dismissing his request to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement and scrap the Irish backstop as “not an option”.The French president told reporters on Wednesday night that there was a “British democratic crisis” over Brexit and he was seeking “clarification” from Johnson on his proposals as the 31 October exit date approaches. Continue reading...
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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Thursday, August 22
The top stories you're waking up to
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