Dave Prowse death: Star Wars’ Darth Vader actor dies, aged 85
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Man Utd revival facing test with Southampton set to exploit long-term problem
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Full Beaver Moon will appear tomorrow morning - best time to see it from the UK
The Full Beaver Moon will peak on Monday morning, but will appear full for several days, according to NASA
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Mourinho has that sparkle in his eye once again - the special one has returned
Jose Mourinho has spoken with a bitterness that has undermined his achievements in recent months, but the Spurs boss appears to have finally found his mojo again
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Jake Paul vows to knock out Conor McGregor after brutal victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson
Jake Paul has pledged to knock out Conor McGregor after making it successive wins as a professional boxer with a brutal victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.
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UK's only blind therapy cat has been awarded the Blue Cross Medal
Carrots, a four-year-old ginger and white cat and the UK's only blind therapy cat, has won the Blue Cross Medal in recognition of his work helping hospice patients in Bradford.
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Star Wars Darth Vader actor David Prowse dies aged 85
He had battled a short illness.
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AP PHOTOS: Pandemic calls off Christmas markets in Europe
European Christmas markets have joined the long list of annual traditions that were canceled or scaled back this year because of the coronavirus pandemic
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MPs rebelling against coronavirus tiers should try ‘carrying bodies to the mortuary’, says Liverpool mayor
Joe Anderson talks family tragedy, mass testing, Tory ‘pipsqueaks’ – and how his city was pulled back from the Covid brink
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Mike Tyson sets out plans to fight in more exhibition bouts
The 54-year-old drew with Roy Jones Jr at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and it appears the experience has whetted his appetite for more
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Royal Family LIVE: Queen defended as The Crown blasted over 'offensive' scene
THE CROWN'S accuracy has come under fire yet again, as two Royal Navy commanders accused Netflix of "offensively misrepresenting" the Queen's attitude towards Britain's victory in the Falklands War.
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What really happened to Edson Da Costa?
He was 25, a father and a car mechanic. Five minutes after being stopped by police on 15 June 2017, he was lying unresponsive on the ground. After an inquest and inquiry, family and friends are still fighting for justiceThey were cruising at speed down Tollgate Road, the stereo turned high. They all knew they shouldn’t be there, not at this time, not after dark. If you’re from London’s Stratford, showing up in nearby Beckton carried its risks.Jussara Gomes was driving, a fast-talking 23-year-old with an infectious laugh. Beside her, in the passenger seat of the black A-class Mercedes, was Edir Da Costa, known as Edson, a 25-year-old father and car mechanic, swaying exuberantly to hip-hop. Continue reading...
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Mike Tyson teases next exhibition in France after Roy Jones Jr draw
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Amazon Black Friday 2020: Best deals on Apple watches, Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot and more available now
We’re on the hunt for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals across tech, toys and home appliances 
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Snoop Dogg likens Tyson and Jones Jr fight to 'uncles fighting at a BBQ'
Commenter Snoop Dogg hit out against the clash between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr as the two boxers went eight rounds only for the bout to end in a draw
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The brand new bars and restaurants desperate to open but stuck in Tier 3
Despite a difficult year, there are so many new places poised and ready to launch
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Rapper Lil Yase shot dead aged 25 after celebrating Thanksgiving
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The bold new wave of fantasy writers
Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings are giving way to exciting new works by women, queer authors and writers of colour, finds Ed Power, as he talks to Tasha Suri, Evan Winter, Samantha Shannon, AK Larkwood, Emily Tesh, TJ Klune and Hugo Award-winner Rebecca Kuang
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Kate Middleton jokes about having to deal with her children's temper tantrums
The Duchess of Cambridge was answering questions from the members of the public, sent in by her followers on social media
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Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist
An opinion piece published by a hard-line Iranian newspaper has suggested that Iran must attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel carried out the killing of a scientist linked to its disbanded military nuclear program
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Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears
Turkey has changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, confirming what medical groups and opposition parties have long suspected
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Fear and loathing in Dover, where Brexit and Covid meet
Residents of the Kent ferry port vent their fury at tier 3 restrictions about to be imposed on them Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith its fruit-filled orchards, Kent has long prided itself on being the Garden of England. But now there is anger that a couple of rotten apples – the boroughs of Swale and Thanet – have plunged the whole county into tier 3 status when lockdown ends on Wednesday.Last week, seven Conservative MPs from across Kent wrote to Matt Hancock, the health secretary, to attempt to break the tier system down along district or borough lines. Although Swale has England’s highest Covid infection rate at 530 per 100,000 people, the Tunbridge Wells rate is less than a quarter of that and is below the national average Continue reading...
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Inside the world's most festive hotels with Elf suites and year-round Christmas
The best Christmas themed hotels and ridiculously festive suites around the world - including hotels that celebrate Christmas all year
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The beautiful buildings slowly crumbling before our very eyes
Some of the 46 buildings in Greater Manchester which are at risk
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Actor David Prowse who played Darth Vader in original Star Wars trilogy dies age 85
Actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died age 85.
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Brexit LIVE: EU ordered to rethink fishing plan as UK will ‘NEVER’ accept bloc's demands
BRITAIN has demanded EU chiefs bring "fresh thinking" to post-Brexit trade deal talks and concedes on fishing rights ahead of what Downing Street said could be the final week of negotiations.
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Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies aged 85
Former weightlifter and actor best known for playing Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies has died, his agent has saidDavid “Dave” Prowse, the actor best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85, his agent has said.Agent Thomas Bowington said: “It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client Dave Prowse MBE has passed away at the age of 85.” Continue reading...
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Driver reported for lockdown breach after travelling 200 miles to buy car
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US reports several explosions heard in Eritrea's capital
The U.S. Embassy in Eritrea says six explosions were heard Saturday night in the capital, Asmara
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A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin story
Reports in state media signal an intensifying propaganda effort to place the birth of the virus in other countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNearly a year after doctors identified the first cases of a worrying new disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the country appears to be stepping up a campaign to question the origins of the global Covid-19 pandemic.State media has been reporting intensively on coronavirus discovered on packaging of frozen food imports, not considered a significant vector of infection elsewhere, and research into possible cases of the disease found outside China’s borders before December 2019. Continue reading...
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What it's like to be mum to 300 kids
Dubbed Nigeria’s Mother Theresa, Lydia Ina, had a 23-year career as a foster carer looking after after hundreds of children
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Asia Today: Cambodia tracks contacts after family infected
Cambodian officials say a family of six and another man tested positive for the coronavirus in a rare case of local infection, and Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed concern that the woman believed to be the source had traveled extensively in the country, including the capital
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Boris Johnson plots new laws to protect UK democracy from ‘woke Californian’ tech giants
BORIS JOHNSON is reportedly contemplating new laws to stop "woke Californian" tech companies interfering in British elections.
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Darth Vader star dead at 85: British actor David Prowse dies  
The British actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars triology has died aged 85.
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"Merry Christmas with family could mean burying them in New Year" expert warns
Leading epidemiologist Dr Gabriel Scally said he will avoid meeting his relatives this festive season due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19 when spending time with others indoors
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Meet the grandma running ultra-marathons at 70
Some of Greater Manchester's most incredible pensioners have been brought together to tell their life stories, documenting a century of change
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Let Us Dream by Pope Francis review – the holy father of fraternity
In reflections written during lockdown, the pontiff adds his weight to a growing group of people seeking a return to community-minded valuesNot long into these reflections on the lessons of a traumatic year, Pope Francis offers a line from his favourite poet, Friedrich Hölderlin: “Where the danger is, grows the saving power.” At moments of personal trial throughout his life, Francis writes, these words have helped him navigate the crisis. Though moments of reckoning will strip us bare, absolute vulnerability leaves us open to moments of grace and revelation.Short enough to read in a single sitting, Let Us Dream is written in the spirit of that insight and throws down a spiritual gauntlet to the reader. The distillation of summer discussions with the English Catholic commentator and author Austen Ivereigh, the book is recognisably a product of that strange, surreal first phase of the coronavirus pandemic. As patients fought for breath in overwhelmed intensive care wards, our streets fell silent and lockdown brought the world to a shuddering halt. Calamities such as this, says Francis, can be a “threshold” experience, dividing one era from another. “This is a moment to dream big,” he writes, “to rethink our priorities – what we value, what we want, what we seek – and commit to act in our daily life on what we have dreamed of.” Continue reading...
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The big picture: revolution in the air
John Cohen found a country looking to break free of colonial rule in his light-filled image of Morocco in the 50sThe American photographer and folk musician John Cohen was 23 when, in 1955, the idea first formed in his head to go to Morocco. Cohen subsequently became famous as the first chronicler of the young Bob Dylan, and was a friend to Jack Kerouac, but his desire to visit north Africa was more a whim than any beatnik pilgrimage. “That was my first trip out, my first adventure,” he noted before his death last year. “I went to the New York phone book, because I thought maybe I needed a visa.”There was no embassy listed, just a “Moroccan office of information”. That proved to be an upstairs apartment in the borough of Queens. There, Cohen found a man who explained how he was lobbying the UN for Moroccan independence. He wrote Cohen a note in Arabic with instructions to present it to a ship’s chandler, who worked on the docks in Tangier. “He’ll send you on to the others.” Cohen thought: “The others?” Continue reading...
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'I just didn't see myself represented in the travel industry': Ella Paradis of The Black Explorer
The founder of a new magazine created by and for Black travellers talks about the motivation behind the launch, her own travels and the people who inspire herI was around seven or eight years old, sitting in my plane seat as a giddy, unaccompanied minor. My brother and I were on an eight-hour flight to Kingston, Jamaica. I didn’t cry when we waved goodbye to our mum at the departure gate and walked off with the airline staff.All I could think about was six weeks of sea and sun with my grandma. This was the beginning of my love for travel – something I didn’t realise until speaking to Ella Paradis, founder and editor of a new magazine, the Black Explorer. Like many second- and third-generation kids in the UK who travel across the globe to see family, she had had a similar experience to mine. Continue reading...
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Gospel choir celebrate everyday heroes in a gritty nativity remake
Alternative story of Bethlehem’s lowly key workers was made in a day on a shoestring budget. Now it’s getting a TV showcaseWhen a London gospel choir decided to make a film about an alternative nativity, they had modest ambitions to share it via YouTube and festivals.That was last summer, when no one knew what 2020 had in store. But by the time it was finished, the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir’s film The Night Watchmen’s Nativity turned out to have remarkable prescience in its themes, as well as being – in a year with scant TV offerings because of the pandemic – a rare original programme for Christmas 2020. All of which is why the low-budget project, filmed in a day, has been bought by Sky Arts and will be showcased as one of its key festive offerings, due to be broadcast on 6 December. Continue reading...
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The photo is the clue: Arthur Conan Doyle’s love for his Lost World hero
Author dressed up as Professor Challenger, whom he preferred over his Sherlock creationSir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Challenger, the fictional scientist and explorer who discovers a forgotten land of dinosaurs, went on to inspire a string of adventure films, including Jurassic Park. He was a headstrong and irascible antihero, but there is now proof he also served as his creator’s literary alter ego.The evidence of handwritten notes and amendments, laid out this week with the first publication of the full manuscript of Conan Doyle’s original and most famous Challenger story, The Lost World, show the author not only posed for a photograph of himself dressed as the professor, but also initially gave the character his own age and address. Continue reading...
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If Rishi Sunak fears for the deficit, why does he back Brexit? | William Keegan
The chancellor’s hawkish turn is strange in a man so relaxed about the loss of output, and revenues, from leaving the EUMy Irish mother taught me always to “try to see the good in people”. Alas, with this government it’s a bit of a problem. George Osborne and his needless austerity programme was bad enough. But this lot are taking bad government to new depths.Last week was very much Chancellor Sunak’s show. His speech on Wednesday was preceded by so many media leaks that very little came as a surprise. But I fear that behind that ingratiating smile lies an insouciant cynicism that, whatever it achieves for his almost naked ambition, will do this country no good at all. Continue reading...
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It's been a bad year for the number crunchers | Torsten Bell
People seem to neither understand nor trust key economic data but there’s a silver lining for us wonks This has been a bad year for bad news. Last week’s disappointment was laser-targeted at those of us who spend our days analysing the likes of GDP and unemployment figures: apparently, no one believes a word of it. So says new research supported by the very people producing the nation’s statistics (the imaginatively named Office for National Statistics). Having surveyed the public, the authors conclude that they have a pretty loose understanding of the economic statistics thrown at them. Worse, they don’t trust them. Less than half could define GDP and many believe unemployment and inflation are higher than official figures show.This comes hard on the heels of the data fail that saw 16,000 positive Covid test results drop off the bottom of an Excel spreadsheet, meaning thousands more people at risk of infection were not contacted. Continue reading...
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Emmerdale spoilers: Special episode revealed as Rhona reacts to Laurel’s baby decision
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Facundo Pellistri is proving he can solve Man Utd wing problem
Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri has quickly adapted to life in England following his summer transfer.
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Man Utd predicted line-up vs Southampton as Solskjaer battles injury woes
Man Utd have injury concerns surrounding five first team players with Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof among those trying to be fit for Sunday's clash at Southampton
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