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Somerset homes shaken as 3.2 magnitude earthquake strikes
The 3.2 magnitude struck in Somerset causing houses to shake, says the British Geological Survey.
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Somerset earthquake: 'Houses shake' as southwest struck by 3.4-magnitude tremor
People report feeling settees and beds shaking as tremors hit several towns and villages
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Lee Dixon defends Freddie Ljungberg and singles out Sokratis and Lucas Torreira for Brighton’s winner
The Gunners gave a very poor performance on Thursday night.
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Cruise ship with over 900 passengers on board is stranded off Australia's south coast
A cruise ship carrying 900 passengers is stranded in the sea off Australia after losing power. The Vasco da Gama, which left from London, is drifting in the ocean off Adelaide after losing power.
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Third of Thomas Cook customers who claimed refunds have still not received their money back
The Civil Aviation Authority originally said that all valid Atol-protected claims made on the first day of its refund programme would be paid within 60 days - or by this Friday. But now admits this cannot be met.
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Children are fighting air pollution in their schools by planting trees
Across the country some 6,500 schools educating 2.6 million children are in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution, it has been estimated, all largely caused by cars.
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Taron Egerton says he ‘fell in love’ with Elton John while preparing to star in Rocketman biopic
He and music icon Elton formed a real friendship.
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R Kelly faces bribery charges related to his 1994 marriage to singer Aaliyah
Kelly is accused of bribing an Illinois official to obtain a fake ID before his nuptials to the then 15 year oldR Kelly is facing new bribery charges apparently related to his 1994 marriage to the R&B singer Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time.A revised indictment in federal court in Brooklyn accuses Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a “fraudulent identification document” for someone identified only as “Jane Doe” on 30 August 1994. Continue reading...
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Dan Osborne furiously denies threesome cheating claims made by former CBB co-star
EXCLUSIVE: The former TOWIE star has angrily hit back at claims that he had a threesome with two of his former housemate behind wife Jacqueline Jossa's back
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Opera singer Katherine Jenkins mugged after going to help woman
Two teenagers arrested after star saw older woman being attacked on London streetOpera singer Katherine Jenkins was mugged in south-west London after she intervened in a “vicious” street robbery, her agent has said.The 39-year-old was on her way to a rehearsal at about 3.10pm on Wednesday when she witnessed an elderly woman being attacked. Continue reading...
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Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster fires warning to next Hornets boss
Foster warns the rot has set in at Watford after poor end to last season - and says new manager must bring in players who 'come prepared for a scrap'
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GP patients will have their entire genome screened for clues of disease in hope of using it in NHS
Researchers will assess how patients in London cope psychologically with results of Whole Genome Sequencing, which is able to spot clues of diseases such as cancer.
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NHS hospitals are 'unable to share medical records because they use different computer software'
Experts at Imperial College London found that just 77 per cent of NHS hospitals use electronic records and those that do use 21 different systems, some of which are not compatible with others.
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Freddie Ljungberg reacts to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang running to the toilet during Arsenal defeat
The Arsenal skipper was caught short while his team were trailing.
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Humans are being exposed to 44 TIMES more BPA than first thought
Researchers at Washington State University devised a new way to test urine levels of harmful chemicals from plastics called BPAs. The findings suggest the FDA overestimates their safety.
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'It felt like a bird smashed into our windows': Shock as 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattles SOMERSET 
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake has been felt in Yeovil (aerial view of the area, pictured), south Somerset.
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SARAH VINE lists the gifts men should NEVER buy for women
SARAH VINE: Men should never buy women sexy lingerie, improving books, a Peloton exercise bike and gift sets. Other writers reveal how their partners doubled up on gifts and couldn't be bothered.
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Garth - 6th December 2019
Garth is the Mirror’s time-travelling comic strip superhero. The strip originally ran from 1943 to 1997. Due to public demand, reprints of classic stories began in 2011
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The Gag Vault - 6th December 2019
Get your daily dose of 'The Gag Vault'
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Perishers - 6th December 2019
Perishers originally ran from 1959 to 2006. The strip is still so popular today that we decided to reprint the best of the strips by Maurice Dodd and Dennis Collins
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Andy Capp - 6th December 2019
Andy Capp has been a favourite part of the Daily Mirror since 1957. Enjoy the adventures of Andy Capp and wife Flo every day
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Britain has closed almost 800 libraries since 2010, figures show
Annual survey shows sharp cuts to local authority funding have led to the loss of 17% of branches, alongside sharp staff and funding shortfalls Almost 800 libraries have closed since the Conservative government implemented austerity in 2010, new figures reveal.The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (Cipfa) annual survey of the UK’s libraries, excluding Northern Ireland, shows there are 3,583 library branches still open in the UK – 35 fewer than last year. Since 2010, 773 have closed. Continue reading...
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Sol Campbell: ‘Trouble is people got the wrong end of the stick about me’
Southend’s manager discusses self-confidence, how nothing has come easy and why he is loving life near the foot of League OneSix weeks in and the Sol Campbell regime at Southend has already claimed its first victim. On taking charge at the League One club in October, he quickly identified the players’ diet as one immediate area for improvement and banned ketchup and fizzy drinks from the canteen. At training, a plethora of fitness and conditioning tests sort the greyhounds from the gourmands. Campbell may still be relatively new to the coaching game but he means business.The data doesn’t lie but then nor does the league table. It shows Southend in 22nd place, with one win and an alarming 53 goals conceded. This is the sort of form that did for Campbell’s predecessor, Kevin Bond, and unless Campbell can turn things around in a hurry – ketchup or no ketchup – relegation awaits. There are plenty out there who would not mourn this in the slightest. Continue reading...
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Gangs of mice are attacking albatrosses and eating their chicks alive on remote island
The RSPB has filmed the shocking attacks on Gough Island for the first time, and have deemed the new behaviour an ‘environmental catastrophe’
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Britain has become a less caring place since Tories took power, new study finds
Two out of three people surveyed by charity Action for Happiness believe Britain has become less caring over the past decade - and you're more likely to be caring if you voted Remain
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‘Brexit Party is not finished!’ Farage urged to stand firm at election after 4 MEPs quit
NIGEL FARAGE’s Brexit Party is far from finished, despite four MEP’s leaving the party to back the Conservatives at the general election, an exclusive poll of Express.co.uk readers has found.
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BBC Question Time LIVE: Brexiteer Tice to clash with Labour and SNP over election plans
BBC QUESTION TIME returns live tonight from Hull, in the penultimate week before the UK goes to the polls for the General Election.
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Nicola Sturgeon admits disappointments in education survey
NICOLA Sturgeon has finally admitted that maths and science performance in Scotland’s schools is “not good enough” as the full extent of their decline in global rankings was revealed.
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Soul singer Celeste named winner of Brits rising star award
The British Jamaican artist beat Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes to the prize, formerly known as the critics’ choice awardSoul singer Celeste Waite has been named the winner of the Brits rising star award. The 25-year-old described the prize as “a huge honour”, citing a childhood spent watching and being inspired by performers at the annual music awards ceremony.She beat fellow nominees Beabadoobee, a solo indie artist signed to the 1975’s label, Dirty Hit, and jazz-influenced songwriter Joy Crookes. Formerly known as the Brits critics’ choice award, the prize has previously predicted the success of artists including Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, Adele and Sam Fender. Continue reading...
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Winter Love Island spares no expense with lavish villa twice the size of Mallorca's
Located in South Africa's most exclusive area, the villa is twice the size of the summer series' Mallorcan villa as show in newly released aerial shots of the luxury complex
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Kevin Hart shakes off crash injury as he joins Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson at Jumanji premiere
He was all smiles on the red carpet.
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Hollyoaks spoilers: James Sutton reveals all on John Paul McQueen’s return
He comes face to face with old friends and enemies.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'will make it to the White House' in Presidency bid
Kim's pal Jonathan Cheban, aka Foodgod, reckons the pair will end up being the President and First Lady of the United States
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Experts believe allowing customers to take their time could give needed boost to struggling stores
The idea was championed at the Future of Ageing conference held in London. A survey by Age UK found four in ten people over 65 felt retailers had little interest in their needs.
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Katherine Jenkins 'in tears after being mugged as she heroically stops assault'
Classical singer Katherine Jenkins was allegedly a victim of a street robbery after she reportedly stepped in to save a pensioner from being attacked
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Freddie Ljungberg admits Arsenal’s players were ‘scared’ during Brighton defeat
'Ljungberg was not happy.'
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British epic war film 1917 'was a drag' to film, says producer Sam Mendes
Skyfall director Sam Mendes helms this starry World War One drama says they come across 'cigarette-gate' while creating the epic war film
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Brexit: Modern politicians show 'unprecedented readiness to lie', says Tusk
Brexit 'one of the most spectacular mistakes' in history of the EU, former European Council leader claims
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TOM LEONARD on Marlon Brando's new biography
TOM LEONARD: A compulsive womaniser and renowned lover, Brando had affairs with actresses Marilyn Monroe, Ursula Andress and Rita Moreno, and bedded hundreds of other women.
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Video shows final hours of sick teen who died in US Border Patrol custody
Published by ProPublica, the footage casts doubt on agents’ care of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who was found dead 20 MayVideo of the US Border Patrol cell where a 16-year-old from Guatemala died of the flu shows the teen writhing and collapsing on the floor for hours before he was found dead.The footage published Thursday by ProPublica calls into question the border patrol’s treatment of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who was found dead 20 May. Continue reading...
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I’m A Celebrity gets awkward as Myles Stephenson reads Dan Obsorne’s letter following cheating allegations
Fans cringed at the emotional scenes.
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Arsenal vs Brighton: Freddie Ljungberg admits players are 'low on confidence' after drab defeat
The Gunners have now gone nine matches without a win – their worst run in over 42 years
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The leaked Labour anti-Semitism dossier's full sickening charge sheet
A leaked 50-page submission to Britain's equalities watchdog detailed the extraordinary litany of vile abuse faced by Jewish members at Labour Party meetings.
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Transfer news LIVE! Haaland fee boost for Man Utd, Zaha to Chelsea plus latest rumours and gossip
The January Transfer Window opens for business in 27 days, with clubs across the continent thinking about bolstering the squads they upgraded during the summer months.
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Nearly 900,000 deaths in England in 16 years could have been avoided if society was more equal
University College London studied 2.5million deaths before 75 years of age between 2003 and 2018. A third of people died simply because they lived in a deprived area, it's claimed.
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