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When was the last UK General Election and what were the results?
A quick reminder of how things went down last time...
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Silent Witness to return to screens in January with plane crash as new series start date confirmed
Series 23 kicks off with a bang.
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Star Wars fans camp outside iconic Hollywood cinema week before The Rise of Skywalker premiere
They will not miss that movie.
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General election result: Nearly twice as many Labour voters defected over Jeremy Corbyn's leadership than party's Brexit stance, poll finds
More voters turned against Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn rather than Brexit, according a poll probing the reasons for the party's greatest electoral defeat in decades.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street speech in full - he says the country 'deserves a break from politics'
'We are going to unite and level up'
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Danny Aiello death: Do The Right Thing actor dies, aged 86
Actor's literary agent confirms the death
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Election result: 52% of votes go to pro-referendum parties despite decisive victory for the Tories
Vote share split echoes ratio from 2016 referendum
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First look at To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You reveals shock love triangle
Netflix romcom To All The Boys I Loved Before is finally getting its sequel in 2020 but is all okay for the couple played by Lana Candor and Noah Centineo?
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In 75 constituencies, there were no women on the ballot paper – this isn't what my grandmother fought for
There have been small signs of change, but of 650 seats in the Commons, just 220 went to female candidates
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LadBaby calls on Robbie Williams and Dr Dre for sausage roll collab as he aims for second Christmas number 1
He's setting his hopes high.
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Classic Dom clicks his fingers and the celebrations begin | John Crace
Disrupter in chief congratulates himself on his crowning achievement: installing an impostor as prime ministerDominic Cummings shuffled his way through the crowd of Tory activists before merging into the shadows to one side of the Mountbatten room in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. This was how he liked it. To be both seen and unseen. This was his victory. Boris Johnson was just his amoral, frontman clown. He knew it and Boris knew it. Without Classic Dom, the prime minister would be a nobody.Elsewhere, Dom’s Praetorian Guard prepared the room for the start of the impromptu 7am campaign celebration. “Can you move off the platform?” barked one minder. “You’re a health and safety risk.” There was no one within three feet of me. “I thought the whole point of Brexit was that we were going to deregulate this sort of thing,” I replied. The joke didn’t land well. It had been a long night. Continue reading...
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Lily Allen DELETES Twitter account amid furious backlash after saying Tories won due to UK racism
Social media users savaged the left-winger after she slammed the Tory victory this morning after she said the Tories won the election because racism runs deep in the UK.
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Wilbraham Road in Chorlton shut after three car crash with one injured - updates
Police, fire and ambulance services were called to Wilbraham Road at around 3pm on Friday
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Liam Payne goes red for date night with girlfriend Maya Henry in Paris
We're obsessed with Maya's Chanel beanie.
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Mothercare signs exclusive deal with Boots to keep products on UK shelves after stores close down
Mothercare has signed an exclusive deal with Boots to make sure that its mother and baby clothes will still be sold in the UK after all its stores close down.
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NHS England 'on its knees' as performance figures hit new lows
Health service misses targets for A&E care, operations and cancer treatmentThe NHS was “on its knees” even before winter had begun, health service bosses have said as figures showed it missed key waiting-time targets for A&E care, operations and cancer treatment. The performance of the NHS in England in November was yet again its worst ever, prompting concern that it cannot keep up with a relentless rise in the number of people needing care. Continue reading...
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The Grand Tour: Seamen sees Jeremy Clarkson swaps cars for boats
The petrolheads swap cars for boats — and are left up the swanny
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The Queen is hiring someone to manage her social media - and you get paid £50k
You'd be creating content for the Royal Family's social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - and your office would be at Buckingham Palace
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Christian Pulisic must score more goals to reach the next level, says Chelsea manager Frank Lampard
Lamps wants to see so much more from the American!
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Caroline Flack’s boyfriend Lewis Burton claims he was ‘normal’ until they met as she’s arrested and charged with assault
'Bruv, I was normal until I met her.'
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What now for Brexit? Key dates after Boris Johnson wins election by landslide
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Stranger hacks Ring security camera and yells 'wake up, I can see you in bed'
A woman from Georgia in America told police that someone hacked her Ring security camera and demanded she wake up before talking to her puppy through the speaker
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Pep Guardiola confirms Man City transfer plans ahead of January window opening
Injury-hit Man City have endured a tough start to the season and have fallen 14 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool
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Chile: UN calls for prosecution of police and army over response to protests
Security forces acted in ‘fundamentally repressive manner’UN report flags ‘alarmingly high number’ of 345 eye injuriesChilean police and soldiers responded to recent mass protests in a “fundamentally repressive manner”, committing serious human rights violations – including unlawful killings and torture – that should be prosecuted, UN investigators have concluded. Related: Chile security forces' crackdown leaves toll of death and broken bodies Continue reading...
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Women being plagued with debt due to gender pay gap, skyrocketing childcare costs and sexism, campaigners say
'I go hungry. On a weekly basis, I struggle to afford food. I ended up having to get a second job to alleviate the debt. I have gone from a 40-hour work week to a 70-hour week,' says one woman
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Disgusting vandals scratch ‘spaz van’ onto vehicle with wheelchair ramp
Diane Atkins, 55, was 'beyond disgusted' to find the mobility van designed for her daughter Bethany, 16, targeted.
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The Gambia - Africa's smiling coast
The Gambia Experience is launching a new route from Manchester to the country’s capital, Banjul
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Jose Mourinho's latest Giovani Lo Celso comments appear to be bad news for Tottenham midfielder
The 23-year-old Argentinean joined Spurs over the summer but has yet to cement a place in the first-team after a series of underwhelming performances
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Couple who killed housemate by drowning her in the bath to claim £5,000 benefits are jailed for life
Kevin Flanagan, 39, and Kathleen Salmond, 40, murdered 39-year-old Lisa Bennett (pictured) before dumping her body in a bin outside their flat in Weoley Castle, Birmingham. Today they were jailed for life.
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Wilko slammed for promoting 'gender sterotypes'
Father-of-three Navaratnam Partheeban, from South West England, was outraged when he spotted the colouring books in a wilko store, and took to Twitter to say it was 'unbelievable' in 2019.
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The Top 10: chiasmuses, or reversal aphorisms
Pithy sayings constructed by backwards the words putting
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Ryanair boss predicts Boris Johnson's EU deal will be 'Brexit in name only'
Michael O'Leary tells Boris Johnson: 'You want to be seen politically to be leaving the European Union, but you'll finish up with a Norway-style agreement'
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Son in Brazil dressed as mother for driving test after she failed three times
A man in Brazil turned up disguised as his mother to pass a driving test on her behalf after she failed three times.
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Second teenager shot at north London chicken shop in just one week
The victim was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds, police say.
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Essex lorry deaths: driver denies human trafficking charges
Christopher Kennedy, 23, pleads not guilty in relation to deaths of 39 Vietnamese peopleA lorry driver has denied links to alleged human trafficking after the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people in England in October.Christopher Kennedy, 23, appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey on Friday morning surrounded by four guards. Continue reading...
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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard not planning on talks with out-of-contract trio
Olivier Giroud, Willian and Pedro all have contracts that expire in the summer
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Duncan Ferguson reveals Everton injury list and expectations for Manchester United clash
The stand-in Everton manager held a press conference before the Old Trafford battle with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man Utd.
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Do The Right Thing actor Danny Aiello dies aged 86
Veteran actor Danny Aiello died on Thursday night after a sudden illness, his family confirmed
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Coyote Ugly to pay £70,000 after bar dancers fracture spine and fall on glass
Brittany Askew and Karina Sparks were seriously injured when they fell from the wet bar of Coyote Ugly nightclub in Cardiff, with one fracturing her spine and the other suffering cuts
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Sadiq Khan savages Jeremy Corbyn as he describes election result as 'catastrophe for Labour, London and the UK'
Sadiq Khan has launched a scathing attack on Jeremy Corbyn as he described the election result as "catastrophe for Labour, London and the UK".
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Baby Yoda makes obligatory cameo in The Sims 4
In an unsurprising turn of events, The Sims 4 is offering an in-game statue of Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian TV show.
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FTSE 250 rockets to record high after General Election
Shares and the pound soared following the result, with many in the City welcoming the stability that comes with a comfortable majority.
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Teenager comes up with ingenious idea to get herself a puppy by writing a CV to her mum
'Dear mummy, I am writing to express my interest in owning my own pet dog, a male Staffy that is nine weeks old.'
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How the House of Commons would look if Britain used proportional representation
Britain's first-past-the-post system means a party can get no seats despite a lot of votes - but things would have been very different in this general election if we used proportional representation instead
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Bratislava, Slovenia: How to get there, where to stay and what to do
The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is a city with one foot in the past and another squarely set in the future.
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