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Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh recovers in bed following hospital stint
She hasn't explained why she's in hospital.
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Black umbrella locks four tech workers out of their WeWork office for two days
This humble yet thoroughly evil household item has just gone viral.
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M&S icon Colin the Caterpillar has had a festive makeover for Christmas 2019
Christmas Colin is part of M&S' new festive food range - which includes glittery gin, vegan pigs in blankets and a brie en croute
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Gorgons and organs: the Istanbul Biennial 2019 – in pictures
The art festival focuses on the environment for its 16th edition, The Seventh Continent. Its title refers to the huge island of plastic waste floating in the oceans, covering an area five times larger than Turkey itself.The 16th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, runs until 10 November and features more than 220 works by 56 artistsRead Adrian Searle’s review Continue reading...
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Stavros Flatley worried Britain’s Got Talent return would ruin legacy: ‘It was a difficult decision’
They first auditioned back in 2009.
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PC Andrew Harper: three teenagers in court on murder charge
A fourth man, 20, has already been charged with murder of newlywed officerThree teenagers have appeared in court charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper.Henry Long, 18, from Mortimer in Reading, and two 17-year-old boys, who cannot be named because of their age, spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses during the eight-minute hearing at Reading magistrates court on Thursday morning. Continue reading...
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Boris finally sends EU his Brexit plan after being accused of ‘pretending’
'Confidential technical non-papers' have been sent but the formal Brexit proposal will come 'when we are ready' the government said.
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Man who died after mosquito bite is third person in Michigan to fall victim to deadly virus in a year
Michigan artist Gregg McChesney died after a sudden seizure led to him being taken to hospital for emergency treatment
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Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day – please don’t do the angry pirate sex move to celebrate
Or we'll make you walk the plank.
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The Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson shares behind-the-scenes shot from new solo Amazon series and fans are buzzing
I Bought A Farm is Jeremy Clarkson's surprising new venture.
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Kidz Bop World Tour is coming to Manchester - how to get tickets
It's the first ever headlining tour for the group who sing family-friendly versions of popular hits
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‘What’s taking so long?’: children’s books still neglect BAME readers, finds study
Although picture has improved since 2017, research shows that last year only 4% of books for the youngest readers featured a minority ethnic characterIn most children’s books, according to one London primary school pupil, “people are peach”. Another feels there are “no black people” in the stories they read, meaning that the characters they imagine always seem white.The children, from Surrey Square primary school, were being interviewed for a new report into representation of people of colour, which reveals that in 2018 only 4% of children’s books published in the UK in 2019 had a minority ethnic hero. The survey included all new books for children aged between three and 11. The proportion is an increase on 2017, when just 1% of main characters were BAME. Continue reading...
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Laver Cup victory for Federer and Nadal’s Team Europe will further strengthen Team World’s identity crisis
The Laver Cup begins on Friday.
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Made in Manchester - Mastermind
Mastermind plays Academy 2 (supporting Aitch) on Friday, September 20.
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M&S Christmas food collection includes a festive Colin the Caterpillar and 19 other amazing treats
Just 97 days to go.
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Austria rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires
Concerns about threats to farming sector also featured in Austrian parliament debateThe future of the trade deal between the EU and South America’s Mercosur bloc has been further thrown into doubt as Austria is expected to veto the pact over concerns about Amazon fires and threats to the national farming sector.Lawmakers on the Austrian parliament’s EU subcommittee on Wednesday almost unanimously voted to reject the draft for a free trade agreement, thus obliging their government to veto the pact at EU level, where all 28 member states and their parliaments must agree to trade deals. Continue reading...
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Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies
Kelemua Mulat had advanced breast cancer but was refused NHS care for six weeksAn Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39.Kelemua Mulat, who had advanced breast cancer, was refused chemotherapy last year after Home Office and NHS officials decided that she was not eligible for free care. Continue reading...
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Outrage over footage of black boy being beaten by three white boys
His mum says teachers should be held accountable.
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Starbucks is selling a Pennywise-inspired Frappucinno to celebrate IT Chapter Two
Delicious... and terrifying.
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Debenhams pushes on with shop closures after legal challenge fails
Department store to continue rescue plan after judge rejects Sports Direct-backed CVA challengeDebenhams is to press ahead with a rescue plan involving the closures of more than 20 stores after fighting off a Sports Direct-backed legal challenge.The judge Justice Norris on Thursday said he had rejected the challenge to the department store chain’s compulsory voluntary arrangement (CVA) on four out of five grounds. Continue reading...
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PM and Trump spoke on the day the President 'made a mystery "promise" to an unknown world leader'
Trump's interaction with the as yet unnamed foreign leader included an assurance that was considered so troubling, an official complained to intelligence top brass in Washington.
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Conman, 66, is jailed for nine years after he stole £1.4million from his own companies
Fraudster Christopher Woodhead, 66, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, has been jailed after being caught on the Costa Del Sol in Spain.
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Samantha Cameron wears £390 dress from her own Cefinn collection during This Morning appearance 
Samantha Cameron, 48, donned her own design from her Cefinn fashion line as she joined her husband David Cameron on This Morning to talk about their lives after living at No.10 Downing Street.
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The pink sea urchin has self-sharpening teeth that break bits of regularly to stay razor sharp
In the same way in which cutting a knife will sharpen the blade, the teeth of pink sea urchins are purposefully designed to slightly erode and give it a more jagged point, said Illinois-based biologists.
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UK 'cannot meet' EU deadline for Brexit plan and needs another year, government says
The EU has set Britain a test it "cannot meet" with its demands for a backstop replacement, the Brexit Secretary has said. Stephen Barclay said the UK should be given another year to find a new policy for the Irish border. "We are told the UK must provide legally operative text by the 31st October," the cabinet minister said in a speech in Madrid. "Yet the alternative to the backstop is not necessary until the end of the Implementation Period in December 2020. "And this will be shaped by the future relationship – which is still to be determined. "In short why risk crystallising an undesirable result this November, when both sides can work together – until December 2020. "In summary, the EU risks continuing to insist on a test that the UK cannot meet and that the UK Parliament has rejected three times." It comes after Emmanuel Macron and the Finnish presidency of the EU issued an ultimatum in Paris on Wednesday, giving Boris Johnson until the end of September to table workable proposals – or "its over".
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Footballer Kelvin Maynard shot dead by two men on motorbike 'chasing his car' in Amsterdam
The former Burton Albion player was shot dead by two men who had been on a motorbike and appeared to be chasing his car, police said
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Balfron 2.0: how Goldfinger's utopian tower became luxury flats
The selloff of Erno Goldfinger’s landmark building in Poplar is a central element of a new plan to transform London’s East End“Have you ever read JG Ballard?” asks Ali Sadler.For three years in the 1970s Sadler, then a trainee nurse, lived at No 84 in Balfron Tower, the landmark concrete skyscraper in east London. Designed by Erno Goldfinger and opened in 1968, when local authorities still built council housing in earnest, Balfron arrived on the crest of a wave of high-rise developments. Towers were seen as the ideal solution to the problem of how to house people well in dense urban centres. Continue reading...
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What to do if you have secret feelings for a friend
Should you stay quiet, confess your feelings or move on with your (love) life?
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Scientists recreate the face of a beautiful Neolithic woman from Gibraltar 
Gibraltar National Museum Conservator, Manuel Jaen, led the project to recreate her face, with her re imagined as a beautiful woman of potential Turkish descent.
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Liam Gallagher: Why Me? Why Not review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
(Warner Records)Gallagher provides more crowd-pleasers for his sizable audience of 90s guitar-rock nostalgists – and with greater confidenceYou can accuse Liam Gallagher of many things, but never of selling his music under false pretences. Not for Our Kid the public admonishment of reviewers who’ve failed to grasp its fathomless depths and manifold subtleties, nor the angry social media announcement that critics have missed that his gift is the warmth he lives his life with and the self-reflection he shares so generously (as Lana Del Rey recently admonished an NPR journalist). He deals, he told the Guardian last year, in “meat and veg rock’n’roll”: “I’m here to give people what they want, and if that’s boring, so be it.” To Gallagher Jr, music is like football: “I’m never going to change my fucking football team.” Continue reading...
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‘We’re not young any more’: Harry Kane angry Spurs are making same mistakes
• Striker says Tottenham must improve after Olympiakos draw• Errors from Pochettino’s first season still there, Kane admitsHarry Kane could not conceal the frustration, the overwhelming sense of exasperation and, like Mauricio Pochettino moments earlier in a different part of Olympiakos’s Karaiskakis Stadium, the Tottenham striker poured it all out.On the face of it, the 2-2 draw in the Group B opener was not a bad result but Kane knew the real story and what made it so difficult to accept was that it was an old story, one that Spurs have lived too many times. Continue reading...
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Joe Marler gives England a scare after playing a limited part in training
Jones places great stock in final training sessionElliot Daly urges team to keep focus on pool stagesJoe Marler was a notable absentee for the majority of England’s last training session before Eddie Jones names his side for their first World Cup match against Tonga on Sunday, raising question marks over whether the loosehead prop will be available.Marler did not take part in England’s high-octane fitness session on Thursday afternoon and it is understood he was restricted to limited work with Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell – both of whom have been ruled out of Sunday’s match – while the rest of the squad were then put through their paces under match conditions. Continue reading...
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We Need New Stories by Nesrine Malik review – challenging today’s toxic myths
How free speech, political correctness, identity politics, empire are misunderstood ... a rigorous study of our predicamentThe idea that the tumultuous political events that occurred in Britain and the US from 2016 onwards were caused by a kind of sudden populist madness has become something of a cultural myth. Invoked by commentators and politicians alike, it recasts in a soft, nostalgic glow the preceding years and decades, turning the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, the election of Barack Obama and the Queen’s golden jubilee into liberal touchstones, ignoring austerity, drone strikes and the legacy of empire.“Myth” is a term that has long been used, in cultural studies and elsewhere, to illustrate the ideological uses to which events and images can be put: Roland Barthes called it the system that perpetuated the confusion of “Nature and History”. In We Need New Stories, Nesrine Malik deconstructs the “six key myths” of contemporary western society to contest the idea of exceptionalism that has come to define our current political situation. For Malik, these fictions comprise: the myth of gender equality; the political correctness “crisis”; virtuous origin (the tendency to airbrush history to construct narratives of national pride); the free speech “crisis”; “damaging” identity politics; and the myth of the reliable narrator (voices that refuse to acknowledge their privilege). Continue reading...
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The California city where students with disabilities are 'segregated'
In the Sacramento city school district, nearly half of students with disabilities are separated from peers. A lawsuit claims the district is violating federal lawStephen’s teachers started sending him to the separate room when he was in first grade.Now 10, Stephen has been diagnosed with autism and anxiety. His mom said that when he got frustrated and behaved in ways teachers found disruptive – breaking pencils, blurting out or crumpling paper – educators swiftly removed him from the classroom, sending him to a room where he would sit the rest of the day without access to school work. Continue reading...
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New restaurant opens with ridiculous list of rules for diners
They were accused of having a 'blatantly discriminatory' dress code.
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Hollyoaks cast open up about the impact and reaction to far right extremism story
The actors have also tapped into their own experiences.
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Mercury Prize 2019: Who are the nominees for Album of the Year award?
The Mercury Prize 2019 is finally here and the nominees include The 1975 and Foals
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Lewis Bloor denies plotting to defraud investors in £3m diamond scam
Celebrity Big Brother star Lewis Bloor was in court today accused of taking part in a £3 million 'coloured diamonds' investment scam
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Outcry as Saga travel firm advertises cruise ‘exclusively for Brits’
Over-50s holiday company apologises for brochure after Twitter backlashSaga, the insurance and travel company aimed at the over-50s, has been criticised after customers were sent a brochure advertising a cruise “exclusively for Brits”.Twitter user Anthony Bale, who is a university professor, said his mother was “outraged” after being sent the magazine, the front page of which outlined the characteristics of the cruise. Continue reading...
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The climate crisis isn’t just causing extreme weather. It’s fuelling extreme politics, too | Nick Lowles
The far right is exploiting divisions created by climate breakdown. This must be challengedIn the past three weeks, we took the pulse of citizens in eight countries in the Americas and western Europe whose governments will prove critically important to global efforts to tackle the climate emergency.Our findings were unambiguous – tackling climate breakdown was deemed the most important priority for government, ahead of terrorism, the economy and migration. In all the countries except the US, the majority of those surveyed said that the climate emergency was the number one issue, and that governments had to do more. Continue reading...
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Arsenal predicted line-up for Eintracht Frankfurt clash as Unai Emery plots sweeping changes
The Spaniard is set to include a smattering of youngsters for the Europa League battle in Germany
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Mum claims doctor 'told her to starve son' to solve his extreme selective eating
Katy Spence's son Xander will only eat 11 specific foods and believes he suffers from avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder
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