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Student who ‘loved the party lifestyle’ died after watching TV with mum
Kameron Chartwell suffered a cardiac arrest in the hallway of his mum's home in Barry, South Wales.
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Emmerdale spoilers: Marlon Dingle snaps and attacks Graham Foster after making a shocking discovery
Marlon is reeling when he discovers something about Graham and he sees red as a result.
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Ben Stokes and Sam Curran put England on top in first New Zealand Test
Another productive day for the tourists.
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General election news LIVE: Nigel Farage to launch Brexit Party 'contract with the people' as leaders tour nation ahead of Question Time special
Nigel Farage is set to announce his Brexit Party's policies today while Scottish Labour and Plaid Cymru will also outline their manifestos ahead of the December 12 election.
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Scooter Braun finally speaks out about ‘toxic division’ with Taylor Swift following record label row
‘I haven’t talked about this in six months, not once.'
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England bowlers fight back to leave New Zealand trailing by 209 runs in second Test
Sam Curran claimed the prize wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as England's bowlers wrestled back the initiative after an all too familiar batting collapse in the second Test.
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Woman rescued from bath after getting stuck for eight days
The woman, how is in her 70s, was unable to climb out of the bath.
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Sri Lanka's president Rajapaksa cements family power as brothers join cabinet
Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes prime minister and finance minister, another becomes agriculture ministerSri Lanka’s new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has begun concentrating power within his own powerful family, appointing one brother Mahinda as both prime minister and finance minister and another brother as minister of agriculture.Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the candidate for the SLPP, the Sinhalese-Buddhist nationalist party, won an overwhelming victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential polls last weekend. Continue reading...
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Diego Maradona causes Roger Federer to break down in tears with heartwarming message
Legendary footballer Maradona hailed Federer as 'the greatest' - and told 38-year-old to call him if he has any trouble in Argentina
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Man Utd board's reaction to Tottenham appointing Jose Mourinho
The former United boss took the reins in North London on Wednesday morning when he signed a three-and-a-half year deal
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Five eco-friendly Christmas craft activities to try around the UK
Worried about the amount of festive rubbish in your wheelie bin? Take action – and have fun – at one of these sustainable gift and decoration classesMore unwanted “stuff” at Christmas? No thanks – try giving something edible instead. Chocolate workshops at the National Trust’s medieval Powis Castle and Garden near Welshpool, include handmade chocolate robins and stars, and sparkly chocolate shards (19 December, £27.50). In York – original home of Rowntree’s and Terry’s factories – chocolate workshops at York Cocoa House range from drop-in lollipop-making (£3.75), to masterclasses on specialities, such as ganaches and caramels (various dates, £55 adult, £28 child). Continue reading...
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Angela Merkel must go – for Germany’s sake, and for Europe’s | Timothy Garton Ash
Hers is a government for undemanding times, with none of the ambition needed to face the giant challenges of todayIf Germany is the heart of Europe, then it is currently the slow-beating heart of a well-fed businessman resting on his office couch after an ample lunch. For Europe’s sake, and for Germany’s own, that heart needs to beat a little faster.It’s not that German elites don’t intellectually recognise the problems gathering all around them. Berlin, which is beginning to rival London as a thinktank hub, is pullulating with clever people who can tell you exactly why, faced with the challenges of Brexit, populism, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, climate change and AI – to name but a few – Europe needs more strategic autonomy, digital innovation and sustainable growth. What is missing is a sense of urgency and the ability to translate these abstract goals into dynamic policies that German voters will actually support. For now, Germany is effectively willing the ends but not the means. Continue reading...
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Friday briefing: For the manifesto! Labour starts big sell
Corbyn urges people to register to vote before Tuesday deadline … Briton Fiona Hill tears into Republicans at impeachment hearing … and the next Queen?Good morning and welcome to our general election coverage, with a taste of the rest of the news. Today you can expect plenty of fallout from Labour’s manifesto launch in the build-up to tonight’s BBC Question Time special, which will feature the Labour, Lib Dem and SNP leaders, as well as the PM. You can stay up to date during the day with our live politics coverage but for now let’s jump into this morning’s main stories. Continue reading...
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Grime artist ‘raped four women because he was turned on by their fear’
Andy Anokye, 32, allegedly filmed his attacks and told his one victim to call him Skepta.
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Murdered Grace Millane's father fights off tears as he says her killer's conviction 'will not reduce the pain'
Grace Millane's father fought off tears as he described how the guilty verdict handed to his daughter's killer "will not reduce the pain" the family has endured.
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Tory manifesto: Overseas buyers of English homes to pay higher taxes if Boris Johnson wins election
Pledge to impose 3 per cent stamp-duty surcharge for non-UK residents, with projected £120m raised to tackle rough sleeping crisis
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Harry Styles denies drug use in One Direction but 'experimented after leaving'
Harry Styles has opened up on his alleged drug use but has denied being under the influence while recording with boy band One Direction
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Grace Millane killer is found guilty of murdering British backpacker
Grace Millane's parents broke down in tears as the guilty verdict was read out.
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General election 2019: Corbyn tells voters to 'make sure their voice is heard' - live news
As Labour sells its manifesto, the Tories will announce a 3% increase in stamp duty for non-UK residents Sign up here to get the election briefing in your email inboxJeremy Corbyn urges public to vote for ‘manifesto of hope’Boris Johnson set to snub election leaders’ debate on climate crisis 3.31am GMT Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the general election. I’m Alison Rourke and I’ll be steering you through this early part of the day before handing over to colleagues. As Labour embarks on its big sell of the party’s manifesto, Jeremy Corbyn will be out and about in the Midlands today. He’ll be urging people to register to vote this morning, before next Tuesday’s deadline to get on the electoral roll (applications must be submitted by 11.59pm that day). Continue reading...
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England gain upper hand in first Test against New Zealand
England post 353 before taking four wickets Black Caps trail by 209 runs at stumps on day twoThe second evening of Mount Mauganui’s maiden Test match was another bathed in spring sunshine and for the supporters who lay back on the grass banks and drank in an absorbing battle for control, it was bliss.Kane Williamson, New Zealand’s captain, was putting on a clinic in frictionless batting and though England’s first innings total of 353 looked competitive – certainly more so than the 295 for eight it had been after morning collapse – the local hero was neatly chipping away at the deficit. Continue reading...
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Horse racing tips: Best bets for Friday at Catterick, Ascot, Ffos Las and Newcastle
The best bets and tips including double, NAP and next bests
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Barbara Taylor Bradford writing prequel to A Woman of Substance
Novelist says she returned to the story that made her name 40 years ago as she struggled to cope after her husband’s deathBarbara Taylor Bradford’s husband, Robert Bradford, always told her: “Keep writing if anything happens to me, it’s your solace as well as your career.” So when he died of a stroke this summer, it was natural for her to pick up her pen. But after 55 years of marriage, Bradford was surprised to find herself returning to the blockbuster novel that made her name in 1979: A Woman of Substance.A prequel, Blackie and Emma, is due to be published next year, taking readers back before the start of her rags-to-riches bestseller with the story of Blackie O’Neill, the closest friend of Bradford’s most famous heroine, Emma Harte. Continue reading...
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Home of one of first Bibles printed in Welsh saved from flood risk
Hydropower scheme at William Morgan’s 16th-century house to keep humidity levels in checkOne of the most important sites in the history of the Welsh language is being protected from the threat of flooding and heavy rainfall by harnessing the element that is putting it at risk.The upland farmhouse Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant in Snowdonia, north Wales, is the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, whose translation of the Bible in the 16th century was a key moment for the Welsh language. Continue reading...
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Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings review – country legend sells us a bum steer
This rhinestone-studded schmaltzfest on Netflix inspired by the star’s greatest songs is a terrible misstep. What she was thinking we will never knowDolly Parton wrote Jolene and I Will Always Love You in the same night. The same night. She wrote 9 to 5 while she was bored in her trailer during the filming of, well, 9 to 5 then came out and sang it to her co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, using her long red fingernails as percussion. She refused (regretfully) to let Elvis cover I Will Always Love You because his manager, Colonel Parker, demanded half the publishing rights and Dolly does not relinquish the rights to her songs. Not then, right at the start of her career; not now, not ever. She owns everything pertinent to every one of them, with the possible exception of the first she ever wrote, Little Tiny Tassletop. It was about the dolly her father had made Parton, the fourth of 12 children living in a one-room cabin in the Smoky Mountains, out of a corn cob. That was in 1951 and she was five.Every Dolly fan has these facts inscribed on their heart (along with black loathing for Porter Wagoner, the man who gave her her start and thought that entitled him to have his “girl singer” stay with him for ever). Every non-fan should be apprised of them as well, so that they may start the short journey from ignorance to adoration and meet us all at Locust Ridge for the annual diamante jamboree. She is a phenomenon, a role model musically and philanthropically (her Imagination Library charity sent out its 100 millionth children’s book last year), a honky tonk angel, an eagle when she flies and altogether a legend. Continue reading...
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How Cynthia Erivo took the US by storm – with a little help from Aretha and Oprah
The British star of Harriet, the new biopic of the great slave-turned-emancipator Harriet Tubman, Erivo first conquered Broadway – and now has Hollywood at her feetYou would hesitate to call it an image problem, but the anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman has had some representation issues lately. In May, the Trump administration abruptly postponed plans to feature Tubman on the new $20 bill. She would have been the first African American to appear on a US banknote, and the first woman in 150 years. The Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, made excuses about “security issues”; Donald Trump had already described the plan, hatched in the Obama era, as “pure political correctness”.In this light, a biopic of Tubman should be something to applaud, although the fact that the movie, Harriet, is the first major film about her (and took 25 years to reach the screen) tells its own story about representation. As does the screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard’s recent revelation that, when he was first pitching the story, one studio suggested the ideal actor to play Tubman would be Julia Roberts. Continue reading...
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What I have learned from my suicidal patients
A GP has minutes to try to convince a person that life is worth living. It’s a challenge that brings rare rewards. By Gavin FrancisEdinburgh’s old Royal Infirmary has been abandoned for more than a decade, its doors boarded up, its gutters overgrown with buddleia and fireweed. Through the scaffolding you can just about make out the way to the old ward 1 and its annexe, ward 1A, where urgent medical admissions were once wheeled on trolleys directly from A&E. It was unusual for a ward to have an annexe, but 1A was set up for a particular clientele: it was the designated ward for anyone who had attempted suicide. I trained in medicine in the hospital throughout the 1990s, worked for a while in the adjacent A&E, and it is not far from the GP practice where I work now.There was a whiteboard in 1A’s office: the names of the inpatients were listed in a column down one side, then in rows from left to right was written each patient’s date of birth, supervising consultant, any outstanding tests and, last of all, the bleak roll call of the drugs each had taken. Occasionally in place of a drug combination would be written “jumper”, and an estimated height of fall. The beds were arranged in a rough circle; some patients lay with covers pulled over their heads – from a feeling of indignity, perhaps, or to escape the glare of the lights. Others lay hardly aware, the black liquid charcoal they had been obliged to swallow dripping from their mouths, mingling with rivulets of mascara-soaked tears. There was a palpable sense of misery and despair in the small space. Continue reading...
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A brighter, more equal future is Labour’s greatest manifesto pledge | Gary Younge
The party has painted a picture of a greener, fairer society – and reminded us of the values that made Corbyn party leaderIn 2007, the renowned intellectual of the left Stuart Hall was asked if it was hard for him that the more equal world he had argued for his entire life seemed increasingly remote. “I feel the world as stranger to me than I ever felt before,” he replied. “Should we have a political party that believes we should tune ourselves up to the global economy? Of course we should – but not two, or two and a half! It’s when everyone is operating in so many of the same parameters that the only debate you can have is a sort of Swiftian debate ... shall we eat the children now or later on?” Related: Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades Continue reading...
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A grand way out: Wallace & Gromit makers ditch BBC for Netflix film
Aardman to make first animated musical, Robin Robin, about baby bird raised by miceAardman Productions, the Oscar-winning British studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, is breaking its longstanding relationship with the BBC and turning to Netflix for its first animated musical, the Guardian can reveal.An official announcement will be made on Friday that Aardman is shooting Robin Robin, a family film about a baby robin redbreast that goes missing. A cast of woodland creatures will be made from natural materials, such as woollen felt and twigs. Continue reading...
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UK set to defy UN deadline to return Chagos Islands
Refusal to return archipelago to Mauritius ‘lawless’ and ‘reflects colonial mindset’ says barristerBritain’s “outright defiance” of a UN deadline to hand the Chagos Islands to Mauritius by Friday, in a final act of African “decolonisation”, has been condemned by Mauritius and the globally-scattered communities of exiled islanders.The UK’s refusal to end its occupation of the Indian Ocean archipelago is expected to be marked by protests outside the UK high commission in the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, organised by those who were forcibly deported more than 40 years ago and their descendants.The Labour party’s election manifesto, published on Thursday, pledges to allow Chagossians to resettle in their homeland. Continue reading...
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Former staff at Soho restaurant say they are owed wages
Ex-employees at Martha’s say they are owed sums ranging from £45 to more than £1,500A Soho restaurant is facing pressure to pay former employees who claim they have been left out of pocket, after photos of one of them standing outside it holding a protest sign went viral.Martha’s, which launched this year with an expensive public relations push, is the focus of a campaign bringing together young EU nationals who worked there, local drag queens and trade unionists. Continue reading...
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Best Dyson Black Friday deals for 2019 from John Lewis, Currys, Argos and more
This Black Friday there are big savings on Dyson's bestsellers, including the V8 Animal Complete and the V7 Motorhead Extra Cordless
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What time is Euro 2020 play-off draw? Date, location and what it means
Scotland, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will all feature in the Euro 2020 play-offs as they wait to discover how they can reach the tournament next summer
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How Man City have dominated the financial world in the past ten years
Manchester City quadrupled their revenues through the decade but also ran into trouble with UEFA along the way.
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Two Manchester United players are about to test Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's loyalty
Man United players are returning from injury and only two might be unavailable vs Sheffield United, but two are about to test Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's loyalty.
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New Zealand v England: first Test, day two – as it happened
Ben Stokes ends on 91 as Jos Buttler makes 43Sam Curran causes problems for Blacks Caps batsmenAustralia v Pakistan – live coverage of the first Test! 5.48am GMT A cracking little fight-back by Nicholls and Watling there in the final hour after Kane Williamson was dismissed by a Sam Curran zinger. He looked in super touch. Taylor and Raval won’t be rejoicing in their dismissals, chasing boundaries when there was no need. Curran in particular bowled well, unexpected and sparky, and Jofra Archer was ruthless in that final spell against Nicholls, who thankfully was shaken but not concussed.England’s batting tipped a little sideways in the morning session after Stokes fell for 91, but Leach did what Leach does best with another plucky 18 and a patient 43 from Jos Buttler took the total to the magic 350. A lead of 200, with Williamson and Taylor gone, is a huge advantage. 5.34am GMT 50th over: New Zealand 144-4 (Nicholls 26, Watling 6) And for no reason other than why the heck not, Joe Root bowls the final over of the day. Watling rather unkindly takes a single from the first ball, leaving the battered and bruised Nicholls to play out four balls, before he too scampers a single. And that’s that - the players walk off towards their baths/beers after another intriguing day. Continue reading...
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Grace Millane's devastated parents say lives are 'ripped apart' by her murder
British backpacker Grace Millane's body was found stuffed in a suitcase in New Zealand as parents pay tribute to 'talented and beautiful' girl. They broke down in tears when her murderer was found guilty
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Grace Millane: Man found guilty of murdering British backpacker in New Zealand
A New Zealand man has been found guilty of murdering the 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane at the end of a two-week trial in Auckland.
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Ant and Dec say I'm A Celebrity stars 'stink and one is nicknamed cheese fruit'
The I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! hosts have revealed that the current crop of campmates are among the smelliest that have had on the ITV show
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Grace Millane murder: Man found guilty of killing British backpacker in New Zealand
THE man responsible for killing Essex backpacker Grace Millane has been found guilty of murder in a New Zealand court.
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England are grateful to their all round talents Sam Curran and Ben Stokes for keeping New Zealand under pressure on Day Two
Curran delivered with the ball in a big way to remove the New Zealand skipper
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BTS K-pop band members must do military service, South Korea says
Country’s football stars have been exempted but culture ministry says first member of group must enlist next year They may be South Korea’s most successful cultural export and the first K-pop act to top the US album sales charts, but BTS must still perform military service, the government has said, defying calls from the band’s fans for their idols to be granted an exemption.Almost all able-bodied South Korean men must start almost two years of military service by the time they are 28, although exceptions are made for classical musicians and athletes who win international competitions. Continue reading...
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Cybertruck: Tesla unveils 'the pickup truck we have to have'
Elon Musk says model essential to sustainable energy – but is embarrassed when ‘armour glass’ windows shatter during demoTesla has unveiled its first pickup truck, delivering on a promise by Elon Musk to build an electric version of America’s favourite vehicle and take aim at Detroit automakers’ profits.At a launch event in Los Angeles, the Tesla chief executive said the truck, which looked liked a futuristic armoured vehicle, would have a starting price of $39,900 and a maximum range of 500 miles or more. Continue reading...
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Royal shock: Kate hosts surprise Christmas party to kick off festive season in style
KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, helped kick off the festive season by hosting a surprise Christmas party.
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Grace Millane's Tinder date with death and her devastating end stuffed in suitcase
University of Lincoln graduate Grace Millane, 22, from Wickford, Essex, was fatally strangled in a New Zealand hotel room at the hands of a man she met on a dating app
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Christmas woe as most Brits experience problems when it comes to deliveries
From late deliveries to careless couriers and damaged goods - Brits have revealed some of the worst problems they've had getting hold of items they've ordered online
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