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Bus driver attacked by man armed with a bike and a piece of perspex
The attacker made a stabbing motion with the perspex then used the bike as a battering ram.
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Scott Parker: Sky-high standards and a culture of winning helping to define Fulham's Premier League charge
Scott Parker has promised to create the right culture at Fulham and he is confident the club is on the right track in their bid to return to the Premier League.
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Robbery, assault, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, criminal damage and heroin, cocaine and cannabis possession... quite the charge sheet
Keano Byrne has been jailed for a catalogue of offences
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Coronation Street spoilers: Michelle Connor plots huge revenge against cheating Robert Preston
She means business.
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Snapchat’s new Time Machine filter will reveal just how dreadful you’ll look in old age
Don't fear the reaper...
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I’m A Celebrity recap: Caitlyn Jenner learns Girls Aloud dance as she apologises for insulting soap stars
We are here for all of this!
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EastEnders spoilers: Jags Panesar in danger from Gray Atkins as he gets close to Chantelle
It became clear several weeks back that Jags knows Chantelle, and he sets about introducing himself — much to Gray's dismay.
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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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El Salvador: a nation held hostage – a photo essay
El Salvador is commonly considered the deadliest place in the world that is not a war zone, but it may as well be one. The defence ministry estimates that as many as 500,000 of the country’s 6.5 million people are involved in gangsEl Salvador is commonly considered the deadliest place in the world that is not a war zone, but it may as well be one. The horrific gang culture that has evolved since the end of the 12-year-long civil war in the 1980s is unmatched for its brutality and scale of violence. The defence ministry estimates that in the small country’s 6.5 million population, as many as 500,000 Salvadorans are involved in gangs, either through direct participation or through coercion and extortion by relatives, amounting to 8% of the population. Continue reading...
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British hotels accused of 'lack of effort' on forced labour and sexual exploitation
Government urged to bolster anti-slavery legislation after damning review accuses firms of failure to protect workersThe British government has been urged to strengthen modern slavery legislation after hotels were accused of a “lack of effort” in preventing forced labour and sexual exploitation.In a damning report published this week, human rights group Walk Free said three out of four hotels in the UK failed to comply with basic legal measures intended to protect workers from debt bondage and other forms of modern-day slavery. Continue reading...
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’Tis the season of hangovers – and I’ve found the perfect cure | Hannah Jane Parkinson
Forget IV drips and fancy supplements. An all-day breakfast costs only £5 and is easily accessibleA lot of money and imagination has been expended on finding the perfect hangover cure: IV drips; glutathione supplements; smearing oneself in mint. Anecdotal experience vies with professional advice: “hair of the dog (drinking more alcohol) does not help”, the NHS website states definitively. (I imagine this said with a chastising furrowing of the brow.)Really, we all know the perfect hangover cure. It doesn’t involve anything intravenous, costs £5 and is easily accessible: The Full English Breakfast. Or perhaps more accurately, the All Day Breakfast (affectionately abbreviated to ADB) because any breakfast that isn’t served after 11am is hardly better than useless. What if one only crawled into bed at 9am? Continue reading...
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Homes with shared gardens – in pictures
Mingle with your neighbours at these properties with communal space, from Devon to London Continue reading...
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Fame at last – was this the world's first film star?
He was an influence on Charlie Chaplin and wrote his own movies – so why has Max Linder’s true status in cinema history only just come to light? Time was, according to Norma Desmond, when the cinema didn’t need dialogue, because it had faces. Very famous faces, that are less familiar to us now. And, according to new research, the very first film star face belonged to a French slapstick comedian, who died young in terrible circumstances and then was largely forgotten for decades. Max Linder was a dapper, handsome actor from the early silent era who not only starred in films but also directed, wrote and produced them.Andrew Shail, senior lecturer in film at Newcastle University, has uncovered what appears to be the first film-star marketing: a poster for a Pathé Frères’ film featuring Linder called Le Petit Jeune Homme, released in Europe in September 1909. Whereas Linder had been known on-screen as a first-name-only character called “Max” since 1907’s The Skater’s Debut, this poster uses his full name, and is thus the earliest surviving European evidence of publicity for a regular film performer. The poster was found in the personal collection of Linder’s daughter, Maud, but it took Shail almost a year to date the exact release of the film. After this poster, Linder’s name and image were consistently used to sell his films to the public. “This makes Linder – as far as we can tell – the first film star anywhere,” says Shail. “Pathé Frères’ decision rippled out and changed the way film-makers marketed their wares. The effects of their decision can still be seen on posters and billboards around the world.” Continue reading...
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Trump aide Stephen Miller told Bannon immigration would 'decimate' America
Radio interview from 2016 in which Miller said US could lose its sovereignty reveals further evidence of white nationalist themesThe under-fire White House adviser Stephen Miller said in a 2016 radio interview that immigration could see America lose its sovereignty and be “decimated”, echoing racist and white nationalist themes at the heart of a current scandal that has seen growing demands for him to resign. Related: Stephen Miller is no outlier. White supremacy rules the Republican party | Cas Mudde Continue reading...
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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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Boxing at Anfield a possibility next year as Callum Smith targets Billy Joe Saunders and Canelo Alvarez fights
Anfield could host a major boxing event next summer with Callum Smith eager to defend his WBC super-middleweight title at Liverpool's home ground.
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From a new Manchester United legend to a technical director - ten things to look out for in the next decade
With 2020 approaching, we look at what Man United could expect in the next ten years as part of MEN Sport's series looking at the last decade.
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A Man City £100million transfer, European triumph and Foden prediction - ten things to look out for in the next decade
As part of the MEN's end of a decade series, we pick out ten things that Manchester City could do in the next ten years.
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The church at the heart of Ancoats has had an incredible transformation
One of the final pieces of the regeneration puzzle in Cutting Room Square is complete
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The three Manchester United changes Solskjaer must avoid
Man Utd return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon against Sheffield United with Solskjaer considering his line up.
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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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UK weather: Met Office warning as 'two weeks of rain to fall in 30 hours'
A deluge is expected today and tomorrow, bringing flooding, transport issues and powercuts. More rivers are expected to burst this weekend as Britain is gripped by wet weather
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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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TV tonight: Ken Burns' deep dive into country music begins
Beautiful archive and A-list interviews from the likes of Dolly Parton combine in Ken Burns’s entertaining history. Plus: it’s the final of Junior Bake Off. Here’s what to watch this eveningCoinciding with the country music awards (highlights of which will be shown at 11.10pm), this nine-part series on the history of the genre begins with a double bill of episodes. Using beautiful archive clips and interviews with luminaries such as Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, it documents how country out started as “hillbilly music” before reaching prominence with the Carter Family’s recordings in the 1930s. A toe-tapping anthropological history, told with Burns’s trademark informative light touch. Ammar Kalia 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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