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Jurgen Klopp rates Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota’s Liverpool debuts
Both featured against Lincoln.
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Kris Jenner throws support behind Ellen DeGeneres following ‘toxic’ workplace allegations
'We have seen a storm or two in our day.'
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Rishi Sunak's new coronavirus bailout: Chancellor upstages a cautious Prime Minister
Rishi Sunak said the UK could not carry on ignoring the economic impact of the pandemic. He added that the 'wider' costs of Covid had to be taken account of in the coming weeks.
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SIMON WALTERS: The day Rishi Sunak ripped up the truce in Downing Street
SIMON WALTERS: Closing his statement to the Commons on his new Covid jobs-rescue package yesterday, Rishi Sunak defiantly gave us a new slogan: 'Live Without Fear.'
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Emmerdale fans 'rumble' true reason 'psycho' Gabby is getting close to Leyla
Emmerdale viewers claimed they were a little creeped put, as Gabby Thomas continued her obsessive behaviour around Leyla Harding
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Missing man 'on his way to parents suspected of killing him he vanished'
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US hits Iran court, judges with sanctions over wrestler
The Trump administration is hitting an Iranian revolutionary court and several judges with sanctions in part for their role in the conviction and execution of a young wrestler
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Trump claiming he’ll ‘get rid of ballots’ may have just lost him the Latin American votes he desperately needed
<p>Republican insiders say this could be fatally damaging to the President’s campaign</p>
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For Donovan, job with Bulls 'came out of left field'
The Chicago Bulls weren’t on Billy Donovan’s radar “at all” when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways after five successful seasons
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Paloma Faith announces she is pregnant after six rounds of IVF: ‘It was a struggle to get here’
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With the rebellious Breakers broken, peace is reigning in the Union, but nothing lasts for ever and now it's the aristocrats' turn to threaten the rule of the foppish, reluctant King Orso.
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Liam Delap describes 'dream' feeling of scoring on Man City debut
Manchester City striker Liam Delap scored on his Manchester City debut in the Carabao Cup win over Bournemouth
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News veteran Trevor McDonald 'is leaving wife to live in a bachelor pad'
It seems that there is another side to Sir Trevor McDonald, whose second marriage (pictured) has reportedly hit the buffers after 34 years.
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Coronavirus spike in north continues - with one area doubling infection rates
South Tyneside and Newcastle are recorded spiking infection rates in the latest testing figures that show the worrying surge in the north continuing despite local lockdowns
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Lucy Mecklenburgh dares 'mum police' to come for her over baby Roman's dinner
Fitness guru Lucy took little Roman along to work with her and the pair were exhausted after their busy day together
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Kate Garraway all smiles after mystery eye injury as she rocks glasses for work
Kate's soldiering on.
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Four demands for action to help save our football clubs in Covid-19 crisis
EXCLUSIVE: The Mirror today launches a new campaign to Save Our Sports as smaller clubs around the country face a perilous future with the pandemic affecting an industry already struggling
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Lyrical solutions to lockdown blues: BEL MOONEY's poetry roundup for National Poetry Day
In testing times, people need words to channel their feelings, uplift and console - and they often turn to poetry. Here Bel Mooney does a Poetry Roundup for National Poetry Day.
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The Chase star Mark Labbett joins Celebs Go Dating after marriage breakdown
The infamous 'Beast' will join a host of other stars on the upcoming series of Celebs Go Dating following his marriage breakdown to wife Katie
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Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool setting up Arsenal clash after Lincoln thrashing
The Premier League giants will meet next week.
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WHAT BOOK would TV presenter Dermot O'Leary take to a desert island?
Dermot O'Leary reveals that he is currently reading Into The Raging Sea by Rachel Slade. He'd take The Charlie Parker books by John Connolly to a desert island.
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Chrissy Teigen 'devastated' at having to postpone third cookbook indefinitely amid 'high-risk' pregnancy
<p>Cookbook author previously said she has been put on ‘serious bed rest’ during third pregnancy </p>
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Rishi Sunak now finds himself trying to pull off a difficult balancing act, writes RUTH SUNDERLAND
RUTH SUNDERLAND: Previous rescue packages were based on the hope that by now, we would be emerging from the Covid crisis and going back to normal.
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Beijing's sinister invasion of Hollywood: Almost every studio kowtows to China, writes TOM LEONARD
TOM LEONARD: Tinseltown is never normally scared of upsetting other countries with its output, as German viewers will well know. But now the studios live in dread of offending China.
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Kate Middleton's scandal-hit designer: Its investors are furious 
ANTONIA HOYLE: Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs (the daughter of the 4th Marquess of Reading and ex-girlfriend of Prince William) launched the label with Lavinia Brennan in 2010.
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Julian Assange's two children 'conceived in Ecuadorian Embassy tent'
The mother of Julian Assange's children has revealed how the couple was able to secretly conceive their two sons while he was hiding out at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. 
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How easy are the GBBO showstoppers? We found they're not a piece of cake
EXCLUSIVE: Mirror reporter Amanda Evans tried her hand at a showstopper bake and revealed that completing the tasty treats is no easy feat
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Stephen Hawking was always late and had a VERY full love life, memoir by a close friend reveals
In this memoir Hawking emerges as a mass of contradictions. A rational, irreligious man, impatient of cant, he nonetheless took 80 vitamin pills every day. He loved to socialise, party and travel the world.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Toyah Battersby and Imran Habeeb make a sad baby decision after a tragedy
Terrible news hits them.
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Devastated dad who doodled grief away: Animator Gary Andrews illustrates the reality of bereavement
Animator Gary Andrews has been similarly compelled to document the loss of his own wife, Joy, using simple 'doodles' to express the emotional landscape of his bereavement.
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Lufthansa to trial pre-flight coronavirus tests that give results in 15 minutes
The tests would be an alternative to quarantine.
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Emmerdale spoilers: Manpreet Sharma’s rage as she reveals why she’s estranged from sister Meena
Manpreet comes clean.
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HENRY DEEDES watches Rishi Sunak riding to the rescue again
HENRY DEEDES: Once again, Rishi Sunak strode back into the Commons to wave around that increasingly battered chequebook of his.
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Families grieving relatives lost to coronavirus appeal for cash for counselling
EXCLUSIVE: The Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group wants funds to boost services for those who were robbed of loved ones
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'My ex-girlfriend is still bad-mouthing me seven months after our split'
She’s constantly posting negative “cryptic” comments on social media (aimed at me) and also takes every opportunity to post photos of herself with different men
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Best Christmas card designs for 2020
Send a funny, heartfelt or classic design to your loved ones this Christmas season. We've rounded up popular options from Papier, Amazon and Studio
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Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett to appear in Hallmark’s first gay Christmas movie
He is set to portray one half of a same-sex couple.
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'Working from home curbs infections, but 10pm pub closures are an experiment'
"We've seen outbreak reports from across the world and the really big clusters are associated with large work places."
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After the vote: A timeline of how a president takes power
The process of electing a President of the United States can be long and drawn out
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Emmerdale's Kim Tate 'to kill Belle and Andrea' as she helps Jamie take revenge
Emmerdale's Kim Tate actress Claire King recently teased a revenge plot was looming, as she makes her return to the village
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Minamino and Jones the hotshots in Liverpool target practice at Lincoln
There are awkward assignments at lower-league opposition and then there are exhibitions. Liverpool turned their trip to Lincoln into the latter with a procession of exquisite finishes that will bring Arsenal to Anfield in both the Premier League and Carabao Cup next week.The gifted Curtis Jones and industrious Takumi Minamino both scored twice as Liverpool eased into round four and what will be a third meeting of the season with Mikel Arteta’s team. Continue reading...
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Mike Pompeo says China's New York consulate is a spy hub
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China's New York consulate is a major spy hub after a New York City police officer was charged this week with spying for the Chinese government.
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Mutated coronavirus 'may now be more contagious and able to get around masks'
Researchers in Houston, US, who have been studying coronavirus since March have warned that a new more dominant strain D614G could be adapting to get around barriers
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Venezuelan president's Bank of England bullion bid goes back to court 
Venezuela's controversial president Nicolas Maduro wants to sell £800m worth of gold stored in the Bank of England's vaults but has been blocked on grounds his government is not recognised by the UK.
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Phil Foden lifts Man City past Bournemouth to survive Carabao Cup scare
<p><strong>Man City 2-1 Bournemouth:</strong> The Cherries frustrated Pep Guardiola’s much-changed side at the Etihad </p>
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US Health Department's Caputo has cancer, spokesperson says
A spokesperson says Trump health appointee Michael Caputo has metastatic head and neck cancer
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X Factor’s Wagner innocently learns how to neck a Jägerbomb 10 minutes before performing at lesbian wedding
Legendary.
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More than 4,000 coronavirus cases recorded across Greater Manchester
Every single borough across the region remains on red alert
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