What a turnip! Yorkshire’s giant veg – in pictures

Colossal cabbages, monumental marrows and cumbersome cucumbers all feature in the battle for top titles in the 2019 NEHS giant vegetable competition, held at the Harrogate autumn flower show. The UK’s premier autumn gardening show is expected to draw up to 40,000 visitors to the Great Yorkshire showground this weekend

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COP25 climate summit: put children at heart of tackling crisis, says UN
Young activists including Greta Thunberg put pressure on negotiators to break deadlockChildren and young people must be at the heart of dealing with the climate crisis, the UN and campaigners have said as climate talks in Madrid enter their second week with little concrete progress.Young people, including the school striker and activist Greta Thunberg, played a leading role in protests at COP25 over the weekend, and on Monday appeared at the conference to put pressure on negotiators to come up with a plan for reducing greenhouse gases and tackling the impacts of climate breakdown. Continue reading...
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Five people dead and eight missing after New Zealand volcanic eruption
Questions arise as to why tourists were on White Island after scientists noted volcanic activityFive people have died, eight people are missing and 31 remain in hospital following an eruption on a volcanic island in New Zealand, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said.Ardern told reporters in Whakatane, a town near the volcanic White Island, that a number of people were in hospital in critical condition. Continue reading...
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Thousands were paid to use extra renewable electricity on windy weekend
UK homes using new smart-energy tariffs urged to take advantage of record windfarm powerThousands of households were paid to use extra renewable electricity over the weekend as windfarms generated unprecedented levels of clean power.Homes using a new type of smart energy tariff were urged to plug in their electric vehicles overnight and set their dishwasher on a timer to take advantage of the record renewables in the early hours of the morning. Continue reading...
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PiggyBank owner collapses into administration
Demise of payday lender leaves 45,000 customers facing financial uncertaintyThe payday lender PiggyBank has collapsed, making it the latest short-term creditor to fail in recent weeks amid a fresh crackdown by the City regulator.HJS has been appointed to carry out the administration of PiggyBank’s parent company, DJS, leaving about 45,000 customers facing financial uncertainty. Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s Brexit: no troubling the truth | Editorial
The prime minister does not care whether he is believed on what he says about his Brexit deal when it comes to Northern Ireland. His insouciance ought to worry us allWhen political historians come to study the arguments and the rhetorical style that shaped this general election, the resignation statement of the British diplomat, Alexandra Hall Hall, should be considered a key document. Ms Hall Hall stood down last week as Brexit counsellor at the UK embassy in Washington because, she wrote, she was no longer able to “peddle half-truths on behalf of a government I do not trust”.The obfuscatory arts of bluster and baseless assertion have become a house style during the election campaign for Boris Johnson and his allies. But they have been deployed with particular recklessness on matters affecting the two nations within the United Kingdom that voted against Brexit, both of which have profound concerns about their future within the union. With lofty and presumptuous arrogance, Mr Johnson has ruled out, as if by fiat, the possibility of any negotiations between a future Conservative government and Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of Scotland, over a second independence referendum. In the context of the anger that would be generated by the extreme Brexit he plans to pursue, that will prove a difficult line to hold. Continue reading...
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Frank Lampard urges Chelsea to embrace ‘big night’ against Lille
• Manager says his side need to take their chances at home• Chelsea need a win to ensure qualification from Group HA troubling statistic before Chelsea attempt to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League by beating Lille on Tuesday evening: aside from the Carabao Cup victory over League Two’s Grimsby Town in September, Frank Lampard’s young side have not held a half-time lead at Stamford Bridge since the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United on 31 August.It has been a common sight this season, Chelsea getting bogged down at home after failing to build on fast starts, and Lampard needs his players to discover the clinical edge they have shown on the road when they host Lille. Continue reading...
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Juice Wrld suffered fatal seizure as cops searched his private jet and found 70 pounds of marijuana
Officers had been waiting inside the Atlantic Aviation hangar for the 21-year-old's jet to arrive at from Los Angeles at 1:30am on Sunday morning, following claims drugs and guns were aboard.
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Insane video shows Canadian man OUTRUN an avalanche rolling down a mountain at Lake Louise
Canada man Bryon Howard, of Calgary, Alberta captured heart-pumping video of the moment he narrowly avoided getting caught in an avalanche on Lake Louise on Friday.
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New Zealand volcano: British person among those missing after deadly eruption
One Briton is among the eight people still missing following a deadly volcanic eruption in New Zealand, the country's prime minister Zacinda Ardern has said.
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Rape is not a bi-product of conflict in Myanmar – it is a strategy of it
When Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court tomorrow to defend Myanmar against the charge of genocide, she must address the military's key tactic: rape.
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Wazzle the Morrisons cat was beloved by customers and staff...but she has had to be rehomed for her own good
The feline was getting everything she needed at Morrison's - food, water, attention - and stopped coming home completely
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Cardi B felt she was ‘letting women down’ for taking back cheating Offset
'Everybody on social media acts like relationships is perfect and that’s crazy to me.'
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11 best mince pies to indulge in over Christmas
Grab a glass of mulled wine and settle into this festive staple
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Paul Volcker deserves to be remembered as most influential central banker | Larry Elliott
The former Fed chairman used monetarist shock treatment to cure the US of its serious inflation habitSome would choose the Bundesbank’s Karl Otto Pöhl. The recently retired former European Central Bank president Mario Draghi would have his supporters. But the man they would have to beat for the title of the most influential central banker is Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, who has died aged 92.Volcker shaped the modern world in three key ways: as chairman of the Fed, he used monetarist shock treatment to cure the US of the serious inflation habit it had developed in the 1970s; he did so by jealously guarding central bank independence; and he created the conditions for a 25-year bull market on Wall Street that only ended with the onset of the 2007 financial crisis. Continue reading...
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Cricketer Nasir Jamshed admits bribery conspiracy
Ex-Pakistan international Nasir Jamshed was initially the target of bribery but then acted as a go-between.
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New robotic contact lenses can be powered wirelessly without raising the temperature
Researchers at the Yonsei University of Seoul have developed a robotic contact lens that can be recharged wirelessly and which could bring a variety of futuristic AR uses one step closer to reality. 
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Pakistani Test cricketer Nasir Jamshaid, 33, admits bribing two players to fix a Twenty 20 match
Nasir Jamshed, 33, from Walsall, West Midlands, had been on trial but on Monday backtracked on his previous denial and admitted conspiracy to commit bribery.
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Manchester United news and transfers RECAP Wan-Bissaka claim plus Paul Pogba injury latest
All the latest Man Utd breaking news, transfer latest and reaction to the win over Man City at the Etihad Stadium.
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Scottish wildlife at risk after £100m funding cut, say charities
Analysis shows ‘staggering’ 40% reduction in government spending in a decadePublic funding for environment bodies in Scotland has plummeted by 40% in a decade, placing already declining wildlife at risk, according to analysis of government budgets.Scottish Environment Link, a coalition of more than 35 wildlife, environment and countryside charities, including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, WWF and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, estimates almost £100m has been slashed from the budgets of public agencies in Scotland between 2010-11 and 2019-20. Continue reading...
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Pictured: Experienced tour guide killed in New Zealand volcano horror
The victim's brother, Mark Inman, confirmed his death and said Mr Marshall-Inman had 'passed away doing the one thing he loved' after the New Zealand eruption.
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Labour will prevent prevent more corporate scandals by making companies focus on the long-term
Change is needed to prevent the next Carillion-style collapse but the Conservatives are content with the status quo, says Prem Sikka
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Chelsea XI vs Lille: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and latest injury list for Champions League decider
Frank Lampard is weighing up a significant gamble over whether to include Antonio Rudiger for only his second appearance since April 28 in Chelsea's crucial Champions League showdown against Lille.
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Jewish woman accuses police of giving her racist ‘hook nose’ in ID
‘As a Jew, sometimes you’re scared to sound the alarm on these things because inevitably people will say “that’s a technical error” or “you Jews are seeing anti-Semitism everywhere”, but this seems pretty blatant.’
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All eyes on Lizzo as she twerks in fishnets and thong at LA basketball match
This is why we love her.
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EU trade deals must not contradict climate goals, says MEP
Pascal Canfin says he cannot back deal with South America owing to ‘political context’The EU’s trade deal with South America will not be ratified in its current form because it contradicts Europe’s plans to confront the climate emergency, a leading MEP has said.Pascal Canfin, a Frenchman who chairs the European parliament’s environment committee, said he could not vote in favour of the agreement, known as Mercosur (Southern Common Market). Continue reading...
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Citymapper launches feature which will help you get home safely late at night
New 'main roads' upgrade will make sure you're not directed down dark, dangerous alleyways.
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The Grand Tour star James May transforms into anime character ahead of new show Our Man In Japan
The Grand Tour star is flying solo.
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Knifeman in clown mask told teen he'd slit his throat and kill his family...but didn't count on his victim's incredible bravery
Callum Matts, 18, had been at a park in Salford when Mathieu Lucas ran towards him armed with a 12-inch kitchen knife
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The Cambridges and Sussexes need to 'raise their game' next year according to royal commentators 
Royal commentators have suggested that Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 37, as well as Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, will have to 'put in a lot more work' next year.
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Reindeer mural that has appeared on Birmingham wall 'is the work of Banksy'
The reindeer mural, painted on a brick wall in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, is thought to be the work of Banksy. It is designed to draw attention to homelessness.
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What the General Election outcome will mean for the pound - and your travel money
As we head into the final week of campaigning, the Pound is currently trading at a 31-month high against the euro - here's what you need to know if you're about to swap your cash
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Jeremy Corbyn launches vicious attack on Donald Trump at a mass rally in Bristol
Jeremy Corbyn desperately tried to get his campaign back on track today with a vicious attack on Donald Trump as the Labour leader looked to repeat the party's 2017 general election surge.
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Will the pound go up in value if Labour wins the general election?
We examine John McDonnell’s claim that Labour’s spending plans could boost sterlingLatest election news – live updatesClaimJohn McDonnell said the pound would rise if Labour wins the election. Continue reading...
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James Gallagher hopes Nick Diaz retires for good after ‘scary’ UFC comeback vow
Diaz called out Jorge Masvidal last month.
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Josh Kroenke plans to increase involvement and transfer investment at Arsenal
The club owners are not the most popular people among Arsenal supporters...
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Mother tells inquest of moment she was told her daughter, 14, wouldn't survive MRI scan anaesthtic
Alice Sloman had the scan at the Torbay Hospital in Devon. But when it became clear something was wrong during the procedure Alice was rushed to Bristol Children's Hospital for critical care.
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer – who you gonna call, your grandfather? | Hadley Freeman
Here’s what we’ve learned about the new film: it’s essentially Stranger Things: The Movie, and that fans of the original are feeling very old‘Eagerly awaited” is how the pre-publicity invariably describes the forthcoming Ghostbusters film – which will be number four in strict total, after the original two and Paul Feig’s 2016 effort. But actually it will be number three from the Reitman family firm, since Ivan directed the first two and now his son, Jason, perhaps inevitably, has taken up duties on the latest one. And given that Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters was unquestionably well-intended but a solid three stars at best, I reckon we can all agree to just put it back in the ghost trap and focus on the Reitman contributions. So here we are, with the first trailer from Reitman fils. What do we learn?Well, the first thing is that we are all very, very, very old. Not the kids in the trailer, of course – they’re so young their skin is like fresh dew. So young, they aren’t even supposed to be the children of one of the Ghostbusters but the GRANDCHILDREN. And, of course, that’s as it should be: after all, we’re so far from the the original Ghostbusters movies that one of the original trio, lovely Harold Ramis, is, heartbreakingly, dead, and the surviving ones are actual grandfathers in real life. But jeez: way to go making those of us who saw the first Ghostbusters on its release feel about as old as the screaming ghost librarian in its peerless opening scene. Continue reading...
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Inquest into death of Somali schoolgirl, 12, could probe whether she was forced into river
Shukri Yahya Abdi, who was born in Somalia before moving to the UK, drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, on June 27 this year.
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Animal park gets first African elephant born in the UK this year and he’s a cutie
He doesn't have a name yet though.
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Kyle Walker sends Liverpool title warning despite huge advantage over Man City
Manchester City have lost four times in the league this season and trail unbeaten Liverpool by a staggering 14 points. But Kyle Walker isn't ready to concede defeat just yet
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Kara Tointon dons dressed down look on date night with husband
The former EastEnders star dons a dressed down look as she enjoys a date night with husband
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World's first funeral home dedicated to human composting is set to open in Washington in 2021
Recompose is preparing to open its first facility for 'natural organic reduction' in Seattle, Washington, in 2021. Artistic renderings offer a glimpse into what the space will look like.
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13-year-old Burnley fan investigated for alleged racist gesture to Son Heung-min
Teenager spotted by stewards making alleged gesture during Burnley's 5-0 defeat at Tottenham
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John Barrowman praises the first same-sex couple on Dancing on Ice
Former Steps star Ian "H" Watkins and professional skater Matt Evers are paired up
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Boy is thrown head-over-heels when sewer explodes under his feet
The boy in China's Hebei Province escaped serious injuries after being blown into the air and flung 360 degrees by the force of an exploding sewer. He had ignited trapped methane from the sewer.
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Boy on the floor photo prompts Boris to add larceny to mendacity | Marina Hyde
Faced with evidence of NHS overcrowding by a reporter, the PM simply pocketed it“What are you getting Carrie for Christmas?” Boris Johnson was asked by BBC Radio West Midlands. And the prime minister replied: “I’m going to get Brexit done.” Wow. I feel like I know how this fairytale ends. Guest vocals by the late great Kirsty MacColl.Yet even by his own standards of thermonuclear disingenuity, Johnson’s turn on ITV news on Monday morning reached new depths. In a fish market in Grimsby, ITV News reporter Joe Pike asked Johnson about newspaper reports featuring Jack Williment-Barr, a four-year-old boy with suspected pneumonia, who was pictured being forced to sleep on a concrete floor in an overcrowded NHS hospital this weekend. “I haven’t had a chance to look at the photo,” Johnson said. Look at it now, said Pike, who had it up on his phone. At which point Johnson simply took the reporter’s phone and stuffed it in his pocket. Continue reading...
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