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ANGELA MERKEL has urged European Union negotiators to secure a deal with Boris Johnson that continues to tie Britain closely to the bloc in the future as Germany nears a recession
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Unai Emery praises Dani Ceballos and David Luiz after making full debuts for Arsenal
Both summer signings impressed against Burnley.
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Traffic cop shouted ‘stay with me’ as he desperately tried to save murdered colleague
Police have charged 10 people, including a 13-year-old boy, with Pc Harper's murder.
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Sweet pair of cats have been looking for a home for two years
Will you give Posh and Kiki a chance?
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Former Man City assistant Domenec Torrent hints at Pep Guardiola reunion
Pep Guardiola and Domenec Torrent worked together at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
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Zombie Mice who 'scalp' and eat albatross alive 'need to be wiped out'
Stomach churning pictures show the rodents preying on the large birds on Marion Island in the Indian Ocean
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Animator Richard Williams behind Hollywood blockbusters Roger Rabbit and Pink Panther dies aged 86
Acclaimed animator Richard Williams has died aged 86 at his home in Bristol on Friday. Williams was the animation director on the 1988 blockbuster 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'
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Celebs Go Dating’s Megan Barton Hanson and Demi Sims spark split rumours as they unfollow each other on Instagram
Is love dead?
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Gareth Gates sings about heartbreak after split from ex-fiancée Faye Brookes
Gareth turned to music to cure his broken heart by singing an emotional version of a song with poignant lyrics
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Husband of El Paso shooting victim stunned as hundreds of strangers attend funeral
Antonio Basco had been expecting an empty church but mourners queued around the block for Margie Reckard's service
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David Luiz explains why it’s ‘a pleasure’ to have joined Arsenal from Chelsea
An impressive debut from the defender
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Gareth Gates sings 'heartbreak' song after split from Faye Brookes
"This is a bit emotional isn’t it?" asked one fan
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Michael Sheen slams claims he was in relationship when he met pregnant girlfriend Anna Lundberg
He clarified things 'for the sake of people he loves.'
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Former NASA scientist's epic response to incredibly sexist message on dating app
A planetary scientist brilliantly shut down a potential date who sent her a very sexist message on Hinge
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Man with sleep fetish abused passed out teen after offering her place to stay
Predator James Kipps-Bolton, 38, found the distressed teenager outside a nightclub in Leamington Spa and offered her a bed for the night
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Mother sues 'controlling and violent' ex-boyfriend who drove her 18-year-old daughter to suicide
Emily Drouet, 18, was found dead inside her Aberdeen halls of residence in 2016. Emily's mother Fiona, 47, has launched a substantial damages claim against ex-boyfriend Angus Milligan.
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Man, 19, banned from driving after mounting the pavement during police chase in Salford
Footage shows the driver on the wrong side of the road into the face of oncoming traffic, driving through traffic lights and mounting the pavement
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Martin Keown and Robin van Persie blown away by Dani Ceballos’ full debut for Arsenal
The Spaniard put on a masterclass in Saturday's win over Burnley.
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Acclaimed animator who created Roger Rabbit dies aged 86
Richard Williams, who worked on hit films such as The Pink Panther, won three Oscars and three BaftasThe acclaimed animator Richard Williams, who worked on hit films including Roger Rabbit and The Pink Panther, has died.The 86-year-old triple Oscar and triple Bafta winner, who was born in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Britain in the 1950s, died at his home in Bristol on Friday, his family announced. Continue reading...
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A farm is growing pricey ‘long-neck’ avocados and you’ll want them for your toast
Or you'll find them odd-looking and weirdly unsettling. Either/or.
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First picture of woman who stabbed dog to death and poisoned its sausages
Leila Howarth killed her pet bulldog and dumped its body in a alleyway.
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Superman prequel Krypton cancelled after two seasons – with spin-off being axed as well
Not good news for superhero fans.
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Lacazette and Aubameyang give Arsenal the edge over sturdy Burnley
In the end, two familiar faces settled this victory for Arsenal. But while the strike duo of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang secured a second victory of the season for Unai Emery’s side, it was the performance of new boy Dani Ceballos that had the home supporters licking their lips at full-time.The Real Madrid loanee received a standing ovation when he was replaced by Lucas Torreira with seven minutes to play after a brilliant display that hinted Arsenal could have secured one of the bargains of the summer. Along with David Luiz - the £8m signing from Chelsea – Ceballos was making his full debut against opponents who have now lost 11 matches in a row against the north Londoners. Continue reading...
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Chelsea should have hired Brendan Rodgers instead of Frank Lampard, reckons Paul Merson
It would not have been such a popular choice
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Five-pound notes and free pints used to lure students into gambling
Undergraduates are being offered cash and drinks to sign up to betting appsStudents at prestigious UK universities are being recruited to promote betting apps on campus and, in some cases, are handing out free cash to entice others to gamble.An investigation by the Observer has found that students are being headhunted by marketing agencies that claim they are working on behalf of betting companies. Continue reading...
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What to do during the August Bank Holiday
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We are finally set to see the return of summer in time for the bank holiday
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Arsenal player ratings as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Dani Ceballos shine
Aubameyang hit the winner after Ashley Barnes had cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's opener
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Arsenal 2-1 Burnley: 5 talking points as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang downs resolute Clarets
Alexandre Lacazette and Ashley Barnes traded first-half goals, before Aubameyang handed the Gunners all three points
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Leafy London suburb erupts into gang violence as 30 youths clash in a mass brawl
EXCLUSIVE: In scenes captured on video by eye-witnesses more than 30 youngsters gathered for what appeared to be a pre-arranged fight on Wandsworth Common in south west London.
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When is the Downton Abbey movie UK release date, and who will be in the cast?
Watch your favourites on the big screen.
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Love Island winners Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea all smiles as they finally reunite in Ireland
Total couple goals.
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Sudan opposition and military sign final power-sharing accord
Deal paves way for transitional government after overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-BashirSudan’s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have signed a final power-sharing agreement, paving the way for a transitional government following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.Stability in Sudan, which has been grappling with an economic crisis, is seen as crucial for a volatile region struggling with conflict and insurgencies from the Horn of Africa to Egypt and Libya. Continue reading...
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Sarah Ferguson is 'being a shoulder to cry on' for Prince Andrew at Spanish villa
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson landed in Sotogrande, southern Spain, earlier this week. The Duchess of York is supporting her former husband after the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
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Michael Sheen HITS BACK at claims he wasn't single when he met pregnant girlfriend Anna Lundberg
Michael Sheen has hit back at claims he was in a relationship when he met pregnant girlfriend Anna Lundberg.
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Girl, 6, pays tribute to the organ donor, 22, who saved her life after he died
Tom Wilson was living the 'perfect' life in London before he died after being hit over the back of the head with a hockey stick in 2015, his mother Lisa told BBC Breakfast. His organs helped 50 people.
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When will Love Island 2020 start, how can I apply, and what will be different in the winter series?
Next year's singletons will head to Cape Town.
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Lewis Capaldi review – an ecstatic sense of homecoming
Princes Street Gardens, EdinburghWith his self-deprecating wit and blue-eyed soul, the young Scots chart-topper delights with a celebratory show mined from undiluted miseryLewis Capaldi wants to make very clear how this is going to go down. “I’m going to sing some songs, you’re going to listen to them, and then we’re all going to fuck off,” says the Scottish singer-songwriter, swigging from a can of lager. Those songs, he adds, will all be sad, if not actively depressing. After he’s done, he intends to get “steaming”. The audience loudly endorses this plan.It has long been the case that American artists tend to valorise hard work and gruelling professionalism while their British counterparts prefer to appear as if they’re making it up as they go along. Even so, from the title of his 2019 debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, to a profoundly dishevelled anti-style that makes Ed Sheeran look like Cary Grant, Capaldi takes self-deprecation to extraordinary lengths. He gives the impression that he rolled out of bed one morning and, to his great surprise, somehow fell on to the top of the charts. Behind the scenes, of course, that is not quite how it works – his sturdy, stirring songs were crafted with the aid of a fleet of co-writers and producers – but Capaldi’s impersonation of an accidental pop star isn’t exactly disingenuous. It feels, in part, like a coping mechanism. His album has been No 1 for six weeks, his ballad Someone You Loved topped the charts for seven; his shows sell out in record time, and he’s still only 22. Continue reading...
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Shaun Ryder: ‘I’m a really good dad, this time around anyway’
The Happy Mondays singer discusses UFOs, coming off drugs, children, Bez and losing his hairThere was a period of my life where it felt like everyone was worried about my health. I’m doing great these days. That said, I just had a hip operation and all my hair has fallen out. My eyebrows, my eyelashes, my pubic hair, armpit hair – even my fingernails. The doctors don’t know what it is. I have an underactive thyroid and I don’t make testosterone, so I reckon it might be something to do with that. But I’m tough. If I was Peter Andre or someone, I wouldn’t leave the house.Men don’t have to grow up like women do. Women are expected to grow up with every year that passes. Men can get away with being kids until they’re at least 40 – I did. I was still living the same lifestyle I had been when I was 16. But I wasn’t a kid any more. The stuff I’d done when I was younger – drugs – had to go. My kids were getting older. The last thing I wanted to do was embarrass them. Continue reading...
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One to watch: Snoh Aalegra
This Swedish R&B prodigy caught the ear of Prince, has been sampled by Drake, and now explores her Persian rootsWith her honey-sweet vocals and twinkling R&B production, Swedish singer-songwriter Snoh Aalegra has been in the music game since 2001, when she signed an artist development deal with Sony Sweden aged 13. Since then she has honed her craft and garnered fans including hip-hop stars Common and RZA, as well as gaining a co-sign from Drake when he sampled one of her tracks. Aalegra has worked with Kanye West producer No ID, and her strikingly raw storytelling and powerful vocals caught the ear of Prince, who tracked her down when she only had two songs online and became her mentor until his death in 2016.Real name Snoh Nowrozi – her parents are Iranian – Aalegra’s gorgeous new album, Ugh, Those Feels Again, is a wry nod to her 2016 debut, Feels. The record interrogates her relationships and the alienation she feels living between LA and Sweden as a woman of Persian descent. Tracks such as I Want You Around luxuriate in deep yearning. Continue reading...
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The nuclear arms race is back … and ever more dangerous now
Donald Trump has increased spending on America’s arsenal while ripping up cold war treaties. Russia and China are following suitImagine the uproar if the entire populations of York, Portsmouth or Swindon were suddenly exposed to three times the permissible level of penetrating gamma radiation, or what the nuclear physicist Ernest Rutherford termed gamma rays. The outpouring of rage and fear would be heard across the world.That’s what happened to the roughly 200,000 people who live in the similarly sized northern Russian city of Severodvinsk on 8 August, after an explosion at a nearby top-secret missile testing range. Russia’s weather service, Rosgidromet, recorded radiation levels up to 16 times higher than the usual ambient rate. Continue reading...
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Magdalene Odundo: ‘Of all mediums, clay is the most versatile, pliable and human’
The Kenyan-born British ceramicist on hand-building pots and whether ‘craft’ is a bad wordFrom the pinch of a nose to the elongated slant of a neck, Magdalene Odundo’s ceramics are on the verge of coming to life. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art described her objects as seeming “simultaneously familiar and novel”. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1950, she trained in Farnham, Surrey (where she now lives), then at the Royal College of Art. Her approach grew from a formative period when she returned to Africa to learn about local ceramic practice. Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things, featuring 50 of her works alongside 100 contemporary and historic pieces from all over the world, chosen by the artist, is at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, until 15 December.Your exhibition brings together works by a number of artists and designers, from Barbara Hepworth to Rodin. How did you choose the objects?They are works I had seen that made me want to find out more about the artist, or coincided with what I was working on. One piece by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska is Bird Swallowing a Fish, a sculpture I first saw at Kettle’s Yard [in Cambridge]. In the very early days, when I arrived in this country, I remember it having such a puzzling interest for me. At the time, African art was very popular, in the sense that western artists had been very much influenced by the abstract aspect of the work. I came out thinking: “this work could be by an African artist, or by somebody who wasn’t western”. Continue reading...
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EastEnders' Lacey Turner is left 'heartbroken' at the death of her beloved dog
The young mother has suffered a terrible loss with the death of her chocolate Labrador - just four months after her French Bulldog died
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Martin Freeman set to return for Black Panther 2 as Everett Ross
We're so ready to go back to Wakanda.
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Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte wants bid for Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez
His enormous wages will be a problem
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Michael Owen and pundits predict Manchester United's Premier League clash with Wolves
Manchester United travel to Wolves this weekend after demolishing Chelsea on the Premier League's opening weekend
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Tory MP accuses Boris Johnson of causing death threats against him in damning condemnation of 'demagogue' prime minister
PM's 'populism' leading to 'really vile emails' from public, Dominic Grieve warns - after accusation of 'collaboration' with Brussels to block Brexit
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Family days out in Wales that are well worth the drive from Manchester
It's well worth heading for the Welsh mountains when you've got all this family fun in store
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