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GOSH to return all Presidents Club donations

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has said it will return all previous donations from the Presidents Club after allegations of sexual harassment at a fundraiser. The charity intervened after claims female staff at a “male-only” dinner held last week at...

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Legal action threatened over Worboys' parole

The UK’s two biggest selling newspapers have threatened legal action unless the reasons for the decision to free sex attacker John Worboys are released. The Sun and the Daily Mail have jointly written to the Parole Board and the Justice Secretary. The letter...

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Motor insurance premiums hit record high

Motor insurance has jumped by £30 in the last year to hit a record average high of £493, say insurers. That figure was the average paid in the fourth quarter of 2017 for a private comprehensive policy and is a 6% rise on the same period a year earlier. The Association...

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Prescription drug addiction investigation

A review is to be carried out into the growing problem of prescription drug addiction. The prescribing of “addictive medicines” has increased 3% over five years in England with one patient in every 11 was prescribed a potentially addictive drug last year....

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'No handbag?' Thatcher statue rejected

Plans for a statue of Margaret Thatcher near the Houses of Parliament have been rejected over its design and a lack of approval from her family. Westminster Council unanimously turned down the design for the 1.5-times lifesize statue – and suggested a handbag...

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Labour: Hand over Carillion documents

Labour is preparing to force a binding vote in the Commons requiring ministers to hand over their risk assessments for Carillion before the company went bust. The shadow business secretary has told Sky News she suspects departments did not follow correct procedures...

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England women's coach Phil Neville in sexism row

Phil Neville’s appointment as head coach of the England women’s football team has been overshadowed by allegations of sexism. Shortly after the former Manchester United and England footballer was named as the Lionesses’ new boss, Twitter users began...

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Momentum denies Labour MP 'deselection hit list'

The leader of Momentum, the left-wing Labour activist group, has denied claims that it is planning a nationwide deselection purge of MPs opposed to Jeremy Corbyn. Jon Lansman, one of three Momentum candidates elected to Labour’s national executive last week,...

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What is it like to fly an F-35 fighter jet?

It is no surprise that Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the test pilot for the new F-35 fighter jets being bought by the RAF and Royal Navy, says the computer game generation take to the £92m aircraft so easily. Because climbing into the cockpit of one of these planes,...

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Train stuck after landslip in Scotland seen from air

Tons of rocks and mud were swept down a mountain in the Scottish Highlands, derailing a train during Monday morning’s rush hour. 21:35, UK, Tuesday 23 January 2018 Image: The drone took the images on Tuesday. Pic: Network Rail Scotland By James Matthews,...

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Entertainment

Shakira facing alleged tax-dodging investigation

Shakira has become the latest celebrity to find themselves under investigation by the Spanish authorities for possible tax evasion. It is alleged that the pop star failed to pay income tax while living in Barcelona between 2012 and 2014, having not officially...

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Ant and Dec big winners again at TV awards

Ant and Dec won best presenters for a 17th time in a row at the National Television Awards and also collected the first ever Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award. Ant McPartlin, making his first public appearance since revealing he was splitting from his wife, said it...

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Oscars: Full list of nominees

Best picture Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best actress Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri...

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Cranberries star O'Riordan buried next to father

The Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan has been laid to rest alongside her father following her funeral mass in County Limerick. The singer’s voice filled the Church of Saint Ailbe in her home town of Ballybricken as the service opened with Ave Maria, a...

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Diamond quits touring after Parkinson's diagnosis

Neil Diamond is to stop touring after he was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The 76-year-old US singer said in a statement: “I have been so honoured to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years. “My sincerest apologies to...

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Bill Cosby first appearance since sex mistrial

Bill Cosby has made his first reported appearance in public since he was prosecuted for sexual misconduct. A mistrial was declared in June 2017, but a retrial is scheduled for April. At the original trial a jury was unable to reach a verdict after deliberating for...

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Family gather for Cranberries singer's funeral

Family and friends of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan have accompanied her hearse to her hometown church ahead of her funeral. Candles lit the streets as two hearses – one laden with flowers and tributes – arrived at the Church of Saint Ailbe in...

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The Smiths reform (sort of) for new gigs

The Smiths have announced a series of concerts for the first time in 30 years, but the anticipated comeback is two players short. Neither frontman Morrissey nor lead guitarist Johnny Marr will feature in the reunion, which is titled Classically Smiths and, as the name...

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Natalie Portman was sexually terrorised at 13

Natalie Portman has detailed how she was a victim of “sexual terrorism” at the age of 13 when shooting her first film. At Saturday’s Women’s March in Los Angeles, the A-lister took the stage with fellow actress Eva Longoria to share her...

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Sport

Phelan still in the dark over Hull job

Phelan said last week that he had been offered the job but there has been no update on his contract since then. He told a news conference: “I want it resolved, but it’s not my decision. “A lot of it rests on the position of the club. All I keep...

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United survive Northampton scare

Michael Carrick put United ahead but Northampton equalised before half time through an Alex Revell penalty. But Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford sealed the win. West Ham were within seconds of being taken to extra time by League Two Accrington before Dmitri...

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Anderson could be rested for Bangladesh trip

The 34-year-old, England’s leading test wicket-taker with 463 victims, was named in the squad for the tour to Bangladesh where they play two tests next month. England travel to India in early November for a five-test series. “It’s a tough one because...

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Everton shocked by Norwich in EFL Cup

It was the Toffees’ first defeat of the season. Premier League champions Leicester are also out after squandering a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 in extra time with 10 men at home to Chelsea. Bournemouth were taken to extra time by Championship struggler Preston after a...

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Hewitt pulls out of Rio Olympics

Two-times grand slam champion Lleyton Hewitt has opted out of his role as coach of the Australian men’s tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for “personal reasons”, local media reported on Sunday. Hewitt’s withdrawal is another blow for...

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Howard makes 'smooth transition' to MLS

Goalkeeper Tim Howard has had no problems in making the transition to Major League Soccer and has been brilliant for the Colorado Rapids from the outset. The long-time United States goalkeeper spent the last 13 years in English soccer, including 10 seasons at Everton,...

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Wales squad touch down in Cardiff after Euros

Wales will move higher than their richer rivals and neighbours England when the new FIFA rankings are announced after Euro 2016, the first sign for what, many predict, will be a bright future after they made history at the tournament. Playing in their first finals...

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Spanish court drops charges against Neymar

Spain’s High Court said on Friday it had dropped a fraud and corruption investigation into Brazilian soccer captain and Barcelona player Neymar saying no crime had been committed. Charges were also dropped against his father and agent Neymar Da Silva Santos,...

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Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final

Clattenburg also refereed the UEFA Champions League final in May. He becomes the second man to take charge of both major European occasions in the same year after Pedro Proença in 2012. Clattenburg will be joined by English assistants Simon Beck and Jake Collin, plus...

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