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Next plays down Brexit threat as profits rise

Next has further raised its annual profit expectations on better-than-expected summer sales and declared that a “no deal” Brexit would not pose a “material threat” to its business. The fashion retailer said good weather over the summer months...

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Millions of pounds lost to scams 'funding terrorism'

Bank customers in the UK lost £500m in six months to scammers and fraudsters, figures have revealed. Nearly a third of the money was lost in authorised push payment (APP) scams, which mean the customer has no protection to reclaim their losses. Customers lost £145m...

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Arrest as missing woman found dead in London

The woman, who was in her early 30s, was found dead inside a home in west London, and a 26-year-old man has been arrested. 04:04, UK, Tuesday 25 September 2018 Image: Police were called to Hayes after concerns for a missing woman A man has been arrested on suspicion...

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Iran, trade and Salisbury on agenda as PM visits UN

Theresa May is to make a personal plea for the release of a British mother jailed in Iran as she meets with world leaders in New York. The prime minister will sit down with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani when she attends the United Nations General Assembly later...

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Ministers to cancel £335m Liverpool hospital deal

Ministers are to step in to bail out Liverpool’s new £335m ‎NHS hospital, nine months after the collapse of construction giant Carillion left the project in crisis. Sky News has learnt that the government will make an announcement within days that it is...

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Labour to vote against PM's Brexit deal

Labour will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the party has confirmed ahead of its conference debate on a “People’s Vote”. The shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer MP will tell delegates in Liverpool that Labour will vote down a...

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Theresa May tells ministers to 'hold their nerve'

Theresa May has told cabinet ministers to hold their nerve after her Chequers plan was rejected by EU leaders – as top Brexiteers backed an alternative to the proposal. Senior Conservative Leave supporters have continued to pile pressure on her to ditch the plan...

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Entertainment

Gary Numan's tour bus kills 91-year-old man

A 91-year-old man has died after being hit by Gary Numan’s tour bus in Cleveland, Ohio. Numan cancelled his concert in the city on Monday night following the incident, saying he had been left “utterly devastated”. The elderly man was pushing a cart...

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Ofcom to investigate Big Brother and Loose Women

Ofcom, the TV watchdog, has launched an investigation into episodes of Celebrity Big Brother and Loose Women. It received 25,257 complaints after Roxanne Pallett claimed housemate Ryan Thomas had physically abused her on Celebrity Big Brother. Thomas, who went on to...

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Suede: Britpop was a monster and you can't blame us

Arguably the best band in Britain in the early 90s, Suede are often labelled the founding fathers of Britpop. The group had already scored a number one album by the time bands such as Blur, Oasis and Pulp found their place in the nation’s consciousness in the...

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Arts vital for a child's sense of inclusion

Sir Lenny George Henry, CBE, is a British stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer, and TV presenter. For National Inclusion Week, which runs from 24-28 September, Sir Lenny writes about the importance of the creative arts to a child’s upbringing and sense of...

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Chas and Dave's Chas Hodges dies

Chas and Dave singer Chas Hodges has died, the musical duo’s Twitter account has said. A statement shared their Twitter page read: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges. “Despite receiving successful...

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Rihanna 'proud' of prestigious ambassador role

Rihanna has been handed the top title of ‘Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary’ by Barbados government officials. The singer and entrepreneur was given the role to promote education, tourism and investment for her home country. The 30-year-old said...

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Revealed: First image of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker

An image of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker has been revealed for the first time. The US actor, 43, is playing the Batman villain in a new reincarnation in the much-loved film franchise. Director Todd Phillips teased a short clip of the actor in make-up on Instagram on...

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New music from Chris Cornell's archives after his death

New music from Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell is to be released – more than a year after his suicide. The new releases will come in the form of an album and a four-disc box set, which includes 11 unreleased songs. And the first track on both...

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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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