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Squatters 'could pose risk' to Palace security

Squatters in a seven-storey building just metres away from Buckingham Palace are preparing for the prospect of eviction after being branded a possible risk to the Queen’s security. The group of occupiers, who claim to be part of the Autonomous Nation of...

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Toxic air 'endangering health of children'

Tens of thousands of children in a quarter of London schools are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can cause lifelong health problems , a study has found. The research shows that 802 of the capital’s 3,261 nurseries, primaries, secondary...

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McIlroy defends playing golf with Trump

Rory McIlroy has defended his decision to play golf with Donald Trump after a flood of criticism and abuse, saying it “was, quite simply, a round of golf”. The golf star accepted an offer to join the US president on the fairways at Trump International in...

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Miliband: Labour at its weakest for 50 years

David Miliband has thrown himself into Labour’s by-election infighting by declaring the party is at its weakest for 50 years, while also refusing to rule out a comeback. The former foreign secretary and Blairite standard bearer says Labour is now weaker than it...

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CCTV shows hit-and-run driver mowing down teen

CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a motorist mounted a pavement and drove into a teenage girl, before speeding away. The video, released by West Midlands Police, shows the victim walking down Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, with her mother before she is mowed...

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Card killer: Is finger pay the new contactless?

Camden Market in north London. A swirl of people hunting for bargains, trends and photo opportunities. And amid it all is a chance to see the future. In a bar called Proud is an unassuming gadget, sitting on the bar and linked to a small screen. It is a...

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Foo Fighters to headline at Glastonbury 2017

The Foo Fighters have been announced as headliners for Glastonbury Festival 2017. The American rock band, who were due to headline in 2015 but had to pull out when frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg, revealed the news at a free concert in Frome, Somerset, on Friday....

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Woman falls 30ft down well while viewing house

An estate agent has been fined £200,000 after a woman fell 30ft down a well while viewing a house. The 39-year-old had to try to stay afloat in the water for an hour before she was rescued by firefighters. The victim and her husband were at an open house viewing in...

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Mother's grief over son killed by single punch

The mother of banker Oliver Dearlove, who was killed by a single punch to the head, has told Sky News how she said goodbye to him in his final hours. Joy Wright said she held her 30-year-old son, stroked him and talked to him in hospital. Trevor Timon, of Plumstead,...

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Entertainment

Will practice make perfect for La La Land star?

La La Land actor Ryan Gosling says he had two choices when making the Oscar nominated movie – learn to play piano or “shatter the dreams” of director Damien Chazelle. “Damien wanted to shoot the dance sequences and some of these songs all in...

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Thompson 'too sad' to do Love Actually sequel

Emma Thompson says she is “too sad” after the death of her Love Actually co-star Alan Rickman to appear in a Comic Relief sequel to the hit film.  The pair played husband and wife Karen and Harry in the 2003 romantic comedy. Rickman, also famous for roles...

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Beyonce to miss Coachella 'on doctors' advice'

Beyonce has pulled out of this year’s Coachella festival following advice from her doctors. After being snubbed at Grammys earlier this month, losing out on the holy trinity of awards – album, record and song – to Adele, Beyonce will also miss one of...

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Oscars 2017: Which celebrities will kick off?

Remember the Meryl Streep drama at the Golden Globes? That wasn’t the first time a Hollywood actor got political at an awards ceremony and it certainly won’t be the last. Streep’s performance dominated the news agenda for days. Why? Because it was...

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Oscars: Breaking down barriers after race row

There’s a buzz in Hollywood about the possibility of Moonlight emerging as the film to beat La La Land to best picture on Sunday.  If the film – or its director Barry Jenkins – beat Damien Chazelle’s favourite La La Land, it would quite an...

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Game of Thrones tree destroyed by Storm Doris

A 200-year-old tree in a landmark avenue made famous by Game of Thrones has been destroyed by Storm Doris. The Dark Hedges avenue of beech trees in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions and has grown to...

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The Jungle Book: Animating an Oscar favourite

Disney’s The Jungle Book used groundbreaking technology to create a photo-real computer world with 54 animal species. Part live-action film, part animated feature, Jon Favreau’s adaptation of the classic children’s book is aimed at audiences of all...

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Hugh Jackman hanging up his Wolverine claws

Hugh Jackman has told Sky News he his hanging up his claws after 17 years playing Hollywood’s longest-running superhero. The 48-year-old actor, who plays Wolverine in James Mangold’s new movie Logan, said he has “put everything” into the Marvel...

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Rapper given restraining order over 'threat to kill'

Chris Brown has been ordered to stay away from his model ex-girlfriend following claims he punched her in the stomach and threatened to kill her. A Los Angeles court granted the restraining order for model Karrueche Tran against the rapper, who has been warned he...

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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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