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Huge cannabis factory discovered at former bingo hall

By Ajay Nair, news reporter A “substantial” cannabis factory has been discovered inside a former Gala Bingo hall in a Northamptonshire town centre. Following a joint effort between police, local authorities and members of the public, officers discovered...

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Entertainment

Lost voice of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo 'unearthed'

The only known recording of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo may have been found by researchers. Efforts are being made to authenticate the short clip from a 1950s radio programme found in the archives of the country’s national music library, involving...

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George Clooney on Amal, Trump and Catch-22

Bethany Minelle chats to George Clooney and Christopher Abbott about new World War Two miniseries Catch-22. :: Listen above, or on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Spreaker. Listeners of this week’s regular Backstage recording will have already heard...

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Grimdark, hopepunk and George Clooney

Katie shares the best of the Pinkpop festival, Stevie gets appropriately overexcited about Euphoria and Bethany has a beverage melt-down in the presence of George Clooney. ::Listen above, or on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Spreaker. Meanwhile, we wave...

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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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