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Johnson calls on Kim Jong Un to negotiate

The Foreign Secretary has outlined four pledges to North Korea as he called on Pyongyang to negotiate over its nuclear ambitions. Boris Johnson said he backed a series of “commitments” made by South Korea and the US Secretary of State’s efforts to...

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'Thrilled' Walsh is Doctor Who's new companion

Bradley Walsh, who has been a fan of Doctor Who for 50 years, has been confirmed as Jodie Whittaker’s companion in the new series. The actor, game show host and comedian briefly appeared in a spin-off of the sci-fi show. He made a guest appearance as a villain...

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What you need to know about toxicity charging

Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will now have to pay a further £10 to enter the centre of London. Here’s all you need to know about the toxicity T-charge. :: Who will be affected? Diesel and petrol vehicles, including HGVs, busses and coaches, registered...

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Hammond urged to give a 'Budget for shoppers'

The Chancellor is facing calls to help businesses invest in next month’s Budget as the economy stalls amid Brexit uncertainty. Two business lobby groups released their wish lists on Monday, with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) urging Philip Hammond “to...

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Police hunt for conman puts focus on children

Police are targeting two young sisters in the hunt for their fugitive father Mark Acklom who is on the run with them in Europe. Detectives are concerned for the girls’ emotional welfare and are urging the public to try to identify them. Officers believe the key...

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'Stop asking GPs for antibiotics' patients told

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them “puts you and your family at risk”, a new campaign warns. Public Health England (PHE) has launched the new “Keep Antibiotics Working” campaign to tackle the growing resistance to the drugs. TV...

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London's T-charge for dirtiest vehicles begins

Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will have to pay almost double to enter the centre of London from today. The new £10 toxicity T-charge will be paid in addition to the congestion charge of £11.50, taking the total to £21.50, and covers the same area and...

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Mum says she 'popped daughters under table'

A mother has told Sky News how she tried to keep her two young daughters safe by “popping them under the table”. Laura Mjeshti was speaking at a Frankie and Benny’s restaurant near Bermuda Park in Nuneaton where a gunman has taken two members of...

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Entertainment

'Harvey, you're done', Weinstein is told

A women’s rights lawyer has insisted the career of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is “done” after she revealed details of another woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her. Gloria Allred held a news conference alongside Heather Kerr, who said...

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'Don't Touch My Hair' singer has hair touched

It should have been a massive clue. One of Solange Knowles’ songs is called Don’t Touch My Hair. So what did the London Evening Standard do when it featured Beyonce’s sister on the cover of its magazine? It airbrushed her hair, which had been styled...

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Spice up your video! Girls reunite for Mel C song

A full Spice Girls reunion may still be just a pipe dream, but four of the original five are appearing together again. Mel C has enlisted the help of former bandmates Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner for her latest single Room For Love, with the trio...

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Milano on #MeToo campaign: 'This is your time'

Alyssa Milano says the millions of women worldwide who have shared their allegations of sexual abuse and harassment are going to continue being vocal, as she urged them “let’s fix this problem”. The Hollywood actress, 44, recently shared a tweet...

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Does Weinstein scandal mask institutional problem?

Harvey Weinstein has been banned by the Academy and the BFI and suspended from BAFTA – based only on accusations. It is an odd thing, the institutional mentality. At times it is random, imprecise, unfair; what applies to one person seldom applies to all, and...

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Pullman returns with His Dark Materials prequel

Fantasy master Philip Pullman has returned after a 17-year hiatus with a prequel to His Dark Materials. La Belle Sauvage is the first volume of a new trilogy by the author titled The Book Of Dust, which will act as a prequel to his best-selling trilogy His Dark...

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Tippi Hedren urges Weinstein victims to speak

The actress Tippi Hedren, who famously accused legendary director Alfred Hitchcock of sexual assault, has urged today’s stars to continue to speak out about harassment they suffer in Hollywood. The star of Hitchcock classics The Birds and Marnie says educating...

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Trudeau's tears: Canada PM mourns Gord Downie

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has broken down in tears as he paid tribute to the lead singer of rock band Tragically Hip on national television. Gord Downie, who had brain cancer, died on Tuesday at the age of 53. An emotional Mr Trudeau, speaking in Parliament...

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Booker won by US author for second year in row

George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his first novel, Lincoln In The Bardo. Saunders becomes the second American writer in a row to win the British prize since it was extended to the US in 2014. In 2016, Paul Beatty’s The...

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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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