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Labour pledges free dental check-ups for everyone

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter Labour are pledging to reverse the first ever charges introduced in the NHS by giving everyone in England a free dental check-up. The party announced plans to roll back the band one fees introduced in 1951, three years after...

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Corbyn facing Labour bust-up over immigration policy

Jeremy Corbyn is facing a bust-up over immigration policy as senior MPs, party officials and union leaders meet to agree Labour’s election manifesto. Some of Mr Corbyn’s closest allies, including the shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, want Labour to back...

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Fire 'crawling up cladding' at Bolton student flats

More than 20 fire crews are tackling a large fire at student accommodation in Bolton, Greater Manchester. The building has been evacuated and one witness said flames are “crawling up the cladding like it was nothing”. Ace Love, 35, said: “The fire...

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Entertainment

Last Of The Summer Wine star Jean Fergusson dies at 74

Last of the Summer Wine actress Jean Fergusson has died aged 74. The television and theatre star, born in Yorkshire, was best known for playing the opinionated Marina in the British comedy from 1985 until it was discontinued in 2010. She died at home in the early...

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Disney film classics get disclaimer about racism

Disney’s new streaming service has added a disclaimer to classic films from its back catalogue, including Dumbo and Peter Pan because they depict racist stereotypes. The move follows the launch of Disney+ earlier this week, which bagged more than 10 million...

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Disney+ bags 10 million subscribers on first day

Disney says more than 10 million subscribers signed up for its new streaming service on its first day of launch. The “extraordinary consumer demand” saw shares in the entertainment giant rise by 3.5%. Disney+, the competitor to the likes of Netflix and...

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Rapper Kodak Black jailed over weapons charges

Kodak Black has been jailed for three years and 10 months after pleading guilty to weapons charges. The rapper admitted in August that he had falsified information on federal forms to buy guns from a shop in Miami. Black, who goes by the name of Bill K Kapri, was...

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Queer Eye host: 'We're ready to bring show to the UK'

By Gemma Peplow and Bethany Minelle, arts and entertainment reporters, in LA Queer Eye star Karamo Brown has said Brits don’t need too much help when it comes to fashion – but the show’s experts could help us when it comes to Brexit. As one of the US...

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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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