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More than 200 firefighters battle grass fire

Hundreds of firefighters have been battling a huge grass fire in Epping Forest, north-east London. More than 225 firefighters have been tackling the blaze, the size of about 150 football pitches. The large grass fire “is still smouldering” but the...

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Satellites could be launched from UK in three years

Satellites could be launched from the UK in as little as three years, heralding the start of what the government called the “Great British Space Age”. A traditional “vertical” rocket launch pad will be built in Sutherland, on the north coast of...

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Coming home after all? Support for 2030 World Cup bid

Football could be coming home after all as an England-led bid to host the 2030 World Cup gained momentum. In the wake of the England team’s success at this year’s tournament in Russia, Labour have announced their support for the World Cup returning to...

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Unilever grandees weigh Dutch headquarters shift

The consumer goods giant behind Dove and Marmite‎ has opened talks with the trust established by one of the group’s founders as part of a shareholder charm offensive aimed at abolishing its UK headquarters. Sky News has learnt that ‎Unilever and the Leverhulme...

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'Highest level of special': Trump's best UK visit quotes

By Alan McGuinness, political reporter Donald Trump is leaving the UK following an eventful trip that involved tea with the Queen, a remarkable press conference with Theresa May and widespread protests against his presidency. Here are some of the best quotes from the...

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Djokovic defeats Anderson to win Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic has won his fourth Wimbledon title, defeating Kevin Anderson in straight sets. It is the 13th Grand Slam trophy for the former world No 1 from Serbia, and his first in more than two years after dealing with an injured right elbow that needed surgery....

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Blair and Mandelson join Brexiteers in attack on PM

Former prime minister Tony Blair and his political ally Lord Mandelson have joined Tory Brexiteers in trashing Theresa May’s strategy for leaving the EU. The New Labour duo, who were prominent members of the Remain campaign during the EU referendum, have both...

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Man charged over paragliding Trump protest

Police have charged a man over a stunt in which a paragliding protester flew above Donald Trump as he entered his Turnberry resort. The powered parachute was organised by Greenpeace and appeared over the luxury Turnberry Hotel at around 9.45pm on Friday, with a banner...

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Entertainment

Tearful Buble brings son on stage during comeback

Michael Buble brought his son on stage as he made an emotional return to touring at the British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park. The 42-year-old was tearful as he performed through the rain to the 55,000-strong crowd on Friday for the first time since...

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Sinatra's first wife Nancy dies aged 101

The first wife and childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra, Nancy, has died aged 101, her daughter has announced. The news was posted on Twitter by Nancy Jr, famed for her song These Boots Were Made For Walkin’, early on Saturday morning. She wrote: “My...

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Downton Abbey movie going into production

Downton Abbey’s “original principal cast” are reuniting to make a movie version of the hit period drama. The screenplay has been written by creator Julian Fellowes and production is due to begin later this summer. Fellowes will also co-produce the...

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Game of Thrones racks up 22 Emmy nominations

Game of Thrones is the show leading the way in this year’s Emmy awards race, with 22 nominations. The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year. The drama missed the awards in 2017...

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Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon denies sex assault claim

Simon Le Bon has denied claims he sexually assaulted a woman during a record signing in Los Angeles 23 years ago. The 59-year-old Duran Duran front man said allegations that he inappropriately touched Shereen Hariri were “completely untrue”. In a...

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Are horror films having a Hollywood renaissance?

Horror films have been a staple at the cinema since the days of silent movies – with the supernatural depicted as early as the late 1890’s by film pioneer Georges Melies. But recently the genre seems to be seeing more success than ever before, both in...

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Kylie Jenner reveals baby Stormi's pierced ears

Kylie Jenner has revealed that she has had her five-month-old baby’s ears pierced. The 20-year-old model posted a short Snapchat video entitled “the best kisses” showing a close-up of her and baby Stormi cuddling on the bed. Image: Stormi gives...

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Driver in George Clooney crash 'had sun in his eyes'

The driver of the car which was hit by George Clooney’s scooter in Sardinia has said he had the “sun in his eyes” – and that was why he had moved into the opposite lane. CCTV footage shows the moment the Hollywood star ploughed into the bonnet...

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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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