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Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

Camden Council will evacuate 161 households from a tower block tonight amid fire safety concerns. The move follows news that similar cladding was used on the Chalcots Estate to that which spread the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington earlier this month. Council leader...

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Fire victims moved from hotel with hours notice

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire who have been thrown out of a west London hotel with just a few hours notice. Sky News has seen the letter from Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council which asks the people, some of whom lost family members in the fire, to get out...

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NHS told to check cladding on all buildings

NHS Trusts have been asked to urgently check buildings to establish if they are covered in the cladding used on Grenfell Tower. The regulator, NHS Improvement, has confirmed to Sky News that it has written to all Trusts and told them to report back to them with their...

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Tennis star Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine

British tennis No 3 Dan Evans has announced that he tested positive for cocaine in April. Evans, who is ranked 50th in the world, claims he took the illegal substance out of competition and for reasons “completely unrelated to tennis”. The 27-year-old...

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Where has unsafe tower cladding been identified?

Checks are being carried out on hundreds of buildings across the country, as investigations into the deadly Grenfell Tower fire continue. So far the Government has received samples from 11 high-rise buildings where cladding has failed safety tests. Some of the...

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Man charged over Finsbury Park mosque attack

A man has been charged over the van attack at Finsbury Park mosque in which one person died and nine others were injured. Darren Osborne, 47, was arrested by police at the scene in the early hours of Monday, which was busy with worshippers at the time attending...

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Ex-UVF commander admits 200 terror charges

Former loyalist paramilitary commander Gary Haggarty has pleaded guilty to 200 terrorist offences, including five murders. The ex-chief of the Ulster Volunteer Force’s north Belfast unit admitted the crimes as part of a deal to give evidence against fellow...

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May: EU citizens offer is 'fair and serious'

Theresa May has said her proposals for the post-Brexit status of EU citizens living in Britain are “fair and serious”, as European figures gave them a cautious welcome. The Prime Minister said her plan would ensure that no one living lawfully in the UK...

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Average car insurance bills soar £90 in a year

The average annual car insurance premium has risen by £90 during the last year to around £666, research shows. This is an increase of just over 15% compared to a year ago – and a hike of more than five times the Consumer Prices Index rate of inflation at 2.9% in...

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Entertainment

The OC reunion? 'It would be nice to see everybody'

The OC star Rachel Bilson has reignited hopes for a show reunion by saying she is open to the idea. At a time when early noughties revivals are in fashion, bringing back a show which gained an impressive fan based like The OC doesn’t seem improbable. In an...

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Crime show Riviera opens to record viewers

The first episode of Sky Atlantic’s crime thriller Riviera has been watched by a record 1.2 million viewers live and on demand. This makes it the biggest launch ever for the network, surpassing the success of other shows like Big Little Lies and Billions. It...

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Jake Gyllenhaal aims for the Oscar (again)

Jake Gyllenhaal is again aiming for an Oscar, this time by playing a Boston bombing survivor in Stronger. For me, the answer is as simple as it is difficult to spell. Since his (proper) debut in October Sky, he has managed to stand out as the most versatile,...

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Banksy's secret identity: Who is 'Robert'?

Banksy’s secret identity might have been revealed in a radio interview in which DJ Goldie referred to the artist as “Robert”. The British DJ was talking to hip hop artist Scroobius Pip on his weekly podcast on Tuesday when he was asked about graffiti...

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Depp jokes about assassinating President Trump

Johnny Depp has joked about assassinating President Donald Trump while appearing on stage at the Glastonbury Festival. The Hollywood star received a rapturous reception during the event at Cineramageddon – a drive-in cinema on the site in Somerset. He introduced...

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Depp's Trump assassination comments 'sad'

The White House has described comments Johnny Depp made about assassinating the US President as “troubling”. The Hollywood star joked about assassinating Donald Trump while appearing on stage at the Glastonbury Festival. In a statement from Capitol Hill,...

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Ron Howard steps in as Han Solo director

Ron Howard has been announced as the replacement director to take over Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars spin-off Han Solo. The news comes from Disney Studios, the company which owns Lucasfilm, amid assurances the film will resume shooting in July and maintain its...

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Ricky Gervais defends AIDS joke after backlash

Comedian Ricky Gervais has defended a controversial joke he made on Twitter about AIDS . The Office star came under fire from some of his social media followers earlier this week when he answered a Twitter meme of “things you can say both during sex and during a...

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Keaton wants James Norton to be the next Bond

Hollywood veteran Diane Keaton has told Sky News she is backing Briton James Norton to be the next James Bond. The odds on the Grantchester star playing the spy have come down since the start of the year. Keaton plays Norton’s mum in new film Hampstead and says...

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Andy Warhol's first selfie could fetch £7m

A self-portrait taken by pop artist Andy Warhol will go on auction for the first time, with an estimate price of up to £7m. The photo is part of a sequence of snapshots Warhol took at a New York dime store photo-booth in 1963, when he was 35. The first of nine...

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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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