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Threat level raised to 'critical' after attack

The UK terror threat level has been raised from severe to the highest – critical – after the Manchester Arena bombing. The move indicates that another attack could be imminent. Theresa May announced the threat level change, saying military personnel could...

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Manchester: A city that won't be cowed by terror

Defiant – that is the word that summarises the mood in Manchester. This is a city that won’t be cowed by terror. Almost 24 hours after a man blew himself up in a packed arena, hundreds of people gathered for a concert just a few minutes down the road. ::...

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Singer 'broken' by bombing of young fans

Singer Ariana Grande has said she has been left “broken” after a suicide bomber launched an attack at her concert killing 22 people, including children. The chart-topping star, who has a huge following among young girls, spoke of her heartbreak in the wake...

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Anti-terror forces carry out raids and arrest

Heavily armed security forces have raided a series of addresses across the Manchester area in the wake of the deadly attack on the city’s arena. Police said they have raided homes in two residential areas in Manchester, one of which was occupied by suicide bomb...

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Manchester Arena attacker named by US officials

The Manchester suicide bomb suspect has been named as Salman Abedi by US officials. The blast at the city’s Arena killed 22 people, including children, and injured 59 others. Theresa May has said earlier the authorities believed they knew the identity of the...

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Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dies at 89

James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89 after a “brave battle with cancer”, his family have said. In a statement published in the actor’s Twitter page, his family said the actor died on Tuesday in Switzerland, “after a short but brave...

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Politicians unite to condemn Manchester attack

Politicians have offered condolences in the wake of the Manchester attack and united in condemning the “cowardice” of the suicide bomber. Speaking outside Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency COBRA committee, Theresa...

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RBS claimants ready to settle, court told

Most of the claimants suing Royal Bank of Scotland over its ill-fated 2008 cash call are now willing to reach an out of court settlement with the lender, a court has been told. A High Court judge agreed to adjourn the start of a trial in the case – which had...

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#RoomForManchester: People open their homes

People in Manchester have been using social media to offer ways they can help those affected by the suicide bombing – from free taxi rides to places to stay. Twenty-two people were injured and 59 injured in the explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at...

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Entertainment

Return of Twin Peaks is 'pure David Lynch'

Fans of Twin Peaks can expect new episodes that are “pure Lynch”. Special Agent Dale Cooper himself, Kyle Maclachlan, says the scripts for season three are “compelling, unexpected, thrilling, exciting and difficult”. Image: Kyle Maclachlan...

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again – Abba film sequel

Abba musical Mamma Mia is getting a sequel, with many of the original cast members returning for the new film. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried are among the stars who will reprise their roles in the new movie, which will be called Mamma...

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Chris Cornell's wife doubts his death was suicide

The wife of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has cast doubt on her husband’s apparent suicide and suggested anti-anxiety drugs may have played a part. In a statement, Vicky Cornell said: “I know that he loved our children, and he would not hurt them by...

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'Le booing': Cannes history of jeering great movies

Duarte Garrido, Entertainment Reporter The Cannes International Film Festival is known for its traditionalism, its parties and the occasional practice of booing a movie to the point of making headlines. For the affected film aficionados of the Croisette “le...

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Nick Frost cast in Captain Pugwash film

Actor Nick Frost will play children’s favourite Captain Pugwash in the first movie spawned from the cartoon. The movie will be a live-action remake of the famous cartoon, which entertained three generations with hundreds of episodes of animated cartoons and...

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Netflix film Okja gets 'le boo' at Cannes

One of the two controversial Netflix movies opening at the French festival has been booed just five minutes into a screening. Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi drama Okja had to be stopped, after the screening curtains malfunctioned, hiding part of the screen. But the...

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Basquiat 'masterpiece' breaks auction record

A Japanese billionaire bought a Basquiat masterpiece for $110.5m (£85.1m), setting a new auction record for the painter. The 1982 Untitled painting shows a skull-like head in oil-stick, acrylic and spray paint on a giant canvas. Virtually unknown before, it was first...

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Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell killed himself

The lead singer of US grunge rock band Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, died after hanging himself, according to medical officials. The 52-year-old star was found dead in a Detroit hotel room following a Soundgarden concert in the city. More...

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Chris Cornell: Seattle Sound and untimely deaths

Chris Cornell, who has died at the age of 52, was hailed as one of the founding fathers of grunge. But as far has he was concerned, the dissident music scene ended years ago – a victim of its own success. The year was 1994. Kurt Cobain was dead, Pearl Jam had a...

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Dizzee tribute to man who was shot and stabbed

Rapper Dizzee Rascal has paid tribute to a man who died after being shot and stabbed last weekend. Brenton Roper was found seriously injured in Bow, east London, on Saturday afternoon. The 41-year-old, who featured in one of the rapper’s music videos, was taken...

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Sport

Griezmann double sends France to the final

Griezmann scored a penalty at the end of the first half after a handball by Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger. The striker then poked the ball home for the host nation in the 72nd minute following a blunder by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to set up a meeting with...

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Valdes makes Boro move

The former Barcelona keeper, who joined Belgium club Standard Liege on loan in January, moved to United in January 2015 when he was out of contract, as possible cover for compatriot David De Gea, but could make only two appearances. “You can’t imagine how...

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Newcastle battle back to earn draw

The Magpies moved to within a point of safety having played a game more than fourth-bottom Norwich. Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana but Liverpool in control. But Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback rescued a point for Rafael Benitez’s side. Elsewhere, Manchester...

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Premier League revenues at record levels

It follows figures released by Deloitte. Of the 20 top-flight clubs, 17 posted operating profits in the 2014/15 season. However, the cost of player wages also went up 6%. Premier League clubs’ pre-tax profits are £120m, down from £190m in 2013/14. Dan Jones, Partner...

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Hamilton handed China grid penalty

The world champion’s Mercedes has had a gearbox change. Hamilton already trails Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points after two races. Mercedes say the gearbox was damaged in Bahrain. F1 rules say drivers must use a single gearbox for six consecutive...

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Sharapova ITF hearing to proceed

Wada said earlier this week athletes who test positive for meldonium before March 1st could avoid bans. Sharapova tested positive for the drug at this year’s Australian Open, after it was added to Wada’s banned substances list from January 1st. The...

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West Ham to pay £2.5million per year in rent

They will have to pay £2.5 million per year in rent. But if they are relegated from the Premier League that amount will be halved. The club have issued the following statement: “This publication does not affect West Ham United or our move to the former Olympic Stadium...

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Man United reach Wembley in FA Cup

Louis van Gaal’s side won n the final ever Cup tie at Upton Park before the Hammers move to the Olympic Stadium. Marcus Rashford and Marouane Felaini scored United’s goals. James Tomkins pulled one back late on. They’ll now play Everton a week on...

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Holders Barca out but Bayern progress

Barca lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid, and 3-2 on aggregate, in their quarter final second leg. No team has ever defended the trophy since the competition became known as the Champions League. Bayern Munich joined Atletico, Real Madrid and Manchester City in...

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