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Stalls handler run over at horse racing course

A stalls handler has died in an accident at one of the UK’s most well-known racecourses. Stephen Yarborough died after being run over by mobile stalls, from which horses start running, at Haydock Park, in Merseyside. Stalls operators RaceTech confirmed the...

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Royals unveil Prince George's birthday portrait

The picture shows him to be a very happy little boy grinning at the camera, wearing a striped collarless shirt. It is the first formal portrait taken of William and Kate’s son, who on previous birthdays have often released photographs Kate has taken herself....

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Cabinet 'pragmatic' on free movement, Gove says

Michael Gove has confirmed that the Cabinet supports a transition period after Britain leaves the EU, in which free movement may continue for several years. The Environment Secretary said ministers were agreed that a “pragmatic approach” was needed on...

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Landfill hunt for missing Corrie McKeague ends

Police have ended a five-month search of a landfill site after finding “no trace” of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague. Officers completed their hunt through more than 6,400 tons of waste at Milton landfill site, Cambridgeshire, for the 23-year-old on...

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Boots under fire over cost of contraceptive

Boots has been criticised for refusing to cut the cost of the ‘morning after’ emergency contraceptive pills. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is asking Boots and other pharmacists to cut the price of emergency contraception Levonelle. But...

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First woman president for Supreme Court

Baroness Hale will be the first female president of the Supreme Court, Downing Street has announced. She will be officially sworn in on 2 October, when the UK’s highest court will also welcome three new justices including a second female judge, Lady Justice...

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Girl, 5, fined £150 for running lemonade stand

A five-year-old girl was reduced to tears after being handed a £150 fine for selling cups of lemonade to festival-goers. Andre Spicer and his daughter set up a makeshift stall near their home in Mile End, east London, to sell 50p and £1 cups of fizzy drink to fans...

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Brother admits murder over Glasgow house fire

A 27-year-old man has admitted murdering his brother and attempting to murder his brother’s girlfriend in a house fire. Blair Logan poured petrol on his younger brother Cameron, 23, and the bed he was sharing with Rebecca Williams as they slept at their family...

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Entertainment

Ex EastEnders star saved from Thai waterfall

Actor Paul Nicholls has been rescued after being trapped at the bottom of a waterfall in Thailand for three days. The former EastEnders star was found last Thursday by a villager who walked past his abandoned motorcycle in a remote jungle waterfall in the island of...

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Madonna blocks auction of Tupac love letter

The auction of a love letter from the late rapper Tupac Shakur to Madonna has been blocked in court at the request of the singer. The order to block the auction was given by a New York Supreme Court Judge on Tuesday, after the pop star said she was “shocked to...

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Baby number four on the way for Ronaldo

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that his girlfriend is pregnant with his fourth child. The footballer told Spanish newspaper El Mundo that he is “very happy” to have another baby on the way, this time with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez. It...

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Despacito becomes world's most streamed song

Summer hit Despacito has become the most streamed track ever in the world, dethroning Justin Bieber’s Sorry. The Puerto Rican reggaeton beat has reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms such as YouTube and Spotify. The sensual, Latino beat from Luis Fonsi...

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Five surprises from the BBC pay reveal

Despite many of the top earners at the BBC being household names, there are still details that may surprise many. 1. Gender pay gap Only seven women earn over £300,000 compared with 17 men. Claudia Winkleman is the highest-paid woman on over £450,000, while Chris...

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BBC talent: Full list of highest earners

Here is the full list of the highest earning talent at the BBC. £2,200,000-2,249,999 Chris Evans, Presenter £1,750,000 – £1,799,999 Gary Lineker, Presenter £850,000-899,999 Graham Norton, Presenter £700,000-749,999 Jeremy Vine, Presenter £600,000-649,999 John...

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Evans top BBC earner as list reveals gender gap

Chris Evans has been revealed as the highest earner at the BBC after the corporation was forced by the Government to disclose stars’ salaries. The Radio 2 DJ and former Top Gear presenter earned more than £2m last year, more than double Graham Norton, who picked...

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What the critics are saying about Dunkirk

Three years on from the release of his most divisive film, Christopher Nolan has finally won unanimous praise. Critics all seem to be in agreement on Dunkirk, which has received four and five star reviews and been hailed as the director’s “best film so...

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Jessica Alba 'blessed' to be pregnant again

Hollywood star Jessica Alba has confirmed she is pregnant with her third child with husband Cash Warren. The actress turned businesswoman revealed her baby news in a video post on Instagram, shared with her 11.1 million followers. “@cash–warren and I are...

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Which films were most complained about in 2016?

Superhero film Deadpool has topped a list of the most complained about films in 2016. Tim Miller’s adaptation of the Marvel comic, starring Ryan Reynolds, generated 51 complaints about strong language, bloody violence and sex references, says the British Board...

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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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