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Ten million jobs could be replaced by robots

Around 10 million workers are at risk of seeing their jobs taken over by robots over the next 15 years, according to a new report. But the research from PwC said new artificial intelligence (AI) related technologies would also boost productivity and generate...

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Public donates £350k to PC Keith Palmer family

The public has donated more than £350,000 to an online fund for the family of murdered police officer Keith Palmer. The 48-year-old died after confronting Khalid Masood inside the gates of the Palace of Westminster during Wednesday’s attack. Theresa May called...

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UK 'among Europe's worst' for maternity pay

The UK is lagging behind the rest of Europe when it comes to offering decently paid maternity leave for mothers, new research claims. According to the Trades Union Congress, the UK came 22nd out of 24 European countries which offer statutory maternity pay. British...

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Which city has the best house price growth?

Manchester is leading the way in house price growth among major UK cities, according to a report warning regional cities should be prepared for a slowdown. The Hometrack research said London’s rate of annual price growth had now dipped below the average for the...

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How Islamic State has changed its online message

Islamic State’s online propaganda and recruitment effort is adapting as the group loses physical territory in Iraq, according to an analysis of secret communications channels seen by Sky News.  In February 2015, IS published 892 propaganda pieces – videos,...

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Westminster attack: Number of dead rises to five

A 75-year-old man who was injured in the Westminster terror attack has died after he had his life support turned off. It takes the number of dead in the atrocity to five. The man had been treated in hospital since Wednesday afternoon’s tragedy. His family has...

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'We have to stick together and show solidarity'

Londoners have come together at a vigil in an attempt to show the city’s defiance in the face of terror and to “show solidarity”. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Metropolitan Police Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey and Home Secretary Amber Rudd spoke in...

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People from 11 countries injured in attack

People from 11 different countries, including three French teenagers, are among those injured in the Westminster attack. Police said some of the people had “catastrophic injuries” and seven remain in a critical condition in hospital after the attack...

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Westminster attacker named as Khalid Masood

The Westminster attacker has been named as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, who had a range of previous convictions. While he was born in Kent, detectives believe he had been living most recently in the West Midlands. Police said he had been More...

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Entertainment

Mariah's Christmas hit to be made into a film

Mariah Carey’s 1994 smash hit All I Want For Christmas Is You is to be turned into an “enduring holiday classic film”. The movie will be fully CGI animated, starring School Of Rock’s Breanna Yde as the voice of young Mariah, who decides all she...

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Rapper Wyclef Jean mistaken for armed robber

Rapper Wyclef Jean has revealed how he was put in handcuffs after being mistaken for an armed robber. The Grammy Award-winning musician shared a video on his Twitter page hours after being detained by Los Angeles police. The 18-second clip shows the former Fugees star...

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'Shady' ticket site Viagogo snubs parliament

MPs have lambasted the controversial online agency Viagogo for snubbing a parliamentary committee into ticket touting. The Switzerland-based ticket resale site sent an email to the Culture, Media and Sport committee saying it was refusing to send an executive to give...

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'Hasta la vista' to Terminator franchise?

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s next Terminator film has reportedly been cancelled, in what could be the end of the decades-long movie franchise. It could be “hasta la vista, baby” for one of the world’s most famous action movie characters, according...

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Big Bang Theory renewed for two more seasons

Hit comedy show The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for another two years, ending rumours of an imminent finale. American network CBS has reached a deal with the show’s producers and cast to keep it going for another two years. Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons,...

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Former Spice Girl Mel B files for divorce

Former Spice Girl Mel B has filed for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte after nearly 10 years of marriage. Melanie Brown filed the papers at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, citing the date of separation as 28 December. Hollywood producer Belafonte and...

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Power Rangers introduces first LGBT superhero

A reboot of 1990s kids’ show Power Rangers has made history by introducing cinema’s first LGBT superhero. Despite less than positive reviews, the big screen version of the “mighty morphin” heroes has also been praised for being culturally and...

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Clooney drops in on 87-year-old fan in Reading

Celebrity heartthrob George Clooney has paid a surprise visit to an 87-year-old fan living in a retirement home in Reading. The Hollywood A-lister, described as a “class act”, brought a card and a bunch of flowers to the Sunrise of Sonning Reitrement and...

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Is soft-spoken Drake really a rapper?

In a music genre associated with crime and “street cred”, do Drake’s soft-spoken lyrics and public love-life feel out of place? With each passing album, the Hotline Bling singer feels more like a pop star and less like a rapper, in my opinion. With...

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Beauty And The Beast smashes box office records

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast has smashed box office records both at home and abroad over its opening weekend. Scoring big in its opening weekend may have been predicted by Sky News, but being the fifth highest grossing movie of all time is quite an achievement...

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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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