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PM chairs Cabinet meeting ahead of Brexit speech

Theresa May is chairing a Cabinet meeting aimed at restoring unity in her Government ahead of a crucial Brexit speech on Friday in Florence. It could be one of the most crucial Cabinet meetings of her premiership, after a bruising clash with Boris Johnson and reports...

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Friend of London Bridge terror attacker jailed

A close friend of the ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack has been jailed after making Islamic State propaganda videos outside Windsor Castle. Taha Hussain and another radical extremist filmed themselves in a car outside the castle and at the nearby...

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Ryanair pilots reject £12k bonus to work days off

A group of Ryanair pilots have rejected an offer of a £12,000 cash bonus from the company in exchange for agreeing to work on their days off over the coming months. The airline has come under increasing pressure over the past week after it revealed that an issue with...

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Boy, 17, held over Parsons Green Tube attack

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Thornton Heath, south London, over the Parsons Green terror attack. Police said he was arrested just after midnight on Thursday after officers carried out a search warrant on a property. The teenager was detained under section 41...

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Sky Data poll: One in three say uni 'not worth it'

One third of Britons – including more than half of 18-24 year-olds – think the cost of university is not worth it for people currently considering applying, a Sky Data poll reveals. Just over half – 54% – say university it still worth it, but...

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Govt to consider 'death by dangerous cycling' law

The Government is to conduct an urgent review into whether cyclists who put others’ lives at risk should be subject to equivalent laws as drivers. Ministers will look at creating a new offence for cyclists comparable to causing death or serious injury by...

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Scottish universities under 'financial stress'

Scotland’s Universities say they are suffering “financial stress” under current funding arrangements. Universities Scotland, which represents the top educational institutions north of the border, has called on the Scottish Government to balance its...

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Universities warned over 67% dropout rates

Students paying £9,250 fees risk being failed by degree courses with huge dropout rates, the universities minister has warned. Jo Johnson said the institutions urgently need to review the “value for money” of some courses after research by Sky News found...

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Exhibition of artist who inspired Banksy

He was the rock star painter who inspired rappers, filmmakers and street artists. For the first time in the UK, the Barbican’s major retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat gives audiences the chance to see his explosive expressionistic style up close....

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Entertainment

Lady Gaga postpones tour over health problems

Lady Gaga has rescheduled the European leg of her world tour due to ongoing health complications. This comes after the singer pulled out of a performance at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival and a show in Montreal for undisclosed medical reasons. “Lady Gaga is...

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Emmys 2017: Sean Spicer and an unexpected kiss

Never mind the awards, here are the key moments you might have missed from the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. 1. Sean Spicer had a cameo Yes, that Sean Spicer. The former White House press secretary made a guest appearance during host Stephen Colbert’s opening...

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Ed Sheeran and U2 cancel concerts amid protests

U2 and Ed Sheeran have both cancelled concerts in St Louis, Missouri, citing security concerns with protests in the city. The musicians scrapped their planned performances because of demonstrations over the acquittal of a white former police officer who shot dead a...

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Narcos film-maker shot dead in Mexico

A Mexican film-maker scouting locations for hit drug-cartel series Narcos has been found dead in his car with multiple bullet wounds. Carlos Munoz Portal was killed on Monday in a remote area near Mexico’s Hidalgo state, local media reported. As well as...

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Artist reveals how he turns 'invisible'

Most artists won’t admit it but public recognition is important when it comes to becoming an established name in the art world. However, if you’re Liu Bolin, being noticed would be a sign he’s really messed up. The Chinese artist is known around...

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Jamie Lee Curtis reprises Halloween role

Jamie Lee Curtis is to revisit her role in the Halloween horror movie franchise, 40 years after making her debut in the original film. Tweeting a photograph of herself in a setting evoking the movie, she wrote: “Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years...

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Hollywood star Harry Dean Stanton dies aged 91

Legendary Hollywood character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91.   Famous for his scruffy looks, mumbling speaking style and deadpan demeanour, Stanton was often cast in eccentric, oddball roles, but achieved fame for memorable roles in The Godfather...

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Emmy Awards 2017: A complete guide

The annual television awards will air this Sunday, and there are a lot of great shows you still need to watch. First things first: Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and air on American TV only. Sad...

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Mercury Prize proves its relevance… just

The most important music award in the UK has proved its relevance by recognising one of the best emerging artists. On Thursday night, our biggest fears did not materialise. Ed Sheeran did not win the Mercury Prize, nor did Stormzy. After releasing a sub-par list of...

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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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