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BT rings ex-Ofcom chief Carter about CEO role

BT Group has approached Lord Carter, the former Ofcom boss, about replacing Gavin Patterson as chief executive of Britain’s largest telecoms company. Sky News has learnt that Lord Carter, who currently runs the FTSE 100 exhibitions operator Informa, ‎has been...

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Corbyn refuses to apologise amid wreath row

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not apologise for being “present” at a ceremony where a wreath was laid for suspected terrorists behind the Munich massacre in 1972. The Labour leader admitted on Monday that “I...

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Homebase closures: Is your local store to go?

Homebase has revealed the locations of the 42 stores it is planning to close, placing 1,500 jobs at risk. Sky News reported last week that the company was exploring store closures to save costs. The retailer is closing the stores via a Company Voluntary Agreement...

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ECB's embarrassment over after Stokes cleared

For hours the jury at Bristol Crown Court watched video from various angles of the minutes leading up to the drunken row, as well as graphic footage of the brawl. They show Ben Stokes wrestling on the ground, then pursuing two men and punching them. Ryan Ali and Ryan...

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Adele highlights friend's postpartum psychosis

Adele has paid tribute to the honesty of her best friend after she shared an intimate blog post detailing her experience of postpartum psychosis. The singer shared a photo of herself and Laura Dockrill, praising her “intimate, witty, heartbreaking and articulate...

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Unemployment hits lowest level in 40 years

Unemployment fell by 65,000 between April and June to 1.36 million, the lowest for more than 40 years, official figures show. The unemployment rate was down 4% from 4.2% the month before, data from the Office for National Statistics showed. Average weekly earnings,...

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Crash witness: 'Speeding car then a scream'

Witnesses have described the scene in Westminster after a car crashed into security barriers outside Parliament. “A number of pedestrians” are understood to have been injured after a silver vehicle collided with the large black barrier at the side of the...

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Westminster crash: What we know so far

A number of pedestrians have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside Parliament. This is what we know so far: :: 7.37am: The time when the Metropolitan Police said a car “was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of...

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Man arrested after car crash outside Parliament

“A number of pedestrians” have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside Parliament. A man has been arrested after the vehicle drove into security barriers, the Metropolitan Police confirmed. The driver was detained at the scene by...

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Entertainment

The Festival: Toe curling embarrassment in tents

The director of new film The Festival says he is “delighted” by comparisons between it and The Inbetweeners. The comedy stars Joe Thomas – who played Simon in the coming-of-age series – as a university graduate who heads to a festival after...

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Trump praises Kanye over talk show grilling

Donald Trump has thanked Kanye West after the rapper talked about his support for the president during an interview on a US talk show. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! West discussed his support for Mr Trump and questioned why people criticise the president...

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Blade Runner star wanted for 'stealing laptops'

Blade Runner star Sean Young is wanted by police in New York after allegedly being caught stealing laptops. The actress and a man were seen on CCTV taking two Apple laptops and video production software from a store in the Queens area of New York on Thursday. The...

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Superman star killed herself in drug overdose

Superman actress Margot Kidder’s death was suicide – caused by a “self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose,” a coroner has said. Kidder, who played Lois Lane – the love interest of Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel, was found by a...

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Actress claimed Geoffrey Rush 'touched her breast'

An actress has claimed Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush touched her inappropriately three years ago, a court was told. Eryn Jean Norvill alleges that the Australian actor, 67, touched her breast and lower back under her shirt while rehearsing for King Lear in Sydney...

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Brad Pitt: I've given Angelina $9m since split

Brad Pitt claims he has given his ex-wife $1.3m (£1m) since they split up two years ago, and lent her another $8m (£6.2m). Angelina Jolie filed court papers this week suggesting her former husband had paid “no meaningful child support”, as their custody...

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Oscars introduces popular film category

The Oscars are adding a new category for popular films and shortening the award ceremony to three hours. The changes were revealed in a email from John Bailey, the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, sent to members on Wednesday. More...

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First look: Robbie as murdered actress Sharon Tate

Margot Robbie has shared the first picture of herself as murdered actress Sharon Tate. The Australian actress plays Tate in upcoming film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino. The image posted on Instagram shows Robbie, 28, leaning against a...

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Love Island: Jack excited to meet Dani's parents

Love Island’s Jack Fincham is set to meet new girlfriend Dani’s celebrity father Danny Dyer on Wednesday. Two weeks since the couple won the dating show, Jack has already met most of Dani’s family and says he is excited at being introduced to her...

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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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