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FTSE hits seven-month low as world markets suffer

Markets around the world have taken a hit, with poor performances in Asia overnight affecting markets in Europe and the US. Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 1.24% to a seven-month low, while all three main US markets were down – the industrial Dow Jones by...

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Couple tested positive for drugs after baby's death

A mother tested positive for cocaine and cannabis after her three-week-old baby fell ill and died of a fatal head injury, a court has heard. Stanley Davis died in hospital a week after being taken from a flat in Gosport, Hampshire, in March last year. Roxanne Davis,...

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British flour could be fortified with folic acid

Flour in the UK could be fortified with folic acid in a move to help reduce birth defects such as spina bifida, the government has announced. Public Health Minister Steve Brine said that ministers plan to consult on the move, saying that it will increase folate intake...

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Uber to add London clean air 'fee' from 2019

Uber says it plans to charge users in London more from next year as it gears up for an all-electric future in the UK capital. The ride-hailing app’s chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi made the announcement while on a visit to the UK capital. He had been due in...

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Harry downs local brew on 'nostalgic' Fiji trip

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are following in the footsteps of the Queen and Prince Philip as they flew into Fiji to experience Pacific Island life. On the next stop of their first major tour, the royal couple were greeted by a striking display of Fijian culture....

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New exchange IPSX pitches £600m Wembley float

A new exchange that will allow investors to trade shares in individual real estate assets is pitching the idea of a £600m listing of Wembley Stadium, days after a decision to abandon a sale of the home of English football. Sky News has learnt that IPSX Group, which...

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Hammond could escape tax rises with £13bn budget boost

Philip Hammond may be able to escape hiking taxes to fund a promised boost to NHS spending, after better-than-expected public finances reportedly left him with an extra £13bn. Ahead of next week’s budget, the chancellor is said to have been handed good news by...

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Entertainment

James Bond posters could fetch up to £28,000

Rare James Bond posters are to be auctioned with the sought-after prints expected to sell for up to £28,000. Prop Store, a film and TV memorabilia company, is putting around 400 collectable original posters under the hammer that are worth more than £250,000, at a live...

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Rush: 'My blood ran cold' over newspaper claims

Geoffrey Rush has told a judge his “blood ran cold” after seeing a newspaper’s publication of allegations he had behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star. The Oscar-winning actor, who denies the claims, is suing the publishers of...

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Flintoff and McGuinness to host Top Gear

Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness have been confirmed as the new hosts of Top Gear, taking over from Matt LeBlanc. The cricket star and Take Me Out host will join motoring journalist and racing driver Chris Harris in the BBC Two show’s main presenting...

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Bollywood's Padukone and Singh to tie the knot

Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have ended months of speculation about their relationship by announcing they are to marry next month. In a joint statement on social media, the actors – two of the Indian film industry’s biggest names...

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'My memory is foggy': Selma Blair reveals MS diagnosis

Selma Blair has revealed she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The 46-year-old actress, who has starred in films such as Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde, said she had suffered symptoms of the condition “for years” but was diagnosed two months...

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Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

Rapper Cardi B has handed out free winter coats to people at a public housing complex in New York. Hundreds of people lined the streets near the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn to meet the star, who grew up in The Bronx. “I think she’s unbelievable, and I...

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss weds Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss has married Joshua Kushner, confirming they have tied the knot in a picture post on social media. The snap shows Kloss in a wedding dress and Kushner, younger brother of Jared Kushner – Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser...

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Overton and Shenton married in secret after Oscar

Oscar winners Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton have revealed that they married secretly “not that long ago”. The pair, met on the set of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks in 2010, when Overton played Liam McAllister and Shenton played Mitzeee Minniver. In March...

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Which Disney heroine is the greatest role model?

What are the prerequisites for a Disney heroine? If the classic films are anything to go by, it’s Bambi eyes, a mane of glossy hair and a happy ending involving a prince. The issue of sexism and feminism (or lack if it) in the seemingly innocuous cartoon...

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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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