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Army to 'push limits of innovative warfare'

The UK must “push the limits of innovative warfare” or risk being left behind amidst a “darkening geopolitical picture”, the new head of the Army will warn during his first public speech in the role. General Mark Carleton-Smith will make an...

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People treated after 'explosion' at Tube station

A number of people have been treated after a reported minor explosion at a Tube station in north London, police say. British Transport Police said there were no reports of serious injuries and their enquiries continue at Southgate station. The Metropolitan Police...

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Dog's hair so badly matted his foot rotted off

With his hair so badly matted that it cut off circulation to one of his paws, Benji may be Britain’s most neglected dog. The poodle cross was found dumped by the road at Eye, near Peterborough, on Wednesday. It took two hours for four people to shave off 1.2kg...

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Warning against combustible insulation ban

The UK’s biggest manufacturer of plastic foam insulation is opposing plans by the government to ban combustible products from new tower blocks. A government consultation has begun on banning combustible cladding systems from new high rise flats after what...

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Tributes to graffiti artists killed by train

London’s street art community has paid tribute to three graffiti artists killed by a train in south London. Jack Gilbert and Harrison Scott-Hood, 23, and Alberto Fresneda-Carrasco, 19, were found dead on the tracks near Loughborough Junction station, near...

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EU set to step up preparations for 'no deal' Brexit

European leaders will be told to step up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit, according to a leaked document. Draft conclusions of next week’s European Council summit, seen by Sky News, will call on member states and stakeholders to “step up...

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Most Britons want medicinal cannabis legalised: Poll

There has been a substantial rise in the number of Britons who think cannabis use for medicinal purposes should be made legal, according to a Sky Data poll. Some 82% of those questioned believe it should be legalised – an increase of 10% compared with a similar...

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Entertainment

Chris Hardwick show pulled amid sex assault claims

The Walking Dead’s after-show host Chris Hardwick has had one of his shows pulled as the network behind it investigates allegations of sexual assault against him. AMC Networks has put the programme Talking with Chris Hardwick on hold as the television star...

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John Legend tells US house speaker 'f*** you'

Singer John Legend has criticised US house speaker Paul Ryan over a Father’s Day video about the politician’s children. The post comes amid mounting controversy and protests against a “zero tolerance” policy introduced by Donald Trump’s...

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Beyonce and Jay-Z drop surprise joint album

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z have released a surprise joint album. The singer delighted fans by dropping a clip from a music video for one of her new tracks on her Instagram. The 36-year-old’s nine-track album is called Everything Is Love. The record is a...

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Boyzone to split after final album and tour

Boyzone have announced that they are splitting up, 25 years after forming as a band. Put together by music producer and former X Factor judge Louis Walsh in 1993, the Irish boyband had six UK number one hits – including Words, No Matter What and All That I Need....

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Seven celebrities who bounced back from bankruptcy

Boris Becker is not the first celebrity to face financial woes as he claims diplomatic immunity in his fight against bankruptcy proceedings. The former tennis champion, who was declared bankrupt last year, claims his role as ambassador to the Central African Republic...

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Jeff Goldblum gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

After more than 40 years in the industry Jeff Goldblum has finally bagged himself a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Celebrating the honour, the 65-year-old star of Annie Hall and The Fly described his career as “a risky endeavour of wild-hearted...

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Kardashian meets woman she helped free from prison

Kim Kardashian West has met the woman she helped free from prison after 21 years. The reality TV star spoke of the moment she told great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson she was being released. Kardashian West championed Ms Johnson’s case, and even met with US...

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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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