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May to end 'abuse' by bosses who risk pensions

Company bosses who put workers’ pensions at risk to “line their own pockets” will face huge fines under plans unveiled by Theresa May. The Prime Minister said tough new rules would be introduced to end the “unacceptable abuse” by irresponsible...

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Zombies and Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies

The Zombies bassist Jim Rodford has died aged 76 after a fall, just six days after his final performance. Rodford, whose career spanned six decades and included 18 years with The Kinks, died on Saturday. He had just returned home to England after completing a tour in...

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BA pilot suspected of being drunk arrested

A British Airways pilot suspected of being drunk was arrested at Gatwick airport on Thursday evening, it has emerged. Sussex Police said they were called to the airport at 8.25pm on Thursday after the pilot of the international flight “was suspected to have been...

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CBI tells PM: Customs union must be Brexit priority

British business leaders have lambasted Theresa May’s cabinet for infighting over the UK’s trade position, accusing ministers of putting ideology before jobs and investment. Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the Confederation of British Industry...

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'Glad it's over!' Ice Maidens tackle Antarctica

Six British soldiers have become the first all-female group to cross the Antarctic using nothing but muscle power. After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition crossed the finish line at the Hercules Inlet. Moments later, team...

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'A hard step done': Tory MP has lung surgery

Former Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is recovering after having lung surgery. The Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup stood down from Theresa May’s Cabinet earlier this month after finding out he had a lesion on his lung. On Saturday...

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Sky sources: Mary Lou McDonald to lead Sinn Fein

The party’s deputy leader was the only candidate to succeed Gerry Adams after nominations closed. My Adams stepped down in November and Ms McDonald, 48, was named then as his most likely replacement. Speaking in Belfast, Mr Adams said the party needed a...

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Young parents 'pushed to breaking point'

A new survey paints a worrying picture of the pressures on young parents. According to the Modern Families Index, many are “overwhelmed”, “burnt out” and risk damaging their careers. Of the 2,700 mums and dads who took part in the study...

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Life, death and pies: Fight to save football club

Players at a 110-year-old football club are taking to the pitch this weekend worried that they might not be paid. After a troubled few years Hartlepool United is on the brink of administration with debts of £1.8m and immediate bills of £200,000. Fans of the North East...

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Jeremy Hunt urged to 'delay' NHS shake-up

An influential Conservative MP has asked Jeremy Hunt to delay controversial reforms designed to change the way NHS funds are overseen. The chair of the Health Committee, Sarah Wollaston, has written to the Health Secretary expressing concerns about the introduction of...

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Entertainment

Hawke mocked over 'ridiculous' survivor tales

Hollywood star Ethan Hawke has been criticised on Twitter over an interview where he details how he got through attending 11 festivals at Sundance. In a magazine article entitled “Ethan Hawke on how he survived 11 Sundance fests: ‘You have to be strong and...

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Is Tom Hardy's secret 90s rap album any good?

A 1999 unreleased rap album by Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has been unearthed, to the delight of fans and the internet in general. Falling On Your Arse is more of a mixtape than an album, featuring pop culture samples from The Godfather to War Of The Worlds. It is a...

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Could there be a second Hollywood sign?

How do you solve a problem like traffic congestion around the Hollywood sign? You build another one. That’s just one of the solutions put forward by a consultancy firm tasked with coming up with ways to alleviate traffic around the iconic sign, which has become...

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First look at Zac Efron as Ted Bundy

Zac Efron has shared the first photo of himself as real-life serial killer Ted Bundy in a new biopic premiering this year. The 30-year-old star has swapped his Baywatch trunks for an outlaw tee in what promises to be one of the most interesting releases this year....

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Ban on Bollywood film lifted despite threats

India’s supreme court has overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a controversial Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen. The court cleared the way for the film, Padmaavat, to be shown after its producers went to court to fight the...

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Stranger Things star to host wedding after Twitter bet

Stranger Things actor David Harbour has confirmed he will officiate the wedding of one of his fans after her cheeky request for the star to perform hosting duties garnered a huge response on Twitter. The 42-year-old, who plays the charismatic police chief Jim Hopper...

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Farrow on Allen claims: 'I am telling the truth'

Dylan Farrow says she still has hope people will believe she was abused by her adoptive father Woody Allen. Farrow, 32, has for years accused Allen of molesting her when she was 7 years old, claims which have been repeatedly denied by the acclaimed director. In 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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