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DUP denies demanding £2bn in Tory talks

The chances of the Democratic Unionist Party reaching a deal with the Conservatives to support Theresa May’s minority government have been described as “very good”. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP chief whip at Westminster, confirmed the party is...

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Tower block tests reveal 'combustible' cladding

Tests have revealed that “a number” of tower blocks across the country have “combustible” cladding, the Prime Minister has said. Local authorities and fire services have been informed and are “taking all possible steps to ensure buildings...

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UK tech firm up for sale amid Apple dispute

A UK tech firm locked in a licencing row with Apple has put itself up for sale after receiving bid interest. Imagination Technologies, whose shares trade on the FTSE 250, lost 70% of its market value at one stage on 3 April when the world’s most valuable listed...

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Strawberry costs may 'soar up to 50%'

The cost of one of Britain’s most popular fruits may “soar” by up to 50% if Brexit restricts EU seasonal workers from picking, according to an industry body. A report for British Summer Fruits says around 95% of the 29,000 people needed for...

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Grenfell fire inquiry 'must not fail victims'

The union representing firefighters who tackled the Grenfell Tower disaster has told Sky News it has “major concerns” over fire safety building regulations in England. The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) is sending a letter to MPs today insisting the union must...

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Council chief quits over response to Grenfell fire

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit following criticism of its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. In a statement, Nicholas Holgate said: “Serving the families so desperately affected by the heart-breaking tragedy at Grenfell...

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EU citizens' rights on the table at summit

Theresa May is expected to provide her fellow European Union leaders with detail on the status and rights which the UK plans to offer EU citizens living in Britain after Brexit. Attending her first European Council Summit since her disastrous general election, it is...

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Prince Charles visits 'hero' Finsbury Park imam

The Prince of Wales has visited Finsbury Park to learn about the terror attack targeting Muslim worshippers in the early hours of Monday morning. He met with faith leaders at Muslim Welfare House, not far from where nine people were taken to hospital after being hit...

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Harry: No Royal wants to be King or Queen

Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the Royal Family wants to take over from the Queen. Interviewed by Newsweek magazine, Harry said: “Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be King or Queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our...

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Entertainment

Grenfell Tower fire charity single released

Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single has been released, raising money for those affected by the disaster. The song, a modified cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, was recorded just half a mile from the 24-storey tower in West...

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Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting at 60

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from acting at the age of 60. The My Left Foot star announced on Tuesday that he has shot his final film and performed in his last play. That would make the Paul Thomas Anderson directed Phantom...

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Rogen and Colbert troll Donald Trump Jr

Seth Rogen and Stephen Colbert have joined forces online, asking Donald Trump Jr to persuade his father to resign. The two comedians have been sending the President’s son direct messages after learning he followed both of them on Twitter. On Monday, Rogen...

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Wonder Woman's first script accused of sexism

An unproduced script for Wonder Woman has been leaked online, showing audiences a very different hero than the new feminist icon. The script was penned by director Joss Whedon, the man behind the Avengers franchise and the creator of another pop culture feminist icon,...

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Lorde apologises for Taylor Swift comment

Singer Lorde has apologised for seemingly comparing her friendship with Taylor Swift to an autoimmune disease. In a recent interview the New Zealander spoke of her long-time friendship with Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham and other big names in the entertainment industry....

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Adele visits Grenfell heroes for 'tea and a cuddle'

Adele has visited a London fire station to offer “tea and a cuddle” to firefighters who battled the Grenfell Tower blaze. The Hello singer was photographed at the Chelsea Fire Station in west London on Monday, where she met firefighter Rob Petty and...

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Play School presenter Brian Cant dies

Play School presenter and actor Brian Cant has died at the age of 83. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He died at Denville Hall, a retirement home for those in the entertainment industry. A family statement said: “It is with great sadness...

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Carrie Fisher took cocaine before her death

Carrie Fisher had cocaine and other drugs in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, a post mortem has found. The Star Wars actress suffered a heart attack on a trans-Atlantic flight on 23 December and died in hospital in Los Angeles a few days later....

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Dec thanks fans as Ant 'checks into rehab'

Declan Donnelly has thanked fans for their support for TV partner Ant McPartlin amid reports he has checked into rehab to fight prescription drug and alcohol problems. McPartlin, one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec, says he has “let people down” and...

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Beyonce and Jay Z 'welcome twins' – reports

Beyonce has given birth to twins in Los Angeles, according to several celebrity news websites in the US. Beyonce, 35, and rapper and music producer Jay Z, already have a five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. Multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly that the couple welcomed...

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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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