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Rare bee-eater birds seen at Nottinghamshire sand quarry

Media playback is unsupported on your device Birdwatchers have rushed to a quarry to catch a glimpse of seven “exotic” birds that are usually seen in southern Europe. Bee-eaters, which are rare visitors to the UK, have been spotted at the Cemex quarry, in East Leake, Nottinghamshire. The RSPB said the birds, which feast on bees and wasps, have been ...

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Grenfell Tower: Residents confront minister over issues

Media playback is unsupported on your device Residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire have vented their frustration at what they say is a lack of progress in dealing with problems. They confronted housing minister Alok Sharma MP on why the homeless are not yet rehoused, in tense exchanges on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. The minister told them people ...

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Charlie Gard's parents 'hope to use donations to set up charity'

The mother of Charlie Gard has suggested £1.3m donated by the public for her son to undergo experimental therapy will instead go to charity. Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have rejected Charlie’s parents’ plea to intervene in his case. It means Great Ormond Street can switch off the baby’s life support. Previously his mother Connie Yates wrote ...

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Tesco to axe 1,200 head office jobs

Tesco plans to cut 1,200 jobs at its head office as part of a major cost-cutting drive. The UK’s biggest supermarket told staff on Wednesday morning about the cull, which amounts to a quarter of its workforce in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. Tesco is implementing a turnaround plan that aims to reduce costs by £1.5bn. The cuts come after ...

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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies

Michael Bond, the creator of beloved children’s character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91. He died at his home on Tuesday following a short illness, a statement from his publisher Harper Collins said. Bond published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, in 1958. The character, a marmalade-loving bear from “deepest, darkest Peru” who comes to live ...

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Novak Djokovic absolutely loving life in ‘wonderful’ Eastbourne after Vasek Pospisil victory

Djokovic seemed in good spirits (Picture: AFP/Getty) Novak Djokovic cut a relaxed figure after his first pre-Wimbledon win since 2010, after beating Vasek Pospisil at Eastbourne. The new Robert Pires? What Arsenal can expect from Thomas Lemar The 12-time Grand Slam champion put in a fine performance against the Canadian, winning 6-3 6-4 and steadily improved throughout the contest. While ...

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Lobster owner isn’t happy at airport staff for posing for this picture

He posed with the giant sea creature after spotting it at the airport (Picture: Twitter/TSAmedia_MikeM) When you pack a live lobster in your luggage, the last thing you expect is to see it pop up posing for a photo with security. Right? Which explains why one woman was left less than happy this week. Thousands of people who fled to ...

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Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear, has died aged 91

Michael Bond has passed away aged 91 (Picture: Getty) Creator of Paddington Bear Michael Bond has died aged 91. His publisher HarperCollins announced Michael died at his home on Tuesday (June 27) following a short illness. Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher at HarperCollins children’s book, said: ‘I feel privileged to have been Michael Bond’s publisher – he was a true gentleman, ...

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Polyamorous couple shock This Morning viewers with their unusual relationship

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video This Morning is no stranger to controversial guests – and Wednesday morning’s instalment was no exception, as it played host to a polyamorous couple who lifted the lid on their relationship. Goldie’s exit, Warren’s murder secret exposed and 8 more Hollyoaks spoilers ...

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What is a pillow princess?

(Picture: Ella Byworth/metro.co.uk) On last night’s First Dates, dater Anne accuses her date, Chaka, of being a ‘pillow princess’. Chaka did explain what Anne had meant by calling her a pillow princess, thanks to her nails, but clearly a lot of people were making cups of tea during that bit and returned to their screens confused – because there’s been ...

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