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Prince Philip to attend bridge opening weeks after retiring

The Duke of Edinburgh has chosen the opening of a bridge to make his first official appearance alongside the Queen since retiring from solo engagements. Prince Philip carried out his final solo engagement on 2 August, when he attended a parade to mark a fundraising challenge by the Royal Marines. Buckingham Palace said the 96-year-old would join the Queen to ...

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Chris Froome extends lead at front of pack in Vuelta a Espana after stage five

Astana rider Alexey Lutsenko broke clear on the uphill finish at Alcossebre to claim victory on stage five of the Vuelta a Espana, with Great Britain’s Chris Froome extending his overall lead for Team Sky. Kazakhstani Lutsenko fended off Dimension Data’s Merhawi Kudus to move ahead on the assault up Ermita Santa Lucia to cross the line some 42 seconds ...

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Trump-Russia dossier sources revealed to the FBI by Christopher Steele

Former British spy Christopher Steele has reportedly revealed the sources of a dossier containing information on Donald Trump and Russia to the FBI. The 35-page document contained several unsubstantiated allegations about Mr Trump, specifically a 2013 trip to Moscow and Mr Steele provided names of the sources of those claims, ABC News reported.  Buzzfeed News first made the dossier public ...

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Francesco Mazzei: Top London chef exports anti-food-waste campaign to his native Italy

A top chef who served meals created from surplus produce to London’s homeless over the summer was so inspired by the idea that he is taking an anti-food-waste campaign to his native Italy. Francesco Mazzei used leftover supermarket food collected by The Felix Project, a charity that feeds homeless and other disadvantaged people in the St Cuthbert’s Centre, Kensington.  Other well known chefs including Michel Roux Jr and ...

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Game of Thrones season 7 episode 7 title may not be referencing two unexpected characters

HBO announced the title of this weekend’s Game of Thrones season seven finale – which will be the longest episode to date – with many assuming it referenced two of the show’s central characters – however, some are theorising that it actually references something else altogether. ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ is widely believed to indicate that the episode will ...

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Rotterdam incident: Rock concert 'evacuated by police' due to terror threat

An American rock band named Allah-Las have had a concert in Rotterdam cancelled by police, amid terror fears.   The band were due to play tonight at the Rotown bar. But the venue released a statement saying they had been advised by the authorities to cancel the show.  Police did not specify what the threat was. Armed police later entered the ...

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Norfolk defends Nelson in 'white supremacist' row

Supporters of Admiral Nelson have moved to defend him after a newspaper columnist described the naval leader as a “white supremacist”. The article by writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch calls for Britain to rethink its colonial past. It comes amid violence in America where statues of confederate figures connected with slavery have been torn down. Nelson is venerated in Norfolk, ...

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Sarah Harding And Chad Johnson In Row Over 'Capitalising' On Their Relationship

Fiery ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ couple Sarah Harding and Chad Johnson have come to blows once again, this time over how they will handle their relationship outside the house. In scenes to air in Wednesday’s (23 August) highlights show, Sarah is perturbed to hear boos from the crowds once again, when her name is mentioned, and contemplates how she’ll be perceived ...

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Amber Rudd To Be Hauled Before MPs After Home Office Wrongly Threatens To Deport EU Nationals

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will be dragged before MPs to explain why EU nationals were sent letters incorrectly threatening them with deportation. The error came to light after a Finnish academic who has lived in the UK with her British husband for most of the last ten years posted on Facebook that she was told she had a month to ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unveiled: UK Price And Release Date Confirmed

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, the latest in the company’s series of ultra-large screen phones designed for creativity and productivity. Most notably though this is the first Note device since the company’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. As you may recall the Note 7 became one of the company’s biggest headaches after a faulty (and exploding) battery resulted in ...

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