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Chinese tourists splash out £29m in UK shops during Golden Week

Chinese tourists splashed out £29m in shopping centres and on high streets across the UK during this month’s Golden Week holiday, lured by a cheap pound in the aftermath of last year’s Brexit vote. New research from payments processor Worldpay, which analysed card transactions during the Golden Week holiday that lasted from 1 to 8 October, found that £11m was ...

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Mubashir Jamil: Wannabe jihadist convicted after telling undercover police officer he dreamed of joining Isis

A 22-year-old man from Luton has been found guilty of terrorism offences after he was caught in an online police sting, having boasted of his plans to fight for Isis in Syria. Mubashir Jamil was convicted of preparing acts of terrorism following a trial at the Old Bailey. He had previously written of his desire to conduct a suicide bombing attack. ...

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Cost of childcare for young children has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008, shows research

The cost of childcare for young children has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008, research shows. New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) reveals that in England the average wages of those with a one-year-old child rose by 12 per cent in cash terms between 2008 and 2016, while their childcare costs shot up by ...

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Newcastle scientists eye-up cornea 'breakthrough'

Artificial corneas have been grown using a new method described as “revolutionary”. Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a process they say makes them fit better and offer better vision. Lead researcher and Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon said this had “never been seen before”. Cells grown on a curved rather than flat surface were “crawling over the dome ...

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Coronation Street spoilers: Nicola Rubinstein makes a shocking discovery about Pat Phelan

(Picture: ITV) Nicola Rubinstein could be set to discover the horrific truth about her villainous dad Pat Phelan at last in Coronation Street – but could it be the death of her as he is finally pushed too far in an explosive week of action? Since becoming a part of her life, Phelan has tried to be a better man ...

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Hollyoaks spoilers: Luke Morgan attacks Tony Hutchinson over his kiss with Mandy Richardson

(Picture: Lime Pictures) There’s about to be an almighty fight in Hollyoaks as furious Luke Morgan launches a vicious attack on his old pal Tony Hutchinson after discovering that he recently kissed his estranged wife Mandy Richardson – is the friendship over and has Luke lost any chance of winning Mandy back?  Diane is horrified after Tony admits to her ...

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Spoilers: Footballer’s Wives reunion as Hollyoaks casts Chardonnay star Susie Amy alongside Gary Lucy

(Picture: Mercury Press) Hollyoaks have confirmed the casting of Susie Amy in a brand new role for the show alongside her former Footballer’s Wives co-star Gary Lucy – meaning fans of the glitzy ITV drama can enjoy a Kyle and Chardonnay Pascoe reunion of sorts on screen in coming weeks! Susie is on set filming for her first appearance in ...

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Hollyoaks spoilers: Glenn Donovan gets rid of Darcy Wilde after discovering the truth about Tracey’s death

(Picture: Lime Pictures) Glenn Donovan sets out to take drastic action in Hollyoaks as he and Grace Black learn that Darcy Wilde was with Tracey when she fell off The Love Boat and drowned. Realising that Darcy is responsible for his ex’s demise, he sets out to remove her from the lives of his sons Adam and Jesse once and ...

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Hollyoaks spoilers: Imran and Yasmine Maalik discover the truth about their dad’s death

(Picture: Lime Pictures) The Maalik family could be torn apart in emotional scenes coming up as Imran and Yasmine are about to finally discover the truth about their father’s death in Hollyoaks. Misbah has been keeping the secret hidden from them all of this time but can they forgive her for this?  The drama starts as Imran is determined to ...

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Rita Ora praises ‘brave’ stars speaking out on ‘insane’ Harvey Weinstein allegations

Rita Ora addresses the Harvey Weinstein allegations (Picture: Brian J Ritchie/Hotsauce/REX/Shutterstock) Rita Ora has been shocked by the mountain of allegations currently being leveled at Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Mark Hamill claims Luke Skywalker ‘was always the villain’ in Star Wars Weinstein has been the subject of numerous allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment. Rita worked on the Weinstein-produced movie ...

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