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Bill Murray releasing album consisting of songs and literary readings read over chamber music

Bill Murray is a man of many, many talents. An entrepreneur, opening a Caddyshack-themed bar, himself a brilliant bartender. An almost identical Tom Hanks lookalike. According to The New York Times, the Ghostbusters actor is currently working on a new project titled New Worlds, a collection of songs and literary readings read over chamber music, led by the cellist Jan ...

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Jeremy Corbyn's first election campaign speech: What he said and what he really meant

What Jeremy Corbyn said: The dividing lines in this election could not be clearer from the outset. It is the Conservatives, the party of privilege and the richest, versus the Labour Party, the party that is standing up for working people to improve the lives of all.  What he really meant: Thank goodness we’ve started. I can keep it simple. Good, bad, ...

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Unity would be good for the Labour party, as well as our democracy

Self-confident. Witty. Feisty. Was this the same Jeremy Corbyn as the clapped-out hopeless apology for a Labour leader that his (many) critics have been describing since he became Leader of the Opposition? It is sometimes said that adversity brings out the best in people, and it certainly seemed to be the case at Mr Corbyn’s campaign launch yesterday. It was ...

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Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo trials in Cambridge ahead of European launch

A Chinese bike-sharing company that was launched by graduates of Peking University in 2014 and is now valued at over $2bn (£1.56bn) has started trialling its service in Cambridge – a first attempt at breaking into the competitive European market. The roll-out in Cambridge on Thursday means that Ofo, named because the word itself resembles a bicycle, now operates in 81 ...

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Billy Monger wants to race again despite losing both his legs in Formula 4 crash, says team boss

Billy Monger, the 17-year-old Formula 4 driver who lost both his legs following a high-speed crash at Donington Park on Sunday, has already said he wants to race again. After colliding with another car which appeared to have stopped on the racetrack, Billy, from Charlwood, Surrey, was trapped for 90 minutes before being airlifted to Nottingham. The teenager underwent a ...

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Aaron Hernandez dead: Former NFL star wrote bible verse on his forehead before killing himself, reports say

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez had written a bible verse on his forehead in red marker men shortly before he killed himself, according to reports. A source told local Fox News affiliate FOX25 that Hernandez had written the verse “John 3:16” on his forehead in red marker pen and left a bible in his prison cell open to that corresponding verse, ...

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How Hollywood stars get their spots taken care of

If you have ever woken up to a massive spot, smack bang on the centre of your nose the morning of an event, you are going to be jealous of the service Peter Kopelson provides. Dr Kopelson, 54, is a Beverly Hills-based dermatologist who caters to the rich and famous. A recent profile for the New York Times tells how an ...

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Israel steps up lobbying to stop Fifa suspending settlement football teams

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is worried that next month’s meeting of the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa) will result in a decision to expel six Israeli clubs based in West Bank settlements, an official has said.  A cable leaked by an anonymous official to Haaretz and AFP shows that Israeli diplomats in dozens of embassies around the world have been ...

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Gatwick airport: More than a third of flights don't leave on time

Just three out of five flights arriving and departing from Gatwick kept within 15 minutes of their scheduled time, according to a wide-reaching survey by the travel intelligence specialist OAG.  OAG surveyed hundreds of airports over the course of the year for its On-Time Performance Star Ratings, and awarded many of them between one and five stars for punctuality. To qualify for one ...

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13 Reasons Why Was Wrong To Show Hannah's Death  – And It Could Be Dangerous

WARNING: Depictions of suicide and rape I finally finished 13 Reasons Why last night, weeks after what seems like half the teenage population of the internet did. The Netflix series was majorly hyped from the beginning – a gripping tale of a 17-year-old, Hannah, who has taken her own life, explaining the reasons behind her suicide through a series of tapes from ...

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