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Abbey Park murder: Two jailed for 'brutal' killing

Two men who filmed an attack in which a man was stripped naked and “brutally beaten” have been jailed for murder. Keith Lowe, 22, who changed his plea to guilty after video evidence emerged during his trial, was jailed for 21 years at Leicester Crown Court for the attack on Brendan Mason, 23. Joshua Hack, 21, who admitted murder, was ...

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Breastfeeding son 'detected Staffordshire mum's cancer'

A mother says her baby son “saved her life” by helping her detect breast cancer when he refused to feed. Sarah Boyle, 26, said at about six months old, Teddy suddenly “became very distressed” when she tried to feed from her right breast. The Staffordshire mum said his continued behaviour convinced her to insist that a cyst which was found ...

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Olympics & Paralympics 2020: Badminton among seven sports to lose funding appeals

Badminton is one of seven sports to have lost appeals against UK Sport funding cuts for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic cycle. The decision comes despite Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge winning bronze for Great Britain in the men’s doubles at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Archery, goalball, fencing, table tennis, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby will also all receive no ...

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Tropical Atlantic air raises UK temperature to 18.3C

The UK is enjoying the warmest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching 18.3C in some parts. Forecasts had predicted a peak of 17C for Monday but warmer weather has been recorded at Kew Gardens in south-west London, and Northolt in north-west London. This has not broken the record for the hottest day in February, however – that ...

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Risky treatment can stop multiple sclerosis for years

A multiple sclerosis treatment being tested in patients can stop the disease for at least five years, say doctors. The risky therapy involves wiping out the person’s immune system with strong cancer drugs and then rebooting it with a stem cell transplant. Doctors say only some patients will be suitable to try it, particularly because it is so high risk. ...

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If someone calls you by the wrong name – it means the person loves you, says study

“Jamie! Holly! Coco! Peppa! Tippy!” How many times throughout your childhood would your parents go through your siblings’ and even pets’ names before remembering yours? It was infuriating. But perhaps you sometimes get your friends’ names jumbled too, or – God forbid – that of a lover. Most of us have. Remember when Ross married Emily but he said “I take ...

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The Walking Dead season 7 episode 10: Watch Rick fight the most insane zombie ever

The makeup team on The Walking Dead – spearheaded by executive producer Greg Nicotero – are always looking for new ways to be creative, but this week’s episode ‘New Best Friends’ featured a walker unlike anything that’s been seen on the show before. The season seven episode picked up where last week’s left off – with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and company ...

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We sat down for dinner cooked by one of Chef's Table Season 3's chefs

The popular Netflix series Chef’s Table added a new ingredient to the cooking show formula as each episode in the series profiled a different world-renowned chef. Netflix launched the third season of the popular series by screening two episodes at the Culinary Cinema section of the Berlin Film Festival, one about Berlin-based Michelin-star chef Tim Raue and the other featuring ...

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Theresa May turns up to watch over Lords' Brexit bill debate after telling peers not to defy her

Theresa May turned up in the House of Lords to pile pressure on peers not to defy her, as debate got underway on the Brexit Bill. The Prime Minister took the highly unusual step of sitting on the steps of the royal throne from where she could watch members of the unelected upper chamber closely. One veteran said she had ...

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Donald Trump's supporters think the media is covering up terror attacks in Sweden

Donald Trump’s supporters have said the media is attempting to “cover up” terror attacks in Sweden, after the President faced criticism for appearing to cite a non-existent terror plot in the  country. Mr Trump later said his statement had referred to a story broadcast by Fox News. The TV channel ran a clip of a film by Ami Horowitz on ...

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