Steve Bannon's history of sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments

Standing before a crowd in Alabama, trying to drum up support for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, former White House strategist Steve Bannon has channelled his inner Ivanka Trump — and in the process has joked about child molestation. “There’s a special place in hell for Republicans who can know better,” Mr Bannon said Monday, suggesting that establishment Republicans in ...

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Manchester house fire that killed three children was 'targeted attack', say police

The Salford house fire that killed three children was a “targeted attack”, police said, following analysis of CCTV footage.  Demi Pearson, 14, was killed in the blaze on Jackson Street, Worsley. Her siblings Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, died later in hospital. Their mother Michelle, 35, and a younger sister, aged just three, were still “fighting for their lives”, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. A pair of 16-year-old boys including Ms Pearson’s ...

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Manchester house fire that killed three children was 'targeted attack', say police

The Salford house fire that killed three children was a “targeted attack”, police said, following analysis of CCTV footage.  Demi Pearson, 14, was killed in the blaze on Jackson Street, Worsley. Her siblings Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, died later in hospital. Their mother Michelle, 35, and a younger sister, aged just three, were still “fighting for their lives”, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. A pair of 16-year-old boys including Ms Pearson’s ...

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Bette Hill: Formidable driving force behind F1 champions Graham Hill and Damon Hill

Bette Hill occupied a unique position in Formula One history, as the only wife and mother of world champion drivers. Her husband Graham won the title in 1962 for BRM and again for Lotus in 1968; son Damon did so for Williams in 1996.  Naturally, Bette, who married Graham in 1955, was a staunch supporter of both when they raced, and admitted that at ...

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Bette Hill: Formidable driving force behind F1 champions Graham Hill and Damon Hill

Bette Hill occupied a unique position in Formula One history, as the only wife and mother of world champion drivers. Her husband Graham won the title in 1962 for BRM and again for Lotus in 1968; son Damon did so for Williams in 1996.  Naturally, Bette, who married Graham in 1955, was a staunch supporter of both when they raced, and admitted that at ...

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How Watership Down's Richard Adams came to write a kid's picture book before he died

Most people discover Richard Adams via the warrens of Watership Down. But a new picture book starring a dragon made from old egg cartons could change that for a new generation of readers. The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon is Adams’s first story for pre-schoolers and the last he ever wrote. He died last December, aged 96.  “One nice sunny ...

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How Watership Down's Richard Adams came to write a kid's picture book before he died

Most people discover Richard Adams via the warrens of Watership Down. But a new picture book starring a dragon made from old egg cartons could change that for a new generation of readers. The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon is Adams’s first story for pre-schoolers and the last he ever wrote. He died last December, aged 96.  “One nice sunny ...

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Manchester United and Manchester City derby tunnel clashes yet to be investigated by police

Greater Manchester Police are yet to open an investigation into the altercation which followed Sunday’s derby between Manchester United and Manchester City. An incident involving up to 20 players and staff from both clubs after City’s 2-1 victory at Old Trafford left Mikel Arteta, one of Pep Guardiola’s assistants, with a facial cut. Both clubs insist no punches were thrown ...

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Roy Moore ally tells story about time they visited brothel with child prostitutes in attempt to defend him

An ally of Senate candidate Roy Moore detailed a visit to a Vietnamese brothel as a way of illustrating the Republican’s ethical rectitude.  Alabamans are casting ballots for their next US Senator, concluding a race that has been roiled by allegations that Mr Moore engaged in sexual misconduct with teenage girls. The Republican has strenuously denied those allegations, saying “I ...

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59 female Democrats call for Trump to be investigated over sexual harassment allegations

Nearly 60 female members of Congress have called for the House to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against US President Donald Trump. The Democratic Women’s Working Group wrote an open letter to the House Oversight committee after three of the 17 women who have accused Mr Trump of various acts came forward once again with their stories. “The American people ...

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