Man who kidnapped and raped ex-wife in 'hidden dungeon' jailed for 13 years

A man who kidnapped his ex-wife, tied her up and raped her in a hidden “dungeon” has been jailed for 13 years.  The woman had arranged to meet her ex-husband, who has not been named to protect her anonymity, so she could take her granddaughter out.  But after she arrived at the premises in Hackney he sprayed her with a substance – believed to be ...

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Obama official says they didn't do enough about Russian election hacking: 'We choked'

A former White House official has said that they think the Obama administration mishandled its response to Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 election. “It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend”, the official from Barack Obama’s White House told the Washington Post of his role in determining how the White House should handle their ...

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Johnny Depp apologises for comments about assassinating Donald Trump

Johnny Depp has apologised for joking about assassinating US President Donald Trump, saying his remarks were in “poor taste.” The Pirates of the Caribbean star spoke during an appearance at the Glastonbury music festival, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a US president. His remarks drew rebukes from supporters of Mr Trump, and the White House ...

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After turning his career around, it seems Dan Evans never stopped being a 'bad boy' after all

Calling a last-minute press conference at a hotel close to Queen’s Club, with less than two weeks to go until tennis’ premier Grand Slam, Dan Evans got straight to the point: “I wanted to come here in person to you guys face to face. I was notified a few days ago that I failed a drugs test in April where ...

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Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore trainer-jockey combination dominates the feature races at Royal Ascot

The trainer-jockey combination of Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore earned a notable double in the feature races at Royal Ascot on Friday. Moore guided American colt Caravaggio to a Commonwealth Cup victory and then delivered an equally convincing performance aboard Irish filly Winter in the Coronation Stakes to secure a pair of Group 1 victories. “Ryan was very confident in ...

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8 signs Robert Del Naja could be Banksy

Ever since the name Banksy entered the cultural lexicon, guessing at the infamous street artist’s true identity has been something of an international pastime. Now, fans believe the DJ known as Goldie may have accidentally revealed the true name of the mysterious painter, in an interview with the Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces podcast. “Give me a bubble letter and put it on ...

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South Africa dramatically level T20 series with nail-biting three-run win over England at Taunton

Tom Curran’s stunning entrance onto the international stage and a welcome return to form for Jason Roy could not prevent England from a three-run defeat in this second T20 international against South Africa. Curran, the Surrey fast bowler who was born in Cape Town, took three for 33 on debut to help restrict South Africa to 174 for eight. That ...

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Camden tower block evacuated over cladding concerns

Camden Council has evacuated one of its tower blocks following an inspection by the London Fire Brigade which found it had similar cladding to that used on Grenfell Tower.   Residents from 800 households in the Taplow Block on the Chalcots Estate will be taken to a rest centre in Swiss Cottage, a council spokesman said.   Its leader Georgia Gould said the council said that a joint ...

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Camden evacuations: 800 households evacuated from five tower blocks

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from five tower blocks in north London to allow for “urgent fire safety works”, because of safety concerns over cladding in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. The high-rise buildings on the Chalcots estate in Camden were being emptied after firefighters said they “could not guarantee our residents’ safety”, council leader Georgia Gould ...

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Alvaro Morata ignores Zinedine Zidane intervention to seal Manchester United transfer

Alvaro Morata is in talks over a move to Manchester United (Picture: Getty) Manchester United are in talks to complete the transfer of Alvaro Morata, who has reportedly ignored Zinedine Zidane’s pleas to stay with Real Madrid. It’s on: Meeting scheduled for Arsenal to complete Lacazette signing next week The Spain international has been strongly linked with a move away ...

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