Cat dumped in bin by girl caught on CCTV in Hull

Media playback is unsupported on your device A girl was filmed dumping a cat into a wheelie bin and placing a rubbish bag on the lid to stop the animal escaping. The footage, first published in the Hull Daily Mail, was captured on Weymouth Close in the city on 17 August and showed the girl returning later to check the ...

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Oxford University professor resigns over major donor's link to Donald Trump

A leading political professor has resigned from his post at Oxford University after concluding that one of its main donors was a Donald Trump supporter.  Bo Rothstein, was a professor of government and public policy, had been at the Blavatnik School of Government – named after the Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik whose £75m helped set up the school. Prof Rothstein said he decided to resign from his post, after he found out Mr Blavatnik, a British-American citizen, ...

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Taylor Search Pitsea fire death: Mother's smoking regret

A mother, whose son is believed to have died after trying to light a cigarette in his bedroom, has said she wished she had never started smoking. Taylor Search, 10, died three days after a blaze at his home in Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, on 1 May. His brother Liam, 13, was critically injured too. Their mother Helen Search said she ...

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World's soils have lost 133 billion tonnes of carbon since the dawn of agriculture, study estimates

The degradation of the Earth’s soil by humans has been an environmental catastrophe on a similar scale to the deforestation of much of the planet, a new study suggests. Experts estimated that 133 billion tonnes of carbon has been removed from the top two metres of soil since farming began some 12,000 years ago, about the same as the total ...

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Someone Photoshopped a viral Hurricane Harvey photo to make point about feminism

The original photo went viral (Picture: AP) You’ve probably seen this powerful photo by now: It’s become synonymous with the bravery many strangers have shown as Texas continues to fight Hurricane Harvey. But you may not have seen the Photoshopped version. Couple held hostage by false widow spider lurking in their back garden Someone swapped the two heads to make a ...

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Hollyoaks star Rachel Adedeji confirms she is expecting her first child

Rachel Adedeji is expecting her first chlid with her husband of two years (Picture: Channel 4) Hollyoaks actress and former The X Factor star Rachel Adedeji is pregnant. Watch Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora in a new stripped back music video for Your Song Rachel is due to give birth to her first child on December 27 which makes the ...

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Girl, 7, left with head injuries after brick is thrown at bus window

The incident took place on Easedale Gardens near to Ravensworth Golf Club, in Gateshead (Picture: Google Streetview) A young schoolgirl was left with head injuries after a group of teenagers threw a brick through a bus window. Police have launched an appeal after the gang, consisting of boys and girls aged between 13 and 15, targeted the bus at around 2.40pm on August 18. ...

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Maria Sharapova reveals major change in outlook after Grand Slam return

Sharapova believes she has changed her outlook (Picture: Getty Images) It’s been a difficult period in Maria Sharapova’s career but the five-time Grand Slam champion believes she has a different perspective on her approach to tennis after her lengthy spell away from the sport. Maria Sharapova explains US Open tears after epic win over Simona Halep The 30-year-old spent 15 ...

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Jonny Evans opts to join Manchester City ahead of Arsenal

Jonny Evans is wanted by Arsenal. (AFP/Getty Images) West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans will reject Arsenal in favour of a move to Manchester City, according to reports. Arsene Wenger has made a late move to sign the 29-year-old before the transfer window closes, but The Daily Mail reports that the defender is not considering a switch to north London. Done ...

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Alexis Sanchez’s camp open talks over Manchester United transfer

Alexis Sanchez is expected to leave Arsenal in the next 48 hours (Picture: Getty) Manchester United have been sounded out over the possibility of signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in the next 48 hours as the Chile international attempts to force his way out of the Emirates. The 28-year-old made his first appearance for the Gunners this season in their ...

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