Six of the most awkward moments so far from First Dates 2017

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video First Dates might just have hit peak awkwardness in its latest instalment after one person walked out on his date before the main course had even been served. Poldark is single! Aidan Turner splits from artist Nettie Wakefield The episode, which aired ...

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Ariana Grande 'proud and grateful' as tour resumes

Ariana Grande has resumed her tour, just over two weeks after the terrorist attack at her Manchester Arena concert. Twenty-two people were killed and 116 injured in a suicide bombing after her gig on 22 May. “First show back tonight. Thinking of our angels every step of the way. I love you with all my heart,” the singer wrote on ...

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Footballer in second cancer fight

Media playback is not supported on this device Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson has already fought off cancer once but is now battling the disease a second time. Thompson overcame nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma after a six-month course of chemotherapy while at Tranmere in 2014, but the illness returned and he was forced to stop playing football in March. This week, ...

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Man charged with Honiton Jehovah's Witnesses hall murder

A 54-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man’s body was found at a Jehovah’s Witnesses hall. Philip Ryan, 55, was found dead at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Honiton, Devon on Tuesday. Keith Beviss, from Honiton, is due to appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court later. “Philip was a very kind, gentle and loving husband who ...

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Hairdryer gran Jean Brooks is 'national hero' say fans

Media playback is unsupported on your device A hairdryer-wielding grandmother who became an internet sensation says schoolchildren in her area now consider her a “national hero”. Jean Brooks uses the hairdryer as a pretend speed gun outside her home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. A video of her has been viewed more than 33 million times on the BBC Radio Nottingham Facebook ...

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Election 2017: Women's Equality Party candidate receives vitriolic racist death threat signed 'Jo Cox'

A candidate for the Women’s Equality Party has been left “distressed and disturbed” after she received a vitriolic letter of racist and misogynistic abuse which was signed “Jo Cox”. Nimco Ali, a vocal female genital mutilation campaigner, recieved the handwritten death threat referring to the horrific murder of Labour MP Ms Cox at the party’s headquarters in Southwark. Ms Ali, ...

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There's a real chance that Donald Trump will be impeached after James Comey's testimony

This is a big day for the UK. After weeks of never-ending gaffes, weak and wobbly U-turns and bitter disappointments, voters are finally being given the chance to make their voices heard – and what they’ve got to say could drastically alter the political and economic fate of an entire continent. But over on the other side of the Atlantic, ...

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Andy Murray claims he is the 'odd one out' in the French Open semi-finals because he's been playing 'garbage'

Andy Murray feels he will be up against it in the French Open semi-finals as the odd man out who arrived at Roland Garros playing “garbage”. The world number one has worked himself into form in Paris this fortnight and will face Stan Wawrinka on Friday after a 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7/0) 6-1 victory over Kei Nishikori. Rafael Nadal and ...

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Warren Gatland starts to fear Super Rugby threat but remains focused on All Blacks

Warren Gatland has always been content to suffer one or two defeats along the way if it meant that a first Test series victory for the British and Irish Lions over New Zealand in 46 years followed, but Saturday’s surprise loss to the Blues may just have changed his outlook on the rest of the tour. Having edged their way ...

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Malaysia forced to rethink 'homophobic' sex education video competition after LGBT uproar

Malaysia’s Health Ministry has amended a sex education video competition for teenagers, dropping guidelines for a section on how to “prevent” homosexuality and transgenderism, officials said on Wednesday. The move follows criticism by activists who said it could fan hatred and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The contest had originally required participants to submit video clips ...

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