Boat Race 2017: When is it, what time does it start, where can I watch it and why is it on Sunday?

Oxford and Cambridge go toe to toe and oar to oar this weekend for the 163rd Boat Race. All eyes will be on the River Thames once more as the Light Blues face their Dark Blue rivals once again. Cambridge still lead the overall Boat Race head-to-head 82-79, while they hold a larger advantage in the Women’s Boat Race with ...

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Beyoncé top choice for Nala in Disney's live-action Lion King remake

If filmmaker Jon Favreau has his way, Beyoncé will be lured back to the big screen for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King. According to Variety, the superstar is the director’s first choice to voice the role of Nala alongside Donald Glover who was recently confirmed to voice Simba. Beyoncé Knowles, while first and foremost known for selling ...

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Manuel Valls' defection to Emmanuel Macron is about far more than fear of the French far-right

If this were a routine French presidential election campaign, then the defection of Socialist bigwig Manuel Valls to another side would be considered an absolute sensation. And Valls, until recently his country’s prime minister, has indeed been portrayed as a wretched traitor for backing the independent Emmanuel Macron to become head of state in May. In so doing, he has ...

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South Africa's President Zuma is walking toward the door marked 'dictatorship'

South Africa has reached a crisis point in its political history that’s been looming on the horizon for more than a year. In the dark of night – literally – President Jacob Zuma demonstrated his ruthlessness by firing finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, amid a 20-person reshuffle of his government. The magnitude of what has happened shouldn’t be underestimated. The Save South ...

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UK losing online extremism battle, research suggests

Britain and other western countries are losing the battle against extremism online, research has suggested. Extremist content on search engines is becoming ever more dominant, the Centre on Religion and Geopolitics and firm Digitalis has found. The government’s counter-radicalisation efforts appeared in only 5% of the content analysed, so high-risk keywords were going unchallenged, it found. The government said it ...

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Bin lorry deaths driver Harry Clarke banned from driving

The driver of the bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow killing six people has been banned from driving for three years. Harry Clarke was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and will be tagged for four months. At an earlier hearing Clarke, 60, admitted culpable and reckless driving nine months after the fatal crash. He had ...

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Mischa Barton tormented with ’emotional abuse’ over sex tape: ‘It is a serious crime’

Mischa claims the footage sale isn’t about the money (Picture: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images) Mischa Barton claims she has been subjected to ‘complete emotional abuse’ for several months. Katie Price faces being investigated for going topless in the Maldives The 31-year-old actress features in a sex tape that has been offered for sale by a former boyfriend, but she insists they are ...

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Helpless dog painted blue and stabbed with an ice pick in sick animal abuse

Images of the animal abuse were shared online (Picture: CEN) Animal lovers are urging police to arrest a man who painted a dog blue, forced it to drink solvent and wounded it with an ice pick. The man, who calls himself ‘Carlos Manuel Jimenez’ on social media, posted photos of the dog online. Barbaric burglars tie up elderly couple and ...

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National Kindness Day: Why cutting people out of your life is an important part of being kind to yourself

(Picture: Mmuffin) When we think about the word ‘kindness’, we picture being kind to others. Taking care of other people, and making sure that we put their needs first.  Does it matter what time you take antidepressants? But it’s just as important to be kind to yourself as it is to be kind to other people. And this National Kindness ...

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Nemanja Vidic heaps praise on Manchester United defender Eric Bailly

Eric Bailly joined Manchester United from Villarreal last summer (Picture: Getty) Nemanja Vidic has heaped praise on Eric Bailly, insisting the Ivorian has the potential to become a great player for Manchester United. Since joining the Red Devils last summer in a deal worth around £30million from Villarreal, Bailly has played 24 games for Jose Mourinho. Arsenal v City, Merseyside ...

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