Highcliffe beach 'bomb' was an item of 'rubbish'

A potential unexploded bomb which resulted in a 400m stretch of a beach being cordoned off by police later turned out to be an item of “rubbish”. Dorset Police took a call from the coastguard after an unidentified object was found on Highcliffe Beach at around 13:30 GMT on Saturday. Officers later said it was not ordnance but “appeared to ...

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Major Ukip donor Arron Banks threatens to pull funding unless he can 'sort out' party

Major Ukip donor Arron Banks has threatened to pull his funding unless he is made chairman of the party so he can “purge” members and stop it from being “run like a jumble sale”. Following party leader Paul Nuttall’s defeat to Labour in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, Mr Banks blamed “dullards” like Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell for not bringing ...

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Michael Heseltine ready to defy Theresa May over Brexit ahead of Lords showdown

Tory grandee Michael Heseltine has signalled he is ready to defy Theresa May over Brexit and will fight to change her plan to trigger Article 50 in the House of Lords. The Conservative peer said he was intent on ensuring that the British people have a chance to change their mind if public opinion changes, raising the prospect of a second ...

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Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao agree to 'super fight' showdown

Amir Khan will fight Manny Pacquiao on April 23 in a “super fight” both men have announced on Twitter. After the pair revealed earlier this week that negotiations were ongoing over a potential bout, a date has now been agreed, though no venue has been announced. Pacquiao, 38, tweeted: “Negotiations between team Pacquiao and team Khan have come to terms ...

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Oscars 2017: Academy rescinds nomination one day before ceremony

One day before the Oscars ceremony finally took place, one budding nominee was likely very excited waiting patiently to attend the prestigious ceremony. Unfortunately, though, it was not to be, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts has rescinded Greg P. Russell’s Sound Mixing nomination for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. “Upon recommendation by the Sound Branch Executive ...

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Francois Hollande mocks Donald Trump by inviting him to Disneyland Paris

French President Francois Hollande has mocked Donald Trump for insulting the country’s capital city, saying he would invite him to Disneyland Paris so he “understands what France is”. The US leader insinuated the French capital was no longer a safe destination for US tourists in a speech delivered at the Conservative Political Action Conference, when he referred his friend “Jim”, who ...

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Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will win more than one trophy this season, says Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona is convinced Manchester United will land the first of many trophies in the Jose Mourinho era at Wembley on Sunday. The United great is backing boss Mourinho to deliver major silverware at the first attempt when United face Southampton in the EFL Cup final. Frenchman Cantona, whose signing from Leeds by Sir Alex Ferguson in 1992 was a ...

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Donald Trump won't attend White House Correspondents' Dinner, fans suggest Alec Baldwin should replace him

Over time, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has become a yearly tradition, the likes of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton sitting through comedic routines poking fun at them.  It has, of course, always been in the spirit of good will and fun, even if the host and President were at opposite ends of the political spectrum (see ...

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Corbyn vows to 'turn back Tory tide' after disastrous Copeland defeat

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to  “turn back the Tory tide” and hit back at critics calling for his resignation after Labour lost a by-election in Copeland, a constituency it has held since 1935. Writing in The Mirror, Mr Corbyn acknowledged the result in Copeland was “deeply disappointing”, He said: “Labour’s share of the vote in Copeland has been falling for 20 years and of ...

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Bernie Sanders trolls Donald Trump by reminding him that his inauguration was smaller than Barack Obama's

Bernie Sanders has mocked Donald Trump on Twitter over the size of his inauguration crowd after the President suggested his supporters would host the “biggest rally of them all”. Mr Trump is famously prickly about the size of the crowd at his inauguration in 20th January. He has repeatedly insisted it was the biggest ever but a side-by-side comparison of aerial ...

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