Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit bill

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK it faces a “very hefty” bill for Brexit. He promised two years of “tough negotiation”, when discussions on leaving terms get under way between the government and the European Union. Exit will not come “at a discount or at zero cost”, he said in a speech to the Belgian Federal Parliament. ...

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Pie-eating Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns as FA launch investigation

Media playback is not supported on this device Sutton United have accepted the resignation of reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, who is under investigation for potentially breaching betting rules. The Gambling Commission and Football Association are investigating if there was a breach of betting regulations after the 46-year-old ate a pie during Monday’s FA Cup loss to Arsenal. A bookmaker had ...

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British suicide bomber dies in attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul

A British IS fighter who died in a suicide bomb attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, the BBC understands. The self-styled Islamic State group said two days ago that Abu-Zakariya al-Britani detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base in Tal Gaysum, south-west of Mosul. He is believed to have been originally known ...

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Caribbean holidays and food – 10 delicious reasons to visit St Lucia

St Lucia’s beaches don’t disappoint – here’s the one at Sandals La Toc (Picture: Sandals) St Lucia – the palm trees, the sunshine, the combination of wild, craggy coastline and yellow-white beaches are calling. And, if you want another excuse to visit this beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea, go to explore the food. 9 reasons Chicago should be your ...

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Man proposes to girlfriend with beautiful poem tattooed on his shoulder

(Picture: Mercury Press) One man was so dedicated to spending the rest of his life with his girlfriend that he had his romantic proposal tattooed on his back. Stop worrying about how many calories you’re burning during sex 37-year-old Kevin Sheridan popped the question to his unsuspecting bride-to-be and mother of his three children Jo Holmes, 32, by getting the ...

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EastEnders revenge, illness and exit: 10 big spoilers and full episode guide

(Picture: BBC) There are worrying times ahead for some of our Walford favourites as Ian Beale’s health takes another concerning turn leading him to panic that something serious is wrong while Mick Carter looks like he is on the brink of losing everything after yet more bad news.  Meanwhile, there’s another busy week for Denise Fox as she takes on ...

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Google has just created what they claim are the bluest blue jeans in the world

(Picture: Oli Kearon) Just in time for the end of London Fashion Week, Google has partnered with one of the UK’s hottest young designers to create what they claim to be the world’s only ‘Really Blue’ jeans. Designed to match their new Pixel smartphone ‘Really Blue’ edition, they’re the work of Cambridge-born designer Christian Cowan. Founder of World Hijab Day ...

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Facebook scammers steal pictures of toddler and claim he has cancer to con people out of cash

Jasper hit the headlines with chickenpox (Picture: Mercury Press) Facebook scammers allegedly stole pictures of a toddler hospitalised with ‘the worst chicken pox doctors had ever seen’ – and then used them as bait in a fake cancer fundraising drive. Three-year-old Jasper Allen hit the headlines last summer when he was hospitalised for five days after being turned away by a GP’s ...

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New pic of the crew from Alien: Covenant begs the question: ‘Since when did hipsters fight aliens?’

The crew from Alien: Covenant in all their glory (Picture: Twitter) The first image of the full space crew from Alien: Covenant has arrived, and we have some minor quibbles. Michael Fassbender is getting musical in creepy new image for Alien: Covenant Ridley Scott’s direct prequel to his terrifying 1979 movie Alien is out in May, and stars Michael Fassbender ...

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Campaign launched for permanent Aladdin Sane memorial to David Bowie in Brixton

A mock-up of what the finished sculpture will look like (Picture: Crowdfunder) A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise money for a permanent memorial to David Bowie in Brixton – only streets away from where the iconic singer was born. The planned memorial, which is a three-storey recreation of the thunderbolt adorning the cover of 1973 album Aladdin Sane, ...

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