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David Jason ups security after 'credible threat' made against the Still Open All Hours actor

Sir David Jason has reportedly hired extra security after a “credible threat” was made against him. Pictures have begun circulating of Jensen being flanked by two large security guards on the set of Still Open All Hours in Doncaster. According to The Sun, the 77-year-old acting legend has been assigned two minders after a threat from an unknown person was discovered. BBC bosses ...

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Police officer charged with assault after 15-year-old gives birth to his child

A police officer has been arrested after a teenager gave birth to his child. Rafael Martinez Jr in New Jersey allegedly had sexual intercourse with the unidentified 15-year-old girl for more than a year at his home. The girl gave birth August at a local hospital. Martinez allegedly admitted to being the father and signed the birth certificate, according to ...

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As a Kurd, I know tomorrow's independence referendum is crucial after the oppression we've suffered

Often enough have we blamed colonisation and Western influences for the devastation and suffering seen in the Middle East. And rightly so. But we should similarly not shy away from criticising those in the Middle East when their democratic integrity is compromised.  One example is tomorrow’s referendum on Kurdish independence, and the fact that many countries in the Middle East ...

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Top cabinet ministers plotting against Theresa May revealed

The four most senior figures in Theresa May’s cabinet plotted to remove her following the botched June election with some continuing to plan for leadership bids even after pledging allegiance to her, according to a bombshell new political book. Extracts published in the Sunday Times claimed Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd and David Davis were embroiled in plots from ...

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Donald Trump appears to threaten regime change against North Korea: 'They won't be around much longer'

Donald Trump has appeared to threaten regime change against North Korea, tweeting to say if the country’s foreign minister echoed the thoughts of its leader they “won’t be around much longer.” North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho, had earlier said targeting the United States mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr Evil President” Donald Trump called Kim Jong-un “rocket man.” ...

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'Human computer' Katherine Johnson opens Nasa research facility named in her honour

One of Nasa’s “human computers”, who helped plan the mission that saw an American astronaut orbit the Earth for the first time, has opened a new research centre named in her honour. The key contribution of Katherine Johnson, 99, and other African-American women to the US space programme was recounted in the film Hidden Figures, which gave overdue recognition to ...

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Jeremy Corbyn urged to commit to permanent single market membership after Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn is being urged to commit Labour to full and permanent membership of the single market after Britain’s exit from the European Union.  In an attempt to offer a distinct alternative to the Conservative party, 30 senior figures, including Labour MPs, have written an open letter calling for the party to alter its stance on the market and customs ...

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Stevie Wonder takes a knee on stage in protest against Donald Trump's attack on NFL players

On Saturday evening, Donald Trump launched a sensational attack on NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem, labelling them “sons of bitches”. Various celebrities have been angered by the situation, including Stevie Wonder, who showed solidarity with those Trump criticised by taking a knee on stage. “Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” the singer said on stage midway ...

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David Davis dismisses 'made up' £40bn Brexit bill as he tries to calm Tory backlash

David Davis has sought to calm Tory anger over Theresa May’s Brexit speech by saying the UK will not face a £40bn divorce bill as a result of leaving the EU. Ahead on the next round of crunch talks with Brussels, the Brexit Secretary said reports around the final financial settlement were “made up” and claimed the power of the European ...

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EU 'wants €50bn from UK' as part of Brexit negotiations, according to senior diplomats

Europe is set to seek a €50bn (£44bn) divorce bill to break the stalemate as Britain haggles over a deal to leave the European Union, according to senior European diplomats. This financial settlement is at least twice the amount offered by Theresa May, which is reported to be in the region of £20bn. The UK needed to issue an agreement in-principle in ...

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