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  • Greece 'No' in referendum sends euro into tailspin

    Greece's government on Sunday looked to have won a 'No' it had been seeking in a referendum on bailout terms, but the euro immediately plummeted on fears the result could splinter the eurozone. An official tally of over half the ballots cast showed a resounding 61 percent of Greek voters had backed the government's 'No' in the plebiscite. France's President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to meet in Paris the same day to assess the result, the French presidency said.

    AFP
  • Are short skirts in school a distraction?

    In today’s papers it’s reported that Trentham High School, Stoke on Trent, announced that as of September, school skirts are banned, and all girls must wear ‘business like’ trousers instead. The reason being, that it is not pleasant for male members of staff, and acts as a complete distraction. We ask if it’s right to ban skirts in school. Joining us to debate the subject, is Dr Rowena Blencowe, the headmistress of Trentham High School, who believes that banning skirts is the only suitable option, and former teacher, Richard Riddell, who thinks that a blanket ban on skirts is a cop out and shows lack of discipline! Catch up with the last week of This Morning on ITV Player

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  • Four Seen By Medics In New Alton Towers Collision

    Four people have received medical attention after a second Alton Towers rollercoaster collision in less than a month. The customers were taken to the Staffordshire theme park's medical centre as a precaution after a shunt on the Sonic Spinball ride. Officials said the two carriages "nudged each other at walking pace".

    Sky News
  • Princess Charlotte is christened

    Princess Charlotte was christened in front of the Queen and close family and friends today as the Cambridges had their first public outing as a family of four. The nine-week-old was welcomed into the Christian faith, watched by proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and older brother Prince George. Great-grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, grandparents the Prince of Wales and Carole and Michael Middleton, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate's siblings Pippa and James Middleton joined Charlotte's five godparents for the celebratory occasion at Church of St Mary Magdalene in Norfolk.

    Press Association
  • UK to curb protection for savers, blames EU rules

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - British savers will have less of their money protected if a bank fails next year, the government said on Friday, blaming European Union rules which one senior lawmaker called "absurd". Relations between Britain and the EU are already tense. Prime Minister David Cameron, who is trying to reshape relations with the 27-member bloc before calling a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether to stay in, wants to ensure that Britain is not disadvantaged by not using the euro.

    Reuters
  • Police left baffled by mysterious markings on residents' walls

    DETECTIVES in a second Lancashire town are mystified by “suspicious markings” on resident’s walls.

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  • Anger As Distressed Woman Taunted On M3 Bridge

    Police have condemned members of the public who taunted a distressed woman as she stood on a bridge over the M3 motorway. One driver in the traffic jam tweeted Surrey Police, saying: "Tell her to get on with it. The user added: "Surrey police, can't you rubber bullet the jumper on M3/A316 and get the traffic moving?

    Sky News
  • Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate? - BBC News

    Rupert Wingfield-Hayes looks into what's behind Japan's high suicide statistics.

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  • Reddit In Chaos: Blackout After Worker Fired

    The unpaid moderators of some of link-sharing site Reddit's most-read sections have temporarily hidden them from public view. It comes after Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was dismissed in mysterious circumstances. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has now apologised to the Reddit community for the situation, and asked for moderators to end their protest.

    Sky News
  • Premier League - Arsenal transfer news: Morgan Schneiderlin would 'prefer to join Gunners move’

    Arsenal, meanwhile, are yet to make a formal move for the former Strasbourg midfielder despite holding a long term interest in the player. Is Schneiderlin really an elite player? Is he the sort of midfielder that should be starting for a United or Arsenal?

    Eurosport
  • Nolan Sister: My benefit case hell

    Singer Linda Nolan has revealed she was "scared to death" at the prospect of appearing in court after she was accused of being a benefits cheat. The 56-year-old, who found fame with the Nolan Sisters in the 1970s, was given a caution by Blackpool Council for failing to disclose her earnings and for overpayment of housing and council tax benefits, and council tax reduction scheme savings.

    Press Association
  • IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. The issue was referred to an Islamic court in the IS-held northern Syrian town of Manbij, which ordered that they be destroyed and the man be whipped. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday it was unclear if the busts were authentic or if the militants destroyed fake busts as a cover for the IS group's own antiquities smuggling.

    Associated Press
  • Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, he said.

    Associated Press
  • One Direction fans are mourning on Twitter over the disappearance of Harry Styles' bulge

    Apparently Harry Styles didn’t read the recent health warnings about wearing skinny jeans that are too tight and his little member has gone missing, according to 1D fans. Directioners took to Twitter to seek answers using the hashtag #HarrysFriendIsMissing

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  • Michael Buble’s Son Released from the Hospital Following Serious Burns

    Michael Buble’s son Noah has been released from the hospital after he suffered serious burns last week.

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  • Farmer tracks stolen quad bike to back street using satellite signal

    A FARMER has recovered his stolen quad after following a satellite signal to Burnley.

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  • British Family Reportedly Joins IS In Syria

    A family of 12 from Luton has reportedly confirmed they are now in Syria and under the control of Islamic State. In the 500-word "press release", published on an IS website, Muhammed Abdul Mannan and his wife are quoted defending their decision to take three children into the war zone. The release says: "Yes, all 12 of us (are in Syria) and why would this number be shocking...none of us were forced here against our will.

    Sky News
  • Formula 1 - Rosberg thought Hamilton was wrong

    The German dropped to fourth at the start and spent the first half of the race stuck behind the two Williams drivers, while Hamilton took the lead after the first round of pitstops and eased clear. While all the leaders stayed out on slicks during the first shower at Silverstone, when it started raining again Hamilton reacted first and took on intermediate Pirellis one lap before his rivals. Rosberg had passed Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas and closed to within a couple of seconds of his team-mate before Hamilton stopped, but the German scrabbled for grip with slicks for an extra lap on the wet track and dropped almost 10 seconds back again.

    AutoSport
  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    NEW YORK (AP) -- July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend

    Associated Press
  • This is the latest sighting of a big cat in Britain

    Strange images of a huge black beast stalking through suburban gardens could be fresh evidence of big cats on the loose in Britain. Office worker Carole Desforges spotted a mystery animal prowling on the lawn opposite her home on the outskirts of Plymouth in Devon. Some friends have suggested it could be a puma, lynx, leopard - or an unknown beast of Plymouth. "I don't know what it is, but people have been suggesting it could be some kind of big cat.

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