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  • British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia

    A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international protest. "I have started to write goodbye letters to members of my family." Sandiford, originally from Redcar in northeast England, wrote that she planned to sing the cheery popular song "Magic Moments" when facing the firing squad.

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  • Ukip Have Actually Called The Cops Over One Little Joke On The BBC

    Ukip has "declared war on the BBC" after a journalist made a joke about leader Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You on Tuesday. Party officials issued a complaint to Kent Police after Tuesday's broadcast, saying the BBC had breached Section 106 of the Representation of the People Act, hampering Farage's chances of election in the constituency. Ukip election strategist Raheem Kassam told the Huffington Post UK: "Camilla Long made false statements about a candidate at this election. Long's comments were made after a feature in the Sunday Times attacking the "erupted spleen" of South Thanet, saying it was "grubby and stuck in the past" and would "suit Nigel Farage to a T".

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  • Star Trek's Grace Lee Whitney dies aged 85

    Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk’s assistant in the original Star Trek series, has died. She was 85. Her son Jonathan Dweck said she died of natural causes on Friday in Coarsegold, California, about 50 miles north of Fresno. Star Trek’s Grace

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  • EasyJet flight from Mallorca to London declares mid-air emergency

    An Easyjet flight on its way to the UK has declared an emergency and will land in Paris. EasyJet Flight U28626 from Palma de Mallorca to London has declared an emergency and is diverting. Follow us on Twitter @DailyMirror - the official Daily Mirror & Mirror Online Twitter account - real news in real time.

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  • The Spice Girls Reunited At David Beckham's Birthday (Erm, But Without Mel B)

    First he joins Instagram, then he hosts an amazeballs £250,000 bash, and then – perhaps the greatest gift of all. The Artist Formerly Known As Scary Spice was seemingly absent from the weekend's festivities, but thankfully Eva Longoria stepped in to ensure that the group never returned to the dark days of the four-piece. Posting the snap on Instagram, Eva seemed proper made up about being an honourary member for the evening, writing: 'I'm the new Spice Girl #LatinaSpice @victoriabeckham@emmabunton @MelanieCmusic @gerihalliwell'.

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  • Drivers hit by cars 'double tax'

    Motorists are being hit by the "double taxing" of cars for the month they change hands under new regulations accompanying the scrapping of the need to show tax discs on windscreens, the AA has said. This double tax is providing the Government with an estimated £38 million windfall, according to the AA. Since October, motorists have not been required to display their vehicle excise duty (VED) car tax discs on their windscreens, with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) logging tax details electronically.

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  • Police Appeal Over Missing Essex Teenagers

    Police are searching for two missing teenage girls who met with an older man and have not been seen since. Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, who are from the Maldon area and are not related, left school early on Friday, 1 May. Chief Inspector Jonathan Baldwin said: "We are extremely concerned for the welfare of Sammy, Siobhan and Kieran as none of them has been seen for nearly two days or have been in touch with relatives or friends.

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  • World kept guessing over name of Britain's baby princess

    Royal watchers around the world waited to discover the name of the two-day-old British princess born to Prince William and his wife Kate, which could be announced on Monday. The couple left hospital with their newborn daughter on Sunday -- and when their toddler son George was born in 2013 his name was announced the day after they left hospital. "William's late mother was there in spirit, outside the hospital on Saturday, her oval sapphire and diamond engagement ring on the hand Kate used to adjust the sleeping baby's shawl," journalist Allison Pearson wrote in the article.

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  • Access bid for 'hidden' beauty spot

    Investment has been secured in an attempt to make a secluded nature reserve more accessible to the public. 

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  • Look how many celebs were spotted at the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight!

    A host of Hollywood A-listers and sports stars gathered at the MGM Grand to watch Floyd Mayweather comprehensively outpoint Manny Pacquiao in their eagerly-awaited superfight. Stars received loud cheers from the 16,507-strong crowd when footage of them

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  • Tributes paid to Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died aged 34 following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday, prompting a flood of tributes. Figures from across English football paid tribute to Rebecca Ellison, who died on Friday night from breast cancer, with fans applauding during matches and players expressing sympathy to Ferdinand. "My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old Queens Park Rangers player said in a statement.

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  • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

    Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom. "We just have to give praise to God that we are alive, those of us who have survived," said 27-year-old Lami Musa as she cradled her 5-day-old baby girl. Nigeria's military said it has freed nearly 700 Boko Haram captives in the past week.

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  • 'Am I being executed?' The final question of schizophrenic Brazilian

    Brazilian Rodrigo Gularte, 42, asked 'Am I being executed?' as he was transported to the jungle clearing on where he and seven others were executed in Indonesia on Wednesday.

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  • Night Wolves Biker Gang Cross Into Germany

    Members of an ultra-nationalist Russian biker gang who have sparked controversy with a ride through Europe to mark the end of the Second World War have entered Germany. A group from the pro-Kremlin Night Wolves motorcycle club crossed into Germany from Austria on Sunday, according to Bavarian police, but they could not say exactly how many people it included. The ride to retrace the westward route taken by Soviet troops to Berlin has led to anger in some countries.

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  • Pictures Of The Week: Elvis, Elections And Exercise (12 photos)

    Here is our selection of the best pictures from the past seven days. A young boy tries on an Elvis mask at a Guinness Book of World Records event for the largest gathering of Elvis Presley impersonators in Antrim, Northern Ireland (Charles McQuillan/Getty

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  • An Answer to Game of Thrones ' Biggest Mystery?

    Spencer Kornhaber, Christopher Orr, and Amy Sullivan discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones. No, I’m talking about the long-simmering question that should be on every fan’s mind, the one that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had to answer before George R. R. Martin would hand over his series so they could bring it to television. Who is Jon Snow?

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  • Let It Go! Amanda Holden gives BGT contestant's Frozen audition a frosty reception

    Amanda Holden has left one Britain’s Got Talent hopeful out in the cold after his audition failed to impress. Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams saw the funny side and laughed along with the bewildered audience. Despite the initial shock of his unusual style, the audience joined in to sing along to the much-loved chorus, conducted by Alesha.

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  • Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Ava is the Spitting Image of Her Mother!

    Ok, we just can’t take it. Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava is the spitting image of her mother!

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  • New Princess More Than The Spare To The Heir

    When Henry VII's army defeated and killed Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485, leaving him to be rediscovered in a Leicester car park centuries later, the Tudor dynasty was vulnerable. Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, in order to heal the rift of the Wars of the Roses and they had a son as heir, called Arthur. They needed a ‘spare’ second son, who they called Henry, just to be sure of the dynasty’s security.

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  • Kim Jong-un snubs Russia visit fearing 'he would become a freak show'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has cancelled a visit to Russia reportedly because the superpower refused to guarantee him special treatment and over fears he would become a 'freak show for the global press'.

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