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  • Man who died in M40 crash named locally as son of TV antiques expert

    A 26-year-old man who died in a car crash on the M40 yesterday has been named locally as Seb Knowles, believed to be the son of a BBC television antiques expert. UPDATE: read a selection of the tributes left online in memory of Seb. Tributes have flooded in on social media for the Wycombe Sound DJ, who is understood to be the son of Antiques Roadshow star Eric Knowles, who has cancelled an appearance in the Isle of White because of a ‘family bereavement’. Wycombe Wanderers Football Club have led the tributes to Seb – described as a fan of the club – by holding a one-minute applause before their game against Northampton Town today.

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  • Evans fury at check-in desk snub

    DJ Chris Evans vented his fury at British Airways online after not being allowed on a plane to fly back to the UK. The broadcaster, who presents the Radio 2 breakfast show, told his fans in a series of tweets how he had been stranded in France. He said

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  • Victoria Beckham And Harper Are A Super Fashionable Duo In Marrakech

    As if we couldn't be any more jealous of the Beckhams' Marrakech holiday (all in aid of David Beckham's 40th birthday, of course), Victoria goes and posts this adorable photo with Harper, as they rock gorgeous matching kaftans. The Spice Girl took some time for her own cultural trip after helping her husband celebrate the big 4-0, taking a visit to Jardin Majorelle, a botanical garden owned by late designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé. Yves Saint Laurent's ashes are also scattered in the garden.

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  • Top Gear in fresh 'pikey' probe

    Top Gear could be heading for more trouble after communications watchdog Ofcom confirmed it was investigating a complaint over the use of the word "pikey". A representative of the Traveller Movement complained after a scene in which the show's now ex-host Jeremy Clarkson was seen holding a placard with the words 'Pikey's Peak' while Richard Hammond drove a car up a mountain. Speaking at the time, a spokesman for the Traveller Movement said they were "horrified" by the " BBC's green-lighting of the use of the word", It is not the first time the controversial motoring show - and its former presenters - have run into trouble.

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  • Ed Balls 'plans £45billion tax raid in first budget'

    Well-placed City sources say Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls wants to move quickly to cut the deficit further – without significantly cutting public spending.

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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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  • Mother who tripped on back step, breaking her ankle has leg AMPUTATED

    You never think the worst will happen to you, but for Bec Reed, 43, what began as a completely normal day, resulted in a harrowing life change. 'It just went numb and all floppy and my kids were telling me 'just stand up' and I couldn't,' she told Daily Mail Australia. The doctors told Reed she had broken her ankle 'spectacularly' but after a week in hospital, three surgical wounds, plates, screws and pins fusions, she headed home, thinking her ordeal was over.

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  • Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal

    Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade. The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, but its turret was covered with fabric and only the platform was visible. The Armata will be a highlight of the military parade on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. About 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in the parade on Red Square.

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  • Beyonce and Rihanna steal the show on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet

    Rihanna and Beyonce may have been among the last to arrive at the 2015 Met Gala in New York – but their extraordinary outfits ensured they still got plenty of attention. Beyonce and her husband Jay Z arrived so late that many photographers were giving up and leaving the annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

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  • French fighter jets find takers in a worried world

    By John Irish RIYADH (Reuters) - After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more. Global appetite for the jets has surged as a result of the United States' diminishing influence in the Arab world along with wider security concerns over the rise of Islamic State insurgents - which Paris is more than happy to assuage. Egypt, India and Qatar have all just signed contracts.

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  • Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Shines at Kentucky Derby

    Standing alongside her dad, Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn smiled for the cameras at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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  • Hidden Camera Catches Student Spitting On Food

    A student has appeared in court after being secretly filmed by her roommates spitting on and spraying glass cleaner over their food. The video shows Hayley King allegedly spitting in multiple containers of food stored in a refrigerator in the off-campus house she shared with two other female students from the University of South Carolina. Columbia Police arrested the 22-year-old for unlawful, malicious tampering with human drug product or food, which could carry a jail sentence of up to 20 years.

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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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  • Cop Sues After Free Starbucks Spills On Him

    A police officer is suing Starbucks for $50,000 (£33,000) after he was scalded when a free cup of coffee spilled in his lap. Matthew Kohr's lawyers say he suffered burns, blisters and emotional damage from the ordeal in January 2012. He had been given the beverage at a Starbucks in the city of Raleigh for free because he was a uniformed officer.

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  • Woman spends more than three minutes trying to park her car

    The expression ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is perfectly embodied in this dash cam footage of a determined driver attempting to nab a parking space. The cringeworthy vision was captured in the car park of a southwest Melbourne shopping centre last month and uploaded to the Dashcam Owners of Australia Facebook page.

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  • Fancy a day trip to Australia? They may be available sooner than you think

    It could soon be possible to travel from Europe to Australia and back in a day as research into hypersonic travel gains momentum. Aeronautic engineers in Sydney have been invited by the European Space Agency (ESA) to investigate further the possibility of travelling from Europe to Australia in two hours. PhD researchers David Munk and Jonathan Jeyaratnam have been recruited by the HEXAFLY-INT project, a team which is researching how to fly civil aircraft and hypersonic speeds.

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  • General Election 2015: Campaign Trail Gets Underway (59 photos)

    One of the most closely-contested general elections for decades is formally getting under way. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after returning from Buckingham Palace, Mr Cameron said that the May 7 poll offered voters a "stark choice" between him and

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  • Execution of Pakistan death row convict stayed in dispute over age

    Shafqat Hussain was due to be executed on Wednesday. In March, he was dressed in a white uniform ready for hanging and told to write his will before his execution was postponed while the Federal Investigation Agency looked into the question of his age. The agency, Pakistan's equivalent of the U.S. FBI, later determined he was not a juvenile at the time of the killing and a new execution date was set.

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  • Queen Sees Princess Charlotte For First Time

    The Queen has seen her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte for the first time. The baby girl, who is fourth in line to the throne, was introduced to her great-grandmother at Kensington Palace. The Queen is believed to have travelled to London from her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

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