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  • BBC journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts dies of cancer

    The BBC's director general has joined television journalists and news anchors in paying tribute to investigative reporter Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has died of cancer.

    Press Association
  • Countess of Wessex: My daughter’s battle helped me see the plight of so many children

    MARK KEHOE In an extraordinarily candid interview, Sophie shared her joy at 11-year-old Louise finally being able to see properly after having being born with what she described as a “profound” squint. She is now raising support for people across the world with eye problems, explaining: “There is no smile quite like the one that is returned from eyes that once more can see.” Lady Louise’s condition, strabismus, was a result of her premature birth in 2003. She was born by emergency caesarian section weighing 4lb 9oz. Sophie, who lost so much blood that she nearly died, delivered her daughter so fast that Prince Edward could not get there in time. Sophie explained: “Premature babies can often have q
  • This University Challenge contestant stole the show with more than just his brains

    The Oxford University team member had us chuckling at our screens with his familiar looks and odd fears of the buzzer.

  • Social housing for Eastern Europeans TREBLES as top nations living on UK handouts REVEALED

    GETTY Councils and housing associations let 9,128 homes to tenants from 'European Union accession countries' - all of which are in eastern Europe - during 2014/15. This staggering figure has rocketed from the 2,800 properties that were let just eight years ago in 2007/08. During this whopping increase, the percentage of social housing let to UK nationals over the same period fell from 94 per cent to 91 per cent. In 2007 this group consisted of those from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Bulgaria and Romania joined the list in 2008/09, while Croatia was added in 2014/15. Provisional figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government q
  • Can You See A Baby Here? You Might Be Psychotic

    What do you see if you stare at the picture?

    Rob Waugh
  • Saudi Deal Dropped As Briton Faces Lashes

    The Government has withdrawn a bid for a contract with the Saudi justice system amid a row over the threatened thrashing of a British grandfather. The family of pensioner Karl Andree have been pleading with the UK Government to intervene because they fear the punishment could kill him. Mr Andree, 74, was sentenced to 12 months in jail by a Sharia court after police found home-made wine in the boot of his car in Jeddah last year.

    Sky News
  • Premier League - Paper Round: Arsenal to offer Alexis Sanchez huge new deal

    Arsenal will make Alexis Sanchez their highest-paid player, and hope to land a promising Ajax star too. That and more from the Tuesday papers.

  • Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive is the sultry Emilia Clarke

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's most definitely Emilia Clarke's year.

    Associated Press
  • Mum stunned by what hospital worker said to her girl, 4, after being hit by boy

    A mum is outraged after a hospital worker told her 4-year-old daughter 'I bet he likes you' - after a boy hit her. Merritt Smith couldn't believe what she heard when she was at the registration desk of Nationwide Children's hospital with her daughter Joni. Merritt, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, wrote: "Dear man at the registration desk at Nationwide Children's hospital, l'm positive that you didn't think that statement through.

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  • Paramedic Rushes To Crash Scene In Her Wedding Dress Minutes After Getting Married

    A new bride who just happened to be a paramedic rushed to a crash scene in her wedding dress - just minutes after she got married. Sarah Ray had just got married in Clarksville, Tennessee, when she got a call telling her that her grandparents and father had just been in a car crash. Without hesitation, Sarah made her way to the scene of the crash to make sure everyone was OK - and her proud mum, Marcy Martin, captured the site of her daughter in her wedding gown at the side of the road.

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  • Only eight times in the past 60 years has Britain's budget been in surplus

    In the space of less than a month, Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell seems to have gone full circle on the fiscal rule

  • Real Life Rapunzel Hasn’t Cut Her Hair For 35 YEARS

    Going to the hairdressers can sometimes be a chore but one woman doesn’t bother to get her hair cut at all - in fact, she hasn’t bothered in 35 YEARS. Gu Meiying, 59, has been growing her hair since she was 24-years-old and it has now grown to a staggering 2.52 metres in length.

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  • Non-Stop Flights Between The UK And Australia Are Just Two Years Away

    Speaking to Air Transport World, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said: “The 787- 9 has the range to operate such a route. The flight would eclipse the current world record – set, too, by Qantas – by more than an hour. Speaking to The Independent, aviation analyst John Strickland also added: “It’s technically possible but commercially questionable.

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  • Singapore Airlines plane collapses at passenger gate

    Singapore Airlines suffered an embarrassing incident early Sunday when the nose landing gear of a plane retracted at the gate, leaving the front of the plane on the ground.

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  • Victoria Beckham rocks androgynous look for German Vogue cover

    The former Spice Girl modelled some sharp, classic styles, with an androgynous theme.

  • A battle of wills: mothers of dead soldiers taken to court

    They are united in grief. Two mothers whose lives fell apart when their eldest sons, both aged just 20, were killed on the battlefields of Afghanistan. The torment, however, continues for Lisa Billing and Sharon Leverett. For the two women have been dragged through the courts in bitter disputes over the eve-of-battle wills written by their soldier sons. When the young soldiers were killed in action, they left behind not only grieving mothers but grieving, pregnant girlfriends too. That has led to furious rows in the courts, over who should benefit from hundreds of thousands of pounds in payouts from the Government and from insurance policies. In both cases, The Telegraph understands, the dead q
  • Inmates May Have Survived 1962 Alcatraz Escape

    John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris managed to climb on to the roof of the prison in San Francisco Bay in June 1962, leaving papier-mache heads in their bunks complete with human hair from the prison barber shop. Alcatraz officials have long believed the three, who were serving time for bank robberies, drowned in the water after they disappeared. But the family of the brothers has begun co-operating with authorities more than 50 years after the escape attempt.

    Sky News
  • Spooky Converted Church Complete With Graveyard Up For Sale As Family Home (11 photos)

    House-hunters with a taste for all things ghoulish have a rare chance to make their home in a Gothic church, which has its very own graveyard in the garden. The Grade II listed building, on the market for £450,000, has kept the original stained glass windows, elaborate octagonal church tower and even the ornate altar – now in the kitchen. In the garden there is the occassional gravestone, although prospective buyers are assured visiting mourners are rare. Inside the Lincolnshire property there are three bedrooms tucked under arching beams, a spiral staircase and original flooring.

    Yahoo News
  • X Factor 2015: Tom Bleasby quits the show for 'personal reasons'

    X Factor contestant Tom Bleasby has sensationally withdrawn from the competition citing “personal reasons”.

  • Apple loses patent lawsuit to University of Wisconsin, faces hefty damages

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices. The jury in Madison, Wisconsin also said the patent, which improves processor efficiency, was valid. The trial will now move on to determine how much Apple owes in damages.