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    Norman Lloyd death: Veteran Hollywood actor and producer dies aged 106

    Tributes have been paid to the veteran Hollywood actor and producer Norman Lloyd following his death aged 106. Lloyd, who worked with the likes of Orson Welles, Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Sir Charlie Chaplin, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday, producer Dean Hargrove said. Lloyd starred as the headmaster in 1989 drama Dead Poets Society and played a doctor in 1980s medical drama series St Elsewhere.

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    Angela Rayner says people ‘didn’t know what Keir Starmer stood for’ before local elections

    Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has referred to her “very frank relationship” with Sir Keir Starmer amid claims he tried to sack her from the shadow cabinet after the party’s damaging election losses. Ms Rayner claimed she was appointed to her new roles because she wanted to be more “front-facing” in the reshuffled top team, after she was stripped of her roles as party chairwoman and campaign co-ordinator over the weekend. Amid accusations the Labour leader was trying to make Ms Rayner a scapegoat, it was announced late on Sunday she would be given a new role shadowing Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove.

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    130 missiles fired at Tel Aviv after Israeli retaliation attacks destroy Gaza tower block

    Palestinian militants have fired 130 missiles at the city of Tel Aviv following an Israeli air strike on a tower block in the Gaza Strip. Calls for calm have come from all over the world following the escalation, which follows days of unrest in Jerusalem. Three people have been killed in Israeli areas while at least 28 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air strikes, it was reported.

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    London doctors report fivefold increase in children swallowing magnets

    Concerns have been raised over a rise in the number of children swallowing potentially harmful magnets. In a letter published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, paediatricians from some of the top hospitals in London said that children under the age of four commonly swallow “foreign bodies” without it causing any damage. There has recently been a focus on the harms which can be caused by button batteries when swallowed, but the authors of the letter said that other objects can cause harm as well.

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    Taylor Swift after Brit Awards win: no career path comes free of negativity

    Taylor Swift told up-and-coming musicians there is “no career path that comes free of negativity” in a Brit Awards acceptance speech. The US singer was presented with the global icon award during Tuesday’s ceremony.

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    Strengthening free speech laws ‘will counter chilling censorship on campuses’

    The Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill will be introduced in Parliament on Wednesday.

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    FC Barcelona LaLiga title hopes fade after 3-3 Sevilla draw

    Barcelona’s hopes of winning LaLiga took another hit on Tuesday night as they were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw at Sevilla. While the result took Barcelona above Real Madrid into second place, they still trail leaders Atletico Madrid by a point having played a game more than either Madrid club, and have just two games left to to turn the tide. The title race has turned into a case of which side can hold their nerve, with Atletico, Barca and Real all dropping plenty of points during a frantic run-in.

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    Mikel Arteta hints at Arsenal FC squad overhaul by suggesting certain players have reached their limits

    Mikel Arteta has dropped further hints about an overhaul of his Arsenal squad this summer by saying some players can “get to a certain level and you cannot push any further”. Arsenal are on course to be playing no European football next season for the first time in 25 years after crashing out of the Europe League last week. The Gunners are also sat ninth in the Premier League ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Chelsea and Arteta has hinted an overhaul of his squad is needed.

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    Boy, 9, dies after being ‘struck by lighting’ in Blackpool

    The boy was hit shortly after 5pm on Tuesday at the Common Edge Road area of Blackpool while taking part in a private caching session, the BBC reported. Police officers and emergency services attended the scene, and the boy was taken to hospital. Spirit of Youth Junior FC club secretary Daniel Pack told the BBC three teams had been due to train this evening but the sessions were cancelled due to the storm.