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London work’s running dry: Scramble for jobs as 484 people apply for TWO vacancies at pub

Hundreds of people have scrambled for two pub jobs in a sign work in Britain is running dry. As many as 484 hopefuls applied for two £9-an-hour positions at the Alexandra pub in Wimbledon, southwest London. General manager Mick Dore posted an advert for the roles on Twitter and was staggered by the response. He later […]

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Russia report claims Moscow meddled in Scottish independence vote

Russia may have meddled in both the Scottish independence and Brexit referendums, a highly-anticipated report into allegations of Russian interference in British democracy is set to reveal. The suppressed report – the product of an 18 month-long investigation conducted by parliament’s cross-party Intelligence and Security Committee – is set to be published this week. The […]

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Fur-einds reunited! Missing cat Gizmo is returned home to its owner six YEARS after vanishing

A delighted woman has been reunited with her cat, who miraculously appeared at a vets after disappearing six years ago. Zoe Foster, 44, was contacted by a vet on Monday who said that her beloved cat Gizmo had been found, after vanishing from her home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. The stunned cat owner said she thought it […]

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Fitness fanatic, 27, dies at home after drinking alcohol on an empty stomach triggers rare reaction

A ‘health freak’ 27-year-old died after drinking alcohol on an empty stomach. Alice Burton Bradford from Brighton suffered from alcoholic ketoacidosis – a metabolic complication which can be triggered from drinking without eating anything first. She died in the garden of her home without even reaching hospital. Friends say Ms Burton Bradford was not an alcoholic […]

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Cold sore sufferer, 37, praises £8.50 liquorice balm for clearing up her symptoms in DAYS

A cold sore sufferer who dreaded having the ‘conversation’ at the start of new relationships claims a balm made from liquorice has stopped them in their tracks. Nicola Freeman, 37, from Hampshire, who got her first cold sore aged 16, says at her worst, she had six large cold sores at the same time.  ‘My lips were […]

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Britain won’t need another national lockdown, claims Boris Johnson 

Boris Johnson has played down the prospect of a second national coronavirus lockdown, saying he did not want to use it any more than Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent. The Prime Minister said the authorities were getting better at identifying and isolating local outbreaks, although it was important that the power to order national action was […]

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Savvy shopper reveals she bagged £35 of products for £3 using an anti-food waste app

If you’ve been wishing there was a magic solution to cutting down your weekly food bill, the secret might just lie in a food waste-fighting app. Laura Williams, 30, from the West Midlands, who has a three-year-old and another child due in August, managed to get a box of fresh food worth £35 for just […]

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British feminists including Cherie Blair and Jess Phillips rally behind Amber Heard

High profile British feminists have rallied behind Amber Heard amid her ex-husband Johnny Depp‘s bombshell libel trial. Cherie Blair, the barrister and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, is understood to have spoken with the actress’ legal team last week, as Depp’s High Court trial entered its second week. The pair met last year […]

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Test and trace would not prevent second coronavirus wave, as ‘system identifies a third it needs’

The UK’s coronavirus test and trace system would not stop the feared second wave because it can only find a third of the people it needs, a top civil servant admitted last night. Alex Cooper, who looks after two of the five pillars of the test process, said it could only identify 37 per cent […]

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Man is arrested after staff member was stabbed inside Royal Sussex hospital

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a staff member was stabbed inside the Royal Sussex hospital in Brighton. The attacker reportedly knifed the worker on the 11th floor of the building at around 8.40am. The 30-year-old man was arrested nearby an hour later as the site and neighbouring businesses were […]

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Mini-heatwave comes to an abrupt end as torrential rain soaks the South and UK temperatures plummet

The UK is set for a washout weekend as heavy downpours make their way across southern parts of the UK and temperatures begin to drop. Heavy clouds and outbreaks of rain will make their way across southern England and East Anglia today with milder temperatures of around 72-73F (22-23C) expected for most of the country.  […]

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Portuguese police mugshots of Christian Brueckner from 1999 reveal officers knew about sordid past

The series of pictures were taken in the Algarve in July 1999 – eight years before the youngster was abducted from Praia da Luz Mugshots of Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner dating back two decades prove Portuguese police knew about his sordid past but still dismissed him as a suspect. The series of pictures were […]

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Chinese social media giant TikTok scraps plan to build global HQ in Britain

Chinese social media giant TikTok has reportedly shelved plans to build a global headquarters in London amid growing concern about Beijing’s influence in Britain. TikTok, a viral video app which is popular among teenagers, had been in discussions with the Department for International Trade and No 10 to establish a worldwide base in the capital. […]

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Qatari royal ‘lived in hotel from Pretty Woman and used fleet of supercars’ while studying in LA

The Emir of Qatar’s son partied with a Kardashians star and drove a fleet of supercars while studying in Los Angeles, it has been revealed. Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, 28, enjoyed rubbing shoulders with celebrities while studying at the University of Southern California (USC).  Al Thani reportedly arrived in Los Angeles […]

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Princess Mary and Prince Frederik share photos from their summer getaway with their four children

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, recently enjoyed a summer away with their four children.  The official Instagram profile for the Danish Royal Family offered a rare glimpse inside their idyllic vacation on Saturday, sharing a number of candid photos.  The family of six spent time in Gråsten, Denmark, residing at Gråsten Palace, […]

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Film director OLIVER STONE’s memoir reveals movie flop that drove him to cocaine

With a clutch of Oscars, film director Oliver Stone is a giant of his generation. Last week in the first part of our serialisation of his autobiography, he told how he turned his time as a soldier in Vietnam into one of the greatest war movies.  Here, in our final edited extract, he reveals his […]

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Revellers gather for huge illegal block party in Notting Hill’s Portobello Road in central London

Police had to use a dispersal order to break up a large crowd of Londoners illegally partying on Saturday night near Portobello Road.  Alarming footage showed several people dressed up for a night out singing and dancing in one of London‘s busiest areas despite a public health risk during the coronavirus pandemic.  A witness to the […]

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Former Ferrari boss Jean Todt opens up on stricken friend Michael Schumacher

Only close family and a handful of trusted friends are permitted through the high gates of Michael Schumacher’s house on the banks of Lake Geneva. And silence surrounds the German’s condition since he hit his head while skiing in the French Alps six-and-a-half years ago. Several life-saving operations and 254 days in hospital followed. One […]

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Countess who took 30 flights on paedophile’s ‘Lolita Express’ quits NSPCC

The wife of an aristocrat who flew more than 30 times on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ private jet has stepped down from her role at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Clare Hazell raised thousands of pounds for the charity by hosting a classic car show each year at her family’s […]

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The Queen and Prince Philip to move to Balmoral early for holiday – but visitors cannot go near her

The Queen and Prince Philip are to move to Balmoral early for a socially-distanced summer holiday with her family – who will stay in separate buildings so she can stay safe from coronavirus. Her Majesty, 94, had been self-isolating in Windsor Castle for the past four months but has now decided on a change of […]

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Black Lives Matter activists protest across the world including in London, France and Germany

Black Lives Matter protests took place across the world on Sunday, including in central London where Oxford Circus was blocked by activists. The global movement against racial injustice continues nearly nine weeks after the death of Minnesota resident George Floyd who died at the hands of police brutality in the United States. On a warm […]

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN investigates seemingly unsolvable mystery of how Jeffrey Epstein made his fortune

He knew Jeffrey Epstein for more than three decades and had a unique insight into how the disgraced financier made his billions.  Now, American investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein – no relation – unpicks the mystery of how the late sex offender embarked on his astonishing path to riches… High life: But did the truth about Jeffrey […]

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How Tanya Maniktala, the new queen of Sunday night TV, kept calling her Suitable Boy co-star ‘Sir’

She is heading for global fame as the lead character in the BBC’s new drama A Suitable Boy, but screen newcomer Tanya Maniktala couldn’t help acting the starstruck fan on set. The actress has admitted being so intimidated by her Bollywood co-star that she insisted on addressing him as ‘Sir’ when they began work on […]

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TALK OF THE TOWN: Amazon slashes price on new book about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The much talked-about book about Prince Harry and Meghan hasn’t even been released yet but Amazon has already slashed the price from £20 to £13.60. Finding Freedom, due out next month, will chart the events leading up to Megxit and the Sussexes’ move to the United States.  But does the price cut signal the public are […]

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‘I do not care about my physical body’: Ricky Gervais wants lions to EAT his corpse after his death

Ricky Gervais has revealed that he wants lions to eat his corpse after death.  The comedian, 59, admitted that rather than an official burial he hoped his body would be torn apart at a zoo in front of horrified visitors.  Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: ‘I do not care about my physical body. Feed […]

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How TV soap operas such as Coronation Street force images of alcohol on young people 

We’re all used to the sight of the regulars raising a glass in the Rovers Return, but television soap operas are forcing images of drinking on young people, warns a new academic study. Six shows – EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Neighbours and Home And Away – were broken up into one-minute segments to see […]

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Prince William says Covid-19 means Britain will ‘never have a better chance’ to tackle homelessness

The Duke of Cambridge has said the UK will ‘never have a better chance’ to ‘crack’ the problem of homelessness thanks to the opportunity provided by Covid-19. William’s comments were made during a visit to a drop-in day centre for Peterborough’s homeless community and he called on society to be a ‘bit brave and a […]

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Queen allows granddaughter to wear treasured heirloom from her own wedding in 1947

The Queen allowed her 31-year-old granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, to wear the same tiara she wore at her own wedding in 1947. The Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, fashioned in 1919 from a necklace given to the current Queen’s grandmother by Queen Victoria, is a treasured heirloom. It was lent to the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, […]

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Boss of service station firm Moto calls on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to slash fuel tax from 20% to 5%

The boss of Britain’s biggest service station company has called on the Government to slash fuel tax to encourage drivers back on to the roads. Moto chief executive Ken McMeikan has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak with a plea to consider an ‘immediate VAT reduction on fuel’, from 20 per cent to 5 per cent. […]

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