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Councils gear up for cold snap by stockpiling salt to make sure the roads are clear for voters 5 Dec 2019, 9:04pm Councils gear up for cold snap by stockpiling salt to make sure the roads are clear for voters
More than a million tons of salt and 'fleet of gritting trucks' are to be used by councils to ensure people get to polling stations next week. Tories fear poor weather will reduce turnout among older voters.
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Nigel Farage suggests he would challenge Trump over NHS drug prices under a post-Brexit trade deal 5 Dec 2019, 8:59pm Nigel Farage suggests he would challenge Trump over NHS drug prices under a post-Brexit trade deal
The Brexit Party leader made the claim as he sat down for a prime-time television grilling with the BBC's Andrew Neil on a day of drama that sawe four of his MEPs dramatically quit.
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Terrorists could be released, sparking federal government fight to keep them behind bars 5 Dec 2019, 8:53pm Terrorists could be released, sparking federal government fight to keep them behind bars
New terror laws passed in federal parliament on Wednesday will ensure Australia's most dangerous criminals will remain behind bars for as long as possible.
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Marks & Spencer bosses are accused of alienating older women 5 Dec 2019, 8:19pm Marks & Spencer bosses are accused of alienating older women
Marks and Spencer has got it '100 per cent' wrong when it comes to older women, says former editor of the Your M&S magazine. The classics are 'teeth-clenchingly horrible'.
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Andrew Neil scolds Boris Johnson for avoiding BBC interview 5 Dec 2019, 8:12pm Andrew Neil scolds Boris Johnson for avoiding BBC interview
All the main leaders apart from Tory Mr Johnson have now taken part in the half-hour BBC One inquisition, with critics suggested he is scared of making an election-losing gaffe.
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David Beckham is seen parked illegally and using a phone at the wheel of his £150,000 G Wagon 5 Dec 2019, 8:08pm David Beckham is seen parked illegally and using a phone at the wheel of his £150,000 G Wagon
David Beckham, 44, looked to be texting while sat at a busy junction in West London, with other drivers having to pull out to pass his £146,000 Mercedes-AMG G63.
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Third of Thomas Cook customers who claimed refunds have still not received their money back 5 Dec 2019, 7:29pm Third of Thomas Cook customers who claimed refunds have still not received their money back
The Civil Aviation Authority originally said that all valid Atol-protected claims made on the first day of its refund programme would be paid within 60 days - or by this Friday. But now admits this cannot be met.
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Graffiti found on wall of home of two murdered Boston doctors 5 Dec 2019, 5:31pm Graffiti found on wall of home of two murdered Boston doctors
Lina Bolanos, 38, and her fiance, 49-year-old British citizen Richard Field, were found dead in pools of their own blood in May 2017. Bampumim Teixeira, 33, is charged with the murders.
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Seizures of cocaine triple to highest since records began 5 Dec 2019, 3:43pm Seizures of cocaine triple to highest since records began
Shocking Home Office figures released today showed the amount of the Class A drug being seized around England and Wales trebled between 2018 and 2019.
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Video footage of fight that led to stabbing at Nottingham Blue Story Cineworld screening 5 Dec 2019, 2:45pm Updated Video footage of fight that led to stabbing at Nottingham Blue Story Cineworld screening
The clip shows a group of young men in hoodies brawling with each other as the south London gang film Blue Story plays out on the screen of the Nottingham Cineworld cinema.
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UK-resident Russian billionaire killed in mysterious car crash 5 Dec 2019, 2:16pm Updated UK-resident Russian billionaire killed in mysterious car crash
Surrey Police say a man in his 40s was knocked down in Oxshott and later died, with Russian media naming him as Dmitry Obretetsky, a 49-year-old tycoon.
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Private jet-owning millionaire Superdry founder donates £100,000 to the GREEN PARTY 5 Dec 2019, 1:00pm Updated Private jet-owning millionaire Superdry founder donates £100,000 to the GREEN PARTY
Remainer Julian Dunkerton, 54, was revealed as having poured his cash into pro-EU parties as the Tories put the squeeze on Labour with a surge in huge donations.
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Syrian farmer says his arm was blown off and two friends were killed in Baghdadi raid 5 Dec 2019, 12:36pm Syrian farmer says his arm was blown off and two friends were killed in Baghdadi raid
Barakat Ahmad Barakat, 30, Khaled Mustafa Qurmo, 27, and Khaled Abdel Majid Qurmo, 30 (pictured), in Syria on the night of October 26 when US helicopters opened fire on them.
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Graduate wins £3,000 payout from bosses over age discrimination 5 Dec 2019, 11:58am Updated Graduate wins £3,000 payout from bosses over age discrimination
Brooke Shanks, now 22, who trained in interior design at Edinburgh University, was demoted at work by managers who tried to oust her from her first job because she was 'only 21'.
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Britain braces for a wet and windy weekend 5 Dec 2019, 11:49am Updated Britain braces for a wet and windy weekend
The man, who is understood to have been sleeping rough, was found by police outside the St John The Evangelist Church in Essex this morning.
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Jeremy Corbyn supporters are duped into calling him unfit for office 5 Dec 2019, 11:27am Updated Jeremy Corbyn supporters are duped into calling him unfit for office
A Jewish activist organisation has duped Jeremy Corbyn fans into calling him unfit for office.
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Countess Lady Mindbender calls for MDMA to be decriminalised 5 Dec 2019, 11:12am Updated Countess Lady Mindbender calls for MDMA to be decriminalised
Amanda Fielding, the Countess of Wemyss and March, runs the Beckley Foundation in Oxfordshire, which she set up in 1998 to campaign for the legalisation of drugs.
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Squirming Jeremy Corbyn supporters accidentally deem him unfit for office 5 Dec 2019, 11:02am Updated Squirming Jeremy Corbyn supporters accidentally deem him unfit for office
Cringeworthy footage shows Labour supporters presented with accusations of anti-Semitism that they told are relate to Conservative leader Boris Johnson.
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Elon Musk returns to court in L.A. to give more testimony in defamation case 5 Dec 2019, 10:58am Updated Elon Musk returns to court in L.A. to give more testimony in defamation case
Fighting back tears of emotion, cave rescue hero Vernon Unsworth told a Los Angeles court that he felt 'raw, humiliated, ashamed and dirtied' when Elon Musk called him a 'pedo guy' on Twitter.
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Jo Swinson apologises for coalition with Conservative Party 5 Dec 2019, 10:32am Jo Swinson apologises for coalition with Conservative Party
Ms Swinson, who was a minister in the coalition government, said cuts had gone too far in a grilling from forensic BBC interviewer Andrew Neil.
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Heartbreak for mother of schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling murdered in Goa as granddaughter dies 5 Dec 2019, 10:15am Heartbreak for mother of schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling murdered in Goa as granddaughter dies
Scarlett Keeling, 15, of Devon, was found dead on the shores of Anjuna beach in Goa in February 2008. Her mother Fiona (pictured) is heartbroken after her half-sister's baby daughter Zylla died.
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Boris Johnson says NHS NOT part of post-Brexit US trade deal 5 Dec 2019, 10:00am Updated Boris Johnson says NHS NOT part of post-Brexit US trade deal
Appearing on ITV's This Morning, Boris Johnson appealed for voters to give him a majority on December 12 so the country can 'move on'.
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Fit and healthy Army cadet, 17, died of a stroke after turning his head too quickly 5 Dec 2019, 9:59am Fit and healthy Army cadet, 17, died of a stroke after turning his head too quickly
Ben Littlewood, from Dukinfield in Greater Manchester, was looking after his little sister when he turned his head quickly. Doctors believe it tore an artery and sent a bloody clot to his brain.
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Boris Johnson says failure to get Brexit done has broken trust in politics 5 Dec 2019, 9:49am Updated Boris Johnson says failure to get Brexit done has broken trust in politics
Appearing on ITV's This Morning, Boris Johnson appealed for voters to give him a majority on December 12 so the country can 'move on'.
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Former England star Scott Parker, 39, will build £3m mansion close to ex-teammate John Terry 5 Dec 2019, 9:29am Updated Former England star Scott Parker, 39, will build £3m mansion close to ex-teammate John Terry
The former West Ham and Chelsea player is building a mansion in one of the country's most exclusive enclaves - the private Crown Estate in Oxshott, Surrey.
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Russian billionaire tycoon, 49, living in Britain is mysteriously killed in crash 5 Dec 2019, 9:26am Updated Russian billionaire tycoon, 49, living in Britain is mysteriously killed in crash
Surrey Police say a man in his 40s was knocked down in Oxshott and later died, with Russian media naming him as Dmitry Obretetsky, a 49-year-old tycoon.
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Nigel Farage faces revolt as Brexit Party MEPs are set to QUIT 5 Dec 2019, 9:17am Nigel Farage faces revolt as Brexit Party MEPs are set to QUIT
The dramatic resignations are set to be announced with just a week to go before polling day - and just before Nigel Farage records a high-profile interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil.
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Revolting 6ft-tall mountain of rubbish dumped from a single house is left blocking the pavement 5 Dec 2019, 9:10am Updated Revolting 6ft-tall mountain of rubbish dumped from a single house is left blocking the pavement
Neighbours are being forced to walk in the road to avoid a 6ft-tall litter pile outside a property in Small Heath, Birmingham. The pile includes clothes, cupboards, sofa parts and a fridge-freezer.
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Four Brexit Party MEPs are set to QUIT and urge voters to back Boris Johnson 5 Dec 2019, 8:28am Updated Four Brexit Party MEPs are set to QUIT and urge voters to back Boris Johnson
The dramatic resignations are set to be announced with just a week to go before polling day - and just before Nigel Farage records a high-profile interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil.
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Body language expert examines reactions to Donald Trump 5 Dec 2019, 7:33am Updated Body language expert examines reactions to Donald Trump
NATO's 70th anniversary summit descended into acrimony after comments caught on a hot mic at Buckingham Palace last night saw Donald Trump storm out and cancel his last press conference.
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Shocking moment thug batters rival with a baseball bat while another masked yob brandishes a knife 5 Dec 2019, 7:00am Updated Shocking moment thug batters rival with a baseball bat while another masked yob brandishes a knife
Traffic ground to a halt as the gang repeatedly pummelled and kicked their victims in Moseley, Birmingham, with the targeted men fighting back.
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Boy, 17, is in life-threatening condition in hospital after being shot near tube station 5 Dec 2019, 4:01am Updated Boy, 17, is in life-threatening condition in hospital after being shot near tube station
A 17-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot near Turnpike Lane tube station in Wood Green, north London.
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Council worker jailed for 16 months for secretly filming women showering and downloading child porn 5 Dec 2019, 3:44am Council worker jailed for 16 months for secretly filming women showering and downloading child porn
John Cameron, 34, from Denbigh, Wales, admitted that he got sexual gratification from looking at images of child sex abuse, adding that he was seeking help. He was jailed for 16 months today.
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Essex woman fights off giant eagle to save tiny dog 5 Dec 2019, 3:38am Updated Essex woman fights off giant eagle to save tiny dog
Marika Smith (pictured), 36, said she was twice forced to kick the swooping bird of prey in the chest as it dive-bombed to snatch her dog, named 'Tiny', in Shoeburyness, Essex.
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Jo Swinson apologises for governing with the Conservative Party in awkward Andrew Neil interview 5 Dec 2019, 2:16am Jo Swinson apologises for governing with the Conservative Party in awkward Andrew Neil interview
Ms Swinson, who was a minister in the coalition government, said cuts had gone too far in a grilling from forensic BBC interviewer Andrew Neil.
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