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Maxine Peake warns 'distressing' class divide could lead to new Peterloo Massacre

By Lucy Cotter, arts and entertainment correspondent

Actress Maxine Peake has warned universal credit, food banks and zero hours contracts could lead to a repeat of the Peterloo Massacre almost 200 years ago.

She was speaking at Home in Manchester at the premiere of Mike Leigh's film ...

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Brexit deal timeline slips again as EU scraps plan for November summit sign-off

By Greg Heffer, political reporter in Brussels

EU leaders have agreed "not enough progress" has been achieved in Brexit talks and have shelved plans for a special summit next month to sign off on a UK divorce deal.

Following talks in Brussels on Thursday night, the EU27 pushed back ...

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Fugitive ‘who said cops will find Madeleine McCann before him plans on-the-run party’

A fugitive who allegedly said police had more chance of finding Madeleine McCann is apparently planning a 100 days on-the-run party.

Daley Smith, from Alsager, Cheshire, had a warrant issued for his arrest on July 24 in relation to breaching a court order after he was charged over alleged ...

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Fallout 76 beta COUNTDOWN: Download the beta on Xbox One NOW, PS4 update

The first step of the official Fallout 76 beta has begun, with it now possible to download the files to your Xbox console.

This same option doesn’t appear to be available on PS4 consoles yet, with the Xbox One beta running first.

Xbox One gamers who have pre-ordered Fallout 76 ...

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Global warming breakthrough? New satellite will offer CLUES as UK and France team up
A BRITISH-built device at the heart of a space mission to make the first global survey of the world’s surface waters and oceans, offering vital clues about global warming, has been delivered to Thales Alenia Space in France. ...
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Pippa Middleton baby: Will public get to see new baby? Is Pippa still in the Lindo Wing?

Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge was seen entering the Lindo Wing on Monday, October 15 and gave birth the same day at 1.58pm.

A spokeswoman for Pippa and her husband James Matthews said baby Matthews weighed 8lb 9oz.

Kate's little sister and her ...

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Brexiteer has STERN warning for May as she takes HUGE dig at Remainer Dominic Grieve
FORMER Ukip Deputy Chairwoman Suzanne Evans warned there will be a “price to pay” if Prime Minister Theresa May does not deliver on Brexit as she lashed out at Remainer MP Dominic Grieve during a heated radio debate on Wednesday. ...
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Camilla attends two engagements WITHOUT Prince Charles after Eugenie’s wedding snub

The Duchess spent her day in the fancy London borough of Westminster as she attended two very different engagements without her husband, Prince Charles.

Earlier today, Camilla went to Lancaster House, where she became the first ever vice-patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) on ...

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Everything Wayne Bennett said on Hull-related England stars

The England head coach had some glowing praise for Hull FC, Hull KR and Hull-born players after the win over France

England secured a 44-6 victory over France on Wednesday evening at Leigh Sports Village and a whole host of Hull-based and born players took the field.

The most ...

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Everything Wayne Bennett said on Hull-related England stars

The England head coach had some glowing praise for Hull FC, Hull KR and Hull-born players after the win over France

England secured a 44-6 victory over France on Wednesday evening at Leigh Sports Village and a whole host of Hull-based and born players took the field.

The most ...

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Brit teen slammed for stealing rare 'butterfly' from wildlife sanctuary

Paige Firkins took the creature during a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, Warks, last week.

The 19-year-old boasted on Facebook it had hatched into “the biggest butterfly I've ever seen” and she “gave birth to a butterfly”.

Paige, from Birmingham, ...

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Ricky Gervais joins trans athlete row: ‘Boxing is going to get f****** interesting’

Rachel McKinnon finished top at the UCI Masters in Los Angeles last weekend.

But as the LGBTQ community celebrated her success, others questioned whether the former man should even have been competing.

Comedian Ricky said: “Women’s heavyweight boxing is gonna get f****** ...

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Brexit BETRAYAL: Theresa May reveals plan to keep Britain in EU until 2021

The Prime Minister told a crunch European Council summit in Brussels that she was "ready to consider" the extension floated by EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to give time to resolve the ongoing row over the Irish border.

If agreed, the change would mean the UK remaining within ...

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Benefit claimants set for £5,000 refunds over Government BLUNDER

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said it would be paying back £1.5billion over its cock-up.

Around 180,000 people claiming Employment and Support Allowance had been underpaid, dating back between 2011 and 2014.

The mistakes occurred when people were moved on to ...

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Melania Trump's plane forced to land after 'haze of smoke' spotted

A plane carrying Melania Trump was forced to land after a "haze of smoke" was spotted on board, according to US media reports.

Around 10 minutes after take-off from Joint Base Andrews military facility in Maryland, journalists travelling with the First Lady saw Secret Service agents head ...

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California students 'mixed grandfather's cremated ashes into homemade cookies'

Police in California are investigating a report that a high school student mixed the cremated ashes of her grandfather into a batch of homemade cookies and shared them with her classmates.

Two students are thought to have been involved in the baking of the sandy-textured biscuits, which ...

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Boxing champion Saul Alvarez signs 'richest sports contract ever'

Mexican boxing star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal reportedly worth a minimum of $365m (£278m).

It makes the middleweight world champion the highest paid sportsperson in the world, according to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya.

Alarez, 28, has agreed the ...

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Missing journalist: 'Acid may have been used to dispose of Jamal Khashoggi's body'

By Russell Hope, news reporter

The possibility that acid was used to dissolve the body of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is one line of inquiry, a well-placed source has told Sky News.

Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford, in Istanbul, said she was told by someone ...

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Queen's handbag features in new portrait

The latest picture of the Queen includes a detail usually left out of official portraits - her handbag.

The Queen is rarely seen without her bag, and the new painting shows it beside her on the floor as she sits in Windsor Castle's white drawing room.

It was painted by award-winning ...

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Theresa May to call on EU leaders to do more to combat threat of cyber attacks

By Tom Rayner, political correspondent

The Prime Minister is set to call on EU leaders to introduce "a robust sanctions regime" to deter cyber attacks.

Following the adoption of a new sanctions regime on chemical weapons at the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, which was tabled ...

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Love Island's Georgia Steel and Sam Bird split hours after posing together at ITV event

Love Island 's Georgia Steel and Sam Bird have announced they have split up.

The news comes just hours after the pair posed for pictures together on the ITV Palooza pink carpet.

In a post on social media Sam wrote: "I'm devastated to announce me and Georgia have split up for ...

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