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Screen Actors Guild Awards: Two nominations for Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is up for two prizes at next year's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, the nominations for which have just been announced.

The British star is up for the guild's best film actress prize for Mary Poppins Returns, which is having its European premiere later in London.

She is ...

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Sarah Gordy MBE: Actor in honorary degree first

An actor and campaigner has become the first person with Down's syndrome to receive an honorary degree from a UK university.

Sarah Gordy, 40, who has starred in Call the Midwife, was honoured by the University of Nottingham on Wednesday.

In her acceptance address, she said she was on ...

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Tory leadership: Who could replace Theresa May if she goes?

Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence in her leadership on Wednesday evening, after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were submitted.

If she fails to get a majority in the secret ballot there will be a leadership race to replace her. Here - based on the latest odds at the ...

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Confidence vote: Why every minute counts for Theresa May

It turns out that Harold Wilson was wrong when he said a week is a long time in politics.

In these fraught times at Westminster a long time is measured in hours, minutes or even seconds.

On Tuesday night ministers were suggesting in private that Theresa May would lose today's vote of ...

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Nicholas Watt

It turns out that Harold Wilson was wrong when he said a week is a long time in politics.

In these fraught times at Westminster a long time is measured in hours, minutes or even seconds.

On Tuesday night ministers were suggesting in private that Theresa May would lose today's vote of ...

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Comedian refused to sign 'behavioural agreement' before gig

A comedian has turned down a gig at a university after being asked to sign a "behavioural agreement" first.

Konstantin Kisin was warned about a "no tolerance policy" on topics including racism, sexism and transphobia.

He was asked to perform at a gig at the School of African and ...

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Christmas chocolate boxes: Up to half of weight is packaging

The packaging on your Christmas chocolates could make up almost half their total weight.

Ferrero Rocher was found to be the worst for excess wrapping in a study from the consumer group Which?

Ferrero defended its use of packaging, saying it's needed to protect its ...

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Mark Drakeford confirmed as new first minister for Wales

Mark Drakeford has been confirmed as the new first minister after a vote in the Welsh Assembly.

The Welsh Labour leader succeeds Carwyn Jones, who resigned yesterday.

Mr Drakeford was backed by 30 AMs, versus 12 for the Conservatives' Paul Davies and nine for Plaid Cymru's Adam ...

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Theresa May: Reaction to the prime minister's position

As the Prime Minister, Theresa May, faces a vote of no confidence in her leadership, we have heard from the politicians and the media - but what do members of the public think about what is happening?

Since the announcement of the no-confidence vote, the story has been dominating both ...

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Mum spits in face of Christmas elf in Stockton shopping centre

An angry mum spat in the face of an elf at a shopping centre Christmas grotto.

The woman lost her temper when told she could not take her child into the grotto in Stockton-on-Tees because she did not have a booking, police said.

She also verbally abused other elves, said Karen Eve, ...

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Grenfell Tower: Fire services had no high-rise evacuation plans

Britain's fire services had no plans for evacuating a high-rise building at the time of the Grenfell disaster, the Fire Brigades Union has said.

It told the public inquiry into last year's fire that despite government recommendations most services had no strategy suitable for tall ...

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Theresa May no confidence vote statement - in full

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will fight a challenge to her leadership with "everything I've got". Here is her statement in full.

"Sir Graham Brady has confirmed that he has received 48 letters from Conservative MPs so there will now be a vote of confidence in my leadership of ...

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Migrant boat located in English Channel off Kent coast

A small boat in the English Channel, believed to be carrying six migrants, has been found in the sea near Dover.

It is understood the migrants made a call to police at 06:20 BST, but were unclear of their precise position and a search was launched.

Fourteen migrants, who claimed to ...

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Parliament 'trespasser' held under Mental Health Act

A 29-year-old man who was arrested by armed officers near an entrance to Parliament has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police have said.

The suspect was Tasered after he ran towards police on Tuesday, the Met said.

Around a dozen officers surrounded the man, who was held ...

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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

A new mother has died after she reportedly got lost and collapsed inside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Amanda Cox, who was 34 and from Peebles, was reported missing on Monday after failing to return to the maternity ward following a visit to see her son at the neonatal unit.

She was ...

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Confidence vote: No surprise in Theresa May's defiance

Looking nervous but entirely determined, the prime minister's message this morning won't surprise anyone who knows her well: she will fight the challenge to her leadership with everything she has.

But all the doubts, all the anxieties, all the unhappiness about the prime minister's ...

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'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world

A study of chicken bones dug up at London archaeological sites shows how the bird we know today has altered beyond recognition from its ancestors.

With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of the way we are shaping the environment, say ...

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Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge

Superdry, best known for its coats and hoodies, has warned of weaker than expected profits, saying customers have not bought extra winter layers this year.

It now expects annual profits of between £55m and £70m - analysts had been expecting around £84m.

Superdry blamed warm ...

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Conservative leadership: Rules for challenge to Theresa May

Theresa May is under pressure over Brexit and some of her MPs have called for a change of leader. But how could this happen?

Each party has its own rules for selecting a leader. Under the Conservatives' system, there are two ways to trigger a leadership contest.

One, unsurprisingly, ...

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Theresa May to face leadership challenge

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday.

Conservative MPs will vote between 18:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT.

The challenge to Mrs May's position comes after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were delivered.

Mrs ...

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Lord Lester resigns from House of Lords

An 82-year-old peer accused of sexual harassment 12 years ago has resigned from the House of Lords.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill was suspended from the Liberal Democrats this year following the allegations, which he has called "completely untrue".

A party spokesman said Lord Lester had ...

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