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Inquest opens into death of Russian businessman Nikolay Glushkov

An inquest into the death of Russian businessman Nikolay Glushkov has opened at West London Coroner’s Court.

Mr Glushkov was found dead in his home on Clarence Avenue, New Malden, on March 12 but four days later on March 16 the Met launched a murder investigation.

The inquest was ...

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William nets basketball hoop as royal couple meet Commonwealth Games hopefuls

The Duke of Cambridge needed three attempts to net a basketball hoop from a wheelchair as he and Kate met Paralympians, athletes and Commonwealth Games hopefuls.

The Duke and Duchess were visiting the Olympic Park’s Copper Box arena in Stratford, east London, for an event held by ...

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Glasgow city-centre fire prompts asbestos warning to residents

Firefighters are tackling a “massive blaze” which has taken hold of a building in Glasgow and residents are being warned to close their windows due to asbestos fears.

More than 120 firefighters are dealing with the incident on the busy shopping thoroughfare of Sauchiehall ...

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New government told it must ‘win public trust’ in Slovakia

Slovakia’s president has appointed a new government to replace the one that resigned amid a political crisis triggered by the killings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.

Former prime minister Robert Fico’s three-party coalition stepped down last week following large street ...

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Donald Trump says ‘Crazy’ Joe Biden ‘would go down fast and hard’ in fight

President Donald Trump has lashed out at Joe Biden for wanting to “beat the hell out of him”, saying the former vice president “would go down fast and hard, crying all the way”.

The Republican president tweeted on Thursday: “Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough ...

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One million Scots classed as living in poverty, new figures show

One million Scots are living in poverty after they have paid their rent or mortgage, new figures have revealed.

Scottish Government statistics showed that in 2016-17 1,020,000 individuals were classed as being in relative poverty after housing costs had been taken into ...

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Kate set for last public engagements before maternity leave

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Commonwealth events with the duke will be her last official engagements before starting her maternity leave, Kensington Palace has said.

William and Kate are due to show off their culinary skills and general knowledge later when they take part in a Commonwealth ...

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Moscow hits back at Boris Johnson over Nazi Germany comparison

The Kremlin has denounced Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s statement comparing the World Cup in Russia to the Olympics hosted by Nazi Germany as “utterly disgusting”.

The tough response marks an escalating war of words between Moscow and London over the poisoning in Salisbury of ...

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656ft power station chimney brought down in controlled explosion

A power station chimney which was more than twice the height of Big Ben’s tower has been demolished in a controlled explosion.

The 656ft chimney at Uniper’s decommissioned Kingsnorth Power Station in Hoo, Kent, came down at 10am on Thursday after the demolition was delayed from earlier ...

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Tunnelling badgers force emergency closure of road

Tunnelling badgers have forced the closure of a road which has started to sink, and it may remain shut until the badger breeding season finishes in summer.

Suffolk County Council received reports that Flowton Road in Somersham was “sinking due to animal activity”, and evidence of a ...

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Fresh claims of racial abuse against Labour councillor

A Scottish Government minister has called on a Labour councillor to do the “honourable thing” and resign after fresh claims of racial abuse emerged.

Jim Dempster, a Labour councillor in Dumfries and Galloway, has already said he is “deeply sorry” for remarks made about Scottish ...

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MPs observe minute’s silence on first anniversary of Westminster attack

MPs have observed a minute’s silence to mark the first anniversary of the Westminster terror attack.

Speaker John Bercow asked members in the House of Commons chamber to pause “in respectful memory” of those who died on March 22 last year.

With heads bowed, MPs from different ...

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French ex-president Sarkozy says he is accused without evidence

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has reportedly denied all allegations that he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

“I am accused without any physical evidence,” Sarkozy said in his statement to investigating judges, ...

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Hapless England bowled out for 58 on day one against New Zealand

Hapless England collapsed to 58 all out against New Zealand as only a defiant last-wicket stand helped them scramble past the lowest total in their 141-year Test history.

Trent Boult (six for 32) and Tim Southee (four for 25) proved unstoppable with the pink ball in the first day-night ...

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New Zealand v England – story of the match

Hapless England collapsed to 58 all out against New Zealand as only a defiant last-wicket stand helped them scramble past the lowest total in their 141-year Test history.

Trent Boult (six for 32) and Tim Southee (four for 25) proved unstoppable with the pink ball in the first day-night ...

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Self-driving Uber car ‘should have sensed woman’ before fatal crash

Video of a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber suggests the pedestrian who was killed should have been within range of the car’s laser and radar sensors, two experts have said.

Authorities investigating the crash in a Phoenix suburb released video of the Uber SUV that cuts out just ...

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Cleveland edge tight game against Toronto

The Cleveland Cavaliers edged a tight game against the Toronto Raptors 132-129 to boost their chances of winning the Central Division.

The sides shared 80 points in the first quarter and the Raptors went into the break 79-64 up.

LeBron James filled up the box score with 35 PTS, 17 ...

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House at St Cuthberts in Wigton feels like home from day one

Michelle Moore moved into her four-bedroom house just two weeks ago and still has a few boxes to unpack, but she already feels settled in at her St Cuthberts home.

As one of the first residents to move on to the new luxury Wigton development, which will eventually include 74 properties, ...

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UK getting ‘more dangerous and more volatile’ – Tobias Ellwood

The UK is going through a “dark chapter” facing the terrorist threat, a Government minister hailed a hero after the Westminster attack said.

Tobias Ellwood, who tried in vain to save the life of Pc Keith Palmer after he was stabbed while on duty in the Palace of Westminster, paid ...

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Broad takes 400th Test wicket against New Zealand

Stuart Broad has become only the second English bowler to reach 400 Test wickets.

Broad followed his team-mate, and all-time national leading wicket-taker, James Anderson to the feat when he had Tom Latham clipping a catch to midwicket at the start of the final session on day one of the ...

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West Brom players cried after Bournemouth loss, says Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans has revealed some West Brom players cried following the loss to Bournemouth, but denies relegation is a foregone conclusion and that their predicament is due to the ill-fated Barcelona trip.

The Baggies suffered a crushing 2-1 defeat to the Cherries on Saturday, having conceded ...

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