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Missing you already, Donald Tusk tells Britain as EU divorce papers filed

A sombre-faced European Council president Donald Tusk held up the letter announcing Britain’s intention to leave the EU as he delivered the sad message: “We already miss you. Thank you and goodbye.”

Speaking just minutes after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the ...

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Man dies after being attacked by his dog in front of BBC documentary crew

A man died after he was attacked by his Staffordshire bull terrier while a BBC documentary film crew were visiting him.

The man, named by neighbours as Mario Perivoitos, was bitten by his dog at his home in Norman Close in Wood Green, north London.

Police were called at around ...

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Wife of rugby legend Scott Hastings reported missing

The wife of Scotland rugby hero Scott Hastings has been reported missing.

Jennifer Hastings, 52, was last seen in Warriston Drive, Edinburgh, at around 10am on Tuesday.

She has not been in contact with her family since then, police said.

Scott Hastings’ wife has been ...

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In pics: Faiths join hands one week after Westminster attacks

People of all different faiths have joined together on Westminster Bridge to mark a week since the attack that killed four people.

The 'Hands across Westminster Bridge' vigil begins, with hundreds lining the pavements

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at extending Old Trafford stay

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted he will stay at Manchester United after claiming he will “never leave a job unfinished”.

The striker has the option of another year on his contract and United boss Jose Mourinho has already said he wants the Swede to stay.

Speaking at the ...

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I felt sick on discovering extent of Coleman injury, says Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams has revealed he felt “sick” when he realised close friend Seamus Coleman had suffered an horrific leg fracture as the pair went head-to-head with World Cup qualification at stake.

The Wales skipper faced Coleman’s Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Friday ...

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Video Assistant Referees could be used in EFL Cup first round next season

Video Assistant Referees could be deployed in English football as early as August when the EFL Cup first round takes place.

The Football Association has indicated VARs could be trialled in next season’s FA Cup, beginning in January 2018 with the FA Cup third round when Premier League ...

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Fraudster who posed as learner drivers to take their tests in Sidcup and Hither Green jailed

A fraudster who could have caused “catastrophic” danger to road users after sitting practical tests for leaner drivers has been jailed.

Regine Tezangi, 52, was paid hundreds of pounds to sit DVLA driving tests between June 2014 and February 2016 at test centres in Sidcup and ...

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WANTED WEDNESDAY: Can you help Bexley police find these suspected criminals?

Police in Bexley have released pictures of two suspected criminals wanted for crimes in the borough.

Officers are urging the public to get in touch if they know the whereabouts of the men pictured. 

Billy Hudson, 29, is wanted for failing to appear at court twice, breach of bail and ...

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North Greenwich tube station closed after 'security alert'

North Greenwich tube station has been closed after a security alert outside the station.

Trains are not stopping at the station while it is closed.

North Greenwich: The station is closed due to a security alert outside the station. Trains are not stopping.


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Office handover and handshake sets in motion UK’s departure from European Union

A bitter, divisive campaign and 33 million votes later, Brexit came down to two men and an envelope in a smart Brussels office.

Last year’s referendum had passionate debate and hard fought campaigns, leading to the historic decision that Britain should leave the European ...

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William lays wreath in tribute to Westminster attack victim Pc Keith Palmer

The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to Pc Keith Palmer by laying a wreath in his honour at a national memorial to police officers killed in the line of duty.

William paused with his head bowed in respect after placing the wreath on a metal bench at the foot of a traditional blue police ...

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Mother of man sought after fatal hit-and-run crash appeals for him to come home

The mother of a man believed to have fled the country after a hit-and-run crash which killed a four-year-old girl has made an emotional plea for him to come home.

Violet-Grace Youens died in hospital in her mother’s arms on Saturday after she was struck by a stolen black Ford Fiesta ...

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Sterling pushes higher against the euro as Britain triggers Article 50

Sterling pushed higher against the euro as Britain embarked on its historic exit from the European Union by triggering Article 50.

The pound lifted to 1.158 versus European currency, climbing from a rise of 0.2% to 0.6% by the time the Prime Minister had finished her address to Parliament. ...

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Fall in number of NHS GPs despite Government recruitment drive

There has been a drop in the number of GPs working in the NHS despite Government aims to recruit more, figures show.

Provisional data from NHS Digital shows there were 34,050 full-time equivalent GPs at the end of December. This is 445 fewer than in September when there were ...

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Inquest opened into deaths of Westminster terror attack victims

An inquest has been opened into the deaths of four people killed in the Westminster terror attack.

American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, and Aysha Frade, 44, died after Muslim convert Khalid Masood drove at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge last ...

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Mohammad Irfan banned for a year after admitting corruption charges

Mohammad Irfan has been banned from all cricket for a year and fined £8,000 after admitting corruption charges during this year’s Pakistan Super League.

The giant left-arm fast bowler was one of three Pakistan international players facing charges in relation to events while playing ...

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Fraudster who posed as learner drivers to take their tests in Sidcup and Hither Green jailed

A fraudster who could have caused “catastrophic” danger to road users after sitting practical tests for leaner drivers has been jailed.

Regine Tezangi, 52, was paid hundreds of pounds to sit DVLA driving tests between June 2014 and February 2016 at test centres in Sidcup and ...

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MPs warn of dropping schools standards amid savings drive ‘delusion’

Schools in England are facing their toughest spending squeeze in two decades, jeopardising standards in the classroom, MPs have warned.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee said class sizes would rise and some subjects would be dropped as schools increasingly relied on unqualified staff ...

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Two reviews into Parliament security announced following Westminster attack

Two reviews into security in Parliament will be held following the terror attack at Westminster, Speaker John Bercow has told MPs.

An independent review will take place into how the perimeter fence of the Parliamentary estate is secured after knife-wielding attacker Khalid Masood ran into ...

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‘Westminster attack a wake-up call for tech giants over online terror content’

The Westminster attack must be a “wake-up call” for technology giants over their efforts to tackle terrorist content online, the acting head of Scotland Yard has warned.

Craig Mackey delivered a stark message to platforms which have come under fire for hosting extremist ...

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