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Missing People Choir through to live semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent

A choir made up of missing people's relatives and backed by Kate McCann is among the lucky Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists.

The Missing People Choir was sent through to the live stages of the competition by judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, as they ...

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Arsene Wenger says his future at Arsenal will be decided by Thursday

Arsene Wenger guided Arsenal to a record 13th FA Cup success with a deserved victory over 10-man Chelsea before declaring his future will "be very clear" following a board meeting on Tuesday.

The 67-year-old also became the FA Cup's most successful manager as he claimed a seventh winners' ...

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Polls show Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as vote approaches

A clutch of new General Election polls have shown the Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as the June 8 vote approaches, including one which put Theresa May's party just six points clear.

The ORB poll for the Sunday Telegraph had Tories down two points in the past week on 44%, six ...

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Bomber pictured moments before Manchester Arena massacre

The Manchester bomber has been pictured moments before Monday's massacre, as a wave of arrests fuelled hope that further terror threats had been quelled.

Police issued CCTV stills of Salman Abedi, bespectacled and casually clothed, in a plea for information about his movements between May ...

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'The stars were aligned' for Celtic - Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers claimed that perhaps the "stars were aligned" after substitute Tom Rogic's sensational injury-time winner gave Celtic a 2-1 William Hill Scottish Cup final win over Aberdeen and clinched an historic treble for the Hoops.

Winger Jonny Hayes volleyed the Dons into the lead in ...

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Rob Baxter celebrates Premiership final victory before eyeing Europe with Exeter

Rob Baxter wiped away the tears of Exeter's extra-time Premiership final victory and challenged his Chiefs to turn one title into a dynasty.

Just seven years after winning promotion to the top-flight for the first time, Exeter edged out Wasps 23-20 at Twickenham to secure their maiden ...

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Dan Lawrence helps Essex stage fightback against Surrey

Teenager Dan Lawrence produced an encouraging response to Kumar Sangakkara's double hundred as Essex fought back in their top-of-the-table Specsavers County Championship clash at Surrey.

The hosts posted 369 after their Sri Lankan left-hander reached 200, but a confident start by Nick ...

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Coronation Street to air six times a week from the autumn

Coronation Street is set to air in fans' homes six times a week from the autumn.

The ITV soap currently runs five episodes a week across three days - two on Mondays and Fridays, and one on Wednesdays - but will gain an extra instalment later in the year, series producer Kate Oates has ...

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Scarlets lift PRO12 trophy following dominant display against Munster

Six-try Scarlets swept Munster’s meek challenge aside to win a one-sided Guinness PRO12 final 46-22 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Wayne Pivac’s men captured the Welsh region’s second PRO12 title - and first since 2004 - as their devastatingly potent attack floored an Irish province ...

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5 things we learned from the Aviva Premiership final

Exeter Chiefs slugged their way to a maiden Aviva Premiership title thanks to a 23-20 victory over Wasps after extra time in Saturday's final at Twickenham.

Here, Press Association Sport examines five key lessons from the Chiefs' dramatic triumph.

EXETER PROVIDE THE BLUEPRINT FOR ...

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BA says 'power supply issue' behind IT failure that grounded flights

British Airways has said a "power supply issue" was probably behind a global IT failure that grounded scores of flights.

Passengers were told not to travel to the London airports because of "extreme congestion" after all BA flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled.

Chief ...

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Ben Stokes stars as England hold off South Africa in thrilling ODI

Ben Stokes once again demonstrated his star quality with his second one-day international hundred as England won a last-ball thriller by two runs to wrap up the Royal London Series against South Africa with an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Stokes cashed in on his remarkable early fortune as his ...

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Per Mertesacker returns to Arsenal starting line-up for FA Cup final

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker made his first start in 392 days in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

With Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi out of the backline, the 32-year-old lined up in the back three alongside Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal.

David Ospina and Alex ...

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British Airways cancels all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow for the rest of Saturday after a global IT crash.

Passengers have been told not to travel to the London airports because of "extreme congestion", with scores left stranded at the terminals.

A spokeswoman for the ...

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Silva excited not intimidated by chance to work under Watford's demanding owners

New Watford head coach Marco Silva insists the ambition of the club's owners excites him.

The Pozzo family have a record of firing managers with regularity, with the former Hull boss the ninth incumbent since their takeover at Vicarage Road five years ago.

Previous coaches Quique ...

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Allegations of greed after BA outsourced IT jobs to India

British Airways has outsourced IT jobs to India, leading to allegations of greed by unions.

The GMB said the disruption could have been avoided if the airline had not cut "hundreds of dedicated and loyal" IT staff and contracted the work to India in 2016.

Mick Rix, national officer ...

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Fans met with heavy armed police presence ahead of Wembley FA Cup final

Football fans marching in to Wembley Stadium were met with a heavy armed police presence ahead of the FA Cup final. 

Tens of thousands of supporters descended on the venue to watch Saturday's match between Arsenal and Chelsea, in the first major city event since the terror attack on ...

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Gareth Steenson's late penalty lifts Exeter to Premiership crown over Wasps

Exeter captain Gareth Steenson kicked a penalty three minutes from the end of extra-time to see the Chiefs crowned Aviva Premiership champions.

A thrilling Twickenham final saw Steenson's dramatic strike edge out Wasps 23-20, and meant Exeter were crowned champions of England for the first ...

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Celtic leave it late as Rogic's dramatic strike clinches treble

Substitute Tom Rogic's sensational injury-time winner gave Celtic a 2-1 William Hill Scottish Cup final success over Aberdeen and clinched a historic treble for the Hoops.

In an open and thrilling encounter at Hampden Park, winger Jonny Hayes volleyed the Dons into the lead in the ninth ...

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Lewis Hamilton 'devastated' after qualifying woes leave him 13th on Monaco grid

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he was left so devastated by his performance in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix that he was unable to get out of his Mercedes.

Hamilton is set to start Sunday's race from a lowly 13th after a bizarrely off-colour performance in which he struggled for ...

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Woman shot dead in cycle-by attack

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was gunned down in the street by attackers on bikes.

The 20-year-old was shot in Malvern Road, Brent, north-west London, at around 9pm on Friday and later pronounced dead at the scene.

It is believed she was standing with a ...

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