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What the papers say – January 24

The surrender of “speedboat killer” Jack Shepherd is on a swathe of Thursday’s front pages.

The Daily Mail, which has reported on the story regularly, goes with the triumphant headline: “Got him”.

Thursday’s @DailyMailUK ...

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Sevilla coach hails ‘handy’ two-goal lead over Barcelona in Copa del Rey

Sevilla coach Pablo Machin said a two-goal cushion from their side’s Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Barcelona could prove “handy”.

Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder scored second-half goals in the win.

Midfielder Sarabia gave Sevilla a ...

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Tesco and Jamie Oliver help community cooks make the most of donated food

Tesco has teamed up with chef Jamie Oliver to teach more than 1,000 community cooks how to make the most of food donations and prevent waste.

The Tesco Community Cookery School will offer training and advice to cooks on preparing nutritionally balanced meals from food donations and ...

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England has more distilleries than Scotland for first time

England now boasts more distilleries than Scotland for the first time, official figures show.

The UK recorded a total of 361 distilleries last year according to HMRC figures, of which 166 are in England and 160 are based in Scotland.

For centuries Scotland has been the ...

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Antimicrobial resistance as big a threat as climate change – Health Secretary

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is such a threat that “we are on the cusp of a world where a simple graze could be deadly”, the Health and Social Care Secretary will warn.

Matt Hancock will say AMR is as big a threat to humanity as climate change and will call for ...

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Social media ‘breeding ground’ for negative messages about vaccines

Social media is helping spread “misleading and dangerous information” to the public about vaccines, a new report has suggested.

The study, from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), said social media was a “breeding ground for misleading information and ...

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‘Field-grown’ more appealing than ‘meat-free’ to diners, study suggests

Describing food as “field-grown” rather than “meat-free” makes people twice as likely to choose vegetarian options and reduce their environmental impact, an experiment has found.

The experiment, run by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) in collaboration with ...

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Scots urged to safeguard Gaelic for future generations

Young Gaelic speakers have a duty to pass on the language to the next generation, according to SNP MSP Kate Forbes.

Ms Forbes made the comments ahead of delivering the first annual address in memory of John Macleod, the former president of An Comunn Gaidhealach – the ...

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Union chiefs to meet Government for Brexit discussions

Trade union leaders are holding top-level Brexit talks with the Government as Theresa May seeks to keep her grip on the EU withdrawal agenda.

In an unusual move, union chiefs will attend Whitehall discussions on Thursday, which are expected to involve the Prime Minister.

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Neymar ankle injury raises concern for PSG ahead of Manchester United tie

Paris St Germain face an anxious wait for news on Neymar’s fitness after the forward went off injured against Strasbourg in the Coupe de France.

The Brazil star rolled his right ankle in the second half and was reportedly in tears as he left the field and headed back to the ...

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Michael Fabricant responds to ‘short-sighted’ MP who appeared to mock his hair

Michael Fabricant has responded to video footage which appeared to show fellow Tory MP Huw Merriman making fun of his hair at Prime Minister’s Questions.

The MP for Lichfield, whose hair has often been subjected to speculation, was asking Theresa May a question about business ...

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Speaker denies Donald Trump House stage for State Of The Union speech

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has served notice that President Donald Trump will not be allowed to deliver his State Of The Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday after the president said he was aiming to show up even though he was not welcome.

Ms Pelosi told Mr Trump ...

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Man charged over death of PCSO in car crash

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving over a crash that killed a Police Community Support Officer, West Midlands Police said.

Darren Ogom, 42, is accused of causing the death of the off-duty PCSO Holly Burke in Birmingham on Tuesday night.

He has ...

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Anderson convinced he and Broad have more to offer

James Anderson turned in a game-changing solo performance on day one of the first Test in Barbados but remains convinced there is plenty of life in his partnership with Stuart Broad.

Anderson was in exemplary form as he dragged England back into contention against the West Indies, ...

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Sevilla upset Barcelona with shock Copa del Rey victory

Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder scored second-half goals as Sevilla beat Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final.

Midfielder Sarabia gave Sevilla a deserved lead just before the hour and French striker Ben Yedder struck a crucial second with 14 minutes ...

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Pep Guardiola relieved over no injuries on ‘dangerous’ pitch

Pep Guardiola felt his Manchester City side coped well with a “dangerous” pitch as they completed formalities against Burton in their Carabao Cup semi-final.

Sergio Aguero scored the only goal on the night as City won 1-0 at the Pirelli Stadium to wrap up a 10-0 ...

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Pope Francis arrives in Panama to celebrate World Youth Day

Pope Francis has arrived in Panama where he is to offer encouragement to young people gathered for World Youth Day 2019.

The pontiff’s plane touched down on Wednesday afternoon in the Panamanian capital.

He was met by President Juan Carlos Varela and first lady ...

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‘It’s been a hell of a ride,’ says Ronan Keating as Boyzone bow out in Belfast

Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating thanked fans in Belfast as the band played their final concert in the city.

Standing before a packed SSE Arena after receiving a rapturous welcome on to the stage on Wednesday night, Keating said the band had never expected the success they have had. ...

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Michael Fabricant responds to ‘short-sighted’ MP who appeared to mock his hair

Michael Fabricant has responded to video footage which appeared to show fellow Tory MP Huw Merriman making fun of his hair at Prime Minister’s Questions.

The MP for Lichfield, whose hair has often been subjected to speculation, was asking Theresa May a question about business ...

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Milan sign Krzysztof Piatek as Higuain replacement

AC Milan have announced the signing of striker Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

The 23-year-old Polish striker has been brought in by head coach Gennaro Gattuso as a direct replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who ended his loan spell at the club from ...

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James Anderson inspires England on opening day in Barbados

James Anderson proved himself indispensable once again as he lifted England with a four-wicket burst on the opening day of the first West Indies Test in Barbados.

On the same day his long-term partner Stuart Broad found himself edged out of the side, Anderson showed why his name ...

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