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Man faces murder charge over death of camper in Merseyside park

A man has been charged with the murder of a camper found dead in a Merseyside park.

Peter Seeclear, 45, from Toxteth, Liverpool, died while staying in a tent in Stadt Moers Park in Whiston, where he had been fishing.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said Nathan James Muat, ...

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Second teenager dies after Fife crash

A second teenager has died following a fatal car crash in Fife.

The 17-year-old was a passenger in a black Vauxhall Corsa that crashed near Kirkcaldy last Sunday, killing another man aged 17.

He died at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital on Friday evening, Police ...

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Harry calls for HIV testing to be seen as ‘completely normal’

The Duke of Sussex has called for HIV testing to be seen as “completely normal and accessible” in a new video marking this year’s National HIV Testing Week.

Harry said people should not be ashamed or embarrassed about taking a test, and instead should treat it in ...

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Second shipment of supplies blasts off for space station

A load of space station supplies has rocketed into orbit from Virginia, the second shipment in two days.

Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn, delighting chilly early-bird observers along the Atlantic coast.


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Social media updates in Irish court to be restricted to journalists and lawyers

Live social media updates are set to be banned in the Irish courts for all except journalists and lawyers involved in the case.

Ireland’s Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, made the announcement as he spoke about the difficulties that some use of social media is ...

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Williams: Wales better for Nations League campaign

Ashley Williams feels Wales have laid a solid base for their forthcoming European Championship campaign despite missing out on Nations League promotion.

Wales’ hopes of joining the elite of European football were ended by streetwise Denmark opponents, who won 2-1 in Cardiff on ...

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Trio of spinners and Keaton Jennings move England closer to series victory

England withstood a gutsy Sri Lankan fightback as seven wickets of spin and two magical moments from Keaton Jennings brought them within sight of a series-clinching victory in Kandy.

Rain prevented the second Test reaching a conclusion on day four but with the home side 226 for ...

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Angelo Mathews frustrates England as second Test heads for thrilling climax

England were wrestling with an Angelo Mathews-inspired Sri Lanka as the second Test headed for a nerve-shredding conclusion on day four in Kandy.

Having slumped to 26 for three in pursuit of 301, Mathews’ unbeaten 87 underpinned a defiant comeback that saw the hosts take tea ...

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‘Solid support’ for latest rail strike

Workers at two of the country’s biggest rail operators were said to be solidly supporting a fresh strike on Saturday in the long-running dispute over guards on trains, causing travel misery for passengers.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on South Western ...

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Woodley United Ladies seal Ascot United draw

SUBSTITUTE Eva Thomas came off the bench to earn Woodley United Ladies a 1-1 draw at home to Ascot United in their Southern Region Premier Division clash.

The hosts had the better of the first half without scoring, and it was Ascot who took a 63rd-minute lead through Hannah Evans. ...

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Trump: I answered Mueller questions ‘very easily’

Donald Trump has said he “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, although he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie.

The president said he had not yet submitted his answers to ...

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Kyrie Irving carries Boston Celtics to victory

Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 43 points to lift the Boston Celtics to an overtime victory against the Toronto Raptors.

The Celtics guard registered 17 points in the final eight minutes of regulation and then rallied in extra time, either making or assisting on every basket to ...

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Jack Leach spins England into strong position in Kandy

Jack Leach struck three times with the new ball as England positioned themselves for a series-clinching victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka.

The tourists set a winning target of 301 after being bowled out for 346 on the fourth morning, Ben Foakes finishing 65 not out after ...

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Argentina submarine found sunk a year after disappearing, navy says

Searchers have found a missing submarine deep in the Atlantic a year after it disappeared with 44 crewmen aboard, the Argentinian navy has said.

The ARA San Juan was detected more than 2,600 feet deep in waters off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentine Patagonia, a statement said. ...

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US intel says prince ordered Khashoggi killing – official

US intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US official said.

The Saudi government has denied the claim, which was first reported by The Washington Post.

The conclusion will ...

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Concert-goers, Christmas shoppers and rugby fans warned ahead of train strikes

Train strikes affecting two of the country’s biggest rail operators will cause disruption for travellers heading to several high-profile events on Saturday.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on South Western Railway (SWR) and Arriva Rail North (Northern) ...

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Martin O’Neill ‘disappointed’ by Republic of Ireland’s results in 2018

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has admitted 2018 has been a deeply disappointing 12 months for his team.

Ireland will play their final fixture of the calendar year in Denmark on Monday evening having won only once in eight outings to date, far from the ideal ...

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Everyone up to speed for Albania game, says Scotland captain Andy Robertson

Captain Andy Robertson insists every player in the much-changed Scotland squad will be up to speed for the Nations League double-header against Albania and Israel.

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney returned to the Parkhead club with a tight hamstring on Friday to become the ninth ...

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Ricardo Ferretti says Mexico must improve following loss to Argentina

Mexico’s interim coach Ricardo Ferretti admitted his side would have to improve before next week’s second meeting with Argentina after suffering a 2-0 defeat in Cordoba.

Ramiro Funes Mori put the hosts ahead with a fine header after 44 minutes and their deserved victory ...

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He is my rock: Theresa May on the man firmly in her corner

Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken lovingly of her husband Philip as she described him as her “rock” during one of the most tumultuous weeks of her political career.

As Mrs May faced resignations, threats of a coup and personal attacks over her Brexit deal, her ...

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California wildfire death toll rises as number on missing list tops 1,000

More than 1,000 people are now on a list of those unaccounted for following a deadly Northern California wildfire – but authorities have stressed it does not mean all of them are missing.

The death toll was raised to 71 on Friday after eight more bodies were found, while the ...

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