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Aretha Franklin Dead: Elton John, Paul McCartney And Carole King Lead Tributes To The Queen Of Soul Following Her Death

Stars from the worlds of music and entertainment have been paying their respects to Aretha Franklin following her death on Thursday morning (16 August).

The Queen of Soul’s publicist confirmed the 76-year-old had passed away at her home in Detroit, with her family gathering at her ...

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East London Academy School Celebrates Its Best Ever Student Success

Students at a school in east London have achieved record A-Level results at the institution, with nearly 100 of them gaining three As or higher as they picked up their grades on results day.

Brampton Manor Academy in East Ham has been tweeting about the success of its students, ...

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A-level Results Day 2018: More Than A Quarter Of Results Are Top A* Or A Grades

More than one-in-four A-levels were awarded an A or A* this year – the highest proportion in six years – but the overall pass rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2010.

Official figures released on Thursday show 26.4 percent of UK entries were given one of the top grades ...

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For teenagers up and down the country, A-level results day is (obviously) a big deal.

Not only does it mean finding out just how well you’ve been doing for the past two years, but for many students, it decides what the future holds too.

So, what do the rest of us do as ...

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I'm A Refugee Rocket Scientist And My Job Hunt Went Viral

Rush-hour at Canary Wharf is not the best place to be when your legs are shaking with nerves.

But this is where I was on Tuesday , holding a sign telling my story in 20 words. Why? I wanted to get noticed by one of the hundreds of people rushing on their way to work around me. My sign ...

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The Queen's Doctor, Peter Fisher, Killed While Cycling In Central London

Tributes have been paid to one of the Queen’s physicians after he was killed while cycling in central London on Wednesday.

Dr Peter Fisher was cycling in High Holborn on Wednesday morning when he collided with a lorry. 

Police were called at about 9.30am and the ...

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Patient safety has been put at risk by the government’s decision to cut the student nursing bursary, a union has warned.

The caution came on A-level results day, as it was revealed that the number of new student nurses in England has fallen by 11 percent to 15,210 since 2016. There ...

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It may not be much of a badge of honour but Brits are well known for getting boozy on hen and stag weekends, and just on regular weekends away and holidays.

Almost two thirds of Britons have encountered drunk and disorderly passengers at airports and on flights, according to a new study by ...

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Corbyn Ally And Union Boss Len McCluskey Turns On Jewish Leaders After Wreath Row

Len McCluskey has hit out at what he calls the “intransigent hostility” of Jewish community leaders and accused “Blairite” Labour MPs of exploiting the anti-Semitism row to provoke a split in the party.

Writing for HuffPost UK on Thursday afternoon, the general ...

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Parent Voices

For as long as I can remember, my youngest daughter has had a fascination with hospitals. She was born with a severe congenital heart defect, and the outlook from mid-way through my pregnancy was bleak. From a cardiac arrest when she was 10 days old, to major open heart surgery as a baby and ...

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Aretha Franklin Dead: Soul Legend Dies, Aged 76

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died at the age of 76, her publicist has confirmed.

Gwendolyn Quinn said the singer died at her home in Detroit on Thursday morning, with advanced pancreatic cancer cited as her cause of death. 

The legendary singer was reported to be ...

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'Stay Calm, Don’t Panic’: 5 Graduates Explain Why They Don’t Regret Missing Out On Their First Choice Uni

For students who don’t quite achieve the grades needed for their first choice university, A-level results day can be incredibly stressful. 

But while it can feel terrifying, missing out on your first choice university - or having to use the clearing system - is not the end of ...

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If Results Day Hasn't Gone To Plan, Please Take Heart

Finally, after weeks of nervous anticipation, A Level results day has arrived. In this space, surrounded by expectant relatives and friends, finding yourself without the grades you’d hoped for can be a tough place to be.

However, if results day hasn’t gone to plan, please take ...

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Paramedic's Purse Stolen As She Tended To Sick Patient

A paramedic had her purse and keys stolen as she tended to a sick patient.

Thieves broke into an ambulance while its crew were looking after a distressed woman on St Ann’s Walk in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, in the early hours of Thursday. 

They made off with the 999 ...

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Refuges Must Have A Guarantee They Will Not Have To Shut Their Doors

Someone I know has suffered domestic abuse, living in fear of speaking out.

“You don’t get the bite of the same cherry, love,” was reportedly the police advice this year to a victim about being scared to give a statement. My frustrations got the better of me knowing ...

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'Strictly Come Dancing': Dr Ranj Is Seventh Celebrity Added To 2018 Line-Up

TV medic Dr Ranj has been announced as the seventh celebrity on this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. 

This Morning’s resident medical expert was unveiled as the latest addition to the line-up on Thursday’s epsiode of the ITV daytime ...

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While the news has been filled with the types of heatwaves that we experience above sea level, the fact is the ocean suffers from the phenomenon as well.

In fact ocean heatwaves have roughly doubled in number over the last three decades and are already looking to become even more common ...

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'Celebrity Big Brother': Who Is Chloe Ayling? The Model Who Was Kidnapped In Italy To Be Sold As A Slave

Model Chloe Ayling looks set to walk through the doors of the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house on Thursday night, but she may have the most peculiar claim to fame out of all this year’s contestants. 

The 21-year-old was at the centre of a huge media story when she was ...

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Royal Mail Is Charging Couples With Different Surnames Double To Forward Post

Royal Mail has been accused of discriminating against modern families after it was revealed to be charging couples with different surnames double for redirecting their post.

Citizen’s Advice slammed the service for penalising unmarried couples, same-sex partners and blended families ...

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Parent Voices

A mum has shared why she decided to get a tattoo for her son with cerebral palsy, explaining it is “so much more” than just an inking.

Jamie Sumner from Tennesse, USA, who has four-year-old twins and a son called Charlie, six. She explained in an Instagram post that the ...

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Tory Peer Says Conservative MPs Are Targeting Him For Criticising Boris Johnson

A Conservative peer has said formal complaints made against him by Tory MPs are “politically motivated” because he criticised Boris Johnson.

Robert Halfon and Zac Goldsmith have demanded the party take action against Lord Sheikh for his presence at a Palestine conference ...

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