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Goat-antelope spotted after Paignton Zoo escape

A rare goat-antelope which escaped from a zoo has been spotted after being on the run for 24 hours.

The young female West Caucasian tur jumped a fence and fled into woods behind Paignton Zoo in Devon on Monday.

The zoo said that keepers had spotted the mountain-dwelling ...

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Recycled waste overtakes landfill for the first time

Recycled waste in Scotland has overtaken the amount sent to landfill for the first time, new figures show.

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) statistics reveal 45.6% of household waste in Scotland last year was recycled – 1.12 million tonnes – up 0.6% on ...

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Martin McGuinness knew about RHI whistleblower concerns, insists Arlene Foster

The late deputy first minister Martin McGuinness knew about a warning from a whistleblower about a renewable energy scheme, Arlene Foster has insisted.

A public inquiry into Northern Ireland’s botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme heard evidence on Tuesday about the note ...

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UN chief cautions against populism amid ‘trust deficit disorder’

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has painted a grim picture of the state of the world as leaders opened their annual meeting, spotlighting a breakdown of trust around the globe.

In his opening remarks, Mr Guterres said the world is “suffering from a bad case of Trust ...

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Rise in recorded sexual crime in Scotland

Recorded sexual crime was up 13% last year, following new legislation outlawing acts such as circulating intimate photographs.

Sexual crimes increased from 11,092 in 2016/17 to 12,487 in 2017/18 – the highest level seen since 1971.

The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual ...

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Sean Gallagher hits out at RTE over debate schedule

Businessman and Irish presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has criticised the state broadcaster after it scheduled the first presidential debate at a time that clashes with Michael D Higgins’s engagements.

The presidential hopeful said the clash could “easily have been ...

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‘Darkness and evil prevail’ as Duterte critic arrested in Philippines

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress has been arrested after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV walked out of the Senate, where he has taken refuge ...

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Massimiliano Allegri expects another tough test when Juventus take on Bologna

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is ready for another stern test against Bologna on Wednesday as his side bid for a sixth straight Serie A win.

The Bianconeri left it late to notch win number five at Frosinone on Sunday to stay three points clear at the top of the table. ...

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Pochettino wants his players to earn their spurs – wherever they play

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will not let his side playing their Carabao Cup game against Watford in Milton Keynes become a possible excuse for failure.

Spurs will play the third-round clash at the home of League Two side MK Dons on Wednesday night as their new stadium is not ...

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Sauber recruit Antonio Giovinazzi to partner Kimi Raikkonen for 2019

Formula One team Sauber have announced Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi will complete their new-look racing line-up alongside Kimi Raikkonen.

Sauber confirmed earlier this month that Finn Raikkonen would be joining them at the end of the season and Giovinazzi will partner him, ...

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Girl, nine, raises hundreds of pounds for Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station

A YOUNG girl raised hundreds of pounds for the RNLI by competing in the Junior Great North Run.

Millie Crangle, aged nine, took part in the event on Saturday September 8 where she joined thousands of other nine to 16-year-olds in the 1.5 mile race around the Newcastle Gateshead ...

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Police warning over lottery scam

POLICE are warning people not to respond to a scam letter telling people they have won the lottery.

Durham Police says it is aware of a scam letter being circulated in the area.

The letter claims to be from the international postcode online lottery.

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Sisters' walk in uncle's memory

THREE sisters who lost their uncle to a brain tumour are raising money for research into the disease.

Gracie, 11, Ellie, 13, and Lauren Robson, 15, will join the Brain Tumour Research charity’s Walk of Hope on Saturday in memory of Adam Forster.

The farmer and keen ...

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Newcastle pedestrian death: Arrested teenager badly hurt

A TEENAGER arrested in connection with a fatal collision involving a car which had previously been followed by police is in hospital with serious injuries.

A 54-year-old pedestrian was killed when a VW Passat hit him and another man outside the County Hotel Pub on Walker Road, ...

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Paralysed man walks again after pioneering spinal stimulation surgery

A young man paralysed from the waist down after a snowmobile accident has made medical history by walking independently following pioneering surgery.

Doctors in the US used an electrode implanted below the injury site to stimulate surviving nerves in the spinal cord.

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MSPs told to fast-track complaints against top police officers

Any complaint against the head of the police in Scotland should be fast-tracked to avoid “paralysing” the force, MSPs have heard.

Gill Imery, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland, said concerns have been raised over how the priority of investigations are ...

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European tech firms urge tougher EU rules to offset US dominance

Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech industry players calling on the EU to get tougher on unfair business practices by US giants like Apple, Google and Amazon.

In a joint letter, the group urged European Union ministers to go beyond current proposals ...

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Tube strike to go ahead on Heathrow route after talks collapse

A strike on the London Underground line serving Heathrow Airport will go ahead after talks collapsed.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on the Piccadilly Line will launch a 48-hour walkout from 12 noon on Wednesday and a five-hour strike from 8.30pm on Friday. ...

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Pret was warned over allergy alerts year before girl’s death, inquest told

Pret A Manger did not label “artisan” baguettes as containing sesame seeds despite six allergic reaction cases in the year before a teenager’s death, an inquest has heard.

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, suffered a fatal reaction to a sandwich from the outlet, which ...

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Bill Cosby arrives at court for sex assault sentencing

Bill Cosby has arrived at court to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to give the 81-year-old comedian five to 10 years behind bars, while ...

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Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a “massive” ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 12 miles south of Cairo.

The Antiquities Ministry said archaeologists also uncovered an attached building that includes a large Roman bath and a chamber apparently used for ...

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