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Sir Alex Ferguson honoured on first return to Old Trafford since emergency surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson has been honoured on his return to Old Trafford for the first time since he suffered a brain haemorrhage in May.

The club encouraged fans to be in their seats 15 minutes before kick-off to cheer the former manager.

Regarded by many as the greatest manager of all ...

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Seven arrested after man dies in 'fight' outside Sheffield cinema

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died outside a cinema in Sheffield.

Police were called at around 9.20pm on Friday to reports of a fight outside the cinema at Valley Centertainment, Sheffield.

When they arrived, officers found patches of blood but no ...

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'Miss Hitler' beauty pageant removed from Russia social network site

A "Miss Hitler" online beauty pageant has been blocked in Russia following an outcry over its glorification of the genocidal leader, according to reports.

The competition, which appeared on a page on Russian social network VKontakte, asked young female contestants to post pictures of ...

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29 dead as gunmen open fire on Iran military parade

By Sanya Burgess, news reporter

At least 29 have died and 53 more people are injured after gunmen opened fire on a military parade in Iran, according to state media.

A child and a woman are among the injured following the attack in Ahvaz, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) ...

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Chas & Dave's Chas Hodges, 74, dies after cancer fight

By Sanya Burgess, news reporter

Chas & Dave singer Chas Hodges has died aged 74.

A statement shared their Twitter page read: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges.

"Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer ...

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Jeremy Hunt warns EU: Don't mistake British politeness for weakness over Brexit

By Tom Rayner, political correspondent

The foreign secretary warned the EU not to "mistake British politeness for weakness" as he backed Theresa May's refusal to change her Brexit approach.

Reiterating the prime minister's demand that Brussels engage more seriously with the UK's ...

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60,000 bees found in roof of 'honey-oozing' hospital in Cambridge

Honey "oozed" from a hospital ceiling as an enormous colony of 60,000 bees was found to have made its home in the roof.

A few of the insects were spotted flying in and out of a building at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge, leading staff to call in experts to inspect.

The full extent of ...

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Donald Tusk's Instagram post that pushed May's buttons

Donald Tusk's Instagram account would have been high in Theresa May's thoughts as she demanded respect from the EU.

"A piece of cake perhaps? Sorry no cherries," the president of the European Council wrote, complete with a picture of him offering Mrs May a tray of Austrian delights in ...

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US midterms: Siblings of Arizona Republican Paul Gosar back Democratic rival

The siblings of a Republican congressman aiming to hold on to his seat in the US midterms have appeared in campaign videos backing his Democratic rival.

Paul Gosar - a loyal defender of President Donald Trump - is facing a challenge from David Brill in Arizona ahead of the upcoming ...

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Murder investigation as man dies in stabbing in Stamford Hill, north London

A man has died and a teenager is injured following a stabbing in north London.

Police arrived at a flat in Wilderton Road, Stamford Hill, just before 1am, after receiving reports of a fight.

A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital but died of his injuries several hours later. His ...

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Revealed: First look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker

By Alix Culbertson, news reporter

Film fans have been given their first peek at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.

The US actor, 43, is playing the Batman villain in a new reincarnation in the much-loved movie franchise.

Director Todd Phillips teased a short clip of the actor in ...

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Joshua vs. Povetkin: Brit 'ready to end opponent's career' to defend heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua knows he could well end yet another boxing career as he sets out to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles at Wembley on Saturday.

The 28-year-old takes on Russian Alexander Povetkin tonight in what is his first bout at the stadium since his dramatic defeat of ...

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EU tells Theresa May Brexit deal 'still possible' despite Chequers rejection

EU leaders have insisted a Brexit deal remains possible despite flatly rejecting the Chequers proposal put forward by Theresa May during an acrimonious summit in Salzburg.

The prime minister endured a brutal reception from the national newspapers upon her return to London, with her ...

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21st Century Fox and Comcast prepare final bids in battle for Sky

By Ian King, business presenter

Half of the City will be working this weekend. The other half wishes it was.

Legions of highly-paid lawyers and bankers will be advising American film and TV firm 21st Century Fox and US cable giant Comcast as they prepare to table bids in an auction ...

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Conservationists warn UK faces 'ecological apocalypse' as native species go extinct

By Sadiya Chowdhury, news reporter

Conservationists have warned of an "ecological apocalypse" resulting in a dramatic decline in vast numbers of species across the UK.

Launching a People's Manifesto for Wildlife, broadcaster Chris Packham said the UK is witnessing a "mass extinction ...

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Artisan pizzas and craft beer: How foodie culture could save the high street

By Sally Lockwood, news correspondent

High streets and town centres have been in decline for many years with few successful solutions, but Altrincham in Cheshire is bucking the national trend and showing other towns how it's done.

The market hall in its town centre is buzzing, with ...

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Five arrested after students kidnapped and robbed in Manchester

By Lucia Binding, news reporter

Five men have been arrested after students in Manchester were allegedly kidnapped and forced to hand over thousands of pounds.

Police received four reports that people in the city centre had been robbed after being coaxed into a dark Audi A6 ...

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'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale outfit pulled after online backlash

By Russell Hope, news reporter

An online lingerie retailer has apologised after withdrawing a "sexy" version of the outfit made famous by the Handmaid's Tale TV series.

US firm Yandy.com was widely criticised for its 'Brave Red Maiden' costume, made up of a red mini dress, red cape ...

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Tanzania ferry tragedy: At least 136 dead after overcrowded boat sinks in Lake Victoria

By Russell Hope, news reporter

At least 136 people have died after an overloaded ferry sank as it prepared to dock on an island in Lake Victoria, say Tanzanian police.

The MV Nyerere capsized on Thursday afternoon around 50 metres from the dock at Ukara island.

Officials said ...

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All About Eve: Gillian Anderson and Lily James to star in stage version of 1950 film

By Lucia Binding, news reporter

X-Files actress Gillian Anderson and Cinderella star Lily James are to feature in the stage adaptation of 1950 hit movie All About Eve.

The new London theatre production of the Joseph L Mankiewicz film, which starred Bette Davis and Anne Baxter, is ...

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PM attacks 'disrespectful' EU: The angriest lines from her Brexit speech

An angry Theresa May has demanded respect for the UK and warned European leaders she will "never" budge on key Brexit issues.

It came a day after her Chequers proposal was snubbed by EU leaders at a meeting in Salzburg in Austria.

Here is her full Downing Street speech, with some of ...

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