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Theresa May hails ‘turning point in national story’ as she triggers Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May has formally triggered the two-year process of UK withdrawal from the European Union in what she declared was “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”.

In a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, Mrs May said the UK ...

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In pics: Faiths join hands one week after Westminster attacks

Thousands of people, from police officers to faith leaders and members of the public, have linked hands on Westminster Bridge in a show of defiance a week after the terror attack in the capital.

Rain begins to fall as the vigil pauses for a minute's silence at 2.40pm – the time ...

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Wife of rugby legend Scott Hastings found safe

The wife of Scotland rugby hero Scott Hastings has been found safe and well after being reported missing.

Jennifer Hastings, 52, had last been seen in Warriston Drive, Edinburgh, at around 10am on Tuesday.

Police had said they were becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare and ...

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I felt sick on discovering extent of Coleman injury, says Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams has revealed he felt “sick” when he realised close friend Seamus Coleman had suffered an horrific leg fracture as the pair went head-to-head with World Cup qualification at stake.

The Wales skipper faced Coleman’s Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Friday ...

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Video Assistant Referees could be used in EFL Cup first round next season

Video Assistant Referees could be deployed in English football as early as August when the EFL Cup first round takes place.

The Football Association has indicated VARs could be trialled in next season’s FA Cup, beginning in January 2018 with the FA Cup third round when Premier League ...

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Daniel Levy suggests Tottenham could play at White Hart Lane next season

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has suggested the club could continue playing at White Hart Lane next season.

Spurs have until Friday to activate their option to play at Wembley after their application to host 27 matches at the stadium’s full 90,000 capacity was approved.

(John ...

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Merton Council defends decision to live stream footage of nesting peregrine falcons on Morden Civic Centre roof but not council meetings

Merton Council has defended itself against criticism for live streaming footage of birds nesting on the Civic Centre roof but not broadcasting council meetings.

Peregrine falcons have been nesting on the roof of the Merton Civic Centre in Morden for the past three years, with ...

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Sterling pushes higher against the euro as Britain triggers Article 50

Sterling pushed higher against the euro as Britain embarked on its historic exit from the European Union by triggering Article 50.

The pound lifted to 1.158 versus European currency, climbing from a rise of 0.2% to 0.6% by the time the Prime Minister had finished her address to Parliament. ...

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Mother of man sought after fatal hit-and-run crash appeals for him to come home

The mother of a man believed to have fled the country after a hit-and-run crash which killed a four-year-old girl has made an emotional plea for him to come home.

Violet-Grace Youens died in hospital in her mother’s arms on Saturday after she was struck by a stolen black Ford Fiesta ...

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Fall in number of NHS GPs despite Government recruitment drive

There has been a drop in the number of GPs working in the NHS despite Government aims to recruit more, figures show.

Provisional data from NHS Digital shows there were 34,050 full-time equivalent GPs at the end of December. This is 445 fewer than in September when there were ...

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Inquest opened into deaths of Westminster terror attack victims

An inquest has been opened into the deaths of four people killed in the Westminster terror attack.

American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, and Aysha Frade, 44, died after Muslim convert Khalid Masood drove at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge last ...

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Missing you already, Donald Tusk tells Britain as EU divorce papers filed

A sombre-faced European Council president Donald Tusk held up the letter announcing Britain’s intention to leave the EU as he delivered the sad message: “We already miss you. Thank you and goodbye.”

Speaking just minutes after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the ...

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Man dies after being attacked by his dog in front of BBC documentary crew

A man died after he was attacked by his Staffordshire bull terrier while a BBC documentary film crew were visiting him.

The man, named by neighbours as Mario Perivoitos, was bitten by his dog at his home in Norman Close in Wood Green, north London.

Police were called at around ...

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Mohammad Irfan banned for a year after admitting corruption charges

Mohammad Irfan has been banned from all cricket for a year and fined £8,000 after admitting corruption charges during this year’s Pakistan Super League.

The giant left-arm fast bowler was one of three Pakistan international players facing charges in relation to events while playing ...

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Jo Pavey upgraded to 10,000m bronze at 2007 World Championships

Jo Pavey is set to receive the first global medal of her career – 10 years late – after it was confirmed she would be upgraded to 10,000 metres bronze at the 2007 World Championships.

The 43-year-old will be promoted from fourth place at the Osaka championships after world ...

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‘Westminster attack a wake-up call for tech giants over online terror content’

The Westminster attack must be a “wake-up call” for technology giants over their efforts to tackle terrorist content online, the acting head of Scotland Yard has warned.

Craig Mackey delivered a stark message to platforms which have come under fire for hosting extremist ...

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Dylan to meet Nobel academy to receive literature diploma

Nobel literature winner Bob Dylan will meet with members of the Swedish Academy this weekend and they will hand over his diploma and medal.

Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the academy, said in a blog on the academy’s website that the 2016 winner will not give his Nobel lecture ...

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Man dies after being attacked by his dog ‘while being interviewed by BBC’

A man died after he was attacked by his Staffordshire bull terrier while reportedly being interviewed for a BBC documentary.

The man, named by neighbours as Mario Perivoitos, was bitten by his dog at his home in Norman Close in Wood Green, north London.

Police were called at around ...

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17 held after protesters lock themselves to plane at Stansted Airport

Seventeen people have been arrested after anti-deportation protesters locked themselves to a plane at a major airport.

Flights were temporarily suspended at Stansted Airport on Tuesday evening after the group entered a secure area and erected a blockade near a non-commercial ...

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Office handover and handshake sets in motion UK’s departure from European Union

A bitter, divisive campaign and 33 million votes later, Brexit came down to two men and an envelope in a smart Brussels office.

Last year’s referendum had passionate debate and hard fought campaigns, leading to the historic decision that Britain should leave the European ...

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William lays wreath in tribute to Westminster attack victim Pc Keith Palmer

The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to Pc Keith Palmer by laying a wreath in his honour at a national memorial to police officers killed in the line of duty.

William paused with his head bowed in respect after placing the wreath on a metal bench at the foot of a traditional blue police ...

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