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Pope’s leading Vatican detractor continues criticism over abuse cases

The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal has blamed “the scourge of homosexuality” for sex abuse by members of the clergy.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said the Vatican was being hypocritical in refusing to ...

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Queen browses store’s hat selection during visit to revamped Bracknell

The Queen is rarely spotted out shopping, but keen-eyed Bracknell residents would have seen her in their town’s flagship department store.

She visited Fenwick as she toured the £240 million makeover of the town centre, which has seen post-war buildings ...

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I’m no party pooper but sale of fireworks should be banned, says police chief

Greater Manchester Police’s chief constable has called for an outright ban on the sale of fireworks to combat anti-social behaviour.

Ian Hopkins said the use of the pyrotechnics should be restricted to professional displays only so they are no longer used by young people to ...

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Anjem Choudary: The solicitor who became a radical preacher

Jailed in 2016, little has been heard of Anjem Choudary for the last two years.

But, following his release on Friday, the radical preacher is dominating the headlines again.

Before he was arrested, convicted and locked up, Choudary had become, according to one ...

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Tributes to ‘loyal’ former soldier killed in M40 caravan crash

Tributes have been paid to a “thoughtful, loyal and friendly” former soldier who died in a crash after a caravan was towed the wrong way along the M40 motorway.

Thames Valley Police were alerted to a Subaru Forester towing a caravan in the wrong direction on the ...

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Police warn public over suspected black panther on the loose

Police have warned residents of two villages not to approach a suspected black panther on the loose in the area.

Police Scotland said they received a report of suspected sighting of the panther at around 8.45am on Friday in fields near to the B730 road between the villages of ...

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Hindu priests and protesters block women from pilgrimage site

Dozens of Hindu priests have joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India’s top court to let them enter.

The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers in the ...

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Nuno praises Rui Patricio’s maturity during Sporting Lisbon wrangle

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has praised Rui Patricio’s focus as a £15million deal with Sporting Lisbon edges closer.

The goalkeeper has been at the centre of a transfer wrangle since he walked out of Sporting, along with eight other players, in the summer following ...

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Sarri: Hazard can realise his dreams at Chelsea

Eden Hazard can become the world’s best player by staying at Chelsea, according to Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.

Hazard says it is “not a problem” if a move to Real Madrid fails to materialise as he would be happy to finish his career with the London club.


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Wigan stand by Zak Hardaker but tell full-back he has making up to do

Super League champions Wigan are to stand by Zak Hardaker following his conviction for drink driving.

The former England full-back, who has signed a four-year contract with the Warriors, was last week given a 20-month ban from driving after it was revealed he was more than two times ...

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Downie ready for long-awaited return at World Championships

Gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci looked on admiringly 18 months ago as the then 17-year-old Ellie Downie became the first British gymnast to claim a European all-around gold medal in Cluj.

Downie’s ascent was as emphatic as it had been unexpected, and ended in one of the ...

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‘My answer is no answer’ says Jose as he is given more time to respond to charge

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been given an extension until Wednesday to answer a Football Association charge of using abusive, insulting or improper language following the victory over Newcastle.

The United manager spoke into a camera in Portuguese after his side ...

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Spain’s government proposes taxes on internet giants

Spain’s Socialist government wants to introduce new taxes on big internet companies and on financial transactions as a way of paying for improved pensions and public services.

The country’s finance minister Maria Jesus Montero said on Friday the proposed tax on digital ...

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Mothers of murdered women return to court to ensure killers ‘do the time’

Mothers of two murdered young women returned to court to ensure their killers “do the time” after a bid to identify a secret witness in their original trial failed.

Charlene Ellis, 18, and her friend Letisha Shakespeare, 17, were shot dead in Aston, Birmingham, on ...

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Bees’ alarm clock recorded for first time by researchers

A bee’s “alarm clock” has been documented for the first time by researchers.

Scientists have recorded the honeycomb vibration of the honeybee which prompts others in the hive to start getting busy.

The signal, known as the Dorso-Ventral Abdominal ...

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Six men arrested after £625,000 of drugs seized by police

Six men have been arrested after £625,000 worth of drugs were recovered by police in Glasgow.

Police searched a flat in Govanhill at around 7.15pm on Thursday, where a large amount of herbal cannabis was found.

The men – aged 22, 23, 24, 25, 36 and 50 – ...

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British tourist faces 10-year jail term for ‘spray-painting’ ancient Thai wall

A British tourist could be jailed for up to 10 years after allegedly spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand.

CCTV footage is said to show Lee Furlong and Canadian Brittney Schneider, both 23, spraying a message on the walls of the Tha Pae Gate in Chiang Mai province ...

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Fatboy Slim in snail’s pace marathon to raise charity funds

Fatboy Slim has ditched his famous moniker as he walks the length of a marathon at a snail’s pace to raise money for charity.

Norman Cook changed his name to “Fatboy Slow” on Friday to promote a public art trail of 50 giant snail sculptures which is raising money ...

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The five longest matches in Wimbledon history

Wimbledon’s marathon matches have been consigned to the past after the All England Club announced the introduction of final-set tie-breaks when the score reaches 12-12.

The new format will be introduced for the 2019 tournament.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at ...

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Under-fire Niko Kovac defends Bayern Munich form

Beleaguered Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac says his side’s form is not as bad as it seems.

The reigning Bundesliga champions won their first seven games in all competitions but are winless in four and currently sit seventh in the league.

Kovac and his players have ...

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Bairstow doubtful for fourth ODI after twisting ankle playing football

England batsman Jonny Bairstow is a doubt for Saturday’s fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka after twisting his ankle playing football in training.

Bairstow suffered the injury in the traditional warm-up kick around and will be assessed by England’s medical ...

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