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Amateur photographer convicted of abusing men who came for photoshoots

An amateur photographer has been convicted of luring men to his home for photoshoots, then drugging and abusing them.

Nigel Wilkinson, 45, used his photography hobby as a front for his “depraved yearnings”, Bristol Crown Court heard.

He used social networking ...

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Opposition parties table vote of no confidence in UK Government

The SNP and other opposition parties have tabled a vote of no confidence in the UK Government.

It comes after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn demanded a Commons vote on the Prime Minister’s future after she confirmed a vote on her Brexit deal would not take place until after ...

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At least 600 homes destroyed in Brazil blaze

At least 600 wooden houses have been destroyed in a fire in northern Brazil, authorities said.

Four people were injured in the blaze in the low-income Educandos district of the city of Manaus. No deaths were reported.

Public security chief Amadeu Soares said the fire might ...

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Troops held in readiness to deal with disruption from no-deal Brexit

Thousands of troops are to be put on stand-by to help with potential disruption from a no-deal Brexit, it has been revealed.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s announcement that 3,500 regular soldiers and reservists will be “held at readiness” came as Cabinet ...

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May to urge devolved leaders to ‘pull together’ and back her Brexit deal

Theresa May will urge leaders from the devolved administrations to “pull together” to back her Brexit deal in a Downing Street meeting on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister is set to call on Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford – the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales ...

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Tiemoue Bakayoko sees red as AC Milan are held by Bologna

Chelsea loanee Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off as AC Milan laboured to a goalless Serie A draw at lowly Bologna.

France midfielder Bakayoko picked up two bookings in the space of three second-half minutes to receive his marching orders and leave Milan a man light for the final ...

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Goalkeeper Muric the shoot-out hero as City see off Leicester

Holders Manchester City remained in the hunt for the quadruple after beating Leicester on penalties in the Carabao Cup.

Oleksandr Zincheko scored to win the shoot-out 3-1 after the match finished 1-1, sending City into the last four.

Arijanet Muric saved from James ...

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Pogba out of order to ‘dance on the grave’ of sacked Mourinho, says Neville

Gary Neville has claimed Paul Pogba’s controversial social media post was designed to “dance on the grave” of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United tenure.

Pogba posted “Caption this!” alongside a picture of himself adopting a knowing look on social ...

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Pochettino refuses to rule out interest in Man Utd job

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out any interest in the Manchester United role.

Pochettino is understood to be at the top of United’s wish list to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Tuesday, though the Old Trafford club are likely to face a ...

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Unai Emery questions why Mauricio Pochettino would consider Manchester United

Mauricio Pochettino is happy at Tottenham, according to close friend and Arsenal head coach Unai Emery – who also questioned why the Argentinian would want to leave to take over at Manchester United.

Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking as United boss on Tuesday morning, ...

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Virgil Van Dijk urges Liverpool to maintain their high standards

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk is aware of how quickly things can unravel over a packed festive programme and insists they will not get complacent.

Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to the top of the Premier League table with victory over Manchester United on Sunday but face ...

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Iceland says it spent £500,000 ‘rodent proofing’ Mitcham and Morden stores following shock discovery

Iceland is looking to reassure customers after it was fined more than £400,000 following the discovery of mouse droppings and gnawed food in two Merton stores.

Last year Merton Council carried out unannounced inspections of the Morden and Mitcham stores following complaints ...

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Princess Eugenie hails departed shark filmmaker a hero at UK premiere

Princess Eugenie has hailed as a “hero” a Canadian filmmaker who died in a scuba diving accident while making a documentary about illegal fishing and shark finning.

Eugenie was among celebrity guests including models Pixie Geldof and Cressida Bonas when she attended ...

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Government allocates £2bn to Whitehall departments to prepare for no-deal Brexit

The Government has allocated more than £2 billion to Whitehall departments to prepare for a no-deal Brexit as it ramps up its preparations for crashing out of the EU without a deal.

Around £2 billion has already been allocated for Brexit preparations but the additional ...

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Government allocates £2bn to Whitehall departments to prepare for no-deal Brexit

The Government has allocated more than £2 billion to Whitehall departments to prepare for a no-deal Brexit as it ramps up its preparations for crashing out of the EU without a deal.

Around £2 billion has already been allocated for Brexit preparations but the additional ...

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Wandsworth Council continue to support local pubs

The Alchemist, which Wandsworth council ordered to be rebuilt after it was demolished, must remain a pub, planners ruled this month.

The historic Victorian-era pub in Clapham Junction is on the list of 120 local pubs protected by the council.

It was knocked down without ...

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People reminded not to urinate in public as number of indecent exposures in Merton revealed

It is no laughing matter. That is what police have to say about people getting their bits out in public as the number of indecent exposures in Merton have been revealed.

With Christmas right around the corner, police are asking people to think twice before relieving themselves in ...

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Sutton: Hundreds of presents sent for children to open at Christmas

Hundreds of presents for children in Sutton who may not have had some to open on Christmas Day have been sent out following a massive appeal.

Sutton police received an “incredible” 640 gifts from residents in the borough and several schools, while many also donated ...

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Council backs Robbie Williams’ swimming pool plan despite Jimmy Page’s objection

Singer Robbie Williams’ plans for an underground swimming pool have been conditionally approved – despite objections from his Led Zeppelin guitarist neighbour Jimmy Page.

The decision could put an end to the five-year battle between ...

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Pogba can’t start thinking he’s bigger than Mourinho, warns Darren Fletcher

Darren Fletcher has strongly criticised Paul Pogba in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking as Manchester United manager, insisting the France star “needs a kick up the backside”.

Pogba posted “Caption this!” alongside a picture of himself adopting a ...

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Wimbledon: Huge expansion planned for as golf club votes to sell land to AELTC

The future of tennis in Merton just became a lot clearer after members of the Wimbledon Park Golf Club decided to sell off its land.

In doing so, the will transfer into the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet group of companies effective December 21, pending court approval of the ...

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