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Hot buttered toast for patients will improve their NHS experience, says PM

Boris Johnson says something as simple as delivering “hot buttered toast for the patients of this country” will help improve people’s experience of the NHS.

His remarks came as it was disclosed Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith will advise a Government review into ...

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Football hero joins young bike riders for anti-knife crime protest

A football star who still bears the scars of his stab wounds joined an anti-knife crime protest to demand change.

Watford striker Andre Gray joined forces with BMX professional Ryan Taylor and Henry Smith, the founder of anti-knife crime charity The Wickers, to campaign against the high ...

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No excuses from England after poor show against Australia

Graham Thorpe offered no excuses after England served up another dismal batting display but he is adamant they are capable of achieving “something special” to keep the Ashes series alive.

With Australia posting 179 all out on the opening day of the third Test, hopes were high ...

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Day two of the third Ashes Test: England’s Ashes hopes on the brink

England were dismissed for a calamitous 67 as their hopes of reclaiming the Ashes were left hanging by a thread on a day that could prove a line in the sand for their misfiring Test batsmen.

Joe Root’s side arrived at Headingley on the second morning of the third Test with a huge ...

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Dog walkers have taken it upon themselves to clean up Spa Wood in Upper Norwood

A pair of determined dog walkers took it upon themselves to make Spa Wood in Upper Norwood nicer for local people.

Debbie Paul and Chloe Stein use the woods to walk their dogs in daily, but became fed up with it being unkempt and full of rubbish.

So two years ago ...

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Polish chef criticises Home Office after bid for settled status rejected

The Home Office is facing question marks over its EU citizens scheme after a top chef was denied settled status despite saying he has proof of having lived in the UK for almost 15 years.

Polish entrepreneur Damian Wawrzyniak has twice cooked for the royals, was a head chef during the ...

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Here is how Merton's schools fared in GCSE core subjects

Students and their teachers across Merton celebrated their GCSE results yesterday.

72.8% of Merton pupils achieved grades 9 – 4 (9 being the highest and 4 a standard pass) in both English and maths.

Merton's cabinet member for schools, Councillor Eleanor Stringer, ...

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Campaigners criticise Boris Johnson’s ‘inflammatory’ message to migrants

Boris Johnson’s warning that migrants would be sent back if they crossed the English Channel to the UK have been branded as “inflammatory” and “misleading” by campaigners.

The Prime Minister’s comments came after a surge in attempts – with nearly ...

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Justice Ruth Ginsburg completes treatment for tumour on pancreas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a tumour on her pancreas – and there is no evidence of the disease remaining.

The US Supreme Court said the tumour was “treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the ...

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EFL says little progress made in bid to save Bury but MP says bid is coming

Bury owner Steve Dale has made “limited progress” in his bid to prevent the crisis-hit club going bust, according to the English Football League, but local MP James Frith says a buyer is in place.

Dale has been given until 23.59pm on Friday to either provide proof he can fund ...

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Halep: What comes now is a bonus after Wimbledon win

A relaxed Simona Halep claimed success at the US Open would be a bonus after declaring her Wimbledon win was ‘job done’.

Romanian Halep claimed her second grand slam title when she triumphed against Serena Williams in last month’s final at the All England ...

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England embarrassed for 67 as Ashes hopes hang by a thread

England were dismissed for a calamitous 67 as their hopes of reclaiming the Ashes were left hanging by a thread on a day that could prove a line in the sand for their misfiring Test batsmen.

Joe Root’s side arrived at Headingley on the second morning of the third Test with a huge ...

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Campaigners criticise Boris Johnson’s ‘inflammatory’ message to migrants

Boris Johnson’s warning that migrants would be sent back if they crossed the English Channel to the UK have been branded as “inflammatory” and “misleading” by campaigners.

The Prime Minister’s comments came after a surge in attempts – with nearly ...

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Brazil’s leader suggests he will send army to tackle Amazon wildfires

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has said he might send the military to battle the massive blazes engulfing the Amazon amid an international outcry.

“That’s the plan,” said Mr Bolsonaro.

He did not say when the armed forces would get involved but suggested ...

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Harland and Wolff shipyard should be renationalised, say unions

The UK Government has been urged to support the unpaid workforce at the closure-threatened Harland and Wolff shipyard while potential rescue bids are firmed up.

Trade unions have called for a temporary renationalisation of the Belfast business to provide breathing space for the ...

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Fires in the Amazon rainforest: Why are they happening?

Raging fires in the Amazon rainforest – known as “the lungs of the planet” – have sparked global concerns.

Brazilian federal experts reported a record number of wildfires across the country this year, up 84% over the same period in 2018. But why has this happened ...

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Polish chef criticises Home Office after bid for settled status rejected

The Home Office is facing question marks over its EU citizens scheme after a top chef was denied settled status despite saying he has proof of having lived in the UK for almost 15 years.

Polish entrepreneur Damian Wawrzyniak has twice cooked for the royals, was a head chef during the ...

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Perisic set for Bayern bow but Kovac ‘won’t take any risks’ with Coutinho

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac is set to hand Ivan Perisic his debut against Schalke this weekend but fellow new signing Philippe Coutinho will not be thrown straight into the fray.

Coutinho joined Bayern this week on a season-long loan from Barcelona, with the Bundesliga ...

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Wolves boss Nuno dismisses burnout fears amid busy schedule

Nuno Espirito Santo has dismissed fears of early burnout with Wolves on the brink of reaching the Europa League group stage.

The Portuguese boss guided his side to an impressive 3-2 win at Torino in their Europa League play-off first leg on Thursday.

Wolves are now favourites to ...

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Roger Federer feeling better than ever heading into US Open

It may be over a decade since Roger Federer last won the US Open but the Swiss master feels he has his best chance in years to land a sixth title.

Federer, who won five titles in a row between 2004 and 2008, heads to Flushing Meadows having narrowly lost an epic Wimbledon final to ...

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Interview: Seven 19-year-old friends become the new owners of Walton and Hersham FC

A group of seven 19-year-old friends are making history after becoming the joint owners of Walton and Hersham Football Club.

'The Swans' captured the imagination of football fans across the UK and beyond in recent days after revealing that seven mates from the area have become the ...

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