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Man details ‘failed’ efforts to raise alarm after £6,000 fraud attempt

A man who says he narrowly avoided being defrauded of more than £6,000 after receiving false bank details from a hacked email account has taken to social media following “failed” efforts to raise the alarm.

James Bromley turned to Twitter to report that he had ...

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Student gets three As after taking exams standing up

A student with a debilitating back condition achieved three A grades after taking her A-level exams standing up.

Zahra Farooque, 18, has suffered from a herniated disk, which makes it painful to sit down, for the past three years.

She had to lie on the floor in her lessons ...

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Runrig hail fans ahead of sell-out farewell concerts

Runrig have paid tribute to their legion of fans as they prepare to bring down the curtain on 45 years of performing.

The Celtic rockers will play to a total crowd of 47,000 at two farewell concerts in Stirling on Friday and Saturday.

The six-piece added a second show ...

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Union boss McCluskey calls on Labour to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Union boss Len McCluskey has called on the Labour Party to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Mr McCluskey, who is a close ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, said the party had been “insensitive” in not ...

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England rugby star Danny Cipriani ‘truly sorry’ after fracas at Jersey bar

England rugby star Danny Cipriani has apologised to the police after injuring a female officer as he resisted arrest outside a Jersey bar.

The 30-year-old grappled with officers as they tried to detain him following a row in which he pulled a tie off a doorman at the Royal ...

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Compulsory language education should be reintroduced, says Brighton College head

A headmaster has called for the reintroduction of compulsory language classes in schools to prevent what he called the “worrying insularity” of society getting worse.

Richard Cairns, headmaster of Brighton College, said the “sorry decline” in the number of ...

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Claude Puel shrugs off speculation as Leicester boss approaches crucial fixtures

Claude Puel claimed he would be “happy” for anyone succeeding him as Leicester boss due to the quality they would inherit – but he stressed “speculation” about his position was not his concern.

It has been reported that Puel is in serious danger of ...

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Patrick Roberts joins Girona on loan from Manchester City

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts will spend the season in Spain on loan at Girona.

Signed from Fulham in 2015 for a fee rising to £11million, the 21-year-old has spent the previous two-and-a-half years collecting trophies aplenty on loan at Celtic.

Roberts has ...

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Trevor Bayliss expects Ben Stokes to make public apology over Bristol incident

England head coach Trevor Bayliss has called on Ben Stokes to make a public apology over the events which led to his eventual acquittal for affray.

Stokes was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday – almost 11 months after being arrested following ...

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Cipriani ‘truly sorry’ for scuffle that leaves his England future in doubt

Danny Cipriani says he is “truly sorry” for the scuffle that saw him plead guilty to charges of common assault and resisting arrest.

The England-fly-half has been fined £2,000 by Jersey Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay £250 compensation for the ...

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Diynamic Festival London: Company hits out at decision to scrap event

Organisers of a festival that was denied permission to use Morden Park next month have hit out at the "unfair and unjust" decision.

On Monday, Merton Council's licensing committee voted against allowing Diynamic Festival London to take place on September 8, after widespread backlash ...

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Injunction order to ban encampments on 150 parks

Elmbridge borough council has been granted an injunction order banning unauthorised encampments on over 150 parks, open spaces and car parks.

The three-month injunction, granted by the High Court on Thursday (August 16), prevents any individual from occupying land and depositing ...

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Student has heart set on investment banking after getting top grades

Callum Fitzgerald is hoping that his top grades will lead to a career as an investment banker.

The 18-year-old is heading to Nottingham University after achieving A-level A grades in maths, physics and economics and an A grade in AS-level further maths at South Gloucestershire and ...

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Former Loyalist leader’s sister-in-law celebrates A-level Irish result

The sister-in-law of a former Loyalist leader has achieved an A grade in A-level Irish.

Linda Ervine said seven years ago she did not speak a word of Irish and was delighted by her result.

She studied the A-level course part-time over two years at An Droichead language ...

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Man caught with bomb-making equipment jailed for 12 years

A far-right extremist convicted of preparing acts of terrorism has been jailed for 12 years.

Peter Morgan, 35, had already started to assemble an explosive device with the potential to cause “horrific” injuries when he was caught with bomb-making equipment and manuals at ...

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Proportion of A-levels awarded A or A* reaches six-year high

The proportion of A-level entries awarded top grades has soared to its highest level for six years, with more than one in four gaining an A or A*.

But there has been a drop in the percentage of entries handed the best result.

National figures show the A*-A pass-rate for ...

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NI boys outperform girls at A* for first time since grade introduced

Boys have outperformed girls at the top A-level grade for the first time since it was introduced in Northern Ireland.

They overtook girls by 0.4% at A*, which was first awarded in 2010.

The performance gap between the genders also narrowed at the A*-A boundary, and it ...

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Media tells Donald Trump – we are not the enemy

Newspapers from across the United States have hit back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.

The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging a unified ...

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Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games plan moves a step forward

Birmingham’s plans for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have taken a step forward with the submission of a formal planning application for the athletes’ village.

The development at the former Birmingham City University campus in Perry Barr would host up to 6,500 competitors ...

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Now could be good time to play Everton, says Saints boss Hughes

Southampton boss Mark Hughes believes it could be an opportune moment to face Everton following their summer of transition.

The Toffees spent around £90million on new players during pre-season, as well as appointing manager Marco Silva as successor to Sam Allardyce.

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Budding sport stars celebrate A-level success

Tom de Glanville, son of former Bath and England rugby union captain Phil de Glanville, was among those celebrating A-level results on Thursday.

Fly-half De Glanville, a member of Bath Rugby’s senior academy and an England Under-18 international, is “100 per cent” ...

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