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Hacker who attacked Uber and Sainsbury’s hands over £1m in Bitcoin

A British hacker who led cyber attacks on massive companies including Uber, Asda and Sainsbury’s has had a Bitcoin stash worth £1 million confiscated.

Grant West, 27, who operated on the dark web under the nickname Courvoisier – the name of a popular French cognac ...

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Store’s owner celebrates selling winning 11.2m euro Lotto ticket

An Irish store owner is celebrating selling his second Lotto jackpot ticket in a year.

The winning ticket of the 11.2 million euro (£10.1 million) jackpot was sold at a shop in Co Wicklow.

It was confirmed on Friday that the winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on Wednesday, the ...

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Family of Pc Andrew Harper ‘torn apart’ by his death as police pay tribute
The family of a police officer who was killed responding to a burglary said their “lives and hearts have been torn apart” as they and his colleagues observed a minute’s silence in his honour. ...
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Eggs extracted from last northern white rhino females in bid to save the species

Wildlife experts and veterinarians say there is hope to prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino because they successfully extracted eggs from the last two remaining females of the species.

The eggs will be used to reproduce the species through a surrogate.

The ...

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HMY Iolaire wreck site to become official war grave

A ship which sank off the Isle of Lewis while returning servicemen from the First World War is to finally be recognised as a war grave.

Only 82 of the 283 passengers on board the HMY Iolaire are believed to have survived when it smashed into rocks off Stornoway during the early hours of ...

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No more excuses, Stormont’s rowing politicians warned

The Northern Ireland Secretary has warned Stormont’s rowing politicians there are “no more excuses” for failing to restore powersharing.

Julian Smith vowed to re-energise stalled talks to resurrect the devolved institutions as he expressed frustration at the pace of ...

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Conor McGregor reacts after video emerges of pub attack

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor says he was “completely in the wrong” after video emerged of him appearing to punch a man in a pub in Dublin.

Video footage of the incident released by TMZ earlier in August appears to show McGregor, 31, punch a man in the ...

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Emery demands Arsenal improvement against top-six rivals

Unai Emery says Arsenal must improve their record against the Premier League’s best sides if they are to force their way back into the top four.

The Gunners finished fifth last season, just a point behind neighbours Tottenham, as Emery came close to securing a return to Champions ...

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Manu’s the man, says impressed England team-mate Youngs

Ben Youngs has warned Ireland that Manu Tuilagi is in the shape of his life as England plot to launch the powerful centre on another decisive early raid.

Tuilagi’s bulldozing run straight from a line-out provided the launchpad for Jonny May to score in the second minute at the Aviva ...

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Cumbrian MP calls for review of grouse shooting

Cumbrian MP Sue Hayman is among the Labour politicians calling for a review of grouse shooting amid claims that it damages important natural habitats.

The 16-week shooting season started last Monday - the so-called Glorious Twelfth. Labour says that consideration should be given to ...

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Police issue 'do not approach' warning for wanted man who could be in Cumbria

POLICE believe a man wanted for for allegedly breaching his sexual harm prevention order by failing to maintain contact with officers may be in Cumbria.

Paul Hunter Redpath, 48, is also wanted for breach of notification requirements and prison recall.

He is actively being ...

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Double delight at twins’ results

Identical twins were delighted after discovering they had done better than expected.

Matthew and Daniel Scott, from Oulton, near Wigton, headed to Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton to find out their fate together.

Having both done reasonably well in their mock exams they ...

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Rescue efforts doubled

A DRAMATIC rescue saw two helicopters called to help a woman with serious head injuries.

Just before 5pm on Tuesday, Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT) scrambled to the aid of a 70-year-old woman.

North West Ambulance Service called the team to help them access and ...

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Bolsonaro defiant as global fears escalate over Amazon wildfires
As global concerns rise over raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government has complained that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. ...
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Malta to allow hundreds of migrants to disembark following deal with six countries

Malta has said it will allow 356 migrants aboard a humanitarian ship in the central Mediterranean Sea to disembark after six European countries agreed to accept all of them.

In a series of tweets, Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat said the migrants will be transferred from the Ocean ...

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Malta to allow hundreds of migrants to disembark following deal with six countries

Malta has said it will allow 356 migrants aboard a humanitarian ship in the central Mediterranean Sea to disembark after six European countries agreed to accept all of them.

In a series of tweets, Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat said the migrants will be transferred from the Ocean ...

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Jamie Oliver to focus business empire on creating anti-obesity legacy

Jamie Oliver is to turn his business empire into an ethical “B corporation” as the chef embarks on an anti-obesity project which he says will be his “legacy”.

The Jamie Oliver Group released a social impact report on Friday, which it said was an “important ...

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Jeremy Kyle pilots new ITV show months after flagship programme axed

Jeremy Kyle is piloting a new show to air on ITV months after his flagship programme was axed, the broadcaster’s director of television Kevin Lygo has said.

The channel cancelled the presenter’s long-running The Jeremy Kyle Show following the death of participant Steve ...

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More knife screening arches pledged for Notting Hill Carnival

More than 12,000 police officers will be on the streets for Notting Hill Carnival this year, with “significantly more” knife arches in place at the popular event.

Around one million people are expected to attend the annual two-day celebration in west London over the Bank ...

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‘Ugly’ abandoned dog finally finds a new owner

An abandoned dog who struggled to find a new home because people thought she was “ugly” is now living life to the fullest after she was adopted.

Morissa, a 13-year-old hairless Chinese crested dog, has a number of health problems including failing eyesight.

Staff at the ...

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World’s top footballers join clamour for action over Amazon wildfires
Football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe have joined forces with the likes of French president Emmanuel Macron to highlight the plight of the Amazon region, currently plagued by wildfires. ...
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