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Break-up of union would be a shame, says Sir Rod Stewart

Sir Rod Stewart has said it would be “a shame” if Scotland became independent when asked about the UK’s political situation.

However, the singer said he would support Scotland leaving the union “if it was good” for the country.

Speaking to BBC ...

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In Video: Regent Street sparkles as Christmas lights mark 200 years

Crowds descended on London’s Regent Street on Thursday evening to see the Christmas lights switch-on.

Celebrities including Heart radio presenters Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, as well as pop group The Script, were on hand to press the button.

The famous London street is ...

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BT shares plunge after Labour’s free broadband promise

Shares in BT dropped nearly 4% and TalkTalk put the sale of one of its businesses on hold after the Labour Party announced plans to turn broadband into a public service.

Jeremy Corbyn is due to officially announce the new policy in a speech in Lancaster on Friday morning.

Labour has ...

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Hong Kong condemns ‘barbaric attack’ on official in London

An alleged attack on a Hong Kong government official in London has been condemned as “barbaric” by the country’s leader, but demonstrators say the incident had been overplayed.

Footage posted on social media on Thursday night showed Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa ...

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Johnson denies offer of peerages to ‘buy off’ Brexit Party

Boris Johnson has dismissed as “nonsense” claims that the Conservatives offered peerages to senior Brexit Party figures in a bid to get them to stand aside in the General Election.

Nigel Farage has claimed he had repeatedly been offered a seat in the House of Lords in an ...

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Sweetman-Kirk will fulfil childhood dream by playing at Anfield

Liverpool striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk will fulfil a childhood dream when she runs out at Anfield on Sunday.

As a youngster in girl’s football she admits playing at such grounds was never “on the horizon” but the growth in the women’s game has made it a ...

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Jack Byrne ready to play a part in Republic of Ireland’s decisive Denmark clash

Jack Byrne is ready to play a part in the Republic of Ireland’s decisive Euro 2020 showdown with Denmark after turning his career around.

Snapped up by Manchester City as a 15-year-old, the midfielder returned to Ireland with Shamrock Rovers in December last year as he opted to ...

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Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Israel says it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza, after rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce.

The military statement indicated that Israel was willing to abide by the ceasefire if there are no additional rocket ...

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American aircraft join RAF allies in training exercise over North Sea

American military aircraft have joined UK fighter jets in a training exercise over the North Sea.

The recurring Point Blank exercise, which on Thursday included 35 aircraft from 10 units, aims to hone how allies will fight in real world operations.

Among those taking part were a ...

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Stopping climate change more important than stopping Brexit – Lib Dems

Stopping climate change is probably more important than stopping Brexit, Liberal Democrat economic spokesman Sir Ed Davey has admitted.

Sir Ed said the Liberal Democrats have pledged to invest heavily in environmental policies as “stopping climate change is probably even more ...

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Boris Johnson defends his tea-making method after stewing row

Boris Johnson has defended his controversial method of making a cup of tea as “delicious” during an interview on BBC Breakfast.

Speaking to Naga Munchetty during an extended interview on Friday’s edition of the programme, the PM discussed the NHS, Brexit and the flooding ...

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Johnson says Tories must ‘do better’ on the NHS

Boris Johnson has said the Tories “have got to do better” on the NHS after key figures showed the service was performing at the worst level on record.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock was accused of being “staggeringly out of touch” after he claimed on Thursday that ...

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Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

Chinese tech giant Huawei has begun selling its first foldable smartphone without Google apps or US-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington.

The Mate X went on sale in China and competes with Samsung’s Galaxy fold.

Huawei has announced no plans for sales ...

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Abraham dreaming of Euro 2020 glory with England

Tammy Abraham is dreaming of winning Euro 2020 after claiming his first goal for England.

The Chelsea striker scored last in the Three Lions’ 7-0 romp over Montenegro which booked their place at next summer’s tournament.

His maiden goal for his country completes a ...

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Cleveland defensive end Garrett ‘lost his cool’ before striking opponent with helmet

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett admitted he “lost his cool” after starting the brawl which marred their 21-7 victory over AFC North rivals Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday evening.

Cleveland’s scrappy win at the FirstEnergy Stadium was overshadowed by an ugly ...

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Whole England squad is behind Joe Gomez – Chilwell

England defender Ben Chilwell says the whole squad is behind Joe Gomez after he was booed against Montenegro.

The Liverpool defender was jeered by home fans at Wembley as he came on as a second-half substitute in the 7-0 win that sealed Euro 2020 qualification.

Gomez has been at the ...

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University recalls students from Hong Kong

A university has recalled students on exchange programmes in Hong Kong as civil unrest continues.

The University of Edinburgh has asked the 21 students affected to return to the UK as soon as they can.

Anti-government protests have been raging in Hong Kong for months, and students ...

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Police forces to offer election candidates security briefings

All UK police forces are to offer election candidates security briefings, in a bid to protect them from being attacked while on the campaign trail.

A senior officer will be assigned in each force to oversee the plan and act as a point of contact, the National Police Chiefs’ Council ...

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BT shares plunge after Labour’s free broadband promise

Shares in BT dropped nearly 4% and TalkTalk put the sale of one of its businesses on hold after the Labour Party announced plans to turn broadband into a public service

Jeremy Corbyn is due to officially announce the new policy in a speech in Lancaster on Friday morning.

Labour has ...

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England should look to Southee and Boult for inspiration on flat pitches – Gough

Darren Gough believes England must “find a way” to thrive on unresponsive surfaces, pointing out Tim Southee and Trent Boult have done so in New Zealand despite their status as swing bowlers.

Movement in the air or off the pitch has been peculiarly absent for England in ...

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James Rodriguez sidelined for Colombia’s friendly against Peru with knee injury

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has been ruled out of Colombia’s international friendly against Peru on Friday after suffering a knee injury in training.

The Colombia Football Federation announced that the 28-year-old complained of discomfort after ...

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