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The HSBC cull goes on...is YOUR local branch next on the hit list? 

Bosses of high street bank HSBC will sit down today and decide whether to keep the bank’s headquarters in London’s Docklands or move abroad.
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The simple solution to Britain's critical protection cover scandal will come too late for Hein, says JEFF PRESTRIDGE

Our recent article on the critical illness insurance policies that failed to come to the financial rescue of 44-year-old amputee Hein Pretorius provoked much response.
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A general view of a Halifax Bank of Scotland branch in the centre of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

TONY HETHERINGTON: Why no one should rely on a Halifax banker's draft

My husband and I decided to retire after running a pub for 17 years. The new tenants agreed a settlement of £10,000. They paid with a banker’s draft from Halifax.
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Borrowing, bills, savings and mortgages: Let the experts help you plan for your financial future  

We fret about mortgages going up and poor savings rates...now let the experts help you to make a plan for your financial future.
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Why it pays to teach school children about the world of finance 

Professionals from across the financial services industry, the Government and charities have formed an alliance to strengthen personal finance education among all age groups.
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Forget the crisis...PICKET WATER really does have a watertight strategy 

Fears of a financial crisis to rival that of 2008 took its toll on stock markets worldwide last week, with the FTSE 100 Index at one stage falling to its lowest level since November 2012.
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Je t’aime . . . a pink crocodile skin Birkin handbag worth £150,000 

Handbags are a girl’s best friend...as a practical fashion accessory. But they can also prove great company as a successful investment.
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The London headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, is pictured on August 7, 2009. State-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday reported a five-fold jump in write-offs linked to the credit crunch, to 7.5 billion pounds, and warned bad debts would remain "high for a while". The surge in first-half impairment charges saw RBS post a 26-percent jump in net losses during the six months to June 30 compared with the same period a year earlier. "Our first half results, as we had clearly warned, are poor with a net attributable loss of one billion pounds," RBS chief executive Stephen Hester said in a bleak results statement from the government-controlled bank. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Axe looms over 400 jobs at local branches and call centres as RBS business arm is overhauled

Those at the highest risk of losing their jobs include business specialists in charge of lending sums of up to £25,000 to small firms.
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Say it with flowers: Be my vending machine Valentine 

Rockflower was founded two years ago by Andrew McAlpine using a £5,000 Government backed Start Up Loan.
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SIMON WATKINS: It's time to shed light on costly energy deals for consumers

Energy groups are in the firing line once more over customers’ bills and, as we report this week, British Gas is likely to face brickbats when it announces a leap in earnings.
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Tory donor firm Lycamobile is late again in filing accounts 

Lycamobile, the telecoms firm that is a major donor to the Conservative Party, has narrowly missed being struck off the register of UK firms after failing to file accounts on time.
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Sticky times for personalised greeting cards firm Moonpig as sales rise but profits fall 

The latest accounts for the company, which lets customers create their own birthday cards, mugs and T-shirts, show that turnover increased 18 per cent from £51.7million to £61million.
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Small firms’ tsar: Review tax for the 4million people self-employed in the UK

Banks should offer flexible mortgages to suit Britain's self-employed workers and the Government should carry out a review of the way they are taxed, report suggests.
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Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy: 'We should stay in the EU' 

Leahy said he favoured the UK staying in the EU if the Prime Minister’s negotiations over its membership were substantive and made ‘a real difference’.
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Now we’re a nation of luxury bag makers as Britain goes upmarket 

Production was worth £205million in 2014 compared to £133million in 2013 – a year-on-year increase of 54 per cent and a seven-year high for the sector.
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BAE Systems lines up oil industry veteran for top job as group lines up for profits fall 

Defence giant BAE Systems will this week name oil industry veteran Charles Woodburn as its chief operating officer, lining him up as the favourite to take over as chief executive.
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Inflation is rising, but there's no need to fear a rate rise yet  

The Consumer Prices Index, released on Tuesday, is expected to show that prices rose by 0.4 per cent over the 12 months to January, a marked increase from December’s 0.2 per cent.
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Blue chip firms ditch dividends in profits plunge as turbulent markets roll on 

Amid carnage in the stock market – which saw the FTSE 100 index of the UK’s hundred largest firms fall 2.5 per cent to 5,708 last week – a raft of big names have slashed dividends.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS: Fastforward a few years to the next ‘unicorn’ success? 

There is a buzzword in finance that has taken off in the past year – ‘unicorn’. It is used in investment circles to indicate a company that is thought to be worth £1billion or more, but still privately owned.
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MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Harry Potter publisher proves to be a wizard investment as shares deliver returns of 48% 

Bloomsbury Publishing, which is behind the Harry Potter books among others, has added a little magic to the Midas portfolio.
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A flying start for LGBT travel firm hoping to revolutionise the sector 

The company was founded by Darren Burn, a former ITV news journalist, in partnership with Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding.
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UK Government hands out £1bn in 'digital marketplace' IT deals via site 

Launched in November 2014, the marketplace was designed as a single website to replace a range of others, which it was claimed were confusing for buyers and suppliers.
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Pippa Middleton takes on a new role… as bike firm’s spokes woman 

This weekend, Dassi launches the first ‘totally made in Britain high performance cycle’ at the Bike Show, which takes place at the ExCel centre in East London.
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Best UK city to start a new business in revealed 

The review analysed the availability, quality and cost of amenities on offer to entrepreneurs, including broadband speeds, the cost of office space and the number and value of Start-Up loans.
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Deposits rocket by 800% at challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank 

Shares in European banks slumped to multi-year lows last week amid increasing concerns over their profitability.
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'Some jobs pay so much we call them bank raids', says Anthea Turner 

The highest earners in this country are being hunted down like witches and taxed as if they are the anti-Christ, says TV presenter Anthea Turner.
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A person holding a British Gas bill as around eight million British Gas customers will face higher utility bills from next month as the energy supplier confirmed a hike in tariffs. 
Household bills for gas and electricity will increase by an average of 7% from December 10, which will amount to an increase of £1.50 on the average weekly dual-fuel bill.
The increases apply to customers on standard and variable tariffs. The company said rising wholesale prices had forced it to lift the bills, but vowed not to apply the increase to the company's 300,000 most vulnerable customers, such as the poorest pensioners.

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British Gas profits poised to rocket 30% as energy costs plummet - but consumer bills barely budge

The City expects the company to report that profits rocketed by nearly 30 per cent to £563million for the 12 months to the end of last year.
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'Look out, we are heading for a crash again', warns William White, the central banker who predicted 2008 crisis 

As financial markets reeled last week and fears of a fresh recession or even banking crisis sparked panic, White was more than willing to issue yet another prophecy of doom.
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£4,619 is the average debt small firms are chasing in UK courts

Small businesses are increasingly resorting to the law to chase bad debt, according to new research.
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Republicans trade blows ahead of debate

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz attack each other ahead of a debate between the remaining Republican contenders for US president in South Carolina.
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West Brom midfielder James McClean involved in touchline spat with Everton supporters during win at Goodison Park 

West Brom's James McClean was involved in a heated exchange with Everton supporters after being substituted in Saturday's 1-0 win at Goodison Park.
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Coventry hit Bury for six and Gillingham back up to second after beating Barnsley

LEAGUE ONE ROUND-UP: Coventry gave their promotion challenge a major boost by thrashing Bury 6-0 at the Ricoh Arena for their biggest win of the season.
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Several die in Pennsylvania pile-up

A number of people have died in a motorway pile-up involving more than 50 vehicles in Pennsylvania, authorities say.
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Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle United

Newcastle drop into the relegation zone on goal difference after three early goals set Chelsea on their way to an easy win.
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Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle: John Terry and Oscar injuries are concern for Guus Hiddink ahead of PSG clash 

ADAM SHERGOLD: Performance-wise, this was everything Chelsea could have asked for with an important Champions League date circled on the calendar in the days to come.
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VIDEO: Pope: Inequality breeds corruption

Pope Francis delivers a tough message to Mexico's leaders saying a failure to tackle inequality has sown the seeds of corruption and drug-related violence.
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Newcastle put in shambolic performance as Chelsea hit five to pile the pressure on manager Steve McClaren

NEIL ASHTON AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: When Steve McClaren headed down the tunnel for a comfort break after Diego Costa opened his account, the temptation was to keep on walking.
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Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle: Pedro nets brace as Blues cruise to emphatic victory over Magpies at Stamford Bridge  

OLIVER HOLT AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Newcastle's woeful away record continued as Steve McClaren's men were beaten 5-1 by a resurgent Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge. 
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VIDEO: Russia 'changed Syria balance of power'

A war of words has broken out between Russia and the West, a day after they agreed a pause in the fighting in Syria.
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Catalans Dragons 10-38 Hull FC

Hull FC secure a second convincing Super League victory in a row, scoring seven tries in a stunning win at Catalans Dragons.
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Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock (right) on the touchline

Rotherham held to draw by Birmingham in Neil Warnock's first game in charge while Burnley fail to leap-frog Middlesbrough

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Warnock watched on as his new side put in a battling performance and earned a point, despite playing the last 12 minutes with 10 men following Richard Wood's red card.
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Wales 27-23 Scotland: George North scores superb solo try to seal victory and condemn Scots to ninth consecutive Six Nations defeat

SAM PETERS AT THE PRINCIPALITY STADIUM: George North returned to form in superb fashion to score the match-winning try for Wales and maintain Warren Gatland’s record against Scotland.
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Earth's rarest minerals catalogued

Scientists categorise the Earth's rarest minerals with some so rare that the total global supply could fit in a thimble.
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Orlando Bloom plants a kiss on Katy Perry as they dance together at Adele concert 

Standing amidst the star-studded balcony crowd, the two faced inward, dancing together. Katy grinned happily as an obviously besotted Orlando lent in to plant a kiss on her face.
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Waterloo Road twins Shona and Rhona are unrecognisable now

They made their name as the cheeky twins Shona and Rhona in Waterloo Road. But just five years after they appeared in the BBC drama in 2011, Hope and Millie Katana are virtually unrecognisable.
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Derby 0-1 MK Dons: Darren Wassall loses first game in charge as winless run stretches to eight games for the Rams

Wassall, who replaced Paul Clement on Monday, saw his team dominate possession but create few chances before the visitors scored with a Jake Forster-Caskey free-kick eight minutes from time.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan inspires Borussia Dortmund to narrow win as new Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann starts with a point

Borussia Dortmund needed a moment of inspiration from Henrikh Mkhitaryan to overcame bottom side Hanover 96 while Julian Nagelsmann began life at Hoffenheim with a point.
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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Brighton's Beram Kayal scores the team's third goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Bolton Wanderers at The Amex Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Brighton 3-2 Bolton: Beram Kayal earns Seagulls all three points after visitors twice fight back with Emile Heskey on target 

Brighton were twice pegged back by relegation-threatened Bolton before a second-half strike from Beram Kayal gave them a 3-2 home win.
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Tom Hardy and Simon Pegg battle it out for WORST British Film BARFTA

The British Academy of Rubbish Films and Terrible Acting (BARFTA) gave nods to Legend (pictured) and Pegg's Absolutely Anything as they announced the nominees today.
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Lindsay Lohan enjoys a night on the town at the Chiltern Firehouse

The 29-year-old actress looked super chic for her night on the town, clad in an all-black ensemble.
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Blackburn 0-2 Hull City: Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame goals give visitors win

Two goals in the space of 10 second-half minutes saw Hull saunter to a deserved 2-0 win at Blackburn which moved them to the top of the Sky Bet Championship.
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Celtic 2-0 Ross County: Leigh Griffiths adds 30th goal of the season as Hoops open up three-point lead on second-placed Aberdeen

Leigh Griffiths struck his 30th goal of the season to help Celtic to a 2-0 win over Ross County at Parkhead and open up a three-point lead over Aberdeen at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.
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Pregnant Chrissy Teigen showcases her burgeoning baby bump

Chrissy Teigen, 30, pulled out all the stops on Friday night as she stepped out for dinner with pals at Red Stixx in New York.
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Pakistan denounces Valentine's Day

Pakistan's president denounces St Valentine's Day, saying the festival has no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided.
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Matteo Darmian out for several weeks with dislocated shoulder, reveals Louis van Gaal in another Manchester United injury blow

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a dislocated shoulder during the 2-1 loss at Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.
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Norwich City 2-2 West Ham United

Norwich blow a two-goal lead but end a run of five league defeats with a draw against West Ham at Carrow Road.
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Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford: Troy Deeney double consigns Eagles to defeat as winless run extends to nine Premier League games despite Emmanuel Adebayor scoring his first goal for the club

KIERAN GILL AT SELHURST PARK: At last, a striker scored for Crystal Palace, but Emmanuel Adebayor’s first goal for his new club counted for nothing as Watford’s Troy Deeney got two.
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Palestinian woman armed with knife stabs an Israeli soldier

A knife-wielding Palestinian woman who attacked an Israeli soldier and a bystander has been shot dead in the West Bank.
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Bournemouth 1-3 Stoke City: Giannelli Imbula, Ibrahim Afellay and Joselu on target as Potters seal first win in four games 

SAM CUNNINGHAM AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: Stoke City secured their first win in four Premier League games, beating Bournemouth 3-1 away. Giannelli Imbula netted the Potters' opener.
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Swansea 0-1 Southampton: Shane Long heads winner

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM: High flying Southampton kept a sixth successive clean sheet as they defeated Swansea City 1-0 in their Premier League clash on Saturday.
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Everton 0-1 West Brom: Salomon Rondon's effort enough to clinch victory for resolute Baggies as home blues strike at Goodison Park

JOE BERNSTEIN AT GOODISON PARK: Tony Pulis has never been relegated as a manager and that run is certain to continue if West Brom show the same grit for the rest of the season.
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Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle RESULT: Pedro nets brace as Blues run riot but John Terry limps off injured

Pedro scored twice as Chelsea eased to a 5-1 win over relegation threatened Newcastle United in the Premier League. Diego Costa, Willian and Bertrand Traore were also on target.
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Norwich 2-2 West Ham: Dimitri Payet and Mark Noble hit back to deny Canaries a vital win after Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan had home side two goals up at Carrow Road

OLIVER TODD AT CARROW ROAD: It is an all-too familiar feeling in Norfolk: Elation quickly followed by dejection. Norwich were 2-0 up with a chance to seal a first win in six - but they blew it.
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Celtic 2-0 Ross County

Leigh Griffiths reaches 30 goals for the season as Celtic beat Ross County to move three points clear at the top of the Premiership.
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Real Madrid 4-2 Athletic Bilbao: Cristiano Ronaldo nets brace as Zinedine Zidane's side keep pressure on Barcelona in La Liga

RIK SHARMA AT THE BERNABEU: Thanks to a rejuvenated Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid managed to blow Athletic Bilbao away in a thrilling clash that was billed as Zidane's first real test.
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UK weather gets and arctic blast TONIGHT with up to six inches of snow

The north of England could be blanketed in snow overnight as an Arctic blast moves south from Scotland bringing freezing temperatures with it in a February cold snap.
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France 10-9 Ireland: Maxine Medard scores late try to break Irish hearts as Joe Schmidt's side search for first RBS 6 Nations win

Ireland saw their 2016 RBS 6 Nations title slipping away after a narrow defeat by France, punished in Paris for poor scrummaging and wasting a host of half-chances.
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Soaring chocolate demand and slowing production are putting sweet treats at risk 

The world is heading for a 'chocolate deficit', according to a new UK report. Despite increased demand for the sweet treat, pictured, supply has not kept up due to poor farming methods.
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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink slams QPR's display against Fulham as 'not acceptable' 

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was stunned by his team's dismal performance against Fulham and could not explain their 3-1 defeat.
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Wales 27-16 Scotland SIX NATIONS 2016 LIVE: The visitors take the lead going into half-time at the Principality Stadium

Wales and Scotland both go into their Six Nations tie on Saturday searching for their first victories of the tournament. Follow all the action from the Principality Stadium here LIVE with John Downes.
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Irate homeowner blocks a car in for TWO DAYS with a tonne of gravel

Julie Geue was left so infuriated at commuters continually parked on her drive in Dartford, Kent, that when the last commuter tried it, she decided to block him in for two days, pictured.
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England Women see off feisty Italy

England score five tries to Italy's four and win 33-24 in the Women's Six Nations in Ivrea.
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NZ beach crowdfund bid hits target

A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to bid for a private New Zealand beach for public use hits its target - bidders now face a wait to see if they are successful.
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VIDEO: Medieval boat raised from riverbed

A medieval ship has been raised from a riverbed in the Netherlands where it has rested untouched for 500 years.
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Husband of Caroline Andrews who was found dead at Kent home is charged with her murder

Stuart Andrews, 54, has been charged with the murder of his wife Caroline, 52, days after police discovered the mother-of-four's body at her home in Benenden, Kent.
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Nine out of ten young Britons will be unable to afford their own house within ten years

In contrast, the over 65s will represent a third of all home owners in Britain by 2025, up from 23 per cent back in 1998, and the drop will be even sharper for those on modest incomes.
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Southampton woman who was blinded in one eye in an acid attack is now homeless

Carla Whitlock, 37, who was blinded in one eye after an acid attack in Southampton, said she is now living in a city centre car park after becoming homeless after leaving a safe house.
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Helen Baxendale reveals she didn't want her dead Cold Feet character to be brought back

Helen Baxendale, 45, has revealed she rejected the opportunity to return as Rachel Bradley in the upcoming reboot of Cold Feet as it 'didn't feel right'.
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World's oldest twins born prematurely in 1912 celebrate 104th birthday

When they were born prematurely in 1912, doctors gave Paulette Olivier and Simone Thiot little chance of survival. But 104 years later, the jovial French twins are still going strong.
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Brazil deploys soldiers over Zika virus

More than 200,000 Brazilian soldiers are sent across the country to warn people of the risks of the Zika virus.
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Surgery to end Smith's Paralympic dream

Paralympic cycling hopeful David Smith needs more surgery on a spinal tumour, ending his chances of competing in Rio.
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Cerys Matthews is blasted for presenting BBC One Show item on Watership Down in rabbit fur

The Welsh singer, pictured, was presenting a segment on the classic novel while wearing what appeared to be a rabbit fur hat. The One Show co-host Matt Baker called it an 'unfortunate choice'.
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Alex Teixeira greeted by excited fans at the airport as Brazilian arrives in China after sealing £38m move to Jiangsu Suning  

The former Liverpool target is the latest in a host of players to join the mega rich Chinese revolution after completing a £38million switch earlier this month.
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Junior doctors' social media campaign 'to blame for talks breakdown'

Sir David Dalton (pictured) said comments on Facebook and Twitter were a 'huge impediment' to talks, which failed to produce a deal with doctors' union the British Medical Association (BMA)
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Louis van Gaal admits Manchester United's best route to Champions League will be via Europa League after Sunderland defeat

Louis van Gaal moved a step closer to the exit at Old Trafford on Saturday after another dismal display, with the team losing 2-1 at relegation-threatened Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
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The Jihadi Jail: Plans to put the UK's Islamic terrorists in one place

A review recommends creating a jail to hold all 131 Islamist inmates, convicted of terror offences, in a single secure unit to stop them infecting other prisoners with their extremist views.
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Man slits his throat in Newcastle-under-Lyme Boots and dies in front of shoppers

Shoppers have spoken of their horror after a man walked into a crowded Boots store on High Street, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, in Staffordshire, and slashed his own throat with a razor blade.
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NHS watchdogs will trawl the public’s Facebook accounts looking for complaints

Peter Wyman (pictured), chairman of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said that they should use 'big data' more effectively in the face of 25 per cent budget cuts.
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Video shows hit-and-run driver ploughing into a group of nightclubbers in Southampton

Mahibur Rahman, 24, was jailed for six years at Southampton Crown Court after being found guilty of 'ridiculously dangerous driving' when he drove into a group of late-night revellers in the city centre.
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Over 60,000 sign petition calling on E.ON to reimburse them for expensive Age UK energy tariff

Age UK linked up with E.ON last year to recommend an energy package for pensioners typically costing £1,049 a year, which was £245 more than on the company’s cheapest rate.
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UK player claims EuroMillions jackpot

A UK ticket holder claims Friday's £24m EuroMillions jackpot, National Lottery operator Camelot said.
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Wahbi Khazri shows he can give Sunderland a new start after troubled week 

It was a new beginning, Sunderland finally free of the shadow which has been cast by Johnson’s ongoing case, and £9m Khazri showed he can be the man to fill the gap in the first team.
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Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United

Sunderland boost their Premier League survival hopes with a deserved victory over an uninspired Manchester United.
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Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United: David de Gea own goal hands Black Cats victory as visitors fail to close the gap on top four

ROB DRAPER AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT: Whenever Manchester United take a faltering step forward, they always find it within themselves to take a couple of enormous ones backwards.
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Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Fulham

Fulham beat west London rivals QPR for the second time this season to give Slavisa Jokanovic his first win as boss.
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QPR 1-3 Fulham: Slavisa Jokanovic's side earn West London derby bragging rights after first half masterclass at Loftus Road

Fulham posted a first win under Slavisa Jokanovic on Saturday as they sealed an emphatic Sky Bet Championship double over west-London rivals QPR with a 3-1 triumph at Loftus Road.
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Indy editor writes to 'treasured' readers

The decision to cease print editions of the Independent would have been a shock to readers, its editor writes in a letter in the paper.
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Injured Brunt out of South Africa tour

Fast bowler Katherine Brunt will miss the rest of England women's tour of South Africa after injuring her back on Friday.
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Norwich 2-2 West Ham LIVE score: Plus Everton 0-1 West Brom and the rest of the Barclays Premier League 3pm action

Join DAN RIPLEY for live coverage of the five 3pm kick-offs in the Barclays Premier League. Relegation-threatened Norwich host West Ham in the pick of the Saturday afternoon matches