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Six Nations Team of the Week: England's Billy Vunipola best of the bunch as Virimi Vakatawa enjoys superb France Test debut

The opening weekend of the Six Nations saw England and France record narrow wins and Ireland and Wales draw in Dublin, with all teams showing signs of promise. Here we rate the players.
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Celtic to face Morton in Scottish Cup quarter-finals after draw malfunction sees them avoid Dundee United

Celtic are set to host Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals after a malfunction with the draw on Monday night saw them avoid a trip to Dundee United.
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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay starts for U21 side against Norwich after poor performance at Chelsea

The match at Old Trafford comes just over 24 hours after the Dutch winger cost the senior team crucial points at Chelsea in the Premier League. Depay has fallen out of favour under Louis van Gaal.
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Derby appoint Nottingham Forest legend Des Walker as academy defence coach on same day manager Paul Clement is sacked

Des Walker, 50, made over 400 appearances for Forest over two spells in a career that also saw him play for Sampdoria and Sheffield Wednesday, as well as win 59 England caps.
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Mumford and Sons taunt South Africa fans by dedicating a song to the England cricket team as Stuart Broad and co watch concert 

Throughout their tour of South Africa, England's cricketers have had an incredible level of support, mostly from the travelling Barmy Army. Now they have found backing from a different type of tourist.
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AC Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic expecting more from Mario Balotelli but admits striker will improve when he regains fitness

AC Milan manager Sinisa Mihajlovic says he expects more from Mario Balotelli, but admits that it will take time for the striker to get back to his best following a lengthy lay-off with injury.
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Derby sack manager Paul Clement because club have not 'made enough progress'

Paul Clement has been sacked by Derby County after just eight months as head coach. Owner Mel Morris has pulled the trigger after a sequence of seven Championship games without a win.
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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois laments their 'too many draws' this season

Thibaut Courtois has voiced his frustration at Chelsea's stuttering form this season - citing too many draws as the reason for their prolonged slump. They currently sit 13th in the table.
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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma out for SIX MONTHS after surgery on horror knee injury

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is expected to be sidelined for six months following the horror knee injury he suffered during the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
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Tory MPs speculate over Sir Nicholas Soames' weight loss

Sir Nicholas Soames is reportedly 'moping' around the Houses of Parliament and complaining that he 'can't even look at food'.
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Europe's five big leagues spent £246m on international transfers in the winter window - 26 per cent less on last season's outlay

Spending on international transfers in Europe's big five leagues during the 2016 winter transfer window dropped 26 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to FIFA data.
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Schoolboy lives with his grandparents because local primary school won’t let him attend 

A devastated mother has had to send her son, seven-year-old Charlie Gee, to live with his grandparents in Huddersfield due to stringent rules at the local primary school.
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Former Pirelli model wins right to sue ex-husband Sheikh Walid Juffali for slice of his fortune

Former Pirelli model Christina Estrada is seeking a slice of the £4billion fortune of Sheikh Walid Juffali after the end of their 13-year marriage when they settled in Surrey.
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Mystery Hatton Garden burglar known only as Basil 'is a former policeman' 

Police are still hunting for the ginger-haired master-burglar, pictured, behind the £14million gem and gold heist who went on the run while the rest of the seven-strong gang were jailed for 444 years.
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British motorcycle champion Sean Emmett cleared over wife's Dubai balcony fall death

Father-of-three Sean Emmett, 45, had initially been arrested by police as they probed the circumstances surrounding how his wfe plunged to her death from their hotel room in Dubai.
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Claudio Ranieri reveals secrets of Leicester success, including relaxed eating rules and guaranteed rest days

Claudio Ranieri has revealed the secrets behind Leicester City’s incredible success, stressing the importance of rest during the week, their solidarity as friends, and ravenous eating habits.
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Maylyn Couperthwaite stabbed to death in Bury with her mother Audrey pictured

A 52-year-old woman was killed and her 80-year-old mother is fighting for her life after a double stabbing in Bury, Greater Manchester. Police have arrested a 62-year-old man.
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Woman who drank heavily for 40 years develops Madelung disease

The 64-year-old, treated at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, was diagnosed with Madelung disease, linked with alcoholism, which causes benign fatty tumours to grow on the body.
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Desperate hunt for RSPCA inspector feared swept out to sea by Storm Imogen as he tried to rescue stranded gannets

Inspector Mike Reid, 54, has not been seen since he was called to the rescue involving up to 30 gannets stranded on rocks at Porthchapel Beach near Penzance, Cornwall, at about 2pm yesterday.
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Aspiring model with 3 LITRES of excess fluid in her leg due to lymphoedema

Meagan Barnard, 24, from Minneapolis, refused to wear a dress or skirt and was left feeling suicidal following cruel taunts about her right leg. She is now modelling to raise funds for liposuction.
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George Osborne's financial tightrope could snap if petrol prices don't rise, IFS report warns

George Osborne could miss his target to create an overall surplus by 2020 if he does not increase petrol duty, an influential think tank warned today.
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Holly Hagan and Marnie Simpson enjoy wild night out with Geordie Shore pals

The MTV stars headed to Newcastle’s infamous Bijoux bar for a wild night out on Sunday.
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Darren Day says he feels better than he has in 20 years following CBB

He came third on the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother and Darren Day has said that he is thrilled to be popular again, after previously being known as a love rat and a sex addict. 
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Russia to invite Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini to 2018 World Cup despite bans

World football president Sepp Blatter and the sport's European head, Michel Platini, will be invited to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Monday.
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Floyd Mayweather given custom-made boxing shorts emblazoned with 2,000 crystals

Floyd Mayweather was presented with a pair of shorts lined with 2,000 crystals and joked: 'I'm saving these for my 50th!' The retired boxer has amassed £550million from his 49 fights.
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Number 13 unlucky for some! Residents who live near a high street dubbed 'The Strip' because it has eight betting shops and four gambling arcades are trying to block a 13th opening

The short stretch of Kilburn High Road is known locally as 'The Strip' because it has eight betting shops and four casino-style arcades serving one of the capital's most deprived areas.
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Trio of killers posed for bedroom selfies hours before murder of Jordan Watson

George Thomson, 19, Brahnn Finley, 19, and Daniel Johnston, 20, posed for the photo before launching the 'brutal and sustained attack' on Jordan Watson in a graveyard in Carlisle.
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Trio biscuit bars are back after 13 YEARS thanks to a Facebook poll

The toffee and chocolate biscuit bar will return to shelves in March for the first time since it disappeared in 2003. The bar's catchy Calypso advert will also be making a comeback.
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Wanted: Home for continental giant rabbit already too big for a normal hutch (and he's still got some growing to do!)

The continental giant rabbit - appropriately named Atlas - has been taken in by a Glasgow rescue centre after he could no longer be cared for by his former owner.
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Almost 3,000 operations are cancelled ahead of BMA junior doctor strike

Health Minister Ben Gummer urged the BMA to call off the strike action and return to the negotiating table to resolve the outstanding issues over Saturday working hours.
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Oxford school called 'Isis Academy' is forced to change its name

Headmistress Kay Willett said the school in Oxford, which was only given the monicker in 2013 after becoming an academy, has been rebranded Iffley Academy to avoid confusion with ISIS.
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Boris Johnson accuses David Cameron of 'not trying hard enough' to regain control of Britain's borders

The Mayor of London said the Government had 'accepted' that the EU's freedom of movement principle was sacred and dismissed the PM's 'emergency brake' as a minor tweak.
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Sam Faiers hits out after boyfriend Paul is criticised for awkward TV kiss with mother

Sam Faiers, 25, claims her boyfriend Paul Knightley, 27, 'cured' her of Crohn's disease, after jumping to his defence following her television special.
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12 men who repeatedly gang-raped and abused vulnerable teenage girl are jailed

Councillor Zafar Ali for Keighley Central, admitted that some in the Muslim community felt that the victim 'may have had her part to play' but now believe justice is done after the men were jailed today. Eleven were jailed for rape and a twelfth man was jailed for sexual activity with a child under 16 today at Bradford Crown Court where Roger Thomas QC condemned their disrespectful behaviour'
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo: I plan to stay at club for a couple more years and then we'll see what the future holds

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo admits he's planning on staying in the Spanish capital for 'a couple more years' before he considers the next stage of his career.
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Scotland get their ticket to France as Euro 2016 hosts announce June friendly in Metz

The Scots travel to face Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Co in Metz six days before Didier Deschamps' side kick off the tournament proper on June 10 in Paris against Romania.
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Lil’ Chris Hardman left a voicemail for his friend saying he felt low before he hanged himself

Chris Hardman, 24, pictured in a final selfie taken in the days before he died, was found hanged in his flat in Lowestoft, Suffolk on March 23 last year.
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Fury over 'prison' jetty gate ruining view from Mudeford Dunes beach huts

The hut owners at Mudeford Spit in Christchurch, Dorset, claim it has left their warm beach community feeling like Alcatraz and are calling on the council to remove them at once.
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Cold Feet stars James Nesbitt and John Thomson spotted filming wedding scenes

The last time we saw James Nesbitt's Cold Feet character Adam Williams, he was struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife Rachel.
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Franck Ribery returns to training as Pep Guardiola hails Bayern Munich midfielder a 'warrior' after three months on the sidelines 

Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has handed Pep Guardiola a boost, by returning to full training for the first time since sustaining a thigh injury back in December.
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Mark Pearson prosecutors 'slowed down' CCTV footage in sex assault case

Mark Pearson, 51, was accused of sexually assaulting a well-known actress in her 60s at a busy tube station when their paths crossed at London's Waterloo station.
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Jurgen Klopp 'impressed' by Daniel Sturridge as Liverpool striker nears return to fitness in time for West Ham FA cup tie

Liverpool have received a boost after their manager Jurgen Klopp described injury-plagued Daniel Sturridge's recent training session as 'impressive.'  He could return against West Ham
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Everton vs West Brom - win tickets to the Barclays Premier League match

MailOnline has teamed up with Barclays, proud sponsors of the Barclays Premier League, to give away a pair tickets to Everton vs West Brom on Saturday, February 13.
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Rita Ora keeps it casual in cropped boyfriend jeans and black raincoat

The 25-year-old stripped back the glamour and stepped out in something a little more subdued as she headed to Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Sunday.
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Diners are showered with glass as chandelier crashes down at Raymond Blanc restaurant

An ambulance had to treat 10 people at the Brasserie Blanc restaurant in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire after the sudden accident which left customers terrified.
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Rapist Jaroslaw Jablonski jailed for 'brutal, sustained and degrading attack'

Polish Jaroslaw Jablonski, 36, 'humiliated' his victim over several hours after tying her hands with tape at a property last year, Hull Crown Court heard.
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Alex Jones's stalker accepts restraining order over his 17-month campaign of harassment

Shane Goldsmith agreed to accept a restraining order in return for prosecutors dropping the criminal case against him at Westminster magistrates' court.
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Hashim Amla says South Africa facing 'three finals' to salvage ODI series

South Africa are readying themselves for the first of 'three finals in a row' as they try to avoid adding one-day international series defeat to their Test disappointment against England.
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TS Eliot's guilt at the 'farce' of his first marriage revealed in letters

The Anglo-American poet and playwright confided his innermost feelings in a correspondence that paints a portrait of the painful closing chapter of his 18-year marriage to Vivienne.
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British tennis flying high with six players boasting positions in top 100 and the Davis Cup in the trophy cabinet... our stars are product of their own hard endeavours

British tennis could still boast that, as of Monday morning, it has three players of either sex in the world’s top 100 singles ranking for the first time since 1979.