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David Cameron's mother Mary has signed petition against Tory cuts

Retired magistrate Mary Cameron, 81, put her name to a battle to save dozens of children's centres due to be closed by Conservative-run Oxfordshire County Council.
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Jane Austen's most romantic line was added for 1995 Sense and Sensibility adaptation

The famous line from the film version of the novel by Jane Austen, pictured, topped a poll of 2,000 British women, with Dirty Dancing, Titanic and Austen's Pride and Prejudice also featuring.
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Olympic ski-jumper Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards comments on The Jump injuries

As one contestant after another has found out the hard way on Channel Four’s reality gameshow The Jump, ski-jumping is a great deal harder than it looks, writes EDDIE 'THE EAGLE' EDWARDS.
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Sir David Attenborough turned down Terry Wogan for a BBC job during 1965

His Irish lilt turned him into a star but it was also the reason Terry Wogan was turned down by then boss David Attenborough. Archive letters between the pair reveal why Wogan was turned away.
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Lionel Messi to have tests after Barcelona star suffers recurrence of kidney problems

Lionel Messi is expected to play in Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final against Valencia despite missing training on Monday to have tests on his kidneys.
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Blair Cowan braced for breakdown battle as Scotland backrow gear up to face Sam Warburton and Co in Cardiff 

WILL KELLEHER: When Blair Cowan sat down at John Hardie's house on Sunday to watch Wales draw with Ireland, he will have seen the task that lies ahead for the Kilted Kiwis.
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Oxford University student didn't know Cecil Rhodes' name

In a survey the Oxford student added that paying ‘homage’ to a ‘great colonialist’ like ‘Caesar Rhodes’ made them feel ‘uncomfortable’ and helped ‘perpetuate racial inequality’.
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It's the Flying Squad, guv - the eagle has landed! As the Met plans to introduce birds of prey to target drones above London RICHARD LITTLEJOHN asks: why stop there? 

Metropolitan Police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe sent a chief inspector to investigate a drone-intercepting eagle after he saw a video of it on YouTube, writes RICHARD LITTLEJOHN.
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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Instead of debate, it's the politics of fear

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: The ‘stay’ lobby has advanced precious few positive reasons for sticking with Brussels. Is that because they’re having trouble finding them?
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Sunseekers warned by NICE there is no such thing as a healthy tan

New guidelines urge children and adults to put on eight teaspoons of suncream to stay safe during the British summer or when holidaying abroad as experts say a 'healthy tan' does not exist.
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Oscars 2016 nominees gather at star-studded Academy Awards luncheon

On Monday the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards gathered together at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hill, LA, for the annual Oscar lunch.
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Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch's brother shot dead in Dublin in suspected revenge attack

A man has been shot dead in Dublin this evening in an attack believed to be in retaliation for a shooting in the city last Friday. The victim has been named locally as Eddie Hutch, aged in his 50s.
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Morrisons to sell oysters for 25p ahead of Valentine's Day

Britain's cheapest oysters today went on sale in Morrisons for just 25p each. The supermarket is selling the luxury seafood at a knock down price for Valentine's Day
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NICK ROSS: A cloud hanging over Cliff Richard for 544 days and another stain on British justice

When police began their high-profile investigation into VIP child abuse, senior officers said actions would be ‘proportionate and consistent’. How hollow those words look today, writes NICK ROSS.
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Peyton Manning celebrates Denver Broncos' Super Bowl 50 victory against Carolina Panthers with parade in Disneyland

Following Sunday's seismic victory over the Carolina Panthers, Peyton Manning obliged a post-Super Bowl tradition for the winning team and went to Disneyland for a celebratory parade.
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Karren Brady outshines Samantha Cameron at the annual Tory Black And White Ball

Lunch with Tory party chairman Lord Feldman and a day campaigning with London mayoral hopeful Zac Goldsmith may not sound like everyone’s perfect Saturday activity..
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Flooding in Cumbria dumps thousands of tons of sand onto farmer's field

More than three-and-a-half acres of a farmer's field in Warwick Bridge, on the outskirts of Carlisle, Cumbria, has been left covered in sand after the nearby River Eden burst its banks in the storms.
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Lord Bramall wants a genuine apology from Bernard Hogan-Howe

D-Day hero Lord Bramall wants a genuine apology from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe over London's Metropolitan Police's investigation into a VIP child sex ring that is soon to be wound up.
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London Marathon co-founder John Disley passes away, aged 87  

John Disley, one of the co-founders of the London Marathon, has died at the age of 87. The Welshman helped create the annual event - which was run for the first time in 1981 - with Chris Brasher.
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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic determined to keep Dimitri Payet for a 'long, long time' as club consider new deal for Frenchman

Slaven Bilic admits West Ham may have to offer Dimitri Payet an improved contract to ensure they keep him at the club. The Irons paid Marseille £10.75m to sign the Frenchman last summer.
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Henrik Larsson makes Barcelona return and visits club training ground as former striker hails Luis Enrique's 'PlayStation' style

Former Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson joined up with his old club at their Ciutat Esportiva training ground on Monday and posed for a picture with current captain Andres Iniesta.
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Macedonia builds another fence on Greek border to ‘send message to migrants'

Macedonia has begun building a new razor-wire fence parallel to an existing one on its border with Greece to make it harder for migrants to enter the Balkan country.
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Leigh Griffiths happy to form double act with Celtic new boy Colin Kazim-Richards as striker sets sights on the Double

After a season of leading Celtic's forward line almost single-handedly, Leigh Griffiths sees potential in a newly-formed partnership with Colin Kazim-Richards.
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George Osborne's changes could mean 1M extra families lose child benefit

A 'stealth tax' imposed by Chancellor George Osborne could lead to more than one million families in the UK losing child benefit, according to the London-based Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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Tuppence Middleton scours a charity shop for bargains with Robert Fry

Apparently on the look-out for a bargain, the 28-year-old actress ditched her TV temptress looks and sported a scruffy ensemble as she went make-up free for a trip to a local charity shop in Muswell Hill.
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Judge Paul Coleridge says divorce makes many wish they stayed together

A 'high proportion' of divorced couples in Britain 'wish they had stayed together' five years later, according to former High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge.
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Pink-cheeked Gove staged the great escape: QUENTIN LETTS on the EU elephant in Dave's room 

Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove is an Unknown Quantity on the EU referendum, writes QUENTIN LETTS
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Researchers find that 45-year-old air pollution is still responsible for hundreds of deaths

People exposed to dirty air as long ago as 1971 have been more likely to die in the following decades than people living where the air was cleaner, Dr John Gulliver - London Imperial College - has found.
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Premier League bosses in talks to block the illegal streaming of matches on the internet

Premier League bosses are in talks with cyber-security companies in a bid to crack down on the illegal streaming of matches. Around one million people watch illegal streams each week.
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Castleford captain Michael Shenton out for season after knee injury in club's first match

Castleford are reeling from the loss of captain Michael Shenton for the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in his side's opening match.
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Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels

A judge in Pakistan has accepted a court petition from a British-trained lawyer arguing that the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Crown Jewels belongs to Pakistan.
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BOA remain committed to sending two football teams to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The BOA has vowed to continue its efforts to send two Great Britain football teams to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Chief executive Bill Sweeney believes it's the organisation's 'duty'.
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Why the portrayal of gay men on screen is unrealistically positive

The psychologists, from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, cited movies and TV shows, like WIll and Grace (pictured) they say may have left gay viewers feeling depressed about themselves.
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Never-before-seen snapshots of Marilyn Monroe taken by James Collins up for auction

The rare collection of 183 images are from the personal collection of Marilyn Monroe fan, James Collins. The images are being sold through Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
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Angus Dalgleish warns health tourist migrants are leaving the NHS at breaking point

Professor Angus Dalgleish (pictured), the principal of the London based Cancer Vaccine Institute, says the NHS is being put under 'an intolerable strain' by the number of migrants seeking care.
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Mild pressure found to trigger 'brown fat' that burns calories 

Experts at Nottingham University found that when stress hormones are released into the body, healthy ‘brown fat’ is activated, burning up glucose in order to create body heat.
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Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont recalled to England squad ahead of Italy clash 

England have added back rows Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont to their training squad for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Rome.
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Civil servants wined and dined by bankers and tobacco giants, National Audit Office reveals

The National Audit Office has concluded that UK hospitality rules are less stringent than those for the EU, with gifts such as tickets to Wimbledon, pictured, and iPads among those handed out.
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Stoke City chief Tony Scholes fears Premier League ticket price row may never be resolved but we have to make it affordable

'We make no secret of the fact that our aim is to keep football at the Britannia Stadium as affordable as possible. In an ideal world we never want price to be the reason why supporters cannot attend matches.'
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Tablets with half the memory you expected: Investigation finds devices are filled with so much operating software that the room for music and photos is drastically reduced 

UK Watchdog Which? claims the cheaper the tablet, the bigger the storage problem. A study carried out by the body found that the devices are not offering users the memory they expected.
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Scotland can get Six Nations bid back on track with few tweaks against Wales, claims coach Jonathan Humphrey

Scotland forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys claims he had seen enough even in defeat against England to make him confident that this team could still go down to Cardiff and win.
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Daallo Airlines suicide bomber was supposed to be flying to TURKEY when he detonated his explosives

The suspected bomber who was blown from the Somali jet from Mogadishu to Djibouti was meant to be flying on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo Airlines chief executive said on Monday. 
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Jeremy McConnell 'cancels first TV presenting job since leaving CBB'

He's been keen to court the limelight. But it seems that Jeremy McConnell isn't quite ready to embrace life in front of the camera...after cancelling his first TV presenting job since leaving CBB.
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2012 Olympics-Saunders Electrical Wholesalers Limited fraudsters face years in jail

Spencer Steinberg, 45, Michael Strubel, 53, and Jolan Saunders, 39, claimed they had won a contract to supply electricals to the Olympic Village ahead of the 2012 London games.
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Oscar nominees Rachel McAdams, Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander hit Academy Awards luncheon in Beverly Hills

The 88th Academy Awards are about three weeks away, but campaigning is already getting serious. On Monday nominees flocked to the annual Oscar lunch in Beverly Hills.
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Georgy Girl author Margaret Forster dies aged 77 from cancer

Margaret Forster's husband Hunter Davies has paid homage to the author, whose best-known works include Georgy Girl, after she passed away yesterday at a hospice in north London.
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London Hyde Park car park space on sale for the same as a Lamborghini

Knight Frank Estate Agents are advertising the country's most expensive car parking space near London's Hyde Park Gardens. The space is nearly double the average house price in England.
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Images of Iranian military base may prove Tehran was carrying out secret nuclear tests whilst negotiating with U.S.

Satellite images of the Parchin military complex, 20miles south of Tehran, reveal that even as Iran was working to negotiate a nuclear deal, it was apparently working to hide its atomic work of the past.
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Met's bill to translate an extinct Dahomey language revealed

Britain's biggest police force spent £7million on interpreters in a year – including translators for suspects claiming to be from an extinct African kingdom.
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Black and White twins draw stares in the supermarket

Twins Myla and Anaya, from Sale, couldn't look less alike. Anaya, with her fair skin, is the spitting image of her white mother Hannah, while dark-skinned Myla has taken after her mixed-race father.