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Families could get money off their shopping bills


Two-thirds of adults and one-third of 11-year-olds in the UK are currently overweight, greatly increasing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, dementia and diabetes.

Wolverhampton attacker stabbed mother repeatedly

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Melvin James (pictured), 36, launched the assault on Lynette James after fatally wounding his sister, Anne-Marie, at their flat in Wolverhampton.

Bank branches are shut every week to save lenders millions

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The action will save British lenders millions – but force vulnerable customers to travel miles to get access to their money or sign up for internet services against their wishes.

Another daft security crackdown after terror attack


The Government has ordered a daft ‘crackdown’ on vehicle rentals in the wake of the Barcelona terror attack even though it already takes an eternity, writes RICHARD LITTLEJOHN.

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Barcelona attack suspect believed to be shot down

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Spanish anti-terror police have hailed a vineyard owner in the town of Subirats after he helped end the manhunt for Younes Abouyaaquob, the van driver wanted over the Barcelona terror attack.


Tears as Big Ben bongs for final time


Big Ben chimed for the last time for four years at midday today as the London landmark is silenced for renovation work.


Former ITV producer reveals shocking effect of nut allergy

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A former online producer for This Morning, Amy-May Shead, 29, was on holiday with her friends in 2014 when just one bite of her food in a restaurant caused an anaphylactic reaction


Husband launches search for 'mystery woman' in Benidorm

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Kirsty Maxwell, 27, of Livingston, West Lothian, had been staying at the Costa Blanca hotel with 20 other hen party guests when she fell ten storeys early on April 29.


London cyclist with no front brakes 'killed mother'


Charlie Alliston, 20, (pictured today) crashed into HR executive Kim Briggs, 44, at up to 14mph as the mother-of-two tried to cross the road on her lunch break in Old Street in east London.


British man is killed in Ibiza after being hit by a car


Kenneth MacNicol, 21, was killed after being hit by a Peugeot 107 around 3am as he crossed the road between the party resort of San Antonio and Ibiza town.


Man shares image of urine-soaked seat on £1,200 BA flight


IT consultant Andrew Wilkinson claims that when he protested on the flight to South Africa, a British Airways stewardess handed him wet wipes to clear up the mess himself.

Harrowing images of Victorian beggars reveal 1800s poverty

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Street children in Victorian times were found in abundance living in alleys or side streets. Many were orphans but others were from neglectful, alcoholic families where abuse was the norm.

Hundreds of Army training places go unfilled

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At the Army's biggest base in Catterick, North Yorks., just two thirds of the 3,984 places available on 37 courses were filled. The news comes after it emerged the Army is at its lowest level for 200 years.


Somerset villagers order travellers off their sports field

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Police formed a barrier between the two sides as residents chant 'off, off, off' at the travellers (pictured), who had set up their mobile homes on a recreation ground in Weston-super-Mare.


Cardiff father transforms hole in his garden into pool

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Andrew Ellery, 59, from Cardiff, had been drinking with friends at his home when they decided to dig a giant hole, to his wife Stella's horror the next day - but within a week he had turned it into a pool.

Old Coronation Street set boarded up ahead of demolition

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Incredible pictures reveal the sad decay of the old Coronation Street set behind Granada Studios in Manchester. Iconic sites such as the Rovers Return Inn and the Kabin shop now stand empty.


Matt Dawson needed heart ops after suffering Lyme disease

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The 44-year-old retired rugby star developed feverish symptoms following a visit to a park in London early last year and was later diagnosed with the illness.


UK weather: Summer returns to Britain via Hurricane Gert

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Gert is bringing Caribbean air to the south of England and Wales this week, with dry conditions replacing rain from this afternoon before 82F heat arrives tomorrow - but Scotland could still face floods.

Prince Charles hit by Diana backlash as popularity slumps

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Prince Charles’s popularity has plunged in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, a poll reveals today. And only 14 per cent want to see Camilla as Queen. Above: the pair yesterday.

Monday, Aug 21

Valme Hospital patient dies after ‘cut in half’ by a lift

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Rocío Cortés Núñez (pictured) is said to have been killed as she was transported on a stretcher between the second and third floors of the Valme Hospital in Seville, southern Spain.

Bottled water sales top sugary soft drinks for first time


Soaring numbers of Britons are switching from fizzy drinks to bottled water when they are thirsty, according to a new report by IRI. Experts say it marks an ever-increasing focus on health.

Two in three stars on BBC rich list are paid off the books

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The BBC pays 66 of its highest-earning 96 presenters through personal service firms which allows them to avoid income tax, despite promising to end the practice five years ago.

Sunday, Aug 20

Prince Philip's four-letter fury over Diana's funeral

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The ‘anguished’ Duke reportedly told No 10 officials to ‘f*** off’ after it was suggested the princes should walk behind Diana’s coffin – and he was backed by the Queen.

Cromer in Norfolk put on lockdown over 'disorder'

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Norfolk Police increased patrols in Cromer, Norfolk, in a bid to reassure locals amid reports of shoplifting and loutish behaviour in the seaside town over the weekend.

Barcelona attack: Julian Cadman is confirmed to have died

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Julian Cadman was confirmed dead on Sunday, days after he was separated from his mother Jumarie when a terrorist rammed a van into pedestrians in Barcelona, killing 13 on Thursday.

Businessman given seat urinated on during BA flight

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IT consultant Andrew Wilkinson, 39, says the incident happened when he boarded a flight at the end of July to jet out from Heathrow to see his parents.

Saturday, Aug 19

British man, 20, dies in Bulgarian beach resort

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Cameron Russell, from Dalry, North Ayrshire, was staying at Sunny Beach in Bulgaria - a resort popular with young Brits - when the tragic incident took place.

Brazilian city's fear of menacing cloud hanging over homes


Scared residents took to Instagram to share photos and video of the apocalyptic sight (pictured) in Teixeira de Freitas, in the south east of the country, on Thursday evening.

Clarifications and corrections


The headline to an article published on 30 June stated incorrectly that nerve gas was found to have been used by Bashar al-Assad in the attack on Khan Sheikhun.

Bruce Forsyth's beautiful women

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By his own admission, even before television’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium elevated him to star status 59 years ago, Our Brucie was a very naughty Jack the Lad.

Friday, Aug 18

Brit boy missing after Barcelona attack in Las Ramblas

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Relatives of Julian Cadman, seven, born in Kent, say he is missing following the terror attack in Barcelona as citizens of 34 countries were listed among the dead and injured.

Sir Bruce Forsyth dead aged 89

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Sir Bruce Forsyth has died, aged 89, his family confirmed today. In a statement, they said he died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children.

Policewoman kills FOUR jihadis in Barcelona

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The terrorists carrying knives and an axe bailed out of their Audi A3 used to plough into crowds on the seafront in Cambrils on the Costa Dorada, killing one woman and injuring six more.

How Ian Huntley gave away seven signs of deception

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EXCLUSIVE: Expert Cliff Lansley analysed a clip of Ian Huntley's first police interview, which took place after he had killed Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman at his home in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

Thursday, Aug 17

Girl 'raped by grandfather' writes letter to grandmother

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Megan Morrison, 17, of Sinfin, Derby, gave evidence in court saying she was raped and sexually assaulted by granddad Malcolm Harrison, 74, between the ages of eight and 10.

Haddington teen scarred after drain cleaner attack

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Molly Young, from Haddington, East Lothian, left scarred for life after an acid attack by a love rival, has revealed the scars she will be left with for the rest of her life.

Make-up artist from Zagreb transforms her face into knots


Make-up artist Ines Kus, from Zagreb, Croatia, creates incredible designs that make it look as though her face has been bound by ivy, wrapped in wire or even chopped in half.

More than 4,800 university courses still to be filled

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Among the 4,800 courses on offer at top Russell Group universities are English at Exeter, economics at York and law and medicine at Liverpool (pictured).