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A-level results 2017: Boys beat girls to top grades for first time in 17 years amid tougher exams

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Boys are beating girls to top A-level grades for the first time in 17 years - with 26.6 per cent of boys achieving coveted A* or A grades compared to just 26.1 per cent of girls. The dramatic reversal of fortunes is thought to be fuelled…

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Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 0 (5-1 on aggregate): Woeful Barca dismissed as Zinedine Zidane's unstoppable side win Super Cup

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Is there a team in world football who could beat this Real Madrid side? Zinedine Zidane expanded on his incredible record as a manager on Wednesday night as he won his second trophy of the 2017/18 season, before the Spanish league has even…

Mission: Impossible 6 on hold after Tom Cruise broke ankle jumping between buildings

Tom Cruise broke his ankle on the set of the upcoming "Mission: Impossible 6," causing a halt in filming while the action star known for performing many of his own stunts recovers, Paramount Pictures said on Wednesday. Paramount said the…

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'Cult-like' fixation on 'normal' birth fuels record rise in newborn babies with brain injuries

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The number of babies left brain-damaged by NHS blunders has soared amid a campaign for “normal” births. Official figures show the number of claims against maternity units for cases which ended in life-time disability has risen by almost…

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Exclusive: Cut stamp duty now, says Jacob Rees-Mogg, as he reveals his vision for the Conservative Party

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Stamp duty must be cut "as a matter of urgency" as part of a return to Conservative values if the party is to win the next election, Jacob Rees Mogg declares today. Writing for The Telegraph, the Tory MP denies speculation that he is…

Tom Cruise injured jumping between buildings during filming of Mission: Impossible 6

Tom Cruise has been filmed limping and apparently in pain after undertaking a failed stunt while filming Mission: Impossible 6 in London. The 55-year-old actor, who is unusual in Hollywood for insisting on doing his own stunts, was jumping…

Mo Farah launches astonishing attack on media - 'You're trying to destroy everything I have achieved'

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In an attack as astonishing as any of his last-lap sprints for gold, Sir Mo Farah has accused the media of trying to “destroy” his reputation by misreporting the controversies to have engulfed him. The morning after ending his major…

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Theresa May urged to carry out mini-reshuffle next month to restore her authority

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Theresa May is being urged to carry out a mini-reshuffle ahead of the party’s conference in October to restore her authority. The Prime Minister is being urged by loyal ministers to clear out some of their colleagues who are seen to have…

Why Mo Farah can't be regarded as a legend of the sport

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I first came across Mo Farah when he was still fairly fresh-faced and new to the senior ranks at the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg. He had been a strong junior and a good under-23 athlete, but at that stage he was just bouncing…