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Boy, 15, admits causing five deaths in stolen car

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A teenager driving a stolen car has admitted causing the deaths of five people in Leeds last month when he crashed the vehicle into a tree. The boy, 15, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Leeds crown court by videolink…

Amanda Staveley Q&A: Who is Newcastle United's potential new owner?

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She is a 44-year-old Yorkshire-born businesswoman who runs PCP Capital Partners, the financial advisory firm, which is reported to control a £28 billion fund of mainly Middle Eastern wealth. Her career began when she borrowed £180,000 from…

If it's good enough for Meghan Markle . . . the best bags for under £500

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It's one of the most important fashion purchases we make, our handbag. It's not just that we carry it every day, but that we are all too well aware of the fact that, whether we like it or not, people will draw conclusions from it. No…

Ashes: Toiling Alastair Cook fills me with anxiety and admiration

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In his book on the 1978-79 Ashes tour, Mike Brearley describes watching Geoffrey Boycott batting in a Test match at the Waca, Perth. He recounts how he was overcome by a “wave of admiration for my partner, wiry, slight, dedicated, a lonely…

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Gary Corcoran hails own toughness despite WBO welterweight title loss to Jeff Horn

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Gary Corcoran came up short in his attempt to claim Jeff Horn's WBO welterweight title in Australia today, but earned the admiration of the Brisbane crowd who seemed to agree with his assessment in the post-fight interview that he was a…

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Hung parliament, bitcoin and Grenfell — 2017's Google searches reveal the national mood

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“What is a hung parliament?”, “what is bitcoin?” and “how do you buy bitcoin?” These were the questions most troubling Britons this year, according to Google's annual analysis of the most popular search terms. The top query, about the…

Ofsted plans crackdown on failing schools

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Ofsted is preparing to tackle persistent failures in poor schools next year as new figures show that 130 have not been rated good for more than a decade. Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector, said in her annual report published this…

Willian 'sad' about Chelsea's failing title defence

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One of the few certainties of Premier League life over recent years has been that the champions' title defence will be a profound disappointment. From Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson handed over to David Moyes, to Manchester City…

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'Scandalous' rise in child obesity levels

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Record numbers of children starting school in Scotland are overweight or obese. The latest figures show that almost one in four pupils in primary one are too heavy. In the poorest areas of Scotland more than a quarter of the four and five…

Crystal Palace out of drop zone in late drama

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Roy Hodgson saw his substitution tactics pay off superbly last night, with Bakary Sako and James McArthur coming off the bench to score in the 89th and 92nd minutes respectively to lift Crystal Palace out of the relegation zone after Tom…

Vanellope Wilkins, born with her heart outside her body, has been saved by surgery

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A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived surgery to repair her “desperately rare” condition, in what is thought to be the first such operation in Britain. Vanellope Wilkins, who was born three weeks ago, has been given a…

Explosion tears hole in Britain's energy strategy

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An explosion at the Baumgarten gas facility in Austria yesterday left one dead, 21 injured and melted plastic on cars up to half a kilometre away, but its shockwaves were felt even further afield. With Europe in the grip of a cold snap and…

Top job at Rangers is too much to ask of Graeme Murty

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Here's one to get the quiz of the year going: who was the Rangers manager in 2017? It isn't quite a trick question, it's just that two men formally held the role but neither Mark Warburton nor Pedro Caixinha feels like the correct answer.…

Road advice will be beamed to dashboards by fibre-optic cables in motorway

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Hundreds of miles of fibre-optic cables running along the centre of England's busiest motorways will aim to eradicate congestion by beaming traffic information and speed limits directly into cars. Highways England will announce proposals…

Ryanair dispute threatens disruption for Christmas travellers

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Ryanair passengers heading home for Christmas are facing significant disruption to their plans after the airline's pilots in Dublin announced a one-day strike next week. Members of the Irish Airline Pilots' Association (Ialpa), which is a…

Tuesday, Dec 12

Households face Christmas squeeze as inflation climbs to 3.1%

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Inflation has risen above 3 per cent for the first time in nearly six years, offering families little hope of a respite in prices for Christmas. The official consumer prices index hit 3.1 per cent in November, the highest level since March…

Five arrested over Salford house fire that left three children dead

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Five people have been arrested after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a family home. A 14-year-old girl, named locally as Demi Pearson, was declared dead at the scene of the fire at a terraced house in Salford, Greater…

Huntington's breakthrough offers hope to thousands

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Huntington's disease involves a protein that attacks the brain. Scientists hope they can block production of that proteinGetty Images. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is Disabled. To save your favourite articles so you can find them later,…

Key North Sea pipeline is shut after crack is found

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The pipeline that brings 40 per cent of the country's North Sea oil to shore will be shut for weeks after the discovery of a crack, threatening disruption for producing and refining companies and risking higher fuel and energy prices. Oil…

Monday, Dec 11

Economy set to slow after pound fails to boost exports, BCC warns

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The economy will slow sharply next year as trade continues to disappoint despite the fall in sterling since the Brexit vote, the British Chambers of Commerce has warned. The business group has downgraded growth to 1.1 per cent for 2018,…

Iran adjourns trial of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after Boris Johnson visit

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The husband of a British woman jailed in Iran says there is a chance she could be home within weeks after a new trial was adjourned during Boris Johnson's “constructive” visit to Tehran. The foreign secretary lobbied for the release of…

Donald Trump's daily routine: 8 hours of TV and 12 Diet Cokes

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The most talked-about man in the world rises at about 5.30am and sometimes sends his first tweet of the morning while watching television propped up on the pillows of the White House master bedroom. Television news coverage will continue…

Max Clifford dies after collapsing in jail

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Max Clifford, mastermind of the kiss-and-tell sex scandal who was jailed for sex offences, has died, aged 74. A fellow publicist described it as “the end of a very dubious legend”. The public relations man had a heart attack at a hospital…

Sunday, Dec 10

Tensions shift to Gaza strip

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Tension has increased over the weekend around Gaza, as Palestinian groups launched rockets on Israeli targets, Israeli warplanes retaliated against Hamas targets and the Israeli military destroyed a large tunnel excavated under the border.…

Kemar Roofe raises Leeds' playoff hopes with stunning hat-trick

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After a first half almost devoid of chances, the game came to life and to Leeds in the second half. Much to the exuberant joy of the 3,100 United fans stationed on the two tiers behind the visiting goal. “Marching on together,” they sang…

How to sell your house at Christmas

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Zoopla's most viewed, Boxing Day 2016: A five-bedroom house in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, racked up 8,000 hits on December 26 last year. Part of the Elements, a gated development in the Cotswolds Water Park, the 3,200 sq ft home was on…

Everything you ever wanted to know about bitcoin (but were too afraid to ask)

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The great bitcoin experiment will take a new turn at 11pm GMT tonight when one of the world's largest commodities exchanges opens trading in bitcoin derivatives. The decision by Chicago's Cboe to allow investors to bet on its future price…

Saturday, Dec 9

Muslim world erupts in riots over Jerusalem row

Israeli jets bombed Hamas bases in Gaza last night in response to a spate of rocket attacks after day of violent protests in the occupied territories against America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Two Palestinians were…

Police rebuked for paying Rose Fitzpatrick's taxes

One of the country's top police officers was paid £67,000 to move house and had her £53,000 tax bill paid for in what Scotland's financial watchdog has described as “unacceptable” uses of public money. According to a highly critical report…

Booming US jobs market makes rate rise certain

America's central bank is almost certain to raise interest rates next week after a closely watched report showed that the US jobs market was stronger than thought. Employers other than farms added 228,000 jobs to their payrolls in November…

Want to meet the president? You need to phone Melania

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, far right, grew up to become President Trump's press secretary. Seated are her father, Mike — the former presidential hopeful — and her mother, with her two elder brothers behind. Shareemailfacebooktwitter. Save is…

Friday, Dec 8

Women can reduce breast cancer risk by more than third by losing weight

Losing a stone and a half cuts a woman's risk of breast cancer by more than a third, according to new data. Women in late middle age who lost half a stone cut their risk by 12 per cent and losing more weight seemed to offer even more…

Look east for the answer to our Brexit woes

Brexit looks bleak. Even those who support our departure from the European Union are downcast after a week of political and diplomatic own-goals by Britain. With little sign of the public rethinking its original decision, it is tempting to…

Catalans have been betrayed by the separatist zealots

Almost 40 years ago Spain embraced democracy after a long dictatorship. Since then we have become an open country with a decentralised government in which autonomous communities enjoy the greatest degree of self-government in Europe. But…

Germany's Social Democrats set out tough terms for coalition talks with Merkel

The leader of Germany's Social Democrats won his party's backing to begin talks with Angela Merkel on joining or supporting a new government yesterday after setting out a series of tough conditions. Martin Schulz, 61, was forced by…