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Mike Samwell car theft murder accused appears in court

A man has appeared in court accused of the murder of an ex-Royal Navy officer thought to have been run over by his own car. Mike Samwell, 35, was fatally injured as he tried to stop thieves from stealing his … Continue reading

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Airlander 10: Longest aircraft gets permission to fly again

The world’s longest aircraft – the £25m Airlander 10 – has been given permission to return to the skies following a crash landing last August. The 302ft (92m) long aircraft – which is part plane and part airship – was … Continue reading

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Russian GP: Ferrari dominate final practice

Russian Grand Prix on the BBC Dates: 28-30 Apr Venue: Sochi Autodrom Coverage: Qualifying on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Race live on BBC Radio 5 live. Live text commentary, leaderboard and imagery on BBC Sport website and app. … Continue reading

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General election 2017: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall to stand in Boston and Skegness

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is to stand in Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire in June’s General Election. Announcing his bid on Saturday, he said the seat voted “overwhelmingly” for Leave in the EU referendum last year. The constituency, held by … Continue reading

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Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, one of the world’s most popular websites. It was not initially clear why the ban had been imposed. The Turkey Blocks group said the site was inaccessible … Continue reading

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Student horrified by MP 'gay comments'

Esther Poucher, 16, asked MP Andrew Turner a question at college – hours later he stepped down. An MP has stood down after reportedly telling students that homosexuality was “wrong” and “a danger to society”. Andrew Turner, the Conservative MP … Continue reading

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China deports US 'spy' Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction

An American businesswoman convicted of spying by China is back in the US, after a Chinese court ordered her deportation. Sandy Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday, but will not serve the time. … Continue reading

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Classic of New Orleans: Justin Rose & Henrik Stenson miss team event cut

Classic of New Orleans second-round leaderboard -15 J Blixt (Swe) & C Smith (Aus); -14 P Reed (US) & P Cantlay (US); -13 KJ Choi (Kor) & C Wi (Kor), T Merritt (US) & R Streb (US) Selected others: -12 … Continue reading

Theresa May set for Scottish visit in election campaign

Theresa May is to make her first campaign visit to Scotland ahead of June’s snap general election. The PM is expected to ask Scots to vote for her to “strengthen the Union”, the economy and her hand in Brexit talks. … Continue reading

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Picasso was 'misogynistic', says friend

An exhibition of Picasso’s art has opened in the Gagosian museum in London, curated by a close friend. A new exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s art around the theme of minotaurs and matadors has opened at the Gagosian Gallery in London. … Continue reading

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