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Q&A: Cycling inquiry, Team Sky, Sir Bradley Wiggins and the 'mystery package'

A ‘mystery’ medical package, a courier, a doctor, a world-famous rider and a ground-breaking cycling team. It’s a story of many parts. As MPs again look at the circumstances surrounding a jiffy bag delivered to Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2011, … Continue reading

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Team Sky: Doctor has no records of 'mystery package' for Sir Bradley Wiggins

A doctor at the centre of the ‘mystery package’ sent for cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has no record of his medical treatment at the time, MPs have heard. Team Sky and British Cycling’s record-keeping has been strongly questioned. Former Team … Continue reading

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Redcar paedophile Michael Dunn jailed for 27 years

A violent paedophile who made a “hidey hole” in his home to conceal a girl he was abusing has been jailed for 27 years. Michael Dunn knocked through the wall behind his fridge at his house in Mottram, Greater Manchester … Continue reading

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Simon Cowell burglary: Serial burglar jailed for eight years

A serial burglar who stole jewellery worth almost £1m from Simon Cowell’s west London home has been jailed for eight years. Darren February took valuables from a safe at the Holland Park property as Mr Cowell and his family slept. … Continue reading

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Fillon refuses to quit French election despite charges

French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon has said he will fight on, as he announced that a judge was placing him under formal investigation. For weeks, he has fought allegations that his wife was paid for years for work she … Continue reading

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1,160 Bridgend Ford job cuts projected in leaked report

Ford is projecting a reduction of 1,160 workers at its Bridgend base by 2021, according to a leaked document from the company seen by BBC Wales. Mass meetings are being held at the engine plant on Wednesday afternoon. The projection, … Continue reading

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What do you do if you find £20 – is it finders keepers, losers weepers?

A woman who kept a £20 note she found in a shop has been convicted of theft in a case that has prompted a combination of surprise and alarm for some people who think they might have done the same. … Continue reading

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Nigerian engineer handed written test at New York airport

A Nigerian software engineer claims he was handed a written test by a US border officer at New York’s JFK airport to prove his tech credentials. Tech test for Nigerian software engineer A software engineer from Lagos, Nigeria, is claiming … Continue reading

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British Airways Heathrow flight cancelled over mouse on plane

A flight from Heathrow to San Francisco has been cancelled after a mouse was spotted on the plane. Passengers on the 10:40 GMT British Airways flight were strapped in and waiting to take off when the cancellation was announced. Carly, … Continue reading

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TV licence fee to rise to £147 in April, government announces

The UK’s annual television licence fee is to rise to £147 from £145.50, the government has announced. The increase, which will come into effect on 1 April, marks the the first rise in the licence fee since 2010. At the … Continue reading

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