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Lewis Hamilton: Hard-to-manage Mercedes driver ready to win fourth title

Lewis Hamilton has one main target this year – to win back the Formula 1 title he felt was unfairly stolen from him in 2016. Not unjustifiably, in Hamilton’s view his former team-mate Nico Rosberg managed to win the championship … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

US President Donald Trump says he will turn to tax reform, following his failure to get his healthcare bill through Congress on Friday. The draft bill would have scrapped the Affordable Care Act of his predecessor Barack Obama, which was … Continue reading

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Boxing Junior Championships cancelled due to 'threat to life'

A national junior boxing tournament has been cancelled by police due to a “threat to life” for the second year running. England Boxing’s Junior Championships were due to take place at Basildon Sporting Village on Saturday and Sunday. The governing … Continue reading

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Two teenagers' bodies found at bottom of Saltburn cliff

The bodies of two teenage boys have been found at the bottom of a cliff, police have said. The two 17-year-olds, who have not yet been named, were found by police at Huntcliff in Saltburn at about 19:00 GMT on … Continue reading

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Fraud concerns prompt JustGiving to verify victim crowd-funding

Concerns about fraud have prompted fund-raising website JustGiving to review all pages raising money for the victims of the Westminster attack. Money raised for victims will not be automatically released until verified. For the first time, the company has taken … Continue reading

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Sheerness crash man missing after running from police into sea

A man is missing after running in to the sea as he fled from police following a crash in a stolen car. The search began after the Renault Clio hit bollards in Sheerness, Kent just after 23:00 GMT on Friday. … Continue reading

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Wiggins: I will 'shock people' over claims

Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will “shock a few people” when he has his say on an investigation into a “mystery package” delivered for him in 2011. Wiggins, 36, said controversy over the package delivered while he was riding for … Continue reading

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EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

European Union leaders have stressed the need for unity at a celebration in the Italian capital marking 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. Twenty-seven European Union countries, not including the UK, signed a new declaration to honour … Continue reading

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Douglas Carswell quitting UKIP

UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP for Clacton and says he is doing so “amicably”. Mr Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP in 2014. He said he joined the party because he … Continue reading

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Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes

Thousands of people are fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, in fear of US-led air strikes and fierce fighting by Iraqi ground troops. Dozens of people were reported buried in wreckage after … Continue reading

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