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Terminally ill son to take last bike trip with family

A father who asked for a sidecar so he could take his dying son out for one last motorbike ride has had an overwhelming response. Mark Hartley’s son, Jamie, has been given just months to live. The 22-year-old and his … Continue reading

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Brexit: Group of MPs hits back at BBC bias claims

A cross-party group of MPs has defended the BBC, after another group accused it of biased Brexit coverage. Earlier this month, a letter from Conservative MP Julian Knight, supported by 70 mainly Tory MPs, accused the BBC of a biased … Continue reading

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Trump-Russia ties: Senate pledges thorough inquiry

The Republican and Democrat leaders of a Senate panel investigating alleged Russian interference in the US election have vowed a thorough inquiry. The pledge comes as a similar inquiry in the House remains mired in acrimony. The Senate hearing began … Continue reading

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New John Lewis boss says department store needs reinventing

The new boss of John Lewis says the department store needs reinventing for a new generation of shoppers. Paula Nickolds is the first female managing director of John Lewis, having worked her way up the ranks as a graduate trainee. … Continue reading

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London attack: Khalid Masood 'died from shot to chest'

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, an inquest has heard. No police officers were under criminal or misconduct investigation over the shooting, the police watchdog said. Three people died when Masood drove his … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Does the Great Repeal Bill repeal EU laws?

The claim: Brexit Secretary David Davis says the Great Repeal Bill will allow the UK Parliament and Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland administrations to scrap, amend and improve laws. Reality Check verdict: The bill got its name because it will … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Serbia's unorthodox presidential candidate

“Hit it Hard” Think you need years of experience under your belt to get a top-notch job? Think again. Despite announcing his candidacy just a few weeks ago, a Serbian university student has come second in opinion polls just days … Continue reading

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Livingstone defiant in misconduct hearing

Ken Livingstone has dismissed criticism of his controversial comments about Hitler as he headed into a disciplinary hearing. The former London mayor could be expelled from Labour by a misconduct panel over his claim that Hitler had supported Zionism in … Continue reading

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Ronaldo statue: Sculptor Emanuel Santos defends his bizarre work

The sculptor behind a statue of Cristiano Ronaldo that left football fans scratching their heads has said his work is just “a matter of taste”. Emanuel Santos said the bust, unveiled on the Portuguese island of Madeira, was “not as … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-nam's body to be released to North Korea

Malaysia has said it will release the body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea’s leader following negotiations with Pyongyang. Prime Minister Najib Razak said a coroner had approved the release of Kim Jong-nam’s body. Mr Kim was murdered at … Continue reading

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