Olly Murs: ‘I’d hate to see X Factor end’

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It feels like the platinum-selling artist’s inner geek has come to the fore. Report End of Youtube post by OllyMursVEVO Image Copyright OllyMursVEVO OllyMursVEVO Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Olly came second to Joe McElderry in 2009’s X Factor “I came from that show and I’d hate to see that be taken away – […]

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GCHQ warns on Black Friday cyber-threat

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Speaking in public It might be known for working in secret, but the agency wants to engage with the public over the seriousness of the threat. It has been involved in trying to tackle more than 550 significant cyber-incidents in the past 12 months, and has taken down almost 140,000 “phishing” websites used by fraudsters. […]

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Inside the death zone with the nuclear clean-up robots

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Five sieverts of radiation is considered a lethal dose for humans. Inside the Head End Shear Cave, where nuclear fuel rods were extracted from their casings and cut into pieces before being dissolved in heated nitric acid, the radiation level is 280 sieverts per hour. We can only peer through leaded glass more than a […]

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Noel ‘disappointed’ by I’m A Celeb exit

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Jungle debut sees Edmonds start bank battle No deal for Noel’s bus lane claim But viewers didn’t want that outcome – and voted him out after just nine days in the jungle, despite the entertainment provided by his burgeoning friendship with football manager Harry Redknapp. Edmonds joked: “As Harry Redknapp would say, the boy was […]

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Woman’s cyst ‘weight of seven babies’

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“I’ve always been chunky, but over the course of a couple of years, I gradually got this tummy,” she said. Image copyright Keely Favell / Hook News Image caption Keely Favell and her partner of 10 years Jamie Gibbins “By this time, even walking was a struggle and I had difficulty breathing. “I’ll never forget […]

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Licence checks after fake psychiatrist case

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Some 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are being urgently checked after a woman practised psychiatry for 22 years without any qualifications. New Zealander Zholia Alemi falsely claimed to have a medical degree from Auckland university when she registered in the UK in the 1995. But she had actually dropped out of medical school in […]

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One in three children ‘not active enough’

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Guidelines from the chief medical officer say that children and young people should take part in sport and physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day. This should be made up of 30 minutes activity during the school day and 30 minutes outside school. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow a […]

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Review: Stormzy has written a book, but is it any good?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stormzy at this year’s Brit Awards asking: “Yo Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?” He had won. And not just the Album of the Year award for Gang Signs & Prayer. Skip Youtube post by Stormzy Warning: Third party content may contain adverts It was the latest chapter […]

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No-deal Brexit could sink UK into recession

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCarney warns of lower pound and higher inflation on no-deal A no-deal Brexit could send the pound plunging and trigger a worse recession than the financial crisis, the Bank of England has warned. It said the UK economy could shrink by 8% in the immediate aftermath if […]

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Stolen dog found 300 miles from home

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Mourning dog waits for 80 days in road where owner died Dog trapped in engine during drive After he put out posts on lost dog groups on social media, a woman volunteered to scan the dogs for microchips on Sunday – and while the other dog did not have one, Kiara’s contained a phone number […]

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