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Leicestershire men jailed for Badoo meet-up murder

Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of a man one met through the dating-focused social networking app Badoo. Tim Smith, 45, was stabbed in the heart in his car by Mark Anthony Law at an industrial estate, in Shepshed, Leicestershire, on 16 March. At Leicester Crown Court, Law, 20, of Shepshed, was ordered to serve a ...

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Pensioner turns £13,500 bungalow into £4m Venetian palace with replica of Tintern Abbey in his back garden

After buying a bungalow for just £13,500, one man has done the impossible and turned it into his own personal Venetian palace – worth a whopping £4 million. Trevor Wynne-Jones bought a featureless bungalow in 1966 and demolished it, and built a new home in its place. But in the 1980s he embarked on a staggering project which has resulted ...

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Hackers steal data from celebrity plastic surgery where Katie Price was a client and claim they have images of royals

Hackers have stolen data from a plastic surgery that performs procedures for celebrity clients including Katie Price – and are claiming they have personal images of royals. London Bridge Plastic Surgery has admitted their clinic has been the victim of a cyber attack and believe that data from their establishment has been stolen. The hackers, believed to be The Dark ...

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The last surviving secret listener who taught herself Morse Code and German to intercept Nazi messages dies aged 97

The last surviving secret listener, who intercepted Nazi messages and passed them on to Allied codebreakers at Bletchley Park, has died. Royal Navy Wren Alison Robins, 97, taught herself Morse code and German during the Second World War, and stayed up all night eavesdropping on messages from U-boats around Britain’s coast. The humble heroine once told her children: “The only ...

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Heartbreaking words of dad moments before his last breath after he battled 4 brain tumours for a decade

Quadruple brain tumour sufferer Mark Jones uttered three heartbreaking last words just moments before losing his battle to his illness after more than a decade. He defied the odds for more than 11 years, but was given just weeks to live in June. With his wife, Jackie by his side, Mark managed to hold on until earlier this month before ...

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Transition to be agreed with Brexit trade deal – May

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Monday that any Brexit transition deal would be put together as part of a wider trade agreement – potentially stripping companies of the time they need to prepare to leave the European Union. A view of the City of London, Canary Wharf and the Shard, Britain July 7, 2017. REUTERS/John ...

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The top 0.1% of American households hold the same amount of wealth as the bottom 90%

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, shared a chart in a LinkedIn post showing that the top 0.1% of households now hold about the same amount of wealth as the bottom 90%. He notes that today’s wealth gap  is similar to that of 1935 to 1940. Both back in 1935 to 1940 era and today we saw ...

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Trump tweeted about the NFL and national anthem 37 times in a month

Pool/Getty It has been one month since President Donald Trump began his pointed Twitter criticisms of the NFL. NFL-related tweets account for 12% of Trump’s timeline over the past 30 days. He has attacked the NFL for a number of perceived failings, including a lack of respect for the American flag and the league’s reluctance to discipline its protestors. One month ...

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Sylvester Stallone has 3 smart and stunning daughters — here's what you should know about Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet

Sylvester Stallone, Scarlet Stallone, Sophia Stallone, and Sistine Stallone attend the 2017 InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe party in 2017.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for InStyle Sylvester Stallone and his three daughters share a close familial bond. The 71-year-old “Rocky” star is the proud dad of Sophia, 21, Sistine, 19, and Scarlet, 15, who all share the middle name of Rose. Stallone ...

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Adding 20 minutes to your commute time could lead to dangerous consequences for your job

Commuting is a drag. Drew Angerer / Getty Images The average commute time in the US is 50 minutes round trip, but some people spend far longer getting to and from work. Researchers in England found adding an additional 20 minutes of commuting per day has the same negative effect on job satisfaction as receiving a 19% pay cut. Overall, ...

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