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These freakshakes are all inspired by Riverdale characters (and you can get them free)

In Riverdale the best plans are hatched over shakes in the diner. To mark the release of Riverdale season one on DVD Warner Bros UK and Maxwell’s Covent Garden have teamed up and created themed freakshakes. Fans can get one of the free shakes on Sunday 20th and Monday, August 21 from 3pm – 5pm. The themed shakes: The Bubblegum ...

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EU told the one very important reason why it CAN’T delay trade talks until after Brexit

European Commission chiefs have made it clear they want talks to take place in two stages: Britain’s departure followed by discussions on trade. But Mr Davis insists the two subjects must be discussed in parallel and is putting pressure on his EU counterparts to revise their timetable. Writing in the Sunday Times he said: “Nowhere is that point truer than ...

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Beatles auction: Eleanor Rigby score expected to fetch £20,000

The name, made famous by The Beatles’ song, is inscribed on a headstone in St Peter’s churchyard in Woolton, Liverpool, where Paul Mc Cartney first met John Lennon.  They will go under the hammer alongside the original handwritten score for the song which is expected to fetch £20,000.  A certificate of purchase and a receipt for the grave will be ...

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Manhunt launched after teenager raped at bus stop in Cromer before town went on lockdown

Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl told police she was raped in the town in Norfolk.  The attack took place late on Friday night, at about 11.30pm.  Tne teenager said two men sexually assaulted her at a bus stop in Cadogan Road.  She is now being supported by specially trained officers.  A cordon has been set up ...

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'I was once paid with a glass eye': Uber driver reveals weird and wonderful experiences of being a taxi driver

An Uber driver has revealed the bizarre experiences he encounters on the job – including the day he was paid with a glass eyee. Tariq Qureshi may battle unsociable hours, drunk customers and less than stellar pay. But the 49-year-old father-of-three does get one big bonus from his job – a constant source of cracking anecdotes. Mr Qureshi, from Rochdale, ...

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'He has inside information': Christian university president defends Trump's Charlottesville response by claiming there may have been 'historical purists'

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on ABC’s “This Week.” ABC Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, defended his controversial response to violence at a white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Falwell repeatedly praised Trump’s defense of some of the protesters at the neo-Nazi rally in Virginia, ...

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Every Confederate statue must come down — not because of what they are, because of why they are

Protesters gather below a monument dedicated to Confederate Major John B. Castleman while demanding that it be removed from the public square in Louisville, Ky., US, August 14, 2017. Reuters Every single Confederate statue in America should come down. As soon as possible. It’s not because of what they are, it’s because of why they are. These statues were not ...

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Hungerford marks 30 years since shooting

The 30th anniversary of the Hungerford shootings has been marked by a church service in the Berkshire town. Gunman Michael Ryan went on the rampage on 19 August 1987, killing 16 people and seriously injuring 15 in what was the UK’s worst mass shooting. The 27-year-old unemployed labourer later shot himself to end a six-hour shooting spree. A service was ...

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Mo Farah wins final race in Britain at Birmingham Diamond League meeting

Britain’s Mo Farah won his final track race on home soil in the 3,000m at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing, won in seven minutes 38.64 seconds, beating Spain’s Adel Mechaal. Farah took his sixth World Championship gold in London earlier this month – to go with two silvers – and also ...

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Julian Cadman, seven, confirmed as among 13 killed in Barcelona attack

Spain attacks Family of boy with dual British-Australian nationality confirms he died in attack at Las Ramblas on Thursday <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Julian Cadman. In the immediate aftermath of the attack it was unclear what had happened to him. Photograph: Supplied Spain attacks Julian Cadman, seven, confirmed as among 13 killed in Barcelona attack Family of boy with ...

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