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Father killed by burglars as he jumped out of second floor window in desperate bid to flee

A man was killed by two thieves after he jumped out of a second floor window to escape from them. Sam O’Brien’s body was found in a crumpled heap on the pavement next to a busy road prompting an investigation into his death. The dad-of-one had been set upon by two lads, both 18, and suffered a head injury in ...

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Pregnant Kate Middleton 'wants home birth for next baby' to avoid "chaos" that followed George and Charlotte's arrivals

Kate Middleton wants to have her next baby at home to avoid the “chaos” of her first two births, according to reports. The Royal , who is currently pregnant with her third child, reportedly wants to have her next baby at Kensington Palace or the Sandringham Estate. According to the Express, a source said Kate has discussed it with William ...

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Inside the niche world of equestrian show jumping, the elite sport reserved for the world's wealthiest and most competitive kids

For the lucky few who compete in it, show jumping is well worth the risks.Dan Mullan / Stringer / Getty Images The niche sport of equestrian show jumping has caught the eye of some of the wealthiest people in the world. For those who can afford to take part in competitions, show jumping offers millions of dollars of prize money ...

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Man dies after fight in 'busy' pub in Wigan

A man has died following a fight in a “busy” pub. Greater Manchester Police said a 51-year-old man was assaulted at Georgia Browns pub in Hindley, Wigan, at about 23:30 GMT on Saturday. He later died in hospital. His family has been informed and a post-mortem examination is due to take place. Two men, aged 27 and 29, have been ...

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Romney 2020? Republicans speculate that Romney's likely Senate run is the start of something much bigger

Mitt Romney. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Republicans are speculating that 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney could use a Senate seat to launch himself into a much more powerful position. Some, including Utah’s governor, believe he could become the next Republican leader in the Senate. But others think he may challenge Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, or making a third ...

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Congress appears deadlocked as government shutdown enters Day 2

Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer haven’t spoken personally since Friday. Yuri Gripas/Reuters The federal government entered the second day of a partial shutdown on Sunday. So far, leaders from both parties have been unable to get close to a deal to reopen the government. It looks like the shutdown could stretch well into the week. As the federal government enters ...

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Peter Mayle obituary

Books Peter Mayle obituary Author of the bestselling 1989 book A Year in Provence Peter Mayle in Lourmarin, Provence, France, in 2006. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images In 1987, Peter Mayle and his third wife, Jennie, moved from Devon to a farmhouse in Ménerbes, in the Luberon region of Provence, which they intended to refurbish while he worked on a novel. ...

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Search restarts for area willing to host highly radioactive UK waste

Nuclear waste Search restarts for area willing to host highly radioactive UK waste Right geology and local consent are key in consultation due to be launched this week Barrels containing high-level radioactive waste are transported through water before being reprocessed. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty The government is expected this week to begin a nationwide search for a community willing to host ...

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Lloyd's of London to divest from coal over climate change

Lloyd’s Lloyd’s of London to divest from coal over climate change Firm follows other big UK and European insurers by excluding coal companies from 1 April The Lloyd’s building, home of Lloyd’s of London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market, has become the latest financial firm to announce that it plans to stop investing in ...

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Thousands join Women's March in London for gender equality

Gender Thousands join Women’s March in London for gender equality Protesters hear speeches from activists at Time’s Up rally in support of equal rights Play Video 1:09 Rally against sexual harassment held in London – video Thousands of women have turned out for the global Women’s March in London despite the heavy rain and sleet, one year after millions marched ...

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