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'Immaculate' oven which has cooked more than 20,000 MEALS still goes strong

Former administration worker Val could not face getting rid of her mother’s “pride and joy” and it has followed her from house to house ever since.  She sees it as the last memento of her mother who purchased it for £38 in 1959 – the same year the Barbie doll and the Austin Mini first went on sale.  It is ...

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‘UK voted to LEAVE’ Richard Leonard fuels Labour 'confusion' over leaving the EU

The Left-winger added to the party’s muddled stance on cutting ties with Brussels just days after a fifth of MPs defied UK leader Jeremy Corbyn. Forty-eight members ignored orders to abstain in a Commons vote by backing staying in both the single market and customs union. Mr Corbyn today came under pressure to shift his position as a poll in ...

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Home Office faces inquiry over police storing 20m mugshots including images of innocent people

Ministers face a parliamentary inquiry over the storing by police of 20 million mugshots – including of many people not convicted of any crime – after a senior MP warned the practice raises “fundamental civil liberty issues”. A Commons committee is poised to launch the probe after running out of patience with the Government, which has failed to act on ...

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We should all be concerned about our images being stored by the Government, even if it is in the name of security

The extent to which society accepts a degree of surveillance by the state in return for the maintenance of security is a perennially vexed question. In recent times, intrusive technology has increasingly been harnessed by the police to keep the public safe – in theory anyway. And while a minority argue that the constant presence of CCTV cameras, for instance, ...

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Congolese security forces kill six while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country said. Kabila’s refusal to step down at the end of his mandate in December 2016 has triggered ...

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Veteran jockey Bob Champion makes appeal to fans after lifetime of photos destroyed in fire

A jockey who beat testicular cancer and went on to win the Grand National is making an urgent appeal to fans after a major fire in a Liverpool car park destroyed a lifetime of his precious photographs. Bob Champion’s car was one of 1,600 vehicles destroyed in a massive blaze at a multi-storey car park next to the Liverpool Echo ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic shows off impressive new ink with Manchester United star's insane back piece complete

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has shown off an impressive new back tattoo. The Manchester United star has added detail to his vast back piece that is dominated by a roaring lion and koi carp. The Swede described the finished design from ‘niki23gtr’ as “finest art” in a post to his 30 million Instagram followers. The 36-year-old has an extensive collection of tattoos, ...

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'Greatest TV romance of 2018 has already warmed our hearts on Call The Midwife'

Making predictions in January may be utterly foolish, but I’m going to do it anyway. When 2018’s end-of-year lists are compiled, I fully expect the greatest TV romance award to go nurse Phyllis Crane and Sgt Woolf from Call The Midwife . A confirmed spinster who is married to her job and a career copper whose only life partner appears ...

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Alexis Sanchez seen in Manchester United shirt for first time as blockbuster move nears completion

Alexis Sanchez has pulled on the Manchester United shirt for the first time. Images have emerged of the Chilean taking a selfie with his new shirt on as club photographers take pictures ahead of his official unveiling. The 29-year-old will imminently complete a swap deal from Arsenal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction. Sanchez will bank a huge ...

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Dancing on Ice star Max Evans opens up about 'chemistry' with skating partner Ale Izquierdo

Gazing into his partner’s eyes and locked in an embrace, it’s easy to see why judges believed Max Evans may have feelings for Ale Izquierdo. But the 34-year-old insisted the pair’s closeness during Dancing on Ice is purely down to “chemistry” and his girlfriend Lauren Jamieson has nothing to worry about. Rugby hunk Max spoke out after judge Ashley Banjo ...

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