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Ed Sheeran to marry his childhood friend Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran to marry his childhood friend Cherry Seaborn Singer already living with hockey player who helped him recover from 2015 cycling accident Ed Sheeran with long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn after last year’s Warner Music Brit Awards. Photograph: Beretta/Sims/Rex/Shutterstock Singer Ed Sheeran has shared news of his engagement and added that “our cats are chuffed as well”. The ...

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UK courts service spending sees tenfold rise since 2010

Law UK courts service spending sees tenfold rise since 2010 Outsourcing and temporary staff costs rocketed over period when MoJ suffered deep cuts The MoJ said the increase of agency and contract staff was the result of their reform programme and they expected numbers to decline. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images The courts service spent £50m last year on agency and ...

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Whatever happened to the Jade Goody effect?

Cancer Shortcuts Whatever happened to the Jade Goody effect? After the reality star died of cervical cancer in 2009, nearly 500,000 extra women turned up for smear tests. Now, the number of screenings has reached a 20-year low. Why? Brave face … Jade Goody inspired thousands of women to book a smear test. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA When the letter arrives ...

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UK braced for more snow and ice

Weather UK braces for more snow and ice Met Office issues warnings for large parts of the UK after coldest night for almost two years Elizabeth Lewin, 10, in a snow tunnel near Newby Head Farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA More snow is on the way to the UK after the coldest night for almost ...

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Man arrested after eight-year-old girl stabbed to death near Walsall

UK news Man arrested after eight-year-old girl stabbed to death near Walsall Officers were called to Brownhills where they found the injured child who died later in hospital Police have arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of murder. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA A man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall, West Midlands police said. ...

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‘Back off’, controversial professor urges critics of Channel 4's Cathy Newman

Channel 4 The Observer ‘Back off’, controversial professor urges critics of Channel 4’s Cathy Newman Jordan Peterson warns social media bullies after presenter faces abusive messages Cathy Newman’s controversial interview with Jordan Peterson has been viewed almost two million times. Photograph: C4 A controversial clinical psychologist whose interview with a Channel 4 news presenter resulted in her being subjected to ...

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More than 17,000 UK students face university rent arrears

Student housing The Observer More than 17,000 UK students face university rent arrears Figures show 16% rise in those facing housing debt and a doubling of evictions Izzy Lenga, NUS vice-president, has warned that students are being ‘priced out’ of accommodation. Photograph: NUS More than 17,000 students living in university halls of residence fell behind with their rent payments in ...

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Theresa May: I will fine greedy bosses who betray their workers

Theresa May The Observer Theresa May: I will fine greedy bosses who betray their workers • PM pledges tough rules to tackle pensions abuse • Whitehall weighs up plan to target executives Theresa May answers questions during a Q&A at the Cross Manufacturing Company in Odd Down, Plymouth last year. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Irresponsible company bosses who “line their own ...

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Zombies bassist and former Kinks member Jim Rodford dies at 76

Pop and rock Zombies bassist and former Kinks member Jim Rodford dies at 76 British musician had been performing in Florida only days before a fatal fall on a staircase The Zombies’ Jim Rodford at the Festival D’ete De Quebec last July. Photograph: RMV/Rex/Shutterstock The Zombies bassist Jim Rodford has died aged 76 just days after his final performance. The ...

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Anger at Royal Navy museum’s ‘pro-nuclear’ exhibition

Royal Navy The Observer Anger at Royal Navy museum’s ‘pro-nuclear’ exhibition Exhibition to mark 50th anniversary of Polaris submarine is ‘propaganda’, say activists HMS Resolution, the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine to be equipped with Polaris missiles, off the Scottish coast in 1970. Photograph: IWM/Getty Images Anti-nuclear campaigners have described plans by the National Museum of the Royal Navy for ...

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