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The Midge: Double, double, toil and trouble - how close is Cameron to being toppled?

Herald Scotland - ‎9 hours ago‎
Hello and welcome back to The Midge, the e-bulletin that takes a bite out of politics in Scotland and elsewhere. Today. Hospitals told to rethink orthopaedic services; Poll shows deep divisions over Trump-Cameron meeting; Scottish Labour launches ...
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Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq, May 30 (Reuters) - The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main ...
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Poignant tide of poppies to honour heroes who lost their lives in World War One

Mirror.co.uk - ‎18 hours ago‎
A stream of poppies appears to be spilling from the window of Britain's most northerly cathedral. The tribute of ceramic flowers honours the lives lost in the First World War .
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EU Referendum: Sadiq Khan and David Cameron in 'extraordinary coalition' at Remain rally

International Business Times UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
The London mayor and British prime minister jointly launched a Britain Stronger in Europe battle bus, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to campaign with David Cameron.
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Mediterranean shipwreck survivors haunted by cries of kids

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) - It was the cries of children - and the moment they decided they must save themselves - that haunt the survivors of a shipwreck that claimed hundreds of lives.
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Cincinnati Zoo video shows Harambe the gorilla HOLDING HANDS with the boy

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Witnesses said the gorilla was acting protectively in the tense situation, which may have been aggravated by panicked onlookers who screamed as they watched from above.
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All flights at German airport cancelled as police search for man who trespassed at security checkpoint

Irish Independent - ‎5 hours ago‎
A person trespassed at a security checkpoint at the Cologne-Bonn airport in western Germany this morning, prompting police to declare a state of alert that brought all flights to a halt, local media reported.
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Chad ex-dictator Habre gets life sentence for regime's crimes

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
A special court in Senegal sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison on Monday for war crimes, crimes against humanity and a litany of other charges, including rape.
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Ken Clarke: 'absurd' that defunct prison scheme still keeps people in jail

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ken Clarke abolished imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentences in 2012. He says they 'hadn't worked as anybody intended'.
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Eight in hospital after Carrickfergus crash

Belfast Telegraph - ‎9 hours ago‎
The crash near Kilroot blocked the main road between Carrickfergus and Larne before 7.30pm on Sunday. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email.
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Cheese chaser a champion again - but he still has no taste for double gloucester

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Champion chaser Chris Anderson left daredevil challengers trailing in his wake as he won the annual Cheese Rolling again. The 28-year-old has now won the 8lb Double Gloucester an incredible 17 times - and he still does not like cheese.
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The only continent with weaker economic growth than Europe is Antarctica

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎20 hours ago‎
Yes indeed, let us talk about economics. Let's look at the real economic impact of the European Union on Britain and Europe. We can dismiss most of the claims for the “single market” - too often an excuse for a morass of politically driven legislation ...
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Former Zurich Insurance boss commits suicide

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
The former chief executive of Zurich Insurance has taken his own life; the second time the Swiss business has been shaken by suicide in less than three years.
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The vineyard virgins giving English wine a sparkle

The Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
Pickers at work at Chapel Down's vineyard in Tenterden, Kent. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Julia Kollewe.
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BHS: MPs set to quiz tycoons and advisers who backed takeover

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
If a rescue deal is not struck soon BHS's 164 stores in the UK may be forced to close. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock.
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The three big reasons Windows 10 tablets don't cut it

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Tablets like the Samsung TabPro S have the potential to be solid iPad rivals, but Windows 10's lack of apps, control and poor handling of great screens are holding them back.
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Microsoft's Surface Phone: will we actually get one?

T3 - ‎7 hours ago‎
We have the Surface Pro and the Surface Book so why not a Surface Phone? For several months the rumours have been swirling that Microsoft could be about to put out its own version of the iPhone: a flagship smartphone with Microsoft-made hardware and ...
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Competition Watchdog Slams British Cloud Providers

TechWeekEurope UK - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The UK's top competition watchdog has issued warnings to several major cloud providers following concerns that the firms may potentially be breaching British consumer law.
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AT LAST! How to stop nuisance PPI calls with one text message

Gazette Series - ‎7 hours ago‎
MOBILE phone users can send a text message to opt out of nuisance calls from today. The 'text-to-register' service allows mobile users to add their number to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) 'do not call' database.
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Relaunched Top Gear stalls on first lap

Financial Times - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The relaunch of the BBC's Top Gear programme was watched by 4.4m people, falling short of the 5m target that Chris Evans, its new host, had set.
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Radiohead review: textured set that flits between medicinal bliss and fractious fury

The Guardian - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Friday night in grimy Camden town; there are kazoo conventions less cacophonous. Yet pin-drop silence fills north London's Roundhouse; a venue rammed with a few thousand fans tentatively absorbing Thom Yorke's ghostly vocals which ascend during ...
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Wayne Rooney sings with James Bay - but did he abide by our dos and don'ts for singing footballers?

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
With Neville strumming away on the right-hand side of the stage, and Rooney laying down some admirable backing vocals alongside Bay, the pair continued a longstanding tradition of footballers whiling away the hours spent away from the pitch or the ...
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Athletics-Britain's Johnson-Thompson clinches Olympic place

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
May 30 (Reuters) - Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson is relieved after booking her place at the Rio Games in August and says she is setting her sights on a first Olympic heptathlon gold medal.
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I've seen PGA Championship winner Chris Wood up close and he is a perfect fit for Ryder Cup stardom

City A.M. - ‎2 hours ago‎
While victory at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth does not guarantee Chris Wood a debut Ryder Cup place, it virtually secures a spot in the Europe side for Hazeltine in September and what a wonderful addition he will be.
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Look up tonight! Mars is set to light up the night sky as it comes the closest it has been to Earth in over a decade

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a rare line up of celestial events, sky gazers all of the world will be able to see the red planet shining brighter than any star or planet in the night sky.
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Children's 'Footsteps in Space' movie beamed to astronaut Tim Peake on Space Station

East London Advertiser - ‎1 hour ago‎
Schoolchildren have come down to earth after a scoop when a film they put together was beamed to the International Space Station for British astronaut Tim Peake to watch.
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Lake District Wildlife Park welcomes male red panda

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Cumbrian nature reserve has welcomed another red panda. Charu, a young male, has moved to Bassenthwaite's Lake District Wildlife Park having previously been at Dublin Zoo.
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Peacock spiders: New species of 'cute' spiders are found in Australia

Metro - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and no truer a word has been said about this particular eight-legged arachnid. To some people the peacock spider is the stuff of nightmares, while others think they are cute and 'behave a bit like cats and dogs'.
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Sugar Tax 'Will Hit The Poorest Hardest'

Sky News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Some drinks laden with sugar are exempt from the levy, which is nothing more than a tax on the poor, the TaxPayers' Alliance says.
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8 healthy fats you should consume

India Today - ‎9 hours ago‎
The jury is still out but there are enough indications to support the notion that when consumed in moderation, fat is not bad. Lipla Negi /Mail Today | Posted by Mandwi Singh.
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Noise generated in intensive care units 'breaks WHO guidelines'

BT.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
Tests showed noise levels as high as 101.1 decibels - equivalent to the sound of a pneumatic drill - were recorded in a hospital ICU.
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