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Piers gets pied over Craig comments

Report End of Twitter post by @GMB “It’s for Ross Kemp and for Daniel Craig!” he continued after surprising the former tabloid editor. Report End of Twitter post 2 by @GMB “It’s really good for babies,” said the former EastEnders star. “It’s good for their digestive system. “It makes you more of a man because it shows you care.” Craig, whose actress wife Rachel Weisz gave birth to a baby girl last month, has yet to comment. Related Topics Gender Daniel Craig Piers Morgan Men Television Parenting Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45887725

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No retrial for ‘sex on plane’ teacher

Following the jury’s dismissal on 10 October, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) asked for seven days to consider if it wished to seek a retrial. On Wednesday, a CPS spokesman confirmed there would be no further action taken. The BBC understands “a number of factors” were behind the decision not to pursue the case. Plastic pollution found on shipwrecks ‘Dangerous’ dahlias must go says council Giants creator to get freedom of city During the trial, it was alleged Ms Wilson had sex with the boy on the flight back from…

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Train delays are ‘tip of the iceberg’

‘Frustrating and expensive’ “It’s more frustrating especially because it’s so expensive as well.” Locked out of lectures Image caption John said being late was not an option for him Commuter John laughed when he heard 68% of trains going through Manchester Oxford Road station were delayed. “It doesn’t surprise me,” he said. “I get the train regularly to Manchester and they are often late. Today was late again.” The landscape architect from York said delays were frustrating but he has “resigned” himself to them. He added: “I now get a…

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In pictures: Blue Peter turns 60

Image caption Leila Williams and Christopher Trace kicked the show off Williams had been crowned Miss Great Britain the previous year. After she recorded the first programme she recalled going home to be greeted by her excited landlady who thought the show was a success. Image caption Behind the scenes of the Blue Peter studio in 1963 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Christopher Trace is seen with fellow presenter Valerie Singleton in 1963, surrounded by mailbags of children’s toys donated for Christmas presents during the programme’s annual appeal Biddy…

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A long-distance, royal love affair

The MFAH is the only US venue hosting Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol. Interest in the British monarchy certainly spans the globe, but in the US it occupies a special place, spurred in recent years by the impact of media productions and real-life events. These range from successful TV shows such as The Crown – just awarded two Emmys – to this year’s marriage of American actress Meghan Markle to Prince Harry. Image copyright Netflix Image caption Olivia Colman plays the lead in latest series…

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Youths stood on fire crews’ hoses

CCTV footage of the trouble, which happened on Thursday evening, has been passed to police. It was the latest in a number of incidents over recent days – one of which saw between 30 and 40 youngsters at the scene, according to the brigade. ‘Mindless attacks’ Cleveland crews have recently started wearing body cameras as part of a pilot scheme that aims to stem such attacks. Mr Howe said: “We need to get to the root cause of it. A lot of the attacks are opportunistic by young people and…

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Fracking to start as legal challenge fails

The Preston New Road site has been the scene of repeated protests from environmentalists who object to hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on the environment. The process sees liquid pumped at high pressure deep underground to fracture rock and release gas. Work at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall site near Blackpool was suspended in 2011 after it was linked with two earth tremors. Mr Dennett had applied for an interim injunction preventing Cuadrilla from fracking the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJudith…

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‘I wanted wedding dress to show my scar’

Sixteen years on, and the princess chose to wear a wedding dress that showed her scar, saying she hoped it would honour those who had helped her and inspire others with the condition of scoliosis. Skip Instagram post by princesseugenie View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by princesseugenie Image Copyright princesseugenie princesseugenie “I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday [at the wedding], but it’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a…

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Reality Check: What extra policing do we pay for?

Andrew Dismore, a Labour member of the London Assembly, has been campaigning for clubs to contribute more towards the policing around their matches, and asked the Mayor of London how much this policing had cost in the top two divisions last season. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Real Madrid, whose team bus is pictured, beat Juventus 4-1 in front of a crowd of 65,842 Also that year, Merseyside and West Midlands Police were granted extra money for securing the Labour Party (£364,191) and Conservative Party (£2,217,343) conferences, with additional…

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Firms may have to reveal ethnicity pay gap

The government’s Race Disparity Audit last year showed widely varying outcomes in areas including education, employment, health and criminal justice between Britain’s white and ethnic minority populations. It found that Asian, black and other ethnic groups were disproportionately likely to be on a low income, with just 1% of non-white police officers in senior roles. Within NHS England, it found that 18% of white job applicants shortlisted got the job, compared with 11% of ethnic minorities. Ethnic minority consultants ‘paid less’ Cambridge ‘needs help’ enrolling black students Should workers be…

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‘Third of girls’ harassed in school uniform

It found: 66% of girls in the UK said they had experienced unwanted sexual attention or sexual or physical contact in a public place 35% of girls reported receiving unwanted sexual contact such as being touched, groped or grabbed Girls as young as eight years old described witnessing or experiencing harassment More than one in three girls received unwanted sexual attention such as being groped, stared at, catcalled and wolf-whistled while wearing school uniform One-quarter of girls said they had been filmed or photographed by a stranger without permission The…

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‘Grace’s dealers have blood on their hands’

He told the BBC Scotland news website: “These ‘entrepreneurs’ have young people’s blood on their hands. “Grace was vulnerable. “I just want to know the truth – I want to know what his motives were.” Image copyright Stewart Handling Image caption Grace had just finished for the school holidays and had plans for the summer Mr Handling, his wife Lorraine and Grace’s siblings Dani and Matthew are struggling to come to terms with their loss. They believe they are in a position that any other family could find themselves in.…

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The UK firm hoping to take on Googles driverless cars

Image copyright Five AI Image caption The company is now testing its cars on the busy roads of south London The problem is that, compared with US giants Google, Uber and Tesla, Five AI is a tiny start-up company with only a fraction of the funding that its rivals’ driverless car projects are receiving. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google’s Waymo has spent more than $1bn on its driverless car technology At this point many people may scoff, but with Five AI technicians now testing its adapted Ford Mondeos…

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