Movies to watch in December: From Aquaman to Mary Poppins Returns

Movies to watch in December: From Aquaman to Mary Poppins Returns

Take a look at some of the top films to see in UK cinemas in December 2018.
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London Marathon switched to elite-athlete race on enclosed looped course

London Marathon switched to elite-athlete race on enclosed looped course

The 2020 London Marathon will be an elite-athlete only event, organisers have announced.
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Coronavirus: England areas with most new cases per 100,000 people

Coronavirus: England areas with most new cases per 100,000 people

Here is Thursday's update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19, showing the top five local authorities. Blackburn with Darwen is currently showing the highest rise in cases, with 82.2 per 100,000.
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Preston on verge of lockdown

Preston on verge of lockdown

Preston is on the verge of lockdown after a rise in Covid-19 cases were recorded in the city. Lancashire's director for public health expects rules similar to Greater Manchester's to come into effect. Preston recorded 49 new cases of coronavirus...
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Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide cases near 20 million

Coronavirus in numbers: Worldwide cases near 20 million

The Department of Health and Social Care said 46,413 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Wednesday.
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Caroline Flack inquest rules presenter intended to take own life

Caroline Flack inquest rules presenter intended to take own life

A coroner has ruled that television presenter Caroline Flack killed herself at home after discovering she was definitely going to be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend. The Love Island presenter was found dead at her London home i...
Boris Johnson defends decision not to suspend Tory MP accused of rape

Boris Johnson defends decision not to suspend Tory MP accused of rape

Boris Johnson has defended the decision not to suspend a senior Tory MP who was arrested on suspicion of rape. The Prime Minister insisted on Thursday that the allegation is being taken "extremely seriously" after the Conservatives defied calls t...
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Eric Garcia rejects contract extension at Manchester City

Eric Garcia rejects contract extension at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola confirms that Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has turned down the offer of a contract extension at the Etihad Stadium.
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Cases linked to Aberdeen outbreak in Scotland rise by 25

Cases linked to Aberdeen outbreak in Scotland rise by 25

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces that the number of coronavirus cases linked to an outbreak in Aberdeen which led to lockdown restrictions being reintroduced in the city has risen by 25 in the past day. Nicola Sturgeon thanks t...
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Starmer calls for inquiry into botched NHS face masks contract

Starmer calls for inquiry into botched NHS face masks contract

Fifty million face masks bought by the Government as part of a GBP252 million contract will not be used in the NHS due to safety concerns. The masks, ordered from Ayanda Capital, have ear loops rather than head loops, and there are concerns over...
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Britain's first WWE champion Drew McIntyre planning UK trip to show off title

Britain's first WWE champion Drew McIntyre planning UK trip to show off title

WWE champion Drew McIntyre is planning to head home to the United Kingdom as soon as possible to show off his belt. The 35-year-old Scot became the first Briton to win the championship when he pinned Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 36 back in March.
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UK's first Dutch-style roundabout introduced

UK's first Dutch-style roundabout introduced

The UK's first Dutch-style roundabout, which prioritises cyclists and pedestrians over motorists, has opened in Cambridge. Introduced to improve safety, motorists must give way to pedestrians and to cyclists when joining and leaving the roundabout.
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Ferrari's new Roma coupe aims to take on Aston Martin and Mercedes

Ferrari's new Roma coupe aims to take on Aston Martin and Mercedes

A look at the Ferrari Roma, the Italian supercar maker's new four-seat GT car.
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Cherry picking: Then vs Now

Cherry picking: Then vs Now

New archive footage shows cherry pickers at work in the 1930s. But how has the activity changed since then?
UK weather forecast: How hot will the weekend get?

UK weather forecast: How hot will the weekend get?

A look at the weather forecast for London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast as the UK braces itself for a hot Friday.
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High-speed car chase dubbed 'one of worst cases of dangerous driving' ever seen by officers

High-speed car chase dubbed 'one of worst cases of dangerous driving' ever seen by officers

Police dashcam footage shows a high-speed car chase dubbed "one of the worst cases of dangerous driving" officers have seen. Although Patrick Jones escaped from the scene in 2018 he has since been found, arrested and sentenced. He has been sent...
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Windsor Castle opens the East Terrace Garden for the first time in decades

Windsor Castle opens the East Terrace Garden for the first time in decades

The East Terrace Garden at Windsor Castle is to open to visitors at weekends for the first time in decades from Saturday August 8. The large formal garden, overlooked by Windsor Castle's famous east facade, features beds of roses planted in a g...
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US election: Trump cuts Biden's lead in the polls to five points

US election: Trump cuts Biden's lead in the polls to five points

A look at the seven-day rolling average of the approval rating of US Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, courtesy of RealClearPolitics.
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Survivors mark 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bomb

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bomb

The dwindling number of witnesses to the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima were among those marking the 75th anniversary of the slaughter. Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui urged world leaders to more seriously commit to nuclear disarmament, ...
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Trump backtracks on claim that Beirut explosion was attack

Trump backtracks on claim that Beirut explosion was attack

US President Donald Trump has backtracked on comments he made claiming the explosion that killed more than a hundred people in Beirut, injuring thousands more, was an attack. He told White House reporters the deadly event could have been an accid...
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Brexit briefing: 147 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 147 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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Trump defends claim children 'virtually immune' to coronavirus

Trump defends claim children 'virtually immune' to coronavirus

President Donald Trump has defended his claim that children are 'virtually immune' to coronavirus. Facebook has deleted a post by US President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about t...
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Beavers allowed to stay on River Otter: so what next for the endangered species?

Beavers allowed to stay on River Otter: so what next for the endangered species?

A decision to let wild beavers stay on the River Otter in Devon permanently is the culmination of a wildlife saga that has run for more than a decade. But now that as many as 15 family groups are free to swim, build dams and breed on the river an...
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Solskjaer: Alexis Sanchez to complete permanent move to Inter Milan

Solskjaer: Alexis Sanchez to complete permanent move to Inter Milan

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will complete a permanent move to Inter Milan on Thursday. Sanchez joined Inter on loan from United in August last year and the Serie A club have been keen to secure the 31-year-old on a permanent...
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Manchester City complete GBP41m signing of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake

Manchester City complete GBP41m signing of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake

Manchester City have completed the signing of defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth. City agreed a GBP40million fee, rising to a potential GBP41m, with the relegated Cherries last week and the 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract.
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