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14 Aug 6:35pm Sarah Wollaston: Ex-Tory MP joins Lib Dems
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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says the pro-Remain MP will bring "real expertise" to the party.
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14 Aug 6:18pm Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win Super Cup
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Liverpool win the Super Cup for the fourth time in their history by beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.
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14 Aug 5:57pm Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal
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The Labour leader plans to lead a caretaker government after winning a no-confidence vote in the government.
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14 Aug 5:51pm British woman dies after being set on fire in Barbados
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Natalie Crichlow, who was looking after her disabled brother, dies nine days after the attack.
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14 Aug 5:28pm Ex-Tory MP Sarah Wollaston joins Lib Dems
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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says Sarah Wollaston will bring "real expertise" to the party.
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14 Aug 2:00pm Plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic
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Even in the Arctic, microscopic particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow, a study has found.
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14 Aug 1:35pm Toxic blue-green algae warning for dog owners and swimmers
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People urged to check for the bloom which can cause swimmers rashes and fever and prove fatal to dogs.
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14 Aug 1:15pm Australian actress dies during Edinburgh Festival run
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Ningali Lawford-Wolf died on Sunday after falling ill during a run of The Secret River last week in Edinburgh.
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14 Aug 1:14pm A-level grade boundaries leaked ahead of results day
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Two exam boards' A-level maths candidates had to score just 55% to get an A in this year's paper.
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14 Aug 1:11pm ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault
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The US rapper is found guilty of assault during a Stockholm brawl and given a suspended sentence.
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14 Aug 1:02pm Eyewitness dash cam captures moment of texting while driving crash
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No one was injured. The local police department shared the footage as a warning to not text and drive.
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14 Aug 12:35pm Could the 50p in your pocket really make you a fortune?
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British coins celebrate everything from the Olympics to Sherlock Holmes - and many end up on eBay.
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14 Aug 12:26pm Are UK train fares the highest in Europe?
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The TUC says the UK is the most expensive place for train fares in Europe.
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14 Aug 11:47am Bolton sale set to go ahead after injunction adjourned
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The sale of crisis club Bolton appears ready to go through after a court order blocking a takeover was adjourned.
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14 Aug 11:46am Chinese Super League: Marko Arnautovic hits screamer for Shanghai SIPG
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Former West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic scores his fourth goal in six league appearances for Shanghai SIPG.
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14 Aug 11:37am A-level grade boundaries leaked ahead of results day
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Two exam boards' A-level maths candidates had to score just 55% to get an A in this year's paper.
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14 Aug 9:50am Are markets signalling that a recession is due?
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Financial markets have taken fright after the appearance of a trusted signal of an upcoming recession.
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14 Aug 9:21am Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit - Pelosi
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Congress will block a UK trade deal if Brexit harms the Good Friday Agreement, key US Democrat says.
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14 Aug 8:17am ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault
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The US rapper is found guilty of assault during a Stockholm brawl and given a suspended sentence.
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14 Aug 7:47am Turkish army pension fund set to buy British Steel
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Ataer is to be named the preferred bidder for the Scunthorpe works by the Official Receiver.
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14 Aug 7:29am Hong Kong protests: How could China intervene?
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As protests in Hong Kong show no signs of stopping, many wonder if China will lose its patience.
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14 Aug 7:10am Fox cubs bounce on trampoline in Cardiff garden
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The playful scene was captured on their CCTV.
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14 Aug 6:32am Rail fares set to rise again by up to 2.8%
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From January, commuters could pay on average more than £100 extra a year for rail travel.
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14 Aug 6:15am Cauliflower shortages as extreme weather kills crops
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Prices have risen and some suppliers have advised restaurants to take cauliflower off their menu.
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14 Aug 5:54am Hong Kong protests: How could China intervene?
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As protests in Hong Kong show no signs of stopping, many wonder if China will lose its patience.
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14 Aug 3:59am FirstGroup replaces Virgin to run West Coast route
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FirstGroup and Trenitalia will take over the running of the London-to-Glasgow route in December.
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14 Aug 3:20am FirstGroup replaces Virgin to run West Coast route
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FirstGroup and Trenitalia will take over the running of the London-to-Glasgow route in December.
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14 Aug 3:16am Celtic threw away Champions League chance - Lennon
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Neil Lennon says his Celtic side "threw away" a place in the Champions League play-off round by conceding four "crazy" goals to CFR Cluj in Glasgow.
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14 Aug 3:08am Cauliflower shortages as extreme weather kills crops
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Prices have risen and some suppliers have advised restaurants to take cauliflower off their menu.
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14 Aug 2:46am Labour plans to scrap predicted grades system
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They are wrong "in the vast majority of cases" and the system is "deeply unfair", the party says.
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14 Aug 2:33am Philadelphia and VW ads banned for gender stereotyping
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Ads for cheese and an electric car fall foul of new rules banning the showing of gender stereotypes.
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14 Aug 2:26am FirstGroup consortium to run West Coast rail route
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FirstGroup and Trenitalia will take over the running of the London to Glasgow route in December.
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13 Aug 11:52pm Astronaut Luca Parmitano plays DJ set from International Space Station
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Luca Parmitano played from the International Space Station to a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
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13 Aug 10:18pm Australia drug bust: Four UK men arrested over huge MDMA haul
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The four men and two Australians are linked to a UK-based organised crime syndicate, police say.
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13 Aug 9:30pm Hong Kong protests cripple airport for second day
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Police and protesters square up to each other on another day of disruption for passengers.
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13 Aug 9:30pm MP Chris Williamson sues Labour for suspension over anti-Semitism
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Chris Williamson calls the decision to re-impose his suspension "unconstitutional".
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13 Aug 7:06pm The Troubles: Two women from different sides work together on peace
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Kathleen's husband was killed by the IRA, which Anne joined at 18. Now they work together on peace.
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13 Aug 7:04pm Rail fares set to rise again in January
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The rail fare increase for 2020 is set to be announced by the Department of Transport on Wednesday.
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