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16 Oct 6:02pm Updated Bristol beat Toulon to win first European trophy
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Bristol Bears outclass Toulon to win rugby union's Challenge Cup final and lift their first European trophy.
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16 Oct 5:34pm County lines gangs: Three men talk about how they got lured in as kids and what changed
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Three young men who were lured into drug gangs as children talk about how they turned their lives around.
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16 Oct 5:00pm US election 2020: Early voting records smashed amid enthusiasm wave
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Huge numbers of voters are casting ballots with less than three weeks to go until the election.
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16 Oct 4:55pm Updated Terror inquiry after teacher beheaded near Paris
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The victim is said to have shown his pupils controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class.
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16 Oct 4:27pm Travel ban: Can I visit Wales from Covid hotspots?
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Rules banning people from entering Wales from coronavirus hotspots in the UK have come into force.
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16 Oct 3:41pm Updated Joshua to defend titles against Pulev in December
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World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles against Kubrat Pulev on 12 December at The O2 in London.
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16 Oct 2:59pm West Ham sign Benrahma on loan with obligation to buy
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West Ham sign Algeria winger Said Benrahma from Brentford in a deal that could rise to £30m.
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16 Oct 2:21pm Olive harvest in jeopardy as tensions rise at the West Bank
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Tensions rise between Israeli settlers and Palestinians as the olive harvest begins in the West Bank.
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16 Oct 2:10pm Joe Rodon: Tottenham sign Wales centre-back from Swansea for £11m
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Tottenham sign Wales centre-back Joe Rodon from Swansea for an initial £11m plus add-ons.
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16 Oct 1:49pm Updated Coronavirus infections still rising rapidly
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The R number has crept up to 1.3-1.5, with growth of the epidemic still widespread.
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16 Oct 1:30pm Stabbing attack reported near Paris
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The suspected attacker was shot dead by police north-west of the French capital, media reports say.
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16 Oct 12:58pm Bristol will step in to play Premiership final if Wasps are ruled out by Covid-19
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Wasps will be replaced by Bristol in the Premiership final on 24 October if a coronavirus outbreak means they cannot play, says Premiership Rugby.
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16 Oct 12:46pm Headie One tops album chart with debut album, Edna
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The first British rap debut to top the charts this year is dedicated to the star's late mother.
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16 Oct 12:30pm Manic Street Preachers help disabled singer Ali Hirsz pay for surgery
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The band donated money to disabled singer Ali Hirsz, after Covid-19 left her out of work.
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16 Oct 12:22pm Paul Pogba: Man Utd trigger one-year contract extension
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Manchester United trigger the one-year option on Paul Pogba's contract, extending his deal at Old Trafford until 2022.
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16 Oct 11:40am Updated Man denied £1.7m payout by Betfred takes fight to High Court
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Andy Green is suing bookmaker Betfred after it refused to pay up, citing a software error.
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16 Oct 9:44am Updated Europe lockdown: New coronavirus rules country-by-country
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What are European countries doing to control new coronavirus outbreaks?
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16 Oct 9:31am Updated Covid: Lancashire to move to highest alert level
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The move follows intensive talks, with pubs, bars and car boot sales closing while gyms stay open.
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16 Oct 9:14am Bale will probably make second Tottenham debut against West Ham - Mourinho
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Gareth Bale will "probably" make his second debut for Tottenham against West Ham on Sunday, says manager Jose Mourinho.
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16 Oct 8:22am Updated Covid: What are the Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 lockdown rules?
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There are extra curbs on socialising and hospitality in areas deemed most at risk from coronavirus.
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16 Oct 8:09am County Championship to be revamped with three groups of six
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The County Championship will return next summer with the 18 first-class counties split into three groups.
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16 Oct 7:34am Circuit breaker: What is a circuit breaker lockdown?
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The BBC's Laura Foster explains what a circuit breaker is and how it could help tackle Covid-19.
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16 Oct 6:14am British Airways fined £20m over data breach
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The fine is the largest ever issued by the Information Commissioner's Office.
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16 Oct 5:44am Harry Maguire: Manchester United defender will bounce back from England red card, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says captain Harry Maguire will "bounce back" from his recent poor spell of form and England red card.
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16 Oct 5:34am Lancashire moves to highest Covid alert level
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Lancashire has agreed a deal to enter Tier 3 - the highest level of England Covid restrictions
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16 Oct 4:55am Pub chain JD Wetherspoon reveals first loss since 1984
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Chairman Tim Martin criticises the government's "confusing" Covid restrictions as sales tumble.
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16 Oct 4:45am Brexit: EU trade deal is still possible, says Dominic Raab
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The foreign secretary urges more flexibility from the EU, as both sides indicate they want to keep talking.
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16 Oct 4:16am Matt Baker to return to The One Show for Rickshaw Challenge
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The BBC show's former host will take part in the Rickshaw Challenge in aid of Children in Need.
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16 Oct 2:38am Tighter rules introduced on face coverings in Scotland
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They are to be required in workplace canteens, with more areas affected from Monday.
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16 Oct 2:37am Covid-19: Scientist warns over virus row and new rules come into force
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Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning.
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16 Oct 12:22am US election: Trump and Biden deflect key questions in TV grilling
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Mr Trump declines to disavow a bizarre conspiracy, as Mr Biden ducks again on plans for the high court.
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15 Oct 9:46pm Updated US election: Trump declines to disavow QAnon conspiracy theory
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In a simultaneous Q&A, Democratic challenger Joe Biden wouldn't divulge his plans for the Supreme Court.
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15 Oct 9:08pm Updated Twitter: Major outage affects users around the world
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The company says the issue was caused by an "inadvertent change" it made to its internal systems.
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15 Oct 8:04pm Gyms and coronavirus: What are the facts?
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Areas where transmission is highest in England are shutting gyms, but does the science support it?
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15 Oct 7:55pm Covid: Wales ban on people visiting from UK hotspots begins
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There are questions over how the move will be policed and whether it will cause "division".
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15 Oct 7:25pm Covid: Southall wedding venue hosts 100-guest reception
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The owner of the venue in west London faces a possible £10,000 fine for breaching coronavirus rules.
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