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Actress Danika McGuigan dies aged 33

Image copyright Dave M. Benett/Getty Images) Image caption Nika McGuigan pictures with her father Barry McGuigan in 2011 Actress Danika McGuigan, the daughter of boxing champion Barry McGuigan, has died following a short illness. Her family say they are “devastated” by the 33-year-old’s death “after a brief but brave battle against cancer”. Ms McGuigan died during the early hours of …

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Meghan guest edits Vogue’s September issue

Image copyright @SussexRoyal The Duchess of Sussex has guest edited British Vogue’s September issue, focusing on women who “break barriers”. The cover features 15 women, including teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern. Meghan chose not to put herself on the cover, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said, as she felt it would be a “boastful …

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Murdered woman lay dead ‘for weeks’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption A manhunt is under way for Michael Foran who is suspected of murdering June Jones A woman who suffered a “violent” death and whose body was found five days after she was reported missing probably died weeks before, police said. June Jones’s sister reported her disappearance on Boxing Day and she was discovered in …

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‘Game time’ for UK Eurovision hopeful

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEurovision 2019: UK entry Michael Rice says it’s about time we had a decent song As the final nears, UK Eurovision hopeful Michael Rice talks betting odds, boxing gloves… and why he’s “sick” of Brexit. The last few months have been “a whirlwind of emotions” for Michael Rice, the 21-year-old singer from …

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Boxing Day Family Puzzler 2018

It’s time once again for my Boxing Day Family Puzzler – a seasonal distraction now in its 11th year. As regular readers will know, this is the quiz where no-one is expected to know any of the answers. The questions relate to events in the past 12 months – and all the solutions are numbers. This year, as a special …

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Labour seeks to block no-deal Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Labour has tabled a cross-party motion to try to stop a future prime minister pushing through a no-deal Brexit against the wishes of MPs. The party plans to force a vote on Wednesday which would give MPs control of the timetable on 25 June. Labour says if the motion passes, MPs will be able to introduce …

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Vegans banned by pub during hunt

Image caption An employee has been suspended following the banning of vegans Vegans were banned from a pub during a Boxing Day hunt, leading to a backlash on social media. Some people accused The Dorset pub in Lewes, East Sussex, of being “discriminatory”. Harvey’s, the brewery which owns The Dorset, said it was “appalled”, and an employee had been suspended …

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HMV ‘to honour gift cards in administration’

Image copyright Getty Images HMV will continue to accept customers’ gift cards so long as stores keep trading, administrators KPMG have said. It comes after the High Court appointed KPMG to run the music retailer, which collapsed for the second time in six years after a sharp fall in sales. In 2013 administrators faced an angry backlash after initially telling …

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Why we ditch the sofa at Christmas

Image copyright Dave Cocks/RNLI Image caption More than 270 swimmers ventured into the North Sea at Redcar on Boxing Day 2017 For many, Christmas is a time to relax and overindulge. But, for some, it’s an opportunity to take part in more vigorous activities than dozing on the sofa or enjoying a Champagne breakfast. Hundreds of swimmers will be stepping …

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Three Channel migrants brought ashore

Image copyright @premarmanche Image caption French authorities said the group were in a semi-rigid vessel Three migrants spotted in a small boat in the Channel have been brought ashore by the Border Force. The men were about 10 miles (16.5km) off France when French authorities spotted them after midnight. the Prefecture Maritime de la Manche said. Border Force officials brought …

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