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18-year-old Arrested Over Two Fatal London Stabbings
  • 18-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing two young men to death 
  • Abdikarim Hassan and Sadiq Aadam Mohamed, 20, were killed on Tuesday night
  • Police are also linking the two murders to a non-fatal stabbing of a boy, 16
Sky To Hike Bills For Millions Of Customers By £30 A Year
  • Millions of customers will see some of their TV packages increase on April 1
  • The company has written to its customers in advance of the impending hike 
  • The firm claimed some of the packages have not increased in price in two years 
Bosses In Hostile Bid For Gkn Gave £170,000 To The Tories
  • Government under pressure to intervene to block Melrose’s bid for GKN
  • Fears have been raised take over could harm national security and industry 
  • GKN makes key parts for cars and aircraft, clients include the US, UK militaries
  • Theresa May has signalled she'll block the takeover if in the national interest
Liberal Mp Matt Kean's Sexting Scandal With Eleni Petinos
  • Matt Kean's fuming ex-girlfriend exposed texts sent to fellow MP Eleni Petinos 
  • Mr Kean told Ms Petinos he was 'tempted to drive down to see' her in December 
  • The MP replied: 'Miss me huh? lol,' before he said: 'Yup. Really need to f**k you'
  • Mr Kean acknowledged his 'on and off' relationship with Caitlin Keage is over 
School's Armed Officer 'never Went In' During Shooting
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas's resource officer Scot Peterson 'never went in' during the massacre 
  • Instead of confronting the gunman he stayed outside the school at his station
  • An officer claims Peterson hid behind a cement column during the shooting 
  • Sheriff Scott Israel said he should've gone 'in, addressed the killer, and killed'
  • Israel said Peterson's lack of action made him 'sick to [his] stomach'
  • Peterson received award in 2014 for 'tact and judgment' from City of Parkland
  • The 54-year-old was nominated for Parkland deputy of the year in 2017 
Net Immigration Rises To 244,000 A Year
  • The latest official figures on showing annual net migration have been released
  • The net inflow to the UK was 244,000 in 12 months to September, the ONS said
  • Theresa May has made curbing free movement a red line in Brexit negotiations
Man Rearrested In Case Of Holby City Star's Daughter
  • John Michie's daughter Louella, 25, found dead in woods at Bestival last year 
  • A 28-year-old man had been arrested by officers on suspicion of her murder 
  • He has now been re-arrested in the case, this time on suspicion of manslaughter 
  • Michie is best known as playing Rovers Return landlord Karl Munro on Corrie 
Two-year-old Boy 'killed In Hit-and-run'
  • The two children, aged two and six, were hit in Coventry at 2pm on Thursday 
  • The two-year-old was killed while his older brother is fighting for life in hospital
  • Police say a black Ford Focus was found abandoned a short time after the crash
  • Two people - a 22-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman – have been arrested
Two Lorry Drivers On Trial For M1 Crash That Left 8 Dead
  • Ryszard Masierak and David Wagstaff are accused of causing horror crash
  • Minibus crumpled underneath drunken Masierak's stationary lorry, court told 
  • Masierak, 32, and Wagstaff, 53, both deny causing death by dangerous driving
  • Minibus driver Cyriac Joseph and seven of his Indian passengers were killed 
Heartless Man Dumps Two Puppies Over A Wall Like Rubbish
  • Callous dog owner was secretly filmed tipping two puppies over a garden wall
  • RSPCA workers rescued the two stricken Lhasa Apso pups in Bradford last year
  • CCTV footage shows the man dumping the two month-old dogs and fleeing
  • Heartwarming pictures show the happy puppies now in their forever homes 
Belgian Police Seal Off Part Of Brussels
  • Heavily armed police were seen staking out a rooftop in Forest neighborhood 
  • The area is where Abeslam hid from authorities after the Paris attacks in 2015
  • Forest mayor Marc-Jean Ghyssels said police 'suspect presence of armed man' 
  • But a police spokeswoman said officers were responding to possible murder 
Trainee Paediatrician Killed Herself After Anxiety Attack
  • Sophie Spooner, 26, suffered an anxiety attack while working as a junior doctor 
  • The trainee paediatrician went back to work after she had returned from holiday
  • But she killed herself at her flat in Brighton and her body was found by her sister 
Phil Collins Is Detained At Rio Airport For Three Hours
  • The frail star is due to kick of his tour for his concert in Rio's Maracana stadium
  • He announced a comeback tour in October 2016 after coming out of retirement
  • Following a fall, the British singer was forced to reschedule them for November
Brit Awards 2018: Cheryl And Liam Payne Attend Together
  • The couple put on a united front a the BRIT Awards on Wednesday evening 
  • Host Jack Whitehall decided to pick them out for an on-air interview
  • He cheekily referenced Liam's steamy Fifty Shades collaboration with Rita Ora when Cheryl joked about their sex life   
  • The joint appearance comes amid mounting speculation about the state of their relationship
  • Sources claim they are set to split 'within weeks'  
Rich Cheshire Widow Caught Drink-driving In Her Mercedes
  • Barbara Woodward, 56, from Cheshire, said drive was so long she had to use car
  • She began drinking in vehicle two days after attending funeral of her husband
  • Excused unpaid work after lawyer argued this would make her uncomfortable
  • JPs convicted her of driving with excess alcohol and banned her for two years
  • Woodward was also fined £560 and told to pay £705 in costs and surcharges
Brexit War Cabinet Agrees To Take Back Control Of Laws
  • Theresa May's Brexit war cabinet reached agreement after eight hours of talks 
  • Ministers agreed to strategy that would allowing the UK to diverge from EU laws
  • The Brexit war cabinet had met at the Prime Minister's country retreat Chequers 
  • Meeting came amid signs the EU will take a hard line on 'cherry picking' terms 
Pictured: Brothers Killed By 'hit-and-run Drunk Driver'
  • Car hit two boys aged two and six as they crossed a road with their mother
  • Aunt who saw the crash say car 'came out of nowhere' and smashed into them
  • Locals claim those in the car fled the scene but were tracked down by police
  • Man, 53, and woman, 41, are held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving
Programmer Uses Arkit To Create Real 'the Ring' Girl
  • Developer Abhishek Singh used Apple's ARKit to make 'The Ring' villain a reality
  • 'The Ring' is a 2002 horror film that tells the story of a young girl who was killed
  • Singh was able to make the girl crawl out of a TV by using augmented reality 
  • ARKit was released by Apple last September as part of its latest mobile OS
  • It immerses the user by making them feel like they are in the simulated reality throughimages and sounds
  • For example, in VR, you could feel like you're climbing a mountain while sat at home
  • AR is developed into apps to bring digital components into the real world
  • For example, in the Pokemon Go app, the characters seem to appear in real world scenarios
Drinking Trendy Fruit Teas Can Ruin Your Smile
  • Even a mug of hot water with a slice of lemon is dangerous, experts have warned
  • The fruit in drinks contains six times the citric acid concentration of lemonade
  • Dentists have warned they wear away enamel, raising risk of a filling or crown
The Crown Star Claire Foy Confirms Her Marriage Is Over
  • The Crown actress, 33, and her actor husband, 40, spent seven years together but split 'some time ago,' she confirmed in a statement on Thursday
  • Claire said: 'We continue as great friends with the utmost respect for one another' 
  • Claire and Stephen - who married 2014 - have a two-year-old daughter, Ivy Rose
  • The History Boys star Stephen had life-saving brain surgery in 2017, after he was diagnosed with a benign tumour on his pituitary gland 
  • British actress Claire recently said that she was in constant doubt about her husband's welfare while she filmed The Crown Season 2
Johnny Johnson, Last Surviving Dambuster Tells His Story
  • George 'Johnny Johnson was a bomb aimer during Operation Chastise in 1943
  • His Lancaster bomber attacked the Sorber Dam in the early hours of May 17
  • A new documentary with 3D graphics will show an insider's view of the attack
  • Johnson, 96, is the final surviving member of the 19 crews who flew the mission 
Former Save The Children Boss Quits Unicef
  • Justin Forsyth admitted engaging in 'unsuitable conversations' with female staff
  • He was the chief executive of Save the Children UK between 2010 and 2016 
  • Unicef has said that they had no idea Mr Forsyth had behaved inappropriately  
Lions Attack Carer's Hyundai With Two Children In The Back
  • Shocking footage shows pride of lions jumping on roof of Abi Tudge's Hyundai at West Midlands Safari Park 
  • Ms Tudge was in the car with a friend and two young children with special needs during the terrifying ordeal 
  • They were trapped in the enclosure for nearly an hour as rangers dealt with 'agitated' and 'aggravated' lions
Headteacher Bans ‘unacceptable’ 80s-inspired Hairstyle
  • Six types of hairstyles banned at Charter Academy in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
  • Headteacher Barry Smith hit headlines with stringent rules on pupils' bedtimes
  • Furious parents have hit out at 'ridiculous' letter setting guidelines on boys' hair 
  • Noticeably longer tops that are not layered in and combined with sharply contrasting sides and back.
  • Variations of the style often known as 'Meet me at McDonald's'
  • Overgrown, heavy fringes brushed forward onto the face
  • High top styles of excessive height
  • Shaven parting lines
  • Hair that is teased to give excessive height
  • Any type of Mohican hairstyle.
Millions Of Students Face Cancelled Classes Amid Strikes
  • Estimated 45,000 lecturers are striking across 64 universities in mass walkout over pension changes
  • Jeremy Corbyn sent 'thanks' to strikers amid claims changes could cost them up to half retirement income
  • Lecturers will refuse to teach on 14 days over four weeks, with classes cancelled and marking not done
  • Students are threatening to sue universities for the potential damage the strike will cause to their education
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Masturbation Survey Looks At Solo Sex Habits
  • A new survey explores the masturbation habits of men and women 
  • 88% of women (compared to 96% of men) admit to doing it
  • 60% of women use their hands, versus 90% of men
  • 67% of men use porn compared to 38% of women (who are more likely to use fantasies or literature)
  • 15% of people admit to having done it at work
Brexit : Britain Will Be Fully Out By 2020
  • Government sources have said that Britain will be fully out of the EU by 2020
  • It comes after some Eurosceptics said that the Brexit strategy was 'shambolic'
  • Backlash threatened to overshadow a meeting of Theresa May's Brexit cabinet
Researchers Discovered New Prehistoric Migration Paths
  • Researchers analyzed skeletal remains from Croatia for the new study
  • The scientists learned about two prehistoric migration waves
  • One came from Anatolia and went to northwestern Europe
  • The other came from the Eurasian steppe and went in the same direction
The Diana Tapes Takes To The Stage
  • Journalist Andrew Morton received secret cassette recording from the princess 
  • The cassette came around the same time her marriage with Charles broke down
  • It revealed Diana had suffered bulimia and tried to take kill herself multiple times
  • The play is to hit the London stage this summer, 20 years after Diana's death
North Korean Cheerleader Accidentally Claps For Americans
  • North Korea's 'army of beauties' was caught in a minor slip-up at the Olympics
  • One cheerleader clapped mindlessly for an American figure skating duo
  • Her compatriot subtlety jabbed her with an elbow to get her to stop 
England To Fast-track Ben Stokes For First Odi
  • Ben Stokes looks certain to resume his international career ahead of schedule  
  • The all-rounder will play in the first ODI against New Zealand this coming Sunday
  • It will be Stokes' first England match since the fracas outside a Bristol nightclub
  • England medical staff ruled out fitness concerns, saying he is in the best shape
Minnie Driver Criticizes Matt Damon For Mansplanning Abuse
  • Minnie Driver spoke out against her ex Matt Damon and other 'intelligent, nice white males' who tell women how they should 'metabolize stuff'
  • The actress said she took issue with Damon for saying there should be a 'hierarchical system' when it came to sexual misconduct
  • Driver, 48, did admit however that Damon and Ben Affleck banded around her to make sure she received the lead female role in Good Will Hunting
  • Harvey Weinstein did not want to cast her because he did not think she was 'f***able,' a comment Driver claims he made in front of Damon and Affleck 
  • Driver went on to receive an Oscar nomination for her work 
Hero Mountaineer Risks His Life To Save Two Dogs
  • Scott Pilling, 37, leapt into action after seeing posters for the two missing dogs
  • The Bolton hiker carried out the rescue despite not even knowing the owner
  • Dogs Lilah and Cash had become separated from their owner whilst on a walk
  • Mr Pilling found the dogs in a hole under overhanging snow in the Lake District 
  • They had been trapped for 48 hours, and rescuers had started fearing the worst 
Social Media Websites Are 'causing A Mental Health Crisis'
  • Pressure to appear perfect aided by social media, Bristol vice chancellor says 
  • Social media has become a 'burden' which forces students to appear 'happy'
  • Seven students at Bristol University have killed themselves in past 18 months  
Groundbreaking 'mini Tumours' Grown For Cancer Treatment
  • Personalised replicas grown in a lab can be tested against various therapies 
  • Cancer patients could be spared brutal treatment that doesn't work for them
  • The latest breakthrough is 100 per cent effective, according to research study
Major Banks Admit Thieves Can Still Use Contactless Cards
  • Stolen contactless cards can still be used by thieves to make offline payments
  • RBS, Lloyds, HSBC, Barclays and Nationwide admitted 'weakness in the system'
  • Spending with contactless payments more than trebled last year to £25billion
  • Tell your bank or card provider as soon as possible, so they can cancel the card and send a replacement.
  • Keep a vigilant eye on your account and scrutinise small contactless payments to make sure they are legitimate.
  • If you think your card is being used fraudulently tell your bank or building society immediately and report it to Action Fraud.
Uk Weather: Britain Set For The Coldest Day In Five Years
  • Met Office said air over the UK will probably be at its coldest since March 2013 when temperatures fell to -13C
  • London and the South East of England will be first impacted by snow with 'significant' accumulations forecast
  • Weather will turn very cold as week progresses with snow highly likely this weekend and bitterly cold winds
  • Temperatures will then drop further on Monday as 'Beast from the East' cold air from Siberia heads to the UK
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry In Anthrax Terror Scare
  • Letter containing white powder was addressed to both Harry and Meghan
  • It was intercepted by Kensington Palace staff and sparked a security scare
  • Couple informed of the incident, which came after similar alert in Whitehall
  • Scare has raised concerns about security at the couple's wedding this year
Devoted Husband Smothered His Sick Wife To Death
  • Linsey Sergeant, 71, took his wife, Jane, 70, from her care home bed and smothered her to death in their home before he hanged inquest, inquest told
  • Mrs Sergeant had been put in a home after being diagnosed with Parkinson's
  • Her husband, who had been diagnosed with colitis 15 years earlier, visited her every day and treated it 'like a full time job' 
  • After picking her up on October 3 2017 he drove her back to their Gwent home
  • The couple's bodies were discovered early the following morning by police
Workaholics Marry Strangers In Married At First Sight
  • A pair of workaholics who put off settling down for their careers got married
  • But the pair were complete strangers who met for the first time at the altar
  • Financial advisor Harriet, 32, hadn't had a partner for five years because of work
  • Her new husband Richard, 28, worked anti-social hours as a police sergeant
Uk Says Assad Can Stay In Power As West Loses Leverage
  • Theresa May has repeatedly said in the past that Assad must give up power 
  • The Government has now decided to adopt a more realistic approach 
  • UK now accepts Assad will stay in place as long as Russia and Iran want him to
  • Discussions about Assad came as pro-regime forces attack eastern Ghouta
'trump Uses Cue-card To Remind Himself To Say 'i Hear You'
  • President Trump met with victims of the Parkland school shooting Wednesday 
  • He held a cue card with his notes, one of which reminded him to say 'I hear you'
  • Survivors of the shooting and their parents met at the White House to implore the president to take action on gun violence 
Three Boys Were Stabbed To Death On Britain's Streets
  • Fowsiya Abdi's son was hacked to death with a samurai sword in north London
  • Just five months ago the mother lost another son in a similar attack in the capital
  • The family had fled their home in Somalia to live a safe and happy life in Britain
Why One’s Had The Same Handbag For 60 Years
  • The Queen has carried similar variations of bags made by Launer for 60 years
  • The brand has seen sales soar by 400 per cent as the Royal, 91, endorses it
  • Launer produces just 30 of their bags each month with the help of 15 employees
  • CEO Gerald Bodmer revealed why bags from Launer have stood the test of time
  • A lipstick, believed to be the same Clarins shade she had commissioned to match her coronation robes in 1953.
  • An S-shaped hook, so she doesn’t have to put her handbag on the floor.
  • A compact mirror.
  • A glasses case.
  • Mint lozenges.
  • A fountain pen.
  • A crisp £5 or £10 note folded in half. Sally Bedell Smith, author of Elizabeth The Queen, says she keeps a single note in her bag for the church donation plate — the only cash she ever carries.
  • Personal items, claims Phil Dampier, author of What’s In The Queen’s Handbag, such as miniature dogs, horses and saddles (good luck charms from her children) and a few photographs, including one of Prince Andrew on his return from the Falklands in 1982.
Power Surge Stops Sydney Trains To And From The City
  • A power outage brought several Sydney trains to a halt just before 11am
  • The outage has caused delays, ranging from 5 to 40mins, NSW Transport said 
  • Anyone coming into or leaving the city's inner city will need to allow extra time