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Beatles forged friends with woman after passport help

Image copyright Special Auction Services Image caption The band were allowed on a flight in 1958 when they didn’t have their passports There aren’t many happy stories which start with someone forgetting their passport before embarking on an important flight. But when Olga Fogwill pulled strings to allow The Beatles to fly from London to […]

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M&S knickers display 'won't change over feminist concern'

Image caption The juxtaposition has been described as “grossly, grossly offensive” Marks & Spencer has said it won’t change a display suggesting women must have “fancy little knickers”, amid a feminist backlash. The retailer was blasted for its “vomit-inducing” shopfront in Nottingham, which included a menswear showcase of “outfits to impress”. M&S said its festive […]

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Grenfell fraud: Man jailed for £100k claim

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Sharife Elouahabi pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation A “manipulative” man has been jailed after claiming more than £100,000 intended for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. Sharife Elouahabi falsely said he was staying with relatives in a flat on the 21st floor of the block where a […]

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Briton Matthew Hedges jailed for life on UAE spy charge

Image copyright Daniela Tejada Image caption Daniela Tejada previously said her husband Matthew Hedges was being held in “inhumane and degrading” conditions A British PhD student has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old academic at Durham University, denies the […]

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Bombardier to cut 490 more NI jobs, say union sources

Image copyright Getty/AFP Bombardier is to cut a further 490 jobs from its Belfast operations. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer employs about 4,000 people across four locations in Northern Ireland. The firm said on Tuesday that it had “reviewed our manpower requirements in Belfast” and “regret to confirm that we must reduce our workforce”. It announced […]

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Tory slap Chinese TV reporter case dropped

Image copyright CCTV-13 Image caption Ms Kong is a London-based reporter for China’s state broadcaster A Chinese TV reporter charged with slapping a delegate at the Tory party conference has had the case against her dropped. Linlin Kong, 48, was arrested at the Conservatives’ annual gathering in Birmingham in September. She reportedly slapped the man […]

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Harry Leslie Smith: Thousands send support to ill veteran

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHarry Smith moved Labour delegates to their feet with his impassioned speech about the NHS in 2014 Thousands of well-wishers have sent their support to RAF veteran and author Harry Leslie Smith who is critically ill in hospital. The 95-year-old campaigner and left-wing activist has suspected pneumonia […]