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Boreham Wood FC's 'weird' 1,400-word Brexit post

Image copyright Boreham Wood FC Image caption The 1,456 word article was posted on the club’s website on Tuesday afternoon A football club’s decision to post a 1,400-word article about Brexit has been called “weird”, “embarrassing” and “slightly random”. Non-league side Boreham Wood posted an article entitled “MPs do your duty” on its website on […]

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Carlos Acosta named director of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Image copyright Samuel de Roman/ Getty Images Image caption Carlos Acosta will take up the role in January 2020 World-renowned ballet dancer Carlos Acosta has been appointed as the new director of Birmingham Royal Ballet. The former principal dancer with The Royal Ballet said taking the role was a “tremendous honour and privilege”. It comes […]

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Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

Image copyright Getty Images Contact lens wearers will be able to recycle their lenses for free in a new UK-wide scheme launching this week. Wearers can dispose of their waste at public drop-off points, offered by Boots Opticians and other selected independent stores, or choose to have their old lenses collected. There are 3.7 million […]

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Alfie Lamb death: Boy 'killed for being noisy'

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Alfie Lamb died three days after being hurt A three-year-old boy was crushed and suffocated by an electric car seat because his mother’s boyfriend felt he was being too noisy, a court has heard. Alfie Lamb went “ominously quiet” after he was deliberately “squashed” in the vehicle, the court […]

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Hillsborough trial: Jury sworn in

Image copyright PA Image caption David Duckenfield (left) and Graham Mackrell arrive at Preston Crown Court A jury has been sworn in for the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield. The former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent, 74, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans during the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. Ex-Sheffield […]

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Reticulated Python dumped in Somerset lay-by

Image copyright RSPCA Image caption Reticulated pythons in captivity have been recorded up to 9m (30 ft) long. A 13ft (4m) python was found “cruelly and illegally” dumped inside a plastic box in a lay-by. A passer-by discovered the reptile next to the A303 near Marston Magna, Somerset, on Friday, the RSPCA said. The animal […]