• Royal Ascot 2018 dress code: what to wear to the races
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    Royal Ascot 2018 dress code: what to wear to the races

    Royal Ascot is only days away. Normally attended by royals, Ascot is considered the most sartorially superior event in the racing calendar thanks to its strict dress code. This is a must for the majority of the enclosures, but the more casual Windsor Enclosure does state: "While no formal dress code applies here, we encourage racegoers to dress for the occasion".

  • France, Germany close to agreement on eurozone reform
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    France, Germany close to agreement on eurozone reform

    Paris and Berlin are very close to an agreement on eurozone reform after months of divisions, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said.

  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z release surprise album Everything is Love
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    Beyoncé and Jay-Z release surprise album Everything is Love

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z have released their debut full-length collaboration album. Billed as the Carters, the couple premiered Everything is Love through Tidal, the streaming service co-owned by Jay-Z. Its arrival was announced on stage at their On the Run II tour at the London Stadium in the UK on Saturday, where screens projected the message “album out now”. The appearance of the nine-track album confirms the rumours that the Carters were pursuing a joint project.

  • Melrose plots sale of first GKN unit since £8bn hostile takeover
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    Melrose plots sale of first GKN unit since £8bn hostile takeover

    The industrialists who bought GKN (Frankfurt: 694194 - news) , the British engineering group, in a controversial £8bn takeover this year are plotting the £1.5bn sale of one of its most valuable divisions. Sky News has learnt that executives at Melrose (LSE: 136541.L - news) are drawing up plans to kick off an auction of GKN's Powder Metallurgy arm as soon as this autumn. Sources close to the industrial turnaround group confirmed that Powder Met - as the business is known - would be sold in the near term, in line with the plan drawn up by GKN's board as part of its defence against Melrose's hostile bid.

  • Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven
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    Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

    A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said. The incident took place as residents and visiting soccer fans thronged the centre of Moscow on a balmy summer evening, a short distance from the Kremlin. Moscow's traffic management authority said the taxi driver had a driver's licence issued in Kyrgyzstan, a mainly Muslim ex-Soviet republic.

  • ‘Fortnite’ Omen Skin Added to Item Shop: Be the Hero Tilted Towers Needs
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    ‘Fortnite’ Omen Skin Added to Item Shop: Be the Hero Tilted Towers Needs

    The Fortnite item shop has been updated, giving fans their first chance at unlocking the Omen skin. The latest hero sent to defend the Battle Bus costs 2,000 V-Bucks and comes with a unique cape Back Bling. Soar through the air on the back of his missile, blasting enemies away while looking great in spandex. To complete the ensemble, you can buy the Oracle Axe Harvesting Tool for 1,200 V-Bucks.  

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    Actor says husband's Tesla car shot flames in traffic

    Actor Mary McCormack has shared video of her husband's Tesla car shooting flames while in Southern California traffic. Sheriff's Lt. William Nash in West Hollywood said Saturday that deputies saw smoke coming from the electric vehicle and then fire. Deputies requested help from firefighters who quickly extinguished the flames.

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    Didier Lombard and France Telecom to stand trial over employee suicides

    A spate of suicides at a leading French company will see a number of top executives stand trial over alleged workplace bullying. The former head of France Telecom Didier Lombard, six other executives and telecoms operator Orange, formerly France Telecom, are to be taken to court over their alleged role in a wave of staff suicides. An April 2010 report from labour inspectors found that 19 employees took their own lives, 12 attempted suicide and eight suffered from deep depression or were forced to stop work as a result.

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    Giants' Longoria having hand surgery, hopes to return soon

    San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he has elected to have surgery on his broken left hand and hopes to return soon after the All-Star break. Longoria was injured Thursday when he was hit by a pitch from Miami's Dan Straily. Longoria was given a timetable of six to eight weeks for a return, but is optimistic he can play before that.

  • White men in the arts living in fear they are too 'pale, male and stale to succeed', says leading opera singer
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    White men in the arts living in fear they are too 'pale, male and stale to succeed', says leading opera singer

    White men in the arts living in fear they are too 'pale, male and stale to succeed', says leading opera singer

  • Thousands of students launch legal bid for £20m compensation after university strikes
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    Thousands of students launch legal bid for £20m compensation after university strikes

    More than 5,000 students have signed up to a lawsuit to claim compensation for lost teaching time during the university strikes. The group claim – which involves students from some of the most prestigious institutions across the UK – could cost individual universities as much as £20m. It comes after 14 days of teaching were lost when staff, including lecturers, academics and researchers, from 65 universities walked out in February and March in a dispute over pensions.

  • Major fire ravages celebrated Glasgow School of Art for second time
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    Major fire ravages celebrated Glasgow School of Art for second time

    A huge fire has gutted one of Scotland's architectural gems, the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art, which was still being restored after a major blaze in 2014. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said after visiting the site on Saturday that the damage to the 1909 masterpiece by Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh was "much, much worse" than four years ago. Huge flames engulfed the Mackintosh, known locally as the Mack, and spread to adjacent buildings including a night club and a theatre, creating an orange glow over the city skyline.

  • Manager of China aircraft carrier builder under graft probe
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    Manager of China aircraft carrier builder under graft probe

    China has launched a corruption investigation into the general manager of the state-owned firm responsible for building aircraft carriers, a potential complication in ambitious plans to modernise its navy.

  • Regent's Canal section 'cleanest in years' in Mile End after volunteers' efforts
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    Regent's Canal section 'cleanest in years' in Mile End after volunteers' efforts

    A section of Regent's Canal in Tower Hamlets is the cleanest it has been in years thanks to dedicated work by a group of volunteers who snared piles of rubbish with grappling hooks. Ross Fogden, Canal & River Trust volunteer team leader, said the water in the Mile End section of the canal has seen dramatic improvement thanks to the tireless efforts of a team of dedicated volunteers. The Canal & River Trust has been working with across London's entire canal network, with the section in Mile End seeing significant benefit from their work.

  • Lava Rages from Kilauea's Fissure 8
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    Lava Rages from Kilauea's Fissure 8

    Lava raged from Kilauea’s Fissure 8 in Puna, Hawaii, on Friday, June 15, and reached 180 feet in the air before traveling through a channel to the ocean, according to the US Geological Survey. The lava has covered nine square miles since eruptions started in May, a news report said. Credit: Ken Boyer Photography via Storyful

  • Last of the Jayer wine to go on sale in Geneva
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    Last of the Jayer wine to go on sale in Geneva

    The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies -- which include some of the world's most expensive wines -- go on auction in Geneva Sunday and could rake in up to $13 million.

  • Suffragette's 'inspirational' life story revealed as belongings go on display
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    Suffragette's 'inspirational' life story revealed as belongings go on display

    The great-grandson of a suffragette locked up three times in Holloway Prison has told of his relative's “inspirational” life ahead of her belongings going on display at Westminster. Alice Hawkins was originally a machinist at a boot makers in Leicester who fervently campaigned for equal pay before getting involved with the suffragette movement in the early 1900s. Immediately after leaving prison she founded Leicester’s suffragette movement.

  • On a bike, ex-child refugee retraces escape from Nazi Germany
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    On a bike, ex-child refugee retraces escape from Nazi Germany

    Paul Alexander was just a toddler when his mother handed him to a volunteer nurse on a train leaving Nazi Germany in 1939.

  • Westminster’s contempt has lifted Scotland’s hopes of independence
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    Westminster’s contempt has lifted Scotland’s hopes of independence

    Ian Blackford, centre, the SNP’s leader at Westminster, surrounded by the party’s MPs, after he was asked to leave the House of Commons sittings for challenging Speaker John Bercow. What is not in doubt is that last week’s events at Westminster were an answer to the prayers, not just of Scotland’s first minister but to the entire movement for Scottish independence. The sight of the SNP’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, marching his MPs out of the chamber following his expulsion by the Speaker, John Bercow, might have been the defining moment of the drama but was not of itself the independence gamechanger.

  • Pet rabbits at risk of killer myxomatosis as vets warn hot and humid weather could cause outbreak
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    Pet rabbits at risk of killer myxomatosis as vets warn hot and humid weather could cause outbreak

    Pet rabbits at risk of killer myxomatosis as vets warn hot and humid weather could cause outbreak

  • DR Congo's mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike
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    DR Congo's mining industry hobbled by poor infrastructure, tax hike

    Feasting on a global demand for cobalt and copper, the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo is flourishing -- but two clouds are spoiling its sunlit future.

  • Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
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    Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'

    Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1,500 years -- and one academic hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel the mystery.

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    'Brexit' cash and taxpayer wallets to fund NHS cash boost

    The NHS will receive an extra £20bn a year in real terms funding by 2024, Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed. Mrs May is setting out the five-year budget to mark the 70th anniversary of the health service and says the extra money will come from what is being termed a "Brexit dividend".

  • Chris Hardwick pulls out of Doctor Who Comic-Con panel
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    Chris Hardwick pulls out of Doctor Who Comic-Con panel

    After sex assault claims.

  • Ant McPartlin has 'struck up new romance with PA' who supported him amid drink-driving woes
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    Ant McPartlin has 'struck up new romance with PA' who supported him amid drink-driving woes

    Ant McPartlin has reportedly struck up a new romance with his personal assistant who helped “put him back together again” after a troubled few months that saw him slapped with a drink-driving fine. The 42-year-old presenter – one half of much-loved duo Ant and Dec – is believed to be dating his assistant Anne-Marie Corbett, also 42, who has been credited with helping him overcome his demons. The pair were pictured together in April, out on a dog walk, when Ant was still believed to be receiving treatment for an alcohol addiction.