• Monaco Grand Prix: Sebatian Vettel crashes out in final practice as Ferrari's Charles Leclerc sets the pace
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    Monaco Grand Prix: Sebatian Vettel crashes out in final practice as Ferrari's Charles Leclerc sets the pace

    Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc set the fastest time in final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix as team-mate Sebastian Vettel crashed out. Monegasque Leclerc edged out Valtteri Bottas by 0.053 seconds, with Lewis Hamilton in third, two tenths down. Mercedes dominated practice in Monte Carlo on Thursday, but Leclerc's pace on Saturday morning will provide Ferrari with hope that they can take the fight to the Silver Arrows in the shootout for pole position later.

  • 13 movie gaffes that made their scenes much better
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    13 movie gaffes that made their scenes much better

    Midnight Cowboy didn't have a permit to close down a busy New York City street for Jon Voight and Hoffman's long walk down the sidewalk, so they tried to shoot it “on the fly” using hidden cameras stationed in a van across the street. After 15 takes, they finally had one going that wasn't upset by pedestrians or other real world elements, but then a taxi ran a red light, very nearly knocking Hoffman and Voight down as they crossed the street. “I guess the brain works so quickly,” Hoffman recalled to Vanity Fair, “It said, in a split of a second, 'Don't go out of character.'” Thus Hoffman managed to get out the now iconic words “I'm walkin' here,” when what he meant was “we're shooting here”.

  • Saturday’s transfer rumours, news and done deals
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    Saturday’s transfer rumours, news and done deals

    Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and more are open for business with the summer transfer window now officially open. Arsenal are set to push on with their first signing of the summer with a bid for Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser set to be lodged following this week's Europa League final. A new centre-back is high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's priority list at United with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Leicester's Harry Maguire both options.

  • Lewis Capaldi serves up treat for fans with undercover gig at Greggs
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    Lewis Capaldi serves up treat for fans with undercover gig at Greggs

    Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has thrilled music fans by going undercover to serve in a Greggs bakers. The 22-year-old was on Teesside for the BBC Big Weekend gig and surprised festival-goers by turning up at one of the popular baker's Middlesbrough outlets and chatted to fans. He wore the full Greggs uniform, including hairnet, while claiming to be on work experience and served up breakfasts, coffees, sandwiches and bakes.

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    Rachel Johnson: The Brexit Party is wiping the floor with the lot of us

    Rachel Johnson, the sister of Brexiteer MP Boris, announced she had joined the pro-Remain party Change UK in April. The 53-year-old has run as their lead candidate for the South West England constituency in the European elections, and will find out if she defeated her pro-Brexit rivals on Sunday. Here Ms Johnson, who is also a panellist on Sky News' The Pledge, sheds a light on what her life has been like on the campaign trail.

  • EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government
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    EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government

    The government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European parliament elections. John Halford, a public law specialist at Bindmans, said this week's electoral fiasco was something a democracy should not tolerate. “The right to vote is the foundation for all citizenship rights,” he said.

  • Avengers: Endgame's Stan understands Captain America making THAT choice
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    Avengers: Endgame's Stan understands Captain America making THAT choice

    While many Marvel fans expected Captain America's shield to be passed on by Steve Rogers to Bucky Barnes in Avengers: Endgame, that wasn't the case in the end. The mantle was instead given to Sam Wilson, though Bucky star Sebastian Stan has now argued that it was an understandable decision. "I'm happy with [the ending of Endgame]," the actor told Digital Spy and other press at MCM Comic Con in London.

  • Barcelona vs Valencia LIVE: Kevin Gameiro gives Marcelino’s side an unlikely lead in Copa del Rey final
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    Barcelona vs Valencia LIVE: Kevin Gameiro gives Marcelino’s side an unlikely lead in Copa del Rey final

    Follow all the action live as Barcelona look to seal a second successive domestic double against Valencia in the Copa del Rey final at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville. The Catalans finished 11 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga but are still reeling from their shocking defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final, while Valencia were knocked out of the Europa League by Arsenal in an embarrassing defeat at the Mestalla but have been buoyed by securing a top-four spot on the final day of the season with victory over Valladolid.

  • The 65 best film insults of all time, from Anchorman to Star Wars
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    The 65 best film insults of all time, from Anchorman to Star Wars

    Movie insults have been a part of cinema since the very beginning. Despite the changing face of film over the decades, scriptwriters will always relish the opportunity to let their characters speak awful words they could never get away with in real life. The truth is, everybody loves a movie insult.

  • The true deep-state conspiracy just benefits the old
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    The true deep-state conspiracy just benefits the old

    A no-deal Brexit can only be the fault of Brussels – and that will be the public relations spin. Steve Bannon, formerly adviser to US president Donald Trump, and his “alt-right” cronies have written the script and will hand it to the likes of Boris Johnson to undermine the stance of an EU that still protects the environment, consumers and workers alongside corporate interests. Already, there is a narrative building around the idea that Europe is dominated by a shadowy elite primed to reject further overtures from the UK, while Brussels forges an even closer union among the remaining 27 countries.

  • Exodus of experienced prison staff ‘putting public at risk’ as 80,000 years of experience lost since 2010
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    Exodus of experienced prison staff ‘putting public at risk’ as 80,000 years of experience lost since 2010

    An exodus of experienced staff driven by Britain's prison crisis is putting the public at risk, experts have warned as new figures show 80,000 years of prison officer experience has been lost from the justice system since 2010. Former senior prison staff told The Independent criminals were being released onto the streets without any meaningful rehabilitation as a “toxic cocktail” of overcrowding and soaring staff turnover rates leaves them “embittered and a danger to society”. It comes as new data shows the total cumulative length of service among prison officers has plummeted by a quarter in the nine years that the Conservatives have been in government, dropping from 329,353 years in 2010 to 248,008 in 2018.

  • Real-life Iron Man flies jet-powered rocket suit around UK docks
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    Real-life Iron Man flies jet-powered rocket suit around UK docks

    A real-life Iron Man demonstrated his incredible jet-powered rocket suit on Saturday by flying around Gloucester Docks in the UK. Former Royal Marine turned inventor, Richard Browning, did several laps of the docks before landing safely on a wooden platform. The remarkable demonstration took place during the annual Tall Ships Festival.

  • Odsonne Edouard scores twice for Celtic to sink Hearts in Scottish Cup final and claim historic 'treble treble'
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    Odsonne Edouard scores twice for Celtic to sink Hearts in Scottish Cup final and claim historic 'treble treble'

    Full time: Hearts 1 Celtic 2 Celtic have won the Scottish Cup and, in doing so, a historic treble Treble! Neil Lennon hits the deck in disbelief, shares a warm embrace with a gracious Craig Levein, and the Celtic fans explode in domestic celebration for the ninth straight time. min - Hearts 1 Celtic 2 Michael Smith loads the box with a couple of deep crosses, the second of which is just about claimed by Scott Bain.

  • Another 25 Miss Selfridge and Evans stores to close in latest bid by Sir Philip Green to save his retail empire
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    Another 25 Miss Selfridge and Evans stores to close in latest bid by Sir Philip Green to save his retail empire

    Sir Philip Green's embattled retail empire Arcadia is set to close twice as many stores as it was initially announced earlier this week, it has emerged. The group, which includes brands such as Topshop and Dorothy Perkins, had said 23 shops were to shut across the country as part of a plan to rescue the struggling business. The extra closures are detailed in the small print of a company voluntary arrangement, an insolvency procedure which Sir Philip hopes to use to cut staff, slash rents and reduce the company pension pot in a bid to save the wider group from collapse.

  • Theresa May quits: What happens next now that the Prime Minister has resigned?
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    Theresa May quits: What happens next now that the Prime Minister has resigned?

    Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she would quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal. Mrs May set out a timetable for her departure: She will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 with a leadership contest in the following week. "I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist party on Friday, 7 June so that a successor can be chosen," Mrs May said outside 10 Downing Street.

  • Take a closer look at the fastest estate in the world
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    Take a closer look at the fastest estate in the world

    Among these is Alpina, the tuning specialists specialized on BMW products, which actually offers one of the coolest estates on the planet. It's the only way to get a BMW estate with a V8 and still keep the factory warranty, as Alpina cars are built on the same production lines as the standard BMW cars.

  • British man dies on Mount Everest as death toll of climbers in Himalayas reaches 20
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    British man dies on Mount Everest as death toll of climbers in Himalayas reaches 20

    A British climber has died on the slopes Mount Everest in Nepal after reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain, according to reports. Robin Haynes Fisher, 44, died in the so-called “death zone” known for low levels of oxygen on his attempted descent from the summit on Saturday morning, a Nepalese tourism department official told Reuters. Murari Sharma, managing director of the Everest Parivar Treks company that helped arrange the logistics of Mr Fisher's journey, said: “He died because of weakness after a long ascent and difficult descent.

  • British climber latest to die on Everest amid overcrowding
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    British climber latest to die on Everest amid overcrowding

    Murari Sharma, at Everest Parivar Expedition, the company that had been guiding Fisher, said he had been part of a six-member expedition led by Dani Fuller. The climbers, along with the Sherpa guide, made it to the summit at around 8.30am,” Sharma told local media, adding that Fisher, along with Jangbu Sherpa, had complained of illness during the descent. Other guides changed Fisher's oxygen bottle and offered him water, but could not save him, Sharma said.

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    Bovis approaches rival Galliford Try about housebuilding merger

    Two of the UK's biggest housebuilders have kicked off secret talks about ‎a tie-up just two years after a previous set of merger discussions broke down. Sky News has learnt that Bovis Homes Group has approached Galliford Try in the last few weeks about a combination of a large chunk of their operations. If consummated, a ‎deal would represent a fresh catalyst for consolidation in Britain's housebuilding sector.

  • Ramaphosa sworn in as president of South Africa
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    Ramaphosa sworn in as president of South Africa

    Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday took the oath of office as president of South Africa, promising "a new era" against a background of expectations that he will revive the economy and fight corruption. Foreign heads of state from more than 40 countries were among 36,000 people who witnessed the event complete with pomp, military honours and an airforce flyover at a rugby stadium in Pretoria. The 66-year-old leader was unanimously elected by parliament to a five-year term after his African National Congress (ANC) won legislative elections on 8 May, taking 230 of the 400 seats.

  • Amanda Eller: Hawaii hiker found alive more than two weeks after she went missing
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    Amanda Eller: Hawaii hiker found alive more than two weeks after she went missing

    Family members said that Ms Eller appeared in "surprisingly good shape" despite how long she had been missing. Local reports said she did not suffer serious injuries but had severe sun exposure. She had become trapped in a deep ravine between two waterfalls, according to the Findamanda page on Facebook.

  • Sheffield incident: tributes after two boys die and four children in hospital in Shiregreen
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    Sheffield incident: tributes after two boys die and four children in hospital in Shiregreen

    Tributes have been left outside a Sheffield house after two boys died and four other children were taken to hospital following a "serious incident". Four other children aged 11, 10 and three and one other aged seven months remain in hospital receiving treatment but they are not in a life-threatening condition, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said. The children cannot be named for legal reasons.

  • The 10 funniest jokes of all time, according to kids
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    The 10 funniest jokes of all time, according to kids

    The 10 funniest jokes of all time, according to kids, were revealed during a January poll. Classic quips ranked highly in the poll that was decided by 2,000 British children aged between seven and 12. The joke in the top spot was: “Why was the sand wet?

  • 2020 Skoda Superb detailed in official videos, live shots
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    2020 Skoda Superb detailed in official videos, live shots

    Skoda gives us a closer look at the Laurin & Klement, Scout, and iV flavours. A flagship model usually doesn't represent a company's most important car in terms of sales, but its privileged status in the lineup is a reflection of the brand's image by showing off the best of the best. With 138,100 units delivered last year, the Superb was basically in the middle of the pack regarding the number of customer deliveries, and Skoda hopes to increase those numbers this year with the refreshed version of its range-topper.

  • Matt Hancock running to be new PM
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    Matt Hancock running to be new PM

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced he will run for leadership of the Conservative Party, following Theresa May's announcement that she will leave the role on 7th June. He hopes as prime minister to unite the country by being straight forward and reaching agreement in Parliament on a new Brexit deal.