• Simon Cowell 'spoiling Ant McPartlin rotten with massages and private jet' after Lisa Armstrong split
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    Simon Cowell 'spoiling Ant McPartlin rotten with massages and private jet' after Lisa Armstrong split

    Simon Cowell is reportedly spoiling Ant McPartlin rotten during Britain's Got Talent filming following his split from wife Lisa Armstrong. The media mogul is said to be offering the Geordie presenter lifts in his private jet and head massages, and even bringing BGT jester David Walliams along for 'entertainment', according to The Daily Star.

  • Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Lucas Moura to Tottenham, Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United latest and Mkhitaryan to Arsenal
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    Transfer news, rumours LIVE: Lucas Moura to Tottenham, Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United latest and Mkhitaryan to Arsenal

    Welcome to the London Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the winter transfer window.

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    Turpin family: California 'torture parents' plead not guilty

    The parents of 13 children have appeared in court accused of abusing and starving them and chaining them to their beds in their squalid California home. David Allen Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Anna Turpin, 49, their hands and legs shackled, appeared calm as they pleaded not guilty on Thursday to multiple charges of abuse, torture and imprisonment. Prosecutors say the alleged abuse by the Turpins started many years ago when the family lived in Texas, and intensified over time as they relocated to Murrieta, California, in 2010, before moving to their current family home in 2014.

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    The Cranberries Zombie cover to raise money for singer Dolores O'Riordan's children

    Hard rock band Bad Wolves have released their cover of The Cranberries' hit Zombie, in memory of frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan. O'Riordan, who was lead singer of Irish rock band, died suddenly on Monday. Zombie, released in 1994, was one of The Cranberries' best-known hits, and O'Riordan had been due to sing for a cover with Bad Wolves when she died.

  • Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun
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    Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun

    Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area. The cross-border bombardment took place after days of threats from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to crush the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in Afrin in response to growing Kurdish strength across a wide stretch of north Syria. Direct military action against territory held by Kurdish militia would open a new front in Syria's civil war and would see Ankara confronting Kurds allied to the United States at a time when Turkey's relations with Washington are reaching breaking point.

  • Pictures of the week: Demonstrations, Duchess of Cambridge and the Dickin medal
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    Pictures of the week: Demonstrations, Duchess of Cambridge and the Dickin medal

    Our pick of the best images from the last seven days. Pictures of the week: Elephants, eruptions and epiphanies Pictures of the week: Niagara Falls, North Korea and the New Year Pictures of the week: Cups, criers and Christmas

  • Sky sources: Carillion collapsed with £5bn of financial liabilities
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    Sky sources: Carillion collapsed with £5bn of financial liabilities

    Carillion, the bankrupt construction group, had financial liabilities worth about £5bn when it went bust this week, according to the most extreme calculation of its obligations to tens of thousands of pension scheme members. Sky News can reveal that private analysis of Carillion's pension deficit on a Section 75 - or full buyout - basis has concluded that it was as high as £2.6bn, a far higher sum than the £587m accounting deficit referred to by its former chief executive in a High Court witness statement. The £2.6bn figure relates to the cost to Carillion of paying an insurance company to guarantee all of its pension liabilities, and is significant because it is likely to be the sum claimed on behalf of the pension schemes as part of the liquidation process, according to insiders.

  • Macron rebuffs post-Brexit City deal unless UK pays into EU budget
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    Macron rebuffs post-Brexit City deal unless UK pays into EU budget

    French president Emmanuel Macron has rejected the idea of a tailored Brexit deal for the City, insisting Britain will not be allowed full access to European Union markets, including financial services, unless it pays into the EU budget and accepts all its rules. Macron delivered the tough message at the end of a joint press conference with Theresa May at Sandhurst military training college on Thursday. Financial services is one of the sectors in which France hopes to seize an increased share of the EU market after Brexit.

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    Prolific artist Ed Moses of LA's 'Cool School' dies at 91

    Ed Moses, the prolific abstract expressionist whose works helped transform Los Angeles to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. The artist's son, Andy Moses, says his father died Wednesday at his Venice Beach home surrounded by family members. Ed Moses came to prominence in 1958 as one of the members of the so-called "Cool School" at Hollywood's Ferus Gallery.

  • 'Release the memo': Republicans demand private memo containing revelations 'worse than Watergate' is made public
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    'Release the memo': Republicans demand private memo containing revelations 'worse than Watergate' is made public

    Republicans are demanding a private memo shown to the US intelligence committee is made public. The hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo began trending on Twitter after a number of Republicans took to the social media site to call for its release. Congressman Steve King branded the issue “worse than Watergate”.

  • Residents living in shadow of Grenfell Tower hit back at council over plans to resume rent
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    Residents living in shadow of Grenfell Tower hit back at council over plans to resume rent

    Residents in blocks surrounding the Grenfell Tower have hit out at plans for them to resume paying rent and service charges from the end of January. From January 28, residents of these and a number of other blocks are due to start paying rent and service charges, which have been suspended for the seven months since the June 14 fire, which killed 71 people. Jacqui Haynes, who lives on the Lancaster West estate where the tower stands, told a Kensington and Chelsea Council (RBKC) scrutiny committee meeting it was not fair for the charges to resume.

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    Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

    For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. Looking on the bright side, several leaders whose proposals didn't make it say the time spent putting together juicy tax incentives, massive chunks of land and infrastructure studies was not wasted. "We used this opportunity to showcase all the options in Delaware not just for Amazon, but for any business looking for a location to set down roots and grow," the state's governor, John Carney, said.

  • Ben Shephard learns what the aubergine emoji REALLY means
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    Ben Shephard learns what the aubergine emoji REALLY means

    The Good Morning Britain host was shocked at the revelati

  • Rocky start for Alzheimer's drug research in 2018
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    Rocky start for Alzheimer's drug research in 2018

    The year 2018, barely underway, has already dealt a series of disheartening blows to the quest for an Alzheimer's cure.

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    Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.

  • I was in Hawaii when an alert warned of an impending missile attack — here's what it was like in those 38 minutes of fear
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    I was in Hawaii when an alert warned of an impending missile attack — here's what it was like in those 38 minutes of fear

    The experience shows how important it is to be aware of emergency procedures. Having swapped Sydney’s summer swelter for a family holiday in snow-covered New York, we joked that we escaped the “Bomb Cyclone” and come to Hawaii to defrost. It was around 7:45 a.m. when we walked down to Denny’s, an American-style diner chain popular with tourists and locals, just across the street from the Halekulani Hotel where we were staying.

  • Def Leppard arrive on streaming services as they announce UK tour
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    Def Leppard arrive on streaming services as they announce UK tour

    The Sheffield rockers are touring the UK and Ireland for the first time in three years.

  • Coral reefs 'at make or break point', UN environment head says
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    Coral reefs 'at make or break point', UN environment head says

    Estimates vary but coral reefs are thought to sustain the lives of about one billion people. The battle to save the world’s coral reefs is at “make or break point”, and countries that host them have a special responsibility to take a leadership role by limiting greenhouse gas emissions, plastic pollution and impacts from agriculture, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) has said. Speaking to the Guardian after the launch of International Coral Reef Initiative’s international year of the reef, Erik Solheim said he expected governments to take their efforts on reef protection in 2018 beyond symbolic designation.

  • Newsweek Raided by Manhattan DA in Long-Running Probe
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    Newsweek Raided by Manhattan DA in Long-Running Probe

    Investigators for the Manhattan District Attorney raided Newsweek’s offices on Thursday, removing 18 computer servers as part of a long-running probe into the company’s finances, according to witnesses. The investigators, armed with a search warrant, took photographs and gathered information about the servers and their capacity, according to sources close to the matter, and throughout the day investigators were seen closely examining the equipment inside the server room. At approximately 4 p.m., investigators removed servers and loaded them onto a cart and into the freight elevator of the company’s lower Manhattan offices.

  • Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push
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    Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

    Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulators. The U.S. technology company has signed similar agreements before with Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Cisco Systems Inc, but the deal with Tencent is a first with a large Chinese tech firm.

  • Majority back continued single market membership after Brexit, new poll finds
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    Majority back continued single market membership after Brexit, new poll finds

    The majority of Britons would support remaining in the single market and customs union post-Brexit, a new opinion poll suggests. Some 60 per cent of those surveyed said they backed remaining in the single market, with 24 per cent neither agreeing nor disagreeing and 16 per cent opposed. The BMG Research poll for website Left Foot Forward found that 57 per cent said the UK should remain a member of the customs union, with 16 per cent said it should leave.

  • Tell Cultural Stories: The HuffPost Verdict
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    Tell Cultural Stories: The HuffPost Verdict

    With the Día de Muertos at its centre, ‘Coco’ marks the first time Pixar has told a culturally conscious story The voice cast includes Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez Miguel learns vital lessons about family, ambition and the importance of traditions  Stand-out track ‘Remember Me’ is likely to become an Oscars contender when the Best Original Song nominations are announced on Tuesday (23 January).

  • BMW 2-series Convertible review: a fresh look for the fresh-air specialist
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    BMW 2-series Convertible review: a fresh look for the fresh-air specialist

    BMW 2-series Convertible review: a fresh look for the fresh-air specialist

  • Is any gym worth £350 a month?
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    Is any gym worth £350 a month?

    Is any gym worth £350 a month?

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    Poll shows Swiss willing to keep paying for public TV, radio

    BERLIN (AP) — A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting before a referendum being closely watched across Europe.

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