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The former President's Air Force One leather bomber jacket fetched more than $500,000 USD (£370,000) (PA)

The former President's Air Force One leather bomber jacket fetched more than $500,000 USD (£370,000). The jacket went o an anonymous bidder and was only expected to collect from £13,000 to £26,000 (PA)

John F. Kennedy auction: Collection of memorabilia sells for £1.3 million

Photographs, a pen and a leather bomber jacket belonging to John F. Kennedy has fetched £1.3 million. The items were auctioned by John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury, Massachusetts. The collection belonged to David Powers, the former President's assistant and close friend who died in 1998. A leather bomber jacket was sold to an anonymous bidder for £370,000, far more than its estimated value. John F. Kennedy was assassinated nearly 50 years ago in Dallas, Texas.

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    TV presenter Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

    TV presenter Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin has died aged 60 after a "long battle" with a progressive lung condition. In a statement, Chegwin's family said: "We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year. "We would like to take this opportunity to thank Severn Hospice for the kindness, support and care they have shown us all over the last few weeks.

  • 'I'm A Celebrity' Final 2017 - HuffPost Verdict
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    'I'm A Celebrity' Final 2017 - HuffPost Verdict

    The ‘Made In Chelsea’ star beat Jamie Lomas and Iain Lee to become Queen Of The Jungle ‘Hollyokas’ star Jamie was runner-up, with presenter and radio host Iain finishing in third place Georgia is the third consecutive female to win the show, and the seventh overall The trio had to endure one last Bushtucker Trial each in order to win their dream meal  It’s fair to say this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ hasn’t been on its usual top form.

  • Max Clifford dies after collapsing in prison: PR guru was denied medical treatment, family claim
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    Max Clifford dies after collapsing in prison: PR guru was denied medical treatment, family claim

    Max Clifford dies after collapsing in prison: PR guru was denied medical treatment, family claim

  • 'Alabama deserves better': Shelby breaks with Republicans to denounce Moore
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    'Alabama deserves better': Shelby breaks with Republicans to denounce Moore

    Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event in Fairhope, Alabama. Alabama’s senior senator has rebuked Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special election who has been accused of molestation and sexual misconduct by eight women, including several who were underage at the time. In doing so, Richard Shelby refused to fall in line with Donald Trump, who was endorsed Moore, and the Republican National Committee (RNC).

  • German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarine
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    German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarine

    German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarine

  • Coronation Street Spoilers: Will Robert and Michelle overcome their problems?
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    Coronation Street Spoilers: Will Robert and Michelle overcome their problems?

    We take a look at what's coming up in Coronation Street this week:

  • UK policy of deporting homeless EU citizens could be illegal, European Commission suggests
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    UK policy of deporting homeless EU citizens could be illegal, European Commission suggests

    EU member states have no right to deport EU citizens for being homeless, the European Commission has said, raising urgent questions about the legality of Home Office policy of removing European rough sleepers from the UK. The Independent revealed earlier this year that deportations of EU citizens from the UK have soared since Brexit, in part as a result of new Government guidelines stating that EU nationals sleeping rough in the UK should be removed.

  • New York Subway bomb: Bangladeshi suspect 'armed with pipe device and battery pack' in 'Isil-inspired' attack
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    New York Subway bomb: Bangladeshi suspect 'armed with pipe device and battery pack' in 'Isil-inspired' attack

    New York Subway bomb: Bangladeshi suspect 'armed with pipe device and battery pack' in 'Isil-inspired' attack

  • Amazon delivery drivers 'urinate in bottles to keep to schedule delivering 200 parcels a day', whistleblowers claim
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    Amazon delivery drivers 'urinate in bottles to keep to schedule delivering 200 parcels a day', whistleblowers claim

    Delivery drivers are being asked to drop off up to 200 Amazon parcels a day while their packed schedules force them to skip rest breaks and urinate in bottles, it has been claimed. Some have said they often break speed limits to complete routes because their delivery targets take no account of traffic or other road conditions. The allegations surfaced in an investigation by the Sunday Mirror, which reported drivers as saying they routinely exceeded the 11-hour daily duty limit mandated by UK law.

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    The Last Jedi: First reactions to the new Star Wars

    In the UK, critics are getting ready for the first screenings of the new Star Wars film. In Los Angeles, California, the world premiere of The Last Jedi has led to a Twitter storm of positive comments, respecting the review embargo imposed by Disney and not revealing any spoilers. Have a lot to process, but WOW," wrote The Hollywood Reporter's Ryan Parker.

  • The New Jerusalem of Brexit is revealing itself to be a mirage | Matthew d’Ancona
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    The New Jerusalem of Brexit is revealing itself to be a mirage | Matthew d’Ancona

    ‘Theresa May’s weakness is her only true strength. As unhappy as the DUP and the Brexiteers remain with what has been agreed, they were not ready to risk Jeremy Corbyn kissing hands at the palace.’ Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

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    Manhunt after three children die in Salford house fire

    Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford. Firefighters from three local stations were called to the family home in Jackson Street, Worsley, at 4.58am this morning and a 14-year-old girl - named locally as Demi Pearson - was declared dead at the scene. Nearby Harrop Fold School - where Demi was a pupil - tweeted a statement from executive headteacher Drew Povey.

  • Things to do in London this weekend
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    Things to do in London this weekend

    Christmas is here and there's plenty of seasonal silliness about: the panto horse race offers plenty of laughs and an excruciating number of puns, while in Flat Iron Square, Après London has all the ingredients for getting in a boozy party spirit: there's karaoke, cocktails and live music all through the evenings. My pick of them all, though, is Mariah and Friendz, which has moved from its usual residency in the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club to Winterville for a festive spin on their high-glam cabaret circus.

  • Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK
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    Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

    A Eurofighter Typhoon with German air force markings

  • Magpie edges out white ibis and kookaburra as Australian bird of the year
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    Magpie edges out white ibis and kookaburra as Australian bird of the year

    The Australian magpie has been crowned Australian bird of the year for 2017, upsetting the early favourite, the white ibis, and winning 13.3% of the vote. The magpie received 19,926 votes, followed by the Australian white ibis with 19,083 votes and the laughing kookaburra with 10,953 votes. The superb fairywren won BirdLife Australia’s bird of the year poll in 2013.

  • France's conservatives choose leader to rattle Macron's perch
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    France's conservatives choose leader to rattle Macron's perch

    In his first seven months in office, President Emmanuel Macron has faced little opposition. The conservatives' ambitious new chief, 42-year old Laurent Wauquiez, is a hard-hitting critic of the 39-year-old centrist president, whom he dismisses as out of touch with rural France, weak on security and too much in favour of closer European integration. Wauquiez wants the party to pull its weight after months when internal divisions and the shock from failing to make the run-off in this year's presidential election held them back.

  • Tom Savage reentered a game just minutes after a horrifying hit, and people are starting to again question the NFL's concussion protocol
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    Tom Savage reentered a game just minutes after a horrifying hit, and people are starting to again question the NFL's concussion protocol

    The Houston Texans' quarterback Tom Savage could be seen shaking on the field after taking a tough hit from 49ers defensive end Elvis Dumervil. Savage returned to the field just minutes later despite the hit, but was later removed from the game due to a concussion. Savage's return drew criticism from fans and experts alike.

  • Labour Party looks to move some BoE functions away from London
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    Labour Party looks to move some BoE functions away from London

    Launched by the opposition Labour Party's finance policy chief John McDonnell, the report was led by consultants GFC Economics. It also called for locating Labour's National Investment Bank in Birmingham. Investment in manufacturing, information and communications technology and other critical sectors in Britain is lagging 28 billion pounds behind investment in real estate companies, the report added.

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    Berlin police say bags of bullets found near Christmas market not linked to terrorism

    There is no reason to suspect that two bags of bullets found near a Christmas market and mosque in western Berlin have anything to do with terrorism and the find was related neither to the market nor to the mosque, police said on Sunday. "Ammunition is always being found in Berlin," he added. Germany is on high alert for militant attacks, nearly a year after a Tunisian Islamist rammed a hijacked truck into a Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 11 people as well as the driver.

  • Magpies: how I learnt to grudgingly admire – and then love – the bird of the year | Paul Daley
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    Magpies: how I learnt to grudgingly admire – and then love – the bird of the year | Paul Daley

    Anodyne eastern suburbs Melbourne seemed less dangerous than any other place in the world when I was a primary school kid. Rather than retreat when the birds, in their hundreds, began nesting and attacking any human or beast within cooee, we interpreted their aggression as a challenge.

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    Exclusive: U.S. mall owner GGP rejects Brookfield Property's $14.8 billion offer - sources

    GGP Inc , one of the largest owners and operators of U.S. shopping centers, has rejected a $14.8 billion buyout offer from its biggest shareholder, Brookfield Property Partners LP , people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Brookfield Property made a $23-per-share cash and stock offer last month for the 66 percent of GGP it does not already own. A combination of Chicago-based GGP and Brookfield Property would create one of the world's largest publicly traded property companies.

  • Bride-to-be snaps her leg just before wedding
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    Bride-to-be snaps her leg just before wedding

    This is the moment a bride-to-be SNAPS her leg whilst squat dancing on a podium at her hen do just three weeks before the big day – meaning she had to be wheeled down the aisle.

  • 'Carnage' At Heathrow Airport As Snow Causes Cancellations And Long Delays
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    'Carnage' At Heathrow Airport As Snow Causes Cancellations And Long Delays

    Passengers described scenes of “carnage” at Heathrow Airport as heavy snow that blanketed much of the UK in white caused flight cancellations and long delays.

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    RPT-UPDATE 1-Global brewers line up bids for Vietnam's Sabeco sale - sources (Y92, ABI, 2503, VNM, 2502, SMC, HEIA, CARL , PF)

    SINGAPORE/LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Brewing groups including Thai Beverage, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Kirin Holdings are gearing up to bid for a stake in Vietnam's largest brewer, Sabeco, people familiar with the matter said, with the $5 billion sale process by the government opening this week. The auction of up to 54 percent of Sabeco, in what is set to be Vietnam's biggest privatisation, offers brewers access to a fast-growing market with a youthful population and beer drinking culture.

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    More private university chiefs top $2M as pay keeps climbing

    Presidents at America's private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, according to a new report , with several of them topping $2 million in total earnings. The average chief received total compensation of nearly $570,000, including salary, bonuses and benefits, according to a survey of 500 schools released Sunday by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Topping the list was Wake Forest University's Nathan Hatch, whose total pay of $4 million included a payment of nearly $3 million as a perk for leading the North Carolina school for 10 years.

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