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Woman who pretended to have cancer to defraud charity of more than €99,000 jailed Patricia Robertshaw, who pretended to have cancer in order to help defraud the charity she worked, has been jailed Photo credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire A woman who pretended to have cancer in order to help defraud the charity she worked for out of more than £85,000 (€99,000)...
Biggest ever Great Britain team arrives at Special Olympics World Games The team had support from famous faces such as Prince Harry and Andy Murray. The largest Great Britain delegation ever sent to the Special Olympics World Games have made their bow at the opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The 128-strong team were led into the Zayed Sports City Stadium by Lord...
‘Unique’ wind gifts goal to non-league side and causes chaos for corner taker For AFC Fylde the windy conditions were both a blessing and a curse. (AFC Fylde) Strong winds created a goal and caused havoc with corners as two National League clubs had to play in what they described as “unique” conditions. Video shows the moment AFC Fylde pulled ahead in their...
LGBT lessons stopped amid parent protests Parkfield Community School in Birmingham which has suspended lessons about diversity and LGBT issues. Photo: Richard Vernalls/PA LGBT lessons have been suspended at a primary school in Birmingham following weekly protests from parents. Parkfield Community School in the West Midlands said its 'No Outsiders' programme, which uses story books to teach about same-sex couples, will no...
US-Russian crew blasts off to International Space Station They are set to dock at the space station in about six hours. The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-12 space ship blasts off (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP) A Russian-American crew of three has blasted off to the International Space Station, making a second attempt to reach the outpost after October’s aborted launch. A Russian Soyuz rocket...
Goat elected mayor of US town soils carpet at swearing-in ceremony Lincoln the Nubian goat won a hard-fought campaign against 15 other pets, including a gerbil called Crystal. Lincoln was dressed in a sash reading Mayor for the ceremony (ArisSu/Getty) The US town of Fair Haven, Vermont, has elected a three-year-old goat as its honorary mayor. Lincoln the Nubian goat was sworn into...
Two US states back legislation banning abortion after 18 weeks Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson speaks to members of the press. (AP/Brian Chilson) Politicians in the US states of Arkansas and Utah have backed legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy. It moves the states closer to enacting bans that could be among the strictest in the country. The Arkansas House...

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US police move bears which had set up home in the middle of a road The mother was tranquillised and the cubs were carried out before they were all rehomed in a nearby forest. Police shared images of the bears on their Facebook page (Massachusetts State Police/PA) A section of road in the US was shut down on Thursday while wildlife officials...

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Facebook loses longtime product chief as it revamps strategy It comes after Facebook announced a shift towards private messaging. Facebook’s former chief of product officer, Chris Cox (Sunday Alamba/AP) Facebook is losing its product chief Chris Cox, a top-ranking executive who spent more than a decade at the company, just a week after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced a major new direction...
Spurs-mad boy receives Harry Kane message after hospital song goes viral Harry Pankhurst received a get-well-soon message from Tottenham stars Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris after he underwent surgery. A Tottenham-mad child who has been ill in hospital for weeks has received a special message from Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris after a video of him singing went viral. Stuart Pankhurst posted...

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