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Tom Moore describes honour at being awarded the freedom of his home town of Keighley

Captain Sir Tom Moore has been awarded the freedom of his home town of Keighley after raising almost £33 million for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 100-year-old war veteran, who became a national hero after walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire to fundraise for the NHS, was given the honour […]

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Australia

Longstanding royal courtier Sir Alan ‘Tommy’ Lascelles’ hatred of King Edward VIII

Few men in the first half of the 20th century knew more royal secrets than Sir Alan ‘Tommy’ Lascelles, who served four monarchs, from George V to the Queen — and now features as a pivotal character in TV’s The Crown, which returns for a fourth series later this year.  Here, in an extract from […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It’s not a tall story – height can be bad for your health 

Whenever I’m doing a routine physical examination and check a patient’s height, I’m always bemused by how interested they are in the result. No one seems to care what their blood pressure or pulse rate is, but everyone wants to know their exact height (which they must have a pretty good idea of anyway). And […]

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Owensboro, Kentucky only US city where unemployment DOWN

The only city in America where unemployment dropped in June has been revealed as Owensboro, Kentucky, a picturesque town of 60,000 on the Ohio River.  Owensboro was the only city among the 200 municipalities tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that had a lower unemployment rate last month than it did in June of last […]

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Daredevil surfers arrested for defying weather warnings to ride the waves in the Dominican Republic

This is the astonishing moment a group of surfers in the Dominican Republic took on towering waves as Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through the Caribbean island before strengthening into a hurricane.  Local news outlets captured the moment at least 20 daredevil surfers maneuvered the waves at Güibia Beach in Santo Domingo on Thursday. Despite warnings […]

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Paedophile teacher Peter John O’Neill abused boys in Tasmania but won’t be jailed due to his weight

A morbidly obese teacher who sexually abused six boys during the 1980s will not go to prison because he’s ‘medically unfit’. Peter John O’Neill, 61, will not spend a single day in jail, despite pleading guilty to six counts of indecent assault and one count of penetrative sexual abuse of a young person.  The reason […]

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How dreary! HENRY DEEDES watches party pooper PM and his Captain Cautious halt lockdown easing 

The Prime Minister raised a chubby paw aloft like an overzealous lollipop lady and announced in that peculiarly elastic voice he was calling things to a halt. His easing of lockdown, which he’d moved along at a lickety-split pace these past few weeks, was being stopped dead in its tracks. ‘We should squeeze that brake […]

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Dinner’s on Dishy Rishi! Everything you need to know to get up to £10 off your meal per head

There is no such thing as a free lunch, or so the saying goes. But from Monday, families will be able to eat at many of their favourite restaurants at a considerably reduced cost as Chancellor Rishi Sunak — dubbed Dishy Rishi — dishes up a helping for the beleaguered hospitality industry. His scheme, Eat Out […]

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Video shows drunk man with knife shot charging at police officer

Police in Arizona have released footage showing the moment an intoxicated and aggressive man with a knife charged a police officer, leading her to shoot and wound him. Jon David Brouseau, 55, repeatedly threatened the unnamed female officer, who repeatedly asks him to drop the knife he is waving. Brouseau at one point threatens to ‘slice’ […]

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Coronavirus US: LA considers PAYING infected to stay at home

The Los Angeles City Council will determine whether to pay residents who have tested positive with COVID-19 so they can stay at home.  Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion on Wednesday that would set aside $25million for a ‘wage replacement program’ for any Los Angeles resident.  The program even extends to undocumented immigrants and those […]