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Runner Amy Hughes 'furious' at declined record bid

Runner Amy Hughes 'furious' at declined record bid

A runner who logged 520 miles on a treadmill over seven days has had her hopes for a world record dashed. Amy Hughes, from Cheshire, did the challenge in September, when she logged three more miles than the current record. However, she is now...

3 min. ago in Regional
 
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon to star in new HBO show

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon to star in new HBO show

Jennifer Aniston is set to return to TV screens for her first series since Friends wrapped in 2004. She's set to star alongside Reese Witherspoon in a new HBO drama about breakfast TV shows, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jennifer has been busy app

14 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
Man killed wife on cruise ship for 'laughing' at him

Man killed wife on cruise ship for 'laughing' at him

A man suspected of killing his wife while on a cruise ship in the US state of Alaska did so because "she would not stop laughing" at him, police say. Kenneth Manzanares has been charged with the murder of his 39-year-old wife, whose body was...

18 min. ago in World News
 
The Emoji Movie gets thumbs down from critics

The Emoji Movie gets thumbs down from critics

The reviews are in - and it's not looking great for The Emoji Movie, despite it starring the likes of James Corden and Patrick Stewart. Film review website Rotten Tomatoes, which collates reviews, currently has the movie on a 0% rating. Which means not o

18 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
Amazon's race to make Alexa smarter

Amazon's race to make Alexa smarter

Amazon's range of smart speakers and their artificial intelligence assistant Alexa have proved to be a huge sales hit. But the product is still a shadow of what the man in charge - Dave Limp - and indeed their owners, hope it will become. "We...

25 min. ago in World News
 
Russia retaliates over US sanctions

Russia retaliates over US sanctions

Russia retaliates for US sanctions, telling US to cut diplomatic staff to 455 and barring use of some properties This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you

today, 10:38 in World News
 
Woman struck by Norfolk Police van 'critical'

Woman struck by Norfolk Police van 'critical'

A woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a marked police van, Norfolk Police said. The van struck the woman, who was on foot, on the B1135 Wymondham Road at Hethel at 22:20 BST on Thursday. She was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Camb

today, 10:37 in Regional
 
Why have The Killers written a song about Mike Tyson?

Why have The Killers written a song about Mike Tyson?

It's 9am on 11 February, 1990. Mike Tyson enters the ring at the Tokyo Dome as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. His opponent, Buster Douglas, is a textbook underdog. Most bookmakers refused to take bets for the fight. The Mirage Casino i

today, 10:22 in Art & Culture
 
Regret 'improves children's decision-making'

Regret 'improves children's decision-making'

Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, and even Robbie Williams are amongst the singers who have exhorted us not to get bogged down in regret, but could this emotion actually be beneficial for us? According to research from Queen's University, Belfast, the answer is

today, 09:57 in Health
 
North Korea hackers 'want cash not secrets'

North Korea hackers 'want cash not secrets'

North Korean hackers are increasingly trying to steal cash rather than secrets, a South Korean government-backed report suggests. Cyber-criminals are targeting financial institutions as Pyongyang faces tough nuclear sanctions, the Financial Security Inst

today, 09:56 in Business
 
BT takes £225m hit over Italy accounting scandal

BT takes £225m hit over Italy accounting scandal

Profits at telecoms group BT have fallen after it took a £225m charge related to its Italian accounting scandal. BT is paying the money to Deutsche Telekom and Orange to avoid legal action over the issue. The two companies now hold stakes in BT as a cons

today, 09:56 in Business
 
'Panda cruelty' video goes viral in China

'Panda cruelty' video goes viral in China

Outrage is growing in China over a video that appears to show mistreatment of two giant panda babies at a famed research facility in Chengdu. In the video, which has since gone viral, a staff member can be seen "dragging and throwing" the...

today, 09:53 in World News
 
FTSE 100 opens lower as BT shares fall

FTSE 100 opens lower as BT shares fall

Shares in telecoms group BT dropped 3% after it took a £225m charge related to its Italian accounting scandal. BT is paying the money to Deutsche Telekom and Orange to avoid legal action over the issue. The two companies now hold stakes in BT as a conseq

today, 09:38 in Business
 
Venezuela crisis: When a simple cut can mean death

Venezuela crisis: When a simple cut can mean death

Armando (not his real name) is afraid. For Armando, a small bruise or a cut could have serious consequences, and even lead to death. Armando has haemophilia, an illness that impedes blood cells from forming clots, which means that when he cuts himself, h

today, 09:34 in World News
 
Brexit transition must end by 2022, says Hammond

Brexit transition must end by 2022, says Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said any "transitional deal" in the immediate period after Brexit must end by the time of the next general election. He said there must be "business as usual, life as normal" for Britons as the UK...

today, 09:32 in Politics
 


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