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Woman, 100, marries partner of 30 years in Prestatyn

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“To be a bride… it’s absolutely wonderful” A 100-year-old woman has married her 74-year-old partner after 30 years together. Norah and Malcolm Yates tied the knot at a hotel near their home in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, on Tuesday. The bride, a former school cook, had been twice married and widowed when she met ...

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Anjem Choudary: Radical preacher has assets frozen

Image copyright PA Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has had his assets frozen, days before he is due to leave prison. The 51-year-old, who was jailed for five-and-a-half years for inviting support for the Islamic State group, is expected to be released on Friday. The BBC understands police have been preparing a list of up to 20 measures to control the ...

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Taylor Wessing Prize: Alice Mann wins with portraits of drum majorettes

Image copyright Alice Mann Alice Mann has been named the winner of this year’s Taylor Wessing Prize for her portraits of an all-female team of South African drum majorettes. It’s the first time in the competition’s history a series of pictures rather than an individual photograph has won. The £15,000 prize was awarded to Mann at the National Portrait Gallery ...

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John Higgins has ‘lost appetite’ for snooker after World Championship losses

John Higgins lost to Mark Williams in this year’s World Championship final John Higgins says he has lost his appetite for snooker after finishing runner-up at the past two World Championships. The 43-year-old Scot reached the final of the China Championship last month and is into the second round of the English Open after beating Li Yuan. But Higgins said: ...

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Caster Semenya could miss most of 2019 as testosterone rules delayed

Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya’s battle to stop a rule change affecting female athletes with high testosterone levels could see her miss “the bulk” of the 2019 outdoor season. Governing body the IAAF intended to bring in the new rules on 1 November but has put that ...

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Unilad web publisher bought by LADbible

Image copyright Unilad The firm that owns viral news website Unilad, which went into administration earlier this month, has been bought by social media group LADbible. The sale of Bentley Harrington safeguards the jobs of more than 200 people working for the business. Bentley Harrington collapsed with debts of £6.5m, including owing £1.5m to UK tax authorities. The Unilad Facebook ...

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Joan Eardley painting: Woman sees her child self 63 years later

Image caption Margaret Livingstone said she loved the painting A woman fought back tears as she finally saw a famous painting she featured in as a child 63 years ago. Joan Eardley painted Margaret Livingstone and her older brother Alan in Glasgow in her 1955 work “Brother and Sister”. Margaret was taken into care shortly after the painting, and lost ...

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Chris Robshaw: Former England captain to miss autumn internationals

England’s injury crisis in the back row has worsened with Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw ruled out of the autumn internationals with a knee problem. Robshaw is understood to have had surgery on the issue, and becomes the latest key player to be sidelined. Number eight Billy Vunipola and lock Joe Launchbury are already missing because of injury, while Nathan Hughes ...

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