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Shock win as Mo Farah wins Sports Personality of Year award

Sir Mo Farah has beaten the odds to win Sports Personality of the Year.


Putin thanks Trump for helping to foil terror attack plot

President Putin has thanked Donald Trump for the US's help in foiling a plot to attack the city of Saint Petersburg.


Memorial unveiled to the deadliest war disaster kept secret for decades

Official secrets, a government cover-up and an attempt to avoid blame.


British diplomat Rebecca Dykes found 'strangled' in Lebanon

Police in Lebanon have launched an investigation after a British embassy worker was found strangled by the side of a road.


Showbiz News

Fairytale Of New York: 30 years of the song that stole Christmas

It was Christmas day, babe - 1957 - and a child in Pembury, Kent, was born to bring drunken, miserable cheers to the world.


Quantico star Priyanka Chopra could be Meghan Markle's bridesmaid

A Bollywood actress who apparently never reads her emails could be one of the bridesmaids to accompany Meghan Markle when she weds next May.


Massive Attack on DJ Pete Tong over use of Unfinished Symphony on tour

DJ Pete Tong is under fire from Massive Attack for using one of their songs in his latest album without permission.


Actor Dustin Hoffman faces more sexual misconduct allegations

US actor Dustin Hoffman is facing more claims of sexual misconduct as two women make new allegations.


Sports News

England must believe in bid to keep Ashes series alive, says James Vince

James Vince says England must believe if they are to have any chance of batting through day five to save the third Test and stay in the Ashes series.


Billy Joe Saunders challenges Gennady Golovkin after defeating David Lemieux

Billy Joe Saunders challenged Gennady Golovkin to a middleweight unification bout after making a successful defence of his WBO title on Saturday as he out-classed David Lemieux in Canada.


Ashes in a nutshell: All you need to know from day four in Perth

Mitchell Starc bowls the ball of the series before rain aids England's hopes of a draw... all you need to know from a truncated day in Perth.


Jose Mourinho is more of 'winner' than Pep Guardiola, says Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho's winning mentality sets him apart from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.


Business News

Wolseley owner to unveil takeover by Thai-listed hotelier Minor

The restaurateurs behind landmark London venues including The Wolseley and The Delaunay will this week hand control of their company to a Bangkok-listed hotelier.


Diamond mulls UK retail banking‎ return with Tandem stake

An investment vehicle founded by the former Barclays chief Bob Diamond‎ is weighing a deal that would catapult him back into the British retail banking sector after a five-year absence.


Revealed: The worst airlines for customer satisfaction

British Airways has plunged to third from bottom in an annual survey of customer satisfaction on short-haul airlines.


EU warns Brexit deal by 2019 will be 'dramatically difficult' as talks move to next phase

Agreeing a Brexit deal by the March 2019 deadline will be "dramatically difficult", the European Union has warned.


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