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Three-quarters of the women in the Pause project in Hackney have had more than four children removed into careOver just four and a half years, Becky had four babies and all were removed permanently from her care within days of their birth. The eldest...
From: The Guardian | By: Amelia Hill | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Maternal Mental Health Alliance says NHS would need to spend £337m a year to bring care up to recommended levelsSubstandard mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers is creating long-term costs of more than £8bn every year, according to...
From: The Guardian | By: Peter Walker | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Apples cloud service facing a man in the middle attack in China, with the state implicatediCloud users in China are the target of a man in the middle attack, most likely run by the Chinese state on connections passing into and out of the country, surveillance...
From: The Guardian | By: Alex Hern | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Watchmen artist spearheads campaign to improve child literacy in the UK by using comics and graphic novelsCarol Ann Duffy has been flying the flag for poetry as the UKs poet laureate for the last five years, while childrens laureate Malorie Blackman...
From: The Guardian | By: Alison Flood | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Jo Pavey won European gold 10 months after giving birth and now has her sights set on competing in her fifth Olympics Jo Paveys mother of all victoriesJo Pavey has created one of the years great sporting stories but the real power of her running, which...
From: The Guardian | By: Donald McRae | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Actor who played mother in long-running Oxo advertisements died in her husbands arms after suffering from cancerThe broadcaster and actor Lynda Bellingham has died within a month of revealing she had stopped her chemotherapy for cancer.Her agent, Sue...
From: The Guardian | By: Matthew Weaver and agencies | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The book for which Gibbons is best remembered was a satire of late-Victorian pastoral fiction but went on to influence many subsequent generationsStella Gibbons, who was born in the same year as Georgette Heyer and Stevie Smith, 1902, wrote more than...
From: The Guardian | By: Robert McCrum | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Average asking price in south-east passes £355,000 10% higher than a year ago, says RightmoveBuyers forced out of London by spiralling property prices have helped fuel a 10% annual rise in asking prices in the south-east a rate that has now outstripped...
From: The Guardian | By: Lisa Bachelor | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Widow with child sold for marriage after raiding Isis militants shot her husband and took them into captivityThey sold Amsha for $12. Other girls and women went for more, much more. But Amsha had a small son and was pregnant with her second child. She...
From: The Guardian | By: Annabell Van den Berghe in Duhok | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Parents in south Wales have been advised that children with tonsillitis, conjunctivitis and glandular fever dont need time off school. Should they follow these guidelines?Your child has a sore throat, pink eyes and a raised temperature. Do I have to...
From: The Guardian | By: Luisa Dillner | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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John Crace reduces the autobiography of the South African-born Surrey batsman to a crisp 600 wordsA Monday morning in February 2014. My cellphone rings. Its Andy Flower. We need to talk, he says. Already the sentences are as short. As some of my recent...
From: The Guardian | By: John Crace | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Britons among more than 40 still missing as officials come under fire for their handling of the disasterRescuers in Nepal were making a final, intensive effort on Saturday to find any remaining survivors of a sudden blizzard that killed at least 30 people...
From: The Guardian | By: Jason Burke in Delhi and agencies | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Just when it seems like the best of the season is over, clumps of lovely schizostylis are bursting into lifeOur neighbours up the lane, who arrived here in the 1950s, have a garden that feels relaxed by time. It sits between the farmhouse and a hedged...
From: The Guardian | By: Dan Pearson | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Denim has been reinvented over the decades, but designers have really gone to town on it this timeDo you want to know what I hate? People who say they never wear jeans. Its one of those statements along with I dont own a telly and My children have a...
From: The Guardian | By: Alice Fisher | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The What We Wore blog collects old photos of people snapped wearing their coolest gear. As a book is published of its best submissions, we remember the days before technology changed fashion and photography for everWhat We Wore (Prestel £22.50) is out...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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The Ebola outbreak, the continuing crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border, the return of Kim Jong-un the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Jim Powell | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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As the athlete faces sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, we look back at how the trial unfoldedOscar Pistorius sentencing: live coverageThe key players in the Oscar Pistorius trialThe start of the trial. Oscar Pistorius denied the...
From: The Guardian | By: Claire Phipps | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Live coverage as Judge Thokozile Masipa decides if Pistorius should be jailed for the culpable homicide of Reeva SteenkampOscar Pistorius trial: the full story, day by day 8.24am BST Along with sentence for the culpable homicide of Steenkamp, Pistorius...
From: The Guardian | By: Claire Phipps | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Dominican fashion designer known for his glamorous eveningwear has died, his family have confirmed Oscar de la Renta: his life and fashion in picturesOscar de la Renta, fashion designer and dresser of the stars, has died aged 82 after battling cancer,...
From: The Guardian | By: Nancy Groves and Alexandra Spring | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Rhyming Minervas Owl with Simon Cowell, 15 poets have fun hauling our hapless hero into the modern ageLord Byrons original poem stops abruptly in its 17th canto, after enough words to fill a fat novel, before his death in 1824. A couple of years ago,...
From: The Guardian | By: Nicholas Lezard | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Rolling business and financial news, including the latest growth figures from China and the UK public finances 8.20am BST Russian president Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences over Total CEOs Christophe de Margerie death in Moscow.TASS cited...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The maestro of recreational maths was born 100 years ago today. Here we celebrate his birthday with eight of his most celebrated puzzlesHeres something puzzling.A few years before he died, aged 95 in 2010, I interviewed Martin Gardner at his home in...
From: The Guardian | By: Alex Bellos | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Principled MPs would be vulnerable to attack from reactionary forces for daring to argue against conventional wisdomToday parliament debates the governments recall of elected representatives bill, which would allow voters to force a byelection if they...
From: The Guardian | By: Frank Dobson | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Paisley body warmers? Cornish pasty shoes? Amusing cufflinks? Fortunately, Marx can explain our crimes of fashionI do like your shirt, said a female colleague. And your suit. She then paused before adding: But what I particularly like is that your shirt...
From: The Guardian | By: Jonathan Wolff | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Ive got to admit, I would be pretty excited if Monty Don came to do up my garden. And indeed, the lucky people hes helping here do seem pretty smittenThis could be the gardening show for me: Big Dreams, Small Spaces (BBC2). Well, Ive got the small space;...
From: The Guardian | By: Sam Wollaston | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Celia Imrie: Im used to being called Biggers BunsWhen the actors wed cast met their real-life counterparts from the Womens Institute, they were struck by their group spirit, the supportive atmosphere that had got them all through the embarrassment of...
From: The Guardian | By: Interviews by Anna Tims | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Publishing standups one-liners is cheap clickbait that does comedians and their gags no favoursTheres long been a debate it will never end about newspapers quoting comedians jokes. Ive had my say, but that was back when the practice could, arguably,...
From: The Guardian | By: Brian Logan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The second in our series on the major inventions that shaped the information age revisits the London transmitter 2LO and the birth of British broadcasting Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World at the Science Museum, London, opens on Saturday...
From: The Guardian | By: Ian Sample | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Campaigners call for Metropolitan Opera to cancel performance, saying work is antisemitic and glorifies terrorismThe theatres of New York Citys Lincoln Center are usually home to the sounds of opera and orchestras, but on Monday night the centre echoed...
From: The Guardian | By: Amanda Holpuch | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Gough Whitlam, who served as Labor prime minister from 1972 to 1975, dies at 98 Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Katharine Murphy and Bridie Jabour | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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International development secretary joins troops flying to stricken west African countryJustine Greening, the international development secretary, is joining British troops heading to Sierra Leone to help with the fight against Ebola.The cabinet minister...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Manager laments poor goals conceded at West Brom Alan Irvine predicts England future for Saido BerahinoLouis van Gaal insisted Manchester United were capable of catching Chelsea, despite being 10 points behind the Premier League leaders after West Bromwich...
From: The Guardian | By: Stuart James at the Hawthorns | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Medical team regrow cells of patients severed spine in breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disabilityA man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions...
From: The Guardian | By: Ben Quinn and agencies | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Heathrow airport predicts disruption as gusts hit much of BritainThousands of UK air passengers face severe travel disruption on Tuesday after flights were cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain.Heathrow staff said 10% of flights with the 20 biggest...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Taarabt denies he is unfit after three stone overweight claim Redknapps claims hurt my reputation says midfielderAdel Taarabt has denied claims by Harry Redknapp that he is overweight and accused the Queens Park Rangers manager of making him a scapegoat...
From: The Guardian | By: Robert Woodward | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Former Manchester United captain remains disappointed with Sir Alex Ferguson but is happy to praise his managerial qualitiesRoy Keane believes he and Sir Alex Ferguson had similar traits and an understanding of Manchester United during their time together...
From: The Guardian | By: James Riach | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Lancet study says that exit screening from Ebola-hit countries most efficient; only 8.7% of travellers from the region go to UKFewer than three people a month infected with the Ebola virus are likely to try to board planes out of west Africa, according...
From: The Guardian | By: Sarah Boseley | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Alan Pardews side remain in relegation zone It has been tough for manager but he kept us positiveJack Colback believes Newcastle United are in a false position and that their long-awaited first Premier League victory at home to Leicester City last Saturday...
From: The Guardian | By: Louise Taylor | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Law-enforcement agencies must focus on the greatest risk and tackle those people, says NCA director Keith BristowSome of the UKs estimated 50,000 suspected paedophiles will escape prosecution, according to Britains leading law-enforcement officer, who...
From: The Guardian | By: Ben Quinn | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Brazilian says City really need six points from CSKA games City favourites to win Champions League, says CSKA coach Leon Slutzky plots Citys downfallThe warning from Fernandinho to his Manchester City team-mates is stark. Switch off against CSKA Moscow...
From: The Guardian | By: Jamie Jackson in Moscow | Monday, October 20, 2014
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CEO Tim Cooks says company is selling everything weve made even as it prepares for crucial holiday shopping periodApple sold a record 39.3m iPhones in the last three months, the company said on Monday, helping the tech giant win its highest revenues...
From: The Guardian | By: Dominic Rushe in New York | Monday, October 20, 2014
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It was the first time I was unhappy after a win, says Lovren We have to play as a team against Cristiano Ronaldo and Co Steven Caulker own goal decides match in chaotic finaleDejan Lovren has delivered a brutally honest assessment of Liverpools performance...
From: The Guardian | By: Jacob Steinberg | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The agreement with the Polish Congress of the New Right will save Nigel Farages European parliament groupingUkip has struck a deal with a Polish MEP whose far-right party leader casually uses racial slurs and questions the Holocaust following fears that...
From: The Guardian | By: Rajeev Syal | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Notebook belonging to George Murray Levick remarkably legible after conservation work, with find blamed on global warmingA photographers notebook lost for more than a century has washed out of the melting snow at Captain Scotts hut in the Antarctic,...
From: The Guardian | By: Maev Kennedy | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Labours Luciana Berger was called a communist jewess in tweet sent by Garron HelmAn internet troll accused of sending an antisemitic message to Labour MP Luciana Berger has been sentenced to four weeks in prison at Merseyside magistrates court.Garron...
From: The Guardian | By: Frances Perraudin | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The doctor prevented the spread of Ebola in Nigeria and paid with her life. Now we should honour her, and the other health workers whose dedication is inspirationalLast month, the Nigerian government released the 2014 National Honours award list: more...
From: The Guardian | By: Tolu Ogunlesi | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Christopher Ronnie decides to not give evidence in his trial to defend allegations of £1m contracts fraudThe former chief executive of JJB Sports accused of a £1m fraud has chosen not to give evidence in his defence at his trial.Christopher Ronnie,...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Bank to try to clear backlog through evening after system used for large transfers and house purchases hit by glitchHomebuyers were left in limbo on Monday after a Bank of England system used for transferring money failed for most of the day, raising...
From: The Guardian | By: Jill Treanor, Hilary Osborne and Graeme Wearden | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Dramatic shift in the Turkish position due to internal protests on government inaction and support for regional fight against IsisTurkey will allow Kurdish peshmerga forces from northern Iraq across its territory to defend Kurds in the besieged Syrian...
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