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Samantha Eastwood: Midwife murderer jailed for 17 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Staffordshire Police Image caption Michael Stirling, from Bucknall, used Samantha Eastwood's phone to send messages to her family, tricking them into thinking she was still alive The man who murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood went to his parents' house for dinner with her dead body in his van, a sentencing hearing was told.Michael Stirling, 32, admitted killing Ms Eastwood, from Stoke-on-Trent, after a "long-standing" affair.He buried the 28-year-old

YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption Ryan's earnings have doubled since last year A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has been revealed as YouTube's highest-earning star, raking in $22m (£17.3m).The estimate by Forbes magazine found that Ryan of Ryan ToysReview pipped Jake Paul by $500,000 for the 12 months to June.Videos are posted most days and one promoting a blue giant mystery egg bearing Ryan's face has had more than
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Rare gold coins found in Israeli city of Caesarea

[ad_1] Image copyright Yaniv Berman Image caption The rare hoard has been linked to "one of the most dramatic events in the history of Caesarea" A collection of gold coins believed to have been hidden 900 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists in the ancient Israeli port city of Caesarea.The rare cache was found - along with a single gold earring - in a bronze pot between stones in

Samsung Nigeria tweets update using Apple iPhone

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actress Gal Gadot was caught using an iPhone to promote a Samsung smartphone Samsung Mobile's promotional Twitter account in Nigeria has been caught sending updates about the Korean firm's phones via an Apple iPhone.YouTuber Marques Brownlee spotted the mistake and shared an image of a tweet sent out using the iPhone Twitter app.A separate analysis suggested that more than 300 of its tweets

Muse interview: ‘We are a dying breed’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Muse (L-R): bassist Christopher Wolstenholme, singer Matthew Bellamy and drummer Dominic Howard "We always like to find out what the latest pyro is," Matt Bellamy told BBC Radio 1 last year.He wasn't joking: Muse have always pushed the boundaries of what a live show can achieve; whether it's flying drones over the audience's heads or performing on top of an inverted pyramid.Their dedication to
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Uefa Nations League: England drawn to face Netherlands in semi-final

[ad_1] England will play the Netherlands in the semi-final of the Uefa Nations League on 6 June 2019 at Estadio D Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes.Hosts Portugal face Switzerland on 5 June at Porto's Estadio do Dragao.The final will be played on 9 June, with the third-place play-off game taking place the same day. The winner of the tournament will receive £6.67m in prize money.More to follow. [ad_2] Source link

Arrested Devon cyber-expert Marcus Hutchins ‘had used drugs’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Hutchins' lawyers said he was "exhausted from partying all week and staying up late the night before until the wee hours" A British cyber-security expert accused of offences in the US is trying to get an interview with the FBI thrown out as evidence.Marcus Hutchins, 24, from Ilfracombe in Devon said that he had been "intoxicated" by drugs.But prosecutors have rejected the

Sixteen grammars win funds to expand

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Sixteen grammar schools in England have been given permission to create hundreds of new places.The schools are receiving a share of the Department for Education's £50m selective school expansion fund to accommodate up to 4,000 extra pupils.The schools were selected from 39 applications and make up 10% of England's 163 grammar schools.The money has been granted on the condition these schools have ambitious plans to

Reaction to David Attenborough climate change warning

[ad_1] After Sir David Attenborough called on world leaders to act over climate change, saying the "natural world upon which we depend is in your hands", the Politics Live panel looked at whether politicians would act on his words.Presenter Jo Coburn heard from Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack, Conservative MP James Cleverly, Labour MP Emma Reynolds, Prof Amelia Hadfield and the Sun's Tom Newton Dunn on how climate change
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Australian defence lawyer named as police informant

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lawyer represented high-profile organised crime figures, such as Tony Mokbel (pictured) The convictions of some of Australia's most high-profile criminals have been cast into doubt after a lawyer was revealed to be a police informant.The defence barrister, who represented notorious organised crime figures, gave information to Victoria Police between 2005-2009, court documents show.The state government have announced a public inquiry to determine
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The ‘right to bare arms’ in Australia’s parliament

[ad_1] Image copyright @PatsKarvelas Image caption Patricia Karvelas's bare arm has become a talking point on social media People on social media are showing their support for a female journalist after she revealed that she had been kicked out of Australia's parliament for showing too much flesh. Patricia Karvelas said she had been told to leave a question time session with politicians because "you can allegedly see too much skin."

Brexit deal: How MPs debate and vote will work

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Time is ticking towards D-day for Theresa May on 11 December, when the House of Commons will deliver its verdict on her Brexit deal. Most political observers agree that the prime minister currently does not have the numbers to get it through Parliament. But before any voting takes place, MPs will have to fill five days of debate on the deal, starting on Tuesday.What will
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Ballymurphy inquest: Former soldier ‘still thinks’ of victim

[ad_1] Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Relatives of the victims have long campaigned for the truth about their loved ones' killings The Ballymurphy inquest has heard that a former soldier still thinks about the man he shot dead.Ten people died in the Ballymurphy area over three days in August 1971.Witness M3, formerly known as "Soldier B", was giving evidence behind a screen, and his name has not been made public.The

China’s Tencent Music revives US stock market listing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images China's Tencent Music has revived its share listing in the US in the hope of raising up to $1.2bn (£940m).It would be one of the largest listings by a Chinese company on the New York Stock Exchange this year.The initial public offering, originally mooted in October, had been delayed by the turmoil sparked by the Chinese-US trade war.The listing of the music arm of China's

PewDiePie in battle with T-Series for top YouTube spot

[ad_1] Image copyright Pewdiepie Image caption PewDiePie posts vlogs and video game commentaries. YouTuber PewDiePie is battling Indian channel T-Series in a bid to retain his status as the YouTuber with the most subscribers.One fan hacked 50,000 printers over the weekend to print out a message urging people to subscribe to his channel.Both channels have more than 73 million subscribers, with PewDiePie currently in the lead by about 300,000.T-Series shares

Transgender services GP fined £12,000 over registration failure

[ad_1] Image caption The GMC's investigation into Dr Helen Webberley has been extended for a further 12 months The GP prosecuted for failing to register her online advice services for transgender patients with a health regulator in Wales says she has moved her service to England.But Helen Webberley admits she has still not registered with inspectors there either. She was fined £12,000 by a district judge who called the offence
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Factory fight: Manchester bouncers investigated over assault

[ad_1] Image copyright St Helens Image caption Joe Sharratt played just hours earlier for Lancashire Schoolboys against Australia Schoolboys Bouncers from Manchester's Factory 251 nightclub are being investigated after an 18-year-old rugby league player was assaulted outside the club.St Helens' academy player Joe Sharratt suffered a serious head injury and is in a stable condition in hospital.A social media video shows Mr Sharratt thrown to the ground before door staff