Six Nations: Scotland beat England

Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Six Nations Scotland (22) 25 Tries: Jones 2, Maitland Cons: Laidlaw 2 Pens: Laidlaw, Russell England (6) 13 Try: Farrell Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2 Scotland scored three tries to earn a thrilling first victory over England since 2008 and open up the Six Nations title race at an exultant Murrayfield. ...

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Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Media playback is unsupported on your device Actors Dawn French and Hugh Grant have led tributes to their former co-star Emma Chambers, who has died aged 53. Known for playing Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, Doncaster-born Chambers also had roles in Notting Hill and a Martin Chuzzlewit adaptation. Chambers died from natural causes on Wednesday evening and would ...

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New mother says she 'found bandages in my body'

The NHS is investigating claims by a new mother who says she found bandages in her body seven weeks after giving birth at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough. “I took out a large piece of decomposing material from inside me that was soaked in blood,” Alexandra Loredana told BBC News. Ms Loredana added that she had suffered from thrush and ‘light ...

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Pep Guardiola will deny Manchester City stars beers even if they beat Arsenal in EFL Cup final

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will deny his players a celebratory beer if they lift the EFL Cup. Guardiola could win the first trophy of his City reign with victory over Arsenal in the final at Wembley on Sunday. The image of players swigging from bottles in the dressing room afterwards used to be commonplace after showpiece finals at the ...

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Shkodran Mustafi reveals what Arsenal must do to shackle Kevin De Bruyne ahead of EFL Cup final

Shkodran Mustafi has said his Arsenal side must be ‘as compact as we can’ in order to stop the creative influence of Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne in the EFL Cup final. The German defender is expected to lead the Arsenal rearguard at Wembley against a free-scoring City side who have already scored 111 goals in all competitions this season. De ...

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Here is another bump in the Brexit road that Theresa May will survive

It seems only yesterday that most journalists thought Theresa May was at a low ebb. She is not enjoying it, they said. Her husband Philip must be suggesting they retire to the quiet life. She cannot want to go on.  They are not saying that now. Sometimes what is not happening in politics is more important than what is. It ...

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Syria: UN Security Council unanimously backs ceasefire after '500 killed' in a week

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations in war-ravaged areas. The vote came as bombs continued to be dropped on Eastern Ghouta, the rebel-held suburb outside the capital of Damascus. More than 520 people have been killed and 2,500 have been wounded in the fighting in the last week, ...

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Italy election: Anti-fascist and far-right protesters clash in campaign rallies before March vote

Police have clashed with protesters in Italy as antagonism flared between anti-fascist and far-right activists in a violence-marred election campaign. In the last weekend for political rallies ahead of Italy’s 4 March national election, protesters held at least a dozen marches or rallies on Saturday in several cities. Italy’s northern powerhouse, Milan, saw far-left demonstrators clash with police trying to block ...

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Democrats release memo rebutting Republican claims about FBI surveillance of Trump campaign

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released a classified memo rebutting Republicans’ claims that the FBI improperly surveilled the Trump campaign. The heavily redacted document claims the FBI did not rely on faulty evidence when securing a warrant to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page – an allegation Republicans made in a memo the committee released last month. Donald Trump blocked the release ...

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Brexit: Tory and Labour MPs sound alarm over moves to block Lords from changing Theresa May's EU withdrawal plans

Rebel Tory and Labour MPs have raised fears the Government is trying to strip the House of Lords of its right to alter a critical part of Theresa May’s Brexit plans. MPs from both parties sounded the alarm over an apparent push to ensure the Lords is blocked from amending the Prime Minister’s approach to post-Brexit customs arrangements. They are ...

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