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Gay marriage contributes to 'the greatest evil' in our country says former head of English Catholic Church

A former head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has claimed that same-sex marriages are contributing to the “greatest evil” in the country. Cardinal ...

Clarkson, Hammond and May Live: Top Gear trio return in – 5 things we learned

The queue outside the Odyssey Arena in Belfast last night stretched to about a kilometre before the doors opened for the revival of NOT Top ...

Ed Balls admits: 'I didn’t persuade people I could be the Chancellor'

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has admitted that his own unpopularity may have contributed to the Labour party’s defeat in the general election. Mr Balls, ...

16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala

A 16 year old girl has been beaten and burned to death in Guatemala by a lynch mob, after she was accused of killing a ...

Bank of England's EU exit strategy leaked to national newspaper – by its head of press

A senior official at the Bank of England “inadvertently” sent research assessing the economic dangers of the UK leaving the European Union to an editor ...

Head of press 'inadvertently' emails details of Bank of England's EU exit strategy to national newspaper

A senior official at the Bank of England “inadvertently” sent research assessing the economic dangers of the UK leaving the European Union to an editor ...

Ireland gay marriage vote: Country awaits result after 'unusually high' turnout in same-sex referendum

The Republic of Ireland is awaiting the result of a referendum on same-sex marriage which would see same-sex marriage legalised 22 years after homosexual acts ...

'Unusually high' turnout in same-sex referendum as Ireland awaits result

The Republic of Ireland is awaiting the result of a referendum on same-sex marriage which would see same-sex marriage legalised 22 years after homosexual acts ...

John Sadler: Sportswriter billed by 'The Sun' as 'The Man Who Gives It To You Straight' who had fruitful links with Brian Clough

The tag-line “The Man Who Gives It To You Straight” headed John Sadler’s forthright but skilfully crafted columns in his 26 years as chief sportswriter ...

Denys Darlow: Conductor, composer and scholar who founded the Tilford Bach Festival and the London Handel Festival

Denys Darlow’s name is inextricably associated with the two music festivals he founded, the Tilford Bach Festival in 1952 and the London Handel Festival in ...

Marty Napoleon: Musician whose vivacious, percussive style saw him hailed as Louis Armstrong's 'most exciting pianist’'

The jazz pianist Marty Napoleon was known for his vivacious, percussive style, and often featured with Louis Armstrong’s All Stars. Armstrong’s biographer Ricky Riccardi described ...

Andrew Dewson: Bernie Madoff must be kicking himself as the banks carry on regardless

One of the great challenges of modern financial journalism is finding yet another way to describe criminal behaviour at Wall Street investment banks. Corrupt, immoral, ...

Shares in Plus500 collapse again after it is subjected to shorting attack

Shares in the AIM-listed spread-betting firm Plus500 collapsed again after it was subjected to a shorting attack by the US hedge fund Cable Car. The ...

James Ashton: The grandees at the Flower Show won't be on gardening leave for long

A night at the Chelsea Flower Show presents an ideal opportunity to assess who’s up, who’s down and who will be back in corporate life ...

Terry Sue-Patt dead: Grange Hill actor who played Benny Green found dead aged 50

Terry Sue-Patt, the first pupil ever to appear on the hit children’s series Grange Hill, has died. The actor’s body was discovered by police at his ...

David Cameron warns of 'lots of ups and downs' as he kicks off EU renegotiation but insists he is 'determined to deliver' for Britain

David Cameron spoke of his "determination to deliver" a better deal for Britain in Europe as he began the marathon negotiations which will lead to ...

One in four want to quit the Armed Forces 'as soon as they can' new report shows

One in four of Britain’s Armed Forces want to quit “as soon as they can”. Among the factors service personnel had for leaving, opportunities outside of ...

The day that Britain resigned as a global power

On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, Prime Minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — ...

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke sings reggae for Red Nose Day US

We’ve already seen Tyrion crooning about being “the man for all seasons” and Jamie singing about his love for Cersei. Now, get ready to watch ...

Alison Brittain becomes just sixth female FTSE 100 boss

Whitbread has poached a top banker to succeed Andy Harrsion as chief executive of the Costa coffee to Premier Inns group. Alison Brittain, the head of ...

Cannes through the years 

The annual film festival in Cannes was founded in 1946 and it is considered as the most prestigious film festival in the world. It is held ...

Crocodile 'half the length of a bus' caught in Australia's Northern Territory - video

A giant saltwater crocodile measuring 'half the length of a bus' has been captured by trap in Australia’s Northern territory. The massive beast who measured in ...

Ed Sheeran embarrassed at US customs by barrage of lewd videos sent by Elton John

It’s hard to imagine flame-haired strummer Ed Sheeran turning much redder. But the singer wasn’t spared his blushes when he attempted to get through US customs ...

Jose Mourinho wins Premier League Manager of the Year - but is the award the kiss of death?

Jose Mourinho was named the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year on Thursday night - an award that has become a bit of a ...

Finland writes to 900,000 military reservists amid heightened tensions with Russia

The Finnish military has sent letters to the country’s 900,000 reservists and given them information about what their responsibilities would be in a “crisis situation”. Finland ...

Mother graduates in son's place after he is killed in car crash on the night of his prom

A mother who never graduated from university walked a stage dressed in a cap and gown and accepted her son’s diploma a week after he ...

Dating site hack reveals sexual secrets of 4 million users

A hacker has exposed the personal and sexual details of nearly 4 million users on one of the world-leading dating sites. The details lifted from the ...

Vicar who contracted HIV in attack tells her congregation in video

A vicar from Hampshire who contracted HIV in an attack has made a courageous video to explain her illness to her congregation. The Rev Hayley Young, ...

The man who took on Sky: Two-year battle to cancel contract ends with £1,500 payout

It all began in October 2012 when 30-year old Pete Swift phoned up Sky to cancel his contract. Swift, who then moved from Stirling to Edinburgh, ...

Victoria station closed at height of morning rush hour in London because of 'smoking' escalator

Victoria Tube station was closed at the height of rush hour in London because of a fire alert caused by a faulty escalator. A spokesperson for ...

Isis 'seizes final border crossing between Syria and Iraq' as UN warns civilians were stopped from leaving Palmyra by Assad's forces

Isis has seized the final border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syrian monitoring group has claimed, as the UN said it has received reports ...

France makes it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible food in effort to cut waste

France is making it illegal for large supermarkets to throw away edible food as part of a series of measures to cut down on waste. The ...

Cannes 2015: From high heels to Carol, how women featured in this year's film festival

The head of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Frémaux has been trying to woo women. Although from what’s been happening at the festival, it’s clear ...

Kent earthquake measuring 4.3 magnitude sends patio chairs scattering

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has hit Kent  - causing widespread mild peril and sending patio chairs scattering. The British Geological Survey reported ...

Drinkers in England consuming millions more bottles of wine than previously thought, says new research

Drinkers in England may be consuming the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine every week than previously thought, according to new research which ...

Prosecco shortage: Producer warns there could be a 'global shortfall'

The United Kingdom is bracing itself for a dry summer after a leading prosecco manufacturer warned that stocks of the Italian bubbly were drastically down. Sales ...

Prosecco producer warns of a 'global shortage'

The United Kingdom is bracing itself for a dry summer after a leading prosecco manufacturer warned that stocks of the Italian bubbly were drastically down. Sales ...

Rand Paul filibuster: Presidential hopeful calls for end of NSA surveillance in 11 hour speech

Republican Presidential hopeful Rand Paul has called for the end of the Patriot Act in a marathon 11-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. From just after ...

Rand Paul filibuster: Presidential hopeful calls for end to NSA surveillance in 11 hour speech

Republican Presidential hopeful Rand Paul has called for the end of the Patriot Act in a marathon 11-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. From just after ...

Delta creates most watchable safety video using the internet's best memes

Sitting through the safety video and in-flight tutorial on a flight is never the highlight of anyone's journey: it's usually the point where you check ...

Bulgarian seaside resort Sunny Beach is cheapest for beer

A Bulgaria seaside resort has the cheapest beer for British holidaymakers, a new survey shows. A bottle of local beer or lager at Sunny Beach, ...

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Golfer must pay £10,000 compensation after mishit ball went 'out of control' and struck other player on the head

Stewart Muir hit slice at Bellshill Gold Club, Lanarkshire, that swung rightHe called 'fore' and two players on another whole took cover - one did ...

Amazon agrees to pay more tax in the UK

Online retail giant Amazon will start paying more tax to the TreasuryPreviously sent money out of UK by registering revenues to LuxembourgControversial system allowed it ...

The face of guilt! French bulldog evades owner's question regarding a chewed up pen by retreating through a cat-flap

The dog looks extremely guilty when its owner challenges itIt then doubles back and exits house via a cat flap in the doorThat movement is ...

How Harry inspired the new hero of children's fiction: Author turning last idea of Thunderbirds creator into books models action man born in privilege on Prince 

Gemini Force 1 is about aristocratic teen who joins global rescue agencyLead character penned by Thunderbirds writer shortly before his deathIdea has since been polished ...

Boy has a meltdown after his older sibling cruelly presents him with his dead pet

The boy says he is 'chucking the fish out', but he presents it to his brotherBrother breaks down in frenzy of shrieking after seeing the departed ...

Town stalked by giant 2m tall, 95 KILO kangaroo who emerges from the bushes to terrorise dog-walkers and golfers

Residents of Brisbane neighbourhood stalked by a giant kangarooThe animal is two meter tall and said to weigh up to 95 kilograms Spotted in playgrounds, walking ...

Six-figure 'golden parachutes' to be halted with George Osborne set to cap public sector payouts at £95,000

Cap to be introduced in Enterprise Bill, announced in Queen's SpeechBBC will be immune from the cap, despite payouts to failed executivesOnly workers earning less ...

'We fought when we last saw each other but I did NOT order his murder': Brother of Alps murder victim again insists he had nothing to do with unsolved shooting

Zaid al-Hilli dismissed claims he ordered massacre as 'absolute nonsense'His brother Sadd was shot alongside his wife and mother-in-law in the AlpsZaid said he was ...

Painting discovered among huge Nazi art trove to be sold for £500,000 after being returned to its rightful heir - who saw it seized the morning after Kristallnacht 

Two Riders on a Beach was taken by the Nazis after Kristallnacht in 1938David Toren, 13, watched as painting was seized from Jewish great unclePainting ...

Grandmother visits the doctor to complain about her hay fever and blocked sinuses only to discover she has a very rare form of NOSE cancer

When Carol Tyrrell had a blocked nose she assumed it was her hay feverBut after her nose swelled, a doctor told her it was an ...