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Reality Check: Why is Alexis Sanchez like an orange?

Image copyright Getty Images At the end of the January football transfer window, the Reality Check team has been examining whether footballers are worth their weight in gold, and whether Alexis Sanchez can reasonably be compared to an orange. The transfer window runs in January and through the summer and is the period when football […]

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Scuffle at Rees-Mogg student event at UWE Bristol

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters disrupt a speech by MP Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was caught up in a scuffle after protesters disrupted a speech he was giving at a student event. Videos online show the backbencher surrounded by a group of people, with shouting audible in the background. […]

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Struggling Northamptonshire County Council bans spending

Image caption The government ordered a review into the county council’s finances last month A cash-strapped local authority has imposed emergency spending controls as it faces “severe financial challenges”. The section 114 notice bans all new expenditure at Northamptonshire County Council, with the exception of statutory services for protecting vulnerable people. Last month the government […]

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CCTV captures Cardiff rapist follow vulnerable victim

CCTV footage shows a “predatory” rapist follow his vulnerable victim through Cardiff city centre before attacking her just yards from a police station. Antony Guy, 38, from the Heath area, was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting a 20-year-old student last May. Sentencing him to 12 years in jail on Friday, the judge said the […]

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding date set

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrincess Eugenie says she and her fiance couldn’t be happier Princess Eugenie will marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank on Friday, 12 October, her father, the Duke of York, has announced. The wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The princess met the […]

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Are we stuck with plastic drinking straws?

Image copyright PA One of the world’s leading makers of single-use plastic drinking straws has told Radio 5 Live that the development of more environmentally friendly alternatives is “stuck”. John Sidanta, chief executive of Primaplast, said he was aware of rising global concern over levels of plastic pollution in oceans and landfills. But he said […]