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Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke announces he’s releasing his first album of big band tunes

STRICTLY Come Dancing favourite Anton Du Beke could soon be juggling the Viennese Waltz with his vocals after revealing he will release his first album. The BBC star, who is paired with Ruth Langsford on this year’s series, sees his debut release F

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Drunk German man gives Nazi salute then repeatedly kicks 15-year-old Afghan refugee in the head

German man accused of racially-motivated assault after he gave a Nazi salute and attacked a teenage refugee from Afghanistan on a train in Saxony, Germany.


EU’s chief Brexit negotiator claims it will take YEARS to cut a trade deal despite PM’s 2019 deadline

THE EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has poured cold water on the UK’s chances of getting a post-Brexit trade deal before Article 50 runs out – claiming it will take years to complete. Michel Barnier’s comments come after Theresa M


China promotes 3 potential central bank leaders

Three officials seen as candidates to succeed Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan have been promoted to the ruling Communist Party's Central Committee, adding to signs Zhou might be headed for retirement after 15 years in the post.

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Oklahoma teen arrested for killing 10-year-old boy with crossbow after disagreement

Austin Almanza was pronounced dead at the scene, while his brother suffered an injury to his arm.


Manhunt for father who 'murdered two-year-old daughter' in Hamburg

Police find girl's body with throat injury after mother reports threat


NHS operations: 280,000 more 'could be carried out with better schedules'

A watchdog has found that 280,000 more non-emergency operations could be carried out by NHS hospitals a year if schedules were better organised, it has been reported.

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UK school holidays and term dates 2017-2018 – when is October half term and when do the Christmas holidays start?

THE Autumn half-term holiday in October is on NOW – and with Christmas is following suit soon after, it is time to brush up on the dates for the 2017-2018 academic year. Here’s all the info and what you need to know for the current school ye


Brexit: shortage of workers is limiting investment, warn manufacturers

CBI survey of 450 firms reveals most subdued outlook in four years as it warns time is running out for transition dealThe number of manufacturing firms citing a shortage of workers for limiting their investment plans is at its highest for four years, acco


Shot clock at next year's Austrian Open to combat slow play

(Reuters) - Next year's Austrian Open will be the first tournament in professional golf to set a time limit on every shot in a bid to combat slow play, the European Tour has said.

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