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January 04, 2018

Chelsea installed as favourites after Cup draw

Chelsea have been made favourites to win the FA Cup after being drawn against Southampton in the semi-final..

Britain and EU reach Brexit transition agreement

The European Union and Britain agreed that their divorce treaty would include an emergency "backstop" to avoid a hard border in Ireland..

Facebook shares slide after allegations of data misuse

FFacebook shares fell after reports that a political consultancy that worked on President Trumps campaign gained inappropriate access to data on 50 million users..

Johnson criticises Russia over absurd Salisbury nerve agent denial

Boris Johnson has said that Russian denials of responsibility over a nerve agent attack on a former double agent in Salisbury were "increasingly absurd"..

McIlroy blitzes Bay Hill back nine to end title drought

Rory McIlroy staged a spectacular back nine charge to claim a three shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, collecting his first PGA Tour win since 2016 and putting himself among the red-hot favourites for the U.S. Masters..

Gambling Commission publishes advice on gaming machines and social responsibility measures

At the heart of the advice is an aim to reduce the risks that consumers, especially those that are vulnerable, face from gambling. .

Putin wins another six years at Russias helm in landslide victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the worlds largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory..

Funding boost to give more children a healthy start to the day

More children across the country will get a healthy and nutritious breakfast to set them up for the school day, thanks to an investment of up to £26 million and the appointment of two leading charities to run morning clubs, the Education Secretary announced today..

United secure place in FA Cup semi finals

Headers by Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Maticearned Manchester United an unconvincing 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in a low-key FA Cup quarter-final..

Man arrested after car drives into Gravesend nightclub

Kent Police has arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after a car drove into a nightclub in Gravesend.

Ireland secure the Grand Slam after beating England

Ireland secured their third Six Nations grand slam in emphatic style when they overwhelmed defending champions England 24-15..

Former England batsman Pietersen calls time on playing career

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen brought the curtain down on his playing career on Saturday in a series of messages on social media after deciding not to travel with Quetta Gladiators to Lahore for their Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoff..

Eriksen scores twice as Tottenham cruise into FA Cup semi finals

Tottenhams Christian Eriksen scored twice in a 3-0 victory at Swansea City as the north London club breezed into the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday..

Police launch murder investigation after two women are shot dead is Sussex

Police have launched a murder investigation after two women were shot dead in a house in the St Leonards area of East Sussex..

British government considering next steps after Russia expels British diplomats

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will consider its next steps alongside its allies in the coming days after Russia had earlier said it would expel 23 British diplomats..

Facebook suspends data analytics firm that worked for Trump campaign

Facebook say it is suspending political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica..

Police treating death of Russian businessman as murder

British police say they had launched a murder investigation following the death this week of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky..

Moodys say the UK might struggle to make planned spending cuts

Ratings agency Moody’s say Britain’s government might struggle to make the kind of cuts to public spending it has announced.

Fox optimistic about resolution over US tariffs

Britain has made its disappointment with U.S. import tariffs on metals known and is optimistic about a resolution, UK trade minister Liam Fox has said.

US hints at shift on Russia with sanctions and condemnation

By imposing new sanctions on Russia and condemning a suspected Russian chemical attack in Britain, Washington has hinted at a tougher stance toward Moscow.

Liverpool and Manchester City to face in the Champions League

Liverpool’s tie against Manchester City will be the first meeting between English sides in the quarter-finals since 2010/11 when Chelsea faced Manchester United..

Arsenal avoid Atletico in Europa League last eight

Europa League favourites Arsenal and Atletico Madrid avoided each other in the draw of the competition’s quarter-finals .

Teenager found guilty of Parsons Green train bombing

An Iraqi teenager, who had come to Britain as an asylum seeker, was found guilty of attempted murder.

Russia planning to expel UK diplomats over nerve agent row

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Theresa Mays decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crash to a post-Cold War low..

Arsenal see off Milan to reach Europa League last eight

Arsene Wenger praised his players for the way they reached the quarter finals of the Europa League after beating AC Milan 3-1. .

Visitor numbers to the UK increase in 2017

There was an average 7.3% increase on visitor numbers for the whole of the UK in 2017..

Four dead after Florida bridge collapse

A newly erected pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University, killing six people..

Burnley pair handed England call for friendlies

England manager Gareth Southgate has called up Burnley pair Nick Pope and James Tarkowski for the friendlies against Italy and the Netherlands. .

Hartley back to lead England in Ireland clash

Dylan Hartley is back to lead England in their final Six Nations game against Ireland on Saturday, but halfbacks George Ford and Danny Care are left out..

Unilever to close London HQ

Unilever picked Rotterdam over London for its main headquarters in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa Mays government a year before Brexit..

Britain to invest in chemical weapons defence centre

Britain will invest 48 million pounds in a new chemical warfare defence centre at its Porton Down military research laboratory..

Blow for PM as Unilever announces plans to quit London

Unilever, Britains third-biggest company, will scrap its London corporate headquarters and make Rotterdam its sole legal home .

US stands by UK decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats

Britain is to kick out 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, over a chemical attack.

All Toys R Us stores expected to close in six weeks

Administrators have announced that all Toys R Us stores are to close in the next six weeks. .

Carragher suspended by Sky for the rest of the season

Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky for the rest of the football season..

United crash out of the Champions League

Manchester United suffered a shock exit in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 loss to Sevilla after substitute Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice at Old Trafford..

Russia culpable for Salisbury spy poisoning

Theresa May has said she had come to the conclusion that Russia was culpable for the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter..

Russia fails to respond to UK midnight deadline

Russia has not responded to Britain’s demand to explain by midnight how a Soviet-era nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent..

Professor Stephen Hawking dies at the age of 76

Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76..

Tillerson fired as US secretary of state

U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran..

Guardiola plays down City title talk

Manchester City have the tantalising prospect of claiming the Premier League crown with a home win over rivals Manchester United after the victory over Stoke..

Russian ambassador holds crucial talks over Salisbury poisoning

Britains ambassador in Moscow, Laurie Bristow, met Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov at the Russian foreign ministry in Moscow..

EU backs the UK over Russia nerve attack allegations

The European Union will stand by Britain after London said it was likely that Moscow was behind a nerve toxin attack .

Deadline set for Russia to respond to nerve attack claims

Russia has been set a deadline of midnight to reveal what it knows about the attack last week.

Highly Likely Russia behind nerve agent attack May

Theresa May said it was "highly likely" that Moscow was responsible for the poisoning in England of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter..

Dozens feared dead in Nepal plane crash

A Bangladeshi airliner with 71 people on board crashed while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu..

Kane to have scan on injured ankle

Harry Kane, the Premier Leagues joint top scorer, will have a scan to determine the severity of an ankle injury sustained in the 4-1 victory at Bournemouth..

Five dead as helicopter crashes into a New York river

A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York Citys East River on Sunday, killing all passengers..

Comedy legend Ken Dodd dies at the age of 90

Tributes have been paid to the Liverpool born comedian Ken Dodd - after his publicist confirmed his death..