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Eileen Ash: ‘The secret to living to 107 is liking people’

[ad_1] A 107-year-old woman celebrated having a sports hall named after her by throwing some basketball hoops.Eileen Ash, who marked her birthday in October, officially opened the £2m facility at the Hewett Academy in Norwich.The world's oldest living Test cricketer, she no longer plays the game but keeps fit with a regular yoga class and drives a bright yellow Mini."As long as you can keep breathing, you're OK," she said.
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Gaia Pope’s twin sister calls for justice

[ad_1] The twin of a Gaia Pope who was found dead 11 days after she went missing says she wants justice for her sister.Maya Pope-Sutherland says the family is still waiting for answers a year after the 19-year-old went missing from Swanage in November 2017. Her body was found near the Dorset coast path following an 11-day search.Speaking ahead of the first anniversary of her disappearance, the family have also
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Newspaper headlines: PM showdown and ‘early risers cancer boost’

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: PM showdown and 'early risers cancer boost' By BBC News Staff Some of the papers focus on the group of people who put a model of Grenfell Tower on a bonfire - some people may find the images featured below distressing. Image caption The prime minister is meeting with her cabinet at a critical point in the Brexit negotiations, says the Guardian. The discussions come after the
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Theresa May drives the Brexit bus off a cliff in Bonfire Night effigy

[ad_1] Remember, remember the fifth of November, when people burn huge effigies of politicians. Of course, that’s not how everyone celebrates Bonfire Night but thousands of people have descended on the town of Lewes in East Sussex to do just that. Theresa May was a popular choice this year with a number of effigies created in her image. One of the effigies included Theresa May driving a Brexit bus off
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Manchester Arena bombing survivor kicked off bus for being sick

[ad_1] A survivor of the Manchester Arena bombing who suffers from PTSD following the terror attack was kicked off a late night bus after she was sick. Kira Glossop claims the bus driver ‘mistook a panic attack for anti-social behaviour’. The 17-year-old wheelchair user said she and her friends were told to get off the bus after she vomited in her bag due to anxiety. Kira Glossop has suffered from
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Man accused of Hyde Park bombing arrested over soldiers’ murders

[ad_1] A man who was accused of carrying out a 1982 bombing that killed four soldiers has been arrested over two other murders. Police in Northern Ireland said John Downey has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldiers in a bomb attack in Enniskillen in 1972. He is also accused of aiding and abetting an explosion. John Downey was accused of a deadly Hyde Park
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MP warns against allowing ‘Jimmy Savile situation’ in Parliament

[ad_1] Image copyright HoC A Labour MP has urged action to prevent a "Jimmy Savile situation" developing in Parliament.Jess Phillips said MPs, staff members, and others should be allowed to log concerns to allow patterns to show up and avoid suspicions being ignored.The suggestion came during a debate on Dame Laura Cox's report into bullying.A 2016 review found an "atmosphere of fear" at the BBC meant opportunities to stop "monstrous"
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Lloyds Bank ‘to cut 6,000 jobs but create 8,000 new ones’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Lloyds Banking Group is expected to confirm it is cutting 6,000 jobs and creating 8,000 new ones as it overhauls its digital services.Britain's biggest High Street lender has been trying to reorganise as more people bank online, rather than going into branches. The 6,000 job cuts are expected to be spread across the bank and unions have been briefed.Lloyds Banking Group has so far declined