Angela Rippon reveals ‘highly respected’ colleague pretended to expose himself while she was on air

She once caused a sensation by baring her legs for a dance on The Morecambe And Wise Show, but Angela Rippon has revealed that risqué pranks on the Nine O’Clock News were far more shocking. The presenter, 74, told how a ‘highly respected’ male colleague – who she declined to name – unzipped his trousers […]

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Disturbing secret Government report exposes extremist alert in 48 British Islamic schools

Network: Map shows cities which have Darul Uloom schools Young imams are being trained in a network of Islamic schools across the UK that have been accused of promoting intolerance and misogyny, a secret Government report has warned. The report claims preachers emerging from some of the dozens of Darul Uloom madrasas scattered across Britain […]

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Former Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s widow left more than £2 million in her will

Former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s widow left more than £2 million in her will. Lady Wilson’s fortune was largely drawn from two properties the couple had owned for decades – a £1.8 million flat in Westminster and a three-bedroom bungalow they had built in 1959 on the Isles of Scilly. The bungalow was put […]

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Treasure find man unearths rare brooch in Norfolk

Image copyright Portable Antiquities SchemeImage caption The brooch, which is about 800 years old, was found in a freshly ploughed field last year A man who unearthed a £145,000 Anglo-Saxon pendant has found more treasure dating back about 800 years. Tom Lucking’s latest find saw him dig up a brooch dating back to between 1200 […]

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Rugby-Jaguares beat Stormers 30-25 to stay in playoff contention

BUENOS AIRES, May 4 (Reuters) – The Jaguares scored three tries, the last a penalty try, to beat South Africa’s Stormers 30-25 at Velez Sarsfield on Saturday and record their fourth straight Super Rugby win. The home team, who had lost 35-8 in Cape Town in March, scored an early try when a neat dummy […]

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Hopwood DePree: The comic side of swapping Hollywood for Manchester

Image caption Hopwood DePree thinks it will cost between £5m-£10m to restore Hopwood Hall “I’m so knackered,” Hopwood DePree says, carefully stepping through the undergrowth surrounding his ancestral home on the outskirts of Manchester. “Knackered? Is that the right word? I think that’s the first time I’ve used it in a sentence.” The former Hollywood […]

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Facebook bets on its stars in the quest for sales

Image copyright Georgie ClarkeImage caption Instagrammer Georgie Clarke says plain old endorsements mean followers lose interest Stars with legions of followers on Instagram will soon be able to sell products directly to users using the company’s apps. Facebook, which owns Instagram and Whatsapp, said this week that the future of shopping would depend on content […]

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Endgame’s gay moment: Why Marvel’s next move may be an LGBT adventure

Image copyright Getty Images WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame You might have missed it, but Marvel introduced their first LGBT character in Avengers: Endgame. No, he didn’t take part in the huge, final battle, but who could forget “grieving man” at the counselling group who spoke to Captain America about going on […]

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Invest In God’s House, Former Delta SSG Tasks Christians

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba Christians, the world over, have been urged to see it righteous to celebrate God, by investing in His house as well as in servicing society by giving to the needy. Former Secretary to Delta State Government, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, made the call during the 25 years anniversary celebration […]

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Libya crisis: The fight for Tripoli explained from the frontline

Eight years after the fall of its former ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, Libya remains plagued by instability. Last month the self-styled Libyan National Army led by strongman General Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on the capital, Tripoli. BBC Arabic’s Feras Killani has spent time embedded with fighters allied to the country’s internationally recognised Government of National […]

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Who are the frontrunners in Panama’s election?

Image copyright AFPImage caption Panamanians will vote for a new president, who will be in power for five years On Sunday Panamanians are electing a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela. Voters say their main concern is corruption after allegations of massive bribes paid to Panamanian officials by Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. We take a […]

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‘Menstruation mentors’ promote self-care during periods

Mandy Adams, a “menstruation mentor”, is part of the Red Tent Directory – a network of hundreds of groups that gather monthly and help women care for themselves and reflect during their periods. Women around the world face discrimination during menstruation. In Nepal, they are sometimes banished to ‘menstruation huts’. Video by Theopi Skarlatos BBC

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Osama bin Laden: Eight years after his death, where is al-Qaeda?

Image caption There were anti-American protests in Pakistan following the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 It is eight years since Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda, was killed by US forces in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad. The organisation he led was considered one of the deadliest jihadist groups in the world, […]

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Alberto Curamil: Chile’s ‘environmental Nobel’ winner who saved a sacred river

By Mal Siret BBC News Image copyright Goldman Environmental PrizeImage caption Alberto Curamil, 45, says criminal allegations against him are politically motivated A Chilean indigenous leader detained for allegedly taking part in a robbery has been awarded a prestigious environmental prize for his role in protecting a sacred river in his community. Alberto Curamil, of […]

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Nature’s emergency: Where we are in five graphics

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Deforestation in the Philippines The felling of forests, the plundering of seas and soils, and the pollution of air and water are together pushing the natural world to the brink. That’s the warning more than 500 experts in 50 countries are expected to give in a major UN-backed report, due […]

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How Greek crisis helped removed taboo on mental health

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Mental health funding in Greece has declined as it has gone through years of austerity (file pic) When Areti Stabelou graduated from university in 2012, Greece was at the height of its economic crisis. Unemployment had more than doubled, and the struggle to find work left her feeling depressed. “It […]

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The Papers: Could there be a ‘last-ditch’ Brexit deal?

By BBC News Staff Image caption The Sunday Telegraph leads with a warning from Nigel Farage telling Theresa May not to build a “coalition against the people” by agreeing a Brexit deal with Jeremy Corbyn. The paper says the warning comes amid growing pressure for the prime minister to resign, after the Tories received a […]

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Celebs Swag It Up for Kentucky Derby, Tom Brady Redeems Himself

Kentucky Derby 2019 Celebs All Swagged Up on Day of Race … Brady Redeems Himself 4:22 PM PT — A stunner down in Louisville … Maximum Security has been disqualified after a replay review of the final stretch. The second horse to cross the finish line, Country House, has now been declared the winner. MS […]

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