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October 15, 2018 3:13 PM Billy Vunipola: Saracens forward out of England's autumn internationals

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola will miss England's autumn internationals after breaking his left arm in their Champions Cup victory over Glasgow Warriors on Sunday. The 25-year-old needs surgery and will be out of action for up to 12 weeks. He recently returned to action after fracturing his right arm during England's summer tour of South Africa 9

October 11, 2018 10:39 AM Naked jam-smeared women in Manchester was 'art stunt'

Two women who sat naked in Manchester city centre smeared in strawberry jam did so "in the name of art". Startled crowds watched the pair as they wiped bread on each other and proceeded to eat it. The sticky stunt in Market Street on Wednesday was an exercise in "artistic expression", according to Greater Manchester Police. In a tweet, Insp John Middleton 10

October 10, 2018 8:48 AM Geraint Thomas's Tour de France trophy stolen from show

Geraint Thomas is appealing for thieves to return his Tour de France trophy after it was stolen from a cycle show. Police are investigating the theft of the Coupe Omnisports - presented each year to the winner of cycling's most famous race. It was taken after Thomas's Team Sky loaned the trophy to sponsors Pinarello to display at The Cycle Show in Birmingham 6

October 10, 2018 8:09 AM Christian bakers win 'gay cake' Supreme Court fight

Daniel and Amy McArthur from Ashers Baking Company told activist Gareth Lee they would not make the cake supporting gay marriage. Christian couple Daniel and Amy McArthur, who run Belfast-based Ashers Baking Company, told activist Gareth Lee they would not make the cake featuring Sesame Street puppets and the logo of campaign group Queerspace 6

October 9, 2018 2:30 PM Taulupe Faletau: Bath and Wales back row breaks arm

Wales back row Taulupe Faletau is almost certain to miss the autumn internationals after breaking his arm. Wales are due to face Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa during November. British and Irish Lion Faletau missed some of last season's Six Nations with a knee injury, but it is not yet known how long he is out for this time. Bath said they hoped 10

October 8, 2018 7:29 AM Scientists demands urgent action to stop extinction of pub pool tables

PUB pool tables are at risk of becoming an endangered species, experts have warned. New research has revealed that pub pool table numbers have plummeted from over two million in 1981 to a mere 485 today. Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “The pool table’s natural habitat, a manky little room at the rear of the pub, is being 13

October 3, 2018 11:01 PM UberEats workers join fast food strike

UberEats riders and a small number of workers from JD Wetherspoon, McDonald's and TGI Fridays are striking over pay on Thursday. Walkouts will be held in several UK cities, along with a rally in London. The industrial action is being taken in tandem with strikes by fast food workers on four continents. UberEats, JD Wetherspoon and McDonald's have defended 11

September 28, 2018 3:03 AM Iran furiously HITS BACK at Israeli claims of SECRET NUCLEAR WEAPONS as tensions soar

IRAN has furiously responded to sensational accusations made by Israel’s President Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran is harbouring a “secret nuclear weapons programme” containing hundreds of tonnes of radioactive materials. Mr Netanyahu made the extraordinary assertion at the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, where he claimed Iran possessed a “secret 11

September 27, 2018 10:24 AM India news: Adultery NO LONGER a criminal offence as top court ABOLISHES 158-year-old law

INDIA’S top court has struck down a law that held adultery as a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in prison. Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the rest of the court took action against the 158-year-old law after calling it unconstitutional. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has presided over a string of verdicts in recent weeks 9

September 26, 2018 9:47 PM 'We WILL respond' May fires warning shot at Russia in chemical weapons row

THERESA May has warned Russia the international community will take tough action against Vladimir Putin’s regime and its allies if they continue to use weapons of mass destruction. In a uncompromising speech to the UN Security Council chaired by US President Donald Trump, Mrs May attacked Russia’s use of a nerve agent in Salisbury against former spy Sergei 7