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October 15, 2018 11:09 PM Matthew Hedges: Durham student charged with UAE spying

A British student has been charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates, officials have said. The UAE government said on Monday that Matthew Hedges was accused of "spying for and on behalf of a foreign state". The 31-year-old was detained at the airport as he was leaving the country following a research trip. Mr Hedges was said to have been interviewing 7

October 12, 2018 10:36 AM Joe Launchbury: England and Wasps forward has knee surgery

England lock Joe Launchbury has been ruled out of the autumn internationals after having knee surgery. The 27-year-old, who has 54 caps for his country, will be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks. Launchbury picked up the injury while captaining club side Wasps in their Premiership victory over Leicester on 16 September. England play South Africa at Twickenham 53

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

September 8, 2018 12:08 AM Hero Battle of Britain pilot, 99, takes to the skies for the final time

Hero Battle of Britain pilot, 99, who is one of only six surviving members of 'The Few' takes to the skies for the final time - in a Spitfire A hero Battle of Britain pilot has taken to the skies at the tender age of 99 for the last time - in a Spitfire. World War II ace Archie McInnes is one of only six surviving RAF pilots who took part in the vital 11

August 27, 2018 9:50 AM Beluga whales and narwhals experience menopause, according to University of York study

BELUGA whales and narwhals go through the menopause, according to researchers from the University of York. They are the latest species discovered to experience the menopause, along with humans, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales. Researchers from the University of Exeter, University of York and Center for Whale Research used data from the dead whales 12

July 30, 2018 11:20 AM Pervert who filmed women in showers is spared prison

A PEEPING Tom has been spared jail after he rigged up a contraption for spying on women in the showers at a holiday camp. William Kelly lay on a wooden platform suspended by ropes above the shower cubicles so he could film female campers. But he was caught naked by police after being spotted by staff at the park in Dawlish, Devon. Kelly, 63, of Exeter 11

June 25, 2018 11:45 PM Student who claimed his cash came from work as naked butler is jailed for his role in £2m Albanian drugs gang after being caught with £40,000 of cannabis in his car

A student and part time naked butler was jailed for his part in a £2 million drugs smuggling gang. Mathin Durrani, 21, was studying finance at Wolverhampton University while working for Hunks in Trunks when he was caught with £40,000 worth of cannabis in his car boot in Topsham, Devon. Afghan born Durrani claimed he had been forced to deliver the drugs 10

June 22, 2018 5:31 PM ‘Model student’, 17, hanged himself over fears he’d be kicked out of college after his ‘silly’ prank of photocopying Nazi propaganda was caught on CCTV

A teenage student who was 'worried that he would be kicked out of the college' after carrying out a 'silly' prank involving a Nazi symbol, killed himself days later. Alex Carter White, 17, and another pupil had been caught out on Exeter College's CCTV as they photocopied a picture of the Nazi eagle, known as the Reichsadler, and left it on the machine 10

April 16, 2018 11:18 AM Ivan Mauger, the 'Pele of speedway' with six world championships, dies aged 78 following battle with dementia

Speedway legend Ivan Mauger, who won six world championships during the 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 78. The New Zealander died at his home on Australia's Gold Coast having suffered with dementia. Mauger won world titles in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977 and 1979 when speedway was a lucrative sport, contested by professional clubs. He was runner up in 1971, 1973 and 1974 and finished 23

March 11, 2018 7:52 PM England hit by double injury blow with Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes ruled out of Six Nations finale with champions Ireland

England have suffered a double injury blow after Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes were ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham. The back row forwards sustained knee problems in the 22-16 defeat by France in Paris and have been omitted from a 32-man training squad that is to prepare for the final round of the Championship 35