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December 13, 2017 3:12 PM Stephen Smith posts recovery photos after his EAR was nearly ripped off during a clash of heads in Vegas bout

Super featherweight boxer Stephen Smith has posted recovery pictures of his ear after it was nearly ripped off during his fight with Francisco Vargas on Saturday night. The Englishman lost the fight when referee Russell Mora stopped the Vegas bout and called for the ringside doctor after the ninth round, as blood poured from his dangling severed ear. The injury 5

December 13, 2017 6:02 AM Migrants to Bolton tell their stories of loss and hope in Souls Migrated

A NEW documentary explores the lives of people who left their homeland to settle in Bolton. Souls Migrated: A Story of Loss and Hope has been produced by Bolton-based Women in Neighbourhoods, which received a £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund to share the experiences of those who moved from different parts of the world to Bolton. The short documentary was shown 9

December 13, 2017 5:00 AM Is there a shortage of 2nd class stamps as Xmas cards get posted

A Post Office branch in Durham has run out of 2nd class stamps - and blamed a national shortage. Customers at the Newton Hall branch, located inside a Maccolls newsagent, were told about the lack of stamps in a handwritten notice. But bosses at the Post Office say there is NO national shortage of stamps. They are now trying to find out why the notice 8

December 13, 2017 3:30 AM Apollo 17 astronauts took the most epic road trip ever … on the Moon

The three Moon Buggies are still parked on the lunar surface and will stay there forever. Astronauts of the Apollo 17 mission made the most epic road trip of all time – on the Moon – in 1972. Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt covered a distance of just over 35km on the lunar surface on an all-electric Lunar Rover, or moon buggy, as it was called 10

December 13, 2017 2:01 AM Children forced to walk to school without coats in freezing temperatures as headmaster insists on strict 'our jacket or no jacket' rule and BANS high street-bought alternatives

The Head Teacher of Patcham High School in Brighton has told pupils they have to wear school regulation jacket (pictured) Pupils of a Brighton school are being forced to fork out £32 on an approved coat if they want to stay warm this winter. Patcham High School has banned pupils from wearing all high street-bought jackets which could prove to be a cheaper 8

December 12, 2017 5:07 PM The Last Jedi faces box office battle to be 2017’s biggest film

The first will be whether it can pull enough people into cinemas between now and the end of December to become the biggest film of 2017. It needs to beat £72.4 million, which is the amount taken at the UK box office by this year’s current number one, Beauty and the Beast. To overtake this, The Last Jedi needs to make about £4 million a day from ticket 7

December 12, 2017 2:00 PM Students play at Chinnerys

South Essex College Music students took to the stage at Chinnerys in Southend to show off their talent. The Level 2 and 3 Music Performance and Music Technology students, who study at the College’s Southend Campus, put on a series of shows to practice their performance and technical skills. Steve Bright, deputy head of media and performing arts, said: “It was amazing 5

December 12, 2017 11:20 AM Tory chief of staff Samuel Armstrong denies raping woman in Craig Mackinlay's office

A Tory aide raped a woman in his MP boss's office after a night of drinking in a parliamentary bar, a court heard. Samuel Armstrong, 24, the chief of staff to South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, is accused of carrying out the attack on October 14 last year. He is on trial at Southwark Crown Court charged with two charges of rape, one count of assault by penetration 6

December 12, 2017 10:59 AM UNACCEPTABLE! Verhofstadt hits back at Davis in fallout just FOUR days after Brexit deal

GUY Verhofstadt has blasted David Davis for his "unacceptable" remarks after he "undermined trust" by revealing Britain's Brexit deal was not legally binding. The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator took to Twitter to dig his heels in after David Davis said Britain’s agreement “was more a statement of intent than a legally enforceable thing 10

December 12, 2017 10:18 AM Christmas gifts and laptops snatched from Walcot van

They snatched the gifts and laptops from a white Ford Transit van parked on Walcot Road. Police are appealing for information following the theft, which took place on Monday, November 27, between 4.45pm and 5.15pm. PC Jamie Brown said: "We'd like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious on this road at this time. “The vehicle's 6