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Wimbledon using artificial intelligence to serve up enhanced highlights

Artificial intelligence will be used for the first time at this year's Wimbledon Championships to auto-generate video highlights.

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Not everyone was offended by the tutorial

BBC defends glitter boobs tutorial video

The BBC has defended its decision to create a video tutorial on how women can decorate their breasts with glitter.

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Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arriving in Vienna, Austria, with an RAF Voyager A330 in background

Using new ministerial jet for Charles's European tour may have cost £150,000

A ministerial jet converted from an RAF plane to help save money on official trips may have cost more than £150,000 to fly the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on their European tour.

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The Globe Inn

UK’s largest pub company hit with £24k fine after family’s Baked Alaska horror

A Baked Alaska dessert wrongly sold as ‘egg-free’ sent a boy with a severe egg allergy into anaphylactic shock, a court has heard.

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Plastic waste and gannets at Bass Rock in Scotland

Greenpeace voyage highlights impact of plastic pollution on coastlines

A scientific voyage has uncovered the impact of plastic pollution on some of the UK's most treasured seas, beaches and wildlife.

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A third of motorists do not believe upcoming changes to the driving test go far enough to tackle dangerous habits

Third of motorists think driving test changes insufficient, poll finds

A third of motorists do not believe upcoming changes to the driving test go far enough to tackle dangerous habits.

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Back in the day& (Pic: Lloyds Banking Group Archives & Museum)

The ATM at 50: how a hole in the wall changed the world

Next time you withdraw money from a hole in the wall, consider singing a rendition of happy birthday.

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Tropical weevil: zyzzyva

Time called on Egyptian beer having last word in Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary has a new "last word" with tropical weevil zyzzyva bringing up the rear in the latest edition.

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Terminally ill football mascot Bradley Lowery with his mother Gemma

Bradley Lowery's mother says stop contacting her to ask if he has died

The mother of terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery has asked people to stop contacting her on social media to see if he has died.

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Steps appeared on the first episode of Host the Week alongside Scarlett Moffatt

Host the Week is axed by channel 4

Channel 4 has axed TV show Host The Week after Scarlett Moffatt's presenting stint was slammed as "unwatchable".

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The Google logo on the screen of a mobile phone

Google fined £2.1BN for online shopping competition breaches

Google has been hit with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros (£2.1 billion) by Europe's competition watchdog after breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

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A weather warning has been issued for the north west with up to 60mm of rain expected to fall in exposed parts of the county, warn forecasters.

Yellow weather warning for rain issued

A weather warning has been issued for the north west with up to 60mm of rain expected to fall in exposed parts of the county, warn forecasters.
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Sainsbury's has issued an urgent recall after a potentially deadly food bug was discovered in its own brand deli sandwich fillers. Pic: Sainsbury's

Urgent food recall issued by Sainsbury's over Listeria fears

Sainsbury's has issued an urgent recall after a potentially deadly food bug was discovered in its own brand deli sandwich fillers.

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The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Rosyth Dockyard in Dunfermline

Royal Navy's largest ship HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for the first time

The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy has set sail for the first time.
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Dr Hannah Barham-Brown

Patients relying on crowdfunding to buy wheelchairs, doctor warns

Disabled patients are increasingly having to rely on crowdfunding to pay for wheelchairs, a leading doctor has warned.
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Do you believe in fairies?

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren't passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Would you?

Nearly half of office workers fantasise about having sex with a colleague

Almost half of office workers fantasise about having sex with a colleague, according to new research.

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An example of a fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.
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A 16-year-old boy accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in a Manchester park will appear in court today.

Boy, 16, to appear in court accused of raping 8-year-old girl in Manchester Park

A 16-year-old boy accused of raping an eight-year-old girl in a Manchester park will appear in court today.
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South West Coastal Path

Britains best-loved walks revealed

From the remote beauty of the Scottish Highlands to the awe-inspiring White Cliffs of Dover, a new survey has pinpointed Britain's best-loved walks.

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