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Eliud Kipchoge has become the first runner to finish a marathon in under two hours. The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the course in Vienna, Austria, in an incredible one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. Kipchoge was racing alone but assisted by 41 pacemakers, including former Olympic and world record holders, in his attempt to achieve […]

Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces have reached a strategic highway in northeastern Syria. It’s as the offensive against Kurdish fighters enters its fourth day, according to reports. Anadolu news agency said the forces have arrived at the M-4 highway that connects the Syrian towns of Manbij and Qamishli. The road is about 19 miles south of […]

Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban the sale of plastic cotton buds. New regulations have come into force prohibiting the manufacture and sale of the items, as part of measures to reduce plastic waste. Environmental campaigners at the Marine Conservative Society, who have cleared more than 150,000 plastic cotton bud sticks from […]

The NHS is pledging to cut more than 100 million plastic straws, cups and cutlery items from hospitals across England each year. The use of single-use plastic across all catering will be cut as part of a drive to reduce waste and help the environment. The move will affect staff and patient canteens, on-ward catering […]

Planes owned by failed airlines will be used to repatriate passengers under plans announced by the Government. New legislation would enable collapsed carriers to be placed in special administration, meaning their aircraft and crew can continue flying to bring customers back to the UK. Under the existing system, when an airline goes bust its planes […]

A suspect arrested after three people were stabbed at Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre has been detained under the Mental Health Act. A man armed with a large knife walked into the Exchange Court area of the building at 11.15am on Friday and began lunging at shoppers. A man in his 50s, a 19-year-old woman and […]

British and EU officials will continue Brexit talks over the weekend amid rising speculation a deal is on the cards. It could break the deadlock over the Irish border. The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier gave the green light on Friday for intensive discussions between officials to start. It followed an apparent breakthrough in talks […]

England fell to their first qualifying defeat in a decade as debutant Zdenek Ondrasek secured the Czech Republic a deserved 2-1 victory The Three Lions arrived in Prague knowing victory would assure progress to Euro 2020 with three matches to spare – and few expected anything other than an away win given the 5-0 shellacking […]

Plenty of reaction on Social Media following the knife attack at Manchester’s Arndale Centre In response to the incident, Boris Johnson tweeted: “Shocked by the incident in Manchester and my thoughts are with the injured and all those affected. Thank you to our excellent emergency services who responded and who are now investigating what happened.” […]

Counter terror police are investigating after a knifeman ran amok in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre ‘lunging at people’ at random. Five people were taken to hospital with stab injuries following the attack at around 11am on Friday. Witnesses described a scene of terror as shoppers, some with injuries, sought refuge in stores. One shop worker, […]