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England v India: Ben Stokes to return for third Test, Sam Curran misses out

England v India, third Specsavers Test Venue: Trent Bridge Date: 18-22 August Time: 11:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. In-play clips and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full tour details Ben Stokes will …

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Zardulu the mythmaker to reveal the pranks she’s played on you

If she’s been successful, you’ve probably never heard of her. Mischief maker and performance artist Zardulu is credited with the creation of a number of hoax viral news stories. The most famous of these staged events was Pizza Rat, where a video of a rat on the New York subway was filmed ambitiously carrying a …

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Dad’s relief as thug who left son, 30, in coma with single punch ‘just for fun’ in unprovoked nightclub attack caged

A DAD whose son was left fighting for life after being punched in an unprovoked nightclub attack has told of his relief after the thug who hit him was jailed yesterday. Fitness fanatic Ben Pennington, 30, was floored by a single blow from stranger Tony Parsons — and cracked his head on a bar top as …

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Prisons minister Rory Stewart: I’ll resign if drugs and violence don’t go down

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRory Stewart: Judge me on my record in 12 months time Prisons minister Rory Stewart says he will resign in a year if he hasn’t managed to reduce drugs and violence levels in 10 target jails in England. He made the promise as the government announced £10m …

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Zaradulu the mythmaker to reveal the pranks she’s played on you

If she’s been successful, you’ve probably never heard of her. Mischief maker and performance artist Zardulu is credited with the creation of a number of hoax viral news stories. The most famous of these staged events was Pizza Rat, where a video of a rat on the New York subway was filmed ambitiously carrying a …

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Ashley Roberts confirmed as the latest star to sign up to Strictly Come Dancing

PUSSYCAT Dolls star Ashley Roberts has been confirmed as the eighth star to sign up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The singer will join the likes of Steps star Faye Tozer, YouTuber Joe Suggs and cricketer Graeme Swann on the BBC One dancing show. Getty Images – Getty Ashley Roberts has been confirmed as …

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Europa League: Burnley beat Istanbul Basaksehir 1-0 after extra time

Jack Cork’s goal was his second of the season after he scored against Aberdeen in the previous round Burnley moved within one round of the Europa League group stage as they beat Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir after extra time. Following a goalless first leg, Jack Cork scored the only goal at Turf Moor when he …

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Bodies of missing pregnant wife and two children found at husband’s work after his TV plea

THE dad who took part in a TV appeal calling for the safe return of his pregnant wife and kids has appeared in court after their bodies were found. Chris Watts’ wife Shanann and the couple’s two young daughters were found dead on Thursday at the oil and gas site where he worked. Reuters Chrisopher Watts, …

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E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around 2.9 million people in the UK are using e-cigarettes Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by a committee of MPs. Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be made available …