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Mexican drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

Mexican drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a US prison, a humbling end for a crime lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence on...

Steve Bruce appointed Newcastle United manager

Newcastle United collapse against Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Magpies conceded three first-half goals as they went down 4-0 in Nanjing. Steve Bruce was given an early indication of the size of task facing him at Newcastle as Wolves thrashed his new side 4-0 in China. The former Manchester United defender, who quit Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the...

Kompany set team-mates goal in his Manchester City farewell

Kompany set team-mates goal in his Manchester City farewell

Vincent Kompany told his Manchester City team-mates winning the Champions League was their next target as he announced he was leaving the club, it has been revealed. The inspirational Kompany left City in May after helping them win the domestic treble last season. The Belgium defender signed off after the...

Plans to install electric car chargepoints in every new home

Plans to install electric car chargepoints in every new home

All new homes in England could be fitted with an electric car chargepoint under Government plans. The Department for Transport (DfT) is proposing to change building regulations to make the devices mandatory in new-builds with a dedicated car parking space. It has launched a consultation on the plan, which is...

Drivers warned over delays as summer getaway begins

Drivers warned over delays as summer getaway begins

Motorists are being warned to expect severe congestion on major routes this week as the busiest summer getaway in five years begins. Research by the RAC and traffic information supplier Inrix indicates that 13.4 million leisure trips will take place by car between Friday and Sunday. This is around four...

Rome police evict Italian and migrant squatters from former school

Rome police evict Italian and migrant squatters from former school

Italian police have evicted migrants and others from an abandoned former school on Rome’s outskirts in the latest operation to empty occupied buildings of migrants and squatters. Residents set fire to mattresses and other rubbish to form a barrier and prevent riot police from entering the building. Squatters set fire...

Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia

Healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk of dementia

Living a healthy lifestyle is associated with offsetting a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to a new study. Research suggests the risk of developing dementia was 32% lower in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to those who had an unhealthy...

Facebook faces $5 billion fine for privacy breaches

Since the Cambridge Analytica debacle erupted more than a year ago and prompted the FTC investigation, Facebook has vowed to do a better job corralling its users’ data. That scandal revealed that a data mining firm affiliated with US President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign may have improperly accessed private information...

Chris Wilder commits his long-term future to Sheffield United

Chris Wilder commits his long-term future to Sheffield United

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has signed a new three-year contract, the Premier League club have announced. Wilder guided the Blades back to the top flight last season following a 12-year exile after leading them to the League One title in his first season in charge. Sheffield United chief executive...

Queen insists she’s not too old at 93 to plant a tree

Queen insists she’s not too old at 93 to plant a tree

The Queen insisted she was up to a key part of her duties as she took hold of a shovel to plant a tree herself. The 93-year-old, when asked whether she would perform the task on her own, said: “No, no, I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree.” She...

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to become first public space company

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to become first public space company

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is to become the first publicly traded company for human space travel after it announced a merger with a major investment vehicle. The company, which plans to offer multi-day trips to space, has announced a deal to combine with New York-listed Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH),...

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