Furious Vettel hits Hamilton under safety car as Ricciardo wins thriller

Furious Vettel hits Hamilton under safety car as Ricciardo wins thriller

Sebastian Vettel was penalised for driving into Lewis Hamilton in a chaotic and incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix but the German still extended his title lead as a loose head restraint cost the Briton victory. A remarkable race that featured three safety cars and several crashes, including clashes between team-mates, was won by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Vettel was given a 10-second stop-go penalty for swerving into Hamilton’s Mercedes as they prepared for a re-start at…

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Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshippers

Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshippers

Media playback is unsupported on your device A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque. Eight people were taken to hospital after the “terrorist attack” near Finsbury Park Mosque, police said. A group of people were helping a man who had collapsed when they were hit by the van just after midnight. The man has died, but it is unclear…

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Glitch hits Pension Regulator website

Glitch hits Pension Regulator website

Thousands of small businesses ordered to register for auto-enrolment pensions face fines after part of the regulator’s website crashed. An online server at the Pensions Regulator has been faulty since Wednesday at least, the BBC understands. Some of the businesses concerned could face fines as a result of missing registration deadlines. The regulator said any difficulties would be taken into consideration. However, it could not guarantee that all fines would be waived, a spokesman said….

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Modern Family's Sarah Hyland hits back over body shaming

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland hits back over body shaming

“I’m here to say that no-one should aim to be the weight that I am right now,” Sarah Hyland said as she responded to criticism about her appearance. The Modern Family actress took to social media after suggestions she looked anorexic in a recent photo. Hyland underwent a kidney transplant in 2012 after battling kidney dysplasia her whole life. “I’m not in control of what my body looks like,” the actress said in a post…

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Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world. Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands $ 300 (£230) in Bitcoin. In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online. Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability in March, but many systems may not have been updated….

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Acid house orchestra hits new heights

Acid house orchestra hits new heights

An orchestra that has tripled its audience by playing less Beethoven and Mozart and more New Order and 808 State has won a major classical music award. The Manchester Camerata was named best ensemble at the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards on Tuesday. That was partly thanks to its successful Hacienda Classical gigs, where it covers acid house anthems. The judges said the orchestra had “blazed a brilliant trail for what a 21st Century…

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Debenhams Flowers data breach hits 26,000

Debenhams Flowers data breach hits 26,000

Retailer Debenhams has said that up to 26,000 customers of its Flowers website have had their personal data compromised following a cyber-attack. Payment details, names and addresses were potentially taken during the incident, which targeted Ecomnova, a third party e-commerce company. Debenhams said it has contacted customers whose data was accessed. Customers of Debenhams.com, a separate website, have not been affected, the company added. The attack took place between 24 February and 11 April and…

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'Did you enjoy being pregnant?' – Bananarama revisit old Smash Hits questions

'Did you enjoy being pregnant?' – Bananarama revisit old Smash Hits questions

What’s your favourite time of day? Have you ever worn odd socks? Why are you dressed as the devil? Pop magazines took a very different approach to interviews in the 1980s and, as the decade’s biggest girl band, Bananarama found themselves fielding all of the above questions and more. Smash Hits, Look-In and Number 1 devoted dozens of pages to the trio, many of which dwelt on the fact they lived together on the 11th…

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