Michael Barrymore wins payout over wrongful arrest

Michael Barrymore wins payout over wrongful arrest

The entertainer Michael Barrymore is to get “more than nominal damages” after claiming his wrongful arrest by police destroyed his career. The 65-year-old was detained 10 years ago on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock in Essex. Mr Barrymore, who was not present for the High Court decision, values his claim at more than £2.4m. Essex Police said there were still “unanswered” questions over Mr Lubbock’s death. Michael Barrymore: How the British…

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Ant McPartlin 'overwhelmed' by fans' support over addiction

Ant McPartlin 'overwhelmed' by fans' support over addiction

Ant McPartlin has thanked fans for their support after revealing doctors warned he could have died from his painkiller and alcohol addictions. In a Twitter post, Ant wrote that he was “overwhelmed” by the positive feedback he had received. The star has received more than 2,000 tweets in response to his message. Skip Twitter post by @antanddec Have to say I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s love, support and well wishes today. Thank you one and all….

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Ronaldo banned for five matches after pushing referee in win over Barcelona

Ronaldo banned for five matches after pushing referee in win over Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off. The bookings at the Nou Camp were for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal to…

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Charlottesville: State of emergency over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: State of emergency over US far-right rally

Media playback is unsupported on your device Officials in Charlottesville in the US state of Virginia have declared a state of emergency ahead of a large march by white nationalists. Thousands of people are expected to join the “Unite the Right” rally against plans to remove a statue of a pro-slavery US Civil War general. Violent clashes erupted between far-right groups and counter-protesters who have also gathered in the city. At least two people have…

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Trump threatens North Korea with “big trouble” over Guam

Trump threatens North Korea with “big trouble” over Guam

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to expect “big, big trouble” if anything happens to the US territory of Guam. Speaking at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf resort, he promised the territory would be “very safe, believe me”. Mr Trump said the US could impose further sanctions, “as strong as they get”, on North Korea. He later spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who stressed the need…

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CNN cuts ties with Jeffrey Lord over 'Sieg Heil' jibe

CNN cuts ties with Jeffrey Lord over 'Sieg Heil' jibe

CNN has parted company with a conservative commentator after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a prominent liberal critic. Jeffrey Lord tweeted “Sieg Heil” in response to an exchange with the head of Media Matters for America. He later said his comment had been misunderstood and that he was mocking fascists. A CNN spokesperson said in a statement: “Nazi salutes are indefensible. Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.” CNN described Mr Lord as…

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PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug

PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug

The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug. The child, “S”, has a rare condition that means he cannot break down an amino acid, and he is autistic, which makes controlling his diet difficult. A judge quashed the funding decision and sent it for reconsideration. NHS England said it will reconsider but the ruling will…

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England win over South Africa does not 'paper over cracks'

England win over South Africa does not 'paper over cracks'

Media playback is not supported on this device Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day four England 362 & 243 (69.1 overs): Moeen 75*, Morkel 4-41 South Africa 226 & 202 (62.5 overs): Amla 83, Moeen 5-69 England won by 177 runs; win series 3-1 Scorecard England coach Trevor Bayliss says the series win over South Africa does not “paper over the cracks” in his team. They ended a run of three series without a win,…

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