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Man arrested over death of six-month-old baby in Bristol

BRISTOL  A six-month-old baby has been found dead at a house in Bristol, sparking a murder investigation. The baby was pronounced dead during the early hours of Christmas morning at a house in Kingswood. Avon and Somerset Police said officers and paramedics were called to a property in Britton Gardens ...

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Britons face debt hangover in 2017 from festive spending

LONDON: Many Britons will start 2017 with both a debt- and alcohol-induced hangover after using credit cards to fund Christmas celebrations, according to new research. Some 85% of people surveyed by uSwitch said they would be paying off credit cards into next year. Just over half believe they will still ...

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British pop superstar George Michael dies

LONDON: Pop superstar George Michael’s death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as “unexplained but not suspicious”. The 53-year-old has died peacefully at home, his family said on Sunday night. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother ...

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Queen misses Christmas Day church service ‘because of cold’

  SANDRINGHAM: The Queen has not attended church on Christmas Day because she is still suffering from a heavy cold. Buckingham Palace said she was staying indoors to help her recover but added that she would still participate in the family’s Christmas Day celebrations. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Harry ...

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Queen’s Christmas message: ‘We can do small things with great love’

LONDON: Thousands of “small acts of goodness” can make a difference, even though the world’s problems often seem too big to change, the Queen has said. In her annual Christmas Day address she said she drew strength from “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”. After paying tribute to the UK’s Olympians ...

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Queen’s granddaughter Zara and her husband Mike lose their baby

LONDON: The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike have sadly lost the baby they were expecting, just days before Christmas. Equestrian champion Zara and former England rugby player Tindall revealed at the end of November that they were expecting their second child,  saying they were “very, very happy” and looking forward to ...

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Travellers face Christmas rail closures due to planned work

LONDON: Rail passengers will face disruption over the Christmas period, with 200 sets of engineering works affecting up to 10% of the railways. Network Rail, which maintains the UK’s railways, said carrying out works over the festive season would have the least effect on the travelling public. London, Manchester and ...

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Theresa May urges Britons to unite in first Christmas message

LONDON: Theresa May has used her first Christmas message as Prime Minister to call on British people to “come together” after a year of divisions over the Brexit referendum. Mrs May said it is important to “unite our country” as Britain seeks a “bold” new role on the world stage outside ...

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Grocers, markets, liquor stores brace for Christmas rush

LONDON: Seafood, barbecued chickens and champagne will be hot sellers as families prepare to tackle Christmas feasts in sweltering temperatures. Grocery and liquor stores, markets, butchers and delicatessens statewide are bracing for a customer avalanche. National Australia Bank said 12.30pm would be the busiest time at check-outs as frantic shoppers ...

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