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  • Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh reveals Twitter trolls targeted her after son died

    Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has revealed she has received abuse online over the death of her baby son. The actress was devastated when her baby son Archie died when he was born 18 weeks early in 2009.

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  • ‘It was worth it’: Woman who could lose millions for taking Supreme Court case - Irish Sun

    Joanna Jordan outside the Supreme Court yesterday. THE WOMAN WHO took the government to ...

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  • Celebrities support Bruce Jenner after he confirms he 'is a woman'

    In a much-anticipated interview, Bruce Jenner disclosed to Dianne Sawyer that he ‘is a woman’ as he talked about how his transitioning from a man to a woman. His 89-year-old mother was also interviewed, saying she was more proud of Bruce than when he stood as an Olympic champion in Montreal. Absolutely flawed at how courageous and brave Bruce Jenner is. Bruce Jenner is one the bravest humans out there.

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  • Man due in court after robbery used Dublin Bus as escape vehicle

    A man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged in connection with a dramatic armed robbery on the southside. The man fled the scene, and got onto a Dublin Bus which was heading towards the city centre.

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  • Twitter reacts to Coutinho’s place in the PFA team of the year

    The Professional Footballers’ Association have announced their Premier League team of the year and one inclusion in particular is getting a lot of attention. Unsurprisingly League leaders Chelsea have six entries, along with one each for Arsenal, Tottenham, Southampton, Manchester United and Liverpool. It is the Liverpool player who has caused consternation on Twitter - as football fans get their heads around the fact the Philippe Coutinho has made the team, in particular his inclusion ahead of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas.

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  • Google executive among dead on Everest after quake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among those who died in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal. Lawrence You, the company’s director of privacy, posted online that Mr Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest. According to technology blog Re/Code, Mr Fredinburg was an experienced climber who co-founded, in his spare time, Google Adventure. The project aims to “translate the Google Street View concept into extreme, exotic locations like the summit of Mount Everest or the Great Barrier Reef off Australia”, according to Startup Grind, a global community.

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  • Couple with combined age of 194 to marry after 27 years together

    Doreen Luckie, 91, will marry her partner George Kirby – who is now 102 but will celebrate his birthday on the couple’s wedding day on June 13 – at the hotel where they live in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. Ms Luckie said she does not plan to wear anything “too glamorous” and added that she will not be buying a hat. Ms Luckie said she was not really surprised when Mr Kirby popped the question on Valentine’s Day this year.

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  • VIDEO: LeBron’s incredible one handed full court basket

    LeBron James produced a one-handed full court shot yesterday during a Cleveland Cavaliers' practice session in Boston. The 6’8” basketball star was chatting with team-mates on the baseline before he took a single step forward and casually unleashed the one armed throw. Just to show it wasn’t any big deal, the Houston Rockets later posted a clip of their player Dwight Howard pulling off a similar move.

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  • Surfer in critical condition after Australian shark attack

    A surfer is in critical condition after a shark attacked him in southern Australia. Police said in a statement that the 26-year-old man suffered “serious leg injuries” when he was attacked today about 25 miles south of Port Lincoln in South Australia state. Adelaide’s The Advertiser newspaper reported a witness’s description of a 20ft Great White Shark biting off the surfer’s leg, which had an ankle strap attached to his surfboard. Sharks are common off Australia’s beaches but fatal attacks are rare.

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  • Romeo Beckham makes parents David and Victoria proud after completing London Mini Marathon

    A Beckham ran the London Marathon today, and no it wasn’t David, Victoria or Brooklyn but their second eldest son Romeo, who competed in the children’s race. The 12-year-old, who made headlines when he appeared in fashion retailer Burberry’s Christmas advert, was cheered on by his doting family as he ran the Mini London Marathon, which takes place over the final three miles of the full course and is set for children aged 11 to 17. Wearing Team Romeo T-shirts, his family looked overjoyed as he successfully completed the course in 18 minutes and 54 seconds. Older brother Brooklyn, 16, later posted this photo on Instagram, writing that he had raised an impressive £6,000 for UNAIDS, the joint United Nations programme on Aids, and David’s Unicef 7 fund.

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  • Demonising Dissent

    An important report on the anti-water charge movement was released last week, written by Rory Hearne from Maynooth University. It surveyed 2,556 people and concluded that Ireland is witnessing the ‘birth of a new civil society’, an important development. The most significant consequence of the anti-water charge protests is that they are democratising the country. This is why elites are worried and have reacted hysterically: they want this popular movement repressed, and quickly.

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  • 26 arrested, 200 horses seized in illegal horsemeat operation

    Twenty-six people have been arrested across Europe in an operation targeting the sale of illegal horsemeat. Gardaí - along with police in France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK - were involved in the operation today. As part of the activities €37,000 in cash has been seized along with 200 horses. It follows the horsemeat scandal which spread across Europe two years ago.

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  • Jared Leto Morphs Into Joker

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  • Canary Island beaches in oil alert

    An environmental alert has been activated as an oil slick threatens holiday beaches on the south-western Canary Islands. The Spanish government activated a level 2 alert after analysing ocean current data from the Oceanographic Institute, saying the slick that reached coastlines earlier in the week could affect vulnerable land. One beach has been cleared of oil and clean-up operations are ongoing on three other beaches near the tourist hot-spot of Maspalomas on Gran Canaria. The Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov, carrying 1,400 metric tons of fuel oil, caught fire in a nearby port on April 11.

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  • I haven’t stopped crying, says Paris Hilton as she mourns the death of beloved dog Tinkerbell

    Paris Hilton has revealed she hasn’t stopped crying since the death of her beloved chihuahua Tinkerbell earlier this week. The tiny dog was a loyal companion to the socialite for 14 years, appearing with her in her reality shows including The Simple Life and in advertising campaigns for Guess. The DJ cuddled up to a tiny white puppy on the red carpet at the charity gala but said she wouldn’t be taking her home, even though the dog was being auctioned off for the charity. Paris also posed for pictures with her parents Richard and Kathy, and explained that the cause is particularly important to her family.

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  • Elle Macpherson takes urine tester kit everywhere

    Supermodel Elle Macpherson has admitted that the most surprising thing in her handbag is the urine tester kit, which she uses to check her alkaline state. The 51-year-old said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Macpherson has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the "Britain's Next Top Model" host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency", reports femalefirst.co.uk. Having said that, red meat, wheat and dairy don't work for me," Macpherson told Evening Standard newspaper.

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  • Kelly Brook: Simon Cowell is disrepectful over my BGT role

    Kelly Brook has accused Simon Cowell of being “disrespectful” to her over her short-lived tenure as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. The model, who is currently starring on US television in NBC’s One Big Happy, was hired as a fourth judge for the

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  • FF delegates agree to scrap USC if back in government

    Fianna Fáil will eliminate the Universal Social Charge if it returns to power, the party’s ardfheis has agreed. The party said it will be the policy of a Fianna Fáil government to reduce the levy over time and for full abolition “subject to resources”. Finance spokesman Michael McGrath and public expenditure spokesman Sean Fleming told delegates it would be a priority for the party. Mr McGrath said: “I fully appreciate the pain that the Universal Social Charge represents for working families and the toll it takes on pay packets.

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  • Gallipoli – should Britain have steered well clear of it?

    ‘This was but one dreadful moment in the futile, four-year long abattoir of European civilisation that was the first World War’

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  • 10 great summer movies to look out for in 2015 that aren’t sequels

    The summer movie season isn’t just sequels and reboots. OK, well, it mostly is. But there are originals trying to squeak through, too. Here are 10 movies to look forward to this summer: 1. Spy (June 5) Melissa McCarthy stars in Spy (20th Century

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