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Wimbledon using artificial intelligence to serve up enhanced highlights

Artificial intelligence will be used for the first time at this year's Wimbledon Championships to auto-generate video highlights.

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Not everyone was offended by the tutorial

BBC defends glitter boobs tutorial video

The BBC has defended its decision to create a video tutorial on how women can decorate their breasts with glitter.

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Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arriving in Vienna, Austria, with an RAF Voyager A330 in background

Using new ministerial jet for Charles's European tour may have cost £150,000

A ministerial jet converted from an RAF plane to help save money on official trips may have cost more than £150,000 to fly the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on their European tour.

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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth

Book review: Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth

These uncommon people certainly took seriously the role that came (and went) with rock.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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UK’s largest pub company hit with £24k fine after family’s Baked Alaska horror

A Baked Alaska dessert wrongly sold as ‘egg-free’ sent a boy with a severe egg allergy into anaphylactic shock, a court has heard.

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Lancashire man raped vulnerable young woman twice in her home

A man who began to rape a vulnerable woman as she vomited in a loo after a night out has been jailed for four years.

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Plastic waste and gannets at Bass Rock in Scotland

Greenpeace voyage highlights impact of plastic pollution on coastlines

A scientific voyage has uncovered the impact of plastic pollution on some of the UK's most treasured seas, beaches and wildlife.

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A third of motorists do not believe upcoming changes to the driving test go far enough to tackle dangerous habits

Third of motorists think driving test changes insufficient, poll finds

A third of motorists do not believe upcoming changes to the driving test go far enough to tackle dangerous habits.

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The ATM at 50: how a hole in the wall changed the world

Next time you withdraw money from a hole in the wall, consider singing a rendition of happy birthday.

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Tropical weevil: zyzzyva

Time called on Egyptian beer having last word in Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary has a new "last word" with tropical weevil zyzzyva bringing up the rear in the latest edition.

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Terminally ill football mascot Bradley Lowery with his mother Gemma

Bradley Lowery's mother says stop contacting her to ask if he has died

The mother of terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery has asked people to stop contacting her on social media to see if he has died.

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Steps appeared on the first episode of Host the Week alongside Scarlett Moffatt

Host the Week is axed by channel 4

Channel 4 has axed TV show Host The Week after Scarlett Moffatt's presenting stint was slammed as "unwatchable".

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Google fined £2.1BN for online shopping competition breaches

Google has been hit with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros (£2.1 billion) by Europe's competition watchdog after breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

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Show jumper’s place in history books

Samlesbury-based show jumper Nigel Coupe has written his name in the history books after winning the prestigious Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby title.

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Adam Haworth, Mikey Thornley and Izzy Spear

England nod for martial arts trio

Three talented young students from Leyland Chorley Taekwondo club have qualified to represent England in the WKC World Championships in Portugal.

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England boss Gareth Southgate

A second open-age team for Chorley Ladies

Chorley Ladies FC are celebrating after being awarded a £1,500.00 ‘Grow the Game’ grant, something that has attracted praise from England boss Gareth Southgate.

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Botany Bay in Chorley

Luxury shopping village plan for Botany Bay site

A brand new luxury shopping village could be coming to Lancashire.

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Chorley assistant manager Jamie Vermiglio

Magpies are aiming to add experience

Chorley are giving trials to a number of players with Football League experience as they bid to add quality to the squad that just fell at the final promotion hurdle last season.

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A weather warning has been issued for the north west with up to 60mm of rain expected to fall in exposed parts of the county, warn forecasters.

Yellow weather warning for rain issued

A weather warning has been issued for the north west with up to 60mm of rain expected to fall in exposed parts of the county, warn forecasters.
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