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Alex Scott in tears as she learns her ancestors owned slaves

The One Show presenter Alex Scott is set to appear in an upcoming episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on BBC One. The BBC One show finds lost connections and unfamiliar histories, as celebrities trace their family trees. Series 18 sees the presenter fighting back tears of shock after discovering her Jamaican ancestor owned slaves in the 1820s. Who Do You Think You …

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Sir David Amess died in a terror attack: Tory MP was killed in murder ‘linked to Islamist extremism’, say Met Police

The death of Sir David Amess was today being treated as a terror attack ‘linked to Islamist extremism’ as officers raided two homes in London and a British Muslim man of Somali descent remained in police custody. Sir  was holding a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, when a knifeman in the church building launched a frenzied …

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Young couple lose out on £182m EuroMillions payday after ticket failed

The National Lottery has been a part of many people’s lives for decades, and there’s been a fair share of heartache as well as champagne bottle-popping along the way.  Nothing, however, quite matches up to the young couple who had a £182m EuroMillions fortune snatched out of their hands because their bank account was a few pounds …

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The Queen ‘ordered to quit drinking by royal doctors’ according to family friend

Her Majesty the Queen has always enjoyed a drink but it’s now emerged that – at the grand old age of 95 – she has been advised by royal doctors to give up alcohol. Both Her Majesty’s sister Princess Margaret and their mum, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, were fond of a tipple. When Princess Margaret visited one of …

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Man finds huge venomous spider breeding under his bed after following babies in room

A photographer had little idea he was playing host to a family of venomous spiders before noticing some tiny spiders in his bedroom and looking under his bed – only to find the mother. Gil Wizen was staying at a reserve in Napo province of eastern Ecuador, when he followed a trail of baby spiders …

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Huge queues cause motorway chaos – two lanes closed after crash

The M1 southbound has two lanes shut at J21A to J21 following an earlier collision. Emergency services have been deployed to the scene. National Highways tweeted: “The #M1 southbound #J21A (#A46) to #J21 (#M69 #Coventry #A5460 #Leicester) 2 lanes have been closed due to a collision. “TrafficOfficers are currently at scene, @LeicsPoliceRPU & Maintenance Crews …

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New Peppa Pig theme park to open in February 2022 with rides and character shows

Peppa Pig is getting her very own theme park complete with rides, attractions and character appearances – and it has a new opening date for February 2022.  The new theme park in Florida will be the world’s first standalone Peppa Pig park, and will feature SIX child-friendly rollercoasters and rides, themed playgrounds, fun fair rides, an …

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Shock for fans as Premier League player diagnosed with cancer

Bournemouth and Wales midfielder David Brooks has been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin lymphoma. The 24-year-old joined the Cherries from Sheffield United in 2018 and was part of the Wales squad at Euro 2020. Brooks has made nine appearances for Bournemouth in all competitions this season and withdrew from Wales’ October World Cup qualifiers through …

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