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JK Rowling inspired by 18th Century boy's chicken in trousers tale

8 October 2018 - 12:47pm
Doodles by a bored schoolboy about a dog and chicken inspire JK Rowling to consider using the tale.

Tesco ditches 'best before' dates on more fruit and veg

8 October 2018 - 12:42pm
Tesco has removed 'best before' labels on 116 fruit and vegetable products to reduce food waste.

'Dock vaulting' rapist Bradley Tout arrested

8 October 2018 - 12:39pm
Bradley Tout went on the run after fleeing from Worcester Crown Court after being convicted of rape.

Christian Eriksen stomach injury may be 'chronic', says Denmark coach Age Hareide

8 October 2018 - 12:37pm
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen might have a "chronic" stomach injury, according to Denmark coach Age Hareide.

Second Pret a Manger allergy-link victim identified

8 October 2018 - 12:09pm
Celia Marsh is thought to have had an allergic reaction to a flatbread from the Bath branch of store.

Shaunagh Brown: England full-time deal would be 'a hindrance' for firefighter

8 October 2018 - 12:02pm
Firefighter Shaunagh Brown says it "would be a hindrance to only play rugby" if she was awarded a full-time contract with England's women.

Cardiff Half Marathon bosses 'satisfied' with medical plan

8 October 2018 - 11:43am
Two runners, aged 25 and 32, died after collapsing at the finish within minutes of each other.

Five things we have learned from climate report

8 October 2018 - 11:41am
The most important messages from the landmark report on global warming.

Google iPhone data privacy case blocked by High Court

8 October 2018 - 11:24am
Campaign group Google You Owe Us wanted compensation for people whose handsets were allegedly tracked.

Brexit 'boosts case for Scottish independence'

8 October 2018 - 11:21am
The SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford told his party's conference that "Scotland deserves better".

World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 1-7 October

8 October 2018 - 11:17am
A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

Only Fools and Horses musical heads for West End

8 October 2018 - 10:33am
Del Boy, Rodney and all the gang will appear in the show, co-written by and starring Paul Whitehouse.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City: Premier League title battle is still a two-horse race - Alan Shearer

8 October 2018 - 10:30am
Like Arsenal, Manchester United's best hope is fourth, and only Chelsea have a chance of challenging Liverpool and Manchester City, says MOTD2 pundit Alan Shearer.

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket lights up California sky

8 October 2018 - 8:55am
Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Falcon 9 rocket took an Argentine satellite into orbit.

Facebook's UK tax bill triples to £15.7m

8 October 2018 - 8:42am
Facebook paid £15.7m in tax in 2017, up from £5.1m in the previous year.

Ballon d'Or: Gareth Bale among first five nominees to be announced

8 October 2018 - 8:32am
Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is among the first five nominees announced for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Liam Gallagher questioned over 'assault' at London club

8 October 2018 - 8:28am
The singer was interviewed under caution by police, but no arrests have been made.

Taylor Swift breaks political silence in favour of Democrats

8 October 2018 - 7:30am
The singer says events in "the past two years" mean she's no longer reluctant to share her views.

Matthew Hayden: Ex-Australia opener 'dodges bullet' after fracturing neck while surfing

8 October 2018 - 7:11am
Ex-Australia opener Matthew Hayden says he "dodged a bullet" after suffering a fractured bone in his neck and ligament damage while surfing in Australia.

News Daily: Climate warning, and 20 dead in limousine crash

8 October 2018 - 6:32am
Your morning briefing for 8 October 2018.


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