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1 hr ago | Wandsworth Guardian

Sarah McClay was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, on May 24 last year. Miss McClay, from Barrow-in-Furness, was going about her routine duties in the big cat enclosure at the park when the incident happened.

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4 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Canadian Press reporters reflect on wrapped Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.

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8 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Commentary: Scotland votes on independence

Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck -- the heart, lungs and liver -- cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep's stomach, then served, sometimes drenched with Scotch.

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12 hrs ago | KFVS12

Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

14, 2014. . Mitch Winehouse, centre, poses for a picture with a statue of his late daughter, Amy Winehouse, accompanied by friends and family after it was unveiled in Camden's Stables Market, in London, England, Sunday, Sept.

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16 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

British PM vows justice after 'act of pure evil'

British Prime Minister David Cameron said this weekend that the apparent beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil" and vowed to "hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice." British PM vows justice after 'act of pure evil' LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said this weekend that the apparent beheading of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil" and vowed to "hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice."

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20 hrs ago | Sutton Guardian

Street party in Leatherhead to kick off Mole Valley Arts Alice Festival

Bands and a disabled dance and drama group will perform in Leatherhead High Street to kick off a month-long arts festival. Rough Edges, Atlantis and Mocara and Freewheelers Theatre Company will take part in the street party at the beginning of Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

This is Wiltshire

Water great way to fundraise money for hospice

From left, Mike Smith with Milo the dog, Jan Fox, David Burton, Lady Jacqui with Nele the dog, and Louis McCaffery, on narrow boat Effie, moored at Caen Hill Locks, Devizes Terminally ill cancer patient Jacqui Maud Aster gave the thumbs up for the care she has received from Dorothy House as she hitchhiked along the Kennet and Avon Canal this week to raise funds for the hospice. The 49-year-old was diagnosed with adrenocortical cancer nine years ago and, after much treatment, has chosen not to continue the therapy.

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Oxford Mail

Top Oxford judge speaks out as cases delayed and cancelled

THE top judge at Oxford Crown Court yesterday criticised an "embarrassing" series of failures that led to hearings being delayed and cancelled. Judge Gordon Risius said he was concerned by prisoners not being brought from HMP Bullingdon, "unnecessary" legal aid rules and "chaotic" court files.

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Oxford Mail

Bishop joins Thames Path pilgrimage

From left, the Rev Graham Sykes, chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford, the Rev Sally Welch, associate priest at St Margaret's Church in Oxford, and the Rev Sarah Meyrick, strategic adviser to the Bishop of Oxford, will be among people taking part in the wal Buy this photo FOR hundreds of years Christian pilgrims have trodden well-worn paths to holy sites from Jerusalem to Canterbury in search of a closer relationship with God. Next Thursday the way to spiritual enlightenment will pass through Oxfordshire as a 10-day pilgrimage begins along the new Thames Pilgrim Way to mark the end of the Bishop of Oxford's time in the city.

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Lancashire Telegraph

Four arrested at Rotherham protests

Four men have been arrested in relation to protests planned in the light of revelations about child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. Three were held on suspicion of going equipped to commit crime shortly before hundreds of supporters of the English Defence League were expected to march through the South Yorkshire town.

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Oxford Times

Fans are out in force as the Tour of Britain pedals past + video

Action from the sixth stage, above, as cyclists turn into Halfpenny Lane at Blewbury and race towards Cholsey. Pictures: OX69842/43 David Fleming and Jon Lewis Buy this photo STAGE six of the Tour of Britain raced through Oxfordshire yesterday as hundreds of fans turned out to catch a glimpse of their cycling heroes.

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Guardian-series.co.uk

Boy bailed over dogs home blaze

Misty the Jack Russell is fussed over by local resident outside Manchester Dogs Home, Manchester, after a blaze killed more than 50 dogs A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of starting the Manchester Dogs Home blaze which killed at least 50 animals has been released on bail. The teenager was held by detectives in the wake of the suspected arson attack, which claimed the lives of dozens of dogs and injured several others.

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SFGate

'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Colorful displays of Yes posters outnumber those backing the Better Together campaign.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Blackburn Citizen

Blackburn diamond couple's 60 years of bliss

The card from Her Majesty says how pleased she is to hear of their successful marriage. She also wished them all the best for the future.

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Milford Mercury

Gary Busey arriving to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

The eccentric Hollywood star, who was the bookies' favourite to win the show, beat Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison to the title after receiving the most votes from the public. As he emerged from the Big Brother house to cheers from the crowd, Busey told host Emma Willis: "I know why the word 'Great' is in front of Britain."

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South Wales Argus

Former Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley has died

Dr Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness share a joke after being sworn in in 2007. The picture earned the two former enemies the nickname 'The Chuckle Brothers' Some of the biggest names in British and Irish politics have paid tribute to a man once known as Dr No who eventually embraced the peace process and power-sharing with Sinn Fein.

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104.7 WIOT

Foo Fighters Play Secret Show In U.K. Ahead Of Invictus Games

The Foo Fighters are spending some time on the other side of the Atlantic treating fans to a few live rarities and getting to know their British counterparts. Rolling Stone says Dave Grohl and the guys took the stage in Brighton, England Tuesday night for a secret show featuring a career-spanning set list.

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This is Oxfordshire

Accused tells jury he did not know of drugs

A MAN accused of being involved in a A 1.3m drugs conspiracy told police he did not know he was helping transport cocaine and heroin. Shorne Ross is on trial at Oxford Crown Court and denies being part of a conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs on March 10 this year.

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York Press

Hammond's stance on IS defended

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has summoned a minister to answer questions about the threat from Islamic State Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has been defended in the Commons by one of his ministers amid claims the Government has not made clear its policy on tackling Islamic State. Europe Minister David Lidington, answering a rare urgent question posed during a Friday sitting of the Commons, insisted Mr Hammond had deliberately not ruled anything out when he answered reporters' questions in Berlin yesterday.

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Halstead Gazette

Ukip councillor denies drink drive charge

Robert Ray, 65, who has been a councillor since May 2012, denied one charge of drink driving when he appeared at Basildon Magistrates' Court on Thursday. The Aveley and Uplands ward councillor had been at Orsett Hall for a fundraising dinner with the party's national leader Nigel Farage and the Thurrock candidate for next year's general election, Tim Aker.

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