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Formula 1 testing: Williams pull out of opening day in Barcelona

Claire Williams with Robert Kubica (second left), George Russell (second right) and Jonathan Kendrick from sponsors Rok at the launch of the new Williams F1 car Williams have pulled out of the first day of pre-season testing on Monday as their new FW42 car is not ready. Deputy team principal Claire Williams says the car will run on Tuesday – …

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Valentine’s Day: People share their 14 February horror stories

Image copyright Getty Images Flowers, chocolates and a romantic dinner for two? Or how about discovering that your long-term partner is cheating on you when he accidentally gives you the wrong Valentine’s Day gift? That is what happened to Claire from Manchester, who is among those sharing their 14 February horror stories. “It was quite a few years ago,” said …

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Valentine’s Day: Japan falling out of love with ‘obligation chocolates’

Image copyright Getty Images Around the world, people use chocolate treats to express sweet nothings on Valentine’s Day. But in Japan, it’s a little more complicated. On Valentine’s Day, only women give chocolate, and not just to their partners, but to their male colleagues too. Critics say the practice sucks all the fun out of Valentine’s Day and instead turns …

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Woody Allen sues Amazon for dropping A Rainy Day in New York

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 2017’s Wonder Wheel was one of two Allen films released by Amazon Studios Woody Allen has launched legal action against Amazon Studios, accusing it of breaching their contract by refusing to distribute his latest film. The 83-year-old is seeking more than $68m (£52m) in damages, alleging the company backed out of a multi-picture deal …

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Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day didn’t know his wife had given birth

Image copyright aneurin bevan university health board Image caption Joe Day was seen running from the match to get to his wife Lizzie Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day has said he did not know his wife had given birth to twins until his team’s FA Cup match had ended. The 28-year-old was playing a game against Middlesbrough while his wife …

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‘The day I went to prison, I got my life back’

For many people, receiving a jail sentence would be the worst thing that ever happened to them. But when you’ve been experiencing domestic abuse – as most female prisoners have – you may see things slightly differently. As she sat in the dock, waiting for the judge to send her to prison, Lilly Lewis found to her surprise that she …

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No traffic in Addis Ababa as Ethiopia marks Car Free Day

Addis Ababa and other cities across Ethiopia are observing the country’s third Car Free Day. Image copyright AFP With none of the usual traffic clogging the capital, Sunday football devotees took to the streets. Image copyright AFP The monthly event is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight air pollution. Image copyright AFP The measure was implemented by the …

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Libby Squire: Missing Hull student hunt into third day

Image copyright Humberside Police The search for missing Libby Squire has entered its third day after police, her friends and fellow Hull University students have looked for her in bitingly cold conditions. Miss Squire, 21, disappeared late on Thursday and police have said they are “extremely concerned” for her welfare. She was last seen getting into a taxi near the …

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England in West Indies: Hosts take 85-run lead on second day of second Test

England’s Jos Buttler dropped two chances at third slip on the second day in Antigua Second Test, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua (day two) England 187: Moeen 60, Bairstow 52, Roach 4-30 West Indies 271-6: Brathwaite 49, Campbell 47, Broad 3-42 West Indies lead by 85 runs Scorecard England endured a frustrating day in Antigua as West Indies built an …

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Sierra Leone has a national cleaning day once a month

A new campaign introduced by the country’s president, has called on people to get out on the streets and clean in order to improve everyone’s hygiene. Cleaning days are held on the first Saturday of each month. Video produced by Daniel South and Alpha Kamara. (Photo: Abdul from Sierra Leone. Picture credit: Alpha Kamara) Listen to Newsday on the BBC …

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