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Police warn criminal gangs are ‘coming out of lockdown’

Police have warned criminal gangs are ‘coming out of lockdown’ as violence and shootings have started to increase. David Jamieson, police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands, said there

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On this date in NBA history: J.R. Smith forgets the score

There comes a point in almost every NBA playoff series when one team knows it’s beat. That team threw its best punch and the other team took it and won

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Artist with anxiety and depression finds solace by painting her chihuahua

Tita is not just a chihuahua. She’s a queen. She’s a pilot. She’s a nurse and an adventurer. Perhaps not in real life, but this is who she is in

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EU trade commissioner Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

European trade commissioner Phil Hogan is considering putting his name forward as a candidate to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, his spokesman said on Sunday. The

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Spotify removes 10,000-item library restriction

The concept of a library versus a playlist is admittedly rather foreign to me. I just sort of assumed that if you like a song, you add it to your

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Man and woman arrested after toddler plunged 40ft from bedroom window

Police have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of child neglect after a two-year-old girl fell 40ft from her bedroom window. The toddler was left fighting for life after

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Michael Jordan releases statement: ‘I am deeply saddened, truly pained, and plain angry’

Michael Jordan has been famously apolitical through his playing career and after, rarely commenting on social issues. While the “Republicans buy shoes, too” comment has always stuck to him, as

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Dad creates amazing giant Game Boy for £40 – and it works

Browsing through eBay, dad-of-three Wayne Mulholland came across the retro Nintendo Game Boy and he had a moment of inspiration. He decided to create his own giant Game Boy, using

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Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Video conferencing provider Zoom (ZM.O) plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts,

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Arm doubles down on AI for mobile devices

While many still aren’t that familiar with semiconductor IP stalwart Arm, most everyone knows their key customers—Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek, and HiSilicon (a division of Huawei) to name just a

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