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Newcastle boss Steve Bruce celebrates ‘smash and grab’ win against Chelsea 

The Magpies had to withstand a storm at St James’ Park before Hayden, who had started the game in midfield but ended it at right wing-back, struck four minutes into stoppage time to clinch a priceless 1-0 win in the Premier League. Bruce said: “Smash and grab – is that the right headline? The one thing that we’ve proven, especially here against the big teams, is that we’re difficult to beat and difficult to play against."

Pep Guardiola: We did everything we could to win 

Pep Guardiola tried to shrug off Manchester City's frustrating draw with Crystal Palace after claiming the champions "did everything" they could to win. City looked to have snatched victory in a Premier League clash that burst into life in the closing stages when Sergio Aguero struck twice late on to overturn Cenk Tosun's opener at the Etihad Stadium. But Palace rallied and claimed a 2-2 draw as Wilfried Zaha forced an own goal off Fernandinho in the 90th minute.

Police probing footage of vehicle near Harry Dunn RAF base 

This dramatic footage of a vehicle on the wrong side of the road near an RAF base has prompted police discussions at the "highest level" in light of the death of Harry Dunn in a separate incident nearby. The video, reported to Northamptonshire Police on Saturday, shows a blue BMW having to brake sharply on a country road near RAF Croughton. A force spokesman said Chief Constable Nick Adderley had personally taken control of the incident "in light of the ongoing investigation in Northamptonshire".

Emily Thornberry launches Labour leadership bid 

Emily Thornberry pitches herself as the woman who can stand up and lead the "fight back" against Boris Johnson, as she launches her campaign for Labour Party leadership in Guildford. The shadow foreign secretary said the opposition needs someone tough, resilient, experienced and battle-hardened to lead the fight against the Tories. She warned that Labour faces "a long, tough road back to power" after the party suffered its worst general election defeat since 1935.

Video shows smash and grab robbery in Shepherd's Bush 

Video released by the Metropolitan Police shows an armed robbery in which three people drove a black Range Rover through the front of a Shepherd's Bush jewellery shop in October 2019. Ben Wegener, 34, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 10-years' imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, 16 January after pleading guilty to robbery, dangerous driving, and possession of offensive weapon, criminal damage and receiving stolen goods at a previous hearing.

Lost footage of David Bowie shown for first time in UK 

Lost footage of David Bowie filmed by a De Montfort University Leicester professor who had struck up a friendship with the legendary artist has been shown publicly for the first time in the UK. Professor Martin Richardson, one of the UK’s leading authorities on holography – the creation of three-dimensional images – became friends with Bowie in the 1990s and ended up producing the 3D version of the cover photo that appeared as an insert with the rock star’s 1999 album “…hours”. But the year before that, Bowie, who was famously fascinated by and involved in the creation of new technology, allowed Professor Richardson to shoot some experimental film of him in Blue Sky Studios, Kensal Rise, London.

‘PigeonBot’ could help scientists develop drones that mimic birds 

Credit: Lentink Lab / Stanford University Scientists have designed a flying robot using real pigeon feathers, that can manoeuvre in the air as nimbly as a bird. Scientists believe they are a step closer to building drones that can mimic the way birds fly, after designing a robot using real pigeon feathers. Dubbed PigeonBot, the robot is able to manoeuvre in the air, dive down, and make sharp turns as nimbly as a bird. Researchers from the University of Stanford in the US used 40 pigeon feathers to design the bot’s wings, which were connected to artificial limbs, consisting of “wrists” and “fingers”, using elastic bands.

Boxer inspires young patients at hospital where he had open heart surgery 

A champion boxer has returned to the hospital where he had open heart surgery at the age of five, to show children and their parents that being born with a serious condition does not limit your achievements in life. Tommy Frank, who is the current IBO Intercontinental Flyweight, Commonwealth Super Flyweight, and WBC International Silver Super Flyweight champion, returned to the wards at Leeds Children's Hospital where the hole-in-the-heart he was born with was corrected 21 years ago.

Family hope to raise £45,000 for MS-stricken dad 

A devoted wife whose husband advised her to "walk away" on their sixth date because of his MS, is now desperately trying to raise £45,000 for treatment they hope will change his life - six years after they met. When mum-of-two Alison Swindin, 51, started dating IT consultant Phil Swindin, 46, in 2014, she had no idea he had multiple sclerosis (MS) - a lifelong condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, sometimes causing serious disability. Revealing his diagnosis six dates in, Alison, of Pontefract, West Yorkshire, recalled the dad-of-three advising her to end their romance, saying: "It was all very serious and, in his head, I think he believed he was doing the right thing - the noble thing, "But, of course, by that point I was head over heels and walking away was the last thing I was about to do."

Sir Patrick Stewart talks Picard and Brexit 

Sir Patrick Stewart has described Brexit as “the grimmest thing” to have happened to him in his political life. The actor, 79, best known for his roles in Star Trek and the X-Men films, was a Remain campaigner and supporter of the People’s Vote campaign. Speaking at the premiere of Star Trek: Picard in London, he said: “It makes me very, very sad. I think what is happening with the European Union is actually the saddest, grimmest thing that has happened to me since I have been involved in politics.”

Solskjaer admits substitution ‘backfired’ after Rashford injured in Wolves win 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his decision to bring on Marcus Rashford “backfired” after the Manchester United forward sustained a back injury in the 1-0 FA Cup third round replay win over Wolves. With United lacking a cutting edge against their visitors, Rashford was introduced in the 64th minute and moments later, some confusion in the Wolves backline led to Juan Mata bursting clear and chipping over John Ruddy. However, having been on the field for barely a quarter of an hour, a visibly hurt Rashford headed straight for the tunnel, clutching his back for a few minutes after a challenge from behind from Matt Doherty.

Storm Brendan continues to cause disruption as River Avon bursts banks 

Drone footage shows vehicles negotiating the flooded B4069 road at Christian Malford in Wiltshire after the River Avon has burst its banks. Parts of the UK have been hit by flooding in the wake of Storm Brendan, with some drivers seeing their cars submerged in water. The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings and alerts across the UK, with coastal areas particularly affected. The Met Office said there will be a reprieve in conditions on Wednesday. Weather warnings are no longer in place, but strong winds and rain are expected to return on Thursday.


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