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Murder trial pharmacist ‘killed wife for £2m payout’

[ad_1] Image copyright Family photo Image caption Jessica Patel was strangled at the couple's home in Linthorpe A pharmacist killed his wife in order to cash in £2m of life insurance and start a new life in Australia with his boyfriend, a jury has heard.Mitesh Patel, 37, owned and ran the business with Jessica, 34, who was strangled at their home in Middlesbrough in May.He denies her murder.Jurors at Teesside
Cricket

Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Mukund, Jagadeesan star as Tamil Nadu secure draw

[ad_1] N. Jagadeesan (131 n.o., 201b, 16x4, 3x6) and Abhinav Mukund (178, 398b, 25x4) put up a fighting 171-run stand for the fourth wicket as Tamil Nadu secured a draw against Hyderabad in its Ranji Trophy clash at the Sankar Cements grounds on Thursday.For Jagadeesan it is his third class First Class ton, and incidentally it turned out to be the best for him. The other day, Abhinav had said
Politics

Rory Stewart apologises after making up Brexit stat

[ad_1] Rory Stewart has apologised after making up a Brexit statistic whilst on BBC Radio 5 Live. Speaking to presenter Emma Barnett, he claimed 80% of the British public supported the prime minister’s Brexit deal. Pressed by Emma as to where he had got the information, he said: “I’m producing a number to try to illustrate what I believe.” He later added, “I totally apologise and I take that back”.
Cricket

Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Delhi vs Himachal: HP escapes with a draw

[ad_1] Delhi got the early inroads it wished for but its limited and inexperienced bowling failed to dislodge the Himachal middle and lower order as the visiting team escaped with a draw and one point on the final day of its Ranji Trophy Group B match here on Thursday. The host had to be satisfied with three points for the first innings lead.Ranji Trophy, Day 4: As it HappenedRishi Dhawan
Technology

Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Facebook faces a new controversy over alleged tactics it used to discredit its critics, embarrass rival firms and downplay problems at the company.The New York Times has published a wide-ranging account of the methods Facebook and a public relations firm used to "deny and deflect" criticism.The report has led US lawmakers to call for tighter regulation of social networks.Facebook has denied several of the claims.The
Politics

Brexit: ‘PM has broken promises’ – DUP

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Dodds accused Theresa May of ignoring promises she made to the DUP about Northern Ireland over the Brexit deal Parliament has a "clear choice" to stand up for the UK against a draft Brexit deal or allow it to break up the union and make the UK a "vassal" state, DUP MP Nigel Dodds has said.The Irish border has been
Business

Manchester United revenues slip on fewer home games

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French World Cup winner Paul Pogba is one of the stars of the side Revenue at Manchester United fell in the first quarter as the Premier League club played fewer home games. Sales for the three months to 30 September came in at £135m, compared with £143.7m a year earlier, it said. However, the 20-time English champions stuck to their full-year financial forecasts.United,
Cricket

Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Plate Group: Rain washes out play in Mizoram

[ad_1] Arunachal Pradesh bagged three points on the basis of first innings lead against Mizoram after incessant rain washed out the final day’s play.In Jorhat, Mizoram — which rode on a century by Akhil Rajput — required 166 runs to win the Ranji Trophy Plate Group match with eight wickets in hand, but the rain played spoilsport. While it was a heartbreak for Mizoram, Arunachal players were happy to have