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Veteran Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid says he has “no idea” if he will ever again play the role of Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films. But the 73-year-old told BBC Scotland he didn’t want anyone else to take the role he has played in four movies. McDiarmid, from Carnoustie ...

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Newspaper headlines: May’s ‘generous’ offer to end Brexit deadlock

Image caption The prime minister is expected to set out the “vision and creativity” needed by the UK and EU members to build a successful Brexit, says the Daily Express. It reports Theresa May will say in her Florence speech on Friday that there is a “bright future” for both ...

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Portsmouth museum wins £5m for last D-Day landing craft

Image copyright IWM Image caption LCT 7074 landed on Gold beach on D-Day The last surviving D-Day tank landing craft has been awarded a £4.7m grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The 183ft (57m) vessel LCT 7074 later became a floating nightclub before sinking in a semi-derelict condition at Birkenhead ...

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