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A new TV advert’s been launched, encouraging under 50s to have their jabs when invited People aged 50 and under are being urged to get their Covid-19 vaccine so the UK can “continue on the path back to normality”. The push for people to take up jab offers comes as restrictions ease in Wales and […]

Road movie Nomadland won the top prize at the Oscars, where director Chloe Zhao made history. The ceremony also saw Sir Anthony Hopkins win the best actor Oscar, defeating the late Chadwick Boseman, while Daniel Kaluuya won the best supporting actor prize. Zhao, who was born in China, is the first woman of colour to […]

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has urged the UK to restore its overseas aid budget as soon as possible, saying it is of “critical importance” in getting vaccines to the developing world. The Microsoft founder said British voters should be “very proud” of the role their country had played in supporting Gavi – the international vaccine […]

The Secret Intelligence Service has begun monitoring large industrial countries to make sure they uphold their climate change commitments, the chief of MI6 has revealed In an interview, Richard Moore said MI6 has started “green spying” on the world’s biggest polluters to support what he calls the “foremost international foreign policy agenda item for this […]

A fight over the name of Josh drew a crowd from around the country to a US park for a heated pool-noodle brawl. It all started a year ago when pandemic boredom set in and Josh Swain, a 22-year-old student from Tucson, Arizona, messaged others who shared his name on social media and challenged them […]

Indonesia’s navy declared its missing submarine had sunk and cracked open, killing 53 crew members aboard, after finding items from the vessel over the past two days. Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the presence of an oil slick as well as debris near the site where the submarine’s last dive on Wednesday off the island […]

The President will visit England and Brussels US President Joe Biden will embark on his first overseas trip in office in June, the White House has announced, with the aim of demonstrating his administration’s commitment to the transatlantic alliance and re-engagement with key allies. Mr Biden will attend the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, […]

Boris Johnson has denied he tried to block an official leak inquiry following a series of incendiary allegations by his former top adviser Dominic Cummings. In a furious outburst, Mr Cummings accused the Prime Minister of seeking to halt the investigation into the leak of plans for a second lockdown after he was warned a […]

Police were called to the home of the Wales manager in November last year. Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Wales manager Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to a 36-year-old woman, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November. He faces an additional […]

A second Italian national has admitted his involvement in a £25 million raid at socialite Tamara Ecclestone’s Kensington mansion. Alessandro Maltese, 45, pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to burgle properties between November 29 and December 18 2019. He appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday alongside an Italian interpreter and spoke only […]


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