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A temporary truce in the Israel-Hamas war came into effect early on Friday, setting the stage for the exchange of dozens of hostages held by militants in Gaza for Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. The halt in fighting was scheduled to begin at 7am local time (5am GMT) and is to last at least four days. During the […]

Violence has broken out in the Irish capital tonight following a stabbing outside a school earlier Police and politicians have called for calm amid warnings against misinformation as violence broke out in Dublin following a knife attack on a woman and three young children near a school. Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee labelled the scenes […]

An agreement for a four-day ceasefire in Gaza and the release of dozens of Hamas-held hostages and Palestinians imprisoned by Israel appeared to have hit a last-minute snag after a senior Israeli official said it would not take effect until Friday. The diplomatic breakthrough promised some relief for more than 1.7 million Palestinians who have […]

Stephen Kenny is confident he leaves behind a “great job” for someone else after his contract as Republic of Ireland manager was not renewed. Kenny’s side finished fourth in their Euro 2024 qualifying group, winning just two of eight matches, and after Tuesday’s 1-1 friendly draw with New Zealand the Football Association of Ireland made […]

Girls Aloud will reunite for a 2024 arena tour in memory of their late bandmate Sarah Harding. The band announced the tour with a video which saw Nadine Coyle, Cheryl, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh reunite at a drive-in cinema where clips of the band performing their hit tracks including Sound Of The Underground, Love […]

A vehicle speeding toward a US-Canada bridge from the American side crashed and exploded at a checkpoint in Niagara Falls, killing two people and prompting the closing of multiple border crossings for hours. Authorities were not sure what spurred the wreck but said there were no signs it was a terror attack. The FBI’s Buffalo office […]

Travel company Jet2 has said it took a £14 million hit from the summer’s air traffic control chaos and wildfires and flooding on Greek islands. But the business said it had seen a major jump in profit nonetheless, in part because of the higher amount it was able to make per customer. It said on […]

The average household energy bill will rise by £94 a year from January after Ofgem increased its price cap in response to rising wholesale prices. The regulator announced it is raising its price cap from the current £1,834 for a typical dual fuel household to £1,928 from January 1, driven almost entirely by rising costs […]

Jeremy Hunt has promised a package of measures to boost growth and cut taxes in a highly political autumn statement. The Chancellor’s speech on Wednesday, delivered with an eye on a general election expected next year, said his plan will “raise business investment, get more people into work, reduce inflation” and increase the size of […]

The economy is “back on track”, Jeremy Hunt will declare as he starts cutting taxes and pushes for business growth ahead of next year’s election. The Chancellor will reportedly use his autumn statement to reduce headline rates of national insurance and make permanent a £10 billion-a-year tax break for companies that invest in new machinery […]

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