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It has been described as a “momentous occasion” The master of a Cambridge University college has described the return of a looted bronze cockerel to representatives of Nigeria as a “momentous occasion”. The statue, known as the Okukur, was looted by British colonial forces in 1897 and given to Jesus College in 1905 by the […]

2,500 more seats will be added West Ham have been granted planning permission to increase the London Stadium capacity to 62,500. An extra 2,500 seats will be added once the club are given the all-clear, taking the former Olympic Stadium above the Emirates Stadium and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the biggest club ground in […]

Dyer is currently the Under-23’s boss at Ipswich Town Former England midfielder Kieron Dyer is in hospital undergoing tests. Ipswich, where the 33-cap 42-year-old is currently working as under-23s boss, confirmed the news on Wednesday morning in a short statement. It read: “The club can confirm that Town U23 manager Kieron Dyer is currently undertaking […]

The Chancellor announced that the economy is forecast to grow 6.5% this year instead of the 4% expected in March. Rishi Sunak promised to address the rising cost of living as he reaped the benefits of a stronger-than-expected recovery from the economic hit of Covid-19. The Chancellor pledged a major increase in public spending, tax […]

England have won both their games in the tournament, with Australia up next Jason Roy’s 61 off 38 balls made sure England easily negotiated a potentially tricky chase of 125 as they continued their excellent start at the T20 World Cup with an eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh. England had skittled the West Indies for 55 […]

Domestic Air Passenger Duty has been changed, and the planned fuel duty rise has been cancelled Here are the main points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget: – The Budget is focused on the “post-Covid” era, according to the Chancellor, and will pave the way for the “Prime Minister’s economy of higher wages, higher skills, and […]

It comes after an interim injunction was granted covering all motorways and major A-Roads in England Environmental protesters were squirted with ink as they once again took to the streets to block Britain’s roads amid frustration from motorists. Car horns blared as demonstrators sat in front of vehicles on Wednesday morning for a 16th day […]

The A&E doctor is a youth mental health ambassador for the Government Former Love Island star Dr Alex George is to present a new documentary to highlight the mental health issues currently affecting children and young people in the UK. The film, titled Dr Alex: Our Mental Health Crisis, is part of the BBC Children […]

It has been suspended until the conclusion of criminal proceedings An inquest into the death of MP Sir David Amess, who was stabbed at a constituency surgery at a church, has been opened and adjourned. The hearing, which lasted less than five minutes, was told that the father of five died of “multiple stab wounds […]

Researchers looked at a number of factors including fuel prices and the cost of public transport The UK and Ireland are the worst places to commute according to a new survey. Researchers looking at the cost of fuel, monthly public transport costs, commuting time, number of electric vehicle charging stations and CO2 emissions ranked Ireland […]

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