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Google has begun rolling out its rival to ChatGPT. The tech giant said it is giving some over 18s in the UK and US access to its Bard chatbot from Tuesday. The company hopes the artificial intelligence tool will be available in more countries and different languages over time. Unlike its rival, which was developed […]

Any type of hormonal contraceptive may increase the risk of breast cancer, new research suggests. The study indicates that use of progestogen-only hormonal contraceptives is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. While previous studies found that use of the combined contraceptive pill, which combines oestrogen and progestogen, is associated with a small increase […]

England defender Ben Chilwell insists he is mentally stronger after returning from an injury which forced him to miss the World Cup. The Chelsea left-back tore a hamstring just a couple of weeks before the tournament and missed out on going to Qatar. However, having regained fitness, he has been recalled by manager Gareth Southgate […]

The Peaky Blinders movie is set to begin filming in Birmingham “soon”, its creator has said. Steven Knight, who brought the Shelby street gang’s exploits to television screens through the hit BBC series, said the call for the forthcoming movie’s extras would also be going out shortly, adding “all you need is a haircut – […]

Former Tottenham defender Matt Doherty is hoping “unbelievable” manager Antonio Conte stays with Spurs “as long as possible” amid speculation over his future. The Italian, whose contract is due to expire during the summer, has found himself under the spotlight following a weekend rant during which he accused his players of lacking professionalism and questioned […]

The Government will bring forward changes to its flagship Levelling Up Bill aimed at tackling problems with Airbnbs and other short-term lets, Michael Gove said. The Communities Secretary said ministers will make changes aimed at restricting “the way that homes can be turned into Airbnbs” as he acknowledged a problem with holiday lets preventing younger […]

Didier Deschamps has appointed Kylian Mbappe as France’s new captain. The 24-year-old Paris St Germain forward, who won the Golden Boot at the World Cup last year, succeeds goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham stopper retired from international football after guiding France to a second successive World Cup final. Mbappe has rapidly become France’s biggest star […]

Ed Sheeran has said he felt he “didn’t want to live any more” after the death of his best friend Jamal Edwards and discovering his pregnant wife had been diagnosed with a tumour. Music entrepreneur Edwards, who founded the music platform SBTV in 2006 which helped launch Sheeran’s career, died in February 2022 at the […]

Jack Willis is hopeful he can remain available for Toulouse and England despite the Rugby Football Union’s current policy of refusing to consider players outside the Gallagher Premiership. Special dispensation was granted to Willis until the end of the Word Cup due to his forced exit from financially-stricken Wasps, which resulted in him joining the […]

TikTok has rolled out updated rules and standards for content and users as it faces increasing pressure from western authorities over concerns that material on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app could be used to push false information. The company released a reorganised set of community guidelines that include eight principles to guide content moderation decisions. “These principles […]

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