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Robert Page has defended the decision to let Neco Williams play on after the Wales full-back suffered a head injury against England at the World Cup. Williams was dazed and fell to the floor after blocking Marcus Rashford’s powerful 24th-minute shot with the top of his head. The Nottingham Forest defender continued for another 12 […]

Hugh Grant says his now iconic Downing Street dance in the 2003 Christmas classic film Love Actually is “the most excruciating scene ever committed to celluloid”. The actor, 62, who plays newly elected UK Prime Minister David in the film, said he thought he would “hate doing that” when he first read the script. In […]

Stormzy said he is proud of Marcus Rashford for “standing his ground” on his food poverty campaign. The 25-year-old England footballer has pushed for low-income families to be provided with free school meals outside term time and for the rate of Universal Credit to be raised, and has helped get book donations to under-privileged children. […]

England’s preparations for their first Test match in Pakistan have been dealt a serious blow with around half the squad affected by an illness. Approximately 13 to 14 members of the touring party are affected by the illness, with around half of that number members of the playing squad. Ben Stokes is among those affected, […]

Hollywood stars have reflected on the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman on what would have been his 46th birthday. Actors including Marvel co-stars Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, and Sebastian Stan, as well as Kate Hudson, all urged fans to donate to his charity, the Boseman Foundation. This year Boseman’s birthday of November […]

Ministers are planning to use money from fines handed to water companies – for polluting rivers and seas – to improve the natural environment, rather than giving the funds to the Treasury. Under Government proposals, funds will be ringfenced to invest back into water quality improvement initiatives, according to the Department for Environment, Food and […]

Experts have hailed the “beginning of the end” in the search for effective Alzheimer’s treatments after a new drug reduced memory decline among patients with early stages of the disease. Lecanemab, which is designed to target and clear amyloid – one of the proteins that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s – […]

Food inflation has surged to 12.4% to hit a new record amid predictions of dampened Christmas cheer and an “increasingly bleak” winter. Overall shop prices are now 7.4% higher than last November, up from 6.6% in October, to set another record since the British Retail Consortium (BRC) records began in 2005. But food inflation accelerated […]

Ukraine will be guaranteed access to UK financial services as it seeks to rebuild its shattered economy following the signing of a ground-breaking new deal, the Government has said. Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch and Ukraine’s first deputy prime minister Yulia Svyrydenko will sign the digital trade agreement in London on Wednesday. Officials said the deal […]

United States star Christian Pulisic is confident he will be fit to face the Netherlands after sustaining a pelvic injury while firing his country into the last 16 of the World Cup. Chelsea forward Pulisic claimed the only goal in Tuesday evening’s winner-takes-all Group B clash with Iran in Doha. The 24-year-old was hurt scoring […]

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