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Gareth Bale insisted he would carry on playing for Wales as he surveyed the wreckage of the Dragons’ miserable World Cup campaign. Wales’ first World Cup since 1958 ended in devastating fashion as neighbours England strolled to a 3-0 victory at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. Robert Page’s side finished bottom of Group B with […]

Louis Theroux has said to expect more “big stars” and “intimate access” after his BBC Two interview show was renewed for a second series. The first series saw the 52-year-old investigative journalist and documentary-maker sit down with famous names including Stormzy, Dame Judi Dench and Rita Ora. Best known for inserting himself into fringe political […]

The first trailer for Channel 4’s drama based on the Wagatha Christie case sees tensions rise as the legal battle plays out in the courtroom. The 20-second teaser for the highly-anticipated series, titled Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, shows This Is England actress Chanel Cresswell as Coleen Rooney and Harry Potter star Natalia Tena […]

Dawn French has said she would like to die “on stage” and be dragged “off to the side”. The Vicar Of Dibley actress, 65, was reflecting on her death as part of a new podcast. Kathy Burke asked fellow comedian French in Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wake, released on Tuesday, how she would […]

A fresh wave of strikes will be held on Wednesday as the year of industrial unrest continues across the country. Royal Mail workers, university lecturers and sixth-form college staff will take action on one of the biggest walkouts on the same day. Picket lines will be mounted outside universities, colleges and Royal Mail centres while […]

Ofgem has ordered energy supplier Delta to pay £57,000 immediately after it failed to meet its renewables obligations and provide information for the regulator’s Supplier of Last Resort scheme. Delta, which serves 1,690 business customers in the UK, failed to meet the standards set for them as a supplier, the regulator said. Ofgem has issued […]

A blunder at a lab which saw thousands of positive Covid-19 cases reported as negative could have led to the deaths of 20 people, according to new estimates. The error at the Wolverhampton lab meant that around 39,000 PCR tests were reported as negative when they should have been positive between September 2 and October […]

Sir Cliff Richard has said he is “happy” he is able to compete with Stormzy in the charts as he nears his 65th year in music. The 82-year-old praised the grime star, 29, as “the most popular artist of the decade” as they went head-to-head for this week’s number one album. Sir Cliff’s first new […]

HSBC has agreed to sell its business in Canada for 13.5 billion Canadian dollars (£8.4 billion) as it continues a spat with a major investor who wants to break up the global bank. The company said it has agreed a deal which will see the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) buying HSBC Canada outright. It […]

The Duchess of Sussex has insisted she will not appear in a reality show and stopped watching the Real Housewives series when her life had its “own level of drama”. Meghan’s remarks come ahead of her Netflix docuseries which is reported to be airing next week, focusing on the Sussexes’ own story. The duchess chatted […]

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