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James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson are among the high achievers to be honoured at Buckingham Palace on Friday. The sister and brother duo own EON Productions and have produced the last nine 007 films – including Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and No Time To Die. The pair, previously […]

The Prince of Wales is expected to tell Commonwealth leaders decisions about whether they keep the Queen as head of state or become a republic are “a matter for each member country to decide”. Charles’ comments are due to be delivered during the opening ceremony of a summit of Commonwealth prime ministers and presidents in […]

Billie Eilish will make history when she takes to the Pyramid Stage on Friday night as Glastonbury Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner. The Grammy-winning singer, 20, will perform alongside her brother and co-writer Finneas O’Connell. The US pop star made her Glastonbury debut in 2019 when she performed on the Other Stage and treated crowds […]

Newly-elected Liberal Democrat MP Richard Foord, who overturned a Conservative 24,000 majority to win the Tiverton and Honiton by-election to send shockwaves through British politics, has called on Boris Johnson to quit as Prime Minister. The Liberal Democrats overcame a huge Tory majority to win by more than 6,000 votes in the poll caused by […]

Katie Price is to be sentenced for breaching a restraining order. The former glamour model and reality TV star, 44, pleaded guilty earlier this year to breaching the five-year restraining order against her ex-husband’s fiancée. Price sent abusive messages to Kieran Hayler about his fiancée, Michelle Penticost, in January, a court heard. The 44-year-old had […]

Boris Johnson’s leadership of the Tory party suffered a double blow as voters rejected the Conservatives in two crunch by-elections. In Tiverton and Honiton the Liberal Democrats overturned a 24,000 Tory majority to win, while Labour reclaimed Wakefield. The contests, triggered by the resignation of disgraced Tories, offered voters the chance to give their verdict […]

New Wakefield MP Simon Lightwood has said Labour is “rebuilding the red wall” as the party reclaimed the West Yorkshire seat from the Conservatives. Mr Lightwood was elected with a majority of 4,925 on a swing of 12.7% from the Tories to Labour. Wakefield had been a Labour seat continuously from 1932 until 2019, when […]

Gaining membership though could take years or even decades The European Union has agreed to make Ukraine a candidate for EU membership, setting in motion a process that could pull the embattled country further away from Russia’s influence and bind it more closely to the West. Ukraine applied for EU membership less than a week […]

Sheffield United say they were “disappointed” to learn the duo face criminal action following an inquiry by Nottinghamshire Police Sheffield United duo Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie have been charged after a police investigation into incidents during the club’s Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final loss to Nottingham Forest. The Blades said they were “disappointed” to […]

Covid-19 outbreaks in care homes have jumped for the third week in a row while hospital numbers are continuing to rise, in further evidence the virus is once again becoming more prevalent across the country.   The figures come as health experts warned nearly one in six people aged 75 and over have not received […]

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