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The director of a new documentary about the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has said he hopes viewers are inspired to demand Boris Johnson reassesses the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. Mr Khashoggi, who had been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey in […]

The Government and Ofqual have unveiled how pupils in England will receive their grades after this summer’s GCSE and A-level exams were cancelled. Here is how it will work, based on what we know so far:   – How will teachers decide pupils’ grades? Teachers will be able to draw on a range of evidence […]

Two Brazilian football clubs have expressed condolences after the sudden death of the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Brazilian media reported that 57-year-old Jose Agostinho Becker drowned after going for a swim on his property in the city of Lavras do Sul, in the south of the country.   Local police confirmed the body […]

Alex Salmond has questioned the Crown Office’s “unprecedented and highly irregular actions” after it intervened to have his evidence redacted. The Scottish Parliament agreed to belatedly redact large sections of Mr Salmond’s written evidence in which he accused First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of misleading Holyrood and breaching the ministerial code, following a letter from the […]

Marcus Rashford has been awarded a Blue Peter badge – saying he “appreciates it greatly”. The footballer and campaigner has been presented with a gold Blue Peter badge alongside Greta Thunberg, who said she will treasure the item, keeping it “in my room”. The gold badge is awarded to only a small number of people […]

Prosecutors have dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen. It follows an incident in November. Officials now admit that the rocker’s blood-alcohol level was so low that it did not warrant the charges. Springsteen pleaded guilty to a third charge, consuming alcohol in a closed area, meaning the Gateway National Recreation Area. […]

Incoming Celtic chief executive Dominic McKay will not be allowed to make his move to Parkhead early as Murrayfield bosses insist he sees out his notice period. McKay is due to replace Peter Lawwell on July 1 but many in the Hoops support believe the change needs to be made now following Neil Lennon’s resignation […]

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has not ruled out lengthening school days or shortening summer breaks to help pupils in England catch up from coronavirus disruption. Ministers announced an extra £400 million of funding on Wednesday and asked secondaries to deliver some summer teaching to counteract the months of classroom closures. With all pupils in England […]

The stars of Spider-Man have teased fans with multiple titles for the upcoming third film as they shared an early glimpse at the superhero movie. British actor Tom Holland, who plays the wise-cracking web-slinger, appeared to have revealed the name when he shared a title card reading “Spider-Man Phone Home”. However, Zendaya, who plays MJ, […]

Tiger Woods is facing the toughest recovery of his remarkable comeback-filled career after undergoing surgery on right leg injuries following a car crash which could have cost him his life. Woods was driving through a sweeping, downhill stretch of road through coastal suburbs of Los Angeles when his car struck a sign, crossed over a […]

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