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A national system to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines has largely failed as states rely on their own systems
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:48:23 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Operation Warp Speed tried to help states set priorities for COVID-19 vaccine distribution with Tiberius. Few states use it as designed.


Biden's COVID-19 relief plan includes a child tax credit boost popular with Democrats but a 'nightmare' to Republicans
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:57:40 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Democrats' proposal would expand the tax credit from $2,000 to $3,600 and expand eligibility to more families.


Police bolster security at US Capitol as QAnon theory claims Trump will become president March 4
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:09:54 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
It's unclear how many QAnon supportersA support the March 4 inauguration theory and whether there will be any violence that day in Washington, D.C.


Gold, silver and other precious metals poured in to the U.S. as purchases of other overseas items dropped. Here's why.
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:01:49 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
U.S. precious metals imports hit $55 billion last year, a 19-year high, at a time when imports of most other goods have fallen.


California's Pacific Coast Highway is falling into the ocean. Is this the end of the road for one of America's most scenic drives?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:00:21 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Frequent damage has long plagued the Pacific Coast Highway. In January, another chunk fell into the ocean afterA intense rainstorms. Can it be saved?


Sheriff executes search warrant for black box from Tiger Woods' crashed car
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:03:52 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says it has downloaded the black-box data from the one-car crash that nearly killed Tiger Woods.


More COVID-19 variants emerge closer to home: What to know about the ones discovered in Brazil, New York, California
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:50:08 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Health experts are seeing red flags in coronavirus variants that were first discovered in Brazil, New York and California. Here's what they say.


Rockets strike Iraqi base housing US troops ahead of Pope Francis visit
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:50:50 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Multiple rockets struck an airbase in Iraq hosting U.S. troops on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for U.S.-led coalition forces in the country.


California crash kills at least 13 people: What we know about the SUV-semitruck collision near US-Mexico border
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:29:16 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
At least 13 people were dead in California after an SUV with 25 passengers and semitruck collided about 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.


Texas, Mississippi end mask mandates; Senate taking up stimulus bill, $1,400 checks: Live COVID-19 updates
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:34 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Senate is expected to begin debate today on the stimulus plan. Texas and Mississippi are dropping their mask mandates. Latest COVID-19 news.


Strangers who became heroes: The amazing ways people helped each other weather the Texas storm
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:01:29 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
As snow came down and the power went out, thousands in Texas were left stranded. Here's what some people in Austin did to help.


In 'exceedingly rare' case, Iowa journalist is one of few still facing charges from reporting on summer protests
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:12:03 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was arrested while covering racial justice protests last summer.


Washington Football Team will not have cheerleaders in 2021 but will add coed dance squad
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:00:31 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
As part of the Washington Football Team's rebranding of the gameday experience, team will not include cheerleaders in 2021 but add a coed dance squad.


'The Voice': Kelly Clarkson hits back after Blake Shelton says she doesn't 'have time' for show
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:01:49 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Blake Shelton said Kelly Clarkson "doesn't really have time for this" while juggling "The Kelly Clarkson Show." He added that she "forgot her roots."


'Unjustified violence': California man files civil rights lawsuit after police ordered dog to 'bite' eight times during 2020 arrest
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:06:05 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
A civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the city of Visalia and two officers after a 2020 arrest left a California man with multiple dog bites.


Chris D'Elia accused of sexually exploiting and soliciting pornography from teen in lawsuit
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:07:26 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
AccordingA to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Chris D'Elia solicited scores of explicit photos and videos fromA at 17-year-old when he was 34.


Live stimulus updates: Senate braces for marathon debate on Joe Biden's COVID relief plan
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:20 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Sen. Chuck Schumer said Democrats would be "on track" to pass the bill by March 14, when a federal boost to unemployment benefits expires.


What's popular on Facebook? Extreme far right political views and lies, study says
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:01:44 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Far-right news is more popular than other partisan content on Facebook and far-right falsehoods even more so during election, Capitol riot, study says


Biden budget pick Neera Tanden drops out of nomination process after confirmation process unravels
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:36:53 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
As OMB director, Neera Tanden would have become the first woman of color and first South Asian person to lead the powerful executive office.


Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady says he doesn't remember Lombardi Trophy toss as well as everyone else
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:14:20 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Buccaneers QB Tom Brady said he doesn't really remember his Lombardi Trophy toss that went viral during the team's Super Bowl boat parade last month


A 'space hurricane' hovered above the North Pole for about 8 hours, study says
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:05:31 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
For the first time, scientists have spotted what they're calling a "space hurricane" spinning above the North Pole, according to a new study.


A new ALS drug is extending patients' lives by months. It's giving hope for those facing such a 'brutal illness.'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:49:00 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
With ALS treatments, success is measured by extending patients' lives by months. Some hope new drugs now being tested could slow the disease.


14 amazing women-owned shops you can find on Etsy
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:52:31 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Etsy is filled with women-owned shops that sell candles, clothing, and home goods that are worth looking into during Women's History Month.


Dr. Oz helps save man suffering heart attack at Newark Airport
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:07:30 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
TV personality Dr. Oz helped administer CPR, along with Port Authority Officer Jeffrey Croissant, to a 60-year-old heart attack victim.


Devin Booker's controversial ejection mars Suns' statement win over Lakers
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:48:20 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Devin Booker's controversial ejection midway through third quarter overshadowed the Suns' 114-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.


4 things to never put in your garbage disposal
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:16:21 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Do not put these 4 things down your garbage disposal.


Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. The EPA has issued no warning.
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:40:22 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Since Seresto pet collars were introduced, the EPA has received more than 75,000 reports related to the collars, including 907 involving human harm.


Chris D'Elia accused of sexually exploiting and soliciting pornography from teen in lawsuit
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:07:26 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
AccordingA to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Chris D'Elia solicited scores of explicit photos and videos fromA at 17-year-old when he was 34.


Dolly Parton gets 'dose of her own medicine' with COVID-19 shot, rewrites 'Jolene' about vaccine
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:47:36 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Exhale,A country music lovers. Dolly Parton has received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.


Jahmil French, star of 'Degrassi: The Next Generation,' dead at 29; co-stars mourn
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:20:54 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Jahmil French, an actor who played Dave TurnerA in "Degrassi: The Next Generation" from 2009 to 2013, has died. He was 29.


Legendary reggae artist Bunny Wailer, last living founder of Bob Marley and the Wailers, dies at 73
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:25:26 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Bunny Wailer, the last living founding member of influential reggae group Bob Marley and the Wailers, died at 73 on Tuesday.


Hilaria Baldwin, Katharine McPhee, Kelly Rowland and more celebs who welcomed babies in 2021
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:09:02 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
It's a new year and there's a whole new batch of celebrity babies being born. Let's look at some of the stars who welcomed a new addition.


The President flexed sweeping wartime powers in a big leap forward for vaccinations as some states begin relaxing safety measures
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:56:01 GMT
From rss.cnn
Covid questions, answered | Your state's case trend


Experts are warning of a potential Covid-19 surge
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:01:57 GMT
From rss.cnn


2 big projects will be pulled from Covid bill, Pelosi's office says
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:43:10 GMT
From rss.cnn


Exhausted Texas ICU nurse says she's scared about an end to the state's mask mandate
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:42:38 GMT
From rss.cnn


Fauci donates his 3D model of the coronavirus to the Smithsonian
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:02:56 GMT
From rss.cnn
For the past year, Dr. Anthony Fauci's sidekick has been a blue and pink-spiked model of the Covid-19 virus.


He was days away from getting a vaccine. Then he got Covid
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:49:18 GMT
From rss.cnn


Mississippi lifting mask mandates will 'sabotage' fight against Covid-19, Jackson mayor says
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From rss.cnn


Opinion: What's happening in Texas and Mississippi has to stop
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:35:53 GMT
From rss.cnn


The story behind Biden's first Cabinet nomination failure
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:52:09 GMT
From rss.cnn
aC/ Biden still weighing Tanden replacement options as Hill Democrats push Young


Roberts' second chance to diminish the Voting Rights Act
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:38:23 GMT
From rss.cnn
aC/ Conservative justices poised to uphold Arizona's curbs on voting aC/ Don Lemon: GOP election official said the quiet part out loud aC/ Analysis: Two maps show why both sides are trying to change election rules ASAP aC/ Democrats in Congress begin sweeping effort to overhaul election laws


Rep. Jackson made sexual remarks and drank while working as White House physician, Pentagon watchdog finds
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:04:19 GMT
From rss.cnn


At least 12 people killed in horrific crash in rural California. Here's what we know
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:23:49 GMT
From rss.cnn
The details surrounding the deadly accident in rural California on Tuesday are still unclear, but what is known is that an SUV was struck by a semitruck towing two trailers -- and at least 13 people were killed in the fierce collision.


Analysis: The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:04:50 GMT
From rss.cnn
Senate elections typically happen only every two years -- except sometimes they're three years in a row.


Air base hosting US troops in Iraq targeted in rocket attack, coalition says
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:18 GMT
From rss.cnn
An airbase hosting US, Iraqi and coalition forces in Iraq was targeted on Wednesday by at least 10 rockets, US coalition officials said.


Security Council to discuss Ethiopia conflict after CNN report into Tigray massacre
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:46:00 GMT
From rss.cnn
The UN Security Council will discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Thursday behind closed doors, two UN diplomats have told CNN.


Senate Democrats still tweaking Covid relief bill as time runs out
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:21:00 GMT
From rss.cnn
Senate Democrats are down to the wire.


Cuomo made unwanted advance toward woman during 2019 wedding, witness says
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:20:34 GMT
From rss.cnn
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made an unwanted advance toward a woman at a 2019 wedding, The New York Times first reported on Monday evening and a friend of the woman who says they witnessed the incident told CNN on Tuesday.


Vaccines and stimulus are a powerful cocktail for the US recovery
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:11:26 GMT
From rss.cnn
Those betting on an economic boom in the United States this spring and summer just got a dose of very good news.


Curvy influencers are frustrated and confused after TikTok took down some of their posts
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:34:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
After losing her marketing job due to the pandemic and then gaining 40 pounds, Remi Bader, 25, began spending more time on TikTok. She built up a following by posting about clothing items not fitting her correctly and her struggle to find larger sizes in New York City stores.


Nix the six: These Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:16:25 GMT
From rss.cnn


Opinion: The real reason for the Dr. Seuss freakout
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:30:56 GMT
From rss.cnn
As social mores and cultural preferences change, companies adjust. They change what they sell, adding or updating products and letting others go. This isn't news -- or at least it wasn't, until American right-wing media outlets became obsessed with so-called "cancel culture."


Dolly Parton updates 'Jolene' as she gets vaccine
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 01:30:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
Country music legend Dolly Parton shared a new version of the song "Jolene" to inspire those who are eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccine.


Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another record
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:58:30 GMT
From rss.cnn
Cristiano Ronaldo wrote his name into football's record books once again on the occasion of his 600th league game.


Jill Biden to visit two reopened schools as part of education focus
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:00:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
First lady Jill Biden will make a trip to Meriden, Connecticut, and Waterford, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday to visit two public schools that have recently reopened for in-person learning.


Investigators to examine data from black box of car Tiger Woods drove in crash
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:10:21 GMT
From rss.cnn
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will retrieve data from the black box in the Genesis SUV courtesy vehicle that golf legend Tiger Woods was driving before his rollover crash last week.


John Oates revives music festival to help fight pandemic-related hunger crisis
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:15:51 GMT
From rss.cnn
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates and his wife Aimee are reviving Oates Song Fest 7908 to fundraise for Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.


After 400 years away, England's beavers are protecting the landscape from flooding
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:59 GMT
From rss.cnn
Among the quiet bends of the River Otter in Devon, England, something remarkable is taking place. After a 400-year absence, beavers are once again roaming wild.


More Americans are dying 'in the prime of their lives,' report finds
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:36:36 GMT
From rss.cnn
Younger and middle-age Americans have been dying at higher rates over the past three decades, marking what is becoming a public health crisis across the US workforce.


Mammograms pick up swelling due to Covid-19 vaccine, causing unnecessary fear, radiologists say
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:51:55 GMT
From rss.cnn
When she found a lump in her left breast during a routine self-check, Boston primary care physician Dr. Devon Quasha knew exactly what to do. She immediately scheduled a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital for early January.


How to help your kids get enough sleep, especially during the Covid pandemic
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:01:43 GMT
From rss.cnn
Getting enough sleep was tough even before the pandemic. With disrupted routines, extra screen time and the incredible amount of stress most people face now, sleep routines seem to have gone quickly but quietly downhill. And from what I'm seeing in my child psychiatry practice a kids are suffering especially hard.


Losing our sense of control during the pandemic
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:02:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
On a recent trip to the supermarket, I was trying and failing miserably to open a plastic bag to tuck my broccoli into -- without licking my fingers for some much-needed traction because, well, pandemic -- when I nearly lost it.


The Civil War's aftermath explains everything about the Capitol riots
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:24:15 GMT
From rss.cnn
On April 11, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last speech from a window at the White House to the crowd below. They had gathered there expecting a celebratory speech on Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant just two days earlier.A


Dolly Parton adapts famous song to encourage people to take vaccine
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 01:46:38 GMT
From rss.cnn
Dolly Parton is showing everyone how it's done by receiving her first Covid-19 vaccination shot.


Jahmil French, 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' actor, dead at 28
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:07:14 GMT
From rss.cnn
Jahmil French, an actor known for his role as Dave Turner on the Canadian series "Degrassi: The Next Generation," has died, according to his agent, Gabrielle Kachman. He was 28.


Exclusive: Wall Street is in for a rude awakening, former NY Fed president says
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:41:49 GMT
From rss.cnn
Wall Street threw a fit last week when Treasury rates spiked. The stock market tanked and investors feared the economy was overheating. Former New York Fed President Bill Dudley is warning that the temper tantrums are only just beginning.


The best kitchen knife sets of 2021
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We've tested dozens of WFH products: Here are our top picks
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From rss.cnn


The best computer monitors actually worth splurging on
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We asked vets for their favorite dog supplies: Here are their picks
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Celebrate Women's History Month with these empowering gifts
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RoboKiller puts spam callers to shame with a prescreening
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20 of the most anticipated new books to read this March
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Our Place just dropped a stunning Persian-inspired cookware set
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Samsung's QLED TVs are up for preorder a here's what to know
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:11:38 GMT
From rss.cnn


Get up to $300 cash back with the Amex Blue Cash credit cards
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Take an extra $10 off with this Postmates promo code
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How the party of Lincoln became the party of Alex Jones
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:13:51 GMT
From rss.cnn
At a news conference held in the hours after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, a man asked then-Gov. Deval Patrick whether the attacks had been carried out by the US government as part of a plot to clamp down on civil liberties. The governor, who had spent the day scrambling to respond to the crisis and begin coordinating the search for the perpetrators, dismissed the question with a quick "no."


Vernon Jordan -- Clinton's friend and my mentor
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:02:16 GMT
From rss.cnn
Some years ago, on PBS News Hour, I interviewed the historian David Herbert Donald about his new biography of Abraham Lincoln. "What is the most important asset a president needs?" I asked. Without hesitation, he replied: "A friend."


Biden is right about 'aliens'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 04:46:20 GMT
From rss.cnn
Last month, an email obtained by Axios revealed that Joe Biden's administration is encouraging the elimination of the use of the term "alien" or "illegal alien" in favor of "undocumented individual" or "undocumented noncitizen" in all official documents, outreach efforts and other communications, to describe those in the US who are not citizens. It's a significant development that is welcomed by advocates of the undocumented, since the long-standing use of "alien" is a not-so-subtle dog whistle that has been effectively used to dehumanize not only the undocumented, but actual American citizens.


The Trumps are back, playing victims again
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:00:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
He lost the White House (big time), and (on his watch) his party lost the Senate and the House in the midterms. He lost Twitter and Facebook. Revenues are down across his business empire. What's a losing businessman-turned-politician to do?


The pandemic is taking an alarming toll on children
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 01:46:43 GMT
From rss.cnn
Almost a year into the pandemic, what began as a public health emergency is turning into a mental health crisis among our nation's children and adolescents as they struggle with social isolation, grief, and the switch to remote learning. It is becoming increasingly clear that this crisis will endure well beyond the pandemic.


Syrian Medics Lay Out the Devastating Scale of Attacks on Healthcare Facilities Over 10 Years of War
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:09:13 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Over two-thirds of health workers reported being inside a facility during an attack, according to an International Rescue Committee report

aTip Of the Iceberga: Interpol Says Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Were Smuggled Across Continents
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:01:38 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The international police agency says smuggling ring brought counterfeit shots from China to South Africa

China Says It Aims to Vaccinate 40% of Its Population by June
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:19:33 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The target is the first China has offered publicly since it began mass immunizations for key groups in mid-December

The U.S. Sanctions Russian Officials Over the Nerve-Agent Attack on Alexei Navalny
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:04:41 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The measures mark the Biden administration's first sanctions against associates of President Vladimir Putin

Government announces APS19m in budget to tackle domestic abuse
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:50:22 GMT
From https:

Chancellor says experience of domestic abuse victims is one of ahidden tragediesa of lockdown



Rishi Sunak to reverse George Osborne corporation tax cuts and raise rate to 25%
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:49:32 GMT
From https:

Tax thresholds will also be frozen in bid to cut borrowing



One-off payment of APS500 as Universal Credit APS20 uplifted extended by six months
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:49:08 GMT
From https:

Chancellor announces extra support for millions of benefit claimants will be extended to September



Rishi Sunak announces asuperdeductiona, biggest business tax cut in British history
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:49:01 GMT
From https:

Chancellor says the UK aneeds an investment-led recoverya



Eight English afreeportsa to be created with controversial tax breaks
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:48:56 GMT
From https:

Eight English ports will be granted controversial tax breaks to aunlock billions of pounds of private sector investmenta, the Chancellor announced.



Duties on alcohol and fuel frozen, Rishi Sunak announces
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:44:33 GMT
From https:

Fuel duty unchanged for 11 years as planned rise scrapped once again



Budget 2021 - live: Rishi Sunak extends VAT cut and stamp duty holiday in afull measure of fiscal firepowera
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:41:05 GMT
From https:

Follow for rolling coverage of chancelloras economic plan and reactions to it



Boris Johnson says Keir Starmer acould have asked questions abouta UK when Labour leader raises Yemen aid cut
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:29:25 GMT
From https:

Labour leader should stick to aissues of the houra, PM says



Covid pandemic support from government reaches APS407 billion, Rishi Sunak announces
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:25:46 GMT
From https:

Cost of package has meant borrowing comparable to world wars, says chancellor



VAT cut for hospitality and tourism businesses extended until September, Sunak announces
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:24:24 GMT
From https:

150,000 businesses aneed our supporta, says chancellor



Budget 2021: Key points at a glance
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:24:20 GMT
From https:

VAT cut extended, stamp duty holiday, new mortgage guarantee as Rishi Sunak announces governmentas latest spending plans



Budget: Stamp duty holiday extended and lower mortgage deposits introduced
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:23:56 GMT
From https:

Cut hugely expensive a at around APS1bn for three months a but there were fears over 160,000 sales stuck in limbo



Stamp duty holiday: Will it be extended beyond 31 March and how will it affect you?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:17:24 GMT
From https:

The tax on property purchases is set to come back for homes sold at APS500,000 or less a but could the government change its mind and how would the changes impact home buyers?



Rishi Sunak announces asuperdeductiona, biggest business tax cut in British history
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:15:00 GMT
From https:

Rishi Sunak has unveiled what he has described as the biggest business tax cut in British history, offering companies the chance to reducing their bill by 130 per cent of any amount invested.



Office for Budget Responsibility now sees afaster recoverya say Rishi Sunak
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:14:55 GMT
From https:

The Office for Budget Responsibility sees a aswifter and more sustained recoverya than it expected in November



Rishi Sunak announces asuperdeductiona, biggest business tax cut in British history
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:14:50 GMT
From https:

Rishi Sunak has unveiled what he has described as the biggest business tax cut in British history, offering companies the chance to reducing their bill by 130 per cent of any amount invested.



Rishi Sunak to reverse George Osborne corporation tax cuts and raise rate to 25%
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:57 GMT
From https:

Tax thresholds will also be frozen in bid to cut borrowing



Rishi Sunak to reverse George Osborne corporation tax cuts and raise rate to 25%
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:56 GMT
From https:

Tax thresholds will also be frozen in bid to cut borrowing



Nicola Sturgeon news - live: Scottish first minister says she has asearched my soula during Salmond inquiry
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:10:33 GMT
From https:

Follow updates below



Meghan Markle asaddeneda at Kensington Palace adviseras abullying claimsa
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:46:14 GMT
From https:

aThe duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herselfa



Watch live as chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new budget for Covid anext stagea
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:36:29 GMT
From https:

Watch live as chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new budget for Covid anext stagea



What time is Rishi Sunakas Budget announcement today?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:35:39 GMT
From https:

Chancellor under pressure to set out more Covid financial support



Rishi Sunak mocked as aaccidental Partridgea after resurfaced video shows him telling children he is a acoke addicta
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:34:26 GMT
From https:

aI have seven fillings to show for it,a chancellor explains in lengthy monologue



Nicola Sturgeon apologises to women afaileda by botched Salmond investigation
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:22:15 GMT
From https:

SNP leader denies plot against Alex Salmond a and claims he told her ahis behaviour was not always appropriatea



Sunakas Budget to boost low-deposit mortgages for first-time buyers
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:08:02 GMT
From https:

Chancellor wants to see return of mortgages as high as 95%



Rishi Sunak to increase contactless payment limit to APS100 in Budget
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:06:02 GMT
From https:

The legal limit on contactless payments is to more than double to APS100, the chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce in his budget later.



Rishi Sunakas Budget to encourage low-deposit mortgages for first-time buyers
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:04:53 GMT
From https:

Chancellor wants to see return of mortgages as high as 95%



Budget 2021: Five things to look out for in Rishi Sunakas speech
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:52:41 GMT
From https:

What will the announcements tell us about the governmentas post-Covid vision, asks Ben Chapman



Heiress murder: Husband akilled wealthy wife for vast fortune in holiday home drowning plota
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:51:02 GMT
From https:

Eight days after she died he joined Widowed and Young online, which he described as alike Tinder for widowsa



Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffeas detention ablot on British diplomacya, says husband ahead of scheduled release
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:44:05 GMT
From https:

British-Iranianas sentence is set to end this weekend



Why is furlough being extended until September?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:43:45 GMT
From https:

aCommon sensea to allow firms to catch breath after lockdown eases, says CBI chief economist



Budget: Rishi Sunak signals tax hikes necessary amid aextraordinarya borrowing levels
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:40:14 GMT
From https:

Chancellor promises more support to get people through the coronavirus crisis



Under-fire Scottish leader defends handling of sex claims
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:39:27 GMT
From https:
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has strongly denied being part of a plot against her predecessor


Bristol council calls for parliamentary inquiry into slavery reparations
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:28:47 GMT
From https:

Councillors voted in favour of reparations plan on Tuesday



When does the furlough scheme end?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:27:03 GMT
From https:

The central pillar of the governmentas economic support measures has been extended to 30 September



Minister blurts out budget plan to extend furlough a day early
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:24:05 GMT
From https:

Former Tory leader and mentor to chancellor warns taxes will have to rise



Furlough extended to September by Rishi Sunak as Budget pours billions more into Covid support
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:18:57 GMT
From https:

Unions warn jobs at risk as chancellor says employers will be made to contribute from July



My advice to Rishi Sunak ahead of the Budget
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:18:33 GMT
From https:

While the recovery is uncertain and interest rates low, it would be foolish to rush the process of deficit reduction



FTSE 100 rises ahead of Rishi Sunakas Budget announcement
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:10:01 GMT
From https:

Index of leading UK-listed shares gains 1.2 per cent in morning trading as chancellor prepares to give latest tax and spending speech



Single mothers disproportionately impacted by universal credit cut, charity warns ahead of budget
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:46:59 GMT
From https:

aProviding support for only another six months just wonat cut ita charity says in call for measure to be extended for aat least a yeara



UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:39:35 GMT
From https:

Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.



What time is Nicola Sturgeon speaking and why is she facing calls to quit?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:11:16 GMT
From https:

Scotlandas first minister is under intense pressure as she prepares to give her side of the story



Locals outraged at aristocratas bid to build 180ft monument to Queen atop Northumberland hill
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:35:26 GMT
From https:

Lord Davenport says skyscraping installation would attract visitors and boost regionas economy. Opponents say itas an aalien intrusiona of wild landscape



Watch live as Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to parliamentary inquiry
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:29:23 GMT
From https:

Watch live as Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to parliamentary inquiry



Scottish Tories call on Nicola Sturgeon to resign after legal advice over Salmond probe published
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:13:50 GMT
From https:

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross says he will submit motion of no confidence in first minister



aVery surprisinga human skull found near empty hotel in Bolton
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:02:46 GMT
From https:

The people who found the skull have been investigating paranormal activities in the area and now says they have been unable to sleep at night



Inside Politics: Nicola Sturgeon gets to tell her side of the Salmond story
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:52:41 GMT
From https:

Scotlandas first minister is facing calls to quit ahead of her highly-anticipated appearance at the Alex Salmond inquiry, writes Adam Forrest



Budget news - live: Sunak ato extend furlougha as Sturgeon faces calls to resign over Salmond legal advice
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:52:32 GMT
From https:

Recovering from Covid-19 pandemic is key, shadow chancellor says



Tory London mayor candidate Shaun Bailey says basic income would be used to buy alots of drugsa
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:49:59 GMT
From https:

Latest in string of controversial comments by Sadiq Khanas main rival



Unforgotten fans in uproar as new episode delayed due to Harry and Meghanas Oprah interview
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:22:39 GMT
From https:

aHow dare ITV mess with Unforgotten,a one angry viewer wrote



iCarly star Jennette McCurdy says she aresentsa her career and is aashameda of past roles
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:21:29 GMT
From https:

Actor starred as Sam Puckett on the hit Nickelodeon show



Eurovision Song Contest entry accused of glorifying Satan by Cypriot church
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:20:40 GMT
From https:

Church alleges pop track urged the asubmission of humans to the devilas authoritya



Itas A Sin creator Russell T Davies reveals what aunbelievably crassa scene he refused to write: aIad rather diea
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:16:44 GMT
From https:

The idea was suggested by a broadcaster during the commissioning process of the hit show



Paris Hilton aso angrya watching old interview where arude and chauvinistica hosts insulted her
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:00:30 GMT
From https:

Presenters told Hilton to stop talking when she said that shead worked hard for her money



Piers Morgan says police turned his home into aFort Knoxa after he was sent death threats online
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:58:57 GMT
From https:

Morgan contacted authorities last month after being sent threatening messages on Instagram



Prince Harry and Meghan Markleas Oprah Winfrey interview to air on ITV
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:43:35 GMT
From https:

Tell-all interview will be shown in UK 24 hours after it airs in US



Golden Globes 2021: How and where to watch all of the winning films and TV shows
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:58:42 GMT
From https:

From Nomadland to Judas and the Black Messiah, hereas a handy list of streaming services where you can watch all of the Golden Globe winners



Thor 2 featured X-Men Easter egg that may set up mutantsa Marvel Cinematic Universe arrival
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:50:10 GMT
From https:

Sequel seems to have been more important than fans first thought



Rupert Everett says he aignoreda Bob Geldof while having six-year affair with wife Paula Yates
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:49:21 GMT
From https:

Actor previously described late TV presenter as having aan erotic fragilitya



Marvel Cinematic Universe: Thor 2 featured X-Men Easter egg that may set up mutantsa MCU arrival (old)
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:24:03 GMT
From https:

Sequel seems to have been more important than fans first thought



Eurovision Song Contest 2021 plans for live concerts with travel deemed anecessarya by organisers
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:22:58 GMT
From https:

Contest is scheduled to go ahead in Rotterdam later this year



Robbie Williams to be portrayed by CGI monkey in biopic Better Man, reports claim
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:57:29 GMT
From https:

Film is co-written by The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey



Asterix and Obelix series commissioned by Netflix, set to debut in 2023
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:54:26 GMT
From https:

Series will be based on the 1964 comic book Asterix and the Big Fight



Rita Ora recalls aawkwarda encounter with idol Madonna
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:46:57 GMT
From https:

Pop singer appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to speak about new music, The Voice, and meeting Madonna



Chris DaElia accused of soliciting nude photos from 17-year-old in child pornography lawsuit
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:42:13 GMT
From https:

Comedian was accused last year of agroominga underage girls



Will Smith says heas never met a smart racist person: aFortunately for my psychea
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:40:39 GMT
From https:

aI grew up with the impression that racists are stupid,a actor said



Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall aforceda to put white actor in Coming to America so film didnat have all-Black cast
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:24:31 GMT
From https:

aThey gave me a list with three white guys. They said, aWho would you rather work with?a



Celebrities who have had the Covid vaccine, from Dolly Parton to Elton John
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:16:07 GMT
From https:

David Attenborough and Samuel L Jackson are among the many others who have been inoculated



Tim Allen reflects on time in prison on drug trafficking charges: aI learned to shut upa
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:14:33 GMT
From https:

Allen was sentenced to two years and four months in federal prison aged 23



Ant Middleton blames athe PC woke patrola for departure from SAS: Who Dares Wins
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:04:23 GMT
From https:

aIf youare a snowflake, you donat belong on SAS: Who Dares Wins,a former soldier told Piers Morgan



Dr Seuss: Stephen Colbert praises decision to discontinue publication of six books over racist undertones
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:35 GMT
From https:

Presenter described the announcement as aa responsible movea



Bill Burr defends former Mandalorian co-star Gina Carano: aShe was an absolute sweethearta
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:09 GMT
From https:

Comedian plays Mayfeld on Disney+ series



Thor: Love and Thunder set video reveals Melissa McCarthy will play former MCU character
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:59:08 GMT
From https:

aThis is going to be hilarious,a one fan wrote



WandaVision director warns some viewers will be adisappointeda by series finale
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:53:20 GMT
From https:

Matt Shakman revealed that the showas creators have been keeping up with fan theories



Jahmil French death: Degrassi The Next Generation star dies aged 29
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:39:22 GMT
From https:

French also appeared on Soundtrack, Letas Get Physical, Remedy, and more television programmes



Alec Baldwin tells troll to ashut the f*** upa after Hilaria Baldwin reveals new baby name
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:32:36 GMT
From https:

On social media, some asked whether they had used a surrogate or gone through adoption.



Snoop Dogg rage-quits video game in livestreamed rant: aF*** this s*** mana
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:22:15 GMT
From https:

Rapper often livestreams himself to fans on social media



Hugh Grant cast as primary villain in Dungeons and Dragons film
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:19:46 GMT
From https:

Grant will play Forge Fletcher in the game adaptation



School of Rock child star Rivkah Reyes says role resulted in bullying and araging addictiona
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:54:33 GMT
From https:

Actor appeared in 2003 film alongside Jack Black



John Mayer responds to criticism from Taylor Swift fans on TikTok
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:53:44 GMT
From https:

aYouare berating me and Iam hearing you out,a wrote the singer



Bafta Games Awards 2021 nominations: The Last of Us Part II leads with record-breaking 13 nods
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:19:20 GMT
From https:

Read the full list of nominees below



Bunny Wailer, reggae giant and former bandmate of Bob Marley, dies aged 73
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:18:42 GMT
From https:

Musician performed alongside Marley and Peter Tosh in the seminal reggae trio The Wailers



aA taste of her own medicinea: Dolly Parton, who helped fund Moderna vaccine, gets Covid jab
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:05:03 GMT
From https:

Singer joked she had got aa dose of her own medicinea after vaccination in Tennessee



Golden Globes: HFPA member says association adidnat really considera lack of Black voters aa problema
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:55:20 GMT
From https:

Jenny Cooney says it is aembarrassing and kind of alarminga that association has agone so longa without Black members



Sturgeon brands Salmond a sex pest as she fights for her job
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:02:51 +0000
From https:
The First Minister slammed her predecessor for 'not a single word of regret' for 'inappropriate behaviour' towards women during his six hours of testimony at the Holyrood Inquiry last week.


Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak unveils APS407bn Covid recovery plan for UK economy
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:02:49 +0000
From https:
In a crucial Budget that will set the country's course for years, Rishi Sunak is extending the APS53billion furlough scheme for an extra five months, as well as keeping self-employed and business bailouts.


BUDGET 2021 AT A GLANCE: The key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's speechA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:01:07 +0000
From https:
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak got to his feet shortly after 12.30pm to deliver the crucial speech on his plans for taxation and spending as Britain recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.


Budget 2021: FTSE 100 rises 0.8% as Rishi Sunak Covid response plan is announced
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:00:53 +0000
From https:
Hotel operator Whitbread, catering firm Compass Group and British Airways-owner IAG were among the top gainers on the index in London today, with banks having the biggest boost.


Budget 2021 Live: Analysis, reaction and verdicts on the statement
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:00:37 +0000
From https:
With a fresh roadmap to get Britain out of lockdown, can the Chancellor strike the right balance to help families and businesses, but also deal with the huge strain the crisis has had on public spending?


Californian woman disturbed doing yoga by her dog
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:58:59 +0000
From https:
This is the moment a San Francisco woman tries to do yoga in her back yard while her dog looks on. The Bernese mountain dog attempts to steal the yoga mat and pushes its owner to stop the workout.


'Naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke challenges sex assault conviction
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:55:50 +0000
From https:
The disgraced 49-year-old was jailed for two years in September last year after being found guilty of three counts of sexual assault following a month-long trial at Southwark Crown Court.


Prince Philip's health is 'slightly improving' but his treatment 'hurts'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:53:25 +0000
From https:
Prince Philip is 'slightly improving' in hospital in London but 'hurts at moments' due to his treatment, Camilla has revealed today.


Budget 2021: Homebuyers react to Rishi Sunak's new mortgage guarantee scheme
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:48:56 +0000
From https:
Rishi Sunak's initiative will incentivise lenders to provide mortgages to first-time buyers as well as current home-ownersA with just 5 per cent deposits to buy properties worth up to APS600,000.


Duchess of Cornwall visits church vaccination centre to thank NHS staffA A
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:48:19 +0000
From https:
The Duchess of Cornwall, 73, wrapped up warm in a baby pink coat as she spoke to volunteers and staff members working at the Community Vaccination Centre at St Paul's Church, Croydon.


Indian elephant rubs its face in the Jim Corbett National Park
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:47:45 +0000
From https:
The Indian elephant was filmed in the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttrakhand State by photographer Arpit Kooba who was touring the nature reserve with a guide.


Myanmar coup: Protesters killed as police open fire
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:46:52 +0000
From https:
Protesters were shot dead in the cities of Mandalay, Myingyan and Monywa in central Myanmar on Wednesday as police opened fire on protesters, with more killed in Yangon and Hpakant.


Armed police smash 'rent-a-gun' gang in dawn raids on 11 addresses across London, Essex and Kent
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:45:02 +0000
From https:
In total, 10 people aged between 16 and 20 have been arrested after dawn raids were executed this morning. The operation was launched after a number of shootings and stabbings last year.


Contactless payment limit will rise from APS45 to APS100
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:44:26 +0000
From https:
Experts say it will be 'even easier for a fraudster to spend large sums of the victim's money,' after Rishi Sunak announced the contactless payment limit would rise from APS45 to APS100 at today's Budget.


Coronavirus Germany: '90% of severely ill patients have migrant background'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:43:09 +0000
From https:
Thomas Voshaar, the head doctor at a German lung hospital, said a survey of leading medics had found that many of the sickest patients were what he described as 'patients with communications barriers'.


Virgin Media is DOWN
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:42:35 +0000
From https:
Virgin Media appears to have crashed across the UK, leaving thousands of locked-down Britons working from home unable to get online.


Rishi Sunak sparks fears of lockdown return as he extends furloughA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:40:01 +0000
From https:
The Chancellor used the Budget to confirm that furloughed workers will continue to receive 80 per cent of their wages for the next seven months.


Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak freezes alcohol and fuel tax in boost for Covid-weary UK
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:39:44 +0000
From https:
The Chancellor cancelled planed increases in duty on beer, cider, wine and spirits. The amount of tax on a tankful of petrol and diesel will also remain the same for the 10th year in a row.


Body of elderly woman who died 'several years ago' is found in house
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:31 +0000
From https:
Police launched an investigation into the 'unexplained' death after the woman's body was discovered inA Cove, Aberdeen last Thursday.


Property developer accused of murdering heiress wife joined 'Tinder for widows'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:24 +0000
From https:
Donald McPherson, 47, allegedly joined the matchmaking site after murdering his wife, Paula Leeson, while they were on holiday at a rented cottage in a 'remote' part of Denmark.


Film director, 43, avoids jail after secretly filming 24 women showering
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:06 +0000
From https:
Mark Murphy captured hundreds of images using a spycam planted inside a clock in Kensington, west London over eight years before he was caught in March 2019.


Greece is hit by 6.9-magnitude earthquake
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:34:20 +0000
From https:
Greece was shaken by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake today which was felt in Athens and sent locals into the streets in Larissa close to where the tremor struck.


Margaret Thatcher's former Oxford college scraps investments in coal
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:31:24 +0000
From https:
Somerville College is set to withdraw all investments in fossil fuel by the end of July, instead sinking APS100m into new, green projects. Margaret Thatcher was part of the college in the 1940s.


England will NOT stage Euro 2020 but could host EXTRA games if Europe is hit by travel bans
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:30:53 +0000
From https:
England's successful track record of hosting international matches and its advanced vaccination programme makes London a top pick for hosting more Euro2020 games, if other host cities have to cancel.


Mammograms pick up harmless breast lumps from the Covid vaccine
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:30:46 +0000
From https:
Swollen lymph nodes are common after infection and a sign the immune system is fighting a foreign invader. However, swollen lymph nodes are not a known side-effect for other vaccines.


The future Queens of the continent!
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:27:51 +0000
From https:
As Princess Leonor of Spain and Princess Alexia of the Netherlands sign up to UWC Atlantic College, FEMAIL reveals the future queens of Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain.


Chris D'Elia faces child-porn lawsuit from woman who claims he took her virginity when she was 17
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:22:36 +0000
From https:
The civil lawsuit accuses Comedian Chris D'Elia of violating US federal child pornography and child sexual exploitation laws, including soliciting over 100 sexually explicitly photos and videos.


Budget 2021: Speaker Lindsay Hoyle slams Rishi Sunak PR drive
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:20:01 +0000
From https:
Sir Lindsay Hoyle has slammed Rishi Sunak's pre-Budget PR drive, telling the Chancellor that policies should be announced to MPs first because 'tradition matters'.


Coronavirus: England's hunt for Brazilian variant case 'should be easy'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:20:01 +0000
From https:
Kent and Surrey councils told MailOnline they were not aware of efforts to track the case in their populations, ruling out a third of the region's 9million people.


Budget 2021: Keir Starmer slammed by Labour bible the New Statesman over opposition to tax rises
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:17:48 +0000
From https:
In a scathing attack on the Opposition Leader the New Statesman said that the party has ''no idea what it wants' under his leadership.


China is attempting to reduce the Uighur population with labour programmes, leaked report reveals
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:16:59 +0000
From https:
A report by academics at China's Nankai university and accidentally published online reveals that Chinese labour programmes for Uighurs are in part designed to reduce their population.


Budget 2021: Museums, theatres and concert halls given APS410m bailout lifeline
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:15:56 +0000
From https:
Rishi Sunak unveiled the move in today's Budget following talks with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, who last year secured a APS1.57billion bailout for the industry.


Iraqi airbase hosting US troops is hit by multiple rocketsA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:14:37 +0000
From https:
At least 10 rockets struck Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq early Wednesday from a launcher located around five miles from the compound, military sources said.


Budget 2021: APS150m Rishi Sunak scheme helps locals BUY struggling pubs
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:10 +0000
From https:
The APS150million Community Ownership Fund will provide grants of up to APS250,000 to help rescue boozers and other 'assets' that are at threat of closing permanently.


Hilaria Baldwin pumps milk while husband Alec tackles dishesa| after welcoming baby number SIX
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:04 +0000
From https:
Hilaria Baldwin recently announced the arrival of her SIXTH child, daughter Lucia, with husband Alec, just six months after giving birth to their son Eduardo.


ITV confirms Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:12:43 +0000
From https:
ITV will air the bombshell two-hour Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan next Monday from 9pm, which will be 20 hours after it debuts on US network CBS at 1am UK time.


Wine: Scientists reveal why cheese goes so well with vino
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:11:21 +0000
From https:
Scientists have proved that fats in food interact with compounds in wine to make the drink taste better. Fats mask the flavour of tannins - bitter and astringent compounds in wine.


NHS Test and Trace is 25 PER CENT more successful in parts of Essex than in Bradford
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:09:59 +0000
From https:
EXCLUSIVE: New data show the disparity between regions of the country in terms of how well NHS Test and Trace is reaching people who have come into contact with Covid.


Germany, France and Sweden blame EU and governments for vaccine shambles
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:04:58 +0000
From https:
The survey by Kekst CNC found 77 per cent of Britons saying their country has handled the vaccine roll-out well - compared to 23 per cent in Germany, 19 per cent in Sweden and 18 per cent in France.


Meghan Markle 'bullied two of her staff' during her time as a working royal
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:03:23 +0000
From https:
A spokesman for the Sussexes denied the claims, saying they were 'the victims of a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation'.


NHS hospitals in London are told to prepare for a 'possible surge' in Covid patients later this year
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:01:51 +0000
From https:
The leaked guidance handed to NHS trusts in London last month warns that they will be asked to 'begin to plan for a possible wave 3 Covid surge'. But cases are falling across the capital.


Labour councillor is suspended after claiming she had a Covid vaccination 'privately'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:59:05 +0000
From https:
A Labour councillor has been suspended from the party after claiming she had visited a 'private care doctor' for a Covid jab - which are only available on the NHS.


Army guardsman duped women into paying him APS33,300 after trading off 'military glamour' on Tinder
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:56:07 +0000
From https:
Judge Jane Miller QC told the conman, of Lille Barracks, Aldershot, at Winchester Crown Court (pictured) his offending had been 'systematic, calculated and despicable'.


Coronavirus: Covid deaths in England are falling FASTER than SAGE predicted
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:56:05 +0000
From https:
A prediction made by SAGE sub-group SPI-M at the start of February suggested daily Covid deaths in England would stay above 200 until the end of March but they are already lower.


Rupert Everett feels 'no guilt' over six-year affair with Paula Yates
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:55:17 +0000
From https:
The actor, 61, told theA Piers Morgan's Life Stories' host that he thinks he was 'in love' with Paula and simply 'ignored' her husband Bob while they were together.


Ryanair will slash ticket prices for a year in bid to resume 70% of flights by this summer
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:54:38 +0000
From https:
Michael O'Leary, CEO of budget airline Ryanair, hopes to resume up to 70 per cent of normal traffic by the summer in a bid to get travellers flying again.


PrincessA Eugenie is 'only member' of Royal Family Meghan Markle is 'still close to,' source claims
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:50:40 +0000
From https:
Meghan Markle, 39, andA Princess Eguenie, 30, reportedly maintain a close relationship despite Megxit - and have bonded over their recent pregnancy joy, a source claimed to Us Weekly.


Company defends flying workers from Brazil to Scotland who then tested positive for new Covid strain
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:49:44 +0000
From https:
Bureau Veritas Solutions said the three expert employees were critical to maintaining the safe operation of an offshore facility and that they lead by example when it comes to workers' wellbeing.


Mother, 45, died in freak accident when she fell on broken bottles of wine, inquest finds
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:47:07 +0000
From https:
Susan Woods, 45, hadA been out for the evening with friends and her husband on Saturday, August 15 last year, the hearing at Bootle Town Hall was told on Tuesday.


Son loses both parents who were in their 60s to Covid within six hours of each other
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:46:48 +0000
From https:
Daryl Gilley, from Sittingbourne in Kent, caught coronavirus around Christmas and did not realise his parents were ill too until his father was brought into hospital.


Celebrity eco-designer who inspired Carrie's Downing Street revamp
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:42:33 +0000
From https:
Interior design guru Lulu Lytle counts Prince Charles andA Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger among clients at her business, Soane Britain.


Netflix is DOWN: TV and film streaming service crashes for frustrated viewers across the UKA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:32:20 +0000
From https:
Most of the complaints centred around being unable to connect to the website and streaming being unavailable.


Coronavirus UK: Sickness absence falls to record low after people worked from home, figures showA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:29:23 +0000
From https:
The coronavirus crisis helped cut absence rates in the UK as people worked from home or were forced to shield, a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed.


New Zealand threatens tech giants with Australian-style media laws
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:29:07 +0000
From https:
Kris Faafoi, New Zealand's broadcast minister, said that Facebook and Google have been told to start negotiating with news publishers in his country or else face new laws like those in Australia.


Could a higher contactless limit of APS100 mean putting your Pin in MORE?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:27:23 +0000
From https:
Contactless shoppers could actually have to key in their Pin more often to prevent fraud if the tap and pay limit is more than doubled to APS100 in the Budget today.


BUDGET 2021 AT A GLANCE: The key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's speechA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:51:18 GMT
From https:
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak got to his feet shortly after 12.30pm to deliver the crucial speech on his plans for taxation and spending as Britain recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.


Prince Philip's health is 'slightly improving' but his treatment 'hurts'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:50:50 GMT
From https:
Prince Philip is 'slightly improving' in hospital in London but 'hurts at moments' due to his treatment, Camilla has revealed today.


Budget 2021: FTSE 100 rises 0.8% as Rishi Sunak APS407bn Covid response plan announced
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:49:14 GMT
From https:
Hotel operator Whitbread, catering firm Compass Group and British Airways-owner IAG were among the top gainers on the index in London today, with banks having the biggest boost.


Budget 2021: Homebuyers react to Rishi Sunak's new mortgage guarantee scheme
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:48:56 GMT
From https:
Rishi Sunak's initiative will incentivise lenders to provide mortgages to first-time buyers as well as current home-ownersA with just 5 per cent deposits to buy properties worth up to APS600,000.


Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak unveils APS407bn Covid recovery plan for UK economy
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:48:26 GMT
From https:
In a crucial Budget that will set the country's course for years, Rishi Sunak is extending the APS53billion furlough scheme for an extra five months, as well as keeping self-employed and business bailouts.


Duchess of Cornwall visits church vaccination centre to thank NHS staffA A
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:48:19 GMT
From https:
The Duchess of Cornwall, 73, wrapped up warm in a baby pink coat as she spoke to volunteers and staff members working at the Community Vaccination Centre at St Paul's Church, Croydon.


Californian woman disturbed doing yoga by her dog
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:47:47 GMT
From https:
This is the moment a San Francisco woman tries to do yoga in her back yard while her dog looks on. The dog attempts to steal the yoga mat and pushes its owner to stop the workout.


Indian elephant rubs its face in the Jim Corbett National Park
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:47:45 GMT
From https:
The Indian elephant was filmed in the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttrakhand State by photographer Arpit Kooba who was touring the nature reserve with a guide.


Budget 2021 Live: Analysis, reaction and verdicts on the statement
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:47:10 GMT
From https:
With a fresh roadmap to get Britain out of lockdown, can the Chancellor strike the right balance to help families and businesses, but also deal with the huge strain the crisis has had on public spending?


Myanmar coup: Protesters killed as police open fire
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:46:52 GMT
From https:
Protesters were shot dead in the cities of Mandalay, Myingyan and Monywa in central Myanmar on Wednesday as police opened fire on protesters, with more killed in Yangon and Hpakant.


Armed police smash 'rent-a-gun' gang in dawn raids on 11 addresses across London, Essex and Kent
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:45:02 GMT
From https:
In total, 10 people aged between 16 and 20 have been arrested after dawn raids were executed this morning. The operation was launched after a number of shootings and stabbings last year.


Coronavirus Germany: '90% of severely ill patients have migrant background'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:43:09 GMT
From https:
Thomas Voshaar, the head doctor at a German lung hospital, said a survey of leading medics had found that many of the sickest patients were what he described as 'patients with communications barriers'.


Virgin Media is DOWN
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:42:35 GMT
From https:
Virgin Media appears to have crashed across the UK, leaving thousands of locked-down Britons working from home unable to get online.


Nicola Sturgeon on brink as two witnesses BACK Alex Salmond version of events
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:40:03 GMT
From https:
The First Minister slammed her predecessor for 'not a single word of regret' for 'inappropriate behaviour' towards women during his six hours of testimony at the Holyrood Inquiry last week.


Rishi Sunak sparks fears of lockdown return as he extends furloughA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:40:01 GMT
From https:
The Chancellor used the Budget to confirm that furloughed workers will continue to receive 80 per cent of their wages for the next seven months.


Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak freezes alcohol and fuel tax in boost for Covid-weary UK
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:39:44 GMT
From https:
The Chancellor cancelled planed increases in duty on beer, cider, wine and spirits. The amount of tax on a tankful of petrol and diesel will also remain the same for the 10th year in a row.


Body of elderly woman who died 'several years ago' is found in house
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:31 GMT
From https:
Police launched an investigation into the 'unexplained' death after the woman's body was discovered inA Cove, Aberdeen last Thursday.


Property developer accused of murdering heiress wife joined 'Tinder for widows'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:24 GMT
From https:
Donald McPherson, 47, allegedly joined the matchmaking site after murdering his wife, Paula Leeson, while they were on holiday at a rented cottage in a 'remote' part of Denmark.


Film director, 43, avoids jail after secretly filming 24 women showering
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:06 GMT
From https:
Mark Murphy captured hundreds of images using a spycam planted inside a clock in Kensington, west London over eight years before he was caught in March 2019.


Greece is hit by 6.9-magnitude earthquake
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:34:20 GMT
From https:
Greece was shaken by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake today which was felt in Athens and sent locals into the streets in Larissa close to where the tremor struck.


Margaret Thatcher's former Oxford college scraps investments in coal
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:31:24 GMT
From https:
Somerville College is set to withdraw all investments in fossil fuel by the end of July, instead sinking APS100m into new, green projects. Margaret Thatcher was part of the college in the 1940s.


England will NOT stage Euro 2020 but could host EXTRA games if Europe is hit by travel bans
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:30:53 GMT
From https:
England's successful track record of hosting international matches and its advanced vaccination programme makes London a top pick for hosting more Euro2020 games, if other host cities have to cancel.


Mammograms pick up harmless breast lumps from the Covid vaccine
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:30:46 GMT
From https:
Swollen lymph nodes are common after infection and a sign the immune system is fighting a foreign invader. However, swollen lymph nodes are not a known side-effect for other vaccines.


The future Queens of the continent!
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:27:51 GMT
From https:
As Princess Leonor of Spain and Princess Alexia of the Netherlands sign up to UWC Atlantic College, FEMAIL reveals the future queens of Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain.


'Naughty Tory' Charlie Elphicke challenges sex assault conviction
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:23:15 GMT
From https:
The disgraced 49-year-old was jailed for two years in September last year after being found guilty of three counts of sexual assault following a month-long trial at Southwark Crown Court.


Chris D'Elia faces child-porn lawsuit from woman who claims he took her virginity when she was 17
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:22:36 GMT
From https:
The civil lawsuit accuses Comedian Chris D'Elia of violating US federal child pornography and child sexual exploitation laws, including soliciting over 100 sexually explicitly photos and videos.


Budget 2021: Speaker Lindsay Hoyle slams Rishi Sunak PR drive
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:20:01 GMT
From https:
Sir Lindsay Hoyle has slammed Rishi Sunak's pre-Budget PR drive, telling the Chancellor that policies should be announced to MPs first because 'tradition matters'.


Coronavirus: England's hunt for Brazilian variant case 'should be easy'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:20:01 GMT
From https:
Kent and Surrey councils told MailOnline they were not aware of efforts to track the case in their populations, ruling out a third of the region's 9million people.


Budget 2021: Keir Starmer slammed by Labour bible the New Statesman over opposition to tax rises
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:17:48 GMT
From https:
In a scathing attack on the Opposition Leader the New Statesman said that the party has ''no idea what it wants' under his leadership.


China is attempting to reduce the Uighur population with labour programmes, leaked report reveals
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:16:59 GMT
From https:
A report by academics at China's Nankai university and accidentally published online reveals that Chinese labour programmes for Uighurs are in part designed to reduce their population.


Budget 2021: Museums, theatres and concert halls given APS410m bailout lifeline
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:15:56 GMT
From https:
Rishi Sunak unveiled the move in today's Budget following talks with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, who last year secured a APS1.57billion bailout for the industry.


Budget 2021: APS150m Rishi Sunak scheme helps locals BUY struggling pubs
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:10 GMT
From https:
The APS150million Community Ownership Fund will provide grants of up to APS250,000 to help rescue boozers and other 'assets' that are at threat of closing permanently.


Hilaria Baldwin pumps milk while husband Alec tackles dishesa| after welcoming baby number SIX
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:04 GMT
From https:
Hilaria Baldwin recently announced the arrival of her SIXTH child, daughter Lucia, with husband Alec, just six months after giving birth to their son Eduardo.


ITV confirms Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:12:43 GMT
From https:
ITV will air the bombshell two-hour Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan next Monday from 9pm, which will be 20 hours after it debuts on US network CBS at 1am UK time.


Wine: Scientists reveal why cheese goes so well with vino
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:11:21 GMT
From https:
Scientists have proved that fats in food interact with compounds in wine to make the drink taste better. Fats mask the flavour of tannins - bitter and astringent compounds in wine.


NHS Test and Trace is 25 PER CENT more successful in parts of Essex than in Bradford
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:09:59 GMT
From https:
EXCLUSIVE: New data show the disparity between regions of the country in terms of how well NHS Test and Trace is reaching people who have come into contact with Covid.


Germany, France and Sweden blame EU and governments for vaccine shambles
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:04:58 GMT
From https:
The survey by Kekst CNC found 77 per cent of Britons saying their country has handled the vaccine roll-out well - compared to 23 per cent in Germany, 19 per cent in Sweden and 18 per cent in France.


Meghan Markle 'bullied two of her staff' during her time as a working royal
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:03:23 GMT
From https:
A spokesman for the Sussexes denied the claims, saying they were 'the victims of a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation'.


NHS hospitals in London are told to prepare for a 'possible surge' in Covid patients later this year
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:01:51 GMT
From https:
The leaked guidance handed to NHS trusts in London last month warns that they will be asked to 'begin to plan for a possible wave 3 Covid surge'. But cases are falling across the capital.


Labour councillor is suspended after claiming she had a Covid vaccination 'privately'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:59:05 GMT
From https:
A Labour councillor has been suspended from the party after claiming she had visited a 'private care doctor' for a Covid jab - which are only available on the NHS.


Army guardsman duped women into paying him APS33,300 after trading off 'military glamour' on Tinder
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:56:07 GMT
From https:
Judge Jane Miller QC told the conman, of Lille Barracks, Aldershot, at Winchester Crown Court (pictured) his offending had been 'systematic, calculated and despicable'.


Coronavirus: Covid deaths in England are falling FASTER than SAGE predicted
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:56:05 GMT
From https:
A prediction made by SAGE sub-group SPI-M at the start of February suggested daily Covid deaths in England would stay above 200 until the end of March but they are already lower.


Rupert Everett feels 'no guilt' over six-year affair with Paula Yates
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:55:17 GMT
From https:
The actor, 61, told theA Piers Morgan's Life Stories' host that he thinks he was 'in love' with Paula and simply 'ignored' her husband Bob while they were together.


Ryanair will slash ticket prices for a year in bid to resume 70% of flights by this summer
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:54:38 GMT
From https:
Michael O'Leary, CEO of budget airline Ryanair, hopes to resume up to 70 per cent of normal traffic by the summer in a bid to get travellers flying again.


PrincessA Eugenie is 'only member' of Royal Family Meghan Markle is 'still close to,' source claims
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:50:40 GMT
From https:
Meghan Markle, 39, andA Princess Eguenie, 30, reportedly maintain a close relationship despite Megxit - and have bonded over their recent pregnancy joy, a source claimed to Us Weekly.


Company defends flying workers from Brazil to Scotland who then tested positive for new Covid strain
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:49:44 GMT
From https:
Bureau Veritas Solutions said the three expert employees were critical to maintaining the safe operation of an offshore facility and that they lead by example when it comes to workers' wellbeing.


Mother, 45, died in freak accident when she fell on broken bottles of wine, inquest finds
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:47:07 GMT
From https:
Susan Woods, 45, hadA been out for the evening with friends and her husband on Saturday, August 15 last year, the hearing at Bootle Town Hall was told on Tuesday.


Son loses both parents who were in their 60s to Covid within six hours of each other
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:46:48 GMT
From https:
Daryl Gilley, from Sittingbourne in Kent, caught coronavirus around Christmas and did not realise his parents were ill too until his father was brought into hospital.


Celebrity eco-designer who inspired Carrie's Downing Street revamp
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:42:33 GMT
From https:
Interior design guru Lulu Lytle counts Prince Charles andA Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger among clients at her business, Soane Britain.


Netflix is DOWN: TV and film streaming service crashes for frustrated viewers across the UKA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:32:20 GMT
From https:
Most of the complaints centred around being unable to connect to the website and streaming being unavailable.


Coronavirus UK: Sickness absence falls to record low after people worked from home, figures showA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:29:23 GMT
From https:
The coronavirus crisis helped cut absence rates in the UK as people worked from home or were forced to shield, a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed.


Could a higher contactless limit of APS100 mean putting your Pin in MORE?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:27:23 GMT
From https:
Contactless shoppers could actually have to key in their Pin more often to prevent fraud if the tap and pay limit is more than doubled to APS100 in the Budget today.


Meghan Markle's earrings 'were a wedding gift from Saudi Crown Prince'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:23:48 GMT
From https:
Kensington Palace had said at the time of the formal dinner in Fiji in October 2018 - which took place three weeks after the killing in Istanbul - that the jewellery was 'borrowed', without stating from whom.


Crew member who survived Brazil Chapecoense plane crash walks away from deadly coach smash
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:19:35 GMT
From https:
Erwin Tumiri, 30, was one of just six people to survive LaMia Flight 2933 in 2016 and on Tuesday, he walked away from a coach crash in Bolivia that has claimed the lives of at least 21 people.


Homosexuality can be declared a psychological disorder, Chinese court rulesA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:14:42 GMT
From https:
According to a copy of the February 9 appeal ruling, Suyu District Intermediate Court in the city of Suqian said the description resulted from 'perceptual differences' and was not a factual error.


Prince Philip's health is 'slightly improving' but his treatment 'hurts'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:53:25 GMT
From https:
Prince Philip is 'slightly improving' in hospital in London but 'hurts at moments' due to his treatment, Camilla has revealed today.


Giant glow-in-the-dark shark that uses bioluminescence as a camouflage is near New Zealand
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:50:05 GMT
From https:
Scientists surveying the coast of New Zealand discovered a 'giant luminous shark.' A kitefin that lives 984ft below the surface uses bioluminescence as a camouflage.


Myanmar coup: Protesters killed as police open fire
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:46:52 GMT
From https:
Protesters were shot dead in the cities of Mandalay, Myingyan and Monywa in central Myanmar on Wednesday as police opened fire on protesters, with more killed in Yangon and Hpakant.


Greece is hit by 6.9-magnitude earthquake
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:34:20 GMT
From https:
Greece was shaken by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake today which was felt in Athens and sent locals into the streets in Larissa close to where the tremor struck.


Widow of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh opens up about losing himA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:27:25 GMT
From https:
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, 70, passed away on February 17 and was laid to rest on February 24. Wife Kathryn paid tribute to him and said she was doing okay during the difficult time.


New Jersey gym owner banned from American Airlines flights after refusing to wear a mask on flight
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:25:55 GMT
From https:
Gym owner Ian Smith, 33, from New Jersey has been banned from flying on American Airlines after refusing to wear a face covering on one of their flights.


Chris D'Elia faces child-porn lawsuit from woman who claims he took her virginity when she was 17
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:22:36 GMT
From https:
The civil lawsuit accuses Comedian Chris D'Elia of violating US federal child pornography and child sexual exploitation laws, including soliciting over 100 sexually explicitly photos and videos.


Raw chicken and metal shavings: Poor food has hospitalized Michigan National Guard troops in DC
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:20:06 GMT
From https:
More than a dozen soldiers on deployment have become ill - with some serious enough to be hospitalized - after reportedly being given undercooked and contaminated food.


Investigators recover 'black box' data from Tiger Woods' luxury SUV after executing a search warrant
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:17:53 GMT
From https:
Investigators hope that the on-board data recorded will give them insight into the cause of the rollover on February 23 in Los Angeles that left Woods in hospital, such as the SUV's speed..


Look up! Newfound Comet Leonard will blaze into view later this year
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:14:32 GMT
From https:
The object, catalogued as C/2021 AI, was discovered by astronomer Gregory J Leonard on January 3 at the Mount Lemmon Infrared Observatory in Arizona.


Bill Burr voices support for fired Mandalorian co-star Gina Carano
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:47 GMT
From https:
The 38-year-old actress was let go by bosses on February 11 after she shared a social media post comparing the current political climate to that of Nazi Germany.


Hilaria Baldwin pumps milk while husband Alec tackles dishesa| after welcoming baby number SIX
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:04 GMT
From https:
Hilaria Baldwin recently announced the arrival of her SIXTH child, daughter Lucia, with husband Alec, just six months after giving birth to their son Eduardo.


New York prepares for pilot to administer Johnson & Johnson single-shot dosesA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:11:55 GMT
From https:
Huge lines spilled out from mass vaccination centers in New York state as they prepare to start running a pilot program to administer the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to residents overnight.


Wine: Scientists reveal why cheese goes so well with vino
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:11:21 GMT
From https:
Scientists have proved that fats in food interact with compounds in wine to make the drink taste better. Fats mask the flavour of tannins - bitter and astringent compounds in wine.


Self-harm claims rise 333% and overdoses up 120%: The shocking toll of the pandemic on teenagers
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:09:39 GMT
From https:
A nonprofit specializing in healthcare data analyzed 32 billion private healthcare claim records from January-November 2020 and compared with 2019, showing the scale of the mental health crisis.


Ronny Jackson 'said female staffer had "great t**s", and drank alcohol while White House physician'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:06:55 GMT
From https:
The ex-White House physician allegedly made 'sexual and denigrating' comments about a female colleague on a trip to Asia back in April 2014, according to the Pentagon's IG's report.


Universal Studios is 'evaluating' the future of 'If I Ran the Zoo' in wake of controversyA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:06:22 GMT
From https:
Donald Trump Jr. and Senator Ted Cruz were among those criticizing the decision to cease publication of six Dr Seuss books on Tuesday.


Alex Jones says he's 'so f**king sick' of Donald Trump in 2019 leaked video
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:05:39 GMT
From https:
The video shows Jones ranting that he wishes he 'never would have met' the ex-president or Roger Stone, Trump's aide who was convicted of lying to Congress.


Meghan Markle 'bullied two of her staff' during her time as a working royal
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:03:23 GMT
From https:
A spokesman for the Sussexes denied the claims, saying they were 'the victims of a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation'.


Mother, 32, arrested caught video leaving her four-year-old girl all alone' on Bronx street
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:57:08 GMT
From https:
The mother of four-year-old Sidaya who was abandoned on a Bronx street has been arrested. Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, had left the little girl and went to stay the night in a homeless shelter.


McEnany lays into Biden for not giving pressers and moans she was treated differently to Jen Psaki
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:56:15 GMT
From https:
The 32-year-old, who was Donald Trump's press secretary from April 2020, was unveiled as a new Fox News contributor on Tuesday and told Hannity that she had been treated differently to Jen Psaki.


Rupert Everett feels 'no guilt' over six-year affair with Paula Yates
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:55:17 GMT
From https:
The actor, 61, told theA Piers Morgan's Life Stories' host that he thinks he was 'in love' with Paula and simply 'ignored' her husband Bob while they were together.


PrincessA Eugenie is 'only member' of Royal Family Meghan Markle is 'still close to,' source claims
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:50:40 GMT
From https:
Meghan Markle, 39, andA Princess Eguenie, 30, reportedly maintain a close relationship despite Megxit - and have bonded over their recent pregnancy joy, a source claimed to Us Weekly.


Meghan Markle's earrings 'were a wedding gift from Saudi Crown Prince'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:23:48 GMT
From https:
Kensington Palace had said at the time of the formal dinner in Fiji in October 2018 - which took place three weeks after the killing in Istanbul - that the jewellery was 'borrowed', without stating from whom.


Biden's aides were furious that Cuomo made a self-serving video for the 2020 DNC, new book says
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:14:54 GMT
From https:
Joe Biden's team was left fuming in August after Andrew Cuomo recorded a 'tribute to himself' for the DNC, a new book has claimed, as the New York governor's popularity plummets.


Homosexuality can be declared a psychological disorder, Chinese court rulesA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:14:42 GMT
From https:
According to a copy of the February 9 appeal ruling, Suyu District Intermediate Court in the city of Suqian said the description resulted from 'perceptual differences' and was not a factual error.


Prove your mathematical knowledge with difficult maths formulas quiz
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:09:47 GMT
From https:
Quizmaster Tal Garner shared this perplexing ten-question challenge to US-based trivia platform Playbuzz, with tricky questions on mathematical formulas, algebra and equations.


Ioan Gruffudd's wife Alice Evans brands the actor a 's**t' after he filed for divorce
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:09:35 GMT
From https:
Ioan Gruffudd's wifeA Alice Evans branded her estranged husband a 's**t' in an emotional Instagram post - hours after she claimed she didn't know he was filing for divorce.


Did Meghan Markle take style inspiration from Wallis Simpson for her Oprah interview?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:08:40 GMT
From https:
Viewers were quick to point out that the 39-year-old's outfit and center-parted hairstyle were incredibly similar to a look worn by Wallis in an early portrait.


Ioan Gruffudd's wife Alice Evans breaks her silence after actor files for divorce
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:02:14 GMT
From https:
Taking to Instagram after the news broke,A Alice,A 49, shared a screenshot of the reports as she cryptically penned: 'Oh. Ok. Thanks for letting me know. I guess?' followed by a teary-eyed emoji.


Cuttlefish pass the 'marshmallow test' in US experiments
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:56:19 GMT
From https:
Scientists have found that cuttlefish can pass a 'fishy version' of the 'marshmallow test' - originally used on pre-school children to test their self-control.


Pope says he will travel to Iraq on Friday despite rocket attack on US military base
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:17:33 GMT
From https:
Pope Francis, 84, is due to arrive in Baghdad on Friday for a three-day visit designed to encourage Iraq's faithful after years of persecution and increase the Vatican's outreach to Islam.


Meghan Markle's BFF Misha Nonoo celebrates her son's first birthday
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:06:44 GMT
From https:
Meghan Markle 's BFF Misha Nonoo, from New York, who is married to billionaire oil heir Mikey Hess, 33, shared a photo of their son Leo with a number one balloon on Instagram.


PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gaga makes her first public appearance since her dog walker was shot
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:01:10 GMT
From https:
The pop superstar, 34, looked composed as sheA emerged from her hotel in central Rome on Tuesday, marking the first time she has been seen since the traumatic ordeal unfolded on February 24.


Astrophotographer captures stunning photo of the ISS as it passes across the moonA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:49:33 GMT
From https:
Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy captured the image of the station, which is orbiting 250 miles above the Earth, from a roadside in Sacramento, California at about 10:44 GMT on Monday.


BBC viewers left in tears as 75-year-old whose father was American GI meets living relatives in US
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:39:34 GMT
From https:
Bill, 75, from Leicester, appeared BBC2's DNA Family Secrets in the hope of finding his father Wilbert Wiley, a truck driver with the US Army who met his mother Betty at a dance at base in Loughborough.


Belfast girl speaks using her accent
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:06:22 GMT
From https:
This is the hilarious moment Kyra from Belfast tells her American father that her mother who is from Northern Ireland is the one who has the correct accent.


BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 test centre is hit by explosion in Dutch town that has seen surge in cases
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:56:47 GMT
From https:
Police said the building in the town of Bovenkarspel appeared to be the target of a deliberate attack after 'something metal' exploded outside the testing centre.


Italian-Australian cookbook author Silvia Colloca shares her rules for cooking the perfect pasta
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:35:50 GMT
From https:
Italian-Australian TV cook and food writer Silvia Colloca has shared the biggest mistakes home cooks make when preparing pasta.


Andrew Cuomo's 'creepy' comment to female doctor who did his COVID test last spring
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:30:15 GMT
From https:
Cuomo, 63, was speaking to Dr. Elizabeth Dufort, inset, on May 17 last year. The video, main, resurfaced Tuesday and those watching it on Twitter branded it 'creepy'.


HIlaria Baldwin welcomes baby girl with six months after birth of her son
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:16:25 GMT
From https:
SNL star Alec, 62, fired off a furious response to an Instagram user who accused him of posting a photo of his wife and their six children as 'clickbait'.


'My ex is hotter than my current partner'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:12:10 GMT
From https:
Men and women from around the world have taken to anonymous confessions app Whisper to reveal what its like to know that they've 'downgraded' in the looks department.


Ford SUV was transporting '25 illegal immigrants' when it crashed into a gravel truck, killing 13
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:54:48 GMT
From https:
The Mexican consulate has confirmed that at least ten Mexican nationals died in a crash in California on Tuesday morning including the 22-year-old man driving an SUV packed with 25 'illegal immigrants'.


Psychologist reveals what your pillow arrangement says about your personality
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:49:16 GMT
From https:
PsychologistA Lee Chambers, from Lancashire, has explained what the five most popular approaches to arranging our pillows in the morning reveal about our personality traits.


Hilarious gallery reveals the VERY creative ways students have been caught cheating on exams
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:48:59 GMT
From https:
Spotlight rounded up a selection of photographs from around the world that capture the ingenious ways students have devised for cheating in exams. One girl disguised notes as a manicure.


Meghan Markle 'should face cross- examination' in privacy claim, High Court appeal hearing told
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:46:22 GMT
From https:
Lawyers for the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline went to the High Court in a bid to appeal a judge's decision to deny them a trial in Meghan Markle's privacy case, which was refused by the judge.


Security in DC is beefed up further amid threat from far-right group Three Percenters
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:16:42 GMT
From https:
Capitol police received an intelligence bulletin on Tuesday warning of a far-right militia plot to breach the Capitol this Thursday, specifically naming a threat from the Three Percenters.


Rapper DaBaby and his associates accused of perpetrating violent attack on homeowner
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:06:43 GMT
From https:
The accuser told the court that the rapper exited the vehicle to 'taunt, threaten and punch' him, stole his phone, and threatened him not to call the police.


HFPA member Jenny Cooney didn't see 'a problem' with having ZERO Black Golden Globes voters
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:02:47 GMT
From https:
The HFPA made it clear in a brief segment during the Golden Globes that they will try to get more Black members, though a current member reveals the organization didn't see 'a problem' with it before.


Ultimate stain removal hack: Mum shares her trick for banishing stubborn marks from soft furnishings
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:56:36 GMT
From https:
A mum-of-two has revealed her 'ultimate stain removal hack' for getting stubborn marks out of your soft furnishings, and the method will only take you five minutes.


Black rhino calf takes her first wobbly steps at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:41:20 GMT
From https:
The critically endangered black rhino calf was born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, NSW, during the early hours of February 24.


Dolly Parton, 75, receives Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after pledging $1M to help fund trials
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:29:03 GMT
From https:
Dolly Parton received a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday after pledging $1million of her own money to help fund trials in April last year.


TikTok Chebbo Ali Chebbani shares McDonald's sausage and egg McMuffin recipe
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:27:09 GMT
From https:
Young cook Ali Chebbani, from Sydney, has wowed thousands after he sharedA his very simple recipe for an epic McDonald's-inspired sausage and egg McMuffin.


New York state legislators reach deal to RESCIND Cuomo's emergency powers
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:20:55 GMT
From https:
Cuomo was granted the emergency powers on March 3, 2020, and they were due to expire on April 30 this year. On Tuesday a deal was reached to rescind them early.


Texas man, 64, shoots his 54-year-old wife and turns gun on himself at doctor's officeA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:18:07 GMT
From https:
Andrew Wang is accused of shooting his wife twice before shooting himself dead in the office building next door to the Woman's Hospital of Texas, Houston, Monday.


COVID-19 has taken a disturbing toll on teensa mental health, study shows
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:13:51 -0500
From https:
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a profound toll on teens and young adults a with those between the ages of 13 and 18 being the most affected, according to a troubling new national study of medical records and insurance claims. FAIR Health, a nonprofit that collects data for the largest database of privately billed health...


Magic Johnson joins board of Fanatics
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:07:31 -0500
From https:
Basketball legend Earvin aMagica Johnson joined the board of Fanatics, the sports licensing company said Wednesday. The former Los Angeles Laker a who led his team five times to the NBA championship a has agreed to join the board as one of three independent directors, including Mindy Grossman, chief executive of WW (formerly Weight Watchers)...


Hilaria Baldwin reportedly welcomed sixth child via surrogate
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:01:42 -0500
From https:
They had their fifth child, Edu, in September.


Biden still hasnat briefed top senators on Syria airstrike as Dems fume
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:44 -0500
From https:
The Biden administration has still not briefed senators directly on last week's airstrike of a facility in Syria allegedly used by an Iran-allied militia group, as Democratic lawmakers continue to express anger over the move. Administration officials instead offered a briefing for Senate aides Tuesday, which Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told Politico he attended to...


Japanese billionaire seeking eight companions for SpaceX flight to moon
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:27 -0500
From https:
Yusaku Maezawa put out an open call Tuesday for members of the public interested in boarding the SpaceX rocket that will loop around the moon in 2023.


Shocking video shows muggers beating up man in broad daylight Bronx robbery
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:54:39 -0500
From https:
Disturbing new video released by police shows a pair of muggers beating up a man in broad daylight on a Bronx street a as people walk by and do nothing to help the victim. The 61-year-old man was on White Plains Road near East 226th Street in Wakefield just before 2 p.m. Monday, when his...


Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews set wedding date
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:51:53 -0500
From https:
The couple welcomed their first child last month.


Taylor Swift Fans Spam aGinny & Georgiaa Star Antonia Gentry with Racist Comments Amid aSexist Jokea Controversy
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:41:29 -0500
From https:
Swifties, stop.

Cheyenne Jackson talks maintaining sobriety during pandemic
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:32:54 -0500
From https:
"Growing up with nothing gives you perspective."


Marcus Mayeas agent slams Jets in first sign of free-agency ugliness
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:30:05 -0500
From https:
Things are getting ugly between the Jets and their safety in contract negotiations. Sound familiar? A year after a contract standoff with Jamal Adams led to his trade to the Seahawks, the Jets are under fire from the agent for Marcus Maye, who is scheduled to hit free agency on March 17. Jets general manager...


OnlyFans star who makes $126K a month viciously mocked for saying Sydney is Australiaas capital
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:16:08 -0500
From https:
An Instagram and Onlyfans millionaire model is firing back after getting roasted for mistakenly referring to Sydney as the capital of Australia.


Comic Chris DaElia accused of soliciting child porn from 17-year-old girl
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:12:20 -0500
From https:
He was also accused of sexual misconduct over the summer.


Meghan Markle calls bullying claims acalculated smear campaigna ahead of tell-all
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:04:40 -0500
From https:
aLetas just call this what it is a a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation," a spokesman said.


Elon Musk wants to create a new city called aStarbasea at SpaceXas Texas site
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:56:17 -0500
From https:
SpaceX is building its own company town. CEO Elon Musk said he wants to create a new city called "Starbase" around the rocket-building company's southeast Texas launch site. In a series of Twitter posts about his plans, the billionaire tech tycoon said the city would encompass an "area much larger than Boca Chica," the unincorporated...


New Yorkas COVID-19 apatient zeroa denies he was a super-spreader
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:37:23 -0500
From https:
The Westchester lawyer who becameA known as New York's COVID-19 apatient zeroa said in a new interview he objects to being called the super-spreader a saying other people have told him they were sick before he was and might have had undiagnosed cases of the illness. Lawrence Garbuz a who was revealed in March 2020 to be the...


National Guard troops defending Capitol reportedly sick after eating raw meat
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:25:00 -0500
From https:
National Guard soldiers defending the US Capitol have gotten ill after being fed meat that is almost completely raw -- with shaved metal also found in the disgusting meals, according to whistleblowers. An anonymous staff sergeant with the Michigan National Guard told WXYZ that the force has repeatedly complained after more than a dozen troops...


How to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in NYC
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:00:05 -0500
From https:
Hereas a guide to navigating the various COVID-19 vaccine options, including the best and worst sign-up systems as well as tips for snagging that spot once you're there.


Venezuela-born student cries learning sheas a US citizen
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:55:55 -0500
From https:
"Oh, my God!" Watch the feel-good moment when Helena Palis, 18, in Tampa, Florida, finds out that she's officially an American citizen. The college student, who was born in Venezuela, filmed her tearful reaction to opening the long-awaited letter. Subscribe to our YouTube!


Tom Thibodeau keeps Austin Rivers stuck on Knicksa bench
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:48:36 -0500
From https:
Combo guard Austin Rivers has crept even deeper into Tom Thibodeauas doghouse. Even with their top two point guards, Derrick Rose (COVID-19 protocols) and Elfrid Payton (hamstring), missing Tuesdayas blowout 119-93 loss to the Spurs, Rivers was not placed back into the rotation and did not play. The Post reported Rivers was not on the...


10 rockets strike Iraqi base hosting US troops
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:47:46 -0500
From https:
Ten rockets struck an Iraqi base hosting US troops on Wednesday morning, security sources said. No fatalities were immediately reported in the attack on Ain al-Asad air base, which also houses Iraqi forces, the sources said. A Baghdad Operations Command official told Reuters that 13 rockets were fired at the base from about 5 miles...


Kotara, Newcastle six-hour siege after alleged kidnapping from Armidale leads to a man on the run
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:59:43 GMT
From https:
There has been a six and a half standoff on a suburban Newcastle street after an alleged three day kidnapping. A man and woman have been arrested, while another is on the run.


Californian woman disturbed doing yoga by her dog
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:58:59 GMT
From https:
This is the moment a San Francisco woman tries to do yoga in her back yard while her dog looks on. The Bernese mountain dog attempts to steal the yoga mat and pushes its owner to stop the workout.


Indian elephant rubs its face in the Jim Corbett National Park
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:47:45 GMT
From https:
The Indian elephant was filmed in the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttrakhand State by photographer Arpit Kooba who was touring the nature reserve with a guide.


Myanmar coup: Protesters killed as police open fire
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:46:52 GMT
From https:
Protesters were shot dead in the cities of Mandalay, Myingyan and Monywa in central Myanmar on Wednesday as police opened fire on protesters, with more killed in Yangon and Hpakant.


Coronavirus Germany: '90% of severely ill patients have migrant background'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:43:09 GMT
From https:
Thomas Voshaar, the head doctor at a German lung hospital, said a survey of leading medics had found that many of the sickest patients were what he described as 'patients with communications barriers'.


Greece is hit by 6.9-magnitude earthquake
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:34:20 GMT
From https:
Greece was shaken by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake today which was felt in Athens and sent locals into the streets in Larissa close to where the tremor struck.


Investigators recover 'black box' data from Tiger Woods' luxury SUV after executing a search warrant
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:17:53 GMT
From https:
Investigators hope that the on-board data recorded will give them insight into the cause of the rollover on February 23 in Los Angeles that left Woods in hospital, such as the SUV's speed..


Look up! Newfound Comet Leonard will blaze into view later this year
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:14:32 GMT
From https:
The object, catalogued as C/2021 AI, was discovered by astronomer Gregory J Leonard on January 3 at the Mount Lemmon Infrared Observatory in Arizona.


Hilaria Baldwin pumps milk while husband Alec tackles dishesa| after welcoming baby number SIX
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:13:04 GMT
From https:
Hilaria Baldwin recently announced the arrival of her SIXTH child, daughter Lucia, with husband Alec, just six months after giving birth to their son Eduardo.


ITV confirms Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:12:43 GMT
From https:
ITV will air the bombshell two-hour Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan next Monday from 9pm, which will be 20 hours after it debuts on US network CBS at 1am UK time.


Germany, France and Sweden blame EU and governments for vaccine shambles
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:04:58 GMT
From https:
The survey by Kekst CNC found 77 per cent of Britons saying their country has handled the vaccine roll-out well - compared to 23 per cent in Germany, 19 per cent in Sweden and 18 per cent in France.


Meghan Markle 'bullied two of her staff' during her time as a working royal
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:03:23 GMT
From https:
A spokesman for the Sussexes denied the claims, saying they were 'the victims of a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation'.


Mother, 32, arrested caught video leaving her four-year-old girl all alone' on Bronx street
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:57:08 GMT
From https:
The mother of four-year-old Sidaya who was abandoned on a Bronx street has been arrested. Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, had left the little girl and went to stay the night in a homeless shelter.


Coronavirus: Covid deaths in England are falling FASTER than SAGE predicted
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:56:05 GMT
From https:
A prediction made by SAGE sub-group SPI-M at the start of February suggested daily Covid deaths in England would stay above 200 until the end of March but they are already lower.


Boost Juice founder Janine Allis puts $30million worth of Victorian real estate on the market
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:55:47 GMT
From https:
Boost Juice founders Janine and Jeff Allis have listed more than $30million worth of Victorian real estate on the market


Dramatic scenes as a prison guard shoots himself dead at a notorious Sydney prison
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:50:45 GMT
From https:
A prison guard has shot himself dead at Sydney's Silverwater jail, and seen being loaded into the back of an ambulance outside. Police said the man's death was a self-harm incident.


PrincessA Eugenie is 'only member' of Royal Family Meghan Markle is 'still close to,' source claims
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:50:40 GMT
From https:
Meghan Markle, 39, andA Princess Eguenie, 30, reportedly maintain a close relationship despite Megxit - and have bonded over their recent pregnancy joy, a source claimed to Us Weekly.


Mother, 45, died in freak accident when she fell on broken bottles of wine, inquest finds
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:47:07 GMT
From https:
Susan Woods, 45, hadA been out for the evening with friends and her husband on Saturday, August 15 last year, the hearing at Bootle Town Hall was told on Tuesday.


Son loses both parents who were in their 60s to Covid within six hours of each other
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:46:48 GMT
From https:
Daryl Gilley, from Sittingbourne in Kent, caught coronavirus around Christmas and did not realise his parents were ill too until his father was brought into hospital.


Coronavirus UK: Sickness absence falls to record low after people worked from home, figures showA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:29:23 GMT
From https:
The coronavirus crisis helped cut absence rates in the UK as people worked from home or were forced to shield, a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed.


Meghan Markle's earrings 'were a wedding gift from Saudi Crown Prince'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:23:48 GMT
From https:
Kensington Palace had said at the time of the formal dinner in Fiji in October 2018 - which took place three weeks after the killing in Istanbul - that the jewellery was 'borrowed', without stating from whom.


Crew member who survived Brazil Chapecoense plane crash walks away from deadly coach smash
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:19:35 GMT
From https:
Erwin Tumiri, 30, was one of just six people to survive LaMia Flight 2933 in 2016 and on Tuesday, he walked away from a coach crash in Bolivia that has claimed the lives of at least 21 people.


Homosexuality can be declared a psychological disorder, Chinese court rulesA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:14:42 GMT
From https:
According to a copy of the February 9 appeal ruling, Suyu District Intermediate Court in the city of Suqian said the description resulted from 'perceptual differences' and was not a factual error.


Ghost-hunting YouTuber couple slammed after finding human skull and flaunting it on camera
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:09:19 GMT
From https:
Graphic footage, posted on Danny Duffy's Youtube channel, shows the self-titled 'urban explorer' stumbling across the remains in a wooded area near Bolton, Greater Manchester.


Ohio great-great-grandmother, 89, killed by stray bullet while planning son's funeralA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:00:56 GMT
From https:
Ruth Lewis, 89, was with other family members in the living room of her home inA Warren, Ohio when she was struck at around 7.30pm on Sunday. She was not the target of the shooting, police said.


Petrol cars waste far more raw materials than electric, it's claimed
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:56:45 GMT
From https:
A fossil-fuel car burns the equivalent of a stack of oil barrels 25 storeys high while electric vehicles waste only a football-sized 30kg of metals, the report released by T&E claims.


Cuttlefish pass the 'marshmallow test' in US experiments
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:56:19 GMT
From https:
Scientists have found that cuttlefish can pass a 'fishy version' of the 'marshmallow test' - originally used on pre-school children to test their self-control.


Bodybuilder attacked neighbours after accusing them of hurling bottle of urine into his garden
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:50:21 GMT
From https:
Bodybuilder Leon Henry, 26, attacked his neighbours at knifepoint after he accused them of hurling a bottle of urine into his front garden, Manchester Crown Court told.


Tasmanian tiger hunter Neil Waters says he is 'very close' to proving the thylacine is not extinct
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:47:02 GMT
From https:
Tassie tiger hunter Neil Waters from the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia released a video of coloured pictures he claims are of the elusive animals, and insists he will soon have proof.


Pet owner reveals horror afterA 'Britain's most destructive dog' threw blue paint around family home
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:44:55 GMT
From https:
Lorna Lowery, 29, from Cornwall, was stunned when her naughty dog Max knocked over a two-litre tin of paint from her kitchen counter before tossing the contents across her home.


Convicted murderer, 40, took amphetamines before she died in Crete jeep crash, inquest hears
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:36:38 GMT
From https:
Zara Crane-Davies, 40, from Manchester, died alongside 18-year-old Luke Hall in a crash on the Greek island of Crete in 2019. An inquest heard she died from catastrophic head and chest injuries.


Distraught wife begs for help to find her missing husband who left home three months ago
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:34:14 GMT
From https:
Joshua Jones, 29, a binman from Matlock, Derbyshire, left his home at 11.30am on December 12 to go to the pharmacy but never made it.


Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden receives an award for her support of theA LGBTQ community
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:25:22 GMT
From https:
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 43, has received an award for the support she's shown to the LGBTQ community. Readers of QX magazine chose the royal for her speech at Stockholm Pride last year.


'Shit happens': Motorcyclist forgives after Canberra crash causes his leg to be amputated
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:21:15 GMT
From https:
A motorbike rider who was thrown off his bike and had his leg amputated after horrific 2019 Canberra accident has forgiven the driver who ran into him, calling him a 'victim of circumstance.'


Gary Oldman recalls he would 'sweat vodka' amid his battle with alcoholism
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:18:07 GMT
From https:
Gary Oldman has recalled how he would 'sweat vodka' before going sober 24 years ago.


Pope says he will travel to Iraq on Friday despite rocket attack on US military base
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:17:33 GMT
From https:
Pope Francis, 84, is due to arrive in Baghdad on Friday for a three-day visit designed to encourage Iraq's faithful after years of persecution and increase the Vatican's outreach to Islam.


Tracey Cox reveals the 8 things ALL men need to know about women to be good in bed
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:06:58 GMT
From https:
Tracey Cox wants to teach men to be better lovers on International Women's Day. Here, she busts myth, such as the idea that men have higher sex drives and find monogamy more difficult.


Meghan Markle's BFF Misha Nonoo celebrates her son's first birthday
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:06:44 GMT
From https:
Meghan Markle 's BFF Misha Nonoo, from New York, who is married to billionaire oil heir Mikey Hess, 33, shared a photo of their son Leo with a number one balloon on Instagram.


Clementine Ford's vile rant against 'garbage' men of Married At First Sight
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:05:04 GMT
From https:
Feminist author and social critic Clementine Ford is known for her best-selling books Fight Like a Girl and Boys Will Be Boys.


Garbage's Shirley Manson pays touching tribute to Australian music industry legend Michael Gudinski
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:03:58 GMT
From https:
Shirley Manson is the latest celebrity to pay tribute toA Michael Gudinski after the Australian music industry giant's sudden death on Monday.


Chefs send influencer who asked for FIVE free meals to police station
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:58:44 GMT
From https:
Four Legs, chef duo Ed McIlroy and Jamie Allan who serve at The Compton Arms in Islington, London, were approached by influencer Christopher Jesse Okon who has 50,000 followers.


Defence Force boss Angus Campbell allegedly told trainees don't be 'prey' for sexual predators
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:47:12 GMT
From https:
Australia's Defence Force chief, General Angus Campbell, was slammed after a warning he gave to cadets that attractive people could become 'prey' to sexual predators if out drunk and alone.


Cadbury releases limited edition Creme Egg beer in partnership withA Goose Island brewers
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:44:16 GMT
From https:
Golden Goo-Beer-Lee Creme Stout isA blend of barley, oats, wheat and milk sugar, and goes on sale to UK customers today to mark the 50th anniversary of the Creme Egg.


Asterix and Obelix join Netflix
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:43:56 GMT
From https:
Asterix and Obelix, a new 3D animated series, is due to premiere on Netflix in 2023 with an episode based on 1966 cartoon Battle Of The Chiefs, the streaming service has announced.


Grace Tame slams Defence Chief Angus Campbell after telling trainees not to be 'prey' for assault
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:43:48 GMT
From https:
General Angus Campbell made the controversial comments last week to trainee officers at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.


BBC viewers left in tears as 75-year-old whose father was American GI meets living relatives in US
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:39:34 GMT
From https:
Bill, 75, from Leicester, appeared BBC2's DNA Family Secrets in the hope of finding his father Wilbert Wiley, a truck driver with the US Army who met his mother Betty at a dance at base in Loughborough.


Trans prisoners 'disproportionately likely to commit sexual assaults on women', High Court hears
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:36:28 GMT
From https:
A policy of placing trans women in female prisons unlawfully discriminates against other women by exposing them to an increased risk of sexual assault, the High Court in London has been told.


Bill Shorten is spotted in Sydney on day Christian Porter denies rape allegations
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:36:00 GMT
From https:
Bill Shorten was spotted on a walk through Sydney's Kings Cross on the day Christian Porter denied raping a 16-year-old girl in 1988 - he had an eerily similar experience in August 2014.


Horrifying moment two hooded thugs push man, 61, to the ground and kick him in the head
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:34:22 GMT
From https:
Security camera footage has captured the shocking moment a 61-year-old man was pushed to the ground in New York by two hooded thugs before being kicked in the head and having $817 stolen.


Ed Sheeran's Notting Hill restaurant Bertie Blossoms is offering half-price white wine
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:15:23 GMT
From https:
Upmarket Bertie Blossoms, in Notting Hill, London, has signed up to Deliveroo where the cost of wine has been cut by 50 per cent.


Eddie McGuire in bad way after resigning from Collingwood and death of friendA Michael Gudinski
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:13:21 GMT
From https:
The media personality has rarely been sighted since fighting back tears as he announced his sudden resignation on February 9 in the wake of a report which found systematic racism at Collingwood.


BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 test centre is hit by explosion in Dutch town that has seen surge in cases
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:56:47 GMT
From https:
Police said the building in the town of Bovenkarspel appeared to be the target of a deliberate attack after 'something metal' exploded outside the testing centre.


Woman trafficked across county lines from the age of 11 reveals she was raped by more than 1,000 men
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:47:26 GMT
From https:
Enslaved: My True Story Of Survival details how Emily Vaughn, who lives in the south of England, was used as a drug mule, delivering drugs across county lines, before she was trafficked for sex.


Italian-Australian cookbook author Silvia Colloca shares her rules for cooking the perfect pasta
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:35:50 GMT
From https:
Italian-Australian TV cook and food writer Silvia Colloca has shared the biggest mistakes home cooks make when preparing pasta.


'Sperminator' who hasA fathered 78 children and has 13 women pregnant is paid in 'hugs and kisses'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:31:25 GMT
From https:
Ari Nagel, 44, from New York, who appeared on theA Clair Bryne Live programme, revealed he used to have sex with the women to help them conceive, but now delivers his sperm in a 'cup.'


What is the restart grant for small business owners and how can you apply for it?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:37:21 +0000
From https:
A helping hand for those business owners struggling.


UK borrowing hits record levels unseen since WWII
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:26:48 +0000
From https:
'The amount weave borrowed is only comparable with the amount we borrowed during the two world wars.'


Japanese billionaire looking for 8 lucky passengers to accompany him to the moon
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:24:24 +0000
From https:
Fancy a free trip to the moon?


Income tax thresholds to rise next year then be frozen until 2026
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:18:31 +0000
From https:
The Treasury is trying to plug a huge funding black hole resulting from the pandemic.


Beer and wine tax to stay the same for the second year running
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:14:16 +0000
From https:
The move will be welcomed by hard-hit pubs and breweries who had been urging the chancellor to throw them a lifeline.


Girl, 11, amessed up forevera after being shot in the face by stranger
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:12:39 +0000
From https:
Ny-Andra Dyer was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout involving three men.


Corporation tax to rise to 25% in 2023
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:10:45 +0000
From https:


Prince Philipas treatment ais hurting hima but heas aimprovinga, Camilla reveals
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:07:33 +0000
From https:
This is a breaking story - more follows.


Rishi Sunak extends VAT cut for pubs and restaurants for six months
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:03:37 +0000
From https:
It will then increase to a slightly higher rate for another six months before returning to normal.


When does the furlough scheme end and is it available across the UK?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:01:28 +0000
From https:
Good news for employees across the UK.


Hairdressers and gyms can get grants up to APS18,000 when they reopen
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:55:02 +0000
From https:
The Chancellor said the anew restart granta will be provided in April to help businesses as the nation slowly emerges from lockdown.


National minimum wage to go up from April
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:52:51 +0000
From https:
The wage will increase to APS8.91 per hour for over 23s.


Stamp duty holiday extended until end of June saving buyers up to APS15,000
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:51:16 +0000
From https:
It was feared hundreds of thousands wouldn't complete their purchases by the March 31 deadline.


New 5% deposit scheme to make it easier for people to buy homes
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:49:18 +0000
From https:
The scheme will be available to current homeowners as well as first-time buyers looking to buy a house for up to APS600,000.


Furlough to be extended until September, Rishi Sunak confirms
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:41:24 +0000
From https:
Millions of workers will continue to have 80% of their wages paid through to the autumn.


Rishi Sunak reveals 700,000 people lost their jobs in a year but UK will recover
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:38:08 +0000
From https:
The furlough scheme and Universal Credit will be extended, as well as an increase to the national minimum wage.


Matt Hancock in new transparency row over missing APS91,000,000 PPE contract
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:35:36 +0000
From https:
Heavily-redacted contract was published the day after the Departmenr of Health was asked why it was missing.


Hero sailor swims across sea to rescue four kittens from burning ship
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:34:02 +0000
From https:
Still wearing his trousers, Thatsaphon Saii, 23, plunged into the water off the coast of Thailand and raced over to the burning wreckage.


Meghan wore earrings given to her by Saudi prince accused of murder
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:27:10 +0000
From https:
A report revealed last week that Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.


Tory London mayor hopeful says people would blow basic income on alots of drugsa
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:22:11 +0000
From https:
The comments were branded 'extraordinary' and 'embarrassing'.


NHS workers are on the edge a but weare hanging on as long as you need us
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:21:18 +0000
From https:
Weave been shouting for help with our heads barely above the water for almost a year.


ITV reveals when it will air Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:21:09 +0000
From https:
ITV are thought to have paid APS1million for the rights.


aAnimal abuser, 34, sold sick puppies who died days later at new homesa
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:18:31 +0000
From https:
Jian Karlos Ortiz Mendez has been charged with animal cruelty after police found 11 dead puppies at his kennel.


How to blur your Zoom background
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:58:45 +0000
From https:
Zoom's latest update contains a handy feature for blurring your background - here's how to enable it


Netflix down in UK as thousands unable to load streaming service
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:30:41 +0000
From https:
The online streaming service has been hit with a mysterious outage


Naked couple caught having alate-night rumpy pumpya in rural lay-by fined APS200
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:30:05 +0000
From https:
aNothing ruins a little bit of late-night "Rumpy Pumpy" quite like a couple of COVID tickets and a Cannabis Warning.'


Husband says his ademanding wifea is why he carried out APS29,000 fraud
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:25:53 +0000
From https:
Paul Fitch told a fraud investigator 'he had a demanding wife who he spent the money ona.


Meghan accuses Buckingham Palace of asmear campaigna over bullying claims
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:21:07 +0000
From https:
Her spokesman said the story was 'misleading' and leaked to 'peddle a narrative'.


aGianta shark species found to glow in the dark
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:20:18 +0000
From https:
The sharks use their glowing skin as camouflage to hide from predators or other threats.


Oprah alivida over Prince Harryas interview with James Corden
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:00:11 +0000
From https:
Harry opened up to his long-term pal about his decision to start a new life in the US.


Todrick Hall Is Facing Backlash After Being Accused Of Defending Taylor Swift By aSlut-Shaminga Other People
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:30:42 -0500
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Showed Off His "Gnarly" Back After He Tried Cupping Therapy For The First Time
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 01:53:43 -0500
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"We only get one body, so we gotta take care of it."


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25 Times People Got Absolutely Demolished Online
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:16:12 -0500
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I hope these people are all OK.


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28 Impressive Beauty Products That'll Actually Deliver Results
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:00:30 -0500
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Makeup, facial oils, and hair treatments that'll give you the results you paid for.


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31 Inexpensive Things Thatall Help You Save Money
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:01:05 -0500
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And by inexpensive, we're talking $20 or less. d$?


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Be Honest About Your Relationship To Find Out How It Compares To Everyone Else's
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:04:12 -0500
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What happens behind closed doors...


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27 Things That'll Help Make It Look Like You Actually Tried
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:01:06 -0500
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You're doing your best, okay??


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46 Beauty Products Youall Probably Be Glad You Bought Every Time You Use Them
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:01:05 -0500
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You may have a new definition of true love once you've tried out 100% pigment chromes, a mani-fixing topcoat, curl-softening conditioner, and other prize-worthy items.


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Joe Biden Withdrew His Nomination Of Neera Tanden After Pushback In The Senate
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:17:29 -0500
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Tanden had drawn criticism from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, dooming her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget.


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19 Wives Who Survived Their Husbands Being Absolutely Ridiculous
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:16:11 -0500
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"HE SAID WHAT?!?!"


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People Are Sharing The Creepiest, Most Unexplainable Things That Happened To Them, And I'm Never Sleeping Again
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:46:11 -0500
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I recommend reading this during the daytime.


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This Billionaire Has Been Partying Through the Pandemic While His Companyas Workers Died
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:47:01 -0500
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Ricardo Salinas Pliego has seen his net worth rise to $13.5 billion during the pandemic. But while heas partied on his yacht, his workers have faced deadly conditions that violate Mexicoas pandemic rules.


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Here Are 15 Wedding Dresses a Say "I Do" Or "I Don't" To Each, And We'll Reveal What Age You'll Get Married
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:16:12 -0500
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I can hear the bells already!


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17 Teachers Who Didn't Realize These Were Fails Until Too Late
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 01:45:12 -0500
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They don't know whether to laugh, cry, or both.


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What Are Some Things You've Bought From Queer-Owned Brands That You Use All The Time?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:04:25 -0500
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Give us the deets about your fave LGBTQ businesses a because we want to know, Where did you get that?!


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43 Legendary Famous Couples Who Sadly Didn't Stand The Test Of Time
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:15:11 -0500
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Mandy Moore and Wilmer Valderrama were adorable!


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At Least A Dozen People Died After An SUV Crashed Into A Semitruck In California
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:13:07 -0500
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An SUV crammed with people struck a semitrailer carrying gravel near El Centro in Southern California.


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32 Things For Anyone Who's Still Awake At 3 A.M. Chanting "Go To Sleep!"
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:01:04 -0500
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::checks time on phone; sobs silently in frustration::


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28 Baking Professionals Shared Some Tips That'll Save You Future Grief
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:46:12 -0500
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No, you can't just throw everything into a bowl and mix it at the same time.


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This Is Why Ashley Benson Tries To Keep Her Relationships As Private As Possible
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 01:31:02 -0500
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"Iam not going to sit out there and be like, 'This isnat true, this is whatas really happening.'"


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25 Times Girls Experienced Sexism At School That Fill Me With Endless Fury
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 01:16:11 -0500
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"You donat look like you would be good at this, but you ended up being my brightest student!'"


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28 Incredibly Cute Pieces Of Clothing You'll Probably Want On Your Body Like, Now
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 01:01:12 -0500
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Hi, yes, hello, I would like all of these in my wardrobe right this second, por favor.


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18 Female-Led Indian Brands That You Should Definitely Support This International Women's Day
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:31:05 -0500
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You won't be able to stop yourself from clicking "Add to cart".


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Here's The Average Amount Of Student Loan Debt In All 50 States
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:03:47 -0500
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There's a $30K-sized hole in many peoples' wallets and it's called student loan debt.


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29 Things Under $50 From Nordstrom That Youall Probably Want To Add To Your Cart
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:01:07 -0500
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Time to stock up on new dresses, T-shirts, shoes, activewear, and more.


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28 Products From Amazon Puppy Owners Swear By
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:01:06 -0500
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From cozy beds and tasty treats to the ultimate dog camera, ahead you'll find more than a few things to help raise your pup.


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We're Obsessed With These 20 New Books And Think You Will Be Too
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:03:13 -0500
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*Adds to cart.*


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Everyone Has A Role Played By Bae Suzy That Perfectly Represents Their Personality a Here's Yours
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 02:46:12 -0500
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Nam Hong-joo, is that you?


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Britney Spears Is Devoting Herself To "Lots Of Tea And Healing" Following A Year Of "Craziness"
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:45:00 -0500
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"I'm working on allowing myself to not be so strong all the time and to know it's OK to cry!!!!"


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Budget 2021 live: Sunak to freeze income tax thresholds and raise corporation tax to pay for Covid recovery
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:03:41 GMT
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Latest updates: chancellor extends furlough, universal credit uplift and stamp duty holiday

Rishi Sunak is relying on so-called fiscal drag to help bring in revenues over the next few years.

Freezing the thresholds on personal tax allowances, inheritance tax and the amount you can put into your pension pot tax-free are less politically painful than a full-blown tax rise.

Two measures Sunak says will start tackling debt -

- Freeze personal tax thresholds after next year until 2026. No rise in income tax, NI or VAT, inheritance tax threshold.

- In 2023, corporation tax up to 25% - "fair and necessary to ask them to contribute."

The tax-free Personal Allowance typically increases each year but the Chancellor has announced that it will remain at APS12,570 for 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026 #Budget2021 #tax #fiscaldrag 

Right - Chancellor has gone full on fiscal drag machine. Freezing thresholds left, right and centre (e.g inheritance tax and VAT). We agree - set out plans for this https://t.co/qsgCmlTjXa

He's properly gone big on the Corporation Tax rise - up to 25% in 2023. Surprised he's gone that far. That's what planning for a 2024 election does for you (ie reduce tax rise pressure nearer the election/make Tory MPs vote it through now).

New OBR GDP forecast suggests the economy will grow by 3.9% in real terms between 2019 and 2024, compared to 3.7% in the November 2020 forecast. Before the crisis this was expected to be 7.1%. #Budget2021 pic.twitter.com/9kSsCTI6WW

UK growth forecasts from @OBR_UK show return to low, approx. 0.4% a quarter, trend growth after 2022 rebound: 1.7%, 1.6% and 1.7% in 2023, 2024 and 2025. Sugar rush recovery then back to the crawl - secular stagnation debate to rumble on.

All the Treasury budget documents are here.

And here is the key one - the budget red book (pdf).

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Rishi Sunak flags tax rises in budget as total Covid spending tops APS400bn
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:54:12 GMT
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Tax increases required for businesses and workers to repair public finances, says chancellor

Rishi Sunak has outlined tax rises on companies and workers to pay for an additional APS65bn of financial support to see Britain through the coronavirus pandemic, taking total government spending on the Covid crisis to more than APS400bn.

The chancellor trailed before the budget that he would extend furlough until September, and allocated billions of pounds in business grants and tax cuts to help employers while lockdown restrictions remain and the economy takes time to recover from the worst recession in 300 years.

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Budget 2021: key points at a glance
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:41:16 GMT
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Rishi Sunak has delivered his budget a here are the main points, with political analysis

The chancellor says he would do awhatever it takesa during the pandemic, and that he has done and will continue to do so. He says there has been acute damage to the economy, with more than 700,000 people losing their jobs, the economy shrinking by 10% a the largest fall in 300 years, and borrowing is highest it has been outside of wartime. aItas going to take this country, and the whole world, a long time to recover from this extraordinary situation,a he says.

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Nicola Sturgeon apologises to women failed by Alex Salmond investigation
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:19:19 GMT
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First minister under pressure to answer claims she misled parliament over harassment inquiry

Nicola Sturgeon has apologised directly to the two women who were failed by the Scottish governmentas investigation into their sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond, but denied there was any plot against the former first minister.

Sturgeon is under intense pressure to answer multiple allegations that she misled parliament as she gives evidence to the inquiry into her governmentas handling of the complaints, after previously secret legal advice and new witness evidence released on Tuesday evening led to calls for her resignation as first minister.

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Unions attack 'sinister' plan to force NHS staff to have Covid vaccine
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:50:26 GMT
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Government reportedly considering making jab mandatory for health and care workers in England

A government plan to force all NHS and care staff in England to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has been criticised as asinistera and likely to increase the numbers refusing to have the jab.

Health unions and hospital bosses urged the health service to continue its efforts to persuade its 1.4 million workforce in England to get immunised rather than resorting to compulsion and abullyinga to try to increase take-up.

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Meghan 'saddened' by allegations of bullying at Kensington Palace
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:15:05 GMT
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Aide alleged in 2018 that Duchess of Sussexas behaviour had driven out two personal assistants, say reports

The Duchess of Sussex is said to be asaddeneda by a report, days before the broadcast of an interview with Oprah Winfrey, claiming she faced a bullying complaint at Kensington Palace.

The Times reported that a complaint was made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, then the Sussexesa communications secretary, which alleged Meghan had driven two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member.

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HS2 to 'rewild' 127 hectares around its 10-mile Chilterns tunnel
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:10 GMT
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Area to be seeded with 70 grass and flower species and planted with native trees to create wood pasture

A arewildinga of arable fields by HS2 will create 127 hectares (314 acres) of wood pasture, wetlands and flower-rich grassland using chalk taken from tunnelling under the Chilterns.

The new wildlife haven will be founded upon all 3m tonnes of chalk that are to be excavated from the high-speed railwayas 10-mile Chilterns tunnel, with construction starting in May.

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Keir Starmer attacks 'unconscionable' cut in aid to Yemen
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:02:35 GMT
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Boris Johnson responds to criticism by accusing Labour leader of prioritising Arab country over UK

Boris Johnson has been accused of an aunconscionablea decision of cutting aid to war-ravaged Yemen, at a bad-tempered PMQs in which the prime minister accused Keir Starmer of prioritising the Arab country over the UK.

The UK has announced it will give Yemen only about APS87m in aid this year, down from APS164m in 2020. The Labour leader said there was widespread outrage at the decision to cut the aid.

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Chinese labour schemes aimed to cut Uighur population density a report
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:08:02 GMT
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Accidental publication adds to growing body of evidence of Beijingas efforts to persecute minority

Chinese labour programmes in Xinjiang are designed at least partly to reduce the population density of the Uighur ethnic minority group, according to a study accidentally published online.

The Chinese report, by academics of Nankai University, was taken down in mid-2020, but a copy was archived by the academic Dr Adrian Zenz. It adds to the growing body of evidence of Beijingas concerted efforts to persecute Uighurs in what human rights experts and some governments have labelled cultural genocide.

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Supermarkets may get more time to adapt to Northern Ireland trading rules
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:07:09 GMT
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Move on post-Brexit trading will raise fears No 10 may try to tweak Northern Ireland protocol

The British government has signalled it may take unilateral action to give supermarkets and suppliers more time to adapt to post-Brexit trading rules with Northern Ireland.

Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, told the Commons on Wednesday that later in the day he would set out a anew operation plana for sending goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

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Darlington named as site of planned Treasury northern campus
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:26:34 GMT
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County Durham town chosen ahead of other mooted locations such as Bradford, Leeds and Newcastle

Rishi Sunak has announced that a long-awaited new Treasury campus in northern England will be situated in Darlington.

The chancellor said the town in County Durham had been chosen aafter a lot of thought and energya, in an all-staff video message seen by the Guardian released just before he departed from No 11 for the House of Commons to deliver the budget.

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Body of man killed in Greece in 2018 is returned home to UK
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:48:22 GMT
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Family learned of Lee Robinsonas death 16 months later after DNA match on Interpol database

The body of a man who was murdered in Greece has arrived back home in Manchester after a two-and-a-half-year legal battle.

Lee Robinson, 41, was stabbed to death on the streets of Athens in December 2018. His family in Manchester were only told of his murder 16 months later after a DNA match on the Interpol database. By then he had been buried in an unmarked grave, as the Greek authorities had been unable to identify him.

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UK contactless payment limit to rise to APS100
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:31:54 GMT
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Move, to be announced by Rishi Sunak in the budget, may not be rolled out until later this year

The limit on contactless spending in the UK is set to rise to APS100, although the change may not be rolled out to shops until later in the year.

The limit on tap-and-go card spending was increased to APS45 last year as retailers sought ways to cut the need for physical contact in shops amid the Covid pandemic, and in January plans were announced to more than double it.

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Coronavirus live news: Austria to get 100,000 extra jabs to deal with hotspot; explosion at Dutch testing centre
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:08:14 GMT
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All adults in part of Tyrol province to be vaccinated; Dutch police say explosion at a coronavirus testing location may have been intentional

A government plan to force all NHS and care staff in England to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has been criticised as asinistera and likely to increase the numbers refusing to have the jab.

Health unions and hospital bosses urged the health service to continue its efforts to persuade its 1.4 million workforce in England to get immunised rather than resorting to compulsion and abullyinga to try to increase take-up.

Related: Unions attack 'sinister' plan to force NHS staff to have Covid vaccine

Austria will be given an extra 100,000 Pfizer vaccine doses to administer to all adults in the Schwaz district of the province of Tyrol, which has become a hotspot for the South African virus variant.

The Alpine region of Tyrol has one of Europeas worst outbreaks of the variant, and residents require a negative coronavirus test in order to leave the province.

aOur goal must be to extinguish as best we can this variant, which represents a threat for us, not only in Tyrol but in all of Austria,a Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told a news conference.

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How elimination versus suppression became Covid's cold war | Laura Spinney
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:00:15 GMT
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Getting rid of the virus completely now seems an impossible project. But there are powerful arguments in its favour

A year ago, when the World Health Organization published a report showing that China had shut down a highly contagious virus in a city of 11 million people, epidemiologist Michael Baker assumed that the international body would advise the rest of the world to follow Chinaas example. When to his amazement it didnat, he decided that New Zealand (population 5 million) should go its own way, and started lobbying the government to pursue an elimination strategy.

He found some unexpected allies in New Zealandas billionaires who, hearing what he was proposing, got on the phone to cabinet ministers too. On 23 March, New Zealand shut down and seven weeks later, its citizens emerged into a virus-free country. Baker, who estimates that the move saved about 8,000 lives, later asked the billionaires why they backed him: aThey said, aWe didnat get filthy rich by not being good at assessing and managing risk.a They were in it for the long haul.a

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Dutch Covid test centre hit by suspected bomb attack
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:30:34 GMT
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Windows damaged but no one hurt in explosion at drive-through test centre in Bovenkarspel

Police have said they are working on the assumption that an explosion that damaged a Dutch coronavirus test centre early on Wednesday was a deliberate attack.

No one was hurt in the 6.55am blast, which blew out half a dozen windows of the drive-through test centre in Bovenkarspel, about 40 miles (60km) north of Amsterdam. Police have sealed off the area to investigate.

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New York to allow weddings for up to 150 a but no dancing outside your zone
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:42:51 GMT
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  • Guests will have to move in socially distanced adance zonesa
  • Attendees must show negative test or have had Covid vaccines

New York state will permit weddings of up to 150 people starting 15 March, with a wide range of safety rules required for ceremonies that include making guests shake a leg solely in socially distanced adance zonesa.

The list of safety requirements for weddings is extensive, but the resumption comes amid fears over a fourth surge in cases and the potential emergence of a new Covid-19 variant in New York.

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Girls doing more housework in Covid lockdown than boys
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:01:02 GMT
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Young women are becoming trapped in traditional roles at home and neglecting education, finds charity

Girls and young women aged between 14 and 24 are taking responsibility for the majority of household chores during the pandemic, leaving them less time to focus on their education, according to a new survey.

Sixty-six percent of girls and women aged between 14 and 24 said they are spending more time cooking for their families as a result of the pandemic, compared with 31% of boys and men in the same age group.

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UK service sector optimism grows to highest level since 2006
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:52 GMT
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Firms planning to expand despite being hit by Brexit port delays and falling orders due to Covid

Optimism across the services sector improved for the fourth consecutive month in February to its highest level since 2006, reflecting hopes that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a strong economic rebound.

The IHS Markit survey found that business leaders were planning to expand their activities over the next 12 months despite several months of falling orders during the UKas third lockdown and port delays after the Brexit trade deal was reached with the EU in December.

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Allen v Farrow is pure PR. Why else would it omit so much?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:44:31 GMT
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The new HBO documentary in which Mia and Dylan Farrow revisit their 1992 allegation against Woody Allen claims to be an even-handed investigation. But its failure to present the facts makes it feel more like activism

aHBO Doc About Woody Allen & Mia Farrow Ignores Miaas 3 Dead Kids, Her Child Molester Brother, Other Family Tragediesa was the headline on one US showbiz site, above its review of the four-part documentary, Allen v Farrow, about the continuing battle between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, now entering its fourth decade. But this review was very much an outlier. In the vast main, reaction to the strongly anti-Allen series has been overwhelmingly positive, with Buzzfeed describing it as a anuanced reckoninga and Entertainment Weekly comparing it to the recent documentaries about Michael Jackson and Jeffrey Epstein. This reaction is more of a reflection of the publicas feelings towards Allen a particularly in the US a than of the documentary, which sets itself up as an investigation but much more resembles PR, as biased and partial as a political candidateas advert vilifying an opponent in election season.

Related: Allen v Farrow review a effective docuseries on allegations of abuse

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Galician noir: how a rainy corner of Spain spawned a new TV genre
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:56:56 GMT
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Spanish dramas such as Money Heist have been taking the world by storm in recent years. But why are film-makers now flooding to the countryas north-west to make their shows?

Rosa Vargasas arrival in a small town in north-western Spain to investigate the disappearance of a young girl marked an unlikely milestone. Vargas is the fictional police detective in O sabor das margaridas (Bitter Daisies), which, in 2019 became the first series in Galician, a language spoken by fewer than 2.5 million people, to be broadcast by Netflix. The series became one of the top 10 most-watched non-English language shows in the UK and Ireland just a month after its international release.

A decade after Nordic noir captured the attention of international TV audiences, a TV genre some are calling aGalician noira is emerging from the rainy corner of Spain. HBO made its debut in the Galician language last year with a Spanish-Portuguese miniseries Auga seca (Dry Water), a murder mystery set in the port city of Vigo, and was soon followed by the Galician-produced police thriller La unidad (The Unit) on the Spanish subscription platform Movistar+. More recently, El desorden que dejas (The Mess You Leave Behind), based on a novel by the screenwriter Carlos Montero, premiered on Netflix in December.

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Patter of tiny feet: dancers on leaping into motherhood
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:00:17 GMT
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Juggling babies and a job is always difficult a what are the particular pressures for performers and how is the industry taking steps to improve?

Followers of Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson cheer ardently for her Juliet, Manon and Sugar Plum Fairy, but are in raptures about her latest role, as mum to baby Peggy, born in December and already the toast of Instagram. Cuthbertson is one of a flurry of dancers at the Royal who are about to give or have recently given birth, in a serendipitously timed lockdown baby boom.

Itas a long way from the early days of the company, when founder Ninette de Valois set the tone. aaYouare pregnant darling, goodbye!a Thatas how it was,a says Jeanetta Laurence, a dancer in its touring company in the 1960s and 70s. Even now, she says: aItas hard to think of another industry where having a baby is so intrusive to the work. Iam in awe and wonder at how they manage it.a

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'I am a woman who wants': on disability and desire
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:11 GMT
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Cerebral palsy made my body a country of error and pain. It took me years to accept the part of me that craves intimacy

The autumn I was 19, I entered my college dining hall in California just in time to overhear a boy telling a table of mutual acquaintances that he thought I was very nice, but he felt terribly sorry for me because I was going to die a virgin. This was already impossible, but in that moment all that mattered was the blunt force of the boyas certainty. He hadnat said he could never a| or aShe might be pretty, buta a| or aCan she even have sex?a or even aIad never fuck a cripplea a all sentences Iad heard or overheard by then. What he had done was, firmly, with some weird, wrong breed of kindness in his voice, drawn a border between my body and the country of desire.

It didnat matter that, by then, Iad already done my share of heated fumbling in narrow dorm-room beds; that more than one person had already looked at me and said: aIam in love with you,a and I had said it back. It didnat matter that Iad boldly kissed a boy on his back porch in sixth grade, surprising him so much that the BB gun he was holding went off, sending a squadron of brown squirrels skittering up into the trees. Most of me was certain that the boy in the dining hall was right in all the ways that really mattered. He knew Iad never be the kind of woman anyone could really want, and I knew that even my bodyas own wanting was suspect and tainted by flaw. My body was a country of error and pain. It was a doctoras best attempt, a thing to manage and make up for. It was a place to leave if I was hunting goodness, happiness or release.

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Fitbit Sense review: a good smartwatch that fails on sustainability
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:00:11 GMT
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Feature-packed health and fitness-tracking smartwatch has advanced sensors but failure to address screen and battery repairs is poor

Fitbit is attempting to challenge the dominance of the Apple Watch with the Sense: a smartwatch packed with advanced health sensors for stress, heart rate and ECG wrapped up in a neat and tidy package. But be careful, because if you damage the watch, it appears you canat even pay Fitbit to fix it.

It costs APS300 and is Fitbitas top model above the APS200 Versa 3, which is essentially the same smartwatch without the advanced sensors, plus a cheaper line of fitness trackers.

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'Facebook has a blind spot': why Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:00:15 GMT
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Researchers say Spanish-language content is less often and less quickly moderated for misinformation than English content

In the last year, Facebook adjusted some of the most fundamental rules about what gets posted on its platform, halting algorithmic recommendations of political groups, banning lies about vaccines and removing a number of high-profile figures for spreading misinformation and hate a including Donald Trump.

Related: Twitter targets Covid vaccine misinformation with labels and 'strike' system

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'My pubic hair paintings could hang in your living room': the artists reclaiming women's sexuality
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:11 GMT
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A Womanas Right to Pleasure is a new compendium celebrating female erotic art. We meet its contributors, including the photographer who turned her vagina into a camera

During the darkest days of the Trump presidency, writer Alexandra Weiss and her colleagues at the Black Book gallery in New York decided to address an issue that felt increasingly pressing. For centuries, womenas sexuality had been seen as a subject for men to pick over, the man in charge at the White House being the most prominent recent offender. But there was no shortage of examples, from LaOrigine du Monde, Gustave Courbetas 1866 painting of a woman parting her legs invitingly, to Alfred Kinseyas revelatory 1953 report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.

It seemed a potent time to celebrate womenas perspectives on sexuality instead. Reproductive rights were under threat: among other things, the Trump administration had banned taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for terminations. Exploring womenas sexual pleasure in words and images, says Weiss, felt like aan act of resistance. Why not now? With social media, women have felt more comfortable talking about their bodies, but pleasure is often left out of the conversation.a

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Greg James and Bella Mackie: 'We're not the next Richard and Judy'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:39:38 GMT
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The Radio 1 breakfast host and his writer wife fought off lockdown ennui to launch an educational new podcast a which has quickly become a chart-topping hit

aBasically,a says Greg James, awe had run out of things to talk about.a

The jovial host of Radio 1as breakfast show is explaining why he and his wife, Bella Mackie, decided to start a podcast. Although itas hard to believe that James and Mackie, an author and former Guardian journalist, would struggle for conversation, their lockdown ennui has been a boon for the nationas podcast listeners. Their show, Teach Me a Lesson, quickly rose to the top of the iTunes charts when it was released last month, piggybacking on the trend for lifelong learning that has flourished during the pandemic.

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Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and the turmoil inside Scottish politics
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:00:05 GMT
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With Scotlandas first minister Nicola Sturgeon giving evidence today, the Guardianas Scotland correspondent, Libby Brooks, charts the unravelling of the alliance between first minister Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor Alex Salmond a once seen as Scotlandas greatest political partnership

The Guardianas Scotland correspondent, Libby Brooks, discusses the turmoil inside the SNP, with Rachel Humphreys. Today Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to the Scottish parliamentas inquiry into the governmentas handling of complaints of sexual assault against Alex Salmond. Sturgeon has been accused by the former first minister of possibly breaking the ministerial code and is subject to a second inquiry that will examine this.

Yesterday John Swinney, Scotlandas deputy first minister, agreed to release his governmentas legal advice on Salmondas court action after facing cross-party censure in Holyrood. It reveals that the Scottish government was warned by its senior lawyers it faced defeat in an ultimately successful legal action by Alex Salmond. The guidance, released by Scottish ministers on Tuesday, confirms that their two counsel told them the revelation that a senior official had previously met and briefed two complainers against Salmond had devastating consequences for their case. There were further developments yesterday when evidence from two other witnesses called into question Ms Sturgeonas version of events. Text messages between senior party and government officials, which Salmond last Friday claimed indicated that witnesses and the police were pressurised to pursue his criminal charges in order to overtake the judicial review, were handed over to the inquiry too.

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Giving kids a break is the best way for them to 'catch up' after a year of disruption | John McMullen
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:14 GMT
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Studies have shown that promoting wellbeing through play goes a long way to boost academic outcomes

Across the UK schools are again preparing for a phased or full return of pupils to the classroom. Most weary parents, compassionate teachers and lonely kids will be delighted to see this day come, but concerns remain about the effect that protracted school closures have had on our children and young people.

Much of the debate has focused on how to help pupils acatch upa on their alost learninga. This narrative is profoundly unhelpful and potentially damaging, due to the psychological pressure it places on children and young people. Itas our national obsession with summative assessment that makes children feel that they have afallen behinda if they havenat learned certain things at certain times. But in every year group, pupils are at various stages of cognitive, physical and emotional development. There is no such thing as abehinda, there is only where children are at. Besides, if we truly believe that everyone can be a lifelong learner, then a few months of parents struggling to teach phonics is a brief bump on their educational journey.

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The government is hell-bent on diluting the Human Rights Act. We must protect it | Kate Allen
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:00:46 GMT
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These rights have been central to many key justice fights in the past 20 years, and we canat allow politicians to take them away

  • Kate Allen is the director of Amnesty International UK

The Human Rights Act is like serious injury insurance, or perhaps an action plan for a global pandemic: you hope you never need it.

The problem is that you might do, and it seems this horrific past year has reminded people in the UK that itas wise to foresee potential trouble ahead. In new polling we at Amnesty commissioned this week, more than two-thirds (68%) of people thought it was important to have a safety net to hold the government to account when things go wrong, while more than half (53%) believed the coronavirus pandemic had illustrated the importance of human rights protections.

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Global oil companies have committed to 'net zero' emissions. It's a sham | Tzeporah Berman and Nathan Taft
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:30:16 GMT
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The energy industry is like a smoker who goes from one pack a day to two a but claims theyare quitting because they switched to filtered cigarettes

The United Nations campaign Race to Zero recently published a paper identifying 20 pathways to reach net zero carbon emissions. In December, the British Oil & Gas Authority published a requirement that oil and gas development be aconsistent with net zeroa (despite approval of new offshore permits). BP, Shell and other multinational companies have all now published their anet zeroa pathways.

Related: The climate crisis can't be solved by carbon accounting tricks | Simon Lewis

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Why Boris Johnson may not need to worry about the Tory party's infighting | Rafael Behr
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:00:10 GMT
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With Labour struggling to be heard, the Conservatives have become both government and opposition. It can be an asset

Unity is strength in politics, but also rare. All governments contain divisions. All prime ministers learn to live with disloyalty.

For most of the time that Boris Johnson has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Conservative MPs have muttered discontentedly in the background. They have agitated against lockdowns, demanded more spending and resisted tax rises.

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The climate crisis can't be solved by carbon accounting tricks | Simon Lewis
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:13 GMT
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Disaster looms if big finance is allowed to game the carbon offsetting markets to achieve anet zeroa emissions

An astonishing global shift is under way: 127 countries have now stated that by mid-century their overall emissions of carbon dioxide will be zero. That includes the EU, US, and UK by 2050 a and China by 2060. Companies are enthusiastically signing up to similar anet zeroa goals. Finally the international community seems to have accepted the scientific fact that we need to stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere to stabilise our climate. Dare we hope that the climate crisis can be brought under control?

Perhaps, but big problems remain. Long-term commitments have not resulted in sufficient near-term actions. The world is on track for emissions to be just 0.5% below 2010 levels by 2030, compared with the 45% needed on the road to net zero by 2050. The pivotal Glasgow Cop26 climate talks in November will need to tackle this. But a more insidious problem is emerging. Net zero increasingly involves highly questionable carbon accounting. As a result, the new politics swirling around net zero targets is rapidly becoming a confusing and dangerous mix of pragmatism, self-delusion and weapons-grade greenwash.

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My friendas mantra, aFace on, joggers offa, has inspired me a itas time to rediscover the joys of dressing up
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:00:10 GMT
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After a year of collective agony and grief, rekindling our creative flair could be the way to find ourselves again

aIave lost my mascara, and do you know the worst thing?a my friend rails. aI didnat even notice!a For context, this is a woman who permed her eyelashes in the first lockdown. So, imagine it as the cosmetic equivalent of Stevie Wonder waking up tone-deaf, or Jeff Bezos suddenly caring deeply about workersa rights. This spring, she says, itas time to bring back the big-lash energy. aFace on, joggers off,a is her new mantra.

The mood is catching. The cover of this weekas Grazia has the strapline aMaking the case for getting dressed againa, while another friend has skipped the ajoggers offa phase, and is already researching summer outfits. aIs 35 too old to wear a crop top?a she messaged the other day. aShould I get a tattoo?a asks another. The answers are always, in order: absolutely not and absolutely, but in 2021 there is even more reason to free ourselves from the constraints of what we think we ashoulda be wearing for our age and body type. After 12 months of social upheaval, collective agony and isolation, the very least we can allow ourselves is the joy of dressing however we please.

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Ice reached a new low: using utility bills to hunt undocumented immigrants | Moustafa Bayoumi
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:11:15 GMT
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Our government is effectively forcing people to choose between heat in their apartment and the risk of deportation

If you had to choose between having running water at home or risking your home being raided by the authorities, which would you choose? The correct answer is: this shouldnat even be a question.

But itas become one. The startling truth is that signing up for even basic utilities in this country has turned into a gamble for many people, particularly undocumented immigrants. Last week, the Washington Post revealed that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has paid tens of millions of dollars since 2017 for access to a private database that contains more than a400m names, addresses and service records from more than 80 utility companies covering all the staples of modern life, including water, gas and electricity, and phone, internet and cable TVa. The information has been mined by Ice, the Post reported, for immigration surveillance and enforcement operations.

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Bitcoin and Robinhood will end badly for those who can least afford it
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:10 GMT
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Millions in precarious jobs are betting scant savings on worthless stocks and cryptocurrencies via share-dealing apps

The US economyas K-shaped recovery is under way. Those with stable full-time jobs, benefits, and a financial cushion are faring well as stock markets climb to new highs. Those who are unemployed or partially employed in low-value-added blue-collar and service jobs a the new aprecariata a are saddled with debt, have little financial wealth, and face diminishing economic prospects.

These trends indicate a growing disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street. The new stock market highs mean nothing to most people. The bottom 50% of the wealth distribution holds just 0.7% of total equity market assets, whereas the top 10% commands 87.2%, and the top 1% holds 51.8%. The 50 richest people have as much wealth as the 165 million people at the bottom.

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The agony for Australians having to support England against India
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:55:34 GMT
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India could deny Australia a place in the final of the World Test Championship in June, but not if England win the final Test

aIt feels bloody terrible,a he said, head bowed over his pint. aSuddenly everything gets turned upside down. I donat know how to feel about it.a Picture a couple of men huddled over a table in the corner of a pub a there have been millions of variations of a conversation like this. In the beer garden of the Great Northern Hotel in Melbourne last week, though, I was offering solace to a friend about having to support England in a cricket match.

The World Test Championship final in June will feature two teams who qualify based on their win-draw-loss percentage in their relevant matches. New Zealand have secured their place in the final, with the remaining place being between Australia and India. India will pip Australia to the spot by beating or drawing with England in the final match of their ongoing series, currently led by India 2-1. So Australia need England to win instead; one half of the Ashes rivalry relying on the other.

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Luther Burrell: 'I come back to rugby union as a better person and player'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:16:10 GMT
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After a brief Super League spell with Warrington, Newcastle centre says he is back from aa dark placea and has not given up on England

For the first time in a long time, Luther Burrell is happy. aLife right now is good, certainly in comparison to the places Iave been in,a the 33-year-old says as he begins to describe his experiences of a whirlwind two years that have taken him from rugby union to league and back again.

Burrell, who played league as a teenager in his home town of Huddersfield, had big plans for his move to Warrington Wolves in spring 2019. Unlike other players who had switched from union to league in the past, Burrellas experience of league in his formative years left many believing he would thrive in Super League, and replicate his success in union. aI felt I had everything there to have a really good go at it, but ultimately, it just wasnat meant to be,a he reflects.

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Newcastle face an almighty battle to stay in the Premier League
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:17:50 GMT
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With Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel AlmirA3n all injured, Newcastle are desperately short of goals

By Martin Laurence for WhoScored

Rewind a few weeks and it looked as if Newcastle had seen the light at the end of a long and gloomy tunnel. After a run of 11 games without a win in all competitions, nine of which were defeats, they went to Goodison Park and beat Everton 2-0. aThey showed more fighting spirit, more concentration and more motivation,a said a frustrated Carlo Ancelotti as Newcastle moved nine points clear of the relegation zone. Steve Bruceas side had also shown some fighting spirit in their previous game, firing off 15 shots in the second half against Leeds, only to lose 2-1. Finally, they were displaying some attacking verve.

The teamas inability to create chances had heaped the pressure on to Bruce, even if Mike Ashleyas seemingly everlasting presence was always likely to prevent a sacking, so a thoroughly deserved victory at Goodison was a bolt from the blue. Though a home defeat to Crystal Palace followed, Newcastle again dominated the shots department, with 21 to six, before they pulled off a remarkable 3-2 win over Southampton with nine men.

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Gianluigi Buffon: 'Itas important to get things wrong in life a and pay the price'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:12 GMT
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The Juventus goalkeeper on what makes him happy, his long career and suddenly calling his friend Andrea Pirlo aMistera

It has become a little hard to trust Gianluigi Buffon when he talks about retirement. In 2017, he told me he had reached a decision to hang up his gloves at the end of the season a his 17th as a Juventus player. Reminded of the fear he once felt at the prospect of a life without football, he said that there remained aalmost nonea.

A year later, we were in France, discussing his surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain. What could he say? The offer had come out of nowhere, a chance for one more adventure: to experience a new culture, to play with Neymar and Kylian MbappA(c), to write one last spectacular chapter.

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England Women cruise to seven-wicket win over New Zealand in first T20
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:11:55 GMT
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  • New Zealand dismissed for 96 off 19.4 overs in Wellington
  • Beaumont and Wyatt set platform for chase inside 16 overs

England Women cruised to a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in Wellington on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match Twenty20 series.

Sent in to bat, New Zealand were dismissed for 96 off 19.4 overs, with the tourists achieving victory at 99 for three with four overs to spare.

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Footballer Peter Whittingham fell and died after aplay fighta, inquest told
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:10:02 GMT
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  • Former Cardiff midfielder fell down stairs at a pub last March
  • Inquest hears he was drinking with brother-in-law and friend

The former Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham died after falling down stairs at a pub following a drunken aplay fighta with friends, an inquest has been told.

Whittingham, 35, suffered a traumatic head injury at the Park Hotel pub in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, on 7 March 2020, and died in hospital 11 days later after failing to regain consciousness.

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Parliamentary inquiry shows how seriously sport must take brain injury
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:11 GMT
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Analysis: Legislation may follow if the findings of an imminent select committee hearing on concussion prove to be alarming

Sport in the UK has been summoned to the headmasteras office. The announcement by the digital, culture, media and sport select committee that it is launching an inquiry into the links between sport and long-term brain injury serves notice that the matter has registered at a political level.

Of those shifting in their seats out in the corridor, football and both codes of rugby are the ones most obviously whispering questions to each other. Just how serious is this? Are they going through the motions, or are they going to start telling us what to do?

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Talking Horses: Festival contenders stay with Gordon Elliott for now
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:08:10 GMT
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Despite their company ending sponsorship of traineras yard, Noel and Valerie Moran are yet to remove high-profile trio

Four horses with leading chances at the Cheltenham Festival later this month left Gordon Elliottas yard on Tuesday, but the owners of three more Festival favourites confirmed on Wednesday morning that, for now at least, their horses are still in Elliottas stable.

Rumours circulating on Tuesday evening suggested that Noel and Valerie Moran, whose company eCOMM Merchant Solutions terminated its sponsorship of Elliottas yard earlier in the day, had moved Zanahiyr, The Bosses Oscar and Grand Roi out of the stable. The horses are favourite for the Triumph Hurdle, the Pertemps Final and the Coral Cup, respectively.

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Home Office delays leave Sri Lankan man in immigration limbo
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:11:03 GMT
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Lawyer for Ponnampalam Jothibala threatens to file for judicial review over handling of case

A man who came to the UK to train as an accountant almost 40 years ago has been left homeless after a catalogue of Home Office delays.

Ponnampalam Jothibala, 69, a Sri Lankan Tamil, came to the UK in 1983 to take up a place on a course at the London School of Accountancy with hopes of forging a professional career.

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Daily Mail owner buys New Scientist magazine in APS70m deal
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:43:24 GMT
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The 65-year-old title is forecast to make APS7m in profits this year

The publisher of the Daily Mail has acquired the renowned weekly science and technology magazine New Scientist in a APS70m cash deal a the latest round of consolidation in the publishing sector.

The 65-year-old title, which is owned by a group of investors led by Sir Bernard Gray, is based in London, with offices in the US and Australia.

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Morrisons likely to drop out of FTSE 100 as groceries boom wanes
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:54:12 GMT
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Supermarket chain and South West Water owner likely to be replaced by engineers Weir Group and Renishaw

Morrisons is expected to drop out of the FTSE 100 for the first time in five years as analysts predict the groceries spending spree during the pandemic will wane.

The quarterly reshuffle of the UKas blue-chip stocks index is likely to result in the supermarket chain being relegated to the FTSE 250, along with the owner of South West Water, Pennon Group, while the newly listed footwear brand Dr Martens is expected to stride into the mid-cap 250 rankings.

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Housebuilder Persimmon's profits fall as Covid takes toll
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:05:31 GMT
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Company doubles team of inspectors after row over quality of its homes but says new year has started well

The housebuilder Persimmon has reported a lower annual profit because of the coronavirus pandemic, and said it was doubling its team of inspectors as it deals with the fallout from a public row over the quality of its homes.

The company reported a pre-tax profit of APS783.8m last year, down from APS1.04bn the year before, when it became the only housebuilder to have made more than APS1bn two years in a row. It said the Covid-19 pandemic cost it APS17.1m, as building sites shut down for several weeks during the first national lockdown last spring.

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Insurer Hiscox hit by loss after paying out for Covid-related claims
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:55:31 GMT
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Company also admits it suffered some abrand damagea because of court wrangle

The Lloydas of London insurer Hiscox has swung to a loss after paying out $475m for cancelled events, business interruption policies and other claims related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Admitting it had suffered some abrand damagea, the company, which insures anything from oil rigs to paintings, classic cars and businesses, struck an apologetic tone after disputes last year with a number of firms over whether their business interruption cover should pay out for the pandemic. Such policies are a key part of commercial insurance cover that pay out if a firm cannot trade as usual owing to an unexpected event.

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Australia's attorney general comes forward to deny historical rape allegation
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:31:25 GMT
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Christian Porter reveals he is figure at centre of accusation dating back to 1988 and says the alleged incident asimply did not happena

Australiaas attorney general, Christian Porter, has dismissed a historical rape accusation against him as aentirely untruea after outing himself as the subject of claims made by a woman who took her own life last year.

Fronting the media for an at-times tearful news conference, Porter also resisted calls to stand aside as the countryas first law officer amid growing criticism of how the conservative government has handled accusations of rape and sexual assault.

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Nicolas Sarkozy attacks ashockingly unjusta corruption conviction
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:26:10 GMT
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Ex-French president vows to take case to European court of human rights if appeal does not succeed

Days after his conviction for corruption and influence peddling, Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will take the battle to clear his name to the European court of human rights if he does not win on appeal.

The former French president described a Paris courtas verdict on Monday and the three-year prison sentence he was given (two years suspended) as aprofoundly and shockingly unjusta.

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Hungary's Fidesz party to leave European parliament centre-right group
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:06:27 GMT
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Rightwing partyas move comes after European Peopleas party changed its internal rules on excluding members

Hungaryas ruling rightwing Fidesz party has said it will leave the main centre-right political grouping in the European parliament after the European Peopleas party (EPP) voted to change its internal laws on excluding members.

The EPPas 180 members, many of whom have campaigned for the expulsion of Fidesz, which they accuse of weakening Hungaryas democracy and curbing media and other freedoms, voted by 148 to 28 in favour of the new rules, with four abstentions.

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French soldiers killed Algerian lawyer in war of independence, Macron admits
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:58 GMT
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French president admits army was behind 1957 death of Ali Boumendjel during Battle of Algiers

Emmanuel Macron has admitted French soldiers tortured and killed a well-known Algerian lawyer and activist during the countryas independence war.

Ali Boumendjel, 37, died after falling from a sixth-floor window in 1957 during the Battle of Algiers. Until now, his death has been recorded as suicide.

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TikTok urged to take action over Myanmar death threat videos
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:05:17 GMT
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Videos posted to Chinese-owned site show men in military gear threatening to kill protesters

TikTok has been urged to take action over a flood of videos shared in Myanmar that feature men in military uniform threatening to kill anti-coup protesters, at times while brandishing weapons.

Myanmaras police and army have been widely condemned for using lethal force against peaceful protesters who have held mass rallies over recent weeks calling for the return of democracy. More than 20 people have been killed since the military seized power on 1 February.

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Rio Tinto chairman to stand down amid Juukan Gorge outcry
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:01:00 GMT
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Simon Thompson accepts he was accountable for decision to blow up sacred site in Australia

Rio Tintoas chairman will stand down amid an outcry over the mineras destruction of a 46,000-year-old sacred indigenous site in Western Australia.

Simon Thompson will leave Rio Tinto within the next year after accepting he was aultimately accountablea for the companyas decision to blow up ancient rock shelters at Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara.

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US militia group draws members from military and police, website leak shows
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:14 GMT
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Analysis: Membership list of American Patriots Three Percent also shows widespread network of people from variety of occupations

A Guardian investigation of a website leak from the American Patriots Three Percent shows the anti-government militia group have recruited a network across the United States that includes current and former military members, police and border patrol agents.

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Neera Tanden withdraws as Cabinet nominee after facing opposition
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:37:52 GMT
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Republican senators, and one Democrat, cited Tandenas tweets in opposing her nomination for director of the budget office

Joe Bidenas pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators over her past controversial tweets.

Her withdrawal marks the presidentas first failure as he seeks Senate confirmation for his cabinet nominees.

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Biden announces earlier vaccine deadline as states roll back protections a live
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:50:04 GMT
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The Department of Defense has this morning issued a scathing review of Rep Ronny Jackson during his time serving as the top White House physician. The report was obtained by CNN, and conclude that he made asexual and denigratinga comments about a female subordinate, drank alcohol while on a presidential trip, and took prescription-strength sleeping medication that prompted colleagues to be worried about his ability to provide proper care. CNN write:

After interviewing 78 witnesses and reviewing a host of White House documents, investigators concluded that Jackson, who achieved the rank of Rear Admiral, failed to treat his subordinates with dignity and respect, engaged in inappropriate conduct involving the use of alcohol during two incidents and used sleeping medication during an overseas trip that raised concerns about his ability to provide medical care to the President and other top officials, according to the report.

The report also notes that the investigation into Jackson awas limited in scope and unproductivea as White House counsel under Trump insisted on being present at all interviews of current White House Medical Unit employees, which had a apotential chilling effecta on the probe.

Parler, the social media app popular among American right-wing users, has dropped its case against Amazon for cutting off its web-hosting services, court documents from late last night showed.

Reuters report that the app went dark in January as many service providers pulled back support, accusing it of failing to police violent content related to the attack on the US Capitol, the nationas legislative seat, by followers of Donald Trump. Google removed the application from its Play Store and Apple from App Store.

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'Facebook has a blind spot': why Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:00:15 GMT
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Researchers say Spanish-language content is less often and less quickly moderated for misinformation than English content

In the last year, Facebook adjusted some of the most fundamental rules about what gets posted on its platform, halting algorithmic recommendations of political groups, banning lies about vaccines and removing a number of high-profile figures for spreading misinformation and hate a including Donald Trump.

Related: Twitter targets Covid vaccine misinformation with labels and 'strike' system

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Nicola Sturgeon apologises to women failed by Alex Salmond investigation
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:19:19 GMT
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First minister under pressure to answer claims she misled parliament over harassment inquiry

Nicola Sturgeon has apologised directly to the two women who were failed by the Scottish governmentas investigation into their sexual harassment complaints against Alex Salmond, but denied there was any plot against the former first minister.

Sturgeon is under intense pressure to answer multiple allegations that she misled parliament as she gives evidence to the inquiry into her governmentas handling of the complaints, after previously secret legal advice and new witness evidence released on Tuesday evening led to calls for her resignation as first minister.

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Nicolas Sarkozy attacks ashockingly unjusta corruption conviction
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:26:10 GMT
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Ex-French president vows to take case to European court of human rights if appeal does not succeed

Days after his conviction for corruption and influence peddling, Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will take the battle to clear his name to the European court of human rights if he does not win on appeal.

The former French president described a Paris courtas verdict on Monday and the three-year prison sentence he was given (two years suspended) as aprofoundly and shockingly unjusta.

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Dutch Covid test centre hit by suspected bomb attack
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:30:34 GMT
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Windows damaged but no one hurt in explosion at drive-through test centre in Bovenkarspel

Police have said they are working on the assumption that an explosion that damaged a Dutch coronavirus test centre early on Wednesday was a deliberate attack.

No one was hurt in the 6.55am blast, which blew out half a dozen windows of the drive-through test centre in Bovenkarspel, about 40 miles (60km) north of Amsterdam. Police have sealed off the area to investigate.

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TikTok urged to take action over Myanmar death threat videos
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:05:17 GMT
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Videos posted to Chinese-owned site show men in military gear threatening to kill protesters

TikTok has been urged to take action over a flood of videos shared in Myanmar that feature men in military uniform threatening to kill anti-coup protesters, at times while brandishing weapons.

Myanmaras police and army have been widely condemned for using lethal force against peaceful protesters who have held mass rallies over recent weeks calling for the return of democracy. More than 20 people have been killed since the military seized power on 1 February.

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Meghan 'saddened' by allegations of bullying at Kensington Palace
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:15:05 GMT
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Aide alleged in 2018 that Duchess of Sussexas behaviour had driven out two personal assistants, say reports

The Duchess of Sussex is said to be asaddeneda by a report, days before the broadcast of an interview with Oprah Winfrey, claiming she faced a bullying complaint at Kensington Palace.

The Times reported that a complaint was made in October 2018 by Jason Knauf, then the Sussexesa communications secretary, which alleged Meghan had driven two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member.

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Japanese billionaire looking for people who 'push the envelope' for moon flight
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:28:18 GMT
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Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, needs to fill eight spare seats on the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX

Itas the sort of chance that comes along just once in a blue moon: a Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world.

Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot aboard the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX.

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Brazil's Covid outbreak is global threat that opens door to lethal variants a scientist
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:15:14 GMT
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Duke University neuroscientist urges international community to challenge Brazilian government over its failure to contain

Brazilas rampant coronavirus outbreak has become a global threat that risks spawning new and even more lethal variants, one of the South American countryas top scientists has warned as it suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic.

Speaking to the Guardian, Miguel Nicolelis, a Duke University neuroscientist who is tracking the crisis, urged the international community to challenge the Brazilian government over its failure to contain an epidemic that has killed more than a quarter of a million Brazilians a about 10% of the global total.

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Up to 18 US states havenat prioritized Covid vaccines for homeless, study finds
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:12 GMT
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Phased distribution plans in some states do not name population as a priority while CDC recognizes it as high risk

As many as 18 states in the US have not specifically prioritized the homeless community in their plans for distributing Covid-19 vaccines, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizing the population as particularly high risk when it comes to the virus, a study has found.

Research conducted by the National Academy for State Health Policy, a non-partisan forum of policymakers, focused on people living in homeless shelters and found that the phased distribution plans in such states as Maryland, Illinois and Minnesota did not explicitly name that community as a priority population.

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Dolly Parton gets first dose of Covid vaccine she helped fund
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:37:43 GMT
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Country music star sings adapted version of Jolene while getting Moderna jab in Nashville

Dolly Parton burst into song on Tuesday as she received her first dose of the Moderna Covid vaccine that she helped to fund.

The country music star, 75, launched into an adapted version of one of her best-known hits, singing: aVaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, Iam begging of you, please donat hesitate. Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once youare dead, then thatas a bit too latea to the tune of Jolene, which she wrote and recorded in 1973.

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Coronavirus live news: Austria to get 100,000 extra jabs to deal with hotspot; explosion at Dutch testing centre
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:45:45 GMT
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All adults in part of Tyrol province to be vaccinated; Dutch police say explosion at a coronavirus testing location may have been intentional

Austria will be given an extra 100,000 Pfizer vaccine doses to administer to all adults in the Schwaz district of the province of Tyrol, which has become a hotspot for the South African virus variant.

The Alpine region of Tyrol has one of Europeas worst outbreaks of the variant, and residents require a negative coronavirus test in order to leave the province.

aOur goal must be to extinguish as best we can this variant, which represents a threat for us, not only in Tyrol but in all of Austria,a Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told a news conference.

Italyas government is considering prolonging a ban on firing employees until the end of June, a draft document seen by Reuters said, in continued efforts to prevent a surge of unemployment due to the coronavirus crisis.

The freeze was brought in last year when companies and shops were closed to curb the spread of the virus as the government ramped up social security spending and financial aid to businesses.

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Rodney King: 30 years after brutal beating, activists say LAPD 'still corrupt and violent'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:10 GMT
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Advocates who lived through the riots are now fighting to defund the police and dismantle unions that thwart accountability

Thirty years after the savage assault on Rodney King, the Los Angeles police department is facing a reckoning over its failure to curb brutality, racial profiling and officer misconduct since the historic uprising.

For some in LA, Wednesdayas anniversary of the 1991 attack is a painful reminder of the ways the racist and deadly law enforcement practices of the 1990s remain alive today.

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Iam an abolitionist. My sister's a cop. And rethinking 'family' is how I am reconciling it all
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:14 GMT
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Iave struggled trying to hold what I know a that she would never intentionally hurt anyone a in tension with what I know just as deeply: this system of policing will always hurt Black people

In 2012, when Frank Ocean told me (yes, me, specifically) to aimagine being thrown off of a cliffa in the Tumblr note he published before dropping the transformative Channel Orange, the same Tumblr note in which he admitted publicly for the first time that he had been in love with another man, I cried, and then I did, too. I admitted for the first time publicly a or at least for the first time to my parents a that I was queer in a three-page email.

The fall from that cliff was glorious for many beautiful moments a until I smashed head-first into the ground. Until my mother wrote back, three days after receiving my email, to tell me that all three pages were unacceptable and this was not what she raised me to be and a Ka1a1PSa1a help her! a my body, now lying mangled on the jagged rocks at the bottom of this hill I wanted to die on, was enveloped in sin.

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Donations, fees and sales: the funds that maintain the White Houseas amuseum qualitya
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:12 GMT
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System has been used as a point of comparison as Boris Johnson seeks to create a charity to refurbish his Downing Street flat

Jackie Kennedy first visited the White House as a girl. aAll I remember is shuffling through,a she told Life magazine. aThere wasnat even a booklet you could buy.a When she became first lady, she set about transforming it from bland and boring into a mansion worthy of a president a but someone would have to pay.

In 1961, Jackie Kennedy founded the White House Historical Association (WHHA) to protect, preserve and guarantee public access to Americaas most famous address. Three years later, President Lyndon B Johnson created the committee for the preservation of the White House, a group of experts who work to maintain the amuseum qualitya of its public spaces.

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'Our work is about joy': the artists redesigning hospitals for kids
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:29:09 GMT
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Non-profit organizationRxArt uses artists such as Derrick Adams and Jeff Koons to try and make the medical experience less stressful for children

The power of art in connection to wellness has been chronicled for decades with countless studies showing that any sort of creative expression can help maintain immune systems while elevating moods, reducing stress and blood pressure.

Not-for-profit system of hospitals Intermountain Healthcare goes one step further, positing that the relationship between the fields runs even deeper, claiming that aresearch shows that patients who are exposed to art during a hospital stay actually heal quicker and have a better overall experience.a

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Reggie Cannon: 'Explaining America feels like describing medieval times'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:14 GMT
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The USA full-back is attracting the attention of clubs across Europe after his transfer to Portugal. The move across the Atlantic has also made him reflect on home

There is no hesitation from Reggie Cannon when he considers whether his view of America has changed since moving to Europe. aOne hundred million percent,a the US full-back explains from his Porto home. aLooking at the insurrection, Texas freezing over right now a| explaining to my teammates what is going on in the country is baffling to me. Explaining the America I have lived in to those who donat live in America, it feels like I am describing medieval times.a

On and off the pitch, however, there are increasing reasons for optimism for the 22-year-old defender who swapped MLS for Boavista last summer. Cannon has impressed in the shop window that is the Portuguese league, already attracting interest from the Bundesliga, La Liga and Premier League, all while the election of Joe Biden at least symbolically ended a tumultuous four years in his homeland.

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'My pubic hair paintings could hang in your living room': the artists reclaiming women's sexuality
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:11 GMT
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A Womanas Right to Pleasure is a new compendium celebrating female erotic art. We meet its contributors, including the photographer who turned her vagina into a camera

During the darkest days of the Trump presidency, writer Alexandra Weiss and her colleagues at the Black Book gallery in New York decided to address an issue that felt increasingly pressing. For centuries, womenas sexuality had been seen as a subject for men to pick over, the man in charge at the White House being the most prominent recent offender. But there was no shortage of examples, from LaOrigine du Monde, Gustave Courbetas 1866 painting of a woman parting her legs invitingly, to Alfred Kinseyas revelatory 1953 report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.

It seemed a potent time to celebrate womenas perspectives on sexuality instead. Reproductive rights were under threat: among other things, the Trump administration had banned taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for terminations. Exploring womenas sexual pleasure in words and images, says Weiss, felt like aan act of resistance. Why not now? With social media, women have felt more comfortable talking about their bodies, but pleasure is often left out of the conversation.a

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Ice reached a new low: using utility bills to hunt undocumented immigrants | Moustafa Bayoumi
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:11:15 GMT
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Our government is effectively forcing people to choose between heat in their apartment and the risk of deportation

If you had to choose between having running water at home or risking your home being raided by the authorities, which would you choose? The correct answer is: this shouldnat even be a question.

But itas become one. The startling truth is that signing up for even basic utilities in this country has turned into a gamble for many people, particularly undocumented immigrants. Last week, the Washington Post revealed that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has paid tens of millions of dollars since 2017 for access to a private database that contains more than a400m names, addresses and service records from more than 80 utility companies covering all the staples of modern life, including water, gas and electricity, and phone, internet and cable TVa. The information has been mined by Ice, the Post reported, for immigration surveillance and enforcement operations.

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Global oil companies have committed to 'net zero' emissions. It's a sham | Tzeporah Berman and Nathan Taft
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:30:16 GMT
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The energy industry is like a smoker who goes from one pack a day to two a but claims theyare quitting because they switched to filtered cigarettes

The United Nations campaign Race to Zero recently published a paper identifying 20 pathways to reach net zero carbon emissions. In December, the British Oil & Gas Authority published a requirement that oil and gas development be aconsistent with net zeroa (despite approval of new offshore permits). BP, Shell and other multinational companies have all now published their anet zeroa pathways.

Related: The climate crisis can't be solved by carbon accounting tricks | Simon Lewis

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Bitcoin and Robinhood will end badly for those who can least afford it
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:10 GMT
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Millions in precarious jobs are betting scant savings on worthless stocks and cryptocurrencies via share-dealing apps

The US economyas K-shaped recovery is under way. Those with stable full-time jobs, benefits, and a financial cushion are faring well as stock markets climb to new highs. Those who are unemployed or partially employed in low-value-added blue-collar and service jobs a the new aprecariata a are saddled with debt, have little financial wealth, and face diminishing economic prospects.

These trends indicate a growing disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street. The new stock market highs mean nothing to most people. The bottom 50% of the wealth distribution holds just 0.7% of total equity market assets, whereas the top 10% commands 87.2%, and the top 1% holds 51.8%. The 50 richest people have as much wealth as the 165 million people at the bottom.

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How elimination versus suppression became Covid's cold war | Laura Spinney
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:00:15 GMT
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Getting rid of the virus completely now seems an impossible project. But there are powerful arguments in its favour

A year ago, when the World Health Organization published a report showing that China had shut down a highly contagious virus in a city of 11 million people, epidemiologist Michael Baker assumed that the international body would advise the rest of the world to follow Chinaas example. When to his amazement it didnat, he decided that New Zealand (population 5 million) should go its own way, and started lobbying the government to pursue an elimination strategy.

He found some unexpected allies in New Zealandas billionaires who, hearing what he was proposing, got on the phone to cabinet ministers too. On 23 March, New Zealand shut down and seven weeks later, its citizens emerged into a virus-free country. Baker, who estimates that the move saved about 8,000 lives, later asked the billionaires why they backed him: aThey said, aWe didnat get filthy rich by not being good at assessing and managing risk.a They were in it for the long haul.a

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My friendas mantra, aFace on, joggers offa, has inspired me a itas time to rediscover the joys of dressing up
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:00:10 GMT
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After a year of collective agony and grief, rekindling our creative flair could be the way to find ourselves again

aIave lost my mascara, and do you know the worst thing?a my friend rails. aI didnat even notice!a For context, this is a woman who permed her eyelashes in the first lockdown. So, imagine it as the cosmetic equivalent of Stevie Wonder waking up tone-deaf, or Jeff Bezos suddenly caring deeply about workersa rights. This spring, she says, itas time to bring back the big-lash energy. aFace on, joggers off,a is her new mantra.

The mood is catching. The cover of this weekas Grazia has the strapline aMaking the case for getting dressed againa, while another friend has skipped the ajoggers offa phase, and is already researching summer outfits. aIs 35 too old to wear a crop top?a she messaged the other day. aShould I get a tattoo?a asks another. The answers are always, in order: absolutely not and absolutely, but in 2021 there is even more reason to free ourselves from the constraints of what we think we ashoulda be wearing for our age and body type. After 12 months of social upheaval, collective agony and isolation, the very least we can allow ourselves is the joy of dressing however we please.

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Giving kids a break is the best way for them to 'catch up' after a year of disruption | John McMullen
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:00:14 GMT
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Studies have shown that promoting wellbeing through play goes a long way to boost academic outcomes

Across the UK schools are again preparing for a phased or full return of pupils to the classroom. Most weary parents, compassionate teachers and lonely kids will be delighted to see this day come, but concerns remain about the effect that protracted school closures have had on our children and young people.

Much of the debate has focused on how to help pupils acatch upa on their alost learninga. This narrative is profoundly unhelpful and potentially damaging, due to the psychological pressure it places on children and young people. Itas our national obsession with summative assessment that makes children feel that they have afallen behinda if they havenat learned certain things at certain times. But in every year group, pupils are at various stages of cognitive, physical and emotional development. There is no such thing as abehinda, there is only where children are at. Besides, if we truly believe that everyone can be a lifelong learner, then a few months of parents struggling to teach phonics is a brief bump on their educational journey.

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The climate crisis can't be solved by carbon accounting tricks | Simon Lewis
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:13 GMT
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Disaster looms if big finance is allowed to game the carbon offsetting markets to achieve anet zeroa emissions

An astonishing global shift is under way: 127 countries have now stated that by mid-century their overall emissions of carbon dioxide will be zero. That includes the EU, US, and UK by 2050 a and China by 2060. Companies are enthusiastically signing up to similar anet zeroa goals. Finally the international community seems to have accepted the scientific fact that we need to stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere to stabilise our climate. Dare we hope that the climate crisis can be brought under control?

Perhaps, but big problems remain. Long-term commitments have not resulted in sufficient near-term actions. The world is on track for emissions to be just 0.5% below 2010 levels by 2030, compared with the 45% needed on the road to net zero by 2050. The pivotal Glasgow Cop26 climate talks in November will need to tackle this. But a more insidious problem is emerging. Net zero increasingly involves highly questionable carbon accounting. As a result, the new politics swirling around net zero targets is rapidly becoming a confusing and dangerous mix of pragmatism, self-delusion and weapons-grade greenwash.

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Tom Brady says Lombardi Trophy throw seemed 'really fun to do' at time
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:01:03 GMT
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  • Quarterback made risky throw after Super Bowl victory
  • Brady admits drink may have been involved in dayas events

Tom Brady has spoken about his post Super Bowl celebrations, during which he threw the Vince Lombardi Trophy across Tampaas Hillsborough River.

The incident came during a boat parade to celebrate the Buccaneersa victory in Februaryas Super Bowl, the seventh title of Bradyas career. At one point Brady threw the revered trophy from his boat to tight end Cameron Brate on another vessel.

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Gianluigi Buffon: 'Itas important to get things wrong in life a and pay the price'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:12 GMT
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The Juventus goalkeeper on what makes him happy, his long career and suddenly calling his friend Andrea Pirlo aMistera

It has become a little hard to trust Gianluigi Buffon when he talks about retirement. In 2017, he told me he had reached a decision to hang up his gloves at the end of the season a his 17th as a Juventus player. Reminded of the fear he once felt at the prospect of a life without football, he said that there remained aalmost nonea.

A year later, we were in France, discussing his surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain. What could he say? The offer had come out of nowhere, a chance for one more adventure: to experience a new culture, to play with Neymar and Kylian MbappA(c), to write one last spectacular chapter.

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Footballer Peter Whittingham fell and died after aplay fighta, inquest told
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:10:02 GMT
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  • Former Cardiff midfielder fell down stairs at a pub last March
  • Inquest hears he was drinking with brother-in-law and friend

The former Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham died after falling down stairs at a pub following a drunken aplay fighta with friends, an inquest has been told.

Whittingham, 35, suffered a traumatic head injury at the Park Hotel pub in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, on 7 March 2020, and died in hospital 11 days later after failing to regain consciousness.

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Newcastle face an almighty battle to stay in the Premier League
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:17:50 GMT
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With Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel AlmirA3n all injured, Newcastle are desperately short of goals

By Martin Laurence for WhoScored

Rewind a few weeks and it looked as if Newcastle had seen the light at the end of a long and gloomy tunnel. After a run of 11 games without a win in all competitions, nine of which were defeats, they went to Goodison Park and beat Everton 2-0. aThey showed more fighting spirit, more concentration and more motivation,a said a frustrated Carlo Ancelotti as Newcastle moved nine points clear of the relegation zone. Steve Bruceas side had also shown some fighting spirit in their previous game, firing off 15 shots in the second half against Leeds, only to lose 2-1. Finally, they were displaying some attacking verve.

The teamas inability to create chances had heaped the pressure on to Bruce, even if Mike Ashleyas seemingly everlasting presence was always likely to prevent a sacking, so a thoroughly deserved victory at Goodison was a bolt from the blue. Though a home defeat to Crystal Palace followed, Newcastle again dominated the shots department, with 21 to six, before they pulled off a remarkable 3-2 win over Southampton with nine men.

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Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and the turmoil inside Scottish politics
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:00:05 GMT
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With Scotlandas first minister Nicola Sturgeon giving evidence today, the Guardianas Scotland correspondent, Libby Brooks, charts the unravelling of the alliance between first minister Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor Alex Salmond a once seen as Scotlandas greatest political partnership

The Guardianas Scotland correspondent, Libby Brooks, discusses the turmoil inside the SNP, with Rachel Humphreys. Today Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to the Scottish parliamentas inquiry into the governmentas handling of complaints of sexual assault against Alex Salmond. Sturgeon has been accused by the former first minister of possibly breaking the ministerial code and is subject to a second inquiry that will examine this.

Yesterday John Swinney, Scotlandas deputy first minister, agreed to release his governmentas legal advice on Salmondas court action after facing cross-party censure in Holyrood. It reveals that the Scottish government was warned by its senior lawyers it faced defeat in an ultimately successful legal action by Alex Salmond. The guidance, released by Scottish ministers on Tuesday, confirms that their two counsel told them the revelation that a senior official had previously met and briefed two complainers against Salmond had devastating consequences for their case. There were further developments yesterday when evidence from two other witnesses called into question Ms Sturgeonas version of events. Text messages between senior party and government officials, which Salmond last Friday claimed indicated that witnesses and the police were pressurised to pursue his criminal charges in order to overtake the judicial review, were handed over to the inquiry too.

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Allen v Farrow is pure PR. Why else would it omit so much?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:44:31 GMT
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The new HBO documentary in which Mia and Dylan Farrow revisit their 1992 allegation against Woody Allen claims to be an even-handed investigation. But its failure to present the facts makes it feel more like activism

aHBO Doc About Woody Allen & Mia Farrow Ignores Miaas 3 Dead Kids, Her Child Molester Brother, Other Family Tragediesa was the headline on one US showbiz site, above its review of the four-part documentary, Allen v Farrow, about the continuing battle between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, now entering its fourth decade. But this review was very much an outlier. In the vast main, reaction to the strongly anti-Allen series has been overwhelmingly positive, with Buzzfeed describing it as a anuanced reckoninga and Entertainment Weekly comparing it to the recent documentaries about Michael Jackson and Jeffrey Epstein. This reaction is more of a reflection of the publicas feelings towards Allen a particularly in the US a than of the documentary, which sets itself up as an investigation but much more resembles PR, as biased and partial as a political candidateas advert vilifying an opponent in election season.

Related: Allen v Farrow review a effective docuseries on allegations of abuse

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Patter of tiny feet: dancers on leaping into motherhood
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:00:17 GMT
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Juggling babies and a job is always difficult a what are the particular pressures for performers and how is the industry taking steps to improve?

Followers of Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson cheer ardently for her Juliet, Manon and Sugar Plum Fairy, but are in raptures about her latest role, as mum to baby Peggy, born in December and already the toast of Instagram. Cuthbertson is one of a flurry of dancers at the Royal who are about to give or have recently given birth, in a serendipitously timed lockdown baby boom.

Itas a long way from the early days of the company, when founder Ninette de Valois set the tone. aaYouare pregnant darling, goodbye!a Thatas how it was,a says Jeanetta Laurence, a dancer in its touring company in the 1960s and 70s. Even now, she says: aItas hard to think of another industry where having a baby is so intrusive to the work. Iam in awe and wonder at how they manage it.a

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SoundCloud announces overhaul of royalties model to 'fan-powered' system
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:54:16 GMT
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Streaming company says it will start directing money from subscribers to the artists they actually listen to

SoundCloud announced on Tuesday it would become the first major streaming service to start directing subscribersa fees only to the artists they listen to, a move welcomed by musicians campaigning for fairer pay.

Current practice for streaming services including Spotify, Deezer and Apple is to pool royalty payments and dish them out based on which artists have the most global plays.

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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn review aA absurdist provocation in Covid-torn Romania
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:05:10 GMT
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The mock trial of a teacher puts history on the stand in Radu Judeas peculiar revenge porn story a but what is it telling us?

Radu Judeas new film, with its rambling and self-consciously inelegant title, is an absurdist provocation, or an obsessive-compulsive disruption, like the photograph of the dadaist Benjamin PA(c)ret insulting a priest in the street.

Itas about the anger and frustration of Romania, and maybe of all of us, at the Covid outbreak, and our creeping suspicion that standard-issue human unhappiness will survive even when, or if, the disease is eradicated. Most of all, this is about porn, and even when it is not about porn, it is somehow still about porn and the porn aesthetic of social media. There is a bleak humour here, but also a kind of redundancy: the film constitutes a huge comedy pratfall that isnat perhaps every bit as funny and meaningful as it was supposed to be.

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My Donkey, My Lover & I review a eat, bray, love a| and French manners
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:00:15 GMT
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The delightful Laure Calamy hijacks a family trekking holiday in this warm comedy of infidelity and animal magnetism

In a Paris primary school, a class of eight-year-olds sit behind their desks, eyes squeezed shut, counting to 20. At the back of the room their teacher, Antoinette (Laure Calamy), is getting undressed, slipping into silk frock for the school concert. aItas not too much?a she asks the pupils. Sheas having an affair with one of the dads a heas married. Thus, with unparalleled Frenchness, begins this easygoing, warm comedy following Antoinette as she accidentally-on-purpose goes on the same donkey-trekking holiday as her loveras family. As Antoinette bonds with her donkey, the movie evolves from gentle farce to journey of emotional growth. You might call it Eat Bray, Love a except itas European, so thereas less pseudo-spiritual self-discovery and more drunken snogging.

Antoinette is meant to be spending the first week of summer holidays alone with lover Vladimir (Benjamin Lavernhe) while his family are at the beach. Instead, when his wife surprises him with a family hiking holiday, Antoinette impulsively books herself a place, too: six days of 20km hikes, staying in hostels. She arrives in teeny denim hot pants and huge wedge sandals a thereas as much Bridget Jones in her DNA as Julia Roberts. But Vladimir is nowhere to be seen, and, predictably, itas not love at first sight with her stubborn donkey Patrick either.

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Wander Darkly review a Sienna Miller drives psychological indie drama
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:00:18 GMT
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Miller is impressive as Adrienne, who doesnat know if sheas dead or not, as director Tara Mieleas film moves from naturalism to horror

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Ghost in this relationship indie from Tara Miele about a woman who is killed a or is she? a in a car crash. Sienna Miller is brilliant as gallerist Adrienne, whoas out on a date night (aitas cheaper than coupleas therapya) with her partner Matteo (Diego Luna) in Los Angeles. Frazzled and sleep-deprived from parenting their six-month-old Ellie, theyare bickering when their car hits an oncoming SUV.

At the hospital, Adrienne has an out-of-body experience, watching as porters cover her bloodied body with a sheet and push the gurney along corridors to the morgue. Next, she steps out of the hospital into scenes of the future without her: Matteo at her funeral, baby Ellie grown into a teenager.

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Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan review a learning to say no
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:13 GMT
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A young Irish woman looks back on a toxic relationship in an impressive first novel with a niggling strand of moralism

aThere was no religion in my life after early childhood, and a great faith in love was what I had cultivated instead.a The narrator of Acts of Desperation is in her early 20s, living a makeshift, hungover life in a Dublin bedsit, when she falls in love with Ciaran. Happiest when in a sacrificial role, she gives everything to pleasing him, though he is cold, sometimes cruel, and still in love with an ex-girlfriend. Intimate scenes from the 2012-14 narrative of their relationship are interspersed with essayistic commentary by the narrator from 2019. Megan Nolan is a journalist whose New Statesman column tackles some of the issues of millennial womanhood the book addresses, but the essayistic sections arenat quite in her journalistic voice.

There is so much to admire in this extremely impressive first novel, which captures an intense experience with clarity and style. It is fully itself, and flawless in its way. I also found it claustrophobic, and airless. This is obviously the point a the narrator wilfully removes herself from any sources of energy, letting life narrow to the flat she shares with Ciaran: the effortful meals she assembles in the kitchen, the increasingly joyless sex they have in their bed, the masochistic fantasies described in her diaries, the bottles of wine drunk secretly. These are scenes that Nolan evokes powerfully. But thereas more to the airlessness than the narratoras claustrophobia. I found, as a reader, that there was also an airlessness in the moral vision.

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Law in a Time of Crisis by Jonathan Sumption review a beyond the lockdown sceptic
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:30:11 GMT
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The former judge and renowned historian loses his cool on Covid and the culture wars

Jonathan Sumption has always been more than just a lawyer. For many years he was the brilliant QC and then supreme court justice who somehow found time on the side to write a definitive, multivolume history of the hundred years war: a true Renaissance man. Over the past 12 months he has emerged as a very different sort of public figure: the take-no-prisoners lockdown sceptic. He gained recent tabloid notoriety by telling Deborah James, who has stage 4 bowel cancer, that her life was aless valuablea than that of others with longer life expectancy. Sumption claims that his words were taken out of context, though as a historian he must know that we donat always get to choose the context in which our words are read. It is certainly a case study in how quickly one sort of reputation can morph into another.

This collection of essays, based on speeches Sumption has given over more than a decade, tries to pull the different sides of his intellectual persona together. Though law is their unifying theme, he begins with reflections on history and ends with a blistering attack on the governmentas draconian response to Covid-19. It is as a historian that he is at his most urbane and appealing. A believer in the power of history to broaden our minds and constrain our hubris a he says that the world would be in better shape today if Woodrow Wilson, US president 100 years ago, had been a historian rather than a political scientist a Sumption also manages to celebrate his status as a gentleman amateur among the professionals. How, his friends ask him, have you managed to write all those books while doing all that law? By not being an academic, is his answer. The professionals are far too busy being academics to have proper time to reflect.

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California crash leaves 13 people dead after truck and SUV collide
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:43:06 GMT
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  • Deadly crash happened at Holtville near US-Mexico border
  • Authorities investigate whether human smuggling involved

At least 13 people were killed in southern California on Tuesday when a tractor-trailer slammed into an SUV carrying 25 passengers, officials said.

The crash occurred in the early morning in the dusty farming community of Holtville, near the US-Mexico border.

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Nicola Sturgeon says harassment policy was not there 'to get Alex Salmond' - live updates
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:37:16 GMT
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Scotlandas first minister is appearing before MSPs, amid multiple allegations that she broke the ministerial code

Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish Lib Dems, asks if the views of the complainers were sought about the decision to proceed after the 31 October 2018 legal advice was issued?

Sturgeon says she doesnat think so, she certainly didnat contact them. But she will check if they were contacted and report back to the committee. The first minister says these were not black and white judgments.

Fraser says the level of damages awarded - more than APS512,000 - indicated displeasure at the government continuing the case and again questions why the government did not drop its case on 6 December?

Sturgeon repeats her sorrow at the loss to taxpayers but says this was not just about Salmond but about a challenge to the entire harassment policy, which could have important ramifications for others.

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Hungary's Fidesz party to leave European parliament centre-right group
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:06:27 GMT
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Rightwing partyas move comes after European Peopleas party changed its internal rules on excluding members

Hungaryas ruling rightwing Fidesz party has said it will leave the main centre-right political grouping in the European parliament after the European Peopleas party (EPP) voted to change its internal laws on excluding members.

The EPPas 180 members, many of whom have campaigned for the expulsion of Fidesz, which they accuse of weakening Hungaryas democracy and curbing media and other freedoms, voted by 148 to 28 in favour of the new rules, with four abstentions.

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'Two sessions': China expected to unveil new controls on Hong Kong
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:00:05 GMT
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Delegates descend on capital for week of pomp and pageantry including unveiling of 14th five-year plan

China is expected to unveil new political controls on Hong Kong at this weekas meeting of its rubber-stamp parliament, which is also likely to showcase President Xi Jinpingas further consolidation of power.

Beijing plans to ensure only apatriotsa a Communist party loyalists a can run Hong Kong, according to a speech by a top Chinese official ahead of the annual meeting of the National Peopleas Congress (NPC).

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Chinese labour schemes aimed to cut Uighur population density a report
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:08:02 GMT
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Accidental publication adds to growing body of evidence of Beijingas efforts to persecute minority

Chinese labour programmes in Xinjiang are designed at least partly to reduce the population density of the Uighur ethnic minority group, according to a study accidentally published online.

The Chinese report, by academics of Nankai University, was taken down in mid-2020, but a copy was archived by the academic Dr Adrian Zenz. It adds to the growing body of evidence of Beijingas concerted efforts to persecute Uighurs in what human rights experts and some governments have labelled cultural genocide.

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French soldiers killed Algerian lawyer in war of independence, Macron admits
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:58 GMT
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French president admits army was behind 1957 death of Ali Boumendjel during Battle of Algiers

Emmanuel Macron has admitted French soldiers tortured and killed a well-known Algerian lawyer and activist during the countryas independence war.

Ali Boumendjel, 37, died after falling from a sixth-floor window in 1957 during the Battle of Algiers. Until now, his death has been recorded as suicide.

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Smile for the camera: dark side of China's emotion-recognition tech
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:10 GMT
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Xi Jinping wants apositive energya but critics say the surveillance toolsa racial bias and monitoring for anger or sadness should be banned

aOrdinary people here in China arenat happy about this technology but they have no choice. If the police say there have to be cameras in a community, people will just have to live with it. Thereas always that demand and weare here to fulfil it.a

So says Chen Wei at Taigusys, a company specialising in emotion recognition technology, the latest evolution in the broader world of surveillance systems that play a part in nearly every aspect of Chinese society.

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Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:15:02 GMT
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Christmas Island forest skink and 12 mammals on list, which also includes the desert bettong, broad-cheeked hopping mouse and Nullarbor barred bandicoot

The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonisation.

The addition of the dozen mammal species confirms Australiaas unenviable position as the worldas capital for mammal extinction, lifting the total number of mammals known to have died out to 34.

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Markets rise ahead of UK budget as UK services sector stabilises a business live
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:05:15 GMT
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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Itas nearly time for the Budget speech... and weall be live-blogging it all here:

Related: Budget 2021 live: Johnson faces Starmer at PMQs before Sunak unveils measures to protect jobs

Back in the City, shares in airlines, hospitality firms, housebuilders and banks are continuing to rally as traders anticipate fresh help for the economy in the Budget.

British Airwaysa parent company, IAG, is up 5%, followed by Whitbread (4.8%) which runs the Premier Inn hotel chain.

With business lifelines expected to be extended and a dose of extra support expected to be administered to ailing shops, pubs and restaurants, there has been a buoyant start for hospitality and landlords in early trading in London. Airlines, who have relied heavily on the furlough scheme are also higher given the likelihood it will be extended into the Autumn.

Expectations that the VAT cut to 5% will linger for longer for the hospitality industry helped boost Whitbread, which is reliant on bookings in its hotels and Thyme restaurants for its Premier Inn chain.

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Spanish princesses vaccinated for Covid while visiting ex-king in exile a reports
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:12:12 GMT
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Fury over claims Cristina, 55, and Elena, 57, had jabs while visiting their father Juan Carlos in UAE

Spainas royal family is facing further criticism after reports that the former king Juan Carlosas daughters were vaccinated against Covid-19 while visiting their father in his self-imposed exile in Abu Dhabi.

The claims from the news website El Confidencial that the princesses, Cristina, 55, and Elena, 57, had received the vaccine during a visit to the Gulf state last month drew swift rebukes from both main governing parties in a country in which the highly at-risk over-80s are still being vaccinated.

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Tokyo Olympics add 12 women to executive board in late gender equality push
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:05:50 GMT
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  • Organising committeeas board now consists of 42% women
  • Overseas spectators could be prevented from attending Games

The Tokyo Olympics has made a symbolic gesture toward gender equality by appointing 12 women to the bodyas executive board, which will now have 19 women among its 45 members, or 42%.

To accommodate the new women, the size of the board was increased from 35 to 45. Several resignations on Tuesday also created more space.

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'I am a woman who wants': on disability and desire
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:11 GMT
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Cerebral palsy made my body a country of error and pain. It took me years to accept the part of me that craves intimacy

The autumn I was 19, I entered my college dining hall in California just in time to overhear a boy telling a table of mutual acquaintances that he thought I was very nice, but he felt terribly sorry for me because I was going to die a virgin. This was already impossible, but in that moment all that mattered was the blunt force of the boyas certainty. He hadnat said he could never a| or aShe might be pretty, buta a| or aCan she even have sex?a or even aIad never fuck a cripplea a all sentences Iad heard or overheard by then. What he had done was, firmly, with some weird, wrong breed of kindness in his voice, drawn a border between my body and the country of desire.

It didnat matter that, by then, Iad already done my share of heated fumbling in narrow dorm-room beds; that more than one person had already looked at me and said: aIam in love with you,a and I had said it back. It didnat matter that Iad boldly kissed a boy on his back porch in sixth grade, surprising him so much that the BB gun he was holding went off, sending a squadron of brown squirrels skittering up into the trees. Most of me was certain that the boy in the dining hall was right in all the ways that really mattered. He knew Iad never be the kind of woman anyone could really want, and I knew that even my bodyas own wanting was suspect and tainted by flaw. My body was a country of error and pain. It was a doctoras best attempt, a thing to manage and make up for. It was a place to leave if I was hunting goodness, happiness or release.

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We split up and got back together a but the sex isn't great
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:00:15 GMT
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My husband had an affair and, after we split up, I also had another partner. Now we are reconciled, but it still seems to be affecting us

My husband and I have been married for almost eight years. In 2019, after a period in which we rarely had sex, he went behind my back and starting seeing another woman. This led us to split and, shortly after, I found a temporary partner as well. After talking it over and getting over ourselves, we got back together. But now the sex doesnat seem as great as it was when we first met. Iam worried heas going to shout another womanas name, and heas worried he isnat satisfying me (Iave told him he is). Recently weave been bringing up the past, and itas tearing us apart again because he thinks I want to be with the guy I was with after we separated.

You and your husband experienced a great trial by fire, yet you decided to return to each other. Therefore, it is highly likely you will manage to sustain your relationship in the future, but only if you can agree to stop torturing each other. You need to establish some mutually acceptable ground rules for your life together. First of all, any mention of other lovers should be entirely off limits. Second, both of you are by now well aware of each otheras insecurities, and must work with love and kindness to help soothe them a never to aggravate the wounds. If you have deep resentments towards each other, get them out in the air once and for all now a preferably supported (virtually) by a good counsellor. Then agree to move on and leave the past behind you. In your life together a including in your conversations and erotic contact a it is vital that the intent of each of you is to support, love and soothe the other. It takes time and work to rebuild trust.

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'Our rescue cat rescued us': how pets provided unconditional love in lockdown
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 06:00:09 GMT
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As the pandemic enters its second year, Guardian readers celebrate the animals that helped them navigate a difficult 12 months a from dogs to guinea pigs to cows

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Fitbit Sense review: a good smartwatch that fails on sustainability
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:00:11 GMT
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Feature-packed health and fitness-tracking smartwatch has advanced sensors but failure to address screen and battery repairs is poor

Fitbit is attempting to challenge the dominance of the Apple Watch with the Sense: a smartwatch packed with advanced health sensors for stress, heart rate and ECG wrapped up in a neat and tidy package. But be careful, because if you damage the watch, it appears you canat even pay Fitbit to fix it.

It costs APS300 and is Fitbitas top model above the APS200 Versa 3, which is essentially the same smartwatch without the advanced sensors, plus a cheaper line of fitness trackers.

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Coronavirus latest news: Joe Biden says US will have enough Covid-19 vaccines for every adult by May
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:45:02 GMT
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Nicola Sturgeon hits back at Alex Salmond claims at Holyrood inquiry appearance - live updates
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:41:37 GMT
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Flying taxi firm Volocopter raises APS172m ahead of first commercial flight - live updates
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:41:00 GMT
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Budget 2021 live: Rishi Sunak puts APS407bn price tag on Covid support
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:40:34 GMT
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F1 2021: pre-season tests, car launch dates, full schedule and calendar
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:36:58 GMT
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Prince Philip: A timeline of royal mishaps and operationsA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:35:54 GMT
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Prince Philip health update: Duke of Edinburgh is 'slightly improving' says the Duchess of CornwallA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:31:58 GMT
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Travel news latest:A Up to 90 per cent of UK summer holiday options sold out
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:28:26 GMT
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Furlough extension: when the scheme could end and how to claim your pay
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:27:54 GMT
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Boost for home buyers as stamp duty holiday extended to September
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:27:23 GMT
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The best gifts for Mother's Day 2021: special present ideas your mum will love
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:23:41 GMT
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How can you celebrate Mother's Day during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:23:30 GMT
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Mother's Day 2021: how Anna Jarvis' campaign led to the global celebration of mums
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:23:20 GMT
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Virat Kohli tells England to stop moaning about pitches and blames 'bizarre batting' for third Test loss
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:16:29 GMT
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Covid-19 vaccine: Latest updates on Novavax, Oxford and Pfizer breakthroughs - and who will get it first?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:09:51 GMT
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The best spa hotels in and around Liverpool, including underground pools and indulgent treatments
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:00:00 GMT
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Face mask rules and who is exempt from wearing one
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:57:11 GMT
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When can I host events again? The new lockdown rules for birthdays, anniversaries and small parties
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:56:30 GMT
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When will cinemas, theatres and art galleries reopen after lockdown?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:55:02 GMT
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When will universities open again? Where students fit into the Government road-map
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:54:38 GMT
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Exercise after lockdown: How far can I travel and what are the new roadmap rules?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:54:12 GMT
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Gyms to reopen in England on April 12 - these are the new rules to expect
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:52:36 GMT
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When can I meet my friends and family? The new lockdown rules for socialising outdoors
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:50:24 GMT
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When non-essential shops will reopen after lockdown
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:49:41 GMT
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Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Q&A: How effective is it, and how is it different to the Pfizer vaccine?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:40:39 GMT
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Can I claim a self-employed grant, how much will I get a and when will it end?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:38:45 GMT
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Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah: how to watch in the UK and what to expect
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:26:24 GMT
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Who is next on the priority list for Covid vaccines - and how will I be contacted?A
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:22:41 GMT
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New Covid-19 variants: what we know about the Kent, South Africa and Brazil strains
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:21:52 GMT
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Rule of six: Social distancing rules, support bubbles and exemptions explained
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:21:14 GMT
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Is it still going ahead in 2021, will there be fans and can they cheer?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:19:15 GMT
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Schools to reopen on March 8: all you need to know about Covid testing and face mask rules
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:06:06 GMT
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Northern Ireland lockdown: what are the rules and when they will end?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:04:33 GMT
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Wales lockdown rules: What are the latest level 4 restrictions?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:03:47 GMT
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Scotland lockdown news: latest Covid rules and roadmap plan
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:03:17 GMT
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Covid lockdown roadmap: key dates revealed for easing restrictions in England
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:02:57 GMT
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Covid symptoms: everything we now know about the virus and its variants
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:01:42 GMT
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Pandemic school closures see 168 million children miss almost a year of education
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:41:05 GMT
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Meghan wears a APS3,300 dress and Princess Dianaas bracelet for her big television moment with Oprah
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:39:44 GMT
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What to expect after your Covid vaccine a and the advice on drinking alcohol and taking paracetamol
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:36:07 GMT
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What the 2021 Budget means for you
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:36:06 GMT
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Spring Budget 2021: What time is the announcement today, and what should we expect from the Chancellor's statement?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:35:52 GMT
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Marlborough racing tips and best bets for today's races
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:00:37 GMT
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40 of Britain's most romantic hotels
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:53:00 GMT
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How many coronavirus cases have there been in your area? Use our tool to find out
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:50:17 GMT
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The best dog food: How to choose the right food for your pet
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:45:26 GMT
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How to add Bitcoin to your Isa and profit tax-free
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:44:01 GMT
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France head coach Fabien Galthie cleared of wrongdoing after Covid outbreak inquiry
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:42:48 GMT
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10 simple ways to lose belly fatA
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:36:56 GMT
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Should we let our dogs sleep on our beds?
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:35:15 GMT
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Japan 'planning to ban overseas Olympic spectators over Covid fears'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:27:01 GMT
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Explosion at Dutch coronavirus testing centre was 'intentional'
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:24:23 GMT
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The best external hard drives you can buy in 2021
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:12:26 GMT
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Time for Lewis Hamilton to put his diversity ideals into practice
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:03:12 GMT
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Maggie Alphonsi's team of the Six Nations week three: Welsh backs and Irish forwards dominate
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:53:12 GMT
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