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Month: March 2022

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Australia great Shane Warne dies aged 52

He took 708 test wickets, second only to Muttiah Muralitharan Australia great Shane Warne, one of the finest bowlers of all time who revived the art of leg-spin, has died aged 52 following a suspected heart attack. Warne – a larger-than-life character whose 708 Test wickets has only been surpassed by contemporary rival and fellow spinner Muttiah Muralitharan – could not be revived after being found unresponsive in his Thailand […]

todayMarch 4, 2022 6


Gavin Williamson twice sacked minister who oversaw exams fiasco knighted

Gavin Williamson, who was twice sacked as a Cabinet minister and oversaw the exams fiasco during the coronavirus pandemic, has been given a knighthood by Boris Johnson. Downing Street said on Thursday that the Queen has approved the honour for the Tory MP, who was widely criticised for a series of errors as education secretary. The Prime Minister sacked Mr Williamson from that role in September and he was previously […]

todayMarch 3, 2022 7


Richard Masters welcomes Roman Abramovichs decision to put Chelsea up for sale

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has welcomed Roman Abramovich’s decision to put Chelsea up for sale and insisted a deal could be concluded “relatively quickly.” The Russian-Israeli billionaire has owned the Blues since 2003 and helped the club win 19 major trophies but his glittering reign at Stamford Bridge is close to an end. Abramovich announced on Wednesday he had made the “incredibly difficult decision” to put Chelsea up […]

todayMarch 3, 2022 8


Scotland records almost 10000 Covid 19 infections as 36 die with virus

Thirty-six Scots have died with coronavirus in the past 24 hours, figures have revealed, as another 9,491 cases were reported. There were 1,272 people in hospital on Wednesday with a recently confirmed case of Covid-19, Scottish Government statistics showed, with 16 in intensive care. Ten of these had been in intensive care for longer than 28 days. The latest figures showed 36 people had died within the past day with […]

todayMarch 3, 2022 15


Kylie Minogue pays emotional tribute to Neighbours as soap axed after 37 years

Kylie Minogue has said she will be “forever grateful” for her time on Neighbours, after it was confirmed that the long-running Australian soap would stop production in June. It was announced that the daytime drama, which has been shown on UK television for more than 30 years, will end after it lost its key UK broadcaster partner and failed to find alternative funding. The popular show helped launch the careers […]

todayMarch 3, 2022 7


Edinburgh University has more than 1m invested in sanctioned Russian bank

The University of Edinburgh has shares worth more than £1 million in a bank sanctioned after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it has been revealed. As of January this year, records show the university has £1,109,251 in Sberbank stock, held via fund manager Baillie Gifford, which is based in the Scottish capital. The lender, Russia’s largest bank, has already caused tension at Holyrood in the last week as the Scottish Parliamentary […]

todayMarch 3, 2022 8


Russia batters Ukraine as both sides say they are ready for more talks

Russia has renewed its assault on Ukraine’s second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they are ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. The escalation of attacks on crowded cities followed an initial round of talks between outgunned Ukraine and nuclear power Russia on Monday that resulted in only […]

todayMarch 2, 2022 8


Petrol prices hit new record high

Fuel prices have hit a new record high as the cost of oil soars due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Figures from data firm Experian Catalist show the average cost of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts was 151.67p on Tuesday, up from 151.16p on Monday. The average cost of a litre of diesel is also at a record high, reaching 155.23p. RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams warned prices […]

todayMarch 2, 2022 14


Johnson Putins abhorrent actions in Ukraine could be war crimes

Boris Johnson accused Vladimir Putin of committing war crimes as he condemned “abhorrent” attacks on the citizens of Ukraine. The UK fears the Russian leader will unleash even greater force against Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities in the coming days. The Prime Minister spoke to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday morning, promising further support and weapons for the forces resisting Russia’s military. Strikes that damaged the Babi Yar Holocaust […]

todayMarch 2, 2022 7