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Month: May 2022

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Dame Emma Thompson inspired by VA founders dog to pen Christmas tale

Dame Emma Thompson said her mind “ran amok with ideas” when she heard the real-life tale of the founder of the V&A Museum and his trusty hound, inspiring her to pen a heartwarming children’s Christmas book. The Oscar-winning actress said it is an “utter joy” to have teamed up with best-selling illustrator Axel Scheffler in creating Jim’s Spectacular Christmas. The story is based on the real-life dog belonging to Sir […]

todayMay 31, 2022 3

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Camilla crowns volunteers Platinum Champions in Jubilee awards

The Duchess of Cornwall has crowned nearly 500 volunteers “Platinum Champions”, calling them “the backbone of our country”. Camilla headed a star-studded judging panel which included Alex Jones, Felicity Kendal, Gethin Jones, Myleene Klass, Ade Adepitan, Tom Read Wilson and Gyles Brandreth to select the nation’s most outstanding volunteers to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. Among the winners are Brad Gartland, who set up a local male mental health support group […]

todayMay 31, 2022 7

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People skipping meals and cooking less often to cope with surging living costs

Nearly six in 10 (57%) households have had to make adjustments to cover the cost of essentials in the past month, according to Which? Measures have included cutting back on essentials, borrowing from family and friends, taking out loans or credit cards, dipping into savings or overdrafts, or selling items. This is a significant increase compared with the 38% who had to make adjustments in May 2021. About two million […]

todayMay 31, 2022 4

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Champions League final organisers to meet to discuss treatment of Liverpool fans

The chaotic scenes which marred Saturday’s Champions League final at the Stade de France will come under the spotlight at a meeting in Paris on Monday. Representatives from local authorities, police and final organisers are to meet in the French capital from 1000BST, the PA news agency understands, to review events outside the stadium during which Liverpool fans queueing for admission were tear-gassed. The move comes amid concerted calls for […]

todayMay 30, 2022 5

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Average house price hits 250000 but more sellers applying discounts index

The average price of a UK home has topped £250,000 for the first time, but the proportion of sellers applying discounts to properties is increasing, according to an index. Typical property prices hit £250,200 in April but the pace of price growth is slowing, Zoopla said. House prices increased by 8.4% in the year to April, cooling down from 9% growth in March. Zoopla said it expects the rate of […]

todayMay 30, 2022 5

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Alfie Boe responds to Platinum Jubilee chart battle with Sex Pistols

Alfie Boe has said the British national anthem would “wipe the floor” with the Sex Pistols in a chart battle ahead of the Platinum Jubilee. The tenor, 48, has teamed up with soprano Sarah Brightman, 61, to release a version of God Save The Queen, featuring the NHS Voices of Care Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in celebration of the milestone. The Sex Pistols, meanwhile, are reissuing their once-banned […]

todayMay 30, 2022 3

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Lester Piggott winner of the Derby nine times dies aged 86

Lester Piggott, whose Classic haul included nine Derby victories, has died at the age of 86. Unquestionably one of the greatest jockeys of all time, Piggott rode his first winner, The Chase, at Haydock in 1948 when just 12 years of age and his last win came with Palacegate Jack at the same Merseyside track in 1994, a few weeks short of his 59th birthday. He retired for a final […]

todayMay 29, 2022 4

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Former Love Islanders Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow welcome second child

Former Love Island stars Jamie Jewitt and Camilla Thurlow have announced the birth of their second child, calling her a “beautiful early bird”. The couple, who met on the ITV dating series in 2017, already had one daughter, Nell Sophia, who was born in October 2020. In a post on Instagram, the couple revealed they had had a second baby girl on May 27, named Nora Belle. Alongside a video […]

todayMay 29, 2022 5

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No 10 denies details of Downing Street flat party were edited out of Gray report

Claims that details of an alleged Downing Street flat party were removed from Sue Gray’s investigation into coronavirus rule breaking has been denied by No 10 sources. The Sunday Times reported that the senior civil servant, who on Wednesday delivered her 37-page report into events held in Downing Street and Whitehall during England’s lockdowns, had pressure placed on her by senior members of Boris Johnson’s team to remove certain details […]

todayMay 29, 2022 4

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