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Month: June 2022

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John Boyega unveils waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London

John Boyega feels “lucky to be celebrated” after he unveiled his red carpet-inspired waxwork at Madame Tussauds. The actor, who found international fame for his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films, was honoured with a likeliness at the London tourist attraction on Friday. The 30-year-old figure stands in an outfit, designed by his sister Grace, which reflects his love of tailoring and West African heritage. He […]

todayJune 18, 2022 7


Rail and Tube strikes to go ahead after talks fail to resolve dispute

Union leaders have confirmed that next week’s rail and Tube strikes will go ahead after talks failed to resolve a bitter row over pay, jobs and conditions. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said it had held discussions in the past few weeks at senior levels with Network Rail, train operators and London Underground. General secretary Mick Lynch said: “Despite the best efforts of our negotiators no viable settlements […]

todayJune 18, 2022 9


Ukraine banner attached to chapel at University of Cambridges Kings College

A banner in support of Ukraine has been tied between the two spires on King’s College Chapel at the University of Cambridge. The sign reads “Slava Ukraini”, which roughly translates to “Glory to Ukraine” and also features a Ukrainian flag. Students and Cambridge locals took to social media on Friday morning to document the emergence of the banner which is hung across the top of the 80-foot building in the […]

todayJune 18, 2022 11


Tesco bosses see changing shopper behaviour as inflation bites

Tesco bosses have warned they are seeing “early indications of changing customer behaviour” due to pressure on households from soaring inflation. Ken Murphy, chief executive of the business, highlighted “unprecedented increases” in the cost of living for customers. Mr Murphy said Tesco had seen an increase in shoppers turning to own-label products with staples such as bread, pasta and baked beans as they have sought to reduce their weekly shopping […]

todayJune 17, 2022 13


Unite calls for profit restraint amid surging inflation

A leading trade union is calling for “profit restraint” rather than holding down workers’ pay after claiming that company profits were responsible for almost 60% of the rise in inflation in just six months. Unite claimed that company bosses were driving inflation, not “hard-pressed workers”. The union said its analysis of the FTSE 350 showed profit margins for the UK’s biggest listed companies were 73% higher in 2021 than pre-pandemic […]

todayJune 17, 2022 8


Health workers employed by private company vote to strike over pay and holidays

Health workers employed by a private company have voted to strike in a dispute over pay and holidays. Unison said its members working for OCS at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Trust, including porters, caterers and cleaners, had overwhelmingly backed action. The 50 staff work for the healthcare facilities firm at eight NHS sites across Lancashire. They are asking for the same sick pay and annual holiday as staff directly […]

todayJune 17, 2022 7


Researchers hope simple test can help diagnose brain tumours quicker

A woman who has been left with facial paralysis and no tear function in her right eye after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour following 18 months of misdiagnosis hopes a simple test will speed up the process for others. Heather Dearie, 35, from Ayrshire, visited her GP more than 10 times with symptoms over an 18-month period before being diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma brain tumour. Now, a […]

todayJune 16, 2022 10


HS2 archaeologists find Anglo Saxon burial ground containing nearly 140 graves

Archaeologists working on an HS2 site have discovered a burial ground containing nearly 140 graves, including a skeleton with a weapon still embedded in it. The site, in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, contained 138 graves, with 141 regular burials and five cremation burials, which makes it one of the largest Anglo-Saxon burial grounds ever uncovered in Britain. A skeleton, thought to be male, was found with a sharp iron object embedded into […]

todayJune 16, 2022 17


Children of murdered police officers seek help to get justice for fathers

The daughter and the son of two police officers killed in Co Armagh 25 years ago have urged the public for help to get justice for their fathers. Constable John Graham and Reserve Constable David Johnston were shot dead in Lurgan on June 16, 1997. They had been on patrol on Church Walk in the town when two gunmen ran up behind them and shot them at close range. The […]

todayJune 16, 2022 21