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Artist behind Beano favourites The Bash Street Kids made OBE

David Sutherland also created comic strips for Dennis the Menace from 1970 to 1998 An artist who has drawn for the Beano for 60 years has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. David Sutherland, an artist with Dundee-based DC Thomson, is made an OBE for services to illustration. Mr Sutherland, who was born in 1933, has been drawing The Bash Street Kids since 1962 and was responsible for […]

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British journalist sued by Abramovich over Putin claims made MBE

Catherine Belton is the author of Putin’s People A journalist who was sued by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich over claims of his close relationship with Vladimir Putin has been made an MBE. Catherine Belton, the author of Putin’s People, has urged the Government to introduce a law to tackle strategic lawsuits against public participation (Slapps), which see wealthy individuals or organisations launch costly cases against critics. Ms Belton and HarperCollins […]

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Coastguard rescue officer awarded BEM in New Year Honours list

Martin Rayner signed up as an auxiliary coastguard in April 1980 A coastguard rescue officer who is retiring after more than 40 years of service has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours list. Martin Rayner signed up as an auxiliary coastguard in April 1980 and went on to play a key role in more than 2,000 rescues near the Isle of Wight. He volunteered with […]

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The footballing genius who pioneered the beautiful game

Pele famously described football as ‘o jogo bonito’ – the beautiful game – and arguably no individual did more to make it so. The Brazil great was always willing to attempt the extraordinary and in doing so he redefined what was possible on the pitch. Three moments from the 1970 World Cup finals in Mexico – widely regarded as Pele’s pinnacle – all ended with him being thwarted. There was […]

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Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has died at the age of 81

A statement confirmed she died on Thursday “peacefully, and surrounded by her family in Clapham, south London Dame Vivienne Westwood has died at the age of 81, her representatives have confirmed. The pioneering fashion designer made a name for herself on the fashion scene in the 1970s, with her androgynous designs, slogan t-shirts and irreverent attitude towards the establishment. Dame Vivienne died on Thursday “peacefully, and surrounded by her family […]

todayDecember 29, 2022 11


Brazilian football legend Pele has died at the age of 82

The news has been confirmed on social media by his family. Brazilian great Pele has died at the age of 82, according to a statement from his family on social media.   He had a tumour removed from his colon in September 2021, was admitted to the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo on November 29.   Pele burst on to the global scene as a 17-year-old at the […]

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England unlikely to hit smoke free target report

The Government will not meet its current target to curb the number of smokers in England by 2030, according to new analysis. In 2019 ministers set out an ambition for England to become “smoke-free” by 2030 – which is said to be achieved when adult smoking rates fall to 5% or less. But Cancer Research UK said that it may take almost an extra decade for the target to be […]

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Firefighters facing in work poverty says union

Fire service bosses are being paid up to six times more than firefighters, many of whom are facing “in-work poverty”, according to a union. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said Freedom of Information (FoI) requests revealed “stark inequalities” in pay for firefighters and management. Chief fire officers are paid an average of £148,000, with the highest being £206,000, over six times more than an ordinary firefighter, said the union. The […]

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Van drivers will be caught off guard by tax increase survey suggests

More than three out of five tradespeople will be caught off guard by a £100 million tax raid, a new survey suggests. Some 62% of respondents to a survey of more than 1,000 van drivers by online vehicle marketplace Auto Trader said they were unaware of the looming rise in company van tax quietly announced in Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement. Under the plan, basic rate taxpayers currently paying £720 […]

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