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Welsh Government announces sudden death of First Ministers wife

The wife of Wales’s First Minister Mark Drakeford has died suddenly, the Welsh Government said. A spokesman said: “It is with deep sadness that we confirm the sudden passing of Clare Drakeford, wife of the First Minister. “The thoughts of everyone in the Welsh Government are with the family at this time and we ask that their privacy is respected.” Mr Drakeford became First Minister of Wales in 2018 and […]

todayJanuary 28, 2023 14


Dizzee Rascal loses appeal against conviction for assaulting ex fiancee

The grime artist, whose real name is Dylan Mills, was found guilty at a trial in April last year of assaulting Cassandra Jones Grime star Dizzee Rascal has lost his appeal against his conviction for assaulting his ex-fiancee. The grime artist, 38, whose real name is Dylan Mills, was found guilty at a trial in April last year of assaulting Cassandra Jones by pressing his forehead against hers and pushing […]

todayJanuary 27, 2023 11


England beaten by South Africa in first ODI despite blistering Jason Roy century

Roy hit 113 off 91 deliveries in Bloemfontein Jason Roy roared back into form with a masterful 79-ball hundred but England’s batting collapse saw South Africa snatch an unlikely victory on Jofra Archer’s international return. Roy has had a prolonged lean run but registered his first 50-plus score in 15 international innings with 113 off 91 deliveries in the first of three ODIs against the Proteas in Bloemfontein. He put […]

todayJanuary 27, 2023 9


Dress worn by Diana sells for nearly 500000 at auction

It sold for much more than the pre-auction estimate A dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales has been sold for nearly half a million pounds in an auction at Sotheby’s New York salesroom. The “Infanta”-style strapless purple evening gown, by Victor Edelstein, which Diana wore in a royal portrait in 1991, was bought on Friday for 604,800 dollars (£488,15) at the curated auction The One. Sotheby’s said the final […]

todayJanuary 27, 2023 18


Jeremy Hunt says forget the gloom the futures bright with the Tories

The Chancellor is set to deliver a major speech in London this morning Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will dismiss misplaced “gloom” about the prospects for the UK economy, saying Britain stands ready to take advantage of its Brexit “freedoms” to become a new world leader. In a keynote speech on Friday, Mr Hunt will deliver an upbeat message, saying: “Declinism about Britain was wrong in the past and it is wrong today”. But despite the […]

todayJanuary 27, 2023 8


Russian born mathematician biggest taxpayer in the UK last year

Moscow-born Alex Gerko has spoken out against Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine A mathematician who was born in Russia and has spoken out against Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine was the UK’s biggest taxpayer last year. The Sunday Times tax list revealed on Friday that 100 wealthy people or families contributed nearly £5.2 billion in tax in the UK last year. Nearly £1 in every £10 of this came from […]

todayJanuary 27, 2023 9


Five Memphis police officers charged with murder of driver after traffic stop

The five black police officers are all accused of being responsible for the death of the black driver Five fired Memphis police officers have been charged with murder and other crimes over the death of a black driver three days after a traffic stop. Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy told a news conference that although the officers each played different roles in the death of Tyre Nichols, “they are all responsible”. […]

todayJanuary 27, 2023 20


Thousands of NHS physiotherapists go out on strike over pay

They're the latest group of health staff to stage a walkout, with more industrial action planned for next month Thousands of physiotherapists will go on strike today for the first time over pay in worsening disputes across the NHS. Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in 30 trusts across England will walk out in an escalation of industrial action by health workers in the long-running pay row with […]

todayJanuary 26, 2023 12


Car production sinks to lowest level since 1950s

A total of 775,014 cars were built in 2022, a drop of almost 10% on the previous year UK car production fell to its lowest level since 1956 last year as output was hit by global shortages of semiconductor chips, new figures show. A total of 775,014 cars were built in 2022, down 9.8% from the 859,575 made during the previous year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. December rounded off […]

todayJanuary 26, 2023 10