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At least 111 people killed 230 injured after earthquake in north west China

At least 111 people were killed in a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in a cold and mountainous region in north-western China, the country’s state media reported. Search and rescue operations were underway in Gansu province and the neighbouring Qinghai province on Tuesday. The earthquake left more than 230 people injured, damaged houses and roads, and knocked out power and communication lines, according to the media reports. State broadcaster CCTV said that […]

todayDecember 19, 2023 4

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Playing Scrooge at Old Vic is role of a lifetime Christopher Eccleston says

Actor Christopher Eccleston has described playing Scrooge in a stage play in London as the “role of a lifetime”. In an interview with the Big Issue magazine, which is published on Monday, he said Scrooge addresses the “monster side” of everyone. Eccleston, who is a Big Issue ambassador to show his support for the organisation, said Christmas was a difficult time for many people, highlighting the millions of people who […]

todayDecember 18, 2023 6

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MP in bid to ensure home test cricket matches are shown on free to air TV

Live coverage of England’s home Test cricket matches would be protected for free-to-air TV under a proposed law change put forward in Parliament. Six Nations rugby matches involving home countries would be given the same status by the Bill submitted by Labour former minister John Spellar. Ofcom’s rules require that full coverage of certain major sporting events is offered to free-to-air broadcasters if they are in the regulator’s “group A” […]

todayDecember 18, 2023 4

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Sunak to thank military personnel for service over the festive season

The Prime Minister is to address military personnel in Scotland as he pays tribute to Army, Navy and RAF servicemen and women who are giving up time with their families over the festive period to be on duty. Rishi Sunak will sit for a cup of tea with personnel on Monday and hear stories of their work over the last year to support the security of people in Scotland and […]

todayDecember 18, 2023 4

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Queen shows relief after coronation new documentary reveals

The Queen raised a laugh from family and friends when she showed her “relief” after returning to Buckingham Palace following the King’s coronation. Camilla was filmed blowing out her cheeks by a BBC documentary crew after arriving with Charles to a rapturous welcome from members of the royal household, who applaud and cheered following their crowning at Westminster Abbey. The Princess Royal, interviewed for Charles III: The Coronation Year, said: […]

todayDecember 17, 2023 6

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One year to go until current session of Parliament must end

The countdown to the next general election has reached a symbolic moment, with exactly a year to go until the current session of Parliament must end. December 17 2024 is the latest possible date by law for proceedings in Westminster to finish, ahead of the country going to the polls. If a general election has not already been called by this date, Parliament will be dissolved automatically and an election […]

todayDecember 17, 2023 5

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Sir Kenny Dalglish to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at SPOTY

Sir Kenny Dalglish will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023. Dalglish, who scored 167 times in 320 appearances, lifting nine trophies for Celtic before he moved to Liverpool for a British record transfer fee at the time of £440,000, will be handed the award on Tuesday. Dalglish would go on to become a Liverpool great and helped the club retain the […]

todayDecember 17, 2023 4

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Strictly Come Dancing stars to battle it out for the 2023 glitterball trophy

Bobby Brazier, Layton Williams and Ellie Leach are the youngest final line-up ever Ellie Leach, Layton Williams and Bobby Brazier are set to battle it out on the dancefloor in a bid to be crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2023. The actors will each perform three routines with their professional partners during the grand finale of the BBC dance competition on Saturday night. Former Coronation Street star Leach, 22, is […]

todayDecember 16, 2023 4

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BBC ends 50 year era of A Question Of Sport as production axed on quiz stalwart

The broadcaster is blaming 'inflation and funding challenges' The BBC says it has benched long-running quiz show A Question Of Sport, ending a more than 50-year run on the national broadcaster. A BBC spokesman said: “Due to inflation and funding challenges, difficult decisions have to be made, therefore Question of Sport is currently not in production at the moment.” The national broadcaster cited “value for money” for BBC licence fee payers, which has seen the network reshuffle […]

todayDecember 16, 2023 4

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