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Uneasy peace settles on Kyiv as war rages elsewhere

With war raging on fronts to the east and south, the summer of 2022 is proving bitter for the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The sun shines but sadness and grim determination reign. The peace is deceptive, because it is shorn of peace of mind. Canoodling couples cannot be sure that their kisses will not be their last as more soldiers head to the fronts; flitting swallows nest as people made homeless […]

todayJune 11, 2022 26


Absence of Tiger Woods means Phil Mickelson can take advantage at Brookline

Another major, another chance for one player to make history by winning the US Open to complete a career grand slam. The attempts of Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth to join golf’s most exclusive club, at the Masters and US PGA respectively, were somewhat overshadowed by the presence of Tiger Woods – but that will not be the case at Brookline. Woods withdrew from the year’s third major in order […]

todayJune 10, 2022 20


Liz Truss to discuss Britons death sentences with Ukraine counterpart

The Foreign Secretary will raise the case of two Britons sentenced to death for fighting Russian forces when she speaks with her Ukrainian counterpart on Friday. Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, were convicted of taking action towards violent seizure of power at a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. Liz Truss has called it a “sham judgement” and insisted it has “absolutely no legitimacy”. She will speak […]

todayJune 10, 2022 14


High Court to hear urgent bid to block deportation flight to Rwanda

An urgent bid to block a deportation flight to Rwanda under the Government’s controversial policy to remove asylum seekers to the east African nation will be heard at the High Court. Legal challenges have been issued on behalf of a number of people who have received notification they will be removed on a flight due to leave the UK on Tuesday June 14. Alongside those are challenges to the policy […]

todayJune 10, 2022 23


Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette re joins Lyon

Former Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has rejoined Lyon on a three-year deal. The 31-year-old former France international was a free agent after seeing out his contract with the Premier League club, which officially expires on June 30. Ligue 1 side Lyon confirmed on Thursday morning that they had resigned the player they sold to the Gunners in 2017. A club statement read: “Olympique Lyonnais are very proud and very happy […]

todayJune 9, 2022 33


Smoking report could see minimum legal age raised gradually year on year

The minimum legal age to buy cigarettes in England could eventually be as high as 21, with a government-commissioned report on the nation's smoking habits set to be released later. Health officials are considering “radical ways” to reduce the number of smokers in England, Sajid Javid has said. But the Health Secretary would not be drawn on whether or not the Javed Khan review on smoking would recommend that the […]

todayJune 9, 2022 4


TikTok adds new screen time management tools to boost digital wellbeing

TikTok has announced new digital wellbeing tools for users that will prompt them to take a screen break from the app after extended single sittings online and help them take control of the overall amount of time they spend on the social media platform. The video-sharing platform is hugely popular among teenagers. The company said the two new tools would sit alongside its existing daily screen time limit feature that […]

todayJune 9, 2022 6


Average cost of filling family car with petrol set to hit 100

The average cost of filling a typical family car with petrol could exceed £100 for the first time on Wednesday. Data firm Experian Catalist said a litre of petrol cost an average of 180.7p on Tuesday. That was an increase of 2.2p compared with the previous day. A similar increase on Wednesday will take the average cost of a full tank for a 55-litre family car to more than £100 […]

todayJune 8, 2022 28


Conor Bradley vows to keep working hard after major strides for club and country

Conor Bradley has reflected on a “mad year” after taking major strides forward with Liverpool and Northern Ireland. It is just over 12 months since Bradley, 18, made his international debut in a friendly against Malta despite never having played a senior game at club level, but since then he has earned another five caps and played Champions League football among five Liverpool appearances. He got his second competitive start […]

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