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The Beatles launch official Christmas jumper

The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover has had a seasonal makeover, transforming the Fab Four into an official Christmas Jumper. The festive knitwear comes after the success of the group’s final song titled Now And Then – which recently topped the official UK singles chart for the first time in 54 years. The limited edition jumper features John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr and George Harrison each wearing […]

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Outsourcer Capita warns up to 900 jobs at risk in cost cutting drive

The company that manages the licence fee for the BBC and runs recruitment for the Army has said it might slash up to 900 jobs in a bid to save costs. Outsourcing giant Capita said it would shortly launch consultations as it looks to save around £60 million per year from the early part of 2024. The business said that the cuts would mainly hit “indirect support function and overhead […]

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Couple put child organ donation in the spotlight with 230 handmade dolls

Parents of a three-year-old waiting for a multi-organ transplant have created a campaign to place 230 dolls in children’s hospitals around the country, representing more than 230 UK children awaiting organ donation. The handmade dolls, which have been tailored to look like each child, will wear a badge inviting passers-by to scan a QR code so they can listen to audio recordings of real children telling their stories of needing […]

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Huge Las Vegas style venue planned for east London rejected by Sadiq Khan

Plans for a huge Las Vegas-style entertainment venue in east London have been rejected. The 21,000-capacity, 300ft-tall MSG sphere in Stratford would be illuminated on the outside and have the highest resolution LED screen on Earth and immersive sound systems to host concerts, shows and sporting events. However, the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) planning application to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) was rejected by Sadiq Khan on Monday. […]

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Sarah Duchess of York to co host This Morning today

She'll sit alongside regular presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary Sarah, Duchess of York will co-host This Morning on Monday alongside presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary. Cat Deeley earlier this week stepped in to co-present three shows as ITV looks to replace former host Holly Willoughby, who announced her departure from the programme last month. The duchess, 64, affectionately known as Fergie, has enjoyed previous visits to the This Morning studio and is guest editor, as well […]

todayNovember 20, 2023 10

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Sir Patrick Vallance to give evidence to the UK Covid 19 inquiry

Sir Patrick Vallance – one of the Government’s most senior advisers during the Covid pandemic – is to give evidence to the UK’s public inquiry. The former chief scientific adviser is scheduled to speak all day on Monday, followed by England’s chief medical officer Sir Chris Whitty on Tuesday and his former deputy, Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, on Wednesday. Sir Patrick’s diaries from the pandemic have been in the spotlight during […]

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Man arrested after the death of a woman in Dewsbury

A manhunt was launched on Sunday night, but police say the suspect is now in custody Police have arrested a man after a woman died in the Ravensthorpe area of Dewsbury in West Yorkshire on Sunday. West Yorkshire Police confirmed a man had been taken into custody following a search for the suspect. Officers were called to a property at 6.43pm where the “woman was found seriously injured, who has […]

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Homes close to new pylons to be offered 1000 off bills a year under Hunt plans

Households closest to new pylons and electricity substations could receive up to £10,000 off their bills over a decade under plans being announced by Jeremy Hunt. The Chancellor will detail the bid to reduce the delays to projects because of planning objections in his autumn statement on Wednesday. The move will come alongside plans to halve the time it takes to deliver new electricity networks to seven years, and a […]

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Parents should be able to review content of toxic masculinity lessons MPs

Schools should tell parents what their child is being taught about “toxic masculinity” and they should assess the impact of such lessons on boys, a group of MPs has said. A “boy-positive school environment” is needed to help close the gender attainment gap, according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Issues Affecting Men and Boys. A report by the APPG said “toxic masculinity” lessons and initiatives could lead to […]

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