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New music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards dies aged 31

British entrepreneur Jamal Edwards has died at the age of 31, according to his manager. Edwards gained fame from setting up new music platform SBTV – helping to launch a string of UK music careers including Dave and Jessie J. His manager told the PA news agency that Edwards died on Sunday morning. In 2014, the then 24-year-old was awarded an MBE for his services to music. Edwards was a […]

todayFebruary 20, 2022 19


Donaldson DUP left devastated by death of MLA Christopher Stalford

The Democratic Unionist Party has been left “devastated” by the sudden death of Christopher Stalford, party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said. The DUP MLA, who died suddenly at the age of 39, was described as someone who was “very articulate” and had a great sense of humour. The south Belfast representative and father-of-four died suddenly over the weekend. Political representatives from across Northern Ireland have been paying tribute to […]

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Johnson concedes sanctions may not be enough to prevent war in Ukraine

The Prime Minister has admitted that hard-hitting financial sanctions may not be enough to prevent Russian president Vladimir Putin from signing off an invasion of Ukraine. Boris Johnson warned that a Russian incursion across the border into Ukraine “could be the biggest war in Europe” since the Second World War, with casualties on both sides. The British leader, in comments made while at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, said […]

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England held goalless by organised Spain for second draw of Arnold Clark Cup

England were held to a goalless draw by an organised Spain side in the second round of fixtures in the Arnold Clark Cup. After a 1-1 draw against Canada in the opening round, England went into the game looking to make a mark against a Spain side built around a core of players from Champions League winners Barcelona. Sarina Wiegman made eight changes from the Canada clash and the Lionesses […]

todayFebruary 20, 2022 22


O2 arena closed for at least the weekend after Storm Eunice shreds roof

London’s O2 arena remains closed this weekend after parts of its roof were ripped off by Storm Eunice. In footage shared on social media the venue’s white roof covering could be seen flapping in the high winds after parts of it were torn away from supporting ribs the storm on Friday. Upcoming gigs scheduled include rapper Dave on Monday and Tuesday, and UB40 on Friday. In a post on Twitter, […]

todayFebruary 19, 2022 21


Duck paste instead of duct tape as online grocery shoppers receive substitutes

Two in five shoppers received a substitute product in their latest online grocery order, with duck paste instead of duct tape and sausage rolls in place of toilet rolls among the stranger replacements, a poll has found. Aldi, which has a click and collect shopping service, was narrowly the most likely of the nine online supermarkets to put substitutions in customer orders, with 49% of its customers reporting that they […]

todayFebruary 19, 2022 19


Hundreds of thousands without power after Storm Eunice

Hundreds of thousands of people remain without power and widespread disruption to travel services is continuing into Saturday in the wake of Storm Eunice. A clean-up is set to begin after the storm brought damage, disruption and record-breaking gusts of wind to the UK and Ireland, leading to the deaths of at least four people. As of Friday night the number of households without power listed by providers was: 6,000 […]

todayFebruary 19, 2022 23


Four dead and others injured as 120mph Storm Eunice batters UK and Ireland

Weather warning continue in some parts of the UK on Saturday Four people have been killed, with several others injured, as Storm Eunice brought damage, disruption and potentially record-breaking gusts of wind to the UK and Ireland. A woman in her 30s died after a tree fell on a car in Haringey, north London, on Friday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police said. It was the first confirmed death in England related […]

todayFebruary 18, 2022 19


Storm Eunice brings dangerous conditions as rare red weather warnings issued

We're being told to avoid travelling Millions were bracing for “dangerous conditions” as winds from the second storm in a week prompted two rare red weather warnings for much of the south of England and part of Wales. The second rare highest alert – meaning a high impact is very likely – was issued to run from 10am until 3pm over the East of England on Friday due to fears […]

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