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Oil and gas licences plan may not necessarily bring down bills says Coutinho

Government plans to mandate oil and gas licensing in the North Sea may not bring down household energy bills, the Energy Secretary has admitted. Labour called it a “stunning admission”, after Claire Coutinho said that a legislative plan – due to be announced in the King’s Speech on Tuesday – may not have any impact on those struggling with current energy costs. The planned legislation will require the North Sea Transition Authority […]

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The Beatles Now And Then on track to become bands 18th number one single

The Beatles’ “last recorded” song is on track to top the singles chart after outselling the rest of the top five combined in its opening weekend. Now And Then, originally written and sung by John Lennon and later developed by his fellow band members – including the late George Harrison – was finished by Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr decades after the initial recording was made. Following its […]

todayNovember 5, 2023 4

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Yousafs in laws return to Scotland after fleeing Gaza

The parents-in-law of First Minister Humza Yousaf have arrived in Scotland safely after fleeing the conflict in the Gaza Strip. Mr Yousaf shared a family photo on X, formerly Twitter, which included his wife Nadia, and her parents, Elizabeth and Maged El-Nakla. The El-Naklas, from Dundee, were named among 92 British nationals permitted to pass through the Rafah border crossing into Egypt on Friday morning. They became trapped in the […]

todayNovember 5, 2023 4

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Newcastle lose Dan Burn and Jacob Murphy in worrying double injury blow

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe revealed his side’s hard-fought 1-0 win against Arsenal came at a price with Dan Burn and Jacob Murphy both sustaining injuries. Anthony Gordon’s controversial second-half winner halted Arsenal’s unbeaten Premier League start to the season after a triple VAR check. But Howe faces an anxious wait to learn the full extent of Burn’s back injury, while Murphy will have surgery after popping the same shoulder he […]

todayNovember 5, 2023 4

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Friends stars attend Matthew Perrys funeral in LA US media reports

Matthew Perry has been laid to rest in Los Angeles with his Friends co-stars in attendance, according to US media reports. Loved ones of the US actor including Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston, gathered for the funeral service at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Friday, it was reported. Perry, who rose to fame on hit US sitcom Friends as the witty and sarcastic […]

todayNovember 4, 2023 4

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Russell Brand sued by extra who says she was sexually assaulted on US movie set

Russell Brand has been accused of sexually assaulting an extra on a movie set in a new lawsuit filed in the US. The woman, referred to in the New York State Supreme Court filings as Jane Doe, claims Brand attacked her in July 2010 on the set of the film Arthur. In an affidavit, the anonymous woman claims Brand “appeared intoxicated, smelled of alcohol, and was carrying a bottle of […]

todayNovember 4, 2023 4

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Marcus Rashford not in Manchester United squad for game at Fulham

Marcus Rashford was not included in Manchester United’s squad for the game at Fulham. The England striker was forced to apologise to United boss Erik ten Hag after attending a nightclub party following last weekend’s embarrassing derby defeat to Manchester City. But Rashford was missing at Craven Cottage due to injury after taking a “heavy knock” in training. Reports emerged the day after the City match that the England international, […]

todayNovember 4, 2023 4

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Seafront lift to be restored thanks to 48m National Lottery grant

One of only three surviving, Victorian water-balanced lifts in the UK is to be restored thanks to a £4.8 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Grade II* listed Leas Lift in Folkestone, Kent, will be repaired and refurbished to return it to its original use following the raising of a total of £6.6 million for the project. Work will start next year with the Victorian-era lift expected […]

todayNovember 4, 2023 4

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Dame Deborah James inspired others with sheer force of her spirit says William

The Prince of Wales said we all need to “learn from and be inspired by” Dame Deborah James in a pre-recorded clip shown during the Stand Up To Cancer live show. TV stars Davina McCall, Adam Hills, Joe Lycett and Munya Chawawa hosted a 90-minute takeover at The Francis Crick Institute to celebrate 10 years of the appeal for Cancer Research UK. During the broadcast on Channel 4, William appeared […]

todayNovember 3, 2023 4

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