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Two arrested at London Kings Cross station after pro Palestinian protest banned

Two people have been arrested during a pro-Palestinian sit-in at London’s King’s Cross station after the demonstration was banned. Transport Secretary Mark Harper said he had given the order to allow police to stop the demonstration on Friday evening under Section 14a of the Public Order Act 1986. One video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, appears to show a man draped in a Palestinian flag shouting “free, free […]

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Sexist comments on TikTok more liked than non sexist ones study

Sexist comments on TikTok videos are more popular than non-sexist ones, and men are more likely to make them than women, analysis has suggested. On average, sexist comments received 604 likes compared with 375 for those not considered sexist, according to research presented to the British Psychological Society’s Cyberpsychology Section Conference. The analysis on four different so-called challenge videos on the social media platform saw sexist comments rack up on […]

todayNovember 2, 2023 3

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AI Safety Institute will make UK a global hub Rishi Sunak says

Rishi Sunak has launched the UK’s AI Safety Institute, hailing it as an indicator of the UK’s position as a “global hub” for AI safety. The organisation, first announced by the Prime Minister last week, will test new artificial intelligence models developed by leading firms before they are launched to the public as part of a new deal struck at the AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park. Closing the two-day […]

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Sir Paul McCartney It was magical to feel like I was reuniting with John Lennon

Sir Paul McCartney has said it was “magical” to feel as though he was reuniting with his fellow Beatles for their new song Now And Then. Now And Then, written and sung by John Lennon and later developed by the other band members including George Harrison, has been finished by Sir Paul and Sir Ringo Starr decades after the original recording. The track, which is described as the last Beatles […]

todayNovember 2, 2023 3

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Mariah Carey is defrosted as she marks start of Christmas season

Mariah Carey has kicked off the Christmas season with a video that shows her being defrosted and ready to celebrate, set to the soundtrack of her hit All I Want For Christmas Is You. The video, shared on social media, shows a clock ticking from 11.59pm on October 31 to midnight on November 1. As midnight strikes, a vault door opens to reveal Carey entombed in a block of ice […]

todayNovember 1, 2023 5

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Reading referred to EFL disciplinary commission for non payment of debts to HMRC

Reading have been referred to an independent disciplinary commission by the English Football League for continued non-payment of debts owed to HMRC. Having defaulted in relation to the amount owed to HMRC for both September and October 2023, the Sky Bet League One club – served with yet another winding-up petition last month – are currently under a registration embargo. In addition, Reading are already subject to a fee restriction […]

todayNovember 1, 2023 4

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Rapper Lady Leshurr found not guilty on assault charges

Rapper Lady Leshurr has been found not guilty of attacking her ex-girlfriend’s partner. The 35-year-old, whose real name is Melesha O’Garro, was accused of assaulting Chante Boyea – who at the time was dating her ex-girlfriend Sidnee Hussein – just after 5am on October 22 2022, allegedly biting her hand so badly that she suffered “nerve damage”. But a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London on Wednesday found her not guilty […]

todayNovember 1, 2023 5

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U turn over closure of railway station ticket offices

The Government has announced a U-turn over plans to close the vast majority of railway station ticket offices in England. Transport Secretary Mark Harper said train operators have been asked to withdraw the proposals as they “do not meet the high thresholds set by ministers”. This is in response to watchdogs Transport Focus and London TravelWatch announcing they opposed every single planned closure due to issues such as the impact […]

todayOctober 31, 2023 3

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Avanti West Coast cancelling Saturday services at short notice

Avanti West Coast said it is cancelling Saturday services at short notice due to staff shortages. The company, which operates trains on the West Coast Main Line between London Euston and Glasgow Central, is cutting services across its network. This comes after it reached an agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) earlier this month to reduce its Saturday timetables between London and each of Birmingham, Manchester and North Wales […]

todayOctober 31, 2023 4

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