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Sir Michael Parkinson king of the British chat show hosts dies aged 88

Sir Michael Parkinson, the veteran broadcaster considered the king of British chat show hosts, has died aged 88, his family has told the BBC. A statement from Sir Michael’s family said: “After a brief illness Sir Michael Parkinson passed away peacefully at home last night in the company of his family. “The family request that they are given privacy and time to grieve.” The chat show host interviewed some of […]

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A level top grades fall but remain above pre pandemic levels

The figures, published by the Joint Council for Qualifications, cover A-level entries from students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The proportion of A-level entries awarded top grades is down on last year but still remains above pre-pandemic levels, national figures show. Hundreds of thousands of students across the country received their A-level results on Thursday in a year when ministers and the exams regulator in England aimed to return […]

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Erling Haaland one of three Man City treble winners on shortlist for PFA award

He scored 52 goals in all competitions last season Erling Haaland is one of three members of Manchester City’s treble-winning team to be nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year award. The 23-year-old Norway striker was a sensation in his debut season in English football, scoring 52 goals in all competitions as Pep Guardiola’s side won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup. Haaland is […]

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Government confirms two thirds of cancer targets will be scrapped by autumn

Targets will be replaced with the Faster Diagnosis Standard The Government has confirmed that NHS England cancer targets are to be streamlined, moving from 10 performance standards to three from October. The new guidelines will move away from the “outdated” two-week wait target, the Government said, which will be replaced with the Faster Diagnosis Standard. Currently, anyone who is referred urgently by their GP with suspected cancer must be seen […]

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British Museum boss reveals items have been stolen as staff member dismissed

The British Museum has announced items from its collection were found to be missing, stolen or damaged. The London museum, which houses artefacts from around the world, has launched an independent review of security as it said a staff member at the institution has been dismissed. The matter is also under investigation by the economic crime command of the Metropolitan Police. Hartwig Fischer, director of the British Museum, said: “The […]

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England sweep aside co hosts Australia to book World Cup final place

Lauren Hemp’s second-half strike helped fire England into their first World Cup final as the Lionesses sealed a 3-1 victory over co-hosts Australia in front of a sold-out crowd in Sydney. Ella Toone, who replaced the suspended Lauren James for England’s quarter-final win over Colombia, netted 36 minutes into her second start of the tournament in front of a crowd of 75,784. Australia captain Sam Kerr, making her first start […]

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The Killers apologise to good people of Georgia after inviting Russian onstage

The Killers have apologised after frontman Brandon Flowers was booed for inviting a Russian fan to play the drums on stage during a concert in Georgia. The lead singer, 42, suggested the crowd were “brothers and sisters”, which was not well-received and prompted fans to walk out in protest before the end of the show in the Black Sea resort of Batumi on Tuesday. Georgia has a long history with […]

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Kevin De Bruyne out for three to four months says Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has confirmed Kevin De Bruyne faces a “few months out” with a hamstring injury, with Manchester City now having to decide whether he will undergo surgery. The 32-year-old midfielder was forced off in the first half of June’s Champions League final triumph against Inter Milan and did not play a single minute of pre-season. De Bruyne returned as a second-half substitute in the Community Shield shoot-out loss to […]

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Shania Twain announces return to Las Vegas with 2024 residency

Country pop star Shania Twain said she will perform “all the hits” when she returns to Las Vegas for her third residency in 2024. The Canadian singer-songwriter, 57, will headline the Bakkt Theatre at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino with her show Come On Over – All the Hits! across 24 dates, kicking off on May 10 next year until December 14. Twain said: “I am excited to be returning […]

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