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UK families on European beach holidays hit by price rises

That's according to analysis in the Post Office Family Holiday Report UK families embarking on European beach holidays are being hit by higher prices compared with last summer due to inflation, figures show. The cost of tourist staples such as meals, drinks and beach items have risen year-on-year in 15 of the 16 destinations analysed in the Post Office Family Holiday Report. Italy’s Puglia was the only location where prices […]

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Rory McIlroy feels he still has chance of winning 151st Open

He's nine shots off the clubhouse lead held by Brian Harman Rory McIlroy believes he still has a chance of winning the 151st Open despite failing to make a serious move in his second round at Royal Liverpool. The world number two did not build significantly on his level-par opening round as he shot a one-under 70 on Friday. That left him nine shots off the clubhouse lead held by […]

todayJuly 21, 2023 3

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3000 asylum seekers could be living on barge and ex military sites by autumn

They will be housed at sites including Dorset, Essex and Lincolnshire Around 3,000 asylum seekers could be living on a barge and in former military sites by the autumn in a Government bid to cut back on using hotels. Around 500 migrants will be housed on the Bibby Stockholm barge – which was met with protests when it arrived in Portland earlier this week – while the rest are set […]

todayJuly 21, 2023 4

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Frankie Bridge to make West End debut

The Saturdays singer will join the cast of 2:22 A Ghost Story Frankie Bridge will join the cast of 2:22 A Ghost Story for her West End debut. The Saturdays singer, 34, will step in to play Lauren in the supernatural thriller from August until the end of its run on September 17. She will replace One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush, who said: “I am truly gutted that my […]

todayJuly 21, 2023 4

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Vegan diets produce quarter of high meat diets greenhouse gases study

Vegan diets produce a quarter of the greenhouse gases of high-meat diets, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Oxford looking at the eating habits of 55,000 people found meat-free eating to have a much lower environmental impact on land use, water pollution risk, water use and biodiversity loss. Agriculture is a major source of deforestation and biodiversity loss while around three quarters of ice-free land has […]

todayJuly 20, 2023 2

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Daniel Ricciardo dreaming of Red Bull return ahead of F1 comeback

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is daring to dream about a return to Red Bull ahead of his Formula One comeback at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ricciardo’s career looked to be all but over after he was dumped by McLaren following two underwhelming seasons with the British team. But the popular 34-year-old has been handed a second chance, replacing Nyck de Vries at Red Bull’s junior team AlphaTauri for the concluding dozen rounds […]

todayJuly 20, 2023 2

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Shakira faces second tax probe in Spain

Shakira faces further trouble from Spain’s tax office after a court agreed to open an investigation into a second case of alleged tax fraud. The Colombian pop singer is already set to face a trial for allegedly failing to pay 14.5 million euros (£12.6 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014. The singer has denied any wrongdoing. Now a Spanish judge has agreed with state prosecutors to probe […]

todayJuly 20, 2023 2

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Sooty glove puppet sold at auction for more than 1000

A Sooty glove puppet, brought home by a stagehand on the top children’s TV show as a gift for his son, has been sold at auction for more than £1,000. Brian Kent, who built sets for The Sooty Show in the 1970s, begged officials to allow him to take the glove puppet home for his son Lee Kent who was a fan of the show. Lee, now 46, decided to […]

todayJuly 19, 2023 5

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BMW driver jailed for 12 years for causing death of pregnant mother of two

A man who filmed himself speeding at 123mph as he weaved between motorway traffic has been jailed for 12 years after killing a pregnant mother-of-two in a road smash. Adil Iqbal, 22, was driving with one hand and holding his phone with the other to film himself, possibly to upload to Facebook, as he tailgated and undertook other vehicles and swerved across lanes, reaching a speed of 123mph in his […]

todayJuly 19, 2023 7

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