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Hannah Cockroft storms to sixth Paralympic gold

British wheelchair star Hannah Cockroft picked up the sixth gold medal of her illustrious Paralympic career by powering to T34 100 victory in a world-record time of 16.39. The 29-year-old lowered her own global best by 0.18 seconds at the National Stadium in Tokyo, with compatriot Kare Adenegan in second. Silver medallist Adenegan, who finished in a time of 17.03, made the stronger start of the two before her dominant […]

todayAugust 29, 2021

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Nursing union moves congress online following allegations of sexual harassment

The Royal College of Nursing has said its upcoming annual conference will be held online only following “serious allegations of sexual harassment”. The union, which represents some 465,000 health workers, said that after “independent legal advice”, the elected members of its council had decided to “move this year’s meeting to a fully virtual event”. The RCN Congress was due to be held in Liverpool across three days from September 18. […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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At least 22 dead as passenger boat sinks in Bangladesh

At least 22 people have died when a Bangladeshi passenger boat sank with more than 100 on board. The driver of a cargo vessel suspected of colliding with the boat has been arrested, officials said. The boat sank on Friday evening in a large body of water in the eastern district of Brahmanbari, 51 miles east of the capital, Dhaka. No passengers were believed to be missing after nearly 24 […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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Scottish Greens to join SNP in government after members back powersharing deal

The Scottish Greens will join the SNP in the Scottish Government after party members voted in favour of the “historic” powersharing deal. The agreement will see the Scottish Green co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater become government ministers – the first time any Green representative has held political office in a government in the UK. First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon announced the plans for the parties to work […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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Final dedicated evacuation flight to UK departs Kabul as troops set to leave

The last dedicated flight purely for the evacuation effort from Afghanistan has left Kabul, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. Further flights leaving from the airport would be able to carry evacuees but would also be transporting UK diplomatic staff and military personnel as the operation winds down. It comes as British ambassador to Afghanistan Sir Laurie Bristow said it was “time to close this phase” of the evacuation effort. […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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Race to save the planet

As Greenland Glaciers melt faster than ever, the country is hosting its first ever international motorsport event, but with all-electric SUVs. Greenland’s icecap has just witnessed its first rainfall on record. More than 12-billion tons of water is melting off the icesheet every day this summer. Six times the rate just a decade ago. This weekend the country is hosting its first ever motorsport event, the newly created Extreme E […]

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Very few civilian flights still to leave Afghanistan

Civilian evacuations from Afghanistan will finish on Saturday, the head of the UK armed forces has said as troops prepared to head home following a “heartbreaking” effort. Civilian evacuations from Afghanistan will finish on Saturday, the head of the UK armed forces has said as troops prepared to head home following a “heartbreaking” effort. General Sir Nick Carter, the Chief of the Defence Staff, said Operation Pitting – the effort […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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Morecambe and Wise found Monty Python boring

Morecambe and Wise were “bored stiff” by the “very unprofessional” comedy of Monty Python, a newly discovered interview reveals. Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise spoke to a student station in Norwich in 1973, with the footage being unearthed for a BBC documentary. Morecambe jokingly told the interviewer he liked the “opening and the finish” of Monty Python, but “it’s the bit in the middle I don’t like”. His comedy partner […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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Stormzy joined by Dave for Reading festival headline performance

Stormzy brought out his fellow rap star Dave during his headline performance at the Reading music festival. Sister events Reading and Leeds – known for their mix of rap, rock and pop – are going ahead this weekend after both were cancelled last year due to the pandemic. Stormzy, 28, was the main performer at the sold-out Reading event on Friday night, delighting fans with a set including some of […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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