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Andrew Marr reveals his father has died

Andrew Marr has said that Nick Robinson will host his politics show this Sunday following the death of his father. The 60-year-old was due to interview guests including Health Secretary Matt Hancock, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth, actress Kristin Scott Thomas and theatre director Sir Nicholas Hytner. But this evening the presenter he would be […]

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Coronavirus US: Arizona casinos shut down again as cases surge

Three Arizona casinos have shut down again as a precaution just weeks after being allowed to reopen as the state’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge to record highs.  The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Arizona spiked again on Friday, setting the third record in four days for daily high numbers of new cases.   The […]

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How football’s restart was tainted by TWENTY FOUR ads for cynical gambling giants

Gambling giants were last night accused of ‘providing the gateway for the next generation of harm’ after bombarding sports fans with TV adverts and free bets during the return of Premier League football. Despite curbs on TV gambling advertisements around live sporting events introduced last year, the first two televised Premier League matches since the […]

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Speed limits through motorway roadworks could rise from 50mph to 60mph

Speed limits through motorway roadworks could be increased from 50mph to 60mph. The expansion of ‘smart’ motorways has led to a rash of lengthy 50mph limits during the construction work, many of which are likely to be in place for years to come. One of the longest 50mph zones stretches for 34 miles along the […]

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Loneliness alters neural ‘maps’ of the brain, study shows

Neural activity in our brain can show whether we are experiencing loneliness, scientists say.   US researchers claim sociable people show similar ‘stamps’ of brain activity when they think about themselves and their friends. In comparison, brain activity in lonely people is more skewed, leading to more dissimilar activity patterns when they think about themselves and […]

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Slaves’ guitarist Laurie Vincent reveals his girlfriend has died aged 32 after cancer battle

Slaves guitarist Laurie Vincent revealed on Wednesday that his girlfriend Emma Jane Mulholland has died aged 32, after a battle with cancer. The musician, 26, took to Instagram to pen an emotional tribute to his other half following her tragic death earlier this week, as he gushed that she ‘showed me what love means.’ Laurie and […]

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How will schools in England reopen? The government refuses to reveal how secondaries will work

Schools in England face waiting a fortnight to find out how the government expects to bring every child back to school in September – but plans in Northern Ireland suggest teachers will have to move between classrooms and school bags could be banned. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson today announced the the government wanted to increase ‘bubbles’ […]

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BEL MOONEY: Should I kick out this lazy, moaning sponger?

Dear Bel I finally got divorced five years ago after 15 years with a vile man. Then I soon met what seemed like the perfect man and everything was great until six months later. He started to change. I no longer had contact with friends and he was always checking up on me. He had […]

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‘Mild’ form of IVF could save NHS millions, says fertility doctor

A gentle form of IVF could cut hundreds of pounds from treatment bills without reducing a woman’s odds of having a baby, a leading fertility doctor says. A medical review found women who have the ‘kinder’ treatment, known as mild IVF, are just as likely to get pregnant as those undergoing conventional IVF. Study author Geeta […]

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A new film centres on Christmas at Sandringham in 1992… but Diana wasn’t there that weekend

Any actress called upon to recreate the magic of Princess Diana has a tough job. The list of those who have tried is long — from the royally connected Catherine Oxenberg and naval officer’s daughter Serena Scott Thomas to Spooks star Genevieve O’Reilly. Most recently it was the turn of Australian-born Naomi Watts who, in […]