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Scottish community awarded £500,000 to buy Britain’s remotest pub

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Mainland Britain’s remotest pub is set to be placed in the hands of its local community after tensions emerged with its Belgian owner. Residents of the Knoydart peninsula on Scotland’s west coast have been awarded a g...

Nobel prize in medicine awarded to US duo for work on sense of touch

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Two US researchers have won the 2021 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for work that unlocked the secrets of the sense of touch. Prof David Julius, a physiologist at the University of California in San Francisco, ...

GCSE and A-level pupils to be awarded fewer top grades in 2022, says Ofqual

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Pupils sitting GCSEs and A-levels next summer will receive fewer top grades than this year’s cohort, but will be given advance notice of some exam topics to help address learning lost as a result of the pandemic, Ofqu...

How to Be an Antiracist author Ibram X Kendi awarded MacArthur ‘genius grant’

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The bestselling historian Ibram X Kendi has been awarded a $625,000 (£460,000) MacArthur “genius grant” for his work on redressing racism in the US. Kendi, the author of the bestseller How to Be an Antiracist, es uno ...

Fifa awarded $201m in forfeited funds seized after global corruption probe

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Fifa, world football’s governing body, will receive over $201m in forfeited funds seized during a global corruption probe, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), said on Tuesday. Since the DOJ unveiled the cor...

Three US teachers who sued Monsanto over chemical exposure awarded $185m

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Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued the chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185m. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, sai ...

‘No parallels’: 2,300-year-old solar observatory awarded Unesco world heritage status

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The oldest solar observatory in the Americas has been awarded Unesco world heritage status and dubbed “a masterpiece of human creative genius”. The 2,300-year-old archaeological ruin Chankillo which lies in a desert v...

Health bill could see NHS contracts awarded without tender process

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Private companies could be handed NHS contracts for treating patients without going through a tender process as a result of the government’s shakeup of the NHS, critics claim. The Labour party, doctors’ leaders and an...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie awarded joint custody of children

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been awarded joint custody following a protracted court battle. The former couple have been in dispute for five years over access to their six children and hired a private judge, John...

Richard Keogh awarded £2.3m in breach of contract case against Derby

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Richard Keogh has secured a payout of about £2.3m from Derby after winning his long-running compensation claim against them. The 34-year-old defender, who finished the season at Huddersfield, brought an action for bre...

Sydney Water worker awarded $200,000 after being featured in ‘lubricate’ spine safety poster

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A woman featured in a Sydney Water spine safety poster urging the workforce to “Feel great – lubricate!” has been awarded $200,000 in damages. Former Sydney Water worker Reem Yelda lodged a sexual harassment claim in ...

England awarded victory over France after floodlights fail in second half

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England extended their winning streak over France to nine games but in extraordinary circumstances. Con 62 minutos pasados, the Stadium Lille Métropole was plunged into darkness as a result of floodlight failure. The de...

Lawyer Chris Murphy awarded $110,000 after being defamed in ‘intrusive’ News Corp story

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Criminal defence lawyer Chris Murphy has been awarded $110,000 after the federal court found he had been defamed by a “gossipy and intrusive piece” in the Daily Telegraph. In an article chiefly about the breakdown of ...

Liberal MP Andrew Laming awarded grants to two organisations run by LNP branch president

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Besieged Liberal National MP Andrew Laming awarded two grants to community organisations run by an LNP branch president and administered by his own electorate officer, while the organisations used their platforms to p...

PNG government official’s company awarded lucrative Covid catering contract

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A company, one of whose directors is a senior official within Papua New Guinea’s department of health was paid more than 539,000 kina (A$200,000) to provide catering including for a Covid isolation unit in the capital...

Birmingham City Women dismayed as Spurs awarded win for called-off game

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Birmingham City have expressed “great disappointment” that Tottenham have been awarded the win and three points after the Midlands club pulled out of their Women’s Super League meeting scheduled for 10 January.An inde...