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Tory donor John Booth handed leading role in choosing arts and media honours

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A Tory donor has been handed a prominent role at the heart of the UK’s honours system, the Observer can reveal. In a move that provoked immediate claims of political interference, John Booth, a venture capital investo...

Refugee children handed anti-‘illegal migration’ playing cards, Australian charity says

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Playing cards adorned with the Australian government’s Zero Chance campaign against “illegal migration” were distributed to refugee children in Indonesia by people trespassing on school grounds, the charity running th...

Cardinals’ All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins handed six-game PED ban

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The Arizona Cardinals’ three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been suspended without pay for six games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The league announced the suspension o...

Rishi Sunak handed borrowing boost before spring statement

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Rishi Sunak has been handed a boost from figures showing lower government borrowing than official estimates on the eve of the spring statement. The figures come despite a sharp rise in debt interest payments last mont...

Firms handed £1.3bn in Covid contracts claimed £1m in furlough grants

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Companies handed a combined £1.3bn in controversial fast-track Covid contracts with minimal scrutiny also claimed at least £1m in furlough grants, it can be revealed. Analysis of the accounts of companies that won luc...

Gareth Anscombe handed keys to No 10 for Wales clash against New Zealand

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Gareth Anscombe will make his first Wales appearance for more than two years in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series opener against New Zealand. The Ospreys fly-half, who was born in New Zealand and qualifies for Wales vi...

‘I am so sorry,’ says Met chief after Wayne Couzens handed whole-life term – video

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The Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, has said the details of Sarah Everard's murder have 'horrified' and 'sickened' her.A former Met officer, Couzens will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the...

Animals from Tiger King Park will be handed to US government

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The remaining animals from the now closed Tiger King Park, made famous by the Netflix docuseries last year, will be handed over to the Department of Justice. In a notice filed last Friday, the justice department annou...

England’s Lewis Ludlow handed four-game ban for knee strike in Canada win

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England flanker Lewis Ludlow has been suspended for four matches for striking with the knee in Saturday’s 70-14 victory over Canada. Ludlow, who was captaining the team for a second successive match, struck the head o...

Heath Streak handed eight-year ban for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

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The former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been given an eight-year ban for five breaches of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code, the governing body said on Wednesday. The breaches took place du...