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The Fifa Best Awards 2022: Putellas and Lewandowski named players of the year

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Alexia Putellas followed up her Ballon d’Or triumph by winning the Fifa’s Best women’s player awards for 2021, while Robert Lewandowski beat Lionel Messi to the men’s title on this occasion. The Barcelona midfielder ...

Oscar Wilde’s former street named the most expensive in England

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It was once home to literary and artistic greats including Oscar Wilde, but now Tite Street in west London has a new claim to fame after Halifax named it the most expensive street in England and Wales, with an average...

Hawthorn on Scottish beach named Tree of the Year 2021

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A lone, weathered hawthorn, which has stood for at least half a century on the rugged Scottish coast, has been named Tree of the Year for 2021. Sticking out at an angle over the cockle shell beach at Kippford, with a ...

Alexia Putellas and Lionel Messi named 2021 Ballon d’Or winners

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Alexia Putellas and Lionel Messi have been crowned winners of the 2021 Ballon d’Or during a glittering ceremony in Paris. Putellas, who was an integral part of Barcelona’s treble-winning side with 18 goals and 12 assi...

Kurdish woman is first victim of Channel tragedy to be named

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A Kurdish woman from northern Iraq has become the first victim of this week’s mass drowning in the Channel to be named. Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin was messaging her fiance, who lives in the UK, when the group’s dinghy s...

Tim Paine takes leave of absence from cricket, Pat Cummins to be named Australian captain

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Tim Paine will take an indefinite leave of absence from all cricket “for the foreseeable future”, throwing into serious doubt the former Australian Test captain’s availability for the Ashes and his future in the inter...

Australia named ‘preferred candidate’ to host 2027 Rugby World Cup

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Australia has been given an effective green light to stage the 2027 men’s Rugby World Cup after being listed by the governing body as the “preferred candidate” to host the global tournament. In a new approach to the h...

Boy, 10, killed by dog in Caerphilly named as Jack Lis

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A boy who died after being attacked by a dog in Caerphilly in south Wales while he was out playing with a friend has been named as 10-year-old Jack Lis. Gwent police were called to the Penyrheol area of the town at ab...

Cop26: Antarctic glacier named Glasgow as ‘stark reminder’ of climate crisis

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Britain is naming a thinning Antarctic ice mass the Glasgow glacier, to symbolise the vast implications for the world of the Cop26 climate conference that starts on Sunday in the Scottish city. More than 120 world lea...

New rose named after one of UK’s first documented black gardeners

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One of Britain’s first known black gardeners has been honoured with a rose named after him in celebration of his life. John Ystumllyn, whose original name is unknown, was abducted as an eight-year-old boy in west Afri...

London has more statues of animals than of named women, audit finds

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The number of sculptures that feature animals in London is double that of named women, a study has found, as the mayor office announces £1m fund to champion diversity in the capital’s public spaces. The findings show ...

‘I got my weed from California’: Justin Bieber launches joints named after song

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Justin Bieber has entered the cannabis industry launching $32 (£23.50) packs of pre-rolled joints named Peaches after his recent hit song. Bieber, 27, on Monday announced a partnership with the Los Angeles based canna...

Essex art gallery endangered by funding crisis named museum of the year 2021

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A gallery that six years ago was placed in special funding measures because of concerns over its viability has been named winner of the world’s largest museum prize. The turnaround for Firstsite, in Colchester, is rem...

‘Rainbow colours and legs for days’: Australian fly species named after drag star RuPaul

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The first insect Bryan Lessard named after a pop culture icon was the Beyoncé fly – Scaptia beyonceae, in 2011. At the time, the CSIRO entomologist caused quite a stir, and was “frowned upon” by some taxonomists. A d...

Liz Cheney named vice-chair of House panel investigating Capitol attack

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Republican US Representative Liz Cheney will serve as vice-chairwoman of the congressional select committee investigating the deadly 6 January assault on the US Capitol, the panel announced on Thursday. The announcem...

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named Mu

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A new coronavirus strain, named Mu, has been designated a variant of interest by the World Health Organization. Mu, or B.1.621, was first identified in Colombia and cases have been recorded in South America and Europe...

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