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PM’s father Stanley Johnson ‘secures French citizenship’

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The prime minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has secured French citizenship, according to reports. French officials reportedly told the AFP news agency that Johnson, 81, whose mother was French, obtained French natio...

Luton’s Wembley dream alive as Sonny Bradley secures draw with Huddersfield

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For Luton, the miracle is still on. This was a frayed, scrappy but thoroughly engrossing tie that ended with Wembley in sight, although Huddersfield will have their own perspective when they host Monday’s second leg. ...

Elon Musk secures $7bn in outside funding for Twitter takeover

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Elon Musk has secured $7.14bn (£5.7bn) in funding for his $44bn takeover of Twitter from a group of investors that includes the Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, the crypto exchange Binance, and the asset management fi...

Serbia ‘sliding towards autocracy’ as president secures second term

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Democracy watchdogs and civil society activists in Serbia have warned that the country is sliding towards autocracy under President Aleksandar Vučić, who was elected for a second term this month with a large majority....

Bristol community secures funding to build tallest wind turbine in England

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A community group in one of the poorest parts of Bristol has met its funding target to build the tallest wind turbine in England, despite a lack of any central government funding for locally owned wind power generatio...

Late try from Ffion Lewis secures thrilling victory for Wales over Scotland

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Wales’s decision to give their top dozen women professional contracts at the turn of the year is already bearing fruit. After their rousing comeback victory in Dublin last weekend Siwan Lillicrap’s rejuvenated side mo...

Late Danny Cipriani penalty secures Bath a draw in thriller against Sale

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This utterly enthralling match can be bluntly characterised as a contest between Bath’s free-flowing ambition and Sale’s crushing power. It is a touch more complicated than that, but in searching for a third straight ...

Harry Kane penalty secures England’s comeback win over Switzerland

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When the Swedish referee, Andreas Ekberg, was advised by the VAR to consult the pitchside monitor, everybody knew what was coming. And it was the same with Harry Kane, when he addressed the subsequent penalty. Hard an...

Novak Djokovic secures medical exemption to play in Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic looks set to play in the Australian Open after revealing he is heading to the country under a medical exemption. The defending champion has previously refused to reveal if he has been vaccinated against...

Che Adams secures Scotland play-off seeding in superb win over Denmark

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Not content to simply progress to the World Cup play-offs, Scotland decided they may as well secure a home semi-final by virtue of seeding. This victory over a previously imperious Denmark team on a special evening on...

Jane Austen’s House secures future with funding to restore roof

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As Jane Austen famously put it in Emma, “there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort”. Now the roof on the novelist’s own home is set to be restored, after funds were raised to save it through public donati...

New Zealand Covid update: Ardern secures 250,000 Pfizer doses from Spain as 13 new cases recorded

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Daily cases in New Zealand’s coronavirus outbreak have continued to fall, with just 13 new infections recorded on Thursday, the sixth day in a row that numbers have been below 21. The downward trend is an encouraging ...

Coronavirus live news: North Korea rejects Covax offer; Australia secures vaccine swap with UK

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to fight Covid in ‘our style’ while Australia’s Scott Morrison says he has secured an extra 4m vaccine doses from Britain

Alexander Zverev secures historic Olympic tennis title for Germany

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Alexander Zverev followed up his upset of Novak Djokovic by becoming the first German man to win a singles gold medal in Olympic tennis with victory over Karen Khachanov. Having ensured his countrywoman Steffi Graf re...