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Boris Johnson used £2.6m Downing Street briefing room to watch new Bond film

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Boris Johnson used his White House-style press briefing room, which cost the taxpayer £2.6m, to enjoy a screening of the new James Bond film with No 10 personeel. It was understood the prime minister attended the screenin...

Police officer who shot dead Indigenous woman on WA street found not guilty of murder

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A police officer who shot dead an Indigenous woman carrying a knife on a suburban West Australian street has been acquitted of her murder. The first-class constable faced a three-week trial in the WA supreme court ove...

‘They didn’t just pick us up off the street!’ Meet the globally derided Squid Game VIPs

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Squid Game is a sensation. A violent Korean drama that mixes childhood nostalgia with vast amounts of death, the series has surpassed all expectations to become the most successful show in Netflix history. It has made...

Street artist Fin DAC: ‘I’m painting to beautify the urban landscape’

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When Fin DAC gave up his day job to focus on creating enormous murals in city streets all over the world, his primary fear was not so much failing as falling. “I’ve learned to control my fear of heights. I’ve removed ...

Nestlé says worker shortage could hit Quality Street supplies at Christmas

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The maker of Quality Street has said the supply chain crisis may affect deliveries of some of its confectionery in the run-up to Christmas. Mark Schneider, the chief executive of Nestlé, gesê: “Like other businesses w...

Cutting edge: turning street knives into urban gyms

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It looks like Jay Chris is waving to the crowd with his legs. The bare-chested, two-time world calisthenics champion is performing a “flag handstand” atop parallel bars, a tricky manoeuvre in which he keeps his upper ...

Manic Street Preachers review – engaged veterans still energised by the present

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Manic Street Preachers are in a reflective place. As they stride on stage, for the second of two shows honouring the efforts of NHS workers during the pandemic, they have a UK No 1 album for the first time in 23 years...

How street art is helping young migrants paint a brighter future in Italy

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Jadhav*, 18, from Bangladesh, arrived in Italy 10 months ago, but is still haunted by memories of his journey with people smugglers across the Mediterranean Sea. “There were 156 people packed into a small boat. Daar ...

Britons hoildaying in UK give welcome boost to high street

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Footfall in UK high streets and retail parks last month hit its highest level since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as increased domestic tourism boosted consumer activity. Data from the retail tracker Springboard ...

Tech stocks lift Wall Street to new highs after Fed’s stimulus comments

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Technology stocks have lifted Wall Street to record highs after the US Federal Reserve’s dovish comments eased fears of a sudden tapering in monetary stimulus and boosted optimism around an economic recovery. Apple ju...

Wall Street hits new highs after Fed extends stimulus package

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Share prices hit fresh records on Wall Street on Friday after the head of the US central bank, Jerome Powell, expressed concern about rocketing Covid-19 infections and gave no new clues on when the Federal Reserve wou...

Forget shops: how Stockton on Tees ripped up the rule book to revive its high street

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A few months before the pandemic struck, Nigel Cooke found himself under incredulous interrogation at a Local Government Association get-together in Loughborough. As the Stockton-on-Tees councillor responsible for reg...

Downing Street hints pensions triple lock will be watered down

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Downing Street has given its strongest signal yet that the pensions triple lock will be watered down because of the recent surge in average earnings, which under current rules would deliver a rise of more than 8% vir ...

Man charged in Capitol riot also engaged in rightwing street brawl

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A Washington state man who was involved in an armed brawl at a contentious protest in downtown Portland over the weekend was also charged, along with his son, over his presence during the attack on the Capitol in Wash...

More high street stores close as retail recovery stutters

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The end of lockdown has come too late to prevent fresh store closures on Britain’s high streets as businesses count the cost of 18 months of pandemic disruption, the latest update on consumer spending has shown. Despi...

How Camley Street brought nature to the heart of the capital

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Beyond the plastic grass and polished concrete of King’s Cross’s Granary Square there is an unexpected enclave of trees. Step through a pair of tall wrought-iron gates salvaged from a vanished goods yard, and the griz...

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