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‘Wagatha Christie’ trial: Rebekah Vardy denies being willing to lie under oath

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Rebekah Vardy has denied being willing to lie under oath in the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial, as she admitted allowing her agent to access Coleen Rooney’s private Instagram posts. Giving evidence on Wednesday, the s...

The latest threat to democracy? A Trump-backed candidate willing to ‘find extra votes’

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Donald Trump will return to Michigan on Saturday for his first visit since November 2020 when he spent the final hours of his presidential election campaign desperately trying to hold on to the state and fend off nati...

Purdue Pharma owners willing to pay up to $6bn to settle opioid suits

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Members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, are willing to kick in more money – up to $6bn in total – to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids as the compan...

Are Tory MPs willing to be taken for fools by Boris Johnson?

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When Aaron Bell attended his grandmother’s funeral, he could not allow himself to hug his grieving parents and siblings. After she was laid to rest with only 10 mourners present, in accordance with Covid regulations, ...

What’s plan B if the government can’t attract investors willing to fund Sizewell C?

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A sum of £100m is peanuts in the expensive world of nuclear power stations, so regard the business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng’s funding for a round of development work on Sizewell C as a form of advertising. The cash is...

Lennie James: ‘I wasn’t willing to let somebody else decide what my ambition should be’

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Lennie James has missed being on stage. It is where he started out and it’s still how he measures himself as an actor. But now that he is back in a rehearsal room, he’s got the jitters. “I’m petrified,” he says, a bea...

Prosecutors willing to drop Ghislaine Maxwell perjury charge if no retrial

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If Ghislaine Maxwell is not granted a retrial in her Manhattan federal court sex trafficking case, prosecutors are prepared to drop pending perjury counts when she is sentenced, they said in a 10 January letter. Prose...

Step forward Liz Truss – willing wicker woman for the Brexit bonfire

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In The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973), the key to the sacrifice’s efficacy is that Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodwoodward, 1930), embraces victimhood willingly. And so Liz Truss climbs into her photo-op tank and trundles...

Tell us: if the UK government said you should lockdown, would you be willing?

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After a leaked video of No 10 officials joking about a lockdown Christmas party last year that Downing Street insists did not take place, the prime minister is facing fresh accusations of lying. On the 18 December, th...

Cryptographers fight to keep ‘crypto’ prefix: ‘We all have hills we are willing to die on’

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The stadium that is home to the Los Angeles Lakers is getting a new name: the Crypto.com Arena. The name reflects the arena’s new sponsorship agreement with a Singapore-based cryptocurrency trading platform. That may ...

Labour finally finds willing hereditary peer for House of Lords seat

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Wanted: One aristocrat who would like to sit in the House of Lords for the rest of their life, vote on legislation that affects the public, and be paid £305 a day for turning up to parliament. The catch? The successfu...

Chappelle willing to meet Netflix’s trans employees but won’t ‘bend to demands’

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The comedian Dave Chappelle has spoken out about backlash against his recent Netflix special, saying he would be open to meeting transgender employees of the streaming company but would not be “bending to anyone’s dem...

Eileen Atkins: ‘There are plenty of parts if you’re willing to make yourself look lousy’

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Think back, just for a moment, to the first series of The Crown. It is 1952. The king, George VI, is dead and the new queen, Elizabeth, has flown home to Britain from Africa. At Sandringham, where her father’s body re...

Lizzie Deignan: ‘I have to be willing to lose to the Dutch in order to win’

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Five years after the contorted, controversial run-in to the Rio Olympic Games, Lizzie Deignan is happy to admit the contrast between then and now could hardly be greater. Since June 2016, when the Yorkshire rider endu...

Blind date: ‘He was very willing when I suggested tequila shots’

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What were you hoping for?To meet someone new and enjoy a few drinks. First impressions?He had good vibes, a really nice ear piercing, and a good fashion sense. What did you talk about?Living in London, our drinks of ...

Scottish Greens ‘willing to have conversation’ on coalition with SNP

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The Scottish Greens would be “willing to have the conversation” about a formal coalition with the SNP, their co-leader Patrick Harvie has suggested, as the party set out detailed plans for a green economic recovery fr...

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