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Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta dies aged 67

Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta has died at the age of 67, according to US media. His representative confirmed the news to several outlets, saying the actor had died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming his latest film Dangerous Waters. Liotta found fame playing ex-con Ray Sinclair in 1986 black comedy Something Wild, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He went on to star […]

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Daleks and Cybermen move into museum for Doctor Who exhibition

Doctor Who’s TARDIS has materialised in Liverpool for an exhibition exploring the science behind the popular TV series. Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels are among the creations who have taken up residence at the city’s World Museum for the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition, which opens on Friday. With narrators including The League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss, who has written episodes of Doctor Who, actress Zoe Wanamaker and the […]

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Close to 18m car trips planned as schools finish for Jubilee half term

Drivers look set to make 17.8m leisure trips this weekend as schools finish for half term and Brits get prepared for the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, new research suggests. The RAC asked 1,425 UK drivers about their travel plans for the period ahead, with the research suggesting that motorways and A-roads will be at their busiest on Saturday with an estimated 4.6m trips undertaken. This is followed by Friday and […]

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Rail union to put new pay deal to members after talks resume

A train driver’s union will put a new 4.2% pay offer to members as Scotland’s railway moves closer to a return to normal. Official negotiations restarted on Thursday between Aslef and ScotRail, with the union’s Scottish organiser, Kevin Lindsay, saying the new deal would be subject to a ballot by members. As a result of the dispute, drivers refused to work on rest days or on Sundays, with ScotRail cutting […]

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Amnesty condemns ‘seriously misguided’ comments from Greg Norman

Greg Norman’s description of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi as a “mistake” has been branded “wrong and seriously misguided” by Amnesty International. Norman made the comments at a press event on Wednesday ahead of the LIV Golf Invitational Series of tournaments, which are funded by the Saudi Arabian government’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). US intelligence agencies concluded last year that Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman – PIF’s chairman – […]

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Parents of student who went missing in 1980 call murder ruling ‘justice’

The parents of an art student who went missing in 1980 said their daughter has “got justice” after a coroner ruled her death was murder 42 years later. Jessie Earl’s body was found in undergrowth at Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, in 1989 – nine years after she vanished from her nearby bedsit. The 22-year-old’s remains were found in an area of dense thicket with no belongings or clothes […]

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Boy’s parents wait for judge’s ruling on latest stage of treatment fight

Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who has not regained consciousness since suffering brain damage in an incident at home more than a month ago are waiting for a High Court judge’s ruling on the latest stage of a treatment dispute. Archie Battersbee’s mother Hollie Dance, 46, of Southend, Essex, has told how she found the youngster with a ligature over his head on April 7 and thinks he might have […]

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90 cases of monkeypox confirmed in UK

Eight more cases of monkeypox have been identified in England, health officials said, as the first cases of the virus were recorded in Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the new cases bring the England total since May 7 to 85, and the UK total to 90. Health officials in Wales confirmed their first case on Thursday morning, before the Public Health Agency in Northern […]

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Windfall tax to raise £5bn, but firms promised relief if they invest in Britain

The Government said it would raise £5 billion from the windfall tax it announced on oil and gas companies on Thursday, but it left a back door for companies to avoid much of the charge if they invest in new oil. Energy companies already pay 40% of their profits in tax, but the extra levy announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak will bring this up to 65% until December 2025. The […]

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