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Captain Tom's family open memorial walkway
The weightlifter, 43, will become the first ever transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics
Tourists have been evacuated from a popular Turkish holiday resort amid a spate of wildfires in the region. Guests at three five-star hotels in Bodrum were evacuated and reportedly told to wait for rescue boats on Saturday evening as new wildfires erupted nearby. ▪️An evacuation order was issued as the wildfires neared hotels area.
An Afghan official says that a mortar shell struck a taxi in the southern Kandahar province, killing at least five civilians including two children
Leaders tackle global question of how to persuade people to get Covid jab. Spectrum of measures including incentives and hardline laws have met with responses varying from rise in uptake to wave of protests
Piers Plowright, who has died aged 83, was a producer and presenter who devoted his entire BBC career to radio and brought the authentic voices of real people telling their stories of everyday life to documentaries. Nobody Stays in This House Long (1983), a tour around a property in fashionable Kensington with the couple who had lived there for 50 years but were about to move, was the first of three he made that won the Prix Italia award. Setting Sail followed two years later with its intimate r
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Dozens of villages were evacuated in tourist hotspots in southern Turkey on Sunday as wildfires that have claimed eight lives raged for a fifth day, while blazes also hit Greece, Italy and Spain.
McKnight, who sold cocaine and cannabis, owed money to Jamie Davison, 26, a "middle-man" in the alleged £500,000-a-year operation.
The power station, which opened in the late 1960s, has been a Yorkshire landmark for 50 years and can be seen for miles around.
It was one of those times I was ashamed to admit I didn’t understand what they were referring to. I was visiting the Tommy’s Rainbow Clinic at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, where parents expecting so-called ‘rainbow babies’ were taken care of. Like many who read Carrie Johnson’s pregnancy announcement on Instagram yesterday, I wasn’t sure exactly what a rainbow baby was. As an ardent supporter of Tommy’s pregnancy charity and having experienced both miscarriage and stillbirth myself, I felt
Olympic archer Lucilla Boari came out as LGBT+ in a press conference after being surprised with a touching video message from her girlfriend.
More than 1000 panicked holidaymakers and residents were evacuated from the tourist hotspot of Bodrum over the weekend as Turkey struggles to contain the wildfires that have raged across the country’s Mediterranean towns over the past week. Videos on social media showed tourists hurrying towards the beach to be evacuated by boat as the sky was engulfed into deeper shades of orange and smoke pummelled towards them from the mountain top forest area. The Turkish coast guard led the operation with a
Courts failed people ‘caught up’ in UK riots in 2011, says ex-chief prosecutor. Custodial sentences for rioters were much harsher, despite a fifth never having committed a crime before
Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, have approved a strike after rejecting the final contract offer proposed by multinational owners BHP. The workers are asking for a one-time bonus to recognize their work during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as education benefits for their children. Escondida workers staged a 44-day strike in 2017, the longest in the history of Chilean mining. The strike caused $740 million in losses for the company.
Brexit and Covid have created the perfect moment for the politics of crackdown. We feel besieged and imperilled, and the Johnson government is seizing the chance to weaken our most fundamental liberties
Electric car owners wait up to a decade to recoup high upfront costs, Which? has found, putting off a third of motorists. The consumer rights company compared petrol and electric versions of the same cars and found that despite the lower running costs, electric cars were still more expensive over less than six years. A survey found that 34 per cent of drivers were turned off by the higher cost of electric cars compared to petrol and diesel versions, though 41 per cent were open to switching. New
The citing commissioner will be kept busy.
The Cornish area of natural beauty which encompasses Lizard Point inspired the author Daphne Du Maurier for more than 50 years. But the whitewashed cottages and temperamental seafront written about in classics Rebecca and The House on the Strand have found themselves part of a new drama. Residents of the village of Tolponds in Porthleven are demanding that the council wakes up and smells the coffee amid an escalating dispute with one of London’s trendiest roasteries. They claim that the aroma ge
A 19-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody
Sarah Palin hints at Alaska Senate run against Republican Lisa Murkowski