The world of 2005 feels a long way away.
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The London borough where Emma Raducanu grew up has decided against bestowing its highest honour on the teenage tennis superstar because it does not want to "embarrass her". At a special meeting this week, Bromley council rejected a proposal to award the 18-year-old the Freedom of the Borough following her win at the US Open. Instead Conservative councillors voted to “monitor the ongoing dialogue between council officers, Emma and her family and agree a suitable celebration of her victory”.
From boozy surprises to XXXmas treats, it’s time to pick a niche advent calendar this festive season
Police identified the cause of the blast as a cut gas pipe.
Mary Berry was made a Dame Commander by the Prince of Wales for a lifetime of cooking, writing and baking. The leading cookery writer and broadcaster has published more than 50 books during a career spanning more than five decades and will be honoured during a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony.
The Guardian view on Little Amal: telling the unpalatable truth. The puppet’s journey from Turkey to the UK charmed audiences – but also discomfited them. And that’s the point
Sheriff rescues three-year-old child from house fire
The International Monetary Fund expects Europe's inflationary pressures to fade out in early 2022. Alfred Kammer, Director of the Europe Department at the International Monetary Fund, says the European economic recovery is 'resilient', but must not be jeopardized by withdrawing stimulus measures too quickly.
Boris Johnson strikes £400m deal with Bill Gates to boost green technology. PM says partnership will help emerging solutions that are still too expensive for commercial development
Army veteran Dennis Hutchings died in Belfast on Monday after contracting Covid-19 while he was on trial over a 1974 Troubles shooting.
Mila Kunis says telling her daughter to push another child back was a ‘parenting fail’
It is thought to have been made between 1086 and 1125.
The UK’s net zero strategy still avoids what is needed to avert climate catastrophe. Fairness is vital if people are not to be left behind, but although the government is now saying the right things, its actions lag behind
It is the highest figure for daily reported deaths since March 9. A further 223 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday which brought the UK total to 138,629. Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 164,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate.
Britain will increase grants to homeowners to remove their gas boilers and replace them with greener technology such as heat pumps as the government tries to tackle one of the biggest challenges to achieving a net zero emissions target by 2050. The government will provide grants of 5,000 pounds ($6,859.50) for homeowners to install more environmentally friendly heating systems as part of a 450 million pound boiler scrappage programme. "As we clean up the way we heat our homes over the next decade, we are backing our brilliant innovators to make clean technology like heat pumps as cheap to buy and run as gas boilers," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement.
The Philippine government's review of dozens of deadly drug war operations has cast doubt on police claims they acted in "self-defence", a top official said Wednesday.
Former Nazi camp secretary goes on trial over murders of 11,000 people. Irmgard Furchner, who tried to flee last month, is accused of complicity in killings at Stutthof death camp
A convicted drug dealer who was a target of the police raids that brought officers to Breonna Taylor’s home has been offered probation
‘We would advise people to avoid the area’ say police
Children aged five to 11 in the US will soon be able to get a COVID-19 jab, the White House has announced. Officials say the expected authorisation of the Pfizer vaccine for younger children in a matter of weeks will allow them to receive the shot at their paediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school. Federal regulators will meet in the next two weeks to assess the benefits of giving COVID jabs to people in that age group, after lengthy studies intended to ensure the safety of the vaccines.
Netflix employees stage walkout over Dave Chappelle transgender comments