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The Only Way is Essex star Pete Wicks is known for his string of romantic relationships, but is pushing back against this reputation.
The former champion said he had ‘done nothing wrong’
The ball is in China's court when it comes to making the United Nations COP26 climate change conference in November a success, Britain's Alok Sharma, the summit's president, said on Sunday. Sharma, who said he had had "constructive and very frank discussions" during a visit to China earlier this month, said China's President Xi Jinping had not yet confirmed whether he would attend the summit.
A friend leans in for a hug. Do I dive for cover, muttering ‘Covid’, or hug back?As we engage again in social situations, the new etiquette rules are bewildering Illustration by Dominic McKenzie. Illustration: Dominic McKenzie/The Observer
Police searched a nature reserve for Brian Laundrie, the fiance of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, in North Port, Florida, on September 18.Petito was reported missing by her family on September 11 and was believed to be in Teton National Park in Wyoming while traveling with Laundrie at the time, according to North Port Police.Multiple agencies including local police and the FBI were involved in the search for Laundrie in Carlton Reserve on Saturday; however, he was not wanted for any crime. Laundrie had entered the area earlier in the week, police said.This video posted to Facebook by the Lee County Sheriff was taken by a drone used in the search of Carlton Reserve. Credit: Lee County Sheriff via Storyful
The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower have been taken to a police hospital for further investigation after they were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces
The interest rates decision comes amid fears over rampant price rises after inflation jumped to a nine-year high of 3.2% last month.
There was no fairytale finish for Fallon Sherock in the Nordic Masters. The ‘Queen of the Palace’, who famously became the first woman to win a main-draw match at the PDC World Championship, was beaten in the final by Michael van Gerwen 11-7 in Copenhagen on Saturday. Sherock’s already pioneering narrative added another memorable addition earlier in the day as she overcame deficits of 7-1 and 8-2 to beat world No 5 and former World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-10 in the semi-final.
Child poverty now costs Britain £38bn a year, says new independent report. Despite Conservative claims to have reduced childhood deprivation, the burden on taxpayers has soared over the past eight years
A bar of dark milk butterscotch hits the spot after Kew. The gardens’ gift shop has plenty to satisfy my chocolate craving
Officials in both the U.S. and the European Union are struggling with the same question
Cedella Marley: ‘The mission is to spread Daddy’s music to every corner of the Earth’As a new musical about the life of Bob Marley prepares to celebrate his spirit and classic songs, Marley’s daughter, plus the director and star of Get Up, Stand Up!, discuss his extraordinary legacy Cedella Marley photographed in Miami, Florida by Jeffrey Salter for the Observer. Photograph: Jeffery Salter/The Observer
England players are seeking assurances https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/england-confident-ashes-tour-amid-travel-negotiations-2021-08-13 their family members would be allowed to join them in Australia, which has closed its borders in an effort to control COVID-19, with limited flights and 14-day mandatory managed isolation for returning citizens. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said last month that it is "very confident" the Ashes, starting in Brisbane on Dec. 8, will go ahead as planned. Broad, 35, who is working on his fitness after he was ruled out of the recent India series following the first test due to a calf injury, said he would be happy to travel to Australia.
Britain's new security pact with Australia and the United States shows its readiness to be "hard-headed" in defending its own interests, newly appointed Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in an article published on Sunday. The pact has angered France as it saw Canberra ditch a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines in favour of an alternative deal with Britain and the United States. It has also riled China, the major rising power in the Indo-Pacific region.
Give £200 to every child for catch-up lessons – Lib Dems. Ed Davey reveals £5bn ‘listen to parents’ scheme to spend on extra tuition
Fears of US government shutdown as debt ceiling game of chicken beginsIf neither side budges, US risks default on debt and lowered credit rating, which would cost billions Nancy Pelosi: ‘We’re paying the Trump credit card.’ Photograph: Lenin Nolly/NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock
Actor wore Saint Laurent sheer crystal dress for 2021 Met Gala
Diplomat was ‘very sad to be forced to leave’
Cocaine, the yuppie drug? Not now, say experts – its lure is crossing all classesOnce a potent symbol of 1980s excess, the class A narcotic has become commonplace. So how do we curb its soaring use? Cocaine isn’t just a middle-class drug any more. Photograph: Mate Gazso/Getty
15 celebrities make launch show line-up