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The Letters Patent is dated March 20 1326, and grants land to a supporter in the Scottish Wars of Independence in return for archers.
The European Central Bank has carried out its first climate change stress test
Brexit caused huge drop in Great Britain to Ireland exports in 2021Irish government figures come days after M&S says it is scrapping 800 lines due to ‘excessive paperwork’ A freight lorry waits at the port of Dover in England. Work has not yet started on border posts in Dover or Wales. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock
Given that the electoral college was, from its inception, a PR disaster for the Labour Party, it’s difficult to understand why Keir Starmer reportedly wants its resurrection as a way of electing future leaders.
Study assessed download pattern of popular songs, including Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Carlos the Jackal, the leftist militant who carried out attacks across the globe in the 1970s and 1980s, opened a bid in a French court on Wednesday to reduce the life sentence he had been given for a deadly grenade attack on a Paris shop in 1974. The self-declared "professional revolutionary", whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, has been behind bars in France since he was captured and spirited out of Sudan by French special forces in 1994. He was found guilty in 2017 over a grenade attack in 1974 on a shop on Paris's Champs Elysees, the Drugstore Publicis, that killed two people and injured 36.
Closing arguments are under way at R Kelly's abuse trial in New York, after the singer decided not to testify in court. Kelly vehemently denies racketeering and other charges accusing him of sexually abusing women, girls, and boys during the course of his 30-year-career. Kelly, 54, said on the record he would not testify at his own trial, as is his right, which would have put him in the witness box and available for cross-examination by lawyers.
‘When you’re out in the middle of nowhere, your hackles go up when you see something that’s out of the ordinary,’ says witness
When the word ‘woke’ was named word of the year in 2019, it reflected the ongoing culture wars around issues on race, gender and climate change.Since then, ‘wokeism’ continues to be used as a provocative expression - often on social media.It is being used more often now as an insult, amid clashes of ‘cancel culture’. Perhaps the most high-profile example in recent months was the fallout from the Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan. Those who sided with the Sussexes over a series of claims about how they were being unfairly treated by the palace were often accused of being too woke.Earlier this year, Boris Johnson was even asked if Joe Biden was woke, to which he replied, “There’s nothing wrong with being woke.”When celebrities led the public in #Blackout Tuesday during BLM protests after George Floyd’s death last year, brands, organisations and individuals were called ‘woke performative activists’ for posting one when it wasn’t believed they had demonstrated consideration for race relations in the past.Watch the video above to find out more about the origins of the word.
French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden spoke on the phone Wednesday amid a diplomatic row over submarine contracts, with France vowing to return its recalled ambassador to Washington next week as part of measures to restore "confidence" between the squabbling allies. Macron will send France's ambassador back to the United States after President Joe Biden agreed that consulting France before announcing a security pact with Australia could have prevented a diplomatic row, Macr
‘I’m loving life,’ says first CBeebies presenter with Down’s syndromeGeorge Webster, a 20-year-old actor from Leeds, was overwhelmed by the reaction to his first BBC show George Webster became the first BBC children’s presenter with Down’s syndrome on Monday morning. Photograph: Paul Husband/CBeebies
Microplastics, tiny fragments of plastic less than 5mm in size, are a hidden form of pollution known to be contaminating waterways and the world's oceans - and now, scientists say, the human digestive system. Both adult and infant samples contained roughly the same average level of polycarbonate (PC) microplastics, according to the research published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters journal of the American Chemical Society.
The gene and cell therapy group saw shares jump on Wednesday after it announced an investment from a vaccine developer.
Labour's deputy leader clashes with deputy prime minister during PMQs.
Windfall tax on generators and traders among list of options being considered, Kwasi Kwarteng indicates
William St Clair, who has died aged 83, was an academic, historian, bibliophile, a senior civil servant in the Treasury, and, since 2005, a senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London; he had a lifelong interest in the Parthenon, and his first book, Lord Elgin and the Marbles, appeared in 1967.
Rashford has used social media to highlight social issues such as child food poverty
Croatian police have said they have established the identity of a woman who was found in a remote area on a northern Adriatic island with no recollection of who she is or where she came from
The £20 benefit cut is the most morally indefensible thing I’ve seen in politicsSeventy-five years after the British welfare state was born, our poorest people are about to be cast aside by the government’s universal credit cutGordon Brown is the WHO ambassador for global health financing, and was UK prime minister from 2007 to 2010 Volunteers at a soup kitchen in Blackpool make food parcels. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images
We have come to know it by the glib shorthand of “sausage wars”, but behind the three-way trade row over Northern Ireland lies a far more subtle but profound battle that threatens the future of the United Kingdom.