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'This is a disaster': Boris Johnson urged to act after cases of Indian 'double mutant' variant found in UK
Experts have called for the government to take action after it emerged that a concerning COVID variant first found in India has already been detected in the UK.
The British royal family recently revealed that Prince William and Prince Harry will not walk next to each other at Prince Philip’s funeral....
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Helen McCrory championed charity with Damian Lewis in one of last public appearances, weeks before her death
‘Very few people had any idea what she was clearly going through,’ tweets GB News presenter Dan Wootton
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An appeals court has overturned the sentence of Texas’ longest serving death row inmate, whose attorneys say has languished in prison for more than 45 years because he's too mentally ill to be executed. Raymond Riles’ “death sentence can no longer stand” because the 70-year-old inmate’s history of mental illness was not properly considered by jurors, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday. When Riles was tried, state law did not expect jurors to consider mitigating evidence such as mental illness when deciding whether someone should be sentenced to death.
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Ulrika Jonsson has shared details of the infamous "bed-hopping" while filming the hit '90s TV show Gladiators.The presenter fronted the TV series, alongside co-hosts John Fashanu and later, Jeremy Guscott, from 1992 to 2000, and in a new op-ed for The Sun, she reflected on her time on the Saturday night family favourite show. Every week, two members of the public would take on the Gladiators, including Warrior, Hunter, Zodiac, Scorpio, Cobra and Wolf, in a series of punishing challenges, and Ulrika claimed that most of the athletic stars were involved in illicit romances while staying at a hotel during filming. "That first year in the Hyatt Regency hotel, which we more or less took over, there was a lot of bed-hopping, as there would be with a bunch of young, virile men and women with insane bodies," she explained."Apparently, there were quite a few multiples of people enjoying a bit of rough and tumble under the covers, while I was up in my room writing the script and furiously trying to learn my lines," Ulrika added. The presenter, who enjoyed a short relationship with Hunter, real name James Crossley, during her time presenting the show, went on to slam the Gladiators for being too vain and self-involved. "I had never encountered body-builders and this was a unique glimpse into their world. Eye-popping muscles like that come with an extraordinary vanity. The vast majority of them were so focused on themselves and their amazing bodies that their egos easily outsized anything an average person could imagine," she fired.
From Denzel Washington to Al Pacino, many of these guys are still in their prime—and well over 60. Rachel Weisz once joked that the proper way to pronounce this Brit’s name is to say “my cocaine.” Caine began his career on the London stage, using the stage name "Michael Scott."
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Michel Barnier has warned that France could follow the UK out of the EU, as polls show growing support for the Eurosceptic Marine Le Pen. He said there was “social unrest and anger” over immigration and Europe’s failure to defend its borders and for the “red tape and complexity” of the EU. “We could draw some lessons from Brexit for ourselves. It's now too late for the UK but not for us," the former EU chief negotiator said. “We can find, not just in the UK, but here in France, in the northern regions […] citizens who want to leave the EU,” Mr Barnier, who has returned to domestic politics, said. He added, “It is our responsibility to understand why the British left [...] it's important for us to listen to the anger that was expressed in the UK, and to implement the kind of changes that are necessary to better understand and reassure the European citizens that remain.” Latest IFOP polling shows that Ms Le Pen, who leads the National Rally party, would beat the pro-EU Emmanuel Macron by two percentage points in the first round of next year’s presidential elections. Mr Macron is predicted to win in the second round by 54 percent to 46 percent but that is narrower than the 66.1 percent to 34.6 percent defeat she suffered four years ago. Ms Le Pen called for Frexit in that election but has since stopped campaigning for France to leave the bloc. Instead she wants to create a “Europe of nations”. Mr Barnier hopes to rebuild support for the centre-Right Républicains party ahead of the elections. He was speaking at an event on Brexit in Northern France, where fishermen are complaining they have not yet got fishing licences from the UK since Brexit. Clément Beaune, France’s Europe Minister, said the EU was accused of “being weak and slow”. He said that the bloc should take heart from its robust approach to the Brexit negotiations. “Back in 2016 people thought that this was the beginning of the end for Europe, but we have been able to show that we can be agile, that we can react, that we can be consistent in defending our interests in a firm way to defend the greatest European assets – the Single Market and our political unity.” He added: “These are lessons that we must all keep in mind as Europe is facing more difficulties.” The European Commission warned Britain that any further unilateral action over the Northern Ireland Protocol was unacceptable at a meeting on Thursday night. Maros Sefcovic, the commission vice-president, told Lord Frost that “solutions can only be found through joint actions and through joint bodies”. Britain insists that its unilateral actions in extending the grace periods on food products and parcels is lawful and made in good faith. The meeting over the implementation of new post-Brexit customs arrangements in Northern Ireland was said to be “constructive” by both sides.