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Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend in the back and threw her naked out of their hotel bedroom, a court has heard. The claim forms part of what is said to be a pattern of controlling and coercive behaviour against Kate Greville, 36, between August 2017 and November 2020. On Friday, […]

The anniversary has been met with a flurry of books and documentaries recalling the star’s musical highs and difficult final years. Fans will mark 10 years since the death of Amy Winehouse on Friday. The singer, best known for songs including Back To Black and Rehab, died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 […]

Priti Patel has confirmed police officers earning more than £24,000 would be hit by the freeze. Those earning less will be given an annual rise of £250. The Police Federation of England and Wales says it no longer has confidence in the Home Secretary after branding a bitterly opposed pay freeze for officers as “the […]

NHS staff in England are to receive a 3% pay increase after a day of confusion ended with an announcement that the Government had accepted recommendations from the pay review body. An expected Commons statement at lunchtime failed to materialise, but a few hours later the Department for Health and Social Care issued a press […]

The chairman of Channel 4 has warned the Government against going down the “high-risk and damaging path” of privatising the broadcaster. In a letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, seen by the PA news agency, Charles Gurassa said the Government risks “sleepwalking into the irreversible and risky sale of an important, successful and much-loved British […]

Former Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings said he was looking to oust Boris Johnson as Prime Minister only weeks after helping him secure an 80-seat majority. Mr Cummings, who left No 10 in the autumn after a power struggle, accused Mr Johnson of not having a plan and said he “doesn’t know how to be […]

Billionaire Jeff Bezos reached the edge of space after taking off on Blue Origin’s first human flight. The Amazon founder blasted off in the sub-orbital New Shepard rocket from Texas, on Tuesday, the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He entered space with his brother Mark, female astronaut Wally Funk, 82, who trained […]

A long-running dispute at British Gas has ended after workers accepted an improved pay deal, their union has announced. The GMB declared an end to the so-called fire and rehire dispute after their members backed an agreement by three to one. Around 7,000 British Gas engineers staged 44 days of strike action stretching over several […]

The Met office has issued it’s first ever amber extreme heat warning as parts of the UK are set to reach 33 degrees C he Met Office has issued its first ever “amber extreme heat warning” as parts of the UK are set to reach a sizzling 33C. The warning – which is similar to […]

Three people have died after the emergency services rescued them from water as England experienced the hottest day of the year so far. Three people have died after the emergency services rescued them from water as England experienced the hottest day of the year so far. Teenagers died in Greater Manchester and Oxfordshire on Sunday, […]

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