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Liam Kennedy drops definitive answer on what relegation would mean for potential NUFC takeover

Liam Kennedy has dropped a definitive answer on what relegation would mean for the potential takeover of Newcastle United involving Mike Ashley. Writing in his latest piece for The Shields Gazette, the football journalist has claimed that potentially being relegated from the Premier League down to the EFL Championship at the end of the 2020/21 term […]


Why is Meghan Markle not attending Prince Philip’s funeral?


US Levies Sanctions Against Russia for 2020 Election Interference

An executive order outlining the sanctions was signed by President Joe Biden on April 15


Sotheby’s unveils its first all-female sale in its almost 300-year history

Sotheby’s is holding its first all-female sale in its almost 300-year history. The auction house, which first opened its doors in 1744, will be selling work by artists ranging 17th century painters to 1993 Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread next month. The final details are still being arranged but 26 lots have already been confirmed including a Barbara Hepworth bronze, valued at around £160,000, a still-life from 1687 by Rachel Ruysch...


Pfizer and Moderna refused to publicly back Johnson & Johnson over blood clots

Johnson & Johnson reportedly reached out to Pfizer and Moderna for public backing after US officials recommended suspension of the single-shot vaccine on Tuesday, after a small number of women suffered from a rare blood clotting side effect. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) approached it’s biggest rivals, including Astra Zeneca, with concerns for its reputation, following the recommendation by US officials....


Ministers accuse DUP of ‘obstructing’ north-south relations

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said a north-south transport meeting was unable to proceed due to no unionist minister being available.


PM will still visit India despite concerns over rising cases and new variant

Boris Johnson had already scaled down his trip to India at the end of April due to the country’s worsening coronavirus situation.


Adam Toledo shooting – latest: Eric Stillman named as officer as AOC blasts lies over 13-year-old’s killing

LIVE – Updated at 13:00 Chicago is bracing for protests after officials released a graphic body-camera video showing police officer Eric Stillman shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy as he appeared to be raising his hands. The nine-minute video from Mr Stillman’s body camera showed the 34-year-old officer running after Adam Toledo in an alley at 2.30am on 29 March in Little Village, a Mexican neighbourhood on the city’s West Side. The officer...


Greece says wants positive agenda with Turkey after ministers' spat

Greece says wants positive agenda with Turkey after ministers' spat


Queen needs support during ‘anguished moment’ – Archbishop of Canterbury

The Most Rev Justin Welby said he expected the monarch to show ‘extraordinary courage and dignity’ during the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.


Seven face prosecution for alleged mistreatment at NI psychiatric hospital

It is understood the seven are staff members at Muckamore Abbey Hospital’s psychiatric intensive care unit.


Greensill lobbying scandal: the full list of inquiries

The collapse of Greensill Capital and the extent of its lobbying operation are now the subject of a number of inquiries, including independent and parliamentary investigations. It is likely that powerful figures involved in the scandal such as David Cameron, as well as ministers such as Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock, could be called to give evidence – including publicly. Cameron has said he is prepared to cooperate with official inquiries, once...


Philip's legacy lives in chef who traded prison for kitchen

LONDON (AP) — Jon Watts was 18 years old when he woke up in a prison cell and decided he had to change. He enrolled in every course he could find, from mathematics to business. But he says it was a program founded by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, that gave him a “passion for food” and a career as a chef when he got out of prison 3 1/2 years later. “I was a young boy in prison,” Watts, now 32, told The Associated Press. “It helped mold me...


Flexible rail season tickets will offer 15% discount – report

Passengers in England will be able to purchase French-style carnet tickets from June, it has been reported.


WHSmith stands by director who chaired collapsed Greensill

WHSmith today stood by the former chairman of Greensill, Maurice Thompson, who still sits on its board as a non-executive director despite his involvement at one of the most high profile financial collapses of recent times. WHSmith has removed all reference to Thompson’s chairmanship of the controversial supply chain finance company from his biography on its website. However, senior WHSmith sources said there were no plans for him to leave the...


Netflix urged to apologise over ‘shockingly malicious’ Prince Philip scene in The Crown following duke’s death

Netflix has been urged to issue an apology over a “shockingly malicious” scene in The Crown following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. Prince Philip’s recent death has prompted remarks from royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith concerning a particular scene in Netflix’s hit drama, which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Season two of The Crown featured flashbacks to the death of Prince Philip’s sister. Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark...


In crisis-hit Lebanon, Hezbollah opens supermarkets for eligible shoppers

The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah has launched a chain of supermarkets that are stocked with Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian products at reduced prices that are accessible with a party-issued card. It’s a welcome initiative in a country crippled by a financial crisis and food shortages. But critics say it’s yet another bid by the powerful Shiite movement to win loyalty by providing services in a weak state and oversee a parallel economy. As the...


Matt Hancock failed to declare sister worked for company that won NHS contracts

Matt Hancock failed to declare sister worked for company that won NHS contracts


Car deliberately driven at 10-year-old boy and teenager in murder attempt

A car was driven at a teenager and 10-year-old boy in a targeted attempted murder, police have said. The pair were in Glasgow on Burnett Road when the attack happened on Wednesday at 8:30pm. According to Police Scotland, the child and 19-year-old man were left uninjured but are “badly shaken” as a result. The incident is now being treated by officers as attempted murder, with the police carrying out door-to-door enquires and checking CCTV...


Biden news – live: Russia to launch counter sanctions as Trumps’ host Hawaii-themed Mar-a-Lago party

Russia has threatened to strike back after President Biden expelled diplomats and announced a series of sanctions over election interference and cyberattacks. Announcing the measures, Mr Biden said “we cannot allow a foreign power to interfere in our democratic process with impunity.” The president said he wanted a “stable” and “predictable” relationship with President Putin, but the Kremlin immediately hit back, vowing swift action of its own....


Russia hits out at UK support for US sanctions over hacking

Russian diplomats have lashed out at the UK for joining the US in condemning Russia’s international cyber-espionage efforts, including elections interference and the SolarWinds hack. The UK ambassador to Russia, Deborah Bronnert, met Russian diplomatic officials at the foreign ministry in Moscow on Friday, hours after the Russian embassy in London called the UK’s release of details on hacking by Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, as...


Coleen Rooney stocks up on supplies at her local Waitrose

The mother of four looked casual for the outing, as she sported a white hooded jacket and black leggings.


Major Airlines to Likely Reject CDC’s Middle-Seat Blocking Guidance

On April 14, the CDC released a study that reignited the controversy surrounding middle-seat blocking on airplanes


Hopeful, impatient, unsure: how do UK under-30s view the Covid jab?

The health secretary, Matt Hancock has said that the UK is on track to offer a Covid vaccine to all adults by the end of July. Those under the age of the 30 will be given the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, where possible, after very rare cases of blood clotting were linked to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. As experts urge this age cohort to continue to get vaccinated, encouraging them to think of the wider benefits to their communities, six people...


EU and UK hold ‘productive’ talks on Northern Ireland crisis

Brexit minister David Frost says momentum has been established in efforts to ease tensions


Prince Charles and Camilla view flowers and moving tributes left by the public in memory of Prince Philip

"To our unsung hero, Prince Philip."


Leading London mayor candidates signal support for permanent Covid memorial

Leading mayoral candidates today signalled their support for a permanent Covid memorial monument in London. Incumbent Sadiq Khan said he completely understood the desire for a lasting memorial while Tory candidate Shaun Bailey said a public monument would give people “a space to reflect”. Their support comes after the Prime Minister promised a “fitting and permanent memorial” to Covid victims “at the right moment”. Mr Khan, who has already...


What will Prince Philip’s funeral be like? And who are the 30 guests?


UK politics news – live: Hancock broke ministerial code, Labour suggests as Greensill faces new investigation

Labour has accused Matt Hancock of appearing to breach the ministerial code, after it emerged that the health secretary was given a 20 per cent share in a company owned by his sister shortly before it won a lucrative NHS contract. Topwood Ltd of Wrexham, a document-shredding firm, was awarded a three-year contract – reportedly worth £300,000 – by NHS Wales. A government spokesperson said Mr Hancock had “acted entirely properly in these...


Nissan to furlough 800 workers at its UK plant as chip shortage cuts production-Nikkei

Nissan to furlough 800 workers at its UK plant as chip shortage cuts production-Nikkei


Fans at FA Cup Final next month won't need vaccine passports

The football season-ending showpiece next month is on the Events Research Programme which will examine ways of reopening mass-attendance venues safely after the lockdown.


Duke of Edinburgh’s friend recalls their explosive row ​that left onlookers fearful

The Duke of Edinburgh’s friend Martin Palmer recalled a blazing row with him as he revealed the Duke was "grumpy" in the morning and loved a fiery debate


Today I find out which school my son will attend – catchment areas are cruel and wrong

Today, parents up and down the country will discover which primary school their child has been offered a place to attend – and I am one of those, anxiously awaiting an email from my local council. Some will be delighted to receive their first choice, but many will be left disheartened and disappointed. Unfortunately, unless you can afford to pay for private school or are religious, your postcode will more than likely determine your child’s...


Whitehall spending watchdog to probe Greensill's role in COVID support schemes

Whitehall's spending watchdog has launched an investigation into Greensill Capital's involvement in government-backed COVID support schemes prior to the firm's collapse.


Bottom trawling must be banned immediately – it’s destroying our oceans

This is a crisis. We need a ban on bottom trawling now – the practice of dropping fishing nets with heavy weights onto the ocean floor is disastrous for the planet. Shocking new research in the journal Nature, conducted by 26 marine biologists and climate experts, has revealed that the carbon emissions released from ancient sea-bed stores into ocean waters from bottom trawling fisheries reach a billion tonnes every year – 47.7 million tonnes of...


How raising the minimum wage to $70k helped one man’s company boom

When one CEO announced in 2015 that he would raise his company’s minimum annual salary of employees to US$70,000, it sparked an immense reaction from all corners of the world. In order to reach this goal, Dan Price vowed to cut his own pay package of $1.1 million to $700,000 over the next three years, equivalent to a 90 per cent reduction. He also told employees that minimum salaries would jump to $50,000 immediately. The announcement by the CEO...


Simon & Schuster cancels plans to distribute book by officer who shot Breonna Taylor

One of the Louisville police officers who shot Breonna Taylor is writing a book, but Simon & Schuster is now backing away from plans to be involved. The publisher announced it has "decided not be involved in the distribution of" a book written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the raid that Breonna Taylor was killed in last year, The New York Times and CNN report. Officers in March 2020 were executing a no-knock warrant...


Muslims pray at sacred Jerusalem site on first Friday of Ramadan

The site was off limits because of the virus last year although Friday’s crowds were smaller than in pre-pandemic times.


Experts hail 'encouraging' data as level of COVID infection drops sharply across UK

The average level of coronavirus infection has dropped sharply across the UK, according to the latest data.


Nikki Grahame fans raise £70k to cover funeral costs

Trigger warning: this article contains discussion of disordered eating some readers may find distressing


Covid: New Indian mutation found in UK raises immunity concerns

A new Indian strain of coronavirus that may evade immunity has been detected in the UK for the first time. The post Covid: New Indian mutation found in UK raises immunity concerns appeared first on CityAM.


‘She sparkled around him’: How Prince Philip and the Queen first fell in love

For Christmas 1943 Prince Philip, having, as he nonchalantly put it, “nowhere particular to go”, went to stay at Windsor Castle where he was to attend the annual royal pantomime, Aladdin, with the two princesses in the starring roles. However much, or little, 22-year-old Philip had thought about his 17-year-old cousin in romantic terms before then, Elizabeth certainly seems to have thought a lot about him. According to her governess, Marion...


Anti-racism rallies 'all for nothing' if people don't vote, campaigners warn

Members of unrepresented communities are urged to register to vote before Monday's deadline in a new video released by Operation Black Vote


Government to publish results of Whitehall second jobs probe but refuses to say when

The results of an official investigation into the second jobs of senior civil servants, triggered by the Greensill lobbying scandal, will be made public, No 10 has confirmed. Downing Street would not be drawn on when the findings would be released, however. They will be given to an investigation into the Greensill affair ordered by Boris Johnson earlier this week and led by top lawyer Nigel Boardman. Whitehall departments have been given until...


Facebook Urged to Stop Instagram for Children Plans

The Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood issued a letter urging the social media giant to halt its plans for an Instagram for young children


UK Covid Live: Cases of new Indian variant discovered in London as ‘red list’ of countries ‘under constant review’

Downing Street has insisted that the red list of countries is “under constant review” amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant first identified in India. So far 77 of cases of the variant have been found in the UK, including some in London. The variant, known as B.1617, carries two mutations in the spike protein that experts fear may help it evade the body’s immune response. Number 10 also said Boris Johnson’s trip to India would still go...


World leaders getting their COVID shots — in pictures

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to join a growing list of world leaders who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Here's the overview of those who've gotten their shots so far!


FedEx shooting: Eight killed in attack at facility in Indianapolis

Eight people have been shot and killed by a gunman at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis, police have confirmed. The deadly attack happened at the facility on Mirabel Road in Indianapolis, near Indianapolis international airport, late on Thursday night. Indianapolis police department spokesperson Genae Cook said the male shooter is believed to have taken his own life, saying there was no longer any “active threat” to the community....


Australia reports first death from blood clots 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

Australia reports first death from blood clots 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca vaccine


England's COVID-19 epidemic estimated to be shrinking more quickly - health ministry

England's COVID-19 epidemic estimated to be shrinking more quickly - health ministry