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Lewis Capaldi in case of mistaken identity at Grammys

Lewis Capaldi suffered a case of mistaken identity at the Grammys.

The Scottish singer, who was nominated for the Song of the Year award for his hit single Someone You Loved, was thought to a seat-filler rather than one of the invited guests.

He wrote on Twitter: “A lady ...

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Democrats demand John Bolton gives evidence in Trump impeachment trial

A draft of a book from former US national security adviser John Bolton appears to undercut a key defence argument in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Mr Bolton writes in the forthcoming book that Mr Trump told him that he wanted to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars ...

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Coronavirus: Foreign Office working to get Britons out of Hubei province

Ministers are working to get Britons out of coronavirus-hit Hubei province in China, the Foreign Office has said, as Public Health England acknowledged that the first UK case is likely to come from somebody already in the country.

In an updated statement, the Foreign Office said anyone in ...

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Openreach to expand full-fibre broadband network

Openreach is planning to make ultrafast broadband available in more than 200 market towns and villages across the UK as part of its aim to reach four million homes and businesses with full-fibre technology by March 2021.

Work will start within 14 months, with new locations including ...

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Italy’s regional voters thwart hopes of Matteo Salvini’s League party

Italian voters have thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini’s hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power.

Nearly complete results from Sunday’s election for the governorship of the prosperous Emilia-Romagna ...

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England prop Kyle Sinckler joins Bristol on two-year deal

Bristol have announced the signing of England prop Kyle Sinckler on a two-year deal.

Sinckler, 26, will move to the west country club from Harlequins in the summer.

He has won 31 England caps and played in all three Tests on the British and Irish Lions’ 2017 New Zealand ...

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Dear Basketball – Kobe Bryant’s Oscar-winning retirement letter

Basketball great Kobe Bryant, who has died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41, also won an Oscar in 2018.

The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in the incident in California on Sunday.

In ...

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In pictures: Tributes paid to Kobe Bryant

Tributes to Kobe Bryant were paid all around the world after the death of the former basketball great.

The 41-year-old, a five-time NBA champion, died in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in California on Sunday morning.

Here, the PA news agency takes a ...

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Woakes and Stokes strike as England edge closer to South Africa series win

Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes pushed England two steps closer to a memorable series win on the fourth morning of the decisive final Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

The final innings of the match got under way with the hosts 465 runs behind and with two days ahead of them at the ...

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Marcus Browne rues missed opportunity for Oxford United at Newcastle

MARCUS Browne admitted he would have a sleepless night on Saturday reliving his big chance to score for Oxford United at St James’ Park.

The Middlesbrough loanee’s sublime first touch took him past a defender and through on goal with 20 minutes remaining.

But ...

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Second phase of Grenfell Tower inquiry to begin

The second part of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, examining the circumstances and causes of the disaster, is due to start later.

It will consider how the high-rise block came to be wrapped in flammable cladding, which phase one found was the “principal” reason ...

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China extends new year holiday to contain coronavirus as death toll reaches 80

China has extended the Lunar New Year holiday in efforts to contain the coronavirus as the death toll rose to 80.

Hong Kong announced it would bar entry to visitors from the province at the centre of the outbreak following a warning the virus’s ability to spread was ...

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New £20m research centre to help improve understanding of care in later life

A new £20 million research centre is to be established in Scotland to help improve the understanding of care in later life as the population ages.

The University of Edinburgh will partner with Legal & General to create the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) for a seven-year ...

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Thomas Markle’s message to Prince Harry: Man up and meet me

Thomas Markle has asked the Duke of Sussex to “man up” and meet him, as he spoke about how much he misses his daughter Meghan.

The Duchess of Sussex’s father, who has said he is willing to testify against Meghan as part of her legal action against three newspapers, said ...

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Turkish rescuers drill into rubble in search for quake victims

Turkish emergency teams are drilling through rubble searching for the last two missing people believed to be trapped under a collapsed building after an earthquake.

The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck on Friday night has killed at least 39 people and injured more than 1,600 others. At ...

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Muted reception for Margaret Court as Australian Open marks her achievements

Margaret Court received a muted reception as she was presented with a replica trophy at the Australian Open to make the 50th anniversary of her calendar Grand Slam.

Court’s outspoken and controversial views on LGBTIQ issues have made her tennis’ most polarising figure, and ...

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FA Cup fifth round draw details - Oxford United in the hat with Newcastle United

OXFORD United will find out their potential Emirates FA Cup fifth round opponents tonight.

A goalless draw at St James' Park on Saturday earned a replay against Newcastle United at the Kassam Stadium next week.

Both sides will be ball 14 when the draw for the last 16 is ...

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Varadkar warns Johnson that EU will have upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned the UK that the EU will have the upper hand in post-Brexit trade talks.

In a footballing analogy, he warned that the bloc has a “stronger team” because of its far larger population and market in comparison.

Mr Varadkar also ...

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US warns British sovereignty at risk if Huawei helps build 5G network

Britain’s sovereignty is at risk if the country allows Chinese tech giant Huawei to help build its 5G infrastructure, the US Secretary of State has warned.

Mike Pompeo described the decision facing the National Security Council as “momentous” in a last-ditch plea to ...

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Cyprus rape case teenager: Gang were like a pack of wolves

A British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus has said she was attacked by a group of young men and boys behaving “like animals”.

The 19-year-old claimed she was raped by up to 12 Israeli tourists in a hotel room in the town of Ayia Napa on July 17, ...

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Scientists and mathematicians to have fast-tracked UK entry from February

Top scientists, researchers and mathematicians will be given fast-tracked entry to the UK from next month, the Prime Minister has announced.

Boris Johnson said he wanted to send a message that Britain is open to the “most talented minds in the world” as the country leaves the ...

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