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Cameron Norries father says watching quarter final conclusion was torture

Cameron Norrie’s father said watching his son’s final game in the Wimbledon quarter-final was “torture”. His son has kept hopes alive of a third home win in the Wimbledon men’s singles in a decade with a dramatic five-set victory over Belgium’s David Goffin in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. The ninth seed twice recovered from going a set down to claim a 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-3 7-5 victory on a raucous […]

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Lloyds boss warns of surge in customer debt due to cost of living

The boss of Lloyds said the bank has seen the number of customers with persistent debt problems jump by almost a third as the cost-of-living crisis bites further. Charlie Nunn, who took over at the finance giant, said customers are “concerned” about the economy but said he believes many are talking “too negatively” about the financial outlook. It comes after inflation surged to 9.1% in May and is predicted to […]

todayJuly 6, 2022 2

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Taoiseach restates solidarity with Ukraine as he arrives in Kyiv

Ireland’s premier pledged his country’s support for the people of Ukraine as he arrived in Kyiv for a visit to the war-torn capital. Micheal Martin will use the trip to reiterate Irish solidarity with the Ukrainian authorities in the face of the Russian invasion. He will discuss how Ireland and the EU can support the country and will also witness first-hand the devastation caused by the Russian forces. Mr Martin […]

todayJuly 6, 2022 2

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Rangers warned over Joe Aribo exit as Southampton show interest

Rangers have been warned that they face a major challenge if they have to replace Joe Aribo – with Southampton interested over a potential move, Radio News Hub understands. The Nigeria midfielder, 25, has reportedly rejected the offer of a new contract and could be on his way out of Ibrox in the coming weeks. Southampton’s interest is understood to be in the early stages for a player who has […]

todayJuly 6, 2022 2

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Exhibition featuring 40 metre animations to open at National Gallery next year

A new exhibition of 40-metre animated projections based on pictures from the National Gallery is set to open later this year. The 25 striking new animations are designed to immerse the viewer in a panorama of nine large video projections, played on a continuous loop. They are based on an idiosyncratic selection from famous paintings in the National Gallery in London, and the Holburne Museum in Bath. The project, titled […]

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More powers to tackle child sexual abuse tabled in Online Safety Bill amendment

Social media companies could be compelled to roll out or introduce new technologies to help detect child sexual abuse and exploitation content, through proposals being put forward by the Government in an amendment to the Online Safety Bill. The amendment would give greater powers to telecoms regulator Ofcom to demand tech companies show they are making reasonable efforts to find and tackle harmful content on their platforms, including developing and […]

todayJuly 6, 2022 2

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Drivers hit by record monthly hike in petrol prices

Motorists were hit by a record monthly hike in petrol prices in June. RAC analysis shows the average cost of a litre of the fuel at UK forecourts rose by 16.6p last month, from 174.8p to 191.4p. That is the highest monthly increase in records dating back to 2000. The surge in prices added more than £9 to the cost of filling a typical 55-litre family petrol car. Average diesel […]

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Ellie Goulding Facebook posts for alcohol brand banned

Adverts for an alcohol brand on Ellie Goulding’s Facebook page have been banned after the singer claimed the drink is low in calories and contains no sugar. The pop star, who is a founder and co-owner of Served Drinks, posted two ads for the alcoholic sparkling water on her Facebook page in February, the first one stating: “If you’re like me, you love a drink but also enjoy an active […]

todayJuly 6, 2022 2

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Disabled benefits claimants waiting months for 300m in delayed payments

Disabled benefits claimants are waiting almost half a year on average to be awarded their first payment, with an estimated £300 million of vital funds being held up, research suggests. Working-age claimants are waiting five months for a decision after applying for disability benefits, according to a briefing paper by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The research institute said this “likely contributes” to the link between disability and deprivation, […]

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