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Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
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Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership

1 hour ago 6,832 Views 10 Comments

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.

Rebekah Vardy and agent’s WhatsApps ‘evil and uncalled for’, Coleen Rooney tells court
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Rebekah Vardy and agent’s WhatsApps ‘evil and uncalled for’, Coleen Rooney tells court

Updated 1 hour ago 16,108 Views 0 Comments

Rooney is defending the libel claim brought by Rebekah Vardy on the basis of truth and public interest.

Boris Johnson heads for Belfast as he makes promises about power-sharing, language and abortion
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# Across The Irish Sea

Boris Johnson heads for Belfast as he makes promises about power-sharing, language and abortion

Updated 3 hours ago 21,316 Views 27 Comments
  • Johnson made clear that he did not favour scrapping the Protocol, and instead wanted to secure changes to it.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the Prime Minister will be judged on his actions and not his words over the Protocol.
  • Sinn Féin Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill said the Protocol "is here to stay" following a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
Final preparations underway for 75th Cannes Film Festival
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Final preparations underway for 75th Cannes Film Festival

4 hours ago 4,133 Views 2 Comments

The French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with an event that promises to be something like normal following the pandemic.

'It just had to be Villa, didn't it?' - Grealish looks forward to City’s day of destiny
# Jack The Lad
# Jack The Lad

'It just had to be Villa, didn't it?' - Grealish looks forward to City’s day of destiny

5 hours ago 6,202 Views 5 Comments

The Premier League title favourites face his former side on Sunday.

Everton help police after Brentford duo say family members were racially abused
# Kick It Out
# Kick It Out

Everton help police after Brentford duo say family members were racially abused

6 hours ago 2,152 Views 0 Comments

Rico Henry and Ivan Toney took to social media after the win at Goodison Park.

Chelsea’s Christensen stood himself down from selection for FA Cup final
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

Chelsea’s Christensen stood himself down from selection for FA Cup final

6 hours ago 8,870 Views 5 Comments

The Barcelona-bound defender was not involved in the matchday squad for Saturday’s 6-5 penalty shoot-out loss to Liverpool.

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
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# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

6 hours ago 12,004 Views 5 Comments

Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.

Independent probe points to Israeli gunfire in journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's death
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# West Bank

Independent probe points to Israeli gunfire in journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's death

7 hours ago 6,900 Views 19 Comments

Israel and the Palestinians are locked in a war of narratives that already has put Israel on the defensive.

Lee Kyoung-Hoon shoots his lowest round on the tour to retain Texas title

Lee Kyoung-Hoon shoots his lowest round on the tour to retain Texas title

8 hours ago 2,177 Views 1 Comment

Seamus Power rounded off a productive few days with solid top-20 finish.

Yesterday’s News

Money not the reason for Newcastle’s survival – Eddie Howe
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Money not the reason for Newcastle’s survival – Eddie Howe

17 hours ago 5,810 Views 3 Comments

“The easy thing is to talk about money. It is not what has got us here,” said Howe.

Frank Lampard feels refereeing error cost Everton chance to end relegation fears
# Relegation Race
# Relegation Race

Frank Lampard feels refereeing error cost Everton chance to end relegation fears

18 hours ago 6,367 Views 4 Comments

Richarlison appealed for a penalty, claiming his shirt was pulled by Kristoffer Ajer, but Michael Oliver waved play on.

Wilfried Zaha must manage situations better – Palace boss Patrick Vieira
# Targetted
# Targetted

Wilfried Zaha must manage situations better – Palace boss Patrick Vieira

20 hours ago 9,701 Views 2 Comments

“Target” Zaha reacted in animated fashion to some challenges made on him in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson
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# Stormont

DUP wants actions, not words, on protocol, says Donaldson

20 hours ago 19,626 Views 28 Comments

Boris Johnson will meet the main Stormont parties tomorrow in a bid to break the deadlock on returning to power-sharing arrangements.

Bar management apprenticeship launched in bid to tackle post-pandemic staff shortages
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# Cheers

Bar management apprenticeship launched in bid to tackle post-pandemic staff shortages

21 hours ago 23,354 Views 32 Comments

The three-year course is supported by Solas, the state agency for further education.

Sam Kerr’s double means double delight for Blues
# Two For Two
# Two For Two

Sam Kerr’s double means double delight for Blues

22 hours ago 4,500 Views 0 Comments

Emma Hayes’ team defeated Manchester City in the women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

US mourn victims of racist mass shooting at store
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# New York

US mourn victims of racist mass shooting at store

Updated 23 hours ago 70,560 Views 34 Comments

10 people were shot and killed by an alleged teenage white supremacist in an act one official described as “domestic terrorism, pure and simple”.

Controversial Kane penalty sends Spurs into top four and dents Burnley's survival hopes
# Go Fourth
# Go Fourth

Controversial Kane penalty sends Spurs into top four and dents Burnley's survival hopes

Sun 2:21 PM 6,674 Views 8 Comments

Spurs endured a nervy afternoon to emerge 1-0 winners at home.

Liverpool season special no matter how many trophies they win – James Milner
# Milner Tips The Hat
# Milner Tips The Hat

Liverpool season special no matter how many trophies they win – James Milner

Sun 12:09 PM 5,695 Views 7 Comments

The Reds completed the second leg of an unprecedented quadruple attempt by edging past Chelsea on penalties at Wembley on Saturday.

Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds dies in Queensland car crash
# RIP
# RIP

Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds dies in Queensland car crash

Sun 9:19 AM 7,960 Views 3 Comments

The 46-year-old played over 200 times for Australia across all formats.

Saturday 14 May, 2022

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England
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# Health

Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England

Sat 3:45 PM 65,874 Views 14 Comments

The cases are not linked to a previously confirmed case in England announced on 7 May.

Champions Celtic celebrate trophy day with 6-0 rout over Motherwell
# Final Note
# Final Note

Champions Celtic celebrate trophy day with 6-0 rout over Motherwell

Sat 2:44 PM 3,799 Views 2 Comments

The Hoops clinched their 10th cinch Premiership title in 11 years earlier this week.

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
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# North Korea

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19

Sat 11:51 AM 14,039 Views 12 Comments

The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.

Frank Lampard urges Dele Alli to keep fighting for place in Everton side
# Don't Give Up
# Don't Give Up

Frank Lampard urges Dele Alli to keep fighting for place in Everton side

Sat 10:41 AM 7,095 Views 2 Comments

The 26-year-old is yet to make a start for the Toffees after joining from Tottenham in January.

'He has the capability and CV' - Hodgson backs Brendan Rodgers to be next England boss
# Candidate
# Candidate

'He has the capability and CV' - Hodgson backs Brendan Rodgers to be next England boss

Sat 9:51 AM 6,904 Views 11 Comments

Rodgers has impressed with his work at the King Power Stadium.

Friday 13 May, 2022

Pep Guardiola: Patrice Evra and Dimitar Berbatov were destroyed by my Barca team
# So Happy Believe Me
# So Happy Believe Me

Pep Guardiola: Patrice Evra and Dimitar Berbatov were destroyed by my Barca team

Fri 10:30 PM 33,891 Views 19 Comments

Manchester City boss Guardiola has responded to the former United duo by reminding them about defeats in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals.

Pope to visit Canada and apologise for church’s abuse of Indigenous people
# Papal Apology
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# Papal Apology

Pope to visit Canada and apologise for church’s abuse of Indigenous people

Fri 10:00 PM 10,916 Views 25 Comments

Francis will head to Canada on July 24, returning to Rome on July 30, the Vatican said.

Coleen Rooney sent viral ‘Wagatha Christie’ post ‘as last resort’, court hears
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# Wagatha Christie

Coleen Rooney sent viral ‘Wagatha Christie’ post ‘as last resort’, court hears

Updated Fri 5:41 PM 56,861 Views 0 Comments

Rebekah Vardy earlier told the court that a “shameful” article about Peter Andre is “one of my biggest regrets”.

Beckhams feared for family safety after ‘stalker’ incident at school, court told
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# Sharon Bell

Beckhams feared for family safety after ‘stalker’ incident at school, court told

Fri 12:53 PM 21,995 Views 0 Comments

Sharon Bell is said to be under the delusional belief that the ex-footballer and his wife stole her eggs and that she is the mother of their daughter.

Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
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# Neil Parish

Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election

Fri 11:49 AM 8,365 Views 14 Comments

Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.

Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
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# Kyiv

Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine

Fri 11:45 AM 19,587 Views 17 Comments

Sgt Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'
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# Research

Taking painkillers in pregnancy 'more likely to lead to complications'

Fri 10:53 AM 11,481 Views 5 Comments

University of Aberdeen researchers looked at more than 151,000 pregnancies over a 30-year period.

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function
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# Northern Ireland

Donaldson confirms DUP will not nominate Speaker, leaving Stormont Assembly unable to function

Fri 10:15 AM 41,404 Views 63 Comments
  • The DUP leader is refusing to sit in Stormont until issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol are resolved.
  • Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill said the party are "disgracefully holding the public to ransom for their Brexit mess".
  • The UK Government has indicated that it is set to override parts of the post-Brexit agreement.
Jordan Spieth looking for career grand slam at US PGA Championship
# The Grand Design
# The Grand Design

Jordan Spieth looking for career grand slam at US PGA Championship

Fri 9:52 AM 3,345 Views 0 Comments

The presence or absence of defending champion Phil Mickelson which will dominate the conversation at Southern Hills.

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
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# China

Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days

Fri 9:09 AM 3,723 Views 3 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
# Ukraine
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# Ukraine

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato

Fri 9:04 AM 18,887 Views 16 Comments

Sweden is expected to follow suit within days amid fears triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
# Pyongyang
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# Pyongyang

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak

Fri 7:20 AM 11,285 Views 9 Comments

Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.

Thursday 12 May, 2022

Rebekah Vardy wipes away tears after claims she threw her agent ‘under the bus’
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# Wagatha Christie

Rebekah Vardy wipes away tears after claims she threw her agent ‘under the bus’

Updated Thu 7:45 PM 72,136 Views 0 Comments

Vardy is due to finish her evidence today, with Rooney due to begin hers tomorrow.

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
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# Northern Ireland

Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’

Updated Thu 6:23 PM 39,499 Views 49 Comments
  • European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
  • DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.
Lincoln turn to former Ireland player Kennedy after Stephen Bradley turns down opportunity
# New Man
# New Man

Lincoln turn to former Ireland player Kennedy after Stephen Bradley turns down opportunity

Thu 6:16 PM 6,712 Views 2 Comments

Mark Kennedy left his role as Lee Bowyer’s assistant at Birmingham to take up the position.

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