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Lucy Bronze expressed her pride at being a trailblazer after becoming the first British player to win one of FIFA’s top two awards. The England and Manchester City full-back was named women’s player of the year at the FIFA Best Football Awards.   Bronze pipped former Lyon team-mate Wendie Renard and Pernille Harder, who left […]

Food delivery firm Deliveroo has followed rivals Uber Eats and Just Eat by launching its first ever gift card as demand for takeaways soars amid the pandemic. The group is offering e-gift cards which can be bought online and via its app in multiples of £10.   It said the launch comes in response to […]

Tributes have been paid to Jeremy Bulloch who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars films. The actor, who also appeared in James Bond film Octopussy and featured in a number of Doctor Who episodes in the 1970s, died on Thursday aged 75.   His death followed “health complications following his many years living […]

Post-Brexit trade deal talks between the UK and European Union will continue in Brussels after the two sides warned that major obstacles remain despite progress in the negotiations. Boris Johnson told European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in a call on Thursday evening that the EU must “significantly” shift its stance on fishing if […]

It is part of plans to deliver Full Fibre to 20 million homes Communications giant Openreach is creating 5,000 new engineering jobs next year, saying it will help to continue improving service levels across its networks. The move will also help to build and connect customers to its new future-proofed ultrafast Full Fibre broadband network. […]

Measures are to come into force on the 26th of December A new six-week lockdown in Northern Ireland is “draconian but necessary”, according to Michelle O’Neill, the deputy First Minister. Stormont Executive ministers agreed to close non-essential retail and contact services, as well as restricting the hospitality sector to takeaway only, from December the 26th. […]

It was removed from Festival Park in Glasgow in June 1994 A sculpture by an internationally-renowned artist that was removed from public display 26 years ago has been installed in a park after it was discovered in storage. Kinetic art piece Three Right Angles Horizontal by George Rickey was removed from Festival Park in Glasgow […]

The bell will be tested to ensure it can produce its 12 bongs when the clock strikes midnight House of Commons authorities have announced that Big Ben is to be reconnected so that it can ring in the new year. As part of preparations for the event, the bell will also bong at 11pm on […]

Customers will be offered a refund or an alternative itinerary British Airways has cut more than 15 long-haul routes due to operate next year. Destinations dropped by the airline include Sydney, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Calgary, Abu Dhabi and the Seychelles. The carrier has been badly hit by the collapse in demand caused by the […]

Coronavirus rules are changing over the Christmas period to allow a limited amount of increased mixing. Boris Johnson had promised “unanimous agreement” on the restrictions across the four nations, but the guidance is now different across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. What does the law say, and what can people do in different areas […]

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