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Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey has warned over mounting signs that inflation pressures may last longer than first thought. The Bank’s governor told MPs on the Treasury Select Committee that financial markets now do not expect energy prices to start easing back until the the second half of 2023. Until a few months ago, […]

Avril Lavigne has confirmed she has started work on a film version of her hit song Sk8er Boi. The Canadian pop-punk singer, 37, said she was meeting with production companies and writers, and planned to serve as producer on the project. Appearing on After School Radio on Apple Music Hits, she also invited show host […]

Mandatory face masks will no longer be required across England from next week while advice for people to work from home will be dropped immediately, the Prime Minister has said. Boris Johnson told MPs in the Commons he was axing Plan B measures, which also include the use of mandatory Covid passes for nightclubs and […]

Kell Brook has confirmed a rematch clause in the agreement for next month’s grudge bout with bitter rival Amir Khan. Brook and Khan will finally meet in Manchester on February 19, after a career’s worth of dancing around each other amid growing enmity. The 35-year-old fighters had both harboured thoughts of retirement after this showdown, […]

Health campaigners have called for a minimum price per unit to be introduced in England after a study found the biggest drinkers bought more alcohol during lockdowns even though pubs were closed. An academic study of 80,000 households’ shopping habits could explain why 2020 saw the biggest increase in alcohol-related deaths in the UK in […]

Tory MPs have been warned the party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts” if they do not act swiftly to oust Boris Johnson over allegations of rule-breaking parties in Downing Street. Senior Conservative David Davis told the Prime Minister to “in the name of God, go” in the Commons on Wednesday shortly after one […]

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Irish teacher Ashling Murphy. Jozef Puska, 31, of Lynally Grove, Tullamore, Co Offaly, was heckled as he was taken from a Garda car to a special sitting of Tullamore District Court on Wednesday evening. A large crowd gathered outside the courthouse […]

Two hundred pairs of special trainers created by the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh are to go under the hammer to raise money for his scholarship fund. Abloh died in November aged 41 after privately battling cancer since 2019. The trainers are a collaboration between French fashion house Louis Vuitton, where he was an artistic […]

Singer Rachel Stevens will not skate in Dancing On Ice this weekend due to injury, ITV has said. The former S Club 7 star was due to be among the second batch of celebrities taking to the ice on Sunday. ITV said in a statement: “Due to an injury sustained in training and on the […]

New Zealand’s upcoming white-ball tour of Australia has been postponed due to issues concerning quarantine requirements. The Black Caps were due to travel to Australia next week ahead of a three-match one-day international series and a one-off T20 international. New Zealand Cricket has announced that, because of problems players would have returning home after the […]


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