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California prisoner donates earnings from 13-cent hourly wage to Gaza

Donors have raised more than $100,000 for an incarcerated man in the US who, earning 13 cents an hour in a California prison doing janitorial and porter work, donated his paycheck of $17.74 to Gaza relief efforts. Last month, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Justin Mashouf who has been in correspondence with the 56-year old man – known only by the name Hamza – shared photos on social media of Hamza’s October time log and a check of $17.74 with the...


Frasers Group buys brand name of online cycling and sports equipment retailer Wiggle out of administration

The deal has cost Frasers, which already owns Evans Cycles, less than £10m. Wiggle collapsed into administration last October.


Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet

Head Start preschools aim to fight poverty, but their teachers struggle to make ends meet - Teachers at Head Start child care centers are paid far less than public school teachers, even though they have similar credentials


ITV profits set to halve amid advertising slump, City forecasts predict

The broadcaster - whose shows include Love Island and Mr Bates Vs The Post Office - is expected to report earnings of £363 million for 2023.


Number of reports about suspected fraud filed by banks set to hit one million a year for first time

Fraud is one reason individuals or companies may have their account forcibly shut down, otherwise known as being 'debanked'.


Questions over St Petersburg drone strike

Sky's military analyst Sean Bell on the latest drone strike in St Petersburg as questions remain on who is responsible for the attack.


Bergerac set to return to screens with Poldark’s Aidan Turner in frame to play troubled detective

Bergerac is poised to return to British screens, with Aidan Turner tipped to star. The crime drama revolving around the fictional detective Jim Bergerac had largely been confined to the history books since its decade-long run of shows finished in 1991. Now Jersey, which provided the idyllic backdrop to the hit Eighties show, is trying to revive it....


World War Two plane that crashed 80 years ago found in forest

Locals say a skull was found with the wreck on the island of New Ireland - but no identity has been confirmed.


Corrections and clarifications

. It is Susan Hall who is the Conservative candidate for London mayor, not Susan Hill as an editorial said (The Conservative problem with Islamophobia goes far beyond Lee Anderson, 27 February, Journal, p2). . Christina McAnea is the general secretary of Unison, not Unite as an article said (Fears Hunt’s tax cuts will trigger new austerity, 26 February, p1). . Other recently amended articles include: New York appeals judge denies Trump bid to...


The full list of Body Shop stores closing across the country

The full list of Body Shop stores closing across the country - The closures across the whole of the UK come on top of seven others announced


Keane highlights 'scary' Man Utd stat and casts doubt over Ten Hag after City defeat

Are Ten Hag's days numbered at United?


'Extreme' blizzard hits western US burying some areas in 10ft of snow

An "extreme" blizzard has caused widespread disruption in the western US - with more than 10ft of snow piling up in places.


Jurgen Klopp discusses Liverpool U-turn

Jurgen Klopp has responded to claims that he could reverse his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.


New weight loss drug may be an effective strategy for preventing or treating high blood pressure

The new weight loss medication tirzepatide significantly lowered the systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) for nearly 500 adults with obesity who took the medication for about eight months, according to new research published today in Hypertension , an American He...


Post Office: MPs seek report on chief’s alleged £1m pay demands

MPs have urgently asked to see a Post Office whistleblower report after claims emerged that chief executive Nick Read demanded a £1m pay package.


A Supreme Court decision could come Monday in a case about barring Trump from the 2024 ballot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court decision could come as soon as Monday in the case about whether former President Donald Trump can be kicked off the ballot over his efforts to undo his defeat in the 2020 election. Trump is challenging a groundbreaking decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that said he is disqualified from being president again and ineligible for the state's primary, which is Tuesday. The resolution of the case on Monday, a day...


History shows us fake news has always existed

Commentators lament a 'post-truth' world, but was it ever a 'truth world', where reality was so easy to discern?


Dutch Prime Minister talks about Russian aggression after his visit to Kharkiv

Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, has recorded a video from Kharkiv train station, detailing the ongoing situation in the city. Rutte discussed the aid efforts, the outcomes of his visit to Ukraine, and the lives of the people, according to the former Dutch Prime Minister. Rutte stated that Kharkiv is currently experiencing heavy shelling, destruct...


Chinese envoy arrives in Moscow, discusses Ukraine with Lavrov's deputy

Special Representative of China Li Hui visited Moscow. He discussed the war in Ukraine with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, according to Reuters and Chinese media. The Chinese diplomat arrived in Moscow on Saturday, March 2nd. There, he met with Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Mikhail Galuzin. The Russian Minist...


Gung-ho Hunt has worried Treasury officials with his Budget tax-cuts gamble

The Chancellor has been signalling tax cuts for months. But i has learnt his civil servants fear him making pledges he can't keep


Iron Age and Roman objects declared treasure after being found in 'boggy' field

Artefacts dating back nearly 2,000 years ago which were found in a "boggy" field in Anglesey have been officially declared treasure.


A Star Trek episode is still 'banned' in Ireland 34 years after its release

'I wanted to get into that; discuss the fact that one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist.'


Ten Hag receives ultimate put-down as Man Utd sack nears; Ratcliffe told which Prem rival he must copy

Ten Hag has come in for a particular piece of criticism that will sting, while claims from the Netherlands state the Man Utd boss won't be at the helm next season


Health chiefs voice fears over MP’s move to cut abortion limit

Health chiefs voice fears over MP’s move to cut abortion limit - Exclusive: President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said they are against any reduction in abortion time limits


Israel agrees to revise Eurovision song lyrics that evoked Hamas attack

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has agreed to revise the lyrics of its potential submission to the Eurovision Song Contest after the contest organizers took issue with verses that appeared to reference Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, Israel's national broadcaster Kan said on Sunday. Eurovision, which this year will take place on May 7-11 in the Swedish city of Malmo, bills itself as a non-political event and


Revolutionary stem cell culture method produces full model of human central nervous system

The first stem cell culture method that produces a full model of the early stages of the human central nervous system has been developed by a team of engineers and biologists at the University of Michigan, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the University of Pennsylvania. Models like...


Pope Francis, recovering from bronchitis, calls for end of Gaza conflict

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for an end to the conflict in Gaza, as he showed signs of recovery after suffering from bronchitis. On Saturday the 87-year-old pope delegated the reading of a speech at a ceremony to an aide, and on Wednesday he made a brief trip to a Rome hospital after he missed reading at his weekly audience, saying he had "a bit of cold". "Each day I


How this AP photographer caught this image of Israeli soldiers taking a selfie at the Gaza border

How this AP photographer caught this image of Israeli soldiers taking a selfie at the Gaza border - AP photographer Tsafrir Abayov has been covering the border between Israel and Gaza for almost 20 years


Star Wars and Gremlins actor Mark Dodson dies aged 64

'May the force be with you my friend, always.'


Disney Plus is just £1.99 per month right now — how to get it

Disney is celebrating the end of the month with an epic discount on its Disney Plus streaming service. Here's how to get it.


White House in ‘freakout mode’ as polling looks woeful for Biden

The question is no longer 'if' but 'when' Trump will become the Republicans’ standard-bearer for the November election


Explained: Why Valtteri Bottas suffered a 52-second pit-stop at Bahrain Grand Prix

"That was my second-worst pit stop..."


German air force chief reveals secret UK operation in Ukraine in security breach

The air force general is believed to have joined the conversation from his mobile phone from a hotel room in Singapore


How the new BT Tower hotel could look after architects draw up 're-imagined' designs

The designs include 'Instagrammable moments' and new restaurants.


Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed another aircraft, over 1,100 occupiers in one day

The Defense Forces have eliminated another 1160 Russian invaders in the past day, bringing the total losses of the Russian army in personnel since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine to approximately 416,800 soldiers. Ukrainian soldiers have also destroyed another aircraft and 16 enemy tanks, according to the General Staff of the Ar...


Helmut Marko addresses Red Bull collapse fears as Christian Horner turmoil continues

Red Bull may be winning on the track but it's the off-track saga that's creating most of the headlines.


Seven-year-old girl dies in failed Channel crossing from France

The girl's parents, who were travelling with three more of their children, were taken to hospital in Dunkirk


Ukraine's Armed Forces on Avdiivka battles: Situation stabilizing, but enemy has local successes

The situation in the Avdiivka direction is stabilizing. But Russian forces are experiencing local successes, according to the spokesperson for the Defense Forces of the Tavria sector, Dmytro Lykhoviy. He noted that in the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 14 enemy attacks during the day. "According to the confirmed data, in the area ...


US vice president says there must be 'immediate ceasefire' in Gaza and more aid - as Israel 'boycotts' talks

US vice president Kamala Harris has said there must be an "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza as she called on the Israeli government to do more to increase the flow of aid, with "no excuses".


A historic house set in Dartmoor National Park is on sale for first time due to Royal Family "change of guard"

A historic house set in Dartmoor National Park is on sale for first time due to Royal Family "change of guard" - Torgate House has been owned by the Duchy of Cornwall for centuries – but is now being sold amidst a Royal shake-up


Rise of Raye: From leaving label to making Brit Awards history

Rise of Raye: From leaving label to making Brit Awards history - The London-born singer has been climbing her way through the ranks for many years.


Death toll rises from Russian drone strike on Ukrainian port city, as China's envoy tours Moscow

Death toll rises from Russian drone strike on Ukrainian port city, as China's envoy tours Moscow - The death toll has risen to 10 from a Russian drone strike that destroyed an apartment block in Ukraine's southern port city of Odesa


Roy Keane obliterates 'dreadful, shocking and embarrassing' Premier League side

'You wouldn't see it on a Sunday morning, it's dreadful.'


US businesswoman and fashion star Iris Apfel dies aged 102

US businesswoman and fashion star Iris Apfel dies aged 102 - The self-proclaimed ‘geriatric starlet’ died on Friday.


Battery life showdown — Galaxy S24 Ultra vs iPhone 15 Pro Max vs OnePlus 12 vs Pixel 8 Pro

After testing and reviewing all the major flagship phones released this season, we compare how the Galaxy S24 Ultra, iPhone 15 Pro Max, OnePlus 12, and Pixel 8 Pro stack up against each other in this battery life showdown.


Powerful explosions heard in occupied Feodosia

Powerful explosions have been reported in the city of Feodosia in the eastern part of the temporarily occupied Crimea, according to Russian media. "A powerful bang in the sky over Feodosia, then a second one, alarms are sounding on Crimea Street," the report said. Within a few minutes, the channel reported at least three more explosions. According ...


Warning Iceland volcano eruption is ‘imminent’ as tourist attraction evacuated

Warning Iceland volcano eruption is ‘imminent’ as tourist attraction evacuated - The spa has faced a series of closures over recent months as a wave of seismic activity continues to affect the country


Chancellor tempers tax cut expectations as £800m tech package to free up public service workers' time revealed

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has tempered expectations of tax cuts in Wednesday's budget as he announced an £800m package of technology reforms designed to free up time for frontline public sector workers.


Latest COVID-19 booster halves risk of moderate or severe disease in adults

The most recent COVID-19 booster shot reduces adults' risk of moderate or severe COVID by more than half, according to a new nationwide data study from September 2023 through January 2024, a period of JN.1 variant dominance. The new study is one of the first to evaluate protection provided ...


Mining blast gets out of control: Boulders devastate settlement

Huge boulders destroyed several Longmen County houses in the Chinese province of Guangdong last weekend. The blast of a mining project had previously gotten out of control. Huge rocks then tumbled down a slope and onto the settlement.