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Joe Lycett Reveals The Four Fake Stories He Planted In UK Media Hoax
The comedian Joe Lycett has disclosed the fake stories he successfully planted in the British media over the past month. In the first episode of his new Channel 4 show, Late Night Lycett, the comedian revealed that four stories fabricated by himself
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‘Having A Big Following Doesn’t Mean You’re A Great Recipe Writer’: What Makes A Hit Cookbook In 2024?
It’s essentially a tiny hole on a golf course and you hit 1,000 balls hoping that one will go in.” Kitty Coles, the recipe writer and food stylist, is describing to me the landscape of modern cookbook publishing, a field dominated by buzzwords such a
The Independent2 min readCrime & Violence
NHS Chief Calls Out ‘Unacceptable’ Abuse Faced By Doctors And Nurses
The chief executive of NHS England Amanda Pritchard has called out the “unacceptable” abuse that doctors and nurses face at work and said the NHS must not be exempt from its own #MeToo movement. According to a major survey, there were 80,000 reports
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Sydney Stabbing Live: Nine-month-old Baby Undergoing Surgery As Six Killed In Shopping Mall Attack
A nine-month-old baby has undergone surgery after being stabbed in a shock attack at a Sydney shopping mall, with six victims confirmed dead. A shocking video has shown the suspect armed with a large knife, while shoppers take cover in shops as one
The Independent2 min readCrime & Violence
Maine Governor Signs Bill Restricting Paramilitary Training In Response To Neo-Nazi's Plan
A bill to restrict paramilitary training in Maine in response to a neo-Nazi who wanted to create a training center for a “blood tribe” was signed into law by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday. The law, which the governor signed without public com
The Independent3 min readCrime & Violence
Sydney Knife Attacker Shot Dead By Police After Killing Six At Shopping Centre
A knife attacker killed six people and injured several others in a stabbing spree at a Sydney shopping centre before being shot dead by police. The lone knifeman attacked shoppers on Saturday afternoon at the Westfield shopping centre in the suburb o
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More Than 40 People Still Stranded The Day After A Deadly Cable Car Accident In Turkey
More than 40 people remained stranded in cable cars high above a mountain in southern Turkey on Saturday, 19 hours after one pod hit a pole and burst open, killing 1 person and injuring 7. The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Tunektep
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I Was Cyberflashed In Public – But I Didn’t Realise How Serious It Was Until Now
In 2022, I was on the London Underground when a stranger sent me a photograph of his erect penis. I had received an anonymous Bluetooth request that read “iPhone would like to share a photo with you”. AirDrop, the method of Bluetooth-sharing between
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First Attempt To Catch Orphaned Orca Calf In Canadian Lagoon Is Unsuccessful
An orphaned killer whale stranded in a remote Vancouver Island lagoon is proving difficult for rescuers to catch, an official at the site said Friday. Ehattesaht First Nation Chief Simon John said the capture operation is in the “demobilization stage
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10 Years After Armed Standoff With Federal Agents, Bundy Cattle Are Still Grazing Disputed Rangeland
The words “Revolution is Tradition” stenciled in fresh blue and red paint mark a cement wall in a dry river wash beneath a remote southern Nevada freeway overpass, where armed protesters and federal agents stared each other down through rifle sights
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The Masters 2024 LIVE: Leaderboard And Latest Updates As Scheffler Tied With DeChambeau At The Top
World No 1 Scottie Scheffler heads into moving day atop the leaderboard at six-under alongside Bryson DeChambeau and Max Homa as Rory McIlroy’s quest for a long-awaited major fell flat during a difficult second round at The Masters. With winds up, co
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Newcastle V Tottenham LIVE: Premier League Team News, Line-ups And More As Harvey Barnes Starts
Newcastle United host Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park in the weekend’s early Premier League kick-off. Eddie Howe’s team are striving to move up the table and secure European football for next year but know that points are valuable currency at thi
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On This Day In 2003: Paula Radcliffe Sets World Marathon Record
Paula Radcliffe set a stunning women’s world marathon record on this day in 2003 when she defended her London Marathon title. Radcliffe became the first woman to run under two hours 16 minutes with a new record time of two hours 15 minutes and 25 sec
The Independent2 min readCrime & Violence
Sydney Knife Attacker Shot Dead By Police After Killing Six At Shopping Centre
A knife attacker who killed six people and injured several others in a Sydney shopping centre has been shot dead by police. Horrified shoppers looked on as the lone knifeman went on a stabbing spree on Saturday afternoon in the Westfield Bondi Juncti
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Rhodes ‘Free Holidays’ For Tourists Caught Up In Wildfires – How Does The Scheme Work?
In late July 2023, at the height of the tourist season in the Greek islands, wildfires swept across part of the isle of Rhodes – triggering the evacuation of at least 20,000 tourists. Within days, the Greek prime minister promised people who had cut
The Independent2 min readCrime & Violence
Sheriff Believes Body In Burned SUV To Be South Florida Woman Who Went Missing After Carjacking
Authorities in central Florida said they believe they've found the body of a South Florida woman who was taken in a carjacking. Katherine Altagracia Guerrero De Aguasvias, 31, of Homestead, was attacked and kidnapped at gunpoint Thursday afternoon at
The Independent4 min readInternational Relations
Biden Expects Iran To Attack Israel ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’ But Warns, ‘Don’t’
President Joe Biden said the US expects Iran to launch an attack against Israel “sooner rather than later” but warned Tehran against pressing ahead. Such an attack would greatly inflame tensions in the Middle East, undermining efforts by Washington a
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The Concerning Erling Haaland Trend Man City Can No Longer Ignore
In a game of six goals, Erling Haaland’s most notable contribution was defensive. Haring back with the air of a man possessed, he dispossessed Vinicius Junior. And to think there was a theory Manchester City needed Kyle Walker fit to race with Real M
The Independent4 min readCrime & Violence
Officer Who Killed Christian Glass Acted In ‘Aggressive, Excessive And Criminal’ Way, Murder Trial Hears
A Colorado motorist who was shot by police after calling 911 for help “spent the last hour and a half of his life in absolute fear,” prosecutors told jurors in their opening arguments for the murder trial of the former deputy charged in his killing.
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Marian Keyes: ‘I Really Don’t Like The Myth That Women Don’t Want Sex’
Marian Keyes and I are having a cup of tea. We’re sharing a squishy sofa at a chic London hotel, a place where everything is pretty – even the teacups. “God, it’s all so beautiful,” the Irish author says, agog. It is. I wouldn’t mind stealing one of
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Some Fear University Of Michigan Proposed Policy On Protests Could Quell Free Speech Efforts
A University of Michigan proposal aimed at deterring disruptions on its Ann Arbor campus after anti-Israel protesters interrupted an honors convocation is sparking backlash from free speech advocates. Violations of the policy, which has yet to be imp
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Multiple People Stabbed And 1 Person Shot At A Sydney Shopping Center, Media Say
Multiple people were stabbed Saturday, and police shot someone, at a busy Sydney shopping center, media reports said. ABC TV in Australia reported Saturday that police evacuated shoppers at Westfield Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction, which is in th
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Victoria Beckham Joins Chorus Of Tributes To ‘Icon’ Roberto Cavalli
Victoria Beckham has paid tribute to the “icon” Roberto Cavalli after the Italian fashion designer’s death, aged 83. Cavalli, whose death was announced by his company on Friday, became renowned in the early 1970s for his animal prints and a sexy styl
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Pakistani Police Search For Gunmen Who Abducted Bus Passengers And Killed 10 In The Southwest
Pakistani police are searching for gunmen who killed eight people after abducting them from a bus on a highway in the country’s southwest, a police official said Saturday. Earlier, the same attackers killed two people and wounded six in another car t
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Ukraine-Russia War Latest: Kyiv Unleashes Drones On Russian City As Putin Mocks Peace Conference
Two people were injured in a Ukrainian drone attack on a Russian city as Vladimir Putin mocked potential peace talks to end the war. Six drones struck Russia’s Belgorod oblast near Ukraine’s border on Friday morning, according to the region’s governo
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Nike Debuts AI-designed Sneakers Ahead Of Paris Olympics
Nike has unveiled a slate of 13 hyper-futuristic athletic shoes designed for top athletes like Kylian Mbappé using artificial intelligence ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer. The Thursday event at the Palais Brongniart in Paris featured pro
The Independent2 min readCrime & Violence
Guilty Plea By Leader Of Polygamous Sect Near The Arizona-Utah Border Is At Risk Of Being Thrown Out
A guilty plea by the leader of an offshoot polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out due to an unmet condition of his deal that hinged on whether others charged in the case also would plead guilty. Under the terms o
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Royal News – Live: Prince Harry Plays In Charity Polo Game As Meghan’s New Netflix Series Revealed
Prince William and his eldest son Prince George were spotted at an Aston Villa match together in their first public outing since Princess Kate’s cancer announcement. Prince William was seen smiling and applauding in the Villa Park stands in Birmingha
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Masters Day Two: Rory McIlroy Facing Uphill Battle In Masters Quest
Rory McIlroy admitted he faced an uphill task to play his way back into contention as Tiger Woods remained focused on an unlikely Masters triumph. McIlroy struggled to a birdie-free second round of 77 at a windswept Augusta National to fall 10 shots
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Delaware Judge Refuses To Throw Out Special Counsel Gun Charges Against Hunter Biden
A federal judge in Delaware has refused to throw out a series of gun charges against Hunter Biden, despite the president’s son challenging the case and the authority of special counsel David Weiss to bring it. The decision on Friday means the series
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