Tag Archives: UK news

John Boyega: ‘I’m very direct. I can’t lie’

He shook up Star Wars as its first black stormtrooper and hasnt looked back since. John Boyega on facing down bullies and not being nicey-nice John Boyega is talking about the day his world changed – and he knew everything would be OK. It’s not when he got the lead role in his first film, Attack The Block, aged 18, …

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How a champion boxer got caught in Britain’s immigration dragnet

The long read: A little-known Home Office scheme designed to deport more foreign criminals has left Kelvin Bilal Fawaz and many others like him living in an endless limbo The opening ceremony of the London Olympics, on 27 July 2012, should have been a moment of triumph for Kelvin Bilal Fawaz. The talented young boxer had recently been crowned the …

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Suits review – Meghan Markle’s out but Katherine Heigl comes in

As series eight of the Netflix legal drama begins, the backstabbing and mixed metaphors come thick and fast Where were we then? Oh yeah, Rachel went off and got married, to Mike in the drama. And in real life Meghan went off with Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex. Suits goes on, though. There are more battles to …

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Claus von Bülow obituary

Moneyed socialite who was convicted and then acquitted of trying to kill his wife Questions over whether Claus von Bülow twice attempted to murder his multimillionaire American wife, or whether she was the cause of her own fate, are likely to re-emerge now that he has died, aged 92. Martha “Sunny” von Bülow, who died in 2008 after lying in …

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Logan Paul and KSI square up for YouTube boxing match

Fight between vlogging stars has been termed the biggest event in internet history After months of tweeted insults, diss tracks and internet hype, two of the world’s biggest YouTubers are set to fight each other on Saturday night. The bout between KSI and Logan Paul has been dubbed the biggest event in internet history, and is likely to be one …

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Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead on his doorstep

Author Irvine Welsh leads tributes to friend murdered in Edinburgh The author Irvine Welsh has led tributes to the Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh, who was shot dead on his doorstep in Edinburgh while his wife and child were at home. Police Scotland confirmed on Thursday that the killing was being treated as murder and reassured the public that, while …

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WeGeneration work, rest and play together in Adam Neumann’s empire

New York entrepreneur has big plans to turn his office rental business into a provider of homes, leisure and education Adam Neumann is not satisfied with changing the way 210,000 people work and turning himself into a paper multi-billionaire in the process. Neumann, the 38-year-old co-founder and chief executive of shared office provider WeWork, wants to house, teach, train and …

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British man placed on worldwide most wanted list

Shane OBrien, 30, fled country two years ago after allegedly killing man in London bar A suspected killer and one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been placed on a worldwide most wanted list after more than two years on the run. Shane O’Brien, 30, is alleged to have killed 21-year-old Josh Hanson in an unprovoked knife attack in a …

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Inside the college that trains the UK’s youngest soldiers

Critics say the 16- and 17-year-olds at Army Foundation College are too young to learn to kill Military Inside the college that trains the UK’s youngest soldiers Critics say the 16- and 17-year-olds at Army Foundation College are too young to learn to kill Ewen MacAskill Defence correspondent Wed 7 Feb 2018 19.01 EST Last modified on Wed 7 Feb 2018 …

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Queen may miss New Year’s Day church service

Buckingham Palace says monarch is still recovering from heavy cold at Sandringham The Queen may miss the annual New Years Day church service at Sandringham after Buckingham Palace said the 90-year-old could still be too unwell to attend. A spokeswoman said: The Queen is continuing to recover from her heavy cold and is still in the residence of Sandringham. We …

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