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Rugby League World Cup: Andy Ackers handed surprise England call-up | Marc Sneyd, Victor Radley in RLWC squad

Head coach Shaun Wane announces 24-man squad for this year’s tournament as England bid to go one better than finishing runners-up in 2017; Hosts open RLWC2021 with a match against Samoa in Group A on Saturday, October 15 at Newcastle’s St James’ Park Last Updated: 30/09/22 10:42am Andy Ackers has been called up to England’s […]

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Russian officer handed Ukraine call-up papers through window – Video

Footage emerged of Kremlin officers distributing military call-up papers in a block of residential flats following Vladimr Putin’s partial mobilisation decree. An apparent CCTV recording filmed officers entering the building by climbing through an open window above a small flight of stairs. The clip, which originally emerged on the messaging platform Telegram, suggests Kremlin authorities […]

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UK

Teenagers, 17, handed life sentence over ‘brutal’ musician’s murder

Two teenagers who “bragged” about the murder of a “vulnerable” musician have been handed life sentences by a judge who called the attack a “brutal” killing. Jack Hindley and Samuel Jones, both 17, were found guilty of murdering Edward Reeve, 35, on New Year’s Eve 2021 and were sentenced to a minimum of 18 years. […]

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Science

Truss handed masterplan to save £100bn of UK cash with energy plan

Mini-Budget: Energy package to cost £60 billion reveals Kwarteng The UK could spend a staggering £473billion on fossil fuels by 2050, but the Prime Minister has been handed a blueprint to slash the costs that Britain would have to pay for international gas decarbonising its economy, according to a new report. The study by the IEEFA claims […]

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Millions handed energy lifeline with change to slash £448 off bills

Experts have warned Express.co.uk millions of homes in the UK could be facing crippling bills increases, which can be mitigated significantly by boosting the homes’ energy efficiency. The skyrocketing costs of wholesale gas are being passed down to consumers, as households in the UK are set to pay a record £2,500 per month on their […]

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Energy crisis lifeline as ‘cheap’ power solution handed to Truss

Prime Minister Liz Truss has been handed a way out of the energy crisis, as it has emerged that the UK could end imports of electricity and save £93billion by the end of 2030, by completely phasing out gas and generating all of its energy through renewables. New modelling by think tank Ember suggests that […]

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Truss handed £122bn masterplan to slash Britons’ bills by £4,400

Millions of households in the UK will miss out on savings of more than £4,400 over the next two years because of the lack of a nationalised energy company, a report claims. The country is currently in the throes of an unprecedented fossil fuel energy crisis, as staggering wholesale gas costs have been passed down […]

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UK

Duke of Norfolk Queen’s funeral organiser handed 6-month driving ban

The peer who organised the Queen’s funeral has been banned from driving for six months. The ban was issued despite the Duke of Norfolk claiming he needs his licence to arrange the King’s upcoming coronation. Edward Fitzalan-Howard, who is also the Earl Marshal, 65, pleaded guilty at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court on Monday to using his […]

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Truss handed plan to save cash after £450m heat pump scheme slammed

Liz Truss’ chancellor has been handed a plan to “save unnecessary expenditure” after the Government’s £450million scheme to accelerate the roll-out of heat pumps was torn apart. It comes after the Government was accused of diverting funds away from areas with high levels of fuel poverty to wealthier parts of the country amid an energy […]

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Russian conscripts handed ‘rusty guns and no body armour’

Newly-mobilised Russian conscripts filmed themselves picking up their equipment to fight in Ukraine, which included rusty guns and no body armour. Videos shared on social media showed the Russians trying to clean the guns, some of which don’t appear to work. This comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the ‘partial mobilisation’ of 300,000 troops […]