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Sean Connery called James Bond successor George Lazenby ‘a prize s**t’

Instead, the Bond movies continued to be smash hits and Lazenby found it hard to find work – not helped by the fact that the highly influential Broccoli had spoken out against him. In 1978, the actor issued a public statement, hoping to rebuild his credibility and his career. He said: “It hasn’t been easy, […]

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UK

Queen tipped for BAFTA after beloved Paddington sketch – ‘Best newcomer prize!’

The BAFTA nomination idea has come from actress Dame Maureen Lipman who joked that the Queen deserves a ‘best newcomer prize’ for her part in the sketch. The Queen’s appearance beside Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, was a complete surprise to royal fans and even Her Majesty’s family members. The clip was part of the […]

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US

Northern Kentucky family wins lottery on scratch off ticket, splits $500,000 prize

A family in northern Kentucky is half a million dollars richer after winning a scratch-off ticket last week.William Hicks and his sons William Hicks Jr. and Stephen Hicks, who live in California, Kentucky, are the latest lottery winners.Watch WLWT’s top headlines of the day for Aug. 2The family claimed a $500,000 Kentucky Lottery scratch-off ticket […]

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Showbiz

‘Should be the same!’ Richard Madeley fumes over Lionesses £1.7M to men’s £28M prize money

Richard Madeley and Kate Garraway chaired a debate on whether the Lionesses should be paid more than the men after the women’s England team’s historic Euro 2022 win. GMB host Richard questioned why Italy received £28.5M for winning the Euros while the Lionesses’ prize money is a fraction of that amount.   Richard asked: “How […]

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Finance

Premium Bonds: NS&I explains easy way you can check if you have unclaimed prize

With two £1million jackpots and hundreds of thousands of pounds in other prizes, customers will be keen to know if they have won anything. People may also want to check if they have any previous winnings that are yet to be collected. NS&I contacts all the winners each month, although sometimes the message may not […]

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Sports

Andy Murray pledge made by Citi Open chief after Brit’s prize money gesture inspired him

The pressure is on for Andy Murray heading into this year’s Citi Open after the Scot inspired organisers to make a performance-based donation in his honour. Murray, 35, was applauded in March when he donated all of his prize money from the Indian Wells Masters to UNICEF to help support children affected by Russia’s invasion […]

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Business

Someone in Illinois won the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot—the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history

One lucky lottery ticket-buyer in Illinois may soon be a billionaire, following Friday night’s $1.337 billion Mega Millions lottery drawing. According to lottery officials, the winning numbers — 13, 36, 45, 57 and 67 and a gold Mega Ball of 14 — match a single ticket sold at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, […]

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UK

Boris Johnson praises England’s Lionesses and urges ‘bring prize home’

In issuing a rousing good luck message to the women’s football team the Prime Minister said “in any pride it is the lionesses who ruthlessly hunt as a team and bring their prize back home”. He added he was sure they would be victorious but whatever the result the team’s lasting legacy was inspiring more girls […]

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Finance

Premium Bonds alert: NS&I log in has changed – what to expect ahead of prize draw

People trying to access their account may want to note that the savings group has changed its settings in a bid to improve security. The upgrades include the addition of two-factor authentication (2FA), to make sure that the person logging on is really the account holder. Scammers can sometimes work out an individual’s NS&I number […]

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Gaming

World Series of Warzone 2022 comes to Caldera with in-game open qualifiers, $600,000 prize pool

The biggest event in Call of Duty: Warzone is back this summer and bigger than ever, with the World Series of Warzone 2022 event announced for August and September. This year, there are more opportunities for any player to qualify for the World Series in either North America or Europe, and more cash on the […]