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World’s richest man strikes deal to launch UK sandwich store Pret A Manger in India

One of the world’s richest men is launching Pret A Manger in India, adding the British coffee and sandwich store brand to a huge business empire that spans energy, retail and telecommunications. A unit of Mukesh Ambani’s conglomerate Reliance Industries said on Thursday that it has entered into a “long-term master franchise partnership” with Pret […]

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British government sends Queen Elizabeth II a music box to celebrate her jubilee

Britain’s government sent Queen Elizabeth a specially-commissioned musical box to mark her platinum jubilee, depicting on its lid the black front door of the Prime Minister’s Number 10 Downing Street office. The 96 year-old monarch celebrated 70 years on the British throne with an extended public holiday and a series of events that culminated on […]

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Driver fined after his car’s shadow sneaks into disabled parking space

A driver has been fined £65 for leaving the shadow of his car in a disabled space. Matthew Cole had left his silver Ford estate outside the Blackheath Post Office in Lewisham, London, in March. The shadow of his car had crept into a nearby handicapped space. The following month Matthew was “stunned” after being […]

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday on Thursday, in the same year that marks her 70 years on the throne. The Queen has traveled to Sandringham, her estate in Norfolk, eastern England, for a private break, Buckingham Palace said. A portrait released to mark the occasion shows the monarch standing between two fell […]

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Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood arrested on suspicion of rape and assault

Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault following allegations on social media. Greater Manchester Police said it was made aware of “social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence”. It added “we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been […]

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Mason Greenwood: Manchester United footballer faces accusations of assault

Greater Manchester Police are working to “establish the full circumstances” after a woman accused Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood of assaulting her. On Sunday video, photos, and an audio recording were posted on the woman’s Instagram account before being deleted. Police said it was “aware of images and videos circulating on social media”. Manchester United […]

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35-year-old man guilty of stalking British number one tennis player Emma Raducanu

A 35-year-old man has been found guilty of stalking British number one tennis player Emma Raducanu. Amrit Magar from Edgware was convicted at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday and will be sentenced at a later date. Magar was captured on door camera footage at the 19-year-old player’s south London home, where she lives with her […]

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Thailand: British man dies inside massage parlour after falling asleep and choking experience

A British man has reportedly died inside a Thai massage parlour after falling asleep and choking during the experience. Police arrived at the ‘Lovely Massage’ shop in Bang Lamung, Pattaya City in Thailand to find John Swain, 70, had died, according to Newsflare reports. He was pronounced dead at the scene before his body was […]

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UK’s Prince Andrew seeks jury trial in US sex abuse case

UK’s Prince Andrew has asked for a United States jury trial as he again denied Virginia Giuffre’s accusations that he sexually abused her more than two decades ago when she was 17. Giuffre, 38, sued the Duke of York last August, alleging he battered her while the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein […]

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Two men jailed to total of 15 years in prison for smuggling $340,000 worth of cocaine in baked beans tins

Two men have been jailed for attempting to smuggle $341,875 worth of cocaine in baked beans and condensed coconut milk tins. Daniel Kelly and Steven Gilhooly were sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison at Snaresbrook Crown Court, London, on January 12, according to London’s Metropolitan Police. Kelly and Gilhooly, both aged 43, […]

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Facebook faces $3.2 billion suit in UK for abusing market dominance

Facebook’s owner Meta Platforms faces a $3.2 billion class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting the personal data of 44 million users. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, a senior adviser to Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog and a competition law academic, said she was bringing the case on behalf of […]

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Thai retailer and Austrian property company buyout luxury British store chain Selfridges

Luxury British store chain Selfridges is being sold to a Thai retailer and an Austrian property company in a deal worth around $5.37 billion. Thailand’s Central Group and Austrian real estate company Signa Group, which already jointly own major department stores across Europe, said on Thursday they had struck a deal for the chain best […]