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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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João Cancelo: Manchester City defender bruised during burglary at his family

Manchester City defender João Cancelo said on Thursday he was assaulted during a burglary at his family home which left the Portuguese international with visible facial injuries. The 27-year-old posted a picture of himself on his Instagram account with a cut above and bruising around his right eye. In an accompanying post, Cancelo wrote: “Unfortunately […]

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Prince Andrew asked to provide documents to prove his alleged ‘medical inability to sweat’

Prince Andrew has been asked to provide documents proving his “alleged medical inability to sweat” in a court filing by attorneys for Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused the royal of sexual assault in a US civil lawsuit. In the court document filed Thursday, Giuffre’s attorneys also ask for any documents relating to anyone Andrew […]

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United Kingdom: Big Ben to ring in New Year after four years of silence

One of the world’s most famous clocks is returning to service in time to ring in the new year. The Big Ben last bonged on August 21, 2017, before undergoing an intensive, much-needed repair project. The Cumbria Clock Company, located in England’s Lake District, took on the task of cleaning the clock’s face, chiming mechanism […]

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United Kingdom: Two set of twin boys killed in house fire, woman arrested on suspicion of child neglect

A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and remains in police custody after four young boys died in a house fire in Sutton, south London, the city’s Metropolitan Police said on Friday. The boys, two sets of twins, aged 3 and 4 years old, were brought out of the house on […]

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Queen Elizabeth II cancels pre-Christmas family lunch amid omicron Covid-19 surge

Queen Elizabeth II has canceled a pre-Christmas family lunch as a precaution because of a surge in Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom, reports said. According to press reports, the decision is a precautionary one as it is felt the lunch would put too many people’s Christmas arrangements at risk if it went ahead. While […]

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British PM Boris Johnson took part in Christmas quiz last year when indoor mixing was banned

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took part in a Christmas quiz sitting between two colleagues in No 10 when indoor mixing was banned in London last year. The Sunday Mirror published a picture of Mr Johnson at the event, which it said was on 15 December. Downing Street said the prime minister “briefly took part […]

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British man becomes first person in the world to wear 3D-printed prosthetic eye

A British man became the first person in the world to have a 3D-printed prosthetic eye. Steve Varze, from Hackney, east London, was expected to receive the eye on Thursday at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. It is hoped the eye will be more realistic than a traditional acrylic prosthetic eye. For a traditional prosthetic […]

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Italian gang jailed for £26 million burglary on Tamara Ecclestone, Frank Lampard and Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Three gang members who stole £26 million worth of cash, jewellery and gems from celebrity homes in Britain’s biggest ever burglary spree have been jailed. Italian nationals Jugoslav Jovanovic, 24, Alessandro Maltese, 45, and Alessandro Donati, 44, were behind three raids in west London over just 13 days in December 2019. Victims included former Chelsea […]

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Salt Bae leaves highly priced London restaurant six weeks after opening

Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, nicknamed Salt Bae, is leaving flagship London restaurant Nusr-Et. The salt-sprinkling chef is leaving for Saudi Arabia where he is set to open his newest outpost. The butcher-turned-chef won’t be around to slice steaks and show off his salt-smattering skills tableside for adoring fans. Deep-pocketed foodies have previously paid £250 for prime […]

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Luggage conveyor has boxes of frozen fish in bizarre mix-up at Heathrow Airport

British Airways passengers have been left “baffled” after crates of frozen fish arrived instead of their luggage. Becca Braunholtz, from Sherborne, Dorset, said the boxes of sea bass and sea bream were delivered to Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport on Monday. British Airways said it was reuniting customers with their bags after realising “something fishy […]

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Squid Game: Twitch streamer who shares name with Netflix hit series loses work

A gamer who shares her online name with Netflix smash hit Squid Game says she is losing work because of it. Lydia Ellery, 32, said companies are now hesitant to employ her because of her handle and her perceived association with the show, despite the fact she has been known as Squid Game for more […]