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Jenny Erpenbeck becomes first German writer to win International Booker Prize

Jenny Erpenbeck becomes first German writer to win International Booker Prize

Jenny Erpenbeck becomes first German writer to win International Booker Prize

21 May 2024

Michael Hofmann, a German-born poet, was announced as the first male translator to win.


Tory MP Craig Mackinlay tells of losing hands and feet in sepsis ordeal

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay tells of losing hands and feet in sepsis ordeal

Tory MP Craig Mackinlay tells of losing hands and feet in sepsis ordeal

21 May 2024

The South Thanet MP wants to be known as the first ‘bionic MP’ after being fitted with prosthetic limbs.


Tributes paid to British man, 73, who died after turbulence on Heathrow flight

Tributes paid to British man, 73, who died after turbulence on Heathrow flight

Tributes paid to British man, 73, who died after turbulence on Heathrow flight

21 May 2024

The passenger, named as Geoff Kitchen, suffered a suspected heart attack on the flight.


Ireland edges towards recognising Palestine despite Israel’s warning

Ireland edges towards recognising Palestine despite Israel’s warning

Ireland edges towards recognising Palestine despite Israel’s warning

21 May 2024

Irish and Spanish officials have been in discussions with other European countries about making a joint recognition.


Francis Ford Coppola pays tribute to ‘friend and collaborator’ Fred Roos

Francis Ford Coppola pays tribute to ‘friend and collaborator’ Fred Roos

Francis Ford Coppola pays tribute to ‘friend and collaborator’ Fred Roos

21 May 2024

The pair worked on The Godfather trilogy.


Microsoft expanding Copilot AI assistant to organise meetings and support teams

Microsoft expanding Copilot AI assistant to organise meetings and support teams

Microsoft expanding Copilot AI assistant to organise meetings and support teams

21 May 2024

Team Copilot will be able to set meeting agendas, take notes and track deadlines for entire teams.


Japanese-style garden wins top prize at Chelsea Flower Show

Japanese-style garden wins top prize at Chelsea Flower Show

Japanese-style garden wins top prize at Chelsea Flower Show

21 May 2024

The secluded garden follows the ancient Japanese principle of shinrin-yoku, or forest-bathing.


David Lammy’s speech disrupted by pro-Gaza and climate protesters

David Lammy’s speech disrupted by pro-Gaza and climate protesters

David Lammy’s speech disrupted by pro-Gaza and climate protesters

21 May 2024

The heckling went on for around 10 minutes.


Ex-Royal Marine accused of assisting Hong Kong intelligence service found dead

Ex-Royal Marine accused of assisting Hong Kong intelligence service found dead

Ex-Royal Marine accused of assisting Hong Kong intelligence service found dead

21 May 2024

Matthew Trickett, an immigration enforcement officer and private investigator, was also accused of foreign interference.


Man accused of assisting foreign intelligence service found dead in park

Man accused of assisting foreign intelligence service found dead in park

Man accused of assisting foreign intelligence service found dead in park

21 May 2024

Matthew Trickett, 37, was also accused of foreign interference and had appeared in court last week.


‘Good weather for swimming’ as William welcomes guests to Palace garden party

‘Good weather for swimming’ as William welcomes guests to Palace garden party

‘Good weather for swimming’ as William welcomes guests to Palace garden party

21 May 2024

Around 8,000 people were invited to one of the summer highlights of the royal calendar.


Charles to visit Bentley car manufacturer and a community centre in Crewe

Charles to visit Bentley car manufacturer and a community centre in Crewe

Charles to visit Bentley car manufacturer and a community centre in Crewe

21 May 2024

The King will first visit Bentley’s headquarters to learn more about its social and environmental sustainability strategies.


Four Irish citizens on board Singapore flight which hit severe turbulence

Four Irish citizens on board Singapore flight which hit severe turbulence

Four Irish citizens on board Singapore flight which hit severe turbulence

21 May 2024

It is not yet known whether they were among the many injured people on the flight.


Passenger tells of ‘awful screaming’ on flight hit by severe turbulence

Passenger tells of ‘awful screaming’ on flight hit by severe turbulence

Passenger tells of ‘awful screaming’ on flight hit by severe turbulence

21 May 2024

Another said everyone not wearing a seatbelt on the plane was ‘launched immediately into the ceiling’.


Dead subpostmasters’ convictions an ‘abuse of process’, court told

Dead subpostmasters’ convictions an ‘abuse of process’, court told

Dead subpostmasters’ convictions an ‘abuse of process’, court told

21 May 2024

Peter Huxham was jailed and Roderick Dundee given a community service order after their respective Horizon IT accounts showed unexplained shortfalls.


Chief Constable ‘shocked’ by the lack of focus on Scottish frontline policing

Chief Constable ‘shocked’ by the lack of focus on Scottish frontline policing

Chief Constable ‘shocked’ by the lack of focus on Scottish frontline policing

21 May 2024

Chief Constable Jo Farrell was addressing the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents annual conference in Peebles in the Scottish Borders.


Commons lifts borrowing limit for Scottish Government

Commons lifts borrowing limit for Scottish Government

Commons lifts borrowing limit for Scottish Government

21 May 2024

MPs have agreed to lift borrowing limits for the devolved government in Edinburgh.


Boxer Sunny Edwards says thieves stole ‘prized’ world championship ring

Boxer Sunny Edwards says thieves stole ‘prized’ world championship ring

Boxer Sunny Edwards says thieves stole ‘prized’ world championship ring

21 May 2024

Police were called on Monday to reports of a burglary at Edwards’ home in the Greystones area of Sheffield.


What is the infected blood compensation scheme and how much will people get?

What is the infected blood compensation scheme and how much will people get?

What is the infected blood compensation scheme and how much will people get?

21 May 2024

The Prime Minister has pledged to pay ‘whatever it costs’.


What is turbulence and how dangerous can it be?

What is turbulence and how dangerous can it be?

What is turbulence and how dangerous can it be?

21 May 2024

Experts have described turbulence as ‘common’ and asserted that it ‘rarely’ leads to fatalities.


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