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Man to face court over alleged racial abuse of Ugo Monye

Man to face court over alleged racial abuse of Ugo Monye

Man to face court over alleged racial abuse of Ugo Monye

21 May 2024

Devon and Cornwall Police said Angus Beukes has been summonsed to appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on July 24.


South West Water owner reveals £3.5m parasite compensation bill

South West Water owner reveals £3.5m parasite compensation bill

South West Water owner reveals £3.5m parasite compensation bill

21 May 2024

Pennon said normal water supply has now been restored for 85% of customers, but many are still having to boil water after the


British-Palestinian NHS doctor raises £100,000 to get family out of Gaza

British-Palestinian NHS doctor raises £100,000 to get family out of Gaza

British-Palestinian NHS doctor raises £100,000 to get family out of Gaza

21 May 2024

Eight of Dr Salim Ghayyda’s family members have fled Gaza but the remaining 24 are trapped inside the region.


Global AI tech companies agree to set of safety outcomes in ‘world first’

Global AI tech companies agree to set of safety outcomes in ‘world first’

Global AI tech companies agree to set of safety outcomes in ‘world first’

21 May 2024

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Meta and Open AI are among the companies which have signed up to the Frontier AI Safety Commitments.


What the papers say – May 21

What the papers say – May 21

What the papers say – May 21

21 May 2024

One story dominates the nation’s Tuesday papers.


The Post Office scandal: What is it and why is Paula Vennells’ evidence so key?

The Post Office scandal: What is it and why is Paula Vennells’ evidence so key?

The Post Office scandal: What is it and why is Paula Vennells’ evidence so key?

21 May 2024

More than 700 subpostmasters were prosecuted by the Post Office and handed criminal convictions between 1999 and 2015.


Disgraced ex-Post Office boss Paula Vennells set for Horizon inquiry showdown

Disgraced ex-Post Office boss Paula Vennells set for Horizon inquiry showdown

Disgraced ex-Post Office boss Paula Vennells set for Horizon inquiry showdown

21 May 2024

The former chief executive has not yet spoken in detail about her role in the scandal.


Paula Vennells: Key moments in Horizon IT inquiry involving ex-Post Office boss

Paula Vennells: Key moments in Horizon IT inquiry involving ex-Post Office boss

Paula Vennells: Key moments in Horizon IT inquiry involving ex-Post Office boss

21 May 2024

Ms Vennells has featured heavily in the latest phase of the probe.


Paula Vennells: How Post Office chief’s distinguished career fell apart

Paula Vennells: How Post Office chief’s distinguished career fell apart

Paula Vennells: How Post Office chief’s distinguished career fell apart

21 May 2024

The role of Ms Vennells during the Post Office scandal is under scrutiny at the Horizon IT inquiry.


Infected blood victims awaiting details on compensation

Infected blood victims awaiting details on compensation

Infected blood victims awaiting details on compensation

21 May 2024

The Government has vowed to press ahead with payouts ‘whatever it costs’.


Grocery price inflation slows to lowest level since October 2021

Grocery price inflation slows to lowest level since October 2021

Grocery price inflation slows to lowest level since October 2021

21 May 2024

Supermarket prices are 2.4% higher than a year ago, slowing for the 15th month in a row from April’s 3.2%, according to analysts Kantar.


World leaders need to ‘get serious’ about AI, experts warn as summit opens

World leaders need to ‘get serious’ about AI, experts warn as summit opens

World leaders need to ‘get serious’ about AI, experts warn as summit opens

21 May 2024

World-leading AI scientists say not enough progress has been made since the last AI Safety Summit, six months ago.


Scarlett Johansson: ChatGPT voice sounds ‘eerily similar’ to mine

Scarlett Johansson: ChatGPT voice sounds ‘eerily similar’ to mine

Scarlett Johansson: ChatGPT voice sounds ‘eerily similar’ to mine

21 May 2024

Some users had commented on a similarity between Johansson’s voice and one of the voice options named Sky found inside the app.


Thunderstorms and downpours set to hit south-west England and Northern Ireland

Thunderstorms and downpours set to hit south-west England and Northern Ireland

Thunderstorms and downpours set to hit south-west England and Northern Ireland

20 May 2024

Frequent lightning strikes and hail may also be seen, the Met Office’s yellow thunderstorm warnings said.


Adrian Chiles says if he won the lottery he’d create ‘drinking is boring’ advert

Adrian Chiles says if he won the lottery he’d create ‘drinking is boring’ advert

Adrian Chiles says if he won the lottery he’d create ‘drinking is boring’ advert

20 May 2024

Chiles helmed the BBC documentary Drinkers Like Me in 2018 and released a book titled The Good Drinker: How I Learned To Love Drinking Less in 2022.


Tory MP claims it is ‘extremely unlikely’ Ukraine will win against Russia

Tory MP claims it is ‘extremely unlikely’ Ukraine will win against Russia

Tory MP claims it is ‘extremely unlikely’ Ukraine will win against Russia

20 May 2024

During a debate on Ukraine, Sir Edward Leigh argued that ‘America could’ve won this war by now’ if it had armed Ukraine sufficiently.


Woman in fifties mauled to death in home by her registered XL bullies

Woman in fifties mauled to death in home by her registered XL bullies

Woman in fifties mauled to death in home by her registered XL bullies

20 May 2024

Armed police officers were among those who attended the woman’s home in Cornwall Close, Hornchurch, east London, at just after 1pm on Monday.


Families of hostages in Gaza in renewed plea to ‘bring them home’

Families of hostages in Gaza in renewed plea to ‘bring them home’

Families of hostages in Gaza in renewed plea to ‘bring them home’

20 May 2024

The families, speaking from the Israel embassy in central London, urged the world not to forget about their siblings’ plight.


Dismay over Windsor Castle decision to end free entry perk for local residents

Dismay over Windsor Castle decision to end free entry perk for local residents

Dismay over Windsor Castle decision to end free entry perk for local residents

20 May 2024

The move by the Royal Collection Trust has been criticised amid fears locals will be priced out of visiting the famous royal fortress.


Camilla makes Bridgerton admission during Chelsea Flower Show royal visit

Camilla makes Bridgerton admission during Chelsea Flower Show royal visit

Camilla makes Bridgerton admission during Chelsea Flower Show royal visit

20 May 2024

Camilla said ‘I watched the first lot’ during her visit to a garden based on the Penelope Featherington character from the Netflix Regency-era show.


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