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Facebook rebrands wider company as Meta

Facebook rebrands wider company as Meta

Facebook rebrands wider company as Meta

28 October 2021

The move comes as the tech giant shifts attention to building the metaverse.


Queen presents medal to poet David Constantine by video-link

Queen presents medal to poet David Constantine by video-link

Queen presents medal to poet David Constantine by video-link

28 October 2021

The Queen said the award was ‘rather a nice medal’ and asked Mr Constantine if he planned to put it in a cupboard.


UK summons French ambassador over ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fish row

UK summons French ambassador over ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fish row

UK summons French ambassador over ‘unjustified’ and ‘confrontational’ fish row

28 October 2021

France and the UK are at loggerheads over the issuing of licences to fish in UK waters after Brexit.


Homes evacuated after ‘major incident’ declared over flood risk in Borders town

Homes evacuated after ‘major incident’ declared over flood risk in Borders town

Homes evacuated after ‘major incident’ declared over flood risk in Borders town

28 October 2021

Up to 500 properties in Hawick are thought to be at risk of flooding.


Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney mark Wrexham visit with gin shots

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney mark Wrexham visit with gin shots

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney mark Wrexham visit with gin shots

28 October 2021

The duo attended their first match on Tuesday, when the club played away at Maidenhead.


‘Forever our champ’ – family’s tribute to teenage boy who was stabbed to death

‘Forever our champ’ – family’s tribute to teenage boy who was stabbed to death

‘Forever our champ’ – family’s tribute to teenage boy who was stabbed to death

28 October 2021

Charlie Preston and Frankie Gater, both aged 16, died after police were called to a disturbance in Brentwood in Essex.


Experts name new species of human ancestor who lived 500,000 years ago

Experts name new species of human ancestor who lived 500,000 years ago

Experts name new species of human ancestor who lived 500,000 years ago

28 October 2021

The Homo bodoensis species lived in Africa and south-eastern Europe and is named after a skull found in Ethiopia.


Julian Assange must wait for judges’ ruling on extradition

Julian Assange must wait for judges’ ruling on extradition

Julian Assange must wait for judges’ ruling on extradition

28 October 2021

US authorities are challenging a January ruling by then-district judge Vanessa Baraitser that Assange should not be sent to the US.


Facebook safety head defends social network following whistleblower claims

Facebook safety head defends social network following whistleblower claims

Facebook safety head defends social network following whistleblower claims

28 October 2021

It came as former employee Frances Haugen met with the NSPCC and other child safety campaigners on Thursday.


Man who emailed Rayner felt she was ‘partially responsible’ for Amess death

Man who emailed Rayner felt she was ‘partially responsible’ for Amess death

Man who emailed Rayner felt she was ‘partially responsible’ for Amess death

28 October 2021

Benjamin Iliffe was sentenced to 15 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months.


Artefacts recovered from the ruins of Hiroshima to be auctioned

Artefacts recovered from the ruins of Hiroshima to be auctioned

Artefacts recovered from the ruins of Hiroshima to be auctioned

28 October 2021

A twisted enamel sign and Japanese flag will be sold at Bath auction house Henry Aldridge and Sons on Saturday.


Camilla praises Commonwealth during award ceremony for essayists

Camilla praises Commonwealth during award ceremony for essayists

Camilla praises Commonwealth during award ceremony for essayists

28 October 2021

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition was founded in 1883 and is believed to be the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools.


Emily Maitlis stalker tells jurors he ‘had to breach’ order to prove innocence

Emily Maitlis stalker tells jurors he ‘had to breach’ order to prove innocence

Emily Maitlis stalker tells jurors he ‘had to breach’ order to prove innocence

28 October 2021

Edward Vines is accused of attempting to breach a restraining order by writing letters from HMP Nottingham.


China submits new climate plan with no fresh targets

China submits new climate plan with no fresh targets

China submits new climate plan with no fresh targets

28 October 2021

The world’s biggest polluter has submitted its updated ‘nationally determined contribution’ ahead of Cop26 summit.


Plan for new body to investigate road crashes

Plan for new body to investigate road crashes

Plan for new body to investigate road crashes

28 October 2021

It would operate in a similar way to existing independent bodies which investigate air, maritime and rail accidents.


Sturgeon to address young climate activists ahead of Cop26

Sturgeon to address young climate activists ahead of Cop26

Sturgeon to address young climate activists ahead of Cop26

28 October 2021

The First Minister will speak at the 16th UN Climate Change Conference of Youth.


All remaining countries removed from travel red list

All remaining countries removed from travel red list

All remaining countries removed from travel red list

28 October 2021

the Latin American countries of Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will be taken off the list at 4am on Monday.


Gender identity row professor quits University of Sussex after ‘horrible time’

Gender identity row professor quits University of Sussex after ‘horrible time’

Gender identity row professor quits University of Sussex after ‘horrible time’

28 October 2021

Kathleen Stock, who praised the university’s leadership, said she will be leaving after a difficult few years.


Why is the UK at loggerheads with France over fishing?

Why is the UK at loggerheads with France over fishing?

Why is the UK at loggerheads with France over fishing?

28 October 2021

The PA News Agency explains the context of tensions between the UK and the EU over fishing rights.


Man who sent Labour deputy leader threatening email spared jail

Man who sent Labour deputy leader threatening email spared jail

Man who sent Labour deputy leader threatening email spared jail

28 October 2021

Benjamin Iliffe, 36, of Chatteris in Cambridgeshire, sent the email from his personal account on October 16.


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