Man cleared of killing suspected thief during citizen’s arrest in Bristol | Bristol

A man has been cleared of killing a suspected thief who died after he pinned him down and knelt on his back for nine minutes during a citizen’s arrest. Nathan Smith, 38, was accused of using “excessive force” as he restrained Craig Wiltshire, 43, but insisted he was only trying to hang on to him… Continue reading Man cleared of killing suspected thief during citizen’s arrest in Bristol | Bristol

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Emails suggest Boris Johnson authorised Afghan animal rescue despite denials | Boris Johnson

Foreign Office emails appear to contradict Downing Street denials that Boris Johnson did not personally authorise the controversial rescue of cats and dogs from a British animal charity in Afghanistan. The first of two emails released on Wednesday, from an unnamed Foreign Office official working in the private office of Zac Goldsmith and dated 25… Continue reading Emails suggest Boris Johnson authorised Afghan animal rescue despite denials | Boris Johnson

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‘Her thunder would not be stolen’: Damian Lewis speaks about loss of Helen McCrory | Helen McCrory

Damian Lewis has spoken publicly for the first time about the loss of his wife, Helen McCrory, who died last year from breast cancer aged 52. During an evening of poetry dedicated to McCrory at the National Theatre, Lewis paid tribute to the “one person whose thunder would absolutely not be stolen”. The show, called… Continue reading ‘Her thunder would not be stolen’: Damian Lewis speaks about loss of Helen McCrory | Helen McCrory

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Sing 2 review – animation sequel has all the gloss but lacks heart and soul | Film

Writer-director Garth Jennings has returned with a sequel to the highly successful family animation Sing, about a koala called Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey, a musical theatre impresario with a never-say-die attitude and a cute troupe of talking, singing animals. That was a slick product with a fair bit of charm, but this follow-up… Continue reading Sing 2 review – animation sequel has all the gloss but lacks heart and soul | Film

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Vidkun Quisling installed as Nazi puppet premier of Norway | Norway

New post for Quisling From our diplomatic correspondent2 February 1942 London, SundayThe Germans still have their uses for Quisling. To-day he was made chief of the occupied state of Norway by Terboven, the Reich Commissioner (governor) of Norway, who extended to him the blessings of Hitler, his supreme master. Quisling and his National Samling (or… Continue reading Vidkun Quisling installed as Nazi puppet premier of Norway | Norway

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First Thing: Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine | US news

Good morning. Joe Biden has said he will consider personal sanctions against Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as western leaders step up military preparations and make plans to shield Europe from Russian gas being cut off. The rare sanctions threat came as Nato placed forces on standby and reinforced eastern Europe with more ships… Continue reading First Thing: Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine | US news

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