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Meghan Markle's Netflix show cancelled while still in development
Meghan Markle's upcoming animated series 'Pearl' has been quietly dropped by Netflix before it even went to air.
The show was set to follow the story of a 12 year old girl named Pearl who explored the stories of famous women throughout history.
Ms Markle signed a $135 million deal with the streaming giant to voice the animated series and hoped to inspire young girls with “positive stories from around the world”.
The streaming provider has seen a mass drop-off in subscribers - leading to billions of dollars in losses and a slew of show cancellations.
Which energy firms met Boris Johnson – and how big are their profits?
Vital statistics on power-generation firms suspected of having cashed in on high energy prices
SEC Probes Coinbase on Staking, Asset Classification, Stablecoin Products
Coinbase said the SEC’s requests have to do with the company’s staking programs, asset listing process, classification of assets and stablecoin products.
Truss tax plans could put millions at risk of ‘real destitution’, says Sunak
Candidates to be next prime minister clash over how to tackle energy crisis at hustings in Cheltenham
Work from home: a meal, a waitress and a robot
A woman who uses a wheelchair is able to work as a waitress at a Mong Kok restaurant from her Tsing Yi home, thanks to a robot that allows her to remotely serve customers.
What are the options for managing skyrocketing energy bills this winter?
Explainer: The looming hardship is fuelling support for Don’t Pay UK campaign, but there are other approaches
Nicola Sturgeon says Liz Truss asked her ‘how to get into Vogue’
Scottish first minister said Truss ‘looked a little bit as if she’d swallowed a wasp’ when she told her she had been in Vogue twice
Disney overtakes Netflix in battle for subscribers
Disney will launch a new ad-supported streaming service in the US in December, as it overtakes Netflix in the race for paid subscribers.
Suella Braverman received £10,000 leadership bid donation from prominent climate denier’s firm
Attorney general declared the donation from company owned by Terence Mordaunt, who chaired the climate sceptic thinktank Global Warming Policy Foundation
UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries
The UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, has called for action to curb cryptocurrencies in developing nations, in three policy briefs published on Wednesday.
Leeds man says ‘racist’ stop and search turned him off joining police
Watchdog orders West Yorkshire police to reinvestigate complaint by Hesham Sharif over search last year
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