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This robot's 'self-portrait' NFT just sold for nearly $700,000
Sophia the robot is getting into the NFT game. Her "interpretation" of an artist's depiction of her face sold as an NFT (non-fungible token) for over $688,000.
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European Union Turns To Pfizer After Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Suspension
BioNTech/Pfizer is bringing forward delivery of 50 million doses to the second quarter, starting this month, to help make up for the shortfall of the J&J jabs that were meant to...
UK finance lobby urges rules rethink to unlock capital for COVID-19 recovery
Britain should rethink financial rules to free up capital for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, TheCityUK lobby said in a report on Wednesday.
British Gas workers sacked for refusing to agree to 'less pay and longer hours'
Hundreds of British Gas workers, some with decades of service, have been given their marching orders after a two week grace period to sign controversial new contacts ran out
Malta will pay you to go on holiday there this summer
Malta has proposed a new scheme that could see visitors from the UK being paid to holiday on the island.
Prince Harry contacts Wills, Charles, Beatrice & Eugenie to 'park any disputes'
PRINCE Harry has reportedly reached out to close family members to "park any disputes" ahead of Prince Philip's funeral.
Second UK inquiry into ex-PM David Cameron lobbying scandal announced by select committee of MPs
The UK's Treasury Committee has announced it will hold an inquiry into the government lobbying scandal surrounding former Prime Minister David Cameron, which has now engulfed se...
Covid jab could be required for England care home staff
Care home staff in England could be mandated to receive a coronavirus vaccine in new plans under consultation by the government.
Covid-status certificate scheme could be unlawful discrimination, says EHRC
Exclusive: Equalities watchdog tells government documents could create ‘two-tier society’
NHS trust 'to tell staff Covid jab is compulsory' & urges them to change minds
AN NHS trust is reportedly planning to make Covid-19 vaccinations part of staff contracts.
Your WhatsApp account can be suspended by anyone with your phone number
A rather worrying loophole has been uncovered on WhatsApp that means anyone can temporarily suspend your account if they know your number.
Too early to say which countries open for British travellers -minister
It is too early to say which countries will be on Britain’s green list for travel, UK aviation minister Robert Courts said on Wednesday, after easyJet’s chief executive forecast...
Elderly show similar antibody response to 1st dose of Astra, Pfizer COVID-19 shots
The first study to directly compare immune reactions between Pfizer’s and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines found strong and broadly similar antibody responses in over 80-year-old...
Greensill row: Civil servants ordered to declare second jobs
Government departments have been ordered to find out by the end of the week whether senior officials have rule-breaking second jobs.
British Judge says calling black people 'coloured' is OK 'if trying to be polite'
Ryan Justin filed a launched a harassment claim after a white colleague used the outdated word but it was thrown out by employment Judge Robert Clark who accepted the worker was...
Priti Patel’s detention policies found to breach human rights rules
Court finds home secretary accountable for failures to ensure that deaths in immigration detention centres are investigated properly
Actress and model called out for championing puberty blockers for trans kids, claiming ‘loads of girls’ were on them in the 1990s
Actress and model Jameela Jamil has tweeted in support of giving controversial puberty blockers to trans kids, claiming she knew “loads” of girls in school who took them. Her st...
Hong Kong: Britain must prepare now for a great wave of immigrants
Failure to plan for the migration that followed Europe’s eastward expansion led to political chaos and Brexit. But as the UK opens the door to Hong Kong, we’re failing to plan o...
Banbury couple 'starved millionaire to death to steal his fortune'
A couple starved their vulnerable landlord to death to inherit part of his £3.5m estate, a court has heard.
Queen 'understands' why pregnant Meghan can't come to Prince Philip's funeral
The Queen ‘understands’ why pregnant Meghan Markle can’t travel to the UK to attend Prince Philip’s funeral, a source has said.
Revealed: the huge British property empire of Sheikh Mohammed
Holdings of more than 40,000 hectares in London, Scotland and Newmarket make Dubai ruler one of UK’s biggest landowners
Pfizer vaccine cut emergency Covid admissions by 75% in elderly, NHS study finds
PFIZER’S Covid vaccine has cut emergency hospital admissions for the disease by three quarters in elderly people while positive tests are down 70 per cent, an NHS study has found.
Queen's first statement since Philip's death in message to volcano-hit islands
Her Majesty the Queen has said her thoughts are with the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines, where La Soufriere volcano has erupted multiples over the past week
CIA Chief Flags 'Significant Risk' After US Troops Exit From Afghanistan
Burns' testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee underscored a key risk inherent in Biden's decision to pull remaining US forces out, given the enduring presence of al Qaed...
UK productivity rose in 2020 as lockdown hit lower-paid jobs
British workers’ average hourly output rose by 0.4% last year, despite a fall of nearly 10% in total production due to the coronavirus pandemic, as lower-paid jobs bore the brun...
BBC diversity chief complains Idris Elba’s TV detective isn’t ‘black enough to be real’, leaves online commentator baffled
The person tasked with ensuring diversity at the BBC has been accused of harboring narrow-minded views about race after reportedly dismissing a TV character played by actor Idri...
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