Black hole 'event horizon' image captured for the first time

Black hole 'event horizon' image captured for the first time

Courtesy: National Press Club Astronomers have captured the first image of a supermassive black hole big enough to swallow stars at the centre of a distant galaxy. The image of the supermassive black hole at the core of galaxy M87 was obtained...
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Nasa and SpaceX are on course to make history on Wednesday as they launch two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will journey to the International Space Station (ISS) at around 9.30...
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Princess Beatrice and Dermot O'Leary unite to read an award-winning children's book

Princess Beatrice and Dermot O'Leary unite to read an award-winning children's book

To mark the winner of this year's Oscar's Book Prize HRH Princess Beatrice and TV personality Dermot O'Leary have joined with others in lockdown, to record themselves reading the story, for all to enjoy. The picture book, called Tad has been writ...
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Boots introduces new safety measures for high street stores

Boots introduces new safety measures for high street stores

Boots is introducing new safety measures as it expects more customers to visit its high street shops as lockdown continues to ease. Upgraded PPE, additional screens at counters and hand sanitising stations are among the new measures to be introd...
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Sierra McCormick says new movie The Vast Of Night is the scariest she's seen in years

Sierra McCormick says new movie The Vast Of Night is the scariest she's seen in years

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Bayern Munich triumph in Der Klassiker

Bayern Munich triumph in Der Klassiker

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick and Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre reflect on Tuesday's clash at the Westfalstadion, which saw Bayern triumph 1-0.
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Brexit briefing: 218 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 218 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Conor Murphy, Northern Ireland's Finance minister is quoted saying Stormont will struggle economically due to both Brexit...
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All you need to know from the May 26 Covid-19 briefing

All you need to know from the May 26 Covid-19 briefing

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces the trial of a new drug which he describes as probably the biggest step since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Team GB judokas train together in lockdown

Team GB judokas train together in lockdown

Team GB judo athletes Nekoda Smythe-Davis and Chelsie Giles continue to train in lockdown together despite the Olympics postponement.
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Matt Hancock: Dominic Cummings decision was within guidelines

Matt Hancock: Dominic Cummings decision was within guidelines

Health Secretary Matt Hancock followed the Prime Minister and other senior members of Cabinet in supporting Dominic Cummings decision to travel to County Durham during lockdown. Mr Hancock says Mr Cummings' need for childcare represented an 'exce...
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Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment

Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced plans for a new trial of drug Remdesivir, a treatment originally developed to fight Ebola, which appears to shorten recovery time for people with Covid-19.
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No new coronavirus deaths reported in Northern Ireland

No new coronavirus deaths reported in Northern Ireland

Minister of Health Robin Swann announces no new deaths with coronavirus were reported on Tuesday in Northern Ireland. This is the first time since the pandemic took hold in March that the daily figure has been zero.
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Nicola Sturgeon launches test-and-trace initiative in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon launches test-and-trace initiative in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government's approach to implementing its test, trace, isolate and support strategy will be in place from Thursday. Anyone in Scotland with coronavirus symptoms will now be tested and have their contact...
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Canterbury Cathedrall cat disappears during sermon

Canterbury Cathedrall cat disappears during sermon

A cathedral cat has become a viral sensation after brazenly disrupting a recording of morning prayers. The Very Rev Dr Robert Willis managed to ignore the disturbance and continued his sermon.
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Train firm using disinfectant which 'will kill coronavirus for up to 30 days'

Train firm using disinfectant which 'will kill coronavirus for up to 30 days'

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Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll passes 37,000

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll passes 37,000

As of 5pm on 25 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 37,048 have died according to figures from the Department of Health.
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What's changed with the new lockdown laws?

What's changed with the new lockdown laws?

The Prime Minister has announced the second wave of lockdown easing, this time focusing on retail. As of June, all shops across England will be able to open, only if they can meet the guidelines to protect shoppers and workers. This piece looks...
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Michael Gove has driven 'on occasion' to test eyesight

Michael Gove has driven 'on occasion' to test eyesight

Michael Gove told LBC he had driven to check his eyesight, but he was "not an authority of driving" as it had taken him seven times to pass his test. When Nick Ferrari put it to Cabinet Minister Michael Gove that Dominic Cumming's Land Rover woul...
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Critics lead backlash against Dominic Cummings' statement

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Dominic Cummings has faced huge backlash from politicians and the public after being accused of flouting the rules he helped impose on the rest of the country. Critics included political commentator Alastair Campbell and SNP leader Ian Blackford.
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Dominic Cummings opened up to the media on Monday about his stay in County Durham amid lockdown restrictions. But despite his press conference lasting an hour, many of the Downing Street adviser's explanations did not satisfy everyone, and there ...
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Dominic Cummings: Government minister resigns over aide's alleged breach of lockdown

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Brexit briefing: 219 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 219 days until the end of the transition period

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Prince of Wales dedicates radio show to performers

Prince of Wales dedicates radio show to performers

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to musicians, singers and dancers across the UK who have had to deal with the "heartbreaking" cancellation of performances due to the coronavirus pandemic. Charles dedicated a Classic FM show to orchestral per...
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Man paralysed at 19 finds vocation as a mouth painter

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