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RAF fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off coast of Scotland

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RAF fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off coast of Scotland
Ministry of Defence plays down incident in which Typhoons scramble to head off two Tu-95s in international airspace Continue reading...

Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand dies after fall in New York

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Duchess of Cornwall's brother Mark Shand dies after fall in New York
Shand was organising fundraising for his conservation charity when he fell and seriously injured headThe brother of the Duchess of Cornwall has died after an accident in New York, Clarence House has said.Mark Shand, 62, was in New York organising fundraising for his conservation charity when he fell and seriously injured his head. Continue reading...

Lenny Henry campaign: back TV diversity or we'll boycott licence fee

published about 13 hours ago
Lenny Henry campaign: back TV diversity or we'll boycott licence fee
Actor launches petition and email push lobbying culture minister Ed Vaizey to change the law on ethnic minority workersSupporters of a campaign launched by comedian and actor Lenny Henry to change the law to boost the number of black, Asian and minority workers in the television industry say they will consider boycotting the licence fee if the government fails to take action. Continue reading...

Primark to enter US market with Boston store

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Primark to enter US market with Boston store
Retailers including Marks & Spencer, WH Smith, Sainsbury's and Tesco have all found the US market a step too farPrimark, the fashion store that brought the £3 jumper dress to the British shopper, is to open in the US as it attempts to become a global chain.The budget retailer, owned by Associated British Foods, will open its first store in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2015 and said it was in negotiations to open up to eight further stores in north-east America, ... more

Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person in the world

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Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person in the world
People magazine has placed the award-winning 12 Years a Slave actor at the top of its annual poll, continuing a remarkable year for the starHaving starred in a Miu Miu campaign and been signed up as the face of Lancôme within the past three months, Lupita Nyongos fashion ascent has been dizzying and it keeps going. Today, People magazine declared the actress the most beautiful person in the world.Nyongo was catapulted from obscurity to global fame late last year thanks ... more