African cocoa plants run out of beans as global chocolate crisis deepens 

Human Interest 13 March 2024, 6:00 pm 1 minute Reuters exclusively reported that major African cocoa plants in Ivory Coast and Ghana have stopped or cut processing because they cannot afford to buy beans, meaning chocolate prices around the world are likely to soar.  Market Impact Chocolate-makers have already increased prices to consumers, after three […]

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Brighton Women 1-4 Manchester City Women: Visitors cruise to 10th straight WSL win

Lauren Hemp’s opener sent Manchester City on their way to a fifth successive away WSL win Manchester City kept pace with Women’s Super League leaders Chelsea with a routine victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at Broadfield Stadium. Lauren Hemp and Mary Fowler scored in the first half to set City on their way to […]

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Cockney Rebel singer Steve Harley dies at 73

The rock star, whose song Make Me Smile was a number one in 1975, was being treated for cancer. Source: BBC News

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'Good progress' on M25 as Monday rush hour looms

The unprecedented daytime closure affects one of the country’s busiest stretches of motorway. Source: BBC News

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St Patrick’s Day: Parades to take place across Northern Ireland

St Patrick’s Day was originally celebrated as a religious feast to mark his work, but now the day highlights Irish history and culture. It is only marked as a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but many people around the world get involved in celebrations, even if they have no connection […]

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Russia says it repelled multiple drone attacks

Dozens of drones were intercepted, Russia says, but one attack caused an oil refinery fire in Krasnodar. Source: BBC News

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Teenager is one of Scotland's youngest mountain rescuers

Matthew Knapman, a probationer with Assynt MRT, volunteered after he was injured in a bike crash. Source: BBC News

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Evacuations as Iceland volcano erupts again

It is the fourth eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula since December – and Grindavik is evacuated again. Source: BBC News

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France 33-31 England: Thomas Ramos kicks late penalty as hosts finish second

Victory over England was France’s first win at home in this Six Nations France: (16) 33 Tries: Le Garrec, Barre, Fickou Pen: Ramos 4 Con: Ramos 3 England: (10) 31 Tries: Lawrence 2, Smith, Freeman Pen: Ford Con: Ford 3 Thomas Ramos kicked the winning penalty from the halfway line as France edged England in […]

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Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle United: Bernardo Silva scores twice in FA Cup win

Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals with a comfortable victory over a jaded and disappointing Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side remain in contention to repeat last season’s historic Treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup, and were barely troubled on a rain-lashed night in Manchester. They are the […]

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