Red Nose Day: ‘Irreplaceable’ Lenny Henry kicks off his last Comic Relief

Speaking to the audience at home, Henry said: “There are so many people living tough lives in incredibly difficult situations here in the UK and beyond…for the last 40 years we’ve made these films and you’ve watched them, and every single time you’ve come through.” Source: BBC News

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Billie Piper opens up about Laurence Fox comments

The actress says she dislikes being told or asked about controversies about her former husband. Source: BBC News

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Fani Willis can stay on Donald Trump Georgia election case if ex-lover quits

In his 23-page ruling on Friday, Mr McAfee presented Ms Willis with two options: to step down, along with her team, and have the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council take the case over, or have Mr Wade step down and allow “the public to move forward without his presence or remuneration distracting from and potentially compromising the […]

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Buses in west of Scotland to be locally controlled

A franchise system would mean fares, routes and ticketing are controlled by a local public body. Source: BBC News

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Europa League quarter-finals draw: Liverpool meet Atalanta and West Ham face Bayer Leverkusen

Liverpool will play Atalanta in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with West Ham set to face Bayer Leverkusen. The Reds still have the potential to pick up four trophies in Jurgen Klopp’s final season in charge. Italian rivals AC Milan and Roma meet for a place in the semi-finals, while Portuguese club Benfica take […]

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Israel downplays truce prospects after Hamas response

Meanwhile an aid ship is nearing Gaza in a pilot voyage aimed at opening up a maritime supply route. Source: BBC News

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McDonald's customers unable to order after IT outage

The fast food chain is facing technical problems with its tills, leaving customers unable to order. Source: BBC News

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NI 'back in business' Murphy tells US investors

The Economy Minister says he is focussing on NI’s dual access to EU and GB markets. Source: BBC News

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Newspaper headlines: Frank Hester ‘gave £5m more’ and Russia ‘jams Shapps jet’

Image caption, A variety of stories lead Friday’s papers. The i reports that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has ended speculation that he will hold an early general election on 2 May, though adds that anxiety in No 10 is growing as angry Tory MPs increasingly question his authority. The paper quotes one MP saying there […]

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Father of US school shooter convicted of manslaughter

For the first time parents are convicted of manslaughter over their child’s role in a shooting in the US. Source: BBC News

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