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Rail ombudsman created to handle rising tide of complaints

Image copyright EPA A new rail ombudsman is to be set up to handle complaints from passengers about train travel. Complaints about train services are currently running at over half a million a year, following widespread dissatisfaction. The ombudsman will deal with complaints that have not been resolved by train operators or passenger groups such […]

US & World

Nicaragua forces 'regain control' of protest city Masaya

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pro-government paramilitaries in Monimb√≥ The Nicaraguan city of Masaya, which has been at the centre of anti-government protests, is back under state control, the government says. The announcement comes after forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega violently clashed with activists in the Monimb√≥ neighbourhood on Tuesday. Residents described coming “under […]

Entertainment

Bohemian Rhapsody: 5 ways the Queen trailer rocked

The latest trailer for the long-awaited Queen biopic offers almost as many layers as Bohemian Rhapsody. The clip at nearly three minutes is mercifully nowhere near as long. Packed full of the some of the group’s biggest hits, the trailer offers a dizzying snapshot into the highs and lows faced by the band and its […]

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7 shows that helped make Netflix so popular

Image copyright Courtesy of Netflix Image caption Stranger Things has become one of the company’s biggest hits In the early days of Netflix, subscribers used the streaming service to binge-watch shows like Breaking Bad, which they’d missed when they were first broadcast. But as the company grew larger, it became even better known for making […]

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Huge Jeff Goldblum statue erected next to Tower Bridge

Image copyright PA Image caption The statue mimics a pose Goldblum made in Jurassic Park, which was released 25 years ago. A 25ft (7.6m) statue of Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum has been put up in the shadows of Tower Bridge. The monument marks the 25th anniversary of the film Jurassic Park, in which Goldblum played […]

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Sir Cliff Richard: Reaction to the High Court ruling

Image copyright PA The High Court ruling on Sir Cliff Richard’s privacy case against the BBC has prompted reaction from media, police and friends of the singer. Here’s what’s being discussed. What has the BBC said? While the BBC has apologised to Sir Cliff Richard for the distress caused by coverage of the raid on […]

US & World

Trump Putin: US president defends meeting and press conference

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The president said “Trump Derangement Syndrome” was to blame for the criticism US President Donald Trump has defended his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid a backlash over his performance. On Twitter, Mr Trump condemned “haters” who did not want him getting along with Mr Putin, saying they suffered […]

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Princess Eugenie invites 1,200 members of public to Windsor wedding

Image copyright PA Image caption Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, pictured at the Serpentine Galleries, will marry in October Princess Eugenie has invited 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for her wedding later this year. The 27-year-old, who is the Queen’s granddaughter, will marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank in […]

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Black Panther's sister, Shuri, gets own Marvel comic series

Image copyright Marvel Image caption The new comic series will debut in October Marvel has announced a new comic book series about Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, a scientific genius and princess of the mythical nation of Wakanda. It debuts in October and will be written by author Nnedi Okorafor and artwork by Leonardo Romero. The […]

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Farnborough Airshow: Airlander to offer 'luxury expeditions'

Image copyright HAV Image caption Airlander 10 took off six times from its former base at Cardington The world’s longest aircraft, which collapsed at its former base last year, is to offer “luxury expeditions”. The passenger cabin for Airlander 10, a combination of plane and airship based in Bedford, was unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow. […]