Tories and Labour reject second EU referendum calls

Tories and Labour reject second EU referendum calls

Image copyrightGetty Images Both the Conservatives and Labour have rejected petitions calling for a second EU referendum to be held. MPs held a debate at Westminster in response to four petitions on Parliament’s e-petitions website. The largest one has attracted more than 130,000 signatures since September. Brexit minister Robin Walker said there would be no second referendum and Labour spokesman Paul Blomfield said he understood the “frustration” behind the petitions but ruled one out. The SNP’s Peter Grant said he would not rule out another Brexit referendum at this stage…

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Golden Globes: Full list of nominees

Golden Globes: Full list of nominees

Image copyrightEntertainment One Image caption Jessica Chastain is nominated for best actress for Molly’s GameThe nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Here is the full shortlist. Film categories Best motion picture – drama Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best motion picture – comedy or musical The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama Timothee Chalamet,…

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Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Image copyrightShazam Image caption London-based Shazam originally required users to dial a number and play a song down a phone line before it became an appScan your eyes over Apple’s just-published list of the year’s most popular iPhone apps, and there’s one notable omission: Shazam. In fact, it’s been a while since the song-identifying software squeezed its way into the iOS App Store’s top 10. So, why has Apple confirmed it is “combining” its business with that of the smaller London company? It has not revealed the price it is…

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Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60

Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60

Image caption Chegwin was a familiar face on children’s televisionVeteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family has said. They said he had endured a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition” which “rapidly worsened towards the end of this year”. He died at home on Monday with his family by his side, who said they were “heartbroken”. Tributes have been paid from the world of entertainment for the “true telly legend”. His career spanned five decades. ‘Life and soul’ Chegwin was perhaps…

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Branson's knee-in-the-groin showdown with BA's Walsh on hold

Branson's knee-in-the-groin showdown with BA's Walsh on hold

The most anticipated knee in the groin in modern business history appears to have been dodged after Sir Richard Branson and Willie Walsh both claimed to have won a bet placed five years ago over Virgin Atlantic’s future. Disappointingly for aviation industry observers, a rendezvous to settle a spat that developed across two continents in 2012 appears to be off. At the time, Walsh – the chief executive of British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group – made comments suggesting that the Virgin Atlantic brand could disappear after US company…

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