Empire star Jussie Smollett ‘staged hoax attack over salary’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson: “Smollett dragged city’s reputation through mud” US actor Jussie Smollett staged a fake attack on himself because he was “dissatisfied with his salary”, according to Chicago Police. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a news conference that he “took advantage of the […]

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Record UK government surplus in January

Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s public finances have received a big boost ahead of the chancellor’s Spring Statement next month. Income from taxes beat public spending by £14.9bn in January, the largest monthly surplus since records began in 1993, official figures showed. The bumper surplus beat economists’ forecasts of £10bn, and was £5.6bn greater than […]

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Purplebricks shares dive on sales outlook shock

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in estate agents Purplebricks plunged after it slashed its sales forecast and announced the departure of two senior executives. The company expects sales for the current financial year of between £130m and £140m. Its previous forecast was between £165m and £175m. Purplebricks blamed a “challenging” UK housing market and “headwinds” […]

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World’s biggest bee found alive

Image copyright Clay BoltImage caption A single female Wallace’s giant bee was found The world’s biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science. The giant bee – which is as long as an adult’s thumb – was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a single […]

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Teeny T. rex relative discovered in US

Image copyright Jorge Gonzalez / Lindsay ZannoImage caption Artwork: Tyrannosaurs were generally small early on in their evolution A newly discovered relative of Tyrannosaurus rex stood just over a metre tall at the hip, a study shows. The diminutive tyrannosaur reveals crucial new information about how T. rex established itself as a dominant carnivore in […]

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