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'They were going to find a way to destroy me': Harry and Meghan's bombshell documentary airs

Prince Harry has described the "feeding frenzy" surrounding his relationship with Meghan in the couple's much-anticipated documentary series - with the duchess saying the press would always "find a way to destroy" her.

A peculiar feature of Harry and Meghan's Netflix series raises a difficult question | Rhiannon Mills

The anticipation was high, the start of the first episode delivering on the drama.

People who plan to travel over Christmas should 'think carefully'

People should "think carefully" about going on holiday over the Christmas period after Border Force workers became the latest to announce they would go on strike, the home secretary has said.

'Potential criminality' at Labour's largest donor, two independent reports find

Two bombshell independent reports into alleged corruption at one of the UK's largest trade unions are to be handed to the police after "potential criminality" was discovered.

'Dangerously cold weather' grips UK as millions can't afford to heat their homes

More than three million low-income households cannot afford to heat their homes during the current spell of cold weather - putting their health at risk, according to new research.

Major search and rescue operation launched after fishing vessel feared to have sunk off Jersey coast

A "major search and rescue operation" has been launched after a ship collided with a fishing vessel, which is thought to have sunk, off the Jersey coast.

Iran executes first known prisoner arrested during protests

Iran says it has executed a prisoner arrested during the ongoing anti-government protests - the first known death sentence linked to the unrest.

Raheem Sterling to return to England's World Cup base in Qatar

Raheem Sterling will return to Qatar to rejoin the England squad ahead of the Three Lions' clash against France on Saturday.

Iranian forces shooting at faces and genitals of female protesters, medics say

Exclusive: Men and women coming in with shotgun wounds to different parts of bodies, doctors sayIranian security forces are targeting women at anti-regime protests with shotgun fire to their faces, breasts and genitals, according to interviews with medics across the country.Doctors and nurses – treating demonstrators in secret to avoid…

Millions cannot afford to heat homes as UK faces Arctic snap

Joseph Rowntree Foundation urges government to increase basic rate of support to help cover essentialsMore than 3 million low-income UK households cannot afford to heat their homes, according to research, as a “dangerously cold” weather front arrives from the Arctic.The UK Health Security Agency has issued a cold weather alert…

Suella Braverman tells people to ‘think carefully’ about Christmas holiday plans because of impact of Border Force strike – live

Home secretary warns of serious disruption and implies people should consider changing plansWes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, has issued this statement about the latest performance statistics from NHS England. (See 9.51am and 10.27am.) He said:The NHS is heading into this winter with more people waiting for treatment than at…

Prince Harry: royals didn’t understand risk to Meghan of racial attacks

Duke and Duchess of Sussex say in Netflix series that media is ‘destroying us’ for calling out racism• Follow the Harry & Meghan viewing live blogPrince Harry has said the royal family failed to understand that his future wife needed protection against racist attacks, as the couple claimed the media…

Russia-Ukraine war live: 93,000 invading troops killed, Kyiv says, amid claims Russia wants to conscript Zaporizhzhia locals

Over 300 Russian troops in the last 24 hours, Ukraine claims, as army reports that Russia planning to replace soldiers with locals in MelitopolAt a glance: what we know on day 288 of the invasionBefore I hand you over to my colleague, Harry Taylor, here are some of the latest…

Tory MP Julian Knight rejects any wrongdoing after whip removed

MP for Solihull and West Midlands says he has been targeted by rumours and ‘threats involving blackmail’The Conservative MP Julian Knight has vehemently rejected any wrongdoing after the party removed the whip following a complaint about him to the Metropolitan police, saying he had been targeted by unfounded rumours, and…

Tim Farron calls approval of first UK coalmine in 30 years ‘daft’

Cumbrian MP questions decision for site as he likens plans to ‘opening of a Betamax factory’Ministers giving the green light to Britain’s first coalmine in 30 years is “like celebrating the opening of a Betamax factory”, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has said.Farron, whose constituency borders the one where the new…

Fishing boat believed to have sunk after collision with ferry off Jersey coast

Major search and rescue operation under way after incident at 5.30am on ThursdayA fishing boat is believed to have sunk after a collision with a ferry off the coast of the Channel island. A major search and rescue operation for crew members is under way.Jersey’s chief minister, Kristina Moore, sent…

World Cup 2022: Luis Enrique leaving Spain job, plus latest news – live

Portugal deny Ronaldo threatened to leave squadRaheem Sterling will return to England camp on FridayEmail Will with any thoughts | Tweet @W_F_MageeHere’s a stat which backs up the assessment of Griezmann as one of France’s biggest attacking threats. Contrary to accepted wisdom, Deschamps’ side are not just the Mbappé Show.You…

Ollie Pope retains gloves as England prepare for second Test in Pakistan

Mark Wood for injured Liam Livingstone only changeStokes: ‘Foakes still No 1 gloveman in England’Ollie Pope will remain as England’s wicketkeeper for the second Test against Pakistan that starts in Multan on Friday despite Ben Foakes returning to full fitness after a sickness bug.Announcing his team 24 hours out from…

England’s adaptability and squad depth can give them an edge against France | Karen Carney

Gareth Southgate could use a five-man defence to combat Kylian Mbappé and has the advantage of a strong benchThere has been a lot of discussion about how England can try to nullify the threat of Kylian Mbappé in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday but the important thing for them…

David Warner’s manager claims players given permission to ball-tamper in 2016

‘They were told to do it,’ manager James Erskine claimsWarner withdraws bid to have his captaincy ban revokedDavid Warner’s manager has sensationally claimed players were given permission to tamper with the ball by unnamed officials some 16 months before the Cape Town scandal in 2018.The drama surrounding Warner’s leadership ban…

Qatar World Cup whistleblower was tortured, claims family

Abdullah Ibhais raised concern at workers’ treatmentActivists call on UN to help release him from prisonA Qatari whistleblower who was jailed after raising concerns about the mistreatment of migrant workers at World Cup stadium sites was tortured on the eve of the tournament, his family has claimed.The human rights organisation…

Luis Enrique to leave as Spain manager after surprise World Cup exit

Spanish FA’s plan for ‘new project’ signals coach’s departureSpain knocked out in last 16 by Morocco on penaltiesLuis Enrique is set to leave his post as Spain manager after the side’s last-16 exit to Morocco. The Spanish FA (RFEF) issued a statement on Thursday thanking Luis Enrique for his service…

‘A challenging period’: Yorkshire agree to release Gary Ballance from his contract

Former England batsman cannot play for another county in 2023‘The most important thing for him is to get better and play again’Yorkshire have agreed to release Gary Ballance from his contract. The former England batsman, who played 23 Tests and 16 ODIs, met his former Yorkshire teammate Azeem Rafiq in…

Ben Stokes focuses on bigger picture in lockstep with Brendon McCullum

Captain goes into second Test in Pakistan relishing being one of ‘two blokes leading the charge with exactly the same mindset’For a decent indication of the machismo coursing through the veins of Ben Stokes, take his answer to a hypothetical question posed before the second Test against Pakistan that starts…

‘Brilliant spectacle and atmosphere’: readers’ favourite Christmas concerts

The Christmas atmosphere is at its best accompanied by flickering candles, superb choral music, ancient buildings and the odd pub. Our tipsters know where to go. Scroll down to see the winnerThe wonderful Sixteen choral ensemble is about to present its 2022 Christmas programme, featuring a beautiful collection of music…

Switzerland’s brilliant new train route: direct from Montreux to Interlaken

The GoldenPass line has long been known for incredible views, but now a pioneering engineering feat has made it even more attractiveAs the train winds up the hillside above Lac Léman’s north shore, leaving Montreux behind, I know exactly where we’re heading because I’ve done this journey before. The bustle…

‘No lack of wildness’ - a car-free break on the John Muir Way, Scotland

The East Lothian segment of the coast to coast trail dedicated to the great conservationist, reveals seabird colonies, beaches and historic housesPioneering conservationist John Muir was born in Dunbar on the east coast of Scotland in 1838, and his birthplace is now a museum. He moved to the US when…

Rail journey of the month: Lisbon to Vigo via Porto, past dunes, rivers and the Atlantic

Our slow travel expert enjoys the cross-border Celta train between Portugal and Spain, and not only because it costs just €5.25It should not be that difficult to reach Portugal by train. About 15 years ago, I travelled from Berlin to Lisbon with just a single change of train in Paris.…

Tell us about a scenic bus route – you could win a holiday voucher

Done any great bus trips in the UK on public transport, passing great scenery or buildings? The best tip wins £200 towards a Sawday’s stayDespite cuts in rural services there are still many bus routes that pass through great countryside and interesting towns and can form the basis of brilliant…

A local’s guide to Chamonix, France: great hikes, the Alps and decent sushi

With soaring peaks on its doorstep the town is an international hotspot. Mountain guide Julien ‘Pica’ Herry tells us what he loves about the birthplace of alpinismCool Cats in the Rue de Moulins is where I go for an early dinner with my kids, and it’s best in the summer…

‘Festive joy and genuine excitement’: Readers’ favourite independent UK shopping streets

Brilliant delis, art shops, cafes and more exuding the Christmas vibe from Penzance to Glasgow, delight our tipsters. Scroll to the bottom for the winning tipRather than spend an afternoon in the crowds of Manchester why not jump on a tram and ride 20 minutes to the trendy south Manchester…

A moorland walk to a temperance bar: Mr Fitzpatrick’s, Rawtenstall

There’s no boozing at the end of this hike through industrial history, but at a pub like this you won’t even miss itI love pubs and I usually enjoy a pint after a walk – but not always. If I’m driving a fair distance home, or I’m dehydrated and extremely…

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Goat Simulator 3's Free Holiday Update Lets You Weaponise Christmas

Available now.The original Goat Simulator was supported after launch for a very long time with numerous DLC packs, and it looks like the sequel is heading the same way. Available today is a free content update for Goat Simulator 3, allowing you to get into the holiday spirit.With the latest…

Forspoken PS5 Demo Appears Ready for Release

PlayStation Japan tweets about it.Square Enix is ready to release a PS5 demo for Forspoken according to a now-deleted post from the official PlayStation Japan Twitter account. The text "demo announcement trailer" could very clearly be seen in the tweet, with official news of the pre-release tester expected at The…

Guide: What Time Is The Game Awards 2022?

Dates, times, and what to expect.What time is The Game Awards 2022? Geoff Keighley is about to step onto the stage in his big trainers to send off the year with a bang. Comprising numerous awards given to the year's top talent and various trailers and announcements for 2023 and…

Train Sim World 3 Books a Trip to Toy Town in Unexpected Xmas Expansion on PS5, PS4

Set in a 80s living room, complete with Famicom and CRT.Train Sim World 3 and its various predecessors are deeply realistic simulators, with an outrageous eye for detail when it comes to railway machinery. The release of the Holiday Express is unexpected, then: it delivers a festive route set in…

Street Fighter 6 June 2023 Release Date Leaked via PS Store

Ready, Fight!What's that? Another release date has been leaked through an online storefront? You better believe it! And this time, it's the turn of Street Fighter 6. According to the game's PS4 PlayStation Store page — as shared on ResetEra — the anticipated brawler is set to launch on the…

Hideo Kojima's Teases Continue on the Eve of The Game Awards

Princess Beach is in another castle.Well, it had temporarily gone quiet on the Kojima Productions front, but auteur Hideo has dropped one more tease ahead of tomorrow night’s The Game Awards. Previously, he’d posted silhouettes of actresses Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna; now he’s posted a third silhouette with the…

PS Plus Not Required for Online Multiplayer on PS5, PS4 This Weekend

How freeing.If you’re not a PS Plus subscriber and fancy a taste of online multiplayer on your PS5 and PS4, then Sony is removing the restriction this weekend. From 10th December through 11th December, everyone will be able to play online, at no extra cost. Of course, the paywall will…

Togges Looks Like a Delightful Puzzle Platformer in PS5, PS4 Launch Trailer

First we've heard of it.It's impossible to cover absolutely everything when games come out at such a clip, so some genuinely interesting-looking stuff inevitably falls through the cracks. Case in point: we've just spotted the above launch trailer for Togges, a 3D puzzle platformer from Thunderful and Regular Studio, and…

iQOO 11 series is the first to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

The iQOO 11 flagship series is here; it features the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and has 120W fast charging support.

WhatsApp now lets you create avatars for your profile photo

WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to create a digital version of yourself with avatars, which you can set as your profile photo or send to others as stickers.

Best Android camera phone 2022

Android phones have amazing cameras, but some phones do the job better than others. Whether you have pets, children, or want to zoom way in, we've got the best picks for you.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra vs. Apple iPhone 14 Pro: Which should you buy?

The Galaxy S22 Ultra continues to be a brilliant all-round device, and let's find out how it measures up against the iPhone 14 Pro.

Google Translate switches to Google Lens for translating text in an image

Google Lens has replaced the built-in camera tool in Google Translate.

How to record a phone call on Android

Recording phone calls on your Android phone is straightforward, and most manufacturers have built-in tools that let you record with ease. Here's what you need to know about recording phone calls on Samsung Galaxy, Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and other phones.

How to transfer data from your old Android phone to your new one

When it's time to switch from your older Android phone to a new one, you'll want to make sure all of your data comes across safely. Thankfully, Google makes it extremely convenient to migrate your texts, call logs, contacts, music, and photos over to your new phone.

Best Verizon Unlimited Plans for Disney Plus in 2022

Verizon is footing the bill for Disney Plus video streaming on some of its plans. These are the best plans to take advantage of the offer no matter how you prefer to watch.

Elon Musk’s Twitter Files Are a Feast for Conspiracy Theorists

From QAnon influencers to @catturd, the very online right sees exactly what they want to see in the CEO’s orchestrated disclosure.

12 Best Office Chairs (2022): Budget, Luxe, Cushions, Casters, and Mats

Sitting at a desk for hours? Upgrade your WFH setup and work in style with these WIRED-tested comfy seats.

'Diablo IV' Is a Return to Hell

This is the series’ first full game in 10 years—and it’ll (probably) come out next year. Here’s an early look.

The World Cup, Netflix, and the Sanitized Future of Sports

A new wave of sports documentaries promises behind-the-scenes access to beloved athletes. But these manufactured series are serving a different purpose.

The Extraordinary Shelf Life of the Deep Sea Sandwiches

How did a lunch last underwater for 10 months? The answer relates to how carbon moves in the deep sea, and has implications for fighting climate change.

Americans Are Moving Into Danger Zones

Folks are flocking to areas plagued with wildfires and extreme heat. Climate change will only make things worse.

Apple Kills Its Plan to Scan Your Photos for CSAM. Here’s What’s Next

The company plans to expand its Communication Safety features, which aim to disrupt the sharing of child sexual abuse material at the source.

Apple Expands End-to-End Encryption to iCloud Backups

The company will also soon support the use of physical authentication keys with Apple ID, and is adding contact verification for iMessage in 2023.

The Extraordinary Shelf Life of the Deep Sea Sandwiches

How did a lunch last underwater for 10 months? The answer relates to how carbon moves in the deep sea, and has implications for fighting climate change.

Americans Are Moving Into Danger Zones

Folks are flocking to areas plagued with wildfires and extreme heat. Climate change will only make things worse.

Everyone Is Sick Right Now

For the past two years, social distancing kept seasonal viruses at bay. Now they’re roaring back.

Electronic Second Skins Are the Wearables of the Future

Flexible e-skins could be used to measure wearers’ blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen levels in real time, assisting with diagnoses and health care.

This Low-Cost Test for Hearing Loss Lives on a Smartphone

Audiology screening can be inaccessible for kids in low-resource areas. By utilizing off-the-shelf products, these scientists are trying to change that.

Park Rangers Are Using Silent Ebikes to Catch Poachers

A Swedish electric bike is helping Mozambique’s park rangers protect game and reducing the need for fossil fuel infrastructure in Africa’s remotest areas.

The Next Great Overdose-Reversing Drug Might Already Exist

Fentanyl-related substances have a bad reputation, but they could also save lives. In the US, a legislative battle to expedite research is heating up.

Please Stop Freaking Out About This Giant Yellow Spider

Invasive species experts urge scientists and the media to avoid sensationalizing Jorō spiders—and wait for science to catch up.