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Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, and a flagship service of the namesake company Facebook, Inc. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

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Rees-Mogg channels Peppa Pig to praise puddle jumping [Video]

Rees-Mogg channels Peppa Pig to praise puddle jumping

Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg recalled an episode of Peppa Pig as he gave his support for a puddle jumping contest. The World Puddle Jumping Championships are usually held at Wicksteed Park in..

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Chancellor: New help will make 'a significant difference' [Video]

Chancellor: New help will make 'a significant difference'

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the new financial measures he announced today for Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas will make "a significant difference" to jobs and businesses. Report by Blairm. Like us..

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Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses [Video]

Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses

Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas which have been hit by the restrictions will be eligible for cash grants of up to £2,100 a month, a move which will..

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Boris Johnson hosts Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi [Video]

Boris Johnson hosts Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed his Iraqi counterpart Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to 10 Downing Street. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Minister: ‘Fingers crossed’ we will get a Brexit deal [Video]

Minister: ‘Fingers crossed’ we will get a Brexit deal

Home Office minister Kit Malthouse has talked up the chances of a trade deal with the EU, saying he was “hopeful”, but remained adamant that the UK “can function without a deal" in terms of..

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Minister: People should check area's Covid restrictions [Video]

Minister: People should check area's Covid restrictions

Minister for crime and policing Kit Malthouse has said it is important that people inform themselves about the coronavirus regulations in their areas. When asked about comments made by assistant chief..

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Deputy Labour leader accused of ‘scum’ insult during debate [Video]

Deputy Labour leader accused of ‘scum’ insult during debate

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner was engulfed in a row as she was accused of calling a Tory MP "scum" during a Covid-19 debate in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Chris Clarkson said the insult..

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Quibi apps arrive on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV [Video]

Quibi apps arrive on Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV

American short-form mobile video platform Quibi has just launched apps for Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. The streaming service company announced the change in an updated support article. The..

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Tobias Weller raises £150,000 for Sheffield charities [Video]

Tobias Weller raises £150,000 for Sheffield charities

A nine-year-old boy from Sheffield has raised more than £150,000 for local charities since lockdown began, 300 times more than his initial goal. Tobias Weller, who has cerebral palsy, was only walking..

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Two dead after gas explosion in west London [Video]

Two dead after gas explosion in west London

Two people have died after a building collapsed in West London. London Fire Brigade are searching through the wreckage after a gas explosion in a shop in Southall early this morning. Report by Blairm...

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Liverpool and Man Utd in talks to form new European League [Video]

Liverpool and Man Utd in talks to form new European League

The idea of a European Super League in football has been floated for decades. But now it seems plans could take off as Liverpool and Manchester United show interest in forming a new European Premier..

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Nigerian protesters march on Downing Street [Video]

Nigerian protesters march on Downing Street

Protesters marched from the Nigerian High Commission in central London to Downing Street, following shootings at an End Sars protest in Lagos. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Minister confirms South Yorkshire Covid restrictions [Video]

Minister confirms South Yorkshire Covid restrictions

Health minister Edward Argar has confirmed to MPs that South Yorkshire will enter Tier 3 lockdown from one minute past midnight on Saturday. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Ancient order of 13th century nuns turns its hands to music [Video]

Ancient order of 13th century nuns turns its hands to music

Nuns from the Poor Clares of Arundel are making music in an effort to help people relax through the coronavirus pandemic and show others a little bit about their way of life. Music producers use the..

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Burnham: The north gets ‘pushed around’ by Westminster [Video]

Burnham: The north gets ‘pushed around’ by Westminster

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has told ITV News that the government went “a step too far” by trying to impose the highest coronavirus restrictions with funding on Westminster's..

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Sturgeon announces extension to hospitality restrictions [Video]

Sturgeon announces extension to hospitality restrictions

Scotland's First Minister has said that restrictions on hospitality north of the border will be in place for a week longer than previously stated. The Scottish Government will publish a tiered system..

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Boris Johnson announces £60m offer to Manchester boroughs [Video]

Boris Johnson announces £60m offer to Manchester boroughs

Boris Johnson has said that the £60 million offered to Greater Manchester to support businesses affected by new coronavirus restrictions will be distributed to the region's boroughs. The prime..

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Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street ahead of PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street ahead of PMQs

Boris Johnson has departed 10 Downing Street ahead of his weekly appearance at Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Minister lays out 'formula' for Covid financial support [Video]

Minister lays out 'formula' for Covid financial support

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has laid out the government's "formula" for financial support for regions placed into the highest tier of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. It includes £8 per..

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Minister: Burnham wanted a ‘better deal’ than other regions [Video]

Minister: Burnham wanted a ‘better deal’ than other regions

Robert Jenrick has said talks with Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham broke down because he had insisted on preferential treatment for the region. The local government secretary claimed that Mr..

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Matt Hancock defends funding offer for Greater Manchester [Video]

Matt Hancock defends funding offer for Greater Manchester

Health Secretary Matt Hancock had defended the funding offered for Greater Manchester to enter the Tier 3 level of Covid-19 restrictions, and says it remains on the table for local leaders. Report by..

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PM defends funding for Tier 3 regions [Video]

PM defends funding for Tier 3 regions

Boris Johnson has defended the funding given to regions in Tier 3 Covid alert level, following a breakdown in negotiations with local leaders in Greater Manchester. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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Boris Johnson moves Greater Manchester into Tier 3 [Video]

Boris Johnson moves Greater Manchester into Tier 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Greater Manchester will be placed into Tier 3 Covid alert level, despite opposition from local leaders over financial support. Report by Etemadil. Like..

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Manchester Mayor says Government walked away from talks [Video]

Manchester Mayor says Government walked away from talks

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says the Government "walked away" from negotiations after failing to provide enough financial support for what the region needs to avoid a "punishing..

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