Month: November 2023

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Booking.com customers warned of ‘well-designed scam’ putting details for sale on dark web

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Booking.com customers warned of ‘well-designed scam’ putting details for sale on dark web

Booking.com customers have been warned of a "well-designed scam" that has seen account details sold on the dark web.Cybersecurity firm Secureworks said criminals are targeting the website's partner hotels to steal user details. They then send phishing emails to the customers, claiming their reservation will be cancelled if they do not provide payment information urgently.Rafe Pilling, director of threat intelligence at Secureworks, said the tactic was seeing a "high success […]

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Grace Dent breaks silence after leaving I’m A Celebrity

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Grace Dent breaks silence after leaving I’m A Celebrity

Restaurant critic Grace Dent has spoken out for the first time since she left the I'm A Celebrity jungle on medical grounds.The columnist left the Australian jungle earlier this week, and said she "didn't go out as I planned, or wanted". Just two days after her departure it was announced Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn was also leaving the show.In her first statement shared on social media since leaving, Dent […]

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Omid Scobie says he ‘never submitted’ book with names of royals who ‘questioned’ Archie’s skin colour

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Omid Scobie says he ‘never submitted’ book with names of royals who ‘questioned’ Archie’s skin colour

Author Omid Scobie has insisted he never submitted a book with the names of two members of the royal family alleged to have raised "concerns" about the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son. Dutch copies of his latest book, Endgame, have been pulled after they were reportedly named in the translation. But speaking on ITV's This Morning, Mr Scobie insisted: "I have never submitted a book that […]

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Last chance to see pandas in Scotland before they head home to China

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Last chance to see pandas in Scotland before they head home to China

The curtain is coming down on Scotland's panda show.For more than a decade the large furry animals have been the star attraction of Edinburgh Zoo, but time is up for the most famous duo in town. Yang Guang, a male giant panda, and female Tian Tian first arrived in December 2011 as part of a 10-year agreement between the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and the China Wildlife Conservation […]

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Brookside actor Dean Sullivan has died

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Brookside actor Dean Sullivan has died

Actor and director Dean Sullivan has died at the age of 68. Sullivan was the longest-serving member of the Channel 4 soap Brookside, playing Jimmy Corkhill between 1986 and 2003.The actor had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. He died peacefully on Wednesday, his agent said. Image: Sullivan (second left) pictured with Brookside co-stars Michael Starke, Claire Sweeney and Sue Jenkins at the BAFTA TV awards in 1999 "To […]

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Metaphor for a nation? America’s National Christmas Tree falls over

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Metaphor for a nation? America’s National Christmas Tree falls over

America’s National Christmas Tree fell over in front of the White House on Tuesday afternoon due to high winter winds. The tree, a 40-foot Norway spruce from West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest, had been planted just two weeks ago on the White House Ellipse, an area known as President's Park. According to the National Park Service (NPS), it fell over around 1pm on Tuesday amid heavy gusts that reached as […]

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Uber to offer partnership with black cab drivers in London

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Uber to offer partnership with black cab drivers in London

People in London will be able to order black cabs through Uber from early next year, the company has announced.A spokesman for the firm said a "small number" of taxi drivers have already signed up to the service and it hopes to recruit "several hundred" by January. Senior figures in the black cab industry have frequently expressed concerns over the growth of Uber, which has traditionally offered minicab journeys.Steve McNamara, […]

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Firefighter says e-bike battery blaze could have been ‘much worse’ as calls grow for regulation

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Firefighter says e-bike battery blaze could have been ‘much worse’ as calls grow for regulation

A firefighter has spoken of the moment he arrived at a property engulfed by flames after an e-bike battery exploded, as calls grow for the government to crack down on the devices.The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is backing proposals by charity Electrical Safety First for the batteries to be regulated like fireworks and heavy machinery, which require third-party approval before going on sale. Nine people have died in fires […]

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Convicted killer signed $50,000 contract with victim’s family to reveal what happened to her body

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Convicted killer signed $50,000 contract with victim’s family to reveal what happened to her body

A convicted killer signed an extraordinary $50,000 contract with his victim's family to reveal what happened to her body.Nizamodeen Hosein had kept the secret of Muriel McKay's fate for more than 50 years, long after his release from prison, until her family made him an offer he couldn't refuse. But after signing an agreement that would have rescued him from a life of poverty, he turned down the money (the […]

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