Chris Cramer: Tributes paid after former BBC and CNN journalist dies aged 73

The “fiercely competitive” but “kind, thoughtful and caring” news executive has died aged 73. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55698131

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Can ‘Great Green Wall’ carry Sankara’s ecological, pan-African dream?

Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso’s folk-hero president, once marshalled a nation to halt the spread of the Sahara. Decades after his brutal death, a pan-African project of epic scale and ambition

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Legendary music producer Phil Spector dies at 81

Issued on: 17/01/2021 – 17:41 Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder,

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'I wanted to paint people who looked like me'

Kelechi discovered her talents during the first lockdown and now her paintings are going global. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55673716

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France may require rapid Covid-19 tests from Irish truck drivers arriving via sea, not UK

Issued on: 17/01/2021 – 17:16 France is considering requiring rapid COVID-19 tests from Irish truck drivers operating on a logistics route that has become key since Britain’s exit from the European

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Magicians mark 100 years of ‘sawing woman in half’ trick

Illusionists around the world are taking part in an online celebration this weekend to mark 100 years since magician PT Selbit first performed the trick of sawing a woman in

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Talented but flawed producer Phil Spector dies aged 81

Spector transformed pop music with his “wall of sound”, but in 2009 was jailed for killing actress Lana Clarkson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55697979

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Phil Spector: Ex-music producer and convicted killer dies | Ents & Arts News

Disgraced former music producer Phil Spector has died aged 81. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has confirmed he died of natural causes on Saturday evening. TMZ says the

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France launches public consultation on legalising cannabis

Issued on: 17/01/2021 – 16:25 France is Europe’s biggest cannabis consumer, despite having some of the continent’s toughest laws against the drug. In response to this failure of the law

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Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine under ‘house arrest’ after disputed vote, party says

Issued on: 17/01/2021 – 15:02 Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine remains under “house arrest”, his party said on Sunday, after a disputed election returned President Yoweri Museveni to office for

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