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James Bond 25: New film announced – but where's Daniel Craig?

The 25th James Bond film will be released on 8 November 2019, producers have confirmed. The currently-untitled movie will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked on the last six films. But it has not yet been announced whether Daniel Craig will return to play Bond for the fifth time. The BBC understands the actor has not yet signed a contract, but The New York Times reports his return to the role is a “done deal”. Bond 25 will be produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara…

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HS2: Route through Sheffield to be announced by ministers

The final route of the Manchester and Leeds branch of HS2 will be announced later, including a decision over its path through Sheffield. Contracts worth £6.6bn will also be awarded for work on the first stretch of the new high speed rail line between London and Birmingham. The transport secretary said HS2 would “drive economic growth and productivity in the North and Midlands”. But critics say the project will damage the environment and is too expensive. The first trains are not expected to run until 2026. The decision over its…

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Southampton FC news: Stuart Taylor signs new one-year deal…and it is brilliantly announced by the club

Southampton: The Premier League club have extended Stuart Taylor’s contract Thursday, July 13, 2017 In a summer of over elaborate transfer announcement videos, Southampton have possibly done the best so far. As the window hots up, clubs have been battling not just for signatures but to see who can unveil names in the most creative way. Sides have used the likes popular video game FIFA, Snapchat and fans to announce players and Saints decided to give the trend a sarcastic twist. Announcing a new one-year deal for veteran back-up keeper…

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Contaminated blood scandal inquiry announced

An inquiry will be held into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the prime minister has confirmed. It will establish the causes of the “appalling injustice” that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. NHS patients were given blood products that were infected with diseases, such as hepatitis C and HIV. Families of those who died will be consulted about what form the inquiry should take. It could be a public Hillsborough-style inquiry or a judge-led statutory inquiry, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed. The prime…

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Mamma Mia sequel announced with original cast

Ten years after the release of Mamma Mia, studio executives are taking a chance on the sequel to the smash musical hit. Super troupers Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth are set to reprise their roles. The songs of Abba will also be back to provide a fresh soundtrack, featuring some songs which did not make it in to the original. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is scheduled for release in July 2018. The first film was based on a Broadway musical, but its successor is…

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His Dark Materials follow-ups announced by author Philip Pullman

Author Philip Pullman has announced the publication of the long-awaited follow-up to his best-selling His Dark Materials series of novels. The new trilogy is called The Book of Dust and the first novel will come out in October, 17 years after the last instalment. He says the books are an “equel”, rather than a prequel or sequel. The His Dark Materials trilogy sold more than 17.5 million copies and was translated into 40 languages. The series will return to the story of Lyra Belacqua, and will begin when the heroine…

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special winner announced

The first contestant to leave this season of Strictly Come Dancing has won the show’s Christmas special. Radio DJ Melvin Odoom and partner Janette Manrara won with a perfect score of 40 for their Charleston to the song Sparklejolly-twinklejingley, inspired by the film Elf. Other celebrities taking part included chef Ainsley Harriott and pop star Frankie Bridge, who tied Odoom’s score. The show was also the last appearance of retiring judge Len Goodman. ‘Best Christmas ever’ Strictly’s theme for the Christmas special was festive movies. Harriott and partner Karen Clifton…

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