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‘It was a wee bit emotional’: Woman finds wedding ring she lost in potato patch 50 years ago

86-year-old Peggy MacSween thought she would ‘never see it again’

Chelsea’s Millie Bright: ‘You want the FA Cup final to be intense. It’s going to be spicy’

Exclusive interview: Fresh from captaining England, the Chelsea defender is relishing the return of fans at Wembley for the biggest match of the domestic season

Thousands enter eighth day without power following Storm Arwen

Forecasters have warned almost freezing temperatures will hit parts of the UK over the weekend.

Indonesia: Mount Semeru volcano erupts as locals filmed fleeing 40,000ft cloud of ash

A volcanic eruption in Indonesia has sent ash and smoke flying 40,000ft in the air.

Magda Eriksson warns Chelsea to expect tough test in delayed FA Cup final

The Blues will be bidding to complete last season’s domestic treble but captain Eriksson feels Sunday’s clash with Arsenal at Wembley is ’50-50′.

Aston Villa face Leicester as frayed Gerrard-Rodgers relationship rekindled

The two managers hold great respect for one another but their time together at Liverpool was soured by a declining Gerrard’s frustrations with Rodgers

Rishi Sunak calls for blueprint for tax cuts before next election

The Chancellor has ordered Treasury officials to draw up options to reduce the tax burden.

Reported plan for 2p pre-election cut in income tax ‘indefensible’, says expert

Treasury sources insist no decisions yet made in review of levies ordered by Rishi Sunak

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass

A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone

Jair Bolsonaro to be investigated for linking Covid vaccines to Aids

Brazil president has repeatedly peddled unscientific claims about Covid-19 and refused to get vaccinated

Covid omicron news – live: Cases of new variant double as GPs told to defer some services to speed up boosters

Ministers told they may not be able to wait for data before enforcing more restrictions

Hong Kong's new Catholic bishop hopes to foster healing

The new head of Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese has expressed hope that he could foster healing in a congregation and a city divided by the continuing fallout from massive anti-government protests in 2019

Merkel makes final appeal to Germans to get vaccinated

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel has made what is likely her final appeal before leaving office next week for Germans to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Brendan Rodgers seeks consistency from ‘outstanding’ James Maddison

The 25-year-old has three goals and three assists in his last three matches.

Voices: After a good week for Labour, Keir Starmer still needs to tell people why they should vote for him

There are things Labour could do. Set out some principles. Make it known how life would be better under Prime Minister Starmer. Perhaps try a little radicalism on for size.


Gambians vote in 1st post-Jammeh presidential election

Lines of voters are forming outside polling stations in Gambia’s capital as the nation holds a presidential election

Traditional wrestling continues as a Friday fixture in Kabul

Through clouds of billowing dust, two men circle each other warily before one plunges forward, grabbing his rival’s clothing

Call to back ‘vital’ small businesses during crucial festive trading period

Small Business Saturday aims to encourage people to spend money in smaller shops.

Steven Gerrard backs Ollie Watkins to earn England recall

The 25-year-old has scored two goals in Steven Gerrard’s first three games as manager.

Channel 4 is not left-wing, chief executive says

The Government has been consulting on plans to privatise the broadcaster, which could be sold off to a private buyer.

It took six men to carry Mariah Carey’s 60-pound Dolce & Gabbana Christmas special gown

Singer jokes she always has ‘sometimes five, sometimes six’ men helping her in heavy dresses

Police: Pakistan detains scores in lynching of Sri Lankan

Officials say police have arrested 13 suspects and detained dozens of others in the lynching of a Sri Lankan employee at a sports equipment factory in eastern Pakistan

Strictly: Dan Walker ‘broke down’ after latest performance and was ‘consoled’ by Nadiya

‘The emotion of the evening became too much,’ a show source said

Ajaz Patel takes all 10 wickets for New Zealand in India

The spinner is only the third man to achieve the feat in a Test innings and did so in the city of his birth, Mumbai.

‘The biggest of hearts’ – Family pay tribute to 24-year-old crash victim

Robert McGhee died when his car left the road and hit a tree on Monday evening.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia cast addresses blackface mistake in latest episode

‘I’m doing something ant-racist and I think I deserve praise for that,’ Rob McElhenny’s character says

Germany's Social Democrats set to approve government deal

The center-left party of German Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz is meeting to decide whether to approve a deal to form a new government with environmentalist and pro-business parties