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29th May 2023
# John Caldwell
‘Personal element’ to attack on PSNI detective, court hears, as seven men are charged
The seven have been remanded in custody.
# Wildfires
EU doubles firefighting aircraft fleet ahead of hot and dry summer
The aircraft are stationed in 10 member states while over 400 firefighters will be pre-positioned in Greece, France and Portugal.
Four dead after boat overturns on Italy's Lake Maggiore
Around 20 survivors were rescued by passing boats or swam to shore.
“The viewing numbers doubled in a day” - How a Daft Advantage Ad makes selling your home easier
Discover how you can make selling your home easier and receive increased offers with the help of a Daft Advantage Ad.
Phillip Schofield denies claims of 'toxicity' at This Morning as presenters say show will go on
It comes after This Morning’s former resident doctor claimed there was a “toxic” culture on the show.
# Turkey
Turkey's Erdogan to extend two-decade rule after victory in run-off election
The election was widely seen as the country’s most consequential in its 100-year history as a post-Ottoman republic.
This week
28th May 2023 - 2nd June 2023
# Elections
Erdogan declares victory in Turkey's historic run-off election
Erdogan had entered the day as the firm favourite to extend two decades of his rule.
# Endgame
Leicester and Leeds relegated, Everton survive on Premier League's final day
A dramatic final day sees the Foxes go down seven years after winning the title.
Lidl's summer sale is now here
Lidl has everything you need to enjoy the sun, all at great prices.
# rialto bridge
Stretch of Venice's Grand Canal turns bright green
Police are investigating amid speculation about a stunt by environmentalists.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Northern Ireland
Seven men charged with attempted murder of PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell
Detective Caldwell was shot multiple times at a sports centre in Omagh on 22 February.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Female cyclist dies in road accident, Munster win title and Just Stop Oil protest at Twickenham – This evening’s top stories.
# Twickenham
Just Stop Oil protesters invade pitch and throw orange powder at rugby premiership final
Fans jeered the duo before cheering as stewards escorted them from the stadium.
Meet 2023's National Enterprise award nominees
The 31 regional representatives are a diverse group, including Atlantic ocean seaweed cultivators and 'Netflix for AR' creators.
# Phillip Schofield
Phillip Schofield admits he had relationship with ‘younger male colleague’ at ITV
The former This Morning presenter said that the relationship was ‘unwise, but not illegal’.
# Ukraine
Russia strikes Ukraine medical facility, killing at least two people
A video distributed by officials showed a blaze ripping through a two-storey building in Dnipro.
# Food security
WHO to expand support for farmers to grow food instead of tobacco
Following a successful pilot scheme in Kenya, the UN wants to expand it to other countries and continents.
# witch trials
US state of Connecticut absolves 12 people convicted of being witches 370 years ago
Senators in Connecticut voted 33-1 in favour of a resolution that officially proclaims their innocence.
# factcheck
Debunked: Video arguing migrants will damage Ireland relies on false claims and statistics
‘Our children’s future is in peril’, the video says, citing news organisations with strong racist links
WIN: Two tickets to Beyond The Pale festival in Wicklow - thanks to Absolut (Competition closed)
Beyond The Pale is back again this year and you don’t want to miss this year’s incredible festival.
# France
Climate protesters sprayed with tear gas at TotalEnergies shareholder meeting in Paris
The protest was mostly peaceful.
# Celine Dion
Celine Dion cancels 2023-2024 shows, including two Dublin gigs, over health concerns
The pop icon said she was not strong enough to tour as she battles a rare neurological disorder.
# Assassination Plot
FBI files reveal threat to kill Queen Elizabeth during 1983 visit to California
The file states the man claimed he was going to attempt to harm the queen ‘by dropping some object off the Golden Gate Bridge onto the royal yacht Britannia’.
# Asos
Fast fashion firm Asos secures €86 million fundraising to support turnaround plan
It comes after Asos earlier this month revealed losses of more than €334 million for the half-year to February.
# Esther Rantzen
Broadcaster Esther Rantzen reveals her lung cancer has progressed to stage four
Rantzen said her ‘diagnosis of stage four lung cancer made me realise how very lucky I’ve been in my life.’
Want to make your home more energy efficient but not sure where to start? Here’s what you need to know
All of your home energy upgrade questions answered.
# Asiana Airlines
South Korean plane lands safely after passenger opens door during runway approach
The plane was still about 200m above the ground, a passenger sitting near the emergency exit “opened the door manuall
# Twitter
Twitter to quit EU disinformation code, European sources say
The voluntary pact contains over three dozen pledges such as better cooperation with fact-checkers and not promoting actors distributing disinformation.
# 6 january
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes jailed for 18 years over Capitol riot
He was the first person to be sentenced having been convicted of seditious conspiracy over the 2021 insurrection.
# Portugal
Officers flatten excavation site and dig holes as Madeleine McCann searches conclude
Portuguese police confirmed the search concluded today and materials had been sent to Germany for testing.
# Nakano
Three people, including two police, dead after attack by man with rifle and knife in Japan
A suspect with a rifle and knife was holed up inside a building, police and media reports added.
Artisan bakers, zero waste pioneers, and agritech trailblazers are just some of the nominees for 2023’s National Enterprise awards
Local Enterprise Offices around the country have come together to celebrate and recognise various businesses innovating and performing exceptionally.
# Downing Street
Man arrested in London after car crashes into gates of Downing Street
Images on social media showed a vehicle crashed into the gates, surrounded by emergency vehicles.
# Ukraine
Wagner mercenary group says it is leaving its positions in Bakhmut to regular Russian army
‘We are withdrawing units from Bakhmut today. We are handing over positions to the military, ammunition and everything,’ Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin said.
# LA
17-year-old boy falls to his death while climbing Los Angeles bridge for ‘social media broadcast’
The bridge opened last year and has quickly become a hotspot for social media stunts.
# Ron DeSantis
DeSantis mocked by Trump and Biden for glitchy campaign announcement on Twitter
Technical difficulties marred the official launch of DeSantis’ presidential campaign, which was hosted on Twitter yesterday.
Issue of impartiality at BBC is ‘almost unresolvable’, Gary Lineker says
The former England striker’s comments come as he received an award for his commitment to promoting human rights.
Tina Turner: The Queen of rock ‘n’ roll with a commanding stage presence
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee.
# US Election
Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis has officially launched his presidential campaign
The 44-year-old governor has filed a declaration of candidacy for US president.
# Jailed
Rapper Fetty Wap jailed for six years for his part in New York-based drug trafficking plot
He was arrested in 2021 on charges of participating in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York City area.
# Sudan
Fighting in Sudan has displaced more than 1.3 million people, says UN
Violence erupted in April after months of escalating tensions between rival generals Abdel-Fattah Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
# tiktok
UK teen given criminal behaviour order after entering home for TikTok ‘prank’
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court after he filmed himself entering a stranger’s living room.
# Madeleine McCann
Police in Portugal begin digging in woodland in fresh Madeleine McCann searches
Officers spent hours cutting back the undergrowth at Barragem do Arade today.
# Russia
Russia vows 'extremely' harsh response to incursions from Ukraine after attack on Belgorod
Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said that the territory was targeted overnight by numerous drones.
# Cardiff
Family of teenager killed in Wales crash appeal for peace after locals riot against police
Tensions spilled over into rioting which saw missiles and fireworks thrown at the police and cars set alight.