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Britain's Hamilton wins fifth F1 world title

Britain's Hamilton wins fifth F1 world title

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Lewis Hamilton has won his fifth F1 World Championship, making him the joint second most successful driver of all time.The 33-year-old becomes only the third man in history to win five world titles. He matches the haul of the Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio and is two behind all-time record holder Michael Schumacher.Hamilton needed only to finish seventh at Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix to become champion, even if Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had won - but the German could manage only second place behind the dominant Max Verstappen, despite a valiant and strong race. It was a difficult race for the Mercedes driver, who battled tyre problems throughout, but his finishing position ...
Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell 'to propose to Lauren Silverman' – pals say

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell 'to propose to Lauren Silverman' – pals say

Entertainment
GETTY MARRIAGE: Simon Cowell is about to propose to Lauren Silverman, according to pals The Britain’s Got Talent boss, 58, is said to have agreed to pop the question.Simon and Lauren, 40, have been together for more than four years and have a son, Eric, four.Now we can reveal loved ones have been trying to convince Simon to finally make official.An insider said: “Everyone close to Simon thinks a proposal is long overdue.“They would love nothing more than to see him and Lauren get hitched. “Simon’s family have been badgering him to finally pop the question and he’s tentatively agreed he’ll do it.“It’s possible he’ll do it live on TV during the B...
Bafta TV Awards: Britain's Got Talent, Love Island and Blue Planet II win

Bafta TV Awards: Britain's Got Talent, Love Island and Blue Planet II win

Entertainment
Britain's Got Talent, Love Island and Blue Planet II were among the winners at this year's Bafta Television Awards.Declan Donnelly was at the ceremony to accept the entertainment programme prize for Britain's Got Talent - but co-host Ant McPartlin wasn't there.Love Island won its first ever Bafta, for best reality show, while Casualty scooped its first Bafta for 11 years, for best soap or continuing drama. Sir David Attenborough picked up Blue Planet II's Must See Moment prize.That was the only award voted for by viewers, and it was for the scene showing a mother pilot whale refusing to let go of her dead calf.Sir David told viewers: "We set out to try and show the seas,...
Britain's Got Talent: Dec to host live shows alone

Britain's Got Talent: Dec to host live shows alone

Entertainment
Declan Donnelly will host the Britain's Got Talent live shows without Ant McPartlin, ITV has confirmed.The broadcaster said Dec will host the live shows without his long-term co-presenter "while Ant steps down from his TV commitments for now".Mr McPartlin was charged with a drink-driving offence last month following a three-vehicle collision in London.He will still feature in the audition episodes of the upcoming series, as they were filmed in January.Britain's Got Talent will return for its 12th series this Saturday. In recent years, the talent show's live semi-finals and final have been screened nightly across one week, usually at the end of May, with the audition shows broadcast in the weeks running up to it.In a statement released on Tuesday, ITV said: "We send Ant all our love. And we...
Britain's May, France's Macron shore up defense commitment

Britain's May, France's Macron shore up defense commitment

Business
Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A summit meeting between British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emanuel Macron yielded a commitment to enhanced defense cooperation, the British government announced.After the meeting on Thursday at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Britain's military college, a British government statement said France will increase its support for the Forward Presence battle group in Estonia. The group, a NATO initiative led by Britain, was organized in 2016 to deter potential Russian aggression against vulnerable NATO countries on the Russian border.Britain will also deploy helicopters to Mali to provide logistical support for French troops operating a counterterrorism mission.May and Macron agreed to the creation of a two-country defense council in which the French and ...