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Strictly Come Dancing launch sees Nicola Adams and Katya Jones paired

Strictly Come Dancing launch sees Nicola Adams and Katya Jones paired

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Sir Tom Jones turns 80: Singer shares ‘tremendous’ memories

Sir Tom Jones turns 80: Singer shares ‘tremendous’ memories

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As he celebrates his 80th birthday, Sir Tom Jones has said he will keep singing "as long as there's breath in my body".The Welsh legend, who was born on 7 June 1940, said he did not mind growing old because "the memories are tremendous".And he said lockdown reminded him of his own two-year isolation with tuberculosis from the age of 12."I sympathise with young people that can't go and play," he said. Sir Tom, who grew up in Pontypridd, enjoyed huge commercial success with hits including It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat? and Kiss. He became one of the world's biggest stars, with his live Las Vegas performances earning the admiration of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. ...
Famous birthdays for June 7: Iggy Azalea, Tom Jones

Famous birthdays for June 7: Iggy Azalea, Tom Jones

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June 7 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include: Advertisement -- Pope Gregory XIII in 1502 -- British fashion plate George "Beau" Brummell in 1778 -- French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin in 1848 -- Actor Jessica Tandy in 1909 -- Actor/singer Dean Martin in 1917 -- Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, in 1917 -- Singer Tom Jones in 1940 (age 80) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 1942 -- Former talk-show host Jenny Jones in 1946 (age 74) -- Turkish author Orhan Pamuk in 1952 (age 68) -- Actor Liam Neeson in 1952 (age 68) -- Singer/songwriter Prince in 1958 -- U.S. Vice Pr...
Dow Jones records biggest fall in history amid coronavirus fears

Dow Jones records biggest fall in history amid coronavirus fears

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New York's Dow Jones has recorded its biggest one-day points fall in history as the coronavirus stock market sell-off gathered pace.The Wall Street index fell by 1,191 points, or 4.4%, as share indices across the globe entered "correction" territory amid heightening worries about the economic impact of the outbreak. It put US markets on course for their worst week since October 2008 - at the height of the financial crisis.Earlier on Thursday, the FTSE-100 suffered its biggest one day fall in percentage terms since August 2015.Markets in London, Europe, and the US were in so-called "correction" territory after the latest declines - meaning they have lost more than 10% of values off their most recent highs. ...
Six Nations: Adding more teams would be a mistake – Eddie Jones

Six Nations: Adding more teams would be a mistake – Eddie Jones

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England coach Eddie Jones believes increasing the number of teams in the Six Nations would be a mistake.Reports have suggested South Africa could join the competition in 2023, but there has also been speculation that an eight-team event might be introduced."It's called the greatest rugby tournament in the world and I think it is," Jones insisted. "So why would you want to add other teams that are going to decrease the level of competition?" There has also been a suggestion that Fiji would also like to join and could play their 'home' games in France.The last change to the structure of the event was in 2000 when Italy became the sixth nation.Since then they and Scotland are the only teams not ...