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'Brilliant, refreshing and much needed': Viewers praise opening moments as GB News takes to the air 

'Brilliant, refreshing and much needed': Viewers praise opening moments as GB News takes to the air 

The new channel, which aims to cater to a broad audience including those under-represented in the 2016 Brexit debate, was a hit with viewers as it launched tonight. The first new channel in 24 years.

Fury as Boris Johnson set to delay Freedom Day for a MONTH amid fears lockdowns will drag on and on

Fury as Boris Johnson set to delay Freedom Day for a MONTH amid fears lockdowns will drag on and on

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to confirm that the June 21 Freedom Day will be pushed back to July 19 following a sharp rise in cases of the Indian variant.

Company closures spark fears of surge in Covid loans fraud

Company closures spark fears of surge in Covid loans fraud

Figures show that in the first three months of this year almost 40,000 firms were 'struck off', a rise of 743 per cent on the same period of last year.

Naftali Bennett becomes Israeli's new Prime Minister as parliament votes in coalition government

Naftali Bennett becomes Israeli's new Prime Minister as parliament votes in coalition government

Naftali Bennett has become Israel's new Prime Minister after the country's parliament voted in his coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12 years in power.

How a surf-mad mother's homemade 'changing robe' is now selling for £150 a pop

How a surf-mad mother's homemade 'changing robe' is now selling for £150 a pop

A 'dryrobe' is a cosy, waterproof tent-like gown invented by Cornish surfer Gideon Bright. Fitness guru Joe Wicks has one; so do singer Harry Styles, TV's Poldark Aidan Turner and even Rita Ora.

Joe Biden says he doesn't want a joint presser with Putin where they try to 'embarrass each other'

Joe Biden says he doesn't want a joint presser with Putin where they try to 'embarrass each other'

President Joe Biden said he did not want to hold a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their summit meeting next week because it could be a 'distraction.'

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom enjoy a boat ride in the bright sunshine along the canals of Venice

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom enjoy a boat ride in the bright sunshine along the canals of Venice

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were spotted enjoying a boat ride in the bright sunshine along the canals of Venice on Sunday, shortly after arriving in the Italian city.

DR RENEE HOENDERKAMP: We cannot allow our country to become a draconian dystopia 

DR RENEE HOENDERKAMP: We cannot allow our country to become a draconian dystopia 

DR RENEE HOENDERKAMP: There is now a very real danger that these infringements on ordinary, everyday life will continue not only the rest of the year but until next spring at least.

Shows MUST go on: Andrew Lloyd Webber leads backlash against delay to Covid re-opening roadmap 

Shows MUST go on: Andrew Lloyd Webber leads backlash against delay to Covid re-opening roadmap 

The theatre impresario urged ministers to give theatres and other venues a 'lifeline' by permitting larger audiences and warned that they risked bankrupting the entire arts industry.

What England's unselected players are up to during their Euro 2020 clash with Croatia 

What England's unselected players are up to during their Euro 2020 clash with Croatia 

As England kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia, those that did not make Gareth Southgate's final 26 man squad are marking the big day in their own way.

Boris Johnson tries to calm tensions over Brexit sausage war

Boris Johnson tries to calm tensions over Brexit sausage war

Boris Johnson today desperately tried to calm rising tensions between the UK and the EU after Dominic Raab blasted Emmanuel Macron for making 'offensive' comments.

England 1-0 Croatia: Gareth Southgate's gamble pays off! Raheem Sterling nets winner for Three Lions

England 1-0 Croatia: Gareth Southgate's gamble pays off! Raheem Sterling nets winner for Three Lions

MARTIN SAMUEL AT WEMBLEY: Raheem Sterling justified Gareth Southgate's shock decision to pick him in England's Euro 2020 opener by netting the winner.

Now that's a real AIRBNB! Taste the high life with a stay in these converted aircraft

Now that's a real AIRBNB! Taste the high life with a stay in these converted aircraft

Think about the best night's sleep you've ever had. I bet it wasn't on board an aeroplane, was it? Book a night in any of these genuine 'airbnbs' and that could soon change.

Big weddings ban: Barbecue for world leaders at G7 summit sparks 'hypocrisy' claims

Big weddings ban: Barbecue for world leaders at G7 summit sparks 'hypocrisy' claims

Rebecca Lee and fiancé Joe Henderson (pictured) have already moved their wedding date twice. The pair, both 30, had initially planned to get married on August 22 last year.

It's go for GB News! First new British news network in 24 years takes to the airwaves

It's go for GB News! First new British news network in 24 years takes to the airwaves

GB News, which is aiming to reach those who feel 'unheard' by the media, launched at 8pm tonight with a special programme titled Welcome To GB News.

Cape Cod lobster diver who was gulped up by a whale also survived plane crash 20 years ago

Cape Cod lobster diver who was gulped up by a whale also survived plane crash 20 years ago

Michael Packard, the Cape Cod lobster diver who escaped the mouth of a humpback whale last Friday, also survived a plane crash that left three dead in Costa Rica 20 years ago.

Euro 2020: Denmark's team doctor confirms Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrestclose to death

Euro 2020: Denmark's team doctor confirms Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrestclose to death

The midfielder fell to the ground just before half-time and needed emergency CPR treatment for 13 minutes. The 29-year-old was stabilised on the pitch and was taken to hospital.

Furious MPs demand certainty over ending of Covid restrictions amid fears of loop of lockdowns

Furious MPs demand certainty over ending of Covid restrictions amid fears of loop of lockdowns

The rebel MPs complained that every time the country nears freedom 'you hear the scraping of shovels and the goalposts are lifted up and moved'.

How lab-grown diamonds became every girl's best friend

How lab-grown diamonds became every girl's best friend

Six to seven million carats of lab-grown diamonds were produced last year and market is estimated to be worth £1.35bn. Laura Chavez, 37, from London, reveals inspiration behind her brand Lark & Berry.

'Shut down these sick suicide sites': Victims' families call for end of 'death cult' online forums

'Shut down these sick suicide sites': Victims' families call for end of 'death cult' online forums

Websites, found through a simple internet search, connect vulnerable people with thousands of forum members who provide instructions on how to end their lives.

Novak Djokovic shows champion's mentality as he comes from two sets down to win the French Open

Novak Djokovic shows champion's mentality as he comes from two sets down to win the French Open

Djokovic blew the chance to serve out the first set and was outclassed in the second before demonstrating his never-say-die attitude to defeat first-time Grand Slam finalist Tsitsipas.

Joe Biden has got the best of British, writes ROBERT HARDMAN 

Joe Biden has got the best of British, writes ROBERT HARDMAN 

ROBERT HARDMAN: Windsor Castle was looking every bit as splendid as it did for Saturday's scaled-down Birthday Parade. The Queen seemed on equally sparkling form yesterday.

Joe Biden heads to Windsor for afternoon tea: Queen welcomes US President and First Lady

Joe Biden heads to Windsor for afternoon tea: Queen welcomes US President and First Lady

The American leader and First Lady Jill Biden visited the Berkshire royal residence this evening, after attending the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Rishi Sunak rejects pleas from businesses to extend furlough scheme

Rishi Sunak rejects pleas from businesses to extend furlough scheme

Demands from businesses to extend the furlough scheme were rejected by Rishi Sunak last night - despite the expected delay to ending lockdown. From July 1 a staged withdrawal of the scheme begins.

The who's who of GB News: Alastair Stewart, Kirsty Gallacher join Andrew Neil's new channel

The who's who of GB News: Alastair Stewart, Kirsty Gallacher join Andrew Neil's new channel

Andrew Neil is the face and chairman of GB News. Former Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry will host Dewbs & Co every weeknight.

Twins enjoyed carefree river jaunt just before crocodile attack

Twins enjoyed carefree river jaunt just before crocodile attack

Smiling at the camera, Melissa Laurie looks every inch the carefree backpacker as her boat speeds through a picturesque waterway in Mexico.

Space Force sends military satellite into orbit as part of new, special projects unit 'Space Safari'

Space Force sends military satellite into orbit as part of new, special projects unit 'Space Safari'

The U.S. Space Force launched a military satellite, called Odyssey, into space on Sunday as part of its new, secret special projects unit called Space Safari.

Jill Biden and Joe coordinate while Queen is pretty in pink for royal meeting

Jill Biden and Joe coordinate while Queen is pretty in pink for royal meeting

Jill Biden changed into a baby blue suit to match husband Joe's tie for their royal sit down on Sunday while The Queen was pretty in pink to host the first couple for tea.

Scientists warn of 'reckless endangerment' that comes from our efforts to contact extraterrestrials

Scientists warn of 'reckless endangerment' that comes from our efforts to contact extraterrestrials

A group of astronomers say our efforts to contact aliens could lead to 'the reckless endangerment of all mankind,' amidst growing UFO encounters by US Navy aircrafts in recent years.

GB News accuses the BBC of an eleventh-hour 'ambush' in row over access to shared footage

GB News accuses the BBC of an eleventh-hour 'ambush' in row over access to shared footage

The BBC is alleged to have been calling for the new station (its offices pictured above) to be barred from accessing footage of public events which is available via a 'pooling' system.

Biden lands in Brussels to reaffirm NATO ties frayed under Trump

Biden lands in Brussels to reaffirm NATO ties frayed under Trump

Joe Biden touched down in Brussels on Sunday evening as he continues his first foreign trip as president and keeps his focus on rebuilding ties with European allies.

Video captures Central Park mugger stealing a woman's phone in broad daylight

Video captures Central Park mugger stealing a woman's phone in broad daylight

Bystander video shows the brazen daylight mugging of a woman for her phone on Friday morning in Central Park. A good Samaritan would later retrieve the phone, but the mugger is still at large.

The end of an era: From Trump to corruption probes, how Netanyahu has dominated Israel's politics

The end of an era: From Trump to corruption probes, how Netanyahu has dominated Israel's politics

Netanyahu was replaced by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid who took the reins after forming a coalition government with six other parties, including Mansour Abbas's Islamic conservative Raam party.

Biden and other G7 leaders call out China to respect 'human rights and fundamental freedoms'

Biden and other G7 leaders call out China to respect 'human rights and fundamental freedoms'

A final communique issued at the end of the G7 summit calls on China 'to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially in relation to Xinjiang.'

Police launch murder probe after pensioner, 68, found dead from 'compression of neck' after blaze

Police launch murder probe after pensioner, 68, found dead from 'compression of neck' after blaze

Linda Hood, 68, was found by firefighters who were tackling a blaze at a home in Gorleston in Norfolk on Friday morning. A post-mortem exam confirmed she had been strangled to death.

Britons pack beaches and beauty spots as temperatures hit 83F on hottest weekend of the year

Britons pack beaches and beauty spots as temperatures hit 83F on hottest weekend of the year

Temperatures have hit a sweltering 83F this afternoon in what should be the hottest day of the year just as England kicked off their Euro 2020 campaign at Wembley with victory over Croatia.

FBI raids Hollywood home of NCIS and S.W.A.T. actor who was inside US Capitol

FBI raids Hollywood home of NCIS and S.W.A.T. actor who was inside US Capitol

Some 20 agents in tactical gear raided the home of Siaka Massaquoi in North Hollywood just before 6am on Friday. He is suspected of taking part in the January 6 riot inside the US Capitol.

England supporters pack fan zones and pub gardens as Euro 2020 campaign starts

England supporters pack fan zones and pub gardens as Euro 2020 campaign starts

Taking advantage of the good weather, fans dressed in England colours or went shirtless as they held pints of beer aloft to watch the team win 1-0 against Croatia. Pictured: Newcastle.

Boy, 17, dies after being assaulted in incident near Derbyshire cinema

Boy, 17, dies after being assaulted in incident near Derbyshire cinema

Police said officers and ambulance crews were called to an alleyway at the side of a cinema in Swadlincote before 10.40pm on Saturday but the boy died at the scene.

Glamorous WAGs of England stars   don football shirts ahead the squad's first Euros match 

Glamorous WAGs of England stars don football shirts ahead the squad's first Euros match 

The glamorous WAGs of England's Euro stars took to Instagram to wish the squad good luck as they prepare to play in England's first Euro match against Croatia this afternoon.

Pictured: Boy, 15, who died after being stabbed as he headed to school in west London

Pictured: Boy, 15, who died after being stabbed as he headed to school in west London

Jalan Woods-Bell has had his picture released earlier today by the Met Police. At around 8.30am on Friday morning, police received reports of a fight on Blyth Road, near Global Academy in London.

Fan seriously injured after falling from stand at Wembley during England v Croatia clash

Fan seriously injured after falling from stand at Wembley during England v Croatia clash

Witnesses saw the spectator fall at around 2pm, when the game kicked off. They then plunged towards seats and concrete below, according to reports.

Putin says 'of course' Russia will extradite cyber hackers

Putin says 'of course' Russia will extradite cyber hackers

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will extradite ransomware 'criminals' - if the U.S. 'agrees to the same' and would send criminals to Russia.

Covid cases rise by 40% in a week to 7,490 as PM refuses to guarantee June 21 'Freedom Day'

Covid cases rise by 40% in a week to 7,490 as PM refuses to guarantee June 21 'Freedom Day'

It comes after the PM has been told by ministers that lockdown rules will remain in the UK until next spring unless he can see off the pressure to delay their easing.

Thomas Markle claims Meghan and Harry are treating like an axe murderer in 60 Minutes interview

Thomas Markle claims Meghan and Harry are treating like an axe murderer in 60 Minutes interview

Speaking publicly for the first time since the birth of Meghan and Harry's daughter Lilibet, Thomas Markle begged them to let him meet his grandchildren in an explosive interview.

TIM SPARV: The way English referee Anthony Taylor controlled Christian Eriksen's incident was key

TIM SPARV: The way English referee Anthony Taylor controlled Christian Eriksen's incident was key

FINLAND CAPTAIN TIM SPARV: Everyone will remember the day Chistian Eriksen collapsed for the rest of their lives, it was a very extreme and emotional day - we were still up at 4am.

Study shows 29% of people who died after catching the new strain had BOTH vaccinations

Study shows 29% of people who died after catching the new strain had BOTH vaccinations

With the PM on the verge of delaying 'Freedom Day', new analysis by Public Health England has revealed that 29 per cent of Covid deaths from the B.1.617.2 strain have had two injections.

Boris Johnson and Carrie face backlash for using Wilfred as a 'prop' at G7 summit

Boris Johnson and Carrie face backlash for using Wilfred as a 'prop' at G7 summit

Social media users have hit out at the multiple appearances of the Prime Minister's son Wilfred who has been used in several photo-ops at the G7 summit in Cornwall this weekend.

Incredible moment 8 Michigan deputies LIFT overturned Pontiac to free unconscious woman

Incredible moment 8 Michigan deputies LIFT overturned Pontiac to free unconscious woman

A group of Michigan deputies can be seen working to free a woman trapped underneath her flipped car Thursday. Dontonio Temone Nichols, inset, was arrested for fleeing the scene.

Peter Schmeichel slams 'ridiculous' decision to restart game after Christian Eriksen collapse

Peter Schmeichel slams 'ridiculous' decision to restart game after Christian Eriksen collapse

The game continued at 7.30pm UK time after the Danish players agreed to continue having spoken to Eriksen over the phone, but Schmeichel says UEFA left the players with little choice.

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