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Blossom Capital closes $432M fund for Series A deals in Europe
European startups collectively raised a record $100 billion+ in funding in 2021, a sign of their swelling ranks, ambitions and stature.
Raab briefly admits No 10 event was a 'party' - before rowing back
Dominic Raab appeared to briefly admit there was a "party" in No 10 while the rest of the country faced severe Covid lockdown restrictions - before rowing back on his remarks.
Cubs Eschewing Power In New Ways
Last season, as most of Major League Baseball moved incontrovertibly towards a high velocity, strikeout-forward approach, the Cubs put together a soft-tossing rotation not at all focused on missing bats.
Texas hostage taker had criminal and mental health history in UK
A British man who flew to the US, acquired a gun and took hostages at a Texas synagogue had a criminal record and an extensive history of mental health issues, the Guardian understands.
Lords watchdog launches inquiry into Michelle Mone over 'VIP lane' contract
The House of Lords commissioner for standards has launched an investigation into the Conservative peer Michelle Mone, relating to the PPE company awarded £203m government contracts via the "VIP lane" after she referred it to the Cabinet Office in May 2020.
Why Liverpool star being targeted by Barcelona must remain a Red
Liverpool FC has yet to make a splash in this month's open transfer window; however, it is not stopping suitors from inquiring about essential Reds.
Can The White Sox Make The Most Of Andrew Vaughn?
The White Sox have one of the best closers of his generation burning a hole in their pocket.
Everton make contact over Martinez
By Phil McNulty Chief football writer
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Marnie Clayton: Teenager missing after leaving Windsor nightclub
P olice are appealing for help in finding a teenager last seen leaving a nightclub in Windsor She did not return home and was reported missing by her family just before 3am.
Revealed: the Flint water poisoning charges that never came to light
A team of prosecutors and investigators leading the investigation into the Flint water crisis from 2016 through 2018 were assembling a racketeering case against the architects of a bond deal that residents and experts say sparked the health disaster, sources familiar with the criminal investigation have told the Guardian.