Good night. Russian investigators plan to question a pilot amid suggestions that Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private plane was blown up from the inside.
Elsewhere, it has been revealed that notorious serial killer Rose West was allowed to keep her bank account after executives considered “unbanning” her.
Russia to question pilot about “Wagner plane bomb”
Russian investigators plan to question a pilot amid suggestions that Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private plane was blown up from the inside. The West believes that Vladimir Putin is likely responsible for the reported deaths of Prigozhin and key Wagner lieutenants.
roland oliphant suggests that Prigozhin’s death will spur a fight for Africa in Russia, while Charles Lipson Analyze the basic problem with all mercenary armies.
Exclusive: ‘Ethical’ bank allowed serial killer Rose West to keep her account
It has been revealed that the notorious serial killer was allowed to keep her bank account after executives considered “unbanking” her. The Co-operative Bank considered closing West’s account during a review of clients with criminal records about a decade ago. Read more about the “disbanking” scandal and the others in which banking services have been denied.
Private schools and grammars experience the biggest drop in GCSE top marks
Private schools and grammars have caused a record drop in top GCSE marks as the government tries to return to pre-pandemic standards. The drop is the result of measures to end pandemic-grade inflation. Despite this, the share of upper grades this year remained higher than in 2019. This comes amid a shift in the gender gap between grades.
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BBC promises | Director Sir John Eliot Gardiner resigned after beating a singer in his choir. craig simpson reports that the internationally renowned British bandleader slammed a bassist named William Thomas as a “sleepy fool” in a backstage outburst.
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World News: ‘Rookie’ Vivek Ramaswamy Dominates First GOP Primary Debate
Ramaswamy, a billionaire businessman who has never run for office, was branded an “amateur” and a “newbie” but received plaudits as Donald Trump’s strongest supporter on stage. Read more about the debate and find out which of the eight candidates emerged victorious.
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From Waitrose to Sainsbury’s: the best supermarket food deals, tried and tested
It’s been a lunchtime institution for decades, but Waitrose is finally getting on the hype for food offerings.
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Business News: Britain’s Biggest Oil Producer Turns From Billion-Dollar Profit To Loss
Harbor Energy has blamed the government windfall tax after it went from a profit of close to $1bn to a loss of $8m (£6.3m). This comes after the oil producer announced 350 onshore job cuts, mainly around its base in Aberdeen.
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