Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89.

Sir Roger Moore (Credit: @SirRogerMoore/Twitter)

The famed James Bond actor, who played the titular spy for seven films, has passedaway aged 89 after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.

In a statement released by Sir Roger Moore’s family, Sir Roger Moore has “passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer. The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.”

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Tragedy in Manchester: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bomb attack

An injured woman after the blast (CREDIT: Joel Goodman/LNP)

A total of 22 people have been killed, with 59 injured in a suicide bombing that took place at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester.

A man set off a homemade bomb inside the Manchester Arena in the foyer at 22:33BST on Monday. Police have since arrested a man in Chorlton, south Manchester, who has apparent links to the attack. Islamic State have since claimed responsibility for the attack.

An emergency phone number for those missing relatives has been set up – 0800 096 0095.

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Labour Party launch official manifesto:

Jeremy Corbyn at the manifesto launch (CREDIT: Getty Images/Leon Neal)

The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, has released its official manifesto; “For The Many, Not The Few.” The document underlines the pledges that will transform the nation. Corbyn spoke at the introduction, stating that “This manifesto is a draft for a better future for our country,” adding that “it’s a blueprint of what Britain can be, and a pledge for the difference Labour can and will make.”

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Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s President after beating Marine Le Pen:

Emmanuel Macron of ‘En March’ may have claimed victory (Credit: EPA)

Centrist Emmanuel Macron, a political unknown 3 years ago, has – according to projected results –  claimed victory of Marine Le Pen with a majority of 65.5%, to Le Pen’s 34.5%, according to Kantar Public’s One Point-TF1-RTL.. This result  makes Macron France’s youngest ever president, at 39 years of age.

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Metro Mayor elections – results:

Andy Burnham as Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority ‘Metro Mayer’ after a resounding majority of 67% (CREDIT: Getty Images)

After a day filled with mainly defeat for Labour in the local council elections, the same trend has continued somewhat, with Labour only triumphing in Greater Manchester thanks to Andy Burnham, and  in the Liverpool City region with Steve Rotheram. Elsewhere, Continue reading “Metro Mayor elections – results:”