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The ‘Lovesick’ actor, who co-stars with Billie Piper in Lucy Prebble’s phone-hacking series ‘I Hate Suzie’, is branching out from the womaniser roles, says Charlotte Cripps

I normally play the posh shagger to be honest, says Daniel Ings with a laugh. In this one, I guess Im the opposite. Its true the actor is known for his feckless roles as the shallow but loveable womaniser Luke Curran in Netflixs Lovesick; as Prince Philips philandering, upper-class right-hand man Mike Parker in The Crown; and as the confident cad Jake Oakman in the Channel 4 lad comedy Pete versus Life. But in I Hate Suzie, the new TV series from Succession writer Lucy Prebble, he is Cob, the humiliated husband of Billie Pipers famous actor Suzie. Whose c**k is it? shouts Cob in the middle of one particularly explosive therapy session. Intimate photos of Suzie have been leaked online, showing her with another man. According to Suzies manager and best friend Naomi (Leila Farzad), its a pen...

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes aim at the Victorian Government’s roadmap out of stage 4 coronavirus restrictions, saying he hopes it is the “worst case scenario” and the state will reopen more quickly than outlined.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has taken aim at the Victorian Government's roadmap out of stage 4 coronavirus restrictions, saying he hopes the state will reopen more quickly than outlined. Key points: Mr Morrison described the plan as "crushing news" for VictoriansVictoria's roadmap out of restrictions was unveiled on SundayThe Prime Minister has taken aim at the state's contact tracing capabilities "The plan that was outlined yesterday, I hope, is a worst-case scenario," he said. "I see it as a starting point in terms of how this issue will be managed in the weeks and months ahead in Victoria." Mr Morrison said the Federal Government would carefully review the plan and was still waiting on the detailed modelling from Victorian health authorities. The Prime Minister made the comments

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As the Government announces when it expects a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to Australians, experts warn we still do not know enough to rely on the estimate.

Vaccine experts have cautioned against the Federal Government's plan to have a COVID-19 vaccine ready by January next year, saying the "surprising" and "optimistic" time frame means safety measures will be "short-circuited". Key points: Experts say any expectations a COVID-19 vaccine will be available in early 2021 are 'optimistic' The comments come after the Federal Government announced a deal that would guarantee supply of both the Oxford and University of Queensland vaccine candidatesAs part of the deal, some Australians could get early access to the Oxford vaccine, according to the Government In a deal labelled as a sign of "hope" by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, more than 84 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines from both Australia's University of Queensland (UQ) and Ox

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Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition has improved, allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma, a German hospital says.

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's condition has improved, allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma, the German hospital treating him has said. Mr Navalny, a fierce, high-profile critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was flown to Germany last month after falling ill on August 20 on a domestic flight in Russia. German chemical weapons experts say toxicology tests show the 44-year-old was poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, prompting the German Government last week to demand that Russia investigate the case. "The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation," Berlin's Charite hospital said in a statement. "He is responding to verbal stimuli. It remains too early to gauge the potentia...

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A Washington Post story Thursday shed light on an alleged culture of sexual harassment in the Washington football franchise.

After the Washington Post released a story Thursday that gave a reported, in-depth look at an alleged culture of sexual harassment within the Washington NFL franchise, the league and team owner Daniel Snyder released statements addressing the allegations. The first came from the NFL early Friday morning, stating in part, “The club has pledged that it will give its full cooperation to the investigator and we expect the club and all employees to do so.” An NFL statement on the Washington Post story alleging sexual harassment and other misconduct by former staffers is below. It begins: These matters as reported are serious, disturbing and contrary to the NFLs values. Article continues below ... Full statement pic.twitter.com/6XUoPWaPZU — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 17, 2020 Hours aft...

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When I first spent time with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, I said it felt a lot like a Galaxy S20 Ultra “with a stylus and a bit of a makeover.” What didn’t come across during that brief socially distanced demo was that, by curbing some of its wilder initiatives…

There's no shortage of amazing Android phones you can get for less than the price of a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The OnePlus 8 Pro clocks in under $1,000. Sony's oddball Xperia 1 ii, with a 4K screen and the fastest smartphone camera I've ever used, goes for about $1,200. I mention this because, ultimately, Samsung is asking you to pay a premium for the S Pen. The stylus itself hasn't actually changed since last year. It's exactly the same size and uses Bluetooth to communicate with the Note 20 Ultra when it's not close to the screen. What has changed is how quickly the Ultra responds to the S Pen. There's virtually no lag between the moment you start writing and the strokes appearing on-screen. Samsung pegs the latency at around 9ms, which makes S Pen faster than on other Notes -- even the n...

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Majority of schools now shut in capital Seoul

South Korea reported 441 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single-day total in months, making lockdown-like restrictions look inevitable as transmissions slip out of control. The country has added nearly 4,000 infections to its caseload while reporting triple-digit daily jumps in each of the past 14 days, prompting health experts to warn about hospitals possibly running out of capacity. The 441 cases reported on Thursday was the biggest daily increase since the 483 reported on 7 March. South Koreas Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said 315 of the new cases were from the Seoul metropolitan area, home to half of the countrys 51 million people, where health workers have struggled to track infections linked to various sources, including churches, restaurants, schools and wo...

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South Carolina senator has gone from a caustic Trump critic to one of the president’s most dependable allies

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham has defended Donald Trump against charges of racism, saying that he likes people whether they are albino or black as coal provided they like him back. In an interview for Snapchats Good Luck America, Mr Graham was reminded that during the 2016 campaign, he himself labelled Mr Trump a racist a xenophobic, race-baiting, religious bigot, he himself recalled. Asked whether he considers the president a racist to this day, Mr Graham defended Mr Trump unambiguously. He won the presidency. No, I dont think hes racist. Heres what I think. You can be black as coal and if you like him, he likes you. You can be albino and ...

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