Great British Bake Off: BBC moves rival cooking show in scheduling spat

Great British Bake Off: BBC moves rival cooking show in scheduling spat

The BBC is moving its new cooking show to avoid a clash with The Great British Bake Off when it launches on Channel 4. Channel 4 has poached Bake Off from the BBC and has scheduled the new series to open at 20:00 BST on Tuesday 29 August. The Big Family Cooking Showdown is on BBC Two at the same time on Tuesdays – but it will now move to Thursdays. The BBC said Channel…

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British tourist 'shot in Brazilian favela'

British tourist 'shot in Brazilian favela'

A British woman who was shot after she reportedly travelled to a Brazilian favela by mistake is “lucky” to be alive, according to a local hospital. Eloise Dixon, her partner and their three children were driving in Angra dos Reis on Sunday, when their car was approached by an armed group, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported. She was shot twice, once in the abdomen, but is recovering in hospital. Ms Dixon’s family were unhurt, the…

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British model kidnapped in Milan 'to be sold in online auction'

British model kidnapped in Milan 'to be sold in online auction'

A British model was drugged and kidnapped in Milan to be sold in an online auction, say Italian police. The woman, 20, had arrived in the city to take part in a photo shoot arranged through her agent, but was abducted and held captive for six days. Polish national Lukasz Herba, 30, who lives in the UK, has been arrested on kidnapping charges, police said. The Foreign Office said it was providing consular support to…

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British Gas to raise electricity prices

British Gas to raise electricity prices

British Gas will increase electricity prices by 12.5% from 15 September, its owner Centrica has said, in a move that will affect 3.1 million customers. Gas prices are unchanged, but the average annual dual-fuel bill for a typical household on a standard tariff will rise by £76 to £1,120, up by 7.3%. Centrica said the rise was a result of transmission and distribution costs and the costs of government policy. But the government said its…

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Great British Bake Off: Channel 4 says the show will be more 'modern'

Great British Bake Off: Channel 4 says the show will be more 'modern'

Channel 4 has said The Great British Bake Off will feel more “modern and future facing” when it swaps channels after moving from BBC One this year. Channel 4’s Jay Hunt said: “This is Bake Off but with an extraordinary, high calibre of contributors and it’s got a slight Channel 4 feel to it. “We’ve got a new tone to it, it’s got a new comic riff to it. I think that feels modern and…

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Konta becomes first British women's Wimbledon semi-finalist for 39 years

Konta becomes first British women's Wimbledon semi-finalist for 39 years

Media playback is not supported on this device Johanna Konta beat Romanian second seed Simona Halep in a thrilling match to become Britain’s first women’s Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978. Sixth seed Konta, 26, fought back to win 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 and match Virginia Wade’s feat of 39 years ago. With Wade watching from the Royal Box, Konta served superbly to win in two hours and 38 minutes and set up a semi-final against…

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Konta thrilled at British success – but Murray wants more

Konta thrilled at British success – but Murray wants more

Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2017 on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Starts: 11:30 BST Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times. Johanna Konta says the British success at this year’s Wimbledon is “great to be part of” and these are exciting times for home fans at the tournament….

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