Calvin Harris equals The Rolling Stones' chart record

Calvin Harris equals The Rolling Stones' chart record

Calvin Harris has scored his eighth UK number one – equalling The Rolling Stones’ chart record. The DJ’s latest single Feels, which features Katy Perry, Pharrell and Big Sean, knocked Despacito off the top spot on this week’s singles chart. It means he’s now level with The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Eminem – who also have eight number ones each. Cliff Richard is now the only British male solo artists ahead of Calvin – with…

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Bitcoin soars to record high value

Bitcoin soars to record high value

Bitcoin’s value has jumped to a record high, following a month of turmoil. The virtual currency reached $ 3,451.86 (£2,651) per coin in Monday trade, according to the Coindesk Bitcoin Price Index. It had never crossed the $ 3,000 mark until the weekend. The market value of all bitcoins in existence has now surpassed $ 56bn (£43bn). The surge followed the creation of a spin-off crypto-currency, Bitcoin Cash, last week. The new asset is trading…

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Peaty sets second world record in day – watch both record-breaking swims

Peaty sets second world record in day – watch both record-breaking swims

Media playback is not supported on this device World Aquatics Championships on the BBC Hosts: Budapest, Hungary Dates: 23-30 July Coverage: Live across BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, online, BBC Sport mobile app and BBC Radio. Click for full times. Britain’s Adam Peaty broke the 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a day as he reached the World Aquatics Championships final. The defending champion, 22, won the semi-final in 25.95…

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Love Island breaks ITV2 audience record

Love Island breaks ITV2 audience record

The final episode of Love Island helped ITV2 reach its biggest ever audience on Monday night. An average of 2.43 million viewers tuned in live to see Kem and Amber crowned the winning couple – a huge figure for the network. A further 150,000 watched the show on ITV2+1, and the total number of viewers is likely to rise dramatically when catch up services are included. ITV2 have already confirmed the show will return for…

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Exclusive: Despacito breaks global streaming record

Exclusive: Despacito breaks global streaming record

Media playback is unsupported on your device Luis Fonsi’s Despacito has become the most-streamed song of all time, just six months after it was released. The hit single has been played 4.6 billion times across all streaming services, overtaking Justin Bieber’s Sorry, which previously held the title. “What’s happened with this song is just insane,” said Fonsi, who hails from Puerto Rico and sings in Spanish. “I don’t want to use the word accident because…

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Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title – highlights & report

Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times and extended his record to 19 Grand Slam titles with victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic. The Swiss third seed won 6-3 6-1 6-4 as seventh seed Cilic struggled with a blister on his left foot and broke down in tears during the second set. Federer, 35, finished the contest in one hour and 41 minutes to…

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Federer targets record Wimbledon title against Cilic

Federer targets record Wimbledon title against Cilic

Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon men’s final on the BBC Venue: All England Club Date: Sunday, 16 July Time: 14:00 BST Live: Coverage from 13:00 BST on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times. Roger Federer will attempt to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles when he takes on Marin Cilic…

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Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($ 2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the regulator’s largest penalty to date against a company accused of distorting the market. The ruling also orders Google to end its anti-competitive practices within 90 days or face a further penalty. The US firm said it…

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