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The Know Daily - Friday 10 May 2024

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Hello hello,

Lily here, excited to be bringing you this edition from a very sunny London!!  ☀️ We’ll be getting you up to speed on the biggest news headlines from the week just gone, and leaving you with plenty of culture recs to fill your weekend.

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The number of sea lions that have crowded onto San Francisco’s Pier 39 in recent days.

The record sum raised by this year’s Met Gala, a fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute.

How many fans attended Madonna’s free concert on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach last Saturday.

The proportion of buyers who reported being scammed on secondhand marketplaces in a recent survey.


🇬🇧 Tory MP Natalie Elphicke defected to Labour, with some backbench Labour MPs expressing concern over Starmer’s decision to welcome her. 

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 John Swinney was sworn in as Scotland’s seventh first minister after standing unopposed for SNP leadership. 

💰 Interest rates were held at 5.25% for the sixth time in a row by the Bank of England on Thursday.


🇫🇮 Finland introduced a new law banning political strikes longer than 24 hours.

🇺🇸 President Joe Biden said the US would stop some arms shipments to Israel if it launches an all-out offensive on the southern Gaza city of Rafah. 

🗳️ Elections are taking place in Catalonia on Sunday, with Spain’s PM Pedro Sánchez hoping his party can take back power from the separatists.


💉 AstraZeneca announced it was withdrawing its COVID-19 vaccine worldwide, citing a surplus of newer vaccines. 

🔬 A British toddler had her hearing restored after taking part in a “groundbreaking” gene therapy trial.

🧩 LinkedIn rolled out three online games, marketed as a way to “compete with your connections, spark conversations, and break the ice".


🪩 Eurovision’s grand final takes place tomorrow night in Malmö, Sweden. Here’s everything you need to know

🎭 SXSW, the creativity festival based in Texas, announced plans to launch a London edition next year.

📺 Streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Max will be offered as a bundle to US customers from this summer.


🍃 Renewable energy accounted for more than 30% of the world’s electricity for the first time last year, a new analysis revealed. 

🇩🇰 Denmark’s parliament agreed to ease the country’s 50-year-old abortion laws, in a “historic day for women’s equality”. 

🦧 An orangutan was observed treating a wound with a medicinal plant in a recorded first for wild animals. 

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🧘‍♀️ How to deal with regret 

We loved this latest piece from self-discovery coach Calypso Barnum-Bobb, and we think you will too! With wisdom and kindness, Calypso chats through how to deal with feelings of regret, from checking whether an apology is needed to always looking for the light.

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📰 Read: Helen Coffey on the TikTokification of food. In this great piece for The Independent, Coffey laments the boom in dishes designed to produce ‘content’ rather than taste great - think, giant croissants and impractically tall burgers. 

🎧 Listen to: Longtime friends Lily Allen and Miquita Oliver on their newish podcast, Miss Me? Two episodes drop every week: one where they chat through hot topics, the other where they answer readers’ questions.

📺 Watch: That They May Face the Rising Sun and Love Lies Bleeding (out in cinemas now), Dark Matter (Apple TV+), Bodkin (Netflix), Abbott Elementary (Disney+). 

🛍️ We’re wearing: Statement scrunchies! They’re an easy way to add colour to your outfit, practical as the weather gets warmer and this silk one is 50% off 👀

Malaysia announced plans to gift what to countries that buy its palm oil?

A) Land rights
B) Orangutans
C) Diamonds

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⭐ Environmental network The Chancery Lane Project
⭐ International Summer Schools ISSOS 
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