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Platinum Jubilee: Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne

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Queen Elizabeth has celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, meeting in a face to face event in the UK at her Sandringham estate to mark 70 years on the throne

Charles led the flowing tributes, noting his mother’s “remarkable achievement” of seven decades at the head of the Commonwealth.

The 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth released a statement saying she looks forward to the year of her Platinum Jubilee with optimism.

In her message, Elizabeth the Second officially grants her permission for Camilla to be known as Queen Consort when Charles becomes King.

“It is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service,”

She says.

Former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt told the Press Association says Queen Elizabeth is future-proofing an institution she’s served for 70 years.

“This is the most extraordinary message. The Queen is ensuring the transition, when it comes, to her son as King is as seamless and trouble-free as possible,’’

he says.

The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, but even after 70 years on the throne, there is no sign she will be stepping aside.

Her reign began when she was just 25 years old in 1952, when her father George passed away.

Now 95, the monarch says she is eternally grateful for the loyalty and affection the world has given her.

Also written by Savannah Pocock

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Viola Davis achieves coveted ‘EGOT’ honour

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Actress Viola Davis has won her first Grammy Award, for her memoir audiobook, “Finding Me”.

The 57-year-old has now become the 18th person to achieve the coveted EGOT status – which involves winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award.

“It has just been such a journey,” Davis said in accepting the award. “I just EGOT!”

Davis is the fourth Black person, alongside Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson to claim the honour.

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TICKER NEWS will soon land on FETCH TV

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Next-gen news streamer TICKER NEWS is about to arrive on Fetch TV, bringing Australian audiences more live news and original programs.

TICKER will be available as a live network as part of the Fetch aggregation platform’s push into Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST).

TICKER CEO Ahron Young says:
“This is an incredible moment for the TICKER team and a great achievement. Since our launch in 2019, we’ve been focused on building a leading FAST news streaming network, and we are tremendously proud to be embraced by the team at FETCH.”

The addition to Fetch comes at an exciting time for the platform, which will soon become the new platform for Telstra TV.

Fetch TV currently has around 670,000 active subscribers, and Telstra TV has 800,000, cementing TICKER”s position as the next-generation news channel for Australians.

Accessible from the TV Guide, TICKER NEWS will be available to Fetch customers on their TV and on the Fetch Mobi App from March 1, 2023.

TICKER NEWS broadcasts globally around the clock, spearheaded by a team of award-winning journalists and international correspondents.

TICKER produces headline news and analysis with newsmakers at the top of each hour, with reports from correspondents Veronica Dudo in New York, Ryan Thompson in Paris and Adam Hancock Singapore.

In time for the launch on FETCH, TICKER NEWS will unveil a series of original programs, including Great Business Leaders and Billionaire Blowups, and a new program hosted by AFL legend Chris Judd.

Through TICKER NEWS Insights, host Mike Loder interviews global entrepreneurs and business leaders – giving them a unique platform to share their story.

TICKER CEO Ahron Young says:
“We are proud to call Australia home. Together with our distribution arrangement with Telstra TV and Flash News, TICKER has cemented its place as a fresh new voice for Australian audiences, who seek more fact-based news and less opinion.”

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Will ABBA win their first Grammy Award?

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The 65th Grammy Awards Kick off in Los Angeles shortly

 
Soon we will know if ABBA will win their first Grammy and whether Adele can continue her winning streak.

Beyoncé leads the nominations, with nine in total, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight, and Adele following behind with seven.

This year, there are a staggering 91 categories, from Best New Age, Ambient or Chant album.

But the moment we’re all waiting for is the night’s biggest prize, Album of the Year.

Comedian Trevor Noah hosts the ceremony for the third year running, so expect some humour amongst the performances from some of music’s biggest names.

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