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Sinn Fein leader apologises for IRA’s murder of Lord Mountbatten

Sinn Fein leader apologises for IRA’s murder of Lord Mountbatten

Sinn Fein leader apologises for IRA’s murder of Lord Mountbatten

Mary Lou McDonald described the assassination of the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle as ‘heartbreaking’.

101-year-old fundraiser to lead charity walk while fasting for Ramadan

101-year-old fundraiser to lead charity walk while fasting for Ramadan

101-year-old fundraiser to lead charity walk while fasting for Ramadan

Dabirul Islam Choudhury was made an OBE after raising thousands for Covid-19 relief during Ramadan in 2020.

Billionaire Issa brothers buy fast food chain Leon

Billionaire Issa brothers buy fast food chain Leon

Billionaire Issa brothers buy fast food chain Leon

Mohsin Issa and Zuber Issa’s firm EG Group has bought more than 70 Leon restaurants across the UK and Europe.

Blossoms to headline gig without social distancing in pilot event

Blossoms to headline gig without social distancing in pilot event

Blossoms to headline gig without social distancing in pilot event

The concert in Liverpool will be part of a scientific experiment.

In Pictures: Britons bask in spring sunshine

In Pictures: Britons bask in spring sunshine

In Pictures: Britons bask in spring sunshine

The warm weather coincided with the first weekend of the latest relaxation of coronavirus lockdown measures in England.

Huge patient care backlog ‘could take take up to five years to clear’

Huge patient care backlog ‘could take take up to five years to clear’

Huge patient care backlog ‘could take take up to five years to clear’

According to recent data from NHS England, 4.7 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of February.

PM urged to commit to road map’s reopening date for indoor hospitality

PM urged to commit to road map’s reopening date for indoor hospitality

PM urged to commit to road map’s reopening date for indoor hospitality

Industry bosses warned two-thirds of pubs and restaurants were not able to reopen this week when only outdoor service was permitted in England.

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

Micheal Martin said Brexit was one of the causes of the ‘terrible scenes’ of rioting in Belfast recently.

Sturgeon calls for four-nations Covid-19 inquiry this year

Sturgeon calls for four-nations Covid-19 inquiry this year

Sturgeon calls for four-nations Covid-19 inquiry this year

Nicola Sturgeon said a UK-wide inquiry should also look at issues affecting each nation.

Russian ambassador not spoken to Raab ‘in over a year’ amid tensions

Russian ambassador not spoken to Raab ‘in over a year’ amid tensions

Russian ambassador not spoken to Raab ‘in over a year’ amid tensions

Andrey Kelin said he is ready to discuss issues with Dominic Raab.

Environment Secretary: Cop26 climate conference should take place in person

Environment Secretary: Cop26 climate conference should take place in person

Environment Secretary: Cop26 climate conference should take place in person

This year’s event had been postponed from November 2020 due to the pandemic.

Scientists urged to speed up Indian variant analysis amid travel ban calls

Scientists urged to speed up Indian variant analysis amid travel ban calls

Scientists urged to speed up Indian variant analysis amid travel ban calls

George Eustice said the Government is keeping the decision on whether to add India to the so-called ‘red list’ under regular review.

Covid progress must not be risked by ‘lax’ foreign travel rules, Sturgeon warns

Covid progress must not be risked by ‘lax’ foreign travel rules, Sturgeon warns

Covid progress must not be risked by ‘lax’ foreign travel rules, Sturgeon warns

Nicola Sturgeon said she was continuing to push the UK Government to take a tougher approach.

Welsh Tory leader says Wales should follow England’s end date for Covid rules

Welsh Tory leader says Wales should follow England’s end date for Covid rules

Welsh Tory leader says Wales should follow England’s end date for Covid rules

Andrew RT Davies said the Welsh Government had taken ‘different approaches for the sake of being different’ to England.

Violence in west Belfast ‘worst since early 1970s’ – community worker

Violence in west Belfast ‘worst since early 1970s’ – community worker

Violence in west Belfast ‘worst since early 1970s’ – community worker

Isaac Andrews recalled at one stage trying hold off crowds from an open peace wall gate.

Transparency on Government lobbying ‘quite robust’, says Cabinet minister

Transparency on Government lobbying ‘quite robust’, says Cabinet minister

Transparency on Government lobbying ‘quite robust’, says Cabinet minister

Environment Secretary George Eustice defended the way the Government had handled approaches by David Cameron and Greensill Capital.

Czech police hunt men wanted over Salisbury Novichok attack

Czech police hunt men wanted over Salisbury Novichok attack

Czech police hunt men wanted over Salisbury Novichok attack

The UK Government said it ‘stands in full support’ of the Czech Republic as authorities search for Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.

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