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HS2 bosses accused of being ‘blindsided by contact with reality’

HS2 bosses accused of being ‘blindsided by contact with reality’

HS2 bosses accused of being ‘blindsided by contact with reality’

Westminster’s Public Accounts Committee has urged the Government to give ‘regular, accurate and open updates’ on problems faced by the project.

Opposition MPs write to EU negotiator to seek Brexit talks extension

Opposition MPs write to EU negotiator to seek Brexit talks extension

Opposition MPs write to EU negotiator to seek Brexit talks extension

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford and Liberal Democrat acting leader Sir Ed Davey are among those who have signed the letter to Michel Barnier.

National park visitors surge despite plea to ‘think carefully’ before travelling

National park visitors surge despite plea to ‘think carefully’ before travelling

National park visitors surge despite plea to ‘think carefully’ before travelling

Car parks were said to be full in one part of the Peak District National Park on Saturday morning.

Ministers and unions urged to end ‘squabbling’ over reopening schools

Ministers and unions urged to end ‘squabbling’ over reopening schools

Ministers and unions urged to end ‘squabbling’ over reopening schools

The Children’s Commissioner for England says children are suffering away from the classroom.

Gurkhas rescue 109 Britons stranded in Nepal due to coronavirus

Gurkhas rescue 109 Britons stranded in Nepal due to coronavirus

Gurkhas rescue 109 Britons stranded in Nepal due to coronavirus

Strict lockdown measures and reduced transport measures in Nepal meant that many travellers were unable to reach chartered repatriation flights.

More than 100 firefighters tackle warehouse blaze in east London

More than 100 firefighters tackle warehouse blaze in east London

More than 100 firefighters tackle warehouse blaze in east London

Officers from the London Fire Brigade were called to the single storey warehouse on Friday evening after reports of a building being alight.

Surging numbers of Britons turn to Christianity amid pandemic, figures suggest

Surging numbers of Britons turn to Christianity amid pandemic, figures suggest

Surging numbers of Britons turn to Christianity amid pandemic, figures suggest

The Church of England and Salvation Army have seen huge numbers watching online services.

Coronavirus Q&A: What is the R value?

Coronavirus Q&A: What is the R value?

Coronavirus Q&A: What is the R value?

If it is greater than one, the infection will ‘spread exponentially’, scientists say.

Matt Hancock refuses to promise a pay rise for nurses

Matt Hancock refuses to promise a pay rise for nurses

Matt Hancock refuses to promise a pay rise for nurses

The Health Secretary said he would fight for ‘fair reward’ for nurses in the aftermath of the pandemic, but stopped short of promising more money.

UK minister does not deny plans for enhanced checks at NI ports

UK minister does not deny plans for enhanced checks at NI ports

UK minister does not deny plans for enhanced checks at NI ports

Stormont junior minister Declan Kearney said the executive had been told plans include physical posts at ports.

Government remains confident as coronavirus ‘R’ value creeps up

Government remains confident as coronavirus ‘R’ value creeps up

Government remains confident as coronavirus ‘R’ value creeps up

The rise in the figure is thought to be driven by the virus spreading in care homes and hospitals.

Coronavirus tests for all care home staff and residents in England by early June

Coronavirus tests for all care home staff and residents in England by early June

Coronavirus tests for all care home staff and residents in England by early June

A £600 million ‘Infection Control Fund’ has been launched to support efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in care homes.

Temporary Huawei licence extension could be the last, US warns

Temporary Huawei licence extension could be the last, US warns

Temporary Huawei licence extension could be the last, US warns

The US department of commerce says the licence may be ‘revised and possibly eliminated’ after the latest 90-day extension.

Police issue warning after child abuse images seen on Zoom

Police issue warning after child abuse images seen on Zoom

Police issue warning after child abuse images seen on Zoom

The video-conferencing app has been the subject of questions about its security.

Mother ends 30-year police career by patrolling with officer daughter

Mother ends 30-year police career by patrolling with officer daughter

Mother ends 30-year police career by patrolling with officer daughter

PCSO Charlotte Carter, 19, said she was ‘inspired’ by her mother working in the force.

Covid-19 death peaks: How the four nations of the UK compare

Covid-19 death peaks: How the four nations of the UK compare

Covid-19 death peaks: How the four nations of the UK compare

Deaths have come down, but the pattern is not the same everywhere.

Uplifting news: Covid survivor meets grandson and Stephen Fry hosts virtual quiz

Uplifting news: Covid survivor meets grandson and Stephen Fry hosts virtual quiz

Uplifting news: Covid survivor meets grandson and Stephen Fry hosts virtual quiz

A round-up of Friday’s uplifting stories.

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