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Top medic indicates regret over coronavirus testing

Top medic indicates regret over coronavirus testing

Top medic indicates regret over coronavirus testing

Prof Chris Whitty told the Number 10 briefing: ‘If I was to choose one, it would probably be looking at how we could … speed up testing’.

Former Tory minister Mellor behaved unprofessionally during meeting, judge told

Former Tory minister Mellor behaved unprofessionally during meeting, judge told

Former Tory minister Mellor behaved unprofessionally during meeting, judge told

Detail of David Mellor’s behaviour emerged during a High Court trial after a private equity firm run by businesswoman Amanda Staveley sued Barclays.

Compensation scheme for Troubles victims is fair and balanced, says PM

Compensation scheme for Troubles victims is fair and balanced, says PM

Compensation scheme for Troubles victims is fair and balanced, says PM

The Government did not publish eligibility guidelines for the scheme as anticipated on Wednesday.

Uplifting news: Dusty kitten reunited with mother, and alpacas join video calls

Uplifting news: Dusty kitten reunited with mother, and alpacas join video calls

Uplifting news: Dusty kitten reunited with mother, and alpacas join video calls

A round-up of Wednesday’s feelgood stories.

Sisters found dead in park after party were stabbed, police say

Sisters found dead in park after party were stabbed, police say

Sisters found dead in park after party were stabbed, police say

The bodies of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry were found in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London, on Sunday.

First winners in £10m fund for new cybersecurity tools announced

First winners in £10m fund for new cybersecurity tools announced

First winners in £10m fund for new cybersecurity tools announced

Nine research team winners of the Digital Security by Design grant competition have been announced and will share the fund.

Ocado to tap investors for over £1bn cash injection

Ocado to tap investors for over £1bn cash injection

Ocado to tap investors for over £1bn cash injection

The online grocery business has seen demand surge as customers have been forced to stay at home in the face of the pandemic.

The NHS and care workers who have died during the coronavirus pandemic

The NHS and care workers who have died during the coronavirus pandemic

The NHS and care workers who have died during the coronavirus pandemic

At least 192 frontline health and care workers have died with Covid-19.

O2’s 5G service reaches 60 towns and cities in the UK

O2’s 5G service reaches 60 towns and cities in the UK

O2’s 5G service reaches 60 towns and cities in the UK

The company says it beat its initial target of 50 locations by the summer.

Birthday wishes and calls for ‘Grandpa’ Philip as the duke celebrates turning 99

Birthday wishes and calls for ‘Grandpa’ Philip as the duke celebrates turning 99

Birthday wishes and calls for ‘Grandpa’ Philip as the duke celebrates turning 99

The royal was marking the milestone with the Queen at Windsor.

Bristol statue’s toppling sparks action over tributes to controversial figures

Bristol statue’s toppling sparks action over tributes to controversial figures

Bristol statue’s toppling sparks action over tributes to controversial figures

Campaigners have been challenging the existence of memorials to historical figures across the UK.

Three-hour train journeys between London and Scotland proposed

Three-hour train journeys between London and Scotland proposed

Three-hour train journeys between London and Scotland proposed

The fastest train services currently take around four hours and 30 minutes for London-Glasgow and four hours and 20 minutes for London-Edinburgh.

Johnson announces ‘support bubble’ plan to end lockdown isolation

Johnson announces ‘support bubble’ plan to end lockdown isolation

Johnson announces ‘support bubble’ plan to end lockdown isolation

Single adult households will be able to form a ‘bubble’ with another household in England from Saturday to end the isolation some have endured.

Racial justice activists urge supporters to protest peacefully

Racial justice activists urge supporters to protest peacefully

Racial justice activists urge supporters to protest peacefully

Around 60 people marched from Green Park to Trafalgar Square in central London on Wednesday.

‘Support bubbles’ for single households – how the system will work

‘Support bubbles’ for single households – how the system will work

‘Support bubbles’ for single households – how the system will work

Adults living alone or single parents living with children under the age of 18 are covered by the new arrangements.

Nurse spearheads calls to pull down statue of ‘racist’ Lord Kitchener

Nurse spearheads calls to pull down statue of ‘racist’ Lord Kitchener

Nurse spearheads calls to pull down statue of ‘racist’ Lord Kitchener

Intensive care nurse Jacqui Berry has started a petition to get a statue of Lord Kitchener on horseback in Chatham, Kent, pulled down.

Cumbria urges visitors not to stay overnight after campers fined

Cumbria urges visitors not to stay overnight after campers fined

Cumbria urges visitors not to stay overnight after campers fined

Cumbria Police said officers had issued ‘numerous’ fixed penalty notices and had to clear up after people staying in the region.

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