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Councils issue warning over Test and Trace messaging scam

Councils issue warning over Test and Trace messaging scam

Councils issue warning over Test and Trace messaging scam

The Local Government Association has urged the public to be wary of fraudsters posing as NHS Test and Trace staff.

Missed targets, blunders and U-turns mark Government’s response to pandemic

Missed targets, blunders and U-turns mark Government’s response to pandemic

Missed targets, blunders and U-turns mark Government’s response to pandemic

The PA news agency looks at where the Government has missed targets and backtracked during the coronavirus crisis.

Twitter apologises to deaf people for not making voice tweets accessible

Twitter apologises to deaf people for not making voice tweets accessible

Twitter apologises to deaf people for not making voice tweets accessible

Product designer says accessibility options for those hard of hearing should have been factored in from the start of the test.

In Pictures: A trip to the shops for William and Kate

In Pictures: A trip to the shops for William and Kate

In Pictures: A trip to the shops for William and Kate

The royal couple paid separate visits to a bakery and garden centre near their Norfolk home.

Boris Johnson: Don’t ban singing of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Boris Johnson: Don’t ban singing of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Boris Johnson: Don’t ban singing of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

The Rugby Football Union has said the song is ‘sung by many who have no awareness of its origins or sensitivities’.

Tribute to ‘ferociously talented’ Sir Ian Holm after death at 88

Tribute to ‘ferociously talented’ Sir Ian Holm after death at 88

Tribute to ‘ferociously talented’ Sir Ian Holm after death at 88

The actor was best known for roles in Chariots Of Fire, Alien and The Lord Of The Rings.

Large number of schools will not be able to teach all pupils all the time – Weir

Large number of schools will not be able to teach all pupils all the time – Weir

Large number of schools will not be able to teach all pupils all the time – Weir

The Education Minister acknowledged that many schools would find it impossible to return to full capacity when classes resume in the autumn.

Government spent more than £11m on tracing app contracts, figures show

Government spent more than £11m on tracing app contracts, figures show

Government spent more than £11m on tracing app contracts, figures show

Official records show contracts awarded to firms to help develop the now abandoned NHSX-built app were worth £11,297,811.

Coronavirus firmly in retreat in Scotland – Nicola Sturgeon

Coronavirus firmly in retreat in Scotland – Nicola Sturgeon

Coronavirus firmly in retreat in Scotland – Nicola Sturgeon

The First Minister was speaking at the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 briefing in Edinburgh.

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian Holm dies aged 88

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian Holm dies aged 88

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian Holm dies aged 88

He also starred in Alien and Chariots Of Fire.

Twitter labels ‘racist baby’ video shared by Trump as ‘manipulated media’

Twitter labels ‘racist baby’ video shared by Trump as ‘manipulated media’

Twitter labels ‘racist baby’ video shared by Trump as ‘manipulated media’

The video features a fake CNN breaking news caption which claims a ‘terrified todler (sic) runs from racist baby’.

Foreign Office’s most senior official forced out before ‘super’ merger

Foreign Office’s most senior official forced out before ‘super’ merger

Foreign Office’s most senior official forced out before ‘super’ merger

Sir Simon McDonald has told staff he will not be permanent secretary for the new-look Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Zoom considered for jury trials in bid to clear court backlog

Zoom considered for jury trials in bid to clear court backlog

Zoom considered for jury trials in bid to clear court backlog

By December the number of trials to be heard had reached 37,434.

Winners of Regional Press Awards 2019 revealed

Winners of Regional Press Awards 2019 revealed

Winners of Regional Press Awards 2019 revealed

The Yorkshire Post and the Western Mail were among the big winners.

Study suggests blood plasma may be safe for coronavirus treatment

Study suggests blood plasma may be safe for coronavirus treatment

Study suggests blood plasma may be safe for coronavirus treatment

The plasma from former patients is rich in the antibodies that develop as a person recovers from an illness.

Wales travel restrictions to end and tourism to return in July, says Drakeford

Wales travel restrictions to end and tourism to return in July, says Drakeford

Wales travel restrictions to end and tourism to return in July, says Drakeford

The First Minister said businesses have three weeks to prepare for the changes, which will allow holidaymakers to use self-contained accommodation.

Commercial landlord eviction ban extended until end of September

Commercial landlord eviction ban extended until end of September

Commercial landlord eviction ban extended until end of September

A new code of practice for landlords and tenants has also been launched as rents dry up with the lockdown causing sales to collapse overnight.

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