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Government criticised over ‘alarming’ pupil absence figures

Government criticised over ‘alarming’ pupil absence figures

Government criticised over ‘alarming’ pupil absence figures

Nearly a quarter of pupils were persistently absent last autumn term.

First human genome from Pompeii sequenced

First human genome from Pompeii sequenced

First human genome from Pompeii sequenced

The remains belonged to a man who was aged between 35 and 40 years at the time of the eruption that wiped out Pompeii.

UK still ‘long way’ from ending scam adverts, Martin Lewis tells MPs

UK still ‘long way’ from ending scam adverts, Martin Lewis tells MPs

UK still ‘long way’ from ending scam adverts, Martin Lewis tells MPs

The consumer champion told MPs the new Online Safety Bill was welcome but not “a panacea”.

More than 200 patients ‘harmed’ by bowel surgery, trust admits

More than 200 patients ‘harmed’ by bowel surgery, trust admits

More than 200 patients ‘harmed’ by bowel surgery, trust admits

A review of operations conducted by a sacked surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust found 203 were unnecessary or premature.

University worker fined after egging statue of Margaret Thatcher

University worker fined after egging statue of Margaret Thatcher

University worker fined after egging statue of Margaret Thatcher

Jeremy Webster was pictured and filmed throwing eggs shortly after the statue’s installation.

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres

Leo Varadkar said the issues raised by refugees will be looked into.

Pressure increases on Johnson following ‘damning’ partygate report

Pressure increases on Johnson following ‘damning’ partygate report

Pressure increases on Johnson following ‘damning’ partygate report

A steady trickle of Tory MPs have called for Boris Johnson to quit following the publication of Sue Gray’s report.

Protestors oppose route-wide HS2 injunction plan targeting ‘persons unknown’

Protestors oppose route-wide HS2 injunction plan targeting ‘persons unknown’

Protestors oppose route-wide HS2 injunction plan targeting ‘persons unknown’

The injunction is being sought against anyone damaging, delaying or hindering the project’s agents contractors, sub-contractors and employees.

Midwife who led Shrewsbury maternity scandal probe to chair Nottingham review

Midwife who led Shrewsbury maternity scandal probe to chair Nottingham review

Midwife who led Shrewsbury maternity scandal probe to chair Nottingham review

Donna Ockenden was appointed chair of the review into maternity services at the Nottingham trust on Thursday.

MPs pay tribute to Queen as ‘Elizabeth the Great’

MPs pay tribute to Queen as ‘Elizabeth the Great’

MPs pay tribute to Queen as ‘Elizabeth the Great’

MPs hailed the monarch’s long reign ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Daleks and Cybermen move into museum for Doctor Who exhibition

Daleks and Cybermen move into museum for Doctor Who exhibition

Daleks and Cybermen move into museum for Doctor Who exhibition

The show allows visitors to try out the TARDIS Tech Room, learn about the science behind time travel and see some of the programme’s artefacts.

One-off payments are not the right approach, says woman left with just £12

One-off payments are not the right approach, says woman left with just £12

One-off payments are not the right approach, says woman left with just £12

Carole Anne Wilson, from Wrexham in Wales, said people on low incomes needed an increase in Universal Credit, not one-off payments

NI will see further cases of monkeypox, chief medical officer predicts

NI will see further cases of monkeypox, chief medical officer predicts

NI will see further cases of monkeypox, chief medical officer predicts

The first case of the virus was confirmed in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Kate Forbes: Long-term solutions are needed to ease cost-of-living crisis

Kate Forbes: Long-term solutions are needed to ease cost-of-living crisis

Kate Forbes: Long-term solutions are needed to ease cost-of-living crisis

The Finance Secretary said the Chancellor’s new package of measures did not go far enough.

Monkeypox ‘inevitable’ in Republic of Ireland, says deputy PM

Monkeypox ‘inevitable’ in Republic of Ireland, says deputy PM

Monkeypox ‘inevitable’ in Republic of Ireland, says deputy PM

Leo Varadkar was speaking after health officials in Northern Ireland confirmed that a case has been identified in the province.

Ex-Labour MP Claudia Webbe urged to quit Parliament after conviction appeal loss

Ex-Labour MP Claudia Webbe urged to quit Parliament after conviction appeal loss

Ex-Labour MP Claudia Webbe urged to quit Parliament after conviction appeal loss

Webbe was last year found guilty and handed a 10-week suspended sentence after targeting Michelle Merritt between September 2018 and April 2020.

Afghans ‘largest group’ fleeing to the UK by crossing the Channel – figures

Afghans ‘largest group’ fleeing to the UK by crossing the Channel – figures

Afghans ‘largest group’ fleeing to the UK by crossing the Channel – figures

Out of 4,540 people detected arriving by small boats in the first three months of 2022, 24% were Afghan nationals according to the Home Office.

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