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Number of Covid-19 hospital patients in England drops to eight-month low

Number of Covid-19 hospital patients in England drops to eight-month low

Number of Covid-19 hospital patients in England drops to eight-month low

The total has fallen by 98% since the second-wave peak in January.

Police in Fred West probe remove objects from cafe ahead of excavation work

Police in Fred West probe remove objects from cafe ahead of excavation work

Police in Fred West probe remove objects from cafe ahead of excavation work

Mary Bastholm, 15, disappeared in 1968 and she has long been suspected to be a victim of Gloucester serial killer Fred West.

Police officer under investigation for chanting ‘Free Palestine’ at protest

Police officer under investigation for chanting ‘Free Palestine’ at protest

Police officer under investigation for chanting ‘Free Palestine’ at protest

Clips of the female officer were posted on Twitter.

Families pay tribute to victims of Croydon tram crash ahead of inquest

Families pay tribute to victims of Croydon tram crash ahead of inquest

Families pay tribute to victims of Croydon tram crash ahead of inquest

The 14-week inquest into the disaster in 2016 is due to hear its first evidence later today.

For peat’s sake – plans to protect England’s peatlands for climate and nature

For peat’s sake – plans to protect England’s peatlands for climate and nature

For peat’s sake – plans to protect England’s peatlands for climate and nature

Action plan sets out how to restore England’s peatland so they store carbon and deliver other benefits such as water management and wildlife habitat.

Sir Dave Lewis leaves Tesco with £1.6m pay packet

Sir Dave Lewis leaves Tesco with £1.6m pay packet

Sir Dave Lewis leaves Tesco with £1.6m pay packet

Sir Dave stepped down from the retailer in September after turning around its fortunes over the past six years following its major accounting scandal.

First osprey chick of season hatches at wildlife reserve

First osprey chick of season hatches at wildlife reserve

First osprey chick of season hatches at wildlife reserve

The two remaining eggs in the nest at Loch of the Lowes are expected to hatch by the end of the week.

Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales ‘down 99% from second-wave peak’

Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales ‘down 99% from second-wave peak’

Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales ‘down 99% from second-wave peak’

Deaths among people aged 90 and over are the lowest since the start of September.

Northern Ireland Protocol on agenda as Edwin Poots meets Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland Protocol on agenda as Edwin Poots meets Brandon Lewis

Northern Ireland Protocol on agenda as Edwin Poots meets Brandon Lewis

The incoming DUP leader has said removing the post-Brexit trading arrangements is his top priorty.

Delayed British strawberry season means ‘larger, juicier’ fruit, growers report

Delayed British strawberry season means ‘larger, juicier’ fruit, growers report

Delayed British strawberry season means ‘larger, juicier’ fruit, growers report

The berry season officially starts on May 1 but a cooler spring has slowed the growing process.

Oxford Biomedica expects surge in profits from AZ jab production

Oxford Biomedica expects surge in profits from AZ jab production

Oxford Biomedica expects surge in profits from AZ jab production

The company has said a new deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine will also see revenues jump from £50 million to £100 million.

Pub rebuilt after illegal demolition welcomes first customers inside

Pub rebuilt after illegal demolition welcomes first customers inside

Pub rebuilt after illegal demolition welcomes first customers inside

Developers who tore down the Carlton Tavern without permission in 2015 were ordered to rebuild it by Westminster City Council.

‘Balance to be struck’ to protect domestic industries in trade deals

‘Balance to be struck’ to protect domestic industries in trade deals

‘Balance to be struck’ to protect domestic industries in trade deals

Liz Truss is reported to consider the trade deal with Australia as a ‘crunch point’.

Hospital admissions for obese people show big jump in England

Hospital admissions for obese people show big jump in England

Hospital admissions for obese people show big jump in England

More than a million hospital admissions overall had obesity as a factor, a 17% rise on the 876,000 the year before.

Transport for London secures short-term extension of Government bailout

Transport for London secures short-term extension of Government bailout

The collapse in passenger numbers during the coronavirus pandemic has decimated TfL’s finances.

Government considering return of local lockdowns due to spread of Indian variant

Government considering return of local lockdowns due to spread of Indian variant

Government considering return of local lockdowns due to spread of Indian variant

Local restrictions cannot be ruled out if coronavirus cases continue to cause concern, Cabinet minister George Eustice said.

Call for those who missed first vaccine appointment to come forward

Call for those who missed first vaccine appointment to come forward

Call for those who missed first vaccine appointment to come forward

As Glasgow and Moray remain in Level 3 restrictions, officials are looking to trace those who have not had the jab.

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