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Serco apologises for sharing email addresses of contact-tracing recruits

Serco apologises for sharing email addresses of contact-tracing recruits

Serco apologises for sharing email addresses of contact-tracing recruits

The company is helping to sign up people to support efforts to track and trace cases of Covid-19 to help reduce the spread of the disease in the UK.

Three more held over drive-by shooting of law student

Three more held over drive-by shooting of law student

Three more held over drive-by shooting of law student

Aya Hachem was hit by one of several shots fired from a vehicle as she walked to a supermarket near her home in Blackburn, Lancashire, on Sunday.

Life on the inside: 10 tips to reinvent your career during lockdown

Life on the inside: 10 tips to reinvent your career during lockdown

Life on the inside: 10 tips to reinvent your career during lockdown

Those who have lost jobs, been placed on furlough or been given a new perspective on work may be considering a change in direction.

Astronomers see first direct evidence of a baby planet coming into existence

Astronomers see first direct evidence of a baby planet coming into existence

Astronomers see first direct evidence of a baby planet coming into existence

The new world is in the process of being formed 520 light years away from Earth.

M&S boss warns customer habits have been ‘changed forever’ by virus

M&S boss warns customer habits have been ‘changed forever’ by virus

M&S boss warns customer habits have been ‘changed forever’ by virus

Chief executive Steve Rowe said the ‘aftershocks of this will endure for the coming year and beyond’.

Rolls-Royce to cut at least 9,000 jobs amid aviation crisis

Rolls-Royce to cut at least 9,000 jobs amid aviation crisis

Rolls-Royce to cut at least 9,000 jobs amid aviation crisis

It said it expects the job losses from its global workforce of 52,000 as part of a ‘major reorganisation’ of the business to adapt to lower demand.

Inflation plunges to near four-year low in April

Inflation plunges to near four-year low in April

Inflation plunges to near four-year low in April

The Office for National Statistics said the rate of the Consumer Price Index fell to 0.8%, down from 1.5% in March.

Lottery winner trains assistance dog after brother’s epilepsy death

Lottery winner trains assistance dog after brother’s epilepsy death

Lottery winner trains assistance dog after brother’s epilepsy death

Support Dogs in Sheffield trains dogs to help people with a wide range of needs, including epilepsy, autism and physical disabilities.

Liberal Democrats announce virtual leadership contest and party conference

Liberal Democrats announce virtual leadership contest and party conference

Liberal Democrats announce virtual leadership contest and party conference

The party’s conference in September was due to take place in Brighton.

What the papers say – May 20

What the papers say – May 20

What the papers say – May 20

The latest recognition for fundraiser Captain Tom Moore and machinations over schools reopening lead Wednesday’s papers.

Mercury expected to rise even higher after hottest day of the year so far

Mercury expected to rise even higher after hottest day of the year so far

Mercury expected to rise even higher after hottest day of the year so far

St James’s Park in London saw a high of 26.2C (79.16F) on Tuesday.

Schools should reopen as soon as safe to do so, doctors’ union says

Schools should reopen as soon as safe to do so, doctors’ union says

Schools should reopen as soon as safe to do so, doctors’ union says

A number of councils have advised their schools against reopening more widely to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils from June 1 amid safety concerns.

Cambridge University moves all lectures online for next academic year

Cambridge University moves all lectures online for next academic year

Cambridge University moves all lectures online for next academic year

The university says it is ‘likely’ that social distancing will continue to be required.

Charles reveals coronavirus forced postponement of Ireland visit

Charles reveals coronavirus forced postponement of Ireland visit

Charles reveals coronavirus forced postponement of Ireland visit

The Prince of Wales highlighted the importance of reconciliation on the island of Ireland.

UK records year’s top temperature with mercury expected to rise

UK records year’s top temperature with mercury expected to rise

UK records year’s top temperature with mercury expected to rise

Some parts of the country saw temperatures of 26.2C on Tuesday.

Ministers defend handling of coronavirus in care homes amid stinging criticism

Ministers defend handling of coronavirus in care homes amid stinging criticism

Ministers defend handling of coronavirus in care homes amid stinging criticism

Environment Secretary George Eustice rejected the assertion that the Government had made mistakes over its handling of care homes during the crisis.

Man who beat and raped pensioner in ‘terrifying ordeal’ to be freed from prison

Man who beat and raped pensioner in ‘terrifying ordeal’ to be freed from prison

Man who beat and raped pensioner in ‘terrifying ordeal’ to be freed from prison

Wendell Baker was jailed for life in 2013 after being convicted at a retrial under double jeopardy laws.

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