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PM accused of ‘culture war’ over role of key aide in racial disparity commission

PM accused of ‘culture war’ over role of key aide in racial disparity commission

PM accused of ‘culture war’ over role of key aide in racial disparity commission

Munira Mirza was reported to have been leading the work to set up Boris Johnson’s new commission.

US fighter pilot whose jet crashed into North Sea named

US fighter pilot whose jet crashed into North Sea named

US fighter pilot whose jet crashed into North Sea named

First Lieutenant Kenneth Allen had served with the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk since February this year.

Minister in row over response to Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign

Minister in row over response to Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign

Minister in row over response to Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign

The footballer called on Therese Coffey to ‘put rivalries aside’ and ‘make a difference’.

Government backs £38bn in loans to struggling businesses

Government backs £38bn in loans to struggling businesses

Government backs £38bn in loans to struggling businesses

More than nine million workers have received nearly £21bn in furlough pay from the Government.

UK facing ‘cultural catastrophe’, creative body warns

UK facing ‘cultural catastrophe’, creative body warns

UK facing ‘cultural catastrophe’, creative body warns

A report said the impact will be felt in all parts of the UK.

‘Difficult days’ ahead if economy does not pick up after coronavirus hit

‘Difficult days’ ahead if economy does not pick up after coronavirus hit

‘Difficult days’ ahead if economy does not pick up after coronavirus hit

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the Government has to ‘restart the economy but without restarting the virus’.

Serious Fraud Office drops investigation into banknote maker De La Rue

Serious Fraud Office drops investigation into banknote maker De La Rue

Serious Fraud Office drops investigation into banknote maker De La Rue

The investigation was launched in 2019 into De La Rue’s business operations in South Sudan, where it had a contract to print the country’s currency.

Workers on UK payrolls tumble and benefit claims soar during lockdown

Workers on UK payrolls tumble and benefit claims soar during lockdown

Workers on UK payrolls tumble and benefit claims soar during lockdown

The ONS said early estimates showed the number of paid employees dropped by 2.1% or 612,000 in May compared with March.

Greggs to reopen 800 stores on Thursday

Greggs to reopen 800 stores on Thursday

Greggs to reopen 800 stores on Thursday

But pasty lovers will only get a reduced menu and some staff will remain furloughed as sales are expected to dip, the company said.

What the papers say – June 16

What the papers say – June 16

What the papers say – June 16

Brexit, education, school meals and race are among an array of subjects on the Tuesday front pages.

Lineker backs Rashford over school meals

Lineker backs Rashford over school meals

Lineker backs Rashford over school meals

Several prominent figures have joined the Manchester United star’s call for vouchers to be continued through the summer holidays.

Queen misses out on Royal Ascot visit for first time during reign

Queen misses out on Royal Ascot visit for first time during reign

Queen misses out on Royal Ascot visit for first time during reign

The head of state is expected to be watching the event from Windsor Castle.

Pressure piling on PM to ease lockdown amid more evidence of economic ‘disaster’

Pressure piling on PM to ease lockdown amid more evidence of economic ‘disaster’

Pressure piling on PM to ease lockdown amid more evidence of economic ‘disaster’

New figures showed a sharp drop in the number of paid employees, down by 2.1% or 612,000 in May compared with March.

Six months free internet to help disadvantaged children with home schooling

Six months free internet to help disadvantaged children with home schooling

Six months free internet to help disadvantaged children with home schooling

BT is joining forces with the Department for Education to open up millions of WiFi hotspots from June 16.

Private prayer in reopened places of worship is ‘moment of grace’

Private prayer in reopened places of worship is ‘moment of grace’

Private prayer in reopened places of worship is ‘moment of grace’

A full reopening with services is not expected to happen until at least July 4.

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 195 frontline health and care workers have died with Covid-19.

Chief of British Airways owner hits back at ‘unjustified’ criticism from MPs

Chief of British Airways owner hits back at ‘unjustified’ criticism from MPs

Chief of British Airways owner hits back at ‘unjustified’ criticism from MPs

A report by the Commons Transport Select Committee said the airline’s treatment of its workforce during the pandemic was a ‘national disgrace’.

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