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Earlier lockdown in Scotland could have prevented 2,000 deaths – study

Earlier lockdown in Scotland could have prevented 2,000 deaths – study

Earlier lockdown in Scotland could have prevented 2,000 deaths – study

A model developed by University of Edinburgh scientists predicted the death toll would have been around 577 – about 80% lower than the current total.

Penguin parade turned into race by BBC Sport commentator

Penguin parade turned into race by BBC Sport commentator

Penguin parade turned into race by BBC Sport commentator

Andrew Cotter has turned his skills to penguin videos to make up for a lack of live sports.

Government considering monitoring waste water to track Covid-19 locally

Government considering monitoring waste water to track Covid-19 locally

Government considering monitoring waste water to track Covid-19 locally

Downing Street said officials were investigating whether sewage samples would allow them to track the virus.

James Middleton shaves off beard to surprise fiancee

James Middleton shaves off beard to surprise fiancee

James Middleton shaves off beard to surprise fiancee

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother said it was the first time he had been without facial hair for seven years.

MPs approve seven-day Parliament suspension for Tory former minister

MPs approve seven-day Parliament suspension for Tory former minister

MPs approve seven-day Parliament suspension for Tory former minister

Conor Burns will be barred from the parliamentary estate following breaches of the code of conduct.

‘Mish-mash’ of guidance is a recipe for disaster for police – lawyer

‘Mish-mash’ of guidance is a recipe for disaster for police – lawyer

‘Mish-mash’ of guidance is a recipe for disaster for police – lawyer

Fresh guidance for officers on changes to the rules will be issued later in the week.

Early humans ‘existed in Europe far earlier than previously thought’

Early humans ‘existed in Europe far earlier than previously thought’

Early humans ‘existed in Europe far earlier than previously thought’

Researchers say early humans and Neanderthals existed together on the continent for longer than previously suggested.

Sir Richard Branson agrees to sell part of Virgin Galactic to fund his empire

Sir Richard Branson agrees to sell part of Virgin Galactic to fund his empire

Sir Richard Branson agrees to sell part of Virgin Galactic to fund his empire

The billionaire businessman’s Virgin Group said the cash would be re-invested in Virgin’s struggling airline and holiday divisions.

Johnson risking ‘confused’ message over virus response, says Stormont minister

Johnson risking ‘confused’ message over virus response, says Stormont minister

Johnson risking ‘confused’ message over virus response, says Stormont minister

Declan Kearney said he would be listening to local medical and scientific advice as well as World Health Organisation guidelines.

Wife fighting for £450m divorce payout taking legal action against son

Wife fighting for £450m divorce payout taking legal action against son

Wife fighting for £450m divorce payout taking legal action against son

Tatiana Akhmedova was awarded a 41.5% share of Russian businessman Farkhad Akhmedov’s £1 billion-plus fortune more than three years ago.

The Government’s three-step plan to lift lockdown

The Government’s three-step plan to lift lockdown

The Government’s three-step plan to lift lockdown

A range of measures will be introduced in stages to ease lockdown restrictions.

Harry Dunn suspect ‘wanted internationally after Interpol Red Notice issued’

Harry Dunn suspect ‘wanted internationally after Interpol Red Notice issued’

Harry Dunn suspect ‘wanted internationally after Interpol Red Notice issued’

The teenager was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car outside RAF Croughton in August last year.

Cultural barriers stop orthodox Jews reporting child abuse, inquiry hears

Cultural barriers stop orthodox Jews reporting child abuse, inquiry hears

Cultural barriers stop orthodox Jews reporting child abuse, inquiry hears

Fear of being ostracised, lack of understanding about sex and the involvement of religious leaders prevent sexual abuse victims coming forward.

Uplifting news: Five-year-old raises £1,200 and Londoners feed the vulnerable

Uplifting news: Five-year-old raises £1,200 and Londoners feed the vulnerable

Uplifting news: Five-year-old raises £1,200 and Londoners feed the vulnerable

A round-up of Monday’s feelgood stories.

Starmer calls on PM to provide ‘clarity and reassurance’ in Covid-19 crisis

Starmer calls on PM to provide ‘clarity and reassurance’ in Covid-19 crisis

Starmer calls on PM to provide ‘clarity and reassurance’ in Covid-19 crisis

The Labour leader calls for an effort to build a ‘better society’ once the pandemic is over.

1,100 jobs set to be lost at P&O Ferries

1,100 jobs set to be lost at P&O Ferries

1,100 jobs set to be lost at P&O Ferries

The proposal involves more than a quarter of the workforce losing their jobs.

‘Do not travel from England to exercise in Wales’, First Minister says

‘Do not travel from England to exercise in Wales’, First Minister says

‘Do not travel from England to exercise in Wales’, First Minister says

Mark Drakeford said there were concerns Boris Johnson’s relaxing of restrictions could lead to people in England breaking travel rules in Wales.

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