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Church’s ‘scab-like’ mould problem putting worshipers off

Church’s ‘scab-like’ mould problem putting worshipers off

Church’s ‘scab-like’ mould problem putting worshipers off

Parishes are battling to attract congregations that will make donations to preserve their churches.

New woodlands to be created along rivers as part of tree planting drive

New woodlands to be created along rivers as part of tree planting drive

New woodlands to be created along rivers as part of tree planting drive

It is hoped the riverside tree planting will boost water quality and wildlife and help tackle climate change.

Call for Government aid to tackle ‘significant and growing’ church repair costs

Call for Government aid to tackle ‘significant and growing’ church repair costs

Call for Government aid to tackle ‘significant and growing’ church repair costs

A Tory MP said he wants the Government to step in, warning the cost of repairs will only increase if left unaddressed.

Teen trio to be sentenced for ‘ambush’ murder of 13-year-old Olly Stephens

Teen trio to be sentenced for ‘ambush’ murder of 13-year-old Olly Stephens

Teen trio to be sentenced for ‘ambush’ murder of 13-year-old Olly Stephens

The defendants, two boys and a girl who cannot be named because they are only 14 years old, had various roles in the attack in Reading on January 3.

Vigil to be held for murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa

Vigil to be held for murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa

Vigil to be held for murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa

The 28-year-old had been walking to meet a friend at a pub near her home last Friday when she was killed.

Government under pressure to act as HGV driver shortage hits fuel deliveries

Government under pressure to act as HGV driver shortage hits fuel deliveries

Government under pressure to act as HGV driver shortage hits fuel deliveries

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the shortage of drivers was a “global problem” caused by coronavirus.

Two men charged with riot offences in Lyra McKee murder probe

Two men charged with riot offences in Lyra McKee murder probe

Two men charged with riot offences in Lyra McKee murder probe

The pair are expected to appear before Londonderry Magistrates Court via video link on Friday.

Tom Felton collapses during celebrity golf match

Tom Felton collapses during celebrity golf match

Tom Felton collapses during celebrity golf match

The Harry Potter star was pictured being carried off the Wisconsin course, which is hosting the Ryder Cup, on a golf cart.

Key events in investigation into murder of Sabina Nessa

Key events in investigation into murder of Sabina Nessa

Key events in investigation into murder of Sabina Nessa

The 28-year-old primary school teacher was attacked as she walked to meet a friend not far from her home in Kidbrooke, south-east London, on Friday.

Permanent UC uplift would have to come out of people’s pockets, says PM

Permanent UC uplift would have to come out of people’s pockets, says PM

Permanent UC uplift would have to come out of people’s pockets, says PM

Boris Johnson said keeping the additional £20 per week payment would cost £5-6 billion in tax.

PM abandons plans for Northern Ireland-Scotland crossing project

PM abandons plans for Northern Ireland-Scotland crossing project

PM abandons plans for Northern Ireland-Scotland crossing project

Boris Johnson was criticised in March after it emerged the feasibility of the bridge/tunnel was being assessed.

Julia Roberts leads tributes after death of Notting Hill director Roger Michell

Julia Roberts leads tributes after death of Notting Hill director Roger Michell

Julia Roberts leads tributes after death of Notting Hill director Roger Michell

The late filmmaker was also responsible for films such as Morning Glory and Enduring Love.

Chris Whitty and key workers honoured in ‘superhero’ charity raft race

Chris Whitty and key workers honoured in ‘superhero’ charity raft race

Chris Whitty and key workers honoured in ‘superhero’ charity raft race

The Thames Water Raft Race returned after being cancelled last year because of Covid.

Man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sabina Nessa

Man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sabina Nessa

Man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sabina Nessa

The 38-year-old man is being held in police custody.

Ministers agree no changes to Covid rules but signpost ‘significant date’

Ministers agree no changes to Covid rules but signpost ‘significant date’

Ministers agree no changes to Covid rules but signpost ‘significant date’

The announcement was made following a marathon meeting of the Executive.

UK paid compensation for 289 civilian deaths in Afghanistan, analysis shows

UK paid compensation for 289 civilian deaths in Afghanistan, analysis shows

UK paid compensation for 289 civilian deaths in Afghanistan, analysis shows

The Ministry of Defence said ‘rigorous targeting processes’ were used to minimise civilian deaths ‘but risk can never be removed entirely’.

Dominic Raab sworn in as new Lord Chancellor at ceremony

Dominic Raab sworn in as new Lord Chancellor at ceremony

Dominic Raab sworn in as new Lord Chancellor at ceremony

Mr Raab was welcomed to the ancient office by leading figures from the legal profession.

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