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Helena Bonham Carter praises ‘hero’ nurses ahead of special service of thanks

Helena Bonham Carter praises ‘hero’ nurses ahead of special service of thanks

Helena Bonham Carter praises ‘hero’ nurses ahead of special service of thanks

The actress is a relative of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale and will give a reading at Westminster Abbey.

Cerne Abbas Giant’s likely age revealed but air of mystery remains

Cerne Abbas Giant’s likely age revealed but air of mystery remains

Cerne Abbas Giant’s likely age revealed but air of mystery remains

Local folklore has long held the chalk figure to be a fertility aid and the earliest recorded mention of the giant dates from 1694.

Former diplomat jailed for contempt over blogs about Salmond trial

Former diplomat jailed for contempt over blogs about Salmond trial

Former diplomat jailed for contempt over blogs about Salmond trial

Craig Murray has been sentenced to eight months in jail over posts which could have led to the identification of the complainers in the case.

UK faces ‘moment of reckoning’ over rising cybersecurity threats

UK faces ‘moment of reckoning’ over rising cybersecurity threats

UK faces ‘moment of reckoning’ over rising cybersecurity threats

GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming has said that, without action, the UK’s prosperity and security will be under threat from the likes of Russia and China.

Impact of virus crisis on young people’s job prospects confirmed

Impact of virus crisis on young people’s job prospects confirmed

Impact of virus crisis on young people’s job prospects confirmed

Employment rate among young people fell last year, an ONS study found.

Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales lowest since mid-September

Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales lowest since mid-September

Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales lowest since mid-September

Deaths have now been below the five-year average for eight successive weeks.

Pret a Manger to open stores in Tesco supermarkets

Pret a Manger to open stores in Tesco supermarkets

Pret a Manger to open stores in Tesco supermarkets

The coffee and sandwich chain said it will open the first of four shops in June at Tesco’s Kensington supermarket.

Care home resident deaths a fifth higher than average during pandemic – ONS

Care home resident deaths a fifth higher than average during pandemic – ONS

Care home resident deaths a fifth higher than average during pandemic – ONS

Some 173,974 deaths of care home residents were registered in England and Wales between March 14 and April 2, the Office for National Statistics said.

Man appears in court charged with murder of PCSO Julia James

Man appears in court charged with murder of PCSO Julia James

Man appears in court charged with murder of PCSO Julia James

The 53-year-old was found dead in Akholt Wood near her home in Kent on April 27.

Cancer patient Archie enjoys first day at school after beating Covid-19

Cancer patient Archie enjoys first day at school after beating Covid-19

Cancer patient Archie enjoys first day at school after beating Covid-19

Five-year-old Archie Wilks was diagnosed with the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma two-and-a-half years ago.

Doug Beattie vows to challenge DUP if he becomes new UUP leader

Doug Beattie vows to challenge DUP if he becomes new UUP leader

Doug Beattie vows to challenge DUP if he becomes new UUP leader

The leadership candidate has said there will not be a single unionist party.

Litter campaign Tory MP who dropped cigarette butt accused of hypocrisy

Litter campaign Tory MP who dropped cigarette butt accused of hypocrisy

Litter campaign Tory MP who dropped cigarette butt accused of hypocrisy

Richard Holden, the member for Durham North West, has previously told constituents not to be ‘litter tossers’.

Church artefacts likely to be removed following contested heritage guidance

Church artefacts likely to be removed following contested heritage guidance

Church artefacts likely to be removed following contested heritage guidance

The guidance has been informed by a wide-ranging consultation.

Call for cap on care costs ahead of Queen’s Speech

Call for cap on care costs ahead of Queen’s Speech

Call for cap on care costs ahead of Queen’s Speech

Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt described the prospect of catastrophic care costs as ‘an incredible worry for people’.

Hancock: Holidaymakers can use NHS app to ‘prove’ vaccine status from Monday

Hancock: Holidaymakers can use NHS app to ‘prove’ vaccine status from Monday

Hancock: Holidaymakers can use NHS app to ‘prove’ vaccine status from Monday

The ban on overseas level travel will be lifted on Monday for people in England.

Heathrow loses 6.3 million passengers in April

Heathrow loses 6.3 million passengers in April

Heathrow loses 6.3 million passengers in April

Just 536,000 people travelled through the London airport last month, a 92% reduction on the total for April 2019.

Taxpayer nets £1.1bn from NatWest Group stake sale

Taxpayer nets £1.1bn from NatWest Group stake sale

Taxpayer nets £1.1bn from NatWest Group stake sale

The Government’s latest share sale cuts its stake in the bank from 59.8% to 54.8%.

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