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Boris Johnson may struggle to deliver his vision of a “significant return to normality” in time for Christmas, leading scientists have warned. The Prime Minister signalled another significant easing of coroanavirus lockdown restrictions in England on Friday, relaxing work-from-home guidance and paving the way for theatres and sports stadiums to reopen. At a No 10 […]

Leeds have begun their celebrations after sealing promotion to the Premier League after 16 years outside the top flight. The West Yorkshire club were guaranteed automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship after second-placed West Brom lost 2-1 at Huddersfield. Leeds had moved on to 87 points on Thursday following their 1-0 home win against […]

Very early on in lockdown, before the wearing of face masks became commonplace or, in some places, mandatory, one of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s volunteers began making and selling jazzy, fabric face masks  to help the theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal.  Demand was high, and within just a couple of months, sales have topped the […]

First of all, thank you for still being here by our side through these very challenging times. In the grand scale of things, will there or won’t there be a Call of the Wild Festival this year has not always been at the forefront of even our thoughts, so we are indeed very grateful for […]

The NHS will get an extra £3 billion in funding to prepare for a possible second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Boris Johnson is set to announce. In the wake of a dire warning of the consequences of Covid-19 rebounding, Downing Street said the funding will allow extra hospital capacity while allowing routine treatments and […]

As the Queen reaches 25,000 days on the throne, here are some of the events and milestones of her reign: 1952: George VI dies and Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen. Flood devastates the Devon village of Lynmouth. Mau Mau rising in Kenya. 1953: Sweet rationing ends in Britain. Queen Mary dies. Everest conquered on eve of […]

Leaked Government documents highlighted by Jeremy Corbyn during last year’s general election were almost certainly “amplified” online by Russia. That’s the claim made by the Government. The papers relating to UK and US trade talks were used by the then Labour leader to back his claims that the Conservatives were preparing to “sell off” the […]

China became the first major economy to grow since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, recording an unexpectedly strong 3.2% expansion in the latest quarter after anti-virus lockdowns were lifted and factories and stores reopened. Growth reported on Thursday for the three months ending in June was a dramatic improvement over the previous quarter’s 6.8% […]

Northern accents are becoming more similar, research suggests. Linguistics experts at the University of Manchester suggested the existence of a General Northern English accent among educated people in the north. Accents from Liverpool and Newcastle still maintained their distinction, researchers added. The University of Manchester study used machine learning to analyse speech patterns of people […]

UK workers on company payrolls have fallen 649,000 during lockdown as the coronavirus crisis claimed another 74,000 jobs last month, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said early estimates showed the number of paid employees fell by 1.9% year on year in June to 28.4 million, and by 0.3% compared with […]