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DUNGEON WILL REOPEN WITH EXTENSIVE MEASURES IN PLACE TO KEEP GUESTS, TEAM MEMBERS (AND EVEN ‘INMATES’) SAFE York Dungeon is set to reopen to visitors from the 18th July 2020, as national lockdown measures continue to ease. The site team has worked throughout the lockdown to design and implement reopening measures that ensure that the […]

Boris Johnson says he will commit to a full independent inquiry into the handling of Covid-19, but stopped short of saying when it would take place. Lib Dem acting co-leader Sir Ed Davey called on the Prime Minister to “commit in principle to a future public inquiry” on the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He […]

Fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore is to be knighted by the Queen in his own personal ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday. The 100-year-old Second World War veteran will travel to the Berkshire royal residence with members of his family for the rare, special investiture with the monarch. Captain Sir Tom raised almost £33 […]

More than a million British smokers have kicked the habit since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a charity has estimated. Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) has calculated that 1,036,000 smokers and recent ex-smokers had quit or continued their abstinence since coronavirus cases started circulating in the UK. The charity surveyed more than 10,000 […]

Marcus Rashford is to become the youngest person to receive an honorary doctorate from The University of Manchester for his work campaigning against child poverty. The 22-year-old Manchester United and England forward will follow in the footsteps of United greats Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton in earning the accolade from the university, which […]

People will be able to enjoy a drink in a pub, have meals inside a restaurant and get their hair cut for the first time in months as lockdown restrictions continue to ease in Scotland. Barbers and hair salons can reopen from Wednesday with enhanced hygiene measures in place. Indoor pubs and restaurants are also […]

The rate of coronavirus infection in England was significantly reduced in the month before lockdown restrictions were lifted, a new study has found. According to the new research from Imperial College London, the rate of infection throughout the country was halving every eight to nine days during May. There were on average 13 positive cases […]

A sculpture of a black woman who took part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol has been erected on the plinth where a statue of slave trader Edward Colston used to stand. Artist Marc Quinn created the black and resin steel piece of protester Jen Reid, who was photographed standing on the empty […]

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a £1.2 billion bailout package involving only private funds. The plan to secure its future includes £200 million being provided by founder Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Support has also been given by Delta Air Lines – which owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic – new private investors and existing creditors. The […]

Huawei’s equipment will be stripped from the UK’s 5G network by 2027, adding billions to the cost and delaying delivery of the high-speed mobile network. The National Security Council took the decision – which will increase tensions with Beijing – after the impact of US sanctions raised concerns about Huawei’s continued involvement in the UK’s […]