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Samaritans has introduced new safeguarding “measures” amid allegations of incidents of helpline volunteers meeting vulnerable callers for sex. The charity, which offers a helpline service to people in distress, reportedly plans to monitor phone calls in future to ensure inappropriate relationships do not begin. The Telegraph reported that it understood there had been incidents of […]

Almost two million more premises across rural parts of England will be plugged into superfast internet as part of the Government’s £5 billion gigabit upgrade plan. The Culture Secretary has announced that a further 1.85 million additional premises across 26 English counties will get access to gigabit speed internet, equivalent to 1,000 megabits per second. […]

No traces of coronavirus were found in tests at four major railway stations and on intercity train services, Network Rail said. Places passengers regularly touch such as escalator handles, ticket machines and benches were swabbed, while hour-long air samples were taken. Two rounds of testing were carried out at London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Liverpool […]

Seventy mixed-ability cyclists have raised around £12,000 for the Jo Cox Foundation after cycling 280 miles. Seventy mixed-ability cyclists have raised around £12,000 for the Jo Cox Foundation after cycling 280 miles from Yorkshire to south London. The cyclists set off on the trail, dubbed the Jo Cox Way, from West Yorkshire on Wednesday, and […]

Boris Johnson is facing a renewed backlash within his party over the “threat” of domestic vaccine passports. Boris Johnson is facing a renewed backlash within his party over the “threat” of domestic vaccine passports, with demands for MPs to be recalled from their holidays to debate the proposal. Andrew Bridgen, one of 43 Conservative MPs […]

Demand for university places is set to increase over the next few years, the chief executive of Ucas has warned. Demand for university places is set to increase over the next few years, the chief executive of Ucas has warned. Clare Marchant has estimated one million students will apply for university by 2025, up from […]

Lewis Hamilton has said he is “devastated” following the death of a volunteer marshal during a race meeting at the Brands Hatch circuit. The incident occurred during an event at the Kent racing track on Saturday afternoon. Reacting to the accident on Sunday morning, Hamilton said on social media that his heart is with the […]

The Chancellor has warned Boris Johnson that the UK’s travel restrictions are “out of step” with its international rivals as he pushes for holiday rules to be relaxed, according to reports. The Sunday Times reported that Rishi Sunak has written to the Prime Minister about the damage that the current border rules are doing to […]

Extra training is required to deal with the “many thousands” of redundancies being predicted as furlough support tapers off, the British Chamber of Commerce has said. A survey of businesses found that one in five firms plan on letting staff go in response to Sunday’s furlough policy change, which will see employers asked to contribute […]

Food delivery and taxi-hailing companies are to offer discounted rides and meals for customers who get a Covid-19 jab to help boost vaccine uptake, the Government has announced. Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are among the brands who will be offering incentives to encourage younger people to get vaccinated. The Department of Health and […]


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