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The Home Secretary has promised a “full evaluation” of the hostile environment policy in the wake of the Windrush scandal. Speaking in the Commons, Priti Patel committed to the review as she updated MPs on progress being made to address concerns raised about Home Office practices. The pledge comes after Wendy Williams, in her critical […]

Beauticians will be back in business across Scotland during the latest round of lockdown measures being eased. Personal retail services can reopen from Wednesday, with enhanced hygiene measures as part of the Scottish Government guidelines. The category for close contact services includes make-up and nail salons, spas, tattoo studios, dress fitters, tailors, indoor photography studios […]

Applause rang out for Jack Charlton as thousands of people lined the streets of Ashington in Northumberland to pay tribute to the World Cup-winning hero. Well-wishers threw flowers on the hearse as it passed slowly through the former mining community where he and his younger brother Sir Bobby honed their football skills. The procession slowed […]

A long-awaited report on Russia’s activities in the UK has concluded that the Government “took its eye off the ball” and failed to respond to Moscow’s threat. The heavily-redacted Intelligence and Security Committee’s report noted that there had been widespread allegations that Russia sought to influence voters in the 2016 Brexit referendum but it would […]

The 2020 Super League season is to have no relegation and this year’s Championship and League 1 campaigns will not resume, the Rugby Football League has announced. Second and third tier clubs will be invited to play in a competition this autumn, which has a £250,000 prize pot. The decisions were announced on Monday evening […]

Public sector workers on the front line of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic will be given a pay rise, the Chancellor has announced. Doctors, teachers and police officers are among those who will see extra money in their pay packet after a testing few months since Covid-19 hit the UK. More than 300 NHS workers […]

An investigation has found that Russia attempted to influence the Scottish independence referendum but not the Brexit vote, according to reports. A long-awaited probe into alleged Russian interference in British democracy, due to be published on Tuesday, found “credible open-source commentary that Russia undertook to influence the campaign on Scottish independence” in 2014, the Telegraph […]

The Government has signed deals for 90 million doses of promising Covid-19 vaccines, with more in the pipeline. The latest deal is for vaccines being developed by an alliance between the pharmaceutical giants BioNtech and Pfizer as well as the firm Valneva. This is in addition to 100 million doses of a vaccine being developed […]

Job vacancies have plummeted in recent months because of the Covid-19 crisis, with some areas seeing a fall of 80%, a new study suggests. Jobs site CV-Library said there was a fall of 62% in the three months to June compared to the same quarter last year. Cities worst affected by the drop in vacancies […]

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a member of hospital staff was stabbed. The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton was put in lockdown following the incident on Sunday morning. The victim, a man aged in his 50s, is in a “life-threatening” condition, according to Sussex Police. A force spokesman […]