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England ‘on target’ to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030, study says

National News September 24, 2021 at 1:34 am

England is “on target” to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030, according to a new study.

New laws to make sure hospitality workers can keep their tips

National News September 23, 2021 at 10:13 pm

Employers who withhold tips from workers will be breaking the law under government plans to help around two million workers in the hospitality, leisure, and services sectors.

Military medics to be sent to Northern Ireland to help hospital staff treating COVID patients

National News September 23, 2021 at 9:36 pm

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has granted a request to send around 100 military medics to Northern Ireland to support hospitals in need of help to deal with the number of coronavirus patients, Sky News has learnt.

Cameron’s lobbying ‘did not take up very significant part’ of Treasury’s time, says Sunak

National News September 23, 2021 at 7:44 pm

Dealing with David Cameron’s multiple texts, WhatsApp messages, emails and phone calls “did not take up a very significant part” of the Treasury’s time, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has told MPs investigating the Greensill lobbying scandal.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder of Sabina Nessa

National News September 23, 2021 at 7:07 pm

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of teacher Sabina Nessa, police have said.

UK paid out for 289 Afghan civilian deaths, analysis shows – with one family getting just £104

National News September 23, 2021 at 6:52 pm

At least 16 children are among almost 300 civilian deaths in Afghanistan that the UK government paid out compensation for, analysis suggests.

Phase out gas power by 2035, say businesses

National News September 23, 2021 at 5:38 pm

Big businesses including BT, Thames Water and the Co-op have called on the government to phase out gas power by 2035, in a week when spiralling gas import prices have left the UK grappling with enormous price hikes.

‘Not good enough’: Defence secretary ‘pretty angry’ over MoD’s Afghan data breaches

National News September 23, 2021 at 4:52 pm

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has branded the handling of data in his department “not good enough” and revealed he is “pretty angry” about breaches relating to Afghans resettling in the UK.

‘It’s wonderful to be back’: Meghan and Harry visit New York in first big trip since quitting as royals

National News September 23, 2021 at 3:08 pm

The Duchess of Sussex said it was “wonderful” to be back in New York as she and the Duke of Sussex visited a 9/11 memorial in their first major public trip since quitting as senior royals.

Man jailed for 27 years after murdering wealthy student near Harrods in ‘cowardly attack’

National News September 23, 2021 at 2:25 pm

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 27 years after murdering a wealthy Omani student and injuring his friend near Harrods in what police suspected was an attempted robbery.