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UK reports 36,710 new COVID cases and 182 more deaths

National News September 23, 2021 at 1:56 pm

­­­­The UK has recorded 36,710 new COVID-19 cases and another 182 deaths in the last 24-hour period, with 7,588 people currently in hospital with the disease, according to the latest government figures­­.

On Her Majesty’s Naval Service: Daniel Craig given honorary commander rank to match 007

National News September 23, 2021 at 1:24 pm

James Bond actor Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the Royal Navy – matching the on-screen rank of 007.

BP ‘prioritising’ fuel deliveries as driver shortages hit supplies

National News September 23, 2021 at 12:34 pm

BP says it is “prioritising” fuel deliveries across its network of branded filling stations as some are hit by the national shortage of HGV and tanker drivers.

Police rescue couple who got trapped in their car while ‘strengthening their relationship’

National News September 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm

A couple had to be rescued by police after their car flipped on its side while they were “strengthening their relationship”.

London Mayor calls for urgent ‘global action’ on climate change while issuing flood warning for capital

National News September 23, 2021 at 12:27 pm

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for urgent “global action” on climate change as he warned the capital’s schools, hospitals, homes and rail network face being flooded.

British Airways scraps plans to relaunch short-haul flights from Gatwick post-COVID

National News September 23, 2021 at 11:40 am

British Airways has scrapped plans to relaunch short-haul flights from Gatwick Airport after suspending them during the COVID pandemic.

Former Labour MP breached parliament’s bullying and harassment policy, report finds

National News September 23, 2021 at 10:30 am

Former Labour MP and minister Keith Vaz breached parliament’s bullying and harassment policy, an investigation by its standards watchdog has found.

Is Britain running on empty? Here’s what we’re short of and the industries under threat

National News September 23, 2021 at 9:45 am

From “cancelled” Christmas dinners to numerous energy suppliers collapsing and items missing from supermarket shelves, many industry experts claim Britain is in crisis.

Bank of England ramps up warning on inflation hit but takes no action to help cool prices

National News September 23, 2021 at 8:48 am

The Bank of England has again ramped up its warnings about rising prices and admitted the economy is not growing as fast as it had expected.

Woman with Down’s syndrome loses case to prevent abortions on babies with disabilities after 24 weeks

National News September 23, 2021 at 8:46 am

A 26-year-old woman with Down’s syndrome has failed to overturn the UK’s abortion laws, with the High Court ruling that unborn babies with disabilities can be aborted after 24 weeks.