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COVID will end up resembling common cold by spring next year, leading experts say

National News September 23, 2021 at 7:55 am

COVID-19 will eventually be like a cold, leading experts have said.

Ministers preparing for ‘worst-case scenario’ of persistently high gas costs beyond ‘short spike’

National News September 23, 2021 at 7:12 am

The government is preparing for the “worst-case scenario” of gas costs continuing to stay high beyond a “short spike”, a minister has told Sky News.

Govt hoping to axe PCR tests for vaccinated holidaymakers by October half-term, minister says

National News September 23, 2021 at 6:34 am

The government wants to scrap PCR tests for fully vaccinated international travellers by the October half-term, a minister has told Sky News.

Iceland boss pleads for shoppers not to panic buy ahead of Christmas

National News September 23, 2021 at 6:17 am

The boss of Iceland has told Sky News the “array” of pressures facing the supermarket sector is a worry but there is no need for customers to panic buy in the run-up to Christmas.

Sabina Nessa: Teacher murdered during five-minute walk to meet friend in pub, police suspect

National News September 23, 2021 at 5:44 am

Teacher Sabina Nessa is thought to have been murdered during a five-minute walk to meet a friend in a pub, police have said.

Merseyside schools lead the fight against climate change with ‘green’ curriculum

National News September 22, 2021 at 10:08 pm

A network of schools across Merseyside will enhance their teaching curriculum to include effects of climate change and the ways to tackle it.

Teletubbies go head-to-head with Coldplay as they release 25th anniversary album

National News September 22, 2021 at 9:05 pm

The Teletubbies have reunited ahead of their 25th anniversary to release a new album.

Starmer sets out post-pandemic vision of ‘contribution society’ in 11,500-word essay

National News September 22, 2021 at 9:02 pm

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has begun a push to spell out his vision for Britain with the release of an essay running to more than 11,500 words.

Court to rule on legal bid to ban terminations of babies with disabilities after 24 weeks

National News September 22, 2021 at 8:48 pm

A high court judgement is expected later that could prevent unborn babies with disabilities, including Down’s syndrome, being aborted after 24 weeks. 

PM urges humankind to ‘grow up’ – and quotes Kermit the Frog – in call to arms on climate change

National News September 22, 2021 at 7:53 pm

Boris Johnson is urging humankind to “grow up” and “come of age” at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow this year.