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Ministers plan to increase how frequently overseas HGV drivers can deliver in UK

National News October 14, 2021 at 7:54 pm

The government wants to change how frequently overseas HGV operators can deliver in the UK to help solve the current supply chain problems.

Boots bounces back as COVID test sales soar and online business thrives in lockdown

National News October 14, 2021 at 7:48 pm

Boots enjoyed a bumper year thanks to booming sales of COVID-19 tests, according to its latest company results – despite footfall levels on the high street still being weaker than they were before the pandemic.

X-ray body scanners prevent more than 10,000 attempts to smuggle contraband into prisons

National News October 14, 2021 at 7:07 pm

X-ray body scanners have prevented more than 10,000 attempts to smuggle contraband – including weapons, drugs and phones – into prisons in just over a year.

Ugo Monye ‘gutted’ to miss Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing due to back problems

National News October 14, 2021 at 6:47 pm

Ugo Monye says he will not be able to compete on Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday because of back problems.

Banksy’s shredded artwork sets auction record of £18.5m

National News October 14, 2021 at 5:43 pm

Banksy’s Love Is In The Bin – the artwork that self-shredded after being sold in 2018 – has sold for £18.5m, a record for the artist at auction.

Just three Premier League clubs accept police invitation to tackle online racism

National News October 14, 2021 at 5:20 pm

Just three Premier League clubs have said they are willing to work directly with the police to help their players deal with online racist abuse.

Overseas butchers and abattoir workers to be granted six month visas to deal with pig backlog

National News October 14, 2021 at 5:06 pm

Butchers and abattoir workers from overseas will be granted seasonal worker visas to deal with the backlog of pigs that need to be slaughtered, the government has announced.

Overseas butchers and abattoir workers to be granted six-month visas to deal with pig backlog

National News October 14, 2021 at 5:06 pm

Butchers and abattoir workers from overseas will be granted seasonal worker visas to deal with the backlog of pigs that need to be slaughtered, the government has announced.

Daniel Craig reveals why he chooses to go to ‘chilled’ gay bars

National News October 14, 2021 at 4:49 pm

Daniel Craig has revealed that he goes to gay bars to avoid “aggressive” men, having grown “sick” of getting into fights.

Homeless man who confessed to 1983 murder to ‘get looked after’ is jailed for life

National News October 14, 2021 at 3:45 pm

A homeless man has been jailed for life after confessing to a “brutal” murder that took place almost 40 years ago.