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UK daily COVID cases highest since July as Whitty warns of ‘exceptionally difficult’ winter

National News October 14, 2021 at 3:40 pm

England’s chief medical officer has warned that people should expect an “exceptionally difficult” winter, as the UK’s daily coronavirus cases reached their highest level since July.

UK trade deals should prioritise economy over environment – leaked govt document

National News October 14, 2021 at 3:34 pm

Britain should prioritise economic growth over environmental protections in trade deals, according to a leaked government document obtained by Sky News.

Boy, 16, held on suspicion of murder after teen fatally stabbed on Twickenham playing field

National News October 14, 2021 at 3:04 pm

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Twickenham, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Britain’s most notorious conman Mark Acklom extradited to Spain days after early prison release

National News October 14, 2021 at 2:38 pm

Notorious conman Mark Acklom has been extradited to Spain, days after being freed early from a British prison sentence.

North Yorkshire police boss resigns after Sarah Everard ‘streetwise’ comment

National News October 14, 2021 at 2:29 pm

North Yorkshire’s police boss has resigned after saying women needed to be “streetwise” following Sarah Everard’s murder by a police officer.

Appeal after viral video shows two men dressed as police officers trying to enter London home

National News October 14, 2021 at 12:21 pm

Scotland Yard are investigating after a viral video appeared to show two men impersonating police officers to try and enter a home in east London.

League tables for surgeries do not ‘make any sense whatsoever’, GPs’ leader says

National News October 14, 2021 at 12:13 pm

Government plans to publish league tables for GP surgeries and allow patients to rate their performance via text message do not “make any sense to me whatsoever”, the head of the Royal College of GPs has told Sky News.

Raab urged to act over children’s prison where inmates ‘at serious risk of harm’

National News October 14, 2021 at 11:41 am

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has been urged to take urgent action over a privately-run children’s prison where an inspection found the young inmates “at serious risk of harm”.

The Queen uses walking stick again as she visit Wales for first time in five years

National News October 14, 2021 at 11:38 am

The Queen has been pictured using a walking stick in public for the opening of the Welsh parliament, as she praised the efforts of people during the pandemic, including key workers and volunteers.

‘It’s incredibly important’: Astronaut Tim Peake responds to Prince William’s criticism of billionaire space race

National News October 14, 2021 at 11:36 am

Astronaut Tim Peake has disputed Prince William’s criticism of the space race, saying space is “incredibly important to us” as it provides climate change data and supports the national infrastructure.