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Children among dead after migrants’ boat capsizes in English Channel

Wednesday  10:10,   28 october 2020

Four people including two children died on Tuesday in the Channel between France and Britain after their small boat sank, making it the most deadly day for migrants trying to cross the narrow waterway. One man drowned, while a woman and two children >>>

Ex-Labour MP Kate Hoey on Pat Finucane: Party must not side with those who want to rewrite Troubles history

Wednesday  10:10,   28 october 2020

Former veteran Labour Party MP Kate Hoey has warned her erstwhile political comrades that they should beware “aligning with those who wish to rewrite the history of the Troubles”.Whilst Ms Haigh said this simply reflects long-standing party policy,... >>>

Heathrow loses £1.5bn as it is overtaken by Paris Charles de Gaulle

Wednesday  10:05,   28 october 2020

The west London hub was Europe’s busiest airport before the coronavirus pandemic.Passenger numbers between July and September were down by more than 84% compared with the same period in 2019, leading the west London hub to be overtaken by Paris... >>>

Tough on dirty money? The UK has a way to go

Wednesday  08:46,   28 october 2020

In 2016, the National Crime Agency estimated that £90bn is laundered via London each year. The UK government’s response was The post Tough on dirty money? The UK has a way to go appeared first on CityAM. >>>

High vitamin intake 'linked to fewer respiratory illnesses'

Wednesday  08:40,   28 october 2020

High intakes of vitamins A, E and D are linked to fewer respiratory illnesses, according to a study, with experts calling for more research into their effect on COVID-19. © Getty Vitamin A and E from both diet and supplements was associated with a... >>>

'Significant gaps' in Test and Trace data, scientists warn

Wednesday  08:40,   28 october 2020

"Significant gaps" in the data make it impossible to know if the government Test and Trace programme is reducing the spread of coronavirus, researchers have said. © Getty Test and Trace is vital if the spread of the disease is to be brought under... >>>

Worse than the first wave: PM under pressure to toughen rules after highest death toll since May

Wednesday  08:40,   28 october 2020

The prime minister is under mounting pressure to bring in tougher coronavirus rules after UK deaths hit their highest level for five months. © Getty Boris Johnson is said to be under 'intense lobbying' to take action There were 367 deaths linked to... >>>

No10's coronavirus statistics are 'disparate', top scientists warn

Wednesday  07:15,   28 october 2020

Number 10's publicly-available coronavirus statistics are 'disparate' and masks the true scale of the UK's second wave, according to experts from University College London.Researchers from University College London warned there are... >>>

Can't get a refund? Take stubborn companies to court!

Wednesday  07:15,   28 october 2020

Readers are using the small claims court to win their cash back. It comes after we reported how Pam Watts won £2,112 from British Airways after it cancelled her return flight without telling her. The story prompted readers to get in touch with their >>>

Kensington Palace being probed by historian investigating slave trade

Wednesday  05:50,   28 october 2020

Among sites to come under the microscope are Kensington Palace, the London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Historic Royal Palaces review follows a similar, deeply controversial exercise by the National Trust. © Provided by Daily... >>>

Unhappy customers who are tired of waiting for months to receive refunds are threatening stubborn companies with legal action

Wednesday  04:30,   28 october 2020

Readers are using the small claims court to win their cash back. It comes after we reported how Pam Watts won £2,112 from British Airways after it cancelled her return flight without telling her. The story prompted readers to get in touch with their >>>

Coronavirus scythes through corporate Britain

Wednesday  04:30,   28 october 2020

As fears of a second wave of infections again rocked stock markets worldwide, FTSE 100 giants HSBC and BP reported a dramatic fall in profits while Whitbread racked up a £725m loss. The slump in fortunes across banking, oil and leisure underlined... >>>

Rishi Sunak shares 'frustrations' of Northern MPs over covid-19 curbs

Wednesday  03:15,   28 october 2020

The Chancellor suggested that he sympathised with the MPs who stunned Downing Street on Monday by writing a joint letter outlining their frustrations with northern Covid lockdowns. The 55 Tories in the Northern Research Group (NRG) have demanded... >>>

We must keep promises made to voters in the north says DAVID DAVIS

Wednesday  03:15,   28 october 2020

DAVID DAVIS: The North has always been Britain's great industrial heartland. Yet that proud history has become its disadvantage during the pandemic. Office-based jobs can be done from home.If you work in an office-based job such as financial... >>>

Politicians urge BBC to change SPOTY rules to include Marcus Rashford

Wednesday  03:15,   28 october 2020

EXCLUSIVE BY DAVID COVERDALE AND RICHARD MARSDEN: Politicians have urged the BBC to break with protocol and allow Marcus Rashford to win Sports Personality of the Year. Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday that free school meals campaigner Rashford was... >>>