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Boris Johnson's son Wilfred christened a catholic

Tuesday  04:45,   22 september 2020

Westminster Cathedral in London confirmed that the couple had their four-month-old son baptised there in a ceremony on September 12 by Father Daniel Humphreys. It is understood the christening was a small ceremony held in the Henry VII Lady Chapel,... >>>

Starmer calls on Labour to rediscover patriotism in first conference speech

Tuesday  03:20,   22 september 2020

Sir Keir Starmer is to give a highly personal speech about his own background and opportunities as he calls on Labour to rediscover patriotism and pride. © Imagebridge Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer prepares his conference speech in his office in... >>>

Women make up third of FTSE 350 board members for first time

Tuesday  03:20,   22 september 2020

However, 19 of the FTSE 250 companies have just one female board member. There is also one all-male board, though the figure has tumbled from 152 all-male boards in 2011.The Hampton-Alexander Review in 2016 set a target for women to account for 33%... >>>

Co-infection from both flu and Covid-19 spells 'serious trouble'

Tuesday  03:15,   22 september 2020

Public Health England's study found people with co-infection were twice as likely to die than those who tested positive for Covid-19 alone.Findings from the government agency's research suggests that co-infection doubles the risk of... >>>

Royal Navy's new £3.1bn aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail

Tuesday  00:25,   22 september 2020

The Navy's 65,000-tonne warship sailed out of Portsmouth in glorious sunshine on Monday to take part in major exercises with the new RAF and USAF F-35B Lightning jets.It comes after four postponements earlier this year due to a coronavirus... >>>

I regret enormously my words which hurt people, says former cabinet minister

Tuesday  00:25,   22 september 2020

Ms Bradley was replaced in July 2019 by Julian Smith, who in turn was given the boot in February this year. Current Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis earlier this month hit the headlines after admitting a key piece of Brexit legislation would >>>

UK at coronavirus `tipping point´ with risk of 50,000 daily cases...

Monday  23:10,   21 september 2020

Boris Johnson is expected to announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus on Tuesday.Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out steps to tackle a second wave of coronavirus when he appears before MPs on Tuesday following the stark assessment >>>

What is the coronavirus alert level system?

Monday  23:06,   21 september 2020

The threat level for Covid-19 has been upgraded – here’s what you need to know about the alert system.The UK’s four chief medical officers warned the transmission rate is rising, meaning much tougher social distancing measures could be on the... >>>

Boy was found dead and appeared 'malnourished', inquest hears

Monday  21:46,   21 september 2020

Police are investigating the circumstances of Taiwo Abubakar's death after he was found by health workers. Taiwo had been been living at an address for asylum seekers in Cardiff before he died.Police are investigating Taiwo Abubakar's death... >>>

Theatre and hotels to be transformed into Nightingale courts

Monday  21:45,   21 september 2020

Nightingale courts now provide 32 court rooms.The Lowry in Salford, the Hilton Hotel in York and Jury’s Inn in Middlesbrough are the latest buildings to become Nightingale courts, opening on September 28, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)... >>>

Four more areas of Wales under local lockdown from Tuesday evening

Monday  21:40,   21 september 2020

The measures will apply in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Blaenau Gwent. “We are seeing evidence of coronavirus spreading. We need to take action to control and, ultimately, reduce its spread and protect people’s health,” Mr Gething... >>>

Theresa May insists she will not vote for controversial Brexit legislation

Monday  21:40,   21 september 2020

The former prime minister warned the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill will cause “untold damage” to the country’s reputation.The Conservative former prime minister accused the Government of acting “recklessly and irresponsibly” without thinking... >>>

World's biggest banks 'allowed criminals to launder dirty money'

Monday  21:20,   21 september 2020

UK bank shares have taken a hit after some of the world's largest lenders were accused of allowing criminals to launder dirty money. © Reuters JP Morgan Chase is among the five global banks named in the investigation Over 2,100 suspicious... >>>

Afghan interpreter is stuck in a 'hellhole' migrant camp

Monday  21:16,   21 september 2020

Former interpreter Nesar, 29, who is trapped in 'hellhole' Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, missed out on major policy policy change allowing Afghans sanctuary in Britain. Nesar, who worked for two years on the front line in >>>

What coronavirus lockdown breaches can you be fined for?

Monday  21:16,   21 september 2020

People who breach coronavirus lockdown rules in England could face fines of up to £10,000, the government has said. © Getty People who break coronavirus lockdown rules in England could face fines of up to £10,000 Fines will start at £1,000 and rise... >>>