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Cocaine worth up to £100 million seized in Dover

Wednesday  21:35,   23 september 2020

The drugs were found in the early hours of Tuesday hidden in pallets that had arrived at the Kent port on a vessel from South America. Searches have been carried out in Glasgow and Essex as the investigation continues, the National Crime Agency... >>>

Boris Johnson has not led us well during coronavirus pandemic, says Starmer

Wednesday  21:21,   23 september 2020

The Labour leader has continued to criticise the Prime Minister’s performance after attacking his record in his party conference speech.Sir Keir used his “virtual” party conference speech this week to launch a stinging attack on the Prime Minister’s >>>

Chief medic – Stick to health regulations like your lives depend on it

Wednesday  21:21,   23 september 2020

Another 220 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Northern Ireland in the last 24-hour reporting period.Another 220 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the last 24-hour reporting period as the country’s rate of infection... >>>

Starmer admits SNP would have mandate for indyref2 if they win Holyrood elections

Wednesday  21:20,   23 september 2020

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has stood by his previous comments that the SNP would have a mandate for a second Scottish independence referendum if they win a majority at next year's Holyrood elections.In an interview with Sky News' political... >>>

FTSE 100 closes higher despite downbeat US sentiment

Wednesday  21:20,   23 september 2020

London’s top flight closed 69.8 points higher at 5,899.26 at the end of trading on Wednesday. David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said: “European equity markets have finished the session in positive territory as the mood improved greatly >>>

Teenagers as young as 13 ‘starting to talk about committing terror attacks’

Wednesday  20:35,   23 september 2020

The UK’s head of counter-terrorism policing issued the warning to MPs on Wednesday.Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu was telling MPs about the terror threat the country faces – particularly describing a “dramatic” rise in the... >>>

Record 486 people test positive for coronavirus in a day in Scotland

Wednesday  20:30,   23 september 2020

A total of 486 people have recorded positive coronavirus tests in Scotland in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Speaking at the Scottish government's daily news briefing, the first minister... >>>

'Unseemly and unjustified': PM hits back at attacks on testing boss

Wednesday  20:30,   23 september 2020

Attacks on the government's coronavirus testing boss are "unseemly and unjustified", Boris Johnson has said.The prime minister defended Dido Harding following her claim no-one could have predicted the big rise in demand for COVID-19 tests... >>>

Mary Berry remembers son's tragic death in emotional TV appearance

Wednesday  20:30,   23 september 2020

The Great British Bake Off star spoke about her son William's tragic death on The Mary Berry Story back in 2016 >>>

The world's most beautiful tunnels

Wednesday  20:05,   23 september 2020

Since the dawn of time humankind has had the urge to tunnel and burrow, whether for safety, storage, irrigation or to extract natural resources. Recently our most extraordinary tunnels were dug for transportation. From modern engineering marvels and >>>

Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘undercooked his Covid plan’

Wednesday  20:05,   23 september 2020

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 23 Septemberon balancing the economy with... >>>

Belarus: Germany abandons Alexander Lukashenko's opponent

Wednesday  20:05,   23 september 2020

Several EU states want to help the opposition in Belarus, Poland grants activists visas within a day. Berlin, on the other hand, is content with appeals. © Natalia Fedosenko / imago images / ITAR-TASS Six weeks after the start of the protests in... >>>

Treasury Committee chair says Government must be ‘ready to act’ on FinCEN Files

Wednesday  20:03,   23 september 2020

UK companies were heavily represented in the leaked suspicious activity reports.Mel Stride, who chairs the Treasury Select Committee in the Commons, wrote to officials at the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs and two ministers with >>>

Five substitutions set to stay in Champions League and Europa League

Wednesday  19:45,   23 september 2020

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES AND SAMI MOKBEL: Europe's top clubs have been lobbying UEFA all summer for five subs to be permitted on the grounds of minimising player fatigue.LaLiga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 have all continued using five... >>>

Britain will 'host world's first Covid-19 vaccine challenge trial'

Wednesday  19:45,   23 september 2020

The controversial trials - which could rapidly speed up vaccine development - are said to be set to begin in January at a quarantine facility in east London.The 'challenge trial' - which could rapidly accelerate the development of experimental jabs... >>>