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Town ‘like a disaster zone’ after river bursts its banks in NI

Town ‘like a disaster zone’ after river bursts its banks in NI

Town ‘like a disaster zone’ after river bursts its banks in NI

25 August 2020

A resident said the sea looked ‘angry’ as public representatives said the area in Co Down looked like a disaster zone.


More than 64 million meals claimed through Eat Out to Help Out scheme

More than 64 million meals claimed through Eat Out to Help Out scheme

More than 64 million meals claimed through Eat Out to Help Out scheme

25 August 2020

The Treasury said this represents a continued ‘upward trend’ in dining, after 10.5 million meals were claimed in the scheme’s first week.


Network Rail launches two task forces after Stonehaven crash

Network Rail launches two task forces after Stonehaven crash

Network Rail launches two task forces after Stonehaven crash

25 August 2020

They will consider the impact of heavy rainfall on the railway and the management of cuttings and embankments.


Johnson hints at U-turn amid reports of change in school face covering advice

Johnson hints at U-turn amid reports of change in school face covering advice

Johnson hints at U-turn amid reports of change in school face covering advice

25 August 2020

It follows growing pressure on ministers to review the guidance from teaching unions.


Ofqual chief Sally Collier quits after exam results U-turn

Ofqual chief Sally Collier quits after exam results U-turn

Ofqual chief Sally Collier quits after exam results U-turn

25 August 2020

Her predecessor Dame Glenys Stacey will be acting chief regulator until December.


Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

25 August 2020

Tens of thousands of redundancies have been announced at big UK employers.


Inactivity grows among Britons – study

Inactivity grows among Britons – study

Inactivity grows among Britons – study

25 August 2020

Sedentary behaviours are on the rise, especially for men, figures show.


Cambridge coronavirus vaccine candidate trials could begin in the autumn

Cambridge coronavirus vaccine candidate trials could begin in the autumn

Cambridge coronavirus vaccine candidate trials could begin in the autumn

25 August 2020

The research has been given a £1.9 million funding boost from Innovate UK.


Pride train will be ‘running again very soon’ after minor maintenance issue

Pride train will be ‘running again very soon’ after minor maintenance issue

Pride train will be ‘running again very soon’ after minor maintenance issue

25 August 2020

The UK’s first fully-decorated Pride train with an all-LGBT+ crew made its inaugural journey on Tuesday.


PM calls for end to ‘wetness’ as BBC chief says Proms decision was right

PM calls for end to ‘wetness’ as BBC chief says Proms decision was right

PM calls for end to ‘wetness’ as BBC chief says Proms decision was right

25 August 2020

BBC director-general Lord Hall said it had come to the ‘right conclusion’.


In Pictures: Storm Francis brings swelling seas and high winds

In Pictures: Storm Francis brings swelling seas and high winds

In Pictures: Storm Francis brings swelling seas and high winds

25 August 2020

Gusts of up to 65mph were felt inland while coastal areas were swamped with giant waves.


Man who damaged Picasso painting at Tate Modern jailed

Man who damaged Picasso painting at Tate Modern jailed

Man who damaged Picasso painting at Tate Modern jailed

25 August 2020

Shakeel Massey damaged the artist’s 1944 painting Bust of a Woman at the central London gallery in December 2019.


Regulators turn to football to give pension scammers the boot

Regulators turn to football to give pension scammers the boot

Regulators turn to football to give pension scammers the boot

25 August 2020

The average victim of pension fraud is a man in his 50s, according to regulators


Scottish GP among two remanded in Belfast over terror charges

Scottish GP among two remanded in Belfast over terror charges

Scottish GP among two remanded in Belfast over terror charges

25 August 2020

Issam Basalat, 62, of Telford Road in Edinburgh, appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday accused of preparation of a terrorist act.


Assange ‘in a lot of pain’ says partner after prison visit

Assange ‘in a lot of pain’ says partner after prison visit

Assange ‘in a lot of pain’ says partner after prison visit

25 August 2020

Stella Moris took the couple’s two children to meet their father and said the WikiLeaks founder looked much thinner than the last time she saw him.


International Dog Day: Labrador most popular pooch on Facebook

International Dog Day: Labrador most popular pooch on Facebook

International Dog Day: Labrador most popular pooch on Facebook

25 August 2020

The UK created more than 20 million posts and comments about their dogs during later stages of lockdown, Facebook data shows.


Johnson admits ‘we might have done some things differently’ after exams chaos

Johnson admits ‘we might have done some things differently’ after exams chaos

Johnson admits ‘we might have done some things differently’ after exams chaos

25 August 2020

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson will appear before the Education Select Committee in September.


Probe after woman found dead ‘beside malnourished baby son’

Probe after woman found dead ‘beside malnourished baby son’

Probe after woman found dead ‘beside malnourished baby son’

25 August 2020

Positive Action in Housing said Mercy Baguma, from Uganda, had claimed asylum.


Johnson insists schools are safe amid pressure to introduce face mask rules

Johnson insists schools are safe amid pressure to introduce face mask rules

Johnson insists schools are safe amid pressure to introduce face mask rules

25 August 2020

The Prime Minister said the guidance could be changed on ‘medical grounds’ if required.


4ft snake discovered in Leeds bedroom in middle of night

4ft snake discovered in Leeds bedroom in middle of night

4ft snake discovered in Leeds bedroom in middle of night

25 August 2020

‘It must have been quite a fright,’ said RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate.


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