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US star Billy Porter ‘heartbroken’ after death of mother aged 79

US star Billy Porter ‘heartbroken’ after death of mother aged 79

US star Billy Porter ‘heartbroken’ after death of mother aged 79

01 March 2024

Among those paying tribute was Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles.


Mild weather prompts blossom weeks early in sign of ‘rapidly changing climate’

Mild weather prompts blossom weeks early in sign of ‘rapidly changing climate’

Mild weather prompts blossom weeks early in sign of ‘rapidly changing climate’

01 March 2024

National Trust predicts a draw-out spring blooming season with ‘ripples of blossom’ across the country – barring a prolonged cold snap.


TikTok refuses to recognise the fair value of your songs, says Universal Music

TikTok refuses to recognise the fair value of your songs, says Universal Music

TikTok refuses to recognise the fair value of your songs, says Universal Music

01 March 2024

The record label said it recognises the dispute ‘might be uncomfortable at the moment’ for songwriters.


Galloway on course to win Rochdale by-election ‘comfortably’, party claims

Galloway on course to win Rochdale by-election ‘comfortably’, party claims

Galloway on course to win Rochdale by-election ‘comfortably’, party claims

01 March 2024

George Galloway’s party has said the controversial Scot is on course to return to the House of Commons.


Tony Hudgell honoured by hospital in thanks for fundraising efforts

Tony Hudgell honoured by hospital in thanks for fundraising efforts

Tony Hudgell honoured by hospital in thanks for fundraising efforts

01 March 2024

The nine-year-old has raised £1.8 million for charity and was thanked for his efforts with a surprise.


Polls close in divisive Rochdale by-election

Polls close in divisive Rochdale by-election

Polls close in divisive Rochdale by-election

29 February 2024

George Galloway has emerged as the favourite after Labour withdrew its support from candidate Azhar Ali.


Brianna Ghey’s mother discusses concerns over online safety with Rishi Sunak

Brianna Ghey’s mother discusses concerns over online safety with Rishi Sunak

Brianna Ghey’s mother discusses concerns over online safety with Rishi Sunak

29 February 2024

Esther Ghey held a video call with the Prime Minister and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan.


Rishi Sunak’s vow to clear asylum backlog caused ‘perverse’ decisions – report

Rishi Sunak’s vow to clear asylum backlog caused ‘perverse’ decisions – report

Rishi Sunak’s vow to clear asylum backlog caused ‘perverse’ decisions – report

29 February 2024

In December 2022, the Prime Minister pledged to ‘abolish’ a 92,000-strong backlog of asylum claims by the end of 2023.


Chancellor urged to keep cost of living support for vulnerable families

Chancellor urged to keep cost of living support for vulnerable families

Chancellor urged to keep cost of living support for vulnerable families

29 February 2024

Almost 90 parliamentarians said scrapping the Household Support Fund would push more people into poverty and destitution.


MP makes bid to ban offering or advertising LGBT conversion practices

MP makes bid to ban offering or advertising LGBT conversion practices

MP makes bid to ban offering or advertising LGBT conversion practices

29 February 2024

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle said his Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill would also offer protections, including to parents.


Strictly stars remember ‘true gentleman’ Dave Myers following his death

Strictly stars remember ‘true gentleman’ Dave Myers following his death

Strictly stars remember ‘true gentleman’ Dave Myers following his death

29 February 2024

The late TV star took part in BBC One entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.


Essex Police drop investigation into MP Julian Knight

Essex Police drop investigation into MP Julian Knight

Essex Police drop investigation into MP Julian Knight

29 February 2024

The Solihull MP said he was exploring his legal options after Essex Police dropped its investigation into allegations against him.


Putin’s nuclear threat over Ukraine ‘deplorable’, says UK foreign minister

Putin’s nuclear threat over Ukraine ‘deplorable’, says UK foreign minister

Putin’s nuclear threat over Ukraine ‘deplorable’, says UK foreign minister

29 February 2024

The Russian leader made his remarks in a state-of-the-nation address.


Dave Myers’ widow Liliana pays tribute to her ‘wonderful, brave’ husband

Dave Myers’ widow Liliana pays tribute to her ‘wonderful, brave’ husband

Dave Myers’ widow Liliana pays tribute to her ‘wonderful, brave’ husband

29 February 2024

The TV cook has died at the age of 66.


Border protections at UK airports ‘neither effective nor efficient’

Border protections at UK airports ‘neither effective nor efficient’

Border protections at UK airports ‘neither effective nor efficient’

29 February 2024

Sacked borders and immigration watchdog David Neal said the basics were ‘not being done well’ at arrival halls.


Preventing Gaza famine ‘impossible’ under current restrictions, say MPs

Preventing Gaza famine ‘impossible’ under current restrictions, say MPs

Preventing Gaza famine ‘impossible’ under current restrictions, say MPs

29 February 2024

MPs said they had heard ‘compelling evidence’ that breaches of humanitarian law were being committed by both sides of the Gaza conflict.


Staff working with children in NI asylum hotels ‘not checked or trained’

Staff working with children in NI asylum hotels ‘not checked or trained’

Staff working with children in NI asylum hotels ‘not checked or trained’

29 February 2024

An inspection of contingency asylum accommodation for families with children found they were placed into unregulated emergency accommodation.


Kidney failure patients ‘up to eight times more likely to suffer heart attack’

Kidney failure patients ‘up to eight times more likely to suffer heart attack’

Kidney failure patients ‘up to eight times more likely to suffer heart attack’

29 February 2024

Research from the British Heart Foundation suggests patients with kidney failure are many more times higher than the general population.


Cleverly overrules top civil servant on funding security for Jewish communities

Cleverly overrules top civil servant on funding security for Jewish communities

Cleverly overrules top civil servant on funding security for Jewish communities

29 February 2024

Home Office permanent secretary Sir Matthew Rycroft had raised concerns about the value for money of extending the funding for three more years.


Home Office has ‘culture of defensiveness’, sacked borders watchdog warns

Home Office has ‘culture of defensiveness’, sacked borders watchdog warns

Home Office has ‘culture of defensiveness’, sacked borders watchdog warns

29 February 2024

A raft of inspection reports were finally published after months of delays.


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