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Anderson would have kept Tory whip with apology for ‘Islamist’ claim – Dowden

Anderson would have kept Tory whip with apology for ‘Islamist’ claim – Dowden

Anderson would have kept Tory whip with apology for ‘Islamist’ claim – Dowden

25 February 2024

Oliver Dowden said he does not believe the former deputy Tory chairman was ‘intending’ to be Islamophobic.


Scottish economy secretary Mairi McAllan announces pregnancy

Scottish economy secretary Mairi McAllan announces pregnancy

Scottish economy secretary Mairi McAllan announces pregnancy

25 February 2024

Mairi McAllan, 31, revealed she was pregnant with her first child in an interview with The Sunday Mail.


Number of people helped by Big Issue increases by 8% in past year

Number of people helped by Big Issue increases by 8% in past year

Number of people helped by Big Issue increases by 8% in past year

25 February 2024

The Big Issue said the ongoing cost-of-living crisis has increased the number of people in the UK affected by poverty.


Young people ‘more likely to be out of work due to ill health than those in 40s’

Young people ‘more likely to be out of work due to ill health than those in 40s’

Young people ‘more likely to be out of work due to ill health than those in 40s’

25 February 2024

The number of young people with poor mental health is rising, according to official data.


Demand for houseplants has continued to soar since lockdown, says UK supermarket

Demand for houseplants has continued to soar since lockdown, says UK supermarket

Demand for houseplants has continued to soar since lockdown, says UK supermarket

25 February 2024

One of Tesco’s suppliers has switched its indoor facilities to purely producing house plants as a result.


Unions hit out at restoring of employment tribunal fees

Unions hit out at restoring of employment tribunal fees

Unions hit out at restoring of employment tribunal fees

25 February 2024

In a joint statement, 48 organisations called on the Government to urgently reconsider its plans.


UK veterans ‘hear jets and sirens’ at Kyiv sleep-out to raise funds for homeless

UK veterans ‘hear jets and sirens’ at Kyiv sleep-out to raise funds for homeless

UK veterans ‘hear jets and sirens’ at Kyiv sleep-out to raise funds for homeless

25 February 2024

Dan Kaine, Matt Hooper and Mike O’Halloran have spent their first night outside in the Ukrainian capital.


Aggressive patients could be shown ‘red card’ as hospital bids to curb abuse

Aggressive patients could be shown ‘red card’ as hospital bids to curb abuse

Aggressive patients could be shown ‘red card’ as hospital bids to curb abuse

25 February 2024

Abusive patients or visitors could be banned from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust for up to 12 months.


‘Shocking rise’ in prison riot squad deployment revealed in latest figures

‘Shocking rise’ in prison riot squad deployment revealed in latest figures

‘Shocking rise’ in prison riot squad deployment revealed in latest figures

25 February 2024

The National Tactical Response Group was sent into prisons the equivalent of more than twice a day last year.


Hospital emergency departments must put infection control ‘top of their agenda’

Hospital emergency departments must put infection control ‘top of their agenda’

Hospital emergency departments must put infection control ‘top of their agenda’

25 February 2024

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine gathered data from 127 emergency departments in the UK.


Parkinson’s sufferers ‘poorer than they should be’, says charity

Parkinson’s sufferers ‘poorer than they should be’, says charity

Parkinson’s sufferers ‘poorer than they should be’, says charity

25 February 2024

Parkinson’s UK said avoidable poverty is having a profoundly negative impact on sufferers.


Holidaymakers face higher summer air fares due to lack of planes – Ryanair boss

Holidaymakers face higher summer air fares due to lack of planes – Ryanair boss

Holidaymakers face higher summer air fares due to lack of planes – Ryanair boss

25 February 2024

Michael O’Leary said European airlines will struggle to meet demand for travel this summer.


Red Sea shipping disruption hits more than half of UK exporters, survey finds

Red Sea shipping disruption hits more than half of UK exporters, survey finds

Red Sea shipping disruption hits more than half of UK exporters, survey finds

25 February 2024

The British Chambers of Commerce warned that pressure on businesses will start to build if the problems persist.


George Michael takes centre stage on Royal Mint’s new collectable coin

George Michael takes centre stage on Royal Mint’s new collectable coin

George Michael takes centre stage on Royal Mint’s new collectable coin

25 February 2024

The George Michael coin is available to buy from the Royal Mint’s website from Monday and is part of its Music Legends series.


Poems On The Underground archive donated to Cambridge University Library

Poems On The Underground archive donated to Cambridge University Library

Poems On The Underground archive donated to Cambridge University Library

25 February 2024

The archive includes correspondence from famous literary figures such as Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Louise Gluck and Philip Larkin.


New method of squeezing apple juice could boost its health benefits – study

New method of squeezing apple juice could boost its health benefits – study

New method of squeezing apple juice could boost its health benefits – study

25 February 2024

The new technique boosted polyphenol content by four times as much as regular apple juice, researchers said.


Charity Commission will not be weaponised in culture wars, chair to pledge

Charity Commission will not be weaponised in culture wars, chair to pledge

Charity Commission will not be weaponised in culture wars, chair to pledge

25 February 2024

Orlando Fraser will say charities can find themselves at the ‘biting edge’ of such wars.


What the papers say – February 25

What the papers say – February 25

What the papers say – February 25

25 February 2024

Political stories are making the headlines in Sunday’s newspapers.


Taxpayer-funded bodyguards and cars ‘provided to more MPs due to safety fears’

Taxpayer-funded bodyguards and cars ‘provided to more MPs due to safety fears’

Taxpayer-funded bodyguards and cars ‘provided to more MPs due to safety fears’

24 February 2024

The Sunday Times reported that three female politicians have been given extra security protection.


UK and US launch strikes against Houthis after surge in attacks on shipping

UK and US launch strikes against Houthis after surge in attacks on shipping

UK and US launch strikes against Houthis after surge in attacks on shipping

24 February 2024

American and British fighter jets hit sites in eight locations, according to US officials.


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