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Signs of boost in number of children getting first choice primary school

Signs of boost in number of children getting first choice primary school

Hundreds of thousands of families across England are finding out which primary school their child will be joining this September.

England’s chief nursing officer announces retirement

England’s chief nursing officer announces retirement

Dame Ruth May has worked for the NHS for almost 40 years.

Leave ECHR now, Braverman urges as police move to shut down Brussels conference

Leave ECHR now, Braverman urges as police move to shut down Brussels conference

Belgian authorities ordered the National Conservatism conference to close due to concerns about public safety.

Ex-Post Office manager ‘regrets’ not reading damning report before civil case

Ex-Post Office manager ‘regrets’ not reading damning report before civil case

David Miller said it was a ‘missed opportunity’ not to read IT expert Jason Coyne’s report.

Ex-Post Office manager denies being architect of ‘horrendous’ pensions plan

Ex-Post Office manager denies being architect of ‘horrendous’ pensions plan

David Miller was giving evidence to the Horizon IT inquiry.

Minister dismisses train-making job losses as ‘peaks and troughs’, Labour says

Minister dismisses train-making job losses as ‘peaks and troughs’, Labour says

Shadow transport secretary Louise Haigh said there has been a lack of action from Transport Secretary Mark Harper over securing the industry’s future.

Ruling over prayer rituals ban ‘victory for all schools’, headteacher says

Ruling over prayer rituals ban ‘victory for all schools’, headteacher says

Michaela Community School in north London was taken to court by a student over its policy.

Labour refers Tory mayoral campaign to CPS in leaflet row

Labour refers Tory mayoral campaign to CPS in leaflet row

Sadiq Khan’s campaign has called for an investigation of a Conservative leaflet made to look like a penalty charge notice.

Government accused of being out of touch with ‘ruthless net zero agenda’

Government accused of being out of touch with ‘ruthless net zero agenda’

Conservative backbenchers questioned the Government’s strategy on net zero with an energy minister saying they had to ‘win hearts and minds’.

Number of hate crimes reported under new law drops by 75% in week – figures

Number of hate crimes reported under new law drops by 75% in week – figures

Data from Police Scotland showed the force received 1,832 online hate reports in the second week of the new legislation being in place.

Mother of baby abandoned in shopping bag still not found, court told

Mother of baby abandoned in shopping bag still not found, court told

Elsa was found in sub-zero temperatures in East Ham, east London, in January.

Sunak waiting for call with Netanyahu to urge Israel to show restraint

Sunak waiting for call with Netanyahu to urge Israel to show restraint

Rishi Sunak had expected to speak to Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, but no call has taken place.

Tories are ‘finished’ at next general election, says Yousaf

Tories are ‘finished’ at next general election, says Yousaf

The First Minister was addressing the STUC Congress in Dundee on Tuesday.

Family of detained Albanian migrant who died ‘want to know what happened’

Family of detained Albanian migrant who died ‘want to know what happened’

Alfred Dosku died in hospital on November 17 2023 in Redhill, Surrey, after being found by immigration centre staff who attempted to resuscitate him.

Education Secretary: Prayer policy ruling should give headteachers ‘confidence’

Education Secretary: Prayer policy ruling should give headteachers ‘confidence’

Gillian Keegan said the High Court’s decision ‘should give all school leaders confidence in making the right decision for their school’.

Salman Rushdie to talk about surviving murder bid at Edinburgh book festival

Salman Rushdie to talk about surviving murder bid at Edinburgh book festival

A brand-new series called The Front List will take place at the nearby McEwan Hall, with high-profile guests discussing current affairs and memoirs.

Police move to shut down conference due to hear from Braverman and Farage

Police move to shut down conference due to hear from Braverman and Farage

Belgian authorities said they had ordered the National Conservatism conference to be shut down ‘to guarantee public safety’.

UK households bin 1.7bn pieces of plastic packaging a week, survey suggests

UK households bin 1.7bn pieces of plastic packaging a week, survey suggests

The big plastic count saw thousands of families counting the packaging rubbish they throw out over a week.

‘Merciless’ killer who knifed stranger in the heart jailed for at least 25 years

‘Merciless’ killer who knifed stranger in the heart jailed for at least 25 years

Daniel Rounce, 18, was told the murder of 79-year-old Gerald Wickes defied explanation and was a ‘truly wicked’ and pre-planned act.

Man appears in court charged with murder of retired postmistress Una Crown

Man appears in court charged with murder of retired postmistress Una Crown

The 86-year-old was found dead in her bungalow in January 2013.

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