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Test and trace programme will be ‘world class by September or October’

Test and trace programme will be ‘world class by September or October’

The chief operating officer said the programme would be an “imperfect service at launch” that will “improve over time”.

Human rights watchdog to probe racial inequalities exposed by Covid-19

Human rights watchdog to probe racial inequalities exposed by Covid-19

The Equality and Human Rights Commission says it is a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to deliver change.

Madeleine McCann suspect ‘confessed to abduction in 2017’

Madeleine McCann suspect ‘confessed to abduction in 2017’

German prosecutors said the suspect was living in the Algarve between 1995 and 2007, where he funded his lifestyle by committing crimes.

Police ‘must listen to concerns’ as UK protests continue over George Floyd death

Police ‘must listen to concerns’ as UK protests continue over George Floyd death

The IOPC has urged officers to listen to ethnic minority communities amid Black Lives Matter protests

Nine-year-old Captain Tobias raises £100k with his ‘ginormous challenge’

Nine-year-old Captain Tobias raises £100k with his ‘ginormous challenge’

Tobias Weller, who has cerebral palsy, set out to raise £500 by using his walker outside his Sheffield home.

Union criticises BA after airline ‘spurns’ meeting with Home Secretary

Union criticises BA after airline ‘spurns’ meeting with Home Secretary

A Whitehall source said it was a ‘shame’ that one of the country’s largest airlines had turned down the opportunity.

Businesses call for detail on NI protocol

Businesses call for detail on NI protocol

A working group representing business sectors across the region have asked for answers on how the trading arrangements will work

‘Die-in’ protest staged outside Cummings’ home over Government Covid-19 response

‘Die-in’ protest staged outside Cummings’ home over Government Covid-19 response

Some neighbours joined the demonstration, which lasted 30 minutes, according to protesters.

Thousands join protest in Birmingham after George Floyd death

Thousands join protest in Birmingham after George Floyd death

It follows demonstrations in London on Wednesday.

Sturgeon reveals she did not visit family over first weekend of easing lockdown

Sturgeon reveals she did not visit family over first weekend of easing lockdown

The Scottish First Minister stated a number of reasons for her decision, including not wanting to add to the numbers out on the roads.

Police receive hundreds of calls and emails after new Madeleine McCann appeal

Police receive hundreds of calls and emails after new Madeleine McCann appeal

German prosecutors believe Madeleine is dead and are investigating the child sex predator on suspicion of her murder.

NHS medics reveal impact of Covid-19 misinformation from social media

NHS medics reveal impact of Covid-19 misinformation from social media

Tech giants were also summoned to answer questions from MPs once again amid concerns about the spread of false information online.

Southend Airport owner Stobart Group to raise extra £120m

Southend Airport owner Stobart Group to raise extra £120m

The company revealed it took a £54 million hit from the collapse of Flybe, which it owned with Cyrus Capital and Virgin Atlantic.

Sturgeon asked if Trump is racist: ‘Sometimes it’s hard not to conclude that’

Sturgeon asked if Trump is racist: ‘Sometimes it’s hard not to conclude that’

The Scottish First Minister said the president was ‘displaying a lack of leadership’ during the radio interview to air on Friday morning.

Three weeks to finalise plans at ports for Brexit checks – official warns

Three weeks to finalise plans at ports for Brexit checks – official warns

Northern Ireland’s Chief Vet Robert Huey warned a Stormont committee that a ‘smooth end of transition is no longer possible’.

Facebook starts labelling state-controlled media outlet pages

Facebook starts labelling state-controlled media outlet pages

Russia’s RT and China’s government-owned People’s Daily are among the first set of publishers that will be labelled as state-run.

Alok Sharma receives negative test for Covid-19

Alok Sharma receives negative test for Covid-19

The Business Secretary had appeared visibly ill in the House of Commons chamber on Wednesday.

‘Forgotten about’ disabled man’s family told to source own PPE for carers

‘Forgotten about’ disabled man’s family told to source own PPE for carers

The mother of 24-year-old Cameron Harrison was told she would have to source her own protective equipment for her son’s carers.

Former foreign secretary supports extending UN arms embargo on Iran

Former foreign secretary supports extending UN arms embargo on Iran

Jeremy Hunt was hosting a webinar focused on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Global vaccine summit raises £7bn, Boris Johnson announces

Global vaccine summit raises £7bn, Boris Johnson announces

The Prime Minister said up to eight million lives would be saved thanks to funds pledged at the conference.

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