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Self-harming in women’s prisons increases to 10-year high

Self-harming in women’s prisons increases to 10-year high

Ministry of Justice figures show there were 11,930 such incidents in the year to June.

Lee Mack ‘utterly shocked’ at death of Not Going Out co-star Bobby Ball

Lee Mack ‘utterly shocked’ at death of Not Going Out co-star Bobby Ball

The Cannon & Ball comedian played his father in the sitcom.

Tier 3 restrictions expected for millions more in Midlands and Yorkshire

Tier 3 restrictions expected for millions more in Midlands and Yorkshire

It comes amid dramatically rising hospital admissions for Covid-19.

Sturgeon says inquiry into her role in Salmond complaints should not be limited

Sturgeon says inquiry into her role in Salmond complaints should not be limited

The First Minister referred herself to independent advisers on the ministerial code after legal action involving her predecessor.

Which coronavirus restriction level is your local area in?

Which coronavirus restriction level is your local area in?

First Minster Nicola Sturgeon has put each council area in Scotland in one of five levels of Covid measures.

Covid-19 restrictions: The changing picture across the UK

Covid-19 restrictions: The changing picture across the UK

As England resists a national lockdown, Scotland moves towards a five-tier system and Wales continues with its 17-day ‘firebreak’ lockdown.

NHS Test and Trace records highest ever weekly number of positive cases

NHS Test and Trace records highest ever weekly number of positive cases

Some 126,065 people tested positive for Covid-19 at least once in the week to October 21 – an increase of 23% in positive cases on the previous week.

Suspension of Jeremy Corbyn the latest salvo in Labour’s civil war

Suspension of Jeremy Corbyn the latest salvo in Labour’s civil war

The former Labour leader has been suspended from the party and had the parliamentary whip removed.

Migrant tragedy: Family urges France to help with £90k bill to bring bodies home

Migrant tragedy: Family urges France to help with £90k bill to bring bodies home

A Kurdish-Iranian family whose boat sank in the English Channel was described as ‘extremely kind’ and their relatives say they are ‘devastated’.

Ex-Navy chief could take over ferry ‘no problem’ as he warns of hijack threat

Ex-Navy chief could take over ferry ‘no problem’ as he warns of hijack threat

Lord West of Spithead says people will have seen that the seizing of a vessel ‘is not difficult’ following the stowaway incident.

Derek Mackay claimed thousands in expenses after quitting Cabinet

Derek Mackay claimed thousands in expenses after quitting Cabinet

Figures released by the Scottish Parliament show the former finance secretary claimed more than £2,000 for a flat in Edinburgh in February and March.

Legal challenge to shutdown of beauty industry in Northern Ireland dismissed

Legal challenge to shutdown of beauty industry in Northern Ireland dismissed

Mr Justice McAlinden found the application for a judicial review had no reasonable prospect of success.

‘Lost opportunities’ during fall in motor traffic

‘Lost opportunities’ during fall in motor traffic

Motor traffic in Britain fell by 14% to 305 billion vehicle miles in the year ending June 2020.

Army will help mass Covid-19 screening pilot scheme, MP says

Army will help mass Covid-19 screening pilot scheme, MP says

Redcar is one of three towns where voluntary testing will be carried out, Tory MP Jacob Young said.

Thomas Markle says he may ‘die tomorrow’ and Meghan’s case ‘causing anxiety’

Thomas Markle says he may ‘die tomorrow’ and Meghan’s case ‘causing anxiety’

Meghan, 39, is suing the publisher of The Mail On Sunday over an article which reproduced parts of a letter sent to her estranged father.

Jeremy Corbyn sealed suspension by insisting anti-Semitism had been ‘overstated’

Jeremy Corbyn sealed suspension by insisting anti-Semitism had been ‘overstated’

The former leader failed to retract his comment despite a clear warning from his successor Sir Keir Starmer.

Migrants found in lorry trailer hoped to build a better life, court told

Migrants found in lorry trailer hoped to build a better life, court told

The Vietnamese nationals, aged 15 to 44, suffocated in the container as it was transported from Belgium to Purfleet in Essex.

Jeremy Corbyn, the political outsider now left out of his party

Jeremy Corbyn, the political outsider now left out of his party

The 71-year-old former leader has been suspended from the party he joined at the age of 16.

Family of missing Team GB fell runner ‘desperate’ for his safe return

Family of missing Team GB fell runner ‘desperate’ for his safe return

Chris Smith set off on a run on Tuesday afternoon and his family became concerned when he did not return.

Payouts made to 12% of Windrush compensation claimants

Payouts made to 12% of Windrush compensation claimants

Figures were published by the Home Office on Thursday.

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