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WH Smith to slash up to 1,500 jobs amid ‘slow’ Covid-19 recovery

WH Smith to slash up to 1,500 jobs amid ‘slow’ Covid-19 recovery

Revenue was down by 57% in July, compared with the same month last year.

Government says it cannot order schools to stay open during local lockdowns

Government says it cannot order schools to stay open during local lockdowns

Schools Minister Nick Gibb said such decisions will be taken locally.

New car market up 11.3% in July

New car market up 11.3% in July

Some 174,887 cars were registered in July, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Covid-19 has ‘indirectly harmed’ patients – doctors

Covid-19 has ‘indirectly harmed’ patients – doctors

Medics are concerned that the service disruption in the NHS caused by the pandemic may lead to wider problems for patients.

Detectives aim to trace Audi a week on from shooting

Detectives aim to trace Audi a week on from shooting

Christopher George died after being shot as he sat in a car in Edmonton, north London, on July 29.

In Pictures: Duchess of Cambridge helps out at baby charity

In Pictures: Duchess of Cambridge helps out at baby charity

Kate put on a floral face mask, a move which shows how the monarchy is adhering to coronavirus guidelines like the rest of the country.

Livingston factory could help produce 60 million doses of vaccine

Livingston factory could help produce 60 million doses of vaccine

Business Secretary Alok Sharma will visit a plant in Livingston as it scales up production of a ‘promising’ vaccine candidate.

Amnesty International ‘very concerned’ for welfare of academic held in Iran

Amnesty International ‘very concerned’ for welfare of academic held in Iran

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is in detention in the notorious Qarchak prison.

Ruling due in latest stage of Meghan’s legal action against British newspaper

Ruling due in latest stage of Meghan’s legal action against British newspaper

The Duchess of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers over an article which reproduced parts of a handwritten letter sent to her estranged father.

Douglas Ross expected to be named Scottish Tory leader

Douglas Ross expected to be named Scottish Tory leader

The Moray MP is so far the only person with the 100 nominations required.

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack’s inquest to resume

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack’s inquest to resume

The 40-year-old, who was facing an assault charge for an alleged attack on her boyfriend Lewis Burton, killed herself at her home in February.

Caroline Flack: Star of screen, stage and Strictly who ignored the social trolls

Caroline Flack: Star of screen, stage and Strictly who ignored the social trolls

The 40-year-old Love Island presenter, who killed herself in February weeks before she was due to stand trial, urged people to ‘be kind’.

Ghislaine Maxwell has ‘a lot of information’ on Epstein connections – producer

Ghislaine Maxwell has ‘a lot of information’ on Epstein connections – producer

The British socialite is known to have been an ex-girlfriend of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

What the papers say – August 5

What the papers say – August 5

Images of the blast in Beirut are featured across many of the nation’s front pages.

Government criticised for quarantine ‘failures’ and treatment of children

Government criticised for quarantine ‘failures’ and treatment of children

Schools should be prioritised over pubs, the children’s commissioner said.

Number of British nationals caught up in Beirut blast unknown – Foreign Office

Number of British nationals caught up in Beirut blast unknown – Foreign Office

At least 100 people died and some 4,000 others were injured in the massive explosion.

John Hume funeral to take place

John Hume funeral to take place

The former SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner died on Monday after a long battle with dementia.

Nasa astronauts tell of first splashdown return in 45 years in SpaceX spacecraft

Nasa astronauts tell of first splashdown return in 45 years in SpaceX spacecraft

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley believe the spacecraft is ‘ready to go’ on more missions.

Londonderry vehicle hijackers condemned

Londonderry vehicle hijackers condemned

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said those responsible had violated the grief of a city mourning John Hume.

John Hume’s body makes final journey home

John Hume’s body makes final journey home

The former SDLP leader and a key architect of the Good Friday Agreement died on Monday aged 83.

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