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Police appeal for public’s help to find attackers after boy, 15, killed

Police appeal for public’s help to find attackers after boy, 15, killed

Witnesses reported hearing shots in a residential street in Birmingham.

Cocaine worth £76 million found in shipment of bananas

Cocaine worth £76 million found in shipment of bananas

The cocaine, which weighed a total of 946 kilograms, was suspected to have been placed in cargo in Colombia and was bound for Antwerp in Belgium.

Spirits giant Diageo to post sales fall amid pub and bar closures

Spirits giant Diageo to post sales fall amid pub and bar closures

Investors will be keen to hear how supermarket sales have offset hospitality closures when it posts its update for the half-year to December.

Councils make annual £891m parking surplus

Councils make annual £891m parking surplus

Any money made from parking activities must be spent on local transport projects.

RSPCA launches missions to save animals from Storm Christoph flooding

RSPCA launches missions to save animals from Storm Christoph flooding

The RSPCA has rescued dogs, cats, chickens and ducks from flooding brought on by Storm Christoph.

‘No plans’ to pay £500 to everyone who tests Covid-positive, says No 10

‘No plans’ to pay £500 to everyone who tests Covid-positive, says No 10

Ministers considered the proposal amid concerns of low compliance with self-isolation, but Downing Street said the majority are abiding by the rules.

Childcare costs policy unlawfully discriminates against women – High Court

Childcare costs policy unlawfully discriminates against women – High Court

Nichola Salvato, 49, a single mother from Brighton, has won a legal challenge over the DWP’s ‘proof of payment’ policy.

Lucky carrots lead to £119,000 EuroMillions prize for Northampton couple

Lucky carrots lead to £119,000 EuroMillions prize for Northampton couple

Martin Gilbey and partner Tracy were facing a tough January but are now celebrating a life-changing prize.

R rate drops across UK as Covid-19 cases see slight fall

R rate drops across UK as Covid-19 cases see slight fall

A subgroup of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies put the R at 0.8 to 1.0.

France pledges to give financial support to Eurostar

France pledges to give financial support to Eurostar

The operator has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with a 95% fall in passenger numbers.

Thousands call for asylum seeker camps at military barracks to be shut down

Thousands call for asylum seeker camps at military barracks to be shut down

A petition to close camps in Kent and Wales has racked up more than 8,500 signatures in just a few hours.

Nursing leaders call for PPE review in light of new coronavirus variants

Nursing leaders call for PPE review in light of new coronavirus variants

The Royal College of Nursing said the current situation created a ‘postcode lottery’ for nurses.

Man in court on delivery driver murder charge

Man in court on delivery driver murder charge

Amine Laouar is accused over the fatal stabbing of Leon Street in Neasden, north-west London, on January 11.

NHS worker asks people to ‘do courageous thing’ and help police find attackers

NHS worker asks people to ‘do courageous thing’ and help police find attackers

K was seriously injured in the racially aggravated attack in Bristol six months ago.

Projects to restore axed rail routes get £794m boost

Projects to restore axed rail routes get £794m boost

The funding will support East West Rail and the Northumberland Line.

Compensation scheme for savers sets aside extra £339m to cover failures

Compensation scheme for savers sets aside extra £339m to cover failures

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme can pay out up to £85,000 to impacted savers if they lose their investments.

Double-dip recession ‘on cards’ after renewed lockdown sends economy tumbling

Double-dip recession ‘on cards’ after renewed lockdown sends economy tumbling

The closely watched IHS Markit/CIPS Flash UK Composite PMI report showed a reading of 40.6 so far in January.

Intention to take up a Covid-19 vaccine increases with age – ONS

Intention to take up a Covid-19 vaccine increases with age – ONS

Around nine in 10 respondents said they would be very likely or fairly likely to have the vaccine, and around one in 20 very or fairly unlikely.

Scratch cooking boom has helped drive soaring demand for vegetables, says grower

Scratch cooking boom has helped drive soaring demand for vegetables, says grower

Supermarkets have seen increases in sales of vegetables.

Beckhams pay themselves £21m despite fashion losses

Beckhams pay themselves £21m despite fashion losses

The couple handed themselves a £14.5m dividend in 2019 and a further £7.1m in 2020.

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