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Labour MP Apsana Begum charged with fraud

Labour MP Apsana Begum charged with fraud

She said she would ‘vigorously’ contest the allegations.

Over 1.5 million more West Midlands residents set to go into Tier 2

Over 1.5 million more West Midlands residents set to go into Tier 2

Staffordshire, Dudley and Telford are expected to have tighter restrictions imposed.

Almost 6,000 police officers hired in first year of recruitment drive

Almost 6,000 police officers hired in first year of recruitment drive

Boris Johnson has vowed to boost the police service to more than 140,000 officers by mid-2022.

Tommy Cannon ‘devastated’ after death of comedy partner Bobby Ball

Tommy Cannon ‘devastated’ after death of comedy partner Bobby Ball

The 76-year-old comedian had tested positive for Covid-19.

Watchdog finds Labour guilty of ‘inexcusable’ failure to tackle anti-Semitism

Watchdog finds Labour guilty of ‘inexcusable’ failure to tackle anti-Semitism

The party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership was dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism.

Cannon & Ball star Bobby Ball dies at 76 after testing positive for Covid-19

Cannon & Ball star Bobby Ball dies at 76 after testing positive for Covid-19

The star was admitted to hospital with breathing problems.

Utilita Energy to pay £500,000 compensation after overcharging customers

Utilita Energy to pay £500,000 compensation after overcharging customers

Industry watchdog Ofgem said prepayment customers paid more than £125,000 too much.

Ongoing West Yorkshire Tier 3 talks are ‘not a stand-off’, says council leader

Ongoing West Yorkshire Tier 3 talks are ‘not a stand-off’, says council leader

The Government is said to be ‘unflinching in their resolve’ to move the region into the top category.

School meals success for Rashford, but ‘communications disaster’ for Government

School meals success for Rashford, but ‘communications disaster’ for Government

The Manchester United star’s mission to ensure no child goes hungry has gripped the nation.

England’s coronavirus restrictions ‘not sufficient’ as infections soar

England’s coronavirus restrictions ‘not sufficient’ as infections soar

Government is resisting more stringent measures as the second wave reaches a ‘critical stage’.

BT lifts profit target after ‘strong’ half-year in face of pandemic

BT lifts profit target after ‘strong’ half-year in face of pandemic

The telecoms giant increased the lower end of its earnings target for the year to £7.3 billion despite reporting a decline over the past six months.

Fishermen warn second Covid wave could sink them without public and state help

Fishermen warn second Covid wave could sink them without public and state help

An uncertain Christmas and the closure of restaurants has seen year-on-year prices plummet by 30%, according to one shellfish merchant.

What the papers say – October 29

What the papers say – October 29

The nation’s newspapers are led by the worsening coronavirus crisis both in the UK and abroad.

Nicola Sturgeon to outline local lockdown levels

Nicola Sturgeon to outline local lockdown levels

The First Minister will set out how each council area will be impacted by the new graded system.

Duchess of Sussex brings bid to resolve privacy claim against Mail on Sunday

Duchess of Sussex brings bid to resolve privacy claim against Mail on Sunday

Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers Ltd, publisher of the newspaper and MailOnline, over a letter sent to her estranged father in August 2018.

‘You can’t put a price on it’: International Space Station marks 20 years

‘You can’t put a price on it’: International Space Station marks 20 years

The space station has been a ‘unique scientific laboratory’ for the past two decades.

Road complexity ‘linked to higher risk of people with dementia going missing’

Road complexity ‘linked to higher risk of people with dementia going missing’

Researchers examined 210 missing person police reports about people with dementia over three years.

Johnson’s handling of Rashford free school meals campaign ‘a disaster’

Johnson’s handling of Rashford free school meals campaign ‘a disaster’

The petition passed a million signatures on Wednesday.

Two British teenagers die and one injured in Rhodes parasailing accident

Two British teenagers die and one injured in Rhodes parasailing accident

The trio were being towed when a rope holding their parachute snapped, the Greek coastguard said.

Government ‘to take first step in Moonshot plan’ to combat second wave

Government ‘to take first step in Moonshot plan’ to combat second wave

Millions of saliva tests could be deployed in a bid to keep track of the rapidly spreading virus as cases surge and Nottinghamshire enters Tier 3.

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