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Bid to restore native wild oyster population receives £1.2m boost

Bid to restore native wild oyster population receives £1.2m boost

Scheme to create oyster nurseries and reefs is the biggest conservation project of its kind in the UK, the team behind it say.

Pilot dies in light plane crash in East Sussex

Pilot dies in light plane crash in East Sussex

He is believed to have died instantly and his next of kin have been informed.

British Airways boss to be grilled by MPs

British Airways boss to be grilled by MPs

Chief executive Alex Cruz will give evidence to the Transport Select Committee on September 16.

TV screen time and video streaming soar during lockdown, Ofcom says

TV screen time and video streaming soar during lockdown, Ofcom says

Research suggests people spent nearly half their day watching TV and online video during the height of the pandemic.

V&A prepares to reopen with new safety rules and freshly dusted chandelier

V&A prepares to reopen with new safety rules and freshly dusted chandelier

It will open on August 6 after the longest closure in its history.

Philip to feature in poignant VJ Day commemorations

Philip to feature in poignant VJ Day commemorations

The Duke of Edinburgh served on the destroyer HMS Whelp which was present at Japan’s surrender in 1945.

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Job losses: Major cuts since the start of the pandemic

Dixons Carphone, Pizza Express, Hays Travel and DW Sports have all announced major potential job losses so far this month.

Big firms cut nearly 4,500 jobs in just two days as furlough tapers off

Big firms cut nearly 4,500 jobs in just two days as furlough tapers off

In July, 26,000 major job losses were announced by British employers.

Sturgeon defends SQA after exams pass rate reduction hits poorest pupils hardest

Sturgeon defends SQA after exams pass rate reduction hits poorest pupils hardest

The rate for pupils from the most deprived areas fell by 15.2% compared with a 6.9% drop for the most affluent.

Marriage proposal goes up in smoke as man burns down flat with romantic candles

Marriage proposal goes up in smoke as man burns down flat with romantic candles

Thankfully there was a happy ending…

Students who missed out on graduation ceremonies told not to post degree selfies

Students who missed out on graduation ceremonies told not to post degree selfies

Posting selfies with degree certificates on social media can give counterfeiters access to the latest logos, signatories and wording.

Ten arrested in Co Fermanagh historical ‘sex abuse’ probe

Ten arrested in Co Fermanagh historical ‘sex abuse’ probe

The suspects are aged between 63 and 78.

Covid-19: Why are scientists concerned about Test and Trace?

Covid-19: Why are scientists concerned about Test and Trace?

Experts fear a second wave of the virus.

More migrants arrive in Dover amid summer crossings surge

More migrants arrive in Dover amid summer crossings surge

Pictures show suspected migrants being brought into the Kent port on a Border Force speedboat.

New emperor penguin colonies found in Antarctica

New emperor penguin colonies found in Antarctica

The ‘exciting discovery’, using satellite mapping technology, has important implications for the future of the species.

Claims jail terms for Pc’s killers were too lenient referred to Attorney General

Claims jail terms for Pc’s killers were too lenient referred to Attorney General

Three teenagers were jailed for the manslaughter of Pc Andrew Harper last week.

Cat located at Loch Lomond 12 years after going missing from English family

Cat located at Loch Lomond 12 years after going missing from English family

Georgie spent October half-term with her owners at the Rowardennen campsite 12 years ago before vanishing as the Davies family were due to head home.

In Pictures: Sunrise, sunflowers and sea views

In Pictures: Sunrise, sunflowers and sea views

Sunseekers in Dorset had the additional visual treat of a gathering of cruise ships as they took advantage of the weather.

Johnson, Cummings and Duke of York among new Spitting Image puppets

Johnson, Cummings and Duke of York among new Spitting Image puppets

The satirical show is returning to screens after nearly 25 years.

‘Unstable’ workforce risks negative impact on pre-school education – report

‘Unstable’ workforce risks negative impact on pre-school education – report

Pre-school will become more vital for child development amid Covid-19 and yet instability among staff is likely to worsen, report suggests.

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