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Boost funding for invasive species battle to save economy £2.7bn – nature groups

Boost funding for invasive species battle to save economy £2.7bn – nature groups

Spending £6 million a year tackling invasive plants and animals would save £2.7 billion for the economy over 20 years, the Government has been told.

Daughters pay tribute to ‘warrior mum’ killed in Manchester Arena bombing

Daughters pay tribute to ‘warrior mum’ killed in Manchester Arena bombing

School receptionist Jane Tweddle accompanied a friend whose 14-year-old daughter attended the concert in May 2017.

Sir Keir Starmer: PM is pretending there isn’t a problem with testing

Sir Keir Starmer: PM is pretending there isn’t a problem with testing

Boris Johnson defended the head of NHS Test and Trace and said the UK is testing ‘more people than any other European country’.

Teenagers as young as 13 ‘starting to talk about committing terror attacks’

Teenagers as young as 13 ‘starting to talk about committing terror attacks’

The UK’s head of counter-terrorism policing issued the warning to MPs on Wednesday.

Bowling alley group Ten Entertainment ‘frustrated’ by tightening restrictions

Bowling alley group Ten Entertainment ‘frustrated’ by tightening restrictions

The company, which runs 46 sites nationwide, revealed a dive in sales due to the pandemic.

One in five UK adults unlikely to get coronavirus vaccine, study suggests

One in five UK adults unlikely to get coronavirus vaccine, study suggests

The authors of the University College London study say this could significantly affect uptake of a vaccine if one is approved.

Internal Market Bill may discourage new regulations, MSPs told

Internal Market Bill may discourage new regulations, MSPs told

Professor Michael Dougan said pre-legislative consultation between the four nations could have resulted in a better Bill.

Official merchandise goes on sale to mark Beatrice’s wedding

Official merchandise goes on sale to mark Beatrice’s wedding

Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17 after their royal nuptials has been delayed by the lockdown.

Hundreds of migrants cross Channel to UK on first day of autumn

Hundreds of migrants cross Channel to UK on first day of autumn

A wave of people took advantage of calm seas in the Channel on Tuesday, with hundreds intercepted as they headed towards Britain.

Asda introducing Covid-19 marshals to stores

Asda introducing Covid-19 marshals to stores

The marshals will sell disposable masks to anyone not wearing one without an excuse.

Chancellor ‘pondering German-style job support scheme’ amid pressure for action

Chancellor ‘pondering German-style job support scheme’ amid pressure for action

Rishi Sunak is weighing options to replace the furlough scheme as part of wider measures to help businesses survive a second wave of Covid-19.

Unemployment brought on by pandemic could breed extremism, MPs warned

Unemployment brought on by pandemic could breed extremism, MPs warned

Sara Khan was addressing the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

In Pictures: Changing face of the high street six months on from lockdown

In Pictures: Changing face of the high street six months on from lockdown

High streets have had to adapt to the Covid crisis, with queues, social distancing signs and face coverings now seen as a normal part of shopping.

Cockatiel rescued after landing on boat 10 miles off shore

Cockatiel rescued after landing on boat 10 miles off shore

The bird has been named Hei Hei after a stowaway rooster in the Disney film Moana.

More than 50% of people thought pandemic would be over in six months – survey

More than 50% of people thought pandemic would be over in six months – survey

Opinions have changed on the coronavirus pandemic since lockdown.

Ministers accused of trying to shift blame over potential Brexit border chaos

Ministers accused of trying to shift blame over potential Brexit border chaos

One haulage firm said ‘we can’t possibly accommodate paperwork that we don’t know we need’.

UK Government boycott of TV show ‘pretty disgraceful’, says Nicola Sturgeon

UK Government boycott of TV show ‘pretty disgraceful’, says Nicola Sturgeon

The Scottish First Minister, appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, said leaders have a ‘duty’ to communicate with people during the pandemic.

Staff avoiding the shower while working from home, soap boss says

Staff avoiding the shower while working from home, soap boss says

Sales of shower gels, razors and deodorants are suffering, PZ Cussons boss Jonathan Myers said.

Potential witness comes forward in ‘significant’ development in 1992 murder case

Potential witness comes forward in ‘significant’ development in 1992 murder case

Steven Clark’s parents Charles and Doris have been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

People in Wales asked to avoid non-essential journeys to reduce Covid-19 spread

People in Wales asked to avoid non-essential journeys to reduce Covid-19 spread

First Minister Mark Drakeford said he was advising people not to travel but it would not be enforced as a rule.

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