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All schools in Wales to reopen later this month, education minister says

All schools in Wales to reopen later this month, education minister says

Kirsty Williams said the time would allow pupils, teachers and parents to adjust to a ‘new normal’ for the next academic year.

Rapper jailed for drug death manslaughter of actor’s daughter begins appeal

Rapper jailed for drug death manslaughter of actor’s daughter begins appeal

Louella Fletcher-Michie died after taking the hallucinogenic drug 2-CP at the Bestival music festival in Dorset, in September 2017.

Rare Covid-19 syndrome in children ‘may be more common in African communities’

Rare Covid-19 syndrome in children ‘may be more common in African communities’

A 14-year-old boy with no underlying health conditions was the first British child to die from the syndrome.

MPs queuing to vote in Commons ‘appalling yet comical’

MPs queuing to vote in Commons ‘appalling yet comical’

Pete Wishart, the SNP representative for Perth and North Perthshire, accused the UK Parliament of acting irresponsibly.

Stop Covid-19 loans to companies deemed risky by HMRC, former PAC chair urges

Stop Covid-19 loans to companies deemed risky by HMRC, former PAC chair urges

Dame Margaret Hodge warned that ‘unscrupulous’ corporations could see the loans as ‘easy pickings’.

Disability rights activist urges MPs to reject NI abortion regulations

Disability rights activist urges MPs to reject NI abortion regulations

Stormont lawmakers voted against new provisions that include terminations up to birth in cases of serious non-fatal disabilities.

Dunblane massacre victim’s father brands opposition to firearms ban ‘appalling’

Dunblane massacre victim’s father brands opposition to firearms ban ‘appalling’

Mick North has responded to newly released papers that detail an attempt by ministers to prevent gun control within 24 hours of the mass shooting.

UK buildings turn purple to honour George Floyd

UK buildings turn purple to honour George Floyd

The 46-year-old died when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Public Health England denies parts were missing from BAME coronavirus report

Public Health England denies parts were missing from BAME coronavirus report

A report in the Health Service Journal said it had evidence that the Department of Health removed a key section from the review.

Fifth of Britons following lockdown rules less strictly, poll indicates

Fifth of Britons following lockdown rules less strictly, poll indicates

Around 7% of Britons said the actions of Boris Johnson’s aide, Dominic Cummings, were a factor in their own lockdown breaches.

Cloud and rain forecast as temperatures drop

Cloud and rain forecast as temperatures drop

The Met Office said May had been exceptionally dry.

London City to reopen for commercial flights by end of June

London City to reopen for commercial flights by end of June

The airport has been closed to commercial and private flights since March 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Services sector remains in ‘severe’ downturn but contracts at slower pace

Services sector remains in ‘severe’ downturn but contracts at slower pace

The closely-watched IHS Markit/CIPS Services purchasing managers’ index rose to 29 last month, from an all-time low of 13.4 in April.

Dig ponds in countryside to boost rare wetland plants, experts urge

Dig ponds in countryside to boost rare wetland plants, experts urge

A nine-year project reveals clean water ponds deliver ‘unprecedented’ gains for nature in the landscape.

Man charged with murdering his wife and daughter

Man charged with murdering his wife and daughter

Marcin Zdun will appear before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Budget airline Wizz Air boosts profits prior to virus uncertainty

Budget airline Wizz Air boosts profits prior to virus uncertainty

The Hungary-based business saw underlying profits increase by 16% to 345 million euros in the year to March 31 as passengers increased.

International visitor quarantine ‘sends message UK is closed for business’

International visitor quarantine ‘sends message UK is closed for business’

The London Chamber of Commerce questioned plans to introduce a blanket quarantine for all international arrivals.

Portugal seeking ‘air bridge’ with UK to avoid quarantine

Portugal seeking ‘air bridge’ with UK to avoid quarantine

Most people arriving in the UK from Monday will be told to isolate for 14 days.

Tui strikes compensation deal with Boeing after grounding of 737 Max planes

Tui strikes compensation deal with Boeing after grounding of 737 Max planes

The UK’s biggest tour operator has reached a deal for slower delivery of the aircraft.

Customers want sanitiser in shopping centres and 10-minute queue times – poll

Customers want sanitiser in shopping centres and 10-minute queue times – poll

Shopping centre owner Intu found customers are willing to return – although 28% said they would spend less – if enough safety measures are in place.

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