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Evacuated residents return home after fire in five-storey building

Evacuated residents return home after fire in five-storey building

Emergency services were called to the scene in South Kensington just after midnight on Friday.

Red Sea crisis rocks UK factories as production falls for 12th month in a row

Red Sea crisis rocks UK factories as production falls for 12th month in a row

The S&P Global/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI survey, watched closely by the industry, increased to 47.5 in February from a reading of 47 in January.

Abuse is unacceptable and has got worse in recent months, says Douglas Ross

Abuse is unacceptable and has got worse in recent months, says Douglas Ross

The Scottish Conservative leader said he had had to make his house more secure because of threats and intimidation.

Man given whole life order for murder of ex-girlfriend and her new lover

Man given whole life order for murder of ex-girlfriend and her new lover

Domestic abuser Marcus Osborne, 35, lay in wait for Katie Higton, 27, and launched a brutal attack on her as soon as she came through the door.

US campaigners call on UK public for support over alleged impact of Drax plant

US campaigners call on UK public for support over alleged impact of Drax plant

Mississippi residents have appealed to the British public in their campaign over environmental and social impacts from the nearby wood pellet plant.

Trio to face trial in October accused of Sara Sharif murder

Trio to face trial in October accused of Sara Sharif murder

The 10-year-old was found dead at her home in Woking, Surrey, last August.

Holidaymakers benefit from rising strength of sterling

Holidaymakers benefit from rising strength of sterling

Post Office Travel Money said the pound has strengthened compared with a year ago against 21 out of 25 currencies analysed.

Yousaf ‘delighted’ to announce wife’s pregnancy

Yousaf ‘delighted’ to announce wife’s pregnancy

The Scottish First Minister said his wife Nadia El-Nakla is due to give birth in July

Amy Dowden on hopes to return to Strictly after latest cancer update

Amy Dowden on hopes to return to Strictly after latest cancer update

After her latest health check revealed ‘no evidence of disease’, she has now set her sights on getting back to the dancefloor.

Asda to hike basic pay to £12.04 an hour in £150m investment

Asda to hike basic pay to £12.04 an hour in £150m investment

It is the latest supermarket group to increase pay rates, ahead of a rise in the national minimum wage in April.

Ryanair to cancel flights over delays in new Boeing aircraft deliveries

Ryanair to cancel flights over delays in new Boeing aircraft deliveries

The Dublin-based airline said it will be forced to make ‘minor schedule changes’.

Labour ‘apologises to the people of Rochdale’ after George Galloway victory

Labour ‘apologises to the people of Rochdale’ after George Galloway victory

The contest in Rochdale has seen accusations of intimidation and divisiveness, but resulted in a majority for Mr Galloway of more than 5,000 votes.

Wincanton backs £762m takeover offer from GXO amid bidding war

Wincanton backs £762m takeover offer from GXO amid bidding war

The logistics giant has backed a larger bid after previously agreeing to an offer from Ceva Logistics.

Sadiq Khan launches £24m trial to cut Tube and rail fares on Fridays

Sadiq Khan launches £24m trial to cut Tube and rail fares on Fridays

The scheme is aimed at encouraging more people back onto public transport and into offices on that day.

BBC buys out ITV from BritBox International in £255m deal

BBC buys out ITV from BritBox International in £255m deal

The streaming service has 3.75 million subscribers in eight countries.

Annual growth in house prices turns positive for first time since January 2023

Annual growth in house prices turns positive for first time since January 2023

Across the UK, property values increased by 1.2% annually in February, following a 0.2% fall in January, Nationwide Building Society said.

What the papers say – March 1

What the papers say – March 1

A range of stories feature across Friday’s front pages.

11 people taken to hospital after fire breaks out at South Kensington building

11 people taken to hospital after fire breaks out at South Kensington building

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

‘This is for Gaza’ – George Galloway by-election victory speech

‘This is for Gaza’ – George Galloway by-election victory speech

The political firebrand was declared the new MP for Rochdale after a divisive campaign.

George Galloway wins Rochdale in by-election mired in controversy

George Galloway wins Rochdale in by-election mired in controversy

The contest in Rochdale has seen accusations of intimidation and divisiveness, but resulted in a majority for Mr Galloway of more than 5,000 votes.

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