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Ocado sued by rival over claims of robot patent breach

Ocado sued by rival over claims of robot patent breach

Norwegian business AutoStore is claiming the online grocer is using its own patented technology to grow its business.

Ex-head teacher jailed for 31 years after New Year’s Day ‘bloodbath’ murders

Ex-head teacher jailed for 31 years after New Year’s Day ‘bloodbath’ murders

Rhys Hancock killed Helen Hancock and Martin Griffiths before calling the police himself.

Minister announces plans for House of Commons week-long recess

Minister announces plans for House of Commons week-long recess

MPs would be unable to challenge ministers in the Commons during this period.

Scottish Government has not obstructed Alex Salmond inquiry – John Swinney

Scottish Government has not obstructed Alex Salmond inquiry – John Swinney

The Deputy First Minister said ministers are committed to co-operating with the probe by a Holyrood committee.

Man who murdered woman and nephew in flat given 40-year minimum jail term

Man who murdered woman and nephew in flat given 40-year minimum jail term

Obina Ezeoke, 28, killed Annie Ekofo, 53, and psychology student Bervil Ekofo, 21, in a flat in East Finchley, north London, on September 15 2016.

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for extension of free school meals provision

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for extension of free school meals provision

The Government is being urged to provide free school meals to every child whose family is on universal credit.

Black people ‘disproportionately represented among those owed homelessness help’

Black people ‘disproportionately represented among those owed homelessness help’

Some 288,470 households were owed help from their local council during 2019-20, Government figures show.

Ex-head teacher facing lengthy jail term after New Year’s Day ‘bloodbath’

Ex-head teacher facing lengthy jail term after New Year’s Day ‘bloodbath’

Rhys Hancock killed Helen Hancock and Martin Griffiths before calling the police himself.

Loss of smell is highly reliable indicator of Covid-19 infection – study

Loss of smell is highly reliable indicator of Covid-19 infection – study

Loss of smell or taste should now be considered globally as a criterion for self-isolation, testing, and contact tracing, researchers say.

Internal Market Bill a ‘step too far’ and Lords may reject it, Labour peer warns

Internal Market Bill a ‘step too far’ and Lords may reject it, Labour peer warns

Baroness Helena Kennedy said the legislation represents a ‘flagrant breach of international law’.

Golden eagle flew to England during lockdown in first for conservation project

Golden eagle flew to England during lockdown in first for conservation project

One of four of the raptors moved from the Highlands to southern Scotland ventured 90 miles south to the Pennine Hills.

National Trust warns over loss of trees and woodlands as ash dieback surges

National Trust warns over loss of trees and woodlands as ash dieback surges

A dry spring and lockdown which hampered ranger teams mean the charity is now facing a huge felling operation.

‘Everything on the table’ for processing asylum seekers, says top civil servant

‘Everything on the table’ for processing asylum seekers, says top civil servant

It follows reports the Government has looked at processing asylum seeker claims on Ascension Island, some 4,000 miles from the UK.

More people get Covid-19 results back within 24 hours

More people get Covid-19 results back within 24 hours

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had pledged that, by the end of June, the results of all in-person tests would be back within 24 hours.

‘More complex’ Covid-19 rules would need an opera to explain, minister suggests

‘More complex’ Covid-19 rules would need an opera to explain, minister suggests

Penny Mordaunt admitted the rules have got more complex, saying if Matt Lucas were recreating the Baked Potato song, he would have to write an opera.

Commuter numbers fall across UK after second wave warnings

Commuter numbers fall across UK after second wave warnings

The Office for National Statistics said 59% of UK adults travelled to their workplace last week, down from 64% the previous week.

Tougher measures in Liverpool but hope of progress in curbing coronavirus

Tougher measures in Liverpool but hope of progress in curbing coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there were ‘early signs’ that restrictions were having an impact.

Two men found shot dead in car on industrial estate

Two men found shot dead in car on industrial estate

The victims were discovered at the site in Brierley Hill, Dudley, on Wednesday afternoon.

Brussels begins legal proceedings over Johnson’s Brexit Bill

Brussels begins legal proceedings over Johnson’s Brexit Bill

Commission president Ursula von der Leyen says the ‘first step’ was taken after the UK refused to withdraw ‘problematic’ provisions.

Manufacturing sector continues recovery in September but growth eases

Manufacturing sector continues recovery in September but growth eases

The closely-followed IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers’ index recorded a score of 54.1 for September.

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