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Journalists better than MPs at holding ministers to account over Covid-19 – poll

Journalists better than MPs at holding ministers to account over Covid-19 – poll

One in five said newly elected Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was doing a bad job.

Uplifting news: A lockdown marathon and a lawn-art tribute to the NHS

Uplifting news: A lockdown marathon and a lawn-art tribute to the NHS

A round-up of Wednesday’s feelgood stories.

Scientists call for new synthetic drugs to be outlawed after 12 deaths

Scientists call for new synthetic drugs to be outlawed after 12 deaths

The three forms of benzodiazepines, which would previously have been known as legal highs, are often injected alongside heroin

Man facing extradition over migrant deaths described in court as ‘ringleader’

Man facing extradition over migrant deaths described in court as ‘ringleader’

Ronan Hughes was arrested last week in Co Monaghan by police in the Republic of Ireland in response to a European Arrest Warrant.

NI needs ‘Brexit clarity’ from UK Government

NI needs ‘Brexit clarity’ from UK Government

Two scenarios have been drawn up at Stormont depending on whether or not Britain secures a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU.

Covid-19 is ‘just as deadly as Ebola’ for those who end up in hospital – UK expert

Covid-19 is ‘just as deadly as Ebola’ for those who end up in hospital – UK expert

A new study found men were significantly more likely to need hospital treatment than women, while obesity increased the chance of death.

Global carbon emissions see ‘historic declines’ as energy use slumps

Global carbon emissions see ‘historic declines’ as energy use slumps

The International Energy Agency predicts 8% drop in carbon pollution from energy as the world reels from coronavirus.

Covid-19 impact on Wales ‘could be more profound than rest of UK’

Covid-19 impact on Wales ‘could be more profound than rest of UK’

Jeremy Miles will lead the work on Wales’ recovery from the pandemic.

Death of another teen with no known health issues highlights risk to all ages

Death of another teen with no known health issues highlights risk to all ages

The 14-year-old was one of 445 victims announced on Wednesday.

Social networks accused of ‘making it easy’ for scammers to operate

Social networks accused of ‘making it easy’ for scammers to operate

A Which? investigation found 50 cases of fraudsters selling everything from stolen identities to credit card details.

Ambulance service thanks 100-year-old great-grandmother for fundraising efforts

Ambulance service thanks 100-year-old great-grandmother for fundraising efforts

Win Page, from Greater Manchester, was inspired by the mammoth fundraising effort of Captain Tom Moore.

Two jailed over attempt to smuggle Albanians into the UK squashed into van

Two jailed over attempt to smuggle Albanians into the UK squashed into van

Two men have been jailed for their ‘blatant attempt’ to smuggle Albanians into the UK.

B&Q, Homebase and Wickes reopen more DIY stores

B&Q, Homebase and Wickes reopen more DIY stores

Homebase said it reopened another 50 sites on Wednesday following a successful trial across 20 stores last week.

Dame Vera Lynn calls for people to support smaller charities

Dame Vera Lynn calls for people to support smaller charities

The Forces’ Sweetheart’s own charity has revealed it is struggling during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Queen congratulates PM and Carrie Symonds on their new arrival

Queen congratulates PM and Carrie Symonds on their new arrival

Mr Johnson and his fiancee have welcomed a baby boy.

Historic England seeks public’s lockdown photos to create archive ‘time capsule’

Historic England seeks public’s lockdown photos to create archive ‘time capsule’

It is the first time since the Second World War the public have been asked to capture a moment in time to be saved in the Historic England Archive.

Executives forged my signature, says founder of collapsed hospital giant NMC

Executives forged my signature, says founder of collapsed hospital giant NMC

BR Shetty catalogued a series of alleged abuses by management at NMC and other firms he set up.

Drugs worth £6.5m found inside pizza lorry

Drugs worth £6.5m found inside pizza lorry

The pizzas had been brought all the way from Italy.

How is having a baby now different to life outside lockdown?

How is having a baby now different to life outside lockdown?

Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts said some new parents are ‘disappointed at not being able to introduce their baby to other family members’.

FCO confirm repatriation of 1.3 million since Covid-19 outbreak

FCO confirm repatriation of 1.3 million since Covid-19 outbreak

But the SNP called for an inquiry into the Foreign Office’s repatriation efforts.

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