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Matt Hancock tells MPs of death in his family from Covid-19

Matt Hancock tells MPs of death in his family from Covid-19

The Health Secretary told MPs of the death within his family as he concluded the six-hour debate on the new tier restrictions.

Parkinson’s patients suffer debilitating side effects from drugs ‘wearing off’

Parkinson’s patients suffer debilitating side effects from drugs ‘wearing off’

A charity has called for more reserach to understand the mechanisms.

Margaret Thatcher statue unveiling to go ahead despite ‘egg throwing contest’

Margaret Thatcher statue unveiling to go ahead despite ‘egg throwing contest’

A planning committee voted in favour of the statue at a meeting in February last year.

Swinney wants ‘practical way’ for MSPs to see legal advice on Salmond case

Swinney wants ‘practical way’ for MSPs to see legal advice on Salmond case

The Deputy First Minister wrote to the committee investigating the Scottish Government’s botched handling of harassment complaints against Mr Salmond.

Queen and Philip to spend ‘quiet’ Christmas at Windsor

Queen and Philip to spend ‘quiet’ Christmas at Windsor

It is understood the Queen will not be attending church on Christmas Day to avoid large crowds of well-wishers gathering.

Queen and Philip showing ‘real leadership’ with Christmas plans – royal expert

Queen and Philip showing ‘real leadership’ with Christmas plans – royal expert

The couple will be enjoying the festive period together at Windsor Castle, instead of with royal relatives at Sandringham as has been the tradition.

Man stabbed to death after wrongly being accused of stealing a bike, court told

Man stabbed to death after wrongly being accused of stealing a bike, court told

Mikhail Hanid was found to have suffered 11 stab wounds, including two to the right side of his torso.

Stratford district council challenges Government’s ‘arbitrary’ Tier 3 move

Stratford district council challenges Government’s ‘arbitrary’ Tier 3 move

The council has issued Health Secretary Matt Hancock with a legal letter urging him to retract the decision.

Attack on teenager at railway station caught on CCTV

Attack on teenager at railway station caught on CCTV

A 16-year-old boy was sitting in the waiting room at York station when he was kicked in the face.

Competition watchdog to appeal against tribunal over JD Sports’ Footasylum deal

Competition watchdog to appeal against tribunal over JD Sports’ Footasylum deal

The CMA criticised the Competition Appeals Tribunal ruling to overturn its decision to block the takeover.

‘If you don’t need to come, don’t come’, says Isle of Wight Council leader

‘If you don’t need to come, don’t come’, says Isle of Wight Council leader

The Isle of Wight is one of just three places to have been placed under Tier 1 restrictions.

Driving tests to resume in England on Wednesday

Driving tests to resume in England on Wednesday

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps acknowledged that ‘many people are waiting’ to get on the road.

NHS Trust pauses hormone service referrals after puberty blockers court ruling

NHS Trust pauses hormone service referrals after puberty blockers court ruling

Keira Bell took legal action against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, arguing that children cannot properly consent to taking puberty blockers.

Testing means care home residents will receive visits by Christmas – Government

Testing means care home residents will receive visits by Christmas – Government

More than a million tests will be sent to care home providers over the next month.

Archie has inspired me to make the planet a better place – Harry

Archie has inspired me to make the planet a better place – Harry

Harry said: ‘We can’t steal their future, we really can’t – that’s not the role, that’s not the job we’re here for.’

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Swale continues to record the highest rate, followed by Medway and Boston.

Child cruelty and neglect offences rise 53% in three years – NSPCC

Child cruelty and neglect offences rise 53% in three years – NSPCC

The charity is asking members of the public to donate £20 to help services like Childline support children over Christmas.

Government ‘frustrated’ plans to clean up London’s air, inquest hears

Government ‘frustrated’ plans to clean up London’s air, inquest hears

Successive London mayors asked for more national plans to tackle pollution, an inquest into the death of a severely asthmatic child was told.

Facebook’s oversight board reveals first cases it will investigate

Facebook’s oversight board reveals first cases it will investigate

Independent group has selected six cases out of 20,000 received since launching in October.

Targets for avoidable sight loss not being met, study suggests

Targets for avoidable sight loss not being met, study suggests

Researchers found that the leading cause of blindness is cataract, accounting for 15 million people globally.

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