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Social distancing likely to be halved to one metre in Northern Ireland

Social distancing likely to be halved to one metre in Northern Ireland

Business owners have been pleading for the change and believe it could save thousands of jobs.

Officer recalls ‘gruesome’ moment he found body of colleague Pc Andrew Harper

Officer recalls ‘gruesome’ moment he found body of colleague Pc Andrew Harper

Three teenagers are on trial at the Old Bailey accused of murder over an incident in Berkshire last August.

Major regional theatre announces plans to half its workforce

Major regional theatre announces plans to half its workforce

The Theatre Royal in Newcastle is the latest venue to shed jobs during the lockdown.

Long-Bailey sacked by Starmer in anti-Semitism row

Long-Bailey sacked by Starmer in anti-Semitism row

The shadow education secretary was asked to step down after sharing an article containing an allegedly anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

Council declares major incident as thousands flock to beaches

Council declares major incident as thousands flock to beaches

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said extra police patrols and parking enforcement had to be laid on to deal with huge crowds.

Extending Brexit transition could harm post-pandemic recovery, Gove claims

Extending Brexit transition could harm post-pandemic recovery, Gove claims

The Cabinet Office minister has appeared before MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Europe Committee.

Huawei gets go-ahead for research facility near Cambridge

Huawei gets go-ahead for research facility near Cambridge

The centre will employ between 350 and 400 people, according to the planning application.

Letter ‘written’ by Winnie the Pooh sells for £15,000

Letter ‘written’ by Winnie the Pooh sells for £15,000

The letter was expected to fetch up to £6,000 but sold for more than double at auction in Gloucestershire.

Safety bid continues five years after deadly Tunisia beach terrorist attack

Safety bid continues five years after deadly Tunisia beach terrorist attack

30 British holidaymakers were killed in an attack on June 26 2015.

Flares of light likely created by colliding black holes seen for first time

Flares of light likely created by colliding black holes seen for first time

The research involved in international team of scientists.

UK coronavirus R value and growth rate remain the same

UK coronavirus R value and growth rate remain the same

Data suggests there are slight changes in the English regions, but for the UK as whole the figures are unchanged.

Red, white and blue makeover for plane used by PM unveiled

Red, white and blue makeover for plane used by PM unveiled

The respray cost almost £1 million but would ‘promote the UK around the world’, officials said.

Renewables generated 47% of UK’s electricity in first three months of 2020

Renewables generated 47% of UK’s electricity in first three months of 2020

Share of power from renewable technology such as wind, biomass, solar and hydro climbed to a record high.

Travel firms urge ministers to map out air bridge holiday plans

Travel firms urge ministers to map out air bridge holiday plans

The Government is expected to announce next week the destinations where people can go on holiday without needing to quarantine on their return.

Woman dies at Worthing beach as temperatures hit 28C

Woman dies at Worthing beach as temperatures hit 28C

Sussex Police said the woman in her 50s is reported to have suffered a ‘medical episode’.

Downing St condemns violence as 22 police officers injured at street party

Downing St condemns violence as 22 police officers injured at street party

A spokesman for the PM described the scenes as ‘appalling’.

Wildlife park takes cautious approach to reopening

Wildlife park takes cautious approach to reopening

Blair Drummond Safari Park in Stirlingshire will welcome pre-booked visitors only from Monday.

Minibond investors get £2.5 million back from failed scheme

Minibond investors get £2.5 million back from failed scheme

London Capital and Finance trapped around £237 million worth of investor money when it collapsed

In Pictures: Surf’s up as sunseekers swarm to beaches

In Pictures: Surf’s up as sunseekers swarm to beaches

Beaches across the country are packed as Britons make the most of the warm weather.

Secondary school class sizes on the rise

Secondary school class sizes on the rise

Around 65,400 pupils in key stage 1 in primary are in classes of 31 or more, figures show.

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