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Around 1,500 jobs under threat at WH Smith as retailer announces restructuring; Group revenues were down 57 per cent in July compared with the same month last year, after its travel arm was badly hit by Covid-19 pandemic. Financial report Aug 5, 2020 348
Cruel dog thieves leave mark to target properties housing animals worth stealing; Strange white lines of chalk have been appearing on brickwork, gates, and wooden fences outside houses. Aug 4, 2020 497
New blast of heat to bake parts of Britain this week with highs above 30C -this is what the experts say; Scorching heat will sweep across the country from the Mediterranean where temperature records have been broken in Spain. Aug 3, 2020 427
'Hidden LEGO' is worth hundreds of pounds to UK households with families spending [pounds sterling]755 during a lifetime; Survey shows love for LEGO hasn't diminished and households still continue to spend large sums of money on the brand. Aug 1, 2020 378
Leicester lockdown relaxed with pubs and restaurants allowed to reopen next week; Hairdressers, cinemas and museums can also open from Monday, but some social gathering restrictions will remain in place. Jul 31, 2020 377
Exeter Chiefs to retain controversial branding -but axe club mascot with fans split over issue; Petition with more than 3,500 signatures, called for an end to the club's "harmful imagery and branding" -but others argued against change. Jul 30, 2020 532
Security expert issues stark warning over potential cyber threat to firms while staff work from home; It is estimated that over 80 per cent of small, medium sized enterprises will experience a credible cyber threat in the next 12 months. Jul 30, 2020 361
South-facing garden is must-have for many home buyers with prices at a premium; Study found properties listed as having a south-facing garden were priced at seven per cent above national average. Jul 29, 2020 387
This is when temperatures will start to rise as UK prepares for brief blast of 30C heat; Values are likely to reach 33C in south east England, with locations elsewhere recording 30C and widespread high 20s C. Jul 29, 2020 511
Charity fundraiser has to change name after protest from US music festival Coachella; It will now be known as the MS Trust Home Festival after complaint from organisers of California music event. Jul 28, 2020 231
Egyptian women jailed and fined for TikTok dance videos branded 'indecent' by authorities; They had amassed millions of followers viewing their 15-second video snippets set to catchy Egyptian club-pop tracks. Jul 28, 2020 308
Google bans another 19 Android apps in new alert amid safety and security fears; Hidden apps were capable of filling devices with unwanted and highly-irritating adverts in scam used by hackers. Jul 28, 2020 306
Dettol sales soaring amid Covid-19 pandemic as households step up cleaning routines; Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser said that sales in its health business increased by 9.3 per cent in the first half of the financial year. Jul 28, 2020 317
Grounded jumbo jets line taxiways at rural airfield as Covid-19 takes toll on travel industry; Dozens of expensive aircraft, including Boeing 747s from various global carriers, are now parked at Cotswolds airport in Gloucestershire. Jul 28, 2020 296
Dyson to axe 900 jobs in retail and customer services amid coronavirus pandemic restructuring; The vacuum cleaner and household appliance company said it was working to redeploy people to alternative roles where possible. Jul 24, 2020 207
Harry and Meghan launch court action over 'intrusive' drone pictures of son Archie; Devices have been flown 20 feet above their Los Angeles home as often as three times a day, according to the lawsuit. Jul 24, 2020 423
Government pledges tough sanctions against foreign spies and rogue states in row over Russian influence in UK; New laws to follow long-delayed report which argued the UK had "underestimated" the threat posed by Moscow. Jul 24, 2020 413
Call to extend summer holiday season to kickstart struggling tourism industry; Many businesses in the domestic sector will need to earn as much money as possible in the coming months to survive. Jul 23, 2020 300
Bored Brits binge on lockdown buys to lift spirits amid coronavirus pandemic; Research from Barclaycard Payments reveals that UK adults have spent an average of [pounds sterling]771.34 each on dispensable items in recent months. Jul 23, 2020 475
Most MPs studied for university degrees now classed as 'low value' by UK Government; Universities may have to scrap existing courses and focus on maths, science and technology to gain emergency funding. Jul 23, 2020 287
Remember Me attracts more than 5k memorials in first two months; Family, friends and carers of those who have died following Covid-19 can submit, name of victim, photograph and a short message. Jul 23, 2020 324
Counter-espionage laws to be toughened with security services getting extra powers to fight Russia threat; Labour says bombshell report was too slow to recognise Moscow's menace to British democratic processes and exposes systemic failings. Jul 22, 2020 497
Rare gene variant acts as natural painkiller for pregnant mums during childbirth; Researchers say they have found gene acts "like a natural epidural" reducing ability of nerve cells to send pain signals to the brain. Jul 22, 2020 396
Warning as commuters eye up e-scooters and e-bikes; Research shows more people are considering using battery-powered vehicles -but charity issues safety warning. Jul 22, 2020 311
Emotional Joe Wicks ends lockdown PE sessions -after raising [pounds sterling]580,000 for NHS charities; After completing his final session in his living room, decked out with balloons, the Body Coach said he will "be back later this year". Jul 22, 2020 400
Covid-19 tracking scheme launched in England could have broken data laws; Officials have admitted the test and trace programme was introduced with assessment of its impact on privacy. Jul 20, 2020 261
British Heart Foundation stores to reopen as charity aims to fight back from coronavirus impact; Some 395 shops of the charity's outlets will open in the coming days, with a further 299 planned for the the following week. Jul 20, 2020 259
Schools in England receive extra funding boost alongside coronavirus catch-up cash; Secondary schools will now receive a minimum of [pounds sterling]5,150 per student while primary schools will get at least [pounds sterling]4,000 per pupil. Jul 20, 2020 435
Property market reports mini-boom with home prices soaring after lockdown is relaxed; The average price of property coming to market is [pounds sterling]320,265 this month, up by an average of 2.4 per cent compared to March. Jul 20, 2020 351
Covid-19 risk calculator could be key in helping frontline workers avoid infection; Newly-developed tool uses points system to define risk of contracting disease and is particularly useful among BAME staff. Jul 18, 2020 364
Car insurance renewal costs show biggest quarterly fall in two years following lockdown; Motorists are still advised to shop around, as research shows those renewing with their current insurer are not seeing the same savings. Jul 18, 2020 377
The Queen will mark record 25,000 days as monarch in isolation at Windsor Castle; She will have reigned for 68 years, five months and 12 days by July 18 but she is unlikely to celebrate the event. Jul 17, 2020 288
Captain Sir Tom Moore will be knighted by the Queen in unique investiture on 'special day'; The fundraising hero will be joined by family members for an unprecedented personal ceremony staged in the Windsor Castle quadrangle. Jul 17, 2020 252
Charity warns of health crisis as families cope with sudden deaths amid Covid-19 pandemic; Half a million people in the UK are facing the challenges of a sudden bereavement of a close family member, according to the report. Jul 17, 2020 325
Burberry announces 500 jobs will be axed including 150 roles in UK following lockdown sales blow; Firm said around 150 office roles are expected to go in the UK, and a further 350 overseas as it looks to slash costs by [pounds sterling]55 million. Jul 16, 2020 325
Fears coronavirus will worsen unless governments provide clear strategy to control pandemic; Expert accuses countries of "undermining" people's trust with mixed messages and warned virus will continue to spread. Jul 14, 2020 400
UK tourism jobs threat with firms expecting to lay-off workers because of coronavirus; Companies expected to make redundancies and called for more support to avoid "collapse of previously successful businesses". Jul 14, 2020 411
Doctors call for vaccine programme after study links prostate cancer to sex virus; Research revealed there may be a connection between HPV virus and the deadly condition that kills 12,000 men a year in the UK. Jul 14, 2020 442
Death Row inmate to die by lethal injection in first US federal execution for 20 years; Convicted murderer Daniel Lewis Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, is scheduled to die in Indiana -despite objection from victims' family. Jul 13, 2020 210
Asda equal pay battle moves to Supreme Court in latest round of long-running dispute; More than 30,000 staff, most of whom are women, have complained that staff working in distribution depots unfairly get more money. Jul 13, 2020 268
Expert slams lack of clarity over UK government advice on wearing face masks in shops; Adviser said guidelines needed to be accompanied with information campaigns on why and how to follow rules. Jul 13, 2020 432
Katie Price's son Harvey admitted to intensive care in hospital drama; Harvey, 18, suffers from partial blindness, Prader-Willi syndrome, autism, and behavioural difficulties as result of a rare genetic disorder. Jul 13, 2020 240
Almost half of employees worked from home as coronavirus pandemic took toll, study shows; Study by the Office for National Statistics revealed that in April, 46.6 per cent of people in employment did at least some work from home. Jul 12, 2020 270
More people reporting eyesight issues since start of coronavirus lockdown; Many believe the problems arise from spending more time in front of their TV and computer screens during the pandemic. Jul 10, 2020 186
Police watchdog launches probe into possible racial bias against ethnic minorities; Independent Office for Police Conduct will focus on the use of force and stop and search amid tensions over recent cases caught on camera. Jul 10, 2020 376
Millions wiped from local authority budgets as parking revenue plummets during lockdown; Suspension of parking charges means councils are not receiving the income they expected when they drew up their budgets. Jul 10, 2020 517
No quarantine breach fines issued as restrictions are relaxed for most UK arrivals; Just 10 penalties have been handed out to passengers for not wearing face coverings on public transport, according to police data. Jul 10, 2020 249
Property sales moving faster outside London since market resumed after lockdown; Analysis looked at districts where at least 100 new listings were added to Rightmove website between March 13 and June 1. Jul 7, 2020 586
Householders to be handed [pounds sterling]5,000 as part of government's green Covid-19 recovery package; Funding is part of an expected [pounds sterling]3 billion package to create jobs, upgrade buildings and protect the environment and transform economy. Jul 7, 2020 510
Prince William and Harry agree to divide Princess Diana charity cash; Agreement reached between Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the now abandoned Sussex Royal Foundation. Jul 7, 2020 553
Australian state closes border in 'unprecedented' move to combat coronavirus second wave; New South Wales government announces move to shut border with neighbouring Victoria after spike in new cases. Jul 6, 2020 183
Bedrooms transformed into makeshift offices with home working set to stay after lockdown; Survey by hotel chain Premier Inn revealed bedroom is only place to get peace and quiet in many homes. Jul 4, 2020 568
Young people facing jobs crisis with youth unemployment expected to soar amid coronavirus pandemic; Study estimates a more than one million people aged between 18 and 24 will not be working by the end of the year. Jul 3, 2020 370
Government to introduce US-style televised daily Westminster briefings as part of communications shake-up; Currently briefings are held off-camera for reporters and are hosted by a senior civil servant in the format of question-and-answer discussions. Jul 3, 2020 304
Learner drivers get green light to resume lessons -but there will be strict safety measures in place; Measures include wearing face coverings and gloves while inside the vehicle, a ban of air conditioning and no personal contact. Jul 2, 2020 425
Lockdown brings fall in pollution for towns and cities -with harmful levels slashed by 40 per cent; A reduction in road traffic, which fell by 70 per cent during the early days of the restrictions, was one of the major causes of the drop. Jul 2, 2020 427
Sporting stars' tribute will honour frontline staff and other key workers to mark 72nd birthday of NHS; Premier League and English Football League matches will be preceded by a moment's applause, with cricket and rugby also joining initiative. Jul 2, 2020 296
Deliveroo riders to be trained in spotting hidden signs of child abuse to help identify those at risk; Riders will be able to display charity's helpline number on bags to raise awareness of contact details. Jul 2, 2020 368
Mass study into effect of anti-malaria drug on preventing Covid-19 given go-ahead to continue; More than 40,000 healthcare workers worldwide will be given chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine or a placebo in new global trial. Jun 30, 2020 370
Employees will ignore advice not to go to work if they feel ill after lockdown; Almost half of those polled in study of 2,000 workers feel pressure from their boss to go in regardless of how they feel. Jun 30, 2020 376
Huge rise in jobseekers wanting to work remotely amid coronavirus lockdown; Survey of 1,100 professional workers found that women and younger people are most likely to want to work away from an office environment. Jun 29, 2020 242
Police report rise in number of speeding drivers during lockdown despite drop in traffic on roads; Several forces recorded decrease in number of offenders but measured higher speeds among those drivers pulled over. Jun 29, 2020 797
No sign of another heatwave as blustery showers predicted -here's the latest forecast; Some sources suggested warmth was set to make a comeback -but any rise in temperatures is not expected for some time. Jun 29, 2020 489
Disney to overhaul Splash Mountain theme park ride because of alleged racism links; The ride will be revamped because of its association with 1946 movie Song Of The South, which critics allege maintains racial stereotypes. Jun 26, 2020 210
Six-year-old girls posting sexually explicit texts during lockdown worrying study reveals; So-called 'sexts' sent by children in the UK have rocketed by 183 per cent during the coronavirus pandemic. Jun 25, 2020 519
How to keep dogs cool during a hot spell and avoid heatstroke; Even at temperatures as low as 20C dogs are at risk, when animals are no longer able to keep their body temperature at a comfortable level. Jun 25, 2020 451
Megabus to resume services -but passengers will face host of social distancing measures; Restricted service will begin on July 3 with additional measures in place to make sure all vehicles are Covid-19 secure. Jun 25, 2020 450
Covid-19 vaccine UK testing programme 'not effective' because lockdown has slashed infections; Leading scientist says restrictions have limited spread of condition making it difficult to gauge effects of the vaccine. Jun 24, 2020 260
Dementia risk greater for sufferers of common bowel conditions, study reveals; Researchers probed potential link between inflammatory bowel disease -- including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease -- and dementia. Jun 24, 2020 390
End of the road for Segway as manufacturer ends production of personal transporter; It was claimed the vehicles would revolutionise the way people get around, but plug will be pulled on July 15 at US factory. Jun 24, 2020 305
NHS workers should get regular Covid-19 tests in moves to stop waiting lists growing, Labour demands; Analysis shows a big increase in how long patients are having to wait for important diagnostic investigations creating delays in treatment. Jun 24, 2020 490
Courts hope to clear outstanding criminal cases by Easter next year after coronavirus backlog; Justice secretary claims he is "duty bound" to consider measures that could provide the court capacity needed to clear outstanding cases. Jun 24, 2020 433
Advert banned after claiming bra could 'reduce the risks of breast cancer'; It was spotted by a health professional specialising in breast health, who challenged the claim and made a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority. Jun 24, 2020 217
No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies and push up costs more than coronavirus, academics warn; Experts claim potential price hikes could make it more difficult for some people to consume the recommended portions of fruit and vegetables. Jun 23, 2020 415
Royal Mail unveils stamps to celebrate rock legends Queen featuring iconic album covers and live shows; Group members said their were honoured to be featured on the stamps, which will go on sale from July 9. Jun 23, 2020 322
'Chilling' report reveals one in six firms paid ransom demands after cyber attacks; UK businesses are now 15 times more likely to suffer a hacking incident rather than a fire or theft with one firm paying out [pounds sterling]71 million. Jun 22, 2020 492
Universal Credit claims from over-50s soaring as financial pressures increase and more struggle; Applications numbered 660,000 last month, compared with 304,000 in March, according to an analysis of official data. Jun 22, 2020 393
Parents demand school summer break is axed to help pupils catch up studies; Study has revealed that 18 per cent of parents want summer holidays to be cancelled because of the coronavirus lockdown. Jun 21, 2020 306
Latest lockdown guidance across home nations as UK alert level falls from four to three; Each of the individual countries has different restrictions in place with curbs being relaxed at varying speeds. Jun 20, 2020 785
Doubts remain over summer travel with just one-in-three drivers expecting to take planned holiday; Motorists anticipate having to make some changes because of coronavirus restrictions -but many still want to enjoy get away. Jun 19, 2020 267
Police operation to block unlicensed raves following violent incidents at previous events; Officers in Manchester claim they have intelligence that more raves were being planned but the information was not specific. Jun 19, 2020 447
Air France to increase flights from UK airports when travel restrictions are relaxed; The French flag carrier has introduced a series of safety measures for passengers including compulsory face coverings and temperature checks. Jun 19, 2020 229
Bank lists most common scams committed by fraudsters during coronavirus pandemic; Fake deals offering Nintendo Switches, pedigree dogs and hot tubs for sale are rife with more people shopping online. Jun 18, 2020 299
Reduced fuel costs are biggest saving as spending habits change during coronavirus lockdown; Poll reveals most of monthly household spend now goes towards supermarket and food shopping. Jun 18, 2020 287
Combination of prevention measures are key to control of Covid-19 pandemic, research confirms; These include retaining social distancing, such as remote working and limiting large gatherings, alongside contact tracing and self isolation. Jun 17, 2020 419
No decision to stop Covid-19 shielding -despite claims it is set to end; Government reports final decision has not been made even though levels of coronavirus in community are now low. Jun 17, 2020 395
Two coronavirus cases reported in New Zealand after more than three weeks free from Covid-19; Women who flew from London to see a dying parent had tested positive and had been placed in quarantine. Jun 16, 2020 237
'High level' of attendance as some secondary school students return to classrooms; Secondary schools and colleges in England have begun offering "some face-to-face support" for pupils in Year 10 and Year 12 this week. Jun 16, 2020 316
Some experts predict heatwave to return with highs of 30C -this is the Met Office forecast; Change will come when high pressure takes charge during the weekend and the jet stream moves away from the UK. Jun 16, 2020 313
Man facing public decency charge after allegedly urinating close to policeman's memorial; Image was widely shared on social media on Saturday as violent clashes between far-right protesters and police took place. Jun 15, 2020 398
More coronavirus scams reported with vulnerable and disabled at biggest risk of fraud; Citizens Advice has confirmed a rise in number of people asking for help during lockdown with people encouraged to report suspicious activity. Jun 15, 2020 369
Boris Johnson outlines plans for new body to investigate race inequality in the UK; Prime Minister pledged commission on race and ethnic disparities would look at "all aspects of inequality" including employment and health. Jun 15, 2020 519
More men try to quit smoking to benefit long-term health amid coronaviris pandemic; Around 55 per cent polled in the consumer study wanted to kick the habit. Jun 15, 2020 361
Monument to Jamaican-born actor Alfred Fagin vandalised in mystery bleach attack; Police are investigating after substance was poured on the bust, which was erected in 1987 and situated in the St Pauls area of Bristol. Jun 12, 2020 273
Young adults fear losing job and pay cuts because of coronavirus consequences; Worries appear to be greater among those starting out on the job ladder than other age groups but others are still concerned. Jun 11, 2020 357
Parents who return to work after furlough cut-off date will still get payments; Those on paternity and maternity leave will remain eligible despite the coronavirus job retention scheme closing to new entrants by end of June. Jun 10, 2020 318
Gatwick Airport opens second terminal with airlines resuming flight schedules; Flights have been operating between 2pm and 10pm, but this will be extended to 6am and 10pm with north terminal reopening. Jun 10, 2020 371
Coronavirus hits kids' birthdays celebrations with many parties rearranged or postponed; While some reschedule or hold 'virtual' events, many families plan to splash out on a bigger party when lockdown ends. Jun 10, 2020 277
Immigration staff at 'risk of violent clashes with migrants' over fingerprint ruling; Fears new measure will lead to physical attacks on staff amid record spikes in migrants crossing the English Channel. Jun 9, 2020 415
Turning vegan is more appealing for many with coronavirus crisis accelerating trend; Pandemic also appears to have started a long-term interest in cooking and baking as more people create more dishes from scratch. Jun 9, 2020 264

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