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A woman described as a “key witness” by police searching for missing mother Nicola Bulley has come forward, as the force warned against “totally unacceptable” speculation and abuse on social media. On Saturday, officers said they wanted to trace a person seen pushing a pram in the area near where the dog walker went missing. […]

Liz Truss has said she was never given a “realistic chance” to implement her radical tax-cutting agenda by her party and by a “powerful economic establishment”. In her first detailed comments since she was forced out of No 10, the former prime minister said she had not appreciated the strength of the resistance she would […]

Nurses leaders have issued a direct appeal to Rishi Sunak to intervene in their pay dispute as the NHS faces its biggest day of industrial action in its history. In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) general secretary Pat Cullen said that a “meaningful” pay offer from the Government […]

The balloon had flown over sensitive military sites across North America The United States has downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing. An operation was under way in US territorial waters in […]

Officers have released a picture of a key witness they want to speak to Officers searching for Nicola Bulley want to trace a “key witness” who was seen pushing a pram in the area near where the dog walker went missing, Lancashire Police said. In a statement published on Facebook, the force said that the woman was […]

People have been forced from their homes in multiple streets in Belper A security scare in a Derbyshire town has led to the evacuation of homes on multiple streets and the arrest of a man on suspicion of explosive offences. Derbyshire Constabulary said it was called to a house on Acorn Drive, Belper, just after 6pm […]

Ireland underlined their status as the world’s top team and Guinness Six Nations title favourites by brushing aside Wales 34-10 in Cardiff. Warren Gatland’s return as Wales head coach had no fairy-tale script, with Ireland inflicting a considerable dose of reality. They had the game won by half-time through tries from number eight Caelan Doris, […]

Everton leant heavily on their Burnley connection for a first win since October as Sean Dyche’s reign as manager got off to the perfect start with a 1-0 win over Premier League leaders Arsenal. The ex-Clarets boss insisted he did not have any “magic dust” to sprinkle on a struggling squad – the only one […]

Nicola Bulley’s family and friends have questioned a police theory that the missing dog walker fell in a river. In a Facebook post, Ms Bulley’s sister, Louise Cunningham, urged people to “keep an open mind” as there is “no evidence whatsoever” that the dog walker fell in the river. “Off the back of the latest […]

The Princess of Wales has shared a family photograph of her as a baby, happily smiling and reaching to grab her father’s face. The words “faces are a baby’s best toy” come with the treasured image along with the description “with Dad, by Mum”. Kate, 41, who was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in […]

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