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The news has been confirmed by the RMT Union Rail strikes during Cop26 have been called off as a dispute over pay has been settled, the RMT has confirmed. The announcement was made on Wednesday evening following talks between the trade union and transport bosses. The union confirmed the planned industrial action would be “withdrawn […]

She had seven to choose from before her investiture Dame Maureen Lipman has revealed she turned to the Coronation Street wardrobe department for a hat to wear when she was made a dame commander. The popular performer borrowed seven hats from the Corrie set and canvassed friends the night before her big day about which […]

The figures are provisional up to the end of September More than half of the 20,000 police officers the Government pledged to recruit by 2023 have been hired. The overall provisional headcount of officers in England and Wales is now 139,908, according to Home Office figures to the end of September. This includes 11,053 hired […]

She addressed a reception for the Shameless! Festival at the Wellcome Collection in London The Duchess of Cornwall has paid tribute to those whose lives have been “brutally ended” as she called for action to prevent violence against women. Camilla acknowledged a number of women who have died in violent circumstances, including Sarah Everard, at […]

Latest figures show that 70.9 per cent of patients were seen within the four-hour target Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has apologised to patients who have endured long waits in accident and emergency departments. He conceded “some people aren’t getting the service neither they nor we would expect” as he was questioned on the situation in […]

Figures for the last three months showed that the retailer is currently selling around 27% more than it was in the same period in 2019 Home improvement shop Wickes said that people are still doing up their houses in large numbers – a trend that boomed during the pandemic. Its figures for the last three […]

Turnover grew by 5% to £9.1 billion in the third quarter Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has revealed turnover ahead of expectations for the past quarter after strong trading its drugs and vaccine arms. The company revealed that turnover grew by 5% to £9.1 billion in the third quarter, surpassing an analyst consensus of around £8.7 […]

It comes three years after her divorce Ulrika Jonsson has said she hopes to get “back on track to finding love in no time” after signing up for Celebs Go Dating. The TV presenter, 54, announced her split from Brian Monet, her third husband, in April 2019 after 11 years of marriage. Jonsson married Monet, […]

It will be sold next month A guitar once belonging to Eric Clapton could fetch up to 500,000 dollars (£363,000) when it headlines an auction of rock and roll memorabilia. The instrument will go under the hammer alongside almost 1,000 items owned and used by stars including the Beatles, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Elvis […]

Police have arrested a man after deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner received a string of threatening and abusive phone calls. A 52-year-old was apprehended by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) on suspicion of malicious communications at an address in Halifax, West Yorkshire, on Wednesday morning. Ms Rayner, a mother-of-three who represents Ashton-under-Lyme, has reported receiving the […]

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